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ShanahanMan

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#2304164 Excited and Optimistic

Posted by ShanahanMan on 31 May 2012 - 07:56 AM

We do NOT already have a good team, otherwise we wouldn't have had our asses handed to us in the first round. Datsyuk and Zetterberg have nothing to do with the absence Lidstrom will leave on the blueline and Kronwall, while a solid player, is no where near Lidstrom level and, in my opinion, never will be.

We are NOT that deep, as most farm boys who we've been giving shots to have really been disappointing thus far. Kindl, Emmerton, Mursak to name a few. You think these guys are the future? Sure, there's potential in Nyquist and Smith but it's way too early to tell and I see 3rd line at best. I mean, Babcock himself commented on his brilliantly after we got eliminated, basically saying we were putting 3rd and 4th line guys on our 1st and 2nd. I mean, Abdelkader a 2nd line center? Give me a break.

We may seem like we have a lot of money, but considering the scarcity of the FA market this summer, expect the star players to command big big bucks. And we know how Holland feels about "spending". Well, other than bloated 10 year+ contracts that is.

You know what we could have asked for? Our GM to give our star player and captain a better team to support him his final season. Otherwise, maybe he wouldn't "lack the motivation and drive to continue" (his words not mine).



Seriously though, how does the sand taste?


#2304041 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by ShanahanMan on 30 May 2012 - 07:43 PM

I have mixed emotions of both sadness and anger.

Sad to see who in my mind is the greatest defenseman in NHL history, someone who I grew up watching, retire.

Angry to see him go out the way he did. Holland brought him back, just to stand pat and not improve the team around whatsoever around him. In exchange, we get just about shut out in the first round. He deserved a better way to go out......

He deserved a better fate.


#2301574 #8 Los Angeles Kings vs. #3 Phoenix Coyotes

Posted by ShanahanMan on 15 May 2012 - 09:44 PM

Doan is just vicious. Glad he got the misconduct.


#2291545 WCQF Game Four GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 1

Posted by ShanahanMan on 17 April 2012 - 09:53 PM

For people comparing complaining Wings fans and complaining Canucks fans, you guys need to keep one thing in mind.

Just about every sensible fan of this team KNEW that we had holes, as well as opportunities and the money to address them. Holland chose not, instead simply relied on past success with the core players. In that, we all have a right to be angry, as Holland sitting on his hands, once again, has turned out to cost us big time.

Canucks on the other hand made it to game 7 of the stanley cup finals WITH THE SAME EXACT TEAM AS LEAST YEAR. They had every reason to believe they could do it again. However, surprises hit, and that would be the Kings. It's in no fault of the GM of the team, as he did what he was supposed to, and that was keeping a stanley cup team together. So those fans really have no right to actually "complain" as much as be frustrated with the outcome.

My two cents.

Screw Holland.


#2291496 WCQF Game Four GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 1

Posted by ShanahanMan on 17 April 2012 - 09:45 PM

Man.....what I would give to have Bowman back behind the benches....


#2291410 WCQF Game Four GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 1

Posted by ShanahanMan on 17 April 2012 - 09:32 PM

And I hope Holland still feels good about that Franzen lock up that has destroyed our cap space.


#2291376 WCQF Game Four GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 1

Posted by ShanahanMan on 17 April 2012 - 09:28 PM

Cleary, my god, you are so bad. If you're back in a Wings sweater next year I will literally puke.


#2291361 WCQF Game Four GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 1

Posted by ShanahanMan on 17 April 2012 - 09:27 PM

Thanks Kenny! Hope you're still happy with this team!


#2291246 WCQF Game Four GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 1

Posted by ShanahanMan on 17 April 2012 - 09:16 PM

******* SHAMEFUL


#2291042 WCQF Game Four GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 1

Posted by ShanahanMan on 17 April 2012 - 08:56 PM

For fruck's sake, waive Cleary already.


#2283846 Shea Weber fined for Zetterberg "headslam"

Posted by ShanahanMan on 12 April 2012 - 07:05 PM

Angry as hell and have a lost a great deal of respect for Shanahan. Another NHL puppet controlled by Bettman afterall.


#2282257 WCQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Predators 3

Posted by ShanahanMan on 11 April 2012 - 08:30 PM

Nothing Howie could do on that one.


#2276903 Quincey suspended 1 game

Posted by ShanahanMan on 02 April 2012 - 09:29 AM

Suspend him. Basically asking for it.

Anyone else notice our s*** streak didnt start until he rejoined?


#2272750 3/21 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Rangers 2 (OT)

Posted by ShanahanMan on 21 March 2012 - 09:01 PM

Cleary is so freakin useless it makes me sick.


#2270346 3/14 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Ducks 4

Posted by ShanahanMan on 14 March 2012 - 10:32 PM

LOL, we are screwed when Lids goes.

Where is all this amazing defensive depth I keep hearing about? Sure as hell isn't on the ice.