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#2627433 Kane case headed to grand jury

Posted by derblaueClaus on 26 September 2015 - 03:47 AM


Let's wait for the justice system to rule out what happened before we assume she's just after a pay cheque.


This. We don't know anything. (And as rape cases often go, we peobably never will.) Maybe there is other evidence and/or witnesses. Maybe the rape kit was analyzed before it got into the mothers hands. Innocent until proven guilty also applys to the girl.

#2626152 PK Subban - spot on Don Cherry impression

Posted by derblaueClaus on 21 September 2015 - 09:43 AM

I think the suit is too understated.

#2625779 2015-2016 expectations

Posted by derblaueClaus on 17 September 2015 - 03:10 PM

It's hard to predict our season, mainly because of two factors :


1. Blashill. Yes, he coached some of our players at the AHL level. Yes, he won a Calder Cup and was probably regarded as the best coach in the AHL. Can he do it at the NHL-level ? Probably, but how fast and how good is the question and the answer is far from sure. He may, on the other hand, ignite a new spark in the players, and maybe our team even underarchived under Babs strict rule. We just don't know exactly what we will get yet.


2. The Atlantic will be a tight race. We slipped in last year and Ottawa will probably not repeat their Hamburglar run. But Florida is getting stronger and of course you can't count out Boston, despite or even because of their locker room problems. And who knows, maybe Ottawa surprises us again. Nearly everything is possible here.


What is sure is that our young players have another season under their belt, so that will strengthen our team as a whole. We got one of the top free agents this offseason in Green whose playstyle will help the Wings, at the very worst on the third pair. We have a strong goalie tandem that is pretty equal regarding the abilities to keep the puck out of the net. That will result in a overall better goalie performance than last year, which is not an unimportant piece in a tight race for a playoff spot.


All this can result in various results, from missing the playoffs to winning the division title. I take the boring middle lane in predicting that we will make the playoffs via finishing at least third in the Atlantic. How far we can go after that ? Ask me again in April. ;)

#2624937 Kane case headed to grand jury

Posted by derblaueClaus on 08 September 2015 - 02:51 PM

With that much money you make things go away. Will be interesting to see if Kane is traded and what happens to his career as a result of all this.


That is the problem : It will never completely go away if he agrees on a settlement. But processes like this tend to get very ugly for the accused weather he or she is guilty or not so it's absolutely understandable if Kane wants to get out of this without the case going to trial.

#2624674 Cleary re-signs... 1 year deal

Posted by derblaueClaus on 04 September 2015 - 04:05 PM


#2622736 Non-Wings You've Grown to Like

Posted by derblaueClaus on 10 August 2015 - 09:12 AM

Milan Lucic.























Just kidding. ;) I like P.K. Subban a lot.

#2622541 Who is better Nyquist or Tatar?

Posted by derblaueClaus on 08 August 2015 - 04:32 PM

Tough choice, but If you made me I'd choose Nyquist. They are both great players and Tatar brings something that this team was lacking for a couple of years : The raw will score. But as others have pointed out Nyquist is the better all round player with a little more upside than Tatar, so my vote goes to him.

#2619944 Wings hire new S&C Coach Mike Kadar

Posted by derblaueClaus on 10 July 2015 - 12:18 PM

Thank you guys !

#2618478 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by derblaueClaus on 01 July 2015 - 05:45 PM


#90 needs to be retired and hung from the rafters.


In the men's room.


Only after it was hanged, drawn and quartered.

#2618474 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by derblaueClaus on 01 July 2015 - 05:43 PM

Looks like Richards is our insurance in case Dats and Z get injured. For that the pricetag is a little bit hefty for my taste but we have the caproom and with the 1-year term I can't see anything wrong with that signing. Nothing exciting, but nothing disappointing either.

#2618452 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by derblaueClaus on 01 July 2015 - 05:21 PM

Great signing, this hopefully will give our team the much needed offensive power from the blueline. Sure, the 6 million in the books are a risk, but one worth taking. And our streak with bad UFA signings has to end at some point. As long as he doesn't pick #90 as his number I'm very optimistic Mike Green will help us a lot.

#2617705 Free agents this off season

Posted by derblaueClaus on 30 June 2015 - 07:28 PM

I said it many times, I'd like Green being a Red Wing. But our chances are indeed very slim if Green doesn't take us as his ticket to the Cup. There is always a GM involved in the negotiations that is more willing to overpay than Ken Holland. And I'm glad there is.

#2617683 Brendan Smith re-signed 2 yrs $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by derblaueClaus on 30 June 2015 - 07:04 PM

Nice, I like it.

#2609772 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by derblaueClaus on 22 May 2015 - 05:11 PM

That is a great question.

I was kind of thinking the reason all of our players are small and soft is because they werent enough sustenance for blash.
So we get small skill guys in bulk because of this.


And don't forget the overriping of our prospects. We all know that a cut becomes more tender the longer it ripes. It all makes sense now.

#2609764 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by derblaueClaus on 22 May 2015 - 04:55 PM

Makes you WOnder how good wed be if we didn't have Jeff blashill in grand rapids eating our best prospects....

Why is everyone so excited to give a cannibal our head coaching gig?


Because he now stops eating prospects and starts to chew on old and chewy veterans like Cleary and Weiss ?! Only question is if players still count against the cap after eaten by your coach.