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#2566522 1/27 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Panthers 4

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 27 January 2015 - 10:34 PM

The Wings doing this along with the Packers always doing this is bad for my heart!

Except the Packers lost


#2563158 Petry next Oiler to be shopped - FTLOG Kenny, get it done!

Posted by daniel1 on 14 January 2015 - 12:53 PM

Petry's a legitimate top-four defenseman. If we're being honest, we have exactly one defenseman who's clearly better than Petry.


We (Holland) really missed the boat on Leddy and Boychuck... they would have made a great 2nd pairing here for years to come. If we're waiting for Sproul/Marchenko/Jensen to play to that level it's at least 5 yrs down the road. We need some D'men to bridge that gap now if we're going to seriously contend in the playoffs. Petry would be a great start but I think we need at least one other top 4 D too and from what I've seen up to this point Smith and Kindl should be moved to make room.

#2562716 Mixed Feelings - Shea Weber whoops Matt Cooke

Posted by gcom007 on 12 January 2015 - 05:17 PM

I'm over the Zetterberg thing. Have been for years. Don't really care.


That said, I have to say that fight was underwhelming.

#2562278 McGratton on waivers

Posted by KATIEBARTHEDOOR24 on 10 January 2015 - 04:04 PM

Can't we all get a long. Don't forget we already have an enforcer. Our "powerplay" damn that lines so old and tired. Next time Weber smashes Hanks head into the boards for free. Don't forget we'll get ours on the PP. Oh wait if I recall there was no call on that play. Once again we lost that year as well.
Fighting DOES have a place in the game. BUT you must be able to contribute elsewhere on the ice as well.

#2562250 McGratton on waivers

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 10 January 2015 - 02:22 PM

I bet we'tee the only team board in the league that devoted six pages in 24 hours to McGrattan.


That's because Holland has pussified us for too long.  


That's right.  He wants Lucic to go out of his way to hurt someone, so that McGuffin can come back and make Lucic not hurt people anymore. 


And that, in a nutshell, is the mentality of the pro-fighting crowd. 


I get the feeling that you grew up playing hockey and lost your roster spot to an enforcer.  

#2561031 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by darkmanx on 06 January 2015 - 07:02 PM

I will start off by saying I absolutely hate the Leafs, but the media in Toronto is absolutely a disgrace. Two coaches have been fired, mind you Wilson was not that good but when does the organization look at the culture and makeup of the team? I mean signing Phaneuf last year to that contract has destroyed that franchise right now. 7 million / 8 years for him is not good. Gardiner looks terrible, they should have sold high on him. Kadri is a decent 2nd line center, but not a top end talent / shutdown guy, and he disappears alot. Lupul never plays, he's always injured. They have Clarkson at 5.5 million doing nothing.


Phil Kessel is absolutely blamed for everything that goes wrong by the fans and media, yet he is paid to score goals and that's exactly what he does. Kessel is a PPG player, sure might not be the best defensively but that's where others need to pickup and help him. JVR is not good defensively, and isn't close to as good on offense as Kessel but he never hears anything. Kessel is always being called "out of shape" or "doesn't compete enough" but people forget, he is a PPG player, and he plays in thef****** NHL! How can you not compete enough and be out of shape when you score 35+ goals a year, and score at a PPG every year in the NHL! Would love to see him play with Hank or Datsyuk, he might push 45+ and he's an underrated passer.


This video is absolutely ridiculous. What a dumb question, and an insult.


#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.