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#2554839 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by Bannedforlife on 08 December 2014 - 12:36 PM

Word around the rumor mill is that Mikkel Boedker is available from Phoenix.  Helm plus what to get a deal done?

The more relevant question you need to ask yourself is, do you ever see Holland trading Helm? For anyone? I sure don't.

#2550813 An amazing day for a family of Red Wings fans

Posted by Red Crazy on 21 November 2014 - 04:09 PM

I thought I would share this with you fellow Wings fans.


My family lives in Manitoba and I have been a Wing fan since the mid 80`s so I guess my passion for the team has been passed on to first my wife and now our two boys age 6 and 8. Getting tickets in Winnipeg is usually next to impossible and the thought of getting 4 together is just a dream unless you wanted to pay 2-300 on stubhub. But by luck I was able to get 4 tickets from a season ticket holder that couldn`t attend so we were all set!!!


We are about 2.5 hours drive to Winnipeg so we booked a hotel next to the arena. It turned out that the Wings were staying at the same hotel! We met Bill Roose when we were checking in and he said to hang out in the lobby because the players will be coming down soon to get onto a bus for the arena. We got to meet most of the players and my boys were lucky enough to get 10-12 autographs each! We saw all the Detroit t.v guys etc. It was unbelievable!!! The players were so nice to their fans and taking pictures with the boys.


When we got over to the arena we asked to go down to ice level to watch warm ups. Many of the players tapped on the glass and smiled to the boys. Tatar even tossed a puck over the glass to them! 


It was a great game to watch! 


Anyways I wanted to share this story for those interested. The Red Wings are a class act all the way! From their security guys right to the players! Thank you Red Wings for making a dream come true for our family. We will remember the day forever.

#2548342 11/9 GDT - Tampa Bay 4 at Detroit 3 (SO) - 6:00 PM EST

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 09 November 2014 - 08:13 PM

You're on fire tonight.  Are you drunk?


Stone cold sober!

#2534522 Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Posted by number9 on 18 August 2014 - 07:48 PM

Elite was the wrong word but top line or second line is what I meant. And that's be guys like Ryan spezza Kessler and the list for son. These kinds of guys are traded every year and we used to be trading for them, now were not.


When and who are you thinking about???


2008 = Stuart


2007 = Bertuzzi


Other than those two we have zero other significant trades post lockout. And Bertuzzi left after only 18 games with us, so that trade actually hurt us considering we lost Matthias in it and he didn't re-sign. A sort of Legwand Jarnkrok scenario.


So essentially we have added one significant piece via trade in the 8 seasons of the cap world. So no, we didn't used to be trading for those guys and suddenly now are not. 

#2524846 Brad Richards bought out by Rangers

Posted by frankgrimes on 20 June 2014 - 12:14 PM

I feel bad for him, yes I know I shouldn't because of all the money he is making but seriously the guy is human too and has a compete level in him. But man sitting in your over the top mansion, partying it up with hot babes and getting paid millions of $ for not working is like a dream come true.


If I'm Y I'm offering him 4,5 for 3 years he can could fill the St. Louis void there.


The amount of center depth this year is indeed extremely outstanding: Spezza, Kesler, Richards, Thornton, Statsny wow

#2524430 Dan Boyle's rights traded to the Islanders…..

Posted by number9 on 18 June 2014 - 01:13 PM

If I'm understanding the arguments correctly, we should sign Dan Boyle because he'll give us a right handed puck mover (but not one good enough to help us advance in the playoffs), and he'll provide leadership (but not any more than you already had in Kronwall, Ericsson, and Quincey). 
I'm sold. 

Not a whole lot of Shea Webers lying around

#2524070 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by STL-Wings on 16 June 2014 - 06:37 PM


Crazy upside and potential, IMHO. I feel like he could be a superstar on a more skill-based team...like ours. Really big body. Sick puck skillz. Defensively responsible. I'm just pipedreaming here, because we're not adding a 2C, let alone one we'd have to pay out the ass to acquire (Berglund probably fits that mold, hence me saying this), but...the thought of Zetterberg and Berglund on the same line, and it's our second line, and Mantha's a 30-goal-scorer on the first line, on Datsyuk's right wing...oh man.


