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#2437831 Big Red Wings Announcement coming tomorrow

Posted by kipwinger on 19 September 2013 - 10:07 PM

Well it's probably something Winter Classic related, or something like that.  I doubt seriously it's a personnel move because the Wings aren't likely to call a presser to announce a trade and shame the outgoing players like that.  My guess is they'll announce tweaks to the Alumni game roster or something. 




#2437825 Kindl day to day with Hip Flexor

Posted by kipwinger on 19 September 2013 - 09:54 PM

Fischer got his face busted up by Scott Thornton. I didnt like that much.

 

He also brutalized Scott Hartnell as well.  And I LOVED that very much.  What's that tough guy Scott?  Wanna fight a European and show how badass you are?  Right.  Scott Hartnell = Phoniest "tough guy" in the NHL. 


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#2437817 Kindl day to day with Hip Flexor

Posted by kipwinger on 19 September 2013 - 09:38 PM

Damn shame, he's looked good so far too.  Hope he steps into that kid the next go around.  I keep waiting for Kindl to figure out that he's huge.  Kinda like Jiri Fischer did. 




#2437814 9/19 Pre-Season GDT : Red Wings 8 at Bruins 2

Posted by kipwinger on 19 September 2013 - 09:33 PM

 

Is that different than what their usual fan base makes them look?

 

Isn't Don Cherry one of their biggest fans?  Case closed.




#2437802 Ownership transfer at the BOG meeting

Posted by kipwinger on 19 September 2013 - 09:18 PM

Hasn't Chris been the de facto decision maker for Ilitch Holdings for quite a while now?  I know Mike and Marian write the checks, but if I'm not mistaken Chris has been the go-to guy for a few years.  If so, it's basically just making the situation official in spite of the fact that it's been the reality for quite a while. 

 

Edit:  Just looked it up, Chris is the President and CEO of Ilitch Holdings and has been since 2004.  So I wouldn't worry too much about any changes to the way the team does business.




#2437799 9/19 Pre-Season GDT : Red Wings 8 at Bruins 2

Posted by kipwinger on 19 September 2013 - 09:13 PM

B-b-b-but I thought the East is a big, scary, monster that's going to steal our lunch money and fondle our women folk? 

 

I know it's a preseason game and all.  But I ain't afraid of no ghost.




#2437759 9/19 Pre-Season GDT : Red Wings 8 at Bruins 2

Posted by kipwinger on 19 September 2013 - 08:24 PM

Weiss is still learning the system, so his offense hasn't come around yet, but he's good on the faceoff, good on d, and distributing the puck well.  The rest of his game will come along.




#2437190 Devils sign Brunner 2 yrs. $2.5 million AAV

Posted by kipwinger on 17 September 2013 - 02:37 PM

I unfollowed him on twitter. I only follow Wings players.

And because I'm a *****.

You don't want to play for the best team in the history of the whole world (this is a proven fact, not opinion)? Fine. Enjoy your top 6 spot on a bottom feeder!

 




#2437184 Devils sign Brunner 2 yrs. $2.5 million AAV

Posted by kipwinger on 17 September 2013 - 02:31 PM

Tatar > Brunner.  Weiss > Filppula.  Cleary = Cleary.  Alfie is icing on the cake. 

 

Not really sure how we're worse off for this?  Brunner is a good player, but I think we'll be just fine without spending big money for him.


I am curious to see whether NJ will use him on the PP point, or put him on the side boards like he should have been in Detroit.  Utilized correctly I think he'll be MUCH more effective on the PP this season.




#2437168 9/17 Pre-Season GDT : Red Wings 0 at Blackhawks 2

Posted by kipwinger on 17 September 2013 - 12:35 PM

There will definitely be streams out there. Should there be a separate thread for "who needs a pm wink wink nudge nudge" so the GDT doesn't get overrun with requests? Mods? Is that even appropriate?

 

I offered to help out last night and got about 35 pm's in a two minute span haha.  Any separate thread would immediately set a record on LGW for most posts per minute in a single thread.  That much activity would likely destroy the interweb and potentially tear a hole in the space-time continuum as well.  We'd better steer clear. 




#2436713 So....did Cleary just take Tatar's spot?

Posted by kipwinger on 15 September 2013 - 01:22 PM

What?  Ken Holland said Tatar will be on the team in spite of what all the doomsday prophets around here said was going to happen?  Anybody willing to eat a little crow publicly or no?




#2436336 Gustav Nyquist (whats next)

Posted by kipwinger on 12 September 2013 - 06:21 PM

He can go overripe in the minors, even though he's better than Cleary, Bertuzzi or Samuelsson.  


 

Can we trade Holland too, for a GM that's relevant in the year 2013, like Lombardi or Chiarelli?  

 

I'm guessing no.  

 

Stinking irrelevant GMs.  Holland is horrible.  What kind of a loser signs Stephen Weiss, Daniel Alfredsson, Gustav Nyquist, Joakim Andersson, Brendan Smith, and Dan Cleary to below market value contracts, ALL IN THE SAME OFFSEASON?!!!!!

 

This guy needs to hit the bricks.




#2436331 So....did Cleary just take Tatar's spot?

Posted by kipwinger on 12 September 2013 - 06:15 PM

Holland should be hired as the new GM for Mexico's soccer team.  He's not needed in Detroit anymore.  

 

To answer the OP's question, someone is getting screwed for Cleary.  Either Nyquist is sent to GR, or Tatar will be traded / goes to Europe.

 

Explain to me why it has to be one of those two options and not an Eaves trade, or a Tootoo trade, or some package of trades?  We're 2.3 million over the cap.  Trade Tootoo (1.9 million) and Lashoff (725,000) and we're cap compliant.  Trade Eaves and put Helm on LTIR and we're cap compliant.  Trade Eaves, put Helm on LTIR, and waive Sammy and Tootoo and we're cap AND roster compliant.

 

There are a bunch of different scenarios to be played out, so why is it you're so sure that this will effect Nyquist or Tatar and nobody else?




#2436314 So....did Cleary just take Tatar's spot?

Posted by kipwinger on 12 September 2013 - 05:38 PM

Good god, by the talk around here you'd think Babcock or Holland already came out and said Tatar will certainly be gone.  Why is it that everyone thinks this will adversely affect Tatar and not Eaves, Tootoo, Miller, Bertuzzi, or Samuelsson? 

 

Oh I know, because as the last 10+ years of free agency and trade deadlines have shown us, the Detroit Red Wings constantly throw away quality prospects right?

 

Kinda jumping the gun aren't we guys?




#2436140 Cleary re-signs with Detroit, 1 year, $1.75m deal

Posted by kipwinger on 12 September 2013 - 11:35 AM

I don't see why it's assumed that Tatar (of all people) is going to lose his spot to Cleary.  Tatar isn't going anywhere, he can't be sent down and the Wings aren't going to lose him for nothing via waivers.  This is mostly going to affect Tootoo and Eaves, and as I've already stated, Cleary is better than both. 

 

This is a positive guys and gals.