I've me a ton of Red Wings on my autograph running days, but the two I haven't yet and I really want to are, Steve Yzerman and Sergei Federov. I would be a gushing fan boy if I could do that!
Gordie Howe is an interesting guy, he has a lot of stories and he enjoys the fans immensely. Got a picture with him at the signing and since it was so expensive there wasn't really anybody there so I sat and chatted with him for almost an hour. It was awesome!
So all of you with your misplaced rage on Holland about not getting Brunner signed, where are you now???
I'm still here. I still don't like the Alfredsson signing and believe that having Brunner over him would be good for now and the future. 1 year is not my idea of a good use of 3.5 mil with 5.5 mil incentives.
My... god. I gotta believe that Holland was merely a figure head to Nill. There is no other reason that these guys would stay loyal to someone that isn't our guy. Horrible past two days for the Detroit Red Wings. Ilitch better stop paying so much attention to the Tigers and start looking at what is happening at his other teams offices.
The only logical explanation I can come up with, is that they are showing these guys off as trade bait. Perhaps making room for Helm as well, but Cleary/Abdelkader/Eaves/Miller haven't been pulling they're contract weight. I would bench them or put them on waivers before sending Tatar down.
Shocking really, I hope this is the aberration year we have to deal with and things get back to normal. Cause next year, we'll be in the East facing stiffer competition and this team isn't going to cut it.