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#2618808 Holland doesn't expect to be busy this offseason

Posted by FlashyG on 02 July 2015 - 10:04 PM

Another couple Holland off-season gifs.


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#2618659 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by krsmith17 on 02 July 2015 - 09:53 AM

I initially didn't want any part of Green, mainly because I was expecting him to get somewhere in the neighborhood of 6 or 7 years at $6M per. I'm happy we were able to get him on a 3 year contract at the same cap hit. I'm not sold on his defensive game, but there's no question he will help out our already potent power-play. I think 50 points is very attainable, and he very well may be our top point producing defender next season. I also agree that pairing him with DeKeyser would likely be a very good 2nd pairing. I'm excited to see how things shake out in trading camp...

Kronwall - Ericsson
DeKeyser - Green
Smith - Quincey

#2618533 Holland doesn't expect to be busy this offseason

Posted by FlashyG on 01 July 2015 - 07:39 PM

He managed to find us a RHD we've been looking for since Rafalski retired, he addressed our lack of center depth after buying out Weiss. More importantly he did both without tying us to either player long term so even if they don't work out, it won't be a disaster.


To top if off he and Mr. Ilitch already worked out a pretty awesome new dance routine with our new additions.



#2618632 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by FlashyG on 02 July 2015 - 03:09 AM


#2618555 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2015 - 08:19 PM

I haven't heard good things about Green from any Caps fans, or anyone other than Wings fans, for years.


Then you're not talking to very many people.


"Yeah but I went to a Caps board and everyone was glad to be rid of him!"


OK. I can play the some-random-anonymous-person-on-the-internet-said-something game.




Down in the comments section, dcsportsfan85 says:


The Capitals are severely going to miss Mike Green and I think he's going to absolutely THRIVE in Detroit. This is a huge loss for the organization especially since we've lost another young gun for nothing in return.


As much as I like Brooks Orpik and what he brought to this team I'd still rather swamp him for Green any day of the week. I would have been ecstatic if the Caps top 4 had been Carlson-Green & Alzner-Niskanen last season.


I've watched Green. (I pay special attention to the players I'd like to see the Wings target.) I've gone over his stats, both basic and "fancy." I've looked at him through the lens of all manner of metrics. I've watched our team struggle to move the puck, struggle to establish a precision transition game, struggle to score at even strength, struggle to get pucks on net from the point, struggle to squeeze point production out of a scoring-challenged D corps. All things considered, Mike Green at $6M x 3 is, to me, a great move - and I say that as someone who tends to be very cynical and pessimistic about Ken Holland's decision making.


Is there some inherent risk? Sure. But I'm not expecting him to set the world on fire and win the Norris and Hart. I'm hoping for a good second-pairing defenseman who can give us 10 goals and 40 points and help us spend more time with the puck and, by extension, on the attack. We have more than enough left-shooting "defensive defensemen." Adding a high-end right-shooting scoring defenseman for nothing but money? I'm totally down with that.

#2618540 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by wingsfan4795 on 01 July 2015 - 07:59 PM

We weren't looking for a defensive defenseman. Every defenseman we have is stellar defensively aside from smith's frequent mistakes and E's occasional mistakes. Kenny knows exactly what he's paying for with Green

#2618503 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by darkmanx on 01 July 2015 - 06:48 PM

Would have prefered - as mentioned - Franson he is better defensively, a more physical player and can chip in a point here and there.


The panel on TSN just discussed Mike Green and they basically said he's a powerplay magician but a trainwreck defensively.


Only one person said he was a trainwreck, and it was Ferraro. The rest of the panel was saying how much of a good fit it is for Detroit because they felt he fits our system very well.



And my wish came true. Except the cheap part. Not thrilled at the price. But we have money to spend I guess. Does this mean no cleary?


The only way the money changes is if Green gets more term. It's very fair where it is right now imo. Plus you have a player that is very excited to come to play for the Wings.

#2618288 Free agents this off season

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 01 July 2015 - 03:44 PM


Plus signing Green makes yandle redundant.

#2618453 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by Jedi on 01 July 2015 - 05:22 PM

In typical LGWs fashion, the thread about the Richards signing has more pages than the Mike Green one. 

Fewer years = Less time to complain. Gotta get the shots in while they can, and make em count more than 3 years worth of complaints...

#2618418 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by Euro_Twins on 01 July 2015 - 04:47 PM

More Green on TSN: "I was willing to take a little bit less on term to go to a great organization that Im extremely excited to play for."

I thought people didn't do that for Detroit.

New Ken Holland quote coming soon "I don't know why green wanted to come here, no one under 30 ever comes here"

#2618397 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by darkmanx on 01 July 2015 - 04:38 PM


More Green on TSN: "I was willing to take a little bit less on term to go to a great organization that I’m extremely excited to play for."

#2618205 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by darkmanx on 01 July 2015 - 03:15 PM

Don't like this unless we are packaging multiple D in a trade package.  We just signed Smith, Kindl has no trade value and have 3 or 4 AHL players that are likely NHL ready.  Do Marchenko and Ouellet have to spend yet another year in the AHL?  I'm a little peeved but I'll reserve judgement until the off-season is fully baked.

I'm mind blown how anyone doesn't like this deal.

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#2618179 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by Vladiator on 01 July 2015 - 03:04 PM

What's this I hear? Ken Holland actually made a meaningful and reasonable signing on July 1st? Hell I'm going to play the lottery today. 

#2618170 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by marcaractac on 01 July 2015 - 03:00 PM

This move, along with a new coach will completely change the makeup of our defense. A lot more puck moving skill, ability for a much more up tempo game, a lot more d jumping into the rush. All while still having guys capable of being responsible in their own end. I'm pumped that the hopes and dreams of getting Franson will be put to rest. 

#2617794 Weiss bought out (confirmed)

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 30 June 2015 - 11:39 PM

Jeez. Gave's really framing that Weiss signing as Babcock's doing.




That blog is actually pretty hilarious.  He's so bitter he sounds like a jilted ex-girlfriend.  


If Holland signed a player to a 5 year $25 mill deal  "against his better judgment but at Babcock's insistence," then Holland should fired.  Not that Gave could possibly actually know that was the case anyway.