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#2379492 Mr Holland.....

Posted by pondrocket on 03 April 2013 - 01:56 PM

The business is doing just fine.

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.




#2379076 Mr Holland.....

Posted by pondrocket on 02 April 2013 - 11:30 PM

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.




#2376423 Dreger: Wings 'very interested' in Bouwmeester *merged*

Posted by pondrocket on 30 March 2013 - 01:45 PM

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.




#2321641 Evander Kane is a Better Option than Zach Parise

Posted by pondrocket on 24 July 2012 - 07:10 PM

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?


#2321582 Holland losing his moxie? Is Detroit slipping as UFA destination?

Posted by pondrocket on 24 July 2012 - 04:40 PM

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.


#2320718 Bobby Ryan

Posted by pondrocket on 20 July 2012 - 01:05 PM

Why is this not done?!


#2320053 Bobby Ryan

Posted by pondrocket on 19 July 2012 - 12:22 AM

Cool! Glad to know that. Pinckney boy does good. Maybe he misses Cap'n Frosty???


#2316826 The Next Move

Posted by pondrocket on 07 July 2012 - 06:02 PM

Betcha Holland is putting together his best pitch for Shane Doan...... It would be an excellent recovery step. 4 years avg 5.75 cap hit.


#2316644 Semin

Posted by pondrocket on 07 July 2012 - 01:18 AM

what if we sign malkin next year?


Put down the muggles, Malkin is going nowhere. Crosby is a hit away from pissing his pants every time the microwave is on.


#2315918 Has the Detroit diamond lost it's shine?

Posted by pondrocket on 05 July 2012 - 04:28 PM

As has always been true with the Red Wings, the support for this team is a mile wide and an inch thick, now that the decline has begun, the bandwagon is is getting a whole lot lighter.


I see your point, but I don't see it that way. I see a fan base concerned, maybe angry & maybe a little anxious. I think it reveals connection to the organization & the sport. You never hear from the customers that just stop paying attention. Also, the offseason is yet anotyer season within the game. I love this part of the season.

I have disagreed with KH over the last three years, for sure. I still love & follow the wings & I will long after Kenny is managing Disney on ice.


#2314463 Ryan Suter agrees to 13-year, $98-mil deal with Wild

Posted by pondrocket on 04 July 2012 - 11:30 AM

Give Holland his due!

On one hand he did what he could & made a responsible pitch to the right guy.

On the other hand the Red Wings are not as attractive to players as they used to be IN LARGE PART because he FAILED to begin reshaping the team three YEARS ago; & that IS his fault & is the beginning of the end for him and his reputation as a premier GM.

Now, lets see if he can compensate and begin to repair HIS mistakes in a meaningful way.


#2313103 Parise Watch [update x2]: Red Wings OUT of Running

Posted by pondrocket on 02 July 2012 - 04:57 PM

Time to move on from Parise. July has been coming all along. He has had plenty of time to consider where whe wants to go even before July 1. At the prices being discussed for him I would move on and beat the rush to get the best available forwards. It will be even more important if we don't land Sutter. I realize these are kids, but it's a little pathetic. It would be different if they didn't have months or weeks to consider what has the most value for themselves.


#2311450 Predictions on where players will land

Posted by pondrocket on 30 June 2012 - 03:47 PM

This is Christmas Eve for me. Here is where we truly see if Holland has it or if he has jumped the shark! I am hopeful!

What about Draper as the new assistant coach??
Parise - Pens
Suter - Detroit
Semin - Detroit
Schultz - Edmonton
Whiteny - Carolina
Jagr - Detroit
Doan - Phoenix
Carle - Anaheim or Detroit if Holland fails to get Sutter
Hudler - Senators
Brodeur - New Jersey
Ryan Smyth - Edmonton
Kostitsyn - Minnesota
Prust - Detroit
Gaustad - Buffalo
Penner - Los Angeles
Tootoo - Ottawa
Samuelson -Det (Holland can't help himself)


#2297254 Thanks, Matt!

Posted by pondrocket on 26 April 2012 - 11:09 AM

Absolutely the only site I look in on each & every day. Thank you!


#2293274 Detroit-Nashville: Babcock is loosing coach battle

Posted by pondrocket on 20 April 2012 - 10:12 AM

Buddy, re-post this when the Wings are officially out, which hopefully isn't for awhile.

I hope you're from abroad too, because your spelling sucks. Brush that up before you come back around with a "This season sucked, we're done" style contribution.

Fingers crossed for game 5.

Hey Buddy~ I am here for content, and his content is spot on! If you are looking for spelling & grammar there are plenty of places you can find it. BTW the season was over at the trade deadline.