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#2530248 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 06 July 2014 - 01:28 PM

No you're right, Oates was the probably the all time worst.

I was only 3 at the time, so the other ones just pissed me off more :P.


The Oates trade was definitely worse. 




Devellano pulled off the craptastic Adam Oates trade. I haven't forgotten.


Don't forget Adam Graves, Klima and Sharples for Jimmy Carson. 


The Wings don't have a great track record when it comes to trading guys named Adam. 

#2529956 Trial date set in Steve Moore’s lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 04 July 2014 - 12:31 PM

You do realize he's normal right. He's fully recovered and is capable of making decisions for himself, the fact that his lawyers whisper all the right things in his ears is his own fault.


No, I don't.  Do you have a source confirming that? Because from what I've read he still has serious cognitive limitations as a result of the incident. 




I'm not saying I agree with the number he's asking for in the lawsuit.  I doubt that he would've been some genius financial expert, but it sure sounds like he can't hold a lot of other jobs he would've been qualified for because of his symptoms.  Then throw on top of that his lost earnings from a potential NHL career.  


I agree with frankgrimes, the NHL should've settled this and put this behind them years ago.  Instead they allegedly withheld the $220,000 disability payment Moore was owed under the CBA unless he signed a clause saying he wouldn't sue the NHL or any franchises.  And let this lawsuit drag on and rear its ugly head over and over for 10 years now.  


What a terrible decision by the league.  

#2529791 Forum Rules Refresher. PLEASE READ

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 03 July 2014 - 02:17 PM

Since it's the offseason and also because of what's been going on since the free agent signings, it's a good time to remind everyone of some of the forum rules. 


I've posted a few warnings in threads but wanted to put a reminder where everyone will see it.



From the forum rules:


· DO post a link reference (or cite the TV/radio source) when reporting breaking news, reports, etc. Threads started without this information may be deleted or moved.


When posting a trade or signing, please provide a link to a reputable source as confirmation. This time of year people often make fake twitter accounts so make sure the tweet you're linking to is a verified account from a reputable source.



· DO post constructively. If you can't add anything meaningful to a discussion, don't bother.


Before hitting reply, just take a second to think about what impact your post will have on the discussion.  Is it making it better or worse?



· DON'T post duplicate topics. Before posting your new thread be sure to check the first two pages of the forum to make sure the topic isn't already being discussed. Multiple violations of this rule by a single member is punishable by temporary suspension from the forums.



· DON'T post false and/or misleading topics. Members caught doing so will be banned IMMEDIATELY with NO chance of reinstatement.


The punishment may seem severe but if people start posting fake trade threads, the forum becomes total chaos.  LGW should be a resource for solid hockey talk and information.  



· DO refrain from using vulgar language. There is a curse/bad word filter currently on the forum and members that purposely attempt to circumvent this filter will be subject to a suspension of account privileges.


No alternate spellings.  No blanking some of the letters.  Let the profanity filter do its job.



· DON'T personally attack other members. This includes name-calling, flame-baiting, etc.. If you can't discuss your point with maturity then don't discuss it. People that violate this rule will be dealt with swiftly.


In short, debate the content of someone's argument, not the person themselves.  


This includes broad insults against people on this forum and their level of fandom.  Like it or not, complaining about the Red Wings can be on topic.  If you don't like it, don't read it.  If they've clearly violated forum rules, report it to bring it to a moderators attention.  If you really don't like anything a person here has to say, you can put that member on your ignore list.




As I've said before, this forum relies entirely on content generated from its members.  You are all the authors of this forum, so it will only be as good or bad as you make it.  The ultimate goal of all of these rules is not to punish people, but to make LGW a source of lively, respectful, informed discussion. 






(link to the full forum rules for reference)



#2529439 Wings sign Kevin Porter to 1-year, 2-way contract

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 02 July 2014 - 12:00 PM

People are complaining about signing a C for the Griffins?


No. It's all about timing.  


Everyone was anxiously awaiting Holland to make some big signing for the Red Wings.  That didn't happen, then this gets tweeted among all the big UFA names.  


