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#2522696 Am I the only one that winces when seeing another "Edler to Red Wi

Posted by Bryguy on 03 June 2014 - 09:19 PM

Well we can stop worrying since Linden said they are not going to trade him.

#2518702 Jaroslav Halak's negotiating rights traded to Islanders.

Posted by rick zombo on 01 May 2014 - 02:46 PM

Read somewhere else that they may keep Nabokov as backup if they can get a decent starter.

Apparently they will be moving on from Poulin and Nilsson, who never materialized as starter material as they had hoped.

Nabokov would likely be their top choice for a backup if they can get Halak signed up.

If Nabokov hits the market, would he want to come to Detroit this time? My thinking is that he'd either retire, go back to the KHL or sign on as a backup with a team that has a legitimate shot at a Cup. A la Vokoun with the Pens.


Unless Holland outbids everyone. He has the cap space to do it.

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#2514414 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by frankgrimes on 23 April 2014 - 04:15 PM


While I'm no longer one of those "WINGS NEED AN ENFORCER" types, I do think Holland/Babcock should consider having someone on the team that can keep the flies off.


It has to say something when EVERY team that has won a Cup in the salary cap era did so while carrying a player or players of that ilk on their roster for the entire season. Included our beloved 2008 Red Wings team.


I know one of the common laments is that the player takes a roster spot from a better player, but a better playing sitting as #14 forward isn't going to play much anyway...


See and that's exactly the point. Such a player wouldn't take away much, a #14 forward doesn't offer anything a hardnosed "goontype" player at least keeps the other team honest. There is a reason why nobody isf****** around with Monahan or Baertschi and even if they try it, McGrattan steps in and the case is closed.


To me our young guns are looking intimidated and somewhat unsure of themselves, it's a good but a very tough learning experience for them. More importantly hopefully an eye-opener for Holland and his anti-enforcer/toughguy stance.

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#2494825 UFA/RFA Re-Signing, What Does Everyone Get?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 12 March 2014 - 02:36 PM

I don't understand why so many are so willing to bring back 40 year olds instead of playing the youth. makes no sense. we don't need Alfie back, nor cleary, nor bert etc..... we have a top line of Z-Dat-franzen for next year. we have several good young F's: nyquist, tatar, jurco, Sheahan and pulk that need to play. add in grinders like helm, abby, legwand if he comes back, Weiss if healthy, miller and glendening and we already have 14 forwards. We also have a lot of cap space. If spending the money and trying to add talent is the plan-I hope it is, then go after vanek-40 goal guy, moulson-30 goal guy, and Callahan-25 goal guy.


Considering you lumped in Alfie with Cleary and Bert it's really not surprising that you don't understand...

#2512890 Would You Trade For Matt Greene's Rights?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 21 April 2014 - 12:52 PM

For the record, Greene was inserted into LA's lineup Las night and was -4 in 13:23 of ice time...


I didn't see the game so can't speak to specifics, but the Kings got shelled in the game without Greene as well.  I don't know that he's what's going wrong with LA right now.


That being said, my main concerns with acquiring Greene though would be his health and his lack of footspeed. 

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#2510561 Would You Trade For Matt Greene's Rights?

Posted by DickieDunn on 18 April 2014 - 03:10 PM


I wouldn't be so sure about that for atleast two reasons:

-#1. Niskanen is arguably the most valuable Dman destined for UFA status. MacDonald was a close 2nd or possibly 1B. After MacDonald signed his extension with Philly, I'm sure Niskanens agent has made him well aware what could be thrown at him on the open market.

-#2. Already tight at the cap and with Letangs raise kicking in, the Pens have just shy of $16M in cap space to fill seven roster spots. That includes Niskanen and Orpik's spots on the blueline as well as atleast one top-6 forward. They may have to choose between one of them to fill their needs.


This is true.  I think Niskanen will get paid though, and if it's not by the Pens he's going to get BIG money on the market, far more than he's probably worth, and more than the Wings need to pay any D-man.

