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#2685878 Whose autograph is this? Can someone help me?

Posted by Euro_Twins on 13 September 2016 - 09:46 PM

Piccolo is not impressed

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#2685646 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Euro_Twins on 08 September 2016 - 12:43 AM

I would be because it's the right thing to do instead of hanging on to a meaningless streak. Sharks will need a rebuild soon too but they still have their defense fixed with Burns and Vlasic.

When you have a team that doesn't have a number 1 center, number 1 defenseman and UFAs aren't exactly knocking on the door there are 2 options: trade or draft them. Toronto learned this the hard way...Vancouver is going to learn it the hard way too soon. So I'd rather see young guys, who need 1 or 2 years at the worst in the minors develop, than seeing guys like Mantha sent down so some patchwork players can play...and I'd rather see mistakes from learning by doing instead of veterans who could be used for more draft picks taking spots away.

To me it seems like the Wings want to learn it the hard way and whoever follows Holland will be stuck with a leafs like sitatution before they decided to rebuild. If people believe being a team without a clear vision that drafts around 15 plus and either misses the playoffs or is out in the first round is exciting or something desirable more power to them..to me the red wings way should be building towards cup or bust.


What will you say if larkin becomes a legit 1c and in 2-3 years were a legit contender while still holding on to the "meaningless" streak? I'd be happy with 5 more years of sub-par hockey just to take away Boston's record TBH


#2685521 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Euro_Twins on 05 September 2016 - 07:07 AM

simple: offense wins games, defense championships.

Wings biggest need is defense and Fowler, Trouba are the closest running for immediate help. Still young enough to be in their prime when this team finally has some top picks on the roster.

No, they aren't elite but the point is elite guys like Ekblad are drafted and not available. Tatar, Nyquist do have the most value of all forwards who aren't prospects but yeah wings need to add if they want Trouba or Fowler. Especially Trouba is hard because the Jets are stacked at the forward position so other than Larkin I highly doubt Cheveldayoff will be interested in anything the Wings can trade for him.


Except that after Pittsburgh wins the cup your argument about defense winning championships becomes less valid. It Kay be true some of the time. But not always.


#2684799 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Euro_Twins on 14 August 2016 - 10:33 AM

I know most people don't like this idea. But with larkin being so young and already a top 6 center, and nielson locked up long term, why not trade aa in a package for a dman?


#2684228 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Euro_Twins on 30 July 2016 - 10:11 AM

Some of you are so hard to please.


Not in the sack though. It's like wham bam thank you ma'am


#2683965 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Euro_Twins on 26 July 2016 - 01:24 PM

I apologize for my constant helm hate every chance I get, but as annoying as that can be, it's just as annoying when also 8n every thread we have to read how helm is great for this team and is the best 3rd line center in the world. He simply is not. I admit, he is also not the worst thing for this team either. I don't like him, some love him. But if I'm to quit, I'd like to also stop seeing the polar opposite.

He's a bottoman 6 player who is overpaid, for too long and will probably be used inappropriately. If he pops up with with a NMC I will go and burn his contract personally and kick Holland in the area where most gm's balls reside.


....continued from DD thread.


So, what's the price for Trouba? Would you part with Mantha? What is WPG looking for?


So basically you'll stop posting how much you hate helm in every thread and every post as long as everyone agrees he's overpaid for too long and he's not a very good 3 center? Sounds fair I guess


#2683302 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Euro_Twins on 16 July 2016 - 12:56 PM

The defensive lineup is basically no different than last year. 
 
Marchenko is basically Quincey but without Quincey's "grit" but probably a better passing ability. 
 
In conclusion, I still want a better defensive core before october. 


We like our team


#2683288 Wings file for abitration with Peter Mrazek

Posted by Euro_Twins on 16 July 2016 - 05:38 AM

He really is...overpaid 4th liner. This is Cleary 2.0.


Lol


#2683210 Glendening signs 4-year, $1.8m AAV extension

Posted by Euro_Twins on 14 July 2016 - 04:28 PM

 
Yeah, after reading about the extension I went to check out our cap situation and it's pretty ugly. Bad contracts, and a lot of long contracts. I really hope George McPhee likes Howard and Ericsson....


I thought each team can only lose 1 player?


#2682973 For the Kenny apologists, what Holland move would change your stance o

Posted by Euro_Twins on 12 July 2016 - 12:16 PM

yes. I found a thread in HFBoards that's filled with the best gifs and pics. Most of them are Flashy G's
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I found my avatar pic there too


Ya you probably weren't around when flashy used to come round here all the time. His game day threads were priceless. He has mad Photoshop skills


#2682952 For the Kenny apologists, what Holland move would change your stance o

Posted by Euro_Twins on 12 July 2016 - 08:25 AM

The signing bonus? I'm pretty sure a lot of post 2013 lockout contracts have those. Could be wrong.


No the bonus he turned down in February or March. It was specifically only if he played his final contract year


#2682910 For the Kenny apologists, what Holland move would change your stance o

Posted by Euro_Twins on 11 July 2016 - 04:20 PM

Holland trading the 16th pick and the Defense man that they desperately need were traded for one single year of relief of Dats contract should wake the rest of them up.  The Jets got a great defense man with our 16th pick.  Holland is the worst part of the Detroit organization, has delayed their rebuild and continues to do so.


Arizona jets?


#2682850 Datsyuk Announcement to Officially Leave NHL

Posted by Euro_Twins on 10 July 2016 - 05:45 PM

This is turning into some creepy fan thread, checking where he lives, his daughters, his wife and ex, how he travels...


A little more research and we can find out which restaurant in Russia he frequently visits.


#2682820 Should any of #91, #13, #40, #30 be retired? Poll/Discussion

Posted by Euro_Twins on 10 July 2016 - 01:33 PM

Unfortunately the one option I would've voted for isn't on the poll. IMO Datsyuk is the only one out of the 4 that will have his jersey hanging in the rafters. Personally I'd like to see Sergei's 91 up there too, but the way he left for the Ducks makes me doubt that will ever happen. Hank is good, and was definitely a huge part of our '08 Cup. But for an organization like the Wings, you need at least 2 or more Cups to even be considered. So the jury is still out on Hank (maybe he'll lead us to another Cup before he hangs em up). As for Osgood. Always loved the guy. But he was never even close to elite. He was solid, which turned into decent, which turned into dreadful. 


Datsyuk left in the middle of his contract. If you're using Sergei leaving to Anaheim as a free agent to go to Anaheim as a reason to not have his jersey retired, you should not be saying datsyuk will have his retired. He bolted to Russia without playing out his contract.


#2682768 Wings file for abitration with Peter Mrazek

Posted by Euro_Twins on 10 July 2016 - 05:11 AM

If only they could have made rules to not allow Roy to wear an 4XL jersey back in the day.


Really?

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