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#2300414 Chances of landing Parise?

Posted by GoWings1905 on 09 May 2012 - 06:00 PM

Holland can't just come out and say he's pursuing Parise right now. He's under contract with another team still.


#2300099 Chances of landing Parise?

Posted by GoWings1905 on 08 May 2012 - 01:45 PM

I went 40% which I think is fairly high confidence for a free agent that will attract major attention. If Parise gets to July 1st, my hunch is the Red Wings are the favorite to land him. I have nothing to base that on but speculation and maybe a whole hell of a lot of hope.

I think Minnesota will be the other destination most in play here. I know the Red Wings philosophy is generally not to get into bidding wars, but Parise is the type of player you throw out the standard and go all out to sign.

If we had a similar confidence poll for Suter, I would go much lower. For some reason, it just seems like Parise is the perfect fit for Detroit. I get the feeling he's the top target this summer for Holland and maybe that leftover cap space was saved up just for this.


#2299355 #4 Nashville Predators vs. #3 Phoenix Coyotes

Posted by GoWings1905 on 04 May 2012 - 06:57 PM

Ours was better ;)


That might have been the best pregame event the Red Wings have put together for the playoffs. It's a shame we only got to witness it twice.


#2298496 #4 Nashville Predators vs. #3 Phoenix Coyotes

Posted by GoWings1905 on 01 May 2012 - 12:21 PM

So all the talk about how this was Nashville's year based on getting Radalov and Kostitsyn was just bs. After watching them beat our Wings, I felt like Nashville wasn't all that great. They beat us because of great goaltending and poor play by the Wings. Now it has caught up to them. I love it.

The same is happening to St. Louis. They were playing over their heads and now it has all come crashing down.

Balance has been restored to the force.


Does it change anything really? The Red Wings are still at home. Nashville may have been overhyped some, but what does it say then that the Red Wings won one lousy playoff game against them?


#2298301 Operation Eaves

Posted by GoWings1905 on 30 April 2012 - 03:57 PM

Can't wait to have Eaves back next season. Second best penalty killer on the team and hands-down the best forward at blocking shots. Definitely need his energy and hard work to boost the bottom six alongside Helm.

I'd love to see a line of Miller-Helm-Eaves consistently.


#2298114 #4 Nashville Predators vs. #3 Phoenix Coyotes

Posted by GoWings1905 on 29 April 2012 - 09:36 PM

What Phoenix is doeing to the Preds doesn't change anything to what the wings have to do this summer, maybe Rinne was hotter against the Wings, maybe the Coyotes play a different kind of hockey, it doesn't change the fact that the Wings need help.


It doesn't, but it also further illustrates how badly the Red Wings do have needs. If Nashville/Rinne came out and shut down the Coyotes too then maybe it perpetuates the hot goalie excuse. I want Phoenix to continue to humiliate the Predators -- anything to keep pressing away from the "we like our team" mantra this summer.

Phoenix's best goal-scorer is Radim Vrbata, top point-producer is Ray Whitney at age 63. Yet, they have done the right things to take command of the series with far less talent offensively than the Red Wings threw on the ice.

It doesn't change what the Red Wings need to accomplish, but I do think it really emphasizes how important it is to get serious help at forward.


#2298097 #4 Nashville Predators vs. #3 Phoenix Coyotes

Posted by GoWings1905 on 29 April 2012 - 09:09 PM

I hope his wife is making him change all the poopie diapers. It seems fitting, somehow. <_<


Doubtful. Franzen never goes into the tough areas.


#2297123 Nick, Homer retirement, New Captain

Posted by GoWings1905 on 25 April 2012 - 10:55 PM

C - Zetterberg

A - Datsyuk/Kronwall/Parise rotation :D

This is purely for when Nick retires in 2042.


#2296662 #4 Nashville Predators vs. #3 Phoenix Coyotes

Posted by GoWings1905 on 24 April 2012 - 12:14 PM

I'm not watching this.


Signed, The World


#2294793 WCQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Predators 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 20 April 2012 - 10:17 PM

Babcock has known this team is flawed for years. You can hear him hint at it and show some frustration by the lack of action from management.

I don't agree with anyone that says Babcock needs to go. He has some flaws for sure, but he's a hell of a coach and could do damage with a team better constructed.

Holland is entering a make or break summer. "We like our team" after three early exits will not be acceptable to anyone. It shouldn't have been two straight years, but he has to come out aggressive for once. He already wasted the end of Nick's career and Pavel and Z are not exactly young either.


#2294390 WCQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Predators 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 20 April 2012 - 09:07 PM

Franzen on the 4th line in an elimination game.

"Wait until the playoffs start."


#2293923 WCQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Predators 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 20 April 2012 - 07:40 PM

Boy that first rounder for Quincey is looking brilliant.


#2293730 WCQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Predators 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 20 April 2012 - 04:04 PM

Win for Nick. Win for Helm. Win for Stuart. I don't care what the motivator is but just please win and keep the season alive. Take the first period with a lead and go from there.

After Game 4, I thought Nashville would end it tonight. Maybe I'm in denial, but after a couple days away I'm feeling good about the Red Wings chances in Game 5. There's
too much pride and ability in that locker room to just quit.

Regardless of what happens, I will be proud to be a fan of this team. Though I would love to cheer them on again this Sunday at the Joe especially.

Let's Go Red Wings!


#2293014 #6 Chicago Blackhawks vs. #3 Phoenix Coyotes

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 April 2012 - 09:49 PM

I love watching Chicago tie it late only to lose in overtime.

If the Red Wings go out, I want the Penguins and Blackhawks right there with them.


#2292863 Trade Zets /Dats and Franzen

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 April 2012 - 05:04 PM

Franzen, absolutely if anyone will take that contract. Pavel and Z no way. Those two are the only forwards that have done anything in this series.

The Red Wings have ample cap space and a solid foundation. It's up to Holland to make the necessary moves this summer to address the shortcomings.