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#2553375 12/2 GDT : Panthers 4 at Red Wings 3

Posted by LeftWinger on 02 December 2014 - 08:10 PM

bad call was bad...

#2551913 Doggone it Danny Cleary

Posted by LeftWinger on 25 November 2014 - 03:50 PM

As much as I despise him as a player, he is afterall, human.  And a very caring and giving human at that! Very Cool.

#2551311 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by LeftWinger on 23 November 2014 - 09:16 AM

If we could land Perron and or Petry, that just may give us a little shakeup that may spark something.  Question, Kindl is already a healthy scratch most nights, IF the Wings were able to land BOTH Perron and Petry, which defensemen go? Do you think Q would be part of that trade or would we lose a prospect? I really don't like the idea of losing ANY of of D prosepects, XO, Sproul, Jensen, Marchenko, Backman, Nedomlel, Wheaton, McNulty and Dehass are all very important to this team IMO.  We still own the rights to Almqvist, although I do not think he will come back the NHL even if his rights were traded.  I know you have to give to get, and trading Q and K is not going to get you Perron or Petry, let alone both.


Looking back at that list of prospects, are we going to have room for these guys when they are out of exemptions in a few years? Same situation as Nestrasil, you groom your prospects to become NHL ready, then lose them because you have no room on the NHL team.  Do we risk trading one or two of those guys along with an established NHL'r? 


I know Edmonton wants a 2nd line center, Weiss is NOT going to waive his NTC to go there.  I think Edmonton asks for Sheahan before Helm or Andersson.  No thanks, so I think unless they'll take a 1st round pick instead, we are out. Sheahan is a no trade IMO.

#2551310 Nestrasil Waived / Claimed by Hurricanes

Posted by LeftWinger on 23 November 2014 - 08:58 AM

Its just the sting of losing him for nothing because we have Cleary.  If the Wings had signed Iginla, Heatley or someone that is a factor in games night in and night out, the sting would be far less if we had to expose Nestrasil to waivers.  But, we lost him beacause Cleary is on the roster. Period. That is what stings the most.  Most of us hated the Cleary re-signing, and now that it cost us Nestrasil (and think about it, it could have cost us Ferraro AND Callahan earlier in the season) for nothing in return, people are a bit bitter when he scores a goal in his first game that he is given good minutes to play.  True, with the likes of Mantha, Pulkinnen, et al. coming up soon, we probably won't really miss Nestrasil, even though we did lose him to waivers, it's just that we lost him to protect Cleary. :puke:


Damned if you do, fool me twice if you don't.  It's just that damn Cleary guy...

#2550286 Nestrasil Waived / Claimed by Hurricanes

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 November 2014 - 04:23 PM

The fact is, we lost him for nothing.  A player with potential, one of our values 3rd round picks (ones Holland refuses to trade because he finds such valuable players there.) Plus, there is no need to lose a player with untapped potential for nothing at all...especially at the price of keeping Cleary and Kindl. Both of whom bring NOTHING to the ice with them. Make Cleary a coach if he is so valuable in the locker room. Sure, Nestrasil wasn't the next Tatar or even Jurco, but why waste your valuable drafted players that are deemed SOOOOO important to rebuilding this team, just so you can keep Cleary? What next, put Pulkkinen on waivers next season just because you promised Alfredsson a spot if he wants to play? Holland screwed the pooch on this one.  He screwed the pooch on Jarnkrok (although he had to) and we are out on two players with the potential to be very good players in the NHL. Doesn't matter, we have ZERO control over it, but all along 99% of us said that if we start losing kids because of Cleary and Quincey, then we would be pissed, so there is no need to ask us why we are pissed now.  Weren't you guys here when Holland was quoted saying, we aren't going to keep Oullet in the lineup at the expense of Jakub Kindl.  It shows right there where his loyalty is, he will risk exposing players to waivers to keep his veteran.  He kept Cleary over Nestrasil, and it won't be the last time he f***s this team up....no wonder Babcock won't re-sign...

#2550215 Nestrasil Waived / Claimed by Hurricanes

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 November 2014 - 02:04 PM

what af****** waste! Stupid Ken Holland is Stupid! All in the name of Cleary, we lost a promising young kid. This is why I say Holland should just start trading his picks for players again because we have so many kids that are ready to come up, but there is no room for them. May as well stop drafting players until these useless players are off the Wings (Cleary, kindl, Quincey, Franzen...) and there's room to bring up our draft picks instead of wasting them. Jarnkrok, traded. Nestrasal given away for free, so we can keep Cleary and Kindl... I.Am.Pissed.

#2550153 CBJ's Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 November 2014 - 12:13 PM

Sometimes you make mistakes....JJ trusted his parents, Fedorov trusted a financial advisor and gave him millions and millions to invest...that didn't work out too good for Sergei.  He thought he was hiring a professional and JJ thought he was in good hands with his parents.  Greed kills and nobody is immune to now and again.

#2549922 11/18 GDT Red Wings 5 @ Blue Jackets 0

Posted by LeftWinger on 18 November 2014 - 09:33 PM

And another one bites the dust.

...dude, you are a few tracks ahead of us! Sheesh, there's always one in the crowd! Lol!

#2549915 11/18 GDT Red Wings 5 @ Blue Jackets 0

Posted by LeftWinger on 18 November 2014 - 09:30 PM

this team looks so good until Franzen gets out there...oh mama Mia mama Mia, let him go!

#2549900 11/18 GDT Red Wings 5 @ Blue Jackets 0

Posted by LeftWinger on 18 November 2014 - 09:20 PM


yup, and before you know it, no escape from reality

just so long as you don't kill a man by putting a gun against his head and pulling the trigger and he's dead... Anything but that and I'm good.

#2549890 11/18 GDT Red Wings 5 @ Blue Jackets 0

Posted by LeftWinger on 18 November 2014 - 09:16 PM

old time hockey!

#2549525 14 Yr Old Collapse On Ice Later Passes Away

Posted by LeftWinger on 17 November 2014 - 10:08 AM

speechless...hug your children, spend every minute you possibly can with them.

#2548794 Former Wings coach/GM Bryan Murray has stage 4 cancer

Posted by LeftWinger on 14 November 2014 - 10:04 AM

"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all." - Dale Carnegie



Bryan Murray will live his passion until he can no longer do it.  I think that he will work in the NHL up until the day he passes.  I also believe in miracles and hope and pray for one of those today.

#2548665 Stars trade Sergei Gonchar for Travis Moen from MTL

Posted by LeftWinger on 12 November 2014 - 03:00 PM

Thinking it over, I give crap to Holland, but I cannot fault him for not doing anything when all the other GM's want is Mantha.  Then accept far less from someone else. It's the same old story, rape the Red Wings... I sure wish the arbitrator system would come back to the NHL...

#2548663 Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Posted by LeftWinger on 12 November 2014 - 02:58 PM

I like the idea of the Panthers just moving there.  Why have an expansion, when you have a franchise that is struggling to stay afloat?


I like the idea of Las Vegas having a team, but if they continued to struggle, they would have more "fans" in the concourse playing the slots and watching TV monitors, than actually sitting in the arena.