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#2533049 Dekeyser/Tatar status update

Posted by kipwinger on 26 July 2014 - 01:42 PM

I'm going to laugh and laugh and laugh if Tatar signs a more "team friendly" deal than Dekeyser.  Everybody is overly worried about Tatar, but the local guy isn't signed either.  What if he's the one with the "ego problem" or whatever else is being suggested  about Tatar?  People act like Tatar is some kind of bad seed because he's trying to get the best deal he can.  But clearly Dekeyser is doing the same thing and everyone is mum. 


Truth is, neither are currently signed because their value is really hard to determine.  They've both played better than your average rookie but don't have a track record.  As such, it's hard for both management, and their agents, to figure out what their proper value is.  So it takes time. 

#2533034 Winter is coming..

Posted by FireCaptain on 26 July 2014 - 12:55 AM

Keep warm with your new sweater.





#2533047 Winter is coming..

Posted by PredsFanTheBayouState on 26 July 2014 - 12:16 PM

Keep warm with your new sweater.

That actually is not a bad looking sweater, I don't need one of those down here,because we really don't have a winter

#2533019 Babcock on using advanced stats

Posted by derblaueClaus on 25 July 2014 - 06:35 PM

Good choice. Important for our style of play. Thats at least one good news in our offseason. ( Before somebody else does it : "Advanced stats are our offseason aquisition." :P )

#2532993 Hockey News: The 5 most evil hockey photoshops we could come up with

Posted by Euro_Twins on 25 July 2014 - 09:28 AM

Should have hired flashy to do the Photoshop.

#2532537 Hockey News: Detroit has the easiest schedule

Posted by Seraph on 19 July 2014 - 08:34 AM

After being in the West all these years it's about time.

#2532444 Hockey News: Detroit has the easiest schedule

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 18 July 2014 - 06:03 AM

All I know is let's get this season started...



#2532270 Red Wings & the Media

Posted by Son of a Wing on 16 July 2014 - 03:05 PM


I'm confused about your position.  You think that there's nothing wrong with the media coverage of the Wings?


I don't care about the media "asking the tough questions".  I really don't.  I don't get off on the idea of seeing Holland squirm in his seat and hum and hah.


What does that accomplish?  People act like he's going to have an epiphany and all it takes is people confronting him about it and then he's going to see the light!


In today's era of social media they know the general consensus of their fan base's opinion. It doesn't take a beat reporter's "digging" to find that out.


(Much like what 55fan was saying) I rely on the media to give me facts.  I'd love more insider info but I also see how that can be counter-productive to the Wings doing business.


I read blogs and message boards (LGW) to hear other people opinions so I can better reflect on my own (which I've gained from watching as many games as I can).

#2532264 Red Wings & the Media

Posted by T.Low on 16 July 2014 - 02:23 PM

I make about one post a year and I have to waste it on this garbage....
BOOO, these reporters are reporting on the news and not on whatever their opinion might be, BOOO.
This is being played like politics and a perceived lack of interest in bashing management is being equated to condoning said moves.
These are not the same things, everyone is taking mental shortcuts to the conclusion and bypassing the idea that media SHOULD report ONLY the facts.
People are so quick to forget that because it is sports, it is journalism too, adding opinion taints that.
Let bloggers speculate, speculation is what you people seem to desire, but is also the reason these speculators don't have credentials, because they only want those credentials to make their asinine opinions seem more valid when they are arguing in their own comments section.
Nobody knows what a good signing is until the season is over and we all have 20/20 hindsight, your intuition is not proof of any fact and your anger is not a catalyst for change. All I read when I see this garbage is a lot of spoiled fans who even after making the playoffs for 23 years in a row and winning more Stanley Cups than any team in a quarter century, think they could do better and sit around bitterly whining about a few depth moves being made.
Grow up Hockeytown!
29 other teams lose the cup or on said free agent, I can't wait for the article to come out saying player X didn't want to come to Detroit because of the entitled fans, well I guess I could buy a website, call myself a blogger, write the opinion myself, use anonymous sources and then ***** because no one takes me serious.


I need to be informed of "what" happened, not what to "think" about it. I can do that on my own.

#2532122 Alfie wants to play

Posted by wingfan1991 on 15 July 2014 - 08:22 AM

I would sign Alfie all the way. He still has it! We need that right handed shot.

#2532159 Renney out, Granato in

Posted by Euro_Twins on 15 July 2014 - 01:04 PM

Man, Babcock sure does go through the assistant coaches eh?  Anyone know how many he's had during his time here?

It's not necessarily a bad thing, they all get promoted after working with him

#2532154 Renney out, Granato in

Posted by Euro_Twins on 15 July 2014 - 12:40 PM

I doubt care about granato's past if he can help our team play better

#2532073 preds prospects Viktor Arvidsson and Kevin Fiala shootout moves

Posted by PredsFanTheBayouState on 14 July 2014 - 06:29 PM


Hey now PredsFan is one of our favorite non Wings fan first.  

Thanks Hockeymom,I kind of just ignore that ones that tell me that i'm on the wrong board and let the mods take care of it.

#2532071 preds prospects Viktor Arvidsson and Kevin Fiala shootout moves

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 14 July 2014 - 06:24 PM

So what? I don't care...wrong board.

Trying to compare sizes with Jurco's moves? Shootout skills won't turn your franchise into a contender, I'm afraid :lol:


Hey now PredsFan is one of our favorite non Wings fan first.  

#2531964 Holland Wiki page edited

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 13 July 2014 - 07:43 PM

I just thought of something.  The reason Ken Holland wants all his players to be overripe and 1000% NHL ready is because in his 1st NHL game he got lit up for 7 goals.  It all makes sense now.