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#2541594 Weiss

Posted by joesuffP on 16 October 2014 - 06:42 PM

Maybe he's pouting at practices


#2428135 Wings Attempting to Re-sign Cleary

Posted by FedorovFan5 on 06 July 2013 - 04:17 PM

I like Cleary but it's time to make a change.  This team struggled mightily at times last year and Cleary's play has been declining for 2 years straight now.  He's doesn't have the wheels/endurance to play the type of offense this team wants to play.  I can't count the number of times i saw the Wings break out last year with Cleary not able to join the rush, or how many times Cleary hit the blue line and just dumped in b/c he didn't have the speed to beat defenders or the size/strength to overpower them.  His best play came in front of the net on power plays, but he wasn't great at it (not like Holmstrom) and not worth the contract being mentioned.  Great grit player, great locker room guy, etc but not a $2.5M player in a salary cap era. 




#2427085 Wings sign Stephen Weiss, 5-years, $24.5m

Posted by joesuffP on 05 July 2013 - 01:44 PM

So much forward depth! Our D was top 5 in GA
And can go nowhere but up add that to jimmy being locked up the future is bright in hockeytown


#2425854 Players of Interest

Posted by Travis on 04 July 2013 - 01:22 PM

They're already losing Horton and now Seguin? They'll be a defensive beast but they're losing out big up front.


Eriksson is no slouch.


#2426160 Wings in on Alfredsson

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 04 July 2013 - 08:21 PM

 

Fine by me. Neidermeyer was a big ****** as well.

Oh, definitely no argument here, in regard to Neidermeyer I mean.  But shooting a puck at someone?  Pretty careless and childish IMO.  Its on the same level as Mclellan coming into the game for 45 seconds and slashing mule in the stomach.  It makes me sick every time I see his face on tsn.  




#2422265 Howard a top 6-8 goalie?

Posted by Dynheart on 25 June 2013 - 04:35 PM

There was a letter out recently about the future, prospects and such. Holland was just yappin' away. At one point he says believes Howard will be a top 6-8 goalie during his contract.

 

What do you guys think? I think he's top 8-10 right now. Do you guys think he'll hit that expectation? And also...What does that leave for Mrazek? Howard has obvious FAR exceeded expectations. We were happy at the thought of him hitting top 15. Now it's not too far fetched to think of him as a top 6-8 goalie (I remember Babcock calling him an upper echelon goalie).

 

But we, as a fan base, expect Mrazek to exceed Howard. Are we fooling ourselves? Did we get lucky with Howard? Will we kick ourselves later on by trading Howard away hoping Mrazek is the better goalie?

 

All I know is Howard far, FAR exceeded my expectations. A couple of years ago we thought top 20, and would be glad he'd fit in the top 15. He jumped passed that expectation...

 

Howard, IMO, top 8-10 now. Potential top 6-8 according to Holland. I say he hits it. Why not? But where does that leave room for Mrazek? He just come in and bump Howard down one and make him a top 7-9 goalie? Crazy stuff guys. Howard's a keeper....but Mrazek..../scream!




#2422189 Trade/Buyout thread

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 25 June 2013 - 01:05 PM

I would hate to be a Flyers fan right now. You trim the contracts of Richards to make room for Bryz and get rid of Bobrovsky who wins the Vezina this year. Only to use a buy-out on him. Yikes!


#2422176 Trade/Buyout thread

Posted by kipwinger on 25 June 2013 - 12:32 PM

Sweet, trade Filppula's rights and whatever else to Winnepeg for Blake Wheeler's rights.  Trade a conditional 4th to Florida for Weiss's rights.  Bingo bango, got a big power winger and a center to replace Flip. 

 

Also, sweeten either pot with Tootoo, Colaiacovo, Eaves, or Emmerton as necessary. 




#2420748 Datsyuk agrees to 3-year extension, $22.5m total, $7.5m/year

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 18 June 2013 - 10:55 PM

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#2416371 Darren Helm - Career in Question?

Posted by Jedi on 30 May 2013 - 08:14 PM

I would seriously consider buying him out if I'm Holland. Not because I don't like him but because its a freak back injury. You never know what happens.


No need. They'll have him on LTIR, so he won't count against the cap. If he comes back, we're a better hockey team. If not, he won't hurt the team's cap situation.


#2417913 Visors Required - New NHL Players in '13-'14

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 05 June 2013 - 03:05 PM

Was there this much fight when they mandated helmets and nut cups?  I remember that there was when they argued the former, but I don't recall any fury over the latter.


*queue my one allotted sexist comment for the day*

Are any of us surprised that most men value their balls over their brains?!

*thus ends my rampant sexism for the day. I apologize.*

Back on topic, I totally agree with the concept that an individual should be able to make their own dumbass decisions about how they want to impact their health (smoking, triple double baconator of death, willingness to take pucks to the dome)--given that that decision does not adversely affect others. These players are not only investments money-wise on someone else's insurance dime, but as others have pointed out they are an investment that a team makes to reasonably assume that a particular role is filled, frequently long term, on their team. Their coaches rely on them being there. Their teammates rely on them being there. And I, as a fan, rely on them being there and doing everything they can to ensure that my team stays competitive. If a player wants to have unprotected sex with a Thai hooker whilst drinking moonshine and inserting cockroaches into his ass, fine. Just don't flipping do it while you're signed to play for my team.

So...uh...I guess I feel the same way about the visor issue. Signed to play for my team? Then wear a damn visor, wear a damn helmet, and no damn Thai hookers. *Mic drop*


#2414112 Proud of our boys

Posted by Vladifan on 28 May 2013 - 06:16 PM

Well said!   

 

Somehow, the Wings have strived AND succeeded without Lidstrom, without Holmstrom, without Bertuzzi, without Helm, and without DeKeyser.  Somewhere along the line in this shortened bastardized season this ragtag, crippled, makeshift, old and slow, rookie-peppered bunch of hockey players became a TEAM.  A team that has taken the number one hockey squad in the world to a seventh game.  Still nobody much is talking about them with any sense of what it took for them to get where they are.

 

It simply doesn't matter.  Anybody with a penchant for sports history will be talking about this team in years to come, and they will get their due.  They are a miracle of their own making.  I am so very proud to be here in this moment.  To savor their valor, and experience the thrills and chills at their very Trying.

 

I love you Detroit Red Wings.  Thank you so much for who you are, and what you have become.  And I am so very proud and honored to be one of your fans.  




#2410790 WCSF Game 4 GDT- Blackhawks 0 @ Red Wings 2 - (DET leads series 3-1)

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 May 2013 - 06:10 AM

Just look at all the fun Ryan Suter is missing. Think he is enjoying his in-laws right about now? :D


#2405960 Red Wings don't belong in the same rink as the Hawks?

Posted by Trastion on 17 May 2013 - 09:56 AM

I hope the hawks players are thinking the same thing. When we win a game or two and they start getting angry, like the ducks, did they will fall apart.




#2410777 Red Wings don't belong in the same rink as the Hawks?

Posted by Ally on 24 May 2013 - 01:29 AM

I wish I had bothered to find this guy's twitter since I mentioned the hammer/nail analogy earlier during the game.
Funny how as the series goes along the "nail" is looking more like a railway spike.