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#2538569 Holland interview with Mickey comment about a trade

Posted by rick zombo on 06 October 2014 - 02:29 PM

I'm not really sure what's bothering you guys about it.  People are discussing the last trade Holland made, in a thread about the next trade Holland will make.  Seems pretty relevant to me. 

 

Here, I'll fix it so that everybody around here is happy...

 

Durr...Cleary...Quincey...Durr Hurr...Kindl sux...Durr Hurr Hurr.

 

I think the issue is that some people act like the Legwand deal represents Holland's career personified. Like the guy can't be trusted to make another trade or run his team. That's the issue for me anyway. There weren't nearly as many theads and posts praising Holland in 08 as there have been ones bashing him this summer and so far this fall. I know it's the nature of sports and sports fans, but I grow weary.

 

 

Exactly and I think there are more than enough reason to be scared about that, given the last trade activity history.

 

Case in point.




#2538539 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by rick zombo on 06 October 2014 - 11:12 AM

 

You mean fourth line winger.  Babs actually had him playing on Glendening's wing lol. 

 

Babcock would probably move Crosby to Glendennings wing. #realgud




#2538505 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by rick zombo on 06 October 2014 - 09:39 AM

Babs clearly has a problem with Weiss. He put him with AHLers in preseason and now won't let him into the lineup to start the season (probably because he didn't perform in preseason). Give the guy a chance to impress you. 

 

I suppose it could also just mean that he's trying to bring Weiss along slowly? Who knows with Babcock, he can be weird sometimes. See: Legwand, David - 4th line center.




#2538503 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by rick zombo on 06 October 2014 - 09:11 AM

Crazy.

 

A couple of thoughts:

 

1. The pairings of

 

Kronwall - Ericsson

DeKeyser - Smith

Quincey - Ouelett

 

are about as great as anyone could hope for right now.

 

2. On a team that has at least 6 guys that can play up the middle, there is a glaring need for a second line guy. Sadly, it's looking like it might not be Weiss. but it sure as hell shouldn't be Helm either.




#2538461 Callahan, Ferraro and Porter placed on Waivers

Posted by rick zombo on 05 October 2014 - 04:09 PM

They'll carry 14 forwards.  With Datsyuk on IR there's an open spot for Nestrasil.
 
Zetterberg
Franzen
Nyquist
Tatar
Sheahan
Jurco
Helm
Weiss
Miller
Glendening
Abdelkader
Andersson
Nestrasil
Cleary until Datsyuk is ready.


Fixed it for you :)


#2538444 Callahan, Ferraro and Porter placed on Waivers

Posted by rick zombo on 05 October 2014 - 12:31 PM

Fingers crossed that they all clear. 




#2538414 NY Islanders Acquire Leddy and Boychuk

Posted by rick zombo on 04 October 2014 - 11:31 PM

If someone told me Snow would have had a better off season than Chiarelli, Holland my first reaction would have been laughing but now it has become true. Boychuk is an absolute tank and a reliable shutdown guy blessed with a laser from the blue line, plus he comes with a great cap hit. Giving him awake 2 prospects, who might never play in the league is nuts and it puts the Bruins in a very bad spot.

 

What’s the old saying? Even a broken clock is right twice a day. Eventually even an idiot like Snow is going to make a deal. To be honest though, two second rounders and a third is a lot to give up. 

 

Chiarelli is falling victim to the salary cap. The same thing that gutted the Wings offence in the summer of 09. I still think he’s a great GM. 

 

Snow has to make a move. He has one of those teams that needs to start winning. Holland is just trying to stay afloat while his stable of good prospects start to come. I still think he’s a great GM too. 


 

No where did I say the Islanders franchise were model, nor better then the Wings. Didn't compare Garth to Kenny either, you did that. Hell, I didn't even say their defense is better then ours. All I said was Garth at least tries, he's quite the idiot usually, but today not so much. I'm sure Holland does lots of work behind the scenes, but nothing ever comes of it. Don't jump all over me for a sentence haha. Once in a while, I wouldn't mind seeing Kenny take a chance in a trade. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't but it's better then bringing back the same roster from last year that didn't do a whole lot. Now, if one of the kids gets a spot in the top 6 and Kindl is on the bench then I won't really care either way. If we're going to be mediocre again this season, I'd rather see young guys playing because the sooner they're in the lineup, the sooner we're one of the top teams in the East.

