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#2378812 An interesting point about our apparent deadline strategy

Posted by Serratoni on 02 April 2013 - 04:04 PM

Holland admitted at the start of the season that the team might not make the playoffs. Of course this is a rebuilding year. The GM brass just won't come right out and say it because the team has so many fans who would balk at the idea. A lot of posters call Wings fans spoiled. I'm not one of them. Instead, I think Wings fans are impatient. Many have been watching the team since 2000 or so and think they're veteran fans. They've never experienced a rebuild. They've never developed the patience it can sometimes take to follow a franchise. As a result, the organization is rebuilding on the fly while never publicly admitting to it.


The Wings are quietly (and not-so-quietly last week) building a nice young defense. The team also has a variety of forward prospects in GR and elsewhere, along with veteran leadership (Zetterberg) that won't be going anywhere for a number of years.


Have faith, fans, and be patient. Enjoy the magic of Datsyuk and the emergence of young stars over the next few seasons.

#2376026 Wings Make Offer to Danny D!

Posted by Serratoni on 29 March 2013 - 02:24 PM

I think the Wings probably asked him to wait, if for no other reason than because nobody in the organization would be available to field questions, make remarks, etc. while they are in the air. 


Do we know if KH was with the team for last night's game or no?

I thought someone said he was NOT at the game elsewhere in this thread (which is too long for me to check. Because. Lazy.)

#2375912 Wings Make Offer to Danny D!

Posted by Serratoni on 29 March 2013 - 11:53 AM

The Rumor Wire @TheRumorWire 49s

I'm being told Danny DeKeyser has signed with the Detroit Red Wings. Stay tuned, more to come.

#2375887 Wings Make Offer to Danny D!

Posted by Serratoni on 29 March 2013 - 11:31 AM

I'm hoping it's his agent (Meehan) trying to drum up as much attention as possible. Otherwise I don't understand the delay if he is in fact choosing Detroit.




Wishful thinking on Son of a Wing's part, I'm afraid. I seriously hope I'm wrong though and will be happy to eat crow.


Bring on Dekeyser in the red and white!

#2375883 Wings Make Offer to Danny D!

Posted by Serratoni on 29 March 2013 - 11:23 AM

I'm hearing on twitter that his decision will come within yet another 30 minutes (12:20 pm as I write this).


I can't believe that the wait is a good sign for Detroit. Not buying the "Iginla hoopla" excuse.


Why so conflicted Danny?

social media has ruined sports. 

Says the guy posting on a sports forum on teh interwebs.

#2372863 Larry Murphy Fired by FSD

Posted by Serratoni on 24 March 2013 - 09:11 AM

. Elliot spent 10 years as an analyst for the Thrashers (and won a couple Emmy's too) and is probably being groomed as Mickey's repacement.


I certainly hope this isn't the plan. Elliot is a stiff robot on TV. I can't watch him.

#2363363 Do We Really Need a New Stadium?

Posted by Serratoni on 01 March 2013 - 09:03 PM

I'm torn. I would appreciate a new arena but not at the cost of the taxpayers.

#2362150 Ed Olczyk, professional broadcaster, professional idiot

Posted by Serratoni on 27 February 2013 - 10:11 PM

Olczyk is an idiot but he is right here, just take the hit, I had a shoulder injury once when a guy ducked one of my hits. It was a cheaper play than the hit I would have delivered.


"Guy is gonna clock me unless I duck/move/get outta the way. But if I do move, he might get hurt. Guess I better take my medicine for his sake."




You try to hit someone, you take the risk of them getting out of the way.