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#2528537 Wings sign Kevin Porter to 1-year, 2-way contract

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 03:48 PM

WIIM:
 

The Red Wings' most pressing need going into free agency was a top-4 defenseman, and the organization was intent on finding a right-handed shooting defenseman at that. Kevin Porter fills exactly zero of those needs. But at least he shoots left! And is a center! And went to the University of Michigan!

 

Porter will likely spend the season in Grand Rapids with a potential call-up in the event of injury. Depending on how the Red Wings plan to use Porter, this may not turn out to be a terrible signing per se. The timing of it, however, signals troubling issues on management's game plan for July 1. Kevin Porter is not a July 1 signing. There are Kevin Porter-type players to be had much later into free agency, even right up against the start of the season if need be. Just as Petr Mrazek didn't need to be extended the first day he could be, there's no reason Kevin Porter needed to be sought after and signed by today.

 

I want to sign an enforcer to protect our team from Ken Holland.




#2528473 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 03:12 PM

But hey, we're only about 9 months from the trade deadline...so that's something. 

 

You mean we're preggorz?




#2528470 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 03:10 PM

I can't wait to chase him with a pitchfork and a torch.

 

You'll have to get through Helene first.




#2528319 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 02:13 PM

The only really positive takeaway here is that we still do have a very promising stable of quality young players, and, should they pan out in a big way, we haven't done anything to endanger our ability to keep them. Or something. I don't know. Shut up.




#2528302 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 02:08 PM

Yea at this point let's pack it in and try again next year. Nothing we do now is going to drastically improve our team unless we are talking a Shea Weber. Get a cheap one year filler and hope next off season has greener pastures.

 

TBH, this year's pastures are about as green as it's going to get, in terms of UFA options. And Kenny got no one new. Absolutely no one.




#2528287 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 02:06 PM

Now isn't the time to trade. If Kenny thought prices were high a week ago at the draft...

 

Kinda convenient. "Well, we can't make a trade. The prices are so high right now. I GUESS WE'LL HAVE TO RE-SIGN CLEARY."

 

Do nothing, make excuses, rationalize, sit on your hands. The Ken Holland way.
 




#2528263 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 01:59 PM

I've said it before and I'll say it again: the Stars and Bolts are going to be terrifyingly good in a few years. I'm not just saying that to say it. Nill and Yzerman mean business.




#2528238 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 01:52 PM

We're going to bleed for this.  Watch.  KH didn't want to overpay in the past?  Just wait and see what the going rate is for a top four defenseman now that every other one is off the market. 

 

You're assuming Kenny would actually pull the trigger on a trade of any kind.




#2528232 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 01:51 PM

I'm not sure that many/any teams would be interested in Kindl.

 

Because he's getting 2.4 for another three years or something ridiculous like that. FML.




#2528152 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 01:27 PM

There are just no words. We're actually left with Kyle Quincey and Dan Cleary. In real life. 400 free agents, probably a couple dozen trade possibilities. And we're left with Kyle Quincey and Dan Cleary, and a thoroghly bubble-ass team. Oh, and Babcock hasn't signed an extension.




#2528111 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 01:18 PM

No, seriously. Fire Ken Holland.




#2528054 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 01:03 PM

Riley Sheahan @rsheahan15 53s

Looking forward to spending the next 2 years in Detroit! Thanks to my family, friends, and all the wings fans for the support! #GoWings

 

Looking forward to having you around!!

 

GTFO RILEY NO ONE CARES RIGHT NOW




#2528051 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 01:00 PM

Who knows, but I don't think we're getting NIskanen. At this point, someone, Tampa or otherwise, is going to give him a huge offer, and it's next to impossible to imagine Holland matching let alone beating. And again, should we be upset about that specifically? I'm not so sure, because again, we're talking one big year on a great team. He hasn't proven that much, and that's a lot of money and years to throw at a guy who might not keep it up. The bigger concern is whether we let lower-priced targets go because we were chasing Niskanen. I don't like the way this day is shaping up right now at all. 

 

We don't have a blue line.




#2528043 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 12:56 PM

On the bright side: we could never be as hilariously incompetent as the Toronto Maple Leafs.




#2528037 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 12:52 PM

Doesn't he want 3 years minimum?

 

THEN GIVE HIM THREE YEARS

 

Honestly, all this hand-wringing. If you have a shot at an elite, game-breaking talent, and he wants maybe one more year than you'd really like to give him, and your team is a bubble team without any major upgrades...