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#2264206 Post-TDT: Red Wings stand pat, no additions

Posted by LeftWinger on 27 February 2012 - 05:31 PM

Did you people all go to the "if it ain't broke, break it" school of philosophy? To make a move just so you can say you made a move makes no sense. Do you really care that they had room under the cap and didn't use it? Makes no sense to me. Just knowing they have the room available IF a quality player can be had means more to me. If that means RFA or FA this summer, then so be it.

What's not broke? The power play? The road record? Inconsitent and lack of interest players? It is broke. If it wasn't for the win streak at home and if they played more like the average team at home, this team would be out of the playoffs right now. The ONLY constants on this team is Datsyuk, Helm, Abby, Lids and Howard. The rest? Broke...


#2264201 Post-TDT: Red Wings stand pat, no additions

Posted by LeftWinger on 27 February 2012 - 05:26 PM

Yeah those results have really sucked the last 20 years.

20 years mean nothing for this year. Besides you cannot count the years where he had unlimited funds to spend on trade day and UFA day. In this day and age if you want to edge, you must overpay a little to get it. By the end of the year Wings will be in third in the Central and about 6th in the playoffs. You guys who have faith in Franzen are in for a rude playoff. He is done, over, wasted. He got his life-long contract and is mailing it in for the duration. He had one great year and now he gets a pass for being s***ty. Yes, I am mad. Holland could have overspent today to shake his team up, to show he means business, either you come and give 150% or you are gone, adios! Oh wait, he did overpay, for Quincey and when he re-signs him, Hudler and Lidstrom over the summer, he will over pay even more! All while losing Stuart.


#2264190 Post-TDT: Red Wings stand pat, no additions

Posted by LeftWinger on 27 February 2012 - 05:12 PM

Red Wings have as good of shot at the cup as anyone, I'm happy they didn't overpay for anyone. We got a top 4 defenseman that will be here for years, and the Red Wings have confidence that Brendan Smith will be able to step up and play starting soon.

The cap room wasn't just banked up and saved for the deadline, but rather the offseason when we'll be able to get an even better player for free without having to give up the farm.

Wings are an older team, they really need to keep young kids and picks right now, unless they go after a younger player that would be here for a while, and those players aren't usually traded at the deadline.

...but alas, that is what he said it was banked up for, that is why he didn't go for a larger UFA last July...how many times you going to listen to his garbage and rhetoric?

He will not get Parise or Suter over the summer. He will not trade for Nash or anyone. He will draft small skilled forwards. He will tell us that "We kicked the tires, made some inquiries, but in the end we felt there wasn't anyone out there that would help our team..." God DAMN I am tired of hearing it! Overpay, just once Holland, show your team that you WANT TOf****** WIN! Your team is so inconsistent that they are going to lose 1st in the central, they may even get passed by Nashville too! You cannot win on the road, your powerplay is horrendous, now your home play has gotten abysmal, even the last three wins there were nothing to write home about...I am even betting that they lose in Columbus tomorrow...99% sure.

Get ready: Bertuzzi, Hudler, Helm, Quincey & Abdelkader are going to be his signing's. Same team, same result. f*** I am pissed!


#2264181 Post-TDT: Red Wings stand pat, no additions

Posted by LeftWinger on 27 February 2012 - 05:04 PM

Holland failed today. He said over the summer that he wasn't going after big UFA's because he wanted to keep the cap for the trade deadline. Everyone on here said, no biggie that he didn't sign nobody now he can address our issues at the trade deadline. No here is the deadline, he failed to address our issues. Even the guys he targeted did not address our issues. Quincey does not address our issues. Now Holland is saying as well as you guys, he will adress our issues over the summer, which is what we heard last year at this time when no trades were made and then what happened over the summer? Exactly....

This team will not win the Cup. It is too inconsistent. Datsyuk can't do everything for you. Off season will come (way too soon) and Holland will be more focused on overpaying Lidstrom & Hudler (guarnatee he gives Lidstrom over $6M again and Hudler at least $4M) he won't even sniff Parise or Suter. So here is our team next season...

CAPGEEK.COM CAP CALCULATOR

FORWARDS
Todd Bertuzzi ($2.075m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Johan Franzen ($3.954m)
Valtteri Filppula ($3.000m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Jiri Hudler ($4.275m)
Daniel Cleary ($2.800m) / Darren Helm ($1.250m) / Patrick Eaves ($1.200m)
Drew Miller ($0.837m) / Justin Abdelkader ($1.000m) / Cory Emmerton ($0.533m)
Jan Mursak ($0.550m)

DEFENSEMEN
Nicklas Lidstrom ($6.200m) / Ian White ($2.875m)
Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Jonathan Ericsson ($3.250m)
Brendan Smith ($0.875m) / Kyle Quincey ($4.000m)
Jakub Kindl ($0.883m)

GOALTENDERS
Jimmy Howard ($2.250m) / Joey MacDonald ($0.550m)

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $59,892,044; BONUSES: $0
CAP SPACE (22-man roster): $4,407,956

he'll keep the $4.4M for help at the deadline again in 2013 :hysterical:


Today was Strike 1 for Holland, he will say he wants to improve on draft day that will be Strike 2, then he will yap about July 1st. Strike 3. EVERY YEAR!


