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#2264504 Post-TDT: Red Wings stand pat, no additions

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 28 February 2012 - 12:51 PM

If this is a bonafide question, it's one of the least intelligent you've ever asked. I'll answer it regardless: paying Ericsson that salary did not necessitate giving up roster players, prospects or draft picks.


But it necessitated 3.5 million in cap space, which could have been useful in itself. We could have used that extra cap space and then be more willing to overpay at the deadline. And throughout the season, we could have easily played Smith and Kindl on the bottom pairing, plus had guys like Commodore and now Quincey. So yeah, we didn't give up prospects or picks for Ericsson, but did give up hard cash. I figured someone with your "intelligence" could see that, instead of giving some wise ass answer.


Don't know if this has been mentioned yet, but does anyone know what happened with Moen? What was the asking price for him?


#2264347 Post-TDT: Red Wings stand pat, no additions

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 27 February 2012 - 10:51 PM

How come Holland was willing to overpay for that oaf Ericsson, but wasn't willing to overpay for someone at the deadline?


#2264175 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 27 February 2012 - 04:58 PM

Vancouver really made a statement today. They're an awful well-rounded team now.


Not really.

The only move they made that I liked was Kassian. And that's a long-term move. He's not going to make or break their team this season. Their roster for the playoffs was already set.


#2264170 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 27 February 2012 - 04:50 PM

So Vancouver got Kassian so they could matchup better with Boston.

:lol:


Apparently, the SCF is already set.


#2264113 Post-TDT: Red Wings stand pat, no additions

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 27 February 2012 - 03:46 PM

No need to listen to the Holland interview as it will be an old speech pulled out and used again: "won't overpay and really, Quincey and Smith are our additions".

Pul-leeze! Every year we see this. Time with Lidstrom is running out, and this team is NOT built for 4 rounds. For Christ sakes, look at the injuries starting to accumulate while the on-ice results start going south. No one thinks a first was worth Gaustead but doing nothing???


I wish we kept Yzerman around and parted ways with Holland.


#2264100 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 27 February 2012 - 03:42 PM

So much for all the big names we've heard in the last month. Nash, Perry, Selanne, Ryan, etc.


#2263977 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 27 February 2012 - 03:09 PM

Holland says no other moves for Detroit


You mean we actually made moves?


Oh, the one where we traded Commodore for s***. I'm sorry, I forgot.


#2263901 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 27 February 2012 - 02:51 PM

I hope Holland isn't content with second round playoff exits, because the fans sure as hell aren't.


#2263864 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 27 February 2012 - 02:33 PM

I wish I tapped Holland's phone right about now.


"Papa John's? Can you make a delivery?"


#2263841 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 27 February 2012 - 02:20 PM

How are those desperate moves? They paid decent prices on this kind of day, things we could've done. Fact is, teams were competing with are filling there needs going forward and as of now, we haven't. There's still lots of time, but those moves are good for the Canucks and Sharks, and that is bad for us.


Datsyuk will be our big acquisition. :rolleyes:


#2263599 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 27 February 2012 - 12:54 PM

And now we'll trade that 7th pick straight up for Iginla. :hehe:


#2263064 Johan Franzen Depreciation

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 26 February 2012 - 04:11 PM

As I said in the GDT arlier, Franzen is in his early 30's, meaning his work ethic is unlikely to improve at this stage in his career. His work ethic was great early on in Detroit, when he played on the 4th line and then had to prove himself on the top two lines. Since then, he has indeed been a floater.

The reason people are upset about him, is that they see guys like Helm or Miller busting their ass off on every shift and want Franzen to do the same. They figure that Franzen + Helm's work ethic = 50 goal scorer every season. It's not entirely a bad argument.


#2263024 Johan Franzen Depreciation

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 26 February 2012 - 01:38 PM

I think you all know my opinion of Franzen so I will refrain from just bad-mouthing him. I will just say I really appreciate this thread and agree with the OP to the Nth degree!

edit: on a side note, the same can be said about Zetterberg. I do believe wholeheartedly that because of his back, he is on a downswing and will continue to get worse. I predict both of these guys retire because of health issues before their contracts are up...


He leads the league in GWG.

Close thread.


#2262848 Ericsson out One Month

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 February 2012 - 09:55 PM

I predict St. Louis will now win the division. If Detroit doesn't take top seed their chances to make it to the Stanley Cup diminish tremendously.... they are not good on the road.


That might happen, but it has nothing to do with Ericsson's injury.


#2262833 Ericsson out One Month

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 February 2012 - 09:44 PM

There goes our chance at a Stanley Cup.