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#2003969 Nill says the Wings could trade up

Posted by uk_redwing on 24 June 2010 - 11:36 AM

There, happy?


Seems a small group of posters (or one guy with multiple accounts) has been repeatadly negging all of my posts. Impressive, no? He/they have negged me about 50/60 times in the last 24 hours.

Im just a little peeved off <_<


#2003818 Nill says the Wings could trade up

Posted by uk_redwing on 24 June 2010 - 07:51 AM

I reeeeeally dont want to watch a few hours of drafting if Detroit just trades down again...

edit: yeah cos this really deserves a -2


-7... :clap: Absof***inlutely.


#2003066 Nill says the Wings could trade up

Posted by uk_redwing on 23 June 2010 - 05:34 AM

I reeeeeally dont want to watch a few hours of drafting if Detroit just trades down again...

edit: yeah cos this really deserves a -2


#2002977 Do Wings fans want another Yzerman?

Posted by uk_redwing on 22 June 2010 - 09:29 PM

Stevie Y's legacy is unlikely to be duplicated by any individual in any sports franchise any time soon.


I disagree. There's another Stevie in another sport who's equally legendary in that regard...


#2002684 Cap to $59.64 million?

Posted by uk_redwing on 22 June 2010 - 02:44 PM

This has made the offseason that bit more exciting...


#2002466 Zenon Konopka

Posted by uk_redwing on 22 June 2010 - 11:25 AM

This was the quote I was speaking of: "You'd like to bring in a Brad May or an Aaron Downey-type player, but if it's not there, it's not there," Holland said. "If we can't fit it in, we would go without it. It's just impossible to address every single need in a cap world."

To me that sounds like he's giving up on the enforcer thing for now.


No it doesn't. He's saying he'll get one if he has the cap room for one.


#2002463 Holland Looking to sign an Enforcer

Posted by uk_redwing on 22 June 2010 - 11:22 AM

The article is the equivalent of -- "we think an enforcer would be cool in a sense of filling every possible role, but it's expendable in the cap world and not entirely necessary", which is basically what we've seen in the last, oh, decade or more? I think I just s*** in someone's cereal though by pointing that out.


:rolleyes:

Have you learnt how to make a sig that's within the rules yet?


#2002418 Zenon Konopka

Posted by uk_redwing on 22 June 2010 - 10:39 AM

REALLY MODS? REALLY?!?

This thread can go on and on like this, but I start a thread asking why threads like this keep going and why everyone on here is so pissy lately, in a light hearted manner and it gets deleted?

makes sense.......... :huh:


They don't care. They seem happy to let the standards of this forum drag further and further down.


#2002393 What's with all the negativity around here lately?

Posted by uk_redwing on 22 June 2010 - 10:14 AM

Possibly people are just fed up with this once great forum being saturated with s***e/people so clueless they're borderline trolls.

Trying to find a decent post on here can be like finding a needle in a hay stack sometimes.


#2002376 Holland Looking to sign an Enforcer

Posted by uk_redwing on 22 June 2010 - 09:52 AM

I think you bolded the wrong part of his quote. He mentioned ideally he would like to grab an enforcer, but he also alluded to the slim pickings on the market, especially for the particular molding Holland would be looking for.


If he's looking for an Aaron Downey or Brad May type, then the market is anything BUT slim pickings.


#2002350 Holland Looking to sign an Enforcer

Posted by uk_redwing on 22 June 2010 - 09:08 AM

if abby would drop the gloves we really wouldn't need an enforcer.


Is that because players would be scared of Abbys fearsome might? :rolleyes:


#2002347 Holland Looking to sign an Enforcer

Posted by uk_redwing on 22 June 2010 - 09:06 AM

I was just thinking what you meant with that. I mean, Babcock probably affects every moves Holland makes concerning the big club. I just don't think Babcock affected Brad May signing any more than the Hudler signing for example.

I just got the image that you were saying Babcock is somehow more pro-enforcer and more after tougher players. I feel Babcock is one of the few coaches in the league who prefers skill over toughness in many situations considering they way he wants his team to play.


He did! He said himself he was pushing for Holland to sign May for years! :scared:

And again, he is! His Anahiem teams were always tough, he's always openly praised his tough guys and enforcers in general...I dont know what else to say...


#2002341 Holland Looking to sign an Enforcer

Posted by uk_redwing on 22 June 2010 - 08:47 AM

Why do you think that exactly? Was getting Hudler for example more Holland's doing then?


What are you on about with that?

Anyway, Babcock has always been pressing for a tough guy. He said he was pushing for Holland to sign Brad May five years ago and has always openly praised enforcers and his need for wanting someone to "keep the flies off" whilst Holland has always made these wiggle-room remarks.


#2002326 Holland Looking to sign an Enforcer

Posted by uk_redwing on 22 June 2010 - 08:16 AM

And by the sounds of it, a heavyweight one at that:

Red Wings GM Ken Holland gave the Detroit News's Chris McCosky a roster update, and in doing so, he revealed that his one personnel goal during free agency involves adding someone who can drop the gloves when necessary:

"You'd like to bring in a Brad May or an Aaron Downey-type player, but if it's not there, it's not there," Holland said. "If we can't fit it in, we would go without it. It's just impossible to address every single need in a cap world."

If the Wings can't find a fourth-liner with bite, however, Holland suggests that the Wings have enough toughness to get the job done without a dedicated enforcer:

"We have some size on the back end, as well," Holland said. "We'd like an enforcer type, yes, but it has to be the right fit. We'll watch what moves are made over the next couple of months and see what shakes out."


Link Studies


I think this is more Mike Babcocks doing than Hollands, but its all good anyway! :clap:


#2002183 Taylor Pyatt Re-signs with Phoenix

Posted by uk_redwing on 21 June 2010 - 08:28 PM

One of the players I was calling to be signed last season instead of Jason Williams, along with Mike Comrie.

Why oh why did Kenny choose Williams? :huh: