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#2679318 Detroit trades Datsyuk to Arizona

Posted by DickieDunn on 25 June 2016 - 01:39 AM

The second rounder alone almost makes it worthwhile to move down 4 spots, getting rid of Datsyuk's cap hit makes it a steal.

#2679274 Detroit trades Datsyuk to Arizona

Posted by Jersey Wing on 24 June 2016 - 10:42 PM

A little song tonight sent out to one Ken Holland from Red Wings nation on WLGW.


Stax of wax and platters that matter, it's 11:39, 21 minutes before the witching hour on the eastern seaboard and here's Bette Midler

#2679158 Detroit trades Datsyuk to Arizona

Posted by Wings3:16 on 24 June 2016 - 08:36 PM

Just when my opinion of Kenny was at its lowest, he goes and does something like this. AND TOTALLY REDEEMS HIMSELF!


(maybe not TOTALLY)

#2674487 This hits the nail on the head......

Posted by LeftWinger on 29 April 2016 - 02:52 PM

I am one of the BIGGEST Holland critic here, but I heard the excerps and then watched the entire presser.  The quotes are for sure taken out of context.


I think he means by "less is more exciting" and "if you expect Cups, you're in the wrong league" that when the fans realize they need to lower their yearly expectations, they may enjoy the seasom much more.  Now, I am not saying its ok to NOT expect a Cup, but we all know you just cannot win it every year.  He said we're here to win Cups not just make the playoffs, but the fans also need to realize that after 25 years of making the playoffs and winning 4 Cups in that span, you don't always get the best players in the draft.  Plus, the fact that the Cap is here, and instead of 4-6 teams being favorites every season, there are 25 teams that can make the playoffs and compete for it, so not landing the top UFA's like those 4-6 teams used to (or even be on a players "accept a trade to" list) is something the fans need to get used to as well.  Does anyone really think that if there wasn't a cap making virtually every team competitive that we'd have lost out on Suter/Parise or Niskanen?  When the wallet is bottomless and payroll can be limitless, we'd still be favorites every year.


I too, think that if all expectations to win a Cup every season, were lowered a bit, we may enjoy the competition to get to the playoffs.  He said, he plans on being agressive with trades at the draft, he is going to move younger players up the roster and bring up more kids from GR.  He said he needs to change the style and makeup of the team, and is already planing on NOT having Datsyuk.  He will trade the contract if he can find a taker but he won't trade it if that taker wants to deplete out minors or draft picks.  He is ok with taking the cap hit for one year to protect the likes of AA, Larkin, Bertuzzi, etc... and high draft picks.  I think he means it this time.  I think, even though ownership said that they support him 100%, that he was told, do something or we won't be so supportive in the near future...


I like that he said he'd like to have Helm, but he understands that he needs to make a family decision because this is a very important contract for Helm and is prepared to move on without him.  I really think we won't see any other re-siging of our UFA's outside of the possible Helm deal.  Also, VERY excited about his opinion that Howard has to be traded (paraphrasing) because he cannot have so much money in a goalie combo.  Something I've been saying for two seasons.



Here is a link to the entire presser for those who haven't seen it...



#2674448 This hits the nail on the head......

Posted by derblaueClaus on 29 April 2016 - 11:58 AM

Fixation on this "less is more" quote is too redundant.


It's taken completely out of context and quoted wrong. He said "less can be more exciting" and as I understood it Holland said that in regard to the league as a whole , not specifically for the Red Wings. He also made clear several times that he wants to improve the Wings, but that it is going to be difficult and a long term process. Overall the presser this year was probably the one in which he was the most critical towards the state of the team. 


This article is not even close hitting the nail. It's far more close to the thumb......

#2674443 This hits the nail on the head......

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 29 April 2016 - 11:13 AM

Nonsense. This is why the article is a "fanpost" and not by one of the actual writers of WIIM:


"Lifetime fans of the organization – especially those of younger generations – no longer have confidence in the team. It’s clear that this is exactly what Holland intended"


Yes, Holland has intentionally sought to undermine fans' confidence in the team. Dumb fan post is dumb.

#2674431 This hits the nail on the head......

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 29 April 2016 - 09:56 AM

One of the dumbest things I ever read tbh. Conspiracy theory overload.

#2669968 Andersson leaving the NHL after the Playoffs

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 17 April 2016 - 10:19 AM

I really can't understand the hate some of the so called fans on here vent towards a player of their team. He was a 4 th liner that did what he was asked to do. But for a couple of inches he'd have had an early goal in game 1 and who knows what may have happened. Still I wish him the best of luck in whatever he does next and thanks for his time here in Detroit. To all the badmouthing "fans" he can say something none of you can , he played over 200 games in the show and wore the Winged wheel to boot.

#2618260 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by marcaractac on 01 July 2015 - 03:34 PM

no not Mike Richards...lol, Dreger and LeBrun tweeting, but I can't paste for some reason :(


Got ya covered!


Deal isn't quite done, but Brad Richards and the Red Wings are working on a 1 yr deal.

#2612992 Retire Sergei Fedorovís Jersey Immediately

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 03 June 2015 - 09:48 AM


#2614386 Wings open to trading Mantha and/or their 1st Round Pick

Posted by rick zombo on 14 June 2015 - 08:10 PM

So Cox most likely pulls this Mantha thing out of his ass, and LGWs turns it into bat-s*** crazy trade scenarios. Classic.

The Wings probably have no interest in trading Mantha. If they didn't want to move him at the deadline, I doubt that they'd have gone 180 on the kid in three months.

#2614276 Wings open to trading Mantha and/or their 1st Round Pick

Posted by number9 on 13 June 2015 - 10:15 PM


#2607981 Prospect Tourney in Traverse City renamed after Matt Wuest

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 15 May 2015 - 01:13 PM

Helene St. James @HeleneStJames 6m6 minutes ago

#RedWings announce trophy awarded to to NHL Prospect Tournament champion renamed Matthew Wuest Memorial Cup, after late CapGeek developer.


We are so lucky to be fans of likely the classiest organization in sports!

#2606168 Meanwhile in sweden...

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 05 May 2015 - 06:29 PM

God the ads all over that place are hideous.

#2602988 What if we got a new 91 in town? Vladimir Tarasenko

Posted by number9 on 28 April 2015 - 09:49 PM

What if we got Johnny Gaudreau??? Hell lets trade for McDavid while we're at it!


Oh yeah, forgot, none of these things will ever happen.