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#2683226 Glendening signs 4-year, $1.8m AAV extension

Posted by marcaractac on 14 July 2016 - 07:07 PM

There are contracts that hurt this team. This absolutely is not one of them. He has played under two coaches with this team and they both love having him. Maybe, just maybe they know a little more about what he brings than we do? 


He can skate, very good on the draw, and is very efficient in shutting down opponents best players. Especially in the playoffs. He is also good for chipping in 20 points along the way. He makes very few mistakes. He is exactly what you want as a 4th line center. 


If a kid comes and outperforms him at that 4C role, the contract is absolutely movable. Hell, in the 2008 playoff run we had Markf****** Hartigan in the lineup at times. It's safe to say disney.com has been the best 4th line center we've had in some time. Even comparable to the last time we've experienced success. Glad he is sticking around. 

#2682125 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by wings4thecup06 on 04 July 2016 - 07:26 AM

Late to the party, as I was out of town all weekend, but overall I think it was a very good free agent frenzy for the Wings.

The number one thing we needed going into Friday was a top 6 center, and Nielsen seems to be a very good addition. The cap hit is fair, just a year or two longer than I would have liked. Overall solid signing.

I liked the Vanek signing as well. Seems like a low risk, high reward signing that has the potential to work out for us, if not, no big deal.

The Ott signing was basically the same way I felt about the Miller signing a few days ago. Completely unnecessary, but can't complain about minimal cap, depth signing.

Unlike most here, I was ecstatic to see Helm back. It was about $0.85M higher than I would have liked, but I'm okay with it. One of the most under-rated / under appreciated players on the team.

With these signings, it looks like Holland has set himself up to trade some forwards for help on the back end. If there's any way we can land Trouba, I think we will be in great shape going in to next season...



Agree with you on nielsen, and an important signing. Also thought the term was too long, but this is the nature of the beast these days its seems. 


Side note, I love how everyone is preparing for another lockout with all the contracts signed at the moment being mostly made up of bonuses which are salary protected....


Also agree about Helm. While he has been inconsistent, his speed is an element that is key these days, and while the money was a bit too much, I'm glad he;s still here. 


I have a problem with the Vanek signing for 2 reasons:


1. It represents an ongoing philosophy from KH whereby it seems he keeps signing 'veterans' on cheap deals that were once pretty good but are now obviously falling off the table in the hopes they regain their old magic. The problem here is that they actually don't regain this kind of magic, and instead of being a key player like KH hopes they will be, the end up clogging up a roster spot and prohibiting the team moving forward. 


2. It's also another example of how KH really doesn't seem to want to give guys like Mantha and AA a real chance at getting good quality minutes at the NHL level, let alone make the roster. My own personal opinion is that it's holding this team back. We need to develop these new core players and give them the responsibility, yet eliminating roster spots by signing veterans who are basically past their prime is misguided in my opinion, and tantamount to another first round exit. (i'll eat my hat is Vanek scores 20-30 goals and am perfectly fine with that)


Ott I don't mind, because he brigns needed grit and energy and someone who actually will stick up for teammates besides Smith and Abby. Yes, it still eats another roster spot though, but ah well...

#2682109 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 03 July 2016 - 08:32 PM

Gus vs Tats

I'm too old to learn new tricks. What does any of this s*** mean?

#2681076 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by NerveDamage on 01 July 2016 - 10:53 AM

John Scott is a FA as well. 6'8" All Star MVP... yay or nay ?

#2678474 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by LeftWinger on 21 June 2016 - 10:45 AM

Howard/Pav/Pulkkinen/Pick for Wideman.

It looks like we lose that trade, but we really win.

#2678423 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 June 2016 - 08:57 PM

If Holland does not trade Pav and Howard, he should be fired.

#2675819 ECSF : Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 12 May 2016 - 12:27 PM

Crazy looking back. So many people had picked this team to win the cup.


"No way anyone's going to beat the Capitals".


I think we all underestimated Penguins. They really had been the best team in the league post all-star break. All it took was for Crosby to find his groove and for Kessel to mesh with the new team I guess.


This team now has Crosby, Malkin and Kessel. Two top players in the world and one of the best goal scorers in the league. 


Dam them!


