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#2578307 LeBrun: Babcock for COY and Holland for GMOY

Posted by toby91_ca on 04 March 2015 - 05:45 PM

Pierre LeBrun is a Canadian and TSN guy who happens to contribute articles to ESPN....he's legit...wouldn't write it off just because it's from ESPN.

 

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#2578268 Both FLA goaltenders injured in same game

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 04 March 2015 - 02:38 PM

I remember when Van Damme was the Penguins goalie in "Sudden Death".   :lol:




#2573635 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by number9 on 22 February 2015 - 08:52 PM

From your posts you sound like a 16 year old that doesn't know anything about hockey.;

 

 Yeah, well from your posts you sound like a 15 year old that knows less than nothing about hockey




#2577807 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by Echolalia on 02 March 2015 - 08:53 PM

Marchenko has looked solid the same way that most of our defensive prospects look solid when they're brought up: they do they're best to stay out of trouble, don't bring much attention to themselves, and occasionally do something offensively. And of course Marchenko looks a bit better than Oulette because he's right-handed, which gives us a new dimension. But for as much flak LGW gives Smith, he's solidly on a level above all of Oulette, Marchenko, Lashoff, Kindl, and any other defensive prospect we currently have. And Marchenko's right-handedness isn't enough of an advantage for me to trust him over Smith in the playoffs.
We're essentially upgrading our right-handed defender from someone with no experience, to someone with quite a lot of experience.

But oh my gosh our defensive depth: Kindl, Lashoff, Oulette, Marchenko, maybe even Sproul all NHL-ready. That's almost a whole defensive team of players we aren't dressing.


#2577747 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 02 March 2015 - 04:49 PM

Yep, we've got our two 35+ year olds. We're good.

 

From the guy who started the "TANK IT" thread. Your sarcasm is high praise when paired with your track record of prognostication.




#2577815 Pulkkinen sent back to GR

Posted by kipwinger on 02 March 2015 - 09:50 PM

Unlike Jurco, if Pulkkinen isn't scoring he isn't doing much.  I like it.  He's not ready to consistently contribute in the NHL.  Particularly for a team that's looking to finish strong and position itself for a playoff run. 




#2577728 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by kickazz on 02 March 2015 - 04:18 PM

Getting two vets may be helpful in the postseason. If you remember in playoffs last year against Boston; the young players quickly got shutdown when they got a taste of some real playoff hockey. Adding this age balance will help the core group as a whole for a deep playoff push. We def needed another veteran D-man imo. 




#2577693 Helm injury update and a very good one too

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 02 March 2015 - 03:10 PM

Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive 1m1 minute ago

Holland said Helm and Marchenko both have bit of oblique strain. Nothing serious. Out a week or so.

 

Thank god... Could have been much worse




#2577617 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by LeftWinger on 02 March 2015 - 02:01 PM

Ya, all of Pulk, March and Jurco will all be "sent to GR" on paper, in order to qualify them for the AHL playoffs.  They will be "recalled" after 3PM when the roster limits are no longer set at 23, as long as they fit under the cap.

 

I cannot say how happy I am right now, these are two types of trades that add the right combo of what a team may need to get them over the top.  All these teams "loading up" have a s*** ton more to lose if they don't win a Cup, and guess what? Last I heard only ONE team can still win the Cup, so there are 4-5 teams that loaded up this week, that are going to kicking themselves in the ass...Chicago better win this year, becuase if they don't, they are facing the same situation as 2010, they will need to dump salary to get under the cap. 

 

What Holland did the last 24 hours just proves that he is still one of the best. I may be biased, but if you are couting what was sent in retrurn today, Detroit cam out near the top of the "winner" chart.  I am very critical of Holland (to say the least) but today it just proves how much I should be less critical of him.  Look at the last few years of drafting and todays deadline.  Sure he paid too much for Legwand last year, but he HAD to, there was almost no way of making the playoffs with Andy as your #1 center. He tried for the Olsen twins, he tried for the big names last July, he stood his ground last year and this year when everyone wanted Mantha (and now Larkin.)  This may not be a Cup winning day for us, but it was definitely a playoff push move.  These guys bring experience that could push us further into the playoffs we have been since 2009.

 

Cheers to Ken Holland! Welcome to Hockeytown Erik and Marek!




#2577590 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by Hey man nice shot! on 02 March 2015 - 01:47 PM

Very good day for wings fans, Can't wait to get to the playoffs.




#2577538 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by FifeHockeyNut on 02 March 2015 - 01:16 PM

Kenny's done a good job here. All in we've not given any real assets today and brought in some solid pieces to strengthen our team.


#2577295 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by kipwinger on 02 March 2015 - 10:54 AM

More evidence that Holland has lost it.

 

Petry was just traded for a 2nd and a conditional 5th to the Habs.

The type of player they were hoping to get, a basic upgrade on Alexi

 

Holland gives up two, players that could have at least added depth or grown in trade value AND a second for a player 10 years older who is arguably as good as Cleary when you have decent depth to begin with... 

 

Not saying it was a damaging trade... it just is another example where another team is able to get more for less. 

 

Cole is arguably as good as Cleary? 

 

Lol. 

 

Zero credibility after saying that. 


"@Bill_Roose: Erik Cole will wear No. 72 in Detroit. He'll be first #RedWings player to don that number since Motor City Smitty (Brad Smith) in 1984-85."

 

Why O Why isn't Brendan Smith nicknamed "Motor City Smitty"?  I'd cut him some slack if this could catch on. 


According to THN, the Leafs want Smith for Phaneuf...any takers?




#2577077 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by kipwinger on 01 March 2015 - 11:30 PM

Lol.  Holland's overrated because his assistants are the ones who really do all the scouting, drafting,  development?

 

If that's the standard, Holland is even better than you think.  Because back when he was the Director of Amateur Scouting the Red Wings scouted and drafted Osgood, Konstantinov, Lidstrom, Lapointe, Fedorov, McCarty, Drake...

 

He's held, and excelled, at almost every single job in the organization because he's incredibly competent.  No matter what the position, he's excelled at it.  To say otherwise is laughable. 




#2576997 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by Dabura on 01 March 2015 - 09:33 PM

This is a great add.




#2576981 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by matt198913 on 01 March 2015 - 09:23 PM

Cole is what they needed for the run. I still think they need a Dman, but good work from KH.