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#2613419 What changes do you think we'll see with Blashill?

Posted by DickieDunn on 07 June 2015 - 12:36 PM

Mrazek won't be handed the #1 job. I think Weiss will be bought out of he won't be a regular. Franzen on LTIR is not dead cap space and if he's healthy (a long shot I think) he will be playing. Kindly as the #7/isn't dead space either. Dead cap space is players not on the roster eating cap.

#2613244 Which Sweater Do RWs Retire First - Feds or Ozzy?

Posted by Helmethead on 05 June 2015 - 10:19 AM

After all these years some Red Wings fans still can't spell Fedorov's name right. Lol

#2613187 Which Sweater Do RWs Retire First - Feds or Ozzy?

Posted by Jacksoni on 04 June 2015 - 06:56 PM

What the heck.. Where is the 'None' button?

None of those players will have their jerseys retired. It's original six Gordie Howe Detroit, not a florida team playing hockey when folks are suntanning outside and couldn't give a s***.


Don't get me too wrong those players are good, Fedorov was probably born on skates. I wouldn't have lifted an eyebrow if he skated in an individual program in the olympics.

But they are not generational players. Like Howe. Like Yzerman. Like Lidström.

No siree.


As a sidenote, I personally nominee Holmström as a generational player and should have his jersey retired at the Joe.

#2613138 What changes do you think we'll see with Blashill?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 04 June 2015 - 01:14 PM

I would like to wish Jonathan Ericsson the best in his future endeavors.  



#2612941 Report: Jeff Petry and Munn-tree-all ruin 2015 free agency

Posted by Son of a Wing on 02 June 2015 - 09:03 PM

Well this makes Quincey's deal look not so shabby.

#2612804 Tampa Bay Lightning dress code for fans

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 02 June 2015 - 06:17 AM

This is what you get with a non hockey market team.  Just wait until the regular season when they go back to their measly 6000 fans and the arena is filled by 80% of the other teams' fans.

#2612704 Ovechkin Top 5 Goal Scorer all time?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 June 2015 - 01:42 PM

Leading your team in goals and points for 10 years is an accomplishment, but doesn't mean much to mean in terms of overall value as a player.  For example: If, during those 10 years, a teammate had a spectacular year, doesn't that somehow make you a worse player?  Honestly, the fact that Ovechkin has that type of stat may be part of the reason he's never been past the 2nd round of the playoffs.


Not sure if I read your post correctly.  Other Capitals have had great seasons during that stretch.  Semin, Backstrom and Green have put up big numbers.  Ovechkin has just scored more than them.  Their problem in the playoffs is the production from other players is never enough when it counts.  That's why they've never made it past the second round.  


But it's not like he's played on a talentless team, where it's natural that he will lead them in goals and points every season.  He's deserved that record because of his play and consistency.  

#2610690 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 27 May 2015 - 07:47 PM

Blashill is great until the first time he trots out lines people hate. Assuming he gets the job, he will do good things and bad things. People will disagree with him. In the end I doubt he's better than Babcock even if he gets a bit better results. Even if the players are mostly the same next year, which is likely, young guys will be a year more experienced, older guys will be a year slower, meaning it won't be the same team.

We might as well not even watch next season. 


#2610426 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by marcaractac on 26 May 2015 - 07:02 PM

Hey everyone, I would like to see a few things up that should of have happened the season before this one. 1) Get rid of Holland or demote him to a position in the organization where he has no input on signing, advising, or can even make a freaking suggestion about a player!. 2) Do whatever to send Weiss on his way and get rid of that ridiculous contract he has if we can't get rid of him and shed the full contract do something to at least shed off at the worst case half of it. 3) Sign a right handed defense-men who can make a impact, gritty up in your face and can hang with opposing teams top guys. 4) Trade Jimmy asap! dude sucks and is not anywhere near " Starting Goalie " status. Let the young gun Mrazek take over and make him the official #1 net minder.  I am at the point after this most recent first round exit to say screw making the playoffs every year just so we can say we have the longest active streak of playoff appearances in north american sports. Last time i check the point of playing the game was to win the cup, not keep making the playoffs every year just to get knocked out in the first round! It's time for a big shake up in Hockeytown like it or not. The time is now!! I wanna see my Wings hoisting cups again! 


You lost me at #1. 

#2610368 At what point does the GM deserve credit/blame?

Posted by kipwinger on 26 May 2015 - 08:56 AM

Ken Holland has been with the organization for 30 years.  18 of which he's been the GM.  He started as as scout, then the director of scouting, then the assistant GM, then the co-GM, and then the full GM.  It's not a coincidence that he was hired just prior to the Wings beginning an epic playoff streak. 


To try and dismiss his contributions to the organization as anything less than profound would be an absolutely gross understatement.  He's been more important to this team's success then any other individual. 


If you hire a GM from outside the organization, you can argue he's riding coattails.  But it's a little hard to say that about a guy who's been a member of the Red Wings longer than Steve Yzerman and Nick Lidstrom. 


To a lesser extent, this is true of Stan Bowman as well.  Sure Tallon was the GM before him.  But he started with Chicago in 2001 when they were a garbage team.  Unless he was just standing around playing with himself for 8 years he likely contributed to their assent.  Is he entirely responsible?  No.  But he's contributed from the bottom up. 


Yzerman doesn't deserve much credit for that first conference finals appearance as he had just come in from outside the organization and had been with the team for less than a year.  But he deserves credit for every single other success they've had since. 

#2610372 At what point does the GM deserve credit/blame?

Posted by DickieDunn on 26 May 2015 - 09:32 AM

Bowman was GM for a bit, but Holland handled most of the day to day stuff. Minimizing his contributions is just bs. When Yzerman wanted to he a GM I don't blame Holland at all for not taking a different role. He's the GM, he wanted to continue to fill that role.

#2610122 Ovechkin Top 5 Goal Scorer all time?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 May 2015 - 08:23 PM

Ovechkin frequently plays like a man possessed.  It's true he doesn't backcheck, but he does forecheck, unlike Jagr, Bossy, Lafleur, Bure and other great scorers.  Has their ever been a great goal scorer that forechecked like Ovechkin does and looked to initiate hits?  


That's the kind of thing that teammates like about him.  He's always looking to score or hit someone on every shift.  That motivates the rest of his team. There's other ways to lead besides being great defensively.  

#2610035 Ovechkin Top 5 Goal Scorer all time?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 May 2015 - 11:52 AM

If you adjust for stats, he's easily top 5.  The fact that he's scored so many goals, despite two lockouts and goalies who wear giant pads and stop everything, is remarkable.  


He has led his team in goals and points every year in his career.  To date, I don't believe any player in NHL history has ever done that.  

#2610033 Ovechkin Top 5 Goal Scorer all time?

Posted by Helmethead on 25 May 2015 - 11:34 AM

The fact that Ovie has a legit shot at catching Gretzky is amazing in itself.

#2610032 Ovechkin Top 5 Goal Scorer all time?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 25 May 2015 - 11:22 AM

I've been thinking about this too, was listening to MvsW the other week and they said Ovi was 9th in scoring since 1992 (NHL debut in 2005), fair to say he doesn't reach Gretzky but he might reach Bossy and Hull. Even if he doesn't, in an era where scoring is down, goalie pads are bigger etc he will surely go down as one of the greatest scorers the game has ever seen.


He also lost a season and a half to lockouts. 


Where he ends up scoring wise depends on if the trend of allowing interference continues of if the league heads back to where it was after the lockout.   He's certainly one of the greatest goal scorers the game has ever seen though.