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#2531994 Forum Rules Refresher. PLEASE READ

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 14 July 2014 - 09:46 AM

An update:

 

I know people are unhappy about the signing, but enough with the Cleary jokes in every single thread on the forum.  

 

For starters, they're usually not that funny as it gets old very fast.  Second, it makes it difficult to carry on a conversation about the actual topic. 

 

Thank you. 




#2531502 Dan Cleary appreciation thread

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 11 July 2014 - 09:50 AM

Since this was bumped sarcastically, it's staying locked for now. 

 

Dan Cleary discussion can take place in the thread about his signing. 




#2529835 Favorite Ken Holland Catchphrase / Quote

Posted by Shaman on 03 July 2014 - 04:42 PM

I like kicking the tires, here's why: 

 

Everytime there is a Belle Tire anything I imagine their sponsorship is solely there to allow Ken Holland to spend his off hours in their stores kicking all their tires.




#2530292 John Gibson's Pac Man mask for 2014

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 06 July 2014 - 06:56 PM

Meh.

 

If I was Ducks goalie, I'd have pictures of all the players from the Disney movie.  And of course, Emilio Estevez.  




#2530054 Can Z and Pav do anything to protest? (not that they would)

Posted by number9 on 04 July 2014 - 09:29 PM

His ex-wife and oldest daughter live in Russia.  His new wife and newborn daughter live here.  Zetterberg said in the HBO special that he and his wife plan to make the Detroit their home after he retires.  
 
Alexei Kovalev just retired from a Swiss B League.  These guys aren't like us.  They play because they love the game on a completely different level.  I expect them both to play until their bodies are no longer able and continue to be the ultimate professionals they always have been.


They were taught by Yzerman and Lidstrom and will retire like Yzerman and Lidstrom. Anyone who seriously suspects otherwise is reaching for the wings to tank


#2530053 Can Z and Pav do anything to protest? (not that they would)

Posted by Playmaker on 04 July 2014 - 09:24 PM

Interesting because I was fearful of the same thing. There is nothing that can force Datsyuk to return to play. Put yourself in his shoes. he is wealthy, his wife and kids live in Russia, he could easily replace the RW's salary by staying there and playing. He clearly was unhappy with the end of the year/direction of the team/etc... he is also 35 and getting beat up. He voiced his displeasure which is COMPLETELY out of charactor for him. If we still are the same team come August first, it would be really hard to get on a plan and come back.

I have mentioned this before. If you wan to force Babcok, Z, and Datsyuk out, could you write a better script to do it? Why would anyone of those 3 want to return/stay long term? Thios is very thin ice Holland is skating on and we the fans could be the ones to pay for his "liking our team".

His ex-wife and oldest daughter live in Russia.  His new wife and newborn daughter live here.  Zetterberg said in the HBO special that he and his wife plan to make the Detroit their home after he retires.  

 

Alexei Kovalev just retired from a Swiss B League.  These guys aren't like us.  They play because they love the game on a completely different level.  I expect them both to play until their bodies are no longer able and continue to be the ultimate professionals they always have been.




#2530011 Hockey News: Red Wings D hunting

Posted by _SP_ on 04 July 2014 - 06:16 PM

By the way, 'D' hunting sounds like the PMS-version of a golf outing....




#2530009 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by number9 on 04 July 2014 - 06:06 PM

My argument is look at out lack of center depth and question marks...legwand on a one or two year deal would've been good.

Whereas defense where our question marks elite defense? Quincey isn't. Right handed defenseman? Quincey isn't. Depth defenseman? Quincey is but well would you rather have Quincey or marchenko? Or sproul? Or oullete? Etc etc

At center right now we got dat Weiss Sheahan and helm. Helm and dat have some injury issues. Weiss is the biggest question mark in this team. Can he stay healthy? If so, can he be a number two center again?

After those four we got z and glen. Z also has injury issues and is better to be at wing and glen is a fourth liner. Anderson is also a fourth liner.

The reason why legwand makes the most sense of any of our UFAs is because he is a cheaper insurance policy for injuries which WILL happen and for if Weiss can't live up to his contract. If they do....then put legwand at wing hell he had 50+ points.

So yes comparing legwand to Quincey in terms of ho is a bigger need an cost is quite easy...if you think.


We have Dats, Weiss, Helm, Sheahan, Andersson, and Glendening

Zetterberg is also elite at C if we need him, and Franzen is a capable C as a last resort (don't turn this into an I hate Franzen thread)

Ur crazy to think we need more Cs, it's one of our deepest, if not the deepest, positions we have.


#2529966 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by rick zombo on 04 July 2014 - 01:13 PM

It's ok we we got Quincey for two years an 4+m a year....clearly we got the better guy!

 

I know eh.

 

Legwand was clearly the better defencemen of the two.

 

Holland's such a moron for letting him go.

 

FML




#2529232 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by rick zombo on 01 July 2014 - 10:32 PM

A thought: didn't Holland lowball Suter and Parise initially? Maybe that's the practice that's turning people away. You lowball someone, that pisses them off, then you ultimately say you'll give them more, but you've lowballed them and now you seem desperate and they'd probably love nothing more than to throw it in your face, provided they have good offers elsewhere.

 

I don't think Kenny knows how to be competitive in the cap era. Things have to happen on his terms, at his pace. Free agents have to fall into his lap, practically beg to sign with the Wings. Half the team has to be injured for our most promising kids to get a good solid look.

 

Really. Because last time I checked, the “cap era” began in 2006 right?

 

2006 - President’s trophy

2007 - WCF

2008 - Stanley Cup champions

2009 - SCF

 

Anyway, you can credit Lidstrom, Bowman, Nill, Captain America, Marion Illitch’s hairdresser, whoever the f***. Doesn’t matter. The results above speak for themselves and they all most definitely happened in the cap era.

 

I know it seems like I’m defending Holland but really I’m not. I’d never dream of it today. I’m just saying there has to be a line of sensible thought drawn through all of this mess, and maybe that starts by toning down the hyperbole. 




#2529398 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by number9 on 02 July 2014 - 10:51 AM

I for one wanna watch my team actually play hockey, so yeah, no tank


#2529392 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by sjr2012 on 02 July 2014 - 10:46 AM

I guess im one of the few out there that cares about the streak and knows that's all we have to look forward to right now idont want us to tank just because everyone thinks we don't have a chinamens chance in hell of doin anything and lets not forget its only july 2nd plenty of time to make other moves guys lets not get to far over the cliff




#2529105 Red Wings rookie camp roster revealed

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 01 July 2014 - 08:12 PM

@detroithockey96: Ha! The Wings gave Axel Holmstrom No 96 for Development Camp.

Bless


#2528893 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by wings4thecup06 on 01 July 2014 - 06:25 PM

I just think we're going to have to come to the conclusion we're going to suck for a while before we get back into contention. The faster we accept that the better off we'll be.

 

So re-signing one player (whom, while he had a shocking first half, had a very very solid second) means we are doomed to the annals of hell for a while? Seriously? This team was injury depleted and still made the playoffs. The emergence of the kids nullifies the signing of a solid stay at home defensemen. All I can say is meh. So we struck out in free agency today. Big deal. This team has more than enough to be optimistic about right now. Getting a known commodity won't hurt us. And yes I know, everyone here will say the Q sucks. And they'd be right about his first half performance, wrong about the second, in which he was one of our better blue liners




#2527411 It's too bad about us having Weiss...

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 June 2014 - 09:11 PM

Will demand too much money for this team.