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#2681624 Thomas Vanek signs 1 year, $2.6m deal with Detroit

Posted by kickazz on 01 July 2016 - 03:07 PM

Holland hasn't done the best job. Miller contract was useless and Helm is overpaid for what he can do (I don't care if he would have gotten more money as a free agent). But I also can't agree with people blaming Holland for not landing some of the players like Lucic, Okposo or Eriksson. It's upto the players whether they want to be here or not. Detroit is not UFA destination it used to be and we have to realize that.


Some people revert into their former high school logic and start blaming Holland for literally every single thing. No one can take you seriously if you can't differentiate between an instance when Holland really IS at fault and when he ISN'T. 


So far I'm frowning at Holland for the Helm/Miller deals but giving a slow golf clap for the Vanek deal and a nod for Nielsen with a questioning look about the length of term. We can only truly know if these things pan out once the season is underway. 

#2624490 Howard's New Mask

Posted by TheXym on 03 September 2015 - 06:07 AM

I read in the Malik Report that he has a lion tattoo that inspired the mask. Here's the link from In-Goal magazine that George posted.


If they put lions on Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Kronwall, and Green's helmets will that turn the power play into Voltron? Or is Jimmy trying to channel his inner Lion-O? (Sorry for the old '80's cartoon references, I haven't had my coffee yet today).

#2618113 Free agents this off season

Posted by wings87 on 01 July 2015 - 02:33 PM

Good! Maybe it will help get some of the ridiculous contracts of the past back under control....

No such luck, I'm sure the contracts will still be ridiculous. Just less so...

#2426643 Stephen Weiss on his way?

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 05 July 2013 - 11:44 AM

The biggest excitement for me today will be the moment Cleary signs with another team.