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#2633976 Jeff Blashill = Dave Lewis 2.0 / Coaching Change

Posted by gcom007 on 29 October 2015 - 07:11 PM

This thread is utter and complete nonsense. I'm not saying I think Blashill is guaranteed to turn it around and be a great NHL coach. That remains to be seen, but that's the wholef****** point!!! Nine games doesn't mean s***! I had more tempered expectations than many because I believe the NHL is a far tougher test than anything he's faced before. I'm not convinced he's going to be a great NHL coach simply because he's been successful before. It certainly bodes well for him, though it offers no guarantee, especially at the NHL level.


But I'm not even remotely convinced he's going to be a bad NHL coach simply because it's a "possibility" or because they've had a rough start. That's absurd at this point in time.


We don't know anything yet. Nothing. Not a thing. We probably won't even know anything by the end of the season. This thread is pure silliness.

#2632207 10/21 GDT : Red Wings at Edmonton Oilers, 9:30 EST

Posted by gcom007 on 21 October 2015 - 10:02 PM

so still think blashill is better than babs?


Do you remember the record after 10-15 games of the 62 win season?

#2629660 10/9 GDT : @ Red Wings 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 0

Posted by gcom007 on 10 October 2015 - 11:06 AM

To me it was typical stern guy nervous/shy response. You can tell the guy was way out of his comfort zone in that quote.

Also green was okay. Could be better. Hopefully will be as he builds chemistry with team.


This had to be a very tough day for Babcock. He's dealing with an uphill battle in Toronto and went through an emotional time deciding to go there. Everyone talks about the money and I get that, but you know someone like Babcock agonized over this whole thing. Coming to Detroit for his second regular season game as coach of the Leafs on our opening night had to be intense for him. And then we beat them 4-0. I can't fault the guy for the weird response. I'd probably say something similar.

#2629653 Cleary NOT reporting to Grand Rapids

Posted by gcom007 on 10 October 2015 - 10:35 AM

It's sad to me that there are still so many Wings fans that don't give Cleary the respect that he deserves. Ego and Greed? Give me a f***ing break. Taking advantage of people? Are you f***ing serious?

I'm not sure why I even bother responding to such rebuttal. Pure ignorance...


I like Cleary enough and I think some people take it way too far, but he definitely outstayed his welcome. He should've known better last year. This year was ridiculous. The only thing I'm not sure about is the AHL bit. I thought I heard that he was open to the two way deal and if he didn't make it, he'd be a sort of player/coach in GR. I thought that was the point of this contract, and why he was offered yet another opportunity this year. If that was the spirit of the deal and then he decided against it, it does sour me on all of this Dan Cleary charity somewhat.


Still though, all in all, I like Dan Cleary for what he brought to this team in his better years and it's tough to knock him for wanting to stay a Red Wing. I wish he'd have gone out a bit more gracefully though.

#2628960 10/9 GDT : @ Red Wings 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 0

Posted by gcom007 on 08 October 2015 - 09:35 PM

This thread is the highlight of my month. Only good thing about fall living down south is hockey coming back! Gamecenter purchased. Ready to go!!!

#2628819 Goalie Battle

Posted by gcom007 on 07 October 2015 - 10:34 PM

Good for Howard. You'd have to be insane to root against him this year. Even if you think Mrazek is the future, the better Howard plays, the more valuable he'll be when we end up trading him. Best case scenario is to go through this season with both goalies to be pushing each other. Mrazek learns, Howard increases his value, Wings win more games.

#2626543 9/22 Exhibition GDT : @ Chicago Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by gcom007 on 22 September 2015 - 10:12 PM

It's Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey now! Of course there's no penalties.

#2624470 Moving Jimmy Howard

Posted by gcom007 on 02 September 2015 - 05:33 PM

Do you think RFA Petr Mrazek is going to make 5 million dollars?  I don't.  I don't think that's remotely probable, regardless of the season he just had. 


Everyone always thinks that good young players, with tons of potential, are going to make a fortune after the ELC runs out.  They might for other teams, then don't for the Red Wings.  Look at Nyquist and Tatar.  Both are on reasonable bridge contracts.  Mrazek will be too. 


I agree with thoughts about Mrazek's next deal, but I think LeftWinger might be talking about Howard though if that's what you were responding too. As in, Howard would be a $5 million backup.

#2624310 Moving Jimmy Howard

Posted by gcom007 on 31 August 2015 - 09:16 PM

I don't think it's ideal to move him soon, but if someone comes along and offers up something decent for him, I think Holland will listen and consider it. If Mrazek starts off humming along and Howard plays well in his starts, it would be ideal to move him sooner rather than later while we can get something decent for him. It's not going to get any easier to move a goalie with his contract as time goes on, and even in Holland's roughest years, he's proven again and again that he's quite adept at finding capable backups at great price points. I see no reason to believe he can't do it again. But I think the earliest this gets done is at the trade deadline. Next summer is most likely when it'll go down though.

#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?

#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...



#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.