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#2622381 Looking ahead to expansion draft ... If Vegas comes to the nhl etc

Posted by gcom007 on 05 August 2015 - 10:10 PM

Hudler demands trade to Vegas

 

I didn't even need to read a post further to know this one was coming.




#2621379 Pulkkinen re-signs.... 1 year deal

Posted by gcom007 on 23 July 2015 - 09:22 PM

There is nothing wrong with that, but some people are acting like he's some kind of goal scoring God who will score 40+ a year and anyone who disagrees is a hater.

 

I thought that was all of our prospects until the collective decides they're the worst after 15 games or so?




#2620911 Stan Bowman (CHI) on CBA troubles

Posted by gcom007 on 18 July 2015 - 10:00 AM

I cant speak for anyone else, but I'm not losing any sleep at the thought of Chicago being brought down a peg. I'm sick and tired of seeing them in the finals. This is a perfect example of why cap management is so important in today's NHL. Being reckless now can screw you later.

 

Reckless? Screwed over?

 

How many Cups have they won in the last 5 years again?


I've been saying this for a couple years now, they'll not be able to sign and have to get rid of players. Also doesn't help you gave Kane and Toews ridiculous contracts.

 

Of course, people say it every year, and they get pinched now and again, drop some people, and so far, they've found a way back. I'm not saying one has to like it or the team, but so far, what they've been doing has been working for them. I'm not about to be the one writing them off again at this point. Again, they've got a great core and they keep retooling and coming back strong. Cups don't lie.




#2618445 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by gcom007 on 01 July 2015 - 05:12 PM

I'm just happy to see Holland taking some chances, especially after Weiss blew up in his face. You can't be scared of free agency just because some deals don't work. You've got to build first and foremost from the draft for sure, more than ever in this era. But you can't accommodate for everything in the draft. You've got to plug holes via trade and free agency. There's no guarantee these moves will get us a Cup or work out at all, but you've got to keep trying. And these deals today are pretty good ones.

 

But if these too blow up, I really will be convinced that Holland is 100% completely cursed.




#2617624 Alexander semin being bought out

Posted by gcom007 on 30 June 2015 - 05:20 PM

If Holland did kick the tires on Semin, then no way should Cleary be signed or Franzen take a spot up UNLESS he is 200% healthy, not even 100% Franzen is worth gambling on. But even without those two, we still need a spot or Pulkkinen and Ferraro/Callahan. There just isn't enough room to sign a UFA.  With the wasting of Smith, tomorrow promises to be very boring for Detroit fans...

 

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#2617618 Weiss bought out (confirmed)

Posted by gcom007 on 30 June 2015 - 05:15 PM

5 or 6 year deal coming for Goose 5-6.5 mil cap hit probably, maybe 4-5.5

 

No way in hell.




#2617617 Holland doesn't expect to be busy this offseason

Posted by gcom007 on 30 June 2015 - 05:12 PM

 

If the salary cap wasn't an issue, we would see the Wings do this.

 

I still remember the awesome high profile signings when the salary cap wasn't in place.  Man, those made for fun free agent signing periods.

 

We've never really had salary cap issues. We were real tight one year and that was about five years ago now. Again, it's not like Holland hasn't tried to make big signings. He's thrown a lot of money around, but he hasn't landed anyone. This idea that some people perpetuate that Holland intentionally hasn't pursued a big deal because of the cap is simply not factual at all.




#2617615 Weiss bought out (confirmed)

Posted by gcom007 on 30 June 2015 - 05:07 PM

Dumb move. We're not hurting for cap space next season and now Weiss is on the books for 6 seasons. If Weiss still didn't improve under Blashill, we could have done the same thing next year for a more reasonable penalty over 4 seasons rather than 6.

 

Similar to my thoughts as well, but the distaste for him must've been pretty wide in the organization for this to go down now. I'm sure there are things we don't know as well.




#2616839 2015 Draft

Posted by gcom007 on 26 June 2015 - 10:17 PM

Holy s***. This thread just wrinkled my brain. I am way too drunk for this commentary on grammar s*** right now.


#2616692 Datsyuk Has Ankle Surgery

Posted by gcom007 on 26 June 2015 - 05:26 PM

What a tough bastard, playing with that through the Tampa series.

 

Dats has played through a lot of injuries that weren't well publicized. I know for a fact earlier in his career, he was a huge mess during the playoffs several times, as in, can't even walk without a huge limp in daily life. It irks me when people get on his case about his performance or injuries. He's definitely a lot tougher than many give him credit for.




#2615388 Sean Avery - Transition Season

Posted by gcom007 on 19 June 2015 - 10:13 PM

I was ready to make a joke about Avery, then I read it.
And its shocking how down to earth and literate he is in the article.
He seems like a well balanced person, which is something I didn't think I would ever think of Sean Avery...
Thanks for the link!

 

I honestly think a lot of guys like him are brighter than they seem. I tend to think you've got to have something going on in your brain just to figure out how to be as big of an ass as he was. He knew what he was doing, and he did it very well. I think those questioning the sincerity of the article are way off the mark.




#2615266 The Bowman Effect

Posted by gcom007 on 19 June 2015 - 11:41 AM

 

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Edit: Or pay them 50f****** million dollars!




#2614635 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by gcom007 on 15 June 2015 - 10:07 PM

Time to hang 'em up as a Wings fan. 

 

 

 

 

I kid...I kid.

 

It's just different now that they're not in the same conference as us.

 

But...

 

When I saw the Cup on the screen, the peace I made with the matters just moments before disappeared.

 

f*** this.

 

I was ready to buy a ticket back to Detroit for the parade. I'll be there any year. f*** life! Everything sucks!




#2613738 Jeff Blashill named 27th head coach in Red Wings history

Posted by gcom007 on 09 June 2015 - 06:52 PM

I have a very exciting update on the new coach. He's sitting in front of my friend at the Tiger's game tonight...

 

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#2613623 Jeff Blashill named 27th head coach in Red Wings history

Posted by gcom007 on 09 June 2015 - 11:15 AM

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