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#2685572 Camp Invites

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 06 September 2016 - 10:58 AM

Insert Robin BigSnake joke here.  

#2685266 Datsyuk Announcement to Officially Leave NHL

Posted by kickazz on 31 August 2016 - 05:27 PM

You are better informed than me in this and I value your points, but, Datsyuk was never treated as well as he shoulda been here, imo he should have been wearing the C and didn't, he was our number 1 guy but still had him as 2nd Center for a good chunk of past seasons. I say damn the Swedish Mafia. 


I know Fedorov did finish his contract, but at the end he did pursue earning more money. Pasha went on to play in the Khl for far less money and perhaps get a shot at winning the Gagarin cup in his homeland in front of his nationals.


And believe you me, I'm upset that I won't ever see him play live wearing a Red Wings jersey. But life goes on and at least we get to see more magic from him even if only on replays.

Nothing but bs here. Datsyuk was treated extremely well by Mike and Marian Illitch and to think otherwise is ridiculous. Paid well, given top minutes for most of his career, over the course of his career he also played with the best linemates out of all the Red Wings centers from 2002 - 2016. But I guess some fans just like to ignore facts and whine and whine to make Datsyul look like some victim. This line of argument is absolutely no different than when Lefty was trying to make Datsyuk look worse off, only the opposite which is trying to victimize Datsyuk and make the organization look like s***. Which they are not and you hear about it from all the league players and other owners and broadcasters. It's funny because Datsyuk himself was talking about how much he appreciates the ownership and management for taking care of him and his family. It's good to see conspiracy theories spilling into LGW well before the upcoming season starts though. 


As far as captaincy goes, every tom, dick and harry knew Zetterberg was going to get it since like 2003. He was drafted and developed to be the future captain. 

#2685170 New arena construction updates

Posted by SetecX on 28 August 2016 - 08:44 PM

Hey guys. Almost 1 year away from completion now. This update here ( http://wingsarena.tumblr.com ) is probably the last one I will be able to have where you can actually see into the arena.


I shall keep providing updates though. Crazy that 1 year ago, the place looked like this:



#2684322 Fox Sports DET to stream DRW games online

Posted by Echolalia on 01 August 2016 - 08:28 PM

IP reroute perhaps?


I mean there are options, such as proxies and whatnot.  They just aren't kosher.  But more to the point, I think that here in 2016 convenient and legal options for folks to watch games regardless of whether they're in Texas, Australia, or Michigan should be available and independent of a cable or satellite subscription.

#2683575 Fans rank front offices....Wings 21st

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 July 2016 - 12:32 PM

Number 1 in terms of quotes with excuses, however.   

#2683533 Brad Richards Retires

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 July 2016 - 05:53 PM

LOL at him being in the HHOF.  Even the Hall wouldn't stoop that low.


Richards/Weiss/Modano.  Who are we going to retire next?  

#2683023 Tyler Bertuzzi goal.. Savage lol

Posted by krsmith17 on 12 July 2016 - 06:54 PM

That isn't even close to the same as moving a stick laying on the ice... If you watch the video again, he swiped the stick away, there was no slashing down motion. It's on Sadowy for not holding on to his stick... "No penalty on the play. We have a good hockey goal"...

#2681931 Darren Helm re-signed: 5 years, $3.85m AAV

Posted by Dabura on 02 July 2016 - 11:55 AM

I think perhaps since Helm took the "discount"  (I do believe he would have gotten more yesterday from one of the teams interested in his services) that Kenny will have Helmer on the trade block-he doesnt have a no trade clause does he?  He could fit nicely in a package


Holland isn't one to sign-and-trade. (No GM is these days, honestly.) Bottom line, this is a Ken Holland Veteran Loyalty Program Extension. Helm will be with us for at least five more years, making considerably more money than he's worth. (And I say that as a big Darren Helm fan.)

#2681929 Darren Helm re-signed: 5 years, $3.85m AAV

Posted by Dabura on 02 July 2016 - 11:41 AM

The more I think about this deal, the more I hate it.

#2681767 Steve Ott signs 1 year, $800k deal with Detroit

Posted by amato on 01 July 2016 - 06:49 PM

"To be honest with you Ive waited for this moment ever since I was drafted," Ott said. "Ive always wanted to be a Detroit Red Wing. Its my childhood team that I always grew up admiring with the teams and runs that they had with Steve Yzerman and the rest leading the way. It has always been a dream to wear the winged wheel and now that this has all come together this is the most exciting contract I have ever signed."


#2681683 Steve Ott signs 1 year, $800k deal with Detroit

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2016 - 03:57 PM

I've always had a soft spot for Steve Ott, I'm not gonna lie.

#2681661 Steve Ott signs 1 year, $800k deal with Detroit

Posted by frankgrimes on 01 July 2016 - 03:41 PM

FINALLY some grit and physicality, like it a lot

#2681641 Thomas Vanek signs 1 year, $2.6m deal with Detroit

Posted by LeftWinger on 01 July 2016 - 03:23 PM

LW you know you want KFQ back on here. hahaha =)

Nah, I'm going to have my fill of blaming Helm and Howard for everything!

#2681633 Thomas Vanek signs 1 year, $2.6m deal with Detroit

Posted by VM1138 on 01 July 2016 - 03:14 PM

Net front presence we've been missing for years? I'll take it. None of our changes will light the world on fire but they DO make us a bit more dynamic, which we badly needed. Give the offense a different tool to use and suddenly we aren't so one dimensional, even if that tool isn't a top line star.

We still need a star or two but I'm making peace with the fact that we won't get them this offseason. But we still need a defenseman and to clear up some dead weight. I was almost as excited for the reductions as I was the additions this offseason.

#2681632 Thomas Vanek signs 1 year, $2.6m deal with Detroit

Posted by LeftWinger on 01 July 2016 - 03:13 PM

Let's not get personal guys, not worth suspension.

Most folks are just angry at the Helm deal. Once we lost Stamkos we all knew it was going to be a patchwork day.

I like Nielsen and Vanek. They'll score here and will help the PP and the shootout.

Look at it this way, with only $9.9M left after LTIR and with DD and Mrazek left to sign, NO KFQ!!!!