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#2531673 Tomas Jurco's Ridiculous New Stick Trick

Posted by haroldsnepsts on Yesterday, 06:33 PM

It's a neat trick, but...

[cranky old man] I'd rather see him out there at the end of practice working on picking the top corner, or firing slapshots or something [/cranky old man]


which admittedly he may have been doing before or after this video.  It's just that stuff like that is cool I guess but has zero usefulness in a game, other than improving his general hand eye coordination.   I'm more impressed by a kid grinding it out after practice firing puck after puck.

#2531276 Who has been Ken Holland's worst recent free agent signing?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 10 July 2014 - 06:05 PM

For me it was a tossup between Sammy at 2 years with a NTC and a raise, and Tootoo at $1.9 mill for 3 years.  


Sammy's was frustrating because it was Holland's classic move of returning to a former Red Wing when they're past their prime, then throw in the contract. 


But Tootoo's was completely baffling because he overpaid for a 4th liner that his coach had little interest in using (which I agree with).  It's not like Tootoo was a different player for the Wings.  They knew what they were getting, paid too much, then didn't use him. 

#2530893 Kane & Toews Sign Identical 8-year, $10.5M AAV Extensions

Posted by Euro_Twins on 09 July 2014 - 05:59 PM

We don't have superstars, though. I mean, aside from Datsyuk.

Zetterbergs beard alone is a superstar which in turn makes him a superstar

#2530881 Kane & Toews Sign Identical 8-year, $10.5M AAV Extensions

Posted by turbowhistle86 on 09 July 2014 - 04:38 PM

this is cute.....why don't they get married while they're at it and then they can punch cabbies together?  There's no way Kane is worth that money! 



and don't get me started on Toews' playoff beard......



#2530866 Kane & Toews Sign Identical 8-year, $10.5M AAV Extensions

Posted by kipwinger on 09 July 2014 - 03:19 PM

Kane's gonna get soooooooooooooo wasted tonight!  PARTY!!!! WOOOO!

#2529803 Favorite Ken Holland Catchphrase / Quote

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 03 July 2014 - 02:56 PM

Really? This seemed like a thread worthy topic... Sad...


Ah, yes it is a thread worthy topic.

This is getting boring now


Then don't post in it.

#2529778 Favorite Ken Holland Catchphrase / Quote

Posted by uk_redwing on 03 July 2014 - 01:50 PM

Really? This seemed like a thread worthy topic... Sad...


More worthy than the effort used to type your post...



I went for "A healthy Player X is our deadline acquisition" as we hear that one every year, even though every team has players returning from injury throughout the year so it means jack s***.

#2529901 Hockey News: Red Wings D hunting

Posted by frankgrimes on 03 July 2014 - 10:35 PM

Byuflin would make this offseason disaster complete, fat, overweight coachkiller with a questionable dedication to the game...rather sign no one than trading for him or a guy like Green. Oilers are trying hard to fix their own d why should they trade Petry?

#2529367 Dont Jump Yet...

Posted by WingedWheel91 on 02 July 2014 - 09:58 AM



I am as pissed off as most Red Wings fans today out of our lack of ability to sign (any) big name free agents, and even more pissed off that our only substantial move was re-signing Kyle Quincey to a contract that pays him as much money as Jonathan Ericsson, more money than Johan Franzen and only 0.5 Million less than Nick Kronwall makes (still a top 10 defenceman in the league).


But as much as we can complain about Quincey, and predict that next season will be a complete disaster - I am seeing more and more tank for McDavid posts - I ask myself when did Matt Niskanen become worthy of a 7 year contract? Isn't Dan Boyle 37 years old coming off a 36 point season on a great team where he was a -8? Why did the world end when we didn't sign these two? Lets just try to use some perspective before we completely turn our backs...


