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#2525813 Detroit re-signs Gustavsson 1 yr $1.85 mill

Posted by rick zombo on 26 June 2014 - 09:33 AM

We've got a potential backup goalie in our system already and we re-sign Gustavsson? Let's see what the kid is made of at the NHL level before we anoint him as the successor. It would be good to know if he is the real deal or another Stefan Liv. 

 

Seriously, I think sometimes Kenny just wants to get things done so he can play golf. One year deal, same old same old, sure, why not? It worked so well last year! 

 

What are you talking about?

 

Mrazek is a potential starting goalie, not a backup. He needs another year in GRs playing 60 games way more than he needs to play 25-30 games in the NHL.  And wtf with the Liv comparisions? That's like comparing Mantha to Dick Axelsson.

 

The Wings and budding PGA hopeful, Ken Holland, made the right move. Cut and dried. It's only debateable here on LGWs forums because people are clearly either crazy or so spoiled they can't see straight.




#2525789 Alfie informs Wings he wants to return

Posted by rick zombo on 25 June 2014 - 10:54 PM

 

I hope so.  I'd love to see it.  I'm thinking that kid is going to be really good.

 

He already has an absolute bomb. I’d play him now just for that. Detroit hasn’t had a shot like that from the blue line since Bowman had Sergei playing defence. 

 

Same as Pulkinen. I almost don’t care that either prospect can't play a complete 200 ft game yet. Put ‘em in the line-up and let them fire bullets on the PP. God that would be awesome. 

 

Sorry, got carried away.  :w00t:




#2525779 Alfie informs Wings he wants to return

Posted by rick zombo on 25 June 2014 - 09:48 PM

 

I'd like them both.  Wiz's shot on the other side of our PP would be lethal. 

 

Sproul’s will be better  ;)




#2525777 Alfie informs Wings he wants to return

Posted by rick zombo on 25 June 2014 - 09:44 PM

Wiz hits, stands up for his teammates, right handed, none of which Kronwall or Ericsson do...and he outscores them...you can have E, I'll take the better player. You don't need to research if the answer is obvious.

 

You can have Wiz. I’ll take Kronwall 10 out of 10 times. 




#2525775 Detroit re-signs Gustavsson 1 yr $1.85 mill

Posted by rick zombo on 25 June 2014 - 09:42 PM

hey, Jonas, I know you were hurt alot and played pretty bad the second half of the season and when we needed you to step up for average jimmy...but here's s raise...you earned it.

 

Holland thus far has beenf****** stupid...

 

He gave him a little extra but kept the term to one year. Holland did well. Good, respectable, REAL WORLD, signing.

 

If you can’t see this, then I don’t know what to say to you. 




#2525722 Callahan re-signs with Lightning for 6 years 34.8m

Posted by rick zombo on 25 June 2014 - 02:01 PM

Leadership, intangibles, hard and soul guy and rolemodel for the younger players - some GMs are willing to make their team better even if it means overpayment (which is part of UFA).

 

Hockey is about more than just points you also need hardworking guys who are willing to go through the wall for you, Cally is that guy.

 

If you're trying to knock Holland, remember, Datsyuk, Zetterberg, and Kronwall have these intangibles in abundance.

 

Clarkson was a heart and soul guy too. Many here wanted Holland to sign him. Try telling a Leaf fan that "some GMs are willing to make their team better even if it means overpayment (which is part of UFA)".




#2525721 Alfie informs Wings he wants to return

Posted by rick zombo on 25 June 2014 - 01:53 PM

 

Well to be really honest, we're not getting either Niskanen or Kesler so it really doesn't matter.  I just wanted to make sure we didn't understate how much they'd help our team return to competitiveness. 

 

We'll probably get Alfie and Robidas instead.  So I don't know why I care.

 

Don't be silly. In magical LGW fan-boy land, we're gettng both.

 

Holland will lock up Niskanen to 7 years 49M because godddammit I want a new toy!!!!!

