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#2301859 Iginla

Posted by LeftWinger on 17 May 2012 - 02:46 PM

Obvious choice to me, but who would it take to get Iginla here? Plus he is at $7M...could Holland afford all three of Iginla, Parise and Suter? Or would Iginla take us out of the Parise-stakes? I guess if the Cap goes to $70M, Nick takes a nice respectable discount, that would be a pretty awesome roster... Just who would be gone? I would think Franzen? Filppula? Prospects? Hate to lose Smith, but Tatar and Andersson are expendable...along with Franzen if the Wings got both Iginla AND Parise...

edit: OP, you should add Parise to your poll to see what everyone thinks! Of course how about this question: Lidstrom & Parise or Iginla and Suter? Hmmm....

#2301856 Chances of landing Parise?

Posted by LeftWinger on 17 May 2012 - 02:20 PM

Blah, oops sorry!

#2301791 Chances of landing Parise?

Posted by LeftWinger on 17 May 2012 - 10:29 AM

I feel like changing my vote to ZERO...re-sign Holmstrom? Offer a contract to another small Euro player? I sometimes think Holland doesn't know his ass from a hole in the ground...

#2301789 2012 Lockout Watch

Posted by LeftWinger on 17 May 2012 - 10:25 AM

what else does the league want? The got their "parity" throughout the league, revenue is up, they got the Cap in place, they got their "KID" the Cup (maybe one wasn't enough and they need changes to make sure he gets every two out of three?) I don't know what else the league would want from the players. If the NHL suffer another lockout or lose of an entire season, it is over. It cannot survive another whole, half or any part of the season being cancelled... I cannot see why Bettman still has his job, half a season lost in 1994-95, entire 2005 season lost AND now this possibility!?!? Why does this fool still have a job? He has done hardly anything GOOD for the NHL and tons bad!

#2301778 Red Wings make offer to Damien Brunner

Posted by LeftWinger on 17 May 2012 - 09:56 AM

hudler's replacement

although I would love to see ANYTHING replace Hudler, but isn't that what Parise is supposed to be? I really don't understand all this, offer this guy and contract, probably re-signing Holmstrom gonna go hard after Parise....Nyquist here full time. Emmerton and Mursak have ZERO options to GR, just where is Holland going to put all these forwards? Not to mention wanting Lidstrom and Suter and Smith here permanently. There is only room for 23 players, maybe Holland is just getting back up plans or maybe he plans on getting rid of some players from last season. Personally, I'd rather keep Miller and Eaves over Bertuzzi and Cleary...Maybe Eaves is done? I just have a weird feeling that a ton of us fans are going to be disappointed come July 2nd when Holland doesn't score the two players he absolutely HAS to get to turn this team back in the right direction...

#2301712 Babcock and Holland want to keep Homer.

Posted by LeftWinger on 16 May 2012 - 09:06 PM

Actually the opposite, you have to quit stressing it and then Leftwinger will hopefully quite writing it. He has found a way to talk about nothing but Parise and Semin in every current thread. Maybe if we ignore it, it will go away.

Uh....ya, no. I only mentioned Semin after everyone else mentioned him becoming a F/A. If you see my sig, it doesn't, nor has it had Semin mentioned in a long time. I'd prefer just to sign Parise and Suter and Vokoun. So no, I don't mention in it every thread....an excuse me for talking about it in the "Semin" thread. And I have talked about plenty of stuff...Why don't you pull the dick out of your ass, its starting to mess with your head!

#2301710 Red Wings make offer to Damien Brunner

Posted by LeftWinger on 16 May 2012 - 08:59 PM

This just in....Holland not interested in Parise. I'm joking, but seriously? It looks like Holland STILL refuses to change the makeup of this team, a makeup that has been waning and waning year after year. Sorry, just my opinion...

#2301552 Kronwalled at the Worlds!

Posted by LeftWinger on 15 May 2012 - 07:17 PM

Nice hit...nice to see nobody go after Kronwall after he delivers a clean hit...if that were the NHL, the entire opposition line would be trying to fight Kronwall. Like a clean hit has to be defended. What did kesler say earlier this year, if he is gonna hit like that he is gonna have to answer for it...why? Clean hit is a clean hit....jackass traitor!

#2301350 Babcock and Holland want to keep Homer.

Posted by LeftWinger on 14 May 2012 - 08:41 PM

So it is of one negger's opinion that losing Emmerton/Mursak and possibly not being able to sign Parise is worth re-signing Holmstrom... I get it. I hope you enjoy a worse season than last year, because if it was not for the 23 game win streak at home and they played like they did on the road, they wouldn't have even made the playoffs. But just keep re-signing players from the 90's, just keep losing top prospects for washed up players...oh wait, you can always trade a first round draft pick for them later in their career's...that'll make up for it all! Holland re-signs Holmstrom and loses youth because of it, this team will be in trouble for years, indeed.

