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#2553152 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by RedFlag85 on 01 December 2014 - 09:51 PM

"Wings need a sniper!"
"Omg Pulkkinen has the best slapshot since Hull!"
*Trade him for other teams expendable D-man*
Kill yourself

Go eat glass, Booger eater.

#2518799 Wings will buy out Tootoo, not Franzen.

Posted by RedFlag85 on 01 May 2014 - 09:32 PM

Good luck, 22! Love your competitive spirit.

This. A Warrior through, and through.

#2518071 The Franzen Hate.

Posted by RedFlag85 on 28 April 2014 - 07:36 PM

Would you buyout a 50-60 pt player at 4 million?

In his case yes.

He's going on 35, with 5 more years on his contract. He's declining, and will continue to do so, plain, and simple. Will he be worth 4 million per year at 38-40 years old? Highly doubt it. If you're lucky you may get one more 50 point season out of him. Keep in mind he's never had more than 59 points in a season. He's also had quite a few injuries over the last few years, including concussions.

Besides the reasons I've listed above, he is lazy, and unreliable.

Tell me, if you were the GM of another team, what would you give up to get Franzen?

#2517600 The Franzen Hate.

Posted by RedFlag85 on 27 April 2014 - 12:20 PM

Fil is a Center, and a good bit younger than Franzen, plus, we let him walk, so I don't see why you're comparing the two.

Franzen is a lazy one dimensional player, and contrary to the Wings' system. I'd rather invest 4mil elswhere.

#2517579 The Franzen Hate.

Posted by RedFlag85 on 27 April 2014 - 10:44 AM

This playoff series was the last straw. Trade him if you can, buy him out if you can't.

Should be a no brainer. We'll see.

#2279780 Wings meet Preds in First Round

Posted by RedFlag85 on 07 April 2012 - 02:45 PM

"If it bleeds, we can kill it."

#2151713 A call to fans

Posted by RedFlag85 on 17 April 2011 - 09:30 PM

Last Friday I was listening to the local Metro Detroit Sports station, 97.1 The Ticket. The subject that dominated the airwaves was the issue of throwing Octopi on the ice. I had an idea. I was going to call 97.1 during Valenti and Foster (Highest rated show) and challenge the radio station to set up a fund. A fund to mail Gary Bettman as much Octopi as we as a fan base could afford. Mail him 20 tons of Calamari attached with a simple note saying, "Go Wings!"

Unfortunately, I was en route to work and didn't have the time to call. I got the idea from a few years back when those fans of that CBS show "Jericho" mailed tons of peanuts to CBS to force them to make a second season. It worked.

Maybe even LGW could organize an Octopi Blockade of NHL HQ.

#2129085 3/11 GDT: Oilers 1 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by RedFlag85 on 11 March 2011 - 08:13 PM

Watching the Wings is reminding me of that "And not a single f*ck was given" meme.

#2093693 Trade Time?

Posted by RedFlag85 on 08 January 2011 - 07:07 PM

No trades.

This is the reason we over ripen players. Guys like Kindl, Mursak, and Tatar would already be on active rosters elsewhere. Their job right now is to step up and fill the gap. Something they've been prepared to do.

We have guys like Helm, and Eaves stepping up and fulfilling the roles designated to them. If anything, you guys who go into panic mode and scream, "Trade! Trade! Trade!" illustrate why the Detroit Red Wings are superior to every team in terms of management and preparedness. They don't need to, and don't hit the panic button when the chips are down. They are the pinnacle of professionalism in sports, and a benchmark f how to run any organization.

So in closing to the Doomsayers,

Sit back, relax tonight and watch the game. Then come on LGW and post in the Tatar/Eaves/Helm watch threads about how the Wings have found diamonds in the rough.

#2059557 Dave Lewis to coach Ukraine

Posted by RedFlag85 on 08 November 2010 - 09:39 AM

Good for coach Lewis, although with his curiously shaped mustache, coaching Germany would generate way more lulz.

#2040833 Mike Illitch to buy the Detroit Pistons

Posted by RedFlag85 on 05 October 2010 - 04:29 PM

However, how awesome would it be if they made a massive entertainment complex, with two arenas attached as one, sharing one wall and an atrium, but two separate actual arenas?
Wings on the North Side of the structure, Pistons on the South, then you could (in theory) even have both teams playing home games on the same night... also could share parking, concessions, etc, while still having double luxury suites... now THAT would be amazing...

Gave me wood.

#2015895 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by RedFlag85 on 16 July 2010 - 02:10 PM

From the Red Wings' official site:

Babcock: Modano to Hockeytown

Friday, 07.16.2010 / 2:06 PM / News
By Dan Rosen - NHL.com Staff Writer

Detroit coach Mike Babcock firmly believes it's only a matter of time before Mike Modano signs with the Red Wings.

Modano, an unrestricted free agent, is reportedly being courted by the Red Wings, Minnesota and San Jose, but Babcock met with him in Detroit earlier in the week and the vibe he got suggests that the former Dallas Stars great is intrigued by the idea of going home to Michigan.

Modano was born in Livonia, Mich., which is only a short drive from Joe Louis Arena.

"This is a no brainer for Mike Modano -- the highest scoring American player of all time to come back to your hometown, play in Hockeytown," Babcock told NHL.com Friday. "It's not about the cash, it's about the legacy and the fit. He'll fit and he'll be excited to play. I look forward to him signing. I think that's inevitable. I think that's what is going to happen."

Babcock, of course, was smart enough to leave himself an out, just in case.

"I think this is all going to work out; I'm pretty certain of that for us, but I've been around before and if you would have told me Jiri Hudler was leaving for Russia, I wouldn't have believed it," he said. "I've been wrong. Some people think I have the market cornered on being wrong."

Babcock, though, thinks he's got this one right. Yet, he doesn't want to get in Modano's way either. Since his meeting with Modano earlier in the week he has sent him a text message, but otherwise has left him be to make his decision on his own.

He doesn't expect Modano to decide until Aug. 1 -- at the earliest.

"These veteran players, why would they be in a hurry? Why not see how your body feels?" Babcock said. "There is no question Mike plays physically, but does he want to go through the grind again. In Detroit, it won't be a grind if we've got all of our players. We'll get 100 points and you'll get the puck on your tape."

Babcock not only believes that Modano will play one season in Detroit, but he thinks he'll re-up for a second, too.

"I think we're a good fit for him and I think he knows it," Babcock said. "I know the veteran players we have dealt with over the years, so I'm a big believer if Mike Modano comes to Detroit he won't be here for one year, he'll play for two."

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#1945126 Miller moved up to 3rd line, Eaves down to 4th line

Posted by RedFlag85 on 16 April 2010 - 07:22 PM

3rd Line: Triple D Club.

#1932584 Should the Wings part ways with Osgood?

Posted by RedFlag85 on 05 April 2010 - 12:44 AM

This site needs more fans, and less overly dramatic ship jumpers.

Ozzie had a bad game. Did you actually expect him to play well, considering how long he's been sitting?

#1929083 The Blackhawks are Done

Posted by RedFlag85 on 31 March 2010 - 05:29 AM

It's ManHawkPig.

I'm super-duper serial.

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