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In Topic: Darren Helm re-signed: 5 years, $3.85m AAV

20 July 2016 - 08:04 AM

I'm facing my own job review this week and I find myself thinking, "Gee this would be so easy if Holland was my boss!" Big raise and long term security for mediocre results. 

 

Fortunately my boss and I have higher standards.

 

Unfortunately the Wings standards of individual performance are going to pile up and hurt our future. If only the playoff streak had been broken last year, where would we be now...


In Topic: Should any of #91, #13, #40, #30 be retired? Poll/Discussion

20 July 2016 - 08:02 AM

My two cents (though forum opinions are worth much less). Had Federov stayed, I think this would be simpler question and his stats and contributions warrant serious consideration of a number retirement, but not a lock.

 

As much as I love Datsyuk and Zetterberg, I'm not sure their stats alone qualify them, but they certainly were a force for the team for many years. However, not equal in impact to Yzerman or Lidstrom. As with Federov, had Datsyuk stayed, I could have seen a future dual hoisting of the Eurotwins numbers to the rafters, but even together I'm not sure they meet the standards set by Yzerman and Lidstrom. Howe is out of the equation in comparisons as there simply are none. 


In Topic: Darren Helm re-signed: 5 years, $3.85m AAV

15 July 2016 - 09:53 AM

You know when you are at a job interview, they always ask, "Where do you see yourself in five years?" I guess Holland takes care of answering that question for everyone on the team.


In Topic: Tyler Bertuzzi goal.. Savage lol

15 July 2016 - 09:50 AM

Did anyone mention this? Haven't been on in couple days so wasn't sure. Could be slashing but refs choice from what I been reading.

https://m.youtube.co...h?v=NWxD88Mx-LQ

That isn't very European. I do hope he apologized via a handwritten note on delicate hand made paper and sent some chocolate to the poor D man. 


In Topic: Glendening signs 4-year, $1.8m AAV extension

15 July 2016 - 09:41 AM

The issue isn't necessarily about Glendening, it's about having several young forwards who are at least potentially NHL players in the next 2-3 years and Holland handing out 4 year or more contracts to guys who could easily be replaced and refusing to trade anyone else because it's hard.

Exactly. I don't think it is a stretch to say that when it comes to strategic thinking Holland is playing checkers when the real game is chess. Or if he is playing chess, he is overvaluing his pawns and fails to understand he can sacrifice two or three for a knight or bishop!