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#2527585 UFA day looking up

Posted by LeftWinger on 01 July 2014 - 09:40 AM

NJ Wing....Kindl is a must subtraction...we cannot move forward with K or Q on this team. Lashoff, for what he is getting paid, is a far better #7 guy.  We could use Kindl's $2.4M cap hit as well.

#2527464 UFA day looking up

Posted by LeftWinger on 30 June 2014 - 11:07 PM

I would love to see LeBron survive a Kronwalling...if he had to be carried off the court for a twisted ankle, :lol:  Hey Detroit old-timers, remember 1988 NBA finals Detroit vs. LA?  Isiah played and scored a record 25 points in one quarter on a severely sprained ankle with hairline fractures... Poor LeBron will never know what it means to have heart...



anyhow, back to a real man's sport...it is know July 1st! LETS DO THIS!!!

#2527460 UFA day looking up

Posted by LeftWinger on 30 June 2014 - 11:01 PM

I think a UFA day of Niskanen and Boyle would be a very good day for us.  I would be happy with those two.  I know the risk in Boyle's ager and Niskanen's one year wonder, but it sure beats sticking with what we have and not giving it a try.  I would admire Holland's balls (what?) if he is able to land both. Plus that means Quincey is definitely gone and more than likely Kindl is also!

#2525437 Alfie informs Wings he wants to return

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 June 2014 - 08:54 AM

Chicago is not afraid to make changes...why?  B O W M A N.  Stanley is the GM and Scotty is the advisor....remember when we had Scotty and s*** got done?  Kenny is no Scotty and he is proving now that all the success he has is from teams that Scotty built.  Teams that Scotty advised to build.  Kenny on his own is not a good GM... The Red Wings Nation has been in a downward spiral since 2009 and Kenny, although made a couple of attempts, doesn't know how to make the splash that is needed.  Chicago, St. Louis, Boston, LA....just to name a few teams that make deals to make their team better...not just re-sign the same old guys because they are loyal.  Loyalty used to get Kings beheaded in England...you have to do what is right for the team...not your buddy.

#2524889 Brad Richards bought out by Rangers

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 June 2014 - 03:23 PM

the sad thing is, all these quality players becoming available and Holland is thinking about re-signing Cleary...horrible.

#2524482 Compliance buyout expected to be used on Tootoo

Posted by LeftWinger on 18 June 2014 - 05:45 PM

So....its done? Tootoo has officially been the second buyout? I am not liking this offseason thus far...Tootoo's contract would have been minimal to the cap, could've bought out Kindl or Franzen, even though I know the Franzen would have never happened.  So, now nobody will want Kindl, we will be stuck with him, Franzen will continue to suffer from his head problems and we will re-sign Cleary, Alfie and Monster... Book your tee times...

#2524475 Compliance buyout expected to be used on Tootoo

Posted by LeftWinger on 18 June 2014 - 05:02 PM

Helm has become tradeable with the emergence of Sheahan and Glendening...


If Helm was needed in a package to acquire that top line scorer or a top tier defender...he would be gone yesterday.

#2523925 Slow News Day Thread

Posted by LeftWinger on 15 June 2014 - 10:45 AM

..aren't most days "slow news days" when it come to a Ken Holland Summer? :lol: :P


Just kidding! I like the idea, get some general NHL news talk going on to pass the time and bring us to two of the three best days in a NHL season... Draft Day, UFA Day and of course Trade Deadline Day...

#2523789 Wings sign Tomas Nosek to 2 year entry level deal

Posted by LeftWinger on 14 June 2014 - 05:36 AM

Ok so based on what? Name me a few others ....


Also, who wouldn't sign a free agent prospect that our scouts are high on?

:blink: Really? Ok, Leino, Brunner, Brunnstrom...does that answer your question?

#2523689 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by LeftWinger on 13 June 2014 - 10:50 AM

Phillies? :ninja:

#2523567 Spezza Requests Trade

Posted by LeftWinger on 11 June 2014 - 11:51 PM

Helm for Spezza....or Franzine for Spezza...

#2523311 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by LeftWinger on 09 June 2014 - 01:22 PM

I can't tell if its a blow or not...i can't read it. :lol:


all this kids or vet talk. I am in the side of signing two vet D men to let the kids get their feet wet for the next couple seasons. No Q or K...i like Morris and Mitchell (although I am sure Willie would like to stay in LA.) Whether you trade Smith or not, adding two vets like that makes this team harder to play against and doesn't require throwing two (more) rookies into the lineup...can't expect all of them to workout so quick like Nyke and Sheahan.

#2522752 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by LeftWinger on 04 June 2014 - 02:56 PM

Oh! I see! Ok at the time I guess it was underpayment, but today, no way.  I would be fine with the Smith, Helm and this years 1st for Kesler...but then again, gambling with the 1st I guess, may be another diamond...its a gamble for sure!


How about we throw Franzen in there instead of the 1st? :ninja:  We got to figure out what to do with Almqvist.  Maybe a draft pick if not package....also we have Ferraro and Callahan to deal with.  So many out of exemptions, Sheahan will be here.  Should we deal AA and one of the FWDS for draft picks and just pick up a UFA?  There is a log jam in the bottom 6 again and the two yoots will make it even more crowded...I don't like any of our UFA's except Legwand, but I don't think he will come here again if he will delegated to the 4th line.  We have too many bottom 6 guys already, Helm, Andersson, Glendening, Miller and Abby.  That doesn't include the solid 3rd line of Jurco - Sheahan - Tatar.... So we have 5 guys to split time on the 4th...you cant sit Helm and Babcock won't sit Glendening or Abby too much, so does that mean Miller and Andy are the odd guys to sit most the season?  Now we really need to do something with Ferraro and Callahan...


Bottom line is something has to give...if we are to not lose our kids and want to get better, trades need to happen.  Without making a blockbuster, guys that I think need a change of scenery are:  Lashoff, Kindl, Andersson, Almqvist obviously wants the NHL or Sweden, so he needs to be traded, Ferraro and Callahan are toughies.  Do we trade them for peanuts, lose them for nothing or keep them in Detroit?  I still say we need a Derek Morris/Willie Mitchell type defenseman for a couple of seasons to bridge the gap between our guys and Sproul/Ouellet/Marchenko being fulltimers here.  I figure Mitchell will most likely want to re-up with LA, but LA may be looking to go in a different direction.  Morris needs out of Phoenix IMO, but I though the same thing of Doan and he decided to keep the faith there...

#2522600 97-98 Red Wings still the last team to win back-to-back!

Posted by LeftWinger on 03 June 2014 - 12:06 PM

We are also one the only two teams to even make a Cup appearance back to back...us and Pit in the same years.  Nobody has made back to back finals since 08-09...

#2522016 If Renny goes to Florida, who replaces him?

Posted by LeftWinger on 28 May 2014 - 08:17 PM

Rival, I was just going to ask if I am the only one who would love to see Larionov come here.... What makes him unavailable? His agent job? Iggy knows hockey...he would 1,000,000 X better as a coach in the NHL. Not that he is a bad agent, but I think he just may ponder a spot on the bench grooming young talent instead of taking there money...besides agents are DB's.