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#2322175 Semin signs one year, $7m deal with Carolina

Posted by GoWings1905 on 26 July 2012 - 02:51 PM

I would take Semin any day for one year than Doan for multiple. There's hardly any risk involved and what else are the Red Wings going to do with the cap space? Doan isn't coming here and never was.

Semin would have led the team in goals next season. "We kicked the tires, but the cost wasn't a fit."

#2321748 Logo Hunter vs. Missing the Net - Fight!

Posted by GoWings1905 on 24 July 2012 - 10:57 PM

I think it's just a reflection overall of the players currently on the roster and some of the offensive strategies often used. There are some more common culprits mentioned already (Sammy and Franzen come to mind most for me too), but even players like Filppula and Helm blow a lot of quality scoring chances with their inability to finish.

Adding to that, I also believe that a perimeter-oriented team is going to hit a lot of goaltender logos and defenders shin guards because of the area where a good chunk of shots are coming from. Everyone on the Red Wings was drilling Rinne in the chest because everything was directed on net from the perimeter.

Lack of pure goal-scorers. Been a problem since Hossa left and still is to this day.

#2321224 Rick Nash traded to the New York Rangers

Posted by GoWings1905 on 23 July 2012 - 02:09 PM

Does it really matter for Columbus seeing Nash six times per year if they could have gotten a better offer? It's not like they would be directly competing with the Red Wings anytime soon.

I guess I just don't understand the logic. The Red Wings could have easily matched or bettered this deal with the Rangers. Then again, this is why Columbus has never won a playoff game.

#2320961 Nashville or Detroit: Better Hockey Fans?

Posted by GoWings1905 on 22 July 2012 - 10:12 AM

Judging from various forums, a lot of Red Wing fans are band wagon fans who jumped on years ago or even decades ago and the Wings haven't given them reason to jump off. They are the most unappreciative, ignorant, juvenile, unrealistic and down right nasty group of fans I have ever come across. Although I doubt it will happen I am kinda hoping the Wings don't make the playoff so some of them will jump ship.

Yeah, like a lot of us younger Red Wings fans had control over being born and growing up during their marvelous run. I'm sure those fans exist, but you are making some serious over generalizations there.

Even more annoying than this "better fans" debate are people that try to judge what constitutes a "real" fan.

#2320099 Flyers sign Weber to offer sheet: 14y/$110m ($56m 1st 4yrs)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 July 2012 - 01:07 AM

An offer sheet was the only chance we had of getting Weber. I'm sure I don't know a whole lot about how the whole front office thing works but I'd be willing to bet there was no chance in hell that Poile was trading Weber to us. I'm hoping Kenny would be smart enough to realize that as well. I understand he doesn't like the whole idea of signing other team's RFA's but I feel like if there was ever a time to go for broke and do it, this was it.

I'm with ya there. Not a big fan of offer sheets, but if there was ever a player worth the risk, Weber is certainly it. Especially if the cap hit turns out to be less than Suter's somehow.

It genuinely seems like Holland is putting forth a ton of effort into making a huge splash on practically every name available, so I'm not upset there. Just disappointing that the results aren't going in the Red Wings favor at all.

#2320011 Red Wings re-sign Quincey: 2-years, $7.55m total, $3.775/yr

Posted by GoWings1905 on 18 July 2012 - 11:01 PM

Man Stuart was soo bad for 2 years why do people have such a boner for him... Quincey will be a better defenseman this year and people will still think about Stuart as the better option.. Quincey is gonna get hated on here no matter how he plays it seems

What is that based on? Quincey being better is just your opinion as he certainly wasn't very impressive since coming back to the Red Wings. He isn't getting hated on just for the hell of it -- the Red Wings gave up a first rounder for him and he looked a lot like the player the team let go for nothing.

I mentioned in my previous post, but Quincey really only presents more offensive upside than Stuart. Quincey is not as good defensively, nor on the penalty kill for certain and he has a knack for taking bad penalties. Although I think Stuart has gotten less physical over the years, that was still an element of his game too.

