Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Wings sign Kevin Porter to 1-year, 2-way contract

signed

  • Please log in to reply
41 replies to this topic

#21 Bring Back The Bruise Bros

Bring Back The Bruise Bros

    RIP Probie

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,691 posts

Posted 01 July 2014 - 06:56 PM

How many people here could pick this guy out of a police lineup?

 

Seems like Holland is making a move for the sake of making a move.  

He's made two of those today.


"Ice hockey is a form of disorderly conduct in which the score is kept."

RIP Bob Probert
RIP Wade Belak
RIP Derek Boogaard
RIP Rick Rypien

#22 number9

number9

    All The Best Players Wear A 9

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,547 posts
  • Location:Buffalo

Posted 01 July 2014 - 07:06 PM

Portwho? AND Kyle Killme? This is the best christmas ever



#23 DeGraa55

DeGraa55

    1st Line All-Star

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,618 posts

Posted 01 July 2014 - 07:42 PM

Who?

#24 cusimano_brothers

cusimano_brothers

    Legend

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,612 posts
  • Location:Niagara Falls, ON

Posted 01 July 2014 - 07:50 PM

The only way this works out is if his parents pay his salary.


"Mess up tomorrow, don't mess up now".

- Harry James Benson, CBE.


#25 Shinzaki

Shinzaki

    Rookie

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 135 posts

Posted 01 July 2014 - 09:35 PM

People are complaining about signing a C for the Griffins?



#26 loutswings

loutswings

    Rookie

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 149 posts

Posted 01 July 2014 - 09:47 PM

Don't know too much about this guy. 



#27 GMRwings1983

GMRwings1983

    The Killer is Me

  • Silver Booster
  • 20,742 posts
  • Location:Jerkwater, USA

Posted 01 July 2014 - 10:02 PM

I'll never forget the *crickets* that went off in the thread when this kid was signed.    :lol:

 

Reminds me of the end of the 2007 deadline day, when Holland signed Kyle Calder.  The reaction here was epic then too.  


According to my profile, my reputation is excellent. LOL.

#28 Nev

Nev

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,057 posts
  • Location:Lincolnshire, England

Posted 02 July 2014 - 01:04 AM

People are complaining about signing a C for the Griffins?

 

Exactly.  Griffins are a bit thin at C this season.  That is all this signing is, but people are so onboard the HateHolland bandwagon right now, that they're not thinking logically.


"If I can be totally honest, it's not a lot of guys you get impressed by. Actually, it's no one else but him. From the bench, to see what move he makes -- you're like, 'I wish I could do that.' Sometimes you sit on the bench and just think, 'wow,' and you look over to the other bench and they sit there and shake their heads, too. He has great, great skills. I'm probably not going to play with another player who has the kind of skills he has." Mikael Samuelsson on Pavel Datsyuk

#29 number9

number9

    All The Best Players Wear A 9

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,547 posts
  • Location:Buffalo

Posted 02 July 2014 - 01:22 AM

I'll never forget the *crickets* that went off in the thread when this kid was signed.    :lol:

 

Reminds me of the end of the 2007 deadline day, when Holland signed Kyle Calder.  The reaction here was epic then too.  

 

Calder had 231 pts in 418 games when we signed him (0.55)

 

Porter has 55 pts in 206 games played (0.26)... would much rather have Calder.



#30 13dangledangle

13dangledangle

    1st Line All-Star

  • Silver Booster
  • 1,800 posts
  • Location:Port Hope, Ont.

Posted 02 July 2014 - 08:55 AM

Avs get iginla, briere and stuart and Kenny signs this guy.
We like our team


...I said all day long that I hoped Kenny didn't make a move instead of doing something "silly". Instead what ended up happening was ridiculous...I have had this odd feeling in the pit of my stomach that's says we're going to see Tatar's name in the traded column today, for absolutely no other reason than I wouldn't be surprised. And that's what Kenny's done to me|
....Ladies and Gentlemen Jimmy "F%$*ing" Howard.

#31 haroldsnepsts

haroldsnepsts

    "Classy"

  • HoF Booster Mod
  • 16,931 posts

Posted 02 July 2014 - 12:00 PM

People are complaining about signing a C for the Griffins?

