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#2606266 Players who might be available due to teams cap issues

Posted by number9 on 05 May 2015 - 10:36 PM

Semin also had a reputation as being lazy with the Caps, and he's been great since leaving. Not saying that Lucic can follow the same path. I'm not even say that I want him on the Wings. I'm just saying.


Nope, he regressed to his old ways again, big time.

#2606158 Kronwall in the Playoffs

Posted by number9 on 05 May 2015 - 05:38 PM


Three seasons is enough of a sample size.  I doubt he's going to be any younger next season.  He may have been a better #1 a few years before Lidstrom retired.  Maybe not.  But at this point, what exactly is Kronwall's upside?  



That's your opinion and you're entitled to it.  I just wish Kronwall's playoff performances backed up your statement.  


In Shea Webers last 24 playoff games (3 seasons) he has 9 pts. Not #1 D-man??

#2606153 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by number9 on 05 May 2015 - 05:32 PM


I didn't know Holland was Polish.  


Fire him!



#2606052 Kronwall in the Playoffs

Posted by number9 on 04 May 2015 - 11:16 PM


*Glendening flies away from your triflin' ass on the wings of a bald eagle wearing nothing but American flag underpants*


Ahhh... living the dream

#2606039 Kronwall in the Playoffs

Posted by number9 on 04 May 2015 - 09:37 PM

Phaneuf is gonna put Glendening in a head-lock, and force feed him Tim Hortons.


Bank on it!


Sir, that's merely a Leafs wet-dream... but that's all it is, a dream


Dion will be eating Mcdoubles out of Glendenings hands by July

#2606033 Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

Posted by number9 on 04 May 2015 - 09:31 PM

I don't agree with calling out a player publicly whether it be in the NHL or AHL. I think there's better ways of lighting a fire under his ass like making him a healthy scartch for a game or two and let him battle for his spot. I think there's more of a chance of causing bad blood between him and the organization by calling him out. Anyway I'm not worried about his slow start, the kid is a stud with a bright future


Oh gawd, I can't wait to dig up this thread when this kid is Frazen 2.0 :w00t2:

#2606016 Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

Posted by number9 on 04 May 2015 - 09:10 PM

Calling him out like that is 1. Unnecessary and 2. Embarrassing guy came back after a broken leg and went into his first pro season. Heck I'd trade Nyquist, Tatar before trading Mantha guy has the size and skill to become a power forward.


I think you missed the part where he's softer than guys who are under 6ft. Tatar has way more tenacity than he does.


But big is beautiful these days right?

#2606010 What if we got a new 91 in town? Vladimir Tarasenko

Posted by number9 on 04 May 2015 - 09:02 PM

no surprises here....





Good on Armstrong. It's the right move. David Backes will love being a Red Wing.

#2606003 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by number9 on 04 May 2015 - 08:48 PM


So you think Holland should trade away all of our vets, and a ton our our young guys, just for a CHANCE to land one of those top picks?


Look at last season, even with half our team hurt we still got in the playoffs. You cant guarantee yourself a top pick unless you just unload everyone. Plus, one player does not make or break a team. Look at Dallas with Seguin, or Edmonton with what seems to be all the top picks of the 2000's, you can have a top player and still suck. Tanking it is stupid because it guarantees nothing.


Orr - McDavid - Mcgrattan

McLaren - Eichel - Gadzic


How would that not be the best two forward lines ever???

#2605935 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by number9 on 04 May 2015 - 03:28 PM

Boston fired their gm and there's a very good chance they will fire their coach too. Just making the playoffs isn't good enough for them.

The penguins fired their gm and coach last year for underachieving and let's not forget they have won the cup more recently than us as well as making it past the second round more recently than us.

The Kings just won a cup last year so their situation isn't really comparable. They are allowed a free pass. But I bet if they miss the post season again next year there will be another gm and head coach vacancy.

The point is other franchises don't accept making the playoffs as good enough. We shouldn't either. Over half the teams make the playoffs. Just making it means you're little better than average.

We're 6 years removed now from a deep post season run. Think about where you were 6 years ago and how much has changed since then. It's a long time. And it's an eternity in sports.

Holland had made plenty of great moves yes. But he's also made plenty of bad ones also and he deserves a good amount of the blame for our post season failures since after all it's his job to run the team and everyone ultimately answered to him. Does that mean we fire him now? No. But the seat should start to be heating up at this point. You only get so many free passes.


Yup, just making it in isn't good enough for them... they'd rather miss completely

#2605929 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by number9 on 04 May 2015 - 02:36 PM

The point is, Cole would have been a great pickup 5-7 years ago. Zidlicky is past his "trade for" date. I'm seeing Tyler Seguin get traded to Dallas, I'm seeing James Neil go to Nashville, I'm seeing Kenny miss out on Burns a few years ago, not knowing he was even on the block, for example, not saying these players are perfect fits for the Wings, but other teams are managing to get it done. Now that we have an actual farm system and young players, trade a few picks. 

Yeah? Who did you wanna give up to get those players? A lot of assets went the other way in all those trades

#2605888 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by number9 on 04 May 2015 - 09:41 AM

Great summary krsmith17
Although it saddens me that Mantha goes unmentioned. A reflection of his performance.

Throw him in Lake Michigan, I bet he floats

#2605818 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by number9 on 03 May 2015 - 10:08 PM

Blame Holland? Absolutely.

He deserves a ton of credit for supplying us with the deepest crop of prospects in the league and great cap position.

Kudos Holland.


When you're under the microscope it doesn't matter how much good you do, one small mistake and you're "losing your touch" two small mistakes and "OMG FIRE HIM NOW."


Nobody's perfect, but Holland's closer than most.

#2605220 Who is the coach next season?

Posted by number9 on 30 April 2015 - 10:45 PM

They said on the radio 97.1 Weiss was one of Babcock choices.  So was Cleary 


And that's why if he leaves for a different team where he has control over his roster it will be a disaster. There's a reason managers, who can make unbiased and unemotional decisions about personnel, exist. This team would be full of Clearys and Glendenings without Holland.

#2605205 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by number9 on 30 April 2015 - 09:49 PM


Really like the though of going after Vermette. I loved watching him when he was on the Coyotes. Especially like that final roster!


Vermette = Helm


I love Helm, but do we really need another Helm?