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#2567132 Franzen on IR

Posted by kipwinger on 30 January 2015 - 11:50 AM

I think that goes for just about everyone Kip. I've always been a believer and supporter in Holland but there's no way I can sit here and say that I've never questioned any of his moves / personel decisions... He's made quite a few that I haven't liked and I'm sure he'll make quite a few more that I won't like. No GM is perfect, but Ken Holland is prettyf****** brilliant when it comes to managing his team.

I actually didn't mind the Quincey signing and I like it now. I didn't mind the Cleary signing and I still don't. I hated the Tootoo signing from beginning to end, same goes for the Samuelsson signing, but that was worse than I even anticipated... I think the big thing though, is that all of these were basically stop gaps to get us through before the kids were ready.

"In Kenny we trust"...


I still don't like Quincey's contact.  He's played much better and all that, but he's still overpaid.  By a lot.  As far as Cleary, I kinda don't care about them re-signing him this year.  Whatever, let him play out one more year as the 13th forward and retire a Wing.  I hated last year's signing though, but those circumstances were different. 


Either way, my point in bringing them up was just to say that while I thought Kenny was making questionable moves because he was washed up, he was really just putting bandaids on the problem until the kids could take over.  Which has always been his stated strategy, but which I thought was a bad idea...until I saw how good they were. 


So, long story short, if Kenny moves a prospect or two for a veteran, I'll assume those prospects weren't 100% necessary.  Because it's not like he doesn't know what good prospects look like.  And if he doesn't, then I'll assume we've already got whatever we need in our system. 

#2566468 1/27 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Panthers 4

Posted by Euro_Twins on 27 January 2015 - 10:02 PM

Why is Miller in Weiss' spot on the third?

Doghouse for getting 3 points

#2566413 1/27 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Panthers 4

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 27 January 2015 - 09:07 PM

Apparently we can't kill any penalties when mrazek plays. Gotta save that


That was a flukey one.

#2565281 1/20 GDT: Wild 4 @ Red Wings 5 (SO)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 20 January 2015 - 10:23 PM

YES! Demons conquered for tonight.

Nice five-game win streak heading into the break.

Cheer up guys, Howard isn't playing, we have a shot here!

Probably wouldn't have even needed the shootout if Howard was playing. Just saying.

#2565202 1/20 GDT: Wild 4 @ Red Wings 5 (SO)

Posted by trule23 on 20 January 2015 - 10:01 PM

i still cant beleive ericsson is a first pairing defenseman

#2564637 1/18 GDT : Sabres 4 at Red Wings 6 (Z w/Hat Trick)

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 18 January 2015 - 10:30 PM

Z aka Old reliable.

Middle aged reliable.

#2564612 1/18 GDT : Sabres 4 at Red Wings 6 (Z w/Hat Trick)

Posted by Playmaker on 18 January 2015 - 10:25 PM

If only we had a good Canadian boy to be our leader

#2564517 1/18 GDT : Sabres 4 at Red Wings 6 (Z w/Hat Trick)

Posted by Euro_Twins on 18 January 2015 - 10:05 PM

Those Damn lazy swedes

#2564364 1/18 GDT : Sabres 4 at Red Wings 6 (Z w/Hat Trick)

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 18 January 2015 - 09:07 PM

Just woke up from my Sun afternoon nap ... I knew it was a bad idea to start Mrazek again on a back to back.  


Secondly, I just have to laugh at all the Mrazek for Vezina, 'let's trade Howie for some pieces' fan boys in the other thread.  


What game are you watching? Oh wait, you haven't been.  It hasn't been Mrazek. No one has been saying anything about Mrazek for Vezina either.  Sheeesh!

#2564217 1/17 GDT : Predators 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by Playmaker on 18 January 2015 - 01:06 PM

I think with the salary cap it's just hard to justify getting a number one type goalie to be a backup, especially with the salaries of #1 goalies nowadays.  Rinne and Brendan Smith aside, I'm just going to enjoy this one.  Seems like forever that the Wings have had a decent lead and you didn't have to watch worrying about giving up a late goal and facing the prospect of a shootout. 

#2562629 McGratton on waivers

Posted by kipwinger on 12 January 2015 - 11:51 AM

Most games now a days the only time there is a fight is a cheap shot. Or to try and spark your team. Let's be honest, I'm not sure what the stat is but I know fighting is down this year. Goons are really not needed in the league anymore but to take fighting out completely is flat out stupid.


Who's "taking fighting out"?  GMs are voluntarily waiving goons because they're useless.  There is ZERO effort by ANYONE to "take fighting out".  It's not like Gary Bettman is forcing teams to waive guys like Brandon Prust or Steve Ott because they occasionally fight. 


If you fight once in a while and can play hockey, you get to keep your job.  If you are a useless tub of s*** (read: McGrattan) then you hit the bricks.  But that's because he's useless, not because someone is "taking fighting out" of hockey. 

#2562569 Jimmy Howard.......All-Star!

Posted by GoWings1905 on 11 January 2015 - 11:03 PM

.916 save percentage would put Mrazek next to Jonathon Quick and Frederik Andersen for 18th-20th league wide, and the 2.29 GAA would put him with Jaroslav Halak around 12th in the league.  Those are numbers that the Wings can win games with.

Agreed, Mrazek has been fine so far. However, now we are getting beyond a small sample size for the first time. Can he consistently give the Wings a chance to win games behind a bad defense like Howard has all season?

I'm worried, to be truthful. Jimmy has been spectacular and a month stretch could greatly influence the Wings playoff chances.

Mrazek has a bright future, but I'm not convinced he's ready for this role yet. Hopefully getting Monster back soon will give the Wings a decent tandem should Mrazek falter.

#2562293 McGratton on waivers

Posted by krsmith17 on 10 January 2015 - 04:58 PM

I have no problem with tough players, and I would actually like to have a player on our forth line that can throw 'em when needed. However, he has to be a hockey player first, not a pure goon that can barely skate without one iota of hockey IQ... I hate staged fights, and guys that fight every single game, because they know that's all they can do to remain in the National Hockey League. However, the Weber on Zetterberg incident, or Cowen on Datsyuk incident, or Lucic on DeKeyser incident, or any handful of others, I like having a guy that can step in and let the opposition know, if you're going to run our guys, there will be someone to answer to. I loved when Ericsson went after Nolan for the hit on Helm. I'm not anti-fighting by any means, I'm just anti-players-like-McGrattan, that can't play hockey.

#2562240 1/10 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Capitals 3

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 10 January 2015 - 12:55 PM

You can run out of likes? Man I should stop handing them out willy nilly.


Let's just say...you have A LOT of likes available in a 24 hour period...


About 5 pages worth :lol:


I don't think you have to worry.

#2562262 1/10 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Capitals 3

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 10 January 2015 - 03:11 PM

Agreed, Weiss should be on a higher line.