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#2532990 Hockey News: The 5 most evil hockey photoshops we could come up with

Posted by Jersey Wing on 25 July 2014 - 08:51 AM

Think long and hard Wings fans, they are one of the five. What would be the most evil thing to befall the Wings (in an on the ice kind of way)?

 

http://www.thehockey...d-come-up-with/




#2532586 Babcock Interview on 105.1 this morning

Posted by Barrie on 19 July 2014 - 11:24 PM

Babs also said the Wings didn't hand out any bad contracts in free agency. Out on the lake when the Quincey deal happened?

Quincey isn't a bad contract, it's only for 2 years. Niskanen and Orpik, are bad contracts.




#2530873 Kane & Toews Sign Identical 8-year, $10.5M AAV Extensions

Posted by LeftWinger on 09 July 2014 - 03:52 PM

Not sure if you knew this or not, but this is being discussed in the "Off season trades and signings" thread already. Not sure it needed its own thread, but the detailed info you added was a great read! Thanks! Please take no offense.




#2530824 Red Wings Target Mike Green

Posted by Son of a Wing on 09 July 2014 - 01:19 PM

 

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Agreed. Real Wings fans would gladly give up "the streak" to be actual contenders in a couple years.

 

I love when people start differentiating between us real and us fake fans...  I'd never be able to tell us apart....




#2530449 What's best for Mantha?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 07 July 2014 - 03:20 PM

Just because I take hard line stances, doesn't mean I am combative with people...anyhow, I love when people disagree with me, but not when they just go "you're stupid" or "you don't know anything about hockey"

 

anyhow, I've been here for a VERY long time and contribute a TON of stuff, so I am not worried about someone disagreeing with me. If everyone agreed with each other this would be a pretty boring forum.

 

Here is your link on Stralman saying no to Detroit:

 

http://www.letsgowin...dpost&p=2528074

 

I'm not questioning your status/role on this site.  Many of us have been here just as long... That doesn't make our opinion any more or less valid. We're still just one voice.

 

My point was that you can't really be THAT surprised that people take issue/offense to some of the things you say.  Especially when you are so confident in your stance despite the fact that it can be quite outlandish to many.

 

 

Anyways....I think Mantha would benefit most with some minor-league seasoning. Same with AA. Between those two and Pulkkinen we've got a nice diverse trio of forwards to choose from.




#2529494 Wings sign Kevin Porter to 1-year, 2-way contract

Posted by Echolalia on 02 July 2014 - 01:24 PM

Lol Ya god forbid we lose... What's his name again? I'm sure every gm was banging on his door....

The star level of a player shouldn't matter. You want someone, you sign him. Not wait around so the fans don't get their feelings hurt.


#2526163 Kesler traded to Anaheim

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 27 June 2014 - 02:21 PM

 
Oddly enough I read an article not too long ago that stated Anaheim is one of the worst places to live. I don't remember why though, probably because all they have going for them is Disney.  This is, of course, me talking about a place I don't live based on an article I read so take that for what you will.  I have been there though, to Disney.


I guess if you hate really nice neighborhoods, schools, awesome beaches, and yearly 70 degree temperatures then yea it would suck to live in Anaheim.


#2524514 Detroit re-signs Gustavsson 1 yr $1.85 mill

Posted by number9 on 19 June 2014 - 03:21 AM

 

Were there not at least one or two games where Gustavsson gave us more than a chance to win in the shootout. I'm thinking specifically of a game against Tampa when he stopped 6 out of 7 or 7 out of 8, but our forwards couldn't score a single goal (http://scores.espn.g...ameId=400484719).

 

I think certain people are also forgetting how he played in the playoffs when he was called on at the last minute - he played well enough that you weren't worried when he was put back in the next game. Other back-ups buckled in the same scenario (Tampa, Montreal, before they called up Tokarski).

 

Gus was a great back up this year. anyone who says otherwise is leftwinger




#2524431 Dan Boyle's rights traded to the Islanders…..

Posted by kipwinger on 18 June 2014 - 01:15 PM

Not a whole lot of Shea Webers lying around

 

Agreed.  So rather that do something just to do it, why not give the spot to the most deserving kids and let them gain valuable experience which WILL help us in the future.  Lord knows what 82 games under Babcock's tutelage would do for Ryan Sproul's development. 




#2522569 Jeff Blashill close to signing an extension... Babcock talks starting

Posted by RedWingsRox on 02 June 2014 - 08:20 PM

One more year for Babs and then let Blashill be the man.  




#2522142 2014 draft thoughts.

Posted by Richdg on 29 May 2014 - 08:29 PM

The talent just isn't there in this draft. Last year was the year to add a bunch of extra picks. We added 1, but 2-3 more would have been great. This year, after the first round-even then after the first 20, is a crap shoot. Yes some will turn out, but there just isn't much there that excites anyone.




#2522096 2014 draft thoughts.

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 29 May 2014 - 11:47 AM

I still think the Wings could try to package a defenseman or 2 and try to move into top 5

I think that Kindl will be gone to a different team before the 1st round of the draft is over.




#2522101 2014 draft thoughts.

Posted by martinezsvsu on 29 May 2014 - 12:37 PM

How about pick 15 for Buffalo's 3 2nd rounders?

as a team that drafts and develops pretty well i say hell yes




#2520750 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by kipwinger on 16 May 2014 - 08:24 AM

Said it about Iginla, and now I've apparently got to say it about Boyle...

 

The guy's a loser.  I don't want any more washed up losers on our team.  Right now every guy we've got on the roster is a winner...Stanley Cup winners....Calder Cup winners. 

 

We need more winners.  Not old farts that can't get it done.




#2519724 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Nev on 08 May 2014 - 12:03 PM

 

Like he did last year with Nyquist and Tatar instead of Cleary, Sammy, or Bert?  Regardless of how you feel about this coaching, it's kinda hard to ignore the fact that Babs leans heavily on his veterans.  The chances of a vet losing a job to a rookie in training camp are pretty slim. 

 

Except all the vets are gone - Bert, Cleary and Sammy ain't coming back.  Babs is in Montreal watching Mantha for a reason, he's bigging him up in interviews for a reason (I love guys who are 6 foot 5 who can skate and shoot the puck), and that reason is because they think he can make the roster out of training camp.  Unless Holland makes a big trade or a splash in FA there are going to be 1 or 2 spots for Jurco and Mantha to scrap with the likes of Ferraro and Callahan for - of course, if its as the 13th forward, then Jurco and Mantha will be sent down.  Weiss isn't a Babcock old-time favourite either, so he'll happily bench him to play Mantha.

 

Babs has also repeatedly said that Backman will be on the roster next season, he sounds super excited about him.