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#2515776 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

Posted by Barrie on 25 April 2014 - 12:32 PM

So much negativity. I tend to stay away from here because reading everyone's posts leaves me with negative feelings about the team, but I'll put in my thoughts so there will be something positive.


I don't know what the rest of you are watching, we're playing the best team in hockey, the 2011 Stanley Cup Champs, and the 2013 Eastern Conference Champs. The Bruins have been there, done that. We're the 8th seed, a team with a lot of young players who are experiencing the NHL playoffs for the 1st time. They're learning on the fly. I really don't understand what people were expecting. I've been saying the Bruins would win in 5, but the Wings would make it tough for them. So far I've been right.


Other then the first half of Game 3, I thought we've played well. We're getting a decent amount of shots against an excellent defensive team, and holding our own. If we were playing any other team then the Bruins, we wouldn't be down 3-1.


Maybe it's because I think long term, and a lot of people here think short term, but playing the best team in hockey can be a very good thing a year or two down the road. Our young players can see what needs to be done to win in the post season.


I still think we have one more good shot at a Cup with Datsyuk and Zetterberg on the team. With everyone healthy next year and the experience our young guys are getting this playoffs, 2014-15 could be the year.

#2503449 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Barrie on 30 March 2014 - 07:45 AM

We had no room for Jarnkrok. Who on this team would he replace? He would have still been in Grand Rapids next year too with Datsyuk, Zetterberg, and Weiss back. When he'd finally get his shot, in 2015-16, he'd be 24. Plus there was rumors Jarnkrok was going to go home.


The Wings have fought and clawed their way back into a playoff spot the last 3 weeks, and Legwand has been a part of that. Holland turned someone stuck in Grand Rapids, or would go home, into someone who could help us now, and for the next 4 seasons.


If Jarnkrok's an NHL player, he has to prove it now, and that wasn't going to happen with the Wings. If he's playing well in Nashville, a team who could actually use him, then good for him for playing well so far.


Holland can't win, if he doesn't make a move people are upset, when he does, people are upset.

#2491608 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Barrie on 06 March 2014 - 10:33 AM

I'll weigh in on this...


I like this trade. Legwand isn't a rental, he'll sign with his hometown team. David's got 4 good years left.


Jarnkrok was drafted in 2010, is 23 in September, and hasn't even played a game in the NHL yet! He's still only in his first season in the AHL. He'll probably need another season in Grand Rapids before he's ready, making him 24 before he plays in the NHL. Then he'll need 80 games to see if he can play in the NHL or not, making him 25. In that time, Legwand can score 150 pts for us.


It took Datsyuk and Zetterberg just 3 years to make the Red Wings after being drafted, Jarnkork is on year 4. Either Jarnkrok isn't good enough to make the Wings, or there's too many guy in front of him. Out of all the young guys in our organization, he's the one to go.


If he was can't miss, he'd already be on the team.

#2379801 Shocking, Wings aren't active as trade deadline expires

Posted by Barrie on 03 April 2013 - 05:17 PM


#2378366 4/1 GDT : Avalanche 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Barrie on 01 April 2013 - 09:40 PM

So who deserves to sit more after this game, Smith or Kindl?


Nah, they're young and learning on the fly, just let them play.

#2377364 Mr Holland.....

Posted by Barrie on 31 March 2013 - 03:39 PM

I agree with this completely but they have absolutely nobody to play with. If Z and Pavel don't score....we lose. Ken Holland bet on Mule over Hossa and lost big time. Mule is one of the laziest players in the NHL if not the most lazy. Holland is probably going to hand Fil a big sack of money that he in no way deserves. 


Ok enough Hossa vs. Franzen talk...


How quickly people forget Hossa was one of the ones blamed for not winning the 2009 Stanley Cup. Hossa only had 15 points in 23 playoff games, and we were very disappointed in his lack of scoring in the finals. Franzen had 23 pts in 23 playoff games, and 18 pts in 16 playoff games in 2008. Personally 99.99999% of us would have been pissed if Holland signed Hossa over Franzen after 2009.


