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#2189353 2011 NHL Draft: Round 1 Discussion

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 June 2011 - 10:37 PM

Here's my theory, Holland knows all the smallish undersized soft non-physical players they are targeting will still be there in the 2nd round.

FTW!


#2189347 2011 NHL Draft: Round 1 Discussion

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 June 2011 - 10:31 PM

Honestly, I am not giving Holland credit or damning him. It just seems not taking a player in the first round doesn't matter as much right now as we all figure.

Really, if any player we could have drafted would contribute to this year I would be blown away.

I don't like missing out on trades, but no one said we could get Burns, or that Burns would ever be consistent. I can't say what will happen, but I just don't get all the hate flying around. Not a great day for the Wings by any means, but not a horrible day.

Remember, the draft is dependent on how good you have been doing, and we have been doing pretty good.

I also want to say that we should wait and see what happens down the road.


We will see what happens down the road and I hope to all hope he does a bit more on July 1st than he did today...

:lol:

They are all-stars in the Fetish Elite League!


#2189341 2011 NHL Draft: Round 1 Discussion

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 June 2011 - 10:25 PM

Look how many times he holds on to extra cap money throughout the season and claims that they wanna have some room to make moves at the trade deadline. And the trade deadline comes and goes and they do nothing but make excuses blah blah injuries. MOVE SOME F'ING PLAYERS AND MAKE ROOM! He's a hoarder and he believes everything he has is too valuable to move. It's like he's taking lessons from Joe Dumars who does the same crap every year as well.

I agree....what San Jose gave up for Burns, Holland could've bested with Franzen. But no, we'll keep china doll Franzen...maybe Holland did try to offer Franzen, but Minnesota doesn't want a china doll...

You guys can ***** all you want about us complaining about Holland today, but with the GAPING holes in D we've had and lost with Rafalski, it seems like every team out there were making deals to make their clubs better and Holland just sat on his hands...again. FYI, Holland is not the best GM in the league. Maybe the best at managing money and circumventing the Cap, but he is not the best in player personnel...


#2189332 2011 NHL Draft: Round 1 Discussion

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 June 2011 - 10:16 PM

Jesus Christ it's not even July 1st and you're saying you're disappointed with Holland because he traded onef****** pick away? Get a grip, dude.

And what the f*** are you going to do with Holland gets THREE STRIKES! lol

if you read the post before you just hit neg, I said disappointed THUS FAR... He says he needs to replace Rafalski, yet when a great player is available, he balks. Holland could've offered more than the Sharks did for Burns but for some reason he won't budge on his "core." That is why most teams get better every year and the Wings don't. I am ready for July 1st, but THUS FAR, Holland spewed a bunch of crap about making deals on draft day only to trade down so he can draft Haken Pupen and Bojrn Swappin Nutt in the second round... I am THUS FAR disappointed, he stood in the batters box today and watched the ball go by...strike one. Strike three and I will go back to hating him and once again knowing that he is NOT the best GM in the NHL. Today, Brian Burke, BRAINf****** BURKE FOR f***'S SAKE slapped Holland around like a *****...


#2189309 2011 NHL Draft: Round 1 Discussion

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 June 2011 - 10:04 PM

Alexander Khokhlachev should be around for the Wings tomorrow morning. :thumbup: Hockey News has this guy ranked at #13!

Yippief****** doo....

This is supposed to be the best off season the Wings have had in a long LONG time and Holland has done nothing so far... Oooo, I am gonna make some trades on draft day, Oooo we are gonna make some deals... Strike one Holland....Strike One.... tomorrow is another swing at bat....July 1st is your last swing.... Do not strike out.... yet again.

Very disappointed thus far with Holland...


#2189242 2011 NHL Draft: Round 1 Discussion

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 June 2011 - 09:21 PM

I wish Holland wouldf****** draft someone in the first round! GD! I wouldn't have sat in front of the TV allf****** night! Argh! The frustration!!!!

Do they do the second round tonight?


