Since the Bertuzzi signing, he has now paid 3 mil for Sammy, 2 mil for Colo, 2 mil for Tootoo, 2 mil for Bertuzzi, 2 mil for Abdelkader, 4 mil for Quincey, 1 mil for Gustavson, 5 mil for Howard.
None of these players can SCORE GOALS.
21 million for jack squat. Add Flip and its 25 million. Gee, I wonder why we are struggling.
The worst part about it is that the drop off from our waste is not even a drop off in most cases. Its an improvement.
Howard ~ Mrazek = 3 mil savings
Filppula ~ Nyquist = 3 mil savings
Quincey ~ Dekeyser = 2 mil savings
Sammy ~ Anderson = 2 mil savings
Abdelkader ~ Tatar = 1 mil savings
Colo ~ Lash off = 1 mil savings
Tootoo ~ Sheahan = 1 mil savings
Bertuzzi ~ Ferarro = 1 mil savings
Gustavsson ~ McCollum = 1 mil savings.
15 million down the crapper. This is why we are in 8th place. The good teams are picking up superstar forwards and paying them 7-9 mil a year and putting them with good, big, young players out of their system. We are picking up crappy old guys and letting them take the spots of our young players. Injuries are the only thing that stops Holland's stupidity from totally wrecking the organization.
well the axe returns with a bang i guess...
you think Mrazek, is better than howie, and is nhl ready after 2 games? lol
nyquist is not yet better, or the same as flip, as much as i like him
andersson isn't even the same type of player as sammy, so this one is just dumb, I agree we need to lose sammy, but not for andersson
once again abby is a much different player than tatar, he is a big body 4th line grinder, tatar is a small fast skilled shooter
colo should go if he can't stay healthy, and he gets payed 1.775 mil more then lashoff not 1mil
feraro has never even played a game in the nhl and you want him to immediately replace bert? c'mon man
mccollum is garbage, I would keep monster over him anyday
the only move that makes sense here is dekeyser replacing quincey
you cannot have a team full of rookies and expect it to be in a better position then we are now
let him sit with a sore brain for all I care, get Tatar from gr, and buyout sammy. I didn't like the signing when kenny made it, but I figured lets give him a chance, but the guy can't play more than a game without getting hurt, him and colaiacovo are really milking Mr. I for every penny
It was 1993 when I decided to become a wings fan, I was 5 years old, and my dad was a leafs fan, so it created the perfect household rivalry, my uncle soon after bought me my first wings jersey, which i promptly covered in pizza grease at the red wings games lol. I always loved the dedication we had to winning while being very classy about it, I could never be a sharks fan, or a nucks fan, or a canadien fan for this exact reason. I support my wings through thick and thin, I've seen 4 cups, not something most people can say!
nyquist is very talented and nhl ready, the problem is, when you only get a couple games in the nhl at a time and they constantly move you around, you really don't get a chance to prove your worth, or get your feet wet. What we have seen the past few games, is what I believe to be the NHL Nyquist
finally the meltdown seems to be subsiding, and all the crazy people are reverting back to normal. People are actual starting to realize that the deals made today in most part were over payments, aside from Gaborik, who is under performing for a very high cap hit, so they can have him. People seem to slip into a blind rage around here every time something they don't like happens
So am I legitimately the only one that's gonna back Abby up and say that anyone in the top 8 can win it?
I do too, but don't say it too loudly, the LGW doom and gloomers will suck all of our hopeful optimism from us, with numbers and logic and stuff. What they don't realize is that a team with heart and fire can outwork the most talented team in the world
Yes, there's a certain formula for the low seeds that go a long way.
#1: They are usually scrappy, and physical.
#2: They usually are riding a really hot goalie and a good defense.
#3: They usually do it when the Wings are supposed to win it all.
when was the last time the wings were suppose to win it all, that a low seed team made a deep run?