Quincey has a chance to prove himself certainly, but I don't think he really instilled a whole lot of confidence going forward from his play last season.

#2318920 How bad are we if our roster is now finalized?

Posted by GoWings1905 on 13 July 2012 - 11:46 AM

All I hear is wah wah wah. I'll be smiling in May when we are in the playoffs yet again.

Considering the Red Wings didn't even play in May this past season, that would be a reason to smile going forward.

#2317925 Doan staying in PHX 4 yrs $21.2 mill

Posted by GoWings1905 on 10 July 2012 - 08:07 PM

Does doan become captain if he signs with the wings?

Not a chance. Why would he? Z has been with the Red Wings and is a better player than Doan anyways.

#2317513 How bad are we if our roster is now finalized?

Posted by GoWings1905 on 09 July 2012 - 08:11 PM

Lol.. Might win the Presidents trophy and the cup next year eh? Yes, I can see it now. Lose Lidstrom and Stuart and add nobody on the back end. Damien Brunner is the biggest signing of the year... So I have only one thing to say to that. In the words of Emilio Estevez when he played Billy the Kid in Young Guns.. "I wouldn't give a bucket of piss for your future."

P.S. Holland better get on his horse and start making some improvements on this roster or you guys are going to be Royally Fuc*ked

Why do you care if Holland improves the roster? Aren't you here to sell us on the powerhouse Minnesota Wild?

#2317376 How bad are we if our roster is now finalized?

Posted by GoWings1905 on 09 July 2012 - 03:47 PM

Thank goodness we have you here to tell us that we should lose hope! Otherwise we might end up being disappointed, right?

At least he used some logic and reasoning to explain his opinion.

Instead of just attacking a differing viewpoint, what are the reasons you believe the Red Wings will be as good or better than last season with this roster?

#2316757 Wings hire Lidstrom as overseas amateur scout

Posted by GoWings1905 on 07 July 2012 - 01:15 PM

Come back, Nick.

#2316008 Quincey files for arbitration

Posted by GoWings1905 on 05 July 2012 - 06:23 PM

Not a big fan of Quincey, but the Red Wings are in no position to just let him go. Not much reason for optimism after his performance coming back to Detroit, but hopefully he improves in a full season and cuts down on the really stupid penalties.

If the Red Wings were deep on defense at all, I would be fine with not having Quincey back. Unfortunately Stuart is gone and a first round pick was already blown.

#2315663 Zach Parise agrees to 13-year, $98-mil deal with Wild

Posted by GoWings1905 on 05 July 2012 - 11:55 AM

Firstly, is there a Suter contract signing thread here? I searched and didn't see one.

Secondly, hockey fans can quit all the silly "these guys aren't about the money talk" now that Ive been hearing the past few days from various fans, as we can see that they clearly are all about the money. If Det or Pit had offered them the same 100 mil, they'd be signed with either Det or Pit. Point blank.

They would both be in Philadelphia if it was truly only about the money.

#2315158 St. James: Wings have inquired about Rick Nash

Posted by GoWings1905 on 04 July 2012 - 06:52 PM

Wings aren't gonna get Nash. I can't see how any of you can think otherwise. Traded to a division rival? Just not gonna happen.

Agreed. If Columbus wants the Rangers to blow them out of the water, the price for the Red Wings will be completely insane. I can't even imagine a package that would suffice considering the Rangers have a plethora of more viable assets to offer.

#2314631 Ryan Suter agrees to 13-year, $98-mil deal with Wild

Posted by GoWings1905 on 04 July 2012 - 12:06 PM

I don't really buy "at least the Penguins/Blackhawks didn't get better angle." Sure, the Wild are probably a little further from contending than those two, but honestly the Red Wings aren't any closer than the Wild today.

It's fine to be relieved when your biggest competitors didn't improve in a position of strength. Right now, the Red Wings aren't sitting there at all. We needed at least Suter to even stay in the conversation next season.