As much as I like Malkin, and would love to see him on a line with Dats the only way i would like to see the Wings get him is as a FA. No sense giving up future for him. Besides we are going to the East and I doubt they would trade him to same conference.
If it comes down to Chi and Pit, i'll root for Pit, they will always be my second favorite team even if Crosby is a whiny *****, hes got talent. Im a huge fan of Letang and Malkin, Neal is good too. Plus i wanna see Iginla hoist the cup. I never wanna see Kane or Toews lift the cup ever again.
This is a great matchup for the Wings, we know we can beat them, we have Franzen and Flip finally playing good hockey, this is a great great matchup, Wings in 5, Bank It, I said time and time again we'd make it into the playoffs, and now I'm telling you we will beat the Duckies.
The first thought that went through my head when I read the topic title was "What an ungrateful ******* ***** ** ****." First, the money that was earmarked for certain players was never necessary; second, there were no viable back up plans; third, the cap was expected to shrink. Spending up to the cap at that point would have put us in a bad salary dump position; why sign some players only to have to buy them or others out?
Just because the Wings are going through a few speed bumps is no reason to turn on the man who lost millions of his own money for YEARS to keep this team here; spent millions of his own dollars to sign the best talent available and has given back more to his players and this town than any other NHL owner. I think you owe Mr. I an abject apology.
Great post Vladdy16. One crazy 48 game year and some fans turn into spoiled brats, there is only so much you can do as an owner and a gm, now we have people making excuses towards Illitch favoring one team over another. Enough with theses stupid threads and making excuses. I like this board cuz there are alot of great Wings fans and realistic Wings fans, we all know we aren't gonna contend for a cup but my god, excuses and whining is getting old fast. It will hopefully stop once we make the playoffs.
Look, the Wings got a point out of a loss to a good team. Right now we need at least a point out of every game. I remember a time when the Red Wings looked just like the Hawks do right now and dominated the regular season. But guess what, we got eliminated first round in the playoffs. I don't give a flying F### about the regular season, just get in the playoffs, and right now even in losses we need to get a point. We got a good chance to get some points out of these upcoming games. Besides I'll laugh my ass off if the Hawks get lit up in the playoffs. The Cup isn't won by stupid regular season records just remember that.
Posted by Jericho613
on 17 February 2013 - 10:41 PM
Look, I still think the Wings will make the playoffs but that's what scares me. Obviously Holland would think nothing is broken and go into next season with the same roster with minor tweaks. Its almost like maybe missing the playoffs would make them rethink about their roster. After 20 years of greatness, its gonna take alot to get a stubborn Holland and Co. to really blow up the roster from older players.
If this is what the roster looks like going into the season, I say we still make the playoffs at about 6th seed. We would get our asses handed to us on quite a few nights, but i still think we have the scoring to win some games, providing Cleary, Sammy, Bert, Flip, and Franzen can score for us on a regular basis. We would need everyone to really step up with a thin Defense as it stands now. Not to mention White and Kronwall would have to be anchors, and Smith would have to grow up fast and learn alot on the fly. But this isn't the final roster so lets see what happens.
Fire Ken Holland. He is worthless. He's wasting time signing guys that dont help us (sammuelson, bertuzzi, tootoo, gustavson) and not signing anyone that does help us. This is the definition of a bad gm. All thats left for him to do now is give Holmstrom another 2 years. This offseason had to be big for Detroit. Shultz, Parise, and Suterwould have vaulted Detroit to the top again. Instead - total strikeout AND overpay/extend for complete CRAP. Holland - you suck.
Wouldn't want you to freak out or anything. Geeze relax, see what happens
I'm excited to see what happens now and what the Wings will do. 13 year 98 million dollar deals each for just two guys is gonna hurt Minny in the long run but its good for the fans they deserve a contender.
Geeze its not like we signed Commodore like last year, lol, granted the money is a bit much, but until this roster is set, people need to calm down. Detroit fans, can be some of the biggest fair weather fans of all major sports. Still a bunch of scenerios left for the Wings that can happen. Damn we could end up with Nash, Parise and Suter and you people would complain about not getting Bobby Ryan too.
I Think this is a great thing for the Wings, he retired when the wings are able to go out and sign some good players, its gonna take 3 good players to replace him. If we get the coveted free agents we want, they will make up for losing Lidstrom.