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#2363784 3/3 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by IllinoisRedWingsFan on 03 March 2013 - 01:39 PM

Can we ever clear the damn zone????

#2361511 Gus Nyquist...

Posted by IllinoisRedWingsFan on 26 February 2013 - 01:12 PM

I really think once we have a full season next year we will see Gus make the team or have a very good chance to attempt to make the team.   With a short season and no real training camp I think they made the smart move to keep him in GR.

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#2358031 2/19 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Predators 4 (OT)

Posted by IllinoisRedWingsFan on 19 February 2013 - 10:30 PM

Glad to see the Wings fighting along.   I am sick of hearing from my friends who are bandwagon Hawks fans about how Detroit sucks in general. 

#2357982 Howard = Average

Posted by IllinoisRedWingsFan on 19 February 2013 - 10:22 PM

I hope he goes elsewhere if he gets more money. If we are going to pay 5 mil for a goalie, we are not going to be able to afford an upgrade at #1 D and #1 Sniper. We need those desperately.


It depends how much Howard wants.   With the way he's been playing as of late I'd let him walk unless he wanted less than $3 million per year.

#2347602 Ken Holland on TSN 1290

Posted by IllinoisRedWingsFan on 27 January 2013 - 07:52 PM

Even though I am from Chicago I will be sticking with the Wings.   I have rooted for the Wings since 1997 and I will continue to.   I HATE the Hawks by the way.

#2323628 Holland losing his moxie? Is Detroit slipping as UFA destination?

Posted by IllinoisRedWingsFan on 02 August 2012 - 05:26 PM

Tootoo wasn't given an offer by Nashville, which was a forgone conclusion after his temper tantrum in round 1. He didn't have any offers on the table when he signed with Detroit, though his agent said he was expecting another unnamed team to make a "sizable" offer.

That being said, I think he's a solid 4th line acquisition for Detroit

I don't think Tootoo was a bad signing. Yes I know he had some "issues" but I think a new environment will do wonders for him. He brings the toughness we need.

#2321722 Semin

Posted by IllinoisRedWingsFan on 24 July 2012 - 09:23 PM

I'll pass on us signing Semin. We have a surplus of Forwards and let Nyquist get some top 2 line minutes IMO.

#2320095 Flyers sign Weber to offer sheet: 14y/$110m ($56m 1st 4yrs)

Posted by IllinoisRedWingsFan on 19 July 2012 - 01:01 AM

An offer sheet was the only chance we had of getting Weber. I'm sure I don't know a whole lot about how the whole front office thing works but I'd be willing to bet there was no chance in hell that Poile was trading Weber to us. I'm hoping Kenny would be smart enough to realize that as well. I understand he doesn't like the whole idea of signing other team's RFA's but I feel like if there was ever a time to go for broke and do it, this was it.

Most of them when you get a guy like Weber as a RFA most teams would "Go For Broke" to try and get them. I would have like to have seen Kenny send an offer sheet.

#2320073 Flyers sign Weber to offer sheet: 14y/$110m ($56m 1st 4yrs)

Posted by IllinoisRedWingsFan on 19 July 2012 - 12:45 AM

Well this sucks but wow wow wow! Even if I was Kenny I am not sure if I'd do this IMO 14 Years is too long for an athlete in general.

#2318032 Sign Jurcina or Vandermeer and call it a day

Posted by IllinoisRedWingsFan on 11 July 2012 - 01:05 AM

I actually like the idea of signing Vandermeer. Would it replace Lidstrom? NO! But it would get the job done for this up coming season until we can make a run for Weber.

#2314894 The Next Move

Posted by IllinoisRedWingsFan on 04 July 2012 - 02:58 PM

Let's all wait and see what Kenny does before we call for his head. I think he has something up his sleeve. At least he didn't resign Hudler.

#2312132 Red Wings Sign Jordin Tootoo to 3-yr deal, $1.9M/yr

Posted by IllinoisRedWingsFan on 01 July 2012 - 05:46 PM

Here's my reaction to him and Smauelsson. Something has GOT to be brewing in the trade department. I don't think we'll land Parise (I will be stunned if we do) so we are going to need a top 6 Forward. I am wondering if a Nash or Ryan trade is in the works. I still think we get Suter.

#2306833 2012 General Offseason Signing Thread

Posted by IllinoisRedWingsFan on 11 June 2012 - 10:45 PM

There is a lot of fear on this board that Holland will do little to nothing on the 1st, on the second he will say to Khan or St James 'I explored the options, there was nothing to my liking/too expensive, I will wait until later in the month to sign bargain bin players'. This will be followed by signing a couple meh players, and Holland saying 'I think this team is competitive and I like our odds, and I have cap space to use at the deadline to fix any holes'. The final act of this play would be 'well I explored all the options and the NHL is just so competitive that all the players I wanted were too expensive' and quickly followed by 'When X player gets off the DL that will be our deadline'.

No I think Kenny knows his rear is on the hot seat and knows he has to actually do something.

#2294718 Trade Zets /Dats and Franzen

Posted by IllinoisRedWingsFan on 20 April 2012 - 09:56 PM

NO for Zetterberg
A Franzen Trade for the right return I'd do it.

#2291433 WCQF Game Four GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 1

Posted by IllinoisRedWingsFan on 17 April 2012 - 09:34 PM

Ken Holland NEEDS to go. He has become too complicit in terms of improving this team. Offer what you need to Mike to bring back Stevie Y. IF Mike was smart he would have fired Mike Babcock and bring in Ken Hitchcock..