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TheOwl

Member Since 12 Dec 2008
Offline Last Active Nov 17 2013 02:14 PM
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In Topic: Babcock's coaching

29 October 2013 - 11:40 AM

This is not new, the Wings have had trouble scoring consistantly for the last 3-4 years. Fresh blood is the answer. Sammy, Cleary are water trash. Burtuzzi is old and lazy. Franzen is lazy, and Weiss was a HUGE waste of money. Flipulla was always a superior player, with the higher potential.

 

I thought moving to the East would help the Wings, less travel, fresh division, new opponents, but no. Same old problems. Same old roster filled with the same familar street bums. Next season, Quiency, Cleary, Bert, Sammy, should all be sent out to pasture to die. Wastes of cap space. Get the rookies in here, they may suck for half a season, but at least they have the potential, and the desire, to win and play well.


In Topic: Devils sign Brunner 2 yrs. $2.5 million AAV

25 September 2013 - 10:49 PM

So, after a long ordeal, he signed for exactly what the Wings offered him. Now he's had to move away from an organization he likes, one that is a perennial contender, to another he knows little of, is constantly on the edge of bankruptcy, and did not even make the playoffs last season.

 

Damien's head inflated enough in the offseason for his nose to seem properly proportional, and he paid for it.

 

We don't know what the Wings actually offered him. And you best believe he would of signed with the Wings over the Devils if Holland would of called him up a week ago and gave him the same offer. 2.5 million is a discount considering how he actually performed last season, and is a HUGE discount considering his potential. The Wings missed the boat on this one.

 

It makes no sense really. Brunner has a much higher ceiling than Weiss, and they gave him 5 milllion a season. What a joke. I'll bet you $20 Brunner gets more points than Weiss this season.


In Topic: Ryan-Nugent-Hopkins re-signs with Edmonton 7yrs/42m

20 September 2013 - 07:00 PM

The league should of stood its ground on these long term contracts. 5 years max is ideal.


In Topic: Devils sign Brunner 2 yrs. $2.5 million AAV

17 September 2013 - 01:58 PM

Huge mistake not resigning him. He is a legitimate top 6 forward, and as I've said multiple times.

 

I will bet ANYONE $10 he scores 30+ goals this year. No question. The Wings screwed up big time.


In Topic: Brunner Contract Talks

14 July 2013 - 10:01 PM

 

I dunno, just seems weird that he'd leave for Jersey of all places for comparable $

 

Holland didn't want to go that high. Lets say he did sign him right now for 3 million, the Wings would be over the cap by 1 million. Plus three must sign RFA's need to get raises. And we would have 17 forwards signed counting Gustav and Andersson.

 

He should trade Sammy for a 7th round pick. It's Hollands fault Brunner isn't a Wing, the guy loved playing here.