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#2618591 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by LeftWinger on Yesterday, 10:02 PM

I recovered.  I was personally getting angry that a lot of teams were getting better and it seemed we were just going to go with the kids.  I was really angry that Pit got better, but with our two signings, I do believe we got significantly better than we were last season. ESPECIALLY if the roster is filled out by the kids and not Franzen and Cleary. Still a log jam all over, but could be very good for us! The streak will live for sure and maybe even more!


We'll also have Mrazek here all season stealing Jimmy's job and Jimmy (hopefully) staying focused because he knows if he slips, his job is gone.  Win win for us!


Better forwards, better D, better goalie situation....(plus a Jack Adams finalist behind the bench! (Hey, I see it happening!))

#2618568 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by LeftWinger on Yesterday, 08:42 PM

So with Green here, there is definitely a move coming or a waiver or two.









Sure, I guess the kids can go to GR, but Marchenko already said he doesn't want to spend aother whole year in the A. I honestly think a great idea would to be move K and Q and give a spot to two of the kids. You may be able to get a pick for each of them.






#2618443 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by rick zombo on Yesterday, 05:08 PM

In typical LGWs fashion, the thread about the Richards signing has more pages than the Mike Green one. 

#2618426 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by GMRwings1983 on Yesterday, 04:54 PM


Joel Ward is good but he made 3 million last year. We can't afford to and shouldn't spend 3 million on a 3rd-4th line player.


Miller is underrated. He is actually a pretty big body, gently nudges everyone into the boards, and comes pretty cheap. 



It's laughable at how people complain about Holland doing nothing in years past, and now he goes out a makes some deals today, and some people still complain.


Holland signed one of the biggest d-man F/A's today, then picks up an UPGRADE over Weiss, for only one year, and people still aren't happy.


I'm 100% happy with what Holland did today.  Well done, sir!


I liked the Green signing and said so.  Not sure about this one.  I feel like we did this with Modano and Weiss.  Past his prime, small left-handed centerman.  Not coming here to score goals or be a game breaker.


Not as excited about this signing as Green.  We've seen this story before me thinks.  

#2617612 Weiss bought out (confirmed)

Posted by LeftWinger on 30 June 2015 - 05:03 PM

So long Weiss, sorry our former coach didn't use you correctly and good luck wherever you play!


Gus can ask or whatever he wants, he doesn't deserve more than Tatar. If Gus gets anything over $3M, it will be a waste. Next season Helm, MIller and Andersson can all leave, save the money to give Sheahan, Dekeyser and Mrazek...you also have 3 of the 4 D kids that will be RFA's. If Gus doesn't understand this, then he can be traded, I am not that impressed with him enough to lose other players over him wanting $4M+.

#2617185 New Ultra-Enhanced Video/Renderings of the Arena District

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 29 June 2015 - 09:36 AM


We're not European.  Thank god. 


Why?  They actually enjoy life.


My point was, they wouldn't tear down a Yankee Stadium or a Montreal Forum or a Boston Garden.  There's history in those buildings and players and fans felt something special when they went to a game.  Now you have these big corporate named arenas with more seats and more comfort, but less atmosphere.  It's not as memorable and not as great an experience.  Every time I meet someone who went to a sporting event at the Boston Garden or at the Chicago Stadium, I ask them about it.  Don't really care about the TD Garden or the Air Canada Center, and nobody will care in 30 years about them, because they will probably be demolished by then. Not much time to make history there.  As a fan, I want to attend a stadium where legends played. You can do that in Europe, but not here.  Unless you go to Lambeau Field, Wrigley Field or Fenway Park.  We'll see how long those last.  


Maybe it's a cultural mentality.  In Europe, they have famous soccer stadiums that have been around, in some cases, over 100 years.  They'd never think of demolishing those.  Maybe it's because Europe has more history than North America and has been around much longer.  We haven't been around long and want to make our stadiums look brand new every 20 years.  


So yeah, I'm sad they're demolishing the JLA arena.  It's where Yzerman, Lidstrom and so many other greats played.  


It sucks to lose The Joe but if they didn't demolish it then it would just become part of the problem that's been plaguing Detroit for decades: abandoned real-estate.


Couldn't they hold other events there?  Concerts and such.  


We're not European.  Thank god. 


You're a European-American aren't you?  Or are you Native American?  

