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#2682280 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by MileHighWingsGuy on 05 July 2016 - 02:06 PM

Our issues never get solved, glut of undersized unproductive overpaid forwards, lack of defensive leadership, a failure to fix the defense, the needed trade that just never happens and a goalie that should have been traded last year.

This GM continues to focus his time on unproductive pieces (Helm, Miller, Cleary etc) while DeKeyser is yet to be signed. Really wish Yzerman was the GM and Holland would have moved upstairs,

out the door or wherever, what a mess.

#2630620 Roster Moves by the Wings

Posted by MileHighWingsGuy on 13 October 2015 - 10:09 PM

You guys that are just so scared to have Larkin and Athanasiou in the line-up wear me out. I know it might involve trading away some mediocre talent or cutting someone like Ferraro or Anderson but

good Lord how long do you suppress talent before letting it breathe and enjoy watching them on the real team.

#2629502 10/9 GDT : @ Red Wings 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 0

Posted by MileHighWingsGuy on 09 October 2015 - 08:47 PM

So refreshing to see a young guy of Larkin's caliber tear it up wearing the Winged Wheel!!! So happy Blashill kept him up where he belongs!!!

Better start making some trades Holland you got the youngsters beating down the door!!

#2627946 Who Do You Think Will Lead the Wings In Scoring

Posted by MileHighWingsGuy on 02 October 2015 - 08:40 AM


#2618381 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by MileHighWingsGuy on 01 July 2015 - 04:32 PM

We needed a veteran presence with some Championship big game winning savy. He'll be a nice upgrade over the role Cleary was hoping to fill. Still think we need to move a few and get one more solid defenseman and this day is perfect!!!

Congrats Kenny, I'll take my crow served cold thank you, didn't think you had it in you.

#2582448 Mrazek to start how many games?

Posted by MileHighWingsGuy on 15 March 2015 - 10:35 PM

I'm not sure why hockey fans need to suffer through bad play and years of frustration all the time. I continually heard the same chatter when Nyquist and Tatar continued to be sent down to the Griffins and we had to watch Samuelsson, Cleary and Bertuzzi. At some point cut ties and play the better guy. I understand Howard starts but he's never won anything for such loyalty and Mrazek is only getting better as he plays more, the team plays solid behind him and he's 7 years younger.

#2582330 Mrazek to start how many games?

Posted by MileHighWingsGuy on 15 March 2015 - 02:01 PM

At some point people in charge might start correlating wins and Mrazek starts. I don't hate Howard but Mrazek is the best goalie we have going.

#2531071 Red Wings Target Mike Green

Posted by MileHighWingsGuy on 10 July 2014 - 03:36 PM

I really enjoy watching Wings games but don't stay up enough to properly evaluate some of the young talent like some around here. We've needed some solid defensemen for 3 or 4 years now to be a true contender

and it just never seems to happen. I like the fact we have tons of junior talent and a glut of forwards but Kenny needs to decide who is trade bait and pull the trigger on a couple defensemen that can make a difference

if he is going to continue to fail in FA. I hear some of the same names year after year after year in our system and they just never seem to translate to functional players. Last year at the start of the season people

were telling me Nyquist needed more time in GR, in fact he just needed to play. I'm not sure Green is the guy but its clear our defense as is will hold this team back and we are going no where fast.

#2530004 Hockey News: Red Wings D hunting

Posted by MileHighWingsGuy on 04 July 2014 - 05:15 PM

Holland trading for Defense this year will be just like last years Holland trading to get rid of the glut of forwards...it just never happens. Holland washed his hands of free

agency when he re-signed Quincey. It was his way of saying there we're set. Every year whether at the trade deadline or free agency we wait for a big move and it just never comes.

I hope no one is waiting this year, it won't happen until we get a new GM.

#2528718 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by MileHighWingsGuy on 01 July 2014 - 04:46 PM

Every other free agent analyzed on NHLN last night was tied to perhaps Detroit being a destination because our roster is weak and in need of upgrade.

I disliked Kenny more and more as the trade deadlines have come and gone through the years. Free agency and the caliber of talent he has been tied

to has been ridiculous, the NTC's associated with most were a joke. Today was just flat out embarrassing.  I was excited about the season until seeing

this display of inaction.

#2491514 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by MileHighWingsGuy on 05 March 2014 - 11:43 PM

This season was a waste when we played with ToToo, Samuelsson, Bertuzi and Cleary prior to the season start and didn't address defense. . Holland has been incapable of making trades

or acquiring talent unless the talent was Michigan bred and wanting to play for the winged wheel. The team has been in decline the last few years with no rudder or vision for the long term.

I have no issue with weeding out some of the young talent we don't want or won't need in trade for solid proven players...Ryan, Vanek etc....but this move was desperation and is more of the same.

Holland lost me last year and I stopped watching once the debacle of the opening roster was produced. Sorry Kenny I still hate you as a GM.

#2463218 The Nyquist/Tatar Thread

Posted by MileHighWingsGuy on 10 December 2013 - 10:26 PM

Still can't believe a few weeks ago guys were telling me next year would be their year and to give them time. So clear these guys should have been starting from game 1.

#2436401 So....did Cleary just take Tatar's spot?

Posted by MileHighWingsGuy on 12 September 2013 - 10:39 PM

This is really embarrassing, knew it would happen. The real joke is thinking all those years near the deadline Holland may make a move...youth movement blah, blah, blah. Holland

hid behind protecting the young guys and the prospects as his out for never pulling the trigger and now that its their time we pass on Bruner, give Sammy a NTC and sign guys who

need to be replaced putting the kids we need on the roster in jeopardy. Whatever Holland your spring golf league can start early again. Idiot...I'm done wondering what Kenny will do screw him.

#2433314 Who do we Unload, reload on before the season starts?

Posted by MileHighWingsGuy on 14 August 2013 - 07:47 PM

The Wings need to get stronger on D not weaker. Any scenario where Dekeyser is sent down to GR for any period of time is flat out stupid. I don't understand the love this board shows for a 5 foot 8 inch enforcer (Tootoo)

who couldn't crack the line-up in the play-offs or a gap filling Center (Emmerton) who is average at very best. If Holland continues to fail in the trade world to make this team better we need to cut bait with marginal talent

and support the poor contracts he handed out last year. I don't care who comes or goes from the back end, Nyquist, Tatar and Dekeyser need to be in the line-up if we are serious about winning.

#2432662 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by MileHighWingsGuy on 06 August 2013 - 07:30 PM

Agreed. Its a shame, because Holland is making GREAT moves this year. His 2012 misfires are a thorn right now, however. We need to negative trade: Sammy, Tootoo, Bert, 1st Rounder in 2014 for 7th Rounder in 2014. Basically, give up a late 1st rounder so another team will take our slop.

The thing that kills me is even if he figures out how to do it he'd probably be on the phone with Cleary instead of Brunner....aaaauuuugggghh!!!!