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#2427090 Wings sign Stephen Weiss, 5-years, $24.5m

Posted by Majsheppard on 05 July 2013 - 01:45 PM

Congrats on keeping to your plan of making the team bigger, younger,  and increasing scoring by signing a 5'11 guy who got .24 ppg last year to a 4.9 5 year deal that will take a roster spot from one of the kids going forward.

 

Holland sure is doing a great job.  Good show old boy. 

 

What a s***ty, s***ty, s***ty job he has done the last three years. If Jim Nill was the reason we draft well, this team is going to be defunct in five years.




#2419123 Cap might be worse than expected.

Posted by Majsheppard on 10 June 2013 - 08:38 PM

Bertuzzi does not need to be bought out if he remains on LTIR for the season. Tootoo's cap hit is miniscule; a buyout would put the Wings on the hook for a whopping (sarc) $566,667 for the next four seasons.

 

As for your salaries, I'm not sure in which universe Brunner will get $4m, Nyquist $3m, or Kindl $3.25m. It certainly isn't the one in which we reside.

 

 

This is why the capgeek thread was created!!!

 

 

I don't know where people get the notion that these "kids" are going to top $2M, I realistically do not see any of them (sans Brunner) getting more than $1.5M each...that is a huge raise for all of them from their sub-million dollar contracts they were just on...

 

With the raises you gave Nyquist, Smith, Brunner & Kindl, it's no wonder your cap is worse than expected...

 

 

And these comments, all of which illustrate that the article was not read fully are the reason why I am never on this website anymore.  

 

The point is that the cap is tight and this cap figure is what is to be dealt with for the next two seasons.  Do not expect any signings of significance.  

 

With that I am done with this site for another year.  You can read me in my blog or just trolling. 




#2388600 Bertuzzi not returning Wednesday vs Kings

Posted by Majsheppard on 24 April 2013 - 06:11 AM

Babcock deserves to be fired, he is such an idiot.  His lines make no sense and now he wants to insert an old slow player, who missed so much time and has a bad back into the line up when you need to win?  

 

His defensive parings suck and Bertuzzi only helps in Shootouts and we are past the part of the season where we need to care about shootouts.  They need to win in regulation at least a couple of times. Need to get five of six points and two ROW to make it. 

 

Does anyone REALLY think that putting Bertuzzi in right now will make the difference?  He MIGHT be an improvement over Tootoo, but you know Babcock will likely put him in the top two lines and bench Gustav because he seems to do that all the time.  I just don't think you want to put him in right now.  He can't be in shape enough, and being -1 in the last three games could be enough to keep the Wings out of the playoffs.   This isn't a good idea. 




#2317676 Brenden Morrow Trade-able?

Posted by Majsheppard on 10 July 2012 - 10:50 AM

Would rather have Semin and Doan over Morrow... and they are asset free.


#2317662 Semin

Posted by Majsheppard on 10 July 2012 - 10:17 AM

If semin goes to pitts... then I have lost all faith in Holland. This isn't to say that I am being sensational... just how often can you get a need filler guy on special. Eff the risk. He has speed, a shot, and can play two ways. He is available on special be due to overblown reports of his ethics. He is just following Ovie, which btw he plays better defense than and his offense is upper class.


Holland cannot sell to me Sammy, Tootoo, and even Doan are enough to fix the team. I wanted Suter, Doan, Semin... Would settle for Doan, Semin, Roszival and even overlook the two bad deals.


Those suggesting that adding Doan and Semin won't fix our defense. You are overblowing the state of our defense. We have Four guys that should be top four guys, one that is expected to eventually be a top four guy and a first round pick to round it out. We could use more proven talent on the top... but that is a luxury that we had for a long time. Get over it and see what we have before we go chasing luxuries. A seventh or sixth guy is fine enough. The team defense was good last year and relied heavily on E, not Lidstrom. Based this on the actual time on ice. True Stuart was also a big part of that... but we just have to see if people step up and address what we need later. We won't replace Lidstrom, let alone in one year. Even if we got Suter. I won't suggest we ***** about something we can't fix properly. WE STILL NEED OFFENSE.

That was our issue, lack of a sniper was something we wanted at the deadline. Semin was that. I argued we needed guys to chase the puck and fight for it. Semin fits that, as well does Doan. We needed dirty parts of the ice guys, guys that go to the hard real estate. Doan is that. The Wings need both to fix our offense from last year. Get both and we have a championship cailber offense with spare parts. That can also help if we need to trade later by giving us extra to let go. Even better... Semin and Doan can be had for the cap room of Nash plus Tootoo. It would be cap friendly over the short term.

In the end, this offseason has made our cap situation worse over the medium term and did not fix our forward situation but made it worse. The Defense got worse, so we need to compensate anyways necessary. I know you all are demanding D... but there is no way to do it as of right now.

