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#2524709 Detroit re-signs Gustavsson 1 yr $1.85 mill

Posted by VM1138 on 19 June 2014 - 09:21 PM

Kind of silly to be upset over this. It's a backup role. So what if there were a small handful of slightly better goalies? They aren't THAT much better, and Gus is a known quantity with an establishes relationship with the team. It's really a non-issue. I would've liked to have had Mrazek as the backup but its pretty hard to get upset over Gus coming back.


#2525711 Adam Almquist signed with KHL club

Posted by Nev on 25 June 2014 - 01:10 PM

Everyone keeps bringing up Rafalski, but keeps forgetting that Rafalski could skate.  Almquist can't.  Remember Rafalski his last 2 years when his back and his knees went and he couldn't keep up?  It was painful to watch opponents repeatedly beat him round the outside because he had neither the size nor the speed to stop them.




#2525331 Alfie informs Wings he wants to return

Posted by Jesusberg on 23 June 2014 - 05:18 PM

Man, I don't care if the guy's 42, 45, 58 1/2 - it's one less spot for Dan Cleary.




#2524979 Brad Richards bought out by Rangers

Posted by FlashyG on 20 June 2014 - 11:46 PM

So let me see if I got this correct. The rags buyout Richards. He is younger than Franzen, scored more goals this past year for Franzen, plys better D than Franzen, plays n more games than franzen, and had an equally long and bad contact. But we can't buyout Franzen? Please try to support that now! can't be done. This is what buyouts are to be used for, not TooToo.

 

Brad Richards age 34 - Contract remaining - 6 years with a cap hit of 6.67 Million a season

Johan Franzen age 34 - Contract remaining - 6 years with a cap hit of 3.95 million a season

 

New York Rangers Goal differential +25  

Brad Richards plus minus -8

Detroit Red Wings goal differential -8 

Johan Franzen plus minus +6

 

Hits

Brad Richards 24

Johan Franzen 66

 

Giveaways

Brad Richards 46

Johan Franzen 28

 

Faceoffs

Brad Richards 49.8%

Johan Franzen 52.9%

 

Richards slightly outscored Franzen this year but was far worse defensively and he costs almost double what Franzen does. That's why one is employed and the other was paid to go away.




#2524782 Wings officially have vacancy in asst coach spot

Posted by drumnj on 20 June 2014 - 08:06 AM

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But in all seriousness, he was a very good defenceman and although goofy I could see him commanding some respect as a coach.




#2524440 Compliance buyout expected to be used on Tootoo

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 18 June 2014 - 01:28 PM

I'd miss him too, but I can't remember any of the 11 games he played in last year.

 

Think back to the ones with the lame staged fights. 




#2523833 Wings sign Tomas Nosek to 2 year entry level deal

Posted by VM1138 on 14 June 2014 - 12:12 PM

Who cares where a person was born? They sign the best available players. It could be none of the local boys were as good.


#2522735 Adam Almquist says hes considering returning to Sweden to avoid AHL

Posted by Nev on 04 June 2014 - 11:42 AM

Brian Rafalski was 5-9 190lbs.

 

Brian Rafalski could skate.

 

And then look what happened to him the last couple of years when his knees and back gave up.  He still had the elite puck moving skills, but lack of size and inability to skate made him a defensive liability.




#2521156 Blues re-sign Elliott, announce Miller won't be back

Posted by paulwoodsfan on 19 May 2014 - 12:19 PM

The Ducks are loaded in goal, and Gibson is a fantastic prospect. They would be near the bottom of teams I'd expect to pitch for Miller.




#2509883 Gus & Tatar almost traded to Calgary per McKenzie

Posted by DickieDunn on 15 April 2014 - 06:33 PM

Kenny is a trade machine:
Nyquist, Smith and the 1st (Mantha) for Edler
or
Nyquist and Tatar for JBO
Well, he said that this isn't the kids league afterall right?!


The other side are the people screaming about how he doesn't have the balls to make a trade or the ones who think that Cleary, Almquist, and Miller will bring back a quality player.


