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#2536283 Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Posted by nawein on Yesterday, 10:02 AM

Playing hardball with the future of your defense and a local boy wowGood do I miss the Holland of 2001 and the late 90s that's was a GM deserving the titles mastermind and best GM in all of hockey


You mean the pre salary cap Ken Holland? The one with unlimited resources to get whoever he wanted?

He's trying to get him on a good contact. It's hard because of the circumstances. What do you pay a top 4 young defenseman who wasn't drafted, came out of college, and has only played like 80 NHL games? Who knows. My guess is around 3 million on a 2 or 3 year deal. But it's not that easy. And how do you know Holland is the one paying hardball? He could be offering good deals and DK could be turning them down. Who knows what's going on.


#2528939 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by F.Michael on 01 July 2014 - 06:40 PM

 

Who cares? The other players went elsewhere. It's not like that money was gonna be spent elsewhere. I get being disappointed in not landing a big UFA today, but the amount of hate and overreacting going on in here is ridiculous. 

I personally would've rather seen kids from GR get their chance at the #5, and #6 spots on defense.




#2525836 Wings to have face to face with Matt Niskanen

Posted by rick zombo on 26 June 2014 - 11:38 AM

I assume it'll be a short meeting when he offers a 3 year term.

 

 

So... sign a "big name" for the sake of signing a big name? OK then.

 

That's the new LGWs mentality. That and blindly bashing management for everything that happens in Michigan except for maybe the price of a 6-pack of Founder's.  

 

FTR, I think it's in Detroit's best long-term interest to have Gilbert at $3,500,000/yr for 2 years (which I think is what Holland will do) vs Niskanen at $6,000,000/yr for 7 (which is what I think he will get on the open market)




#2522508 McGuire to Pens as GM?

Posted by Jesusberg on 02 June 2014 - 11:47 AM

Please happen. Please, please, please. 




#2522105 If Renny goes to Florida, who replaces him?

Posted by rrasco on 29 May 2014 - 01:58 PM

Samuelsson would be a good powerplay coach.  

 

 

Shoot the glass!!!!!

 

Use the window!


Just because a guy was a good player and is an agent doesn't mean he'd be a good coach.

 

See: Gretzky, Wayne.




#2503376 They Call me...Tater Salad

Posted by wings87 on 29 March 2014 - 08:48 PM

Helm and Tatar's pillow fights really get out of hand, huh?


#2499437 Gustav Nyquist Appreciation Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 22 March 2014 - 11:24 PM

Yeah, what the hell os going on with ice time lately? I dont understand Babcock but I guess it usually works out to some mad logic.

 

 

Interestingly enough Nyquist only played 10 minutes tonight. Weird use of our best scorer.

 

 

Let me start off by saying Babs is a great coach, and down the stretch the last two years has been nothing short of amazing. However some of his line combinations, and the amount of time certain players get is mind boggling to me.

 

The thing is, with our best players out, Babs is doing what has to be done to give us a chance to win. Thats why you're seeing the Glendening line with so much ice time. That line is out to play against the other teams best players. The Mule line is the line the other team will play their best shut down players against. When the other team is playing their bottom 6, that's when Babs will send the kids line out. Nyquist is our hottest scorer, and Babs is making the most of his minutes. 

 

It is easy to scratch your head looking at the stat sheets. But when you really start looking at line matchups and what not, it makes a lot of sense. It is very smart coaching. And it is exactly why Goose is on the kid line and not the #1 line. 




#2494688 Injury Updates

Posted by darkmanx on 11 March 2014 - 09:36 PM

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#2493238 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 08 March 2014 - 04:20 PM

We can go back and forth about Jarnkrok all we want, but the fact is no one knows how good or bad of a trade this was for at least another 3-4 years and we can actually see what Jarnkrok does at an NHL level. 

 

Smith was supposed to be a future top 2 defender for us. Cory Cross was drafted 1st round 1st overall. A lot of times guys just don't work out, sometimes they do. It's very difficult to debate about a player's unknown future when it is so far off and no one here is psychic. 




#2493177 3/7 GDT: Devils 4 at Red Wings 7

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 08 March 2014 - 01:53 PM

If Gustavsson is now played game after game, the clock will start ticking towards the inevitable reoccurrence of his legendary groin muscle pull.


@HeleneStJames: #RedWings calling up G Petr Mrazek to back up Jimmy Howard Sunday at #NYRangers because Jonas Gustsvsson has sore groin.

:lol:


#2491735 Red Wings have Recalled Pulkkinen from Grand Rapids

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 06 March 2014 - 03:07 PM

Per the official Red Wings page on Facebook!

Really hope he plays tonight so we can see what this kid can do!!


#2491532 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by number9 on 06 March 2014 - 12:11 AM

Too many of you have assumed Jarnkrok is a future star. We don't know what Holland knows. He may never even grace, or be worthy of gracing, an NHL 4th line. But let's all call Holland an idiot.




#2489362 Luongo to Panthers

Posted by WingsAlways on 04 March 2014 - 05:27 PM

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#2488285 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 01 March 2014 - 12:27 PM

Sounds like Craig MacTavish assured Hemsky that he will be traded at the deadline, and the Wings seem to be interested. Any takers? I think he'd be an interesting fit.

 

It makes zero sense in my mind.  People just like to link any soft/small European to Detroit.


Only in Detroit is Franzen a floater and Stewart a highly coveted power forward...




#2488280 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by Ekmanc on 01 March 2014 - 12:03 PM

Sounds like Craig MacTavish assured Hemsky that he will be traded at the deadline, and the Wings seem to be interested. Any takers? I think he'd be an interesting fit.

Interesting perhaps but he seems like exactly the player we don't need right now, he doesn't bring size or grit and we have tons of similar forwards.