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Red Crazy

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#2377874 with trade deadline approaching - who's our tradeable assets?

Posted by Red Crazy on 01 April 2013 - 06:04 PM

If anyone thinks that Fil can carry this team in either Hanks absence or Datsyuk's retirement then the Wings are in really deep trouble. He is hardly worth his salary now and he wants a raise????? He can easily be replaced and for a hell of a lot less.

#2377361 Mr Holland.....

Posted by Red Crazy on 31 March 2013 - 03:33 PM

I completely understand where everyone is coming from, but Holland was quoted as saying that he'd "see how the next 6 games" went - right? Now that they're currently standing at 7th in the West, could anyone see the flip side of the coin where management decides that this fringe team isn't worth making deadline acquisitions?

I could totally see that happening but if Holland thinks that he needs to sell Fil for the highest bidder and shop Mule.

#2377336 Lindy Ruff an option?

Posted by Red Crazy on 31 March 2013 - 03:00 PM

Holland is the guy you need to point fingers at. He has done dick to improve this team lately. I always liked the saying "GM's fire coaches before people catch on that its their fault"  Babcock is a great coach trying to coach a team full of plugs. 

#2375264 Red Wings should pursue Jagr

Posted by Red Crazy on 28 March 2013 - 03:45 PM

I don't think that its a bad option. I do agree the second pp needs help. This also could be fixed by adding Jay Bo. Good puck moving d-men help power plays big time. The Wings GA has been pretty good lately but I think it has more to do with Jimmy standing on his head then good defense. Jagr and Jay Bo! Get it done Kenny

#2374984 Iginla Traded to Pittsburgh

Posted by Red Crazy on 28 March 2013 - 08:52 AM

The Penguins continue to show that they want to compete for the cup every year. Like it or not but that is what draws elite players to want to sign with your team. Detroit used to enjoy this, Holland is pissing it away by signing players like Colo , Sammy etc. The Pens will survive the cap next season just like the Hawks did a couple of years ago. You never hear Detroit mentioned in trade rumors anymore....did Kenny lose his cell?  Rant over.

#2373618 Iginla may/may not have added Detroit to his trade list

Posted by Red Crazy on 25 March 2013 - 10:18 AM

I would rather pay Iginla 5+ for a couple years then pay Fil the same amount. Fil, Nyquist and a couple conditional picks depending if he re ups. We need a goal scorer Fil can be replaced from within. (Tatar)

#2372948 Perron's ridiculous dive.

Posted by Red Crazy on 24 March 2013 - 01:23 PM

Perron should have got a 10 min unsportsmanlike for that display. 

#2371095 Trade Kronwall?

Posted by Red Crazy on 19 March 2013 - 04:19 PM

Smith has the upside of Kronwall, maybe a little better. Kronwall is a #2 guy on a Cup team. That said Smith was not, or should not have been, expected to be a #2 guy this year and probably not even next year.

Agreed. I think both Kronwall and Smith need hard hitting, solid,  stay at home d partners to get the most from their games. Like Stuart was for Kronner. Maybe Smid would be a good pick up for a partner for Smith? Dump Colo and Q.

#2369168 The REAL problem with Detroit

Posted by Red Crazy on 14 March 2013 - 10:01 PM

Gary Lawless reported tonight that the Wings have shown interest in Buff. I also agree with the OP. 

#2368886 Babcock: Is he the right guy going forward?

Posted by Red Crazy on 13 March 2013 - 11:39 PM

This thread is rediculous!  Babcock is what is keeping this team as competative as they are.  THIS is what happens when Big E is one of your top pairing D Men & Big E & Quincy together consume 7 million.  Is Holland the right GM going forward?  That is the question Devilano & Mr. I better be asking.  He had years to plan for this & he DID NOT!  This is what happens when your forwarwards have to play D & don't have the benefit of of being committed forwards. 

Agreed 110%. I don't agree with what Babs puts out on the ice but Holland is to blame for the s***ty contracts and lack of talent. Holland was betting on the big fish last year Parise and Suter and missed all the horses that would have worked well. Then he panicked and signed scrubs for not one but two freeking years. 

#2368882 3/13 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Flames 5

Posted by Red Crazy on 13 March 2013 - 11:32 PM

Monster was awful. The defense is the problem, they can't move the puck out of the zone clean......ever. passes into skates, passes to far in front or behind. Kronwall stinks and the rest are very very ugly to watch. There are so many small things wrong with this team that it's hard to know what needs to be fixed the most. Babcock and Holland need their heads examined for the contracts that they handed out. Abby, Colo, Sammy, Mule are all mistakes.  

#2367989 Nyquist called up, Tatar sent down

Posted by Red Crazy on 12 March 2013 - 11:40 AM

Tatar busts his ass and gets sent down. 

#2356421 Time to sit Ian White

Posted by Red Crazy on 16 February 2013 - 03:15 PM

I think Huskins should be paired with Kronner. Kronner has played at his best when paired with a stay at home d-man (Stuart) This allows Kronner to jump up into the play and make some big hits. Kronwall looks lost without Stuart and Huskins is probably as close to his style as well have so pair them up. White does not seem to have chemistry with anyone at this point. The thought of Colo and him paired together sends chills up my spine. I have my doubts that Babs will scratch him though.

#2355516 Jordin Tootoo

Posted by Red Crazy on 14 February 2013 - 02:05 PM

Like him or hate him the Wings needed a player like him on this team. If he chips in a few points, keeps the flies off, and rattles the teeth of some d-men on the fore check then what more do you want.

#2342206 1/19: Red Wings 0 at St. Louis Blues 6

Posted by Red Crazy on 19 January 2013 - 10:06 PM

     Did we not see this coming? Holland did nothing to replace those that left. He picked up scraps that nobody wanted. Brunner might be able to make it in this league if he has some size on his line but the DZB 1st line is getting pushed around like they are kids by the Blues. Mule looks like the lazy sob he was last year, Cleary can not stand up and takes dumb ass penalties when he does, and don't even get me started on the D as theyf****** suck. Howard is playing his ass off as usual and appears to be the only Wing that has any heart. Emmerton and Mursak don't belong in the NHL period. Abby and Tootoo are to afraid to go out and kick some ass.


Ken Holland and co s*** the bed this off season by not making this team better. I know they did try but their job IS to make it better or fail. They failed. Every team in their division is better, yes even CBJ and the Red Wings are not and in fact they are going backwards.


This is just one game and not worth throwing in the towel yet but I think we have been so happy to get hockey back that we have forgot the hole that this team was left after last year.