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#2617016 2015 Draft

Posted by rick zombo on 27 June 2015 - 01:35 PM

well, this off season has started off like s***.

 

Why? Because Holland didn't trade for Hamilton, draft McDavid, and trade Howard, Helm, and Franzen for Malkin?  




#2616989 #19 OA Evgeny Svechnikov

Posted by rick zombo on 27 June 2015 - 12:17 PM

I've said it in the draft thread. Love this pick. 




#2616978 2015 Draft

Posted by rick zombo on 27 June 2015 - 12:02 PM

just noticed our pick is right in the middle of jaros and vainio ... nice slap

 

Was it a sad day when you got fired from Detroit's scouting staff? Always agreed with a lot of what you said on here but you're not having a good day are you? When you start agreeing with Frank "lil Don Cherry" Grime's comments, you know there's something wrong. No?

 

My opinion on this draft? Holland and company are getting creative and none of you know enough about Red Wings hockey operations to understand what they're doing. I still remember the epic LOL meltdown LGWings had when they drafted Bertuzzi in the 2nd round. Looks like that might have been a good idea after all. 




#2616857 2015 Draft

Posted by rick zombo on 27 June 2015 - 12:45 AM

So I must really be missing something. Svechnikov is an awesome pick at 19th overall. Big. Raw. Fast. Elite skill. And a great demeanour (watch some interviews). There should be way more partying going on here.


#2616790 2015 Draft

Posted by rick zombo on 26 June 2015 - 08:27 PM

I just knew it when they weren't trading back we were gonna take him ... Since we didn't take a dman like we should of and now were f***ed till 73 I'm predicting we're getting rid of mantha now

Our forward prospects are a+ while our d's suck

 

Calm down  :lol:

 

I like to look at the first half of this last sentence and feel grateful. Our forward prospects are a+. Is that not awesome?

 

Depending on who you listen to, Holland can be criticized for lots things but drafting isn't one of them. The Wings always take the best player available and they won't change this strategy anytime soon. 




#2616742 2015 Draft

Posted by rick zombo on 26 June 2015 - 06:52 PM

Just curious. Now that McDavid's been selected and the Leafs picked their guy, does tsn stop covering the draft? 




#2616736 2015 Draft

Posted by rick zombo on 26 June 2015 - 06:43 PM

Holland probably shows up an hour after the draft starts every single year for the last 20 years.

 

He's still out in the parking lot kicking tires.  :lol:

 

And now I hate myself for cliche Holland joke. 




#2616721 2015 Draft

Posted by rick zombo on 26 June 2015 - 06:25 PM

"The Edmonton oilers have such a historic history."

Historys kind of historic.

 

That's some redundant repetition right there. 




#2616662 Dougie hamilton to calgary

Posted by rick zombo on 26 June 2015 - 04:04 PM

Makes no sense they'd take martin jones when they already got Subban and rask

 

Rask

Subban

Jones

 

Malcom in the Middle  :lol:




#2616583 Wings re-sign RFA Joakim Andersson

Posted by rick zombo on 26 June 2015 - 12:15 PM

Nice to see Holland looking after top priority stuff here on draft day. :lol:

 

Seriously though, I don't have a problem with this deal.




#2616560 Free agents this off season

Posted by rick zombo on 26 June 2015 - 09:40 AM

If they want to buy out Weiss they might as well wait until next year anyway.. maybe he bounces back but even if he doesn't, the cap hit from the buy out will be less in both term and dollars. We can afford keep him on the books this season and add a contract if we so choose.

 

Exactly. Ton's of cap space this year. See what Blashill can do with him. Maybe he plays well enough to generate some trade interest. If he struggles, dump him next June when that 2.5M (or whatever) in cap space  becomes more valuable.




#2616533 Free agents this off season

Posted by rick zombo on 26 June 2015 - 08:02 AM

Soderberg signs with Avs.

 

5 years, 4.75M/per

 

http://www.tsn.ca/av...ntract-1.318536




#2616531 Free agents this off season

Posted by rick zombo on 26 June 2015 - 07:46 AM

I also read somewhere that it's "not about the money" & where he signs depends more about the quality of team he could sign to and what role he would get on said team. He wants top minutes, more power play time, etc.. something the wings could obviously give him based on the state of the defense. I think all of that points to him being signed by the wings, assuming he means it when he says "it's not about the money" & signs at a decent value. I would love to sign green at say 3 years, 12 million. But I expect him to get more. He'll certainly get better offers from teams like the oilers.

 

Awwwwww Yeah. This joke keeps writing itself. :lol:

 

Mike_Babcock_Toronto_Maple_Leafs.jpg




#2616218 Free agents this off season

Posted by rick zombo on 25 June 2015 - 11:10 AM

Well, Hyman signed a 2 year EL deal with Toronto.  I bet this has Babcock all over it! He probably knew Hyman was leaning toward Detroit and in order to keep us from getting better he had Shanny swoop in and kill that chance!

 

 

Of course Kenny could've just traded a useless forward like McKegg to Fla and signed him himself, but of course Hyman is also from Toronto, so we had that to deal with...oh well.  I am just angry at this though, I despise our former coach and shanny even more now!

 

 

Hyman signs in hometown, Reilly more than likely signing in hometown, WTF is going on here?!?! Don't kids want to get out and explore the world anymore?

 

Who knows, but I'm sure glad DeKeyser didn't have this attitude.




#2616006 Yzerman wins GM of Year (& other awards discussion)

Posted by rick zombo on 24 June 2015 - 10:40 PM

Late 1990's to the early 2000's...Even with all that $$$, and a all-star roster the team failed to make the playoffs for 7 seasons in a row.
 
EDIT - I know I'm dating myself by going back to previous seasons...Just that I feel Stevie Y is by far the most deserving.


I agree. I'm mostly just being a jerk. I don't want the competition to succeed at all. Even Stevie. I just can't cheer for the GM of the team that dealt the Wings their most recent playoff loss. Same way I won't be hoping for Babcock to win the Jack Adams anytime soon.