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#2324147 Our Current Defense / What Holland Can Do *merged

Posted by LeftWinger on 07 August 2012 - 10:54 AM

I have to believe Holland is waiting for the CBA to be renewed before he takes a stab at a defender (trade or UFA.) He only has 6 right now, he needs one more for sure to complete his NHL roster. With Nyquist, Brunner and Smith getting full time jobs, along with Kindl having a top 6 spot (thus far,) I find it hard to believe that Holland will bring up yet another rookie to fill his NHL roster... He has to eyeing a few 2nd tier defenders aw well as still looking at Yandle. I just think he is going to see if teams will be looking to have to dump some salaries after the CBA...

Yandle will cost us Smith, Nyquist, and picks. Agreed.

No it won't. Because Holland would be a dumbass to trade Smith. Again, the ONLY way I ever want to hear Smith evening whispered in a trade scenario is if Weber was coming back in exchange. Even then I would be hesitant to trade Smith.

The future of Detroit's D is Smith, McKee, Sproul, and hopefully Dekeyser. Kronner will be the leader and it will be either Quincey or Ericsson to be here long term as well...

#2323938 Our current forwards.

Posted by LeftWinger on 05 August 2012 - 09:05 PM

It was proven last season that Cleary is no good unless he is on the 3rd line with Helm. He is NOT a top 6 forward!

#2323659 Our Current Defense / What Holland Can Do *merged

Posted by LeftWinger on 02 August 2012 - 09:58 PM

anyone else still bitter that Suter chose family over Detroit? Damn it! Why couldn't he have met his wife in Ann Arbor!?!?!

#2323654 Red Wings Alumni Showdown Roster

Posted by LeftWinger on 02 August 2012 - 09:43 PM

Feds has wanted back in the the Winged Wheel since he left...he was a little mad that Holland didn't re-acquire him in 2008... Well, that is my little fantasy at least! I too will be SUPER excited to see #91 out there with the Wings again...at least in some form. Too bad he didn't re-sign here for a year to finish his career. I liked the Modano signing, but Feds would have been great!

#2323640 Red Wings Alumni Showdown Roster

Posted by LeftWinger on 02 August 2012 - 06:50 PM

What no Kozlov? Must still be pissed they traded him... anyway, if somehow, someway Vladdy skates out onto the ice, the crowd will bring down Comerica! Could you imagine, Vladdy in full uniform, skating in the #16 again?

referring to the Fedorov thread, asking our feelinsg about him....guess we will soon see the fans feelings! I missed it, was Chelios playing?

#2323457 Holland losing his moxie? Is Detroit slipping as UFA destination?

Posted by LeftWinger on 01 August 2012 - 06:18 PM

Like who? Backstrom and Harding?


anyway...centcouger (new account?)

I think Detroit is still a desirable place for UFA's or nobody would ever come here...ever. There has been plenty of UFA's pass on Detroit throughout the last 20 years, has it made Detroit any less dominant? No, and the fact that Mary Kate and Ashley chose to play close to family (for more money too mind you) does not mean Detroit is not a destination desired by most NHL players. It is only the situation that are in and looking for that leads them to where they go.

Ask yourself this if Detroit was such a horrible destination, why is it when players are asked to submit a list of 5 or 6 teams they would waive their NTC/NMC for 95% of the time (if not 100%) Detroit is on their list...Seems to me I rarely see the likes of Minnesota or St. Louis on anyone's list... Sometimes, more cash and family are things that another city cannot compete with...I am good with that, and can understand.

I have pride in the fact that, when a UFA does sign here, he RARELY goes anywhere else after, unless it is for one of those reason's, family or just looking to cash in. The ONLY reason Hossa isn't here for 12 years rather than Chicago is the fact that Holland chose Franzine and wasn't sure what Hudler was going to do re-sign or explore RFA, he chose Russia instead and Hossa had already gone due to cap space or lack there of...One mistake Holland will not admit to making.

#2323019 Wings & Yandle twitter-rumors? Believable?

