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#2534265 Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Posted by number9 on 14 August 2014 - 03:24 PM

http://www.usatoday....nsion/14052063/

 

 

 

Since taking over as Red Wings GM in July 1997, Holland, 58, has put together a team that has won more regular-season games (746) and postseason games (115) than any other NHL team.
"I'm proud of our 23 years of making the playoffs, and I'm excited about challenges going forward," he said. "We've been a team, the last two years, that's been a bubble team. I believe, if you get in and you get hot, it's wide open.
"Our goal going into 2014-15 is, hopefully, we can compete with the top teams in the East, with Boston and Tampa Bay, and Montreal, which went to the final four. We've got a tough division. We're trying to compete for a playoff spot, be a contender.
"At the same time, we're also trying to develop young players to build a core much like we did in late '80s, early '90s that carried us for a decade, and then again in the late '90s. I'm optimistic and excited about our younger players, that they will continue to develop into Detroit Red Wings players."
In a statement released by the team, owners Mike and Marian Ilitch cited Holland's success, saying that "Ken is regarded as one of the premier executives in the National Hockey League and has been instrumental in the success of the Red Wings over the last two decades. Marian and I are extremely pleased that he will continue to lead our hockey club over the next four years.
"We feel strongly that stability is key to the success of any organization, and having this new agreement in place with Ken is important to the organization and its future."

 

 




#2533998 What Might Have Been: Gretzky to Detroit?

Posted by kipwinger on 11 August 2014 - 10:03 AM

Jesus, can you imagine?

 

"I tried to reach [Detroit Red Wings owner] Mike Ilitch, because I knew Wayne would have loved to go to Detroit," Pocklington said. "But it was basically done so quickly, and that was it. There was never a bidding war. There probably should have been, looking back."

 

Interesting read to say the least.

 

http://www.nhl.com/i...s.htm?id=679887




#2533934 Marchenko

Posted by number9 on 09 August 2014 - 08:58 AM

Jiri Fischer is the new Morgan Freeman

Marchenko is the new Fetisov

Hampus Melen is the new Hampus Melen


#2533925 Marchenko

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 08 August 2014 - 09:07 PM

Aw man I can't wait until they do one of those for Hampus Melen. Then we can have a Hampus Melen thread, and I can get a Hampus Melen jersey to wear to games at Hampus Melen Arena in honor of our new captain Hampus Melen. The future sounds amazing!

But anyway Alexei Marchenko!

Edit: Alexey? Alexee? Hampus?


#2533371 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Jesusberg on 30 July 2014 - 01:13 PM

Stars sign defenseman Derek Meech to a standard AHL contract.

 

Nill, you sly dog.




#2533177 Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 28 July 2014 - 02:05 PM

In 3 years we will say this signing is a steal. Look at all the people that complained about the Kronwall signing at first. The cap will continue to go up and he will be a bargain scoring 20-30 goals a season.


#2533078 Winter is coming..

Posted by FlashyG on 27 July 2014 - 02:58 PM

For some reason, going by the topic title I thought this was going to be some kind of Game of Thrones related thread.

 

 

There's no reason it can't be.

 

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#2532818 Hockey News: Detroit has the easiest schedule

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

With the exception of Detroit, Tampa Bay and possibly Columbus, every other Eastern team who made the playoffs has taken a serious step back or are in cap hell.

 

Washington looks good on paper but they have always looked pretty good on paper. (aside from their goaltending)

 

Carolina did nothing to improve.  Islander's defence is a joke and who knows with the Leafs.

 

Personally, I like our chances....




#2532789 Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Posted by Son of a Wing on 22 July 2014 - 12:21 PM

Regarding Tatar...
 

 

Tomas, what's the current situation in terms of your future overseas?

 
"For some time, together with my agent, we've been negotiating a new contract with Detroit. But it's not easy; it's a business, and both sides want to have the best conditions."
 
Do you already have a specific proposal on the table?
 
"Yes, I have three options. The team's offered me two, three and five-year contracts. Of course the offers have other financial circumstances."
 
Which one of the alternatives do you prefer?
 
"It looks like I'll sign a two or three-year contract. We're close to an agreement, but a few things need to be resolved."
 
Do you have a red line deadline, or do you have some time to think?
 
"No, we're not in a rush. It doesn't matter whether I'll sign today or in two weeks."
 
Why?
 
"Detroit has my rights until I'm 27, so I can't negotiate with any other NHL team, so I have time" (Tatar says, and laughs).
 
But could it possibly happen that Detroit would sign you to a new contract and then let you go?
 
"It might. Especially because hockey and the NHL are a big business. But I don't think that will happen."
 
Now what are you doing?
 
"I'm recovering from a short weekend trip to Croatia, but I'm training fully and preparing for the new season."
 

 




#2532718 'District Detroit': Red Wings' New Arena Details Released

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 21 July 2014 - 02:53 PM

I thought we had settled on Hampus Melen Arena? No takesie backsies!


#2532444 Hockey News: Detroit has the easiest schedule

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 18 July 2014 - 06:03 AM

All I know is let's get this season started...

 

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#2532459 Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Posted by hooon on 18 July 2014 - 10:09 AM

I'd be very surprised if we sign either of these guys for more than $2M per year, look at Smith and Nyquists' contracts over the last two years as a guide.

 

This. Neither has even played a full NHL season yet.

 

These are RFA contracts, not UFA guys that any team can sign. Nyquist is making 950k a year and Smith is making 1.2. While I do think both TT and DD will make a bit more, it won't be MILLIONS more as some people are suggesting. That isn't how it works with restricted free agents.

 

They will be short "bridge" contracts to hold them over until they get paid for real (and prove they're worth it over a larger sample size). 




#2532442 Babcock Interview on 105.1 this morning

Posted by kipwinger on 18 July 2014 - 03:59 AM

The Wing's front office obviously realizes that fans are upset, because this is pretty clearly Babcock doing damage control for Holland. 

 

Here's an article also referencing the interview.  

 

 

http://www.thescore....nhl/news/538908

 

I guess we'll just wait and see what the future and Cleary's knee holds. I'm also not sure how much confidence I should give their trainer given the Wing's extensive injuries last season. 

 

Obvious speculation about "damage control" aside, Mike Barwis isn't the Red Wings trainer.  He's an outside specialist and (based on my very brief internet search) seems to be pretty well respected and established. 




#2532347 Babcock Interview on 105.1 this morning

Posted by number9 on 17 July 2014 - 02:04 PM

I laughed when they asked what Cleary brought to the team last year and Babs said "nothing" lol at least he sees what we see


#2531696 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by FlashyG on 11 July 2014 - 09:21 PM

Don't worry Kenny's got a firm grip on the wheel.

 

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