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#2508328 4/9 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Pens 4 (SO). Wings clinch playoff spot!

Posted by Dabura on 09 April 2014 - 10:03 PM

You're forgetting Cleary will be back in the playoffs.


This is the time of year he lives for.  He doesn't care about the rest of the season.  He rises to the occasion in the clutch, when most of us would fail under similar pressure.  


Don't even joke about it.



#2508070 4/9 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Pens 4 (SO). Wings clinch playoff spot!

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 09 April 2014 - 09:17 PM

Franzen did a fly by for the last 3 years



#2508025 4/9 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Pens 4 (SO). Wings clinch playoff spot!

Posted by GoWings1905 on 09 April 2014 - 09:05 PM

Everyone hates on mule until playoffs

To be fair, he hasn't delivered in the playoffs for about four years now either. That was always his fallback for disappearing for long stretches during the regular season. Sad thing is, up until about three weeks ago, Franzen was very engaged throughout this season when healthy. Now, he's back to being a non-factor.

#2502495 3/27 GDT - Canadiens 5 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by The Datsyukian Deke on 27 March 2014 - 09:49 PM

And that's the problem right there. That is unacceptable! Best 12 forwards should play. Jurco should be in the lineup and anything less than that is unacceptable. I'm tired of holland screwing up this team and leaving deserving players in the minors due to roster restrictions. Figure it out holland




We could easily have at least 5 points more if Nyquist hadn't been buried in the minors because Kenny the Genius matched (!!) an offer by Holmgren (another genius..) for Cleary..

#2502438 3/27 GDT - Canadiens 5 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 27 March 2014 - 09:00 PM


It's now being accepted at fact that Babcock specifically was pushing for Cleary, and that's still a stretch.  Other than him saying he likes Cleary I haven't seen anything that puts it on Babcock. 


But Sammy?  That's a new one to me.  Did I miss somewhere that said Babcock was pushing for Samuelsson on the team? 


Isn't he the one who likes that right handed powerplay crap.  


Are you telling me Holland makes terrible acquisitions and Babcock does nothing about it?  Is he telling Kenny to do one thing and the exact opposite happens?  I have a hard time seeing that going on.  I think it's a mutual decision making process.  Babcock is not a blameless party here when it comes to personnel decisions.


Did Babcock have nothing to do with the Quincey trade?  Or Cleary starting over Nyquist when the year began?

#2502395 3/27 GDT - Canadiens 5 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by Tr!PoD#19 on 27 March 2014 - 08:41 PM

Oh look, a missed hook on our guys. It seems like these refs don't respect our young guys and their speed. And other teams just clutch and grab them and the whistles stay up the ref's asses.

Man, the team just isn't good enough. Simple as that

#2497225 Gustav Nyquist Appreciation Thread

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 19 March 2014 - 08:57 AM

Nyquist's 19 goals in 43 games are good for tops on the team, and prorated over 82 games puts him at a 36 goal pace as a rookie with ever-rotating linemates and responsibilities. The sky is the limit for this kid in coming years and really shows more glaringly the poor free agent decisions Holland has made over the past 4-5 years.


Until his hand was forced, Holland had through his own awful signings of Samuelsson, Bertuzzi, Cleary, and Tootoo buried our 3rd-most talented skater in the minors. Too many signing touted as "bargains" or "good fits" as an excuse to sign inferior players to fill the wrong roles on the wrong side of their prime instead of signing a single impact player or allowing over-ripe prospects to step up and learn.


Nyquist, Jurco, Sheahan, Glendening >>>> Samuelsson, Bertuzzi, Cleary, Tootoo


Simply put: Stop signing over-priced plugs as some consolation price for missing out on true impact players. Hopefully next season we cut some fat, use what we have in our young guys, and sign someone useful to fill important roles - a big bodied scorer and a top-4 defenseman. Looking down the line, the only UFAs that could/should be resigned are Legwand, Alfie, and Gustavsson.

#2497391 Franzen calls out team

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 20 March 2014 - 06:01 AM

Franzen needs to play like he's playing every game not just when other key guys go down.  Isn't he suppose to be a key player on this team?  

#2490832 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Hairy Lime on 05 March 2014 - 04:22 PM

For the first time in a long, long time... I'm actually livid with Ken Holland. This is embarrassing.

Where were you when he re-signed Dan Cleary? 

#2490637 Official 2014 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by ShanahanMan on 05 March 2014 - 03:42 PM

Holy overfreakin payment Batman! Probably our best shoot out guy + a prospect AND a pick for Legwand??!?!


We basically paid DOUBLE the amount of Molsoun and Vanek. 

#2490624 Official 2014 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by LeftWinger on 05 March 2014 - 03:40 PM

after all is done, both Vanek and Moulson went for pennies. Holland could've bettered Montreal on that one...

#2490538 Official 2014 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by ShanahanMan on 05 March 2014 - 03:23 PM

Wow. Moulson for freakin Torrey Mitchell and a 2nd. Are you serious??? 


Why do we hate having natural goal scorers? 

#2490514 Official 2014 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by ShanahanMan on 05 March 2014 - 03:19 PM

Makes sense, knowing Holland.


Is it a forward, past his prime? On the decline? Send him down to Detroit.

#2490377 Official 2014 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by VM1138 on 05 March 2014 - 02:44 PM

That's dumb, though.  We're not just looking to get better this season.  If we can add someone now who will help our team period, you do it. Don't wait for the off-season, because then there will just be another excuse.


EDIT: And if Helene St. James says she can't see any good deal, then that's almost straight out of Holland's mouth.  She's essentially a mouthpiece for him.  I take that to me we're done.

#2490358 Official 2014 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by canadian wings fan on 05 March 2014 - 02:35 PM

apparently the asking price is always to high for our GM. Awesome I can't wait to lose everygame we play this week with Joakim Andersson and 40 year old Todd Bertuzzi as our 1st line.