I understand your love for Homer, but there are only so many roster spots to be handed out. Hey, here's an idea, lets sign Homer and not sign one of Helm or Abby, that'll make it better and open up a roster spot... Nobody here can convince any of us that re-signing Holmstrom will make this team better than they were last season. Thank you Homer for all the years, but please, call it a career...

Parise and Homer is better than either.

I'm fine with putting Emmerton through waivers if it comes to that.

I'm not huge on bringing Homer back but if its a case of him and Lidstrom or neither, then the decision is an easy one.

Sign them.

Yes, but signing Parise and Homer you are exposing Emmerton AND Mursak to waivers or trade. I understand wanting Lidstrom back, especially if he heals 100% from his injury, but to lose TWO young players for the sake of an aging Holmstrom who will be the 13th forward most nights..I dunno, if it doesn't affect Hollands ability to pursue Parise and Suter, then I guess...but I hate, year after year, sacrificing youth for "One more Shot." Which BTW, that "SHOT" seems to get further and further away from the target each year...

#2301346 Babcock and Holland want to keep Homer.

Posted by LeftWinger on 14 May 2012 - 08:12 PM

Homer needs to retire. We already have 13 forwards (once Helm and Abby are re-signed) and will be getting (hopefully) a Parise type player for Datsyuk. That already pushes one of Mursak or Emmerton off the team, now you want to re-sign Homer and push both of them off the team? So signing Homer is better than keeping Mursak and Emmerton? Of course in my scenario, I get rid of Mursak, but I am NOT signing Homer at the expense of any of them, and God forbid at the expense of not signing Parise...Thanks for the memories Homer, but it over. This team needs its youth to remain. Bottom line, if they sign Holmstrom, and Parise, then they lose BOTH Emmerton and Mursak and Sheahan never comes up. If they don't want to lose one of those, then they cannot sign Parise, so in order to get Lidstrom back and keep some youth, you are passing on Parise and siging Holmstrom...

Parise and Emmerton far better than Holmstrom and Mursak...sorry Homer lovers...

#2301299 Babcock and Holland want to keep Homer.

Posted by LeftWinger on 14 May 2012 - 02:17 PM

Sounds enough of a biggie for you to whine and complain about getting negs and thinking karma applies.

It's an arbitrary indicator. People on this board need to nut up and get over it.

Nah, not a biggie. I only complain when people neg for no reason. I would take 3000 negs if folks had the nuts enough to explain why they disagree. Whatever... It's just funny when people say Homer is too old and needs to go, they get a plus, then I agree and get a neg. Sure, maybe it bothers me more than it should, but if folks would say why, it would be nice. But, ya, I should know by now, they won't and it shouldn't bother me...

#2301192 Would you?

Posted by LeftWinger on 14 May 2012 - 07:00 AM

I was referring to the Minnesota Wild, not the state. But he did play there a lot in college too because of all the college teams in Minnesota. He's certainly spent his fair share of time there. He also has connections to Dany Heatley and Tom Gilbert from Wisconsin and they play for the Wild. So I think if you want to talk connections, he has more connections to Minnesota than Detroit.

You are hilarious...Hey, Chris Chelios is great friends with Ryan's uncle Gary, so he has more connections to the Red Wings PLUS he played with Patrick Eaves in Ann Arbor, so there, na na na boo boo!

#2301113 Patrick Kane at it again

Posted by LeftWinger on 13 May 2012 - 08:48 PM

No problem bringing this gem back.

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egads! Who is the 40 yr old holding the beer? Is that Stiffler's mom? Kane may still be acting up, but his chicks at least are getting better looking...

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#2301101 Babcock and Holland want to keep Homer.

Posted by LeftWinger on 13 May 2012 - 08:39 PM

I plussed you for having a pornstar in your avatar.

As for Homer, he probably should retire. He's accomplished a tremendous amount in his career and his given this team a lot. At this point, he has nothing to prove and this team needs to get younger and hungrier. I don't want this to turn into Draper and Maltby all over again.

Ya! Thanks for noticing! Anyhow, someone is just going thru and negging everything I say now. It's not because they disagree with me, I know this because someone gets pluses for list the top 10 things Holland will say and I simply reply, nice to meet you Mr. Holland and it gets a neg. No biggie. When their son grows up swallowing a sword, they at least will know why...

#2301089 Babcock and Holland want to keep Homer.

Posted by LeftWinger on 13 May 2012 - 08:15 PM

Wow, lots of Homer love still I guess. At least by all the negs. Of course no one man enough to debate it....

Let me ask the negger, do you like the team you had last season? Sure they were 1st overall in February, but that was because of an anomaly. Think about this, they won an NHL record 23 straight home wins, yet still could not bury the rest of the league...why? Because they stunk on the road, their PP and PK stunk. Look how early the 2001-02 Wings put away the rest of the league and they didn't even sniff a 23 game win streak...If you can honestly tell us that this team, exactly like it was last season, is a Stanley Cup caliber team, then please, explain it to us, don't just neg and run. Of course, just like usual, you won't...

edit: I did what I could to bring everyone back to plus. It's asinine to neg someone just because they think Homer should retire...