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#2309809 Pens Targeting Suter and Parise

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 25 June 2012 - 04:03 PM

Parise or not...I have a feeling Semin will be here. It'd be nice if they signed all four Suter/Parise/Semin/Schultz. I am wavering from my dream roster until they are not available anymore, but even with Parise and Semin up front and Suter and Schultz in back, the Wings are tons better than last year, offense and defense....


I too don't think they would be able to afford them, not unless they took major discounts...even over on that pens forum a lot of folks were saying that they hope that Shero doesn't pay them too much...a few also seem to think Parise to them, Suter to us which would be fine with me....there are nice plan b options for offense out there. I am still not counting out Doan until he is re-signed in Phoenix or somewhere else. Honestly I think Pit would benefit from Doan too...


While I agree with you that the Wings would be better offensively, defensively they'd take a hit....atleast in the short term. Suter & Schultz are not greater than Lidstrom and Stuart at this moment in each of their respective careers.

That doesn't mean they're not paramount to the Wings' needs right now.


#2309701 Pens Targeting Suter and Parise

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 25 June 2012 - 11:27 AM

What we need is for Homer to fly out and talk to both these guys in his Swenglish and drive them crazy. He can tell them that he will only leave if they both agree to sign with the Red Wings.

Remember when Z signed his life-time contract and they reported that Homer talked to him in advance?

The writer of that article posted a gem. He said something along these lines:

How do you think that conversation (between Z and Homer) went? Something like this:

Homer: Henrik, you signing renewing with ink for your name and paper?

Z: Jesus, Homer.

:lol:


#2308806 Trade Ian White?

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 22 June 2012 - 02:50 PM

Even if White moves on when his contract is up, the thought of dealing him now is beyond ridiculous. As if losing arguably the greatest defenseman of all time wasn't catastrophic enough, then we lose another extremely valuable member of our top four within a few weeks....and now, you want to move another part of our top 4?

I don't care if we lose him for nothing next year, with no guarantee that Kenny will be able to sign any top-end free agents in a couple weeks, turning over yet another top-four defensive player this off-season might actually make this team struggle to be better than a 7-seed in the West.


#2308434 2012-13 Detroit Red Wings Schedule

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 21 June 2012 - 10:26 AM

Weird not seeing the Wings finish off the regular season with a home-and-home against Chicago.


#2307854 Brad Stuart's rights traded to San Jose

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 18 June 2012 - 02:19 PM

Agreed. I hope no idiots boo him when he comes to town in his new sweater.

Oh, there will be. Sad, but true. It'll be the same idiots that boo Hossa when he did nothing but fulfill his obligation, which was a huge risk in the first place given the 1-year term in the prime of his career.


#2307840 Brad Stuart's rights traded to San Jose

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 18 June 2012 - 12:29 PM

Best of luck to Brad....except when he's playing Detroit. :sly:


#2307529 Nashville to trade Suter's rights?

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 15 June 2012 - 01:27 PM

You are missing what he was saying completely. He wasn't saying the player has any say on a trade, he was saying the player doesn't have to sign anywhere. I agree with him, I would definitely at this point say in a press release I have no intentions of signing anywhere until after July 1st. Even if he resigns, you are going to get more money if you go to the market.

I would respect a player way more if he said that, thus making trading for him so soft you would get less than what Holland got for Stuart, rather than letting your former team rip off someone or signing outside of UFA.

My stance remains, never trade for rights.

I would do what the owner of the Wild did, (I still don't know how that isn't tampering) I would have Ilitch say out and out, we will not be deterred in our pursuit of the X player. Just make it clear that people who could be UFA, should go to UFA. I just know it would be a double standard situation where the Wild can do it, but the Wings can't.

I think anyone who doesn't test UFA after having rights traded is a moron. If they traded for you, you know at least two teams will bid against each other for your services.

I understood what he was saying. My contention is that typically players that were drafted and played their entire career for a franchise don't come out and screw said team that way. They decide to move on with their career but 9 out of 10 times, its not as if they want their former team to burn either.


#2307185 2012 LGW Playoff Picks Game: Final Standings

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 13 June 2012 - 02:19 PM

Congrats to HockeyCrazy3033 for winning the 2012 LGW Playoff Picks Game. The bonus points for each series prediction gave HC the 2 points she needed to edge hooon out by 1 point in the final round.

Thanks to all of you that played, and please feel free to post any/all suggestions for next years' version within this thread.


