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#2537805 Ericsson/Smith Day-to-Day with groin/hip flexor issues

Posted by DickieDunn on 30 September 2014 - 06:58 AM

:lol: this is hilarious....its like the Hockey Gods are telling Holland, "You don't want to improve your team and just re-sign the same scrubs? Well chew on this!"
 
 
On a positive side, we are going to see to start the season how we really don't need these injured players (except Dats) and how our kids are the way of the future...and the future is now!
 
 
Kronwall (before he gets injured) - Danny D
Quincey (Wish he would get injured) - Oulette
Kindl (Ditto) - Marchenko
Lashoff
 
I am not sure if Sproul is still injured or not...but if he is healthy, scratch Kindl and lets go!


I was under the impression impression it was the good players getting hurt. How would not having Cleary amdd Quincey jelp


#2536708 Barry Trotz Wants Ovechkin to be more like Yzerman

Posted by number9 on 21 September 2014 - 09:06 PM

Remember that comparing Ovechkin to Yzerman should be taken 100% literally. Ovi will now be as defensively responsible as a great defensive center is. Screw analogies.




#2536199 Official FREE Fantasy Hockey League Sign-Up is CLOSED

Posted by Matt on 14 September 2014 - 06:21 PM

Sign Up is CLOSED for the FREE LGW.com Fantasy Hockey League!

 

It's registration time for the free LetsGoWings.com Fantasy Hockey League as we get ready to tackle the 2014-15 NHL season! This is a 12-team, head-to-head league hosted by Yahoo. Scoring and draft information is below:

Draft: Saturday, October 4th @ 6:00pm ET

Starting Positions: 2 Center, 2 LW, 2 RW, 4 D, 1 Util, 2 G (6 Bench, 1 IR)

Scoring Categories: G, A, PTS, +/-, PIM, PPP, SHP, GWG, W, GAA, SV%, SHO


___________________________________________________________________________


Interested in Joining?

 

We currently have just two spots currently left unclaimed from last year's competitive season. If you're interested in joining, PM me here and use the subject line to indicate that you're interested in the FREE league. Invitations are handed out on a first come, first serve basis and these spots will be filled very quickly.

 

Attendance is REQUIRED for the Saturday, October 4th (@ 6:00pm ET) LIVE DRAFT. If you cannot make the draft, do not request an invitation!

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! Team availability will be updated as the remaining spots are filled.




#2534620 Zetterberg Foundation fundraiser

Posted by hooon on 20 August 2014 - 12:23 PM

Mmmmmmm Emma.




#2534031 What Might Have Been: Gretzky to Detroit?

Posted by shoe on 11 August 2014 - 08:15 PM

To Detroit:

-C Wayne Gretzky

-D/W Marty McSorley

-C Mike Krushelnyski

 

 

 

Marty and Probert on the same team? Wow! Then again my favourite Probert fights were with McSorley.




#2533661 That Time Mike Vernon Used the Jedi Mind Trick

Posted by Mckinley25 on 03 August 2014 - 10:29 PM

 
P.S. What the heck is up with all the Asian girl ads on this site. Don't tell me guys here think they can dial up a perfect stunning Asian babe with a few clicks...


Aren't the ads based off of your internet usage? For instance my ads are for mycomicshop.com as I bought some comics recently from there.


#2533260 Predictions for the DRW 2014-15 Season!

Posted by rick zombo on 29 July 2014 - 08:35 AM

 

Not from Grand Rapids they won't.

 

Also, how can you honestly blame our bad start at the beginning of last season on lame plugs without immediately acknowledging that those same "lame plugs" are mostly still on the team.  We have the same problem we did a year ago.

 

We haven't made it past the second round of the playoffs in half a decade.  You can't blame that all on Sammy, Cleary, and injuries.  And if you do, you're setting yourself up for disappointment. 

 

Cleary > Cleary, Bertuzzi, and Samuelsson.

 

It's not ideal, but this year's team should have less deadweight than last year's. So we actually have less of a problem really.




#2533297 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 29 July 2014 - 01:42 PM

I take it that all our roster spots are taken once DD signs up and if Alfie returns we have a full 23 man roster.

 

Do we think we will invite any FA's to camp to try and beat out anyone? And if so who would you like to see get

 

an invite for a try out. Dustin Penner is still unsigned, would give us a bit more size up front, and also id take a 

 

shot at Devon Setoguchi, fast right handed shot, cant work out why he is still unsigned 




#2533219 Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by Euro_Twins on 28 July 2014 - 07:35 PM

He proved more than sheahan has, and more than nyquist had when he signed his deal so I understand it. Nyquist will get a better contract than Tatar after this year. I predict 4 million for 4 years or 5 for 5


#2529844 Favorite Ken Holland Catchphrase / Quote

Posted by themcityblues on 03 July 2014 - 05:06 PM

My favorite... all time and probably forever...

 

"Kids are not the answer"

 

It just has a ring to it after what Nyquist, Tats and Sheahan showed us weeks later. The irony is still hilarious to me.

