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#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?

#2604935 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by number9 on 30 April 2015 - 09:43 AM

This is the first season in awhile that I could honestly see a big shakeup happening. A Phaneuf like trade maybe.

#2604896 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by number9 on 30 April 2015 - 07:58 AM

I would enjoy watching games with the line of Z - Joe - Pulkkamania
Pulk is a scorer, he has no use in the bottom 6. God bless Abby, but return him to where he belongs.

Not sure if Joe Colborne is what we need right now. We got plenty of youngens

#2603228 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by number9 on 29 April 2015 - 09:56 AM

I disagree regarding Lidstrom.  He was definitely one of the best defenseman of all time, which is why you're not going to be able to replace him with any one player.  It requires examining the whole makeup of the team and in particular the blueline, and probably requires changing multiple parts, some even before Lids retired.   Lidstrom eventually retiring was a pretty known event, plus or minus a couple years.  
To me, Holland participating in the ridiculousness that was the Suter sweepstakes is more of a sign that he didn't have a good plan post-Lidstrom rather than he had one and it didn't work out. If your transition plan hinges on landing one or two of the absolute most sought after free agents, you're in trouble.  I can't think of another time he involved the team in a bidding war like that.  
Add to that Stuart's departure, which was also known event.  Like I said overall Holland is a great GM, but this team is still dealing with the lack of an effective transition plan post-Lidstrom.   He didn't get out front of it and ended up having to desperately chase free agents like many lesser GM's in the league. 

He lost 3 of his top 4 d-men over the course of a year.

I think he deserves some props for keeping us competive through that.

#2602991 Kronwall suspended one game

Posted by number9 on 28 April 2015 - 09:58 PM

One of the worst things to come out of this, is that you will probably never see Kronwall make his signature hits again.  If the NHL is willing to suspend him, when he has never been suspended before, then he will have no incentive to make that kind of hit again.  Any hit from here on out will have this suspension looming over it.


RIP "You Got Kronwall'd".  You had a pretty good run.


I hope u r the wrongest person ever