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#2314710 Ryan Suter agrees to 13-year, $98-mil deal with Wild

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 04 July 2012 - 12:45 PM


Just look at Minny's roster and explain to me how that looked more attractive than Detroit to either player. Other than Suter they have no one on D worth mentioning. Half of the forwards are guys who can hit but don't do much else. It's really telling how much these guys only cared about playing together and getting huge contracts from their "home" team.

I, for one, care far more about trying to get Weber either this season or next and watching Smith develop into a top four defenseman. Sure, the Wings will probably struggle a bit this year without the same solid backend that we're used to, but in the end, the team will have a brighter future than the Wild.

#2312870 Red Wings Sign Jordin Tootoo to 3-yr deal, $1.9M/yr

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 02 July 2012 - 12:51 PM

And? That's Tootoo career high so far and his second highest was 18 points. Helm has already hit 32 points in a year and his lowest so far in a full season was 24 points. Again, Helm says hi!!

So why can't Helm and Tootoo play on the same line and be even more productive? It's fairly clear that you don't like Tootoo, but give the guy a chance. He wasn't signed to put up points.

On a side note, I wonder if Tootoo will be allowed to wear Lebda's #22. Can't imagine he'd live up to the legacy.

#2306179 2012 SCF : Los Angeles Kings vs. New Jersey Devils

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 09 June 2012 - 10:13 AM

Going to the Tigers - Reds game tonight at GABP so hopefully I'll be back in time to catch the puck drop. I'll say the Kings will finish this off and become the new Stanley Cup Champions.

#2305133 Vokoun moved to Pittsburgh for a 7th Round pick.

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 04 June 2012 - 10:29 AM

Good move for PIT. I guess Vokoun will have to play the backup role after all.

#2304885 2012 SCF : Los Angeles Kings vs. New Jersey Devils

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 02 June 2012 - 09:58 PM

Very inconsistent reffing in these Finals so far. But hey, that's what we've come to expect from the NHL...

#2302797 Congratulations to the LA Kings

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 23 May 2012 - 10:47 AM

Kind of funny that there could be a coaching rematch of the '04 Finals, albeit with different teams.

#2302379 A general, how I would build a team

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 21 May 2012 - 06:37 AM

How do you build a successful NHL team you ask? It's simple. I don't get why people think Ken Holland's so smart??


1mil, 1mil





...THAT's how you structure a 70 million dollar salary cap in today's NHL. There are 11 players that you give about 5mil to (and three of them you could give 6mil to) - your top six forwards, your top four defensemen and your goalie. I don't care if you draft and develop them, if you trade for them, or if you sign them. You get them. That's where you need your elite talent.

...As for the rest of the guys, your bottom six forwards, your bottom pairing defenseman, your backup goalie, and your healthy scratches. None of these guys should be making more than 1mil a season. Most of them should be cheap, young, big, strong, fast, tough, hard-working ready-to-play draft picks that you make. They don't need to be able to score. They just need to be those things. And you can find those things anywhere in the draft if you're looking for them. If one of the guy's blows up and is in line for a big contract...you let him walk...and you call up the next guy.

Simple as that.

I'm shocked that no one has picked up on the sarcasm of this post.

#2302378 2012 World Ice Hockey Championships

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 21 May 2012 - 06:29 AM

Hate him or love him - Semin fit like a glove on Pavs wing. If his pricetag is low enough (4.5) and the terms short I wouldnt be upset to see him on the Wings next year. Weve taken on projects/reclaimation projects before ... and hes probably the youngest and most talented renaissance man Hollands ever given a career 2nd life to.

That sounds like a good deal, but I just have to imagine that he only played so well because he knew that the tournament is short and European players have that reputation of caring more about International play than winning a Cup.

I could be wrong and he might do well in a better run organization, but I just wouldn't get my hopes up based on one solid outing in a World Championship.

#2302286 A general, how I would build a team

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 20 May 2012 - 07:21 AM

If I had a nickel for every new thread started about how to build this team or who we should add in the offseason, I'd be able to buy the Phoenix Coyotes.

#2300094 Suter most likely out of Nashville

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 08 May 2012 - 01:30 PM

A few thing....parise is not gritty. he is also a 60 point guy, not a 80+ point guy. he is a sniper only with very average play making abilities. he is also only 5-11/190. same as most of our forwards. they need people to create space for them in the playoffs, and Parise is not going to do that. Not to mention suck up a lot of money.

Parise is also great along the boards, goes to the net and has a fantastic shot. Yeah, we don't need someone like that...

#2296654 Toughness and Snipers

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 24 April 2012 - 11:50 AM

Matt Carkner will most likely hit free agency as well and would be a decent pickup for D. He would definitely address the toughness need and can actually play decent minutes in case Quincey can't turn his game around. Adding a cheap "tough guy" on D would allow Holland to go with speed on the bottom six and avoid signing a 4th-liner that would only play 4-5 minutes a game. Getting Parise has to be the top priority, though. The series with Nashville proved that this team doesn't have one guy outside of Zetterberg that can be relied on for goals.

#2294011 WCQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Predators 2

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 20 April 2012 - 07:54 PM

It's seriously embarrassing watching this team this year. They don't even look like they're in the same league as Nashville and the defense has been absolutely terrible. The offense is still doing the same things that haven't worked all series long. At this point I just have no idea what happened to the Wings...

#2280155 #6 Chicago Blackhawks vs. #3 Phoenix Coyotes

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 08 April 2012 - 06:27 AM

Phoenix in 5 or 6. Phoenix went 3-1 against Chicago in the regular season and have the offense and goaltending to beat them in the playoffs. We'll see, but for the first time ever I'm rooting for the 'Yotes.

#2276582 4/1 GDT : Panthers 1 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 01 April 2012 - 04:39 PM

Franzen seems basically worthless at this point. I know he's been out for a little bit and needs a few games to get back into shape but his lack of effort and terrible decision-making in the offensive zone are getting old...

#2276549 4/1 GDT : Panthers 1 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 01 April 2012 - 04:19 PM

Holmstrom and Nyquist are the hardest working players on the team right now.