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#2529516 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 02 July 2014 - 02:21 PM

How about you go buy Quincey and Cleary jerseys? Prove you're a true fan.

I hate Quincey and I hate Cleary even more. But to even consider "tanking" a season is beyond ridiculous. Especially a team like ours that makes the playoffs every year. I don't care how close it was, we continue to make the playoffs despite all the misfortunes thrown our way. And we actually played Boston pretty well for the most part in that series. Chara said it best when he said that it might have been a 5 game series but it sure didn't feel like one. Multiple OT games in that series. I wouldn't even consider tanking if we were a 12-15 seed. A legendary franchise like the Red Wings never say die and would never throw all integrity out the window and tank a season. So please, just go root for another team.

#2529456 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 02 July 2014 - 12:27 PM


I'm officially calling for a 2015 TANK job. I think we can all agree, there is absolutely NOTHING to amp us up and get excited about in the upcoming season. Literally, NOTHING. 
Instead of praying for another 8th seed finishing of limping into the playoffs and getting decimated in the 1st round, I would much rather hope for an absolute tank and hopefully get a top 3 draft pick. Not only will this give us all something to get excited for, but it might also spark some much needed change in the organization's management. 
Who's with me?  #Tankit2014

You sir, are a grade A clown. Tank the season?? GTFO and go root for the Canucks or Flyers or someone.

#2528811 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 01 July 2014 - 05:59 PM

With the best remaining options being Derek Morris, Ed Jovanovski, Michael Del Zotto, and Joni Pitkaenen, I'd much rather just give Sproul/Ouellet/Marchenko a chance with the big club, than waste our money on any of the players I just mentioned (I do sort of like Del Zotto, but he's yet another lefty). Or acquire a top D-man through trade. As long as we don't have to give up Tatar, Nyquist, or Mantha (I could live with giving up Jurco and picks for the right d-man).

#2528454 Wings sign Kevin Porter to 1-year, 2-way contract

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 01 July 2014 - 03:03 PM

Well surely now we can officially plan the parade for next year. The Cup is coming back home.

#2525960 Wings to have face to face with Matt Niskanen

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 26 June 2014 - 08:14 PM

I'm way late to this thread. But all I can say is we better not overpay for a guy who has had...count them...ONE good season under his belt. Id rather have an aging Dan Boyle that we know will bring it, like he has almost every other season he's played. However, if the contract is reasonable, I'm all for Niskanen wearing the Winged Wheel.

#2525310 Alfie informs Wings he wants to return

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 23 June 2014 - 04:33 PM

According to Helene St. James Twitter:


Helene St. James @HeleneStJames 56s

Daniel Alfredsson has told #RedWings he wants to play another season. Sides will talk again later this week.



Really glad to hear it! Alfie showed that he's still a productive player and leader. Hopefully he'll hoist the Cup before he eventually calls it quits.

#2522438 WCF: (6) California Dreamin' v (5) The Night Chicago Died

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 01 June 2014 - 11:05 PM

For once this went the exact way I was hoping for! The night the Wings got eliminated I sat and looked at the remaining teams and concluded that my best case scenario for the finals would be Rangers Vs Kings (in terms of my level of hatred for the other teams). And sure enough, that's how it went down. Now I'm saying Go Rags cause the Kings just got a Cup a few years back, and the Rangers have been Cupless for 20 years. But if the Kings do win it definitely won't break my heart by any means.

#2509450 Poll: Who was the Wings regular season MVP

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 13 April 2014 - 10:26 PM

Nyquist. Hands down. If not for him, our epic playoff streak might have came to an end.

#2507625 bashing skid the kid

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 09 April 2014 - 11:07 AM

That video didn't show me anything I didn't already know about the guy. 100% classless, and a disgrace to the integrity of the game.

#2500503 Pens Twitter Fail:Ask Neal Anything...

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 24 March 2014 - 05:46 PM

A few more good ones:


Cameron Harlacher @Cam_Harlacher 6m

What is the optimal flex on your stick to get the perfect cross check? #AskNeal


Jack @jackconnors410 4m

If you could only injure one more player for the rest of your career, who would it be? #AskNeal

#2495165 A great scrap ends in....A high five and a hug?

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 14 March 2014 - 06:20 PM

That was awesome (the fight itself and the sportsmanship after).

#2494245 Detroit D performance

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 11 March 2014 - 02:17 PM


I think the fact that you're comparing scoring between Ericsson and Quincey just shows the ridiculousness of this argument. 


It should be obvious at this point that neither player is relied on for the offensive production so I'm not sure why we're using that as a measuring point for their value to the team.

It's a measuring point for Quincey because that's suppose to be the type of D-man he is. He's never been a shut-down or stay-at-home defenseman. So if he's bringing almost no offense to the table, he better be stepping it up big time on the defensive end. And so far he has barely showed up on the scoresheet and has been mediocre on the defensive end at best. If he were a high-level shut-down defenseman you would definitely have a point. But he's not (or even close to it). And the almost every game bonehead penalties seem to be the most consistent part of his game. So basically that's why people find it laughable that he is our 2nd highest paid D-man, and makes more $ than Jonathan Ericsson.

#2490029 Nicklas Lidstrom:Greatest Red Wing Ever

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 05 March 2014 - 11:48 AM


lidstrom is undoubtedly a better player than yzerman, though.

Couldn't disagree more. Especially since comparing a center to a defenseman isn't so easy to do. But IMO Yzerman was definitely the greatest Red Wing of all time.

#2487879 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 28 February 2014 - 04:10 PM

I just wonder about Kes's willingness to become a Wing. Wasn't he "that guy" growing up in Michigan? You know the one, rooted for the Avs, went to Ohio State, basically middle fingered any and everything Michigantastic? Or am I thinking of someone else?


Indeed, Kesler was definitely "that guy." Growing up he basically hated the Wings.

#2487843 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 28 February 2014 - 02:27 PM

If we go for Vanek or Kesler we are losing one or more of Tatar, Nyquist, Jurco, and Sheahan.

IMO as long as we don't lose Nyquist or Tatar I'm fine with it. Although I would MUCH rather have Vanek than Kesler. Kesler is better defensively, but Vanek is and always was a goal scoring machine. We already have plenty of 2-way forwards. Adding a 30-40 goal scorer would be great for this team. I want a top 2 defenseman more than anything. But if we can't get one, Vanek would be a nice consolation.

I have a hard time seeing us getting Kesler and Edler for Weiss, Quincey, Andersson, and Almquist

Yeah, even NHL14 would laugh at that trade....Never gonna happen.