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#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


#2531872 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by number9 on 12 July 2014 - 07:38 PM

I don't know. I guess because these are the things I'm upset about....  
 
I mean if I said he got resigned because he and Ken want to bond over their love of pokemon, then sure you would be right that I was just 'making s*** up' to be pissed about.
 
I really don't think I'm reaching nearly as much as you are suggesting I am. Not even close. In fact I didn't think I was reaching at all on most of those points I made.


Now speculating isn't reaching? Gimme a break


#2531805 Red Wings Target Mike Green

Posted by number9 on 12 July 2014 - 11:12 AM

I'm having trouble understanding why the universal thought is that the price for Mike Green is generally pretty high.

 

If they are indeed asking for what others have suggested....

 

Why does Washington think they can reel in a high end, young, NHL-ready talent, a top prospect, and a high round pick for a guy who's value has dipped GREATLY, has one year left on his contract, and, from the structure of their team, is expendable?

 

When Spezzas and Keslers are being traded for the returns they got, that seems highly unreasonable even considering different positions are being compared as well as the manufactured value of a right handed d-man.

 

Bingo




#2531787 Rule Changes in the AHL (what the NHL has considered)

Posted by number9 on 12 July 2014 - 10:03 AM

1 good rule, 2 bad


#2531729 Tomas Jurco's Ridiculous New Stick Trick

Posted by number9 on 11 July 2014 - 11:53 PM

The organization has gotta love this kid. Skilled. Hardworking. And a showman on top of that! He's my favorite of the kids at the moment. IMO he has the highest ceiling as well


#2531718 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by number9 on 11 July 2014 - 11:08 PM

Lidstrom was a competitor, hell all pro athletes are. You don't get to that level without being one. Knowing when to walk away is one thing he definitely didn't learn from Nick. I don't blame him completely, but he can't be so blind to think he can still hack it on this team.


Idk about u, but if I had made the big leagues I woulda milked every second out of playing for the wings. Especially if the GM was giving 2.5 million too. Sure beats retiring


#2531663 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by number9 on 11 July 2014 - 06:03 PM

Speaking of not valuing fans.....

 

This from Art Regner's latest article:

 

 

 

http://msn.foxsports..._medium=twitter

 

So it's true. He listens to the expert opinions of the staff he pays for this sort of thing. What an idiot.




#2531525 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by number9 on 11 July 2014 - 11:01 AM

So basically if Alfredsson re-signs Jurco is going down.




#2531028 What is the plan with Mrazek?

Posted by number9 on 10 July 2014 - 02:04 PM

Mrazek is better off with a heavy workload in GR. And if monster or Howie go down with injury he's the only one I trust to step in. The teams done a good job managing tender depth since Conklin IMO


#2530940 Kane and Toews both asking for $12M per year

Posted by number9 on 09 July 2014 - 10:32 PM

*lol* If I'm Toews I'm not going to sign under 11 per


10.5 is a bad contract, and 8 years is especially risky at that high of a cap it.


#2530936 Kane & Toews Sign Identical 8-year, $10.5M AAV Extensions

Posted by number9 on 09 July 2014 - 09:47 PM

Cap is gonna keep going up. These contracts won't be bad in 3 years time


When it happens (goes up significantly) I'll believe it.