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#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.


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



Full story:

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

#2484812 10 ton elephant in the room.

Posted by ben_usmc on 17 February 2014 - 11:09 PM


Alfredsson is far from useless.  Anytime you can add a player who will help your team, even if it's only going to be for a year or two, you do it.  His signing, and the Weiss contract, aren't the problem.  Weiss's season long groin issues make Weiss a problem, but that's not something you know will happen, and any player might get hurt.


The real problem was that Holland made a bad assumption that he'd be able to trade someone when he signed Cleary.  That led to no roster space or cap room for Nyquist.  I said at the time that I didn't mind CLeary coming back, but the deal shouldn't have been finalized until someone was traded.

There was absolutely no way Cleary was more deserving of a roster spot than anyone else. His resigning was pathetic, and anyone who points out his "playoff warrior" status should take a deeper look at how he accumulated those points. 

#2481653 2/6 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Panthers 1

Posted by ben_usmc on 06 February 2014 - 10:26 AM

I'd rather have Eaves than Andersson in, but our top 9 is going to be lethal

#2481337 Vets over the Kids?, not any more eh Babs.

Posted by ben_usmc on 04 February 2014 - 11:34 PM

Wait, so you guys have problems with the play of Cleary, Samuelsson, and Bertuzzi this season. Got it.  That's been made abundantly clear by a ridiculous amount of posters.


Weiss, though, it is ok for him to play like garbage.  And don't give me he actually played better because he didn't.  Weiss has sucked at least as badly as the rest of the players mentioned this season.  He was terrible.


Weiss had a rough go of it coming off of an injury plagued season.  Yeah, that's true.  None of those other guys were coming off of injury plagued seasons, so that's totally different.


I get it, though.... Weiss gets the benefit of the doubt over those other guys because of all that he has given to the team in previous seasons.  I mean, he contributed to a Stanley Cup victory in Detroit....


Seriously, though, can someone please explain to me this double standard?


Sorry - I know it isn't a Weiss thread.  I agree that the kids are contributing better than the aforementioned veterans have this season, including Stephen Weiss (at least just as much as the others mentioned).

There is no double standard.  Cleary, Samuelsson, and Bertuzzi, have been s***ty for more than just a season, none of them should have been signed, or should have retired.  Weiss has played 26 games with the Wings and some speculating he started the season with the injury. We haven't even seen enough of Weiss to even develop an idea of his game like/hate.   With in the last 4-5 years, Weiss was at one point a go to guy for his team, where Cleary, Samuelsson, and Bertuzzi again should have been off the time for the last few years.  He also is at least 5? years younger than all 3 of the other players and is in his prime years.....  I'm pretty indifferent if he comes back or not considering the kids are great, How can't you see the difference in circumstances?

#2472705 Mike McKee

Posted by ben_usmc on 13 January 2014 - 10:19 AM

he better develop some skills, because as long as Babcock is our coach, this type of player will never be on our team...unfortunately...I for one am rooting for Big Mike to make it to GR after college, then be up within 3 years of that in Detroit...

pretty sure I read an article where Babcock was praising him.  

#2470425 Alexey Marchenko called up

Posted by ben_usmc on 03 January 2014 - 07:05 PM

So why are we hanging onto guys like Smith, and Kindl when we are this deep on D prospects??

dude this is Smiths rookie year, you don't think he deserves some slack?

#2470210 Datsyuk vs. Zetterberg

Posted by ben_usmc on 02 January 2014 - 11:38 AM

It's basically a modern day Stevie Y vs Feds.  Datsyuk has more ability than Z in my opinion.  But Z just has an insane amount of will power and another gear.