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#2533378 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Son of a Wing on 30 July 2014 - 03:01 PM

I'm thinking it will be roughly the same amount that Gardiner had signed for...Nothing against Gardiner, but of the 2 players - DD, and Gardiner - who's played a greater role for their respective team?


Gardiner?  He plays in every situation, ranked 2nd among his entire team in minutes/game and is relied on heavily for his offense and puck moving ability.


Dekeyser is a good player who we need but Gardiner plays a much larger role on his team.

#2533263 Hockey News: The 5 most evil hockey photoshops we could come up with

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 29 July 2014 - 08:42 AM

That's been said by many fans about many players, but when the goals start going in and the points are being racked up, like him or not it would be impossible not to root for him.

Impossible for you maybe..yes..Not for me. Sorry buddy. I would never like him. EVER. I would be happy if the wings won more with him sure but there is no way I like him as a player. I guess being older your feelings stick a bit easier because you start to get the "I don't give a crap" attitude.

#2533243 Hockey News: The 5 most evil hockey photoshops we could come up with

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 28 July 2014 - 11:45 PM


The same could be said if he ever made his way to Detroit. 

I could honestly say I would never EVER like crosby. Yes he is a very skilled player but there just is no way I like him even if he was on the wings. 

#2533285 Samuelsson signs new contract....... with Djurgarden.

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 29 July 2014 - 11:34 AM

Now the glass and boards at the JLA can sleep easy knowing that Sammy won't be around to hurt them anymore.  

#2532222 Interesting Fan Vote Posed by NHL on NBC Twitter

Posted by toby91_ca on 16 July 2014 - 08:35 AM

Or an impression of the poll creators' knowledge of the history of the game.

#2531782 Rule Changes in the AHL (what the NHL has considered)

Posted by Euro_Twins on 12 July 2014 - 09:37 AM

I think the helmet one is dumb. If you're in your own end on a pk defending and someone checks you, knocks the helmet off, somehow you deserve a penalty because you don't want to leave your team even more shorthanded to go put the helmet back on or go back to the bench?

#2531055 Red Wings Target Mike Green

Posted by Jesusberg on 10 July 2014 - 03:18 PM

I think the bottom line right now is that the perceived price for Green is a wee bit high - management (specifically Trotz) is maintaining that Green factors into their future plans. Posturing or not, it's being done to give the guy more value. I think the only way Detroit gets him right now is by prying him away from Washington via overpayment. If that means moving Tatar+, or any of the bigger names, count me out for now.

If Green could be had for, let's say, Andersson, Pulkkinen + 2nd that would be the maximum that I would want to pay, personally. And giving up that 2nd is scary, as Detroit is already without a 3rd rounder. That may not be enough in Washington's eyes, and it likely isn't right now. I actually like what Green brings, but he comes with a lot of risks - risks that should bring his price tag down. The issue is that the Caps don't have to move him right now, and Detroit is clearly desperate for a RH, offensive defender. At this moment, Washington has the leverage. IMO, it would be silly to make a move for Green until/if his price goes down some.

#2530441 What's best for Mantha?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 07 July 2014 - 02:52 PM

Euro...please see the post above yours...I am not bashing Canada in anyway or discrediting the Gold's....


What is with people being so combative today? Sheesh!  Babcock is the issue and Holland plays along.  If this is not the issue, then why are UFA's shunning us when they never used to?  Simple answer, Holland offers less money and players don't like Babcock.  If Babcock was such a super great coach and all players he won Gold with admire and long to play for him, then why are the ones that were UFA's the 8 years knocking on the door to get here?


...and yes, I would take that bridge! I could double the fee and make a little extra money!


You can't be serious....


You take extremely hard-lined stances on the most ridiculous, knee-jerk (doing my best to use polite words) opinions and then get all surprised and defensive when everybody (but Richdg or Degra55) disagrees with you.


It's like clockwork around here...

#2530266 MDZ close to signing with wings?

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 06 July 2014 - 03:14 PM

I've seen this on several rumor sites, but nothing from known credible sources yet.  It's another case of "oh, this guy was once known for his offense and the Red Wings need a puckmover so... 1 + 1 =" kind of situation.  He might be able to find his game again in this system but I'd rather let one of the kids play unless MDZ comes as a 7th d-man and we trade Kindl.

#2528960 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by datterberg1340 on 01 July 2014 - 06:46 PM

Holy. Hell.


I thought they weren't even considering bringing him back, let alone giving him a raise


figured they would've at least tried some other options first, not just give up after the first day and settle for a guy who clearly isn't what we need in the top 4


on top of a crappy work day, this just.... sucks

#2528959 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by GoWings1905 on 01 July 2014 - 06:46 PM

So, Holland fails miserably and his fallback is to give a raise to a d-man no other team wanted to sign early in free agency? He's the most predictable and non-risk taking GM in professional sports right now.

I haven't been on the bandwagon before, but today I'm there. Ken Holland needs to go.

#2528927 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by e_prime on 01 July 2014 - 06:35 PM

The bottom pairing was the issue. Not Q. Quincey and Dekeyser were actually very solid together. Sure he is overpaid, but it's free agency. Everyone is. People really need to chill. Other UFA's didn't want to come here. Get over it. 

Except isn't Q headed for the 3rd pairing? 


Kronwall - Ericsson

Dekeyser - Smith

Kindl + Quincey





If you don't see the second bolded part as an issue... something to worry or fret or freakout over... Well, then I don't know what to say.

#2528922 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 01 July 2014 - 06:33 PM

Damn you Kenny Holland...you offered better contracts but didn't do some kind of voodoo s*** to get guys to come here....seriously, WTF do you want Holland to do?   He made better or equal offers and lost players to teams that are no better or worse than we are. 


What exactly should he do? 


I want Holland to do his job well.  He's been flailing over the last several years.   The reason they're not coming here is because players aren't excited at the prospect of playing for the Red Wings anymore.  That's on Holland.


No one is saying his job isn't extremely difficult, but it's that way for 29 other GM's.  As I said in another thread, replace Holland's name with Dan Cleary.  Cleary outworks just about everyone on the team which is admirable but he simply doesn't get the results to be competitive at the NHL level.  


Is that acceptable because he's a great guy who's trying with everything he's got?   


I don't care how hard Holland tried.  Results matter.  He's not getting any.

#2528918 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by Shaman on 01 July 2014 - 06:32 PM

Bringing back my gem from the deadline:



#2528779 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 01 July 2014 - 05:29 PM

i'm not sure i want to reply to that lol

Too late you already did...can't take it back!