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#2616531 Free agents this off season

Posted by rick zombo on 26 June 2015 - 07:46 AM

I also read somewhere that it's "not about the money" & where he signs depends more about the quality of team he could sign to and what role he would get on said team. He wants top minutes, more power play time, etc.. something the wings could obviously give him based on the state of the defense. I think all of that points to him being signed by the wings, assuming he means it when he says "it's not about the money" & signs at a decent value. I would love to sign green at say 3 years, 12 million. But I expect him to get more. He'll certainly get better offers from teams like the oilers.


Awwwwww Yeah. This joke keeps writing itself. :lol:



#2616218 Free agents this off season

Posted by rick zombo on 25 June 2015 - 11:10 AM

Well, Hyman signed a 2 year EL deal with Toronto.  I bet this has Babcock all over it! He probably knew Hyman was leaning toward Detroit and in order to keep us from getting better he had Shanny swoop in and kill that chance!



Of course Kenny could've just traded a useless forward like McKegg to Fla and signed him himself, but of course Hyman is also from Toronto, so we had that to deal with...oh well.  I am just angry at this though, I despise our former coach and shanny even more now!



Hyman signs in hometown, Reilly more than likely signing in hometown, WTF is going on here?!?! Don't kids want to get out and explore the world anymore?


Who knows, but I'm sure glad DeKeyser didn't have this attitude.

#2616006 Yzerman wins GM of Year (& other awards discussion)

Posted by rick zombo on 24 June 2015 - 10:40 PM

Late 1990's to the early 2000's...Even with all that $$$, and a all-star roster the team failed to make the playoffs for 7 seasons in a row.
EDIT - I know I'm dating myself by going back to previous seasons...Just that I feel Stevie Y is by far the most deserving.

I agree. I'm mostly just being a jerk. I don't want the competition to succeed at all. Even Stevie. I just can't cheer for the GM of the team that dealt the Wings their most recent playoff loss. Same way I won't be hoping for Babcock to win the Jack Adams anytime soon.

#2615903 OT Changes

Posted by rick zombo on 24 June 2015 - 10:45 AM

Glad Babcock's gone.


I don't think I could watch Miller-Glendenning-Ericsson for two and a half minutes of OT.

#2615890 Free agents this off season

Posted by rick zombo on 24 June 2015 - 09:51 AM


You just don't get it.  Because you're part of the PC police and also because you want hockey to become the same thing as women's soccer (which is significantly tougher than Men's soccer BTW).  Admit it. 


Flower Power!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

#2615886 Free agents this off season

Posted by rick zombo on 24 June 2015 - 09:40 AM

Since this team needs some toughness and size, I truly believe that Kenny will sign Hayley Wickenheiser... He will get his ideal power forward


Because the Wings are so soft that even a women would toughen them up. Hardy Har.


Sports jokes that connect the perception of a weak athlete to a women are soooooooo funny. :rolleyes:

#2615730 Granato possibly renegotiating contract with Wings

Posted by rick zombo on 23 June 2015 - 10:02 AM

Waitttttt I thought for certain Granato was the PP man?


That was Hiller. He took that  s***  with him to Toronto. I think that's actually of photo of him in your avatar, no?

#2615710 Free agents this off season

Posted by rick zombo on 23 June 2015 - 08:33 AM

Just don't be disappointed when we don't sign or trade for anyone..


Hell, I'll be happy if they promote the right prospects from within the organization. Just give Marchenko, Ouellet, Pulkinnen, and Ferraro a real chance.

#2615563 Free agents this off season

Posted by rick zombo on 21 June 2015 - 09:58 AM

Forwards are expected to play defense regardless of the talent level of the D.

Free agents typically get more than they're necessarily worth now. It's a fact of life in the new NHL.


Exactly. If everyone's "overpaying", then no one really is, relatively speaking. It's not like Franson's going to sign for 4M/per while Green goes for 6M/per. If you want to improve a team, especially the D, you have to the big money for guys like Niskanen, Stralman, Green, etc. 

#2615542 Free agents this off season

Posted by rick zombo on 21 June 2015 - 01:05 AM

The secret is only overpaying for the right guys.  Nobody on the market now is worth overpaying.

It's impossible to overpay for the right guys, or they wouldn't be "the right guys". For example, how can anyone say that the Hawks overpaid for Vermette? He was "the right guy" for them. You don't overpay for those guys. You just pay.

You only overpay for the wrong guys. See: Detroit Red Wings and Stephen Weiss.

#2615487 Players who might be available due to teams cap issues

Posted by rick zombo on 20 June 2015 - 03:09 PM

Hawks want a 1st + a top prospect + a top six forward on an entry level contract.

If any GM gifts them this I will make it my personal mission to hunt them down and kick them in the Ballz.

No NHL club should be doing the Hawks any favours at all.

#2615352 Will Wings Revisit Signing Phaneuf?

Posted by rick zombo on 19 June 2015 - 04:09 PM

Wings likely to make a deal on draft day.

Yeah. I'm counting on them to draft some players and that's about it. Unless you can provide a link or something that says otherwise?

#2615247 Free agents this off season

Posted by rick zombo on 19 June 2015 - 09:38 AM

God I hope he signs elsewhere soon otherwise I can already predict the July 1 first transaction this season


Kopecky would be a great signing. But not for a penny more than $675,000.

#2615245 The Bowman Effect

Posted by rick zombo on 19 June 2015 - 09:35 AM


You want to land the best coach? You better have a good team.


If you're the best coach, you want to coach the best team.




#2615210 Wings open to trading Mantha and/or their 1st Round Pick

Posted by rick zombo on 19 June 2015 - 07:55 AM