Since the 2008-09 season Hossa has 208 pts in 231 regular season games (90%), Franzen 150 pts in 208 games (72%). Hossa has a cap hit of $5,275,000, Franzen $3,954,545. Franzen get's paid 75% of what Hossa does.


I wouldn't even say hindsight is 20/20, because for dollar value, it's even.

#2376308 Wings sign D Dan DeKeyser to 2-year deal

Posted by Barrie on 30 March 2013 - 08:09 AM

Pretty crazy how all of the sudden the Wings have one of the best D prospect pools in the league. 


And people here were saying Holland wasn't ready for Lidstrom's retirement...

#2375307 Has the Detroit diamond lost it's shine?

Posted by Barrie on 28 March 2013 - 04:54 PM

Detroit hasn't lost anything. For the 100th time, I think it's obvious Holland is building the team through the draft, and the days of Free Agents and blockbuster trades ended in 2005 when the Salary Cap was introduced. The market for UFA's and trades are way over priced.


Seriously people can't see what Holland is doing with the team and don't understand how the cap works? Geeze, it's been 8 years!


Edit: Also keep in mind the cap is going down next year.

#2374514 "Fight Night at the Joe" 16th Anniversary

Posted by Barrie on 26 March 2013 - 10:54 PM

My favorite Championship is 2002, but nothing will beat those late-90's teams. Stevie, Shanny, Fedorov, Ozzie, Lidstrom, Murphy, DMac, Lapointe, Larionov, Kozlov, Draper, Maltby, Holmstrom, etc. I miss those guys.

#2374444 Iginla may/may not have added Detroit to his trade list

Posted by Barrie on 26 March 2013 - 05:19 PM

Just heard today on TSN 1050 Iginla's list has 4 teams, the last 4 Cup Champs: Pens, B.Hawks, Bruins, and Kings. Since we're switching Leagues next year, I hope he goes to the Bruins. Let Boston gutt their farm system for him.

#2374125 Most Popular NHL Teams in Sweden

Posted by Barrie on 25 March 2013 - 10:55 PM

Colorado had a lot of fans in late 90s and early 00s, but that's pretty much all died out.  


It's even died out in Colorado :innocent:

#2373805 Most Popular NHL Teams in Sweden

Posted by Barrie on 25 March 2013 - 04:22 PM

My question is how can a team that has no Swedes have the largest following in Sweden?


Considering the Pens have only 3 players born outside North America, I wouldn't think they'd have a huge long term following in Europe. Maybe just some fans who started following them because of Crosby.

#2373394 10/24 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Ducks 1

Posted by Barrie on 24 March 2013 - 09:39 PM

Wow getzlaf and perry showing emotion. I wish we had guys that showed half of that.


No way, Getzlaf and Perry are some of the biggest babies in the league.

#2370906 Kyle Quincey to miss 4-6 weeks

Posted by Barrie on 18 March 2013 - 08:37 PM

If this team misses the playoffs, this could be his last game of the year.  


Interesting to see what they do with this bust in the offseason.  For his Jon Scott like numbers, he's eating up a lot of cap space.  Not to mention, that top pick we traded for him.


On the bright side, Carlo Coca Cola may get some playing time soon.   :glare:  


Quincey is one of many over priced Defencemen in the current NHL cap world. The market for average "D" is inflated. If we weren't overpaying for Quincey, we'd be overpaying someone else.

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#2369921 Time to blow it up and rebuild

Posted by Barrie on 16 March 2013 - 07:24 AM

Can people really not see or understand that we're currently rebuilding on the fly?

I look at it differently. I do not see it a a drastic decline in the Wings, but rather, an improvement in the competition. The salary cap era was created to gain parity in the league, and I think it has done so. For a lot of those years prior, the Wings had an open checkbook and could dominate the league in paying for talent, and it showed. Unfortunately, it has caused a lot of spoiled fans that are now longing for the return of those days. Well, people, those days are over.


You know what's sad? Is that some people need to be reminded that there's a salary cap.