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#2615869 Salary Cap Raised

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 24 June 2015 - 05:20 AM

Personally I had hopes it would go up higher around $ 74 million, Wings are an original 6 team so it would have helped us longterm either by 1. unloading bad contracts and 2. offer-sheet some guys that are worth it.

Holland is not going to offer sheet anyone. It's just bad business. All it would do having the cap that high is allow teams like Chicago to hold on to their players. Also, it would actually decrease our chances of landing a top FA.

#2614749 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 16 June 2015 - 09:45 AM

Still hate their fans, especially the ones who jumped on board after the 2nd Cup, but there's no denying that team was built to continually compete for Cups.  Time for the rest of the league (especially the Wings) to step up and make sure they don't win a 4th.

#2614315 Wings open to trading Mantha and/or their 1st Round Pick

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 14 June 2015 - 08:48 AM

Mantha, 19th pick and Pulks to Arizona for 3rd overall and then draft Noah and we should have our future Def # 1.

Arizona would likely want more than that considering they're almost guaranteed to have a future top D pairing of OEL - Hanifin. That's potentially one of the best in the league.

#2612477 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 31 May 2015 - 10:10 AM

I thought the cap was supposed to create parity for the league?  Still the same teams every year that make it this far; they just do it with their high draft picks from tanking for years.  Even several years ago I would still watch most of the playoffs after the Wings were eliminated because it was still entertaining for me.  Now though?  Haven't watched a game since our Game 7 against the Bolts.  The product that the NHL trots out there every year is getting worse and worse.  I figure the only way to send a message is to not give them any money and not watch the games.

#2605678 What if we got a new 91 in town? Vladimir Tarasenko

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 03 May 2015 - 09:46 AM

I don't see them letting go of Tarasenko but if Backes becomes available... 

#2601397 ECQF : (7) Sénateurs d'Ottawa vs. (2) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 27 April 2015 - 08:05 AM


A lot of these goals are waived off even when the whistle hasn't been blown yet, because of the intent to blow bulls***. Also, that whistle should have never happened as quickly as it did. 


In the end, the Habs are the most beatable team left in the playoffs. They struggle to score. They scored 2 goals in their last 3 games. Price can't get a shutout every night. Wings held the highest scoring team to just 9 goals in 5 games. The Habs are nowhere near the team some make them out to be. 


Also, Markov has really started to show his age and I can imagine some of our speedier forwards having a field day against him.  I just hope we can close out this series against Tampa and continue to play solid defense.

#2589302 Time to move Howard?

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 05 April 2015 - 12:55 PM

Until there is absolutely no doubt in the minds of management and fans that Mrazek is the #1 in Detroit then there's no way they can even think of trading Howard (unless Holland receives an offer too good to refuse).  Mrazek is young and confident but when I watch him he looks like Howard did when he first came into the league: talented but prone to rookie mistakes.  Howard, on the other hand, is now an experienced veteran who hasn't quite looked the same after a bad injury and needs to get some good bounces to regain his confidence.  The shootout win last night could be the start of him turning it around.

#2585809 Who should sit?

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 27 March 2015 - 08:12 AM

I'd like to see Ericsson sit and bring in Marchenko. With the forwards I know Babcock will sit whoever he doesn't like but Weiss shouldn't be scratched every game and only play on the 4th when he finally gets a chance...

#2584233 Connor McDavid

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 23 March 2015 - 05:18 PM

As long as McDavid and Eichel don't go to Edmonton or Toronto, I'll be happy.  Neither of those organizations know how to develop young players and I actually want to see these guys play well and become stars instead of being handicapped by poorly run management.

#2583659 Losing Streak affecting Babcock's Decision?

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 21 March 2015 - 08:04 AM

He may have already made up his mind. We don't know. I will say that he no longer seems to be as effective as he was 5-6 years ago so a change to Blashill might be for the best in the long run.

#2582397 Mrazek to start how many games?

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 15 March 2015 - 05:18 PM

I say ride him until he starts losing (if that happens). Give Howard a short leash in the playoffs.

#2580162 Gus injured; Mrazek re-called

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 08 March 2015 - 08:49 PM

Howard is fine, Gus is an injury-prone borderline NHL backup and Mrazek is a young, talented goaltender who needs to continue to get NHL experience. Our goalie situation doesn't worry me as much as the defense.

#2573688 Around the NHL -- GWT -- 2/16 thru 2/22

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 23 February 2015 - 06:55 AM


Couldn't believe how many PP's you guys didn't capitalize on


I see what you did there  ;)

#2572315 2/18 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (SO. Yes, SO!).

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 18 February 2015 - 10:28 PM

Seeing Tats punk Kane on his own move was the happiest I've been all season.

#2571507 Why are the Wings Afraid to Block Shots?

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 17 February 2015 - 01:23 PM

That screen by Kronwall on the first Montreal goal last night was a prime example of "either block it or get the hell out of the way."  I think if Jimmy had been able to see that shot clearly it wouldn't have gone in.