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#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 :)

#2511964 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4 - Series tied 1-1

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 20 April 2014 - 02:26 PM

So Tatar is able to take down Chara that easily? What a diver.

#2510846 4/18 ECQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 @ Bruins 0. DET leads series 1-0

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 18 April 2014 - 07:18 PM

Well, after 1 period I think it's safe to say that if we play our game we definitely have a shot at winning this series.  Bruins are getting away with a lot of mugging and crosschecks that I hope will be called when we get different refs.

#2509522 WCQF - Series E - Colorado vs. Minnesota

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 14 April 2014 - 10:54 AM

I'm picking Colorado in this series. I don't want to, but I just don't see how the Wild could beat them in a 7 game series.

#2507117 Lightning sign GM Yzerman to contract extension

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 08 April 2014 - 07:04 AM

Enough crying about the Jarnkrok trade.  There's no guarantee that he would have come in and scored points at the rate he was/is doing it in Nashville.  Different systems, different situations.  On that note, congrats to Yzerman.  He needs a few more years to allow his moves and picks to pan out in Tampa and to gain more experience at his position.

#2506476 4/5 GDT - Canadiens 5 vs Red Wings 3

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 05 April 2014 - 07:48 PM

Nyquist hasn't had the usual energy since he was put back with franzen. I swear franzen sucks the energy out of the guys he plays with. He doesn't even try out there.


Agreed.  I like Datsyuk with Nyquist (who wouldn't?) but put somebody else on the other wing.  Alfredsson or Abby, maybe?

#2506411 4/5 GDT - Canadiens 5 vs Red Wings 3

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 05 April 2014 - 07:27 PM

Lashoff with the terrible angle there...  man that Pacioretty kid has some wheels, though.

#2500382 Blown Leads

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 24 March 2014 - 11:56 AM

Quite simply, it's lack of sustained offensive pressure.  It's easy to blame the defense when the puck is in our own zone for over half the game.  I've noticed, time after time, the Wings will gain the blue line, get the puck in the corner, and then lose a battle along the boards.  Getting one or two weak shots on goal and then losing the puck for over a minute is not the way to keep a lead.  That said, the PP looks better than it has for most of the season, largely due to new guys getting chances and the kids' energy.