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#2618450 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by gowings00 on 01 July 2015 - 05:19 PM

Not sure why people are mad about this. I think Richards is extremely underrated and plays well at both ends of the ice. Sure there's a log jam of forwards/centers but I think it's a good problem to have and opens up the ability for trades.

Besides the fact it's a one year deal and we have the cap space. Why just let the money sit there for a year?


Because that's what we do in this forum. We trash talk and play armchair GM. Today couldn't have gone much better. I love the signings. Green took a big discount and Richards is a $3 million player. He also took a discount last year since he was paid big on the prior contract with the Rangers. Other than trading Ericcsson to clear space for one of our young defensemen, I'm happy. B+ Grade Kenny Holland.


#2611884 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by gowings00 on 30 May 2015 - 06:34 AM

A couple of points that should be encouraging even to the most cynical of fans.
1. For two straight years we have looked horrible in the first 10-15 minutes of almost ever game. A new voice in the locker room Will Improve our teams starts. If only because we simply can't be that bad again.
2. Blashill will breathe new life into some dead/stagnant players. Will it be Weiss (if he's still here) Franzen, Jurco? No idea, but I'm convinced a few will come alive.
3. Our goalie situation will be much better this year. Competition will bring out the best in both resulting in a more consistent year between the pipes. Blashill has confidence in Mrazek and should make him feel comfortable.
4. I think we have a good enough team (make the playoffs) that Blash can make some mistakes, test some lines and learn NHL matchups and we will still have enough points.
5. I have to believe that Kenny will finally upgrade the Blue Line (of course I say this every year) with some serious talent which should push Big E back down to the 2nd pairing. Thus making it easier for Blashill. On the other hand, I think Blashill will be a better evaluator of which kids are ready to replace our current veteran crop and therefore able to see who is expendable.


#2605623 Free agents this off season

Posted by gowings00 on 02 May 2015 - 07:42 PM

If ever there was a time to make a trade for a top tier defensemen while giving up some young excess talented forwards in return, it's now. You never want to trade away potential goal scorers and I get that but we have too many mistakes in our back end and zero offense coming from our blue line. We have to change that.

I think this will be Babcocks message and plea to Holland.

Oh....and can we please get some size?


#2605453 Who is the coach next season?

Posted by gowings00 on 01 May 2015 - 03:38 PM

And like I said, if he can't win without a datsuk or zetterberg then he's not that good.

It's not their names or the amount of points he wants. He wants that type of leadership, commitment and effort on the ice. It's something every coach struggles with: Do I go for talent or guys that who can set the example on the ice. Fillpula vs Weiss. Cleary vs whoever we could have signed if not for Cleary.
Now, I have my frustrations with Babcock but it's a valid point Babcock is making.


#2604340 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by gowings00 on 29 April 2015 - 09:02 PM

I hope Mantha and Pulkinnen can make this team good in the future.  Nyquist and Tatar are just not playoff performers these last two years.


Didn't Tatar score two goals only one game ago?


#2602907 Kronwall suspended one game

Posted by gowings00 on 28 April 2015 - 06:54 PM

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I think I'm just gonna keep posting this:
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.....and again
 


#2602499 ECQF Game 6 GDT : Lightning 5 at Red Wings 2 - Series Tied 3-3

Posted by gowings00 on 27 April 2015 - 09:34 PM

Tonight we simply showed the same weaknesses the past few years. Defensive play is not the caliber needed for a deep playoff run. We have one goal from a defensemen and that was an empty netter from DK. I wish we were better equipped for a cup run but we aren't. I think we have plenty of firepower but our defense gives us very little. Most of us that watch every game know that this is the reason we have been so inconsistent. We're gonna need Mrazek to stand on his head in game 7.


#2602078 ECQF Game 6 GDT : Lightning 5 at Red Wings 2 - Series Tied 3-3

Posted by gowings00 on 27 April 2015 - 07:46 PM

Glendening back. 


What about 2008 Lidstrom and Rafalski?


#2599667 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by gowings00 on 23 April 2015 - 09:00 PM

We lose this series.


#2599480 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by gowings00 on 23 April 2015 - 08:33 PM

Here comes a 5 min Tampa PP


#2599243 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by gowings00 on 23 April 2015 - 07:42 PM

Refs do not like the score


#2598010 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 3 - DET Leads series 2-1

Posted by gowings00 on 21 April 2015 - 08:39 PM

Bring back Jimmy!!!!

Lol....couldn't even type that with a straight face.


#2597781 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 3 - DET Leads series 2-1

Posted by gowings00 on 21 April 2015 - 08:06 PM

STOP ALLOWING THEM SUCH EASY ENTRY ON PP!!!


#2597728 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 3 - DET Leads series 2-1

Posted by gowings00 on 21 April 2015 - 07:43 PM

Gonna need another goal.....I pray we get two.


#2597553 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 3 - DET Leads series 2-1

Posted by gowings00 on 21 April 2015 - 07:00 PM

Tampa TV announcers " We are 1-0 here in Detroit after Pavel Datsyuk kicks it in the net past Bishop"

You can't make this stuff up. Atrocious.