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#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.

#2413745 WCSF Game 6 GDT- Blackhawks 4 @ Red Wings 3, - (Series tied 3-3)

Posted by joesuffP on 27 May 2013 - 09:57 PM

Smith should have been sitting since Game 2 in Anaheim. White is a veteran and will be playing for a contract. There is no chance in hell he can be worse than smith but there is a chance he can be atleast competent and that will go a long way

#2405669 WCSF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4, (CHI leads series 1-0)

Posted by LeftWinger on 15 May 2013 - 09:40 PM

Tootoo in....White in.... Not gonna hurt.

#2314979 Has the Detroit diamond lost it's shine?

Posted by Dabura on 04 July 2012 - 03:57 PM

We kicked the tires. I like our team. Our power play is our enforcer.

#2312062 Red Wings Sign Mikael Samuelsson to 2-yr, $6m deal (w/full NTC)

Posted by ben_usmc on 01 July 2012 - 10:30 PM

f*** you Ken Holland, seriously f*** you

#2307735 If we fail to reload with top UFAs we should?

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 17 June 2012 - 02:51 PM

Garrison, Schultz, DeKeyser, Wideman, Prust, Konopka...there's lots of guys that could make the Wings better.