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#2429274 Smith files for arbitration

Posted by Crymson on 10 July 2013 - 04:53 PM

Good. His indifferent play last season ought to get us a good value.

#2428161 Wings Attempting to Re-sign Cleary

Posted by Crymson on 06 July 2013 - 05:00 PM

Well, he didn't pursue Ryan because of his subpar playoffs, so now Holland is pursuing Cleary because of his "remarkable" playoffs.


Holland needs to trade himself for Steve Yzerman.  Let's move on already. 


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?

#2428062 Wings Attempting to Re-sign Cleary

Posted by zetterbrunner on 06 July 2013 - 03:07 PM

:nono: :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown:

#2428056 Wings Attempting to Re-sign Cleary

Posted by Greatness=PavelDatsyuk on 06 July 2013 - 03:04 PM

No god dammit, NO! 

#2428055 Wings Attempting to Re-sign Cleary

Posted by Hockey13Playa on 06 July 2013 - 03:04 PM


#2427791 is anyone happy right now?

Posted by matthewdanna on 05 July 2013 - 09:27 PM

Because we do so much of that! passing on Ryan for example. Nyquist and tatar will be lucky to score as many goals per season COMBINED as what Ryan does. he is a proven 30-35 goal per year guy.
Vinny LeCav to expensive. Signs with Philly for 4.5 million per year. Weiss sign with us for 4.9 million per year. over the last 4 years Vinny has produced 205 points in the regular season and Weiss produced 170. We are paying more money for LESS PRODUCTION!
Alfie-signs for 5.5 million. Clarkson signs for 5.2 million. Who is the better bet to score 30 goals in 2013/14? How about 14/15? 15/16? Again, more money for less production!
But next year we have a ton of money available. True. To spend on what? more over 35 forwards? That is our recent history. Pass on the big names-the few that make it and blow our money on nothing.

Willing to bet Weiss outperforms Vinny next year.

#2427500 is anyone happy right now?

Posted by gcom007 on 05 July 2013 - 04:32 PM

The fact the Wings decided to sign "a devil that they don't know" instead of Filppula for almost the same amount of money speaks for itself....Weiss >>Filppula


When you have the career you've had thus far with the Wings, including all the disappointments and frustrations, and you demand a long term deal for $5.5 million because you believe you're "worth 1st line center money," I think that's you telling the Wings it's time to move on. Flip was never going to get the role he wanted on this team. The big mistake was not trading him 2-3 years ago when the situation was no different and he was our best trade asset.

#2427330 is anyone happy right now?

Posted by blgillett on 05 July 2013 - 03:09 PM

I love our adds would still like a top D-man and then we still need to make some cuts. Would also love Brunner sign but I'm excited at our chances now

#2426496 Wings sign Alfredsson to 1-year, $3.5m deal (+$2m bonuses)

Posted by wingedominance13 on 05 July 2013 - 10:52 AM

Love this signing. He still puts up about 20 goals and its a 1 yr deal. Forces the kids to earn their top six minutes, while not taking away a roster spot for them (only from sammy and bert). Good insurance if brunner walks. Low risk with a potential high reward. Hard to hate this, unless you are just looking to hate on Holland for not breaking the bank of this absurd FA class. Not saying Holland has been perfect (not even close) but he hasn't been brazen and dumb either, just consistent. 

#2426490 Wings sign Alfredsson to 1-year, $3.5m deal (+$2m bonuses)

Posted by Crymson on 05 July 2013 - 10:48 AM

I don't see the downside here.

#2426489 Wings sign Alfredsson to 1-year, $3.5m deal (+$2m bonuses)

Posted by marcaractac on 05 July 2013 - 10:48 AM

Love it!

#2426173 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by AtomicPunk on 04 July 2013 - 08:51 PM

Cleary has garnered interest from A DOZEN OTHER TEAMS!?? Have at it! See ya! PLEASE!

#2426169 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 04 July 2013 - 08:41 PM

:lol: seems like it, huh?

But if anyone's wondering, The Heat was effing hilarious.

Edit: fwiw, from Kukla's Korner:

"The Wings do have offers out to all of their own three UFAs Valtteri Filppula, Daniel Cleary and Damien Brunner but all three are expected to cross into the free market Friday. Filppula is out of the picture for the Wings, anyway, because he believes himself to be a No. 1 center. Cleary is looking for a three-year contract around $3 million per season, and he has garnered interest from almost a dozen other teams. The Wings remain hopeful of working out a deal because Cleary rebounded from a slow start to have a great playoff stretch, he brings leadership and hes beloved by coach Mike Babcock. Likewise, Brunners camp has been contacted by several suitors, but the Wings remain hopeful of retaining his services, too."

Oh please please please someone else offer cleary a huge contract and take him from us. Please!!!!

#2426081 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 04 July 2013 - 07:16 PM

Does anybody else get a little more depressed everytime you refresh the threads page and don't see "Brunner signed with Wings"?

#2426060 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by The Axe on 04 July 2013 - 06:04 PM

The moment Brunner fields his first call from another team he is gone IMO

July 5

Dallas signs Brunner 5 years/15 million.

July 6

Columbus signs Filppula 5 years/22.5 million.

July 6

Holland signs Cleary 4 years 12 million.

October 5

Holland says we like our team.

April 2

Holland says that if Bertuzzi, Sammy, Helm, Eaves, and Franzen can all get healthy, it will be like landing 5 UFA's.

May 14

The Red Wings get bounced by the Maple Leafs.

May 19

Holland announces his intentions to begin talks with Samuelsson and Ericsson.

July 5

Ericsson signs 5 year/25 million deal with San Jose.

July 6

Holland resigns Samuelsson 2 years/5 million.