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#2387368 nhl.com calls Kenny the best GM

Posted by The Axe on 21 April 2013 - 10:41 AM

 
I believe it comes down to not the "willingness" to reload but the "ability" to reload.  The salary cap has prevented the Wings from doing that like they have in the past.  Oh, and if you think the past 3 years have been "unbearable", just wait.  Its going to get worse before it gets better.


More FALSEness. The Wings play with the same cap as the other teams. Its just that other teams spend money on great players and fill in the rest of the lineup with their low paid young guys. We sign a bunch of old, crappy guys and let our prospects waste away.


#2380140 Holland retirement watch?

Posted by SuperCalaFilppulastic! on 04 April 2013 - 10:32 AM

I'm sick of the logic that because of the success in the past, then we should never be happy to see Holland go. Are you kidding me? I suppose Gretzky and Howe should keep going because of their history. Perhaps Lidstrom could keep playing and playing despite his decline and age because of all of his Norris trophies. Canucks should have never got rid of Burke, etc.

 

Holland, like everyone else in the organization, needs to be re-evaluated on yearly basis or else you risk falling to complacency with past accomplishments and fail to adapt to the new league. He needs to earn and keep his job. If you're satisfied with this team and the direction Holland is going (aka half-assed plan B rebuild), then you'll be in for quite the surprise when the Wings become the CBJ and NYI of recent past, especially if Datsyuk leaves.

 

Yes, we have great prospects - but we have absolutely zero transition from old guard to new in the works. Just like how we lost Lidstrom, Rafalski, and Stuart and had to throw together a D corps. If it weren't for injuries forcing our hand... the next wave would have been in the AHL all year.




#2379178 Could Kenny be working on something HUGE?

Posted by esteef on 03 April 2013 - 09:33 AM

Just wait til next year, just wait til next year, just wait til next year, just wait til next year....

 

esteef




#1913526 Chicago Victory Song

Posted by Blackhawkdown on 10 March 2010 - 11:36 PM

No, I think he means this one, Chelsea Dagger:



You are correct, it is Chelsea Dagger, by The Fratellis. However, dont click that link, its just the lame ass Rick Roll'd video.

Here is the real one




#1913517 Chicago Victory Song

Posted by mjlegend on 10 March 2010 - 11:26 PM

No, I think he means this one, Chelsea Dagger:




#1911613 Official Poll: Filppula at 3 Mil. or Hossa at 5.4 + return for Filppul

Posted by vOrophin on 08 March 2010 - 06:49 PM

Filppula has Selke potential and he will easily be better than Hossa in couple of years.


I'd say the potential thing is correct - although that assumes he keeps improving. Whether he will be better than Hossa in a few years is hard to say since Hossa is a damn good player.

This year Hossa would probably do the Wings more good since they have been lacking mightily in scoring, and Fil still has not developed a great scoring touch.


#1911616 Official Poll: Filppula at 3 Mil. or Hossa at 5.4 + return for Filppul

Posted by EZBAKETHAGANGSTA on 08 March 2010 - 06:55 PM

Filppula has Selke potential and he will easily be better than Hossa in couple of years.

I'm sorry but its posts like these that make me think Filppula is majorly overrated on these boards.

Considering that at Filppula's age, Hossa was comparable on defense and already a consistent point per game producer who was notching 30 + goals, I really doubt Filppula will accelerate into a top 20 forward in the league, and even in the astronomically low percentage chance that it does happen, it would be anything but easy.

I understand obvious nationalistic bias, but for one would be shocked if Filppula ever consistently broke 70 points for more than a 3 year span, though his recent good play has made me have faith in his ability to be a great 2nd line defensive center capable of 65+ points. Kinda like a Saku Koivu/Brendan Morrison in their primes.


#1911605 Official Poll: Filppula at 3 Mil. or Hossa at 5.4 + return for Filppul

Posted by Finnish Wing on 08 March 2010 - 06:39 PM

Filppula has Selke potential and he will easily be better than Hossa in couple of years.