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#2455901 Respect Babcock and Holland

Posted by dirtydangles on 20 November 2013 - 10:01 PM

We may have a good farm, but we don't have a Datsyuk, Zetterberg or Lidstrom in the prospect system. I think our D could be great in 5 years, I'm worried though about our forwards.

This. In 3 years we won't have the firepower to be a contender. We will look a lot like Nashville at this rate. Surefire D prospects in Sproul, Backman, XO (could argue a few others), along with Current Dmen will make our D insanely good. Unless Jarnkrok and Sheahan both become top 6 centres we are screwed. We desperately need a sure-thing at centre in our prospect system. 3 years from now Dats is gone and Z is on the wrong side of 35. If I were Holland I would think long and hard about trading up this or the next draft to try to draft a future top line centre - if that means moving some of our good D prospects then so be it because we have enough.

#2455895 QMJHL vs Russian Allstars

Posted by dirtydangles on 20 November 2013 - 09:16 PM

Mantha looks a lot like Franzen out there. Doesn't look too interested. Took a dumb penalty too. 

#2455863 Lines Thread

Posted by dirtydangles on 20 November 2013 - 06:50 PM


In fairness to Babcock, he's had everyone play with everyone else and it doesn't work.  If he wants to get another line going, he really doesn't have much of a choice other than splitting up the Euro Twins.

Babs doesn't realize that this strategy only works short term. He thinks that if a line scores a goal they should stick together but sometimes its just the other teamf****** up and not chemistry. Realistically he needs to leave the lines ALONE and let people get comfortable rather than mixing and matching all day. Players should be put where they belong - AKA cleary should be nowhere in the top 6 ever again.

#2455861 Nyquist Getting the call

Posted by dirtydangles on 20 November 2013 - 06:44 PM


#2455687 Babcock performance thread

Posted by dirtydangles on 20 November 2013 - 11:17 AM

It blows my mind to imagine how much better this team would be with Nyquist and Brunner over Sammy, Cleary, Tootoo

#2455592 11/19 GDT: Predators 2 at Red Wings 0

Posted by dirtydangles on 19 November 2013 - 10:45 PM

I'd LOVE to see a "WE WANT NYQUIST" chant at the Joe to go along with the Boos. Holland needs to hear that this is unacceptable. 

#2455590 HBO 24/7

Posted by dirtydangles on 19 November 2013 - 10:44 PM

There will be a segment where holland sits at his computer and scrolls through players on the trade market saying "too expensive...not soft enough...scores too many goals..."

#2455210 Michael Del Zotto

Posted by dirtydangles on 19 November 2013 - 05:06 PM

What is with this fascination to have Alfie as a Dman? Makes no sense. Following the logic of "he is a vet player with good d instincts" we should have Datsyuk and Z back there too. Being a Dman is a lot about positioning around the net and using your body effectively (things alfie hasn't had to do in his extensive career). He would get destroyed back there.

#2454946 Datsyuk in shootouts

Posted by dirtydangles on 17 November 2013 - 09:04 PM

I honestly wouldn't be surprised if Holland's solution was to go out and get a shootout specialist (who can't do anything else) like Omark or a 40 year old version and use it as an excuse to say he "made the team better"

#2454363 GDT: Capitals 4 @ Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by dirtydangles on 15 November 2013 - 10:24 PM

Should put sammy in the shootout - at least the goalie will have to make a save and there's always the chance that he slips and falls and his logo changes position and sammy scores.

#2454337 What would you do?...

Posted by dirtydangles on 15 November 2013 - 10:19 PM

after ANOTHER OT loss you gotta think its about time Holland tries to do something to improve this team. They seem to be maxing out at OT losses. 

#2453961 GDT: Capitals 4 @ Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by dirtydangles on 15 November 2013 - 05:27 PM

If I had kids, I would sacrifice one of them for a win tonight. Haha, please Wings pull this one out. I don't care if Cleary and Samuelsson both get hat tricks and permanently stay in the line up please just win. LGRW!

I will find a cleary jersey and burn it for a win tonight. I'm sure Babs would sacrifice Tatar for a win tonight. 

#2453960 What would you do?...

Posted by dirtydangles on 15 November 2013 - 05:26 PM

The only players whose contracts expire next year are: Samuelsson, Bertuzzi, Cleary, Alfredsson, Quincey, Ericsson, Gustavsson and Eaves.  The RFAs who will need to be locked up will be DeKeyser and Tatar.


With our glut of forwards, the only one I think Holland will even offer to re-sign will be Alfredsson and Bertuzzi.  Maybe not even Bertuzzi.  Realistically, Alfredsson may not be back.  On defense, only Ericsson has earned a new contract, Gustavsson may be brought back, but he won't get a raise, at least not substantial.  Eaves will be gone as well.  That's 16.8 million freed up (even considering Alfredsson's deferred bonus).


16.8 plus the cap going up to the high 60 million runs us around 22-23 million.


We will need to sign or re-sign a backup goalie and Ericsson, but beyond that we don't NEED to fill any positions.  I'd still like to upgrade a few, but we'll have enough to ice a team.  


Ericsson will take 5 million hopefully.  Gustavsson, or whoever is our backup, will make between 1 and 2 million.  That leaves us with 15 million to play with, give or take a few million.  That's two really good players.  If any such players will be entering the free agent market this summer.

I'd think Ericsson won't make any more than Kronwall. Furthermore, I do see Alfie returning. We can't afford to pay more than 1mill for a backup with Howard making so much (it doesn't make any sense). So even if the cap doesn't go up I think we can probably have around 7mill for a Vanek/Gaborik. 

#2453953 What Did Pierre McGuire Want from Henrik Zetterberg?

Posted by dirtydangles on 15 November 2013 - 05:13 PM

When you're done with that beard can I use the clippings to make a toupee? 

#2453614 Patrick Eaves on Waivers

Posted by dirtydangles on 14 November 2013 - 12:48 PM

According to Ted Kulfan, Eaves found out he had been waived from reporters. If true that really sucks.

If true, Holland isn't as classy as they make him out to be