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#2518221 Ken Holland Quotes (Apr 29th

Posted by rking72 on 29 April 2014 - 03:33 PM

I wouldn't be surprised if the Hawks buy out Hossa this off season...that would be kind of funny

#2517632 The Franzen Hate.

Posted by rking72 on 27 April 2014 - 01:15 PM

I know this may not be the most popular thing, but after watching this series I would have no problem buying out Franzen and letting Alfredsson walk and using that money to acquire Iginla

#2517240 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by rking72 on 26 April 2014 - 05:21 PM

The one positive I take away from this series is that I hope Holland sees are far the Wings are really away from being Cup contenders. 


As a side rant, I said it at the time and I will say it again....Suter and Parise were worth paying long term big time money to. Especially if you had to pay Parise to get Suter.  Depth is much easier to find than elite players.  Don't be afraid to sign top end guys because you are afraid of losing Ericssons or players of that level.

#2512945 WCQF - Series F - Blues vs. Blackhawks

Posted by rking72 on 21 April 2014 - 06:28 PM

I do not remember a 1st round series not involving the Wings that I have been this excited about. 

#2511506 Claude Julien wants less embellishment

Posted by rking72 on 19 April 2014 - 02:15 PM

embellishment has become routine in all major sports, not just hockey.  The NHL actually has a rule to help prevent it, but rarely ever use it.  And when they do they usually just have it as a matching penalty. 


Funny thing about last night is the only 2 penalties the Bruins got were obvious penalties....while the Bruins seemed to be spending a lot of time complaining about embellishing and well, actually embellishing themselves.

#2504406 The Edmonton Oilers Mystery

Posted by rking72 on 01 April 2014 - 04:41 PM

I think if Old Man Wirtz didn't pass away the Hawks would still be trash similar to Edmonton.  They went from the worst owner in professional sports to a competent owner(his son) who hired good people. These people made some smart and daring moves.  Even when the signing of Hossa put them in cap hell, they won a cup, got under the cap, developed young role players and won the cup again in 3 yrs.


As much as I hate to say it as a Wings fan living in the Chicago area, the Hawks are very well run and will be good for many years to come.

#2412616 WCSF Game 6 GDT- Blackhawks 4 @ Red Wings 3, - (Series tied 3-3)

Posted by rking72 on 27 May 2013 - 02:23 PM

As a Wings fan stuck in Illinois nothing would make me more happy then a victory tonight!!  I think it would be even more awesome if we won in OT and the fans started singing Chelsea Dagger.

#2408607 Red Wings don't belong in the same rink as the Hawks?

Posted by rking72 on 20 May 2013 - 10:05 PM

He seems to miss more than he is there.  I only listen for about a half hour on my way to work.  His partner(speigal) took him to task a little today.  I was kind of hoping Wings fans would fill up the phone lines today

#2408580 WCSF Game 3 GDT - Blackhawks 1 @ Red Wings 3 - (DET leads series 2-1)

Posted by rking72 on 20 May 2013 - 09:51 PM

I am glad that even after finally winning a Stanley Cup, Q still reverts back to his default setting when trouble hits from the Wings....Whining about officiating and thuggery

#2407218 Red Wings don't belong in the same rink as the Hawks?

Posted by rking72 on 19 May 2013 - 01:17 PM

You mean the ex-Bronco lineman? Kinda fits. He played great. And one of the most physically flexible lineman I ever saw warm up. But personally, he turned out to be somewhat of a weirdo.

No he has never played professionally anywhere.  He is a career radio guy who has had a lot of issues holding jobs because of addiction and anger issues.  He probably is the most passionate hockey guy on the radio in Chicago and has been a fan for a lot longer then the last several years.

#2379822 Shocking, Wings aren't active as trade deadline expires

Posted by rking72 on 03 April 2013 - 05:44 PM

There are only a few ways to get players onto a hockey team.  Draft them, acquire them through free agency, pick them up off waivers, trade for them.  Only one of these options requires you lose something (RFA also I suppose, but that's still a rarity in this league).  The salary cap makes draft picks, prospects, and roster players that much more valuable, so trades are that much less desirable an option to collect players for your team.  I understand that its frustrating to get your hopes up every trade deadline expecting to land some star, but in today's hockey league its more important than ever to be economic.  That means developing your talent, holding onto your picks, and making big roster changes through free agency, not through trades.  Its boring, but its also a smart way to go.


I'm in the minority which believes Holland did not make a mistake this deadline by not making any moves.

again..fine.  But be a seller then. 

#2374906 Iginla Traded to Pittsburgh

Posted by rking72 on 28 March 2013 - 03:33 AM

Didn't the Pens make several other moves the year they added Hossa? Or am I remembering that wrong?

#2196119 Jason Arnott

Posted by rking72 on 04 July 2011 - 10:42 AM

The Wings already have Bertuzzi and Holmstrom in the slow down the top lines role.