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Who has been Ken Holland's worst recent free agent signing?


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Poll: Who has been Ken Holland's worst free agent signing?

Worst free agent signing of the recent Holland-era?

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#1 uk_redwing

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 05:25 PM

So yeah. All in the poll, which I hope has worked. A lot of decent choices there and so many that made no sense at the time that we all rightly predicted doom and gloom from the start.

 

Can any of them really beat the latest Daniel Cleary signing? I think the Samuelsson contract just about shades it because of the length at 2 years $6m for a guy that was basically ignored in the last season.


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 05:31 PM

If not for the fact that even the Sammy deal looked better on paper than the Cleary deal, I'd say Sammy for sure. And what's sad is that it was still a pretty awful looking deal on paper and ended up playing out worse than I think anyone could've imagined. But signing Cleary again this summer is such an obviously terrible signing from any perspective really. It's not only a bad hockey move, it just makes the team and the organization look even more ridiculous after an already disastrous off-season. Anyone who thinks that league-wide perception of our organization doesn't matter on some level is kidding themselves. We haven't looked like this big of a joke since the 80s, and for it to happen so soon after some very successful years is just shameful. 


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 05:43 PM

The most depressing part is the sheer number of quality options to choose from. 

 

I'm going with Quincey. Cleary is close, but I figure his knees won't make it through pre-season, while Quincey will be stinking up the place for a full 82 games with that well-deserved raise he got. 


 
 
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Posted 10 July 2014 - 05:44 PM

Can I just vote "Yes"?


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 05:47 PM

all of them minus Colaiacovo



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Posted 10 July 2014 - 05:52 PM

I voted Q cause Cleary's is only 1 year and he'll be on IR half the season so Jurco can play.  Q takes 2 years of a spot from Ouellet, Marchenko or Sproul.  And that's with Kindl still here taking another spot.


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 05:53 PM

All of the above. What does that tell us?



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Posted 10 July 2014 - 05:54 PM

I'm thinking it has to be the Cleary signing today. It's received the most attention and it's not good attention. The front office looks like they don't have a plan and don't know what they're doing. This is a business not some charity retirement community. Sometimes you have to break promises to players in order to do the right thing for the organization. I just don't understand.



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Posted 10 July 2014 - 06:05 PM

For me it was a tossup between Sammy at 2 years with a NTC and a raise, and Tootoo at $1.9 mill for 3 years.  

 

Sammy's was frustrating because it was Holland's classic move of returning to a former Red Wing when they're past their prime, then throw in the contract. 

 

But Tootoo's was completely baffling because he overpaid for a 4th liner that his coach had little interest in using (which I agree with).  It's not like Tootoo was a different player for the Wings.  They knew what they were getting, paid too much, then didn't use him. 



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Posted 10 July 2014 - 06:09 PM

Sammy. Not only did he waste a rooster spot on top of it his caphit hurt us badly.

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 06:18 PM

I liked Modano, it's a shame it didn't work out/freak injury. You take a chance on a future hall of famer. Tootoo was an interesting idea, but the rest were garbage from the beginning.



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Posted 10 July 2014 - 06:55 PM

cleary's signing is by far the worst of holland's tenure. and i'm not just being a prisoner of the moment.

 

holland has admitted himself that cleary was signed mostly due to loyalty reasons. awful, just awful



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Posted 10 July 2014 - 07:03 PM

Every signing except the Clearys and Sammy ones were for a reason.


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 07:24 PM

I liked Modano, it's a shame it didn't work out/freak injury. You take a chance on a future hall of famer. Tootoo was an interesting idea, but the rest were garbage from the beginning.

 

The whole Modano situation could've played out completely differently if not for a freak injury. It's silly that people knock it given what happened. That one ought to be disqualified if you ask me.


all of them minus Colaiacovo

 

What kills me is that once the guy was healthy, he wasn't so bad for us. I was actually surprised we bought him out given our lack of depth on defense and that once healthy, he played relatively well, considering he was cheap and coming off of injury. At the very least, it didn't seem like he was the first salary problem that needed addressing, that's for damn sure. 


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 07:52 PM

This is awful... please close this... This team was great thanks to Scotty and Jim... Kenny is awful
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Posted 10 July 2014 - 08:35 PM

How can I choose between Sammy, Danny 2013, Danny 2014, Cola, or Quincey? Wow

 

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 08:47 PM

No Weiss, or does that exceed the allowable options on a LGW poll?

 

I had a hard time with so many options, but picked Samuelsson.  Was pleasantly surprised that he was the leading choice.  It was a signing we all knew would be bad the moment it was made.    


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 09:20 PM

No Weiss, or does that exceed the allowable options on a LGW poll?

 

I had a hard time with so many options, but picked Samuelsson.  Was pleasantly surprised that he was the leading choice.  It was a signing we all knew would be bad the moment it was made.    

weiss made a lot of hockey sense and most people applauded the signing. wings needed that 2nd line center and he was it. nobody could have predicted all the injuries that derailed his season. hopefully he has a bounce back season



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Posted 10 July 2014 - 09:43 PM

I liken his recent GM activity to the Brady Bunch- a bunch of misfits get together and try to form a family but it turns into a painful comedy instead.  


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 09:51 PM

No vote as I can't pick just one. I can eliminate Modano, but after that I just can't narrow it down between the other EIGHTf****** choices.icon_think.gificon_e_agh.gif


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