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In Topic: Making a move with AUTHORITY!

26 April 2016 - 08:12 PM

Can't count on Stamkos...he has a blood clot in his arm and is on anticoagulants currently.  You want to throw 10 mill a year at that?


In Topic: Fixing this mess....

22 April 2016 - 07:52 PM

Personally, I would not risk signing Stammer this off season.  He has a blood clot in his arm.  He is likely on anti-coagulant therapy now.  You want to pay $10 million a year for a guy who is currently completely out of commission and without any clarity to his future?  I don't.

 

The Wings need to work from the back forward.  Starting with Mrazk they are good in net.  They need to get rid of Jimmie and go to a cheap 2nd string goalie.

 

They need to try to replace Ericcson (who is a disaster) with a true top two defenseman who is young (25 years old).  

 

They need to upgrade their power play and penalty kill coaching.

 

They need to move Z to the 3rd line as he can no longer effectively log first line minutes.

 

Those are just basic starting things they need to do.


In Topic: ECQF Game 4 Post-GTD: Tampa Bay 3, at Red Wings 2

19 April 2016 - 10:44 PM

Mrazek is better...he had many good saves tonight.  All those power play goals in my mind are on the penalty killing which was very weak tonight.  Mrazek made some key stops throughout this game that kept us in the game.  Jimmy would have given up 3 goals in the first period and then have to be pulled.  Remember Jimmy is coming off of a 4 game losing streak.  Games we absolutely had to have and he could not get it done.

 

Mrazek's one problem is he plays too far out of the crease at times.  But so does Jimmy.  Maybe they are coached that way.  They need to watch video of Carey Price and Lundquist.  Those goalies are very efficient...not spastically out of control.  


In Topic: ECQF Game 4 Post-GTD: Tampa Bay 3, at Red Wings 2

19 April 2016 - 09:30 PM

An example of the difference between a successful GM and a not successful GM.

 

When Yzerman needed cap space, he didn't have any problem buying out Lecavlier even though he was the Captain and a fixture on the Lightening.  He realized that the cap hit of $7 million a year was paralyzing his organization and made the move.  He didn't think that his hockey club was some kind of "loyalty party"  where you stick to guys because they have worn the Winged Wheel honorably.  

 

Holland on the other hand has to buy out Stephen Weiss after he signs an injured player to a ridiculous contract...how do you even make a signing like that if you know the game.  Were any other GMs beating down the door to sign that guy?  No...and there is a reason why.

 

Now if Dats leaves, there is a risk that we eat his cap hit.  That falls on the GM for signing a guy for too many years when he already knew his heart was wanting to return to Russia.  That's on the GM.  That's why he gets paid.

 

We have been on a steady decline since 2008 and i blame Holland.  Really the blame falls on Illitch because he keeps do nothing Holland around.   Holland's main success was in an era where there was no cap and he could just run around spending Illitch's money.  If you look now, Yzerman and Jim Nill are running circles around Kenny Holland.


In Topic: ECQF Game 4 Post-GTD: Tampa Bay 3, at Red Wings 2

19 April 2016 - 09:03 PM

This team has lots of issues...

 

But they continually hamstring themselves with sticking to guys that suck...like Erickson.

 

That guy is like personally responsible for at least 2 of the goals tonight.  He is a soft, turnover machine.

 

We win tonight if he is scratched instead of Marchenko.

 

He is primary reason #1 that I have little confidence in Holland's ability to assess things with this team...Holland has old man syndrome where he can't think outside of his outdated box.

 

​Primary reason #2 is pushing Filpulla away and signing Steven Weiss to a $ 30 million deal.  

 

#3 is signing Franzen over Hossa.

 

There are more but i have to go vomit now.