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#2606086 Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 May 2015 - 09:37 AM

How would Jim Devellano define the Red Wings playoff performances over the last few years, including how the moves they've made (Weiss, Legwand, etc) have turned out?

 

Very disappointing?  




#2606022 Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 04 May 2015 - 09:14 PM

Vince McMahon would be proud of Devellano's burial of this kid.      :lol:




#2606008 Kronwall in the Playoffs

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 04 May 2015 - 08:55 PM

Bob Rouse was underrated! Look who was ready to pounce on that rebound in Game 4 of the '97 series OT clincher against Anaheim when Shanahan swooped in and stole Rouse's moment.

 

Him and Jamie Macoun are still the greatest 3rd pairing in Wings history.  Back then, men were men.  Not like the milksops we have nowadays.  




#2605997 Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 04 May 2015 - 08:29 PM

This franchise never calls out players publicly for playing like garbage, and they pick on this kid?

 

How about calling out Smith or Nyquist the last few playoffs?  How about calling out Weiss or Kindl?  




#2605358 Locker room Clean-Out Updates

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 May 2015 - 12:41 PM

What did Weiss say?  

 

"I'm taking my talents back to South Beach"  




#2605259 Sigh, having a relapse of irritation

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 May 2015 - 08:38 AM

There's a thin line between winning and losing sometime.  I don't think it's a coincidence, though, that we ended up on the wrong side of that line.  We're just lacking that something extra right now to win this kind of game.

 

Too many squandered chances in the first two periods.  




#2605074 Red Wings Fan Charged With Arson At Lightning Game

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 April 2015 - 02:11 PM

 

 


 

:lol: She's not as good looking as I am ;)

 

That's what McGrattan told me.  




#2605053 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 April 2015 - 01:33 PM

 

Wow, so our cup back in 08 and cup finals appearance in 09 was a "long time ago"?  Man, I wonder how Toronto feels with their last cup win.  Or Edmonton for that matter.  Heck, lets ask the Rangers how they feel since their last cup.

This really does show the level of entitlement that Wings fans have grown accustomed to over the course of the last 25 years.  Most teams have bandwagon fans.  The Wings have achieved a level of greatness where the bandwagon effect hasn't been measured because we have been good for so freaking long.

 

Now we are looking at Holland deserving blame for making the playoffs and not getting past the 2nd round since making it to the finals in 09.  When I see this attitude, I just shake my head in disbelief.  Is this really what some Wings fans have deteriorated to?  The salary cap era has made the playing field level.  No team is a slam dunk for a championship anymore. 

 

I will say this much.  Any new GM that comes in may have successes in some areas, but failures in others.  No GM is going to hit it out of the park on everything they do.  So while a new GM may have landed Parise and Suter for Detroit, he may have not gotten Dekeyser and wouldn't have gotten Hossa either because he wouldn't have had the money to get them all. 

 

I get it, Wings fans want a championship.  Its championship or bust mentality that really has to change though.  Only 1 team gets to win the Stanley Cup every year, and the favorite doesn't win it much of the time.  The sooner that we all realize that the Wings are just one of 16 teams in the playoffs and things have to go right for the team that wins it, the better off we will be.

 

You wrote more than you needed to.  My whole point is that Holland's previous successes shouldn't give him immunity at his current job.  Immunity is dangerous at any job.  If I had immunity at my job, I'd have strippers and scotch here every day




#2605050 Who is the coach next season?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 April 2015 - 01:29 PM

Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie  38s

Mike Babcock said he expects to meet with DET GM Ken Holland tomorrow a.m. but also said, at this point anyway, no timeline on his future.

 

They should play Russian Roulette to see which one stays or goes.  

 

:bye:


Barry Melrose

 

It's funny, but he and his two cousins (Joe Kocur and Wendel Clark) all played for the Wings at some point in their careers.  




#2604988 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 April 2015 - 11:48 AM

Not sure I want Phaneuf on the top pairing, he is way too prone to mistakes.

 

So he's like Ericsson except he can actually shoot?




#2604948 Red Wings Fan Charged With Arson At Lightning Game

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 April 2015 - 10:10 AM

So which female LGW poster could that be?  




#2604912 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 April 2015 - 08:44 AM

Forgot to add, we should sign Jon Jones and Brock Lesnar.  




#2604908 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 April 2015 - 08:34 AM

We need some size and some wingers who can score goals.  

 

No more Helm or Abby on the top lines.  

 

Everyone wants a top pairing defenseman, but I don't see that happening.  Phaneuf is an option but I think Toronto would try to keep him instead of letting him go to us.  




#2604771 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 29 April 2015 - 10:55 PM

Free agency has been a completely different game since the cap as well, the contracts are longer so there's less options during the off season, and more competition for players. We don't have young superstars to lure in free agents, there's lots of other exciting teams to choose from.

I don't know that I can say with certainty that Holland is the best GM, but I think he's done very well considering the circumstances.

 

Some of those "circumstances" were his fault.  Keeping Cleary, Sammy and Bertuzzi around for too long.  Trading a first rounder for Quincey. Spending too many trade deadlines on the phone ordering pizza instead of doing his job.  

 

His defenders make it sound like he's a victim of bad luck or something.  He's made his own troubles the last few years.  Yeah, there were some bad breaks in there but he's not absolved of guilt.  




#2604628 Who is the coach next season?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 29 April 2015 - 09:54 PM

Blashill, with Lidstrom and Cleary as assistant coaches.