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#2425169 Penguins re-sign Pascal Dupuis

Posted by ShanahanMan on 02 July 2013 - 11:05 PM

$60 million for 19 players occupied for next year and $48 million already occupied by 8 players the season after next.


blah blah blah. We all said the same thing about Chicago after they won the cup in 2010 and their roster imploded. What did they do? They won the cup again 3 years later. 

#2425114 Wings buy out Colaiacovo, will keep Bertuzzi

Posted by ShanahanMan on 02 July 2013 - 09:18 PM

Maybe because he knew signing players wasn't going to make a difference?  Maybe he wanted to give the kids a chance?  Maybe he didn't have the go-ahead to trade away assets for players like Iginla, Murray, Morrow, Jagr, Clowe, etc.     ...that all worked out in the end anyway, huh?


I understand the frustration behind the "HE DOESN'T DO ANYTHING" mentality... but we have a team that consistently makes the playoffs and doesn't draft high.   WTF DO YOU WANT?! 


oh right... We Want The Cup.


So by your logic, he purposely signs players like Samuelsson to a 3M per year deal WITH no trade clause......Tootoo for 2M a year (wouldn't have gotten more then 1M with any other team) who was scratched a lot of the season and all of the playoffs......because he knew it wouldn't make a difference? 


Guess you can't really argue with that. God knows they sure as hell didn't make a difference and I guess that.....was.....Holland's.....plan? 

#2425098 Wings buy out Colaiacovo, will keep Bertuzzi

Posted by ShanahanMan on 02 July 2013 - 08:59 PM


...it is so unfortunate when the "woe is this team" or "Holland sucks" comments outweigh the good ones.


I mean, this horrible, god-awfully managed team was one game away from the WCF.  God we suck and so does Holland. Glad to know we can gripe just as loudly and as obnoxiously as other fans of other teams in the league.  Way to go Wings Fans.



Yes, because the signings Holland made had so much to do with that. 

#2425041 Wings buy out Colaiacovo, will keep Bertuzzi

Posted by ShanahanMan on 02 July 2013 - 07:45 PM

And according to her, it looks like Cleary will be around 3 years $9mil (What the f***???) and Brunner will be around $2.5mil a year with no length specified.


HAHAHAHA. Wow, if this is indeed true, Holland has seriously reached a new low n his stupidity. 


4.5M too big a risk for a proven elite player.


3M a good number for a guy 37 years old for 3 year contract.




#2424985 Report: Red Wings out on Lecavalier - signs with Philly 5@4.5 per

Posted by ShanahanMan on 02 July 2013 - 06:48 PM

Oh come on, who didn't see this coming.

If the guy was 40, then maybe Holland would have considered him.

First off, in regards to term length, it seems much less risky now with each team allocated compliance buyouts per year. Yeah its not the most respectful thing to the players but it would allow Holland to sleep while still signing him at an appropriate price. 4.5M is a fair price for Lecavalier.

And again, what new player has Holland signed in the last 4 or 5 years that has worked out and proved to be a good signing?


Holland signs these guys, just for them to get scratched every game by Babcock.

Its quite clear our commander and chief has no direction on what he's doing.

#2389164 4/24 GDT: Kings 1 @ Red Wings 3

Posted by ShanahanMan on 24 April 2013 - 08:56 PM

Hate eddie olczyk so damn much. Tries to find any negative thing he can with the Wings.

#2329598 Jimmy D Speaks out on Lockout, fined $250k

Posted by ShanahanMan on 21 September 2012 - 12:51 PM

And pretty much bashes players in the process. Yikes.

Not the best choice of words, Jimmy.


#2328864 Wings sign Carlo Colaiacovo to 2 year deal, $2.5m cap hit

Posted by ShanahanMan on 15 September 2012 - 11:13 AM

Believe it or not points aren't all that plays into salary for defensemen.

Carlo is a decent puck moving defenseman, he's nothing more than an average to below average in terms of defense, Ericsson plays a ton more in shorthanded situations, and is much more physical. Different players demand different salaries depending on the role they play. One also had much more leverage on the team, Ericsson's not a world beater by any means, but he does provide something the wings don't have much of on the back end, toughness, and size. Which the Wing's lost quite a bit with Stuart.

