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#2533586 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by DeGraa55 on 03 August 2014 - 12:45 AM

Kronwall finished 13th in Norris voting this year. That means he's ranked higher than 168 NHL D regulars among the theoretical 180. And that's on a team that was severely injured the entire season, with a weak D, and a goalie in a down year. If elite to you is top 10, cool. But that's good enough to me to not split hairs about it...

To me elite is like top 2 or 3 at that position. Like goalies. Elite we had guys like Brodeur Roy and hasek now it's henrik and quick.

So to me kronwall is very good but not elite.

#2533580 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by DeGraa55 on 02 August 2014 - 11:19 PM

We have 5 players over the age of 31.....Franzen (34), Zetterberg (33), Cleary (35), Kronwall (33) and Datsyuk (36) and 3 of those 5 are elite talents. Your statement makes it sound like our team is littered with older players who arent performing. We have two in Cleary and Franzen.

Kronwall elite? No. Elite is the best of the best too many people throw elite around too much.

#2533215 Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by DeGraa55 on 28 July 2014 - 06:51 PM

Little higher then what I was thinking. But I agree it's a good deal for both sides.

#2532974 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by DeGraa55 on 24 July 2014 - 09:16 PM

Something I've been thinking about:
Let's say we do, in fact, win the Cup within the next three or four years (i.e. while we still have Datsyuk). What does that roster look like, realistically?

Kind of hard to do. This roster won't win a cup. It'll involve FA and/or trades. But people need to be added.

#2532926 Alfie wants to play

Posted by DeGraa55 on 24 July 2014 - 01:02 AM

Cleary, Bert. Q > Jurco, Tatar, Nyquist

Ken holland is that you?

#2532745 'District Detroit': Red Wings' New Arena Details Released

Posted by DeGraa55 on 21 July 2014 - 08:26 PM

How about "The Kicking Tires Arena" 

Noooo that's the parking garage name.

#2532340 Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Posted by DeGraa55 on 17 July 2014 - 01:40 PM

Dekeyser saw the deal Quincey got and realized he is worth at least 8m...he is double the player Quincey is.

Tatar I'm not surprised. He has a cocky attitude and frankly thinks he is better than what he is so I wonder how far off their numbers are to the wings. Is it a million or two? Couple hundred thousand?

#2532297 Ex-NHL Referee Paul Stewart Blog

Posted by DeGraa55 on 16 July 2014 - 07:11 PM

Actually it's pretty well known he was one of the biggest whiners. Some people just get caught drinking te cool aid of their team and don't always see things like this.

Ask penguins fans about Crosby sometime LOL.
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#2532248 Red Wings & the Media

Posted by DeGraa55 on 16 July 2014 - 12:03 PM

Drew Sharp is a d-bag who DOES in fact troll all things UofM. If you think otherwise then you haven't really seen him in action.

Lol god I remember some of his crap. This has been a well known fact for years.

#2531449 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by DeGraa55 on 11 July 2014 - 01:55 AM

So how are things? good right...I didn't miss any news?
Perhaps some gifs will cheer everyone up.
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Lol thank you for making the day better. I'm just worried the second one might give holland ideas...

#2530822 Hockey News: Red Wings D hunting

Posted by DeGraa55 on 09 July 2014 - 01:13 PM

Plus many of us block certain users posts so we can choose which to read....

I don't block anyone. I like reading everyone's post whether I agree or disagree it's good to get several peoples view points.

#2530636 Red Wings Target Mike Green

Posted by DeGraa55 on 08 July 2014 - 03:24 PM

People also seem to think Kindl has positive value in a trade. At his contract, I don't think that's the case.

Not only that but if Washington gets rid of green it's cause they have 8 defenseman...why would they want another one with more time left in contract??

#2530490 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by DeGraa55 on 07 July 2014 - 07:40 PM

lol "top six defense" there are only 6 dmen on any given night, thats like calling someone a top 12 forward. and most nights it is a stretch to even call him "top 6"

The bright side is were a top 30 team in the nhl...

#2529862 Favorite Ken Holland Catchphrase / Quote

Posted by DeGraa55 on 03 July 2014 - 06:37 PM

Several great ones but his latest if "idk why they're not coming here" just shows how clueless and out of date with the current NHL he is.

#2527636 Sheahan Re-Signed: 2-Years @ $950k/season

Posted by DeGraa55 on 01 July 2014 - 10:46 AM

Good deal really like tinky winky
Good deal really like tinky winky