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#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.

#2420736 Wings interested in Weiss

Posted by F.Michael on 18 June 2013 - 09:52 PM


People have to keep in mind, Wings need to drastically change their philosophy regarding size and toughness if they want to survive the east.

ATTENTION - GMR1983 - Bring Back The Bruise Bros - RyanBarnes - Detroit #1 Fan - Newfy - ATTENTION


Kenny's in trouble, and needs our help...Looks as though we'll have our work cut out for us...To the 'Goon Mobile'!


#2420337 Talking Tootoo

Posted by F.Michael on 17 June 2013 - 08:16 PM

If my aunt had balls, she'd be my uncle.

Now that would make  interesting family gatherings...

#2419104 2013 Stanley Cup Finals - Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by F.Michael on 10 June 2013 - 07:38 PM

$5 says the Bruins are gonna make "da Hawks" their little blow up doll.


Have grown a soft-spot for the B's these past few years; their combo of tuffness, and skill remind me of our beloved Red Wings circa '97/'98.

#2414597 Rags Fire Torts

Posted by F.Michael on 29 May 2013 - 03:47 PM

This will be Babcock's fate if we lose tonight. And then by Monday we will have Torts as our new coach. Babcock you better have your **** together tonight. I don't want that man as the next head coach.




I assume you are joking?



Gotta be joking, but talk about motivation if that rumour gets into the locker room!

Babs - "Hey guys gather'round.....Just so you all know; we lose tonight; I lose my job, and Kenny's already been on the phone with 'Torts'".....




Babs - "Alright then.....HANTA YO!"

#2413773 WCSF Game 6 GDT- Blackhawks 4 @ Red Wings 3, - (Series tied 3-3)

Posted by F.Michael on 27 May 2013 - 10:05 PM

Whatever the case, this game is over and it's time to hope for a better conclusion on Wednesday night.


A game-seven defeat of this Blackhawks team in their home arena would be a memory I'd cherish forever.

Something I can agree with.

#2407346 Red Wings don't belong in the same rink as the Hawks?

Posted by F.Michael on 19 May 2013 - 10:31 PM

I personally don't have any disliking of the Blackhawk players (well - except for that little turd Kane) - however much of their fan base I detest.