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#2618506 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by Carman on 01 July 2015 - 06:57 PM

Good signing. It's a contingency plan, with the worse case scenario is a 40 point 3rd line center. We weren't going to use up all our cap space, and Brad Richards is a very reliable, experienced center. This is a nice low risk move I like it.




#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.




#2618284 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by rick zombo on 01 July 2015 - 03:42 PM

 

Except he hadn't just won the Cup. 

 

 

Meh. He'd be a depth signing. Still good on the PP. And waaaaay better than Cleary. 




#2618397 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by darkmanx on 01 July 2015 - 04:38 PM

 

More Green on TSN: "I was willing to take a little bit less on term to go to a great organization that I’m extremely excited to play for."




#2618319 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 July 2015 - 04:06 PM

A good signing.  I know he can't play defense, but we have plenty of defensive minded defenseman.  We just needed one person who can actually move the puck and shoot the puck well. Kronwall has regressed with his shooting.  

 

Plus, Green is a right handed shot.  




#2618248 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 01 July 2015 - 03:30 PM

And the ironic thing is he was drafted with the pick we gave to Washington for Robert Lang. Full circle indeed! Welcome to the best organization in sports Mike!!




#2618179 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by Vladiator on 01 July 2015 - 03:04 PM

What's this I hear? Ken Holland actually made a meaningful and reasonable signing on July 1st? Hell I'm going to play the lottery today. 




#2617773 Weiss bought out (confirmed)

Posted by marcaractac on 30 June 2015 - 09:55 PM

So pissed about this entire Weiss situation. Holland screwed up by signing him over Filppula (yeah yeah I know I still miss him), Babcock managed him like s*** two years in a row and Holland should have just bought him out when he had the chance to do it without penalty.

 

It wasn't Holland who screwed up by signing Weiss over Filppula. Filppula wanted to go elsewhere. Weiss was signed because we were losing Flip, not because Holland chose Weiss over him. 




#2617257 New Ultra-Enhanced Video/Renderings of the Arena District

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 29 June 2015 - 01:25 PM

Ok. I have a question for you then. Would you rather keep the old building around and have big advertising on the front of the Jersey like European soccer. Or would you rather have no Jersey advertising and a corporate name on a new arena?

I'm not sure that is the real situation.

 

"Okay guys, either we demolish the arena or we have ads on the jerseys to keep the arena standing. What's it gonna be?"




#2617253 New Ultra-Enhanced Video/Renderings of the Arena District

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 29 June 2015 - 01:16 PM

Didn't they tear down Yankee Stadium immediately after the last season they used it?

 

Yep.  And built a new one a block away.  If I ever go to a Yankees game, I can't say I'm at the stadium where Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio and Mantle played.  Kind of ruins it historically for me.  

 

I have never attended a game at the JLA, but will definitely plan on going before the Wings play their last game there.  

 

Will next season be the last game at the JLA?  Or is it the season after that?  Anyone know?  




#2617201 New Ultra-Enhanced Video/Renderings of the Arena District

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 29 June 2015 - 11:01 AM

You compared European soccer not demolishing old buildings to na demolishing old buildings. I just gave you an alternate comparison.

They keep they're buildings from being knocked down, we don't.

They have ads on their jerseys. We don't.

 

Well, I wasn't comparing them across every issue.  Of course there's things we do better than them.  The ads on European hockey jerseys are even worse. The only point was about arenas. I like the older arenas with history.  But there's a lot more, obviously, that goes into it (like politics).  I understand why the city of Detroit needs to do this.  I'm just lamenting how there's so few buildings left with history.  The Nassau coliseum was a dump, but those great Islander teams of the 80's played there.  Same thing with Rexall place and the Oilers.  At least people went into that building knowing that's where Gretzky and those great Oilers teams played back in the day.  I've always wanted to see a game there.    

 

The JLA has not been around for 50 or 60 years, but 35 years is as long as you'll see in today's sports world.  In a few years, Madison Square Garden will now be the only old building left in the NHL.  




#2617194 New Ultra-Enhanced Video/Renderings of the Arena District

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 29 June 2015 - 10:09 AM

Ok. I have a question for you then. Would you rather keep the old building around and have big advertising on the front of the Jersey like European soccer. Or would you rather have no Jersey advertising and a corporate name on a new arena?

 

So if we don't destroy the JLA, we need to put ads on the jersey?  I don't see that kind of fallout.  And of course I wouldn't want ads on the jersey.  But I don't see that as the only alternative.   




#2617185 New Ultra-Enhanced Video/Renderings of the Arena District

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 29 June 2015 - 09:36 AM

 

We're not European.  Thank god. 

 

Why?  They actually enjoy life.

 

My point was, they wouldn't tear down a Yankee Stadium or a Montreal Forum or a Boston Garden.  There's history in those buildings and players and fans felt something special when they went to a game.  Now you have these big corporate named arenas with more seats and more comfort, but less atmosphere.  It's not as memorable and not as great an experience.  Every time I meet someone who went to a sporting event at the Boston Garden or at the Chicago Stadium, I ask them about it.  Don't really care about the TD Garden or the Air Canada Center, and nobody will care in 30 years about them, because they will probably be demolished by then. Not much time to make history there.  As a fan, I want to attend a stadium where legends played. You can do that in Europe, but not here.  Unless you go to Lambeau Field, Wrigley Field or Fenway Park.  We'll see how long those last.  

 

Maybe it's a cultural mentality.  In Europe, they have famous soccer stadiums that have been around, in some cases, over 100 years.  They'd never think of demolishing those.  Maybe it's because Europe has more history than North America and has been around much longer.  We haven't been around long and want to make our stadiums look brand new every 20 years.  

 

So yeah, I'm sad they're demolishing the JLA arena.  It's where Yzerman, Lidstrom and so many other greats played.  


 

It sucks to lose The Joe but if they didn't demolish it then it would just become part of the problem that's been plaguing Detroit for decades: abandoned real-estate.

 

Couldn't they hold other events there?  Concerts and such.  


 

We're not European.  Thank god. 

 

You're a European-American aren't you?  Or are you Native American?  




#2617181 New Ultra-Enhanced Video/Renderings of the Arena District

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 29 June 2015 - 09:21 AM

I'm still pissed they're going to demolish the arena with the greatest non-corporate name in sports.  

 

This new arena looks cool, though, and I understand they want to be on par with other new arenas around the league.  I just wish we weren't so keen in this country with demolishing legendary arenas. They don't do s*** like that in Europe.