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#2525825 Alfie informs Wings he wants to return

Posted by Son of a Wing on 26 June 2014 - 11:10 AM


You mean sing a free agent?? Weiss wasn't a risky overpayment who had tons of teams coming after him, he just happened to fail miserably hopefully due to an injury..


With the salary, term and recent injury history it was a risk...and yes there were other suitors...

My point was Holland does take gambles.  Just not the ones all fans want.

#2525666 Alfie informs Wings he wants to return

Posted by joesuffP on 25 June 2014 - 10:13 AM

The market isn't there to acquire "top line winger" or "top pairing puck moving defensemen". This board can't even put a name to these players they want so bad because it simply isn't feasible. I'm predicting we see a trade made in the future of a can't miss perfect deal and you will all be glad we didn't sell the farm for whatever's available

#2525530 Alfie informs Wings he wants to return

Posted by joesuffP on 24 June 2014 - 06:09 PM

You may agree with some opinions, find some lacking or even ludicrous.  If that's the case, there's no need to comment.  Just move on.
As long as someone is discussing hockey, it's not irrelevant.  You might want to look up the meaning of the word. 

Irrelevant. Pointless based on their lack of knowledge. Not to be taken seriously

#2525496 Alfie informs Wings he wants to return

Posted by Son of a Wing on 24 June 2014 - 01:49 PM

I always feel confident in my opinion when posters like Richdg, DeGraa55, Leftwinger and frankgrimes have such a unified front of the exact opposite opinion.


You guys are too predictable...

#2525474 Alfie informs Wings he wants to return

Posted by number9 on 24 June 2014 - 12:55 PM

Is "The View" the one with totally hot Lisa Ling, or is it the one with totally unhot Rosie O'Donnell?


Most members of this forum should be on Dr. Phil though to deal with their anger and resentment issues

#2525472 Alfie informs Wings he wants to return

Posted by Jesusberg on 24 June 2014 - 12:24 PM

I swear tof****** god that sometimes this forum is like a hockey version of "The View". Super over-the-top theatrical, petulant, and diva's everywhere......


Did anyone actually read this article from Kulfan????!!!!!!!




That would involve reading beyond, "Alfredsson shows inter..." *RAGE*

"God, I hate Kenny! He wants to destroy this team from the inside out!"

#2525461 Alfie informs Wings he wants to return

Posted by Jesusberg on 24 June 2014 - 11:31 AM

I think some of you gents need to just breeeathe. At lot of points that I agree with have already been made, but for me it comes down to this.

Did Alfie help this team last season? Yes?
Can he help them this coming season? Yes, I believe he can.
Lastly, are any of the UFA's on the market this off-season "game breakers", who will inevitably bring us straight to the cup?

Not that I believe any single ever player can, but definitely not.

In my eyes, there's no one being pushed out of this line-up because of Alfie's inclusion that is going to have a drastic impact on this team in the future (no disrespect to Ferraro/Callahan). And even in their case, I believe that Andersson should be traded to make room for one of those two guys (we're good at center right now).

#2525454 Alfie informs Wings he wants to return

Posted by VM1138 on 24 June 2014 - 10:37 AM

Chicago is not afraid to make changes...why?  B O W M A N.  Stanley is the GM and Scotty is the advisor....remember when we had Scotty and s*** got done?  Kenny is no Scotty and he is proving now that all the success he has is from teams that Scotty built.  Teams that Scotty advised to build.  Kenny on his own is not a good GM... The Red Wings Nation has been in a downward spiral since 2009 and Kenny, although made a couple of attempts, doesn't know how to make the splash that is needed.  Chicago, St. Louis, Boston, LA....just to name a few teams that make deals to make their team better...not just re-sign the same old guys because they are loyal.  Loyalty used to get Kings beheaded in England...you have to do what is right for the team...not your buddy.

Holland pushed hard for Kesler last year. So you're attacking him for doing the exact same thing Chicago is doing now. Holland hate is dine but blind rage and hatred all the time is just excessive.

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#2525447 Alfie informs Wings he wants to return

Posted by wings4thecup06 on 24 June 2014 - 10:08 AM

The amount of negative opinions being spouted around here are incredible. We're not even in July yet and people are calling the season practically as good as dead and all because of what? Because we re-signed one of our best players from last season and we haven't addressed any of our issues yet. I mean, everyone is entitled to their opinions and that's fine, but when you're constantly thrashing out the same old line over and over, it gets a little tiresome. I know I know. KH sucks, Franzen is lazy, Howard will never be the elite goalie that we seem to somehow be entitled to just because we're the Red Wings, our D couldn't win the Calder Cup let alone the Stanley Cup, and we're got a forward group that's full of a bunch of washed up, old, warn out, injury prone veterans who can't even keep up with their own children on the ice anymore. 


