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#2542005 Toronto Radio: Illitch is selling everything and Babs will be Leafs GM

Posted by T.Low on 17 October 2014 - 09:21 PM

Aren't they getting Stevie Y and both Bowmans, too, to complete the Mgt Team?

#2541762 Weiss

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 17 October 2014 - 05:24 PM

Still makes sense.
Kenny didn't want XO (Babs guy on the opening roster).
Babs respond with benching Weiss, Kenny's (guy) signature.

Holland and Babs aren't teenaged girls in a fight over a favorite lipstick. Good grief.

#2539034 How different things could have been

Posted by rick zombo on 08 October 2014 - 10:55 AM

If only we still had that centre depth...


What are you talking about? We have, like, 7 on the roster right now :lol:

#2532940 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by rick zombo on 24 July 2014 - 11:41 AM

:lol: Cleary is making more than Booth too? Hey Holland, Booth is a local kid, has some chemistry with Weiss, he just signed for $1.1M... I am just baffled. Baffled.  Why the hell wouldn't Holland give Booth a 1 year try?  All these guys that are getting bought out are signing 1 year deals for the cheap to earn the next big deal.  You have to figure Booth's camp called Holland.  Holland could have had him for pennies, now when he is a UFA next season, he will get a huge raise...He obviously didn't go to TO to win a Cup next year (like Heatley is trying to do and Richards as well.)  He was looking for a job to earn a fatter paycheck next season and Holland isn't even answering phone calls he is happy with his team and waiting to sign Alfie. I get more and more mad everyday watching quality (not high end, but quality) talent go elsewhere for less money than Cleary and #KFQ signed for...and ALL better than Cleary and #KFQ...


Sorry guys, its just so hard not to get frustrated and confused...


I think we all know by now and it's obvious that Holland is a respected man around the league but a terrible decision maker and was made to look like a hero when he took over a star-studded team that everyone wanted to play for and there were no cap concerns in stopping players from coming here. Well those glory days are over and we now see how truly incompetent Holland really is as a GM. I'm just wondering how long the Illitch family will be fooled into thinking he is still a top GM.


Comments like these make me want to cancel my subscription to LGWs.


Holland is now all of a sudden a bad GM because he didn't sign David friggin Booth?



#2533571 Candiens, P.K. Subban agree to 8 year contract

Posted by joesuffP on 02 August 2014 - 08:37 PM

I'd rather have two Kronwalls than 1 Subban. I think balance is going to be our key to success in the future. If our defense prospects hit their potential we won't have a Subban or karlsson but we'll be able to ice a much better defensive lineup than those teams

#2531643 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by Euro_Twins on 11 July 2014 - 04:55 PM

1st the signing of Franzen over Hossa whoch now looks worse and worse.


Weiss signing over Filppula. Yes there was time where Filppula looked lost but let's face it at half the player he is better then Weiss. Those 25 goals and 33 assists would have looked nice on the roster last year.


He used his last buyout on Tootoo who was to make a little over 1 million this year on the last year of his deal...why?


This season its sitting back and watching other teams pick up players. I know the Red Wings aren't really a destination anymore but I wouldn't have bitched even if the Red Wings took a 1 year flyer on Heatley. Which he ended up signing for 1 million with Anaheim.


Hell they should have just bit the bullet and brought legwand back.


Now there is no promise that even Alfredsson will come back. Also with the talks of trading Tatar for Green I just don't know anymore.


I've tried soo hard to support Holland but I just can't anymore.




Filppula was offered roughly the same contract he signed with tampa but for 7 years, he turned it down, went to free agency, circled back to the wings but they had already used up their cap space.


Hossa was offered the same contract they gave Franzen, he turned it down so they went with plan b and signed Franzen.

#2529373 Dont Jump Yet...

