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#2617508 Alexander semin being bought out

Posted by rick zombo on 30 June 2015 - 12:50 PM

Abdlekader - Datsyuk - Semin

Zetterberg - Sheahan - Nyquist

Tatar - Helm - Franzen

Miller- Glendenning - Jurco

Pulkinnen

Ferraro

Weiss

 

Unless Holland's seriously planning on making a trade, that's too many forwards.




#2617363 Holland doesn't expect to be busy this offseason

Posted by number9 on 29 June 2015 - 07:37 PM

This is by far the worst UFA class in a while. Everyone's going to get overpaid. This is a year that most teams should be conservative with signings, but someone will take a chance. I'll be fine if that isn't us.

Imagine a Wings team loaded with cheap young talented players a few years down the road, but too hamstrung with Weiss and Green type contracts to make constructive additions and make a cup run.


#2615975 Looking ahead to expansion draft ... If Vegas comes to the nhl etc

Posted by F.Michael on 24 June 2015 - 06:20 PM

Expansion is such a silly idea when there's franchises in dire need of re-location.

 

EDIT - and IMHO - forget Vegas...Seattle (Coyotes), and Quebec City (Panthers) should be the 2 top destinations.




#2606223 Players who might be available due to teams cap issues

Posted by F.Michael on 05 May 2015 - 09:16 PM

 

Well I certainly don't disagree with that.  But I think this is slightly different.  He's overpayed, overvalued, and underproducing.  No need to acquire a guy like that just because he's "real big" and "real tough".  He's a bad player and his own team is dying to get rid of the guy.  That should tell you something. 

Sounds like a perfect fit for the Maple Leafs.




#2614304 Wings open to trading Mantha and/or their 1st Round Pick

Posted by Helmethead on 14 June 2015 - 03:09 AM

Toronto media has been talking about the Red Wings for about 25 years now.


#2613858 NBC Sports chairman wants NHL ban playoff beards

Posted by amato on 10 June 2015 - 10:25 AM

Crosby caliber "beards" should definitely be banned :P


#2613951 Here we go AGAIN - Coyotes, part DUH!

Posted by DickieDunn on 11 June 2015 - 09:02 AM

They won't put another team in the east


#2609481 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by Ekmanc on 21 May 2015 - 02:44 PM

I thought it sounded like Toronto has been unsafe for players since they get hung out in the media for every single thing that happens.




#2609207 About the 3rd Rd. Pick compensation...

Posted by KATIEBARTHEDOOR24 on 20 May 2015 - 07:07 PM

Has to be a 3rd in one of the next three years chosen buy (name we do not say).

 

 

Sorry, but I don't get the Deon liking. I really don't want him on the Wings.

 

 

I heard YFMB is available




#2608917 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by marcaractac on 20 May 2015 - 01:06 PM

 

 

Holland: I just injected the Red Wings with a lethal dose of POISON!  **nWo music**   lol

 

You mean he traded for Phil Kessel?!  :ninja:


It's gonna be funny as f*** when the Leafs fire him in 2 years and still owe him all that cash.




#2608400 WMHC 2015

Posted by marcaractac on 18 May 2015 - 05:05 PM

 

But when Canada loses Canadians say, "It's only the World Championships"

 

We won and I still say "it's only the world Championships". Wake me up for the World Juniors.




#2606776 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by kipwinger on 08 May 2015 - 03:12 PM

 

"Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman"

 

That would rule soooo much. 




#2605669 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by darkmanx on 03 May 2015 - 08:34 AM

 

How do you define "competitive"?  Winning the Stanley Cup every year?

 

Holland's Wings are competitive.  They win more than they lose.  They go to the playoffs, EVERY YEAR.  They're just a couple players away from a championship team.

 

There are 30 teams.  30 GMs.

 

53% chance of making the playoffs

27% chance of making it to the second round

13% chance of making it to the conference finals

7% chance of making it to the cup finals

3% chance of winning the cup

 

Under Holland since '97, this is how we've done:

100% - Made Playoffs

64% - made it to second round

31% - made it to conference finals

25% - made it to Stanley Cup finals

19% - won Stanley Cup

 

 

It's time for people to chill.  You can't always win, but damn, we sure do win more than we don't.

 

Some people don't understand parity and what the salary cap does. They can't get over the fact this isn't pre 2005 anymore.

 

Boston was the president trophy winners last year. Missed the playoffs.

 

LA Kings won the Stanley Cup last year. Missed the playoffs.

 

Wow, must really suck to be a Wings fan....




#2605633 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by Holmstrom96 on 02 May 2015 - 09:24 PM

 

How do you define "competitive"?  Making the playoffs every year and losing in the early round?

 

If so, then I agree that we're competitive.

 

Since when do we need to measure team success against Edmonton and Buffalo?   

 

How do you define "competitive"?  Winning the Stanley Cup every year?

 

Holland's Wings are competitive.  They win more than they lose.  They go to the playoffs, EVERY YEAR.  They're just a couple players away from a championship team.

 

There are 30 teams.  30 GMs.

 

53% chance of making the playoffs

27% chance of making it to the second round

13% chance of making it to the conference finals

7% chance of making it to the cup finals

3% chance of winning the cup

 

Under Holland since '97, this is how we've done:

100% - Made Playoffs

64% - made it to second round

31% - made it to conference finals

25% - made it to Stanley Cup finals

19% - won Stanley Cup

 

 

It's time for people to chill.  You can't always win, but damn, we sure do win more than we don't.




#2602651 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by kipwinger on 28 April 2015 - 10:22 AM

Only on LGW does a GM "deserve blame" for building an almost entirely homegrown roster, making the playoffs for the zillionth time in a row, and being poised to upset a better team in the first round. 

 

The only thing Ken Holland hasn't done is play/coach the actual game itself. 

 

Has he made some mistakes over the years?  Sure.  Have those mistakes seriously inhibited our chances of being competitive?  The results certainly suggest otherwise.

 

Or is he supposed to make no mistakes whatsoever?