Fair points, but I gotta disagree with you on Ericsson being more physical. While the guy does have the size advantage, he's also a pylon and rarely makes use of it. He is a decent puckmover though.

Haven't watched too much of Carlo so can't really comment on his defensive abilities but yeah, the general consensus seems to be he's a solid 5th/6thdefender when he's healthy. Also, he's got pretty good numbers.

#2328840 Wings sign Carlo Colaiacovo to 2 year deal, $2.5m cap hit

Posted by ShanahanMan on 15 September 2012 - 01:32 AM

Makes you wonder how a guy like Ericsson who's averaged about the same amount of games played as Colaiacovo the last few seasons but with less than half the points, can command almost a million dollars more a year in salary.

Just don't get it...

#2328658 Wings sign Carlo Colaiacovo to 2 year deal, $2.5m cap hit

Posted by ShanahanMan on 13 September 2012 - 11:59 PM

He's a plus player, good age, and if he can stay healthy, he's good for a solid 30 points. Given what was out there, this was our best bet.

Better than Kindl at least.

#2323500 Ryan trade is a must!

Posted by ShanahanMan on 01 August 2012 - 11:44 PM

As Crymson said, Anaheim's GM has come out and said, amidst all the Ryan talk, that they have no intentions of moving him.

Besides, a top pair defenseman is of more priority now.

#2322397 Holland losing his moxie? Is Detroit slipping as UFA destination?

Posted by ShanahanMan on 27 July 2012 - 06:50 AM

If our amazing amount of young talent is so amazing, why are giys like Holmstrom, Bertuzzi, Tootoo, Eaves, Miller, and Samuelsson getting the minutes? People need to wake up and realize that Tatar, Nyquist, Brunner, etc all would have had 60-80 games played last year if they were so amazing. The Darren Helms and Dwight Kings of hockey dont get held bacl for development long, much less the Datsyuks and Kopitars.

Well.....uh, to be fair, it would have been a bit hard for those guys to put up minutes for us while they were playing for other teams........or other leagues.

#2321027 Holland losing his moxie? Is Detroit slipping as UFA destination?

Posted by ShanahanMan on 22 July 2012 - 06:51 PM

One's gotta think Holland has had a hard time selling the program in recent years.

I mean, yes we're an original six team with a previous winning tradition. However, we're also a team with an old, dilapidated arena, a team who just lost their franchise player, full of aging veterans and unproven youth....a team, playoff wise, has been going the wrong direction for the last 4 years.....

Yeah, doesn't really scream "attractive" does it?

#2320545 Flyers sign Weber to offer sheet: 14y/$110m ($56m 1st 4yrs)

Posted by ShanahanMan on 19 July 2012 - 08:30 PM

A team that couldn't win with Weber, Suter and Radulov needs only Weber and one other good defenseman to win the Cup? How about no?

The lengths to which you go in order to disparage the Wings' chances and inflate those of other teams is amazing.

Can you make single post without insulting the person you're responding to? Just once?

Couldn't win? You're defending our roster yet at the same time discounting a team that destroyed us in the playoffs? I seriously can't wrap my head around the way your logic works.

The Predators put together a damn solid team essentially from scratch due to good management and smart draft choices. We lose Stuart, Rafalski, Lidstrom in the span of two years and you think all is fine, yet they lose Suter and you immediately think they "cant win"? I don't consider Radulov a loss, and the loss of Suter will definitely hurt, but I can think, as long as they retain Weber, they are still a team that can go far.

But it doesn't matter what I say, because in your little world, you'll always think we have a Stanley Cup caliber team regardless of the names on the roster.

#2320160 We can still win it all THIS season, but...

Posted by ShanahanMan on 19 July 2012 - 07:38 AM

Haha, so a GM that can't get good proven young talent from other clubs for our scraps is a bad GM? Let me give you a hint here....no GM can work that magic, especially in the new NHL. I don't care if you pay your GM 6 million or 60 million a year. No GM is going to perform the NHL version of the Louisiana Purchase. :D

At the end of the day, regardless of what your excuse is..... if the decisions you make/don't make as a GM are gradually leading your team to become weaker and weaker, than you're simply not doing a good job as GM. Simple.