Weeding fighting out of the game has been going on slowly now. Gimmmicky overtimes are absurd. 3 on 3 is not a situation you see in normal play. It's not much different than deciding a game by shootout. Just another gimmick to avoid a tie.
I called and canceled my half-season ticket plan yesterday over voice mail as well as gave my great displeasure, directly but professionally, over the mismanagement and lack of professionalism of this organization.
I actually received a follow up this morning from the head of ticket services telling me, "If you don't believe in the vision or management style of the best GM in sports, perhaps you might think about following another team".
I can see they really value the fans.
Surprised they didn't tell you, "We like our team"
Well, while it's mind boggling that he got re-signed at all, let alone for $1.5 million and a $1 million bonus, it doesn't really matter. Since they're not going to use up the cap space, they could've given him $10 million and it wouldn't have affected anything but Mr. Ilitch's pocketbook.
The team has struggled for a few years, but I don't remember the Wings ever taking such a beating in the eyes of the media and general public. Utterly pointless signing. And the fact that it's for so much money and it's one way doesn't make sense to me. If this were pure loyalty, it would've been under a million and two way.
Cleary is here to actually play in the NHL, guys. Good lord.
We should start a drinking game. Every time Cleary falls down without being pushed or touched, we take a drink.
I won't make it very far.
That loyalty has been real appealing to free agents too. All it has done recently is keep internal washed up veterans on the roster long past their usefulness. Every quote Holland has made lately does give the impression he's out of touch or trying to sell something nobody believes except his mouthpiece St. James.
I don't know why they're not coming here.
I literally spent the last two days arguing with guys who think we should trade Tatar and that "Holland's done everything he can" to make this team better but "you can't make people sign here".
On the one hand I'm bummed that our already bad team didn't get any better. On the other hand I'm delighted to have some evidence to point at the next time I say KH isf****** up.
Some of the quizzes were real brain-scratchers. I was good with players back to the early 80's, but before that it's foggy. It helps on those quizzes to remember how awesome Mike Bossy, Montreal Canadiens, Rocket Richard, etc... were as they are answers on most of the all-time lists. Use it as cliff-notes if you need
Yeah, for some of those quizzes, I love it when I type Gretzky's name in, and like 10 boxes get filled in automatically.
I should've listened to you, GMR. I should've listened. I've gone back and forth between love and hate for this guy, but now I straight-up hate him. It sounds childish, cuz it's just a game/sport. But, s***, it's how I feel. I literally hate the guy. It's generally very hard to get me truly hate anyone. But this guy...f*** him.
I don't hate the guy. I just think people overrated him for years.
He inherited a great team and was surrounded by smart people. When the money ran out, he still had the brains around him in good coaching and terrific scouts. Plus he had Jim Nill. Now most of the brains are gone. Other teams are scouting in places the Wings used to scout in. We're left with a GM who has immunity at his job, and an owner who's basically as lucid as a vegetable.
Holland will leave this job when Holland wants to leave this job. No one will make him.