 

Fair enough. You’re right. Any Wings fan should still take Holland all the time over Snow. That almost goes without saying. 




#2538388 10/4 Final Preseason GDT: Detroit Red Wings vs Boston Bruins

Posted by rick zombo on 04 October 2014 - 07:24 PM

wow, what a performace by Ouellet

 

If he doesn’t make this team, I don’t know what to say. 




#2538385 NY Islanders Acquire Leddy and Boychuk

Posted by rick zombo on 04 October 2014 - 07:15 PM

Wow... You must be a Q's boyfriend. Peace man! ;-)

 

Great argument... for a 12 years old girl...

 

I get it now. You’re a genius. 




#2538369 NY Islanders Acquire Leddy and Boychuk

Posted by rick zombo on 04 October 2014 - 06:46 PM

At least Garth tries to make his team better, all the while having damn good prospects as well..

 

Yes the Islanders are a model f****** franchise aren’t they? 

 

Now we’re saying Snow is a better GM than Holland? Is that what we’re saying? I need you to put that in writing so I can make it my signature. 




#2538359 NY Islanders Acquire Leddy and Boychuk

Posted by rick zombo on 04 October 2014 - 06:04 PM

Boychuk could be easily top 2 def on this team

 

Smoke it if you got it.........




#2538217 10/3 Preseason Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Posted by rick zombo on 03 October 2014 - 08:09 PM

It's going to be a loooong season...

 

I know eh. Considering this will be our starting line up right? Eh? Right? 




#2538133 TSN Luke Schenn could be available

Posted by rick zombo on 03 October 2014 - 11:46 AM

 

Hopefully this doesn't derail the thread too much, but you hit on something that I've thought about for years.  Why does anybody care about Don Cherry's thoughts on hockey.  He wasn't a successful player, and he wasn't a successful coach.  He's not Scotty Bowman or Pat Quinn; he's John Tortorella without the accomplishments.  Why would anybody listen to this blowhard clown and think, "now here's a subject matter expert"? 

 

Ugh, I frickin' hate Don Cherry.

 

He's a personality.

 

I never ever agreed with him on a general level. There was a time when he'd occasionally have an endearing moment but mostly I just found him entertaining. These days, he can't even speak properly and rants and babbles like Abe Simpson.

 

IMO, he wore out his welcome a decade ago.

 

I'm sure this digression will open up a Molson Canadian full of worms.




#2538121 TSN Luke Schenn could be available

Posted by rick zombo on 03 October 2014 - 11:13 AM

But he's big.  I mean, look at the size of him.  Who cares if he's any good or not?  He's big.  That's all that matters.  We could pair him up with Mike Mckee and teams would be scared to death.  Because NHL coaches, the league over, are bewildered by club footed meatheads.  You know, cuz they're big.

 

And Canadian. And Don Cherry likes guys like this. And he was a good coach that time in 1976. I say we trade our best Euro for this kid.


http://www.nicholson...insider-trading looks like he could be had for a B level prospect. If I'm Holland I'd be all over this guy hits like a truck, brings size and will stick up for his teammates and the best thing Schenn will can only get better.

 

 

Fixed




#2536979 2014 Preseason Thread

Posted by rick zombo on 23 September 2014 - 11:21 AM

from Damien Cox of Sportsnet,

 

http://www.sportsnet...n-ominous-sign/

 

 

 

Are these the things that worry you the most?

 

Here is a more exciting preview from Sportsnet.

 

http://www.sportsnet...roit-red-wings/

 

 

Biggest story line to watch: Can the kids grow up quickly enough to keep Mike Babcock around? The best coach in the business is in the final year of his contract, and while he’s said all the right things about staying (and GM Ken Holland has echoed him), if the team can’t improve on last season’s just-scraping-into-the-playoffs effort, he might go somewhere that offers him a better chance at a Cup. That said, there’s a lot of talent here, and if there’s a man to get the most of it, it’s Babcock.

 

2014-15 prediction: A slow start turns into a rolling finish as the Grand Rapids kids infiltrate the lineup even further and the Wings start simply outskating opponents with one of the league’s youngest lineups. They run through the first two rounds in six games each and find themselves tied 2-2 in the third period of Game 7 against the Penguins with a spot in the Stanley Cup Final on the line.

 

 

Sorry if it's not doom-and-gloomy enough to scratch that itch, people.