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#2542705 Toronto Radio: Illitch is selling everything and Babs will be Leafs GM

Posted by ben_usmc on Yesterday, 06:46 PM

No chace Mike Illitch is selling the team while his son is taking over day to day operations of Olympia Ent.  Think about this; Illitch is known for being a loyalty/family man.  You really think he'd sell the team out from under his own son?  That would be a huge slap in the face.  I would possibly believe it somewhat if it said Chris Illitch were to be selling the team. I doubt that to be the case as well.  If he did that it would be removing a large part of the legacy the Illitchs have provided for Detroit and the family is much to intrenched in the city for something like that to occur. 




#2532617 2014 Prospects Tournament and Training Camp (Sept. 12-23)

Posted by ben_usmc on 20 July 2014 - 10:17 AM

The Red Wings have announced the dates for the 2014 Prospects Tournament and Training Camp. Does anyone have advice for attending the events, and is anyone thinking of going to either of the events this year?

 

http://www.mlive.com...nounce_dat.html

 

 

Karate Chop Ken Holland in the face and ask him what the f*** his problem is




#2532418 Babcock Interview on 105.1 this morning

Posted by ben_usmc on 17 July 2014 - 08:45 PM

I am not a huge fan of Babcock the last few years, but that was a great interview today.  It didn't sound like he was willing to commit to Cleary and accepted they may have dead money on the books.  He also sounded confident about an extension.  




#2531465 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by ben_usmc on 11 July 2014 - 05:22 AM

 

Getting upset over the NTC is just looking for an excuse to complain. We all agree it is not a good signing. We get it. The NTC is a minor detail that Cleary asked for to prevent ending up somewhere like Buffalo. It isn't a big deal. He wouldn't get traded regardless. 

 

I do think calling for Holland to be fired over this is overreacting. You'd think he traded Hank and Dats for a 5th round pick with what's being said about him. If Cleary has a bounce back year, then great. If not, no big deal. His career as a Wing would come to an end. No harm done. But some are acting as if Holland blatantly passed on guys like Vanek or Richards just so he can sign Cleary instead. Doesn't work that way, folks. 

Seriously what the f*** are you talking about? Losing Cleary was addition by subtraction, the fact that this piece of s*** is taking both money from the cap and a roster spot from a more deserving player is exactly why Holland should be fired.  Not to mention the countless other terrible moves he's made the last 4 years. The NTC is just icing on the cake.


 

Just curious as to what you'd do different? Throw huge money at UFA's and handicap the team cap-wise? Trade away all our best players to get a few years of lottery picks, and hope we luck out and get future superstars? Trade all our prospects for impact players so we can be a great team for 4-5 years then just have to go through all of this all over again? The team spent the last few years stocking up on young talent. We are now beginning to see the benefit from that. 

 

Sure there were some frustrating signings along the way like Sammy, and this one here today. I'm not saying Holland has been perfect. No GM in this league is. But management as a whole has done a nice job of building lots of depth in the prospect pool that will give this team a chance to stay competitive for years to come. These kids won't become big time players overnight. It takes time. 

 

I'm not here singing Holland's praises. I'm just saying that based on his overall performance as a whole, people are blowing it all way out of proportion. I get that we all have our own opinions. The Cleary signing gives many people another reason to let loose on him. But when you take a deep breath, step back and look at the franchise as a whole, it's going in a pretty good direction. Hardly a nose dive some make it out to be. One year of Cleary doesn't suddenly derail that. 

 

Sincerely, A guy who dislikes the Cleary signing

Really?  So we haven't been relevant since 2009? How much good faith do you give someone before they are in the hot seat, I think 5 years of not doing the right moves is enough of a sample size to call for changes.  What did he do to fix losing Rafalski?  what about Lidstrom? Or Stuart? Oh at least he brought in Bert, Sammy, Tootoo, Cleary x2, Coliacavo, Williams, White, Commodore......Yep you are right, we should all swing from Hollands nuts because he f****** managed to put a team together a decade ago, in an entirely different league.  Most fans do not pay to see there team bring in players because they are bffs with thef****** GM, they pay to have the best product available, and I question any fan who would ask otherwise out of their team. 




