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#2666728 Free Press: Pavel Datsyuk to return to Russia following Playoffs

Posted by LeftWinger on 10 April 2016 - 07:51 AM

In that article, it says that the Red Wings told him they will not trade his contract to relieve the cap. Holland, in his obsessive loyalty will eat the $7.5M hit for the year and handicap his team for no reason but to stay loyal. f*** Holland, he needs to be fired!

#2641241 Bummer, Miller & Pulkkinen out a while

Posted by krsmith17 on 04 December 2015 - 12:19 PM

Sucks for Pulkkinen and Miller but let's be honest, out of everyone in our lineup, those two are probably right up there being most replaceable...

I hope we call up Athanasiou again rather than putting Andersson in the lineup.

I'd like to see something like this...

Nyquist - Zetterberg - Abdelkader
Richards - Datsyuk - Larkin
Tatar - Athanasiou - Jurco
Helm - Sheahan - Glendening

#2634363 Looks like Tyler Bertuzzi is a ****** like his uncle

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 31 October 2015 - 04:47 PM

Call him up.  Maybe he can toughen up our 4th line.  

#2632409 Jeff Blashill = Dave Lewis 2.0 / Coaching Change

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 23 October 2015 - 12:11 PM

Too early to compare him with Hitler.  


Besides, I don't agree that he has an upgraded, healthy team.  His best player hasn't played a game this season.  


If Babcock leading this team into mediocrity was great coaching and maximizing the talent, then you know what that means?  It means we weren't that talented and needed to improve.  That's the main thing that needs addressing.  Making the playoffs and losing in the first round every year kind of sucks anyway.  

#2620744 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by FlashyG on 16 July 2015 - 10:58 PM


#2540767 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by Euro_Twins on 15 October 2014 - 08:26 AM

Still no Weiss.... I am not gonna lie, I wish he would get a shot.

#2534213 Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 14 August 2014 - 09:22 AM

Honestly, I'm disappointed.  


Holland has pretty clearly run out of ideas these last few seasons, so I don't have a lot of hope for significant changes to rebuild the franchise over the next 4 years.  


Who knows though. Maybe he'll finally realize the crap he's done lately isn't working? Maybe??  



If I were Babcock I'd start looking to other teams.

#2528099 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by LeftWinger on 01 July 2014 - 01:15 PM

..... :lol: Kahn just tweeted the Niskanen informed Wings he is headed elsewhere! Ken Holland has destroyed Detroit as a destination...none of you guys can defend this clown anymore. He may have tried to get these guys, but he made Detroit so unattractive, that nobody wants to come here.  This guy needs to be fired... I am losing hope for this franchise as long as Holland is here. 


Look for the same roster sans Bertuzzi come October.

#2457592 What Does This Team Need More/Most?

Posted by frankgrimes on 24 November 2013 - 11:28 AM

I. Vision


If I could ask Kenny one question and only one this would be it. What is the vision for this team? Personally I don't see one, I see stop gap and over the hill signings but not a vision.


2. Identity


Right now this team doesn't have one. Yes, I've said before but even after 21 games I am still struggling to see the identity of this team.

Are they fast? No

Young? No

skilled enough for puck-possession? lamo

hard to play against? no freaking way probably the softest team in the NHL


I believe every team needs an identity which - at least to me - goes hand in hand with a clear vision, right now I am not seeing it.


3. 180 turn in terms of size, grit and nastiness


For years now - since the last cup ! - Kenny has told the fans how the enforcer would be the PP and that's why other teams aren't going to take cheapshots or are afraid of playing their enforcers against the DetroitRedWings guess what....the Senators didn't even ice their "toughest" roster and they pushed around this team like nothing, Neil ran around like a monkey looking for his next banana (= player) in that case.


This team has had two! 5:3 PPs and none of them was even close to being dangerous. It's ok to have a smaller but highly skilled top line but if you do that, make up for it with a fourth line from hell. Smith shouldn't be the one having to fight Neil nor should it be Tootoo it should be someone like McGrattan!