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#2510247 Would You Trade For Matt Greene's Rights?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 17 April 2014 - 04:39 PM


The problem with all of this is that we need defensive help now, not in 2 years time.


Who can we get that's better than Kindl and Lashoff ( and hopefully Quincey and Smith) that will sign here for no more than 2 years? Anyone of any major value is going to want a long term deal.


On top of that, And Mac just signed a 6 year/30M deal, so that's whast those caliber of D-men get paid now.


Dan Boyle

Marek Zidlicky


Kimmo Timonen


Derek Morris

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#2509891 Your predictions for the roster heading into the offseason.

Posted by WingsallTheway on 15 April 2014 - 07:10 PM

abby - dats - alfie

Franzen - Z - Bertuzzi

Cleary - J. Williams - K. Calder

Cleary - Helm - Cleary




Kronwall - Lebda

Lilja - Coliacavo

Quincey - Lashoff


bench: smith kindl




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#2392115 Kronwall and Rig on the wing?

Posted by puckbags on 30 April 2013 - 01:04 PM

I also have thought about dressing 8 defensemen in 4 pairings, 3 lines of forwards, and an enforcer.


And we have all thought about how nice it would be to trade you to the Florida Panthers forums, in the words of the Rolling Stones " You can't always get what you want " 

#2392048 Kronwall and Rig on the wing?

Posted by Din758 on 30 April 2013 - 10:22 AM

thanks for the laugh

#2389499 Rebuilding Thoughts..

Posted by Crymson on 25 April 2013 - 04:44 PM

Who the hell is Schwartz? Do you mean Schultz? 


Do not underestimate the power of the Schwartz!


I agree. Go post this crap on Bleacher Report, where even the "featured columnists" think they can do Hollands job better and have no idea what they are talking about.




A guy who happens to the most insufferable, know-it-all pessimist on the Wings HFBoards subforum---a community full of pessimistic know-it-alls---actually did start his own blog. It is hilariously bad, but the fellow still believes he's the universe's gift to hockey writing.

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#2389491 Rebuilding Thoughts..

Posted by Son of a Wing on 25 April 2013 - 04:21 PM

My God get a blog......


Don't quite understand why the Mods keep letting this guy continue to start threads like this. Starts a flamewar everytime.


Quite easy to express your opinion of Howard in the many Howard threads.....Defence in one of the many defence threads......


Must hold his own opinion pretty high to post an essay everytime summing up his brilliant rational thoughts.



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#2389434 Rebuilding Thoughts..

Posted by dirtydangles on 25 April 2013 - 01:12 PM

Who the hell is Schwartz? Do you mean Schultz? 

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#2385248 Tambelinni fired, MacTavish new Oiler GM...Scott Howson new Sr VP

Posted by Buppy on 15 April 2013 - 11:55 PM

Howson was responsible for bringing in Bobrovsky during the offseason, before he was fired.  Actually he was responsible for every major move the team has made since 2007 (except the Gaborik trade) including bringing in Dubinsky, Anisimov, Aucoin, Wisneiwski, Johnson, Prospal, Umberger, Tyutin, Foligno, Nikitin, Letestu, and Erixon. 


So pretty much their entire team was acquired by him in one form or fashion, and they're playing well right now, so credit where it's due. ..

Odd that he deserves "credit" for taking over a bad team, and in 5 years they managed to do as well as "mediocre" for one year (thanks mostly to a great rookie season from a goalie he didn't draft) before turning back into a pumpkin for a few more years, and now in the 6th year again reaching mediocre (thanks mostly to a goalie performing better than probably should have been expected).


Meanwhile, you wish you had a time machine so you could kill Kenny's mother before his birth because he doesn't know how to stop players from aging...

#2382963 What are the odds of Datsyuk staying after next season?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 11 April 2013 - 12:30 PM

No way he leaves. He is posturing so he gets paid 7.5 mil a season instead of 5. Its p.r. work.

Getting married years ago, having a daughter, getting divorced and having the daughter stay in Russia, all in anticipation of this contract re-signing.

Datsyuk is a friggin public relations genius.
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