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#2686221 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kliq on Today, 09:56 AM

Fowler (born in Windsor, I know) would be a mistake.... the Wings should be targeting a high end Canadian defenceman. This team needs an elite Canadian or two. In recent years their has been far too much focus on Michigan connections when looking at/signing players.

 

Rather then go for a Canadian d-man or a Michigan d-man etc. Lets just try to get a D-man who has the skill set that what we need regardless of where he was born.




#2684911 AA

Posted by LeftWinger on 17 August 2016 - 04:00 PM

AA should be playing. Period.


#2683886 Glendening signs 4-year, $1.8m AAV extension

Posted by kickazz on 25 July 2016 - 10:17 PM

So let them dominate Z and Larkin? Those guys are counted on to score. Glendening matches up against those guys so our other lines can do the scoring. If we had prime Z and Dats I guarantee Blashill would roll them out against the best in the league

Yeah it worked perfectly well the last season didn't it? I mean we were such a good team. We were so good that we consistently out shot other teams and also outscored them. 

 

Then we did so well that we ended up losing to the eventually Stanley cup finalists Pittsburgh. Ugh if only Larkin would have scored that game winner in game seven of the conference finals. Glendening basically had Crosby's number. He even have Ovechkin's number in the conference semi finals. And don't even get me started on how he shut down Johnson and Kucherov in the 1st round. 

 

Our savior Glendening always seems to keep Crosby, Ovechkin, Malkin, Kane, Stamkos in their place. They like almost never score against us when Glendog is out on ice. All three times when Pittsburg destroyed us by wide margins last season (2-7, 3-6, 2-5) was just a fluke. 

 

This new strategy is the way to go. It's the way to win Stanley cups. Nevermind the fact that the two teams that won 5 of the last 7 Stanley cups have their top centerman against tough matchups (Toews for Blackhawks and Kopitar for Kings). Nevermind all of that. That's a dumb strategy. They only won because they got lucky. Lucky all 5 times. The best strategy is clearly to have your 4th line player play 20 minutes a night against Ovechkin and allow him to shoot 15 times on Mrazek. 

 

That's how you win those godam Stanley cups. 




#2683576 Fans rank front offices....Wings 21st

Posted by kickazz on 21 July 2016 - 12:34 PM

Ive never been able to understand this whole "content to make the playoffs and fold" argument. I don't think anyone is content just making the playoffs. The players have all been vocal about it, it diminishes Holland's reputation, and the Illitches get less income from postseason revenue. Everyone's best interest is going as deep in the playoffs as possible. Holland hasn't had the best success over the past decade at getting our team to take that next step, but treading water while we continue to look for the right fit is a hell of a lot better than drowning, which seems to be what at least a few folks would rather see. I don't know if there's this mindset that missing the playoffs would someone free the shackles from management's arms and allow them to improve the team, like its somehow not possible to improve while still making the playoffs, but trying to make logic of it makes my brain sad.
In any event, I'm surprised the rating is that low. To say that there are only nine teams managed worse than the Wings seems like our fan base is made up of a bunch of prima donnas. Actually on second thought maybe that rating is right where I should expect it.

Agreed with the bold but we've been progressively getting worse and locking much of the same roster. Which is why I'm not surprised at the rating. Even the most level headed fans are wondering why certain things are going on. You know it's true too. 

 

I think the team on paper is better next year compared to last but these new and old contracts are starting to become worrisome. The sum of the parts are adding up little by little. 

 

Number 1 in terms of quotes with excuses, however.   

We like our team. 




#2682173 For the Kenny apologists, what Holland move would change your stance o

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 04 July 2016 - 12:49 PM

Re-signing Helm and Miller and delaying the youth movement.......wait.


#2681123 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 01 July 2016 - 11:12 AM

6 years for af****** 32 year old. ughhhhhhh




#2681018 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 01 July 2016 - 10:21 AM

#FireHolland




#2673541 Alexander Radulov: Wings on short-list of desired teams

Posted by kylee on 25 April 2016 - 02:21 PM

Sign him for like a year or two and see how it goes


#2661198 Looking ahead at expansion draft

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 20 March 2016 - 05:16 PM

The whole idea of expansion is stupid.  Let's water the league down more.  There's a reason there's no professional team in Vegas if that's what they're talking.




#2657941 Larkin needs a rest

Posted by Bill Berzeench on 07 March 2016 - 10:08 PM

Forget it. He needs RICHARDS OFF HIS LINE like every other Red Wing.


#2657373 Goalie Battle

Posted by kickazz on 03 March 2016 - 04:39 PM

And yet petr has continued to win despite not playing his best unlike what Howard did in his 3 month slump. Keep with mrazek he will be fine.

What are you talking about? Mrazek is 2-3 in his last 5 games. That's not even a winning percentage. 

 

He's allowed 5 goals in 3 of his last 6 games. That's atrocious. 18 games left and we're in wild card spot. I don't care who the starter is. Play the goalie that's hot. 




#2633833 Jeff Blashill = Dave Lewis 2.0 / Coaching Change

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 28 October 2015 - 05:28 PM

This is a whole new level of "the sky is falling," even for LGW...


#2627876 Goalie Battle

Posted by rick zombo on 01 October 2015 - 09:51 AM

Agreed, having two solid goalies is not a bad thing.

 

Having two solid goalies is only a bad thing if you hate one of them and hope they fail so you can "be right" about them on hockey forums and message baords.




#2624672 Cleary re-signs... 1 year deal

Posted by marcaractac on 04 September 2015 - 04:03 PM

I came for the meltdown. *grabs Popcorn*


#2615133 Jets re-sign Anthony Peluso for only 675.000 AAV (2 years)

Posted by number9 on 18 June 2015 - 04:48 PM

What annoys me is the constant clamoring for ANYONE who will fight. Just cause a guy fights doesn't mean he's automatically good or would be a good addition. Remember Tootoo? If we can get a guy that fights and actually has some abilities that pertain to pro hockey - and can use them in our system - then sign me up.

 

Paying (any price) and giving a roster spot to a guy for an entire season, whose only going to be useful during the 3 total minutes he spent fighting, is just dumb.