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#2516956 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by evilmrt on 26 April 2014 - 04:31 PM

Fire Holland
 
cut Franzen/Lashoff/Kindl/Weiss/Sammy/Cleary.  don't resign Bert or Alfie.  Dangle Howard as trade bait.
 
Blow it up.  Bring in a new GM (Jarmo in Columbus would be epic for this franchise and I think they could get him too) and rebuild.


I agree. Look at the squad that Jarmo put together over the course of a couple seasons. They function as a team,and have a real chance of bouncing s***sburgh and Cindy from the first round.


#2516516 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by evilmrt on 26 April 2014 - 03:02 PM

 
So you don't think Babcock is equally responsible for the bad moves or lack of moves Holland has made over the years?
 
Sounds like many people here think Holland is operating without input from Babcock.  I doubt it.  Babcock is just as responsible, imo.  


A good GM is supposed to listen to roster input from the coach, yes. However, we have no idea if KH actually listens to anyone.


#2515881 The Franzen Hate.

Posted by evilmrt on 25 April 2014 - 06:54 PM

Didn't see this anywhere else.....Babs vents on Franzen to the media (mlive):

 

 

Babcock said Franzen is a good person and family man who tries to be a good teammate but doesn’t handle the media as well as he should.

 

“If you stepped right up and talked it makes it easier,” Babcock said. “When you don’t, things build and I think that puts more pressure on you. I don’t know why you’d do that.”

 

He drew a comparison to an ordinary job.

“You have a meeting and no one says anything; you walk out the door and talk behind each other’s back,” Babcock said. “If you just call each other out and have the hard meeting, then everyone can get on with progress.

“He’s a man; he’s got to deal with that himself.”

 

Franzen was a force in the playoffs between 2008 and 2010, with 31 goals (including nine game-winners), 59 points and a plus-29 rating in 51 games. Since 2011, he has seven goals, 11 points and a minus-9 rating in 31 postseason games.

 

“We need more out of the Mule,” Babcock said. “It’s simple.”

 

The tone here from Babs is a bit harsher than before. Reading through his professionalism, you'd almost think he was fed up with Franzen. Not a huge stretch of the imagination to see a buyout this summer. 




#2515657 Wings Roster great on paper ?

Posted by evilmrt on 24 April 2014 - 10:57 PM

WE LIKE OUR TEAM




#2508567 Maple Leafs Name Shanahan New Club President

Posted by evilmrt on 10 April 2014 - 10:38 PM

Good for him, maybe he can actually shanaban everyone out of there who has F-ed up the organization. 




#2508565 Puck Daddy: Trotz Head Coach for Caps

Posted by evilmrt on 10 April 2014 - 10:29 PM

It's gonna be hard for barry trotz to say goodbye to the nashville predators,if he gets a job somewhere else,the guys has a tattoo of the Nashville Predators Logo,he got it,because he said he was a Predator for Life

 

I think you guys are going to feel something like when Scotty Bowman went to the Hawks...albeit in a minor role, but he still was in the front office and did photo ops in a Hawks jersey! That was difficult to take. 




#2508327 4/9 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Pens 4 (SO). Wings clinch playoff spot!

Posted by evilmrt on 09 April 2014 - 10:03 PM

  And the beautiful thing is, no damn shootouts in the playoffs baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

:clap:




#2505343 % chance of making the playoffs

Posted by evilmrt on 02 April 2014 - 10:06 PM

How the hell does 93.7% sound??? YEAH BABY




#2500520 Pens Twitter Fail:Ask Neal Anything...

Posted by evilmrt on 24 March 2014 - 06:29 PM

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#2492960 3/7 GDT: Devils 4 at Red Wings 7

Posted by evilmrt on 07 March 2014 - 10:07 PM

Gus/Leggy/Mule line is great, just works, and can get the team into the playoffs along with the Kid Line helping out. Very pleased.

However, this team's defense is franking Swiss cheese. Ugh.


#2491439 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by evilmrt on 05 March 2014 - 10:18 PM

Fischer seemed to think Jarnkrok was possibly our best prospect:
 
 
Hes certainly one of our most talented, if not the most talented prospect, Fischer said.

Not to take anything away from others like Anthony Mantha, but Calle, the stuff he can do he is as good as anybody in terms of hand-eye coordination and skill in tight places.

He makes plays and its just a matter of time until he really starts putting up big numbers.


Too bad KH didn't ever read that email from Fischer


#2491209 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by evilmrt on 05 March 2014 - 06:44 PM

Well this is interesting

 

Bob Duff ‏@asktheduffer 22m

A year ago, #redwings refused to part with Jarnkrok in a package for Iginla.

 

They had two really sharp people in the front office that left since then, too. 




#2491175 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by evilmrt on 05 March 2014 - 06:22 PM

Am I missing something or did we in fact pay more for David Legwand (a rental) than the Habs paid for Thomas Vanek?

 

Legwand probably called Holland and said he wanted to be traded there, and Holland, while playing Solitaire, asked his wet-behind-the-ears assistant to pull a trade out of his butt and here we are. 




#2491171 Ken Holland's Moves From 2009-2014

Posted by evilmrt on 05 March 2014 - 06:19 PM

id like to know what hollad plans the offseason. the UFA defensemen arent impressive 

 

Plans???




#2491141 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by evilmrt on 05 March 2014 - 06:05 PM

Just to put this trade in perspective as to why some of us don't like it, here's some examples of trades where it makes it seem like the Wings got fleeced:

 

Moulson and McCormick for Torrey Mitchell and 2 2nd round picks.

Vanek and a 5th for Colberg and a 2nd

Meszaros for a 3rd

Gaborik for Frattin a 2nd and a 3rd

Hemsky for a 3rd and 5th

Rundblad and Brisebois for a 2nd

Luongo and Anthony for Markstrom and Matthias

Robidas for a 4th

Penner for a 4th

 

So to be fair, I'd say Legwand (contract expires this summer = currently a rental) for Eaves a 3rd and instead of Jarnkrok a 5th sounds like a deal ANY OTHER TEAM GOT TODAY!

 

Am I happy we got Legwand? Yes.  Am I ok with what we gave up? No cause of Jarnkrok.  

 

Only saving grace apparently after venting to my dad, apparently Jarnkrok was threatening to go to Sweden to play again per Malik, and getting fleeced in a trade by the Preds, we may have a future trade partner in them and he seems to think something big may be coming in the near future, possibly draft and that we're getting some centre from Russia.

 

This is absolutely right on. I don't understand why Jarnkrok was part of the deal. Eaves plus the pick is fine....maybe even then a slight over-payment. But why not just splurge and throw in a talented prospect, too? Here, take a few more picks while you're at it as well....

 

Holland is an average GM without his braintrust, and he just made an average trade. I'm not going to whine about it anymore, but average hasn't been in the Red Wings vocabulary for such a long time that this is difficult to take.