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#2318530 Holland Content with Current Roster

Posted by stevkrause on 12 July 2012 - 09:33 AM

Look, Holland is being smart here. He tried his best to get both Parise and Suter, but in the end they wanted to be close to their families, which Michigan cannot provide. After those two, the free-agent pool drops off considerably. We have money and we have needs, but is it smart to utilize that money in a poor free agent market in attempt to fill your needs with average players, or would it be better to put a bandage on all the wounds for now and wait until next year when more high profile players will be free to sign wherever they like? Trades are always an option too, but when you need someone to replace Lidstrom, or some top-six sniper (in a dry free agent year no less), prices are going to be high. Holland admitted he wants at least another player before he's comfortable with the team, but it's goIng to be a bandage, not a permanent fix to our roster issues. This year can't provide us with a permanent fix. That's just the reality of it. Better luck next year.

exactly. :clap:


#2318407 Reminder: Personal attacks, trolling will not be tolerated

Posted by stevkrause on 11 July 2012 - 10:28 PM

Can I talk about Sidney Crosby yet :angel_not:

With the new profanity filter on the new board, can we make that name one? it'd just be funny to see all the asterisk's in Carman's posts :lol:


#2318404 How bad are we if our roster is now finalized?

Posted by stevkrause on 11 July 2012 - 10:24 PM

So in other words, as long as Kenny is running the show, we'll never get another top notch UFA because there will ALWAYS be bidding wars for them. He'll keep filling the roster with Ian White's and Dan Cleary's and the LGWers will all beat off to how much money we saved.

esteef

No, he'll spend when it makes sense, not chase and over pay for above average players, or mid range guys, just because we have money or cap space, thus hand cuffing our team...

There were only two prizes this year, THAT'S IT

They chose to play in Minnesota together, and for a ridiculous amount at that, and it didn't mater what anyone else offered them, because their minds were already made up...

No one else in this FA class is worth the money, and more importantly, the term they've been getting... Other teams can continue to f' themselves with horrible contracts (Ville Leino says hello), I'll just sit back and be grateful the horrendous arm-chair GM's on LGW don't run this team, and we have someone like Holland to know the difference...


#2318385 Wolski signs with Washington

Posted by stevkrause on 11 July 2012 - 09:05 PM

sigh....not that we have room nor wanted him, but GM's are doing things and Holland is.....well....Holland.


I really hope he has a plan....

Exactly, Holland is Holland and not panicking and making poor decisions and hurting his team by signing guys we don't need...

COME ON........ :glare:


#2318378 Panthers sign Mueller

Posted by stevkrause on 11 July 2012 - 08:42 PM

Yeah, well, you gotta take risks sometimes if you're gonna be successful.....something Kenny needs to learn about ;).

:glare:


#2318353 Six teams on Nash's trade "list", none Canadian

Posted by stevkrause on 11 July 2012 - 07:09 PM

according to the Thunder buddies (Zach + Ryan ) everyone and Jesus Christ is going to be wanting to play in Minnesota LOL

Jesus Christ? That guy is lazy and sucks, I don't know why the Wild would want him... He apparently does too much partying with hookers and blow anyway...


#2318298 Wolski signs with Washington

Posted by stevkrause on 11 July 2012 - 03:37 PM

http://www.kuklaskor..._medium=twitter



If true, this is a steal.

Wow, you aren't kidding... If that price is true, that's a steal for potential alone


#2318253 Smith Leads Charge

Posted by stevkrause on 11 July 2012 - 12:44 PM

I can't believe the sort of garbage I'm hearing from you! It's 42 or bust!!!

42, how could you even say that?! Bears eat beets, bears, beats... Battlestar Gallactica...


#2318211 Smith Leads Charge

Posted by stevkrause on 11 July 2012 - 11:50 AM

Smith will lead the D corps in scoring, book it.

travelocity, or priceline?


#2318088 Six teams on Nash's trade "list", none Canadian

Posted by stevkrause on 11 July 2012 - 07:52 AM

Never going to happen. Ducks want a sheet that would blow them straight out of the water. We can't afford to give the assets it would require to acquire Ryan.

They'd be smart to trade him for a reasonable return before he demands a trade and threatens to sit out, because that's almost the direction I see this going... and the day that occurs, the offers go down...


#2317991 The Next Move

Posted by stevkrause on 10 July 2012 - 11:39 PM

Preds fan coming in peace

I think Detroit will be just fine. Holland will make the right move when the time is right. No need to spend just to spend or trade just to trade. He did his diligence with suter and Parise, but they made a decision to go elsewhere. A couple of dumb moves right now before a new CbA is announced could severely hinder a franchise moving forward. No need to take such risks when you have a solid team at this moment in time, and yes IMO, the wings are solid

if only some of our own on this board were this salient... :clap:


#2317987 Reminder: Personal attacks, trolling will not be tolerated

Posted by stevkrause on 10 July 2012 - 11:35 PM

Ha!

Semin took less to play in Pittsburgh because of the discussion forum politeness.

Ha, he hasn't signed anywhere yet, that's irrelevant to this topic and your continued desire to do nothing more on this board, than agitate, is getting old...


#2317896 Reminder: Personal attacks, trolling will not be tolerated

Posted by stevkrause on 10 July 2012 - 06:53 PM

I understand what you are saying but from what I have seen on these boards lately most of the personal attacks are in reference to some posts that in themselves could be considered trolling. Obviously some personal attacks are random or unjustified but just as we should all refrain from making personal attacks in our posts there are some posters, in my opinion, who should refrain from pretty evident trolling.

Personally, I would like to see those trolling posts disciplined just as personal attack posts will be.

Agreed completely


#2317642 Semin

Posted by stevkrause on 10 July 2012 - 09:32 AM

Darn. Had I known that he would sign with a team for only 1 year then I would have been on board. I feared a long term contract.

This hasn't been confirmed yet that he's signed with them and until it is confirmed by a valid source, it is still nothing more than a rumor...

I would take a flier on a one year deal too by the way, even with his INCREDIBLY questionable character...


#2317547 Semin

Posted by stevkrause on 09 July 2012 - 09:42 PM

Why are we even talking about this? We just ran a guy out of town in Hudler, who (although less gifted) gave more effort and played with more grit than Semin ever has, and that doesn't say much... yet he took SOO much flak for being lazy and soft... if you don't like lazy and soft, your head would explode with Semin here... he is the exact type of player we don't need... and before anyone even says it, points only count when you actually score them, want to look at that stat sheet and remind yourself the last time he put up 40 goals and/or a 60+ point season? Oh yea, and lets not forget the stunning playoff performances he's had the last few years as well...

This board is so bi-polar sometimes it's mind blowing....