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#2617768 Brendan Smith re-signed 2 yrs $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by F.Michael on 30 June 2015 - 09:49 PM

Oh good Lord...How the f*** are we going to upgrade our D now? We have 6 D under contract and one spot going to a kid...


Will Holland continue to pay Kindl $2.4M to sit in the pressbox or will he bring up Marchenko and sit (waste) him?


Even if Kindl gets traded, that still leaves a kid in the pressbox if he signs someone... I just think going forward with the corps we have and only having a rookie come up does not bode well for us...


We really need to upgrade this position by signing Green or Franson if possible.


This offseason is turning into a turd.  Ya, I am comfortable with going with kids, but why fill all your roster spots before you even see if you can upgrade at a decent price?


I am not even going to waste my day tomorrow seeing everyone else upgrading and Holland sitting still with Cleary, Andersson and Smith being our signings. Sure Weiss is now gone, but that just opens the door for a broken down Franzen to take a roster spot up.  IMO, Cleary, Franzn and Smith should have all been gone. RIght now Detroit has $13M in wasted cap space on D in Ericsson, Smith, Q and K. I'd dump all of them to give Green and Franson contract and then fill the rest with kids. Right now our former coach is laughing is ass off...maybe sending Blashill flowers in condolences...

With our luck - there's always an opportunity for a youngster to get ice time courtesy of injuries, and with this upcoming UFA class - outside of Franson - there's not alot of major upgrades available, and some would consider Franson an 'ok' addition to our blueline, and certainly not worth the rumoured $6 million that he could command.


Truth be told - now is the time to see what the kids from GR can do; Blashill is now the coach so he knows these kids well, and since we're not Cup favorites there's no need, or pressure for Holland to pull some dumb stunt by overpaying (thus getting us in cap woes in a few years), or trading for some disgruntled 'star' from another rival who'll in turn cost us our youth/draft picks.

#2617630 Weiss bought out (confirmed)

Posted by shoe on 30 June 2015 - 05:30 PM

Making room for Clearys big contract and press conference tomorrow?

#2617628 Weiss bought out (confirmed)

Posted by Barrie on 30 June 2015 - 05:28 PM

Another UFA in the league either traded or bought out. More proof the UFA market is overrated and drafting is the way to go.

If Holland give Nyquist $5-$6.5M a year, then this team is doomed.  Tell us Mrazekfanboy, if you think Gus is worth that, then what the heck is Mrazek going to get next year? Nothing because after giving NYquist $6M and then having to pay the other FA's similar money because if Nyquist earned it, so did they, there will be no money to even ice a complete team.  I indeed, Gus is asking or this kind of money, trade his rights to someone who will overpay or him.  Please lets not let Nyquist be Hudler 2.0, money hungry and puts himself in front of the team. For Christ's sake, Z's cap hit is just barely over $6M, you honestly think Nyquist earned that much?

Well, they did have to make room for Franzen and Cleary...this was the obvious thing to do!

Nyquist will get a contract similar to Tatar

#2617623 Weiss bought out (confirmed)

Posted by joesuffP on 30 June 2015 - 05:20 PM

From this day forward no red wing shall wear #90... That's what you get for trying to get around using #19 or #9
Give me a break... Nyquist has scored more goals in the last two years than Tatar plus is a better all around player. I would be happy if we locked him up long term after he played for peanuts the last two years

#2616266 Will Wings Revisit Signing Phaneuf?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 June 2015 - 03:28 PM

Have we even talked about Phaneuf in the last 4 pages of this thread?  :lol:


Not that I ultimately give a  s***, except the mods have dropped the hammer in more "on point" threads than this de-evolved mess.


Everything that could have been said about Phaneuf already was early on in his career.


He's been a failure from what he was first projected to be, which is a Norris caliber defenseman for much of his career.  Instead, his only accomplishmend (albeit a good one), is banging Elisha Cuthbert.  

WTF happened to this thread?


Same thing that happened to Phaneuf's career.  You kinda just forget the guy is even there.  

#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.

#2615837 Will Wings Revisit Signing Phaneuf?

Posted by number9 on 23 June 2015 - 10:02 PM




Actually, we could use someone like Racine...


Crossing the blue line was a death wish in the 90s. Wish the game was still played like that.

#2614933 Wings open to trading Mantha and/or their 1st Round Pick

Posted by matt198913 on 17 June 2015 - 12:24 PM

For crying out loud Mantha has had one half season coming off a broken leg. Let him grow.

#2613656 Jeff Blashill named 27th head coach in Red Wings history

Posted by Helmethead on 09 June 2015 - 12:18 PM

I thought I read Granato chose to not exorcise his option and was negotiating a new deal with the Wings and that he wanted to stay. Maybe things have changed?

#2613641 Jeff Blashill named 27th head coach in Red Wings history

Posted by krsmith17 on 09 June 2015 - 11:45 AM

Love It!!!


I'm assuming Granato will take over the forwards and power-play and Chelios will take over the defense and penalty-kill?


It would only make sense to have the forward take over the offense and the defenseman take over the defense... wouldn't it?...

#2613138 What changes do you think we'll see with Blashill?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 04 June 2015 - 01:14 PM

I would like to wish Jonathan Ericsson the best in his future endeavors.  



#2613013 Retire Sergei Fedorovís Jersey Immediately

Posted by kipwinger on 03 June 2015 - 12:30 PM

I'm really not trying to turn this into an Osgood debate, but it looks like it's already heading that way. 


Using the fact that Osgood "took advantage of all-star teams" against him completely ignores the fact that guys like Fuhr, Sawchuk, Plante, and Smith ALL played for dynasty teams as well. 


I don't see anybody arguing that Grant Fuhr's banner should be pulled down because he played with Messier and Gretzky. 

#2612992 Retire Sergei Fedorovís Jersey Immediately

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 03 June 2015 - 09:48 AM


#2613008 Report: Jeff Petry and Munn-tree-all ruin 2015 free agency

Posted by kipwinger on 03 June 2015 - 12:03 PM

Ken Holland will offer the same thing he always does.  He'll offer the chance to make reasonable money and play for a perennial winner who treats you well.  He will not, however, offer the most money.  So guys who want the make the most, and don't care about anything else, won't come here.  Guys who want to win, be treated well, AND make reasonable money will sign here. 


Franson, Green, or anybody else will need to decide if they're in it for the money, or if they'd like to be part of an organization that's competently run and consistently successful.  If the former, then we're probably better off promoting from within anyway.  At least it will keep us out of cap hell. 

#2611057 Sabres hire Dan Bylsma as head coach

Posted by marcaractac on 28 May 2015 - 01:21 PM

Thank goodness. Put any potential Bylsma to Detroit stuff to rest.