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#2682117 Who should get A?

Posted by Shaman on 04 July 2016 - 03:14 AM

Abdelkader is too much of a brainless banger to get it. Give it to Danny D.

#2680489 Other than Stamkos, which FA forward do you want?

Posted by Shaman on 30 June 2016 - 03:41 AM

To those who want Okposo: He's looking at a contract of at least 7 million according to sources and there are rumors that with Stamkos gone that could balloon to near 8, as a lot of teams need to answer scoring concerns. He's got a skill set that has been shown to potentially age like milk and wants a massive contract, well beyond his worth. This could be David Clarkson level bad contract before it's over.

#2680340 Stamkos to... Tampa

Posted by Shaman on 29 June 2016 - 05:20 PM

Stam who?

Stamjesus the one who was supposed to resurrect this team from the dead. 

#2671757 Fixing this mess....

Posted by Shaman on 19 April 2016 - 10:31 PM

Saddest thing is, The Wings have the second highest payroll in the NHL, factor in Franzen a money and they are tops.

That's the problem. When you have the highest payroll in the league and barely make they playoffs and can't score more than 2 goals or score a PP goal or stop a PK, etc...something is wrong. That something is Ken Holland. He gave way too much money to mediocre players and much too long of contracts and too many NTC'S.

Even if Holland could find takers for Howard or Ericsson, he'll for sure have to retain salary. Thus hindering our cap.


Don't worry, Helm is due of a raise. Detroit will be #1 soon!

#2638858 11/21 GDT : Red Wings at St. Louis Blues, 8:00 EST

Posted by Shaman on 22 November 2015 - 12:26 PM

Lowest of our regular forwards. I suppose you could consider Andersson and Ferraro a regular though. 2.5 minutes less than Tatar and 3.5 less than Nyquist. In this game, he played just under 12 minutes, while Tatar and Nyquist played about 17. LA game he did play more than them, one of the few times this year. One game is hardly enough to call a trend, especially considering tonight's game.


You say he can't play defense, but his defensive metrics are among the best on the team, with similar usage to Tatar and Nyquist. You say he can't forecheck in the GDT for a game where his forecheck helped create two goals. Yeah, he's small, but no smaller than Nyquist or Tatar. And he's producing about as well as those two.


If it turns out that Tatar and Nyquist do start losing ice time to Pulks, and he's not producing enough to warrant it, then a change would be in order. But for now it looks like we might finally have three good lines. Nyquist-Sheahan-Tatar has been a good line in pretty much every game they've been together. As has Larkin-Z-Abby. Richards-Dats-Pulks has been together 2 games, been our best possession line both games, and got a goal tonight. Let it ride.


And he has 11 career goals.

Don't try to reason with people. Pulkks is providing scoring depth this team desperately needs yet he gets blamed for all that's wrong with this team. How about blaming players like Abdelkader or Kronwall who are top minute players who look between mediocre and hot garbage instead of a rookie?

#2638810 11/21 GDT : Red Wings at St. Louis Blues, 8:00 EST

Posted by Shaman on 21 November 2015 - 11:04 PM

I hope the plan is to pad Pulkinnen's stats and trade him. Blashill's use of him this year is like Babs with Glendening.... and Blash's use of glendening 


Yeah, I mean 10 points, on pace for 25/40 this year is terrible out of a rookie. And I mean Detroit has no problem scoring so they should get rid of their players that can score.

#2636519 Abby Signs 7-year, 29.75 mil Extension

Posted by Shaman on 12 November 2015 - 12:29 AM

Abdelkader has had one season of scoring, while playing with future hall of famers, of top 6 scoring. Holland is going to give him 7 years of 4+ million? This just proves the terrible complacency Holland and this organization has found itself in. This makes the team less able to make moves for the elite defender they terribly need, and with Howard and Franzen still on the books for the foreseeable future free agents won't be coming here.

#2619885 Watch the Final Development Camp Scrimmage

Posted by Shaman on 09 July 2015 - 05:37 PM

Svechnikov's goal was pretty great. A lot of good things on that play. Him and Larkin go to the dirty areas, they don't give up on the play, and Svech doesn't over think and shoots when he has the open net.

#2605080 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by Shaman on 30 April 2015 - 02:18 PM

Holland is too safe. In the cap era you have to take risks, and he is risk adverse. I think this is reflective of the fact he is safe in his job, so long as he sails the ship of mediocrity he is safe. Why take risks to win a cup when he can keep his job just ekking in the playoffs and getting bounced early? 


This team needs new blood, young kids, bold moves and swinging for the fences!

#2596444 Oilers win the Draft Lottery

Posted by Shaman on 18 April 2015 - 07:57 PM

#2589686 Hudler Has 72 Points

Posted by Shaman on 05 April 2015 - 07:56 PM

Eva was right all along.  


Eva was Hudler.

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#2570949 Steve Montador Found Dead At His Home

Posted by Shaman on 15 February 2015 - 01:19 PM

Not necessarily.  Rare things such as aneurysms can happen at any age. 

Lana: What's your third biggest fear?
Archer: Brain aneurysm.
Lana: What's a brain aneurysm have to do with walking around in a swamp?
Archer: Nothing, it can happen anywhere at anytime, that's what makes it so terrifying.

#2559903 Q and A with Teemu Pulkkinen

Posted by Shaman on 31 December 2014 - 09:48 AM



Besides being one of the better offensive prospects the Wings have had in a long time, he has the prefect attitude to be a life long Wing.

#2549116 Mantha getting closer.

Posted by Shaman on 15 November 2014 - 01:18 PM

Last night may have been Mantha's debut, but it was the Pulkkinen  show. His OT was a thing of beauty.

#2531959 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by Shaman on 13 July 2014 - 07:03 PM

ok folks, let's please get back on topic about this great off season acquisition by Holland.  


This makes me need to resurrect an oldie but goodie.