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#1 ShanahanMan

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:18 AM

I'm officially calling for a 2015 TANK job. I think we can all agree, there is absolutely NOTHING to amp us up and get excited about in the upcoming season. Literally, NOTHING. 
 
Instead of praying for another 8th seed finishing of limping into the playoffs and getting decimated in the 1st round, I would much rather hope for an absolute tank and hopefully get a top 3 draft pick. Not only will this give us all something to get excited for, but it might also spark some much needed change in the organization's management. 
 
Who's with me?  #Tankit2014



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:25 AM

Not going to happen. Management and ownership want to keep the streak alive. Accept it.

 

Do I like it? Nope. I want a rebuild. I've wanted one for years. Outside of Mantha, who hasn't scored an AHL goal yet, the Wings don't have a candidate to be their next genuine franchise player. Speedy little players who get pushed around by bigger, grittier opponents won't become franchise players in today's NHL no matter how much fans want to believe otherwise.



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:26 AM

im not giving up till aug 1st


try to get something by me i dare you

 

 

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:26 AM

Going a little far here.  I'm as irritated as the next guy, and probably more than most.  But rather than "tank it" how about we just give open spots to deserving kids and see what they can do?  Seemed to work out well last year.  I don't know about anybody else but I'd love to add a 6'4 200+ lb Mantha, and a 6'4 200+ lb Sproul to our lineup.  As long as he doesn't trade anything valuable away and/or sign some washed up old guy (Alfie) we could very well see

 

Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Mantha

Franzen-Weiss-Nyquist

Jurco-Sheahan-Tatar

Abby-Helm-Miller

 

Kronwall-Ericsson

Smith-Dekeyser

Quincey-Sproul

 

Probably won't compete for a Cup, maybe won't make the playoffs even.  But maybe, just maybe, we get a little bigger, a little faster, a little bit more hungry, and a little harder to play against. 


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:28 AM

I'm not entirely opposed, but I don't think a team with Zetterberg and Datsyuk on it is bad enough to tank. 

 

Move one of those two and it's plausible, plus you speed up the rebuilding process by getting picks and prospects back. 


 
 
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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:32 AM

Going a little far here.  I'm as irritated as the next guy, and probably more than most.  But rather than "tank it" how about we just give open spots to deserving kids and see what they can do?  Seemed to work out well last year.  I don't know about anybody else but I'd love to add a 6'4 200+ lb Mantha, and a 6'4 200+ lb Sproul to our lineup.  As long as he doesn't trade anything valuable away and/or sign some washed up old guy (Alfie) we could very well see

 

Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Mantha

Franzen-Weiss-Nyquist

Jurco-Sheahan-Tatar

Abby-Helm-Miller

 

Kronwall-Ericsson

Smith-Dekeyser

Quincey-Sproul

 

Probably won't compete for a Cup, maybe won't make the playoffs even.  But maybe, just maybe, we get a little bigger, a little faster, a little bit more hungry, and a little harder to play against. 

 

Oh don't get me wrong, I'm fine with giving our spots to kids. In fact, I would be content with scrapping all the vets (minus Hank,Dats and Kronners) and playing all kids/prospects. 

 

However to me, this is one in the same as tanking it ala the Buffalo Sabres route. 

 

Glad we're on the same page!




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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:35 AM

 

Oh don't get me wrong, I'm fine with giving our spots to kids. In fact, I would be content with scrapping all the vets (minus Hank,Dats and Kronners) and playing all kids/prospects. 

 

However to me, this is one in the same as tanking it ala the Buffalo Sabres route. 

 

Glad we're on the same page!

 

If you think that squad would "Tank" then I think you need a lesson in talent analysis...


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:41 AM

 

If you think that squad would "Tank" then I think you need a lesson in talent analysis...

 

You're right. Abdelkader, Glendenning, and Miller in rotating top 6 roles has cup written all over it (despite the fact all 3 would barely make the 4th line on most teams). 

 

We have some shining stars and glimmers of bright spots don't get me wrong, but the majority of our roster is an AHL team, plain and simple. Instead of finishing in the middle and possible BARELY squeezing in the playoffs just to get embarrassed, which accomplishes absolutely nothing, why not hope for a bottom finish and look forward to a high pick and org changes?

Now there's something to get excited about. 




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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:45 AM

 

You're right. Abdelkader, Glendenning, and Miller in rotating top 6 roles has cup written all over it (despite the fact all 3 would barely make the 4th line on most teams). 

 

We have some shining stars and glimmers of bright spots don't get me wrong, but the majority of our roster is an AHL team, plain and simple. Instead of finishing in the middle and possible BARELY squeezing in the playoffs just to get embarrassed, which accomplishes absolutely nothing, why not hope for a bottom finish and look forward to a high pick and org changes?

Now there's something to get excited about. 

 

How are Glendenning and Miller in rotating top 6 roles?? You realize forward depth is one of our strengths right?

 

Just because we didn't land a top defenceman doesn't turn half our roster into an AHL squad....

 

I'm as disappointed as anyone but some of you guys need a serious reality check...


Edited by Son of a Wing, 02 July 2014 - 10:49 AM.

