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#2529443 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 02 July 2014 - 12:03 PM

Oh I'm not doubting that. I'm just saying I (and hopefully others) will go through next season wanting as many losses as possible to get a high pick and influence management changes.

 

When the team takes the ice, I root for them to win. In July I want them to tear the whole damn thing apart and build it from scratch.




#2529433 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 02 July 2014 - 11:49 AM

The blind head in the sand defense in here is astounding.

Fine guys, so you're all pretty much saying if we make the playoffs and lose the same way as this season, you will be happy.

Nice to see how easily satisfied you are.

 

I want a Red Wings rebuild. That being said, "head in the sand" is thinking that the Wings will tank. Say it all you want, shout it on every message board, but the management and ownership want to keep the streak alive. Ignore this fact all you want; that won't make it less true.




#2529186 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 01 July 2014 - 09:27 PM

 

Moment you've been waiting for GMR. Quote from KH:

 

“There are still a lot of players out there that could be good one-year bargains,” Holland said. “We’ll keep kicking tires. I was hoping to get one or two right-shot defensemen, but they signed elsewhere, that’s their prerogative. That’s going to happen more and more with the cap ceiling and floor going up.”

 

Translation of Holland's statement:

 

"Because I can no longer spend Mr. Illitch's money like a drunk birthday boy at a strip club, I will finally be exposed as a fraud."




#2529149 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 01 July 2014 - 08:45 PM

And Helene and Khan and Pleiness and all you other know-nothing hackjobs...go to hell. Especially Helene. That you have a paying job while people are starving and dying on the streets makes me want to punch you in the face with a monster truck.

 

Why? St. James said days ago that Niskanen wouldn't sign with Detroit.

 

Helene St. James @HeleneStJames 6h

. I wrote that last week. More $$ & term elsewhere. / “@nikzomberg: @HeleneStJames word is Wings are out on Niskanen, any validity to that?”




#2529143 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 01 July 2014 - 08:41 PM

 

But it is a rebuild, just of a different kind, because KH and co realised that they could break the mould, and actually re-tool on the fly and still remain competitive. 

 

Why the hell do we need a new coach? Babcock is arguably one of the top 3 coaches in the league right now. And we should replace him with Blashill? Who has how many years of NHL head coaching experience? WHy? Out of principle? 

 

Why should we trade Pavel and Hank away, when they have proven themselves time and time again? This team that we have right now is a better, deeper, younger team than that of only 2 years ago that put Chicago on the ropes. We've got better scoring depth, better youth. 

 

We have promoted the kids from GR. NOt all of them, but not all of them have shown that they are ready yet either. Hence why Mantha will most likely start in GR this season, and be the first recall. Why rush your prospects when they are not ready to the point where it stunts their development? 

 

And has actually, anyone here thought the last two seasons boring? The playoff run in 2013 was incredibly. Heartwrenching yes but it was a terrific ride. Just like this season and the battle against injuries and the rise of Gus and Tatar. For me, it speaks to how well this organisation is run, that even when the s*** hits the fan, we still make the playoffs because we draft so much better and develop so much better than the rest of the league. 

 

As so many have repeated, it is highly unlikely to rebuild successfully in today's NHL without tanking and thereby securing very high draft picks for a couple of years or more.

 

There is no future franchise player on the Wings' roster and quite possibly not in the minors (so say statistics). Yes, the Wings have some good young talent, but they don't have what a few years of top 4 picks would garner them.

 

Anyone (not you in particular) who mistakes Nyquist and Tatar for the next coming of 19 and 91 or for Dats and Z is deluded. Likewise, DD is not the next Lidstrom.




#2529125 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 01 July 2014 - 08:28 PM

Ken Hollands actions lately prove to me that he is/was not the great NHL GM that everyone said he was. He must have been just the face in front of the real brains that have now all left. Nill, Bowman, and Yzerman. 

 

 

Ken Hollands actions lately prove to me that he is/was not the great NHL GM that everyone said he was. He must have been just the face in front of the real brains that have now all left. Nill, Bowman, and Yzerman. 

 

The Quincey signing will go down as one of his worst deals. Better to have done nothing then this. To be rejected by most UFA's is a big sign that the Wings are in big trouble. We are in for a long year(s) ahead

 

Holland did not build the 90's Cup teams. He didn't build the '02 team; he spent Illitch's money to maintain it. And he pulled a Joe Dumars in '08 (dumb luck).




#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."