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#2607579 Free agents this off season

Posted by Buppy on 13 May 2015 - 07:24 PM

I don't recall every calling you or anyone idiots ... If it sounded like I did then I apologize for that but I wouldn't have to bring it up if people stopped defending weiss for 2-3 yrs ... He's a bust just like the clowe and clarkson signings were
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No one was defending Weiss. It was noted that he was one of the top UFAs available, in respone to Richdg trying to argue that Holland is trying to build a team solely with drafting. No comment was made regarding whether it was a good signing or not and the only comment made on his performance here was me saying he hasn't met expectations. You then responded that the people who thought he was a top UFA were idiots, and you knew all along he'd be a bust.

 

Fact is, no one knows s*** about the future. There were good reasons to think Weiss would be a good addition, and there were reasons to question it. Same goes for Clarkson, Clowe, Brunner, Alfie, Lecavelier, and anyone else who's ever been brought up. No one is smart for making a correct prediction nor stupid for making a wrong one. It's not like anyone was predicting anything ridiculous.

 

Instead of analyzing the accuracy of past predictions, let's get back on on topic and make new predictions. Otherwise we won't be able to have any stupid arguments two years from now.

 

Here's mine. This UFA class sucks and will be even worse come July.




#2607011 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by FireCaptain on 10 May 2015 - 04:59 PM

Absolutely not accurate.

 

My personal situation - was on a fire dept. Ready to be chief, rode as chief when chief wasn't around. Got tired of waiting. Other chief opportunity came up at other department. Let my old chief know I was looking - common courtesy - not because I wanted to leave, necessarily, but because it was time to move up. Ended up not getting other chief spot but then old chief retired and I promoted into the position I wanted originally. 

 

I didn't WANT to leave department #1, but I needed to test the waters to see what else was out there and to see if, in fact, I was as ready as I thought I was.

 

Babcock's not looking to get promoted, but why - after working this hard to be this ELITE as a coach - would you not want to stick your toe in the pool and at least see what the temperature was?

 

IMHO, it makes perfect sense. 

 

 

the fact he is looking at other options to me means he is on his way. If you are happy in your job/work you dont go looking for alternative employment. Im not saying he shouldnt do it, it just sends me negative vibes that he'll be here next season. The wings front office have stopped any team from talking to Blashill which also sends the signal to me that they fear Babcock is on his way and they want Blashill as his sucessor. Babcock works with the AHL roster pre-season only so i dont see how that warrants 10 years!?, anyway im not here to argue mute points just expressing my feelings on the situation that has arisen. But if Babcock is still the Redwings head coach come Sept then ill be very surprised.




#2606975 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by darkmanx on 10 May 2015 - 11:33 AM

the fact he is looking at other options to me means he is on his way. If you are happy in your job/work you dont go looking for alternative employment. Im not saying he shouldnt do it, it just sends me negative vibes that he'll be here next season. The wings front office have stopped any team from talking to Blashill which also sends the signal to me that they fear Babcock is on his way and they want Blashill as his sucessor. Babcock works with the AHL roster pre-season only so i dont see how that warrants 10 years!?, anyway im not here to argue mute points just expressing my feelings on the situation that has arisen. But if Babcock is still the Redwings head coach come Sept then ill be very surprised.

 

No it doesn't, not at all. Have you never negotiated a new salary and used comparison between companies before?

 

If your current employer offers you 3.5 million per year and another offers you 5 million per year. What are you going to do? Just accept the 3.5 million because you are "content" or "happy" where you are working. No, it's like Kickazz said, you explore other options, you go back to your employer and you explain, hey I can get 5 million from another company can you offer me a little more then the 3.5 million? Go from there.




#2605135 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by Playmaker on 30 April 2015 - 04:44 PM

Thornton > Zetterberg at center. I'd take him. Let Z play winger and have a less stressful season from here on out so he can last the whole season + playoffs. 

 

Again, wishful thinking.. 

Joe Thornton?  Over 35, making 7.5 million, epic playoff no show, can't handle the pressure, stripped of his captaincy, Joe Thornton?  He'd be awesome.   :scared:

 

These threads are entertaining to say the least.  Let's get a number one defenseman.  Let's get a top 6 winger, oh, but he has to be big and tough and score a ton. Let's trade the prospects, well all of them except  the good ones.  Get a new coach who's better than Babcock, and a more successful GM than Holland. Oh, and throw in a hot 22 year old who likes to swallow twice a day while you're at it.