If this came out in a couple days headlined "Holland signs center for the Griffins to a two-way contract," it would've provoked a very different response. 

#2529054 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 01 July 2014 - 07:38 PM


How does he replace Lidstrom and Rafalski? Those guys can't be replaced.


Rafalski is replaceable.  Lidstrom, not so much.  


Which is why you don't try and replace Lidstrom with one guy.  You have to re-evaluate how the whole team is built, because Lids was the keystone of it.  Then you make adjustments and give the team a new identity.  


Since Lidstrom retired, the Wings are basically the same kind of team only with a massive hole in the blueline and with Dats, Z, and Franzen no longer in their prime. 

#2528922 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 01 July 2014 - 06:33 PM

Damn you Kenny Holland...you offered better contracts but didn't do some kind of voodoo s*** to get guys to come here....seriously, WTF do you want Holland to do?   He made better or equal offers and lost players to teams that are no better or worse than we are. 


What exactly should he do? 


I want Holland to do his job well.  He's been flailing over the last several years.   The reason they're not coming here is because players aren't excited at the prospect of playing for the Red Wings anymore.  That's on Holland.


No one is saying his job isn't extremely difficult, but it's that way for 29 other GM's.  As I said in another thread, replace Holland's name with Dan Cleary.  Cleary outworks just about everyone on the team which is admirable but he simply doesn't get the results to be competitive at the NHL level.  


Is that acceptable because he's a great guy who's trying with everything he's got?   


I don't care how hard Holland tried.  Results matter.  He's not getting any.

#2528879 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 01 July 2014 - 06:22 PM

Please continue Quincey discussion/lamenting here. 



#2528819 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 01 July 2014 - 06:06 PM

Holland's quote on the free agent bust:

"We don't know why they're not coming here".



It's pretty simple.  The Red Wings don't seem like one of the top competitive teams or a team with a lot of potential headed in the right direction. 



This team continues to have no identity post-Lidstrom.

#2528392 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 01 July 2014 - 02:43 PM

Small, left handed borderline NHLer originally from Detroit. 


Are the Red Wings now the Make a Wish Foundation? 

#2528379 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 01 July 2014 - 02:39 PM



DET signs Kevin Porter to a two-way deal. Split last season between BUF (NHL) and Rochester (AHL).

#2528194 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 01 July 2014 - 01:38 PM

I'm pretty convinced Khan was wrong about Niskanen. 



So apparently I'm currently in the denial stage of grieving. 

#2528122 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 01 July 2014 - 01:21 PM

Whelp, thems the breaks.  Nothing to be angry about guys.  It's fate.  There was literally nothing else that could have been done to improve this team over the last 5 years, other than what's already been done. Nothing.  He went to the wall and it just wasn't in the cards. 


Ken Holland is only one man.  He can't produce miracles. 


I disagree (unless you're being sarcastic?)


Replace Ken Holland's name with Dan Cleary and tell me if that line of reasoning still works.  


Cleary works harder than almost anyone on the ice, but that doesn't matter.  He simply doesn't produce the results necessary to remain competitive at the NHL level. 


Holland has an incredibly difficult job.  So do the other 29 GM's in the league.  It's not always going to work out, but the results are still what matter.  Not how hard he tried.  


There were absolutely things that could've been done in the last 5 years.  Just because Holland didn't make them doesn't mean they didn't exist. 

#2528102 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 01 July 2014 - 01:16 PM

Someone call lidstrom


Holland tried.  Lidstrom's on the phone with Yzerman in Tampa.

#2527650 Jason Spezza traded to Stars for 3 prospects, 2nd-rd pick

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 01 July 2014 - 11:02 AM

So in a league where it's seemingly impossible to acquire top-end centers, Jim Nill picks up Tyler Seguin and Jason Spezza within 12 months

#2527274 Ehrhoff or Niskanen

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 30 June 2014 - 03:56 PM

Enough with the Franzen talk. 


Do not post about Franzen (or Cleary for that matter) if it is not relevant to the topic at hand. 


People who continue to derail threads with these types of posts will be suspended.