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#2621404 Wings lose scout to leafs

Posted by arag on 24 July 2015 - 08:10 AM

Next is Helene St. James to move on and start writing about Babcock and the Leafs.


#2620368 Mitch Callahan signed 1-year - 600k

Posted by Helmethead on 13 July 2015 - 12:26 PM

Andersson can go. He's expendable.


#2619847 Pittsburgh: America's hockey capital? Lol

Posted by number9 on 09 July 2015 - 01:30 PM

Anyone who doesn't think Minnesota is the U.S capital of hockey is wrong. Whole state just breathes it. That being said, Detroit will always be HockeyTown.


Yeah well Minnesota can suck it too LGHT


#2619843 Pittsburgh: America's hockey capital? Lol

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 09 July 2015 - 01:18 PM

Pittsburgh used to be America's hockey capital.

 

Now that we have Eric Tangradi, we're America's hockey capital.  




#2618757 Tj oshie to washington

Posted by Euro_Twins on 02 July 2015 - 04:13 PM

Am I the only one who doesn't think oshie is that great? Brouwer is bigger puts up more goals and has a smaller cap hit.

I wouldn't trade Abby for oshie sorry.


#2618473 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by WingsAlways on 01 July 2015 - 05:42 PM

 

90 should be available, it's worked out well for the last 2 FA signings we gave it to. 

 

#90 needs to be retired and hung from the rafters.

 

In the men's room.




#2618201 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by marcaractac on 01 July 2015 - 03:14 PM

Maybe Quincey gets moved during the season? There is always a team that's completely decimated by injury early on in the season. Don't think he gets resigned anyways

 

Would much rather keep Q over E. 




#2617576 Weiss bought out (confirmed)

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 30 June 2015 - 04:05 PM

Wasn't a good fit for us for whatever reason. Hope he gets the chance to prove he can still be a serviceable player for someone.


#2616006 Yzerman wins GM of Year (& other awards discussion)

Posted by rick zombo on 24 June 2015 - 10:40 PM

Late 1990's to the early 2000's...Even with all that $$$, and a all-star roster the team failed to make the playoffs for 7 seasons in a row.
 
EDIT - I know I'm dating myself by going back to previous seasons...Just that I feel Stevie Y is by far the most deserving.


I agree. I'm mostly just being a jerk. I don't want the competition to succeed at all. Even Stevie. I just can't cheer for the GM of the team that dealt the Wings their most recent playoff loss. Same way I won't be hoping for Babcock to win the Jack Adams anytime soon.


#2614886 Todd Nelson to be Griffins new coach

Posted by number9 on 16 June 2015 - 11:18 PM

Interesting, why didn't he go back to Edm's farm team.  

 

You mean the oilers?




#2610368 At what point does the GM deserve credit/blame?

Posted by kipwinger on 26 May 2015 - 08:56 AM

Ken Holland has been with the organization for 30 years.  18 of which he's been the GM.  He started as as scout, then the director of scouting, then the assistant GM, then the co-GM, and then the full GM.  It's not a coincidence that he was hired just prior to the Wings beginning an epic playoff streak. 

 

To try and dismiss his contributions to the organization as anything less than profound would be an absolutely gross understatement.  He's been more important to this team's success then any other individual. 

 

If you hire a GM from outside the organization, you can argue he's riding coattails.  But it's a little hard to say that about a guy who's been a member of the Red Wings longer than Steve Yzerman and Nick Lidstrom. 

 

To a lesser extent, this is true of Stan Bowman as well.  Sure Tallon was the GM before him.  But he started with Chicago in 2001 when they were a garbage team.  Unless he was just standing around playing with himself for 8 years he likely contributed to their assent.  Is he entirely responsible?  No.  But he's contributed from the bottom up. 

 

Yzerman doesn't deserve much credit for that first conference finals appearance as he had just come in from outside the organization and had been with the team for less than a year.  But he deserves credit for every single other success they've had since. 




#2608945 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by MisterDangles on 20 May 2015 - 01:18 PM

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#2608940 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 20 May 2015 - 01:16 PM

What would be really funny is if this is the offseason that Kenny finally lands a couple big free agents.  :P




#2608926 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 20 May 2015 - 01:10 PM

Can't wait to see Blashill wipe the floor with Mike forever. Good luck Babs, you're gonna need it...




#2608924 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 May 2015 - 01:09 PM

I guess this gives other coaches incentive to have early playoff exits and coach team Canada on the side.  

 

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