Posted by LeftWinger on 30 July 2012 - 01:06 PM

Speaking of twitter, a tad off subject, but today my 5 year old is having ******** surgery and my avatar, Katie Morgan, sent me a personal tweet giving best wishes to him! She said, Hang in there! Lol!

Ok, back to topic....trade.Franz not Flip!

Really? T3sticle is censored? Lol!

#2322617 Your thoughts on Sergei Fedorov

Posted by LeftWinger on 28 July 2012 - 08:31 AM

Nothing against Sergei, but I vote no, just because how exclusive a club the retired numbers have become. Again, nothing against #91, but Ozzie probably deserves the honor more due to him being 2nd in most Red Wings regular season goalie categories, and 1st in the playoffs. However, Ozzie won't be up there either. Lidstrom is next, then probably Dats and Z.

Thinking back to the Fedorov years, there was always so much drama with the guy, then his Dad would get involved.

If Fedorov or Ozzie won't be retired, then neither will Dats or Z...

BTW, Crymson, you say he could not lay claim to being an absolute cog in the team or be an organizations Heart and Soul....take Fedorov off the 90's teams...nowhere NEAR the success and they would not have won 97 and 98 Cups without him...barely even 2002. Fedorov damn well deserves his number retired here, more so than Ozzie, Dats or Z. When Dats wins a Hart or Z wins a Hart or scores 60 goals, then we'll talk with them in the same sentence as Fedorov. Do me a favor, put Dats and Z in the clutch and grab era...I am not saying they arent great players in their own right, but if Dats and Z are already getting consideration for retirement, Fedorov is a shoe in. The ONLY thing is if Illitch is bitter over him leaving on the terms he left...which was Illitch's fault anyhow...

#2322587 Red Wings Sign Jordin Tootoo to 3-yr deal, $1.9M/yr

Posted by LeftWinger on 27 July 2012 - 11:04 PM

I am! Hell, and he isn't 35...But PLEASE NO WHISTLES!!!!!

#2322553 Holland losing his moxie? Is Detroit slipping as UFA destination?

Posted by LeftWinger on 27 July 2012 - 06:22 PM

Who needs overpriced UFA's? In 3-4 years, Smith will be better than Suter and one of our young Euro's will be netting more goals than Parise/Semin or Doan... Let's get Abby signed, sort out the bottom 6 and bring on the season!

#2322233 Semin signs one year, $7m deal with Carolina

Posted by LeftWinger on 26 July 2012 - 04:28 PM

:D at Kenny....he is fail. Epic. An off season that started out so promising too. Lowball some more players and GMs. Hey Ken, a player can make more than Pav, ya know? Damn him and his "team" salary cap. Enjoy this roster!

#2320575 Flyers sign Weber to offer sheet: 14y/$110m ($56m 1st 4yrs)

Posted by LeftWinger on 19 July 2012 - 10:31 PM

Maybe he does, but Holmgren's balls to the wall strategy hasn't won him anything but the adulation of some fans.

Holland's method may not make him a lot of fans, but its won multiple Stanley Cups.

Honestly...Holland was Asst. GM when the first Balls to the Wall move was made for Shanahan, that won us Cups...he showed his Balls by acquiring Chris Chelios...and when we were too old Holland made another Balls to the Wall move by getting Hasek, Hull & Robitaille that won us Cups....He needs another Balls to the Wall trade...Bobby Ryan. He needs to stop lowballing GM's and UFA's...player want to get paid, no longer do they take a discount to play in Detroit because it's Detroit...

#2320475 Flyers sign Weber to offer sheet: 14y/$110m ($56m 1st 4yrs)

Posted by LeftWinger on 19 July 2012 - 04:36 PM

Hey Holland, this is what having Balls means! Take some risk! You wouldn't even miss the first round picks....I am beginning to think that Wiz is totally right about Holland....sure he puts an effort in to try to acquire players, but he low balls UFA's and other GM's...

#2320144 Bobby Ryan

Posted by LeftWinger on 19 July 2012 - 06:23 AM

Get this trade done!

#2319898 We can still win it all THIS season, but...

Posted by LeftWinger on 18 July 2012 - 06:06 PM

Trade.for Ryan, sign Doan, sign Kubina....set.