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#2427000 Wings sign Stephen Weiss, 5-years, $24.5m

Posted by dirtydangles on 05 July 2013 - 01:23 PM

Anything over 5 would have scared me a bit. Holland pulled this one off nicely. Lets just see how he handles the extra forwards we have before we go praising him full out.




#2426971 Wings sign Stephen Weiss, 5-years, $24.5m

Posted by dirtydangles on 05 July 2013 - 01:20 PM

Sweet. 4.9 is fair. He is a better C than Fil. Aflie is better than Cleary. 




#2426951 Stephen Weiss on his way?

Posted by dirtydangles on 05 July 2013 - 01:17 PM

5 years 4.9mill




#2426424 Wings in on Alfredsson

Posted by dirtydangles on 05 July 2013 - 10:17 AM

People are too quick to support this deal. Consider which of your beloved current Wings this bumps out of the starting roster. Babs can't dress more than 12 forwards. 




#2426417 Wings in on Alfredsson

Posted by dirtydangles on 05 July 2013 - 10:15 AM

 

Brunner played one shortened season in the NHL and had a hard time being consistent at that.

Didn't Brunstrum have a pretty good first year in the NHL?

I can go down the list of one year guys that have played in the NHL. 

 

Tatar, Nyquist, and the other forwards "Rotting" in GR are not ready to assume top line minutes, Alfie fills that role for one season while the young guys have another chance to acclimate to the NHL.

FALSE. Tatar and Nyquist ARE ready to assume top 6 minutes. Nyquist already shows that ability and Tatar is an AHL playoff MVP. That is "earning it" on any other team. They can't prove it if they never get a shot. We haven't recently had young star talent because by the time they get a chance to establish themselves they are on the wrong side of 25. 




#2426404 Wings in on Alfredsson

Posted by dirtydangles on 05 July 2013 - 10:08 AM

 

And if he doesn't get hurt, it is a win for Detroit. Exactly how does Alfie hurt the team if he went on injured reserve? Any signing has a risk. This is a short term fix that will prevent the team from losing the kids down the road.

He prevents signings this year and leaves a kid to ride pine or stay in GR until he gets injured. 




#2426393 Wings in on Alfredsson

Posted by dirtydangles on 05 July 2013 - 10:04 AM

so you guys prefer Clarkson for 7 years at 6 million per than Alfredsson?

No I prefer letting Nyquist and Tatar and our other 50 signed forwards have a chance.




#2426387 Wings in on Alfredsson

Posted by dirtydangles on 05 July 2013 - 10:02 AM

What is up with all the crying? It will be a one year deal that won't handcuff the team going forward. If we had Alfie's production in this past playoff run we probably beat Chicago. If anything it would give the Wings someone to win it for, assuming the right pieces come together 

12 games into the season Alfie will be out with a season/career ending injury for us - this is how these things go. See Modano and Sammy. We just hand out retirement cheques here.




#2426383 Wings in on Alfredsson

Posted by dirtydangles on 05 July 2013 - 10:00 AM

Holland - "All your swedes are belong to us"




#2426381 Wings in on Alfredsson

Posted by dirtydangles on 05 July 2013 - 10:00 AM

Just threw up in my mouth.

My god, how does Holland still have defenders?

I'd like to hear what they have to say right about now. I think everyone is pissed.




#2426364 Wings in on Alfredsson

Posted by dirtydangles on 05 July 2013 - 09:49 AM

Please god no. Like seriously. The wings haven't made any significant UFA additions I have liked since Hossa. Can we stop with the old timers please?! I understand loyalty to our own UFAs to a point but taking a spot away from our youngsters for someone else's old guys is grinding my gears.


Too many vets come here as a last stop for retirement because the atmosphere is relaxing for them without a bunch of young guys amped up all the time. This isn't a retirement home - its the motherf***ing Detroit Red Wings. 




#2426150 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by dirtydangles on 04 July 2013 - 08:13 PM

I went to the movies and came out hoping I would see that Brunner had been signed. :(

This sucks.

Were you watching Great Expectations?




#2426109 Grabovski Bought Out

Posted by dirtydangles on 04 July 2013 - 07:44 PM

 

Let's do it then ... make a Russian pairing of Dats and Grabo

I think Grabs is from Belarus... 




#2426106 Wings in on Alfredsson

Posted by dirtydangles on 04 July 2013 - 07:43 PM

Opens up LGW to see holland hasnt re-signed brunner, thinking of re-signing cleary, and isnt looking at a centre but rather alfredsson:

Holland must be reading these forums and taking the insults personally and screwing us over.




#2426064 Wings in on Alfredsson

Posted by dirtydangles on 04 July 2013 - 06:12 PM

Dear god please no. We need to let our kids develop. They have no value without nhl experience and we will have nothing of value in trades other than 35+ aging players.