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#2377384 Mr Holland.....

Posted by Crymson on 31 March 2013 - 03:55 PM

Holland at his best. Per the Free Press today.


I'm fine with that, really. This is an awful time for the team to be giving up prospects and draft picks.

#2375482 Dreger: Wings 'very interested' in Bouwmeester *merged*

Posted by ogreslayer on 28 March 2013 - 08:33 PM

I think Calgary should offer him to Peter Chiarelli first, only have have J-Bo block the trade & force the Flames to send him somewhere else

#2375451 Dreger: Wings 'very interested' in Bouwmeester *merged*

Posted by GoWings1905 on 28 March 2013 - 07:55 PM

I don't think the connection between Bouwmeester and his teams missing the playoffs is really fair at all. He has played for Florida and a Calgary run franchise that has no plan besides to linger in mediocrity.

#2374708 Larry Murphy Fired by FSD

Posted by esteef on 27 March 2013 - 05:47 PM

God, I hope not. 


As if that voice of hers wasn't grating enough, like nails on a chalk board, then you add in the lisp on top of it, and hitting the mute button when she comes on is the ony thing I can do to keep me from throwing things at the speakers...lol





#2374932 Larry Murphy Fired by FSD

Posted by 55fan on 28 March 2013 - 06:47 AM

<rocks back and forth holding head in agony>

Please, not the Belle Tire girl.  She annoys me.

#2375322 Iginla Traded to Pittsburgh

Posted by brett on 28 March 2013 - 05:28 PM

it would be awesome if they dont win the cup with all these moves and high skill level. 

#2375255 Has the Detroit diamond lost it's shine?

Posted by Crymson on 28 March 2013 - 03:08 PM

*cough* Iginla *cough*


Why only give the GM the choice of the last 4 Cup champs? Why not that fifth one? 


I reiterate my point in starting this thread - the diamond has lost its shine.



Your point is ridiculous. I can give you a very solid, very easy, and undoubtedly correct reason that does not match with yours: he wants to win a Cup now, and he chose the teams---and, finally, the single team---with which he feels he has the best chance of doing winning that Cup now. The Red Wings are currently very much in the hunt, but they are not currently tearing up the standings.


Your decision to make an "I am right" post was utterly misplaced.

#2374698 Larry Murphy Fired by FSD

Posted by sleepwalker on 27 March 2013 - 05:03 PM

 I can't believe they fire Murph but yet Keating still has a job. Maybe they will give us more Shannon Hogan now.


God, I hope not. 


As if that voice of hers wasn't grating enough, like nails on a chalk board, then you add in the lisp on top of it, and hitting the mute button when she comes on is the ony thing I can do to keep me from throwing things at the speakers...lol

#2374240 I hate to admit this but....

Posted by jthiel86 on 26 March 2013 - 12:43 AM

If Edmonton gets Dekeyser I'm gonna be ticked.

#2373989 3/25 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Coyotes 2

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 25 March 2013 - 09:32 PM

Cleary just looking at Klink flying by him and scoring.

#2373720 hockey central mentioned wings should maybe pursue iginla and bouwmees

Posted by Carman on 25 March 2013 - 12:59 PM

Our defense would be worse with Bouwmesster

You are nuts. Bouwmeester is overpaid. But the guy is solid defensively. He has huge range an great speed for his size. I really think he could be a great partner for kronwall. He can give kronwall a ton more freedom.

Boueestwr might not be a Norris candidate but he's an effective top pairing guy.

#2373069 Brenden Morrow Traded to Penguins

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 24 March 2013 - 05:51 PM

Kenny should be a seller


Selling teams are losers. Detroit is a winner. 

#2372503 Selanne hints at retirement still being far off

Posted by Nev on 23 March 2013 - 04:14 AM

Just read that last nights goal was his 671st - incredible!  Didn't realise he had quite that many goals.  Incredible to think what his totals might be without having to suffer 3 lockouts and play his best years in the Dead Puck era.

#2371853 Selanne hints at retirement still being far off

Posted by gcom007 on 21 March 2013 - 05:09 PM

Do you think that Lidstrom or Yzerman would ever have changed their minds?


