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#2525824 Wings to have face to face with Matt Niskanen

Posted by DeGraa55 on 26 June 2014 - 11:07 AM

Not the free agent I want BUT if signed I would applaud holland for finally signing a bigger name free agent.

#2525423 Alfie informs Wings he wants to return

Posted by DeGraa55 on 24 June 2014 - 07:58 AM

Btw I'm clearly against bringing him back but are people really worried about the cap hit? Lol. It doesn't matter if he signs for 1m or 10m. We won't be close to the ceiling cause KH won't sign or trade for anyone.

I'm against it because he takes a valuable roster spot. I'd rather jurco be playing than him for example.

#2525370 Hartnell to Columbus for Umberger + 4th in 2015

Posted by DeGraa55 on 23 June 2014 - 07:19 PM

I think this was a win win for both sides personally.

#2525317 Alfie informs Wings he wants to return

Posted by DeGraa55 on 23 June 2014 - 04:48 PM


Whos prepared for another mediocre season? Lol

#2525144 Detroit re-signs Gustavsson 1 yr $1.85 mill

Posted by DeGraa55 on 22 June 2014 - 03:27 PM

could be a luongo schneider situation, hopefully we can trade one away for something good.

I don't think it will be at all.

Cause even if mraz lives up to his hype i see the goalies doing 50:50 for a couple years. Then Howard can resign as the backup or go elsewhere. But mraz will be fairly cheap for awhile.

At the end I the day our goalie sitatuion IS THE LEAST of our concerns for awhile.

#2524639 Todd Bertuzzi will not be re-signed

Posted by DeGraa55 on 19 June 2014 - 04:49 PM

Very surprising. Holland only goes for washed up veterans, so it's mind boggling why he didn't throw a 3 year offer at him.

Even more mind bogglig why haven't Sammy Bert and Quincey been given matching
Deals yet?

#2524572 Todd Bertuzzi will not be re-signed

Posted by DeGraa55 on 19 June 2014 - 11:13 AM

LOL, yes I read that, but there is no way Cleary will play in the NHL again. It is only for show, to make good on that promise.

Like to wager on that? I bet he starts the season IN THE TOP SIX.

#2524373 Trading up?

Posted by DeGraa55 on 18 June 2014 - 07:32 AM

I'm typically in the the trade propescts for proven players camp. I'm also ok with trading veteran guys so we can get highly rated propescts and picks in certain situations.

Guys like Franzen, Ericsson and kronwall I'd consider moving even though they're home grown.

Guys like Stevie, lids, z, dat I don't think I'd ever trade them. And that's because of attachment and loyalty. Some loyalty is good to certain players(holland is too loyal). I mean when dat has only one year left the hockey smart thing to do would be trade him for a first. But IMO you only do that if he requests a trade. Because of the loyalty and commitment of each side involved.

Guys like Franzen and Ericsson are not the face of the organization so it's much easier to part ways with them than say dat or z.

#2524149 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by DeGraa55 on 17 June 2014 - 08:37 AM

Why so negative, bro?

Well toucan call it negative I whatever. But I said the same thing last off season. Said we would finish in the 6th through 10th range and look what happened.

Now were doing the same s*** again just now they're all a year older lol.

#2524052 Shawn Thornton will not be returning to the Bruins

Posted by DeGraa55 on 16 June 2014 - 03:56 PM

Abdelkader?  ...but as I said above.  I'd rather have the energy line of:  Miller - Helm - Abby,  as our fourth line. 
Then either of those two (Gazdic or Thorton)

Thornton helm Abby

Now that's a line I could get excited for.

#2524039 Shawn Thornton will not be returning to the Bruins

Posted by DeGraa55 on 16 June 2014 - 03:01 PM

I like Thornton and I would take him on the team. But actually he isn't what we need.

WE NEED a shanahan or probert type. A guy that can fight AND score. Even McCarty could score some. IIRC Thornton doesn't score much at all he is just a goon.

But since were most likely not going to add what we NEED Thornton would be an ok band aid fix....that Babcock wodnt use like tootoo lol

#2523631 Spezza Requests Trade

Posted by DeGraa55 on 12 June 2014 - 04:04 PM

They didn't score 20 a year but they were + players. They at least kept the puck out of our net. You could take all the -'s of the Grind Lines entire careers with the Wings and it would be about equal to Spezza's -'s from just last year.
To put it as clearly as possible because you don't seem to be getting it...when Spezza is on the ice, the puck goes in his net more than he and his line-mates can put it in the oppositions. Until he can change that he'll never be able to play under Babcock.

Haven't we learned by now + - isn't really a good stat. I mean look at his team. When you're on a bad team your stats will look worse simple as that.

#2523588 Spezza Requests Trade

Posted by DeGraa55 on 12 June 2014 - 08:38 AM

Spezza is a good player, but not what this team needs, I think they already have the skills available that Spezza would bring (at least in the near term)

I disagree he has decent size IIRC. And is a short term answer at 2c until we see if Weiss will be and a long term answer at 1c once dat retires. He is a perfect guy to have for the next 4-8 years depending how long he maintains his level of play.

Yup just looked 6 3 220. AND for those who don't know....IS A RIGHTY

#2523494 Dan Boyle's rights traded to the Islanders…..

Posted by DeGraa55 on 11 June 2014 - 11:19 AM

I am about to take Corsi stats outback and take a huge dump on it

That's cute. Then just look at your stats on NHL.com. It still doesn't change the fact that smith had more points in 5on 5 play then kronwall or any ither defenseman with us. So that means he should be on the PP much more than he was.

#2523476 The Franzen Hate.

Posted by DeGraa55 on 11 June 2014 - 08:38 AM

Wait, what? Vanek? He was a ghost in the playoffs

Did you even watch the Canadians? Hell even NBC guys commented in it a couple times. He was always a threat and putting pressure on the opposing team.