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#2550286 Nestrasil Waived / Claimed by Hurricanes

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 November 2014 - 04:23 PM

The fact is, we lost him for nothing.  A player with potential, one of our values 3rd round picks (ones Holland refuses to trade because he finds such valuable players there.) Plus, there is no need to lose a player with untapped potential for nothing at all...especially at the price of keeping Cleary and Kindl. Both of whom bring NOTHING to the ice with them. Make Cleary a coach if he is so valuable in the locker room. Sure, Nestrasil wasn't the next Tatar or even Jurco, but why waste your valuable drafted players that are deemed SOOOOO important to rebuilding this team, just so you can keep Cleary? What next, put Pulkkinen on waivers next season just because you promised Alfredsson a spot if he wants to play? Holland screwed the pooch on this one.  He screwed the pooch on Jarnkrok (although he had to) and we are out on two players with the potential to be very good players in the NHL. Doesn't matter, we have ZERO control over it, but all along 99% of us said that if we start losing kids because of Cleary and Quincey, then we would be pissed, so there is no need to ask us why we are pissed now.  Weren't you guys here when Holland was quoted saying, we aren't going to keep Oullet in the lineup at the expense of Jakub Kindl.  It shows right there where his loyalty is, he will risk exposing players to waivers to keep his veteran.  He kept Cleary over Nestrasil, and it won't be the last time he f***s this team up....no wonder Babcock won't re-sign...

#2549165 Malkin hit on Girardi

Posted by DeGraa55 on 16 November 2014 - 02:33 AM

I don't mind seeing it after big hits. Because just like someone said as a player you don't know if it was clean or dirty most of time. But standing up for your teammate is te right thing to do.

I actually hate it more when watching the wings and a dirty play happens and everyone just sits there with their thumb up their ass.

#2542049 Toronto Radio: Illitch is selling everything and Babs will be Leafs GM

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 18 October 2014 - 04:54 AM

I would like to see Babcock take over Holland's position as GM in Detroit and Blashill be the coach some day.

#2534317 Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Posted by WingsAlways on 15 August 2014 - 01:23 PM

Best signing yet. Hollands offseason acquisition is himself. His deadline acquisition will be Babs.


I wonder if he gave himself a NTC...

#2532599 Babcock Interview on 105.1 this morning

Posted by Dabura on 20 July 2014 - 07:37 AM

Quincey isn't a bad contract, it's only for 2 years. Niskanen and Orpik, are bad contracts.


That Quincey was re-signed at all is bad. That he was given a raise, when seemingly no other team was interested in his services, is nuts. Not Orpik bad, but not exactly a stroke of genius.

#2531675 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by roboturner on 11 July 2014 - 06:42 PM

Holland on looking for a D trade:


"I don't know that what's out there is any better than what we got in our system," Holland said. "Players (free agents) would be more experienced, but are they any better than (Ryan) Sproul or (Xavier) Ouellet? We got pretty good kids."



#2531998 Holland Wiki page edited

Posted by gcom007 on 14 July 2014 - 11:09 AM

Oh but Holland DOES give out overpriced UFA contracts....see Quincey and Cleary...BOTH overpriced. Waste of money, whether he has $1M in cap space or $100M...they are BOTH grossly overpaid.


It kills me when posters cite Holland not signing all these UFAs to big deals as a good thing, and that's why we want him, when in fact, he is out there pitching the same huge deals to the UFAs as everyone else, he just keeps getting rejected. How do they conveniently ignore that? And it's not just this year! The stupidity of some of the statements in light of the facts is mind-blowing to me. Holland offers a guy the same deal or a bigger deal, guy signs with other team, and somehow we're lucky to have a GM that doesn't sign UFAs to huge deals? Seriously? I just don't even know where to start when people are so loyal that they can't begin to be even remotely objective about the realities of the situation.

#2531962 Holland Wiki page edited

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 13 July 2014 - 07:36 PM

Whoever did that to the Wiki page is hilarious.  Holland has become a villain and the write up is well deserved.

#2531959 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by Shaman on 13 July 2014 - 07:03 PM

ok folks, let's please get back on topic about this great off season acquisition by Holland.  


This makes me need to resurrect an oldie but goodie.



#2531791 Rule Changes in the AHL (what the NHL has considered)

Posted by Euro_Twins on 12 July 2014 - 10:10 AM

I hope they allow discretion for the officials in these kind of situations. 

If it was a rule in the nhl the refs would be given no discretion. The fact that you have to securely do the chin strap back up when you put the helmet back on is the worst part, this rule could seriously handicap a team at the wrong time

#2531918 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by uk_redwing on 13 July 2014 - 05:41 AM

Mitch Callahan > Dan Cleary. I hope this is reflected in next season's roster.


That is all.

#2531693 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by kipwinger on 11 July 2014 - 08:48 PM

Recently, I was planning a bachelor's party for my brother to celebrate his upcoming nuptials.  As I was going down the list of people I needed to invite, I came across an interesting name.  Let's call him Stan Dearly. There are no obvious advantages to inviting Stan.  He's dumb, provides nothing of substance to any gathering, is not funny, interesting, or good natured.  He's also cheap, and wouldn't buy a round of beers if you held his feet over a fire.  In short, I hate Stan Dearly.  A lot.


But through some sort of cruel twist of fate, Stan Dearly is married to my sister.  I cannot, for the life of me, explain why someone as seemingly clear minded as my sister would marry Stan Dearly.  He is a fool.  She is not.  And so I chalk it up to god's will, and choose not to ask questions I can't answer, similar to when my pet turtle Bingo died when I was 7. 


I will have to invite Stan Dearly to that bachelor's party.  Despite every single inclination to the contrary, I have to do it.  If only to make my clearly misguided sister happy.  I'll hate every second of it.  He'll be dull, disinterested, and sleazy.  He'll spend too much time on his smart phone, and complain about the cigar smoke.  He'll try and test my patience in ways that should never have happened if there were any sort of fairness in this universe. 


And that's exactly how I feel about the Dan Cleary signing too. 

#2531588 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by ManLuv4Clears on 11 July 2014 - 02:01 PM

Ugh, does anyone know if we have the ability to change usernames?   :paperbag3:  

#2531561 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by ShanahanMan on 11 July 2014 - 01:21 PM

Wow. Seriously?

I can't believe the Red Wings ticket office thinks Billy Beane is the team's GM.

(But seriously that's totally absurd if true.)


Yep, and I'm apparently one of very few people who's had any complaints. 



#2531557 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by ShanahanMan on 11 July 2014 - 01:10 PM

I called and canceled my half-season ticket plan yesterday over voice mail as well as gave my great displeasure, directly but professionally, over the mismanagement and lack of professionalism of this organization.


I actually received a follow up this morning from the head of ticket services telling me, "If you don't believe in the vision or management style of the best GM in sports, perhaps you might think about following another team". 


I can see they really value the fans.