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Johnny Diamonds

Member Since 28 Jul 2005
Offline Last Active Apr 21 2012 10:21 AM

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In Topic: So Who Do You Cheer For Now?

21 April 2012 - 09:47 AM

How about Paul MacLean and the Ottawa Senators?

In Topic: WCQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Predators 2

21 April 2012 - 08:31 AM

I want to believe that the Wings will make some changes but lately it seems like Illitch is spending his money on the Tigers rather than the Hockey team. I could be wrong and I hope I am but not making a splash in free agency and then not making hardly any moves at the deadline, I can't help but wonder whats going on. It could also be that Holland is undervaluing free agents. My first Red flag was Wisniewski saying that the wings expect there players to take a discount to come and play for them. I realize the salary cap restrictions but why did we play the whole season with $6 million in the bank. I mean Columbus spent more money than we did this year. It is just mind blowing.

I wanted the Wiz as much as any Wings' fan last summer. But he wanted WAAAAY too much money. Columbus severely overpaid for a player of his calibre. Let's put his salary in perspective. Wisniewski is making $5.5million per season. That's only $700k less than Lidstrom and over $1million more than Kronwall. This is the type of crap that happens when you have a poor free agent pool like last summer. Ken Holland will pay high market value for a player who is really worth that type of money. As he did with Hossa. Now when it comes to the trade deadline it's a different story. I believe Ken Holland overvalues his own players and prospects. This why we haven't seen many trades the last couple years. The Wings have plenty of money and capspace to play with this summer. And they better make something GOOD happen. This team really needs some fresh blood in that locker room. It's time to cut loose some of the hanger-ons as well.

In Topic: Three keys to beating Nashville?

16 April 2012 - 10:52 PM

1. Win more faceoffs (especially the ones in your own end)

2. Possess the puck (MORE)

3. Score more than 2 goals a game.

In Topic: 2012 Photoshop War: Predators vs. Red Wings

16 April 2012 - 10:37 PM

Fans of Storage Wars should get this. :hehe:


In Topic: Grade Holland

20 July 2011 - 09:56 AM

I'll give him a solid B for now. Especially with all the capspace left for a deadline deal. I still want to see him get a top six forward. Hopefully he can make something happen by the trade deadline.