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#2631820 Roster Moves by the Wings

Posted by Mckinley25 on 18 October 2015 - 05:36 PM

Sorry, but our GM has failed.

Suter and Parise could have been had for 10 mil a season. Strike 1.

Yandle could have been had for Mantha, Ouellet, and a first. Strike 2.

Phaneuf could have been had for Weiss and Smith. Strike 3.

Dougie Hamilton could have been had for Mantha, a first, and a second. Strike 4.

Do you have a source on these?

#2631185 10/16 GDT : Carolina Hurricanes at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by Mckinley25 on 16 October 2015 - 02:27 PM

In her latest twitter update, Helene St. James not so subtly calls Joakim Andersson a "plug".  Is it just me or is her coverage getting weirdly critical and negative.  It's like there's always subtext.  Maybe I'm just reading into it, but it always seems like a backhanded barb or something. 
Recent headlines include:
"Red Wings' Franzen (head) out Indefinitely - again"
"If no Glendening Friday when Wings host Carolina, Joakim Andersson available to plug hole."
"Red Wings' Jurco plays 'pretty well' in season debut". 
"The Detroit Red Wings are too savvy to read much into their hot little start". 

Helene St. James to "cover" Red Wings as result of Journalistic void in southern Michigan.

#2631125 10/16 GDT : Carolina Hurricanes at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by Mckinley25 on 16 October 2015 - 08:12 AM

What's this?  The second leg of our Champions League game against Carolina?  We just played these guys.  

I think there's another before the end of the month too.

#2630654 Cleary NOT reporting to Grand Rapids

Posted by Mckinley25 on 14 October 2015 - 07:36 AM

But didn't Maltby try didn't make it and retired into whatever position he has now with the Wings? Vs Danny who is making a semifuss over things.
I respect what Danny did to resurrect his career and playing on knees that finally gave out on him. But sometimes you have to look in the mirror and say I want to do X soooo bad but I can't anymore as my body just won't do it.

How is Danny making a fuss? This is literally the exact same thing that happened with Maltby, he signed a two way contract, got placed on waivers and decided not to play for Grand Rapids. What is the problem?

#2630631 Roster Moves by the Wings

Posted by Mckinley25 on 13 October 2015 - 11:49 PM

I'm so sick of this STUPID argument!!!! If we had Lindros, Gretzky, Lemieux, and Yzerman all 19 years old, half of Red Wings fans, so drunk on Ken Holland's idiotic excuse for not knowing when players are ready = "over ripening", would say they want them getting first line minutes in Grand Rapids. mIt's the dumbest thing I've ever heard! I swear to God I think Drew Miller gives half the fan base free lower bowl tickets to keep everyone saying how every good young player should develop in Grand Rapids three more years!!

Exactly!! Can you imagine Edmonton fans saying McDavid should get first line minutes in the minors vs. 2nd line minutes in the NHL. Why dont people like youth, energy, and speed around here? You think Larkin would have crushed this thinking by now. SMH

It's not black and white. The red wings aren't drafting all world talent every year, they're picking players with potential upsides because they didn't finish the season dead last in the standings.

Athanasiou or any individual player's NHl preparedness may be debated but the philosophy of sending later draft picks to the minors to develop is a sound practice with a proven track record of success.

#2629646 10/10 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Hurricanes 3

Posted by Mckinley25 on 10 October 2015 - 09:43 AM

Have to miss this one because of a wedding, I'll take Wings 3-0. Larkin gets another one, Tatar gets the hatty this time (Are You Not Entertained?!).

That's some voodoo math right there :)

#2629063 10/9 GDT : @ Red Wings 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 0

Posted by Mckinley25 on 09 October 2015 - 12:02 PM

Anybody else having the least productive day at work ever?

My bar is already so low it's difficult to tell.

#2626205 Todd Ewen Dies

Posted by Mckinley25 on 21 September 2015 - 01:53 PM

I doubt if you asked Probert in his prime what long term issues he might have as a result of his play he'd have been able to articulate what actually ended up happening.

#2626204 Model Tries to Blackmail Jagr

Posted by Mckinley25 on 21 September 2015 - 01:50 PM

Who else wishes Jagr still had that mullet in the selfie?  


Hey, remember when you had to get pictures developed and you didn't know what they looked like until you got them back and your deadline for the trading card submission was in like 7 minutes? Those were wild times.

#2626030 Islanders turn cold blooded on top prospect

Posted by Mckinley25 on 19 September 2015 - 12:28 PM

If it was me I would've shown up at the Red Wings training camp because f*** the Islanders.

#2625771 P.K. Subban Donates $10 Million Dollars to Children's Hospita

Posted by Mckinley25 on 17 September 2015 - 02:00 PM

If I gave away 10 million dollars I'd at least want my name on a building lol


You should leave it in an unmarked envelope on the door step in the dead of night like an unwanted baby at an orphanage.

#2625671 P.K. Subban Donates $10 Million Dollars to Children's Hospita

Posted by Mckinley25 on 16 September 2015 - 08:14 PM

I'm more partial to anonymous donations. 

I understand the philosophy, but a children's hospital just received ten million dollars, I don't care if he gets a banner on the moon saying what he did, it's a good thing.

#2625342 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by Mckinley25 on 13 September 2015 - 06:37 PM

25 is totally "dmacs" number. I mean why shouldn't we hold numbers for druggie idiots who throw their careers down the toilet while thumbing their nose at the organization that made them?

When you punch people all is forgiven.

#2624764 Howard's New Mask

Posted by Mckinley25 on 05 September 2015 - 12:28 PM

I don't really like the air brush design style that most helmets utilize, it looks too state fair tshirt boothy.

#2624710 Kane Off NHL 16 Cover

Posted by Mckinley25 on 04 September 2015 - 06:16 PM

You should've seen the filter for typing Glendening's name.