3 years???? Cleary must have pix of Babs & Kenny blowin donkeys; or Pauley Shore.
Haha. Yes, Steve "Who needs defense or goaltending?" Yzerman, whose team has bombed the past two seasons. He was left a capable team by his predecessor and has failed utterly to maintain it. Instead, he has ignored its needs and stocked it with bad contracts.
But hey... greener grass and all that, right?
Yep, Stevie is still early in his development as a GM. Not ready for prime time yet. I believe he will get there but not for years.
Maybe too steep when you're not willing to make any moves. HEH. I hope he proves me wrong.
I think the 5 mil is fine, but if he is really seeking more than 2 years I would be glad Kenny didn't action it. I am skeptical about Holland though. Three years is a long time to not bring in the top 3 D or a compliment for the top 6. We will see.
"We kicked the tires and decided a healthy Mike Samelsson and our comfort level with Val Filppula at five million worked best for our team."
HA!!!!!!! I am terrified that this will be his statement or one equally disconnected from the teams needs. "Helmer is going to bo our addition this year".
Howard had a Sh** night. But he is a good goalie & he has been there almost EVERY game he has played this year. He absolutely contributed to this loss, but we are on the edge of the post season for soooooooo many reasons that have nothing to do with him. We have way too many 4 liners, throughout this line up; And that... is the GM's responsibility to address. as it was last year & the year before.
It seems like Holland retired 4 years ago. Kenny will leave when he has a shot at managing Toronto. Let's hope that is sooner than later. Nobody that is ever great at anything is great forever (except Scotty). Thank you Kenny for the great years & memories. Those days are over, congrats! Now GTFO,
I don't think that Mike Ilitch is fully aware of much that's going on around him, sadly. Age has taken its toll.
Mike is completely aware. Critique the teams performance, vent about your dissipointment it's all well and good. We all appreciate th Wings and or hockey in general but to be so personally insulting about someone that has contributed to Hockey and fans of Detroit hockey is irresponsible. It's too bad.
If Holland stands pat at this deadline, then I'm joining the "Fire Holland" crowd.
If becoming less significant, selling less merch (globally), drawing less in other arenas (compared to last 10 years), less attractive to free agents and being less competative is the definition of doing fine you have no concept of determining any business's health. Cheers to you & to having enough time (clearly not being intimate with any business) to do another 10,000.00 posts.
Teams are businesses. That's one reason why Holland is unwilling to trade away future assets: it's better business for a team to remai ncompetitive but not good enough to win it all than it is for teams to go far sometimes and tank the rest.
Exactly, if I allowed my teritory to to slip each year & I couldn't demonstrate that I was looking at my businesess in new ways & had a strategy to improve it & didn't execute any meaningful changes within three years. I would be gone. It is a business.
Please no.... If he was 3,000,000. then fine if he played on the third pairing where E should be playing. Rather do nothing than handcuff ourselves into something that prohibits our ability to get a top guy for the coming season.
I think you are right. I don't think Kenny would extend an offer to a RFA. He hasn't had to in the past. He has had lots of assets & assets wanted to come here. We aren't stacked enough to be attractive in the same way.
It's a new day for Kenny Holland. He better strike a new ballance between being respectful of other GM's & improving his team. If Kenny Holland was viewed as a rock star today he should be seen as Pat Boone. Who wants to go see Pat Boone? Nobody! Hell, how many people even know who he is?
While Pav, Hank & Kronner are great, Detroit simply does not have the collection of skilled assets that other players drool over playing with. The cap has made it difficult, but Kenny's philosophy has made it tougher. He has waited three years too long to address his team's needs. Now we are almost the new Calgary Flames.
I hope Jimmy D & Mr. I don't take three years to address the GM issies.