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#2531279 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by WingsAlways on 10 July 2014 - 06:10 PM

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I wouldn't mind it if he would stay healthy until the playoffs. 




#2529608 Well...at least we're not Philadelphia. Giroux Arrested.

Posted by WingsAlways on 02 July 2014 - 07:50 PM

 

No way can Giroux out party Patrick Kane.  I mean, he gave it a valiant effort, but there are drunken douchey assholes, and then there's this guy...

 

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I bet Tatar could drink Kane under the table.




#2529458 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by WingsAlways on 02 July 2014 - 12:29 PM

You sir, are a grade A clown. Tank the season?? GTFO and go root for the Canucks or Flyers or someone.

 

^ This. 

 

We're not the Oilers, in fact we have something that's rare in this league and elsewhere anymore. Integrity. (and Datsyuk)




#2529120 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by WingsAlways on 01 July 2014 - 08:27 PM

You know, it really amazes me how quickly everyone seems to just want to fire KH and blow up the ship. And because of what exactly? We re-signed a guy who played well for us in the second half and has a proven track record of being a solid 3-4 D man. So we didn't sign any big name free agents, and? Did we really want Boyle here for 3 years? No. Orpik for 5 years and $5.5m? No. Niskanen for 7 years? I didn't. Stralman for 5 years? No. The list goes on and on. Guys who are cashing in on one or two good years (besides Boyle) and using the thin market to drive up their prices. It is frankly, a joke. The worst thing the wings could have done was to sign someone like that for a massive term which locks us in, blocking the path for 1 or 2 kids when they are ready either this season or next. 

 

Why is it that we are so quick to lambast something that we don't like, yet it takes 100 things to satisfy us? I mean, for crying out loud, we're not the Leafs. It's not like we haven't won a cup in the last 50 years. And also, it's not even like we're not competitive anymore. This team was a playoff team. Granted, the last 2 years have been touch and go, but 2 years ago we took the cup champs to 7 and had them on the ropes. In that 2012-13 roster, there were 26 players who were part of this seasons roster. 26!!!!!!!! And this season, most were injured, and yet somehow, due to some strong play of guys who will form the future of this team, we made it in. 

 

There is, quite clearly, a rebuild in progress at the moment. And it amazes me how people can't seem to get excited about the future prospects of Dekeyser, Tatar, Nyquist, Sheahan, Jurco, Sproul, Marchenko, Ouellet, Mantha, Mrazek. Combined with a healthy D and Z and the other GOOD pieces we have on this team. So what's changed? Why has everyone become so despondent, when really, I think our time is coming right around the corner. Maybe not this year, but the year after for sure. If our kids continue trending upwards, we'll be right up there. Everyone is entitled to their opinions, but to ignore the obvious positives that are emanating from this teams future and insist on throwing everything out in the trash just because we struck out on 1 day of the year is, in my eyes, nuts. 

 

Very well said my friend! 

 

July 1st is both exciting and agonizing. We fans look forward to this day all year long and after an early playoff exit, it seems to be a small light in the darkness. When we have such high expectations and then do nothing, emotions tend to run hot. The fact that we were dissed by players not wanting to come here made those emotions run hotter and Ken Holland becomes the primary target. It's nice to see some much needed positive energy and logic. 




#2528676 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by WingsAlways on 01 July 2014 - 04:26 PM

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Welcome to Detroit, Andy Miele. It's good to see us getting bigger up front...oh wait.




#2517212 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by WingsAlways on 26 April 2014 - 05:07 PM

 

I've thought about it lately, and I think I want Mantha on the team straight out of camp. Let's just go all in with the youth, get them as much time with Z and D and maybe Alfie as possible.

 

I agree about Mantha. Alfie left his career to come to Detroit and win a cup, I think we need for give him another run. However I want to see some major changes in the offseason.

 

And I think Smith played his ass off this series.




#2517185 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by WingsAlways on 26 April 2014 - 04:59 PM

I never thought I would be saying this, but I think I just turned into an interim Habs fan. f*** the Bruins.




#2514771 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

Posted by WingsAlways on 24 April 2014 - 04:15 PM

Game time prediction - A stray hair falls out of Zetterberg's beard, gets lodged in Tuukka Rask's eye, Wings go on to win.




#2507557 bashing skid the kid

Posted by WingsAlways on 09 April 2014 - 01:02 AM

Crosby really hates playing Zetterberg we should take pride in that

 

Crosby and Hank are polar opposites. Crosby wears the C on his sleeve to sell jerseys, Hank is an honest example of what it means to be a captain.

 

The day Crosby refused to shake Nick Lidstrom's hand is the day I lost any chance of respect for him.




#2506809 4/5 GDT - Canadiens 5 vs Red Wings 3

Posted by WingsAlways on 05 April 2014 - 10:41 PM

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#2506164 Glendening signed to 3 year extension

Posted by WingsAlways on 05 April 2014 - 11:42 AM

 

No way, he's got Cleary locked up Silence of the Lambs style.

 

"It puts the biscuit in the basket or it gets the hose again"

 

Love this signing!




#2505795 Detroit says Weiss "Not Getting Better", likely done for year

Posted by WingsAlways on 04 April 2014 - 03:17 PM

What a f***en disaster he's been

Any chance there's something wrong with him mentally? On the quote it said holland expected him back along time ago actually .... Makes me wonder with the awful season he had to start with us and last year maybe he's just quitting and doesn't wanna return this year

 

Perhaps the same deal Franzen went through? Hockey is constant wear and tear on the body and mind, I used to play in beer leagues. I can't begin to imagine playing at a pro level.




#2505655 Around The League - Eastern Conference Playoff Race

Posted by WingsAlways on 03 April 2014 - 09:45 PM

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#2505414 4/2 GDT - Bruins 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by WingsAlways on 03 April 2014 - 12:26 AM

I could see this a million times and it still wouldnt get old.

 

The way Goose is going, we just may :)




#2505381 4/2 GDT - Bruins 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by WingsAlways on 02 April 2014 - 10:50 PM

I keep watching replays of the Nyquist goal, it puts me in mind of that scene in the Hobbit where the giants are trying to catch Bilbo but he is too small and fast...  :lol: