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#2325143 Holland losing his moxie? Is Detroit slipping as UFA destination?

Posted by Doc Holliday on 14 August 2012 - 10:27 AM

Kronwall will be hard pressed this year

Hard pressed to do what?

You just seem to be making a bunch of random statements in this thread that are slightly related to the topic.

Holland is still working to help lower the impact of not getting the free agents he was looking for this offseason. While I am not a fan of Bouwmeester, I think it wouldn't hurt to help our defensive talent and ship off a bit of offensive talent in the process. If Holland is able to get him for decent value, I think that will be a good sign.

#2322178 Semin signs one year, $7m deal with Carolina

Posted by Doc Holliday on 26 July 2012 - 02:52 PM

Why is everyone blaming Kenny? I think if Babs said he wanted him, we would have him. I think this is more of a Babcock call to me.

Babcock would rather deal with our current roster than add a potential 40 goal scorer and someone to develop mad chemistry with Datsyuk?

#2322155 Semin signs one year, $7m deal with Carolina

Posted by Doc Holliday on 26 July 2012 - 02:32 PM

One year, zero risk. Nothing but upside and instead Kenny is sitting on his $13m, watching Dreger waiting for him to tweet that Doan has resigned with Pheonix. I knew the Wings weren't interested in Semin, and I didn't expect him to sign here, but watching him sign a one-year deal elsewhere burns my ass.

Stagnant offense. Defense takes a huge hit with no replacements.... but hey, we improved our backup :P

I think the fact we have a monster on our team negates any problems our team has.

#2321344 Holland losing his moxie? Is Detroit slipping as UFA destination?

Posted by Doc Holliday on 23 July 2012 - 07:24 PM

I like how Cougar is hiding behind the words of other posters instead of saying something himself.

As far as the thread goes, this is the first time since 2008 that Detroit has actually been able to sign high-tier players from free agency. It didn't work out. Suter seemed to be set on coming here until Parise got a hold of him, Nash was cockblocked by Howson from coming here, Weber was signed to a ridiculous offer sheet by a team he appeared to be only interested in, and of all that is left there is still left to be seen.

It will be interesting to see how contract talks work out now that these crazy long term deals are getting removed after this CBA. I don't like this team now, but we can rebuild it. We have the technology.

#2321302 Rick Nash traded to the New York Rangers

Posted by Doc Holliday on 23 July 2012 - 04:20 PM

Geez, makes me wonder what Hollands "Hell of an offer" was...he could have beaten this without blinking...Howsen is an absolute jack wagon... Franzine/Tatr/Mursak/1st destroys what the Rags gave them....Not unless Holland low-balled again....Bring on Ryan! NOT! It aint gonna happen...our roster is set...I believe it now 100%...as much as I like the Tootoo signing, Holland failed this year...FAIL by low-balling!

Holland just cannot let go of Franzilina....God I hate Franzine!

Howson wasn't going to trade Nash to Detroit. End of story.

#2318523 Holland Content with Current Roster

Posted by Doc Holliday on 12 July 2012 - 09:26 AM

ShanahanMan is right. Holland should instead talk about how the team is horrible and that they won't be able to compete for anything.

#2318213 Semin

Posted by Doc Holliday on 11 July 2012 - 11:52 AM

Hmm, I wonder if Holland is playing it close to the vest or if he's really not that interested. Work ethic aside, I guess another serious concern is him running off to the KHL.

I honestly don't know, but it is discouraging to see him say that in the media.

Semin would be a great winger for Datsyuk, take off some pressure of our secondary guys, and possibly redefine himself in a Wings uniform. Holland needs to spend some of this cap space one day or another.

#2317270 Semin

Posted by Doc Holliday on 09 July 2012 - 10:26 AM

But Franzen wants more fun.....

I wonder how long that ridiculous quote will be misinterpreted before that guy freaking retires...

Exactly. A thin free agent market and this former 40+ goal scorer is still sitting out there says something about the person. We're supposed to be making ourselves a better playoff ready team. I don't see how a soft winger that's inconsistent and disappears during the playoffs helps that.

How does signing nobody help that?

#2316860 Red Wings Sign Jordin Tootoo to 3-yr deal, $1.9M/yr

Posted by Doc Holliday on 07 July 2012 - 08:42 PM

Jordin Tootoo@Jtootoo22
It's official guys I'll be wearing number 22 !!!

What a disrespect to one of Detroit's most respected and cherished players....

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#2315184 Holland comments on Suter & Parise going to Wild

Posted by Doc Holliday on 04 July 2012 - 07:18 PM

Say what you will about Holland's job the past couple years, but you can't fault him for what happened with Parise and Suter. He did just about everything he could to land Suter here.

#2312641 Red Wings Sign Mikael Samuelsson to 2-yr, $6m deal (w/full NTC)

Posted by Doc Holliday on 02 July 2012 - 09:00 AM

Even if Sammy isn't going to be as good as he was when he was here, I'm sure he will be able to bring us something we haven't had for the past couple years: Clutch goal scoring in the playoffs.

#2312639 Red Wings Sign Jordin Tootoo to 3-yr deal, $1.9M/yr

Posted by Doc Holliday on 02 July 2012 - 08:56 AM

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He doesn't look too shabby in a Wings jersey.

#2310268 Parise Likely Out. Next Options

Posted by Doc Holliday on 26 June 2012 - 10:15 PM

I get the mentality of some of you with his price tag, but I wish this bad nightmare of Semin would just go away. We don't need another lazy floater.

However, I would love for Doan to play for the Wings. If we can't get Parise there are some interesting second tier combos that will give us some well rounded depth but not the natural firepower we need.

I've spoken to a few Caps fans, and they personally think the whole "is a lazy floater" thing is overblown. Ovechkin has really tailed off and appears to be taking a majority of the brunt there now.

Plus, I am starting to warm up to the idea of Semin and Datsyuk on a line. Datsyuk has always wanted a Russian counterpart since the Larionov days and I bet Semin could get back to his old ways with Pavel.

Sure it is a risk, but it beats losing out on Parise and having no options.

#2308520 Would you make this trade?

Posted by Doc Holliday on 21 June 2012 - 04:55 PM

I don't expect(post#35),but he definitely could reach Franzen's 60+ points playing with Dats or Z + he's twice better 2-way player than the Mule...sadly

If we don't have a goal scorer on the first line, what good is that first line?

The Nashville series showed we need MORE goal scorers, not less.

People, myself included, rag on Franzen because he is the absolute opposite of "determined". He is the laziest, softest player on the team. He also complains about being bored. Franzen has never shown an ounce of determination. I'll gaurantee you that nobody on the Red Wings is inspired by his play or his attitude.

We really should get rid of him, before he does become an influence on the next generation of Red Wings.

Never? Really? Wonder where he got the name "Mule", then.

#2308361 Zach Parise

Posted by Doc Holliday on 21 June 2012 - 01:32 AM

I don't like teams tanking to get high picks. The Caps did it to get Ovechkin and the Pens tanked to get Malkin and Crosby. What if the NHL changed it so the 1st overall team in the standings got the 1st overall pick? It would make the regular season more interesting, that's for sure. I believe teams, like the Wings, should be rewarded for being successful not punished. Eliminate the tanking and reward winning. Just an idea. I know it will never happen.

They didn't tank. They were just bad. And Crosby was drafted by a pick that all 30 teams had an equal chance to get.

Point is: The draft is the best way for teams to rebuild. Argue about the salary cap causing false parity all you want, but it would be ridiculous to think the league would be better off by giving lottery picks to the top teams in the league. Those teams are already rewarded by, you know, winning and having success.