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1 hour ago, kickazz said:

Omg lol it's a thread about GM candidates not about Blashill or our pp unit and team lines. 

It is about a new GM. We need a new GM to sweep it all away and what I posted is what the new GM needs to do. The example of our pp unit is just a prime example as to why Blashill needs to be swept aside by that new GM. We need a new GM that has no ties or loyalty to these players and coaches. 

Excuse me for going into details of why we need a new GM from outside the organization. I'm not sure who would be best, but anyone from within will not make the necessary moves to flush the old out of here.

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6 minutes ago, LeftWinger said:

It is about a new GM. We need a new GM to sweep it all away and what I posted is what the new GM needs to do. The example of our pp unit is just a prime example as to why Blashill needs to be swept aside by that new GM. We need a new GM that has no ties or loyalty to these players and coaches. 

Excuse me for going into details of why we need a new GM from outside the organization. I'm not sure who would be best, but anyone from within will not make the necessary moves to flush the old out of here.

No problem, Blue.

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10 hours ago, kickazz said:

By the way. There is no way in HELL the Illitches would let Sergei Fedorov be in charge of this team.

It’s one thing to retire a jersey. It’s a one time thing and it’s done mostly to recognize the good stuff. But it’s an entirely different thing to let the man that betrayed you run your beloved franchise. 

The whole “maybe retire number 91” was Ken Holland speaking because Holland likes Fedorov. I think the whole reason it hasn’t been done is because the Illitches still hold a grudge.

Betrayed?  You've been watching professional wrestling too much lately.  He didn't betray anyone, though, he definitely made a dumb decision to leave.  

17 hours ago, ChristopherReevesLegs said:

After Holland is gone and moves up, sooner or later, who's next?

The shoe-in seems to Draper, however he has only been around during the demise of the Red Wings front office.

Yzerman is the long shot that most fans want, but does he really want to come here and risk destroying his HOF reputation in Detroit like Sakic has done in Colorado?

But what about the dark horse, and the real reason I'm starting this thread, Sergei Fedorov? He is currently GM of CSKA Moscow and from what I understand he's done well. Putin basically charged him with returning Moscow to Red Army glory (if that's even possible). His contract as GM of CSKA just so happens to be up at same time as Kenny's. He's expressed interest in being a GM in North America. I believe he has also stated that at that point, he would like to reside in US full time. In the last year the Wings have openly discussed that they need to think about putting 91 in the rafters, and at the time, it seemed like those statements came out of nowhere.

So what if we retired 91 and appointed him GM after Holland? Anyone like this idea?

How about Putin?  He gets stuff done and is rumored to be leaving office next year.  

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14 minutes ago, GMRwings1983 said:

Betrayed?  You've been watching professional wrestling too much lately.  He didn't betray anyone, though, he definitely made a dumb decision to leave.  

How about Putin?  He gets stuff done and is rumored to be leaving office next year.  

putin-set-to-be-russian-president-again.

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Unless the wheels fall off in TB there's no reason for Yzerman to leave.  There'd be more pressure and he'd be taking over a team in need of a rebuild filled with bad contracts here.  DItto for Nill.  I'm assuming Fedorov likes in in his home country, or he'd have stayed in the US.

I'm 100% convinced that it will be Martin and/or Draper filling the GM role and Holland will be giving "suggestions" as the president.

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14 minutes ago, DickieDunn said:

Unless the wheels fall off in TB there's no reason for Yzerman to leave.  There'd be more pressure and he'd be taking over a team in need of a rebuild filled with bad contracts here.  DItto for Nill.  I'm assuming Fedorov likes in in his home country, or he'd have stayed in the US.

I'm 100% convinced that it will be Martin and/or Draper filling the GM role and Holland will be giving "suggestions" as the president.

Ehh not sure if he's a Datsyuk. Thought he said in the HoF thing his mom still lives here and he has a house here too. If there's any Russian that would come to North America to work it would probably be Fedorov. 

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17 hours ago, Neomaxizoomdweebie said:

Would rather have Feds as Asst GM to start with. Don't know why Yzerman wouldn't want to come here. I think this would be a more coveted place to be a GM than TB being an original 6 team and a legit hockey market and all. I would think there would be several current GMs who would want to come here. Poile, Nill come to mind. I definitely think Stevie would want to come here and I think that may always have been the plan. But then again I thought Steve Alford was a shoe in for the IU Basketball head coaching job when Creen got let go, so what do I know.

