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#2528840 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

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

Dear Holland:



#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?

#2528237 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Shaman on 01 July 2014 - 01:52 PM

If Holland makes a trade prepare for it to be the overpayment panic trade of the century. Mark my words.

#2527476 UFA day looking up

Posted by Shaman on 30 June 2014 - 11:39 PM


He's not coming back. Ok? We'll never know if it's PR spin or not. You have ur Red Wings live in fantasy land opinion, I have a different one, but at the end of the day the loser is gone so lets just be happy about it.


On a two way contract I'd take him!


I would not take him on a two way contract


I would not take him with a missing contact


I would not take him with Megan Fox


I would not take him with two pet rocks


I would not take him Shaman I am


I would not take that defensive sham.

#2526433 Dylan Larkin - Highest draft pick since 1991

Posted by Shaman on 27 June 2014 - 08:49 PM

Hey guys,


Dylan Larkin - wow - ok.....so this is our first round 15th pick overall.


reading few scouting reports - showing decent numbers and winning attitude (which we extremely need)


Looking forward to seeing him develop and show results in the AHL - maybe even a few games in pre-season/season.


We definitely need to shop for a top 6 forward (possible trade away one of our young guns) and explore free agency.


Go Wings Go!


Welcome to the Wings Landon Ferraro 2.0

#2526388 NHL Draft 2014: First Round

Posted by Shaman on 27 June 2014 - 08:02 PM

Helm with hands? Where have I heard that before? Oh yeah: Ferraro 

#2524595 Compliance buyout expected to be used on Tootoo

Posted by Shaman on 19 June 2014 - 01:43 PM

The issue with Franzen is that his points tend to come in bunches and tend to be in games where they are next to meaningless. If he scored a hat trick in a 7-1 game that makes his stats look great, but does that get Detroit any closer to being relevant? Tootoo should be bought out, Cola shouldn't have been, as he, when he wasn't injured was better than Kindl and Lashoff, and when he was injured he didn't count against the cap anyway. 

#2519499 The Franzen Hate.

Posted by Shaman on 06 May 2014 - 06:31 PM


This is very accurate.

And depressing.

#2519434 Was Legwand worth it?

Posted by Shaman on 06 May 2014 - 02:13 PM

Legwand not being brought back because with Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Weiss, Sheahan, Helm, Glendenning, and Andersson, there's no room at center.


There would have been no room for Jarnkrok either.


This trade was a wash.


The only beef any logical Wings fan could have with the Legwand deal is that Calle could have been part of a better deal this offseason for that coveted top four D-man.

It's not a wash though for a few reasons:


#1 Jarnkrok has years of cheap team control left.


#2 He's still wavier exmept


#3 Weiss, Zetterberg and Helm all have long track records of being injured and the Wings have no center depth, look at the names you listed. 


#4 The 2nd rounder that also was part of the package.

#2518571 Was Legwand worth it?

Posted by Shaman on 01 May 2014 - 01:06 AM

Was Legwand worth it? Is this one of those rhetorical questions that no one can answer like if a branch breaks in the woods with no one around does it make a sound, or where does Franzen's game go for 20 game stretches at a time?


We know where he goes... He has a pillow fort in the dressing room.... 


I imagine it to be a lot like this:



#2518352 Red Wings expect changes for 2014 - 2015

Posted by Shaman on 30 April 2014 - 10:26 AM

I want Trevor gillies anyone with me? I really hope we get someone with some size and balls preferably a third line talent guy







This team has 9 bottom 6 forwards and a lot of players that are either out of options in GR, or should be getting their chance soon. A 35 year old goon who can't make the NHL and whose team is losing to the Griffins in the Calder cup playoffs is not the answer.

#2518351 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Shaman on 30 April 2014 - 10:23 AM

I would give up any prospect for Wayne simmonds, he is exactly what we need

What I think we. Can really use is another penalty killing defenseman the only good one we have is Ericsson and maybe you can throw kronwall in there even though he gets caught chasing


Holland hasn't been known to be a great trader either. I think Holmgren and Holland both spent many years in elementary trading their deserts for brussel sprouts and not realizing they got had.

#2518346 Red Wings expect changes for 2014 - 2015

Posted by Shaman on 30 April 2014 - 10:10 AM

So in the "Offseason Needs" threat I posted my realistic offseason plan, which was sign Niskanen and promote from within.  Here I'm going to post my dream scenario, which actually might not be too off base.  Sign Niskanen, and trade our 1st, Helm or Abby (not both), and Smith for Ryan Kessler.  We don't need a first, we've already got too many NHL quality prospects, and we can easily handle the loss of Smith and Abby or Helm.  No knock on any of those guys, but I love the thought of this











Note:  If that rookie third pair was shaky you can always trade for a veteran third pair stay at home guy with any of the 2 million quality prospects we've got. 


Niskanen is definitely an interesting player. But please let Detroit trade Glendening, he's going to be the new Cleary if they don't. Mark this down, Babcock can be fickle, but I see this guy being the soft, stone handed staple of the Wing's line up for decades to come.