 

I also like

 

"It's a tough league"




#2527601 Sheahan Re-Signed: 2-Years @ $950k/season

Posted by germanwing on 01 July 2014 - 09:56 AM

Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive 

Wings have signed center Riley Sheahan to two-year contract at $950,000 per season.




#2525784 Adam Almquist signed with KHL club

Posted by DickieDunn on 25 June 2014 - 10:07 PM


It's not just size, you can be small if you're fast. He's not fast enough. It doesn't matter how well he moves the puck if 99% of the league can win most puck battles against you.


Actually it does. You haven't considered that one reason our current defensive squad looks so terrible is because they can't move the puck very well? We get stuck in our own zone because Lashoff, Kindl, Quincey, even Dekeyser, Ericsson and to some extent Kronwall struggle to cleanly start breakouts. It doesn't matter how good you are at winning puck battles if when you win the puck you do nothing constructive with it. 
 
Fingers crossed Holland has some big plans because if we go into next season with Kindl and Lashoff still around I'll be a bit upset that we let our best puck-moving d-man leave for Russia. 


So you want to trade one problem for another. I'd rather fix the issue.


#2525655 SC winners and the draft.

Posted by wings4thecup06 on 25 June 2014 - 09:37 AM

I will take that bet. In 5 years after all of those top 5/10 picks have developed and matured, they will have a great team-provided they keep them all. Just like every other team that has won the SC the past 30 years. They have 5 years period of sucking, then a 5 year period were they are developing into a good team, and then a period were they dominate. happened to Pitt, Bos, Chicago, and LA as well.


14 of the last 20 SC winners disagree with you. Each of those teams including us in 97 and 98 had 4 or more top 10 picks. As I also mentioned earlier, when you pick in the top 10 in the first your whole draft is going to be better in every round.

 

Would you though? The Oilers are the laughing stock of the league and have been for some time. Take a look at their drafts since 09. The only good pick really they've got from the bunch has been Taylor Hall. Paajarvi was essentially a bust and he was drafted at 10. Nugent-Hopkins the jury is still out on, but it's not great if you ask me, especially for a number 1 pick. And Yakupov? What you're essentially trying to say is that we need more top 10 picks, when really do we actually? I think we've been able to acquire ample amounts of talent without drafting in the top 10 for years. And really, I don't want to see this team tank for a couple of years ala Colorado just to get a couple of kids that then wouldn't be able to help us for another 3 years or so because then we're looking at nearly half a decade, probably longer of mediocrity, when in reality right now if we let our current group of prospects grow and develop and add the right pieces we can be right in the hunt. 

 

 

To think that we NEED to miss the playoffs for a few years to stock pile some top 10 draft picks is absolutely crazy. Our scouts are still more than capable of finding great players in the later rounds. But it's a lot more than just our scouts, it's the way we groom our players, and make sure they are good and ready before they step into the NHL. We don't have one of the top prospect pools in the entire league by accident, the Detroit Red Wings organization does it right, and that definitely does not involve tanking for top 10 draft picks. Besides, I guarantee at least two or three of our current top prospects will be viewed as a top 10 draft pick in their draft year in 10-15 years.

 

Exactly. This organisation has consistently shown you don't need to tank to get good players. It's a lot more than that, and tbh I'm not really sure what you're trying to get at here




#2523779 Wings sign Tomas Nosek to 2 year entry level deal

Posted by Namingway on 14 June 2014 - 01:37 AM

Tried looking him up and saw a bunch of pics of some oiled up body builder. For a second I thought "good, we could use some more muscle on the Wings" :tounge2:




#2522561 Redwings great R/H D men.............?

Posted by kipwinger on 02 June 2014 - 07:20 PM

 

his cap his is 7.5 yes, his salary is 12, he has one of them there front loaded contracts. He is being overpayed, like so many complain Franzen is, and mention how his cap hit is too long and all that jazz. I am not here to debate Suter's contract though, I used it as reference, and you ignored all the other players I mentioned anyways. Niskanen will be vastly overpayed, it is almost guaranteed. id put $100 on it he will be getting at least $6 million for at least 5 years

 

It's the cap era, nobody gives a s*** about his actual salary.  It's Mike Illitch's money, not ours.  Cap hit is all that matters, not salary and you know that.  Again, you're just using that figure to try and win an argument.  As for the rest...

 

David Clarkson got a 2.6  million dollar raise.

Clowe, 1.2 million dollar raise. 

Bickell, 3.5 (coming off entry level contract)

Perry, 3.3 (elite player and Hart trophy winner)

Parise, 1.5 million dollar raise

Letang, 3.7 million

Phaneuf, .5 million

 

 

These are the biggest overpayments you can think of off the top of you head and they're still not nearly as big as the 4.7 million dollar raise you're saying Niskanen will get.  If you're so sure he's going to get so hugely overpaid, or at least more overpaid than your list here, I just want to know why?  What's so much more extreme about this year than all those you mentioned here?  Remember, the Parise/Suter UFA class was weak too and they don't get a 300% markup on their contracts.