#2598453 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by nawein on 23 April 2015 - 08:49 AM

People said last game that whoever won that game will win the series, now this game too. I'm going out on a limb here and going to say whoever wins their 4th game of the series will win the series. We're up 2-1, it's far from over. Lots of work left to be done. Let's take a step tonight.


#2593424 S'matter Yzerman, afraid of the jersey you wore for so long?

Posted by kipwinger on 15 April 2015 - 12:23 PM

Can't believe there's people here actually bashing Yzerman.  So he didn't want to wait for Kenny to leave. Instead, he goes to Tampa, builds a good team and gets a 1st round pick for Kyle Quincey.  You gotta love it.  

 

He uses spray tan.  Screw that guy.  Next thing you know he'll be saying "Gentlemen, start your engines!" at the Daytona 500.  If that hillbilly's organization wants a rivalry, I'll give them a rivalry.  My "hate dial" is turned up to 11 and I'm gunning for Stevie Y, his pretty boy goal scorer, and the rest of his grisly pack of philistines. 




#2592957 Babcock: Petr Mrazek is starting Game 1

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 April 2015 - 01:36 PM

Comparing king Henrik to Jimmy is amusing. Henrik gets it done for his team. Jimmy hasn't. The king plays deep in his crease and stops pucks at key times and wins games for his team. Jimmy costs us. Montreal was the last straw and I don't blame babs.

 

The only people in this country who should be called "The King" are Gable and Elvis.

 

The guy who's only been to the Finals once shouldn't have that nickname.  I mean, even Martin Brodeur didn't have a nickname like that.  




#2591751 % chance of making the playoffs

Posted by derblaueClaus on 09 April 2015 - 09:33 PM

100 %




#2588709 Erik cole - what the hell's going on with him ?

Posted by DickieDunn on 03 April 2015 - 11:37 AM

I'm confused, is 6 points in 11 games bad?  Did you guys think we were getting Max Pacioretty?  We got a 40 point winger, who came to Detroit and played...ready for this...EXACTLY like a 40 point winger. 

 

Or were you guys suggesting that Holland should have known Cole would get hurt in advance, and thus not made the trade?

 

This is Red Wing land, where everyone is Captain Hindsight, with his faithful companions Woulda, Shoulda, and Coulda and Holland is a moron for not knowing a player would get hurt.

 

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#2582737 Statistical view of 3 on 3 OT

Posted by DickieDunn on 18 March 2015 - 01:28 PM

Ideal would be 4 on 4, then 3 on 3, then the shootout, and if you lose the game, you get nothing regardless of if it's regulation, OT, or shootout.  The current system awards teams that are good in the shootout instead of just good, and the 1 point was meant to divide the games in case of a tie.  The next best would be make every game 3 points.  3 for regulation win, 2 for OT win, 1 for OT loss.  But that would make teams less bunched up and reduce the parity a little bit and Buttman doesn't want that.




#2578865 3/4 GDT : Rangers 1 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by GoalieManPat on 04 March 2015 - 10:45 PM

When Franzen comes back, this team will be scary.  

 

The team right now is quick and hard working. The complete opposite of Franzens game at this stage in his career.




#2578861 3/4 GDT : Rangers 1 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by TheXym on 04 March 2015 - 10:45 PM

Zidlicky and Cole were both great tonight, Howard was the best player. What a deadly W, 3 game win streak!


Agreed, three W's in a row.... Wait a minute, Toronto can't put three W's together in a row, how do they even have a website? (Sorry, couldn't resist).


#2572310 2/18 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (SO. Yes, SO!).

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 18 February 2015 - 10:26 PM

*Crawford enters the dressing room* "Tatar's shot was bull****"
Kane sits quietly, avoiding eye contact.


:lol:


#2566207 Larkin or Mantha?

Posted by LeftWinger on 27 January 2015 - 06:46 PM

Mantha - Larkin - Pulkkinen

Tatar - Sheahan - Nyquist

 

 

 

In 4-5 years, who wouldn't want to have that as a top 6?

 

I know I am all about making trades for no reason :ninja:  but honestly, lets upgrade through attrition. Unless something outrageous falls into our lap I like the direction the team is going from within... (of course if that top puck moving defenseman becomes available...then....aw crap! Back to indecision!!!!)




#2557583 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by DickieDunn on 18 December 2014 - 09:19 PM

I've heard that Hall walks into bars in Edmonton and literally says "Who's gonna F*** me tonight???"
 
Forgot where I heard this, heard it like a year ago, but it wouldn't surprise me if it's true. He's probably the biggest star in the entire city.

I heard last time the Pens were there Crosby stood up and yelled "me! Me!"