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#2651749 9 (NINE!) player trade involving Phanuef

Posted by kickazz on Yesterday, 05:53 PM

Not going to lie I'm realy impressed they got rid of Phaneuf without retaining any salary and they did it within the conference.


#2651744 D-Boz tearin 'em up in the D!

Posted by kickazz on Yesterday, 04:39 PM

That's his new nickname D-bossssss


Who is his friend and why did we not scout him!




#2651657 2/8 GDT : Florida Panthers at Detroit Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by kickazz on Yesterday, 04:11 AM

Wins are always slow nights man. Losses are when the divas come out.


#2651639 2/8 GDT : Florida Panthers at Detroit Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by kickazz on 08 February 2016 - 10:24 PM

Pavel said "Henrik you give me the puck and the more we win, the longer we stay together" - according to Ken Daniels. Hah!




#2651463 D-Boz tearin 'em up in the D!

Posted by kickazz on 08 February 2016 - 01:33 PM

too bad they took it down...


Guess who downloaded it to show people 15 years from now? Heheh


#2651460 D-Boz tearin 'em up in the D!

Posted by kickazz on 08 February 2016 - 01:27 PM

I loved that video. Don't often get to see players before they become famous.

I don't think it's embarassing at all and I don't look at Larkin any differently lol. Then again, I'm the type that embarces my sillyness from my past.


#2651338 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by kickazz on 07 February 2016 - 02:14 AM

No rentals unless guaranteed to sign. It's not like we're Florida who are comfortably winning games - a team like that should probably be going for rentals. 




#2651306 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by kickazz on 06 February 2016 - 08:03 PM

 

You always say future. You take care of the future, and the future will take care of the present. That's how it works in the salary cap era.

 

Edit: On the topic of trades, you always have to ask yourself "Why isn't any other team doing the trade that I'm doing?" If you are the team who is getting a big-name player in a trade, that means you paid more for that player than any other team in the league was willing to pay. With that in mind, how confident are you that the move is right for your team?

 

I know we all want the Wings to win the Cup every year, but I'm glad that we build through the draft and are cautious in signing players from the outside. It's a recipe for success that doesn't mortgage the future for the sake at a slightly better shot now. That's why the streak matters.

That's fine but we've been saying future future future and kept getting progressively worse as a team every year. And that's my point. Years ago our "future" was Nyquist, Tatar, Sheahan, Jurco, Pulkinen. Well believe it or not those guys are in the NHL now. And of those 5; 1 is scratched, 1 has mostly been scratched, 1 centered the 4th line today and was demoted because of AA. And 2 that are in their supposed prime are being outscored by Larkin - 19 year old. 

 

You can have all the shiny new parts to a car but you won't be able to build anything out of it unless you have the correct parts. We have way too many small players. Needs have to be addressed. It's about getting better as a team and having a complete package. I think AA, Larkin are good pieces to hang on to. But I don't see how we can have 3 of Nyquist, Tatar, and Pulkinnen who are literally some of the smallest players in the league. 

 

So either tankit and do the future the right way instead of the bs way or rebuild on the fly. If you're rebuilding on the fly then do it correctly. We're one or two important pieces away from being a cup contender. 




#2651266 2/6 GDT : New York Islanders at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by kickazz on 06 February 2016 - 04:32 PM

OMG, NY announcer joked that the bad ice may be due to Flint water.

Really? Poisoned kids and that's his joke? Wow

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Smith made sure Marzek wont get a shutout xD


#2651226 2/6 GDT : New York Islanders at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by kickazz on 06 February 2016 - 03:19 PM

Im tellin ya keep that AA kid in. Love it.
3C spot shud be his


#2651209 2/6 GDT : New York Islanders at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by kickazz on 06 February 2016 - 03:12 PM

keep AA in the lineup imo. 




#2651196 Should the Red Wings Trade for Byfuglien?

Posted by kickazz on 06 February 2016 - 02:46 PM

FYI if Dustin Byfuglien was on our team right now ... Mr. Fatty would be third in points behind Larkin and Z. A bit embarassing that a fat guy is outscoring our small skilled forwards while playing defense! He also has more goals than everyone on our team except Larkin. It's hilarious. 




#2651157 Should the Red Wings Trade for Byfuglien?

Posted by kickazz on 06 February 2016 - 11:33 AM

People seem to come up with a narrative about how Byfuglien is too fat yet he consistently plays a ton of minutes every night and is arguably better than all of our current defenseman are and ever will be.


#2651119 Should the Red Wings Trade for Byfuglien?

Posted by kickazz on 05 February 2016 - 09:10 PM

as rental no as ufa yes.


#2651084 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by kickazz on 05 February 2016 - 05:51 PM

I think it's coaching (I like Blash in terms of his style though) but it's also the player adjustment to the coach.