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#2318557 Holland Content with Current Roster

Posted by puckbags on 12 July 2012 - 10:14 AM

I mean, I completely understand that the fanbase can be discontent with the way this offseason has gone and the fact that the DRW are simply not as reliable as they used to be being a locked elite team.

But come on now, that's the way the NHL has gone since the lockout, and frankly, that's sports in general. I have to agree with the old bit that we are spoiled as DRW fans these past two decades. With salary caps, long term contracts, and the sport even changing in itself, it's just extremely difficult to keep a first place team on the ice year after year. I am just as unhappy to say this is the roster the squad has moving forward, but it is what it is. We're talking about Kenny Holland and the Detroit Red Wings here. He's not going to just pull the trigger on some drawn up deal that took a few minutes to think up. He is going to do what is best for the organization in the long run and do what he can in the short run. He has proven that. He has fudged up as of late, sure. But the cards are stacked against you right now. You can't win them all.

Parody has taught us you don't need a dream team to win in all. The Wings aren't set up to win the President's Trophy next year. They will roll with what they got and if they have a terrible year, so be it. Maybe a wake call and finishing 12th in the Conference will be a wake up call to everyone in this town to cherish what we have had these past twenty years.

Cheers. LGW


Nobody is a lock anyomore, an 8th seed just won the cup by knocking out the top 3 seeds on their way. Home ice advantage is completely overrated. Just make the playoffs is the motto now a days.

No way this team finishes 12th..end of story. Its going to be a great divisional race in the central which will only help us get better.
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#2317626 Rumor/Report: Semin to sign 1yr deal with Pens

Posted by puckbags on 10 July 2012 - 08:46 AM

It will completely tilt me if he signs a 1 year deal..the reason we were shying away from him is because he apparently wanted a multi year deal..I would take him on a 1 year deal for sure.


#2314733 Ryan Suter agrees to 13-year, $98-mil deal with Wild

Posted by puckbags on 04 July 2012 - 12:59 PM

And now the Wings miss the playoffs for the first time in 21 years. I feel like Holland dropped the ball.


Dropped the ball? Are you serious? He made huge long term offers to both guys, It sounds like Parise was never coming here and Suter made a decision to go elsewhere...how is that dropping the ball? We are not talking about 5 time norris trophy winners or 50 goal scorers here. Very good players Holland made more then fair offers to. It's called free agency for a reason..these guys have a free choice to go where ever they want.


#2314543 Ryan Suter agrees to 13-year, $98-mil deal with Wild

Posted by puckbags on 04 July 2012 - 11:48 AM

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Wild players ecstatic. Heatley says he spoke with Suter 2 nights ago and swapped texts with Parise. Both asked: can we win. Answer: yes.

So let me get this straight..Heatley told them they can win and they took his word for it? What the hell does Heatley know about winning?


#2314526 Ryan Suter agrees to 13-year, $98-mil deal with Wild

Posted by puckbags on 04 July 2012 - 11:44 AM

I wouldn't have wanted Suter at that cap hit. Yuck. He's not even a top-5 defenceman in the league.


I agree, sometimes the best moves you make are the ones you don't. I would have loved to have him but 13 yrs at 7.5 per for a guy who really hasn't done anything in this yet.


#2312677 Red Wings Sign Mikael Samuelsson to 2-yr, $6m deal (w/full NTC)

Posted by puckbags on 02 July 2012 - 09:55 AM

Right handed shot. 20 goal guy. Knows the system. Solid in his own end. Could have done worse. Welcome back Sammy


#2310741 Red Wings OUT of bidding for D Justin Schultz

Posted by puckbags on 28 June 2012 - 12:20 PM

Holland did his due diligence, not his fault Schultz didn't want to come here...


Exactly..whether you think this kid is a bit of a ****** or not he can choose wherever he wants to go, the system is built that way. Makes me laugh how people around here think we are entitled to some of these guys. Schultz didnt say he was coming here..Parise has never said he's coming here and Suter has never said he's coming here. I hope we get 1 or both of them but I won't be crushed if we don't . Guys have their reasons to pick where they want to play.


#2310241 Parise Likely Out. Next Options

Posted by puckbags on 26 June 2012 - 08:55 PM

With Parise´s comments about him going back to NJ I cringed because I want him to distract some teams while we go for trades or signings. In example: Bobby Ryan, Semin, Suter.


If we could sign Semin and somehow trade for Ryan that would make me feel all warm and tingly inside..two right handed goal scorers. Let the mind games being, Parise is saying all the right things..there is no way he gets more then 8 mill.


#2309978 Peter Mueller

Posted by puckbags on 26 June 2012 - 09:39 AM

http://blogs.denverp...ng-offer/10891/

24 yrs old
From Michigan
6 2"
RH shot
Plays right wing or centre
Former No. 8 overall

Avalanche have not qualified him and he will become a UFA. Injury issues the last few years.

Would you guys consider this guy to be a perfect fit for what we need? I would LOVE this guy at 3rd line centre and move helm down to the 4th. This would provide 3 scoring lines. OR he could be a backup if we don't land Parise or Semin (we might not want him).

Thoughts?

Helm deserves 3rd line minutes and there would be no reason at all to move him to the 4th and get less minutes..if anything he should play more not less.




#2307858 If we fail to reload with top UFAs we should?

Posted by puckbags on 18 June 2012 - 02:37 PM

That's what I'd put my money on too. Suter and Semin. I don't like Semin but It's not about what I like.


I agree. Not huge on Semin's work ethic but if playing on Datsyuk's wing and getting set up all season isn't enough to give him a kick in the ass then I don't know what is.


#2307667 Power Play

Posted by puckbags on 16 June 2012 - 09:23 PM

Chris Stewart


We all get your man love crush for Stewart..put it in your sig so we don't have to see you type his name every day !


#2307377 My 2012-13 Roster

Posted by puckbags on 14 June 2012 - 01:18 PM

I thought for sure this was a bluesadams thread. I feel like we have so manyyyyy of these threads and they ALL are the pretty much the same thing. Maybe swapping a player or two.

Anyways I don't know about Semin, he will want to much and is known for being lazy. It would be intriguing to see him play with Datsyuk but not sure if that outweighs his known laziness.


I agree, can't we sticky a capgeek/fantasy/dream world/I made this trade on Nhl 2012 thread?


#2305611 Cool Stevie Y story

Posted by puckbags on 06 June 2012 - 12:42 PM

Mitch Albom wrote this story on the morning of the Wing's cup clinching win in 1997. How incredibly spoiled have we been for the last 25 years to have 2 such amazing captains.

Mitch Albom story about Yzerman


#2303845 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by puckbags on 30 May 2012 - 03:04 PM

Plan on wearing my Lids Winter Classic jersey tomorrow and cross my fingers this isn't what it sounds like..


I guess we can hope that the reason for the presser is that he is announcing that this is his final season coming up..one can only hope but according the media he is hangin em up.


#2302579 What's the point of the crease?

Posted by puckbags on 22 May 2012 - 09:54 AM

I think the crease is there solely to keep Homer's ass directly from touching other goalies faces.