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#2430840 Fedorov: ‘We had the chance’ to bring Datsyuk to KHL

Posted by F.Michael on 19 July 2013 - 03:14 PM

Pavel wants to travel in a modern aircraft that has a 99.99999% chance of not crashing.

#2430831 2013-14 Schedule Highlights

Posted by F.Michael on 19 July 2013 - 03:08 PM

What's the deal with soooo many games aginst our old Western Conference rivals, and why not until Dec. 21st a game against the Maple Leafs?

#2428656 Parros signs with Montreal

Posted by F.Michael on 07 July 2013 - 08:28 PM

It just occurred to me that Briere could hide in Parros' stache if trouble started.

#2427879 Wings sign Stephen Weiss, 5-years, $24.5m

Posted by F.Michael on 06 July 2013 - 12:23 AM

I like Weiss better than Filppula so I suppose I'm jelly with this.

I think the general consensus is that many here are happy with the signing since it became frustrating watching Filppula waste scoring opportunities by having the "pass 1st" mentality.

#2427870 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by F.Michael on 06 July 2013 - 12:08 AM

Surprised he didn't sign elsewhere so far...maybe he should accept Ken's offer after all.

Well...He's only been in the NHL for one 48 game season...He's outta his mind if he think's he can command anything more than $3 million.


I do agree with you though that he should've accepted a 2 year deal with Detroit; maybe there's still a chance he, and Holland can come to an agreement.

#2426429 Wings in on Alfredsson

Posted by F.Michael on 05 July 2013 - 10:18 AM


It damned well better be less than $6 million.

I was hoping it would be no more than $4 million.

#2426421 Wings in on Alfredsson

Posted by F.Michael on 05 July 2013 - 10:16 AM

Just realised this as well...Alfie wears #11...Does that mean Cleary is the odd man out :lol:

#2426050 Trade/Buyout thread

Posted by F.Michael on 04 July 2013 - 05:43 PM

Good trade for both Boston and Dallas.


Wish Kenny would do something like this hate to say it

Well.....Our "good" players are worth keeping.....Nobody wants our garbage.


Seguin hasn't lived up to expectations in Beantown, and to me that move made by ex-Leaf GM Burke to land Kessel is looking better, and better for the Leafs.

No, no, no, no to Danny Alfredsson.


Just no.


#2425432 Wings buy out Colaiacovo, will keep Bertuzzi

Posted by F.Michael on 03 July 2013 - 12:58 PM


If this is true they should trade him to anywhere that will take him. For whatever offer us.

I doubt there'd be any takers...

#2425422 Report: Red Wings out on Lecavalier - signs with Philly 5@4.5 per

Posted by F.Michael on 03 July 2013 - 12:50 PM


I agree giving Cleary 3 yrs @ 3 per would be a boneheaded move.... hoping that is not actually going to happen.

Maybe - just maybe Holland sees Cleary as a positive influence in the dressing room - especially with the young guys coming up from GR?


Cleary was a 1st rounder with the Hawks - was then bounced around the league until his career was resurrected courtesy of Ken Holland...Maybe having Cleary around is more for a locker room presence than anything else?

#2425067 Wings buy out Colaiacovo, will keep Bertuzzi

Posted by F.Michael on 02 July 2013 - 08:05 PM

So...Let me get this straight...We got 2 guys...When healthy - one is actually pretty useful, and we're getting rid of him, and the other when healthy is...Well...We're gonna keep him.....Makes sense :blink:

I think using a buyout on Carlo is a waste.  IMHO, he was one of our top 4 defensemen in the playoffs, and is paid less than at least one guy who he outplayed (Quincy).  I think he could and would crack our lineup even with DeKeyser back.  Now, we are relying on Smith to step it up and Quincy to play to his potential every night vs. having a guy that came in and played rock solid in our back pocket.  And we're doing this why? To keep Samuelsson??  WTF???


I don't have too much of a problem with the Cleary deal, though I wish it was more like 2 years at 2M or 2.5M.  I know a lot of people want a star player in his place, but I'd argue that he brings some of the things to the table that we need: he'll go to the net, he plays tougher than his size and he gives 100% every time out on the ice.  He's like Rudy - I wish I could put his heart into Franzen's body.


I don't have too much of a problem with keeping Bert too.  If he's hurt, we can IR him and maybe get someone else (IR doesn't count against cap?). While if he's truly healthy, he can bring some size, grit, toughness and scoring.

Not to sound harsh.....Cleary - Bertuzzi - Samuelsson should not be Red Wings at the start of the 2013/2014 NHL season.

#2422798 Bryan Bickell

Posted by F.Michael on 27 June 2013 - 03:41 PM

I can't believe how gaga everybody is going over Bickell and Clarkson.  Half this forum goes into an uproar about Franzen, his contract, and how he hasn't played up to the level he was signed at.  And now we're going to pay more for Bickell or Clarkson, who have a shorter period of goal scoring success?  Horton is the only one with a track record for goal scoring, and he's going to make a fortune.


Does the difference between wanting a guy and not wanting a guy really boil down being able to punch people once in a while?

Well - punching people may come in handy now that we're in the Eastern Conference.....However I do agree with your view overall.....For all we know - Bickell/Clarkson could be versions of Eric Cole; tending to play well for 1 franchise, and not many other.


These 2 guys could very well be like Marty Lapointe; sign big, and then disappoint for the remainder of the contract.....We don't want, nor need that.

#2422385 Wings looking to trade before using buyouts

Posted by F.Michael on 26 June 2013 - 06:50 AM


That forward depth is awful.  Team wouldnt be close to making the playoffs.  Also Helm will never be a 2C and is closer to a 4C at this point.

Ya know - this made me think (pretty rare :lol:)


How much different is a 'healthy' Helm when compared to Filppula?


Filppula was a 30 to 40 pts guy, and decent defensively...I'd say Helm is better defensively - however can he reach 30 to 40 pts with extra ice time? I think he could.

#2422272 Wings looking to trade before using buyouts

Posted by F.Michael on 25 June 2013 - 04:55 PM

One poster brings up replacing Tootoo and the East and everyone goes off the deep end.


No one is talking about reshaping the roster or our style of play. It's just that Tootoo is the most aggressive player we have and losing him would create a hole. It helps to have players like that throughout your roster and especially in the bottom 6 to wear down your opponent. We have little to none.


It's not about enforcers, it's about guys that can crash and bang and still play a normal shift without being a liability.


It's not about the East, it's about being a difficult team to play against both with and without the puck.

I'd much rather keep Tootoo over Emerton, Bertuzzi, or Sammuelsson.

#2421308 Saddledome Under Water

Posted by F.Michael on 22 June 2013 - 01:30 AM

It's all Hudler's fault.