We all know that success comes in cycles, and that good teams eventually get knocked down a peg a little and then have to build their way back up to the top again. This is precisely what is happening with the Wings right now, and with what we've seen last year that we've got good young kids in DeKeyser, Jurco, Sheahan, Tatar, Nyquist and Mrazek all ready to contribute, why should we trade a bunch of em away when we're not going to get full return on them and when really, right now, they provide our team with energy, skill and desire to win. Alfie coming back helps because he's got a bomb of a shot for the PP, he's still got good wheels, and provides another leadership presence in the room. Those of you who are bashing him, do you really think that our situation would improve if you shoved some unready kid onto top line minutes for the entire season? Don't you think that would actually make our team worse and then we might be 'mediocre'? 


Don't get me wrong, I'm not oblivious to the fact that this team has holes, which are primarily on D. But at least for heavens sakes, give management a chance to address them before you start calling for their heads. 

#2525138 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Son of a Wing on 22 June 2014 - 02:49 PM

Glendening and Helm have the same value??

Pulkkinen is about to replace Jurco??

Ummm no.

#2524261 Trading up?

Posted by wings4thecup06 on 17 June 2014 - 01:58 PM

I'm sorry, but are people suggesting we trade Z away just so we can acquire an overhyped up 18 year old? Call me stupid, but seriously? Why would you want to trade away our best player, leader and galvaniser? The man had back surgery for heavens sake and was still better than 90% of the team vs the Bruins when he came back a month early. I'll trade him away when he's retired. Thanks

#2524444 Petr Mrazek

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 18 June 2014 - 01:35 PM

Our baby goalie!


#2524768 Detroit re-signs Gustavsson 1 yr $1.85 mill

Posted by KGW on 20 June 2014 - 04:33 AM

Also, yeah he had a few bad games, when the team was playing terribly, but for one month or so, he was playing as well as any net minder in the league and he made a couple of the best saves I've seen in a long time. He also did well against Boston in my opinion.


He's bound to be inconsistant at times, if he wasn't, he wouldn't be signing as a back up and he wouldn't be $1.5 mill per year.

#2524662 Detroit re-signs Gustavsson 1 yr $1.85 mill

Posted by F.Michael on 19 June 2014 - 06:03 PM

Good signing.


Was damn solid in net when healthy...Without his numbers - the Wings might've not made the playoffs this past spring.

#2523930 Wings sign Tomas Nosek to 2 year entry level deal

Posted by ogreslayer on 15 June 2014 - 11:15 AM

Ot: Since you are from Europe too I am annoyed by the exact opposite. Fans who don't care about identification and local heroes, same goes for nationalism there is nothing wrong with wanting to be proud of your club by expecting less foreigners and more homegrown boys, especially in soccer where everyone knows there are around 8 clubs worldwide who will get the best of the best.. People who only want to see points, points and success at all costs are the typical gloryhunters and event fans who have helped turning European soccer into what it is today, a business first industry, suit driven industry instead of a sport. In short not even worth watching, following anymore As for VM; I fully expect our scouts - who are one of the best in the business - to also look at Michigan boys but there really is a pattern with the Wings and all I expect is a different mixture of players. I know this worked great when others where behind the curve but nowadays almost every team has scouts worldwide so finding gems is a lot tougher. Maybe the kid will be good maybe not but personally I would have prefered another Dekeyser story just at the center position this time. like you said I think it would be important for Michigan boys to have that special feeling come draft time. I mean every kid dreams of playing for their local club once they are on the cusp of becoming pros.


"local boys" per season...


96-97: Aaron Ward (Windsor)

97-98: Aaron Ward (Windsor)

01-02: None

07-08: Brian Rafalski (Dearborn)

12-13: Justin Abdelkader (Muskegon), Luke Glendening (Grand Rapids), David Legwand (Detroit), Drew Miller (East Lansing), Danny DeKeyser (Detroit)


Good thing those good ol' local boys were around this past season to spur the Wings on to a Cup win, right?  Right?  Personally, I would rather have the front office concern themselves with building the best 23 man roster they can regardless of where the players come from.