 

And then he'll zap Kesler's brain, making him want to come to Detroit instead of just Anaheim or Chicago (as is rumored) then he'll give Vancouver Mantha, Sproul, Tatar, and 1st, just to prove to the LGWs faithful that he does, in fact, have ballz.

 

The everyone will ***** about overpayment and junk. Adf****** naseum.

 

(this isn't targeted specifically at you Kip)




#2525673 Adam Almquist signed with KHL club

Posted by rick zombo on 25 June 2014 - 10:52 AM

Holland's desparate for a RHD that can play the PP.

 

You'd have to think that if Almquist isn't good enough to make the team under these circumstances, then he's just not good enough. Plain and simple.


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#2525665 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by rick zombo on 25 June 2014 - 10:05 AM

Nikitin. 2 years, 4.5M per.

 

That's Kronwall type money :lol:

 

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=455660




#2525465 Alfie informs Wings he wants to return

Posted by rick zombo on 24 June 2014 - 11:57 AM

I swear tof****** god that sometimes this forum is like a hockey version of "The View". Super over-the-top theatrical, petulant, and diva's everywhere......

 

Did anyone actually read this article from Kulfan????!!!!!!!

 

http://www.detroitne...rning-Red-Wings

 

 

"talked to him; we're gonna talk again before Monday," general manager Ken Holland said. "Basically his message to me was he feels good. He's not 100 percent. He'd like to feel a little bit better but he feels good. He's not ready to make a decision right now that he's gonna retire. He wanted (to) just kind of pass that news on to me and get my thoughts."

 

 

The Red Wings would be interested in Alfredsson returning to them but only if he fits into their salary structure — and depending on what occurs this weekend at the NHL draft in Philadelphia.

 

 

"I said, 'Let's take a few days,' and I'm gonna explore the phone lines Wednesday and Thursday and see what's in Philadelphia (at the draft) and then he and I will touch base," Holland said.

 

 




#2525208 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by rick zombo on 23 June 2014 - 09:35 AM

Well if Ansar Khan is to be believed, the Wings aren't likely to get a top defenseman or a top forward.  Instead, only a "secondary scorer" and a "lower cost" defenseman.  So that's good.  Because everybody knows the elite teams around the league are that way because of all the cut rate players they stock up on. 

 

I've still got my fingers crossed, but it's getting harder and harder to keep my head buried in the sand. 

 

Yeah, I read that Mlive Q&A as well.

 

Basically, he speculates that Holland won't overpay either in UFA dollars or in tradable assets. So no Niskanens, no Boyles, no Keslers, or Yandle type guys.

 

Honestly, I'd be happy with Tom Gilbert. He'smobile, has a great first pass, can eat up a ton of minutes, and has that right shot.

 

One of the "secondary scorers" he mentioned was Jussi Jokinen. I will be absolutely furious if we sign that guy.




#2525201 Home Opener 10/9 Against Bruins

Posted by rick zombo on 23 June 2014 - 08:24 AM

Interesting schedule. Glad to be done with the Leafs before the new year, hate dealing with my bozo friends :lol:

 

On the contrary. This is the worst time to play the Leafs.

 

The best time to play Toronto, traditionally, is late February - early April    :lol:




#2525198 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by rick zombo on 23 June 2014 - 08:14 AM

Jurco is going to be the man!!




#2524805 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by rick zombo on 20 June 2014 - 10:27 AM

 

Uhh... no. That is a huge overpayment.

 

Uhh....that's why I said "crazy".




#2524802 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by rick zombo on 20 June 2014 - 10:17 AM

FWIW, I'd take Marleau over J(D)umbo .

 

Late last night I was struck with the notion that Holland's is definitely going to make a big trade, and it might be borderline Crazy Cat Lady crazy. Like Mantha + Smith + 1st for someone like Marleau.

 

Just this vibe that I can't shake.