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#2328213 The Ultimate Ranking List

Posted by Zetts on 11 September 2012 - 12:43 AM

A ranking based on....? Is there an article?

I mean, the first thing that pops to mind when I see the Phoenix Coyotes as the top-ranked NHL team, is that the list is bulls***. But I'm clearly missing the basis of how they're ranking teams, because even ESPN isn't that dumb.

#2323046 Wings & Yandle twitter-rumors? Believable?

Posted by Zetts on 30 July 2012 - 02:29 PM

I've supported Holland to this point, but if he actually gave up all of that for Yandle, I'd have to seriously re-think my views.

#2316817 Quincey files for arbitration

Posted by Zetts on 07 July 2012 - 05:13 PM

Take the damn picks and let him go.

This team is looking more and more like Edmonton by the second.

We are about an inch from calling this a "rebuilding" team..

We are most likely going to see every top player from Grand Rapids on the Wings roster next year no doubt about it. Im sure the NHL12 crew is all over it but there are real problems with experience on our team. When all is said and done we have Kron as the D mentor and Z, D and Mule as the mentors for the forwards. As great as they are, thats not a deep group for training the new recruits.

I have this feeling that Holland expected Ericcson to learn more from Nicky before he left and now that hes gone and its obvious Pylon didnt pick up much, hes trying to just put a full roster together with whatever is available.

Lets pray we dont hae injuries that require calling up from the 2nd line of the Griffins since the 1st line will already be on the Wings..

There are the Chicken Littles and the Poly Annas on this board and I think the sky is falling..

Take what picks? If the Wings don't accept the arbitrated salary, is he not a UFA? And he can't be offer-sheeted after filing for arbitration.

Furthermore, do you really believe that anybody would give a first and a third up for him anyways? The Wings paid a premium because it was the deadline, there are now similar options available for nothing.

We're not getting any picks, and we need Quincey.

#2315059 Has the Detroit diamond lost it's shine?

Posted by Zetts on 04 July 2012 - 05:12 PM

When specific player is chosen in the 1st round - then everybody is saying: that we couldn't trade down, when he's chosen lately - then everybody is saying: well there are 29 other teams which decided not to pick him...

Maybe 29 other teams have another needs to adress... Like Detroit need to adress TOUGHNESS but Kenny doesn't want to draft those kind of players, he want's to pick him through waivers...

Emmerton was (in best case) supposed to be 3rd line center - nothing more... unless we have problems with development of young players...

What needs were addressed by Anaheim in taking Mark Mitera? Or by Montreal in taking David Fisher? Or Sanguinetti, Persson, Vishnevsky, Summers, Corrente, Kana, Sneep, Alexandrov, Swan, Holzapfel, etc, etc, etc being taken by their respective teams. All of these were taken prior to Lucic and have never and will never come close to his impact. Maybe Boston just did a great job of scouting this one particular player among thousands. Or maybe they got lucky. Either way, this is a ridiculous argument - many teams dropped the ball in passing over Lucic.

You draft for talent, not needs. That's a common philosophy. If it was known how good Lucic was, he would have gone prior to the Wings ever making a pick.

#2315016 Has the Detroit diamond lost it's shine?

Posted by Zetts on 04 July 2012 - 04:35 PM

Dominator2005, youre the only one who realizes that Holland lost a race. If hes willing to offer 180 mil to 2 guys, why not go the extra mile and offer 8 mil a season to land em both. In 7 years, cap will be 80-90 million and the extra mil a season will be so meaningless. We lost 2 great players and our gm stinks. Those are the facts.

Has it occured to you that maybe Ilitch wasn't ok with that amount of money? Holland doesn't get to unilaterally make these decisions. 90M was them upping their offer, which Ilitch might not have been crazy about to begin with. I know that we just assume that Ilitch's wealth is unlimited, but maybe things aren't going quite as well these days? Just a thought.

Man people are fast to throw Kenny under the bus.