#2531385 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by ben_usmc on 10 July 2014 - 09:20 PM

 

the money isn't an issue. it's a roster spot and the reason why he was signed that people should have an issue with

I have a bigger issue with the out right slap to the face of an entire fan base




#2531381 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by ben_usmc on 10 July 2014 - 09:16 PM

Where is the loyalty to the players that pushed the team into the playoffs?


I do. Drink the cool aid like many do here. He is THE BEST GM EVER. Isn't it obvious to you yet?

I can honestly say this is the most angry/shocked/depressed I've ever been based on a sport. 




#2531371 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by ben_usmc on 10 July 2014 - 08:56 PM

I find it quite disgusting as a Red Wings fan that, the GM of my team.  told an entire fanbase, f*** trying to win a Stanley cup and putting the best team on the ice, loyalty to a broke down fringe player is more important?

 

The entire premise of this mans job is to try and put the best roster together in order to win a cup.  He told everyone today, that is not his priority? How the f***?




#2530933 Kane & Toews Sign Identical 8-year, $10.5M AAV Extensions

Posted by ben_usmc on 09 July 2014 - 09:29 PM

I don't think either is worth $10.5 million

I agree




#2530439 Marchenko

Posted by ben_usmc on 07 July 2014 - 02:42 PM

Give this man a spot!




#2528987 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by ben_usmc on 01 July 2014 - 06:59 PM

What a pathetic GM Holland has turned out to be.  To bad we couldn't get rid of thisf****** scrub of a manager during the lock out..




#2509106 Ryan Malone arrested

Posted by ben_usmc on 13 April 2014 - 07:43 AM

Ryan Malone needs to be Suspended or Banned from the NHL. The NHL needs to make a stand. And if found Guilty he needs his money taking from him and kicked out of the NHL. And his name should also be X'd off the Stanley Cup. We need him to be the Poster Child so this stuff never happens again. I know what I'm saying is wrong and stupid right? But Pete Rose got Banned form the MBL for just Gambling on the Game for life. And was forever banned from being in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Even though he deservs to be there for all of his Hard Work he did in his Career. To me Ryan Malone should be Banned for life. Cause I see what Pete Rose did was not even as bad as what he did. 

 

Also Games are always Rigged and the Sport is always being Gambled on we just don't hear about it everyone alright? Ryan Malone what the hell where you thinking taking Drugs I hope you get your Championships taking form you and everything you ever achieved taking from you. Sorry kids look up to these Over Priced Players who have everything but do this kind of stuff.

Wow that's taking it to another level.  He should be certainly pay for his crime but banned etc?  I




#2505657 Iginla-Rinaldo Fight

Posted by ben_usmc on 03 April 2014 - 09:51 PM

f*** Jerome Iginla 




#2502678 Avery vs. Brodeur

Posted by ben_usmc on 28 March 2014 - 06:43 PM

"What more could he do to embarrass himself?"~ Brodeur
When asked about Avery and his time on dancing with the stars.

Avery had some things to say on twitter regarding Marty's personal life and the state of NJ.

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Sean Avery ✔ @imseanavery
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Embarrassing is when u sleep with the #Nanny and get caught :)
 

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Full story:
http://msn.foxsports...ing-turn-032714

I personally would like Avery to shut the f*** up. Marty is a future Hall of Famer and Avery is a 33 year old-has been and an F list celebrity.

Brodeur basically asked for a response and are you saying only players that enter the Hall of Fame can criticize others personal life?  I never really had a problem with Avery




#2498506 James Neal Cross-Check to Glendening's Head [GIF] - Suspension?

Posted by ben_usmc on 20 March 2014 - 11:07 PM

Man Glendening pisses people off 




#2496584 Franzen calls out team

Posted by ben_usmc on 18 March 2014 - 05:47 PM

if one thing has been made clear with these injuries, it's that tatar/nyquist are not players in the mold of datsyuk/zetterberg - they aren't the guys that are going to carry your team.  they're secondary players.

WTF it's their rookie seasons.  Didn't realize Datsyuk/Z could have taken over for Stevie/Feds in 02/03 time frame