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#2279924 What's Kenny Holland's Offseason Plan?

Posted by esteef on 07 April 2012 - 06:06 PM

He'll pick up no one and say "I like our team".


#2292042 WCQF Game Four GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Nightfall on 18 April 2012 - 07:58 AM

After glancing over the comments here in this thread, I am glad about one thing....

That the Red Wings Management is in charge of this team.

Does the team need some change? You bet it does, and Holland will make the changes necessary to make them competitive. People soon forget the 4 cups in the last 15 years, which is more than any other team in the NHL has gotten in that time. Wings fans are spoiled, and they expect a championship every season. That kind of thing doesn't happen every year though. People still get all giddy when they think about the team we had in 2002 and how that was a guaranteed cup win, and yet that team was almost eliminated by Colorado in the WCF. Vancouver kept the same team as last season, thinking that they were going to be able to make it to the cup finals again, and that didn't work out. Hell, everyone was banking on Pittsburgh doing some good and look how that series is turning out.

Getting through the playoff grind takes more than skill. It takes some puck luck, which the Wings haven't had this series, and health, which the Wings have also not had this series by losing Darren Helm.

I am not going to blame Holland or Babs for these losses. The team is just what Holland built. A team that was at the top of the NHL before they hit the injury bug. No depth? You are right about that. The Wings should have signed players in the offseason to address the depth. The cost in draft picks to be active at the trade deadline were ludicrous. I wouldn't have spent that much to give away our futures.

In the end, the Wings may be done this series, and if they are Holland and company will go back to work. Next season, we will have new players and make a 23rd consecutive playoff appearance. We may even be #1 in the NHL again which the fans here will be raving about. Then, in the playoffs (1st or 2nd round), we will be out of it again and everyone will be screaming for the heads of the coaching staff and management team. Because here in Detroit, its either cup or failure. Those are pretty lofty standards.

#2288347 #5 Philadelphia Flyers vs. #4 Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by MidMichSteve on 15 April 2012 - 05:15 PM

Damn, it's over. :angry:

#2288112 #5 Philadelphia Flyers vs. #4 Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by Dirty Dangle on 15 April 2012 - 03:15 PM

I don't believe he meant that incident. Oh, btw, Schenn is back out there and that's good. So should Ashamn get a suspension because Schenn "didn't" get hurt????? I do realize it is a match penalty, btw.

The NHL suspends the result, not the action, so according to the NHL, Asham will just be fined.

#2288065 #5 Philadelphia Flyers vs. #4 Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by sputman on 15 April 2012 - 03:02 PM

asham suspension, for sure.

#2280586 Dan Cleary openly admits to being at 50%

Posted by NBCnothingbutcrosby on 09 April 2012 - 03:12 PM

Says he's going to play... WTF. You're at 50% you fricken moron, you're doing more harm than good!!!! I'm livid.

#2279841 Wings meet Preds in First Round

Posted by Electrophile on 07 April 2012 - 03:14 PM

God, this is going to be ugly.

#2279875 What's Kenny Holland's Offseason Plan?

Posted by SUPERSTUD on 07 April 2012 - 03:49 PM

bye bye, Hudler.

#2278796 Tortorella Slams Orpik, Crosby, Malkin,...

Posted by The Production Line on 06 April 2012 - 11:16 AM

#2273994 Happy Turtle Day

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 26 March 2012 - 12:12 AM

#2271451 Crosby

Posted by Motown4013 on 18 March 2012 - 09:29 PM

So we're judging "best" based on 10 game sample sizes now? Ooh, ooh, I can play that game too! Malkin's the best! No, wait, I mean Stamkos! Perry! Gagner!!!

10 games over 14 months doth not a best player make. Considering he's probably one hard hit away from the end of his career, the jury's most definitely still out on this one. And FWIW, Philly's neutralized him today.

Come on ....it's not 10 games....he has been the best or in the conversation since 2005. I don't like the kid- he is arrogant and a whiner but when healthy, he is the best player in the NHL. No need for a sample size on that.

#2268721 3/9 GDT : Kings 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Sgt. Angry on 09 March 2012 - 10:01 PM

Do we EVER win a faceoff in these situations?????

#2267572 3/6 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Flyers 3

Posted by redwingfan19 on 06 March 2012 - 08:46 PM

the wings are playing so scared right now after that kronwall hit

#2266726 Cleary, Bertuzzi, Hudler and Franzen

Posted by stinky fish taco on 04 March 2012 - 10:29 PM

was a 2 year deal for bertuzzi really necessary? why? what is the love affair with this guy?

outside of the shootout, he's awful.

#2266711 Cleary, Bertuzzi, Hudler and Franzen

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 04 March 2012 - 09:33 PM

Well, the last couple of playoffs, some forwards have shown up and some haven't. To win the Cup, you have to feel that everyone must show up.

Don't know if we can expect that from this lineup.