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#2264986 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Blue Jackets 2

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 28 February 2012 - 09:35 PM

all these things that are "no big deal" now will come back to bite them in the playoffs.

you know, like...hudler and bertuzzi being two of the worst top-6 forwards in the league? everyone cool with that?

that's no problem when you beat the worst team in the league that just gave away half of the decent players they had.

but when the wings are going out in round 2 yet again? well, at least we know what to expect.


Huh?

In 2010, the refs were entirely to blame, and last year was a total fluke. Everyone knows we actually beat San Jose in back to back years. That's what I've learned from posting on LGW at least.


#2264601 Brad Stuart's family issues

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 28 February 2012 - 03:59 PM

Why can't Ilitch use his mob connections to bypass all this California law s***?


#2264506 Post-TDT: Red Wings stand pat, no additions

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 28 February 2012 - 01:04 PM

I don't see how having extra cap space would have made trading roster players, draft picks or Brendan Smith more palatable at the trade deadline. Having a bit more cap space--not $3.25m, because Holland would certainly have signed another defenseman if not Ericsson--would not have made a whit of difference in Holland's unwillingness to pay the exorbitant prices being asked. Overpaying Ericsson by $1.5m does not, by any stretch of the imagination, equate to mortgaging part of the future for a run at the Stanley Cup.

So no, your question made no sense whatsoever.


I don't think Holland needed to go after any other D-man if he didn't re-sign Ericsson. We brought in White to replace Rafalski, and added Commodore. Kindl was of course the man promoted, and we had Smith in the minors. We could have let Ericsson walk and been just fine for the long run, with cap space to boot if we weren't.

And here's one more for you. He overpayed for Quincey as well. Since when was a 3rd pairing defenseman worth a first round pick? So Holland shouldn't be hypocritical about not overpaying someone. He's done it over the last six months with Quincey and Ericsson. And if that's what the current market is, then it's not overpayment anymore, but the current trend. Heck, everyone seems to be overpaying. Except for Yzerman. He fleeced a good depth defensman from us for a 7th round pick.


#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.