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#2530116 Hockey News: Red Wings ‘D’ hunting

Posted by Euro_Twins on 05 July 2014 - 01:44 PM

Last season, Buff scored 56 points in 78 games, 256 shots, 213 hits and 80 blocked shots. For someone that plays that physical, still managed under 100 PIM. 
Just saying, heavy point shot PP guy that rips it on net a LOT, will take the body and put up points like a top 6 forward, i'll take him in a second. Sounds like he has a lot of attributes we were severely lacking last season, especially in playoffs.

I heard he's good at hot dog eating competitions too!

#2530018 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Euro_Twins on 04 July 2014 - 06:39 PM

Do you even watch the wings? Like I'm not tryig to be mean...but really. Do you not remember ANDERSON as our top line center? What caused that? Injuries. The same injury prone players being injured and you think it's going to change this year why?

Why do you think year after year when the same players are injured Itll change this year? Legwand is just a cheap insurance policy that we now wont have.

Logically speaking. I highly doubt all those players will be injured at the same time again, and with z having that surgery he may not even miss very many games now this year.

#2529968 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Euro_Twins on 04 July 2014 - 01:20 PM

Weiss recovering well and skating well


#2529906 Hockey News: Red Wings ‘D’ hunting

Posted by Euro_Twins on 03 July 2014 - 10:57 PM

I for one would love big buff on my back end... Wait...

#2529840 Trial date set in Steve Moore’s lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi

Posted by Euro_Twins on 03 July 2014 - 04:57 PM

I could have made $100 million dollars if I hadn't broke my foot...

#2529320 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by Euro_Twins on 02 July 2014 - 07:52 AM

So. After a night's sleep on this I have come to realise one thing. If I tried to ignore all the posts I didn't like in this thread, I'd be left with virtually nothing to read.  :lol:
Seriously though, everyone really does need to just chill. We've still got a very good, competitive team that will see improvement from our kids (both at forward and D), hopefully a return to form from our number 1 goalie, hopefully a healthy season from Weiss and a full season from Datsyuk and Z. That alone should get us a good solid seeding for the playoffs. I'll bet on that. 
Yes the Quincey move does look a little panicked, but I still believe that he had a solid second half (I saw it with my own eyes after all, and I'm sure several others did). The thing with a D man like Quincey is, that when he is playing well, you don't notice he's there, such that if anyone asked you if he had a solid second half, you wouldn't be able to remember because he never did anything spectacularly good or bad. 
There is, in my opinion, absolutely no reason to panic, because we haven't had a losing season since 1991. I don't need to sit here and regurgitate the facts. But the point is, I could understand if people were being defeatist and calling for KH's head if we had a horrendous season, but the fact, is, we didn't. By all accounts it was a good season, if not miraculous. And we saw the future develop right before us that I believe will be our core for years to come. They might not contain the next D or Z, but let's face it, when those guys were rookies, did anyone ever envisage them turning into the stars they are today?
The point is, this team didn't get any worse at all this offseason. In fact, it got better as the kids will have another year's worth of season and playoff experience, we;ll be healthy again (touch wood), and we subtracted some old worn out parts (Bertuzzi, Samuelsson - and hopefully Cleary but that remains to be seen). Oh yea, and we've got Mantha turning pro, and several kids in GR ready to step in and actually challenge for jobs in training camp.
So why all the doom and gloom? There is actually a lot to like about this teams future.  

We did have a horrendous season. Barely making it into the playoffs. All the injuries. Goaltending and defense issues. What part of the season was miraculous? Just because nyquist went on an absolute tear in the last half doesn't make it a miraculous season. In fact it shows how bad we were that one (basically rookie) had to carry our team. Holland can talk about us needing that right hand shot on the blue line all he wants. Until he actually does something useful for once he has lost this loyal Holland defenders confidence.

#2529122 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

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

Weiss didn't pass, Alfie didn't pass. Datsyuk resigned, Kronwall resigned. What do you want? We can't sign everyone. There are 29 other teams that are trying to get better just like we are. Do you want us to overpay someone just to say we signed them then to be stuck with a horrible cap hit for someone who isn't worth it 4-5 years down the road when we need to resign a bunch of our young guys? 
We are building for the next 8-12 years not the next 2. People can't get that through their heads.

Instead of promoting a young player they 're sign the second worst dman we had last year with a raise. It's not just who we missed out on this year. He's been saying we need a top 4 right handed shot to bolster the blue line for years and has done nothing about it. He talks about the kids and instead gives raises to plugs that are useless.

#2529086 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by Euro_Twins on 01 July 2014 - 07:56 PM




It's not like Holland hasn't tried to get help on the blueline. We were spurned by several guys this offseason and the Suter situation is well documented. We have 5 guys in the AHL who could all play in the NHL in the next two years, granted they won't all play for us. It takes time to "give the team a new identity." You can't do that over night in the salary cap era unless you get a guy like Crosby in the draft. The identity is starting to change with Goose, Tats, Sheahan, Jurco all coming up. I'd be surprised if we didn't end up seeing one of the young Dmen play at least 35-40 games this season. The change is happening, but it just isn't going to happen overnight. 


How many players have to pass on Detroit, how many times do we have to be "in the mix" and end up empty handed? Trying isn't good enough anymore. When you miss out on one big name ufa, that's one thing, then a couple years later, not having fixed the problem via trade or free agency, instead using useless plugs a la Quincey, you miss out on a whole lot of big time upgrades? disgraceful, unacceptable... #fireholland

#2529017 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by Euro_Twins on 01 July 2014 - 07:14 PM

QUINCEY Cap Hit $4.25 million


Ericsson Cap Hit $4.25 million


am I missing something?

#2529007 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by Euro_Twins on 01 July 2014 - 07:08 PM

I defended Holland last summer, the trade deadline, and now... FED UP


get rid of this sack of useless potatoes. He, Quincey and Cleary can go to a beach together and never return. Seriously, not only did he sign the guy NOBODY wanted back, but he gave him a raise to boot, and he was already way overpaid before. Missed out on every free agent?!? EVERY ONE?!? not a single player in the nhl wants to go to Detroit? I don't care what anyone says, Jim was the better choice for GM, look at the things he has done in dallas

#2528519 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Euro_Twins on 01 July 2014 - 03:36 PM

@asktheduffer: Speculation that Niskanen's camp may have overestimated his bargaining power and priced himself out of market. Could be back in play.


Best agent in the business, I recall a former wing named Brunner who had a similar agent do a similar thing... wait a minute

#2528457 Wings sign Kevin Porter to 1-year, 2-way contract

Posted by Euro_Twins on 01 July 2014 - 03:05 PM

I honestly don't even want to see this on the main page, maybe I'll go take a nap and forget  today even happened

#2527656 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Euro_Twins on 01 July 2014 - 11:06 AM

Thanks kip

#2527551 It's too bad about us having Weiss...

Posted by Euro_Twins on 01 July 2014 - 08:39 AM

60 points for a second center is very good. We can't have a team full of superstars anymore.

#2527547 It's too bad about us having Weiss...

Posted by Euro_Twins on 01 July 2014 - 08:35 AM

Even if he put up 60 points and 25 goals?