Pros
Detroit is original 6
Previous experience in Detroit as assistant GM
Fans will love it (initially)

Cons
Abandoning the team he built in Tampa
Detroit is rebuilding
Tampa Bay is a cup contender
He risks destroying his reputation in Detroit if he disappoints

The original 6 attraction is way overblow. Winning is what matters to these GMs. Tampa Bay is in a better position for that. The biggest thing I think is risking his Detroit reputation though. If he retires as Lightning GM 10 years from now he will still go on as a Detroit legend for all time. If he comes here and the team continues to suck he will forever tarnish his legend status like Sakic has done in Colorado. That reason alone would keep me away from Detroit if I was him.
 

18 minutes ago, DickieDunn said:

Unless the wheels fall off in TB there's no reason for Yzerman to leave.  There'd be more pressure and he'd be taking over a team in need of a rebuild filled with bad contracts here.  DItto for Nill.  I'm assuming Fedorov likes in in his home country, or he'd have stayed in the US.

I'm 100% convinced that it will be Martin and/or Draper filling the GM role and Holland will be giving "suggestions" as the president.

I'm with Kick on this one. Feds is the exact opposite of Datsyuk. He loves the states and I believed he's expressed interest in returning full-time. He only left because the Russian powers that be wanted him to run the top Russian team.

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30 minutes ago, ChristopherReevesLegs said:

Pros
Detroit is original 6
Previous experience in Detroit as assistant GM
Fans will love it (initially)

Cons
Abandoning the team he built in Tampa
Detroit is rebuilding
Tampa Bay is a cup contender
He risks destroying his reputation in Detroit if he disappoints

The original 6 attraction is way overblow. Winning is what matters to these GMs. Tampa Bay is in a better position for that. The biggest thing I think is risking his Detroit reputation though. If he retires as Lightning GM 10 years from now he will still go on as a Detroit legend for all time. If he comes here and the team continues to suck he will forever tarnish his legend status like Sakic has done in Colorado. That reason alone would keep me away from Detroit if I was him.
 

I'm with Kick on this one. Feds is the exact opposite of Datsyuk. He loves the states and I believed he's expressed interest in returning full-time. He only left because the Russian powers that be wanted him to run the top Russian team.

Has Sakic tarnished his legacy in Colorado among fans?  I don't follow their franchise or its fanbase, so I don't know if that's true.

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8 minutes ago, ChristopherReevesLegs said:

Yup. He and Roy led a pretty decent team down into the gutter. The Duchene debacle has gotten pretty bad now too.

But like... Patrick Roy was bound to do this. The guy has the personality of a demon 

Yzerman is too good of a guy for people to hate. I feel like he would be like Gretzky. Gretzky failed in Arizona but people still love the guy. 

Sakic is just a knock off version of Yzerman anyway. 

That said doubt Yzerman comes here. And I don't think Yzerman is good enough to fix our issues.  

55 minutes ago, ChristopherReevesLegs said:

I'm with Kick on this one. Feds is the exact opposite of Datsyuk. He loves the states and I believed he's expressed interest in returning full-time. He only left because the Russian powers that be wanted him to run the top Russian team.

Fedorov was one of the most americanized Russian hockey players. Dated Tara Reid ffs the symbol of mid 2000s american trash. She's right up there with Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton of that era. 

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17 minutes ago, kickazz said:

Fedorov was one of the most americanized Russian hockey players. Dated Tara Reid ffs the symbol of mid 2000s american trash. She's right up there with Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton of that era. 

What u talking about Tara is a fine hot established actress, past and present. One of her recent accomplishments was in Sharknado. You must be delusional.

I urge moderators to mark this operator as blasphemous and inciting unruliness.

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4 minutes ago, Jacksoni said:

What u talking about Tara is a fine hot established actress, past and present. One of her recent accomplishment was in Sharknado. You must be delusional.

I urge moderators to mark this operator as blasphemous and inciting unruliness.

Ahh wait I see the meaning behind your post. 

Sharknado was so epic. 

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21 minutes ago, kickazz said:

But like... Patrick Roy was bound to do this. The guy has the personality of a demon 

Yzerman is too good of a guy for people to hate. I feel like he would be like Gretzky. Gretzky failed in Arizona but people still love the guy. 

Sakic is just a knock off version of Yzerman anyway. 

That said doubt Yzerman comes here. And I don't think Yzerman is good enough to fix our issues.  

Fedorov was one of the most americanized Russian hockey players. Dated Tara Reid ffs the symbol of mid 2000s american trash. She's right up there with Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton of that era. 

Like you wouldn't have done that?  

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