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#2534213 Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 14 August 2014 - 09:22 AM

Honestly, I'm disappointed.  


Holland has pretty clearly run out of ideas these last few seasons, so I don't have a lot of hope for significant changes to rebuild the franchise over the next 4 years.  


Who knows though. Maybe he'll finally realize the crap he's done lately isn't working? Maybe??  



If I were Babcock I'd start looking to other teams.

#2533288 Samuelsson signs new contract....... with Djurgarden.

Posted by number9 on 29 July 2014 - 11:48 AM

Bauers stock dips after record lows in shin pad orders this summer

#2531588 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by ManLuv4Clears on 11 July 2014 - 02:01 PM

Ugh, does anyone know if we have the ability to change usernames?   :paperbag3:  

#2531046 Red Wings Target Mike Green

Posted by T.Low on 10 July 2014 - 03:00 PM

Thanks for the update on the Jarnkrok Legwand trade' was curious about the status of that.

#2529469 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by Shaman on 02 July 2014 - 12:42 PM

Why the hell wouldn't you want to make the playoffs? This isn't pre-lockout days where unless you had the hottest goalie in the history of the game did you even have a hope of causing an upset. 


LA were the number 6 seed in the west this year. 2 years before that they were the number 8 seed. The Devils were the 6 seed that year vs the kings. In 09-10 the Flyers were the number 7 seed in the East and they made the Finals. 


The point I'm making is, if you're roster is good enough to make the playoffs right now, why blow it up, because as we've seen, anything can happen. If you looked at the Rangers roster before the season began, and even after they traded for St Louis, would you still have picked them to beat Pittsburgh? 


This team is good enough to make the playoffs. And if anyone thinks that making the playoffs even if only to play 5 games is less valuable for the young kids experience than missing them completely, then you want your head testing. 


Last season, there were a few mistakes early that were costing us, and then the injury bug hit like Ive never seen. You cannot lose key players for extended periods like that an expect to keep competing, yet somehow we did. All of that experience is frankly, invaluable, such that when Pavel and hank come back healthy they'll be able to lead the way, and our kids last year will be able to provide depth and secondary scoring that every team needs to win. 


There will be ups and downs, but this team is trending up. The fact that we didn't sign a big name free agent on 1 day of the year doesn't mean otherwise.  


This is bunk. Detroit is nothing like LA. LA is built to grind teams out over 7 games. Detroit is built to keep the DMC in business the next few years.

#2528668 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 July 2014 - 04:22 PM


As I said. We're the new Islanders. 


Except they have a young superstar and lots of enforcers. 


We have no reason for fans to attend games.  A boring team full of small players who don't fight and finish middle of the pack.  

#2528643 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 04:14 PM

niskanen flat out didn't want to come here


Helene St. James @HeleneStJames 5m

#RedWings offered D Matt Niskanen 7 years, $38.5 M but were told before free agency began Detroit not a destination for him.


Then make him want to come here. Or find someone else. Or, if you can't find someone else, find a forward. Or swing a trade. Do something that makes your team better. You have 365 days of the year, every year, to figure something out.


Anyone can sit on his hands and do nothing. A dead person could do that. A pet rock could do that.

#2517927 Injury Updates

Posted by wings7 on 28 April 2014 - 09:02 AM


Totally agree on Dats. I have faith that he'll do what's best to be ready for the season. 


I'm excited to see what Weiss does next year. I really do think he turns it around. 


We'll have Dats, Hank, Weiss and Helm who can all finally come into training camp at 100%. That makes this team very strong down the middle even if Hank and Pasha play together. 


I don't think this team has as many issues as some think. Being healthy is key along with bolstering the blue line so we can avoid Kindl and Lashoff. Up front I say go with the kids, and address any needs at the deadline (unless an opportunity presents itself to bring in a UFA this summer).


After 24 games last season, while we were a healthy Red Wings team, we were a whooping 12-14...It's more than injuries that are slowing us down from winning a Cup...

#2517785 WCQF - Series G - Anaheim versus Dallas

Posted by Dabura on 27 April 2014 - 07:24 PM

Dallas up 1-0 early. What a start. These Stars are a blast to watch.

Jim Nill has really accomplished a lot in the span of a year. 


Absolutely. Arguably the GM of the year.

#2517476 A plea to Holland.

Posted by joshy207 on 26 April 2014 - 11:13 PM

I'm not saying they'll never be good. But I don't like wait and see approaches in sports. You just waste years doing that. They will learn, but we won't become a stronger team by adding even more rookies. That's the Edmonton route. Some people want to just promote from within and I think that's a bad idea. It relies on too many flaky "ifs". Nyquist and Tatar will be beasts one day, but until then they need bonafide prime year players to bridge the learning gap years. Players don't learn from losing. Datsyuk and Zetterberg didn't learn by sucking. They learned because the team struggled but had reams of talent. That's all I mean. We need to keep trying to win to avoid complacency and installing a mediocre or losing culture. See: all the other perennial middling teams. Sent from my ADR6350 using Tapatalk 2


Here are the players between the ages of 25 and 31:  Abdelkader, Helm, Kindl, Miller, Quincey, Ericsson, Eaves, Weiss, Emmerton, Tootoo, Gustavsson, and Howard.  ZERO top-6 forwards, 3 bottom-6 forwards, 2 top-4 defensemen, 2 goalies, an injured free-agent signee, and 3 guys we've exiled to the minors or traded away.  Not exactly a core to build a team around.  There's a generation gap here--all the top players are aging, this group in the middle, and some young up-and-comers who aren't quite ready for playoff success yet.  This is the price the Wings are paying for years of success, low draft positions, and trading away first-round picks.  Pretty much every good team is led by guys between 25 and 31.  Detroit is led by guys over 31.  They'll either have to trade for top players in that age group or ride out the youth movement for another year or two before reaping the benefits of it.

#2517418 A plea to Holland.

Posted by joesuffP on 26 April 2014 - 08:29 PM

Holland has signed Ian White, Kyle Quincey, Carlo Coliacovo, Brian Lashoff since Lidstrom, Rafalski and Stuart have left. That's sad. Just a complete failure. Who is he going to sign once Franzen, Datsyuk and Zetterberg leave. This really scares me. Holland hasn't made a single good deal in 3 years

#2515412 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 24 April 2014 - 09:42 PM

Marchand shoots it into his net and takes off his jersey to reveal a Wings jersey underneath.  He embraces with the Wings players in ecstasy, and the camera pans to a horror stricken look on Julien's face.  


If only life was like fake wrestling..........................

#2512782 Lines/Lineup changes for Game 3 (Home game 1)?

Posted by _SP_ on 20 April 2014 - 10:08 PM

Do you guys really think Bert is that much of an upgrade over Alfie? I get that he is physical - but isn't the consensus that our speed is what beats Boston? In that case you keep Bert off the ice. Bert can't be on the ice for 60min policing the game anyways.

I like Alfie a lot, actually, if Z and Datsyuk are healthy, he's on the top line with them.  I just don't think that he fits with what I was trying to do there, unless we're to give Franzen the boot (PLEASEEEEE)

#2502804 3/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 2

Posted by Echolalia on 29 March 2014 - 12:25 PM

The Leafs are riding a serious losing streak; the Wings are playing a team in direct competition with them for a playoff spot; the Wings are playing a team they are entirely capable of defeating.

This one has loss written all over it

#2500675 3/25 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by Yak19 on 25 March 2014 - 11:20 AM

2-1 Wings win


Glendening finally gets a goal, that kid has a crazy work ethic seems to be all over the ice.