ROUND 4
Rank, Player, Total Points
1 HockeyCrazy3033 85
2 hooon 84
3 Dirty Dangle 82
4 Vladifan 79
5 Nevermind 70
6 germanwing 67
7 Stick 64
8 Hockey13Playa 63
9 edicius 61
10 GoWings1905 60
11 The Edge 59
12 Zohan Franzen 58
13 Norwegian Red Wing 57
14 NightFall 55
15 NeverForgetMac25 53
15 SaCkaveli20 53
17 55fan 52
17 Greatness=PavelDatsyuk 52
19 zetterisbetter 50
20 atodaso 48
21 Dano33 47
22 BlazeYoungBlood 45
23 Jeff6851 44
24 Wurzel 42
25 sibiriak 40
26 8 Legged RedWing 37
27 evilzyme 35
27 shaeb30 35
27 Namingway 35
30 Wingsequallife13 34
31 Din758 33
31 T-Ruff 33
33 wingslogo19 31
34 Donohue75 30
34 syntax 30
36 CrimsonFlame 29
37 Detroit # 1 Fan 27
37 servo 27
39 Cevari 26
40 Skiminok 24
40 vladdy16 24
40 Motown4013 24
43 Wings_Dynasty 23
43 FinWing 23
43 Ray1905 23
43 Tim.D 23
43 Dabura 23
43 Ram 23
49 P. Marlowe 22
49 bakerbert 22
49 HateTheDrake! 22
49 russianswede919293 22
49 marcaractac 22
49 IceSurfer 22
55 bkeck 21
55 Frozen-Man 21
57 WorkingOvertime 20
58 Gordie Howe hat trick 19
58 Z and D for the C 19
60 dat's sick 18
61 Grim 17
62 Firehawk 16
62 dirtydangles 16
62 DatsyukDangles 16
62 UKWING 16
62 Jersey Wing 16
67 SpiritFan 15
67 Zetterling 15
67 BMONEY 15
70 MulesWillFly93 14
71 Echolalia 12
72 Chris Avram 11


#2306660 Message to Ken Holland...

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 11 June 2012 - 04:28 PM

This post is classless and not nearly as intelligent as you had hoped. Normally, I wouldn't care, but Mods shouldn't be taking personal attacks against other posters.
And big deal, he would prefer Weber over Suter. So would I. Can you ask Ken Holland to send me a sarcastic letter?

You don't find it a bit curious that the OP is asking Ken Holland to do something anyone in their right mind already knows he's gonna do? The thing that frustrates me is why does this OP believe that Holland would do anything but his proven recipe in this offseason, which just so happens to be the most devastating one he's had to deal with.

While it may be a tough-love post, the fact of the matter is that we continue to hear from members that state Holland is an idiot, Holland sucks, I could run this team better....and they get downright annoying, especially when the OP is stating the obvious.


#2306655 Message to Ken Holland...

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 11 June 2012 - 03:24 PM

Message to MrBest7...........

Dear MrBest7,

Thank you so much for your incredibly thoughtful and insightful message. In all my years of being the Wings' GM I've never once not made the focal point of my team its defense. I've always over-invested in goaltending and offense first, because so many other teams have won the amount of Cups the Wings have solely based on that recipe.

Now this off-season one of the greatest defenseman of all time has retired and we inevitably lost another of our top 4. On top of that, I've got $20+ million to spend, and you figured this was the moment in time I would pick to stop putting every single effort into our defense first??? Due to your message, I'm now awake. I won't try to sign every single offensive UFA first. Thank you for stopping me from making the biggest mistake of my career. I couldn't have done it without you.

Yours Truly,
Ken Holland


#2305189 Red Wings make contract offer to D Justin Schultz

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 04 June 2012 - 01:37 PM

It's cool brah it's cool. I mean I don't mind Suter and all but I just don't see him fitting on our team. He reminds me of a grade B Rafalski. We shall see. And on regards to Justin Schultz I like the idea if we got him of pairing him with Smith. The youth of our organization is getting the call now and I'm looking forward to it.

I don't think Suter is a grade B Rafalski at all. They both have similar offensive upside, but Suter is far superior defensively to that of Raf. Suter's no Lidstrom, but he'll be able to partially control the bleeding of Nick's departure.


#2304357 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 31 May 2012 - 02:05 PM

"Retiring today allows me to walk away with pride, rather than have the game walk away from me"

Watching sports all my life,but didn't hear anything better than this quote,way to say Mr.Nick

Typical. Another brilliant statement from an even more brilliant man.


#2304302 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 31 May 2012 - 11:51 AM

No more freaking out when the opponent has a 2 0n 1 only to realize that Nick was the sole D-man back. I would immediately relax knowing they didn't stand a chance of scoring.

Another thing I'm gonna miss so much was when an opposing player got a 1-on-1 with Lids. The player would be skating in and then look up only to find Nick Lidstrom in his way and the response was always the same, dump the puck in and head off for a line change.

That'sf****** RESPECT!


#2304282 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 31 May 2012 - 11:15 AM

Which I figured out a few years ago when he signed that "for-life" contract. The Red Wings have set the trend that the captain of the team is either a lifer, or someone who will play the majority of his career here. Which I have zero problem with - frankly, that's how it should be.

To be fair, it was pretty much set in stone the moment they purposefully put Z's locker next to Yzerman's.


#2304225 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 31 May 2012 - 10:19 AM

Ilitch says, Lids "doesn't do things that hurt his reputation or that of the team". Here's looking at you Patrick Kane.