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

Posted by gcom007 on Yesterday, 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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#2613497 The return of The Mule?

Posted by gcom007 on 08 June 2015 - 08:11 AM

 

I'm guessing this isn't directed to me as I am not one to put down Franzen, but here are my thoughts. From my understanding, doctors will give Franzen the okay if he is fully recovered from his concussion. It is also my understanding that with every concussion you get, you are more likely to get another one if you receive another blow to the head or even body. Based on the number of concussions he has had, and based on the fact that it appears every year he is missing more and more time, and from what I read his symptoms are getting worse and worse (this could be wrong) I hope he never plays again for his own health.

 

If it was told to me that Franzen would never have another concussion again with 100% certainty, I would gladly have him back in our lineup. Him at 100% is exactly the kind of player we need.

 

As time has gone on, I've realized that I really would like him back on the team. He has frustrating tendencies, sure, but he's still good for some goals, and when he heats up, he's a dominant scorer. Given the state of things now, it'd be nice to have that guy back in the lineup, and it really makes you wonder how the Tampa series would've gone if he was healthy.

 

But it's still hard for me to wrap my head around it being a good idea for him to play again. It just seems too risky given how bad this concussion has been. I have a feeling that at this point he will play again, and as said, part of me will be glad, especially if that's what he wants. But that won't lessen the weight of the fact that it's a scary proposition.




#2612823 The return of The Mule?

Posted by gcom007 on 02 June 2015 - 09:16 AM

People really want to give up completely on Jurco already? I get the frustration in the moment, but come on... Is it really so hard to think long-term just a little bit?




#2609669 Babcock says good-bye in full page ad. SIAP

Posted by gcom007 on 22 May 2015 - 11:20 AM

Here's the tearful final presser 

 

 

Class act to the end. I didn't have hard feelings before, all the more so now. Best of luck to him moving forward when he's not playing us.