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#2530611 Red Wings Target Mike Green

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 08 July 2014 - 01:58 PM

I think it goes without saying that we can't give up Tatar, Nyquist or Mantha. But Jurco and picks seems reasonable considering how desperately we need a top D-man and a right handed shot. Get it done Kenny.




#2529367 Dont Jump Yet...

Posted by WingedWheel91 on 02 July 2014 - 09:58 AM

Guys,

 

I am as pissed off as most Red Wings fans today out of our lack of ability to sign (any) big name free agents, and even more pissed off that our only substantial move was re-signing Kyle Quincey to a contract that pays him as much money as Jonathan Ericsson, more money than Johan Franzen and only 0.5 Million less than Nick Kronwall makes (still a top 10 defenceman in the league).

 

But as much as we can complain about Quincey, and predict that next season will be a complete disaster - I am seeing more and more tank for McDavid posts - I ask myself when did Matt Niskanen become worthy of a 7 year contract? Isn't Dan Boyle 37 years old coming off a 36 point season on a great team where he was a -8? Why did the world end when we didn't sign these two? Lets just try to use some perspective before we completely turn our backs...

 

Last season, in a 16 team conference - we finished 1 point behind 6th place PHI and 3 points behind 5th place NYR (who eventually played in the Stanley Cup Final) while having an historically bad (by our standards) record of 5-9 in the shootout. More importantly, we also had our top 3 forwards (when measured by salary) D, Z and Weiss miss 37, 37, and 56 games respectively. I hate to make excuses, but of the 6 teams in our conference that had more points than us last year, not a single one of them could relate to our injury situation (in terms of man games lost to star players). For ex. the top 6 scorers on the Boston Bruins all played in atleast 78 games, and 5 of them played in 80 or more - please don't tell me this would not have helped us or improved our position in the standings.

 

If we look ahead to next season - what do we have to be optimistic about? Well, we haven't really gotten worse since last year... No we haven't signed any big names either, but we still haven't lost anyone yet. (Alfie remains to be seen). Can you say the same about...

 

#1 BOSTON - Subtractions: Thornton, Iginla, Meszaros, Moore. Additions: None.

#2 PITTSBURGH - Subtractions: Jokinen, Vitale, Orpik, Glass, Engelland, Niskanen, Conner. Additions: Comeau, Ehrhoff.

#3 TAMPA BAY - Subtractions: Lindback, Aulie, Desjardins. Additions: Nabokov, Boyle, Blunden, Stralman.

#4 MONTREAL - Subtractions: Briere, Gorges, Vanek, Gionta, Blunden, Dubnyk. Additions: Parenteau, Gilbert, Malholtra.

#5 NEW YORK - Subtractions: Pouliot, Stralman, Richards, Boyle, Bickel. Additions: Hunwick, Glass, Kostka, D. Boyle.

#6 PHILADELPHIA - Subtractions: None. Additions: Jones.

 

The point here is that outside of Tampa Bay, the 5/6 teams that had more points than we did last season have not improved either - and to take it a step further, I certainly feel that Boston, Pittsburgh, Montreal, and the NYR have all regressed. In terms of teams within striking distance who have also improved, NJ and WSH certainly stand alone.

 

When you consider the possibility of a healthy team, the emergence and continued development of our younger players, the cap room and prospect pool we have to acquire pieces (which Holland MUST use at this point) and the lack of improved teams conference wide + number of teams in our division who have taken a step back (BOS, MTL, TOR, OTT,) I don't think the sky is falling as fast as it seems.




#2529512 Sami Salo a good option for wings?

Posted by arag on 02 July 2014 - 02:17 PM

Not much to loose. the way things unfolded for the Red Wings, Iam fine with Salo. I just don't want to watch Kindl play.


#2527469 UFA day looking up

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 30 June 2014 - 11:21 PM

 
 
Per the Red Wings official website

No.

No.




NO


NOOOOOO.


#2527419 UFA day looking up

Posted by e_prime on 30 June 2014 - 09:25 PM

 

Of course I'm disappointed when the Wings don't get the exact players I want.  I'm convinced of my own good judgement in these matters lol.  But I'm fully capable of settling for others, provided they're not 92 years old and clearly declining. 

 

As for Malik...I loathe the guy.  He's the absolute definition of a company man.  I might put more stock in what he had to say if I hadn't spent the last 5 years reading him agree with every misstep Holland made, and then make excuses afterward as if Holland were a victim of fate and not a man who is clearly petrified by uncertainty.

Wasn't Malik's tweet... but a Malik follower.  Malik is an apologist through and through. He's fan that wants to be a "reporter" but ultimately is a re-poster/re-tweeter.  I go there for the facts and summaries, not for his opinion.

He finds no fault in Cleary.  That's enough for me to know that he can't be trusted.




#2527369 UFA day looking up

Posted by cusimano_brothers on 30 June 2014 - 07:44 PM

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#2527303 UFA day looking up

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 30 June 2014 - 04:55 PM

i still have a feeling that Kenny has a trade up his sleeve  :withstupid:




#2525243 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by kipwinger on 23 June 2014 - 11:28 AM

Hartnell and Umberger are basically the same player.  And both are incredibly valuable secondary players.  Good trade by the BJs considering Umberger wanted out.  They got good value for a guy who I'm sure they'd rather have kept. 

 

p.s. I still hate Hartnell...with a passion. 




#2524228 Eaves is OUT in Nashville

Posted by Jesusberg on 17 June 2014 - 12:21 PM

Eaves seems to be in that tough position where he's not physical enough to be a consistent 4th liner (including injuries), and not skilled enough to play on a 3rd line. He's got really high IQ on the PK, but he's had such terrible luck getting hurt. I wish the guy nothing but the best.




#2524258 Dan Cleary may return...sigh

Posted by AtomicPunk on 17 June 2014 - 01:46 PM

This madness needs to end. Seriously. Realize you made a mistake and walk away. 

To bring back players that are obviously not what this team needs makes me want to scream! 

 

At Holland.

 

 

In his face.




#2524229 Dan Cleary may return...sigh

Posted by Mike J. on 17 June 2014 - 12:21 PM

This is how I imagine the talks are going thus far...

 

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#2524278 Dan Cleary may return...sigh

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 17 June 2014 - 05:09 PM

Oh for Pete's sake, go away Cleary.




#2523926 Slow News Day Thread

Posted by Dabura on 15 June 2014 - 10:48 AM

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Jello, baby.




#2523576 Spezza Requests Trade

Posted by number9 on 12 June 2014 - 01:59 AM

No way Ottawa trades with us after we join their division and steal their captain




#2488232 Trial date set in Steve Moore’s lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi

Posted by cusimano_brothers on 01 March 2014 - 07:35 AM

There is a chain of guilt here; they just have to find it and "connect the dots", as it were.

People will have to outright lie for Moore not to win this lawsuit.