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#2524780 Dan Cleary may return...sigh

Posted by Guest on 20 June 2014 - 07:51 AM

I get that the Wings want to treat their veteran players a certain way, but at some point, they have to put the needs of the team first.  The re-signed him last year, knowing they had no cap or roster space.  It hurt the team and other players.  It turned out exactly how we all thought it would.  So he has another unproductive, injury plagued year and it's like hey, lets give him a contract?  It's mind boggling.  This isn't a team lacking leadership or a veteran presence.  Give him a figure head scouting job or off ice position, I don't care.  But any talk of a contract of any kind is complete insanity.  He was a semi decent player for a few years.  This isn't Steve Yzerman or Nick Lidstrom we're talking about.  The Wings owe him nothing. 

#2524869 Brad Richards bought out by Rangers

Posted by turbowhistle86 on 20 June 2014 - 01:19 PM

Trade Weiss and Kindl for Edler (they will need a center when after they trade Kesler) and sign Richards and Stralman.
















love the thought but that's far too much paperwork for Holland to comprehend......so let's give Cleary another 3 years and call it good.

#2524263 Detroit re-signs Gustavsson 1 yr $1.85 mill

Posted by GoWings1905 on 17 June 2014 - 02:27 PM

Don't like it at all. Mrazek doesn't need another year in Grand Rapids with nothing to prove. Monster is too much of a risk as a backup and quite frankly, he wasn't good the second half of the season either.

#2522992 Dan Boyle's rights traded to the Islanders…..

Posted by Dabura on 06 June 2014 - 10:46 AM

The best argument against signing Boyle for more than one season is that, barring injury, only one of our kids is going to get a legitimate shot over that span of time, assuming Smith isn't traded. I can respect that. At the same time, you have to weigh it against pushing for the Cup. It's not that I don't think we can push for the Cup with a couple of kids on the back end. I just think it's unlikely, versus what we might get from a  name talent. Yeah, Boyle isn't the player he once was, but he's still valuable.

#2517632 The Franzen Hate.

Posted by rking72 on 27 April 2014 - 01:15 PM

I know this may not be the most popular thing, but after watching this series I would have no problem buying out Franzen and letting Alfredsson walk and using that money to acquire Iginla

#2517419 A plea to Holland.

Posted by pucktividi on 26 April 2014 - 08:52 PM

I'm not saying they'll never be good. But I don't like wait and see approaches in sports. You just waste years doing that. They will learn, but we won't become a stronger team by adding even more rookies. That's the Edmonton route. Some people want to just promote from within and I think that's a bad idea. It relies on too many flaky "ifs". Nyquist and Tatar will be beasts one day, but until then they need bonafide prime year players to bridge the learning gap years. Players don't learn from losing. Datsyuk and Zetterberg didn't learn by sucking. They learned because the team struggled but had reams of talent. That's all I mean. We need to keep trying to win to avoid complacency and installing a mediocre or losing culture. See: all the other perennial middling teams. Sent from my ADR6350 using Tapatalk 2

I'm sorry,but instant solutions are one of the reason that brought us here.Instead of signing/trading for elite players,we've signed a dozen of veteran players since we've won the Cup and here we go our 2014 Red Wings team...declining stars with injury problems and inexperienced kids who simply can't beat a powerhouse B's team.

#2517418 A plea to Holland.

Posted by joesuffP on 26 April 2014 - 08:29 PM

Holland has signed Ian White, Kyle Quincey, Carlo Coliacovo, Brian Lashoff since Lidstrom, Rafalski and Stuart have left. That's sad. Just a complete failure. Who is he going to sign once Franzen, Datsyuk and Zetterberg leave. This really scares me. Holland hasn't made a single good deal in 3 years

#2516614 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 26 April 2014 - 03:34 PM

This is probably the last game of Aldfresson's career.  After what happened to him and Modano, I hope no more 40+ Hall of Famers will join the Wings.  

#2516523 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by CaliforniaWingsFan on 26 April 2014 - 03:04 PM

I wish they'd crash the net. Every time they do something happens. Cycling around the perimeter just doesn't work. It's a gamble because you know Boston will get their sticks in the way after a pass or two. Also, NBC sucks. They sound more homerish than Boston's local guys. Sent from my ADR6350 using Tapatalk 2

It's really embarrassing really that this is considered a national neutral broadcast. The only thing they talk about is how great the Bruins are at all times. They do the same thing with the Blackhawks and Penguins too.

#2516496 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by Dabura on 26 April 2014 - 02:58 PM

I'm just being annoying now, but this series is why I wasn't opposed to adding Chris Stewart for cheap. Yeah, he's Christ Stewart. But he'd be running Rask.

#2516395 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 26 April 2014 - 02:37 PM



Would have impressed me more if he was willing to throw with Chara.  That play helped turn the series.  They've been laughing at us ever since.  

#2516333 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 26 April 2014 - 02:28 PM

Season over.  Nice penalty kill the whole series.    


Let's bring Drew Miller back for 6 more years.  

#2515796 The Franzen Hate.

Posted by The Greek on 25 April 2014 - 01:33 PM

You don't deserve to be flamed for having an opinion. However, acting as if franzen is above reproach does nothing to help your argument. He definitely had a good streak, but has been invisible since.

This will be the wings' last opportunity to buy him out. It is a decision that does deserve to be weighed objectively. He definitely provides good value for the numbers he produces. However, you cannot deny that a lot of his numbers are inflated by scoring in bunches and/or during garbage time. I'm not saying that's how he gets all of his points, but it definitely affects his statistics. Also, the guy's playoff production (his justification for being here for some) have dropped off the cliff. He had 59 points in 51 playoff games 08-10. Since then, he has 11 points in 31 playoff games, and has been a minus player in every playoff since 2010. I don't know what baseball has to do with anything, but those are not good numbers for hockey.

Franzen has shown a very sharp decline. When you couple these facts with the length of his contract, you have to at least considers buyout.

#2514001 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by Ekmanc on 22 April 2014 - 08:50 PM

The Bruins are playing at 60% at most and beating us soooo easily.

#2513945 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 22 April 2014 - 08:38 PM

How does Abby miss that...


How does a team make the playoffs with a scrub like that playing on the top line for more than half the season?