#2615061 Jets re-sign Anthony Peluso for only 675.000 AAV (2 years)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 June 2015 - 10:00 AM


Gee, maybe one of these teams will make it out of the first round next year.


Maybe we can use a guy like Peluso better than they could, and actually make it out of the first round ourselves.  

Is that why he rides the bench?


Andersson would ride the bench too if we didn't have a coach who was obsessed with untalented jobbers riding his 4th line and playing big minutes in playoff games.  I hope Blashill kills this trend.  

#2615033 Jets re-sign Anthony Peluso for only 675.000 AAV (2 years)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 June 2015 - 08:13 AM

I wouldn't mind having him on our team for that kind of money.  Better than a milksop like Andersson.  

#2614300 Wings open to trading Mantha and/or their 1st Round Pick

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 June 2015 - 12:45 AM

Boy this kid must have pissed Devellano off.  

#2613283 What changes do you think we'll see with Blashill?

Posted by LeftWinger on 05 June 2015 - 04:07 PM

...and Q is NOT good. He was not worth a 1st round pick, and he is not worth the $4.25M.  I take that back, in this market, he is, but not in the real world of non-inflated salaries.  But whatever, he did get better as the season went on, but with the way our D played in the 2nd half, did he actually get better or did the others play down to him?  We wouldn't miss him, and K is more offensive minded. IMO, having Franson, Green and Kindl in the starting 6 is better than having Q in there. That would also give you 3 pairs of dual role players, Kronner, Green and Kindl would be your O minded guys and Franson, Ericsson and Dekeyser would the D minded guys...perfect setup.

#2613279 What changes do you think we'll see with Blashill?

Posted by LeftWinger on 05 June 2015 - 03:59 PM

Helm and Abby are good, but they are not top 6 guys.  If you aren't going to put offensive minded guys in the top 6, then trade them, because Jurco and Pulkkinen are NOT bottom 6 guys.  Keep Abby and Helm in the top 6 and trade Pulk and Jurco then.


People seem to forget ALL the games where we couldn't score goals or even get shots on the net, you will never realize the potential of Jurco and Pulk while playing with Glenny and Andersson as their centers. Abby and Helm have great chemistry with all the guys in the bottom 6 and most likely would make those lines better.  Continue to use Helm on top PK lines and Abby on top PP lines, that is fine, but we are wasting the talent of Pulk and Jurco if they are out there playing 5 minutes a game and in a checking role. No offense to Abby, I like the guy, I live 30 miles north of Muskegon, he is an icon over here.  I know Jurco and Pulk haven't proven anything yet, but that is because they were stuck in the bottom 6 with our last coach. BOTH players were drafted because of their offensive capabilities. Sure they need to play both sides of the puck, but they are more O than D.


I give Abby all the credit in the world for scoring 23 goals amongst 44 points, but both Pulk and Jurco have the potential, with the skills they have, to get near 30.  Sure, AHL doesn't always convert to NHL, but the one thing I hated about out last coach was the way he utilized certain players.  If Blash is anything like him, then we all know line combos will change a million times over the season.  I just would like to see both Pulk and Jurco put in positions to take advantage of their particular skill set.  Demoting Abby is in no way knocking him, it's almost a compliment because his skill set allows him to be that versatile.  He would make the bottom 6 better, besides, if Jurco is on the 3rd line with Sheahan and Helm, is that truly a bottom 6 line? I understand I actually have Jurco on the 3rd line, so technically, he is in the bottom 6, but by numbers only. That line could be a great two-way line, with Helm 's D and Sheahan's two-way along with Jurco's offense potential.

#2613231 Which Sweater Do RWs Retire First - Feds or Ozzy?

Posted by F.Michael on 05 June 2015 - 07:44 AM

Neither.  And neither was spelled correctly.  


Retire Red Kelly's number first.

number9 might've been enjoying a barley pop, or two while starting this thread.

#2613032 Report: Jeff Petry and Munn-tree-all ruin 2015 free agency

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 03 June 2015 - 06:47 PM

Can we please try to keep at least some of these threads not about Mike Babcock?  Thanks.

#2610711 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by Helmethead on 27 May 2015 - 08:55 PM

What's that line from the movie Major League..."a lot of people think we should just go out back and shoot ourselves". Lol

#2609800 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by darkmanx on 22 May 2015 - 08:56 PM



They gonna be realgud.