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#2614289 Wings open to trading Mantha and/or their 1st Round Pick

Posted by marcaractac on 13 June 2015 - 10:42 PM

For an organization rapidly embracing a full youth movement, there doesn't seem to be much logic behind giving up Mantha and/or a first round pick. I personally don't buy it and hope Holland stays the course at this point. If drafting and developing is your thing, then you don't sacrifice that for Dion Phaneuf. Maybe three years ago with a younger Pav and Z, but not anymore. 

 

Agree 100%, unless we can land a top pairing dman in/entering their prime. 




#2614277 Wings open to trading Mantha and/or their 1st Round Pick

Posted by marcaractac on 13 June 2015 - 10:17 PM

THIS IS ALL JUST DUMB MEDIA HYPE

 

Who cares? This is a discussion board. And we are discussing the possibilities. If you think it is a waste of time to talk about it, then don't. 




#2614275 Wings open to trading Mantha and/or their 1st Round Pick

Posted by marcaractac on 13 June 2015 - 10:15 PM

Cox is a TERRIBLE source. So most likely you can forget all this, bc kennys not going to do anything.

 

It's also been on CBC.

 

Everyone's just willing to give up on him cause he didn't score 50 goals in 50 games .... We need to see him play a full season next year before trading him off

 

No. We are just reasonable and can accept giving him up if it addresses a team need, like a top pairing Dman. 




#2614187 Free agents this off season

Posted by marcaractac on 12 June 2015 - 07:24 PM

Ya green would be nice at say 2 yrs x5 maybe even a third year if it was the deal breaker but I got a feeling someone will give him a 5x5 type offer

 

I mean, he is only 29. A 5 year deal for a guy like Green would absolutely not be the end of the world. Especially if a longer deal were to lower the cap hit a little. 




#2614181 Free agents this off season

Posted by marcaractac on 12 June 2015 - 06:53 PM

I wonder if Anaheim would be willing to trade one of their defensemen
Tatar has to be a very attractive peice to other teams. A guy that hovers around 30 goals that's very cheap on a short deal and a RFA at the end of his deal. I think Nyquist gets a long term deal when he signs

 

Tatar is going nowhere. 




#2613866 Jeff Blashill named 27th head coach in Red Wings history

Posted by marcaractac on 10 June 2015 - 11:45 AM

What's to stop Chelios from being a great coach?

 

I've missed these




#2613749 Jeff Blashill named 27th head coach in Red Wings history

Posted by marcaractac on 09 June 2015 - 08:06 PM

Blashill should get a pass if we miss. He's not going to be the best coach in hockey right out the gate. Babcock barely got them there with the same roster. Seems people are just trying to get their "I told you so's" ready. This team is rebuilding. I'm just hoping for the best and enjoying the ride

 

If the team misses the playoffs, everyone should be accountable. From the coach right through the entire roster. The team is rebuilding yes, But the kids have some experience now. It is on them and the coaches to take things to the next level. If the team goes through a set back next season, there is no pass for anyone.




#2613735 Jeff Blashill named 27th head coach in Red Wings history

Posted by marcaractac on 09 June 2015 - 06:41 PM

Babcock's hiring isn't the same thing as Blashill's. Using the "well Babcock was only in the minors for two years and ended up being successful" argument doesn't work for our situation. The Red Wings hired him AFTER he proved himself at the NHL level with Anaheim. He wasn't a gamble for us when we brought him in, he was an upgrade from Lewis. Ah, yes Dave Lewis, former assistant and a head coaching failure. Before that it was Bownman. A proven head coach. That's nearly 25 years of Red Wings history for you.

 

In short; in about 25 years the Red Wings have hired 4 coaches. Scotty Bowman who was a proven coach and led us to success. Mike Babcock who took his Anaheim Mighty Ducks to the Stanley cup finals shortly before coming here. And then two other coaches. Dave Lewis who was pretty bad in the playoffs and now Jeff Blashill a man with zero NHL coaching experience. Blashill is the biggest gamble we have seen in 25 years. Lewis, Babcock, and Bowman were not. These are facts. Do I hope the gamble works out for us? Yeah. Still a gamble though. Something we haven't seen in 25 years in this organization. 

 

The only reason why hiring Blash is a gamble compared to hiring Bowman and Babcock is because hiring Bowman and Babcock were 100% not gambles. 

 

Hiring anybody not Mike Babcock going into next season would have been some sort of a gamble. 




#2613534 Wings set 11 AM Tuesday Presser to announce Blashill

Posted by marcaractac on 08 June 2015 - 04:22 PM

Heartfelt congratulations to the next head coach of the Detroit Red Wings. May you bring us many wins!

 

Specifically 16 of them come playoff time :D




#2613530 Granato possibly renegotiating contract with Wings

Posted by marcaractac on 08 June 2015 - 03:58 PM

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#2613527 Wings set 11 AM Tuesday Presser to announce Blashill

Posted by marcaractac on 08 June 2015 - 03:23 PM

Realgud




#2613349 What changes do you think we'll see with Blashill?

Posted by marcaractac on 06 June 2015 - 06:59 PM

*fist pump for drunk sailor marc*

 

The hangover is strong with this one




#2613304 What changes do you think we'll see with Blashill?

Posted by marcaractac on 05 June 2015 - 11:50 PM

Whether Babcock is the sole reason we made the playoffs or if he's even the best coach in hockey is extremely debatable.

Secondly, I think it'd be good if the Wings ended the streak. I feel like the team wants to get into the playoffs more to extend the streak than to win series. If we miss the playoffs one year, the next year the team would be playing for themselves, not for a fast-aging era.

 

The only way missing the playoffs make sense is if we go all Buffalo with it. f*** that. I'm drunk again so pardon my f***ign ***** ass french, but jesus. We have the deepest prospect pool in the league. We are in a position where the team can compete, and we have the depth to now make trades to fill holes in the roster. Tanking a season gives us one potential instant high end player. Key word: POTENTIAL. The streak will mean that much more once we make a run again. Let Chicago be the next team to win 3 cups in 6 years. Let us be the team to win one again without ever missing the playoffs. THAT is something that would never be done again. Patt those motherf****** butss. 




#2613249 What changes do you think we'll see with Blashill?

Posted by marcaractac on 05 June 2015 - 10:49 AM

I've always liked Abby but I think there are players with more potential to put in the top 6 with Datsyuk and Zetterberg. I also think he's too good for the bottom six. Perhaps he could be good trade bait.

 

The team needs to add grits, not remove it. Abby has become too important to this team to simply trade away. 




#2613181 Khan: Jeff Blashill to be announced new head coach next week

Posted by marcaractac on 04 June 2015 - 05:53 PM

I hope they announce that s*** *during* thef****** game.

And big ups (1991 called, wants its slang back) to the Knube!

Edit: wow thats a lot **** of *****f****** ****stars ****

 

Shades of my drunk LGW times a couple weeks back.