Last season, in a 16 team conference - we finished 1 point behind 6th place PHI and 3 points behind 5th place NYR (who eventually played in the Stanley Cup Final) while having an historically bad (by our standards) record of 5-9 in the shootout. More importantly, we also had our top 3 forwards (when measured by salary) D, Z and Weiss miss 37, 37, and 56 games respectively. I hate to make excuses, but of the 6 teams in our conference that had more points than us last year, not a single one of them could relate to our injury situation (in terms of man games lost to star players). For ex. the top 6 scorers on the Boston Bruins all played in atleast 78 games, and 5 of them played in 80 or more - please don't tell me this would not have helped us or improved our position in the standings.


If we look ahead to next season - what do we have to be optimistic about? Well, we haven't really gotten worse since last year... No we haven't signed any big names either, but we still haven't lost anyone yet. (Alfie remains to be seen). Can you say the same about...


#1 BOSTON - Subtractions: Thornton, Iginla, Meszaros, Moore. Additions: None.

#2 PITTSBURGH - Subtractions: Jokinen, Vitale, Orpik, Glass, Engelland, Niskanen, Conner. Additions: Comeau, Ehrhoff.

#3 TAMPA BAY - Subtractions: Lindback, Aulie, Desjardins. Additions: Nabokov, Boyle, Blunden, Stralman.

#4 MONTREAL - Subtractions: Briere, Gorges, Vanek, Gionta, Blunden, Dubnyk. Additions: Parenteau, Gilbert, Malholtra.

#5 NEW YORK - Subtractions: Pouliot, Stralman, Richards, Boyle, Bickel. Additions: Hunwick, Glass, Kostka, D. Boyle.

#6 PHILADELPHIA - Subtractions: None. Additions: Jones.


The point here is that outside of Tampa Bay, the 5/6 teams that had more points than we did last season have not improved either - and to take it a step further, I certainly feel that Boston, Pittsburgh, Montreal, and the NYR have all regressed. In terms of teams within striking distance who have also improved, NJ and WSH certainly stand alone.


When you consider the possibility of a healthy team, the emergence and continued development of our younger players, the cap room and prospect pool we have to acquire pieces (which Holland MUST use at this point) and the lack of improved teams conference wide + number of teams in our division who have taken a step back (BOS, MTL, TOR, OTT,) I don't think the sky is falling as fast as it seems.

#2529013 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by ogreslayer on 01 July 2014 - 07:11 PM

And somewhere in a dark, quiet room, Brett Lebda & Derek Meech are waiting for their calls from Kenny too at this very moment.  

#2528840 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

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

Dear Holland:



#2528269 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Jesusberg on 01 July 2014 - 02:01 PM

If I'm Jakub Kindl, I'm teaching myself how to shoot right-handed over the summer.

#2528161 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by wings4thecup06 on 01 July 2014 - 01:29 PM


As I've said already.  If KH calls you looking for a trade, you ask for the moon.  What other choice does he have?  Also, right after free agency is a terrible time to trade because the market is in equilibrium and you can't play sellers off of one another to reduce prices. 


If he trades now (as opposed to a week ago), he's a complete fool 


The other option is to play the kids on the back end, and bring Mantha into the top 6. Why not? 

#2526401 NHL Draft 2014: First Round

Posted by kipwinger on 27 June 2014 - 08:07 PM

I think the fact that his favorite team was the Maple Leafs is clear evidence that he's got terrible judgement and probably will be plagued by poor decision making his whole career. 


Hmmm...now that I think about it, does anybody know if Brendan Smith's favorite team growing up was the Maple Leafs?  lol. 

#2526091 Which (retired) *non* DetroitRedWings player would like to meet?

Posted by kipwinger on 27 June 2014 - 11:32 AM

I actually know Craig Coxe pretty well and have had the opportunity to chat with him several times about his epic fights with Probert and Kocur.  Very cool guy with a lot of good stories. 


I've also spoken with Derian Hatcher on a couple of occasions as well.  He's quiet and doesn't have much to say.  One of my fondest memories was busting his balls the first time I met him by grabbing him a shot and proposing a toast "to skilled european forwards".  He looked at me completely seriously and said, "I was a defenseman, not a forward".  Had no idea I was screwing with him.