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In Topic: Regner: Next year could be Babcock's last

05 June 2014 - 01:36 AM

Holland commented on some issues late Wed. evening at the conclusion of the Wings 3-day meeting. I don't have the link but check the Malik Report.


I have to admit I really don't get any good vibes from what he said. I sincerely hope I am totally off-target but I believe Holland and Babcock are at opposite ends of the direction spectrum and Babcock will not re-enlist after next year. He's done and as good as gone.


Holland said the Wings won't go after any "big names" in free agency but will listen to trade offers. Forget about a Top 4 D-man from the UFA market.  Holland said the only UFA that definitely "out" is Sammuelsson. Almost all the forwards for next year are set (11-12 players), but still no word on Alfie. Six of the D-men for next year are set. I'm guessing Quincey is heading for Free Agency and the Wings will go with Kronwall, Ericsson, DeKeyser, Kindl, Smith and Lashoff. The 7th (and maybe an 8th) D-man will come up from GR.


My gut tells me Babs wants one thing and Holland wants something different. Not sure who is at which end of the spectrum. If I had to guess I would lean toward the position that Babs wants experienced proven veterans and Holland wants to bring the Kids in and let them play. I wonder if getting Legwand was Babs' idea and Holland feels like he wasted resources for nothing.


For all I know it could be just the opposite, but something doesn't sit right with Holland's comments after this 3 day meeting compared to the remarks that we heard a few weeks ago. What do I know? Nothing, absolutely nothing. We'll wait and see.


From the malik article: Holland didn't really say much of anything which isn't unusual. 


And no he did not say that, the writer did, it makes a difference.

In Topic: Injury Updates

03 April 2014 - 03:37 PM

In Topic: 12/17 GDT: Ducks 5 @ Red Wings 2

18 December 2013 - 12:05 AM

That's why I Stopped paying for my NHL Centre Ice after a Month cause this Team is Bad VERY Bad!! Bunch of ungrateful Millionaires I mean Red Wings Players. If they don't want to be there? Than Let's sign up are Detroit Red Wings's Players who don't wanna be here with Proper Jobs and see how they like it working for Minimum wage in-stand of there Million dollar style wages. 

You're still paying for Centre ice until the end of the season. You will no longer be charged beginning next season.

In Topic: 12/14 GDT : Penguins 4 at Red Wings 1

14 December 2013 - 12:00 PM

Oh pity all of you.  You were saying the same before the Bruins game.  No excuses tonight, Pittsburgh spent half a season + w/o Malkin and Crosby.

In Topic: 12/6 GDT 7:00PM: Red Wings 3 at Devils 1

07 December 2013 - 04:08 PM



why would we want to trade our only goalie currently playing lights out hockey? his contract is up after the season anyways... if anyone says Mrazek I might snap, the kid is not ready to be in the nhl yet



It makes sense.  When Howard is in net for game 7 of the second round wouldn't you want to maximize the teams talent on the ice (a good defensemen), rather than having that talent sit on the bench (Gus).  He's played great and that's why I think it would be a good idea if we could get something for him.  I remember for a little while people thought he was the answer for Toronto when they had Reimer and Gus.  Now if Howard were to get injured in the playoffs it'd look bad, but it's also a matter of if your willing to take the risk to utilize the potential elsewhere on the ice.  More often than not teams don't have to use their backup at all in the playoffs.