Selanne no longer has anything to prove, nor anything that he can plausibly accomplish beyond what he's done already, and he's got a boatload of money.


Can you come up with one equivalent player---the operative word being equivalent, i.e. already won a Cup, lots of scoring, etc.---who decided to leave his very longtime team (Selanne has played the past eight seasons with the Ducks, and six more before his stint with the Sharks), with which he identified closely, and go somewhere else at the very end of his career?


Lidstrom and Yzerman aren't even remotely equivalent players to bring up in this conversation; they each spent their whole career with the same team, weren't being pinched out by the cap, and they each retired earlier than Selanne likely will. Yzerman could barely skate without extreme pain and Lidstrom "lost the hunger" or something before this could become an issue. Obviously, the Wings can still afford to pay Lidstrom whatever he wants (are you reading this, Nick???).


How many teams has Selanne played for? Oh yeah, four.


We're not even talking Mike Modano or Ray Borque level decisions here, having literally spent their entire career with one team only to switch teams late in their career for one reason or another. But when there's hunger there for a Cup or to keep playing and your longtime team can't afford you or make a place for you or put a team together that can make a run, you find a way to rationalize things, painful as it may be in some ways. And again, those guys hadn't already changed teams four times before, like Teemu has.


And don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that it's incredibly likely that he'll play for someone else, nor am I trying to suggest that he doesn't feel a sense of loyalty to the Ducks organization at this point, I'm merely saying that if the guy wants to keep playing but the Ducks can't come up with the money to make it work, push comes to shove, I think it's entirely possible that Selanne might change his mind and play for someone else. Granted, I don't think he would do so 2-3 years from now at 45, but after this season or next, if the Ducks can't make it work financially, I absolutely believe that he would entertain other options if he still had the hunger to play. 


Yzerman and Lidstrom? Seriously? 


It just wouldn't be nearly as hard for him as it would be for someone like Yzerman or Lidstrom, because after all, it wouldn't be the first time he went to a new team, it'd be the fifth time. I'm not trying to take anything away from Teemu as I think he's a great, great hockey player and he seems like a great person off the ice. I don't think anyone wouldn't absolutely love to have the guy on their favorite team; he's one of the greats and a pure class act. But no matter what he may say now (and what else would you expect him to be saying now?), if he wants to keep playing and it's not looking like it's going to work out in Anaheim, if there are other intriguing options out there, I don't think it'd be outlandish at all to think that Teemu Selanne might switch teams for the fifth time.


None the less, I think you've got to be dreaming if you think he'd come to Detroit at this stage in the game. I mean, sure, it's possible and there are reasons to believe it'd be on the shortlist, and it may still be, but I kinda doubt that we'll be signing Flip to an extension and that would be a large part of the draw to get him here. Furthermore, he's not going to want to join a rebuilding team at 42, and I think it's getting harder and harder to suggest that we're not in a sort of rebuilding stage right now. It's too bad though. He'd look great in red and white and he might be able to help Flip be better than he knows how to be on his own. Dreams...


Edit: I think it's also worth bringing Chris Chelios up as equivalent players who made dramatic shifts. First of all, just him coming to Detroit at all was no small feat, and he was no spring chicken when that deal went down. And at a much later age when he had absolutely nothing whatsoever to prove to anyone, no need for money, and really only shame to gain, he left Detroit to try and make something else work. Guys who want to play well into their 40s are hungrier to play than just about anyone, and despite their best intentions, they're not going to be tied down by a feeling of loyalty. If Selanne wants to play and believes he still can, he will find a place to play, Anaheim or not.

#2371330 Mike Komisarek placed on waivers

Posted by Crymson on 20 March 2013 - 03:07 PM

It means you never know...Ericsson is a mediocre, overpaid defenseman and not only is he on our team but Holland gve him that deal. It means its not a stretch to think we'd take a flier on him. That said, I dont think we will.


In no way is Ericsson a mediocre, overpaid defenseman. If you think that he is Komisarek's equivalent, I can only conclude that you have not seen Komisarek play in the past three seasons. For that matter, it sounds as if you've not been watching Red Wings hockey at all this season, because Ericsson is earning every penny of his paycheck this season.