Posted by wings4thecup06 on 02 July 2014 - 10:12 AM

While you've probably opened another can of worms within which people can keep the fire Holland trend going, I have to say, I couldn't agree with you more. As one of the few people around here who seem to actually be optimistic about this coming season, it's refreshing to see other with a similar opinion.

#2528893 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by wings4thecup06 on 01 July 2014 - 06:25 PM

I just think we're going to have to come to the conclusion we're going to suck for a while before we get back into contention. The faster we accept that the better off we'll be.


So re-signing one player (whom, while he had a shocking first half, had a very very solid second) means we are doomed to the annals of hell for a while? Seriously? This team was injury depleted and still made the playoffs. The emergence of the kids nullifies the signing of a solid stay at home defensemen. All I can say is meh. So we struck out in free agency today. Big deal. This team has more than enough to be optimistic about right now. Getting a known commodity won't hurt us. And yes I know, everyone here will say the Q sucks. And they'd be right about his first half performance, wrong about the second, in which he was one of our better blue liners

#2527274 Ehrhoff or Niskanen

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 30 June 2014 - 03:56 PM

Enough with the Franzen talk. 


Do not post about Franzen (or Cleary for that matter) if it is not relevant to the topic at hand. 


People who continue to derail threads with these types of posts will be suspended. 

#2521001 Hindsight Drafting (2005-2012)

Posted by DickieDunn on 17 May 2014 - 05:37 PM

Not that anyone has done this yet, but I kind of laugh when people bring up how other teams are built through the draft, then you look at their top players and they're almost all drafted in the top 10.  Then you look at Detroit.  Their top few scorers other than Alfredsson were drafted 121, 210, 97, 60, and 171 overall, their top 3 D 29, 291, and undrafted, and their starting goalie was taken 64th.  That's one player of their top 9 players taken in the first round.  The Pens, on the other hand, have gotten almost nobody outside of the top 5 in the last dozen years.

#2520030 Canada can support 3 more teams in 20yrs

Posted by SDavis35 on 11 May 2014 - 06:08 PM

Hamilton AND two Toronto teams? I'm not so sure about that... 

#2520936 Regner: Next year could be Babcock's last

Posted by DickieDunn on 17 May 2014 - 03:30 AM

Yes, Holland is incompetent.  Total nincompoop.  He's so bad, he took over as GM, won a Cup after losing one of the most important pieces of his team to a limo accident, oversaw the transition from one core of players to another, won another Cup, and is currently overseeing another core change all without missing the playoffs or having a bunch o top 10 picks.  Total idiot.

#2518613 Wings will buy out Tootoo, not Franzen.

Posted by Nightfall on 01 May 2014 - 07:29 AM


I see absolutely no problem with the bolded part, maybe he needs/wants a change of scenery and the Wings could use the money to bring in defensive and offensive stogap help. Win-win for both


I am still trying to figure out who we could get for Franzen's cap number that would be just as good if not better.  You know when Vanek signs with a team he is going to ask for $6 million a season at least.


If we are going to buy out Franzen, and put plugs into our team, I am sure that wouldn't go over well with the fanbase.

#2503436 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by rick zombo on 30 March 2014 - 01:25 AM

If I were Holland, I would do this trade 10-out-of-10 times. f*** Jarnkrok. When Zetterberg came here from the SEL he made the Wings out of camp. Not after a couple of blanket tosses in the AHL. 


One thing the Wings are amazing at is talent evaluation. I doubt they trade Jarnkrok, panicked, or not, if they didn’t think the franchise could live with it. 


+ IF we make the playoffs this year, it will be in part due to Legwand’s contribution. 


And I actually think the playoff streak is important. And I actually think that if this team gets in, we may see good things. 

#2380212 Concerned - we might not make it in to the playoffs

Posted by frankgrimes on 04 April 2013 - 01:08 PM

There are now 4 threads with basically the same content, wouldn't one doom/gloom thread be enough.


Who cares if the Wings are making the playoffs, if you can't compete win the big price there is no point in doing so.