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#2524210 Compliance buyout expected to be used on Tootoo

Posted by number9 on 17 June 2014 - 11:25 AM

because the Wings need size, grit, toughness and gamebreakers and some $ for the younger players ?


Plus you buy out players who are not performing up to their contract. Currently Franzen is.


#2524207 Compliance buyout expected to be used on Tootoo

Posted by number9 on 17 June 2014 - 11:20 AM

because the Wings need size, grit, toughness and gamebreakers and some $ for the younger players ?


The wings will have close to 8 - 12 million after re-signings, depending on who is retained. Go find another player who produces at his rate for the same price, spoiler: you can't.


#2524204 Shawn Thornton will not be returning to the Bruins

Posted by number9 on 17 June 2014 - 11:14 AM

This is a message board I don't care if my  argument sticks or not but the fact his,  this series truly gave some fans and maybe the front office a false look on where this team really is. Boston on the other hand provided a very clear picture and not a good one at that.


So Boston was a good indicator and for some reason Chicago was a bad indicator.... Ok?

Like I said, both teams were better than us. And we lost to both of them. I take no false hope from the Chicago series, but I also don't give up hope over the Boston series.

If you don't care about your argument on this message board why do u bother posting?


#2524199 Eaves is OUT in Nashville

Posted by number9 on 17 June 2014 - 10:56 AM

*wings sign Patrick preds sign David*


#2524195 Shawn Thornton will not be returning to the Bruins

Posted by number9 on 17 June 2014 - 10:38 AM

Guess what ? I'm starting to wish Chicago would have man handled us so that stupid "we gave them all they could handle" mantra would have never happened. Fact is, Chicago underestimated the 8 seeded Wings and played cocky for a few games. The Bruins clearly gave an indication on where this team is and the reality is, nowhere near cup contention.
 
when your two best players and the best coach in hockey are starting to get eager you know things aren't going well and they haven't since 2009.


"I wish we played worse so my argument would stick"

We lost to two good teams, that's all that happened, forget the rest. I don't think anyone here thought we were truly to superior to either of those teams. We don't suck, we're just not Boston, Chicago, LA good at the moment.


#2524194 Compliance buyout expected to be used on Tootoo

Posted by number9 on 17 June 2014 - 10:32 AM

Yes Holland was stupid,  stupid because he listened to BABCOCK and not only resigned Cleary but committed to more than just one year. What a crock of **** that turned into.


Babs AND Holland wanted Cleary back. Get with the times.


#2524184 Compliance buyout expected to be used on Tootoo

Posted by number9 on 17 June 2014 - 10:03 AM

Not using it on Franzen will bite this team in the ass very soon but whatever had to be expected. Hopefully Tootoo can get a spot somewhere else.


He's putting up the same numbers he did in 2008, why in the world would we buy him out now?


#2524172 Trading up?

Posted by number9 on 17 June 2014 - 09:42 AM

Zetterberg is a good but not legendary captain in a post Lidstrom era and the Red Wings need to rebuild. So, no I dont see much similarity at all actually. Great rewards rarely come without risk, and in this case I think Ekblad could prove to be worth it.


COULD. Could be a huge waste of talent too. Everyone's high on draft picks this time of year. Few come even close to Z or Y


#2524168 Dan Cleary may return...sigh

Posted by number9 on 17 June 2014 - 09:31 AM

seems I said this might happen in my rant about re-signing Monster in the Future Needs thread... Holland is so predictable. The entire world knows how the Wings need to get better and change, yet Holland still tries to sign his little "projects" and re-sign his vets that were worthless for at least two years...Holland needs to go.  I am officially WAY off the Holland wagon....He is on the same list as Franzen now. This is going to be a fun year of losing and bitching about our useless GM and Vets.
 
Does anyone still believe Holland is a genius? If you do, you need to be checked out... Alfredsson, Monster and Cleary have ZERO business being in a Wings uniform EVER again.


Majsheppard 2.0


#2524167 Compliance buyout expected to be used on Tootoo

Posted by number9 on 17 June 2014 - 09:30 AM

Please see my response in the Cleary thread....sum it up: Holland is stupid, needs to be fired and has done NOTHING to help this team since he let Hossa go.  His allegiance to these useless hockey players is sickening and it makes fans shake their heads...I sure hope he gets that ever important "future considerations" on trade day so he can use the damn buyout on a contract worth buying out. Franzen. But we all know, even if Holland is able to trade Tootoo, he will just let the buyout expire.


Holland is the stupid one?


#2524153 Dan Cleary may return...sigh

Posted by number9 on 17 June 2014 - 08:50 AM

Do you REALLY think he will be in GR? Babcock is just as guilty as holland. Why even have him in the team at all??
He will start the year in the top six. My guess is with dat and z.


Considering that Babcock played him most of last year on the 4th line or as a healthy scratch, I think I would be little surprised if suddenly he played him in the top 6 with dats and Z on a 2-way contract. Although I don't I live in blind Holland hate land so what do I know?


#2524145 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by number9 on 17 June 2014 - 08:32 AM

Is it starting to become clear to anyone else that with the exception of some lame ass acquisition like Dan Boyle or Tom Gilbert we're going to have the EXACT same team as last year? 
 
All the resources in the world won't make a difference if there's no will to use them.  Puke.
 
Expect D and Z to be hurt again, expect the kids to have good but not great seasons, expect Alfie to be re-signed and then be hurt/run out of gas, and expect our defense to be poor again.  Lather, rinse, repeat.


If you're looking for FA acquisitions, yes, you'll be sorely disappointed. The kids will be another year better and our vets will indeed have injuries, although I don't think those can get any worse than last year.

We are shedding Bertuzzi, Sammy, possibly Q, and likely sending Cleary to the minors. That should bring smiles to everyone around here.


#2524136 Shawn Thornton will not be returning to the Bruins

Posted by number9 on 17 June 2014 - 08:05 AM

I am 100% positive ALL GM's have interest in players before July 1st....it's my opinion that Holland will not show any interest in him...but stranger things have happened...
 
I would welcome Thornton, even though he is not who I think Holland should go after, just like I would welcome Boyle.  I do think, on the other hand that both of these guys would be better pickups than Nosek, Epec, Asslec, Ballsec though...


I hope Nosek turns out better than Brunner, Glendening, or Dekeyser, just so you have to munch on this extremely misguided post.

Btw my 5 year old is better at name calling than you are

Iggy is potentially available at what should be a reasonable cost and can still give us all the qualities we need: Canadian, hits, fights, scores, one timer, Canadian, leadership, hunger to win, grit


Except he wants to go to an immediate contender


#2524133 Dan Cleary may return...sigh

Posted by number9 on 17 June 2014 - 07:47 AM

If he is signing a 2way contract I don't see why people have a problem. Wings are keeping their word and sending a vet wing leader to Grand Rapids to teach the kids the way of the wheel.


#2523890 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by number9 on 14 June 2014 - 07:15 PM

 
Crazy upside and potential, IMHO. I feel like he could be a superstar on a more skill-based team...like ours. Really big body. Sick puck skillz. Defensively responsible. I'm just pipedreaming here, because we're not adding a 2C, let alone one we'd have to pay out the ass to acquire (Berglund probably fits that mold, hence me saying this),  but...the thought of Zetterberg and Berglund on the same line, and it's our second line, and Mantha's a 30-goal-scorer on the first line, on Datsyuk's right wing...oh man.
 
While I'm pipedreaming about Blues players, let me say that Shattenkirk is probably #1 on my list of desirables. I'd even take him over Wayne Simmonds.


Shattenkirk? And just when Girardi needs you the most