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#2532952 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by rick zombo on 24 July 2014 - 01:04 PM

Zombo, there is nothing wrong with being disappointed in Holland.  I simply said Booth was a hometown kid, more than likely gave Holland a call because most hometown kids do dream of playing for their childhood team.  But Holland is happy with his team and won't do another thing until he signs Alfie.

 

BTW David Friggin Booth is tons better than Dan s***stain Cleary.  Booth has proven to have chemistry with Weiss and that kind of chemistry is valuable around this league.  I was not saying that Booth was going to be the savior of this team, but I'd rather have Booth and 30-40 points at $1.1M than Cleary and his 10 games at $2.75M and probably 0-5 points.  Just saying.  And btw, where in my post did I say Holland is a bad GM? So, when you decide to comment on someone's quote, make sure you are quoting the correct post.

 

You didn't need to say it in your post. Your opinion on Holland has been well stated over the past year.

 

Booth is just as stupid a signing as Cleary, and then some, because when healthy, Cleary is an "every day-er" that's only one season removed from being one of our better playoff performers in 2013. Booth has had two good seasons with Florida and hasn't done jack squat in 3 years.

 

But the grass is always greener............




#2532940 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by rick zombo on 24 July 2014 - 11:41 AM

:lol: Cleary is making more than Booth too? Hey Holland, Booth is a local kid, has some chemistry with Weiss, he just signed for $1.1M... I am just baffled. Baffled.  Why the hell wouldn't Holland give Booth a 1 year try?  All these guys that are getting bought out are signing 1 year deals for the cheap to earn the next big deal.  You have to figure Booth's camp called Holland.  Holland could have had him for pennies, now when he is a UFA next season, he will get a huge raise...He obviously didn't go to TO to win a Cup next year (like Heatley is trying to do and Richards as well.)  He was looking for a job to earn a fatter paycheck next season and Holland isn't even answering phone calls he is happy with his team and waiting to sign Alfie. I get more and more mad everyday watching quality (not high end, but quality) talent go elsewhere for less money than Cleary and #KFQ signed for...and ALL better than Cleary and #KFQ...

 

Sorry guys, its just so hard not to get frustrated and confused...

 

I think we all know by now and it's obvious that Holland is a respected man around the league but a terrible decision maker and was made to look like a hero when he took over a star-studded team that everyone wanted to play for and there were no cap concerns in stopping players from coming here. Well those glory days are over and we now see how truly incompetent Holland really is as a GM. I'm just wondering how long the Illitch family will be fooled into thinking he is still a top GM.

 

Comments like these make me want to cancel my subscription to LGWs.

 

Holland is now all of a sudden a bad GM because he didn't sign David friggin Booth?

 

Please.




#2532800 Dekeyser/Tatar status update

Posted by rick zombo on 22 July 2014 - 12:58 PM

I'd be shocked if either player signs for more than $2M per.....

 

I can see DD getting a little more than that.

 

Tatar is tougher to predict based on the fact that Sheahan signed so low..........




#2532795 Dekeyser/Tatar status update

Posted by rick zombo on 22 July 2014 - 12:52 PM

I'd be shocked if either player signs for more than 3M per.




#2532733 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by rick zombo on 21 July 2014 - 05:22 PM

 
The guy who couldn't crack the Florida Panthers lineup?
 
Sorry, Quincey > Whitney


Quincey's probably better than all three of those guys.


#2532731 Dekeyser/Tatar status update

Posted by rick zombo on 21 July 2014 - 05:18 PM

 
If we lose either one purely for money I'd call this the worst offseason since two decades.


Not going to happen.


#2532729 Dekeyser/Tatar status update

Posted by rick zombo on 21 July 2014 - 05:03 PM

I'm worried about both of them. The way this offseason has gone for the Wings has me honestly very worried about the Holland term "fair deals". If I'm Dekeyser's agent and the deal is a joke compared to the one Quincey got well he wouldn't hear back from me too soon either and once he he does my counter-offer would start at the 4 mill ballpark I really believe Dekeyser has earned it.


I'm not worried about either of them. Sure Holland's been munching on his own stones a bit with UFA dealings, but he's always been great when it comes to signing his own RFA deals.


#2532493 Babcock Interview on 105.1 this morning

Posted by rick zombo on 18 July 2014 - 01:58 PM

 

I think there are several better coaches than Babs, including Quenneville.  There are also several coaches who are "as good" as Babs.  It wasn't unanimous that he was "the best" until he won the Olympic gold, which is more a function of the Canadian media collectively embracing him than anything else.  Also, it's not like Sutter or Quenneville (or Julien, Tippett, or Hitchcock) would have lost to Latvia had they been picked in his stead. 

 

He's a top five coach.  But the proof is in the pudding.  And despite some VERY good teams, his ring fingers are a little light. 

 

Fair enough.

 

For me, the only time I take Quenville over Babcock would have been this past season. Only because I'd rather have had a top 5 pick in the draft than squeak in to he playoffs with an AHL roster. ;)




#2532348 Babcock Interview on 105.1 this morning

Posted by rick zombo on 17 July 2014 - 02:10 PM

I really like the news on Zetterberg.

 

You know, if you're into being positive and stuff.




#2532260 Australian Ice Hockey?

Posted by rick zombo on 16 July 2014 - 01:33 PM

Where's AussieWing?




#2532140 Alfie wants to play

Posted by rick zombo on 15 July 2014 - 11:27 AM

Where is Alfie going to play? Top line?

 

Z - Pav - Alfie

Nyquist - Weiss - Franzen

Jurco - Sheahan - Tatar

Helm - Glendening - Abby

 

Cleary/Andersson

 

That doesn't look bad bad, but our D is atrocious...and our goaltending is average at best.

 

Someone should start a thread about this..............




#2532133 Alfie wants to play

Posted by rick zombo on 15 July 2014 - 10:53 AM

I have no problem bring Alfie back for 1 year. This team will have enough injuries that Jurco will probably play most of theseason in Detroit. Mantha will get a look too.

 

As for the jokes about Glendenning taking Jurco's minutes? Luke will never see the third line and unless he plays the wing, he could be the odd man out most nights, despite Babcock's man-crush. And if anyone wants Jurco playing on the 4th line vs 1st line minutes in GRs then you need an examination of some sort.




#2532100 Renney out, Granato in

Posted by rick zombo on 14 July 2014 - 11:21 PM

At least someone finally chose Detroit  :scared:

 

Babcock:

 

"It was an interesting process. I was surprised we could get him. He met with three other teams first. We let him do that. We were excited he chose to be a Red Wing. It worked out well."

 

http://www.mlive.com...abcock_l_3.html




#2531568 McCollum signed.

Posted by rick zombo on 11 July 2014 - 01:30 PM

Howard - Monster

 

Mrazek - McCollum

 

Coreau - Patterson

 

That's a pretty decent tandem at every level.




#2530591 Hockey News: Red Wings D hunting

Posted by rick zombo on 08 July 2014 - 11:59 AM

 

This is just me being a fanboy.  But I'm always ok with the idea of "going with Sproul".  This kid is going to be the next Doughty.  He was an absolute steal.  Size, speed, shot, athleticism, smarts.  I legitimately think he'll be a better player than Mantha even, but that's just me. 

 

Anyway, back on topic.  Green would help, but I'd definitely not trade too much to get him.  AND it would be wise to dump salary where you could to offset the acquisition (Kindl and Andersson). 

 

I think Sproul's going to be good too.

 

We have some legit D prospects and it's awesome. Which is precicely why, for once, I think they should stay buried in GRs for as long as possible.