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#2614680 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by plopster on 15 June 2015 - 10:26 PM

Pretty sure I'm going to be sick. Literally. Just thinking about all the things that has led the Wings and Hawks down their current paths. The bowmans end up in Chicago. Yzerman goes to Tampa. We keep Franzen instead of Hossa, or did Hossa not want to come back? Babcock doesn't want to stay anymore. Can't get our free agent targets anymore. Can't help but to think something is up in Detroit. Is it possible that holland and his stupid hair is ruining things there? And has he done a fantastic snow job on the elderly Illitch?


#2614681 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by Firehawk on 15 June 2015 - 10:26 PM

Q fell into a great team, either that or he is a great coach who was on a cursed Blues team...




#2604893 should mrazek get #1 tag next season

Posted by DSM on 30 April 2015 - 07:54 AM

 
If there's one thing I really think Holland has a tendency of nailing, it's finding a good backup at a great price. I'm really not worried about whatever he would scrape up, because historically, he really has done a good job in this area. This is also why I worry less about trading Howard than some might.

I disagree with this. Conklin (V2.0) was a disaster in St. Louis and Holland brought him back and he was a disaster here. Then Gustavsson ended up being a horrible signing. The only good goaltending signing Holland has made recently is Joey MacDonald.

Holland even gave Gustavsson A RAISE after proving he was more useless than Magic Johnson at a blood drive for two years. Guys like Greiss, Montoya etc were available last summer for half as much, but Holland decided to overpay Glasstavsson.


#2604860 should mrazek get #1 tag next season

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 30 April 2015 - 01:54 AM

 
Thornton is one of the best setup guys in the game. He may not be good enough to be "the guy", but he is more then qualified to be a second line center. Plus his cap hit is pretty low for a player of his skill set (6.75 million for another 2 years). Having a guy like him come in would allow D & Z to play together on the first line. What is your issue with Thornton?
 


My issue with Thornton is *why*. Everyone ******* and makes fun of the Wings for signing guys in their mid 30s on the downside of their prime. Thornton embodies that. My issue is that signing Thornton would be the kind of thing the Wings would be *expected* to do. He's a prototypical Detroit Red Wings Signing ™. We need to step outside of ourf****** comfort zone and try to fill in the middle--no more young guys in their early 20s with minimal experience. No more aging vets. I want prime meat, dammit! GIVE ME A 28 YEAR OLD STUD!!!!!

*ahem*

I also don't want to see Thornton stroke his rooster whilst wearing the winged wheel, but that's beside the point...


#2574240 2/23 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Ducks 4 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 24 February 2015 - 12:54 AM

Man, I have NO faith in Howard in the shootout. He gets schooled regularly.

 

Can we get a backup who specializes in shootouts and play him in the shootouts?

 

What's Peter Schmeichel up to these days?  




#2556019 Vaya con dios Damien Brunner

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 12 December 2014 - 04:47 PM

 

It was nothing compared to Samuelsson's move, where he'd put the puck on his backhand, skate in a circle, and do nothing with it.  

Or Drapers "I'm on a breakaway but I'm going to shoot a slapper from the blue line and not skate in to try and deke the goalie move"

:lol:




#2556018 Vaya con dios Damien Brunner

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 December 2014 - 04:34 PM

My everlasting memory of Brunner is that one between the legs inside-outside drag that he always used, and which never once worked at the NHL level.  But man did that not deter him from trying it over and over and over.

 

It was nothing compared to Samuelsson's move, where he'd put the puck on his backhand, skate in a circle, and do nothing with it.  




#2548701 A couple of misses....

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 November 2014 - 10:03 PM

But we signed Kevin Porter..............just saying.  




#2531824 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 12 July 2014 - 12:09 PM

Him being lazy, floating, being streaky. He is basically their franzen but he puts up slightly higher point totals.

 

What??  Hossa is streaky maybe, but he isn't lazy or a floater.  The guy goes all out even when he's not putting up points. 

 

The biggest downside of Hossa is his increasing list of nagging injuries.  




#2531183 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by LeftWinger on 10 July 2014 - 04:39 PM

I said that Cleary would get more than Heatley... f*** this team. f*** Ken Holland. I refuse to watch anymore games.  I don't care if he acquires Shea Weber, I am done supporting this team until Holland is GONE!




