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#2681536 Frans Nielson signs 6 year $5.25m AAV contract with Detroit

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 01 July 2016 - 02:35 PM

You can't explain these types of things to Holland apologists. There is like 3 people on here that think what holland did today was a good thing. Even the folks from past off-seasons are questioning Holland and thats including me now.

On one hand, I get the apologists... I used to be one of them.  It's true that some players just don't want to come here, but who's fault is that really?  It's the GM's responsibility to put the best team on the ice and draft/develop the future.  He showed it with Lidstrom/Rafalski and he's showing it again now with Datsyuk/Zetterberg.  He doesn't know how to prepare for when our all-stars are getting ready to head out.  He'd rather wait until they are at the end or already leaving and then try to hustle to grab the best that's out there.  Great.  We got a 2nd line center, and I like Nielsen.  I think he'll do fine here so long as his wingers can produce as well.  That doesn't change the fact that we're sitting here without a first line center.  Zetterberg can't play that role anymore and Larkin may have to be thrown into it before he's truly ready for it.  Do you want to know why we can't attract solid wingers to this team?  They look and don't see any strong Centers to feed them the biscuit, so, of course, they're going to go to other teams.  But again, that is Holland's fault.  Maybe not this off-season, but over the past 6 years he has failed to ready this team appropriately to move forward in a strong fashion.

#2681512 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 01 July 2016 - 02:15 PM

Preview of the 2016/17 season:


Nielsen to Zetterberg to Nyquist.

Back to Zetterberg, over to Nielsen.

Fakes the shot, passes back to Nyquist.

He waits... passes it to Zetterberg.

#2680176 Stamkos to... Tampa

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 29 June 2016 - 03:26 PM

He'll come back with "We kicked some tires...." just wait and see

#2680197 Stamkos to... Tampa

Posted by Manny>Ozzie(by a long shot) on 29 June 2016 - 03:39 PM

Eric Staal will be a red wing on Friday. Mark it.

#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!!!!!


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"


#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