While I'm pipedreaming about Blues players, let me say that Shattenkirk is probably #1 on my list of desirables. I'd even take him over Wayne Simmonds.


Berglund never uses his size.  He plays like he is 5'4 out there.  And he has been horrendous on a much better Blues team.  Why would he flower here?


St Louis would gladly send him packing for a beer guy and compensated parking pass.


Shatty is the best player they have that has a chance of moving.  And I don't think the Blues would take Z for him.  Any trade with Detroit will demand our youth.

#2523277 GM moves

Posted by Richdg on 08 June 2014 - 05:09 PM

Kip, if Mantha is the next Primeau then he is pretty damn good!

#2514471 Matt Cooke offered in-person hearing for knee hit

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 23 April 2014 - 08:12 PM

To help reduce my annoyance, and why I will always be a fan of Evander Kane:


#2495014 What would it take a get Shea Weber?

Posted by wings4thecup06 on 13 March 2014 - 03:15 PM

#2493028 UFA/RFA Re-Signing, What Does Everyone Get?

Posted by themcityblues on 07 March 2014 - 11:42 PM

Bertuzzi (2.075) (39)  DELETE
Cleary (1.75) (35)    DELETE

Quincey (3.775) (28)    DELETE


Legwand (4.0) (33)  KEEP
Alfredsson (4.0) (41)  KEEP
Sheahan (500) (22)  KEEP
Tatar (925) (23)  KEEP
Glendening (450) (24)  KEEP
DeKeyser (925) (24)  KEEP
Gustavsson (2.5) (29)  KEEP


Why should Sheahan get more than Tatar?  Just pulled these numbers out of my

#2484591 10 ton elephant in the room.

Posted by wings4thecup06 on 16 February 2014 - 06:53 PM

That's the stupidest argument ever as I'm sure you're one of the people who say ovi is a floater to? But yet he has 40 goals so far.

Franzen floating and not playing defense is kind of the same idea?

Franzen won't last until he is 40 and I doubt z does as well. Now dats? Ya he can IMO.

Saying Weiss is a top free agent to me is laughable as I've been down on the signing since day one. And I don't care for Alfie signing either...nyquist is pretty much our leading goal scorer with quite a few less games. Imagine if he was in team to start the year like I said he should but couldn't because of Hollands STUPID signings.


You don't care for the Alfie signing? No offense but I'm glad you're not our GM. He's been one of our better, more consistent forwards this year, 3rd in team scoring, and has that bomb of a shot. Oh, and he's right handed and not named Mikael Samuelsson. Seems like a win win to me. 


That said, I agree with you on the Weiss signing. I still don't and didn't like it, but I'm thinking if he's had the hernia since the start or very early into the year, he hasn't been up to snuff. I'm leaving my judgement until after the season, possibly next. 

#2449201 10/30 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Canucks 1

Posted by RedWingsRox on 31 October 2013 - 12:09 AM

Thank you ... thank you ... I'm the happiest person in Vancouver right now !!!!

#2435899 Report: Cleary to sign with PHI, 3 yrs, $2.75m/yr, NTC

Posted by ben_usmc on 11 September 2013 - 06:00 PM

f*** you Dan Cleary just leave already!  If Ken Holland resigns Cleary, he immediately should be fired, I'm not exaggerating. 

#2431624 ESPN/Sportscenter gives the NHL 2.7% of its time

Posted by Seraph on 27 July 2013 - 07:01 AM

Screw ESPN. When they do talk about hockey it's to bash on it. When they used to show games they also had very poor pre and post game coverage. After the Stanley Cup clinching games I remember them cutting out to some other dumb sport the second the cup was lifted by the captain. They simply didn't care about the sport and wanted to get on with the next program. It was a rough road to NBCSN via OLN and "Versus" but I am much happier that we are on our own network with the mainstream NBC name. At least there hockey is the premiere sport and they pay it respect with complete coverage. This is actually one of the things Bettman has done right in my opinion.