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#2529604 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by ShanahanMan on 02 July 2014 - 07:28 PM

Why can't Nyquist, under a whole season (if healthy) score 20-25 goals? Our entire rookie 3rd line should at least match their last year totals.
Where are we exactly losing production? Even if we have a freak injury plagued season the totals should be matched. Without going through 25 games with Cleary, Bertuzzi and Samuelsson taking up roster spots from our most productive players
The fat is trimmed offensively. We may be a bit too lean sometimes but it looks a lot nicer then opening day last year

 

Again you seem to have this weird notion that our team is full of potential superstars in the making. There is absolutely no indication guys like Jurco, Glendenning, Miller, Abdelkader, Sheahan are going to on some crazy scoring tear next year. I mean, I would be happy if they do, but there is absolutely no guarantee or even indication that is going to happen. It's all jsut wishful thinking that they are all either gonna be AS good or BETTER. Most of these guys wouldn't even make the 4th line on most teams. Great, we have Tatar and Nyquist who we can rely to net us 20-25 goals. Let's totally ride on that into the playoffs.

 

 

All that is GUARANTEED is we are a year older, with a core of superstars dealing with significant injuries. Everything else is up in the air. 

 

Remember, despite making the playoffs, this is a team that finished with a losing record. 




#2529567 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by ShanahanMan on 02 July 2014 - 04:51 PM

I'm so tired of this, "if we weren't injured" argument.  Datsyuk and Zetterberg weren't injured when we lost in the first round to San Jose in 2010.  They weren't injured when we lost in the second round to San Jose in 2011.  They weren't injured when we got embarrassed by Nashville in 2012.  They weren't injured when we blew a 3 games to 1 lead against Chicago a year ago.  And they very likely weren't the only people playing injured in this year's mauling by Boston. 
 
Another thing, people play hurt in the playoffs all the time.  Bergeron was nearly dead a year ago and Boston had no trouble making it to the finals.  Anybody that thinks a healthy Pavel or Hank change the outcome of our series isn't looking at recent history, and isn't taking into account the fact that injuries don't only happen to Detroit. 
 
We lose because our "elite" players aren't good enough anymore.  Our up and comers aren't good enough yet.  And everybody else is just average. 


Epic post dude. Couldn't agree more.


#2529460 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by ShanahanMan on 02 July 2014 - 12:35 PM

You sir, are a grade A clown. Tank the season?? GTFO and go root for the Canucks or Flyers or someone.


How about you go buy Quincey and Cleary jerseys? Prove you're a true fan.


#2529379 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by ShanahanMan on 02 July 2014 - 10:18 AM

I'm officially calling for a 2015 TANK job. I think we can all agree, there is absolutely NOTHING to amp us up and get excited about in the upcoming season. Literally, NOTHING. 
 
Instead of praying for another 8th seed finishing of limping into the playoffs and getting decimated in the 1st round, I would much rather hope for an absolute tank and hopefully get a top 3 draft pick. Not only will this give us all something to get excited for, but it might also spark some much needed change in the organization's management. 
 
Who's with me?  #Tankit2014



#2528896 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by ShanahanMan on 01 July 2014 - 06:26 PM

Annnnnnnd this is why no one wants to come here. 




#2528541 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by ShanahanMan on 01 July 2014 - 03:47 PM

It just hit me. 

 

No one wanting to play for us? 

 

Incompetent GM? 

 

A sports team living in the shadow of it's glory days?

 

Holy s***. We're the new ISLANDERS




#2528505 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by ShanahanMan on 01 July 2014 - 03:30 PM

We're just a heartbeat away from Holland's annual, "Why we Struck Out" press conference consisting of great quotes like:

 

"We kicked some tires"

 

"We like our team"

 

"Cleary and Quincey extensions are our moves". 




#2528437 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by ShanahanMan on 01 July 2014 - 02:58 PM

Keep a cool head. Sometimes its the moves that don't get done

Oh seriously give me a break. 




#2528424 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by ShanahanMan on 01 July 2014 - 02:52 PM

As far as I'm concerned Holland has done the best job he could unless he trades away a young player for garbage. Free agebts don't want to come here? Fine build a winner from within then. Draft well. Develop even better. All things he has oversaught durring his tenure.

And then trade them away for washed up centermen for a 5-game playoff run. 




#2528380 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by ShanahanMan on 01 July 2014 - 02:40 PM

LOL




#2527296 UFA day looking up

Posted by ShanahanMan on 30 June 2014 - 04:50 PM

I'm still calling Cleary + Alfie + Ray Whitney with time for Holland to tee off by noon.


#2526274 NHL Draft 2014: First Round

Posted by ShanahanMan on 27 June 2014 - 06:36 PM

Hilarious. They're booing Bettman with passion every time he touches the mic.


#2524188 Dan Cleary may return...sigh

Posted by ShanahanMan on 17 June 2014 - 10:19 AM

Hahahaha. And people called me crazy when I said 100% he would be brought back, probably to a multi year deal.

I also very much expect a multi year offer to be made to Bertuzzi, Legwand, maybe even Sammy.

This is Holland.


#2523761 2014 SCF : (2) The Big Apple vs. (3) Hollywood

Posted by ShanahanMan on 13 June 2014 - 11:45 PM

It's depressing we paid more for Legwand than Kings did for Gaborik.


#2520917 WCSF : (6) Los Angeles Cartmans vs. (1) Coach Bombay and the Quacks

Posted by ShanahanMan on 16 May 2014 - 09:41 PM

Hilarious watching guys like Vanek and Gaborik show up hard for the playoffs and be difference makers while we paid loads more for a guy who became a 4th line winger. 

 

And yet Shero is the one who gets fired.