At the end of the day I love this franchise bc we always go to the playoffs. We piss excellence. If we don't make it I'll still be a diehard fan, but it will be hard to take the "streak is over" bs from the media and other fans. We've always been a prime target for haters, and I dread the day they have ammo.
Everything that has a beginning has an end. The streak will end eventually. I know I never want it to end either, but it will.
The lack of faith and support for our team in this forum is just insane. Just shows how spoiled we really are. The Wings have made the playoffs for as long as I have been a fan, and if they miss out this year, then I am not bailing on them. I fail to see why some here are willing to give up, bash the team, and insult the management. Support your team, through thick and thin. Its what supporting a team is all about.
As for the game tonight, the Blue Jackets should be commended. They came through with a win when they needed it.
As for the Wings, they have 18 more games to fight their way into the post season.
Says who?!?! Jarnkrok has been our top prospect for years until Mantha came. Per THN and RWC. This year he struggled but even then they were saying his potential landed him between Filppula and Zetterberg and his floor was Legwand.
Says hockey prospects website. Besides, we have had better prospects in the system that have actually panned out. Nyquist and Tatar come to mind. Pulkkinen comes to mind as well who is actually tearing it up as a member of the Griffins. I am not saying that Jarnkrok isn't a good prospect, but just that people here are putting him up on a pedestal as being the best prospect we have, and thats disingenuous.
And now the phase begins where Wings fans lie to themselves and play UP Jarnkroks skill and potential to disguise this as a horrible trade.
Fixed it for you.
We have way too many people thinking that Jarnkrok was a top tier talented prospect. The fact of the matter is that he wasn't. He was a above average rated prospect with a C level probability of success. I have watched this guy in Grand Rapids, and while he is good, he isn't elite by any stretch of the imagination.
Posted by Nightfall
on 18 November 2013 - 09:09 AM
Hrm....what would I do?
Well, if I am the coach, I would play the players that Holland got for me.
If I am Holland, I would be kicking myself as to why I signed Cleary. I mean, why when you already have a glut of forwards that are committed? I just don't understand. Aside from that, he has made the right moves in waiving Tootoo and Eaves. I really don't think that we will see Nyquist in Detroit this season because of the salary cap and Nyquist still is eligible to play in the AHL. Nyquist knows he will get his chance, like Tatar did. He had to wait a couple years, and even help the Griffins win the Calder cup. Nyquist is a professional, and understands what is going on. Its frustrating probably, but at the same time he is providing leadership and setting an example for the young Griffins players. You can't put a price tag on that.
I'm not sure I understand what you are wanting from them. We only have 2 players that legitimately could be replaced by younger players and it make a difference...Cleary and Sammy. Who else do you want to see a young player take a spot from?
I am still waiting for someone to answer this question. Aside from Cleary and Sammy, I can't think of anyone else that i would like to see a young player take a spot from. Maybe Bert.....maybe.....
Posted by Nightfall
on 12 September 2013 - 02:01 PM
I have always been a strong supporter of the Wings management. Now I am seriously questioning their judgement? Why sign Cleary? They already are $750,000 or so over the cap. They had options, but none were very bad. Worst case they send Nyquist down if everyone was healthy. As it turns out now, they are $2.5 million over the cap and now have another player to be concerned with. What a debacle.
They had Ken Kal on for the first part. He talked about the signings of Weiss and Alfredsson. Then they talked about the rest of the team.
They pulled out some good stats out, such as Dats scoring over 40% of the Red Wings goals through the shortened seasons. Thats just unbelievable.
Finally, they predicted the Wings would finish 3rd in the conference. It could go as high as 2nd if the Wings secondary scoring picked up. It could go as low as 6th or 7th if they have similar struggles to last season. Either way, they predict the Wings are playoff bound next season.