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In Topic: Predictions: Game 7 vs. TBL

Today, 02:26 PM

I really think the Wings are going to come out on top in this game.  I think the x-factors are coaching and leadership, something the Wings have a lot of.  At the same time though, Tampa is a monster of a team and has a ton of skill.  Its going to be a whale of a game for sure.

In Topic: At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Today, 12:34 PM

There were more than a few people who were either neutral or didn't like the signing at all. Just do a quick search


I would say that those people were much fewer than the ones who lauded the signing.  Me?  I thought it was a good signing as well.  Up until the point that Weiss hasn't performed up to snuff.

In Topic: At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Today, 12:11 PM

Holland is a great GM overall.  The team has done a tremendous job in developing players without having any early draft picks and he has an impressive track record.


When it comes to free agent signings though Holland has made several uncharacteristically bad deals over the last few seasons.  And has looked desperate in his attempts to bolster the blueline in Lidstrom's absence, which was also uncharacteristic of him.  


I think my biggest worry with Holland is that the handful of bad deals he's made are indicating a trend rather than exceptions. 


In addition, there are some deals he hasn't made which could have positively or negatively impacted the team.  We really can't say in hindsight if it was a good deal or not.


I remember when Weiss was signed.  Everyone was all over this signing as a great one.  This was an upgrade over Flip.  Now, he isn't viewed as an upgrade anymore.

In Topic: At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Today, 10:55 AM

You know how's struggled since Yzerman and Nill left?  Yzerman and Nill. 


This right here.  I know many LGW members are all over Yzerman's nuts saying that he is the best GM since sliced bread.  However, since he has taken over as GM of the Lightning, his team has made it to the conference finals once.  Oh, I'm sorry, that wasn't his team because he didn't build it.  Now, if it was his team, then Holland deserves credit for GMing the team in 98 when they won the cup, but I digress.  If you don't give him credit for that, then he has won 0 playoff series.  In fact, he has missed the playoffs and then got swept out last season.  If his team loses in the first round this year to a team that is not as good as his, I wonder how many will anoint him as the best GM for Detroit?

Jim Nill is the same thing.  He goes into Dallas, makes a lot of moves, and LGW goes nuts all over him too.  He is better than Holland, right?  Instead, Dallas doesn't get into the playoffs.  LGW is silent on him now.


Both Nill and Yzerman have had questionable signings in their short tenure as well.  So they are not immune to making mistakes either.


Anyone saying that Yzerman and Nill are better than Holland only need to look at the track record so far. 

In Topic: Kronwall hearing scheduled for 4pm EDT

Today, 10:22 AM

Here we are two pages into this thread and all I have seen are threats, whining, bitching, and complaining.


The thing is that nothing has been decided upon yet.


Maybe we all should take a step back and wait until a verdict is rendered before passing judgement on the NHL, player safety board, Betteman, etc.  Just my opinion.