#2507230 A plea to Holland.

Posted by DickieDunn on 08 April 2014 - 04:15 PM

 

When you're the only top-pairing defensemen on the market and a great PP QB, that changes things.

 

Just because someone will give him a huge contract doesn't mean it's a good idea.




#2504162 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 31 March 2014 - 01:20 PM

This thread makes me long for someone to vomit on my eyeballs so I don't have to read it.

Or I could not click on it, but dammit I'm on mobile and I hate having that one bolded thread...watching me...taunting me...beckoning me into its darkness...

Sorry, what were we talking about? Oh yeah. I'm glad we got Legwand. Wish Jarnkrok all the best, because apparently his best was never going to be here.

*moonwalks out of thread performing Michael Jackson's underrated hit LEAVE IT ALONE*


#2504115 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by VM1138 on 31 March 2014 - 10:55 AM

You make it sound like legwand is a star ... Let's be honest over here ... Will he have a long nhl career ? Yes ... But for a first overall nhl pick he's a bust ... A bust in the sense that when you get a first overall nhl pick your expecting and hoping that player is a franchise player that will carry the team and be super dominant and he hasn't

Him being nashvilles best player of all time isn't saying much , that team has been good for many years in the back end but never had any good scoring threats upfront .... Again legwand is good but like I said before he's a perfect third line center in a very good team .... Low and behold he's on the 3rd line now and what's worse is our big guns haven't even returned yet

This is the whole stephen weiss crap again .... A lot of People gave me s*** here for saying Weiss was overrated from day 1 and yes it's still soon but so far we can say it's been a disaster

You can say whatever you want about jarnkrok being a future bottom 6 .... facts are we gave up on top 3 prospect for a soon to be 34 yr old ufa which is absolute nonsense ... I would of rather called him up and see what would of happened , I'm pretty sure he'd have more games with pts than legwand has so far seeing how he's done with nobody's in Nashville and seeing how he had experience playing with nyquist sheahan jurco dekeyser etc ...

He's gone now so all we can do is accept the trade and or vent about it .... I'm pissed but I accept that it's done ... I just want jarnkrok to continue and dominate so we think hard next time about giving up a top prospect in our system


We all have our own opinions and that's mine and it won't change

 

 

I'm really, really, really, really, really tired of people trashing Weiss.  Really tired of it.  Were you also one of the ones saying Colaiacovo sucked? People seem unable to separate injuries from quality of play.  Both Cola and Weiss are very good players.  But Cola was injured so he "sucked."  Not playing due to injuries does not equal sucking.  Because he's injured for a season, and played with the injury in a new system early in the year, some people want to say he sucks. At no time in Weiss' career has he sucked, or been overrated.  He's been overlooked for the most part.

 

Right now, he's an X-factor of sorts because we don't know when he's coming back or if he'll be 100% this season, but that's about all I think anyone can say about him right now.  If we look at his career the chances of him bouncing back look very good.

 

And Legwand is a solid top 6 guy.  Yes, on a stacked team it'd be best to place him on the third line.  In the sense that he'd be VERY dangerous there.  I think people are just not understanding that he's not a goal scorer. He's a playmaker.

 

In addition to all the panic about trading Jarnkrok, we're forgetting that we won't ever personally suffer from that trade.  He's on Nashville.  Even if he becomes a star, it's unlikely that team will ever truly be good, and we'll only have to worry about them in a potential Finals matchup, the odds of that happening are very slim.  So we miss out on a potentially good center.  Well, we can get one from Europe this summer (there's a guy over there who we're rumored to be looking into), or trade for another one if need be.  But I don't know if he'll be better than Weiss or Legwand for several years.  So it's not a bad trade.  Maybe a little overpayment but it was necessary to address the needs of the team, and it doesn't hurt us for a year or two, if ever.




#2503966 Is this the worst "fight" of all time?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 30 March 2014 - 07:12 PM

Better than most staged fights...




#2503525 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Dave on 30 March 2014 - 03:05 PM

This thread is still going? My god...

 

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