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#2621527 Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 24 July 2015 - 05:44 PM

Through it all he needs to man up and play better period, no excuses!

#2621437 Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

Posted by kickazz on 24 July 2015 - 09:50 AM

Won't it be too late?  This is the biggest problem I have with Devellano's comments.  Sure, be disappointed, but why devalue your prospects in the media when there are all sorts of EXCUSES you can use to deflect the disappointment...

Some of our posters would be perfect replacements for Devellano and his minuscule brain. 

#2621262 Pulkkinen re-signs.... 1 year deal

Posted by marcaractac on 23 July 2015 - 09:25 AM

If it only took Pulk and XO to land Buff, I'd be all over it. Anyone who wouldn't make that trade is crazy.

#2621248 Pulkkinen re-signs.... 1 year deal

Posted by Buppy on 22 July 2015 - 08:32 PM

I'm rooting for him obviously, but I just don't see it translating for Pulkkinen. I personally thought the Wings should have sold high on him while he was tearing up the AHL. I think he's very one dimensional and that one dimension can be taken away by bigger, stronger and faster competition in the NHL. 

I don't think tearing up the AHL carries the kind of trade clout that the people who want to trade him seem to think.


Every negative and every question mark you see in his game, NHL GMs also see. He really isn't any more one-dimensional than Nyquist or Tatar, or dozens of other NHL players, but regardless he is an undersized skill winger, not a great skater, not great defensively, not very physical, excellent offensive upside but not guaranteed, won't stick in the NHL if he can't be at least a decent scorer, and he needs to be on an NHL roster next year, regardless of whether he's capable or not (since pretty much any team would take a chance on him if they could get him for free off waivers). 


None of that spells high trade value. Modest value. Considerably below Mantha, even given his lackluster year. We're not going to get a Buffy-level player for him, despite what some people think. (And before anyone says "package", which is just LGW slang for "s*** we don't want anyway"; if Pulkkinen is the biggest piece we still wouldn't get anything all that great.)


Sure, if he completely sucks he could lose what value he does have, but if he's even modestly successful (like 12-15g) his value will go up.


Yup, I hate a player that wears the uniform of my favorite team. That was clearly what I was getting at in my post. God forbid anyone has a dissenting opinion about a player on a discussion board.

He is one of the haters. He was welcoming you, not mocking.

#2619481 Free agents this off season

Posted by Echolalia on 07 July 2015 - 03:52 PM

I hope he's not a 1 trick pony. He needs to be able to do more than just try and rip off his canon of a shot.

I mean, until he's actually able to rip off his canon of a shot in the NHL, I think he's technically a zero trick pony.

#2619370 Free agents this off season

Posted by marcaractac on 07 July 2015 - 10:35 AM

This kid in the AHL is awesome look at his numbers there oh wait he played a few games in the NHL and didn't dominate he sucks dump him right now

While I don't think he sucks by any means, I am unconvinced his success will ever translate to the nhl. I hope I'm wrong. I just don't see it.

#2619360 Free agents this off season

Posted by kipwinger on 07 July 2015 - 09:37 AM

Pulkkinen sucks.  I'd start there. 

#2619212 Landon Ferraro re-signs with a 1 year deal

Posted by Dabura on 06 July 2015 - 12:01 PM

"Lando" won me over in the playoffs. His skating alone makes him a valuable asset.


Yes, it’s taken him a very long time just to become a fourth-line winger (and even then, he's not guaranteed a spot on the roster), but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s a fringe NHLer. Maybe he’s just a late bloomer.


Look at Glendening. He made his NHL debut at 24 years old. (Ferraro turns 24 next month.) This time last summer, he was 25. He’d scored one goal in 56 regular season games. Babcock loved him, but most Wings fans considered him an experiment that was doomed to fail. What a difference a year makes! amirite???


I feel Ferraro is another Glendening. I think he deserves the chance we gave Glendening. Those two and Miller were very good together against the Lightning, and I wouldn’t mind seeing what that line could do in a full season.


Drewbacca - Luke - Lando. It's meant to be.

#2619647 Retire Sergei Fedorovís Jersey Immediately

Posted by Helmethead on 08 July 2015 - 02:28 PM

The words "inner divisional Holland rape" may give me nightmares tonight.

#2619111 Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 05 July 2015 - 04:55 PM

It's amazing how fast people will turn on a player.


If memory serves, this is more of a basic procedural thing than a real indication that things are going poorly.  By filing for arbitration Nyquist forfeits the right to accept an offer sheet from other teams.  In other words, he's committing to the Wings by filing.  


Today is the deadline to file so the timing is likely a result of that, not something that happened with the Wings.  I'm pretty sure this is something players do that's just a backup plan for a worst case scenario. And again, by doing so he cannot accept an offer sheet from another team. 

#2618598 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by ben_usmc on 01 July 2015 - 10:24 PM

Weren't we $17 million under the cap?  Who gives a s*** if we gave Richards $3 mill for one year?

#2618407 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by Copenhagen848 on 01 July 2015 - 04:42 PM

It's laughable at how people complain about Holland doing nothing in years past, and now he goes out a makes some deals today, and some people still complain.


Holland signed one of the biggest d-man F/A's today, then picks up an UPGRADE over Weiss, for only one year, and people still aren't happy.


I'm 100% happy with what Holland did today.  Well done, sir!

#2618395 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by Jersey Wing on 01 July 2015 - 04:38 PM

Are they better for the singings today? YES they are. More competition from the kids, more insurance for injuries. No prospects lost. Money comes and goes.


So far the Wings have gotten better.

#2618375 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by wings87 on 01 July 2015 - 04:31 PM

Yeah it's 3 mil but it's only a 1 year deal. Let's not make it seem like Holland has lost his mind.

#2618586 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by Playmaker on 01 July 2015 - 09:19 PM

An offensive defenseman under 30 with a RH shot on a short term deal?  Even if he does end up being subpar on the back end, it's really hard to find fault with this deal.  When you consider what's out there (or what isn't out there) and the prices that those guys are demanding, kind of hard to find any negatives to it.