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#2527924 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by rick zombo on 01 July 2014 - 12:20 PM

Speculation or fact? This could make the haters go nuts…..

 

Wings better be in on Niskanen search or at least Stralman because they are losing touch in players wanting to go there as UFAs

 

I call BS.

 

Weiss and Alfie wanted to come here last year. So did Dekeyser. 




#2527890 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by rick zombo on 01 July 2014 - 12:13 PM

Does Niskanen have a farm in Wisconsin? 




#2527877 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by rick zombo on 01 July 2014 - 12:07 PM

So far Dallas is having a good day.  Spezza and Hemsky for prospects, picks, and cash.  Not too shabby.

 

Wow Nill is killing it right now!

 

Except if Holland signed Hemsky, everyone on this forums would want him crucified. 




#2527857 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by rick zombo on 01 July 2014 - 12:03 PM

You know what?

 

f*** Dan Boyle anyway. 

 

And f*** the Rangers. Why would Boyle want to go there? What’s so special about them? They were over-rated last year, benefiting from an inspired Habs victory over Boston.  They are going to be worse this year without Poulliot, Brian Boyle, Stralman, Brassard, etc. 




#2527471 UFA day looking up

Posted by rick zombo on 30 June 2014 - 11:24 PM

The Wings will look to re-sign defenseman Kyle Quincey

 

Per the Red Wings official website

 

Of course you would cherry pick that quote.

 

Any Wings fan that knows what’s up knows that there is about a 5% chance that they actually want Quincey back. This quote is just the product of a PR spin. The Wings official site is not going to come out and say “the Wings have no interest in bringing back Quincey because he sucks”.




#2526921 FLA to Buyout Jovanovski

Posted by rick zombo on 29 June 2014 - 01:03 PM

 

Jovanovski said that in 2011 just before signing with Florida.  We haven't made it past the second round in that time.  He wouldn't have been competing for a cup either way. 

 

Yeah, well if that’s the case then you’re right.

 

I still like hockey more when coaches, GMs, and especially players, yap less to the media. 




#2526888 FLA to Buyout Jovanovski

Posted by rick zombo on 29 June 2014 - 12:11 PM

I think this was the only guy to ever publicly come out and bash the Wings organization after we tried to sign him.

Something like, "those guys need to learn people aren't gonna take discounts to sign with them".

 

Yup. I hope he enjoyed the extra 500,000k/year or whatever to play with Pheonix and Florida. Now he gets to retire a broken down vet that’s never won anything when he could have come to Detroit in 2006 and contended for a cup or two. 

 

Not to sound too hash. 




#2526772 Kesler traded to Anaheim

Posted by rick zombo on 29 June 2014 - 12:44 AM

Some of you may disagree with his approach to trades and UFA signings. Fair enough. 

 

But one thing Holland can do as a GM is run a draft.

 

I think we should all, as intelligent Wings fans, be able to agree on this. 




#2526410 NHL Draft 2014: First Round

Posted by rick zombo on 27 June 2014 - 08:11 PM

Here’s hoping Holland can dump Kindl and Andersson on someone tomorrow for a 2nd round pick. 




#2526156 Kesler traded to Anaheim

Posted by rick zombo on 27 June 2014 - 02:05 PM

I agree, didn't want him anyway.  I don't know why so many fans are so offended every time a player doesn't include Detroit on a list of teams to go to.  I wondered if it was exclusively a Detroit thing or if other fans of other teams get offended by it.  

 

For fans that grew up watching a team like the one in 2002 assemble itself, it's safe to say that we're just spoiled.

 

It used to be fun being a Wings fan on July 1st and at the trade deadline, until the southern team's owners and their little bald gremlin minion got together and ruined it :lol:  




#2526139 Wings to have face to face with Matt Niskanen

Posted by rick zombo on 27 June 2014 - 01:36 PM

It's interesting, every time i read quotes from Holland I sink deeper and deeper into a state of depression.

 

Yup. Holland should start ripping his shirt like Hulk Hogan, and roaring like the Incredible Hulk about how he's going to punch Franzen in the nuts and then trade for all the awesome players.

 

Or he could say something about how he wants the team to improve, go deeper in the playoffs, and how he'd like a top 4 right handed D man. But he already said that.

 

Except people hear what he says, and they think, for some inexplicable reason, that this mean that he doesn't care about the team improving, he just wants to make the playoffs and keep polishing his "streak" trophy and doesn't give a s*** all of a sudden about losing in the first round, and is out golfing instead of trying to acquire that much needed defensemen.

 

FML




#2526131 Kesler traded to Anaheim

Posted by rick zombo on 27 June 2014 - 01:26 PM

Why does it always seem like teams get steals when it comes to trades and we're always getting f***ed? I don't care for Kesler anyway and glad he stayed in the Western Conference.

 

Well, for starters, Kesler only wanted to go to Anaheim or Chicago.

 

Vancouver took what they could get for him under the circumstances.

 

So part of it is that none of these guys ultimately want to play in Detroit. As painful as i may sound, would you rather live in Detroit playing for a bubble team or live in Anaheim, playing for a contender?




#2526092 Wings to have face to face with Matt Niskanen

Posted by rick zombo on 27 June 2014 - 11:33 AM

Let's not forget that Suter actually wanted to come to Detroit, but the wives and Parise signing forced his hand last minute.

 

What a pile of s*** that whole scenario was.




#2526081 Wings to have face to face with Matt Niskanen

Posted by rick zombo on 27 June 2014 - 10:14 AM

Unless he really likes a team offering less I think he takes 8 years over $6 mil.

 

Unless he re-signs with Pitt, he can only do 7 years.




#2526059 NHL Draft 2014: First Round

Posted by rick zombo on 27 June 2014 - 08:56 AM

Yeah, I see him trading down.  Someone they like is going to slide down the chart given how bunched together everyone is after the top five or six picks.  I called Kempe a few months ago, and I'm sticking with it.  They'll trade back two or three spots, still get their man, and get a 2nd to replace the one lost in the Legwand clusterf***. 

 

Edit:  Larkin wouldn't be a bad pick either, and he's a center (Tyler Wright seemed to indicate this would matter).  But I'm sticking with Kempe.

 

Agreed. Holland is going to do what he can to get that 2nd rounder back.

 

Ritchie, Tuch, Perlini, Larkin one of those 4 pls stay the hell away from guys like Ehlers, Barbashev. If they pick him might as well throw the pick away because he will go to the khl if things arent going his way Also enough with the small soft euros need some hometown boys and size and grit

 

The last two first rounders were Sheahan and Mantha. Combine that with the fact that Nastasiuk and Bertuzzi were taken in round 2 and it seems less likely that you'll have anything to complain about on the "small soft euro" front.

 

Just look at what Wright has to say:

 

 

"We're confident we're going to get a good player at 15," Wright said. "Whether it's a forward or defenseman, we'll take the best player available."

 

 

"I think the center position is a major piece of a building block in a lot of organizations," Wright said. "You can never have enough centers."

 

 

"We'd like maybe a right-handed shot on the back end – size, speed through the middle of the ice," Wright said. "You can never have enough puck-moving D and scoring wingers.

 

"Passports are really irrelevant," Wright said. "We have to be visionaries. We have to start projecting who's going to be the best player 4-5 years down the road. The Red Wings have done a tremendous job developing players once you get them in the system. We just got to get good players. We want passionate, hard-working players who won't stop at anything to get into the National Hockey League. Passion and character are big to me."

 

All signs point to a big, mobile, hard working center.

 

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