#2188979 Draft Talk

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 June 2011 - 05:13 PM

:hysterical: at the negs because I said I would puke if he drafts Swede's. I guess nobody can even have an opposing opinion on who they'd like to see drafted. It's not like I said "I hate (insert nationality here)" I simply just said, in not so many words, I think the organization has enough influx of European defensemen. I would really love to see Morrow drafted instead of Jonas Brodin. Come on folks, lets remember how the negs and positives are supposed to be used. Of course when someone negs someone else, they never have the balls to admit it and explain why. Negs are not used because someone has an opposing opinion, but some kiddies just can't handle open forums...

Let me put it politcally correct for you: Its my personal opinon that Joe Morrow would bring more to the future of this hockey club than Jonas Brodin would. If Holland has both of these players available at #24 and opts for Brodin, I will be very disappointed...


#2188969 No, No, NO! Jagr interested in Detroit.

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 June 2011 - 04:33 PM

Now there are whispers that Detroit is out of it as they are uninterested in making a second offer.

Hardball. I like it Holland.

I agree. Holland made his offer, if Jagr doesn't like it, oh well, Holland has better plans with that $16M than to give $4M of it to Jagr. Far better players out there to offer $3M-$4M to instead of and younger than Jagr... I am ok with him being a Red Wing, but only on Holland's terms. I'd rather see most of that cash spent on the Defense...


#2188960 Draft Talk

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 June 2011 - 04:15 PM

I've seen a couple of mocks, having him take a couple different Swedish defensemen! If he does that, I will absolutely puke...come on Holland, if he's there, Joe Morrow!


#2188946 Leafs acquire John-Michael Liles

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 June 2011 - 03:44 PM

...obviously not someone Holland is interested in...

I can see it now, draft a puny swede in the first round and on UFA day, sign more swede's... Please Holland, all I wish for is Joe Morrow in the first round (if he is still there.)

Good move for Toronto, maybe by time Detroit gets to the East, they will be good enough to re-kindle the rivalry!!


#2188307 No, No, NO! Jagr interested in Detroit.

Posted by LeftWinger on 23 June 2011 - 12:50 PM

Here nor there. I am perfectly fine with Holland offering him $2M, but if Pit gets him for more (or even less) no biggie. I'd like to see him play here, but whatever. I am not going to dog him for being 39, he still has good skills, he is much better than Hudler and that alone makes him worth signing. CANNOT compare him to Modano OR Krupp, BOTH GOT INJURED and didn't recover in time to be effective. Some people just don't get it...

I'd take him or Jokinen, Tanguay, Arnott, Handzus, Ryder, Selanne or even LaRose to help put some pucks in the net. Even with all this talk about Jagr, whether you were pro or con, NOBODY and I mean virtually NOBODY here said think offense first. We are all on board with spending the most of fixing the Defense, then addressing the offense after. Holland offered a modest contract to Jagr, if he wants more than $2M elsewhere, then good for him. With $16M available and Holland only offering him $2M it just means that Holland has better plans for that money (Hopefully that includes $4.5-$5 for Wisniewski.) He already said that they are a team that spends up to the Cap, so he definitely has plans to spend it. Maybe he saves $4M or so for the trade deadline, just in case, but even spending $12M on the D and a top 6 forward would make this team tons better than last season... Jagr or not...


#2188220 Lidstrom agrees to 1-year, $6.2m contract

Posted by LeftWinger on 23 June 2011 - 09:46 AM

Not taking away from every single HOF/non-HOF player to have played with the Red Wings during my lifetime, which is awesome to have witnessed and am still witnessing, but I feel so privilege to have watch TWO of the absolute greatest players to ever grace the ice, for not just a game or two or a season or two, but for their ENTIRE PROFESSIONAL CAREERS, Steve Yzerman and Nick Lidstrom. Yzerman from day 1 to his last game, and LIdstrom from day 1 to who knows when!?!?! To have these guys be the greatest at what they do, perhaps the greatest when it comes to Lidstrom, and to have then play their entire careers in one city, my city, to never have seen them where a different sweater with the exception of the colors of their Country and the All-Star games, is really just sweet topping on what is turning out to be a pretty awesome life I am living. I have had my issues and life problems, stress, near divorce, bankruptcy, but even with all that, these two guys have helped provide a distraction to keep my mind free and giving me something to enjoy even in my darkest hours. Now with my life totally turned around and to look back a reflect on these guys careers without life's problems entering my mind, I just shake my head in awe. Thank you Steve and Nick for the better part of thirty years of my life! Congrats Nick on the award and thank you for playing yet another season...You truly are the best at what you do and an inspiration to watch!