Letting Semin slip through your fingers when there is so little in terms of risk... and letting him go to a rival... is FOOLISH. Worse than that, it is negligent. I want Holland to retire, but I would force it if he misses on Semin and Doan. I will be upset if he misses on either, but both requires action. I would rather let Nill sit and wait for the youngsters to come up and see what he can do.



#2314747 Opinions if Wings have to settle for 'Plan B': Semin and Carle

Posted by Majsheppard on 04 July 2012 - 01:06 PM

I will be mad if the Wings make a trade. There is no one I want to give up from the farm or team save the worthless ones.
People shouldn't panic, the team shouldn't overpay. They will be fine and Smith/Kindl will work as fine as anyone. We won't replace Lidstrom this way but that wasn't going to happen anyways.

This was the worst offseason of the cap era without a doubt. I don't care about not getting Parise, but Suter hurts. I wanted Weber more than all three of them so I hope they SIGN him next year without a trade.


The farm is too good to touch.Keep signing bodies for compettion but don't overpay anyone. I would love to see us sign Muller, Semin, Rozsival, Carle, all to short term deals and hopefully they win jobs without costing us anyone. Trade roster players if need be, but leave the farm alone. The best part would be if we brought in more people we can bounce Tootoo to GR and let him rot.


#2312292 Red Wings Sign Jordin Tootoo to 3-yr deal, $1.9M/yr

Posted by Majsheppard on 01 July 2012 - 07:04 PM

I like this signing, We needed grit and lets face it he does have some skill. Everyone hated Bertuzzi back in the day and now he is a fan favorite and there is no reason why Tootoo cannot follow in those footsteps. We all deserve a second chance and there is no reason why Tootoo shouldn't get one.

I STILL HATE BERTUZZI!!!

Everyone in here is a moron. The only reason people hated to play him is he is dirty and plays dirty. He doesn't make the team better, he won't win us any games. He doesn't even deserve a third of the salary they just paid him, and there was a chance he wouldn't have signed ANYWHERE! He was a a healthy scratch in Nashville where they have no forwards to speak of and paid Gaustad 3.5 to fill Tootoo's roster spot. HORRIBLE# MOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


#2312230 Red Wings Sign Jordin Tootoo to 3-yr deal, $1.9M/yr

Posted by Majsheppard on 01 July 2012 - 06:25 PM

we need a thread where i can go to just irrationally vent...where i can just spew angry nonsense

I MADE ONE!!!!!!!!


#2312215 Hey what do you think of 7 Million in two years for X player

Posted by Majsheppard on 01 July 2012 - 06:18 PM

We could have given a player 7 million over two years no problem, but that is what Sammy, Bert, and Tootoo are making now...

I swear to god, what a waste of money. I have never been more livid over signings. No signing has ever angered me more than that dirtbag Tootoo. I am so pissed off at the choices and the cap management.


#2312168 Red Wings Sign Jordin Tootoo to 3-yr deal, $1.9M/yr

Posted by Majsheppard on 01 July 2012 - 05:54 PM

Tootoo was a healthy scratch on a team that was BETTER than the one we had WITH Lidstrom. I have never been more pissed at the Wings. I have never gotten THIS MAD. I want him gone NOW. THIS IS THE SECOND WORST DAY IN WINGS HISTORY.


#2311814 Red Wings sign Damien Brunner, 1-year (2-way), $925,000 + bonuses

Posted by Majsheppard on 01 July 2012 - 01:32 PM

Now we need a sniper to help finish. Semin. Parise? Maybe even jurco if he gets brought up


Jurco is NOWHERE near being brought up. Tatar is several spots ahead of him at this point.


#2311683 Red Wings Sign G Jonas Gustavsson to 2-year deal, $1.5M/yr

Posted by Majsheppard on 01 July 2012 - 11:37 AM

WHO ON TWITTER!??!?!?!

CITE YOUR SOURCE!!!

Grumble.


#2310282 Parise Likely Out. Next Options

Posted by Majsheppard on 26 June 2012 - 11:43 PM

I wouldn't mind Semin at Franzen money, and I would love Doan.


#2308999 2012 NHL Entry Draft Discussion

Posted by Majsheppard on 22 June 2012 - 08:48 PM

Detroit doesn't want to get rid of their old players. They tend to still contribute and play for less money while being leaders.

Would you have wanted to trade Lidstrom and Yzerman?


#2308820 Top Swiss-leaguer Brunner to sign with Wings, Babcock has big plans

Posted by Majsheppard on 22 June 2012 - 03:31 PM

I think this increases the likelihood of a trade tonight. With Brunner and Eaves in the fold... the progression of Emmerton, and the extra pieces that are around... I could see some moves.

Also, How awesome would a Helm, Brunner, Mursak line be??? Fast as hell with a ton of skill that is almost second line, but not quite there. Would make for an excellent third scoring line.