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In Topic: This year vs last year: a poll

30 July 2016 - 07:31 PM

Worse. By a lot too considering Holland's moves this off-season.


Even with Pavel's retirement, I was cautiously optimistic that the Wings would play the young guys more and Blash would improve his usage from last season resulting in a better team. All of that is shot now. 


I think the Wings have a legitimate shot to finish last in the division.The scary thing is next season will be the most competitive they will be over the next five years because of Holland. 

In Topic: Thomas Vanek signs 1 year, $2.6m deal with Detroit

01 July 2016 - 03:14 PM

When this is the best deal you made in the off-season, you know you aren't doing a good job. 

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

01 July 2016 - 03:06 PM

Ken Holland is the worst. I knew when he traded Pav's contract it was going to end up spent on more bad contracts. I think his plan for the Red Wings is to officially tread water, linger in mediocrity and cling to a playoff streak. He has no direction for the organization. 


I would have MUCH rather eaten Pav's final year, done nothing today and just let the young guys play. I can't even fathom what this roster is going to look like on Opening Night now and who won't be on it because Ken Holland brought back Helm, Miller and signed Thomas Vanek. AA and Mantha might as well go to Grand Rapids right now. 


Just awful. If there's anyone left defending this guy, I would love to hear the rationale behind it. Draft and develop my ass. More like let your kids rot and then lose them for nothing or give them terrible usage so we can watch a bunch of mid 30's guys play instead. 

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

30 June 2016 - 04:09 PM


Craig Custance ‏@CraigCustance 24m24 minutes ago

Red Wings still in talks with Darren Helm. If deal can't get done, he's UFA tomorrow.



That would be the most Red Wing thing possible. Talk about change, bring back Darren Helm and Drew Miller. 

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

29 June 2016 - 08:37 PM

Chychrun is not projected to be 1st pairing material which caused him to drop from 2ND overall to 16. It would have been a good trade to drop down 4 spots & pick up an extra second without dumping Datsyuks contract.


He was a top five prospect in many rankings for much of last year. He's exactly what the Red Wings don't have in the pipeline right now. Much more upside with Chychrun than a project like Cholowski. Trading Pavel's contract does nothing for the Red Wings if you don't use the cap space or even worse, spend it poorly now. It was only for one year and the team isn't going anywhere regardless.