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F.Michael

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#2606477 ECSF: Tampa Bay Crying Coopers vs. Montreal Complaining Canadiens

Posted by F.Michael on 07 May 2015 - 07:01 AM

Just imagine how the Wings would be faring against them right now. 

It's possible the Wings would be down 3-0 to the Habs.

 

Either way - I find it humorous. 




#2606223 Players who might be available due to teams cap issues

Posted by F.Michael on 05 May 2015 - 09:16 PM

 

Well I certainly don't disagree with that.  But I think this is slightly different.  He's overpayed, overvalued, and underproducing.  No need to acquire a guy like that just because he's "real big" and "real tough".  He's a bad player and his own team is dying to get rid of the guy.  That should tell you something. 

Sounds like a perfect fit for the Maple Leafs.




#2606208 Kronwall in the Playoffs

Posted by F.Michael on 05 May 2015 - 08:51 PM

Win a Norris trophy.
Or the Stanley cup.

His Olympic Gold medals are covering his ears like Princess Leia's  cinnamon bun hairdo so he cannot hear you.




#2606192 Players who might be available due to teams cap issues

Posted by F.Michael on 05 May 2015 - 08:18 PM

imagine phaneuf and lucic in a wings jersey.
ha! would never happen. none of them are named dan cleary

In a galaxy far far away a man named Kenny Holland found his balls on the shelf.....Once blowing the dust off - he found the courage to swing a trade for 1 Brendan Shanahan.....May the force be with you.




#2605825 ECSF: Tampa Bay Crying Coopers vs. Montreal Complaining Canadiens

Posted by F.Michael on 03 May 2015 - 10:25 PM

Je parie qu'il ya des millions de trous de cul plisser à Montréal.




#2605110 Red Wings Fan Charged With Arson At Lightning Game

Posted by F.Michael on 30 April 2015 - 03:18 PM



I love her twitter account.  You can actually see her getting more and more excited prior to the game.  She had no idea what was in store, and how horribly wrong her night was going to wind up.  It's like looking into the past and the future at the same time lol. 

I looked over her account, but nothing led me to believe that she'd be a hot date...

 

Wocka-Wocka-Wocka-aaaahhhhhh Fozzie2.jpg




#2605107 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by F.Michael on 30 April 2015 - 03:13 PM

 

Macaulay-Culkin-Home-Alone-the-good-son-

That's how Dats, and Hank felt back in their prime...

 

With all the wear, and tear - these guys are feeling their age, and then some...

 

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#2605060 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by F.Michael on 30 April 2015 - 01:45 PM

 

You wrote more than you needed to.  My whole point is that Holland's previous successes shouldn't give him immunity at his current job.  Immunity is dangerous at any job.  If I had immunity at my job, I'd have strippers and scotch here every day

Hey - you better invite me!


 

But it's not just "past successes".  That's the point.  He's still a very successful GM, and his teams are still very successful.  It's not like we're stinking up the place, missing the playoffs, and competing for lottery picks. 

 

I agree that you should have total immunity at your job.  But you also shouldn't be fired if you don't remain at the absolute apex of your industry in perpetuity.

 

We've gone six years since our last Cup.  Exactly the same amount of time between our Cups in 2002 and 2008.  It would have been a mistake to fire Holland back then, and it would be a mistake now.

Agreed.

 

Be careful for what ya wish for...For all we know the next GM could somehow be related to Matt Millen.




#2604954 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by F.Michael on 30 April 2015 - 10:25 AM

Completely agree on Todd McLellan. Bring Blashill up as an assistant. Continue to groom him.

 

I guess I think of Holland as the main person to bring in talent. When he isn't. I blame him. That's how black and white I look at it though.

 

This is probably one of his biggest off seasons. He needs to better prepare for Pasha and Z's departures. He really didn't with Lids or Rafalski. Years prior to their retirements, he could've been planning. Granted Kronwall and E never materialized into absolute greats, but again, isn't it his job to foresee some of that stuff? I don't know, maybe I just don't understand his role.

 

The same way I blame the Lions for years of not getting the right players, I blame other teams. 

 

If he goes out and gets value for Howard, that would be a step in the right direction.

 

I don't think you can have 6 million tied up in two #1 starting goalies. 

I will agree with you about Howard - that is if there's a package that can be made to shore up other areas on the roster - then why not look at what's out there.


 

"I don't know why they're not coming here"  - Ken Holland

That's a hard question to answer.

 

Is it due to the impression the city of Detroit gives to outsiders? Has the novelty of being a Red Wing worn off? Is playing for Babcock a pain in the ass? By signing some players in the past, and then not getting ice time starting to bite the Wings in the ass?

 

I'm thinking the answer is 'yes' to  all of the above.




#2604931 Who is the coach next season?

Posted by F.Michael on 30 April 2015 - 09:30 AM

A return for Todd McLellan?




#2604923 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by F.Michael on 30 April 2015 - 09:17 AM

 

Those teams also have had far more post season success in the last 6 years than we have.  So that doesn't help the case 

I guess it depends how you define 'success'.

 

Pitt hasn't done any better than us, and both LA/Boston didn't even make it this year, and those teams sucked the big suck for many years prior to getting lucky at the draft.

 

I'm not happy with the end result, but IMHO giving Holland the boot would not be our best move.




#2604791 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by F.Michael on 29 April 2015 - 11:38 PM

So what, if we made the playoffs for 24 consecutive seasons (you don't get a trophy for it). Its not about making it to the playoffs, it's what you do in the playoffs that matters.

What specific moves would you have rather seen Holland make?

 

What could/should Holland have done to lure hi-end UFA's to Detroit?

 

Again - he's not perfect, but lets take a step back from all of this, and look at the big picture...The Wings are still 1 of the 'better' teams in the league, and unlike LA, Boston, Pitt  - we made the playoffs, and we don 't need to clean house.




#2604466 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by F.Michael on 29 April 2015 - 09:16 PM

Babcock post-game, "Well, it's a race to 4 and they got there first.  We competed, we played hard, that's hockey sometimes."  

:lol:

 

Spot on!




#2604438 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by F.Michael on 29 April 2015 - 09:12 PM

yes, but the outcome still hurts i was wrong however, i said it would be 2-1 tampa tonight.

Yeah...It does...But the Wings seemed to play themselves outta a few games in this series, and lets be honest - TB is a good team...They may very well take Montreal to 7 games as well.




#2604312 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by F.Michael on 29 April 2015 - 08:59 PM

Would be nice if our coach (who's likely coaching his last period in Detroit) would actually make some adjustments and change up the lines (that can't score the last two games).

 

Babcock is too stubborn.  

circa 2006