"The leader must never close the gap between himself and the group. If he does, he is no longer what he must be. He must walk a tightrope between the consent he must win and the control he must exert."
Vince Lombardi
 
When asked who won, Babcock said, “Well it doesn’t really matter as long as you don’t lose. It’s like going bear hunting, you take a slow guy with you in case the bear is hungry.”

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:46 AM

I guess im one of the few out there that cares about the streak and knows that's all we have to look forward to right now idont want us to tank just because everyone thinks we don't have a chinamens chance in hell of doin anything and lets not forget its only july 2nd plenty of time to make other moves guys lets not get to far over the cliff


Edited by sjr2012, 02 July 2014 - 10:47 AM.

try to get something by me i dare you

 

 

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:51 AM

I for one wanna watch my team actually play hockey, so yeah, no tank

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:54 AM

 

How are Glendenning and Miller in rotating top 6 roles?? You realize forward depth is one of our strengths right?

 

Just because we didn't land a top defenceman doesn't turn half our roster into an AHL squad....

 

I'm as disappointed as anyone but some of you guys need a serious reality check...

 

Forward depth for our farm team and that's it. And yes, all 3 at times were playing somewhere in the top 6 throughout last season, especially Abdelkader who is cemented as a 1st line winger on our team (for some reason). 

 

Looking at our squad, I don't know how you can look at it and actually look forward to next season. I literally don't see how this is possible, especially after last season with the same squad.

 

And before you go blaming injures, we had a NEGATIVE record heading into December before all the major injuries really started happening. 


I for one wanna watch my team actually play hockey, so yeah, no tank

 

Just because they need to tank, doesn't mean we can't enjoy some fun moments in the season. Look at the Islanders and Oilers. Despite them tanking, it's still fun as well to watch Tavares and Hopkins tear it up. 




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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:58 AM

Tanks, but no tanks.


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 11:01 AM

What is wrong with you people?

 

You cannot and will not be in a position to compete for the Stanley Cup every year in a hard capped system.  If you are lucky enough to make the playoffs every year in between then that's what you have to be excited about.

 

Plus the emergence of a very young core of players, who (even if only one) can turn into a superstar this season. You also have Mantha, Pulkinen, and 2-3 AHL Defenseman who look very promising already. If Kenny HAD to sign Boyle or Niskanen because we had no OTHER alternatives he would have jacked the offers, but he probably knows a bit more than we do about who we have coming up and wants to atleast give them a try



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 11:03 AM

 

I think we can all agree

 

 

I disagree.



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 11:26 AM

What is wrong with you people?

 

You cannot and will not be in a position to compete for the Stanley Cup every year in a hard capped system.  If you are lucky enough to make the playoffs every year in between then that's what you have to be excited about.

 

Plus the emergence of a very young core of players, who (even if only one) can turn into a superstar this season. You also have Mantha, Pulkinen, and 2-3 AHL Defenseman who look very promising already. If Kenny HAD to sign Boyle or Niskanen because we had no OTHER alternatives he would have jacked the offers, but he probably knows a bit more than we do about who we have coming up and wants to atleast give them a try

 

This is a joke, right? Watching 87 games where the Wings lose 4 of the extra 5 isn't exciting, it's embarrassing. It's worse when the GM labels that a success.


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 11:34 AM

Lol. 24 hours into free agency. What a joke.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 11:40 AM

So let me get this straight. Just because we missed out on signing ONE DMAN you want to tank the whole season? Holy overreaction Batman! 

 

 

 

Forward depth for our farm team and that's it. And yes, all 3 at times were playing somewhere in the top 6 throughout last season, especially Abdelkader who is cemented as a 1st line winger on our team (for some reason). 

 

Looking at our squad, I don't know how you can look at it and actually look forward to next season. I literally don't see how this is possible, especially after last season with the same squad.

 

And before you go blaming injures, we had a NEGATIVE record heading into December before all the major injuries really started happening. 


 

Just because they need to tank, doesn't mean we can't enjoy some fun moments in the season. Look at the Islanders and Oilers. Despite them tanking, it's still fun as well to watch Tavares and Hopkins tear it up. 

 

So we had a NEGATIVE record heading into December. Before Pav and Z missed 40 games. Before Big E missed 30 and had an extremely underachieving Weiss. And we still made the playoffs? Oh god we must've played HORRIBLE to still get into the playoffs the rest of the season despite not having Pav, Z, Big E, Franzen etc... Don't forget guys like Sheahan and Jurco didn't even get called up until half way through the season. Goose didn't get called up until late November. 

 

 

And injuries are to blame for ANY time Glenny and Miller might have spent in the top 6 last season. Lest we all forget we had multiple games with Andersson being our #1C because Pav, Z, Weiss, and Helm were ALL out. 



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 11:43 AM

The blind head in the sand defense in here is astounding.

Fine guys, so you're all pretty much saying if we make the playoffs and lose the same way as this season, you will be happy. The same team that got booed off the ice at home this past playoffs.

Nice to see how easily satisfied you are.

Edited by ShanahanMan, 02 July 2014 - 11:50 AM.



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 11:49 AM

OP nailed it.

 

zero to look forward to this season.

 

thanks, kenny.







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