#2264033 Post-TDT: Red Wings stand pat, no additions

Posted by LeftWinger on 27 February 2012 - 03:20 PM

I am not happy...I am mad. I don't care. There are players that were available out there that would have made this team better and Holland refuses to do a thing.


#2264015 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by LeftWinger on 27 February 2012 - 03:17 PM

Cue the Holland coup...

Starting with me...Kyle Quincey? That is your answer to a horrendous road record, inconsistent forwards, one of the worst power plays in the NHL, and again, s***ty inconstant "clutch" players... Read it here....HOLLAND WILL NOT SIGN ANYONE SIGNIFICANT ON JULY 1ST. I am so God damned sick of Holland doing nothing...he isn't the only one, but Vancouver got better, San Jose got better, Nashville got bigger. Detroit stays put...I am just so very upset....Everyf****** year Holland says he is gonna do something, he does nothing, he wastes a 1st on Quincey, I was ok with that when I actually believed Holland would do more to make this team better. Well, I was utterly disappointed again....oh BTW, Bertuzzi is gonna be there big signing...

I cannot wait to hear what he has to say....oh wait: "We kicked the tires, made some offers, we just didn't feel there was a deal out there that we felt comfortable making..." That sounds about right....f*** Holland...

Hit List:

Johan Franzen
Jiri Hudler
Ken Holland


#2263873 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by LeftWinger on 27 February 2012 - 02:37 PM

Come on Holland! Improve this team!


#2263590 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by LeftWinger on 27 February 2012 - 12:52 PM

Wow, so far Holland is a seller! :lol:


#2263257 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by LeftWinger on 27 February 2012 - 07:52 AM

Ladies and Gentlemen! Welcome to Trade Deadline Day!!!

Will Ken Holland "Go Big or Go Moen?©" or will he do nothing? No matter what, it's always starts out as a very anxious and exciting day!


BTW, this is off topic, but yesterday my two youngest son's played at the Joe and yours truley (who is one of their coaches) got to coach from the Red Wings bench! Wow! What a perspective you have from there! I was working the door for the kids at the tunnel to the locker room! I tried to upload some pics, but they always end up small on here, not quite sure how to show them full size! Anyway, it was great! The ice is actually a lot smaller than what it looks like from up in the stands and on TV...


#2263031 Johan Franzen Depreciation

Posted by LeftWinger on 26 February 2012 - 01:56 PM

He leads the league in GWG.

Close thread.

:ok: :zzz: :looney:

and Dan Cleary led the Wings last year with 8, that sure is the mark of NHL Elite-ness! Besides Vrbata is now leading 10 as well, so his inconstant play is allowing players to catch him in all statistics...soon Hudler will pass him on the goal-scoring. For the "most clutch player in the NHL" who has a "Serious Contract" 47 points in 62 games is horrendous!

We can't move him for another 2 years, folks. He has a NTC for the first five years of his contract, if I remember right.

according to Capgeek.com, he has no such thing...


#2262664 2/25 GDT : Avalanche 4 at Red Wings 3

Posted by LeftWinger on 25 February 2012 - 08:35 PM

What a waste of an hour and a half...time to let the wife take the TV over. Holland better be making calls right now...This team is in dire trouble...


#2262590 2/25 GDT : Avalanche 4 at Red Wings 3

Posted by LeftWinger on 25 February 2012 - 07:58 PM

Here's an idea on lines for the second:

Bert-Z-Fil
Miller-Helm-Abby
Franzen-Cleary-Hudler
Holm-Emmer-Murs


edit: yes, in that order....Helm deserves better! Franzen and Hudler deserve the Iron Maiden...


#2262553 2/25 GDT : Avalanche 4 at Red Wings 3

Posted by LeftWinger on 25 February 2012 - 07:40 PM

Hudler is horrible...Franzen I haven't even seen on the ice...where is Z?


#2262534 2/25 GDT : Avalanche 4 at Red Wings 3

Posted by LeftWinger on 25 February 2012 - 07:27 PM

Still waiting for Mursak to prove something...I was more impressed with Conner when he was up...we have the worst 4th line in the NHL it was better when it had Miller and Abdelkader on it. Reunite Helm Cleary and Conner please. Dump Emmerton and Mursak.


#2262228 Just Say 'No' to Mikael Samuelsson

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 February 2012 - 08:02 PM

Im sure it should be obvious but what is a logo hunter?

it is kinda obvious.....When he shoots the puck at the net, he hits the goalie right in the logo on a consistent basis. (when he gets it on net that is)