 

No. It's all about timing.  

 

Everyone was anxiously awaiting Holland to make some big signing for the Red Wings.  That didn't happen, then this gets tweeted among all the big UFA names.  

 

If this came out in a couple days headlined "Holland signs center for the Griffins to a two-way contract," it would've provoked a very different response. 



#32 kipwinger

kipwinger

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,695 posts
  • Location:Mt. Pleasant, MI

Posted 02 July 2014 - 12:13 PM

 

No. It's all about timing.  

 

Everyone was anxiously awaiting Holland to make some big signing for the Red Wings.  That didn't happen, then this gets tweeted among all the big UFA names.  

 

If this came out in a couple days headlined "Holland signs center for the Griffins to a two-way contract," it would've provoked a very different response. 

 

100% true.


GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

"Some girls are 17 even though they look 25."

 

 


#33 Echolalia

Echolalia

    Legend

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,915 posts
  • Location:fab ferndale

Posted 02 July 2014 - 12:55 PM

 
No. It's all about timing.  
 
Everyone was anxiously awaiting Holland to make some big signing for the Red Wings.  That didn't happen, then this gets tweeted among all the big UFA names.  
 
If this came out in a couple days headlined "Holland signs center for the Griffins to a two-way contract," it would've provoked a very different response. 


So should fans be angry at the media for posting the story when it happened, or should Holland have waited a few days and risked losing the player to another location for our sake?

#34 Euro_Twins

Euro_Twins

    Healthy Scratch

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,249 posts
  • Location:Windsor, Ontario

Posted 02 July 2014 - 01:13 PM

So should fans be angry at the media for posting the story when it happened, or should Holland have waited a few days and risked losing the player to another location for our sake?


Lol Ya god forbid we lose... What's his name again? I'm sure every gm was banging on his door....

#35 Echolalia

Echolalia

    Legend

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,915 posts
  • Location:fab ferndale

Posted 02 July 2014 - 01:24 PM

Lol Ya god forbid we lose... What's his name again? I'm sure every gm was banging on his door....

The star level of a player shouldn't matter. You want someone, you sign him. Not wait around so the fans don't get their feelings hurt.

#36 Euro_Twins

Euro_Twins

    Healthy Scratch

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,249 posts
  • Location:Windsor, Ontario

Posted 02 July 2014 - 02:18 PM

The star level of a player shouldn't matter. You want someone, you sign him. Not wait around so the fans don't get their feelings hurt.


Hes a plug. There are 50 of him waiting around to be signed. Holland shouldn't have been wasting time signing guys on the first day of free agency that didn't need to be signed for a while.

#37 Echolalia

Echolalia

    Legend

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,915 posts
  • Location:fab ferndale

Posted 02 July 2014 - 02:32 PM

Hes a plug. There are 50 of him waiting around to be signed. Holland shouldn't have been wasting time signing guys on the first day of free agency that didn't need to be signed for a while.

How is it wasting time?  Are you implying that by signing him that Holland missed out on signing someone else?



#38 haroldsnepsts

haroldsnepsts

    "Classy"

  • HoF Booster Mod
  • 16,931 posts

Posted 02 July 2014 - 03:05 PM

So should fans be angry at the media for posting the story when it happened, or should Holland have waited a few days and risked losing the player to another location for our sake?

 

I was explaining the reaction, not suggesting either of the absurd alternatives you listed.



#39 PumpkinEscobar

PumpkinEscobar

    3rd Line Checker

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 464 posts

Posted 02 July 2014 - 03:09 PM

Was awesome at Michigan..hope he can do great things with the Griffins...Miele too

#40 Echolalia

Echolalia

    Legend

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,915 posts
  • Location:fab ferndale

Posted 02 July 2014 - 03:48 PM

 

I was explaining the reaction, not suggesting either of the absurd alternatives you listed.

I wasn't implying you were, and sorry if it came off that way.  I do think its absurd to be angry at Holland for this particular signing though, especially if someone is angry because they think that by signing Porter, Holland prevented himself from signing someone else.  This is a depth move, primarily for GR, which is also under the scope of a GM's responsibility.







Similar Topics Collapse


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users