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#2424790 Report: Red Wings out on Lecavalier - signs with Philly 5@4.5 per

Posted by GoWings1905 on 02 July 2013 - 03:30 PM

"We kicked the tires and decided a healthy Mike Samelsson and our comfort level with Val Filppula at five million worked best for our team."

#2422290 Dreger: Filppula looking for $5.5m/season over at least 7 years

Posted by GoWings1905 on 25 June 2013 - 06:45 PM

Why do we have to acquire anyone?

Bye to Flips, Cleary, Bertuzzi, and Samuelsson.

That leaves:


And 10+ million in the bank for a deadline pick up.

Weiss? Come on. He blows.


Because the roster you just proposed stinks? That forward group is atrocious, even if you include the missing Franzen. 

Ok GM wanna bees, it's that time of the year.  No, we are not going to get a top six FA forward that is big and tough because there are none available.  Cleary will be re-signed.  Flip will go.  Bert will stay, Cola will be bought out.  Sammy will not be bought out because he will claim to be injured.  We will trade for a mediocre player and that will be it.


I'm not saying this as a Holland critic, I am saying that that is realitically what will happen.  There are no superstars available and the really good trades are to expensive. 


Remeber the trade deadline - Iginla, Jagr, Morrow.  None of them worked out.  Jagr got to the finals but didn't score a single goal in the playoffs.  And don't forget Nash last year. 


Holland is alot smarter than most fans.


Clarkson, Horton, Clowe, Bickell are available to name a few. I don't know that tough qualifies for all of them, but they would provide size and skill.

#2421104 Flyers to buyout Briere

Posted by GoWings1905 on 20 June 2013 - 07:00 PM

Small, aging and declining in production.

Everything the Wings don't need this summer.

#2418958 2013 Stanley Cup Finals - Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by GoWings1905 on 09 June 2013 - 10:46 PM

Original Six is definitely cool. Just wish a different team was representing the Western Conference portion.


I will hate the Bruins next season, but certainly not now. I want to see Toews and Edzo weeping when the Bruins win the cup. 

#2418573 Babcock named Head Coach for Canada at Sochi Olympics

Posted by GoWings1905 on 08 June 2013 - 11:27 AM

Good for Babs. He certainly deserves the honor.


Won't be rooting for him in this instance, though. 

Team Canada with Yzerman and Babs? How am I supposed to support Team USA?


Sidney Crosby?

#2418176 If Hossa gets bought out..

Posted by GoWings1905 on 06 June 2013 - 02:05 PM

In a heartbeat. Then the Wings can do the same to Franzen and make 2009 right.

#2418132 Wings interested in Stalberg and Bickell

Posted by GoWings1905 on 06 June 2013 - 10:43 AM


Hahaha indeed. Not always about stats.


The Blackhawks weren't the best team in the league or anything this regular season. You must have missed that.


Comparing his numbers to Abby's? Bickell not playing with Dats? Seriously?


What a joke indeed.


p.s. It's also nice to see in another thread POLL What UFA would help the Wings the most?


That the board on here so far the majority is not for Bickell.


Amen to that.


That poll includes David Clarkson and Nathan Horton. Obviously, they are going to have more of an impact. 


Doesn't mean Bickell couldn't help the Red Wings.

#2417506 Holland on The Huge Show.

Posted by GoWings1905 on 03 June 2013 - 10:41 PM

Id like him as 3rd line center at 4 mil per for 5 yrs.


That's some serious overpayment for a third line center IMO. How do you upgrade the top-six by paying Filppula that to play third line minutes? You are basically banking on leaps in development from Nyquist, Tatar and Brunner right away. 


I would rather have Andersson there or ideally a healthy Helm and then go after some size at wing, which the team needs desperately. 

#2417214 WCF : (5) Los Angeles Kings vs. (1) Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by GoWings1905 on 02 June 2013 - 09:00 PM

Damn, the Kings look very beatable and the Wings had three chances to eliminate the Blackhawks.


Not mad at the Red Wings -- just seems like they could have possibly advanced to the Stanley Cup Final, which was nuts to consider even a month ago. 

#2416297 Wow... Danny Cleary

Posted by GoWings1905 on 30 May 2013 - 05:24 PM

Love Cleary. His physical abilities have deteriotated quickly because of injuries, but he has a ton of heart and guts. Been a great story turning his career and life around in Detroit.

I don't know whether Cleary has played his last game for the Red Wings, but I appreciate his dedication and contributions to the franchise.

#2416173 # 51 JOKE

Posted by GoWings1905 on 30 May 2013 - 12:56 PM

Don't really want Fil back regardless of the cost because he just doesn't fit what the Red Wings need.


The top-six needs a serious upgrade starting primarily by adding a winger with size that can score goals consistently. Clarkson and Horton come to mind as free agent possibilities. What do the Red Wings have to rely on besides Pavel and Z on the top two lines right now? Franzen is a joke, but not going anywhere. Filppula and Cleary are likely gone. Abby improved a ton, but he isn't a first line player on a championship team. Maybe you get production in larger roles from Nyquist, Tatar and Brunner but even that isn't a certainty right away. 


Kenny needs to make a splash up front via free agency or through a trade. Need some talent and size injected on the skill lines.

#2415344 WCSF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 2 OT (CHI wins series, 4-3)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 29 May 2013 - 09:17 PM

I'd rather have a player like Filppula, who can makes plays, versus Cleary, who mostly just benefits from them.

Doesn't making plays usually result in points? I haven't seen Filppula do anything to create offense the entire series, or season really.

#2415311 WCSF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 2 OT (CHI wins series, 4-3)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 29 May 2013 - 09:11 PM

Come on, dude. That assist was about as amazing as his EN goal.

Just another point of his that comes, as they usually come, from being on the ice with talented players.

Wish Filppula could put up points in that same fashion.

#2415200 WCSF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 2 OT (CHI wins series, 4-3)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 29 May 2013 - 08:45 PM

Abby tries hard, but he isn't a first liner.

Franzen is just horrible. The playoff performer fallback defense for him is long gone.

#2415101 WCSF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 2 OT (CHI wins series, 4-3)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 29 May 2013 - 08:26 PM

No matter what happens tonight, the top-six needs a serious upgrade this summer.