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#2534267 Predictions for the DRW 2014-15 Season!

Posted by number9 on 14 August 2014 - 03:36 PM

Do people really think Burke will go into the season with the current flames roster they need defense. ? But if this is the final roster Hiller will need to play unreal that's for sure although I love the toughness of this team.


We know. We get it. You love fighters.


By people I'm assuming you mean me. Yes I do. He doesn't have any FA's or trade pieces available that are going to make any real impact on the team. They're going to tank. And since they're not going to be any good they've signed a lot of tough guys to put butts in seats.

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

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





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."



#2534245 Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Posted by number9 on 14 August 2014 - 11:51 AM

Chiarelli guy knows how to build a team and the Bruins fans aren't happy with him


That does not mean he's going to be fired at all lol. Red Wings fans HATE Holland right now and the guy just got an extension. Why? Because 99% of fans are blithering idiots who can't see past the next immediate season, so I'm sure the organization really couldn't care less what we think.


EDIT: There's no option available better than Holland

#2534240 Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Posted by number9 on 14 August 2014 - 11:37 AM

Hold your breath it still isn't over and Danny still hasn't re-signed with the team so it can still go downhill :-( this off season is not over yet and I'm extremely worried.but one thing it's for sure this has been the most challenging one since almost two decades.


Plenty RFA's around the league haven't signed yet. It's absolutely nothing to be worried about.

When it comes to Holland, who exactly are you all hoping we were going to replace him with???

#2534220 Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Posted by number9 on 14 August 2014 - 09:42 AM

Best signing yet. Hollands offseason acquisition is himself. His deadline acquisition will be Babs.

#2534187 Griffins sign Wisconsin Forward Tyler Barnes

Posted by number9 on 13 August 2014 - 06:39 PM

Bought time we got a big signing!!!

#2534136 Helmer: First one to get a herniated disc in the new Season?

Posted by number9 on 13 August 2014 - 12:20 AM

about 120 pounds on your shoulders? I hope he can handle that.  Keeping balance is the difficult part and does ad a little strain, but not that much. Me and my friends used to have pool wars where put our girlfriends on our shoulders and attack each other. I'm kind of a wuss, but it was not difficult. Look if you go to festivals. There's always many skinny white dudes with a girls on their shoulders.


I was being sarcastic. Couldn't you tell??? :w00t:


I don't think anyone seriously here believes that. The writer is just trying to drum up news in the off-season when there isn't any... and this is the best he could do.

#2534081 Alfie wants to play

Posted by number9 on 12 August 2014 - 10:22 AM

Planet earth isn't lala land and on planet earth every team has to deal with injuries.
If Alfie wants to be back he won't make a lot of money, because the Wings still have to re-sign Danny D and he can kiss the cup dream goodbye. If the team misses the playoffs - which is very possible - he will end his career on a bad last year. He deserves better but that's the reality and not lala land, where this team would make 94 or even crazier 110 points *laughs*

Yup every team has injuries, but none had nearly as many as we did to key players last season. We will have our fair share of injuries, but it's highly unlikely to be anything close to as bad as last season. And last season we made the playoffs.

#2534051 Who is YOUR most under-appreciated/unsung Red Wing?

Posted by number9 on 11 August 2014 - 10:22 PM

I think we really lost a great player when it came to Lapointe.  I know the Wings weren't matching that Ludacris contract Boston gave him, but he was being groomed to be the next Captain.  Pound for Pound (thanks Mick!) he was the toughest little son of a B in the league.  He backed down from nobody.  He also could shoot the puck.  We miss players like Marty.  He may not of been my favorite, but he was missed.


Lapointe sucks, Lilja rules.

#2534050 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by number9 on 11 August 2014 - 10:19 PM


When Hakan Andersson says after this years draft that “hopefully we were able to get a centre to play with Mantha” I file that under:


- things I believe to not be bulls*** hype

- things said by a super-scout about a prospect, with a level of reverence never used on Jarnkrok.


When I read Fischer’s quotes on Jarnkrok I think of the passionate way in which he spoke of Sproul in this video (starting at the 50 second mark). When he says “Sproul can shoot the puck better, harder, under pressure, than 90% of the players in the NHL” (2:45) I want to believe him, but part of me knows that there’s probably some over-zealousness in play. I imagine him looking and sounding the same way when talking about Jarnkrok:



But whatevs. Maybe I’m over-analysing. I just find it hard to accept that Holland would knowingly trade “the next Zetterberg” for David Legwand but then say that Tatar, Jurco, Nyquist, and Sheahan are basically untouchable. 



I agree with you on that, and that's why I was for the trade. I Know they know better than me. I just don't think we should bash Calle until he really shows his value. In my book he's still a top level prospect until he proves otherwise. And like I said I will be so relived if the otherwise happens.

#2534046 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by number9 on 11 August 2014 - 09:33 PM

Lets also remember that Calle had 36 pts in 57 games with GR... with most all those points coming in the later half of games right right before the trade.


On a crappier farm team he proceeded to put up 9 pts in 6 games, warranting a call up.


On a terrible NSH team he then put up 9 pts in 12 games. (Zberg did not put up those pt %s at 23 or even 22 in Sweden)


You can argue that depth was worse so he got more oppurtunity, but linemates were also worse, so that kind of evens out.


Everything points to a very good 22 year old C. Again I still liked the trade, but I hope I don't kick myself in 2 or 3 seasons.

#2534044 Alfie wants to play

Posted by number9 on 11 August 2014 - 09:22 PM

The scary part is Holland knows Alfredsson can't play 82 games, but seems more then willing to sign him. I wish we would move on, but we won't. #11 and #71 in the starting line-up, baby!


Your entitled to you opinion, but don't care pair 11 to the former 11, they're not in the same category. Signing Alfie helps this team (No i don't want to tank)

#2534041 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by number9 on 11 August 2014 - 09:02 PM

I'm not talking fans. Fans go overboard. I'm talking scouts.


“He’s probably the best prospect in our organization overall. Whenever he makes the transition overseas, he’s going to be really exciting to watch at the NHL level.” — Red Wings director of player development Jiri Fischer (December 2012)


He's been compared to Zetterberg by multiple people within our organization and Zberg is the only player he's ever been compared to by the Red Wings. They've also never pegged him as say, a probable 3rd liner, or probable 2nd liner. From our understanding from the scouts it was always the sky could be the limit with this kid. Now did that change at some point making him expendable? Sure. But I personally doubt it. He was traded just when he was starting to dominate the NA game in GR.


I was personally fine with the trade at the time. I wanted to see the streak continue. But now that Leggy is gone and Jarnkrok is gone and the PO's are over, I feel a bit stung by the trade. The Red Wings will be fine without Calle but I'll continue to follow him and his career hoping that he really does dud and the wings knew what they were doing. But everyone who bashes his talent all of the sudden I think are just being homers. 

#2533935 Crazy Head Slash at U16 Tournament

Posted by number9 on 09 August 2014 - 09:00 AM

Yeah a nice dive and then you get to hear the smack of a stick hitting a helmet. I hope you were just doing a sarcastic post. That girl needs a couple years in JV, but it's kind of funny after watching the posts on YT saying that she deserved that because she was an American. Hey just stay classy everyone.

Nope she definitely dove

#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