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#2529344 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by frankgrimes on 02 July 2014 - 08:42 AM

This really makes Holland seem like a panicking idiot with no plan.


I would looooooove to hear Babcock's thoughts on this situation.


Imagine the sound of his voice when he ripped the team another one during one 24/7 special and than multiply it 2 times and add some glass shattering...that might come close to what he is really thinking right now.

#2529149 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 01 July 2014 - 08:45 PM

And Helene and Khan and Pleiness and all you other know-nothing hackjobs...go to hell. Especially Helene. That you have a paying job while people are starving and dying on the streets makes me want to punch you in the face with a monster truck.


Why? St. James said days ago that Niskanen wouldn't sign with Detroit.


Helene St. James @HeleneStJames 6h

. I wrote that last week. More $$ & term elsewhere. / “@nikzomberg: @HeleneStJames word is Wings are out on Niskanen, any validity to that?”

#2529112 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 01 July 2014 - 08:17 PM

Damn you Kenny Holland...you offered better contracts but didn't do some kind of voodoo s*** to get guys to come here....seriously, WTF do you want Holland to do?   He made better or equal offers and lost players to teams that are no better or worse than we are. 


What exactly should he do? 


.....are you serious?


He should not sign a 3rd pairing defensive defenseman to a dollar figure higher than Christian Ehrhoff....

#2528661 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by arag on 01 July 2014 - 04:20 PM

I think all the Red Wings fans deserve an official apology for the past 5 years.

#2528450 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by kipwinger on 01 July 2014 - 03:01 PM

I can't wait for Holland's interview... :confused:


I can't wait to chase him with a pitchfork and a torch.

#2527968 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by e_prime on 01 July 2014 - 12:33 PM

Adam Proteau @Proteautype 3m

The NHL really should rename the first day of agency "An Afternoon Of High Comedy And Instant Regret".

#2527888 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by e_prime on 01 July 2014 - 12:12 PM

Honestly, everybody should live in NYC for two years. It's a cool place as long as you don't stay too long.

I've lived here for 10.  (Specifically in Brooklyn) It's definitely losing it's shine.  :D

#2527535 UFA day looking up

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 01 July 2014 - 08:26 AM

My impression is that Kenny understands the situation. We need a big name, and he's willing to go balls out for one, even if that means a trade. Stralman, Gilbert, et al. = Quincey II in his book, and he doesn't really want Quincey II. He wants a real difference-maker. And even if he doesn't, I've gotta think Babcock does.

I disagree on Stralman. Unlike Quincey he can actually play defense.

#2526967 BUF to buy out Christian Ehrhoff

Posted by fat guy in a maltby jersey on 29 June 2014 - 03:04 PM

I don't see Ehrhoff as a significant upgrade over Smith, Dekeyser, or Ericsson.


those 3 haver career highs of 19, 23, and 15 points.


but yeah, who needs a defensman who has put up 50 points, can run an effective PP and log lots of tough minutes, right?


are you for real?


i mean really?

#2526784 Dylan Larkin - Highest draft pick since 1991

Posted by kipwinger on 29 June 2014 - 01:01 AM

Want to elaborate on that kip? Or link the interview.

Babcock seems to hold Red in high esteem at least


Here's the article.  It's part of a larger article about Johnson.  Feel free to dig into it more at your own leisure. 



#2526632 James Neal traded to Predators

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 28 June 2014 - 12:33 PM

According to TSN hockey guru Darren Dreger, even if James Neal never takes a single shift for the Nashville Predators, he'll still be the third leading scorer in franchise history behind David Legwand and Steve Sullivan. 


If they're going by career points previous to the Preds, wouldn't Forsberg be at the top of that list? 

#2525532 2014 NHL Awards Winners and Losers

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 24 June 2014 - 06:10 PM

I think they need an award for the biggest whiner.  At least sid would have at 2 awards sown up.

#2525517 Alfie informs Wings he wants to return

Posted by joesuffP on 24 June 2014 - 04:57 PM

Sheesh we should have signed alfie after we got a 50 goal winger and a #1 defensemen. It's all his fault that we won't now.

Some of you guys want to sign Vanek. Your opinion on the sport of hockey is irrelevant

#2525516 2014 NHL Awards Winners and Losers

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 24 June 2014 - 04:43 PM

Shea Weber better get the norris trophy or i'm gonna beat up everybody that did not vote for him. :boxing:  :boxing:  :boxing: .both keith and chara have won the norris before,it's time for shae weber to win his

I love you PredsFan, but the only way I'd like to see Shea win that award is if Ted Lindsay comes up behind him and bashes his head into the microphone.

#2525452 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by VM1138 on 24 June 2014 - 10:31 AM

2 years ago when I first joined this fine forum I talked about we need to pick up O'Reilly during his holdout. Most thought I was crazy and that he wasn't worth it. Now everyone agrees he is a great player. Just think, we could have drafted him instead of Ferrero.......LOL 1 pick later....... Those that think a bunch of our old always injured forwards are going to score a bunch of goals are smoking some good s***! Please pass it around! Datsyuk, Z, Weiss, Franzen, helm, now Alfie again, can't stay healthy. That is going to make it tough for them to score a bunch of goals. As of today-still June so things can still change, we are going to struggle offensively in the 14/15 season scoring. Injuries will happen. All those rookies that played so well last year are heading to the dreaded soph. season. There will be struggles. Which ones and how much? No idea. But just becasue player X score Y in half a season don't bet on it doubling by playing the whole year. If Sheahan and Jurco can both get to 75 games played and 15 G each, I will be happy. If tatar gets to 20 that is good. Same with Nyquist. The other teams have seen them and they will game plan for them now.I think we should be looking to acquire a young top 6 C regardless of what our needs are at D. If something becomes available I think we need to pounce. The long term survival of our success depends on getting a young top C before Z and Dats are gone - otherwise we will be looking at lottery picks. I honestly think we could wait a year or two to let our D prospects develop and be just fine for the future on D. We don't NEED more dmen for the long term future of this team (we are set there with 4+ NHL dmen in GR). I think the actual need is at top 6 C. I agree that we can't go into every year with rose coloured glasses and assume that our forward corps stays healthy for the year and that we are a lock to make the playoffs with them. If I were Holland I would be leaning towards upgrading our forwards and obtaining some more durability. 

I disagree. In order to stay competitive we need a defenseman. We have several quality centers right now. Yes, they are aging but they're not dead yet. We do not have a quality defense. A young center is a must for the future, but defense is a must right now.Sent from my ADR6350 using Tapatalk 2
Also, didn't Holland offer Nyquist, Tatar and a 1st for Kessler this year? He's willing to make the moves but there are two sides to every deal.Sent from my ADR6350 using Tapatalk 2