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#2534650 Lines Thread

Posted by wings4thecup06 on Yesterday, 06:27 PM

You're right someone was good 10, 15 or 20 years ago so they must still be good now!

Howe can prolly still play let's sign him up.

 

Plus, things shouldn't just be gifted to anyone in life, they should be earned. Just like with the young kids here. Why would they be pasted straight into the lineup every night if they hadn't already proven they could play at that level, or even tried to earn it? It sends the wrong message to everyone in the organisation. Whereas sending the message of 'if you want to play here, you've got to earn it', promotes (IMO) hard work and competition. 

 

Now, granted, it might have seemed like over the last few years the Wings haven't exactly been as lenient with the kids as they perhaps should, but as we saw last year, opportunities arose, and the kids grabbed the bull by the horns and 'earned' their spots. Hopefully, the likes of Jurco and co outplay Cleary and start the year with the big boys. 




#2534648 Lines Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on Yesterday, 06:18 PM

You're right someone was good 10, 15 or 20 years ago so they must still be good now!

Howe can prolly still play let's sign him up.

 

So you really don't get the concept gaining someone's trust and how that works....

 

Forget hockey...just in general.  It's a fairly primitive concept.


Or how putting a young person through adversity, and having them overcome obstacles, helps build them to be a better person.




#2534345 Who is YOUR most under-appreciated/unsung Red Wing?

Posted by kliq on 15 August 2014 - 07:58 PM

Who was that other guy on the line with Brett and Pavel? ;)

 

 

Boyd Devereaux? I remember they called the line something like 2 kids and an old goat. Or am I missing some type of sarcasm here lol




#2533510 Predictions for the DRW 2014-15 Season!

Posted by Dabura on 02 August 2014 - 01:21 AM

To be clear...

 

I don't necessarily believe things are going to go especially well for the Wings this season. The point I'm trying to make is this: for all the issues the Wings have, the teams that are, generally, considered tops in the East really aren't much better than the Wings, maybe not even better at all when you really get down to it (unless we're talking about the Bruins, who are among the best in the league because they have Chara, Bergeron, Rask, Lucic, Krejci, et al.)

 

I'm not justifying Ken Holland's inaction. If anything, I feel the conference being wide open almost makes him beholden to bring in a quality player or two that could give us a shot in the arm and maybe help us gain an edge over the other playoff-worthy teams.

 

Nor am I saying there aren't some very good teams in the East. I do think the Habs are slightly better than the Wings, but the key word is "slightly." It wasn't so long ago that we were all jacked up about a possible first-round date with the Penguins. We truly felt the Wings could take the Penguins out, and Penguins fans were praying for Columbus, and then the Hurricanes happened. Hell, like I said before, it wasn't so long ago that we took out an excellent Ducks team and almost did the same to an even better Blackhawks team, all with a roster that I feel was inferior to what we have now.

 

And y'know what else? A part of me wants us to finish in the basement so we can, hopefully, snag a genuinely elite prospect, maybe even one who could make an immediate impact. Hell, I probably wouldn't be totally opposed to tanking for a shot at a generational talent. So it's not like I'm in denial about where we stand. I just think this Wings team is better than this past season says we are. So much went wrong for us, but we squeaked into the playoffs. What if so much were to go right for us this season? Answer: we wouldn't be squeaking into the playoffs. What if even just a couple of the things that went wrong for us in 2013-14 were to go right for us in 2014-15? Answer: we wouldn't be squeaking into the playoffs.

 

I'm cautiously optimistic. I think that's the way to go.




#2533490 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by KATIEBARTHEDOOR24 on 01 August 2014 - 09:47 PM

I don't see where all the confusion is coming from. A NEW season is fast approaching. This is Red Wings cock bobble. All the naysayers can leave or stay and watch as we take over the league once again.

GO WINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


#2533473 Predictions for the DRW 2014-15 Season!

Posted by wings_fanatic on 01 August 2014 - 04:49 PM

Last season Howard costed us around 10 games before Jan.1st and then after that he found his game. To add to that, We missed Pav and Hank for half the season, Weiss pretty much the whole season, Helm off and on all year, Franzen was hit or miss, Alfie missed time, Danny D, Smith and Ericsson all missed chunks of time. Going into this season, with a very good schedule that we have, a fresh healthy load, there is NO REASON to think that this team cannot do substantially better than we did last year. I mean for God sake, in March alone, we litererally did not have Pav, Hank, Weiss, Helm, Anderson (5 centerman) hence why we had to trade for Legwand. I would LOVE to see how any other team in the league would fare in that situation. Lets stop being so negative and wait to see what our healthy team can do, with the kids also playing important roles.




#2533343 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by rick zombo on 30 July 2014 - 08:21 AM

Tatar knows what direction this team is going.......

 

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#2533030 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by rick zombo on 25 July 2014 - 11:14 PM

In 3-4 years, Helm will be skating circles around a pile of crows for LGW to feast upon ;)

 

I hope he plays 82 games next season and everyone forgets the past 2 years.

 

I think we’d all love that. 




#2533021 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 25 July 2014 - 06:58 PM

 

If you look at my line-up (which was done in a pretty light-hearted fashion by the way) it's clear that I was looking 3-4 years down the road. By then, Ericsson's deal will be up and he'll be passed over for younger/better players. And Helm? Let's just just say, with his injury history,  I'll be surprised if he can still walk in 3-4 years

In 3-4 years, Helm will be skating circles around a pile of crows for LGW to feast upon ;)

 

I hope he plays 82 games next season and everyone forgets the past 2 years.




#2531525 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by number9 on 11 July 2014 - 11:01 AM

So basically if Alfredsson re-signs Jurco is going down.




#2531513 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 11 July 2014 - 10:35 AM

CapGeek ‏@capgeek 52s

Dan Cleary's bonus is $1 million for 10 games played. #RedWings

 

This s*** just gets more and more comical, Dano is going to make 2.5 million next year :lol:




#2531125 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by T.Low on 10 July 2014 - 04:00 PM

Quince @4.5, Cleary @1.5...I know there's term and circumstances, yada, yada, yada, but I can't help but seeing $6m that should be going to a top 4D or top 6F...


#2531114 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by roboturner on 10 July 2014 - 03:54 PM

"I don't know why they're not coming here"

 

This is why, Ken. This is why.




#2531100 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by hankzet40 on 10 July 2014 - 03:47 PM

There are no words, other than Holland has to go.




#2531090 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 10 July 2014 - 03:43 PM

As a moderator here, I'm just glad the Wings didn't announce the re-signing of Quincey and Cleary on the same day.