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#2471776 1/9 GDT: Red Wings 1 @ Sharks 4

Posted by Lazerbeam on 10 January 2014 - 12:19 AM

Lets see, Howard gets a $6 Mil per year deal for 6 years with a NO TRADE CLAUSE! so where is the incentive to play better?? He has his $$$$ with a long term deal, why is Holland handing out NTC's on this team like Halloween candy!! the wings have 10 players with NTC's, Samuelsson,Cleary,Bertuzzi,Gustavsson,Howard,Ericsson,Weiss,Kronwall,Datsyuk and Alfredsson. The last 3 mentioned I can see making sense but the rest??? I mean WTF is Holland thinking? or is he even thinking at all?? This roster is a mess! and Holland has handcuffed himself with all these NTC's!

#2428336 So.. what are our expectations for this roster?

Posted by Lazerbeam on 07 July 2013 - 04:26 AM

I'm guessing that we're more or less done - after resigning Nyquist, Andersson and Smith...and, likely, buying out or moving Samuelsson to get us under the cap.

What do we think?


My Custom Lineup
Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Daniel Alfredsson ($5.500m) 
Johan Franzen ($3.955m) / Stephen Weiss ($4.900m) / Justin Abdelkader ($1.800m) 
Gustav Nyquist ($1.875m) / Joakim Andersson ($1.875m) / Tomas Tatar ($0.840m) 
Drew Miller ($1.350m) / Darren Helm ($2.125m) / Todd Bertuzzi ($2.075m) 
Jordin Tootoo ($1.900m) / Patrick Eaves ($1.200m) / 
Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Jonathan Ericsson ($3.250m) 
Kyle Quincey ($3.775m) / Danny DeKeyser ($1.350m) 
Brendan Smith ($1.875m) / Jakub Kindl ($2.400m) 
Brian Lashoff ($0.725m) / 
Jimmy Howard ($5.292m) 
Jonas Gustavsson ($1.500m) 
Buyout: Mikael Samuelsson ($0.000m) 
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $67,094,545; BONUSES: $3,010,000
CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $215,455


...I don't watch a ton of non-wings hockey.  But my guy who watches just about every game in the league L-O-V-E-S, loves Stephen Weiss.  He's been talking about him being a Wing for years.  The early reports I've read all sound great too.  I'm excited.  I think we've finally got our second line center.  Enables us to play Pav and Hank together full-time, which is big.  Not sure how the rest of the top six - Alfie, Mule and Abby (or Bert?  I hope not) - is organized.  But I think our top six will be markedly better as a whole.  That third line that was so great in the post-season is still more or less in tact, with Tatar in for Brunner.  I like that.  Helm being back would be a big boost.  Miller, Bert, Eaves, Tootoo.  Shouldn't be terrible.


...Should be better here as well.  DD back full-time is enormous.  Smith, Kindl (and Lashoff too) with a 
year under their belt.  Quincey with a year back under his belt.  Kronner and E with a year of no Lidstrom under their belt.  Should be a better year for these guys.

...And Jimm
y.  Last year was big for his confidence, I think.  He thinks of himself as an elite goaltender now.  And that can't hurt.


How is this squad going to compete with the Boston's, Pittsburgh's, etc. of the big bad East?  What are our biggest weaknesses, as you see them?  Is there any hope for alleviating said weaknesses before the post-season?


OK, people got get this straight before they post, I am sick of seeing this all over the forums---Samuelsson CANNOT be bought out now, the period for Compliance Buyouts ended June 30. ALSO-Sammy has a NTC=NO TRADE CLAUSE. Third- if they Waive him his Salary of $3Mil STILL COUNTS AGAINST THE CAP because he is OVER 35-unless someone claims him.

#2395061 Danny DeKeyser suffers broken thumb, out for playoffs

Posted by Lazerbeam on 03 May 2013 - 12:37 AM

Notice when Dekyser left, (around 12 mins left) the D went to CRAPOLA! this blows!!

One thing tho, Dekyser is the real deal! GREAT Defensive D-Man!!!

#2395043 Danny DeKeyser suffers broken thumb, out for playoffs

Posted by Lazerbeam on 03 May 2013 - 12:33 AM

UnFn believable!! all year long we get a player back from injury and in the same game we lose someone else! tonight Bertuzzi is back and we lose our best Defensive Defenseman!!

#2379905 Shocking, Wings aren't active as trade deadline expires

Posted by Lazerbeam on 03 April 2013 - 08:20 PM

Agreed.  I woudlnt have wanted him to go full blown sell off mode like Calgary did.  But, surely there's a team out there that could have used Franzen.  Cleary. Samuellson.  At least get us some extra picks, or maybe a prospect here or there to help for the future.  Those guys arent exactly a big part of this average team we're putting on the ice.  I don't think we'd miss them much.


I would have at least liked to have seen some effort to try and improve a team, that clearly by their performance on the ice this season needs some improving.

Sammy was given a NO-TRADE CLAUSE in his contract by Ken Holland----what a genius Kenny is!

#2312428 Red Wings Sign Jordin Tootoo to 3-yr deal, $1.9M/yr

Posted by Lazerbeam on 01 July 2012 - 09:11 PM

Jordin Tootoo? What the f*** is GOING ON HERE?!?!?!!?!

A backup goalie. A guy from the Swiss league. Jordin Tootoo. Mikael Samuelsson. Is this one of my Xanax nightmares? I wanna puke.

If anyone needs me for the next few minutes, I will be in my car with the engine on and the garage door shut.

Jordin Tootoo. HEALTHY SCRATCH for 7 of the 10 Predators playoff games. Guy wasn't good enough to play in Nashville. 1.9 MILLION?!??!?!?!?

$3 million a year for Mikaelf****** Samuelsson???? Oh and a NO TRADE CLAUSE TO BOOT!!

Samuelsson is an abortion in his own zone. Was so happy he left. What a NIGHTMARE. Just announce Homer is coming back so u can finish me off

#2042543 10/8 GDT: Ducks 0 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Lazerbeam on 08 October 2010 - 08:41 PM

Perry and Getzlaf are the biggest cheap shot motherf***ers in the NHL!!!!

#1916520 3/15 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Flames 1

Posted by Lazerbeam on 15 March 2010 - 08:54 PM

I can see right now the Wings are not in this game mentally--THEY ARE DONE!!
Time to dust off those Golf clubs boys!