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#2379490 Mr Holland.....

Posted by canadian wings fan on 03 April 2013 - 01:55 PM

its the truth. Let's all give Holland a standing ovation for his excellent trade deadline acquistions. Mikeal Samuelson, Todd Bertuzzi, and Darren Helm

#2379010 Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

Posted by DetroitRedWings1993 on 02 April 2013 - 10:29 PM

But guys...can we really be surprised?  Ken "Status Quo" Holland has been doing this for years.  We have definite needs and money to spend and he sits on his hands.


Management gave up after Suter and Parise went elsewhere.  I didn't want to believe it, but that's what happened.  They threw in the towel.  Kenny said it himself.  He knew this team might not make the playoffs.  That's a lack of confidence.


Babcock begged Lidstrom to come back during training camp.  BEGGED.  That's just embarassing.


And you know what?  It didn't have to be this way.  Instead of bringing the youth up and going after some players NOT named Ryan Suter and Zach Parise, he goes out and signs useless Band-Aids and essentially plays dice with the season.  They knew it was going to be a "transitional/rebuilding year" long before the season started.


Well you know what?  I'm not buying it.  That's just a fancy way of saying "lost season".

#2378775 An interesting point about our apparent deadline strategy

Posted by F.Michael on 02 April 2013 - 03:39 PM

Can't wait to see what Crymson has to say...

#2378601 Stars trade Jaromir Jagr to Bruins

Posted by Nyquistfan14 on 02 April 2013 - 11:41 AM

It's always "the asking price is too high", and why aree the goddamn Bruins so frigging special?!  The Wings are so close to having something special and Kenny has to see this...

It's because Kenny doesn't realize you have to give up something to get something. That's what July 1st is for Kenny. Oh wait you never do anything there either cause you want everyone to play for peanuts

#2377579 Crosby left the game after puck to the face

Posted by sputman on 01 April 2013 - 06:32 AM

Who's that lady with her hand on Bowman's crotch? 


Team masseuse?

#2377260 3/31 GDT: Blackhawks 7 Red Wings 1

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 31 March 2013 - 02:00 PM

Here you go Detroit #1 Fan.


That's the ticket, get er done kenny! Conditional 7th round pick, the condition being Calgary gets a 6th if he beats the face off of someone in a blowout loss!

#2377162 3/31 GDT: Blackhawks 7 Red Wings 1

Posted by SaCkaveli20 on 31 March 2013 - 01:35 PM

"Since signing a 2year deal worth $6M, complete with a NTC, Mikael Samuelsson has been on ice for 50 minutes and 47 seconds."

Lmmfao brilliant.
I'll tell you what, this genius here sure as fkcu wouldn't have made that offer.

#2377141 3/31 GDT: Blackhawks 7 Red Wings 1

Posted by P. Marlowe on 31 March 2013 - 01:23 PM

I just got home and I haven't checked the score yet. I've had a horrible day but a good game by Wings should make it up. How are we doing?

#2377098 3/31 GDT: Blackhawks 7 Red Wings 1

Posted by sputman on 31 March 2013 - 01:04 PM

This been mentioned yet?

@asktheduffer: Mikael Samuelsson not on #redwings bench.


Has anyone been bought-out during a game?

#2375470 Has the Detroit diamond lost it's shine?

Posted by gcom007 on 28 March 2013 - 08:25 PM

Yes, but it has little to do with Parise and Suter. That being said, had better decisions been made in the preceding years, I think we would've had those guys signed easily, maybe for less than Holland even ended up offering. We overpaid for unproven mid-level talent on the hope that it'd blossom in time, instead of underpaying legit stars (who you could afford to rig up with a long contract for a low cap hit because their declining years would be stronger than most mid-level guy's peaks) when we had the leverage. We were constantly caught scrambling in the off-season, failing to secure talent, left to chase scraps, and if you don't think that that has an impression on how outsiders view our team, you are absolutely kidding yourself. Had we made wiser moves and been more aggressive to replace top-end talent, we still would likely be "chasing scraps" due to cap issues, but the story would be phrasing it as "bargain hunting." And those "bargains" would end up looking a lot more like descent low to mid-level guys while playing alongside a top notch core.


We're not a bottom of the barrel team, but we are no longer a top-tier team. It's not like we weren't one of the few remaining teams in the conversation for Suter and Parise, though from what was said after the fact, Parise seemed less interested in coming here than Suter. But I guess at the end of the day, all the more so if nothing happens between now and the deadline, not landing Suter and Parise certainly will be hanging in people's minds more in the future as more people continue to ponder this question. 

#2369011 An appeal to heaven

Posted by rick zombo on 14 March 2013 - 01:05 PM

When I guess on what that magic may be i'm left with an interesting thought, say we do miss the playoffs this year......Remember that new rule? The one that says any team that misses the playoffs is first pick eligible? Paging Tinkerbell,....we need more fairy dust,.....   With the first round pick in the 2013 draft, the Detroit red wings select,............


Some kid that they'll bury in the minors for 5 years?

#2369123 The REAL problem with Detroit

Posted by evilmrt on 14 March 2013 - 06:35 PM


#2368129 Babs: " ....the players decide who plays, not me...."

Posted by GoWings1905 on 12 March 2013 - 06:24 PM

Come on Babs -- Justin Abdelkader would be in the press box every night if this were true.

#2367957 Nyquist called up, Tatar sent down

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 12 March 2013 - 10:58 AM

There's no denying that.  The problem is Tatar can be sent down without a risk of losing him where as Cleary and Abdelkader cannot.  Don't get me wrong, I'd prefer if Tatar wasnt sent down either but it is what it is.


For me, the way I see it shaking out is the lines I posted above, then when Fil comes back he can slot in with Zetterberg - Brunner, which pushes Abs down to the 3rd line. 

I definitely LOL'd when I read that.


I would LOVE to have Cleary claimed off waivers!

#2367280 Datsyuk - Cleary - Abdelkader

Posted by esteef on 10 March 2013 - 10:33 AM

I like to think it's Babs' way of death-staring Holland.


"Make a move, Ken. I need a high-end piece."


"Getting Sammy back was our deadline acquisition.  He shoots the puck, can play the point on the power play and has a veteran presence." --Ken Holland