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#2187153 Lidstrom agrees to 1-year, $6.2m contract

Posted by RedWingsRox on 20 June 2011 - 10:26 AM

$6.2 is fine ... salary cap is going up, Ralfalski's $6 mill is off our cap ... you can't pay him 2nd tier D-man money like $4-5 mill, he deserves the kind of respect of a top tier Dman and Captain. Those of you who thinks he should pay for free .. stop being so cheap. We want to be a classy organization.


#2181766 Colin Campbell Steps Down

Posted by RedWingsRox on 01 June 2011 - 03:00 PM

Glorious day for hockey. Now the only other thing that could be better is if Bettman announces his retirement tomorrow.


#2179724 Interesting possibilities in trading with Philly.

Posted by RedWingsRox on 25 May 2011 - 05:26 PM

I think they should just give us Carter for us giving them Leino :lol: .


#2179196 Brian Rafalski announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons

Posted by RedWingsRox on 24 May 2011 - 06:20 PM

Look over the long term. Wisniewski had one good season. Rafalski has had many more than that.

http://www.nhl.com/i....htm?id=8470222

http://www.nhl.com/i....htm?id=8467856

There is no comparison.


You're right, no comparison. Rafalski is 38, Wisniewski is 27. Rafalski is winding down/ending his career. Wis is just hitting his prime.


#2179137 Brian Rafalski announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons

Posted by RedWingsRox on 24 May 2011 - 03:34 PM

As much as I don't want to see Raf go, this is a blessing in disguise. Holland is jumping up and down right now, Christmas came early for him. Rafalski was not playing like a $6 million D-man. I mean, Lids gets $6.2 mill and Raf gets $6 mill ... really? Was Lids only .2 million better ... NO! Had Rafalski not retired this year to wipe that off our cap, I sincerely doubt we'd be able to do any better next year than round 2 appearance. This knocks off that amount for us to go after someone in the 4-5 mill range and still have some $$ left over. Merry Christmas Holland.


#2174919 Bigger Picture Question - What was the deciding factor?

Posted by RedWingsRox on 13 May 2011 - 09:43 AM

It's the day after and it still feels empty :( ... don't want this to be Lids' last year but ...

Don't know if it is too early to assess but just stepping back a bit and wondering why we lost to same team 2 years in a row. When Chicago did it to Vancouver, there were some serious questions asked. Some say that Canucks retooled specifically to beat Chicago in the playoffs. So, from the bigger picture perspective, we loss to the same team in round 2 twice ... what was the deciding factor? With all due respect to Babs, was it that SJ had a better overall coaching staff? Was it injuries (a bit of a weak/lame excuse)? Was it that SJ just had better and deeper roster?

My initial thinking is that although we got one of the best head coaches, SJ's coaching staff was a bit sharper than ours. Our special team and defensive coach needs to be re-evaluated. Of course, it wouldn't hurt if we picked up another power forward who can score 20+ per season.


#2174469 WCSF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Sharks 3

Posted by RedWingsRox on 12 May 2011 - 11:15 PM

Z made that fatal mistake at the end of the 1st ... it was a one goal difference.


#2174443 Bertuzzi and Cleary

Posted by RedWingsRox on 12 May 2011 - 11:12 PM

C'mon Campbell, suspend Hudler for 5 games for that hit.


#2173207 WCSF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Sharks 3

Posted by RedWingsRox on 12 May 2011 - 04:28 PM

I hope Clowe is a go for tonight so that he can get Kronwalled in the 1st for good. Then when we've got a nice cushion of a need, put Kronwall on everytime Thornton is on so that we can give him a nice little present too. :cool:


#2173179 WCSF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Sharks 3

Posted by RedWingsRox on 12 May 2011 - 03:49 PM

Dude I literally had a dream within a dream last night where I was dreaming about dreaming about waiting for the game to start... What?

LGW!!!!


That's called Inception ... idea already explored <_<


#2172180 WCSF Game 6 GDT: Sharks 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by RedWingsRox on 10 May 2011 - 11:51 PM

God I hate Thornton ... he embarasses that number on his jersey!


#2169978 Game 6 Line-Up

Posted by RedWingsRox on 09 May 2011 - 12:23 AM

I suggested that we put Modano in for Franzen for tonight's game. I love Franzen it's just that he is injured and can't even skate out there. We were basically playing with one less on the bench for 1/2 a game.

Obviously, Babcock forgot to check LGW before the game for some last minute advice.


#2168534 Nashville vs. Vancouver

Posted by RedWingsRox on 07 May 2011 - 10:32 PM

Go Nashville ... take them to 7 again. No way they can do it twice.


#2136959 3/28 GDT: Blackhawks 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by RedWingsRox on 28 March 2011 - 09:57 AM

Joey here is your chance to be 2011's Niemi ... let's get it done.


#2126688 3/5 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Coyotes 5 (SO)

Posted by RedWingsRox on 06 March 2011 - 12:27 AM

This time we didn't have a 7-1 cushion going into the 3rd and still let in 3 and win ... (in LA on Mon)
Maybe the Coyotes reminded themselves that the Wings can let in 3 goals in a very short time!