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#2530456 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by LeftWinger on 07 July 2014 - 04:05 PM

...although it seems now he isn't too concerned about making moves for an immediate run. But he also is NOT endangering our future. I like our kids and our top 25 prospects.




#2530454 Bryan Murray Diagnosed with Cancer

Posted by LeftWinger on 07 July 2014 - 04:00 PM

I didn't see this already being discussed, if there is one already please delete this one...

 

Once again, I am having trouble with my paste commands on here but if you go to detnews.com the article is there.

 

This is sad news, I hope he can beat it! I am having one tonight in honor of the man who help build our Dynasty!

 

 

quick little funny story, when he was coach/gm for us, I was pushing wheel chairs at metro and always was on the look out for NHL players traveling.  I ran into Bryan Murray on his way to GM meetings and they were in the middle of a 10-15 game unbeaten streak at the time. A lot of people were starting to recognize him and I jokingly asked him, "Its kind of hard to remain anonymous now-a-days isn't it?"  He laughed and answered yes. He then started asking about what I do at the airport and just being friendly in general.  During our conversation I mentioned that I was going to the game the next night.  He said make sure his assistants coaches do a good job while he was gone. I said no problem! Well they lost.  Oh well.  Now, fast forward a few days later after the meetings and I am at work in my work station and I happen to see him walking through towards baggage claim. He saw me and approached me and asked me what happened and that he thought I was going to take care of things...lol! I told him I submitted some line changes but they wouldn't listen to me!  He had a laugh!  I thought is was so cool that with all the business of the NHL and the thousands of fans he meets, that he actually remembered our conversation and even was down to earth enough to give me a little egg on my face...

 

Great, great guy and great Hockey mind.  It's just too bad he hasn't been able to win that Cup yet...stay strong Bryan and beat this!




#2530451 What's best for Mantha?

Posted by LeftWinger on 07 July 2014 - 03:25 PM

Ok, I get ya Son!  Like I said, it we all agreed it would be pretty boring here!

 

I do think Mantha will win a spot in the top 6, due to our lack of having a REAL top 6 cast of players. But I wouldn't be surprised if he starts in GR because that is what Holland does...although he did a starting job in Detroit to Brunner, so we may get to see him in Detroit...




#2530444 What's best for Mantha?

Posted by LeftWinger on 07 July 2014 - 03:04 PM

Just because I take hard line stances, doesn't mean I am combative with people...anyhow, I love when people disagree with me, but not when they just go "you're stupid" or "you don't know anything about hockey"

 

anyhow, I've been here for a VERY long time and contribute a TON of stuff, so I am not worried about someone disagreeing with me. If everyone agreed with each other this would be a pretty boring forum.

 

Here is your link on Stralman saying no to Detroit:

 

http://www.letsgowin...dpost&p=2528074




#2530419 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by LeftWinger on 07 July 2014 - 01:18 PM

They were just examples, and I am glad folks agree that there are players in the league that have more value than Zetterberg.  And know that I am not for trading Pav or Z unless it is for the likes of a player of their stature...I am not about just throwing them away for a rebuild, they'd have to bring in a new nucleus to our core.

 

Like I said, I am not saying trade them, I'd like to win it again with them, but the way Holland has been doing things the last few years, it ain't happening...

 

and I mean, the shriveled old man he is slowly going to turn into as his contracts expires...I give him full credit and appreciation for what he does and has done, but once Pav goes, Z becomes that much less effective and has the years come off his contract, he will start to turn old and not very effective at all.




#2530375 What's best for Mantha?

Posted by LeftWinger on 07 July 2014 - 10:47 AM

Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Mantha (if he wins it, we don't have a legit top 6, so it's open to take!)

Nyquist - Weiss - Alfredsson (I know this is Frazen's spot, but if Alfie re-signs, I prefer him here.)

 

 

...dang, we got too many forwards...what do we do with Miller/Abby/Glendening/Andersson/Helm? Not to mention Callahan and Ferraro...sheesh, no wonder we weren't really looking at UFA forward.




#2530166 What's best for Mantha?

Posted by LeftWinger on 05 July 2014 - 08:57 PM

if he makes the team, its because he deserves to be here. He isn't gonna make the team to be in the bottom 6, so he isn't going to be playing 10-12 minutes a game. If he makes the team it will mean playing 25+ mins. If he doesn't show good enough to make the top 4 minute getters, then he should and will go to GR. If he earns it, he should start and stay here...even if he goes into a slump. All players slump and have fight through it.

 

if you ask me, its looking like its his spot to lose. From all indications he us going to get the longest look if any rookie in years!

 

I like these a top 6, if he makes it:

 

Z - Pav - Mantha

 

Nyquist - Weiss - Franzen (Alfie if he signs)




#2530024 Hockey News: Red Wings D hunting

Posted by LeftWinger on 04 July 2014 - 07:27 PM

he will not trade for anyone. Considering he won't part with kids, or Helm, Franzen, Smith or Kindl...He talks a big game and lets everyone down... Heck Leisure Suit Larry has made better moves than #firekenholland...and has scored!




#2529647 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by LeftWinger on 02 July 2014 - 09:48 PM

Freshy....its obvious that Jim Nill was the brains of this operation...




#2529540 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by LeftWinger on 02 July 2014 - 03:32 PM

I just cannot believe that even with the remaining D men out there, that #KFQ was the choice for Holland... I cannot believe that Morris and Gleason are still unsigned and #KFQ got re-signed and a raise...




#2528973 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by LeftWinger on 01 July 2014 - 06:53 PM

This is how bad of a destination Holland has made Detroit... Erhoff signs for $4M and Boyle for $4.5M... Kyle F'ing Quincey for $4.25m? Are you serious? Really? Really? Where is that guy from the Arby's commercial? Really?!?!




#2528965 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by LeftWinger on 01 July 2014 - 06:48 PM

f*** Ken Holland...if any of you defend this guy, then you are just as much re-re that he is...

 

I am done. Thisf****** idiot has lost it. He should be fired right now. I will not watch this garbage anymore. I have put too much into this as a fan. Z should ask for a trade today. His talents are wasted here. Hey, its ok, we'll get Cleary and Alfie...




#2528440 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by LeftWinger on 01 July 2014 - 02:58 PM

I forget who that drunk guy was but in three words, he summed up Ken Hollands efforts as a GM since Scotty left...and it should be etched on his headstone....ready? All together now!

 

 

that's the  JUCK f****** POTT!




#2528181 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by LeftWinger on 01 July 2014 - 01:33 PM

If Holland indeed offer Boyle 2yrs $10M, I applaud the effort, but in the end he took less to go to a better team....and in that end, that is Holland's fault for not making the necessary moves to make Detroit a spot to come and play... It all started with Franzen over Hossa...but I won't beat that horse...again.




#2528099 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by LeftWinger on 01 July 2014 - 01:15 PM

..... :lol: Kahn just tweeted the Niskanen informed Wings he is headed elsewhere! Ken Holland has destroyed Detroit as a destination...none of you guys can defend this clown anymore. He may have tried to get these guys, but he made Detroit so unattractive, that nobody wants to come here.  This guy needs to be fired... I am losing hope for this franchise as long as Holland is here. 

 

Look for the same roster sans Bertuzzi come October.