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#2199990 Grade Holland

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 July 2011 - 09:16 PM

I'll give him a C.

We didn't have many "big" free agents we needed to re-sign, other than Lidstrom, who wasn't going anywhere else and whose decision to return was solely his. Hence, Holland didn't keep any of our stars from leaving. Also, he overpaid Ericsson terribly, so I'm being generous in this paragraph when it comes to our free agent re-signings.

Likewise, he didn't make any significant enough moves with free agents to get a better grade. He merely added some depth.

We still need some more size in our bottom 6 forwards, and less injury plagued older players on our top 6. Those things haven't been addressed.


#2199639 Game 7 Sharks vs Wings

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 19 July 2011 - 09:45 PM

If I remember correctly, it went something like this:

Datsyuk - Datsyuk - Datsyuk
Datsyuk - Datsyuk - Datsyuk
Datsyuk - Datsyuk - Datsyuk
Datsyuk - Datsyuk - Datsyuk


#2198974 Things you're hoping to see more of this season.

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 17 July 2011 - 08:59 PM

Less injuries.

More fights.

Not spotting 3 games in a playoff series to the other team.


#2198702 Still some noise about Wings picking up a top 4 Dman

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 July 2011 - 01:31 PM

Is this enough to stop Wings fans from making "Let's get Weber!" comments?


He's just jesting.

Nobody actually "wants" to play in Nashville.


#2198701 nashville's new home jersey

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 July 2011 - 01:30 PM

That shade of "yellow" makes me think they need to drink more water.


#2198700 The easiest team to root for...

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 July 2011 - 01:29 PM

For the last three, not Bahstin Celtics, New England Patriots and Manchester United?


Lakers beat the Celtics in their last Finals meeting in 2010.
Steelers have won 2 Superbowls since the Patriots last win.
FC Barcelona owned ManU last month in the championship game. Also, they have Messi, and not Mickey Rooney's grandson. ;)


#2198503 The easiest team to root for...

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 July 2011 - 11:48 AM

That's what I was thinking, 3 thru 5 are all strangely high to me...


It's easy to root for a team that leads the league in PIM every year.


#2198502 Still some noise about Wings picking up a top 4 Dman

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 July 2011 - 11:47 AM

Maybe Shea Weber will pull a "Hulk Hogan to the NWO" move, and join the Wings.

:D


#2198500 The easiest team to root for...

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 July 2011 - 11:45 AM

Here are my favorite sports teams.


Detroit Red Wings
New York Yankees
LA Lakers
Pittsburgh Steelers
FC Barcelona


#2198394 Still some noise about Wings picking up a top 4 Dman

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 July 2011 - 08:42 PM

Maybe Larry Murphy is planning a comeback.


#2198220 2012-13 Realignment Leak?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 July 2011 - 08:50 PM

If Florida and Tampa moved, it would make things a lot easier on the eye when looking at that map.

Then we could just have two Eastern divisions, instead of putting a city like New York or Washington in something called the South Division.


#2198125 Apparently, we were finalists for Vokoun?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 July 2011 - 01:20 PM

Agreed. Different story if Vokoun would be fine with a backup role but Jimmy has done nothing to deserve a demotion.


Why not have them compete for a starting job?

The Wings are a professional sports team, and not a charity case. We don't owe Howard anything. We're trying to put together the best team possible.

If he couldn't beat Vokoun for a job, he shouldn't be a starter.


#2198093 Apparently, we were finalists for Vokoun?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 July 2011 - 11:11 AM

Huh.

http://sports.yahoo...._medium=twitter

That said, I'm kind of glad we didn't get him. I get the feeling he wouldn't take kindly to clearly being a backup to Jimmy and we don't need to go back to the days of goaltender drama (or more goaltender than we're used to, at least).


Wait, so Howard is now a better goalie than Vokoun?


#2197445 Ranking NHL Broadcasters

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 08 July 2011 - 09:59 PM

I can't believe he gave that bald announcer for the Sharks a good review.

That guy is one of the biggest homer idiots in the league.


#2197185 This is why Commodore was the best signing ever...

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 07 July 2011 - 05:23 PM

Please tell me someone has posted this pic of 64 somewhere on this site.

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I always thought that was a picture of Joe Thornton.