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#2683107 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by LeftWinger on 13 July 2016 - 09:43 PM

Mantha, Nosek and AA have exemptions left. Frk does not. The 3 can start the season in GR without danger. Frk has no exemptions. Unless Frk s***s the bed in pre-season then it's absolutely possible that he'll be here with one of the other guys with exemptions.

I'd prefer Mantha, AA and Frk be here, but this is Holland and he has to re-sign Helm and Miller. Plus refuses to dump Nyquist for a top defender. At least so far he has refused to...


#2683002 Should any of #91, #13, #40, #30 be retired? Poll/Discussion

Posted by LeftWinger on 12 July 2016 - 04:25 PM

It's all going to be fine, I am the MegaMillions winner and am in negotiations to buy controlling interest in The Detroit Red Wings Hockey Club. When the transfer is complete, things will start happening! Trust me, no kicking tires!


#2682999 For the Kenny apologists, what Holland move would change your stance o

Posted by LeftWinger on 12 July 2016 - 04:19 PM

yes. I found a thread in HFBoards that's filled with the best gifs and pics. Most of them are Flashy G's
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I found my avatar pic there too


Flashy Is An F'ing Genius. I love how Babcock takes a little peek over at you real quick after he turns aroubd! Masterful! I wished he'd come back!


#2682994 For the Kenny apologists, what Holland move would change your stance o

Posted by LeftWinger on 12 July 2016 - 04:07 PM

Ya you probably weren't around when flashy used to come round here all the time. His game day threads were priceless. He has mad Photoshop skills


That's The Juck.f****** Pott Jeep Jamboree right there!


#2682855 Should any of #91, #13, #40, #30 be retired? Poll/Discussion

Posted by LeftWinger on 10 July 2016 - 07:24 PM

can't be a generational talent when you never sniffed the top 3 at your own position.
 
Yzerman was sort of like hockey's own Drew Brees in a league with Peyton Manning and Tom Brady

In 1989, Sports Illustrated thought differently, as did the rest of the NHL.

http://www.si.com/va...r-on-the-charts


#2682823 Should any of #91, #13, #40, #30 be retired? Poll/Discussion

Posted by LeftWinger on 10 July 2016 - 01:38 PM

Same to similar numbers as Roy, Hasek, Brodeur and he was never near elite? The three listed above also played on arguably the best all around teams in the 90's. Jersey was a better defensive team than Detroit, Colorado was Colorado, but no, they did all the work and was the only reason their teams were so good...

08 Cup rests on 2 people's shoulders, Z and Ozzie. The team was struggling and Ozzie only came in and won 9 straight wins in playoffs. He won 3 Cups, two as the main goalie. The stats don't lie (right krsmith?) Osgood, while maybe not the best goalie of his generation, was as close to elite as possible without being called elite.


#2682783 Wings Sign G Jared Coreau

Posted by LeftWinger on 10 July 2016 - 09:49 AM

Ya, I'm not sure why Holland thinks that Jimmy is so valuable that he won't trade him and he feels he'll get snagged off the expansion wire. I wouldn't be surprised if he traded Mrazek just so he could protect Jimmy.


#2682772 Should any of #91, #13, #40, #30 be retired? Poll/Discussion

Posted by LeftWinger on 10 July 2016 - 07:58 AM

Ozzie definitely belons in the HOF and his # retired.  Bottom line, he won the 08 Cup for us. He should've be awarded the Con Smythe that year as well.  He also had a Con Smythe 09 Cup run, if it werent for a little help from Uncle Gary, he would've won another Cup that season.

 

Where are all the corsi/stat guys here? They want to use stats to justify wasting a roster spot on a bottom line player, but where are they to defend why Ozzie deserves HHOF and both he an Sergei deserve their numbers retired.

 

If they reitre #13 before #91, then there is a travesty going on...at least #91 honored his contract(s) even when he was only making $2M when he was the best player in the NHL. He honored that contract, then got screwed by Holland.  Holland offer him 5 yrs $55M-ish and Sergei asked to wait until after he settled his divorce and found his new agent...when all that was over, he wanted to sign the deal, but that deal was pulled and Holland only offered him 4 yrs $44M-ish.  I don't blame him one bit for leaving, and knowing now what UFA's think about Holland, its no wonder players don't want to come here...




#2682741 Wings file for abitration with Peter Mrazek

Posted by LeftWinger on 09 July 2016 - 06:51 PM

...but Osgood played behind the Red Wings, my gramma could win 400 playing for the Wings. :ninja:


#2682738 Should any of #91, #13, #40, #30 be retired? Poll/Discussion

Posted by LeftWinger on 09 July 2016 - 05:35 PM

Pass Sports
Dave Strader still calling a Wings game
Bryan Murray behind the bench
Racine wearing #33
Eternal Mickey

Old times, wow


How about the "Kowalski, Kowality Moment."

There's an old one for ya!


#2682697 Should any of #91, #13, #40, #30 be retired? Poll/Discussion

Posted by LeftWinger on 09 July 2016 - 11:35 AM

Lol at Z & Pav and not Feds/Osgood. Osgood owns most the Red Wings playoff records, plus 400 wins. feds the best player on the team throughout the 90's and 3 Cup era.

91 and 30 absolutely. Especially if you're even considering 13 & 40.


#2682611 This year vs last year: a poll

Posted by LeftWinger on 08 July 2016 - 11:20 AM

Power(less)play WAS the issue. Having a better coach and better personnel (Vanek and Nielsen) should alliviate that issue. It may not be the best in the league, but it will be better.


#2682534 Wings Sign G Jared Coreau

Posted by LeftWinger on 07 July 2016 - 11:17 AM

Trade jimmy....


#2682437 Steve Ott signs 1 year, $800k deal with Detroit

Posted by LeftWinger on 06 July 2016 - 04:21 PM

https://twitter.com/...295237395275776

It seems Otter is contiplating wearing either #29 or....are you sitting down? The jinxed #90. We have to flood his twitter time line telling him NOT to choose #90!!!

Don't choose #90 Otter....please!


#2682428 Darren Helm re-signed: 5 years, $3.85m AAV

Posted by LeftWinger on 06 July 2016 - 02:43 PM

Laws and rules are for peasants, not the elite.
This still makese want to vomit.


Oh ya, I still puke a bit whenever I read the topic title too!

I like the jab at the FBI and the Hildabeast, btw.