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#2518817 Holland Holding on to Jeff Blashill

Posted by dirtydangles on 01 May 2014 - 11:07 PM

I'm glad we are holding onto our organizational talent. Its time we stopped feeding other teams with great talent from the coaching staff up to the front office. The main lag that happened for us was that Holland never stepped down when he said he would (when lids retired) and we ended up losing Nill and a bunch of staff to Dallas. We need to hold onto Blashill - babs has been here for so long its almost time and we need an option to replace him when the time comes. Don't want to end up with torts.




#2518306 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by dirtydangles on 29 April 2014 - 10:47 PM

I don't think Mantha will be on the team next year. Holland will keep with GR at least one year. called up occasionally maybe but that's it.

I agree but we have to keep a contingency plan in place to have him up the year after - we have to have some expiring contracts for Mantha or Pulkkinen barring a trade that opens up roster spots for them.




#2518005 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by dirtydangles on 28 April 2014 - 02:05 PM

Watching the wings tank would slowly kill my soul. 




#2517835 Injury Updates

Posted by dirtydangles on 27 April 2014 - 10:19 PM

So much hinges on Weiss it kills me. Its so hard to assess what we have right now. We may have a huge hole at 2C or a reliable 2C who knows... 


Also I think Datsyuk should just do the surgery. I don't want this creeping in again next year. 




#2517510 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by dirtydangles on 27 April 2014 - 12:37 AM

 

Abby: I know I said that the Wings need to get bigger and younger, yet as long as Abby's on the team Babs will always want to put him on the top line. I say let's rid Babs of that temptation and trade him. 

 

Abby might actually be decent trade bait. If we pair him with a 1st and Kindl I wonder if we could get something decent. He is young enough to be valuable to building teams as well as competing teams. We have lots of bottom 6 players right now with Callahan and Ferraro out options and our Kid line and Miller-Helm-Glendening bottom line. Abby isn't a top 6 player on a contender. In a few years if you add Mantha, Pulkkinen to our already crowded top 6 with Nyquist, Z, Franzen, Datsyuk, Weiss, etc. there isn't much room for Abby. 




#2517311 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by dirtydangles on 26 April 2014 - 06:13 PM

I'd really like to get Moulson this offseason. He is the kind of player you put with a skilled C that creates chances. He will bury the chances he gets unlike Abby. 

 

Vanek is likely going to MIN from what the media says but I'd like to hear that Kenny at least made a comparable offer but was turned down - otherwise he isn't doing his job. 

 

I know this is going to be unpopular but I don't want to see any acquisitions on D. I think Marchenko and Ouellet are ready and should be up next year. By no means do I rank these 2nd and 3rd pairings any differently - I think Babs has shown he likes to play his pairings pretty equally:

 

Kronwall - Smith

Dekeyser - Marchenko

Ericsson - Ouellet

Lashoff (with Sproul as first call-up)

 

I think that if you split Ouellet and Marchenko up like that we will be just fine. Ouellet won't make many rookie mistakes and Marchenko has already played in the KHL. Those pairings all have size and skating. I know people will want E back with Kronner but I just don't think E is a top pairing guy who moves the puck that way. I think that E with Ouellet could be a very steady pairing that can be relied upon to kill penalties going forward.

 

Let's face it - we aren't getting a top pairing Dman through trade because they aren't available often and Holland blows at trading. I don't see why we should pay top dollar to get a top-4 guy like Edler or Ehrhoff when we will only create a logjam in our D development pipeline going forward and open up a hole somewhere else on the team. Our kids can step up just fine it just takes a shred of patience. 




#2517298 Was Legwand worth it?

Posted by dirtydangles on 26 April 2014 - 06:01 PM

I think everyone here knows how I feel about this. We have a huge question mark going for in our top 6 C positions going forward without Jarnkrok.

 

Legwand was never a long term answer and he SHOULD have been pretty inexpensive to acquire considering he is an aging UFA that would only waive to come to Detroit (so no competing offers). Despite this we ended up giving up our top C prospect who was just getting hot and a 2nd in a deep draft. That hurts. 

 

Having Weiss going into next season it makes it pretty clear this was a move by holland PURLY to get into the playoffs. There is no long-term place for Legwand on the roster with all our kids and Weiss around.

 

Would I rather have Jarnkrok + 2nd and not get to brag to my friends that Detroit has made the playoffs 23 years straight? Yes! We did dick-all in the playoffs and embarrassed ourselves anyways. I will be keeping my head down even around Leafs fans after this playoff performance. The streak means nothing to me if you don't at least come somewhat close every once and a while to winning the cup (which we haven't since 09). Holland showed that the streak means more to him than the long term future of the team - the streak is his legacy at this point in addition to his previous cups (he is too near to the end of his term here to go full youth movement and turn the roster over).




#2517163 The Franzen Hate.

Posted by dirtydangles on 26 April 2014 - 04:56 PM

Earned the hate tonight. Not only did he float - but he took stupid penalties and gave the puck away leading to a goal.




#2517134 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by dirtydangles on 26 April 2014 - 04:53 PM

Well. I look forward to a long summer of discussion about what the wings should do followed by Holland re-signing old timers. 




#2517091 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by dirtydangles on 26 April 2014 - 04:46 PM

Somehow this is franzen's fault




#2517070 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by dirtydangles on 26 April 2014 - 04:45 PM

OH CLASSIC - TOO MANY MEN. THANKS FOR THE SICK MEMORIES. JUCKf****** POT.




#2516953 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by dirtydangles on 26 April 2014 - 04:30 PM

refs gonna do this the rest of the game? call everything? can we stop now?




#2516795 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by dirtydangles on 26 April 2014 - 04:01 PM

I hear dives get called sometimes but of the hundreds of games I've watched the past few years I don't recall ever seeing one called. Sent from my ADR6350 using Tapatalk 2

I think suspensions should be handed out for dives. That way even if a player gets away with it on the ice when the refs don't catch it they will still pay for it later. 




#2516787 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by dirtydangles on 26 April 2014 - 03:59 PM

That is justf****** brutal officiating. Eddie defending it of course lol. So ridiculous. Not that the officiating is even needed for the Bruins to win this game.

Eddie will defend anything if it goes against the wings. NBC just can't say one good thing about the Wings. I'm tired of this one-sided bulls***.




#2516764 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by dirtydangles on 26 April 2014 - 03:54 PM

At least babs is doing his job and bitching these refs out