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#2528736 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 01 July 2014 - 04:57 PM

Ya I'm not blaming holland less now at least he ponied up not his fault these guys went elsewhere. I want del zotto I think he would find his game here

 

If Holland isn't at fault for turning this team into a non-destination, who is?




#2528716 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 01 July 2014 - 04:44 PM

 

It isn't like Edmonton didn't have some good veteran players to help their youth along.  Ryan Smyth comes to mind. 

 

Good point, but I still believe (hope?) that young players would flourish under the tutelage of Dats and Z more so than under Smyth.

 

On a side note, did you see the way that guy cried skating around the ice for a bazillion minutes after his last game? I thought I was watching John Boehner.




#2528708 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 01 July 2014 - 04:38 PM

Good article: no answers but it poses all the questions we are thinking.

http://www.freep.com...RTS05/307010145

 

Careful. Helene St. James is the reporter equivalent to Quincey around here.




#2528658 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 01 July 2014 - 04:19 PM

Well looking at the positives, Mike Ilitch is not going to watch Holland running this team like a small market one for much longer. Offer Lombardi or Chiarelli a blank check and let's see if Anschutz or Jacobs are matching..

 

I'm afraid aging Illitch just wants to see the Tigers win one and is content to see the Wings playoff streak continue.




#2528655 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 01 July 2014 - 04:18 PM

Biggest Detroit loss are: Scotty and Jim

 

+Yzerman




#2528491 Wings sign Kevin Porter to 1-year, 2-way contract

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 01 July 2014 - 03:21 PM

Welcome back!

 

$_12.JPG




#2528453 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 01 July 2014 - 03:02 PM

As far as I'm concerned Holland has done the best job he could unless he trades away a young player for garbage. Free agebts don't want to come here? Fine build a winner from within then. Draft well. Develop even better. All things he has oversaught durring his tenure.

 

Hard to "build from within" when the team is committed to making the playoffs every year. If the Wings were to really go with a youth movement, I would support it. But the team is just treading water.




#2528327 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 01 July 2014 - 02:15 PM

This is unreal.  I legitimately feel like I'm being punked.  The only reason to stand pat in the offseason is if your'e the Stanley Cup champion, or you've got zero cap space.  Neither applies to Detroit. 

 

Don't worry. Holland will sign someone, probably a couple someones. They just won't be players anyone else wants at the term/price/movement clause.




#2528322 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 01 July 2014 - 02:14 PM

:brow:  Round and round?  This is my first response to you on this topic. So slow down champ.

 

Also, Tampa needed a top 4 d-man just as much as we do.  So, yeah.  Kinda the same need and same hole.

 

Now we're going back and forth.  Not round and round.  :rolleyes:

Thanks, "champ."




#2528292 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 01 July 2014 - 02:06 PM

Today is my birthday. Hockey has ruined my birthday. Thank you hockey, just please GOD don't resign Quincey Kenny!!

 

Happy birthday!




#2528217 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 01 July 2014 - 01:45 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.




#2525749 Alfie informs Wings he wants to return

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 25 June 2014 - 04:07 PM

Time for a Reality Check.

 

1. Iginla isn't coming to Detroit. Why in the hell would he at this late stage in his career when he would have very little chance at winning a Cup?

2. If healthy, the Wings will resign Alfie. The Swedes want him and KH loves Swedes and vets.

3. Management will do whatever it feels necessary to make the playoffs again. The team will not tank. The team will not commit 100% to youth. Management will not give up on the streak.

 

Adjust your expectations accordingly.




#2524640 Dan Cleary may return...sigh

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 19 June 2014 - 04:53 PM

Im ok with him coming to terms with being broken, beat and old. He has had a great stay with us, but i would hate for him to overstay his welcome and be remembered as the gimp that didn't know when to quit. It's time to hang em up that's all there is to it.

 

I'm thankful that individuals are free to make their own decisions on when to retire. Do I want Cleary back on the Wings' roster this year? Nope. Would I tell another man to retire from his career? Never.




#2518430 Wings will buy out Tootoo, not Franzen.

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 30 April 2014 - 07:15 PM

Good luck, 22! Love your competitive spirit.




#2517824 Was Legwand worth it?

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 27 April 2014 - 09:24 PM

Some people just like to *****. Some love repeating "I told you so." A lot do both.

 

Yep, Jarnkrok could turn out to be a stud. He could also fizzle out like a lot of other prospects. Most likely he'll end up somewhere in the middle. But to proclaim this deal the equivalent to the Tigers' John Smoltz for Doyle Alexander trade is rashly premature (even though the Tigers got exactly what they wanted in that deal).

 

The fact is, Holland WAS desperate, but justifiably so. He, the rest of management, the ownership, and the players wanted to keep the playoff streak alive. So when Helm went down with yet another injury, the Wings' top center was Joakim Andersson. Talk about something to ***** about! A move for a veteran center HAD to be made at the deadline. Holland didn't have a choice. Season ticket holders, the media, the fans, and all the sweating, keyboard-pounding know-it-alls would have torched the Joe had the Wings iced Andersson as the 1C for the rest of the season. "Why didn't Holland make a deal at the deadline? He could have traded Kindl for a number one center! Instead he kicked my dog!" Moreover, every other GM in the league knew it. So when Holland called, they played hardball, and the Wings had to make their best offer, even though it stings.

 

The Wings still have Nyquist, Tatar, Jurco, Mantha, Oullette, Marchenko, Mrazek, and others whose names I can't remember/spell in the system. If half of these players turn out half as good as many suggest, the Wings will be winning the Cup soon and often. The future can't be that bleak after losing one of their prospects in a trade.