After the way they finished the last few months of the regular season, I doubt anyone was underestimating them.  Its not even Crosby really, he did very little in this last series.  It's not Malkin either, it's that second line of Kessel, Bonino, Hagelin and the goaltending of Murray.  That second line gave them the depth they needed to compliment the stars and Murray is like the anti-Fleury.  Murray has every reason in the world to meltdown and does not, while Fleury has a meltdown several times in a playoff season.


Interesting little fact.  The Stanley Cup champion in 1976 had a rookie goalie.  The Stanley Cup champion in 1986 had a rookie goalie.  The Stanley Cup champion in 2006 had a rookie goalie.  Now it's 2016 and there's a rookie goalie that's on a huge hot streak.  We need to start a rookie goalie in 2026.

#2674568 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by kickazz on 29 April 2016 - 10:16 PM

Their pizza is not very good

#2674383 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by frankgrimes on 28 April 2016 - 10:25 PM

They were going to sell the rights to some company.  To think otherwise is really naive. 
So all this "it should have been named after a Red Wing" is pointless.  Where in the NHL has that happened in today's day and age??

That's the point we aren't talking about your every day expansion , sunrise team here, this is Hockeytown, history, tradition, original 6 and all-time great players who deserved to have it makes after them

I'd rather be naive than accepting some of the stupid stuff that's going on in today's day and age. Better to change things back to the way they were what a next ads on players jerseys? Sponsored team names? Corporate bulls*** and marketing shouldn't have a place in such a historic sport.

#2674376 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 28 April 2016 - 09:43 PM

So I understand why people feel deceived about the appearance of the building and how the LED changing roof is not happening.


That just seems like a really short-sighted, stupid decision.


But as far as the name...It's not like they're just giving it to him for free.  He's paying millions each year to have it that.  


They were going to sell those rights to someone.  It's very naive to think otherwise. Why not Little Ceasars? 

He's paying millions each year....  to himself...

#2674358 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by AtlantaHotWings on 28 April 2016 - 08:45 PM

True - just that we expect more is all.


Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI might be the only pro sports facility not whored out once the Joe is demolished.....To me - that says alot.

Perhaps thats due to the fans owning the stock of the team?


Better than Amway Arena...


Well that s***ty tasting pizza as you call it is owned by the Illitch family 

Matches the s**** product currently being iced...

#2674351 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by Seraph on 28 April 2016 - 08:25 PM

Sad sad day to be a fan.

We will all need to go through our grieving process and eventual acceptance of the horrible name and rooftop logo.

#2674345 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by LeftWinger on 28 April 2016 - 08:11 PM

Wait, are they playing the game on the roof now?

The point on national TV and even during the pregame television feeds on Fox Sports Detroit they will have aerial shots of the Arena and the entire country will see the Little Caesars logo instead of the Detroit Red Wings logo. Absolutely disgusting and disappointing.

#2674342 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by frankgrimes on 28 April 2016 - 08:02 PM

Welcome to the 21St century, everyone. Advertising is the way of life. The building will be amazing regardless of what it's called.

Well there a lot of things wrong in the 21 century, which were much better in the old days ... advertisement is for sure on that list.

A building without a soul is not amazing no matter how luxurious it may be. Best example is the Pens arena modern and comfortable beyond believe but Pens fans are missing the atmosphere of the igloo.

Why does every team need a new arena ? Why not improve the old one? I'm sure the Joe would have looked absolutely gorgeous with a huge renovation but no no, a bankrupt city decides to throw 200 down the toilete.

And the next plastic dome is already in the works...The new oilers arena good times

#2674324 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by Aethernum on 28 April 2016 - 07:27 PM

As cool as it would be to have the logo on the roof it's meh to me. Not like you'll see it from the ground anyways.


But you would see it on every television broadcast. Instead we get a pizza character.


This is an incredibly disappointing decision for me, all around. Like most Detroit fans, I like to think that there is something special and unique about this team and its history, especially for an American-based team. A large part of that was wrapped up in our arena, and the ownership is throwing all of that away. It's an embarrassment and makes it harder to be passionate about hockey in Detroit. I seriously hope they reconsider.


Our Original 6 heritage should not have been sold so cheaply.