s***.... Can someone make a Lids retirement thread and put the video in it? I thought the whole thing started at 8 ET. It seemed kind of late to me, but I had a long day and passed out after work. I'm basically an eggplant right now.
There's like 6 or so Wings games being televised this month, and somehow the tv networks didn't see fit to nationally air one of the greatest players of all time having his jersey retired? NHL is a funny business.
No idea ... Seems like every European now just wants to stay home and not stay here , this jarnkrok crap ... **** axelsson and Johan ryno .... Maybe they don't wanna spend 2-3yrs in the ahl .... I just thank god zetterberg was good enough to get on the team right away I doubt he'd have spent 2 yrs in the ahl if our team was stacked and had no space for him
Wonder what could of happened with axelsson and ryno if they were given just 5-10 games with the wings
I'm pissed off
Where are Axelsson and Ryno these days? Maybe they'll join Avery on dancing with the stars?
Lets see, one of two players who are on good contracts, are able to man a PP, and are pretty good defensively? I would have parted with one of Nyquist or Tatar and a B level prospect and a 2nd round pick easily.
Why? Because they are under team control, they are relatively young, and they fill a need that doesn't disappear the second week of April.
Nyquist is holding a good pace with 2008 Mule for points and Tatar is a top young talent that keeps getting better and is at .5 points per game in his 1st NHL season getting sparing minutes. I wouldn't give up either of them at this point for anything less than a package deal to get a 1-2 Dman.
They should convince radulov to come here to play with datsyuk they played good together at the olympics
It wasn't Radulov, and no thanks. He's a headcase and a terrible team player.
Someone's gotta say it...
Since trading away Jarnkrok, the Red Wings now face a tough decision. Who is the next player (aside from Mantha) that will be a star for the Griffins after their season is over. The answer is very simple. Hampus Melen will report to GR this year! There's your next headline people...just have to print the newspapers.
why are you here spewing bs? Honestly.... The preds and polie knows their the winners of the deal... Nashville fans who want legwand either don't know hockey or got attached to their mediocre 1st line center... They got way more back from the wings than anyone else would CONSIDER offering.... Unless they were a cup contender need a veteran 2nd/3rd liner...
He's giving a perfectly fine perspective from the other side of the coin. He's also a respected member on here so please don't treat him like an idiot with nothing useful to add.
Just to put this trade in perspective as to why some of us don't like it, here's some examples of trades where it makes it seem like the Wings got fleeced:
Moulson and McCormick for Torrey Mitchell and 2 2nd round picks.
Vanek and a 5th for Colberg and a 2nd
Meszaros for a 3rd
Gaborik for Frattin a 2nd and a 3rd
Hemsky for a 3rd and 5th
Rundblad and Brisebois for a 2nd
Luongo and Anthony for Markstrom and Matthias
Robidas for a 4th
Penner for a 4th
So to be fair, I'd say Legwand (contract expires this summer = currently a rental) for Eaves a 3rd and instead of Jarnkrok a 5th sounds like a deal ANY OTHER TEAM GOT TODAY!
Am I happy we got Legwand? Yes. Am I ok with what we gave up? No cause of Jarnkrok.
Only saving grace apparently after venting to my dad, apparently Jarnkrok was threatening to go to Sweden to play again per Malik, and getting fleeced in a trade by the Preds, we may have a future trade partner in them and he seems to think something big may be coming in the near future, possibly draft and that we're getting some centre from Russia.
I like to think we have a Legendary top 3 in Yzerman, Howe and Lidstrom. All 3 different players, I don't give 2 s***s who's the best, I'm just glad they were all long time Red Wings that enrich the organization with a beautiful history. When you look at the rafters at the Joe, it's got some pretty amazing names up there.