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#2634363 Looks like Tyler Bertuzzi is a ****** like his uncle

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 31 October 2015 - 04:47 PM

Call him up.  Maybe he can toughen up our 4th line.  

#2588703 Erik cole - what the hell's going on with him ?

Posted by kipwinger on 03 April 2015 - 11:26 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?

#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.

#2555841 Babcock "I don't think it will be my final year here"

Posted by rick zombo on 11 December 2014 - 03:23 PM

I love Babcock. Always have.


But if he goes to Pittsburgh or Toronto I wish him nothing but complete and total disasterous failure, and I hope he never touches the Stanley Cup. Maybe I'm being petty. But  f***  Pittsburgh and  f***  Toronto.

#2531434 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 10 July 2014 - 11:47 PM

CapGeek ‏@capgeek 59s

Daniel Cleary gets a $250K signing bonus and a NTC. #RedWings #NHL



Someone... PLEASE defend Ken Holland now. He'sf****** lost it.

#2517547 Was Legwand worth it?

Posted by Nev on 27 April 2014 - 08:10 AM

Yes, without him we may not have got into the playoffs.  We were ravaged by injuries and desperately needed a C.  We only just squeeked in as the 8th seed as it was.


That we would get ROFLstomped by the Bruins, and Legwand would end up as the 4th line RW could not have been forseen.  The most important thing is to make it to the dance - you can't win the raffle if you won't buy a ticket.


Plus, there's the rumours of pressure from the Ilitch's to make the playoffs for $$$ reasons.  Even a first round exit is worth about $4M.

#2517504 Was Legwand worth it?

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 27 April 2014 - 12:24 AM

Oh god I'm so sick of the Jarnkrok talk already

#2479155 Am I missing something? (re: Tootoo)

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 31 January 2014 - 11:20 AM

It's a joke that Tootoo is not on this team. He adds more than Samuelsson and Cleary every time he plays.

#2467285 Tootoo called up

Posted by Red Crazy on 23 December 2013 - 01:57 PM

Babcock claims to play the guys that work hard but yet Cleary is done and still draws into the lineup. Every player outplayed him last game but yet Tootoo gets sent down. 

#2460255 Retaliation

Posted by F.Michael on 02 December 2013 - 10:17 PM

As a self proclaimed 'knuckle dragger' - I always liked the idea of beating your opponent on the scoreboard as well as beating them up.


It's why I'd much rather have a team that resembles what we had in the 90's than what we have today.

#2451546 Tootoo Waived

Posted by Dabura on 07 November 2013 - 10:18 AM

Mannnn whatever ... waive Cleary, Samuelsson and throw Bertuzzi in, as well. Bunch of "been there, done that" lazy, uninterested [or incapable] players who are taking roster spots away from our young guys. Kind of a joke regarding #71 & #44 ... but, kind of not too. :smh:


Cleary and Samuelsson, yes. Bertuzzi, no.

#2451544 Tootoo Waived

Posted by uk_redwing on 07 November 2013 - 09:55 AM

I realise waiving Samuelsson won't provide any cap relief...but does anyone really care so long as he's gone?


I'd rather take his cap hit and have an empty space and use an emergency recall when needed.

#2446815 10/21 GDT: Sharks 1 @ Red Wings 0 (SO)

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 21 October 2013 - 07:48 PM

That shift is absolutely why I don't want Tootoo to be traded.

#2439090 Bertuzzi Needs To Retire

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 26 September 2013 - 07:43 AM

Watch him carefully. We spend all our time chasing the puck in our zone when he is on the ice. This guy no longer helps the Wings as a player. He needs to hang them up.

So last night that had nothing to do with the fact that he was on a line with the great Cleary and young pup Sheahan? I would take Bert and what he brings over cleary,sammy,eavs,emmerton...any day. It's preseason.

#2436232 Cleary re-signs with Detroit, 1 year, $1.75m deal

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 12 September 2013 - 01:46 PM

I'm going to vent my anger in this post and leave it at that. I can't control the team in any way and I have to get over that and just try to not swear in front of my children when a player I think shouldn't be on the team fouls up.


Dan Cleary shouldn't be a Red Wing right now. I don't care how much he loves the organization. I don't care if he got the fictional "hometown discount." This is a business and he got what he got because that is what he is worth in the real world. Teams overpay for UFAs all the time because they think that they will be a cure-all for their problem (Leino, Suter & Parise, etc). Philly almost proved that point the way I understand the situation. The fans on BOTH the Flyers and Wings side were crying/laughing about the deal. "OVERPAYMENT!" they shouted with anger/glee. This is an unbiased assessment of Cleary's worth. His UFA price was too high. So, he took a "discount" and stayed with the Wings. And we talk of loyalty.


KH knows he is over the player limit and signed a player. That is not a good environment for the other forwards. Don't get me wrong, there should be competition in camp and players shouldn't be under the impression that they have a guranteed spot on the 3rd or 4th lines. I shouldn't be able to tell you who will be on the 3rd and 4th lines right now and neither should Holland and Babcock. But for some reason, I can fill 2 of those 6 slots right now. Sammy and Cleary.


No 3rd or 4th liner should have an NTC. NTCs should be for top tier guys so they will be not be uprooted by their org. and moved to Winnepeg so their previous team can get some young talent and do a rebuild. The majority of the 3rd and 4th lines in this organization with this cap should be reserved for youth. Guys being brought up from GR to fill in for injuries and during other 3rd and 4th liner slumps. This is the biggest flaw with Sammy's contract. The price was decent and length is OK. He was OK in VAN. Good enough to put with the Sedins on occasion. The Wings needed a righty and knew what kind of player he is. Not a bad signing. Better than the Cleary signing IMO. We know Cleary is on the decline and still signed him. But now we need players (older players) to leave and make room for youth (Tatar, Nyquist) and they can't be moved.


At least two of these things WILL happen:


- Bert dropped

- Tootoo dropped to GR/traded

- Tatar traded

- Nyquist (Datsyuk 2.0) plays in GR until an injury

- Eaves traded (EDIT: Forgot him)


IMO, if I could, I would get rid of Sammy and Cleary. It won't happen. So we are left with the above scenarios. In all honesty, the thing I don't want to happen will most likely happen. Tootoo will be traded and Nyquist will play in GR. If Helm continues to have issues, we MIGHT not lose Tatar to a trade. But if Helm plays, Tatar is gone. IMO the Wings have 3 NHL-caliber players that have had playing time that they can get offers for on the block: Emmerton, Nyquist, and Tatar. Emmerton will be in GR, and I think Nyquist is too good to be traded after last season. That leaves Tatar to be offered up to make room for Cleary and Sammy, following Tootoo being dealt to NSH for picks. That's how it has to be now.


On top of it all, we get older, smaller, softer, and slower. And we get to play in the East.


Ok, I'm done. In Kenny I trust... I guess.