#2306341 Why Evander Kane is Worth the Price

Posted by Zetts on 10 June 2012 - 02:52 PM

For anyone curious about some more accurate numbers for the finances of the Jets: http://www.forbes.co.../winnipeg-jets/

24th most valuable team in the league
71m revenue
-5.2m profit
43m in player expenses

#2303196 Hasek wants to play in the NHL again

Posted by Zetts on 25 May 2012 - 01:23 PM


Despite being 47 years of age, Dominik Hasek wants to take one more kick at the can in the NHL. In speaking with a Czech newspaper, Hasek made clear his desire to return to the NHL.
"For sure, I know what I want...even my agent, he knows" Hasek was quoted as saying. His last action in the NHL came in 2007-08 with the Detroit Red Wings, where he posted a 2.14 GAA and a .902 save %.

I can only imagine the meltdown around here if Holland signed him as the new backup.

#2276002 3/30 GDT : Predators 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Zetts on 30 March 2012 - 09:16 PM

I'm usually one of the last people to get negative I think...but now I'm getting more than a little worried and pissed. A mid-season crap-fest is one thing, but the playoffs are kind of approaching. You'd think the Wings would be starting to pull their heads out of their asses about now.

#2272338 Cool Statistics website details chances...

Posted by Zetts on 20 March 2012 - 10:11 PM

Last year, if Dallas didn't choke on the final day, all 5 teams would have made the playoffs from that division (first time in league history that would have happened).

This year, it's likely that 3 teams from that division make the playoffs. Yeah, there's no powerhouse team, but it's hardly a weak division. A weak division is where one team makes the playoffs and the other teams flat out suck.

Last year there was also a team that was actually good in that division.

Alright, perhaps a better description is that it's the most uniformly mediocre division. I'd still be embarrased to be in that 3 slot and playing a 6th place team with more points. Obviously, I'm sure the team will take the home ice happily, but I doubt there can be a whole lot of pride in that.

#2272334 So who could the Red Wings get in the offseason?

Posted by Zetts on 20 March 2012 - 09:57 PM

People here trash Franzen, then suggest Alexander freaking Semin? Really? Semin is softer, has fewer points, and makes way more money. I'll pass.

Suter would be great. As would Parise. It should be easy to make one work, but would be hard to make both work. However, as has been mentioned, there's a fair amount of uncertainty with regards to the CBA, so who knows.

#2271521 Do the Pens Have the Cup Locked Up?

Posted by Zetts on 19 March 2012 - 11:56 AM

Are we even sure that Crosby can stay healthy for more than 10 games? How do we know that he'll hold up to the physical grind of the playoffs?

I'm sceptical.

#2270453 3/14 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Ducks 4

Posted by Zetts on 14 March 2012 - 11:16 PM

We'll almost certainly end up either 5 or 6. I'm actually rooting for 6th though...we'd have an easier opponent (Dallas). We're on a horendous streak, but there's no reason to be too negative. We all know that the Wings can play better, and often do for the playoffs. If we play Dallas I'm pretty confident that we'll at least win that round.

Perhaps that's blind optimism, but you've got to find some hope somewhere here...

#2269385 Playoff race thread

Posted by Zetts on 12 March 2012 - 01:23 PM

On the flip side, Jagr is making the transition look pretty easy, especially for a 40 year old.

The level of play in the KHL isn't as high as in the NHL, but I'm guessing the bigger factor is how hard you train/practice/play over there. It's probably easier to take nights off and remain in the lineup. Something tells me Hudler wasn't hitting the gym in his KHL days as much as he does now.

While I have no idea how it is now, Radulov had reported work ethic issues around the time he was drafted, and for a couple of years thereafter. But even ignoring that, I'd suggest Radulov is a lot more comparable to Hudler, than an elite talent like Jagr.

#2269379 Playoff race thread

Posted by Zetts on 12 March 2012 - 01:05 PM

same coach, same system, and a lot of the same players.

how long would it take, really?

Ask Hudler.

#2268850 What do you guys have to say about Filpulla now?

Posted by Zetts on 10 March 2012 - 10:32 AM

I agree with the OP that the negativity around here is frequently overboard...

However, when you're going to start saying that a group of people know nothing and that they're ignorant about a certain player, it would behoove you to actually spell the player's name correctly.

At least it was good for a laugh though.