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In Topic: Datsyuk 2nd degree separated shoulder injury - out approx 4 weeks

24 September 2014 - 08:21 PM

Every team is dealing with injuries on their rosters right now.

 

http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/injuries

 

I know everyone here is concerned or upset about the hit, but I look at teams like Carolina that lost Staal for a much longer period and acknowledge that injuries are part of the game.  The hit was clean, and there should be no suspension or fine.  Every team is going to deal with injuries, and the Wings are going to be no different.

 

Dats could be back in as early as 2 weeks which would make him a go for the start of the season.


In Topic: Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

31 August 2014 - 05:52 PM

No worries and to be honest I'm a bit shocked that the Oilers haven't turned it around but that Yakupov pick was a huge mistake. This is the first of season where they've tried to fix the defense and I expect them to finish a lot better but still out of the playoffs. My point was if a team has to be bad this would be the year to do it because McDavid and Eichel are the best draft picks since Crosby. I mean they are so good the nhl had to change the odds in order to prevent teams from tanking.

 

Point taken.  We are going to have to rebuild eventually.  The question is, do the Wings do that now or later.  From the way management has been moving, it looks like they are going to be looking to make the playoffs again.  I was not a fan of the Jarnkrok move at all. 


In Topic: Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

31 August 2014 - 04:57 PM

 

Then stop reading it, problem solved. I don't have the nerves nor time to  explain something so obvious.

 

The point is that there are no guarantees that your strategy will work.  Look at Edmonton.  They have had a number of #1 picks, but haven't had a sniff at the playoffs since they went to the finals back in 2006.  They have had some great young players drafted, but why the heck are they losing still?

 

Don't get me wrong, what you suggest is what happens to every team eventually.  There is a natural ebb and flow in hockey.  Every team is going to have down seasons, draft high, and then find themselves back in the cup hunt.  The Wings are going to have a down season or two here soon.


In Topic: Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

15 August 2014 - 08:07 PM

Jim Nil? Guy fixed Dallas center problem in 12 months and has people excited about the team again while still working on a tight budget. Ray Shero would be a nice choice also at least being him in as an assistant the guy has tons of experience and isn't afraid to trade players.

 

So far, he has made some good moves, but I don't know if what he did is going to work or not.  Last season, they finished 8th in the conference and got bounced in the first round.  If Dallas can put something together this year, then I will agree.

Oh, and Dallas is going to spend to the cap limit.  They aren't on a tight budget or anything because they aren't spending much.


In Topic: Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

14 August 2014 - 05:23 PM

 

That's a pretty easy challenge for you to win considering you never really know who is on the market as a GM until they take a job somewhere.   :lol:

 

This is true to some extent.  However, lets look at some of the people whom some fans wanted as GM of the Wings instead of Holland.

 

Yzerman - So far, he has done well at Tampa Bay.  Their roster this year looks better than last year.  Except since he took over, they made the playoffs their first year, missed the second year and third year, and then made it last year only to get swept in the first round.  Better than Holland?  That remains to be seen.

 

Ray Shero would be the only guy I would even consider being GM of the Wings. 


Nothing screams job accountability like giving an extension to a guy that's gotten consistently worse at his job each year in the last 5 years.

 

That pizza selling vegetable Ilitch needs to sell the team to someone who still gives a s***.  


 

So you don't believe in job accountability?

 

Just because someone was good 10 years ago, shouldn't give them a pass to be lazy at their current job.  

 

If his job is to ensure that we have a competitive team that competes for a championship every season, he has achieved his goal.

 

If you are measuring accountability by championship or nothing, then there are 29 other GMs who are also failing.