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#2529229 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 10:25 PM

Dan Cleary will be coach by then. 

 

Dan Cleary will be owner, GM, and coach by then.




#2529163 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 08:56 PM

Why? St. James said days ago that Niskanen wouldn't sign with Detroit.

 

Helene St. James @HeleneStJames 6h

. I wrote that last week. More $$ & term elsewhere. / “@nikzomberg: @HeleneStJames word is Wings are out on Niskanen, any validity to that?”

 

She doesn't know anything. She's a terrible writer. She can get bent.




#2529161 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 08:55 PM

I don't think that's the case at all. I believe what we are witnessing is just how much of an impact player a prime Lidstrom was. We all knew he was good, amazing, one of the best ever. But, he seems to be what made the '00s Red Wings teams into contenders. Every D man that was his partner had career years. I daresay that, even with all the accolades, he may well have been underrated. 

 

I think it's both. Lidstrom was the engine that drove this team, and our GM has always secretly (or not so secretly) been dumb as s***.

 

Everything Ken Holland says is bulls***. All of his s*** about there isn't a hockey store, and you need a dance partner, and this is how you have to do it in the cap era - it's all bulls***. He takes us for idiots. Every single one of us. And he takes our money. And he wastes a lot of our time. I have an extraordinarily hard time believing there aren't other people who couldn't do an infinitely better job. The one thing to his credit - our stable of young talent - isn't even his doing. We have great scouts and a great player development track and lots of great people in the organization. S***, give Fischer the job. Give Ryan Martin the job. Give Draper the job. Give Babcock the job. Put Holland in charge of human resources or public relations. Or maybe he can be a trainer and massage Dan Cleary's knees all day, every day.




#2529130 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 08:31 PM

And Helene and Khan and Pleiness and all you other know-nothing hackjobs...go to hell. Especially Helene. That you have a paying job while people are starving and dying on the streets makes me want to punch you in the face with a monster truck.




#2529107 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 08:14 PM

F*** Ken Holland.




#2528703 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 04:35 PM

Not a fan of Burke but the man gets things done, Calgary went from a small soft team to now the toughest team in the NHL:

 

McGrattan, Engelland, Westgarth and Bollig wow :clap:

 

And it's not going to do them a lick of good in the West.




#2528643 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 04:14 PM

niskanen flat out didn't want to come here

 

Helene St. James @HeleneStJames 5m

#RedWings offered D Matt Niskanen 7 years, $38.5 M but were told before free agency began Detroit not a destination for him.

 

Then make him want to come here. Or find someone else. Or, if you can't find someone else, find a forward. Or swing a trade. Do something that makes your team better. You have 365 days of the year, every year, to figure something out.

 

Anyone can sit on his hands and do nothing. A dead person could do that. A pet rock could do that.




#2528609 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 04:06 PM

GTFO Kenny. Get right the f*** out, right f****** now.




#2528551 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 03:55 PM

It just hit me. 

 

No one wanting to play for us? 

 

Incompetent GM? 

 

A sports team living in the shadow of it's glory days?

 

Holy s***. We're the new ISLANDERS

 

Dead Wings 2: Electric Boogaloo




#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.