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#2361198 Wings sign (D) Brian Lashoff to 3-year, $2.175m extension

Posted by LeftWinger on 25 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

My bet is that if Holland adds a dman at the deadline, Kindl will be part of the package that goes in return. Kinda like Pushor in the Mironov deal, and Kuznetson in the Schneider deal.


I don't know. It would make sense. Lashoff can't go back to GR without hitting waivers starting next season, and if they wanted to give him a 2 way deal they wouldn't have given him 3 years.

KuznetsoV, but who is keeping track! :P


I would like that too...Maybe Quincey and Kindl in a package? :ninja:

#2361179 Wings sign (D) Brian Lashoff to 3-year, $2.175m extension

Posted by LeftWinger on 25 February 2013 - 03:15 PM

Not shocked by this at all! He was given the chance and took it! Way to go Brian, hold on tight!




Kindl's future? Just what I have been saying...trade bait. Won't get too much in return, but if someone offers a 3rd rounder, I'll take it!

#2360923 2/24 GDT : Canucks 3 at Red Wings 8

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 February 2013 - 09:23 PM

WTF is all this 2.0 bull? Can't a player be a player? Brunner is Brunner...period. He has 10 goals in 19 games, which would equate to apprx. 42 goals over an entire season. He is/was a great find and we have Stacy Roest to thank for him, not Andersson, not Holland.  He should be re-signed, he should get about $2M and he should be our best scorer since Hossa. He has proven he can play in the NHL and deserves to stay. No way Holland lets this guy walk, he didn't cost him an asset or a draft pick. He is found money basically.  But in no way is he anyone 2.0...he is Damien Brunner and he has arrived in the NHL...Thank you Stacy.

#2360589 2/24 GDT : Canucks 3 at Red Wings 8

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 February 2013 - 06:15 PM

Phantom penalty...clean, open ice hit...charging?

#2360518 2/24 GDT : Canucks 3 at Red Wings 8

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 February 2013 - 05:59 PM

Nice to see Tootoo was at least ONE signing that Holland did right!  Slap all of you who hated it! :P

#2360267 Red Wings to be in an Eastern conference in latest NHL/NHLPA proposal

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 February 2013 - 02:22 PM

Here is what I think would be great for next year:





Div. 1


Boston Bruins

New Jersey Devils

Philadelphia Flyers

New York Rangers

Brooklyn Islanders


Div. 2


Detroit Red Wings

Toronto Maple Leafs

Buffalo Sabres

Montreal Canadiens

Ottawa Senators


Div. 3


Florida Panthers

Tampa Bay Lightning

Carolina Hurricanes

Washington Capitals

Pittsburgh Penguins


Western Conference


Div. 1


Columbus Blue Jackets

Chicago Blackhawks

St. Louis Blues

Nashville Predators

Dallas Stars


Div. 2


Minnesota Wild

Winnipeg Jets

Edmonton Oilers

Calgary Flames

Vancouver Canucks


Div. 3


Colorado Avalanche

San Jose Sharks

Anaheim Ducks

LA Kings

Phoenix Coyotes

#2360248 Red Wings to be in an Eastern conference in latest NHL/NHLPA proposal

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 February 2013 - 01:43 PM

No. I want that too.

You may be the only two then....


Wings belong in the East.  Even throwing tradition of the O6 out the window, they are in the Eastern Time Zone and need to be in the East.  Plus it will force Holland's hand to adapt this team to a larger type player style of team.  Today the best teams are in the East and the Wings need to be with the best teams... I am all for it! Even if it means being in that division that would whoop us around for a bit, but like I said, it'll force Holland to change his team to compete in an Eastern Conference type of game...

#2360235 Dan Cleary appreciation thread

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 February 2013 - 01:09 PM

I am glad he is playing better and seems to have found a bit of his game.  Unfortunately there is no room on this team for him next season. BUT as well all know, Holland keeps his vet's until they retire (no matter how their game has dropped (Draper, Maltby)) so I fully expect Cleary to be re-signed and one of our kids being stuck in GR again to rot away. Also takes a roster spot away from possibly signing a real scorer in the off season. Thanks for the time Cleary, but it's time to go.  Andersson and Tatar are ready to be here 100% and I'd still love to have someone like Perry on this team.  I would sacrifice Cleary for any of those players to be here...

