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#2562028 McGratton on waivers

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 09 January 2015 - 02:23 PM

Babcock would never use him but I hope he ends up somewhere.

#2556893 Oilers schedule presser tomorrow

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 15 December 2014 - 01:54 PM

All I know is that I don't want to see the Oilers end up with Connor McDavid.  As the most hyped prospect since Crosby, I'd actually like to see this kid get a shot at becoming a star player on a team that's actually trying to rebuild instead of languishing in Edmonton and wasting the first 3 years of his career.

#2555112 Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 09 December 2014 - 03:56 PM

A team in Las Vegas would quickly turn into another Arizona Coyotes situation.  Their ECHL team, the Wranglers, even voluntarily suspended operations for this season because they were essentially kicked out of their arena (not necessarily for attendance issues, but still).  I would much rather see Seattle or Quebec City get a team if the league insists on another expansion.

#2549125 11/14 GDT : Blackhawks 1 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 15 November 2014 - 05:27 PM

I have to admit, it's nice having Quincey back.  He's played pretty well so far this season.

#2547560 Gustavsson injured

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 06 November 2014 - 07:17 AM

Knowing how Wings' injuries often go from "day to day" to "out for 4 months," this could be Mrazek's shot to steal the backup spot for good.

#2533105 Predictions for the DRW 2014-15 Season!

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 28 July 2014 - 07:39 AM

My predictions?


Half the roster is injured by November and they barely scrape into the playoffs again.

#2530266 MDZ close to signing with wings?

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 06 July 2014 - 03:14 PM

I've seen this on several rumor sites, but nothing from known credible sources yet.  It's another case of "oh, this guy was once known for his offense and the Red Wings need a puckmover so... 1 + 1 =" kind of situation.  He might be able to find his game again in this system but I'd rather let one of the kids play unless MDZ comes as a 7th d-man and we trade Kindl.

#2526923 BUF to buy out Christian Ehrhoff

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 29 June 2014 - 01:09 PM

Would be great if the Wings can sign him. I don't know why anyone thinks we would also get Niskanen. There just isn't cap space and I'm sure one or the other will take an offer that isn't reasonable for the Wings.

#2524643 Detroit re-signs Gustavsson 1 yr $1.85 mill

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 19 June 2014 - 04:58 PM

My guess is the he gets hurt sometime around December and Mrazek steals his spot for good. Not a bad insurance policy, but like others have said; he didn't look very good going down the stretch...

#2524203 Compliance buyout expected to be used on Tootoo

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 17 June 2014 - 11:06 AM

Please see my response in the Cleary thread....sum it up: Holland is stupid, needs to be fired and has done NOTHING to help this team since he let Hossa go.  His allegiance to these useless hockey players is sickening and it makes fans shake their heads...I sure hope he gets that ever important "future considerations" on trade day so he can use the damn buyout on a contract worth buying out. Franzen. But we all know, even if Holland is able to trade Tootoo, he will just let the buyout expire.


If I'm not mistaken, Holland did offer Hossa a contract before he re-signed Franzen but Hossa opted for more money and left for Chicago.  It's not like Franzen ruined the opportunity to keep Hossa.


Buying out Tootoo doesn't really make a whole lot of sense to fans, but it's the last time Holland can use a compliance buyout and Tootoo certainly won't be playing with the Wings under Babcock, so why waste $1.9 mil in space and a roster spot in GR?

#2520953 WCF: (6) California Dreamin' v (5) The Night Chicago Died

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 17 May 2014 - 08:12 AM

L.A. in 7. Why not make it three series in a row?

#2520599 ECSF : (4) Montreal Canadiens vs. (1) Boston Bruins

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 15 May 2014 - 08:11 AM

Lucic and the way the rest of his team acted are why the Bruins are going home early. The Canadiens stuck to their system instead of diving and trying to act tough.

#2520176 ECSF : (4) Montreal Canadiens vs. (1) Boston Bruins

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 12 May 2014 - 09:56 PM

Can't stand the Bruins and Price has outplayed Rask in this series. Hoping for a Montréal win in Game 7, as unlikely as it may seem.

#2517598 What Happened to Nyquist?

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 27 April 2014 - 12:13 PM

The Bruins' D gave him very little space and shut him down pretty well.  I think it had less to with him struggling effort-wise than it did having a lack of size and experience in the playoffs.  Not even the kid line was able to generate anything offensively.  It sucks to admit it, but Boston were just a superior team that was too big and firing on all cylinders. 

#2514473 Least Favorite Wings Players

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 23 April 2014 - 08:13 PM

Hes on this team because every line has a role. Glendenning fits the shutdown center role EXTREMELY well
Dats is now able to play against other team's 2,3,4 line because glendenning is somehow capable of shutting down other teams top centers. 
Not every player needs to provide offence, especially a 4th liner
As per the thread:
I despise Quincey Kindl Bertuzzi and right now Franzen


His job is to be a shut-down center. But since the complaint is that he doesn't score... well he's currently tied for the team lead in goals in these playoffs :)