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#2681412 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 01 July 2016 - 12:55 PM

   

"Meaningless streak."

The owner and GM disagree with you.

 

Losing is kind of like getting into quicksand.  You'll need something strong to pull you out and you should never willing get into it.  People that think we should "tank it" for the sake of getting high quality prospects from the lottery should take a look at Columbus and Edmonton.  Sure we'll get the best of the best from some particular draft, but the best of the best could be the next Alexandre Daigle, Alexei Yashin or Patric Stefan.  Not to mention, if you're losing, its harder to draw in quality free agents.  The Wings did a pretty nice job of building the 2008 championship team through the draft without being terrible for a number of years.




#2681366 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 01 July 2016 - 12:34 PM

Yzerman is taking care of Stamkos and Hedman... while KH is taking care of Helm, Miller and Marchenko


To be fair, we don't have a Stamkos or Hedman to take care of.


#2681060 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 01 July 2016 - 10:47 AM

Neilson is better than Staal my friend. Staal is on a heavy decline and Neilson is yet to decline. Don't you prefer that?

 

Debatable.  You don't turn 30 and instantly decline, he may just need a new start in a new market.  Stranger things have happened.  He'd also probably sign for a shorter term whereas Nielsen is going to be signed for at least 5 years around 6 million....  I'd take Staal all day when considering that.  




#2677583 2016 SCF: San Jose Sharks vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 13 June 2016 - 07:29 AM

Lol.

 

Let it sink in folks. Those of you that cheered for Pittsburgh. Sidney Crosby beat Lidstrom, and went back to the finals before Datsyuk/Z and insult to injury also won the Conn Smythe. 

 

Yuck. 

 

Crosby has a much different personality now than he did then.  No more whining or sucker punches (although him and Thornton went at it pretty good).  No more acting like a petulant child.  He's not perfect, but he's light years ahead of where he was when he played us, in terms of maturity, which is one of the reasons I was okay with them winning it this year.  

 

16 Pens = 08 Wings 

 

While the Sharks were getting good pressure on the Pens last night, I noticed that a lot of their offensive pressure was a result of good passing.  That's one way to get around relentless forechecking.  Pass that puck around and wear them out, they can't move as fast as a pass.  Then I thought, about the '08 Wings and how ridiculously well they could control and pass the puck around.  If the '08 Wings played the '16 Pens, it would still be a good series, but the Wings would take it.  The Pens wouldn't be able to do what they did throughout these playoffs against that Red Wings team or really any Red Wings team for that matter.

 

 

Hopefully Blash was watching these games. Speed kills, no more slow garbage clogging the lineup next year.

 

Hopefully everybody remembers this next year when they start complaining about how we have too many "soft players" and we need to get bigger.  Bigger equals slower.

 

Not sure if you're joking, but I think they're referencing the film Sudden Death.

Film?  Y-You mean... that wasn't... real??   :lol:  




#2677392 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Helmethead on 10 June 2016 - 04:38 PM

I'm retired from posting on this board but I must make a brief return just to say this and then I'll be retired again...

Poel, you are a complete moron. lol Mike Babcock once called Darren Helm the best 3rd line centre in the league. So you know more about hockey than he does?

Seriously...Helm isn't even a good 4th liner? Do you even watch hockey? So you're one of those guys who thinks you're right just because you say are. Guess what? You're completely wrong. Why? Because I said so. See, I know everything just like you do.

If Helm is so bad, then why is he in the NHL? How did he make it? Helm gives the puck away all the time? When? Once when you saw him play? Guess what genius...every player gives the puck away. I don't care how good you are.

So if Helm gives the puck away a lot (which he doesn't) then it must mean that he has the puck a lot of the time, yes? Or are his opponents just letting him always have the puck? Maybe, he has the puck alot because...he is a good player? Nah of course not! He is useless right?

Helm is an excellent third line player. He has speed, grit, tenacity and is solid defensively. If he is so bad then why is he consistently used late in games when protecting leads?

Only Andersson was worse than Helm last season? So you're saying guys like Jurco, Pulkkinen, Miller, Richards were better? Lol How?

If Helm is so bad then why are teams willing to sign him as a UFA this summer? He will likely get between 3-4 million per season on the open market. I don't think Holland Will 're-sign him because his hometown Winnipeg Jets likely will offer him more term and money.

Anyway, I'm done now and will go away again. I just wanted to let you, Poel, know that your posts about Darren Helm are the most idiotic posts I've ever read on a hockey message board.

Congrats,

Yours truly,

Darren Helm


#2676553 WCF: St. Louis Blues vs. San Jose Sharks

Posted by joesuffP on 25 May 2016 - 11:27 PM

I don't know what everyone's problem with San Jose is. I'm a big fan of this years team

Pavelski >>>


#2675679 ECSF : Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 10 May 2016 - 10:00 PM

C'mon Caps!!


#2675167 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by Euro_Twins on 05 May 2016 - 09:24 AM

 
Just put the flowerpower woodstock 4 ever .... on ignore it's not worth the time arguing or even acknowleding them :-)
 
I thought the joke was hilarious and laughed out loud, so keep em coming.
 
Anyhow not even a peition signed by 20 million people would change the name now, it's set in stone now it sucks and it doesn't honor the rich tradition of this franchise and it's players. The non lightning effect to me is even worse because this thing would have been the first arena worldwide which had something like that.
 
An arena with no history but tons of bill-board ideas great times.


Lol you know it's bad when the biggest bigot on the site is encouraging you and telling that your jokes are funny.


#2675125 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 04 May 2016 - 07:35 PM

You know what? I'm tired of people using "the pc police" as an excuse to continue to say s***ty things. It's not cool to be a racist. It's not cool to be a homophobe. It's not cool to use derogatory terms for special needs people. It's not people being "sensitive," it's people calling you out on your bulls***.


#2674707 Maple Leafs win 2016 draft lottery

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 30 April 2016 - 10:06 PM

At least it wasn't Edmonton.




#2672290 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 April 2016 - 07:25 PM

We need to score more goals so we can win.  




#2671725 ECQF Game 4 Post-GTD: Tampa Bay 3, at Red Wings 2

Posted by Ekmanc on 19 April 2016 - 09:52 PM


You even praised them for caring about their national teams. But yeah in terms of leadership neither holds a candle compared to the captain nor #5.

You do realize #5 was Swedish right?...




#2667974 ECQF Game 1 GTD: Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 ET

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 13 April 2016 - 07:39 PM

I've never played hockey, so I don't really know.. But when Glendening is getting molested in front of the net like that, what is he supposed to do that wouldn't result in a penalty? Is he supposed to just take all that?

 

Yep, it's called the Maltby Ragdoll




#2653918 2/20 GDT : Red Wings at Senators : 7:00 PM EST

Posted by luvmnger on 20 February 2016 - 11:18 AM

b-day for me...red wings win for us! 5-1

green

jurco

dats

helm

quincey

 

ryan




#2651785 2/10 GDT : Ottawa Senators at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 10 February 2016 - 02:11 AM

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