4. A statement game


I know, I've posted this a few times now but really it is needed and fast. Don't kid yourself here other teams for sure have noticed how to play against this team and they also know that they aren't skilled enough anymore, so if Kenny doesn't react this week things will only get worse from here, Toronto, Boston and even the Canadiens are going to have some fun with this team.


Please stay away from guys like Gaborik, Tlusty, Ruutuu or whomever of that kind enough with this soft euro style this team needs a top 6 bottom 6 approach and at least 2 - 3 more retooling years.


McQuaid would be a nice addition, him + McGrattan + Tootoo would be a nice upgrade over our current fourth line.

#2451503 Tootoo Waived

Posted by ben_usmc on 06 November 2013 - 11:58 PM


All GMs make mistakes. Fortunately, all of the questionable 2012 contracts (sans that of Tootoo, who could be bought out if necessary) will expire this summer, as will that of Cleary.

but how the f*** do you make a mistake an entire fanbase can see before hand?

Sortof off topic but ive been checking out Tomas Jurco n the kid looks insane. Only 2 pts behind Nyquist on the griffins. Anyone have any idea when he'll crack the lineup? Next season?

Jurco was insane last year in the playoffs too.  Dude seriously had the puck following him.


You people would honestly rather have Tootoo on this team than Cleary?

Shows that Babcock and management believed Emmerton and Tootoo were the bottom of the totem and I would agree with them.


Think the forwards will look like this in a few weeks

yes.  Tootoo is a better hockey player than Cleary in every facet of the game. I am well aware of Cleary playing on the PP/PK but he is still just a blackhole of talent.  He makes anyone on his line worse. 

#2439592 Are teams going to "bait" us into fighting?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 28 September 2013 - 06:02 PM


I know it's just sort of knee jerk for you to be condescending about everything, but I don't know how you wouldn't be excited about scoring three PP goals against last year's second best penalty killing team.  Particularly given how bad our special teams have been for a couple years now. 


"The powerplay is our enforcer" crap was annoying to listen to even when we had a good powerplay.  The powerplay won't be lights out every night.  Also, what about games where you're blowing someone out and they're trying to start fights?  Will the powerplay matter then?  Of course not, since the game is already decided.    


Excuse me if I don't like seeing our team get bullied and picked on, and not try to fight back.  Of course I don't agree with this mindset.  


Now I like Ericsson fighting back, but I can't envision guys like Franzen or Kronwall wanting to mix it up when challenged.  I don't blame them.  That shouldn't be their job. Most teams have a guy on the roster who handles the fighting for skilled players.  In most cases, that guy is taller than 5'9.  

#2438586 blues sign morrow - 1 year, $1.5 mill

Posted by LeftWinger on 23 September 2013 - 05:10 PM

...damn! Would have rather had him than Cleary!  Blues got better with this signing...

#2436063 Cleary re-signs with Detroit, 1 year, $1.75m deal

Posted by ShanahanMan on 12 September 2013 - 10:18 AM

Don't care it's only one year.


Don't care it's less than Phily.


It's an awful signing and we potentially just lost an up-and-comer due to Holland's loyalty. 

#2420005 Talking Tootoo

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 15 June 2013 - 12:16 AM

I don't understand how or why Tootoo should be bought out. He did exactly what was expected of him. Also, the "one-dimensional" argument baffles me. He put up 8 points in 42 games. For comparison, Emmerton put up 8 in 48. When I think of one-dimensional players, I think of John Scott and Jody Shelley. And the notion that "he takes stupid penalties" is laughable, considering guys like Smith and Abdelkader have, on several occasions, taken idiotic penalties at the worst possible times during games. Don't remember Tootoo blowing any games for us.

#2415975 Franzen Buyout?

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 30 May 2013 - 02:40 AM

Sammy and Tootoo should be bought out

I don't see why Tootoo should be bought out. He did exactly what was expected of him-play physical, drop the gloves when needed, and put up a few points.