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St. Michael (the Red Wing)

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#2326342 New Commissioner?

Posted by St. Michael (the Red Wing) on 21 August 2012 - 09:26 PM

Bettman needs to go no doubt. No clue to who my vote would go to replace him...

#2324103 Red Wings Sign Jurco to Entry Level Contract

Posted by St. Michael (the Red Wing) on 07 August 2012 - 01:08 AM

I would love to see Jurco overachieve and be here in a year. Not realistic though considering how our system works.

#2323918 Our current forwards.

Posted by St. Michael (the Red Wing) on 05 August 2012 - 07:00 PM

Is this a "everyone panic thread" cause we don't know the forward lines yet and its the beginning of August? Also the lines probably will change a lot anyways. Anyone need a valium?

#2323537 Our Current Defense / What Holland Can Do *merged

Posted by St. Michael (the Red Wing) on 02 August 2012 - 08:48 AM

No. Our D needs trial by fire. We've got good peeps on D. Our forwards are weak. Not enough snipe, grit, or speed. Too much perimeter play. We are toast if Brunner isnt Stamkos reborn.

Ehhhh that's a little overboard don't you think?

#2323361 Your thoughts on Sergei Fedorov

Posted by St. Michael (the Red Wing) on 01 August 2012 - 09:24 AM

Feds suffers from not-yzerman syndrome.

Both were two completely different great players with all do respect.

#2323129 Holland losing his moxie? Is Detroit slipping as UFA destination?

Posted by St. Michael (the Red Wing) on 30 July 2012 - 11:10 PM

You know what bugs me? This mentality that Holland is, essentially, infallible, and that anyone who criticizes him and/or the Wings at large is smoking crack, or spoiled, or insane, etc. I like Holland as much as the next guy. No, really, I do. But, objectively? We're in a hole. A big one. And if there's anyone to blame, it's Holland. Now, in saying that, am I calling for Holland's head? No. Am I saying the sky is falling? No. Am I "hating" this team and being a "fairweather fan"? No. Am I disregarding his career accomplishments? No. Am I saying he's anything less than the best GM in the league? No. I'm saying he has s*** the bed, and it bothers me. One of the main reasons why it bothers me is that I do like Holland as much as the next guy, and I do respect and appreciate him and the work he has done (and does on a mostly daily basis). So, for me to look at where things are now and try to reconcile that with "Best GM Ever, Man With The Plan"...it's troubling. I'm all for cutting him slack, and believing in a Master Plan which subsumes all of these smaller "failures." But at the same time - GMing 101, man! We've had trouble scoring in the postseason for how long? Our bottom-6 has been too small and short on secondary scoring threats for how long? Our D - everyone knew Stuart would be leaving and that Nick would be gone any offseason now, very possibly even this offseason. So where are the moves? Where are the steps taken to rectify, or at least seriously address, (or hell, even just acknowledge), these problems? Why is Kyle Quincey our one new-blood on the back end? Why is Ian White our #2 defenseman? Why is our top-6 literally all "skilled" Euros, when our whole problem with scoring in the postseason is we're easily pushed out to the perimeter in the offensive zone (as we've seen happen in the postseason about 90 times)? The top-6 is a real sore point for me. We need new ingredients in the top-6, new dimensions, new looks we can throw, new ways we can hurt. What we've added this offseason is a retread who may not even be a regular in the top-6, a guy who's never played a single game in the NHL, and Nyquist. And we're calling it a Youth Movement - when, in fact, it's really more of a "s***, what else can we do?" indirect admission of failure. Holland is great largely because he's always found a way to keep us from falling into exactly this sort of black hole of "necessary mediocrity" (i.e. having only 2-3 trade assets, losing luster as a FA destination, etc.) What do we do if we lose three key players to injury and they're out all at the same time? We realize this forward "depth" people keep bragging about is really more a matter of quantity than one of quality.


It bugs me that people are being negative about our team already and we haven't even hit the ice yet. I think our team is borderline but who knows really? And all this hostility towards Holland I dont think he's the greatest GM ever. Who is the greatest GM ever? Ken Holland is the Detroit Red Wings GM OUR GM and yes he's going to take all the abuse whether people like him or not. I understand that. What I don't understand this offseason is some fans but ok. Nothing against all the gloom and doom but lets's see how this season goes. I'm actually excited to see what unfolds, if we suck we suck ok. But if we are good. Uh-oh look out. Table could swing either way for us Wings and fans.

p.s. offseason isn't over yet either

but I'm not keeping my fingers crossed for a big trade or anything :P

#2323013 Holland losing his moxie? Is Detroit slipping as UFA destination?

Posted by St. Michael (the Red Wing) on 30 July 2012 - 12:52 PM

Not Holland's fault for no "big names" coming to Detroit since Hossa. People are smoking crack or something damn. This thread bugs me too. lol

#2322596 Your thoughts on Sergei Fedorov

Posted by St. Michael (the Red Wing) on 28 July 2012 - 12:55 AM

He was my idol, when I used to play I used the White Nike skates and Nike logo'd Bauer equipment. My coach called me Sergei, lol.

It seemed to me that Sergei liked being flashy and all the media attention surrounding him, in my opinion he wanted to be the "shining star" on a team full of stars and it wasn't happening so he parted ways. I lost a ton of respect for him after that.

Remember the Nike commercials of the late 90's? The goalie prank calling him and saying "Your mother wears Red Army boots!" lol those were the days...

I won't lie I had the white Nike roller blades cause of Fedorov lol

#2322594 Your thoughts on Sergei Fedorov

Posted by St. Michael (the Red Wing) on 28 July 2012 - 12:48 AM

Without a doubt yes. My favorite Red Wing in the 90's hands down. Remember seeing him play vs the Sharks at the Cow Palace in San Francisco his rookie season. I knew then he would be something special for us in the upcoming years. At one point probably one of the best skaters in the league hands down.

#2322552 Doan staying in PHX 4 yrs $21.2 mill

Posted by St. Michael (the Red Wing) on 27 July 2012 - 06:01 PM

vladdy 100% agree with your post.. I remember the dead wings of the 70's, some fans just don''t know how good they have it.

My dad told me in the late 70's early 80's the Red Wings were called the Detroit Chicken Wings. Cause we were a bunch of *******. Maybe things haven't changed? :P

Nah like I said pipe dream for Doan.

Can Phoenix afford to sign him to a 4 year 30 million deal? If so HOW?

#2322065 Red Wings Fan in Sharks Country Needs Help!

Posted by St. Michael (the Red Wing) on 26 July 2012 - 10:13 AM


#2321955 Breaking Bad

Posted by St. Michael (the Red Wing) on 25 July 2012 - 06:42 PM

******* hell anyone watching Seasoon 5 yet? Episode 2 was good. Dat German ***** is crazy and s*** is about to start hitting the fan. : D

#2321548 Mike Knuble

Posted by St. Michael (the Red Wing) on 24 July 2012 - 03:00 PM

Sign him takes another roster spot away from an already overloaded bottom 6 for us. I also don't see how Knuble could help us either sorry.

#2321543 Mike Knuble

Posted by St. Michael (the Red Wing) on 24 July 2012 - 02:51 PM

Knuble is 40. Even if he does want to play here no thank you.

#2320982 Holland Content with Current Roster

Posted by St. Michael (the Red Wing) on 22 July 2012 - 01:48 PM

Is Brunner like Hudler in the fact he is bad defensively? Also Brunner hasn't even played an NHL game yet. Wild card indeed. Holland is content on our roster at the moment yes.