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#2453604 Patrick Eaves on Waivers

Posted by dirtydangles on 14 November 2013 - 12:30 PM

Its really disappointing because Eaves is a much more effective bottom 6 player than Cleary and Sammy. He is getting waived for Holland's idiocy. 

#2447652 What's Killing Our Offense?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 24 October 2013 - 04:30 PM

Franzen 2 goals in 11 games (both on the PP and both against the Avs)

Weiss   2 goals in 11 games

Alfredsson 1 goal in 11 games


Those are the top 3 guys the Wings need producing after Z and Dats, and they have 5 goals between them.


Then throw in our $3 million fourth liner Samuelsson and it's more capspace that was supposed to be providing goals but isn't.  As I mentioned in the GDT, Franzen hasn't even managed a shot on goal in the last two games. His last SOG was against the Coyotes.

#2443922 10/12 GDT: Flyers 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by ogreslayer on 13 October 2013 - 01:39 AM

That closeup on Tootoo was the greatest thing ever. GIF plz!



#2443882 10/12 GDT: Flyers 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by kipwinger on 12 October 2013 - 08:57 PM

Lots of ambivalence about Bertuzzi on the boards these days.  Prior to tonight's game, half of LGW wanted him off the team.  Anybody willing to eat crow?

#2443428 is anyone happy right now?

Posted by Dabura on 11 October 2013 - 03:44 PM

So since we are up against it salary cap wise, is Nyquist stuck in the minors until playoffs start?


We kicked the tires, but ultimately we felt the price wasn't right. It takes two to dance. We like our team. Getting Nyquist back will basically be a big deadline acquisition.


You've got to draft well and build and promote from within.


Our power play is our enforcer.

#2426060 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by Guest on 04 July 2013 - 06:04 PM

The moment Brunner fields his first call from another team he is gone IMO

July 5

Dallas signs Brunner 5 years/15 million.

July 6

Columbus signs Filppula 5 years/22.5 million.

July 6

Holland signs Cleary 4 years 12 million.

October 5

Holland says we like our team.

April 2

Holland says that if Bertuzzi, Sammy, Helm, Eaves, and Franzen can all get healthy, it will be like landing 5 UFA's.

May 14

The Red Wings get bounced by the Maple Leafs.

May 19

Holland announces his intentions to begin talks with Samuelsson and Ericsson.

July 5

Ericsson signs 5 year/25 million deal with San Jose.

July 6

Holland resigns Samuelsson 2 years/5 million.

#2425618 Help on "D" - Kenny should be calling Boston

Posted by Guest on 03 July 2013 - 08:42 PM

Because most of those people are not capable of centering a second line, datsyuk and Zetterberg are the only two you listed I would be comfortable with. I would rather have them both in the top line and have a second line center for franzen

I'd rather have 26 year old Fedorov back too. Trust me. But Ken Holland aint gonna get us a marquis player this year. He's going after Edler and Weiss. These guys are chumps. You shouldnt have to beg for scraps. Thats bad GM'ing. Good GM'ing is finding what you have too much of ( D and Small/skilled Euros) and trading for what you dont have enough of (Scorers and Big/Hitting North Americans). Thats why we ate all scratching our heads. We need 2 Fawking players to make this team a Stanley Cup winner. We need a guy like Vanek, and we need a guy like Clarkson. Kenny is going after Edler, Weiss, and Cleary. That's just foolish.

#2387706 The Race for Eight: Blue Jackets, Stars, Wings

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 22 April 2013 - 12:36 PM

Here's the update, as of April 22nd:

Attached File  4-22 standings.jpg   22.7KB   8 downloads


Columbus and Dallas have been trending plenty better than the Wings and Wild over the past 10, but at this point the Wings have the supposed advantage of games in hand.


Columbus has the fewest games remaining at two, one of which is against Dallas. The best the Wings can hope for is a game ending in regulation there, and Nashville to beat them in the last game of the season, which may very well decide whether the Wings are in or out, regardless of what we do in our last few games.