:beerbuddy: to you!


#2187882 No, No, NO! Jagr interested in Detroit.

Posted by LeftWinger on 22 June 2011 - 11:52 AM

Sure, sure. Modano WOULD have had 40 points, WOULD have put up a fair share of goals, WOULD have saved the team. Woulda, coulda, shoulda. Fact is, he stunk and was benched for a reason.

40-50 points for a guy who is 39 and hasn't played in the NHL in 3 years? Are you serious? We'd be LUCKY if he broke 20, with maybe 7 of those points being goals.

Jeez, can Holland not pick up someone in free agency over 36 for once?


Seriously?

Lets sever one of your tendons and see how well you can perform your job...


#2187628 No, No, NO! Jagr interested in Detroit.

Posted by LeftWinger on 21 June 2011 - 04:04 PM

ARE YOU F-KING KIDDING ME?!!

I was out of town and away from internet for a couple of days. And now I am shocked and terrified when I saw the development on this story. I have almost vomit when I read 'Wings offered 2 mils'...

ARE YOU F-KING KIDDING???!!!

This idiot himself has to pay Wings no less than $2 mils to play for the team and he has to pay for a couple thousand season tickets and give it away for charity and then, and only then Wings may consider him...

Mr. Holland, please PASS ON!!! Please do not ruin Nick's last year and his run for the Cup!!!

:blink: Wow....

...when he scores 25-30 goals and has 60+ points, I wonder if people will still be acting this way?
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#2187360 Lidstrom agrees to 1-year, $6.2m contract

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 June 2011 - 09:10 PM

Nik really should have taken even a slight cut... this probably seals it that Ken will go after quick and cheap geezers in free agency.

Not really, with the Cap going up to $64M, Holland still has $15.9M to re-sign Miller/Eaves (both of whom won't cost more than $2M combined) Wisniewski may cost between $4.5M - $5.5M but that still is only $7.5M on the high end still giving Holland $7.5M to get another defensman for around $2M or so. Still leaves $4.5M to either bring up Janik to be #7 or if he wants to overpay Ericsson. Once they trade Hudler, that'll open up $2.89M more so that will be roughly $7M to sign a UFA forward and a solid back-up goalie and a 7th defenseman... Hell, I am listening to the presser right now and Holland just said they are a team that is going to go up to the Cap and spend their money...so who knows whats coming up!?!?!

(queue up a line combo)

CAPGEEK.COM CAP CALCULATOR

FORWARDS
Valtteri Filppula ($3.000m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Jaromir Jagr ($2.500m)
Johan Franzen ($3.954m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Todd Bertuzzi ($1.937m)
Daniel Cleary ($2.800m) / Darren Helm ($0.912m) / Patrick Eaves ($0.950m)
Drew Miller ($0.850m) / Justin Abdelkader ($0.787m) / Tomas Holmstrom ($1.875m)
Cory Emmerton ($0.533m) / Jan Mursak ($0.550m)

DEFENSEMEN
Niklas Kronwall ($3.000m) / Brad Stuart ($3.750m)
Nicklas Lidstrom ($6.200m) / James Wisniewski ($5.000m)
Ed Jovanovski ($3.000m) / Steve Montador ($2.250m)
Jakub Kindl ($0.883m)

GOALTENDERS
Jimmy Howard ($2.250m) / Joe Goalie ($0.750m)

SALARY CAP: $64,000,000; CAP PAYROLL: $60,517,044; BONUSES: $0
CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $3,482,956

That fact that Holland says they are going to spend up to the Cap is really encouraging! I would love to see a lineup similar to this! Wiz for 5 years, Jovo and Monty for a year each, Jagr/Miller/Eaves for 2 years each. Next year throw the wallet at Suter and or Burns.... God, when you have the cash, the off season is soooo exciting!!!