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#2533200 That Time Mike Vernon Used the Jedi Mind Trick

Posted by kipwinger on 28 July 2014 - 04:05 PM

I suppose he also put something into his coffee. :P How many goals did Roy let in that night again ?


52 if I recall correctly. 

#2532814 Dekeyser/Tatar status update

Posted by kipwinger on 22 July 2014 - 02:23 PM


Going to work when you're grieving is no doubt difficult.  But that's not something you get "rewarded" for, nor does it show loyalty.  That's life.


I agree.  But in addition to the whole dad dying thing, he also was a real good sport about starting the season on the bench after he had clearly played his way onto the team, as well as being a good sport about spending probably a year longer in the AHL than he needed to. 


Tatar, despite what some folks think, has had a really good attitude the entire time he's been in Detroit.  I think fans just get worried because he'd the kind of guy who says he's disappointed when he is, or pissed off, or whatever.  So they always think he's got an attitude.  He doesn't.  He's just up front about how he's feeling, which is unique for a Red Wing.

#2532623 Dekeyser/Tatar status update

Posted by dirtydangles on 20 July 2014 - 11:20 AM

Kindl's gonna go on waivers cause they can't trade him and Smith will get 2nd PP time.

Then Kindl goes to a couple teams in the west and improves greatly - then Holland desperately trades a 1st round pick at the trade deadline for him and then Kindl stinks up the joint here again and gets re-signed for 4.25mill.

#2531395 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by BadgerBob on 10 July 2014 - 09:51 PM

I think it was a great signing... Senior citizens should be respected in all aspects of society.


Hey, I guess they're right. Senior citizens although slow, and dangerous behind the wheel, can still serve a purpose!

#2531391 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by BadgerBob on 10 July 2014 - 09:48 PM

is anyone actually happy about this/ think it was good/ is a cleary fan?


Nice try Kenny, we know you don't care about us.

#2531173 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by kylee on 10 July 2014 - 04:31 PM

Any word on if we were lucky enough to get a NMC worked in?

#2531073 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by uk_redwing on 10 July 2014 - 03:36 PM

Who else burst out laughing when they heard? :lol:


All Ken Holland has done this offseason is sign players for Grand Rapids...at least that's what we hope he's doing...

#2530678 Red Wings Target Mike Green

Posted by kipwinger on 08 July 2014 - 05:54 PM

To answer both of you...


1.  The Legwand trade should have shown everyone the danger of trading good talent for expiring contracts.  And free agency just showed us that lots of NHL players would rather not sign here.  So it would be stupid to trade a more valuable asset (Tatar) for a more questionable player (Green).  There's a real good chance you lose a real good roster player for nothing. 


2.  Until Teemu Pulkkinen scores a single NHL point, there's absolutely no reason to assume that he's got more value to the team, or a higher ceiling, than the guy who just scored 19 goals and 39 pts. in his rookie year.  There's also no reason to assume that Pulkkinen can replace his production.  Assuming so would be dangerous, regardless of what your gut feelings are, or your eyeball tests, or anything else.


If you're going to trade Tatar, get good value for him, or keep him.  He was one of the few bright spots that our team had a year ago and he's only going to improve off his rookie year.  Trade him as part of a package for a top four defenseman under contract, or a top six forward under contract, or don't trade him. 

#2529410 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 02 July 2014 - 11:03 AM


I think we can all agree



I disagree.

#2528428 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by ogreslayer on 01 July 2014 - 02:54 PM

I smell a Commie plot!  This has got to be Soviet payback for stealing Fedorov in '89.  Putin's replaced the real Ken Holland with a look alike, cloned in a jungle laboratory a la "Boys From Brazil". 

Commie plot you say?



#2528067 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 01 July 2014 - 01:08 PM

Report: Holland found at Bell Tire looking confused ...repeatedly kicking tires. The report further states he will continue to kick tires at Bell Tire until his meeting with Dan Ceary at 6.

#2527890 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by rick zombo on 01 July 2014 - 12:13 PM

Does Niskanen have a farm in Wisconsin? 

#2524160 Dan Cleary may return...sigh

Posted by ogreslayer on 17 June 2014 - 09:14 AM

How does that saying go?  "If you love someone, set it free.  If it returns to you, lock the doors & don't take any of his agent's calls."

#2523656 Trading up?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 June 2014 - 09:21 PM

Franzen for kopecky!!!!


Remember Kopecky's last shift in Detroit?


No reason to taint that memory.  

#2523300 GM moves

Posted by kipwinger on 09 June 2014 - 07:30 AM

Things happen?  Every year 29 teams play the "what if" game.  This isn't something new to Detroit, dude.  There are over ten million fans wondering the same thing.  What if Mantha becomes the next Corey Perry?  What if Nyquist is the next Zach Parise?  What if Smith becomes the next Dan Boyle?  We can play this game all day long.  The Rangers don't have a glorified star in the making anymore than the Red Wings do.  Look at Pittsburgh... two top-tier stars in Malkin and Crosby, then what? A bunch of guys that got wiped out of the playoffs in a hurry.  If you think this team is just going to roll over in two or three years, you're mistaken.  I really hate negative fans who always worry about the worst.  I'm not saying I'm not happy with how things ended this year, but this team has pieces in place to make it to the finals.  It starts and ends with the goaltender.  If Howard plays like a championship-caliber goalie, then he can eliminate some of the bounces that would automatically give the other team the upper hand.  In the playoffs, winning is where opportunity meets preparation.  You can line your team with a bunch of stars with some of the top defenders and some great two-way forwards, but you can still get bounced (see Chicago and Boston).  This team was put in position to succeed and they will be put in position next year, too.  You're not going to win the Cup thirty years in a row, so stop with the negativity.


Your entire point earlier was "what if Zetterberg and Ericsson played".  You're playing the "what if" game too.  I'm just being a little more realistic.  Odds are against any of the kids being as good as Datsyuk or Zetterberg.  Babcock and Holland have each said so explicitly.   So resting our hopes on "the kids" is a recipe for failure.  It would probably be a good idea to move SOME of them for established NHL talent while they've still got value.  Otherwise we may find that five years from now we've got a bunch of decent talent and nothing to write home about. 


The two teams in the Cup right now are full of star players that weren't drafted by either team.  Mike and Brad Richards, Jeff Carter, Rick Nash, Martin St. Louis, Marian Gaborik, were all traded for and they're playing huge roles for their respective teams.  They weren't acquired for peanuts.  We've got HUGE amounts of young talent.  Would it kill us to move SOME of it for established players?