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brandon27

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In Topic: Stamkos to... Tampa

29 June 2016 - 07:13 PM

i keep wondering if it WASNT babcock that Fa wanted no part of and its  us our franchise maybe they see we just have nothing to look forward to anymore and dont like the direction we are going with all are terrible contracts maybe other FA dont like the loyalty to guys who dont deserve it and truly believe this is a sinking ship am i crazy?

 

I don't think you're crazy.  Well, maybe a little bit.   Maybe alot of these top free agents also look at this team and it's roster and think how quickly they may have been replaceable with all the young talent in the system, that eventually has to move up, even though it's been our thing to leave them down there.  They can only stay down for so long, so then... as the older player, how much time are they really going to give you?

 

Secondly, I think people should consider this...  The Wings to a great job of marketing to their fans.  The City of Detroit in general, is marketed well to sports fans.  However, outside of our region, this region is viewed as a dump.  It's Hockeytown to us, and the downtown core in Detroit has alot of positive things going on that we all know about because we're from here, but to the rest of the US, and Canada... mention Detroit to them, and they think its a complete disaster, and want nothing to do with it.  Maybe that has something to do with it too.  Sure, there's great suburbs outside of Detroit where most of the Wings players likely reside, but when the perception is negative, that can be hard to overcome.  Especially compared to some of these hockey cities.


In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

29 June 2016 - 05:36 PM

Yup.

 

At this point I'd just assume play our young guys, and screw ufa.

 

Is it me, or do we hear about the 'quality' of guys that are in our system...Well - lets throw'em into the deep end of the pool to see how they do...We're so far off from any chance of the Cup - now is the perfect time.

 

Agreed.  Nevermind the streak.  Nobody cares about it, or at least they shouldnt.  Making the playoffs is important, yes, but if you're only ever good enough to squeak in, and be bounced in the first round, there's not much point.  No sense in throwing big money at band-aids.  Stamkos would have at least given us the opportunity to move a piece and get a D-man here probably, then you're talking a different scenario.  As it stands now though, I'd rather roll with what we have.  If we succeed, great, if we don't, then maybe we get a chance to have that rebuild that we need.   Going to be pretty weird though moving into that new building with no real star power.  Sure, Z will probably still be here, and Larkin is in the spotlight, but after that, you're still desperate for a star, and top talent not only to market the team, but to enhance the level of play.


In Topic: Stamkos to... Tampa

29 June 2016 - 03:27 PM

And that's why we never should of given up a top prospect just to free up space , Kenny got rid of big money , now he's gotta make a deal and use a Tatar/nyquist or both in a few deals, toss in a 1st maybe ... Do something good

Marc Bergevin is awful .... I'm just doing my job and listening to offers haha ya right , was so obvious pk was a goner .... It's nuts here on the radio , Habs fans are done with the Habs

 

He got rid of big dead money, to bring in a star to improve the team and make a splash to get a team that actually goes deep in the playoffs to fill that new arena.  He cleared the money to bring in Stamkos, and was "close".  Aka... failed.


In Topic: Stamkos to... Tampa

29 June 2016 - 03:07 PM

That's a real letdown.  After moving Pav's contract, I really thought we might have gotten him.  As much as I love Stevie Y, he's getting on my nerves :lol:   lol


In Topic: I Hate Jeff Blashill because ...

22 April 2016 - 08:34 AM

The real thing we should be hating here is the make up of the roster IMO.   Lets face it, with what we would consider a better coach, we barely made the playoffs last year, and have been out in round 1 the last 3 years.  There are bigger problems here than the coach.  It's the roster.  Z and Pav are shells of their former selves.  The D-men are...  bad.  There's a lot of "good" players on the roster, but that's it.  Nyquist, Tatar, and Jurco are great examples of that.  Good... but it doesn't look like they're going to get beyond that.  They'll never carry the team like we expect them to.

 

Now did Blashill make some mistakes with lines etc... Yeah, maybe.  But there's an easy argument to be made for just not having enough goal scorers on this team to get the job done in the playoffs, against Bishop, a guy who's bigger than the damn net.