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#2532911 Wings sign Zengerle

Posted by number9 on 23 July 2014 - 09:06 PM

watching his highlights I he seems like a veryyyy good first pass guy. I know we have a lot of those, but if he keeps improving I can't imagine what he could do with guys like Jurco, Tatar, and Pulikkenen on his wings. Good signing. He and Miele could end up being very good acquisitions in the near future.

#2532528 Hockey News: Detroit has the easiest schedule

Posted by number9 on 18 July 2014 - 10:17 PM

Last year we were hyped for a big comeback season. Then injuries beyond devastated us. Now we're a dark horse. I think that's good for this team. We are more than capable of proving were still contenders

#2532465 Dekeyser/Tatar status update

Posted by number9 on 18 July 2014 - 10:45 AM

That's a little harsh. Stuart was good for us, but he played for some powerhouse versions of our roster that would've made almost anyone in the 4D spot look good. He was a heavy hitter, but he definitely had his faults and limitations in terms of his all-around ability. DeKeyser's still very young for a top-four defenseman, and he spent most of last season paired with Quincey. He hasn't proven a ton, and yet, he has. Pretty good puck mover, good frame, good mobility, good head for the game, reads plays exceptionally well, has a slightly Lidstrom-esque sense of how to use his body efficiently and effectively - he's a top-four defenseman who plays smart, steady, elegant hockey, and he's only going to get better. We're very lucky (or, if you prefer, fortunate) to have landed him.
The biggest knock on DeKeyser is, I suppose, his possession numbers. This piece gives our D corp's Corsi numbers, which reveal that Brendan Smith is actually a pretty strong possession player. Of course, DeKeyser was always facing pretty tough matchups, pretty tough usage, and, again, he was stuck with Quincey. I think if DeKeyser can get a better partner and Smith can get some power play time and the confidence boost that'd come with the point production, that alone would do wonders for our blue line.

Stuart was smart and physical. Right now DD is smart.

#2532407 Dekeyser/Tatar status update

Posted by number9 on 17 July 2014 - 07:21 PM

DD doesn't even have a full 82 games under his belt yet. No way he gets 4 mil for 5

#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

#2532307 Alfie wants to play

Posted by number9 on 16 July 2014 - 11:19 PM

Problem is, I have a better chance of winning the Lottery than us having a full season with a healthy Pav, Z, Weiss and Alfie....and Helm, Ericsson, Kronwall, Franzen, Howard, Cleary....everyone of them will be hurt at some point of the season...I just beg that its not all at the same time.

You clearly don't understand your lottery chances sir.

#2532282 Red Wings & the Media

Posted by number9 on 16 July 2014 - 03:56 PM

Checking the validity of what's said doesn't move something from the realm of "truth" into the realm of "opinion".  If Holland says "our powerplay is bad because we've been injured" and a reporter says "wait a minute, your powerplay is bad even when the team isn't injured"; that doesn't make what the reporter said an opinion.  And wouldn't you rather have a reporter ask that follow up question than just trumpet "our powerplay is bad because we were injured" back to you whether that's the actual truth or not?

Yes. But said reporter would need to present some facts that support that point.

#2532268 Red Wings & the Media

Posted by number9 on 16 July 2014 - 02:52 PM

I really think you are missing my point on him. I really don't care if anyone says something bad about a team that is doing bad.heck I will say Michigan is not doing well and that they suck sometimes..just like with the wings...but to do it even when they do good...and to never really say anything good about a team much less the whole state of Michigan just is over board to me and just makes him look like a trolling d-bag.




I've never heard him disparage the state so I can't speak to that.  Also, as far as him saying bad things "even when Michigan is good", we haven't been good in over a decade.  We've won 2 bowl games in ten years, and beat our biggest rival once in ten years.  Winning Conference Championships and mid-level bowl games is fine if you're Purdue, or Northwestern.  Nobody expects you to be better.  But Michigan? 


I guess my point is, Michigan football is supposed to be a nationally relevant football program.  That's the standard they've set for themselves, and what we've come to expect.  They haven't lived up to that in a VERY long time, and don't seem to be making any headway toward that now.  So I don't expect Drew Sharp to gush over them winning the odd Big Ten Title, or Gator Bowl.  If U of M wants more respect from the media, they need to win more.  And just like when the Tigers are good, or the Red Wings, or the Pistons, Drew will fall in line and write all the fluff pieces that fans can read.  But he won't if they aren't.   


Now, if you're talking about his demeanor?  I don't find it particularly problematic, but if you do I'm going to say you're wrong.  It's your opinion. 




Couldn't help myself.


Thing is, IT IS the job of a journalist to regurgitate what management says. They are reporting what was said... and that's what was said....


The timing of this article, all the anonymous sources, and the writer constantly citing his own credentials, makes me question this article a lot.

#2532097 Renney out, Granato in

Posted by number9 on 14 July 2014 - 10:16 PM


56 GP  0G  3A, 116PIM


I will never forget you Aaron.     :bye2:


Aaron was the man. But I remember him that way bc he left when he was done.... achem Danielllllllllllllll

#2531969 Holland Wiki page edited

Posted by number9 on 13 July 2014 - 09:00 PM

What a buncha ungrateful fans editing his page like that...

#2531907 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by number9 on 13 July 2014 - 12:52 AM

No, nor was my previous post a doomsday prediction. Expecting the Wings to be entirely healthy just isn't realistic. The core players are a year older and all have recent injury histories. Last year was flukey in terms of man games lost and likely won't be repeated, but the Wings haven't maintained much consistent health as a team over the past five years.

You also said to ignore the defense. Which apparently is Holland's motto also, but a tough task considering how bad they were and the Wings plan on using that same group again this season.

You must be detached from reality sir, we're getting both Green and Myers this offseason. The defense is locked up!

#2531905 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by number9 on 13 July 2014 - 12:49 AM

Is that the goal now? The Play-offs?

Haven't you heard? In the playoffs anything can happen! It's like willy wonka's hockey factory

#2531901 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by number9 on 13 July 2014 - 12:38 AM

The former is highly unlikely and the latter is going to be tough to ignore. 

With everyone healthy we'll easily make the playoffs....

Oh no, did I rock the doomsday boat?

#2531900 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by number9 on 13 July 2014 - 12:36 AM

I don't like the signing, but I don't think money is really worth complaining about. Last year when Cleary signed at 1.75 mill it was definitely less than what he would have made elsewhere. It was also less than we offered him earlier (2 mill I think). He did this because we were against the cap by the time signed. 2.5 is partly paying for last year's salary I think. This year we are not going to be close to the cap and the 1.5 mill cap hit won't matter. The 1 mill bonus will count against next year's cap - a year when we'll have Mzasek, Mantha, Sproul, and maybe others at low caphit - so it won't matter.
The reason to get mad about this signing is because he showed himself as a very ineffective player last year and he takes a roster spot.
P.S. Holland said specifically that Cleary would have to beat someone out for a spot and would be a good insurance (paraphrase - I forget exact words.) I still feel like there's a good chance that doesn't play 10 games. If he does play more than 10 games then hopefully it is because the Dan Cleary of old is magically (or medically) back. I'm okay with those 2 scenarios.

Sammy, toots, and Bert are gone, what more do u want from poor Holland? Total tomfoolery?

#2531894 Favorite Ken Holland Catchphrase / Quote

Posted by number9 on 13 July 2014 - 12:13 AM

How about "I don't make moves based on the irrational clamoring of fans"

Thank god negs are gone lol