#2360232 Tomas Tatar Is Jiri Hudler 2.0

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 February 2013 - 01:04 PM

Correct me if Im wrong but 2.0 is the updated better, faster more effecient version from the original....right?


Yes, but putting him in a sentence with Hudler takes away from what Tatar actually is!


Let's just say Tomas Tatar is the real deal. Maybe he can become the Sniper we need! With Brunner and Tatar showing how quick they can score, our rebuils may not be too far away...also allows Holland to focus on Defense this off season, which is our glaring need!


Tatar is not a 2.0 of anyone, unless his father is named Tomas as well!


Tatar is himself, and a GD good hockey player!


He should be playing with Datsyuk.

#2358308 Red Wings' Future

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 February 2013 - 01:55 PM

Looking forward mostly to Sproul and Oullet completely destroying competition on their way to our top 4 D. Those 2 with Smith and Kronwall in the top 4 with the 3rd pairing hopefully being Ericsson and Backman/Lashoff (6/7), that's a top 6 that should be quite a bit better than the s*** we're going through currently. On forward i agree with the sleeper pick of Athaniesou. If we get him on a 3rd scoring line with Helm, their speed together will give teams fits and ready momentum for the top line to carry forward and dominate games. Jurco seems like a great pick, but i would like to see him play with GR a bit. He's one of the reasons i was most annoyed with the no pre-season this year cause he in all likelyhood would have played in the games and then went down to give him the taste of NHL. Nyquist and Smith I don't really consider prospects anymore along with Tatar cause they'd all be full time NHLers if it wasn't for Smith being injured and Holland signing lineup tampons like Sammy. Jarnkrok and McKee i'm really looking forward to seeing more of. Scouting on Jarnkrok says he has a playstyle like Z and McKee is a big nasty MF that would look nice patrolling the blueline. McKee and Tootoo could be our bash brothers.

 I think with McKee back there, Kronwall may grow a backbone again...

#2358302 Jordin Tootoo

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 February 2013 - 01:49 PM

If anyone can justify Franzine earning his $3.9M with his lazy lackluster play...then Tootoo more than earns his $1.9M pay.  He was brought in for a reason, a role, he is filling it perfectly and giving 110% every night, night after night...


I hope he signs another contract after this one....


Let me ask all of you Tootoo doubters...do you think Kronwall is earning his contract right now? How about Quincey? Sammy? White? Cola? I think if anyone is earning his money, its Tootoo for sure!

#2358254 Howard = Average

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 February 2013 - 12:11 PM

While I hope he doesn't top $5M per...I definitely don't see him at less than $3M. That is just poop talk.  If he gets $3.5M - $4M that would be great, because if Holland does the right thing and buys out Bert and Sammy, trades Q there is plenty of cap room to re-sign Brunner, Smith, Lashoff, Filppula and Andersson along with courting a Sniper for $7M+ and another D-Man (Douglas Murray) for $4M+...


Even if Howard got $4.5M that would all still work.

#2358240 From the Urban Dictionary

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 February 2013 - 11:21 AM

"...not much going on today, kids are in school, laundry is done, garbage is out....there is a good movie on AMC I haven't seen in a long time.  I think I will just stay in the sweat pants and Franzen around the house all day..."

#2358121 2/19 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Predators 4 (OT)

Posted by LeftWinger on 19 February 2013 - 11:16 PM

Next game line combos please:


Fil - Dats - Tatar

Tootoo - Zetterberg - Brunner

Miller - Andersson - Abby

Eaves - Emmerton - Cleary



PLEASE!!! Babcock, get you head out of your ass!!!!!!!!1111

#2357973 2/19 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Predators 4 (OT)

Posted by LeftWinger on 19 February 2013 - 10:19 PM

Well how fitting and deserving was that goal? The Hockey Gods shined down on Tootoo right there!