#2530901 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Euro_Twins on 09 July 2014 - 07:09 PM

Que the "Why didn't Holland offer 2 million " rants

For 1 mil it would be worth it, over Cleary for sure


#2530575 Article on FAs and Red Wings

Posted by VM1138 on 08 July 2014 - 10:07 AM

 

I'll agree with the first part, the city is not the issue...or at least is hasn't been for guys like Ivan Rodriguez, Magglio Ordonez, Carlos Guillen, Reggie Bush, Golden Tate, Chauncey Billups, etc. etc. etc.

 

On the subject of Babs I'll say this.  What happened in FA wasn't his fault.  He's not in charge of managing the roster.  I do, however, think that players don't look at him like they did at Bowman.  Sure, Scotty was a d*ck, but he coached a powerhouse team that realistically could win the cup every year.  Babs is a d*ck whose team isn't going to win s***.  So why deal with him?  Ken Hitchcock is notoriously difficult to play for, and he gets FAs because his team is a contender.  I think players would tolerate Babs if we could compete, but we can't, so they don't.  Not his fault, but it does play a part. 

 

Of course, the Tigers have been a strong contender for years now, hence those guys coming to Detroit.  And Billups...well, I don't follow basketball but didn't he suck when he came back?  Likely no one else wanted him and he wanted to go somewhere familiar.

 

The point everyone is making about the city isn't that no one wants to come here just because of that, but if your team is not a contender, there's no reason to choose Detroit over Tampa or Washington or any place with more living perks.  If Detroit were winning, we wouldn't have trouble attracting UFAs.  But since we're not really any better than the rest of the middling teams, the city of Detroit isn't going to be a selling point.




#2530546 Article on FAs and Red Wings

Posted by kipwinger on 08 July 2014 - 08:37 AM

There are probably a lot of reasons why we didn't have any luck landing FAs this year, but I thought this was interesting.  A quote from Patrick Eaves about joining the Stars...

 

"He's got a real good thing going down there. I know they're a hard team to play against and yeah, they're making moves. They're going places and I want to be a part of it," Eaves said on Monday.

 

Seems like if you haven't been successful in the recent past, and you're doing things to address that, players pay attention.  I'm certainly not suggesting that you "do something just to do it" or that Patrick Eaves is the kind of FA you want.  But rather that guys want to win, and they recognize when a team is trending upward or downward. 




#2530473 Article on FAs and Red Wings

Posted by LeftWinger on 07 July 2014 - 05:50 PM

Detroit is also the smallest big city in the country.  You are far likely to run into trouble in Miami, Chicago, LA, Oakland, New York, Houston, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale... Detroit is smaller and the areas are far easier to avoid.  If you like architecture Detroit is an awesome place to tour around.  Players know they aren't going to live in the city of Detroit, but is the 20-30 minute trip worth it? Are the jacked up roads worth it? The player parking at the Joe is NOT worth it, I've parked there, I know.  So the sooner the arena is up and the sooner the mayor gets this city turned around, the better.

 

Most importantly, the sooner our kids establish that they are up and coming and show they are our future Stanley Cup core, then we will see some influx of UFA's here. Too bad it won't be in time for Datsyuk, but there will soon be the next All-Star center here....so lets see.

 

I am just mad that all the improvements happening in the city is pushing the people who don'y give a s*** about their hoods out into the suburbs...I come back to the area every week to work and yes I see the people coming into my neighborhoods...its a sad thing that we cannot just somehow convince these people that nothing worth having is free and that keeping your neighborhood nice is a job worth doing...Inkster, Ecorse, River Rouge...ugh, they're like war zones and its creeping into Woodhaven, Brownstown and Flat Rock....sad, sad, sad...

 

 

Ok, there is my city view for the year. I still believe its the Front Office and players not liking Babcock.  Other than that, nothing has changed anywhere else...we need a change.  Holland needs to step aside, Babcock needs to move on.  A good start would be convincing Larionov to become asst. coach.




#2528544 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by evilmrt on 01 July 2014 - 03:52 PM

Soccer is more exciting than free agent day in Detroit. At least in soccer, there is a CHANCE your team is going to score.
 
Happy July 1, everybody.


And that team is hanging tough so far!