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#2529888 Hockey News: Red Wings D hunting

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 03 July 2014 - 08:42 PM

I don't want to imagine Big Buff filling any holes on my backend.  Immature and sleep deprived is not a good combination.  

What? All I'm saying is that we have a lot of pressure back there sometimes and he can be the one to relieve it. Sure, there might be some boil-over from the other D-man he's playing with, but they just need to bear down, keep it loose, and be prepared to go long and deep.... into the post-season. 

#2529745 Article on FAs and Red Wings

Posted by vladdy16 on 03 July 2014 - 12:25 PM

There is nothing in this article bashing or dissing the city of Detroit in any way and we already gave our opinions on the state of the city the last few days.  Let's not turn this into discussing Detroit.

#2529786 Favorite Ken Holland Catchphrase / Quote

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 03 July 2014 - 02:07 PM

My vote: "I don't know why they're not coming here" because it demonstrates, more than any of the other quotes, just how out-of-touch Holland seems to be. The league might have passed him by.

#2529506 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 02 July 2014 - 02:04 PM

Cinderella frauds occasionally make the Finals. They don't win. Cinderella teams also occasionally take a 3-1 lead on the eventual Stanley Cup champs only to be exposed in games 5, 6, and 7.
Don't be fooled by Cinderella. She's really a homely girl with a mop and bucket.

While all this may be true, I'd still rather be Cinderella than an ugly stepsister. :(

#2529489 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 02 July 2014 - 01:10 PM

Cinderella frauds occasionally make the Finals. They don't win. Cinderella teams also occasionally take a 3-1 lead on the eventual Stanley Cup champs only to be exposed in games 5, 6, and 7.


Don't be fooled by Cinderella. She's really a homely girl with a mop and bucket.

#2529143 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 01 July 2014 - 08:41 PM


But it is a rebuild, just of a different kind, because KH and co realised that they could break the mould, and actually re-tool on the fly and still remain competitive. 


Why the hell do we need a new coach? Babcock is arguably one of the top 3 coaches in the league right now. And we should replace him with Blashill? Who has how many years of NHL head coaching experience? WHy? Out of principle? 


Why should we trade Pavel and Hank away, when they have proven themselves time and time again? This team that we have right now is a better, deeper, younger team than that of only 2 years ago that put Chicago on the ropes. We've got better scoring depth, better youth. 


We have promoted the kids from GR. NOt all of them, but not all of them have shown that they are ready yet either. Hence why Mantha will most likely start in GR this season, and be the first recall. Why rush your prospects when they are not ready to the point where it stunts their development? 


And has actually, anyone here thought the last two seasons boring? The playoff run in 2013 was incredibly. Heartwrenching yes but it was a terrific ride. Just like this season and the battle against injuries and the rise of Gus and Tatar. For me, it speaks to how well this organisation is run, that even when the s*** hits the fan, we still make the playoffs because we draft so much better and develop so much better than the rest of the league. 


As so many have repeated, it is highly unlikely to rebuild successfully in today's NHL without tanking and thereby securing very high draft picks for a couple of years or more.


There is no future franchise player on the Wings' roster and quite possibly not in the minors (so say statistics). Yes, the Wings have some good young talent, but they don't have what a few years of top 4 picks would garner them.


Anyone (not you in particular) who mistakes Nyquist and Tatar for the next coming of 19 and 91 or for Dats and Z is deluded. Likewise, DD is not the next Lidstrom.

#2528495 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by kipwinger on 01 July 2014 - 03:25 PM

Has anyone checked to make sure that Ken Holland isn't actually dead?  He might very well be dead...from the shame of not making a trade before the draft...and is still lying on his bathroom floor somewhere in suburban Detroit.  I say "bathroom floor" because he must surely have been looking at himself in the mirror saying "what happened to you?...You used to be so...so...so..." right before his heart exploded. 


This would explain why there were no moves today.  The fact that everyone hates hisf****** guts for destroying our team would explain why nobody has bothered to go looking for him. 

#2524287 Dan Cleary may return...sigh

Posted by kipwinger on 17 June 2014 - 05:31 PM

If we burn Dan Cleary in effigy outside Joe Louis Arena do you think everyone involved will get the point?

#2524244 Dan Cleary may return...sigh

Posted by FireCaptain on 17 June 2014 - 01:11 PM




#2522847 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 05 June 2014 - 01:36 AM

Holland's newest round of comments makes it sound like we're not interested in doing anything big, in free agency or the trade market. Sometimes I want to punch him in the face. Not literally. Figuratively. I guess.

I'd like to physically punch him in the face, partly because I know he doesn't have an enforcer to keep me honest.

#2522488 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Dave on 02 June 2014 - 09:27 AM

Why Not...


1. Trade Jurco, Andersson, 2014 1st Round Pick (#15) for Ryan Kesler

2. Trade Dekeyser, Tatar, Marchenko, and 2015 1st + 2016 Cond 2nd for Shea Weber

3. Sign Boyle

4. Re-Sign Alfie









KINDL         - SMITH




Then lets flip Abs and Helm 1st+2nd+3rd+4th+5th+6th for Malkin and Letang

#2519139 WCSF : (6) Los Angeles Cartmans vs. (1) Coach Bombay and the Quacks

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 04 May 2014 - 01:28 AM

Officially on the Kings bandwagon. 

#2518706 Jaroslav Halak's negotiating rights traded to Islanders.

Posted by Dabura on 01 May 2014 - 03:07 PM

Nabokov is, like, 70 years old.


Ken Holland is so turned on right now.

#2518652 Jimmy Howard's head is missing

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 01 May 2014 - 11:08 AM

Well now we know why he was having trouble keeping his head in the game.

#2518429 Wings will buy out Tootoo, not Franzen.

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 April 2014 - 07:13 PM

Can we buy out Holland instead?