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#2684466 Datsyuk Announcement to Officially Leave NHL

Posted by kickazz on 06 August 2016 - 10:16 AM

He's no captain of mine. My only captain or assistant captain is whoever is on the Red Wings.

Red Wings over everybody.



#2683849 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by NerveDamage on 25 July 2016 - 06:29 PM

KH when he found out how much $$ Mrazek wants...


#2683819 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 25 July 2016 - 11:49 AM

Ohhhh, THAT'S your point... That wasn't clear the last 500 posts you've made regarding Helm since he was signed 25 days ago...


Holland proved with this signing that Helm IS part of this teams future, and no, none of the kids you're talking about bring the same element Helm does, maybe with the exception of Athanasiou. Want to b**** about contracts and players taking up roster spots that aren't part of the future? How about Miller, Ott and Vanek... Helm is here for the long haul and you might as well get used to it... Or maybe we (myself in particular) should just get used to your constant b****ing, because hey, that's what you do... Same with Franzen, same with Nyquist, same with Ericsson, same with Howard, etc, etc, etc...

#2683639 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Dabura on 22 July 2016 - 01:15 PM

I dont think anyone would care that much if Jurco or Pulk got dealt for peanuts to be honest.

Both of their hypes have been GREATLY dminished


I would absolutely care. These are good young players. Their trade value/"hype" has been "GREATLY diminished" because the Wings are run by assholes.

#2683501 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 19 July 2016 - 08:51 PM

I think you quoted the wrong person, I didn't say anything about Nyquist or Pulkkinen there... Although I do think he can be had for a similar package, as long as there's a defenseman going back the other way. You're massively over-valuing Trouba though if you think it would cost near that much... We wouldn't have to give up DeKeyser in order to land him, just like we wouldn't have to give up DeKeyser to land any of the other potential top pair guys rumored to be available...

Winnipeg probably don't want to get rid of Trouba, but they're going to be forced to trade one of Trouba or Meyers before the expansion draft. Byfuglien and Enstrom (NMC's) have to be protected and they can only protect 3 defensemen. If they wanted to protect 4 defensemen, they would then only be able to protect 4 forwards, which I'm sure they're not willing to do...

If we put together a nice enough package centered around Nyquist and add in a defense prospect, and a high pick, I think it could get done. It's a moot point though, since I don't think Holland is even looking at trade options right now...

#2682641 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 08 July 2016 - 03:04 PM

WingedWheel, it seems we don't agree on much, but I agree with you here 100%. Great post!

I also agree that Fowler is massively overrated. I would take him on this team, but not at the price it would likely cost. Like I've said before, if we're over paying for a defenseman, it needs to be a true number one or at least one that has the potential to be a true number one...

#2678321 Datsyuk Announcement to Officially Leave NHL

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 June 2016 - 09:47 AM


The first statement in bold is incorrect - in his official retirement press conference, he was asked if he knew about the age 35+ rule when he signed the 3 year extension and the financial implications it would have on this team: His answer "Yeah I know, they explain me everything - Yes I know". (https://www.nhl.com/...7578/c-44232103) - fast forward to the 7:13 mark.


The second statement in bold is exactly why he shouldn't have his number retired, nor will the organization celebrate him much moving forward.


He was absolutely one of the best two-way players we have had on this team, and he left on the worst terms I can remember. To say that we offered him a hometown discount is generally true, but also a very ironic statement. We seem to forget that in 2001 - he came to a championship caliber team, to learn from the best coach in NHL history at a time when the KHL was incomparable in terms of player salary. In the 14 years he played here, he amassed over $80,000,000 USD - which actually would have made Russia the "hometown discount" had he stayed there his entire career.


The reason I can't side with him here, has more to do with the collateral effects this decision renders - more than him deciding to leave early. He signed a 3 year contract extension exactly 2 years ago, and apparently needed convincing to honour even the 2nd year before doing the exact same thing in Russia. That disregard toward the ownership/franchise that took a chance/invested heavily into him makes it clear that he absolutely doesn't care about the state of this team, or the fact that (1) unloading his contract is going to cost us a valuable asset or (2) if we fail to unload his cap hit, we cant sign an equivalent replacement. 


All in all, from the start of this post-season when he approved the release of an article that confirmed he was heading back home - which was an ill timed distraction - to the news of this weekend, I can't say any of it sits well with me. He failed to do what was so obviously the right thing in this case, and play out the final year. I would understand injury, or perhaps a legitimate family situation - but to simply go home (considering the impact it has on the Red Wings) a year early makes me feel like when he needed us, we gave him every opportunity and more to succeed and make his "family" a lot more money than Russia could have. But the KHL has evolved, and maybe now that he doesn't need us as much as he once did - his decision becomes one out of preference rather than respect.


You've convinced me.  Datsyuk screwed the Wings.  

#2676004 Datsyuk - someone who works for JLA told me he's sold his house

Posted by Echolalia on 15 May 2016 - 07:21 PM

I'm impressed with your stalking skills kickazz

#2675078 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by Mckinley25 on 04 May 2016 - 11:17 AM

One way to wake them up is to talk about firing Ken Holland. Me simply mentioning that might have already done it.

Or talk about Cleary in a Franzen thread.

#2674963 This hits the nail on the head......

Posted by krsmith17 on 03 May 2016 - 10:49 AM

Four years is an eternity in professional sports? Seriously? In what sense? I'd love to hear your rationale on this...


"The ship" is not sinking. How difficult is it for some people to understand that we are in the process of a "rebuild"? We are and have been in the process of transitioning from the vets to the youth over the past few seasons, and we've still made the playoffs every season since then. But that's not good enough. People want us to fade from the Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Kronwall era to the Larkin, Mantha, DeKeyser era all while winning Cups every year along the way. It's completely unrealistic expectations.


I'm sure not a single Red Wing player, management or fan is at all happy with the end result of any of the past five or so seasons. However, the players, management and most reasonable fans understand that there is a process we need to go through in order to get back to the top. Some think we should completely "tank" and others are quite happy to see us continue to make it into the playoffs every year, continue developing the young talent, and eventually we should be in a good enough position to make some moves and turn this team back into a contender. I believe that should start this season. We should make a trade or two to upgrade our defense, continue to transition from the vets to the youth, and squeak into the playoffs for the final year at the Joe. After next season is when we should start to see some huge changes getting ready for the new, highly controversial Little Caesar's Arena. In short, I think this team has a very bright future, I am very happy with where we're headed, but no I am not content with just making the playoffs every season, and neither is anyone else...

#2674470 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by NerveDamage on 29 April 2016 - 01:55 PM

along with the new arena, LC is also sponsoring the future Red Wings 3rd or alternate jersey


credit to @NickRobbins23 

#2674319 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by roboturner on 28 April 2016 - 07:13 PM

Instead of The Joe the nickname will be The Dough

#2674225 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by Wingnut1989 on 28 April 2016 - 01:48 PM

Little Ceasers Pizzarena!

#2670338 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Tampa Bay Lightning at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by marcaractac on 17 April 2016 - 07:32 PM

"Why is Andersson even in the NHL?"



You win this round... 

#2670324 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Tampa Bay Lightning at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by Echolalia on 17 April 2016 - 07:28 PM

Lol LGW is going to implode. Anderson just set up the goal