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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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#21 fixxxer

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 10:16 PM

 

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. 

 

Exactly granted he was made of glass but he was a good puck mover and didn't make bone head plays. He was a solid option imo and much better than some of current D.



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 01:25 AM

Its a real strong field, but in the end it comes down to Sammy vs Cleary 2.0.  What made Sammys so bad was that it was 2 years, a 1 year deal for him to provide insurance depth would have been OK, but 2?  Against that is re-signing a player who is clearly no longer able to physically perform at NHL (and possibly AHL) level.

 

Because we couldn't be sure which Sammy we would get, vs knowing exactly what we're getting with Cleary, it has to be Daniel.

 

BTW, I agree with the posters who say Carlo wasn't so bad when healthy, I was bemused by Hollands buy-out of him.


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#23 frankgrimes

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 03:28 AM

I can't even choose one because there have been so many questionable signings :(


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Posted 11 July 2014 - 08:09 AM

Sorry, but you don't have the correct answer up there. His worst signing or resigning is himself!



#25 uk_redwing

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 12:36 PM

I'm surprised no one has voted for that lazy floater Jason Williams. That signing pissed me right off when it happened all those (five) years ago and I remember Holland's quote of "that gives us an extra 20 goals season."


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#26 SaCkaveli20

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 12:56 PM

That is a sad, sad looking list....Good god..



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 01:16 PM

I'm going to go with Stephen Weiss...................  Five years was four too long for a guy with a number of minor injuries throughout his career, one major injury leading into FA, and brought on to replace a guy who was at worst his equal.



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 01:23 PM

I'm surprised no one has voted for that lazy floater Jason Williams. That signing pissed me right off when it happened all those (five) years ago and I remember Holland's quote of "that gives us an extra 20 goals season."

 

i voted for Williams because of that play he had against the Sharks in the playoff OT game awhile back that lead to the game winning goal. none of the other signings have cause the Wings to lose games like Williams did



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 01:34 PM

 

i voted for Williams because of that play he had against the Sharks in the playoff OT game awhile back that lead to the game winning goal. none of the other signings have cause the Wings to lose games like Williams did

 

How can we forget that misguided slapper, 3 feet high and wide that played perfectly around the glass like a defenseman's clearance to spring Thornton or Marleau on that breakaway.  What a boneheaded play by William in OT.


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Posted 11 July 2014 - 02:25 PM

 

How can we forget that misguided slapper, 3 feet high and wide that played perfectly around the glass like a defenseman's clearance to spring Thornton or Marleau on that breakaway.  What a boneheaded play by William in OT.

 

i havent forgotten it haha, i think i remember someone posting in the game day thread that Williams was going to cost them the game with his shots from the point



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 03:04 PM

Dishonorable mention should also go to Cory Cross as a consideration.  16 games-2 points.  Benched and then traded.


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Posted 11 July 2014 - 03:22 PM

 
How can we forget that misguided slapper, 3 feet high and wide that played perfectly around the glass like a defenseman's clearance to spring Thornton or Marleau on that breakaway.  What a boneheaded play by William in OT.


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#33 uk_redwing

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 03:24 PM

Dishonorable mention should also go to Cory Cross as a consideration.  16 games-2 points.  Benched and then traded.

 

He beat up Steve Ott though...

 


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Posted 12 July 2014 - 12:46 AM

i can't vote as i feel Kenny will still bettter all of the one's listed  :blind:


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Posted 12 July 2014 - 12:48 AM

Dishonorable mention should also go to Cory Cross as a consideration.  16 games-2 points.  Benched and then traded.

 

Nevermind.  Was going to post the Ott video, but UK already did.   ;)


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Posted 12 July 2014 - 02:53 AM

Samuelsson was easily the worst imo, but last year's signing of Cleary was also pretty bad. He was terrible all season but managed to deliver a heroic post season. It was pretty obvious it wasn't going to last. The Cleary 2.0 signing as someone labelled it is a joke but we all know there is no way he will stay in the lineup.
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