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#2435527 Any new Helm Updates?

Posted by rick zombo on 09 September 2013 - 11:01 AM


#2435276 Prospects Tournament

Posted by rick zombo on 06 September 2013 - 12:27 PM

Minnesota is widely regarded as having the best prospect pool in the league. I know its just 1 game and all pre-AHL prospects, but having just won the Calder trophy I'm very excited about our future. Easily the deepest prospect pool, every player we have drafted has potential


centcougar? Is that you? :lol:

#2434589 Franzen: "I am not a goal scorer"

Posted by rick zombo on 01 September 2013 - 12:46 PM

Franzen is a laid back dude. He's always saying s*** like this. It's the verbal equivalent of "shrugging".

It'll be status quo for Franzen this season. If any of you are holding out hope for him to go full beast mode, you'll be disappointed. However, if you're more or less happy with what he brings vs what he gets paid, then there's no cause for alarm based on this latest quote from Mule.

#2433105 Best GMs

Posted by rick zombo on 12 August 2013 - 12:47 PM

Then again he's been in the finals 2 out of the past 3 seasons with a Cup ring to show for it.  His team is top to bottom a championship caliber team. 

 Though Rask is overpaid in my opinion.


And that's where team decline begins. The Wings went final four, then cup, then cup finals. Then guys had to get paid.


The Bruins just lost Horton and spent a ton of money on Rask.


But that's the cycle all winning teams go through. How Chiarelli navigates this will detrmine ultimately how good a GM he is.

#2432503 So the consensus on Shanny's #14 is a no?

Posted by rick zombo on 05 August 2013 - 12:10 PM

I thought he left because they wouldn't make him captain. I could be wrong though, but if true his number shouldn't be retired


I think if we're going to speculate, the best theory is that he left because he didn't get along with Babcock. Same as Scheider and Lang. Although I think in the case of all three of theses guys, the Wings weren't overly worried about them leaving either.

#2431184 Devils sign Jagr (1 yr deal, financial terms not yet disclosed)

Posted by rick zombo on 22 July 2013 - 02:18 PM

These guys need an 8th.



#2430100 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by rick zombo on 14 July 2013 - 10:14 PM

Holland didn't want to go that high. Lets say he did sign him right now for 3 million, the Wings would be over the cap by 1 million. Plus three must sign RFA's need to get raises. And we would have 17 forwards signed counting Gustav and Andersson.
He should trade Sammy for a 7th round pick. It's Hollands fault Brunner isn't a Wing, the guy loved playing here.

1. No one knows what Holland offered but it's believed to be in the 2.5 range
2. Sammy has a NTC
3. Of course Brunner said he loved playing here. You know who loves playing here? Datsyuk. He could have gotten extra money out of Jersey or 28 other teams next year too. Except he re-upped with the Wings for less than he would have got as a UFA in 2014. I don't buy all the "OMG I looooove Detroit" talk from Brunner.

#2430096 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by rick zombo on 14 July 2013 - 09:43 PM

2 years @ 3M per?

If this is true I'm going to speculate that Brunner is trying escape Detroit because he doesn't want to

- play on the 3rd line
- train as hard as the big boys
- play 2 way hockey
- be subjected to Babcock's demanding coaching style

I dunno, just seems weird that he'd leave for Jersey of all places for comparable $

#2429019 Holland on SiriusXM w/ audio link

Posted by rick zombo on 09 July 2013 - 01:39 PM

My point is that now we have to get manhandled and scored on more frequently. Our division is rock solid!


Sure. Well the "getting scored on" thing is something we should be worrying about more then "getting manhandled", and I don't see that concern being echoed ad nauseum.  

#2429013 Holland on SiriusXM w/ audio link

Posted by rick zombo on 09 July 2013 - 01:29 PM

Lucic and Chara will manhandle us.


Those guys manhandle everyone. Chara could suck Clarkson's eyeballs out of his sockets if he felt like it.


What's you point?


It's like saying "OMG, Stamkos and Ovechkin are going to score on us!!!!!!!"

#2428215 Jim Nill takes Red Wings’ director of amateur scouting to Dallas

Posted by rick zombo on 06 July 2013 - 06:53 PM

IMO this is not a reflection on Holland, good or bad. Some of you want him skewered and you're using this as a talking point.

It's simple: Nill ran Detroit's draft. Of course he had a closer relationship with our head scouts then Holland did. It makes total sense.

#2425668 How much is too much?

Posted by rick zombo on 03 July 2013 - 11:32 PM

I dont want to hear it anymore. Its an assinine argument to discuss millions of dollars and whos worth what.

Proof: We had Bertuzzi, Samuelsson, Tootoo, and White RIDING THE FREAKING PINE IN THE PLAYOFFS. That's 8.5 MILLION DOLLARS doing nothing for us. NOTHING. Isn't it obvious NOW that our GM is an imbecil? So let's keep our discussions to "who benefits us more" instead of "what can we afford". Im sorry for the capgeek thread. Thats obviously not a helpful tool, as our buffoon GM only looks for loyalty points and not value.

"5 million is too steep for Lecavalier."

You had White and Sammy on the bench, so how's that?

"6 million is too steep for Horton."

You had White, Sammy, and Tootoo on the bench, so how's that?"

Is there anyone on this planet that believes healthy Bertuzzi/Sammuelsson/White/Tootoo playing in place of Nyquist/Eaves/Colo/Miller gets us by the Ducks and Blackhawks? Hell no.

So we must all come to the logical conclusion - money/salary cap is being poorly utilized. The problem is NOT that we dont have enough.


Jesus. How hard is it to see that Samuelson, White, Tootoo, Bertuzzi, Quincey , etc are all signed to short term deals. Holland knows this. Is it a coincidence that Bert and Sammy's contracts are up next year when Ericcson's due for a raise, for example.

Clarkson, Horton, and Lecavalier all wanted minimum five year deals!!!! Understand? See the difference between those contracts and the guys I mentioned above.

I'm no Holland slappy, but use your friggin brain.

+ July 5th was Friday last time I checked.

#2424449 Canucks place Keith Ballard on waivers

Posted by rick zombo on 01 July 2013 - 01:22 PM


#2423025 Letang Turns Down 8x$7m

Posted by rick zombo on 28 June 2013 - 08:27 AM

This is weird to me.


7M/yr for 8 years is a great offer. It's says he's asking for more than 7.5 but less than 8. There's no significant difference really.


All of this makes it seem to me like he wants out of Pitts.

#2422457 2013 Offseason Thread

Posted by rick zombo on 26 June 2013 - 01:50 PM

i heard carolina is willing to give up the #5 pick for a top 4 dman i would give up smith or quincey(if they wanted him and could extend him only) and more to get that pick if  nichushkin  is available .  id love to see him next to datsyuk next year


and since ference is not gonna be resigned maybe we can go after him as a 5-6dman depending the price


Seemes strange that they would do this. There are a decent handful of top 4 D-men available as UFAs. If they're looking for a legit top 2 pairing D-man, then that's a different story all together.