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#2528980 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by GoWings1905 on 01 July 2014 - 06:56 PM

Actually, we'll probably be a middle of the pack team again. Woohoo exciting.


Worst place to be in hockey. The Wings are turning into the Calgary Flames. Lingering in mediocrity and Holland is content to keep the playoff streak alive. Honestly, it will never happen, but shouldn't the Wings consider moving Z and/or Pavel? They aren't true contenders and aren't bad enough to get high draft picks to make an immediate impact (or they rot in Grand Rapids for four years anyways). I don't know, after today, I'm at a loss. Feel like it might be time to just tear it down entirely and rebuild.


#2528959 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by GoWings1905 on 01 July 2014 - 06:46 PM

So, Holland fails miserably and his fallback is to give a raise to a d-man no other team wanted to sign early in free agency? He's the most predictable and non-risk taking GM in professional sports right now.

I haven't been on the bandwagon before, but today I'm there. Ken Holland needs to go.


#2528707 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by GoWings1905 on 01 July 2014 - 04:38 PM

Holland has the worst day, Stevie and Nill probably improve their two teams the most. I think it's pretty clear now Holland surrounded himself with very intelligent people and got most of the credit. Not to mention, the scouts and coaches in player development making him look even better.


#2528657 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by GoWings1905 on 01 July 2014 - 04:19 PM

I have a feeling it's going to get worse even. Holland is either going to panic and trade away assets now for someone like Myers or sign some leftover free agent (probably Quincey because that's Holland) that won't make any impact going forward.


#2528631 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by GoWings1905 on 01 July 2014 - 04:11 PM

If the Wings knew Niskanen wasn't coming here before free agency, then what the hell has Holland been doing otherwise?


#2528594 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by GoWings1905 on 01 July 2014 - 04:03 PM

Blah. I'm pissed. Literally, no one wants to sign here. I bet you Holland did offer him the same amount but he didn't want to come here. Can't keep blaming Holland. We're not a destination anymore. 


Wouldn't that fall directly on Holland?


#2528200 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by GoWings1905 on 01 July 2014 - 01:40 PM

I feel so bad for Z and Pav. Winding down their careers on a middling, borderline playoff team stuck in mediocrity. They deserve better for everything they have given to the organization.

Babs is already packing his bags. Why would he stay in this situation?


#2528106 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by GoWings1905 on 01 July 2014 - 01:17 PM

Well, this day turned out even worse than expected, which is saying something lately with Holland.

Don't even bother signing any scraps or second tier waste of money free agents now. Play the kids and build for the future.


#2526726 Wings to have face to face with Matt Niskanen

Posted by GoWings1905 on 28 June 2014 - 09:29 PM

 

I think if anything he was just put in a position to excel. Bylsma seemed to understand his strengths and limitations and play him accordingly. Put him on your second pairing, give the toughest assignments to your first pairing, and let him run the first unit PP.


I fear we end up overpaying Sami Salo.

 

I think the Wings could afford to do the same with Niskanen too, even though he is going to get paid like a first pairing d-man. DeKeyser seems like an ideal complement to Niskanen as a defense partner and that would really solidify the Wings top four on defense, assuming Babs still intends on utilizing Kronner and E as the shutdown pair. Then Kronner/Niskanen on the points of the first PP unit. 

 

I honestly wasn't a huge fan of signing Niskanen going into free agency, but I'm pretty much aboard now and have come to grips it's probably going to fall in the necessary overpayment category should it occur. I want to win now because Pavel and Z are still here, yet also continue the transition into building for the future as well. Niskanen gives the Wings the opportunity to accomplish both of those goals. 




#2526581 NHL Draft 2014: Rounds 2-7 **MOD WARNING POST 51**

Posted by GoWings1905 on 28 June 2014 - 11:35 AM

Talk about getting depressed when you read comments on here. hahahah I don't even want to watch hockey anymore after reading some of them. hahahaha

 

No kidding. Free agency doesn't start until Tuesday and people have already deemed Holland a failure for doing nothing. I'm not the biggest supporter of Holland, but my goodness, at least let him try and do his job. 




#2526434 Ducks to wear "new" home and new road jerseys

Posted by GoWings1905 on 27 June 2014 - 08:49 PM

The road jersey is particularly awful. The orange sleeves are atrocious looking. I'm glad Corey Perry has to skate around in those.


#2525781 Alfie informs Wings he wants to return

Posted by GoWings1905 on 25 June 2014 - 09:52 PM

Wiz hits, stands up for his teammates, right handed, none of which Kronwall or Ericsson do...and he outscores them...you can have E, I'll take the better player. You don't need to research if the answer is obvious.


Wiz also stated the Wings don't pay free agents market value, so there was likely very little chance of him signing in Detroit. Comparing Wiz and E isn't fair either, as they are two completely different players. E is the Wings best defensive d-man on a team that is a wreck in their own zone. That's quite valuable in itself.


#2525597 Alfie informs Wings he wants to return

Posted by GoWings1905 on 24 June 2014 - 10:20 PM

So... Alfie or Iginla? 
 
Choose one.  Choose wisely.
 
EDIT:  For the record, Dreger stated we have interest on TSN.


Iginla, for me. Younger, had a strong season in Boston and I think could still do some damage on Datsyuk's wing. That's why I think the Wings should, if nothing else, hold off on signing Alfie until free agency begins and they can assess other possible options. Alfie isn't going to play anywhere else.


#2525572 2014 NHL Awards Winners and Losers

Posted by GoWings1905 on 24 June 2014 - 08:22 PM

If the Norris actually meant what it was supposed to, Ryan Suter should have won easily this season. It's a shame what the voters have turned the award into -- there's hardly any merit involved in the winners or nominees.


#2525406 Dan Cleary may return...sigh

Posted by GoWings1905 on 23 June 2014 - 11:27 PM

So like, what kind of numbers would Danny Boy have to put up to make people be happy he resigned?


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