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In Topic: 9/22/14 7:00 PM. Preseason GDT - DET 2 @ PIT 1

Yesterday, 12:08 PM

I love preseason games.  This is where coaches mix it up and try out things you won't see the rest of the season.


In Topic: TSN ranks all major league sport franchises.

19 September 2014 - 09:34 AM

When are people going to stop paying any attention whatsoever to ESPN, especially when it comes to hockey?  When I want to know about poker championships, I'll turn to ESPN.

Look no further than their vote for the Number 1 worst team in North America: The Toronto Maple Leafs.  Seriously?  While they have indeed struggled mightily in recent years (decades), they are far from the worst.  I don't care what the criteria was, ESPN is dead-ass wrong.  As usual.  


In Topic: potential team names for las vegas!

29 August 2014 - 07:20 AM

I liked 55fan's idea of the Las Vegas Crapshooters.


In Topic: Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

27 August 2014 - 07:37 AM

Just another reason to be grateful we're no longer in the west.  Our exposure to this travesty will be less.  

That is until the league has to buy the team for 6 years, and then I'll be pissed again.


In Topic: Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

26 August 2014 - 09:37 AM

It's great to make the playoffs, but let's win some Cups... Yes, 23 years in a row is AMAZING, but the Blackhawks have 2 Cups in their current run, the Kings have 2 Cups in their current run. Yes, we have 4 during ours and 6 appearances. Remember, in our first six years of the streak, we had 0 Cups and only 1 appearance... Creating an elite, winning culture is great and maintaining it will be increasingly difficult in the current NHL. I question whether of not Holland is the guy to do it. Look at how Yzerman has adapted in Tampa Bay or at how Nill has adapted in Dallas, why hasn't Detroit made any changes?

 

 

 

I don't think anyone is arguing against constructive criticism, but the absolute vitriol that spews on this board sometimes usually is frustrating most all level-headed fans and we're getting a little trigger happy.

 

Another thing I'm getting a little tired of is comparing Holland to Yzerman and/or Nill.  Apples and oranges.  The Lightening and Stars had almost nowhere to go but up to begin with.  They also aren't facing the same adversity as Holland - little cap space and an unwillingness to trade with the Wings.  These are pretty sizable barriers to contend with.  Also, neither has the pressure from the fans that the Wings organization has.  I'm not a Holland fanboy by any means, but let's be reasonable.

And since neither Nill or Yzerman is available to Detroit, what's a better option than Holland at this point?