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#2528258 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 July 2014 - 01:57 PM

Unlike these other GM's, Holland has something called immunity.

 

Immunity at one's job makes one not have to take risks.  Holland isn't going to overpay someone (unless it's Quincey or Samuelsson).  

 

Holland knows Ilitch isn't going to do anything to him.  So does everyone else here.    




#2528243 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 July 2014 - 01:53 PM

Dallas is making moves, trying to improve, and players aren't refusing to sign there.

 

Tampa Bay is making moves, trying to improve, and players aren't refusing to sign there.

 

Am I sensing a theme?

 

People who know history know that Holland didn't build those late 90's Cup teams. He spent to maintain them (02) after they had been built by Bowman and his predecessors. Furthermore, Holland was lucky in 08 and 09. (See Joe Dumars for reference). Having the best defenseman in a generation (along with prime Dats and Z) can do that to an organization. He didn't build the Wings championships and he sure as hell can't build them now.

 

People shouldn't be complaining about getting fleeced in the Legwand deal. The team got fleeced in losing Yzerman and Nill.

 

As I said before, Holland is like a trust fund baby that ends up blowing all the money he was given.  He's withered this team down into mediocrity.  

 

Unfortunately, our owner is senile and is eating peanuts at Tiger games.  




#2527434 Wings to have face to face with Matt Niskanen

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 June 2014 - 09:55 PM

I hope Holland brings Luca Brasi with him to this meeting.  




#2527411 It's too bad about us having Weiss...

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 June 2014 - 09:11 PM

Will demand too much money for this team.  




#2526948 NHL Trivia: Part One

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 29 June 2014 - 01:44 PM

Yea I spent ages trying to get his name right, then gave up. At the end he was there, I was pretty pissed! 

 

Well, like I said, I don't consider looking up a name cheating once you've already thought of it. 

 

This isn't a spelling bee trivia (although it should be with hockey names :lol: )




#2526926 BUF to buy out Christian Ehrhoff

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 29 June 2014 - 01:11 PM

Ehrhoff scored 33 points last year in 73 games.

 

Apparently, I'm supposed to get on my knees and blow him for that amazing accomplishment.    :rolleyes:




#2526906 FLA to Buyout Jovanovski

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 29 June 2014 - 12:38 PM

Ah, I might be thinking of Wisniewski. Or maybe it was both.

 

Pretty sure Wisniewski said it.  Not sure about Jovo.

 

In any case, what they said was true.  Kenny is cheap.  




#2526683 NHL Trivia: Part One

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 28 June 2014 - 03:02 PM

I get bored a lot in the offseason, so I thought we'd play some hockey trivia this year.  I found a pretty cool sports trivia site, which includes NHL trivia.  

 

The first one I linked below is to name all the 500 goal scorers in NHL history in less than 10 minutes. 

 

I got 39/42 right on this one.  Was disappointed in two of the three I missed.  And there was one I would have never gotten right.  

 

Try your hand.

 

 

http://www.sporcle.com/games/g/nhl500




#2525712 Adam Almquist signed with KHL club

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 June 2014 - 01:14 PM

I would have rather Kenny traded him to a team where he would get an immediate chance to play instead of letting him walk. He had a great season with the Griffins last year with 31 points and you get nothing out of it.

 

If he couldn't "immediately" play for our terrible defense, then there aren't many places he would have played around the league.    




#2525394 Which (retired) *non* DetroitRedWings player would like to meet?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 23 June 2014 - 10:03 PM

Pavel Bure.

 

We could go racing sportscars and picking up hot girls in Russia.  It would be epic.  




#2524870 Shawn Thornton will not be returning to the Bruins

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 June 2014 - 01:25 PM

 

Changed what dynamic against Vancouver?

 

His manhood intimidated the Canucks from wanting to win the Cup.  




#2524859 Shawn Thornton will not be returning to the Bruins

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 June 2014 - 12:45 PM

 

Highest PK time per game as well. Still has the best gva to tka ratio too. Only forwards who really did better in hits per game are Abdelkader, Tootoo, Helm and Jurco. So basically Miller is our best 4th liner checker at the moment. I won't claim he's a bigger hitter, but the kid grinds, is fast, and smart in the D zone. He's a great PK man.

 

I'd rather dress a player that has the highest TKO's per game ratio.   ;)




#2524705 Shawn Thornton will not be returning to the Bruins

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 19 June 2014 - 09:07 PM

What good does running around hitting people and creating energy do if they get scored on? Don't get me wrong, I'd love a high energy big hitting defensively responsible 4th line, but defensively responsible comes first. That's what our 4th line is right now. Besides, a healthy team could see a 4th line of Abby-Glendening-Helm and that actually could be a decent energy line. Either way, we don't really have room for Thornton.

 

I don't want Thornton, but I'll take a younger enforcer.  We have plenty of room, especially with our injury projection for next season.  

 

Abby is a guy that Babcock puts on the top line. :lol:   What makes you think he'll be a 4th liner all of a sudden in the coach's mind?  A team that puts a jobber like Abby on the top line has plenty of room for an enforcer.    




#2524496 Shawn Thornton will not be returning to the Bruins

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 June 2014 - 09:03 PM

 

Glenfidditch and Miller actually had the same amount of pts as Thornton did in that series. In fact they had the same amount of pts as Thornton got in both series he played in. 

 

But they make our 4th line easy to play against.  We haven't had an effective 4th line since the grind line.  Your 4th line should be an energy, hitting line.  Miller doesn't really hit anyone.  




#2524488 Dan Cleary may return...sigh

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 June 2014 - 06:21 PM

This move only makes sense if Holland is doing it to troll Wings fans.

 

It feels like he actually reads this board and wonders what he could do to piss people off the most.