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#2529469 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by Shaman on 02 July 2014 - 12:42 PM

Why the hell wouldn't you want to make the playoffs? This isn't pre-lockout days where unless you had the hottest goalie in the history of the game did you even have a hope of causing an upset. 

 

LA were the number 6 seed in the west this year. 2 years before that they were the number 8 seed. The Devils were the 6 seed that year vs the kings. In 09-10 the Flyers were the number 7 seed in the East and they made the Finals. 

 

The point I'm making is, if you're roster is good enough to make the playoffs right now, why blow it up, because as we've seen, anything can happen. If you looked at the Rangers roster before the season began, and even after they traded for St Louis, would you still have picked them to beat Pittsburgh? 

 

This team is good enough to make the playoffs. And if anyone thinks that making the playoffs even if only to play 5 games is less valuable for the young kids experience than missing them completely, then you want your head testing. 

 

Last season, there were a few mistakes early that were costing us, and then the injury bug hit like Ive never seen. You cannot lose key players for extended periods like that an expect to keep competing, yet somehow we did. All of that experience is frankly, invaluable, such that when Pavel and hank come back healthy they'll be able to lead the way, and our kids last year will be able to provide depth and secondary scoring that every team needs to win. 

 

There will be ups and downs, but this team is trending up. The fact that we didn't sign a big name free agent on 1 day of the year doesn't mean otherwise.  

 

This is bunk. Detroit is nothing like LA. LA is built to grind teams out over 7 games. Detroit is built to keep the DMC in business the next few years.




#2529448 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by Shaman on 02 July 2014 - 12:11 PM

I don't disagree with the premise of that article, but Ryan Lambert has bashed the Wings at every opportunity for years. He's a Blackhawks slappy that somehow got a job pretending to be an objective writer for Yahoo. I knew who had written that article just by reading the part posted without even opening the link.

Lambert is a clown. Helene St. James never finds anything wrong with the Red Wings and Lambert never sees anything right. Both are hacks.

 

Problem is that this article hit a bit too close to home for my tastes... 




#2529438 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by Shaman on 02 July 2014 - 11:59 AM

 

We aren't Cup contenders right now. Signing Niskanen or Boyle wouldn't have changed that at all. They would've helped, but they wouldn't have put us over the top. So yes, I would love to still see us make the playoffs even if we do lose in the 1st round, but give me Pav on two legs...not just one, a healthy Z, and healthy Big E in that series and things might've been a little different. We might not have won but I don't think we would've lost 4-1. Not to mention our kids are getting valuable playoff experience. Sure as hell beats missing the playoffs all together. So what if we get a pick 3-4 picks lower than what we would've had? We aren't tanking. It's not going to happen.  Pardon me if I have realistic expectations.  :confused:

 

Getting bounced in 5 games isn't playoff experience per se. Also the lack of forward depth, the kids disappearing, Howard being Manny Legace 2.0, there really wasn't much hope even if Z and D were both healthy.




#2529354 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by Shaman on 02 July 2014 - 09:09 AM

Well as I said before, he would panic and sign KFQ and I would call him Ken Doll for the rest of time.

 

 

In related news a leaked picture from Ken Doll's last physical:

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#2529005 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by Shaman on 01 July 2014 - 07:07 PM

 

 

Jeff Weintraub ‏@TheDailyTraub 6m
KYLE QUINCEY HAS A HIGHER CAP HIT THAN NIKLAS HJALMARSSON, SLAVA VOYNOV, VICTOR HEDMAN AND THE SAME AS KEVIN SHATTENKIRK THIS IS NOT OKAY

 

 

Just an FYI




#2528989 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by Shaman on 01 July 2014 - 07:00 PM

To sum up the off season so far:

 

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#2528954 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by Shaman on 01 July 2014 - 06:44 PM

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Connor McDavid will look damn good in a Wings' jersey next draft.




#2528918 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by Shaman on 01 July 2014 - 06:32 PM

Bringing back my gem from the deadline:

 

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#2528878 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by Shaman on 01 July 2014 - 06:22 PM

I mean I was joking that Kenny would panic and overpay KFQ

 

Then he goes and does it.

 

He's becoming a mockery of his own self.




#2528861 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by Shaman on 01 July 2014 - 06:18 PM

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#2528857 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Shaman on 01 July 2014 - 06:17 PM

With the ridiculous logjam of defenseman that Washington has now (Carlson, Alzner, Orlov, Green and now Orpik and Niskanen), their need to sign a 2C (supposedly Legwand) and the fact that they have virtually no cap space, I believe that Kenny should seriously pursue Mike Green.... like right now.

Why get Green? They have Kyle Quinecy!




#2528840 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Shaman on 01 July 2014 - 06:13 PM

Dear Holland:

 

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#2528745 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Shaman on 01 July 2014 - 05:01 PM

Well it's Detroit. How many of these guys want to move their families to a city that are in the news right now about the UN having to help people get water?

 

Apparently 40 baseball players, including top pitchers and hitters, who could contend in LA, NY, or many other nicer areas decide to come to Detroit. So the city can't be all bad.




#2528719 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Shaman on 01 July 2014 - 04:47 PM

I'm finally starting to calm down a bit. Holland was very active. We can't fault him there. He didn't kick tires...he offered them big contracts. He needs to figure out why Detroit isn't alluring anymore and do something to fix it. If he doesn't then his job will eventually depend upon it.

 

Track record speaks louder than his actions today. What we have seen in the last half decade is him settle for limping into the playoffs and never getting past the second round instead of trying to make substantive moves to contend. If I were a FA I wouldn't sign here because it could be that Kenny doesn't make any more moves and I would be stuck on a bubble team instead of being on a team on the rise.




#2528638 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Shaman on 01 July 2014 - 04:12 PM

So, tank for McDavid?