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MileHighWingsGuy

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In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

14 August 2016 - 12:51 PM

I'm not keen on losing AA and will be upset if he lands back in GR. Just love his speed and his game but at some point you need to pull the trigger to get a top Defenseman. I'd rather trade AA and get something of need than to sit on his talent and waste it on lower levels of play. I'd rather trade away half our team at this point than to lose Larkin and AA..I'd rather build around them.


In Topic: AA

08 August 2016 - 11:14 PM

AA and Larkin were the only two guys worth watching last year. How AA ends up in GR at any point this year is again a tribute to Hollands inability to make a trade worth a damn and acquiring subpar talent that doesn't beong on the roster. It also gives me zero faith in anything Blashill does going forward. It's fairly sad when a casual fan can see things that the GM and coach can't. I wanted to punch somebody last year when they debated whether Larkin should be on the opening day roster..good Lord!!


In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

26 July 2016 - 11:57 PM

 

Holland has never truly admitted that a trade has to happen. He's been saying the same "Y'know, we'd like to make a trade, BUT..." crap since Rafalski retired.

 

The problem is not that trading is hard. The problem is, in a word, Holland. He doesn't do impact trades. He doesn't have any real interest in shaking things up.

 

Again I say:

  • The Wings have made less than 25 trades since 2005.
  • That's far and away the fewest of any team.
  • The Devils are second from the bottom with 50 trades.

Ken Holland does not care about solving real problems and making meaningful changes and meaningful improvements and icing a truly solid team. Ken Holland cares about maintaining the status quo.


 

AA and Mantha could be fourth-liners. We could roll four scoring lines.

 

But, instead, our fourth line is going to be Miller-Glendening-Ott.

 

Because the Wings are run by assholes.

 

Completely agree.  AA and Mantha should be no brainers this year...any time spent in the minors shows we have a GM that can't manage or discern talent. Having a glut of forwards to the point talent is being stifled is getting ridiculous. Package 2-3 guys you know are going to be trapped in the minors and trade for a defenseman that can make a difference. Same damn problem every year...a signing of guys who don't matter, talent being forced to lower levels and a defense that is pathetic. Don't care if its overpayment we need a defenseman worth a damn to pair with DeKeyser. How can the guys in charge not see this...its like groundhog day every damn year with this GM.


In Topic: DeKeyser files for arbitration...

26 July 2016 - 07:42 AM

Howard is making what $5Mill as the "back-up" at this point? St James wrote a fluff piece telling us it might be money well spent...that doesn't bode well to what a judge might find as a price point for Mrazek.


In Topic: DeKeyser files for arbitration...

25 July 2016 - 08:51 AM

Holland can't seem to find a defenseman worth a damn, better overpay and be happy I guess.