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#2428933 who's on their way out of Detroit

Posted by DeGraa55 on 09 July 2013 - 04:47 AM

First, it would not break my heart if Cleary walked.  Second, to those of you who wish to lose Patrick Eaves, I beg to differ...he has a place in the penalty kill with Drew Miller.  Bert is getting long in the tooth, and his back problems just won't disappear - in fact, they will most likely get worse.  Sammy is a safe removal, but who's going to want him after last season's fiasco?

Its not about wanting him gone. Its about well just look.

Z DAT Abby
Franzen Weiss Alfie
Nyquist Anderson Tatar
Eaves emmerton miller

Bench; too too

Injured helm Bert Sammy.

See the problem? What happens if/when helm and Bert are healthy?

This is why I was against the miller signing. The dude is a heck of a guy for us...we just don't have room. Now we all expect a trade or two. This is where "addition by subtraction" would help us a lot.

#2428815 Wings Attempting to Re-sign Cleary

Posted by DeGraa55 on 08 July 2013 - 02:35 PM

The author of that article is Ryan Lambert, whose hate for the Red Wings runs so deep as to manifest itself in everything he writes about hockey. An example? He once wrote an article criticizing Lidstrom for retiring during the finals.
He's without a doubt the least-liked of the Puck Daddy writers.

Who cares? Do you disagree with his quote?

#2428320 Free Agent Signings

Posted by DeGraa55 on 07 July 2013 - 12:55 AM

You're going to have to promise yourself to one day watching an NHL game.

In all fairness the guy was on the Florida panthers....I don't wake up and just look forward to watching some panther hockey! Lol

#2428298 Parros signs with Montreal

Posted by DeGraa55 on 06 July 2013 - 11:23 PM

Funny thing is, the Wings won 4 Cups with the 4th line chipping in on goals in a big way, so no you don't rely on them but it's a nice bonus when they do.
Was Boston and Anaheim stupid for dressing Thornton, no, but clearly anyone could've replaced him.
All these guys you so desperately want the Wings to go after all the time are playoff nobodies. I'll admit that I'm not a big fight fan in hockey ... I used to be, back in the days when guys actually hated one another. Now, for the most part, it's just scripted crap and for the most part, pointless. You know going in, who's going to fight who ... what's the point in that? The last Red Wing fight that actually meant something was McCarty pounding Lemieux, for retaliation on the Draper hit the previous year.
Give me fights like that, where guys hate each other. Don't give me Parros-Orr lining up and going before anyone has even started to sweat ... it's gong show nonsense.
Looking back on the last 8 Cup winning teams, the only "goons" who have contributed the their team's SC run was Ben Eager and Thornton.

Let's not forget the best wings team had a grind line which included McCarty. And had several other willing to drop the gloves. Non one is saying you need an pure goon to be good. But guys like a shanahan that score and fight....every good team needs but they're rare.

#2428150 He's got the Moves Like Jagr..because he's Jaromir Jagr.....

Posted by DeGraa55 on 06 July 2013 - 04:47 PM

Well we might as well give him 3m over 3 years as well.

#2428148 Wings Attempting to Re-sign Cleary

Posted by DeGraa55 on 06 July 2013 - 04:45 PM

Well the way were going maybe I'll get to see Gordie howe play after all. Give him a three year deal Kenny. I think he can play in the too six as well.

As a matter of fact my grandpa is retired I think he could use 3m for 3 years as well....get it done Kenny.

#2427936 is anyone happy right now?

Posted by DeGraa55 on 06 July 2013 - 06:43 AM

Helm has been declared healthy and ready to play before. It's when he starts playing that's the problem.Supposedly, Morrow and Iginla's motivation to win the Cup was supposed to put the Pens over the top. I don't know why anyone thinks Alfredsson wanting to win a cup is any different.I guess my whole issue is that for the past few seasons, we keep hearing, oh just wait, Kenny Holland is making these conservative moves to plan for the future so we can sign that big free agent or make that big move. But it never comes. Or it's, just wait till these kids in Grand Rapids get in the lineup. But no, they're not ready until they're 25 and then they have to play a few seasons on the 3rd or 4th line to prove you are NHL worthy.Maybe I'm forgetting, but have the Wings made any kind of significant trade since the Shanahan trade in the 96/97 season?

A 1st for Quincey duh. How can you forget?

#2426121 Flyers sign giroux to 8 yr $66.2 mill extension

Posted by DeGraa55 on 04 July 2013 - 07:52 PM

What do you mean, "you people"? But really, exactly what is the point you're trying to make here? Nobody said that they'd not be able to re-sign Giroux. They'll just need to sacrifice a bunch of players to stay under the cap.

Just like Chicago had no chance to win another cuo after their last one cause they'll be weak in other areas.

#2426111 Wings in on Alfredsson

Posted by DeGraa55 on 04 July 2013 - 07:45 PM

God damn I hope this is af****** joke.

#2425718 Trade/Buyout thread

Posted by DeGraa55 on 04 July 2013 - 03:50 AM

Are you kidding? He'll be the team's power play QB.

And the lions QB.

#2425683 Players of Interest

Posted by DeGraa55 on 04 July 2013 - 12:19 AM

Yay if there is no trades our team will be worse. Cool.

#2425232 The Overreaction Thread

Posted by DeGraa55 on 03 July 2013 - 04:58 AM

Its actually not an overreaction to say Holland has lost his touch. These last few years and this off season PROVE it. I won't saying for 100% this off season yet...but if he resigns cleary for 3m for 3 years and doesn't trade for anyone I will. And Weiss is a downgrade. The way it looks now we will have the same team next year minus fil adding Weiss which makes us worsen overall. And his two years deals last year to Sammy and cola were just complete stupidity.

Remember 4.5m is too much for a proven star but 3m to 3 useless bums is OK!.

#2424915 Report: Red Wings out on Lecavalier - signs with Philly 5@4.5 per

Posted by DeGraa55 on 02 July 2013 - 05:56 PM

The thing is this isn't an opinion is a proven fact. For 4.5m what's better Vinny or cola and Sammy? I mean seriously this isn't even an arguement.

#2424900 Red Wings won't pursue David Clarkson

Posted by DeGraa55 on 02 July 2013 - 05:48 PM

We like our team

#2424896 Report: Red Wings out on Lecavalier - signs with Philly 5@4.5 per

Posted by DeGraa55 on 02 July 2013 - 05:47 PM

Darren Dreger ‏@DarrenDreger 1m
5 years, $4.5 per for Vinny in Philly confirmed.

Gosh that wouldve been perfect for us.....i dont understand Holland.....run out the same old guys that can't do s*** and expect better results. Just wait when he resigns Brunner and clearly and our only change was letting fil go for nothing.