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#2537444 2014 Preseason Thread

Posted by LeftWinger on 27 September 2014 - 05:30 PM

What most of us are forgetting is that if not for injuries to Sammy, Cleary and Bertuzzi last season, we'd wouldnt have seen what Tatar, Sheahan and Jurco could do because of the type of coach Babcock is...imagine this, playing all last season with those three instead of the kids...ugh...now lets go with the same defenseman this year? You got to go with the best and waive the rest...




#2537436 2014 Preseason Thread

Posted by LeftWinger on 27 September 2014 - 03:14 PM

Mike Babcock - "Even though Kindl is the worst player in the NHL, and we couldn't even trade him for a used tampon, he is going to get his minutes, there is no prospect going to come in and take his job. He's not just a plug..."

 

 

 

ok, so I paraphrased...




#2537428 2014 Preseason Thread

Posted by LeftWinger on 27 September 2014 - 01:31 PM

regarding Helm....you guys all laughed at me when I stated last season that a trainer in the staff behind the scenes had told a guy I work with that he plays pick up hockey with(ya ya, I know how that sounds) that he is a wuss and will sit with a hang nail. We are seeing it again. This guy is made of balsa wood and he should have been traded over the summer...of course teams also probably knows he is a wuss...




#2536402 Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Posted by LeftWinger on 17 September 2014 - 07:30 AM

great news! No doubt his hands were tied being an RFA, hopefully he proves his underpayment and gets that pay day next time. Although I could be wrong, but I think he still may be an RFA after this contract too...

 

anyhow, in two years time with Q gone, I look forward to:

 

Kronwall - Smith

 

Dekeyser - Sproul

 

Ouellet - Marchenko

 

 

I know K and E may still be signed, but we cannot hinder the kids...

 

Geez, in  two years defensemen Jensen, Backman AND Nedomlel will ALL be out of exemptions as well! Gonna be a log jam in a couple of seasons...




#2536172 Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Posted by LeftWinger on 13 September 2014 - 08:58 PM

trading mrazek and keeping Howard would be the worst decision since "the choice." don't make another mistake like that!

 

btw, get DD signed! If you have to waive Q and K to free up enough money, do it. Danny is better than either of them.




#2535643 "But I don't want to be a pirate."

Posted by LeftWinger on 05 September 2014 - 08:45 PM

I saw this thread and I think "it moved."




#2535388 Expansion draft - how many players can each team protect ?

Posted by LeftWinger on 02 September 2014 - 03:59 PM

Protect Mrazek over Howard all day...

 

I believe that a team can only lose ONE player, so if someone picked up Franzen, then no one else can be picked (of those left unprotected.)




#2535276 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by LeftWinger on 31 August 2014 - 05:29 PM

:lol: Fortunately I didn't have to look at him from below the wing.  He was riding in style in 1st class though!

 

In all seriousness, it would be great to have him return to a better form. I do wish for nothing but the best for all of our players...yes, even Franzen.  But if there wasn't someone to complain about how fun would debates be?

 

BTW, in my 25 years at Metro, and meeting hundreds and hundreds of players (NHL, NBA and NFL)(especially in the early to mid 90's when only two NHL teams had planes and the rest all flew Northwest (#screw Delta)) the ONLY player I wanted an autograph from (and got) was #24 Bob Probert! 

 

Oh, and Rowdy Roddy Piper!




#2535266 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by LeftWinger on 31 August 2014 - 03:13 PM

Yes, I work for THE major airline at DTW.  Yes Dan Cleary went to Denver, but it was NOT in a trade.  He was on a flight I was working.  He took his Golf Clubs, Equipment Bag, Sticks and of course regular suitcase.  I was just excited for a minute HOPING to log on here and see that a trade package had been made. (even though I know he has a NTC, but like I said, one could wish! :lol:

 

I am assuming that he is probably doing something in the Denver area for charity or just going to skate with some others while he is out there. When I bumped this thread I was half way making fun, even though he did go to Denver....just not traded. (as far as we know yet! :lol: ) Maybe he is out there taking a physical and seeing if Colorado wants him.  Maybe he waived his NTC to go to the Avs.  Like I said, one can wish, right? :P 




#2534959 Fedorov and Yzerman vs. Datsyuk and Zetterberg

Posted by LeftWinger on 26 August 2014 - 06:05 PM

In all seriousness, this is no contest. Yzerman and Fedorov, hands down, all day long, all week long, all year long...etc...etc...

 

I love Pav and Z, but if Yzerman and Fedorov were able to play in this no obstruction era, I cannot imagine the points they would have put up. I believe Pav and Z would've done fine in 90's, but not as good as they do now and I believe nowhere near what Yzerman and Feds would do today...




#2534543 Lines Thread

Posted by LeftWinger on 19 August 2014 - 08:16 AM

where is Ferraro and Callahan at ? Oh ya, gone to GR, or worse, waivers. Both deserve a spot over Cleary. I really hope they clear waivers. I know they only played a couple games, but would hate to lose them for zero.




#2533941 Marchenko

Posted by LeftWinger on 09 August 2014 - 12:36 PM

I'm hoping this positive experience with Marchenko will warm the Wings to taking more Russian born players. I think we have passed on some real talent in the past due to the russian factor.

taking nothing away from Nick and Homer, which are by far the best Swedes we have had. Z is up there as well, but this team accomplished far more with Russians than the recent influx of Swedes. I am not sure why they started shying away from Russians compared to before...did the talent pool dry up?




#2533939 Greatest Wings game ever

Posted by LeftWinger on 09 August 2014 - 12:09 PM

Live.....March 26th, 1997. For me that was game, set, match.  Of course the night Stevie Lifted the Cup for the first time.  I was at work and couldn't tear myself away from the TV to go home.  But in person, it hands down is March 26th, 1997.




#2533651 Who is YOUR most under-appreciated/unsung Red Wing?

Posted by LeftWinger on 03 August 2014 - 08:32 PM

 

 

 

 

 

What about Dougie Brownov?

 




#2533235 Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by LeftWinger on 28 July 2014 - 10:34 PM

ok, ok, no more Diesel... :lol:

 

I said its too much so he better get 20-30 goals to prove he is worth it. If he never gets 20 then its way over payment. Closer to 30 and he is worth it for sure! In the end I am glad he is still a Red Wing! Go Tatar!