Dallas plays at San Jose, who has played well of late, before finishing against Columbus and Detroit. Head-to-head to end the season is a REAL must win. Whoever loses is out.


The Wings have a game in hand on both Dallas and Minnesota. Minnesota hasn't been playing good down the stretch, much like the Wings, but their final 3 games are against the Kings and bottom-feeders Edmonton and Colorado. Assuming they don't play down to their competition like the Wings, we can assume we won't make up the 3 point spread over our last 4.


Columbus can land at 51-55 points (needs win against DAL to stay alive)

Minnesota can land at 51-57 points (controls their own destiny)

Dallas can land at 48-54 points (needs wins against both CBJ and DET to stay alive)

Detroit can land at 48-56 points (needs win against DAL bad)

Detroit currently has the tie breaker on Columbus, but not Dallas or Minnesota.

Detroit has 3 of 4 at home, but one back-to-back.

#2387386 4/20 GDT: Red Wings 1 @ Canucks 2 (SO)

Posted by Guest on 21 April 2013 - 12:11 PM


Yep.  Another game where we only score a goal.  How many does that make now in recent memory?


And Howard needs to study tape in shootouts.  Lapierre was going so slow that Howard should have just kept his ground and not committed.  Instead, he goes down quickly like he always does.  


When you've played as a goaltender in an NHL shootout, come back and let us know. Until then, consider that you have no place making this sort of criticism.

#2386922 nhl.com calls Kenny the best GM

Posted by esteef on 20 April 2013 - 05:51 PM

As I pointed out in my post, they don't really have any more depth than we do. Sharp's been out almost half the year, Hossa missed 7. Saad, Bolland, Stalberg, Bickell, Shaw... none of them are really any better than what we have, none of them have as many goals as Brunner, and only Saad matches Franzen. More likely I think is that Kane and Toews add more to those guys than those guys add to Kane and Toews.


Upgrading a couple of our forwards to Sharp and Hossa level would help, I'm sure. But I wouldn't expect it to double Pav and Hank's output. Particularly not if the one's you upgrade are Franzen and Filppula, as you'd likely need to do to make it work under the cap.


The Wings have 9 negative forwards to The Hawks' 1.  In fact the Hawks as a whole have only 2 negative players, the Wings, 12.  I know +/- isn't a perfect indicator of a player's talent level but it does reflect something about their effort on the ice which gets bitched about A LOT on here.  Chicago's roster kills us in +/- and it's not because of PP goals.  Maybe we wouldn't need a ton of scoring if guys weren't getting outskated, outworked and losing puck battles that end up in the back of their net.  This is why people might say their depth is "better" than ours.



#2384330 Official: Howard signs 6-year, $31.8m contract extension

Posted by martinezsvsu on 13 April 2013 - 01:31 AM

the man is our best player besides dats. he earned this contract. end of conversation

#2379613 Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 03 April 2013 - 02:36 PM

Same ol' song and dance.


Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive 23s

Wings were in on 2 or 3 players, felt they made competitive offers, but it wasn't good enough.



As I've said, I didn't really want Holland to make a deal for a playoff rental, but it is kind of comical that he says the same things year after year.

#2379450 Mr Holland.....

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 03 April 2013 - 01:45 PM

If Holland stands pat at this deadline, then I'm joining the "Fire Holland" crowd. 

#2379530 Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

Posted by canadian wings fan on 03 April 2013 - 02:06 PM

I'm assuming this means that Holland and Flip are close to a deal?

Yep! 6 Years @5.5 mil per for a 15 goal player

#2375807 time to trade filppula?

Posted by Guest on 29 March 2013 - 08:49 AM

Well if he wants north of 5 mil a season then I can understand Kenny not re-signing him now.  I like Flip's game but he is simply not worth this salary.


According to Khan, Filppula is looking for $5mil+ per year...if that's the case, they should trade him now while they can still get something.