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#2455455 11/19 GDT: Predators 2 at Red Wings 0

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 19 November 2013 - 09:51 PM

Job Dano, you can just head to the showers early bud. 9-6-7 as a record, isn't good.

#2455467 11/19 GDT: Predators 2 at Red Wings 0

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 19 November 2013 - 09:55 PM

Cleary has 3 points in 20 games.  Anyone could see that coming.    


Putting everything else aside, Holland should be fired just for that move.  An act of lunacy.  

#2445516 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Avalanche 2

Posted by Dabura on 17 October 2013 - 09:41 PM

I hope Holland is working the phones re: a high-end defenseman. Which we needed even before Kronwall got hurt. Because our blue line? Not looking good.

#2429013 Holland on SiriusXM w/ audio link

Posted by rick zombo on 09 July 2013 - 01:29 PM

Lucic and Chara will manhandle us.


Those guys manhandle everyone. Chara could suck Clarkson's eyeballs out of his sockets if he felt like it.


What's you point?


It's like saying "OMG, Stamkos and Ovechkin are going to score on us!!!!!!!"

#2428744 Players We've Traded Away

Posted by Wings3:16 on 08 July 2013 - 10:14 AM

Adam Oates!

#2428289 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by Jersey Wing on 06 July 2013 - 10:50 PM


#2428200 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by Guest on 06 July 2013 - 06:11 PM

I already got it some people hate him no need to repeat 10 x a day

I dont hate him. I like him. For 2.5 mil max.

#2427662 The Optimism Thread

Posted by DatsyukToZetterberg on 05 July 2013 - 06:31 PM

I feel that it's only fair that we have one of these alongside the "overreaction thread".  Although, I suppose optimistic overreactions are just as possible as negative ones :X


Did we become the Stanley Cup favorites today?  Lord, no.  Did we improve today?  I think that's fair to say.


I'm very happy with what happened today.  Started off great but got a little sad towards the end.  But you know what?  I'm still happy with Kenny and am excited for the group he's put together.  I can't help it.


Alfredsson will come in and contribute.  I don't think anyone can argue with that, and I certainly can't.  We aren't paying for 40 goals and 80+ points.  He still has tread on those tires and is a legitimate top-6 winger, something I think we really needed.  He knows the East and is a real presence in the room.  We will benefit greatly from the TOTAL package of Daniel Alfredsson.


When the Weiss number went down from the rumored 6 million per to the correct 4.9 million per, I shot from "on the fence" to all for it pretty quickly.  A legit top-6 center with great skill, a strong two-way game and is good on faceoffs.  A guy who has been a healthy, consistent contributor on a terrible team.  If you aren't excited about someone like that, I feel sorry for you.


Filpulla is soft, inconsistent and doesn't play hard.  He isn't even worth 3 million, if you ask me.  He's had one...ONE...decent season.  The "He's ready to break out" argument just slays me.  How long have we been waiting for this "breakout"?  If you were willing to wait any longer, promptly throw your computer away. That SHOULD NOT get you 5 million. 


But it did, and now it's someone else's problem.  I hope Lightning fans aren't expecting effort and consistent production.


As for not getting Clarkson, would he have been nice to have?  Sure.  Do I want to pay him what he's going to make for what he MIGHT do?  Absolutely not.  He has been vastly, and I mean VASTLY, overrated.  A good, hard-nosed player who will hit everything that moves and isn't afraid to drop the gloves.  Oh, but he MIGHT score some goals, so that instantly makes him worth a blank check.




We have a lot of forwards, yes.  We have some dead weight.  Even I can't argue that.  Are we the only team carrying dead weight?  Ask yourself that.  But to think that it stays that way much longer is just extremely pessimistic and, quite frankly, unrealistic.  We can't even enter the season as we are now, correct me if I'm wrong.


Also, I'm not sure why us not getting Bobby Ryan has everyone in such an uproar.  Ask any Ducks fan and they'll tell you he's just like Franzen.  I'll pass on that.  If you want to give up a package for him similar to what Ottawa gave up, then go right ahead.  He didn't impress me at all in the playoffs.  I don't remember his name being called much.


I can admit to being very hard on Holland.  I can even admit to doing this to excess.  But with what he added today and what we have waiting on the farm...how can you not be excited?  What, because Alfie's old he's instantly useless and a waste of money?  Hasn't even played a game for us, yet.  Weiss is a real good player and fills a big need nicely.


I am, however, sad to see Brunner go.  Notice that I said "sad", not "furious".  This is a business, people.  Brunner, for whatever reason, seems hell-bent on testing the market.  And you know what?  He's probably going to get a ridiculous deal.  He scores goals.  In some GM's minds, that's justification for long term and big money.  I loved having him here and was excited about him from the moment he got here.  But, we have players who can do what he did.  He's not irreplaceable.  This is Damien Brunner we're talking about here, not Ilya Kovalchuk.  A good player with a lot of promise...but not the ONLY good player with a lot of promise.


In closing, I think this was a really good day for us and I'm excited.  You want to be angry and fume about how "dumb" Holland is and how we should fire him?  Go right ahead.  That's your choice.

#2427585 Wings sign Alfredsson to 1-year, $3.5m deal (+$2m bonuses)

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 05 July 2013 - 05:28 PM


#2427020 Wings sign Stephen Weiss, 5-years, $24.5m

Posted by Petrafire on 05 July 2013 - 01:27 PM

guys who are bitching i dont understand The wings are a better team today then they were in game 7 vs Chicago 

#2415481 WCSF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 2 OT (CHI wins series, 4-3)

Posted by waffel on 29 May 2013 - 09:46 PM

NBCs talking heads sitting in the studio sniffing their own farts

#2413718 WCSF Game 6 GDT- Blackhawks 4 @ Red Wings 3, - (Series tied 3-3)

Posted by Guest on 27 May 2013 - 09:52 PM

Zero momentum for the Wings going back to Chicago.


Already a successful season but that 3-1 series lead was such an annoying tease.


3-1 leads make a team able to lose two more games and still win the series. The Wings won three in a row. Now the Blackhawks have won two in a row. I don't see how this is in any way an earth-shattering concept.

#2413699 WCSF Game 6 GDT- Blackhawks 4 @ Red Wings 3, - (Series tied 3-3)

Posted by Guest on 27 May 2013 - 09:48 PM

The only way we win game 7 in Chicago is if Howard pulls a shutout.


The only way the Wings will win game seven is if they score more goals than Chicago does.


That's what hockey games boil down to.

#2412389 Jimmy Williams in Detroit

Posted by amato on 27 May 2013 - 10:44 AM

The insercurity and inferiority complex of some Wings fans is just mind blowing.  ESPN, Wilbon and Kornheiser have never claimed to be NHL experts.  Wilbon anchors their NBA coverage and has been doing so on a nightly basis since the start of the NBA playoffs.  I'm guessing he's a bit overly tired and jetlagged.  But here, it must mean he hates the Wings and knows nothing about them!!!   Of course most here seemed to miss how much he praised the Wings and gave the Hawks little chance of coming back from the 3-1 deficit.


FWIW for those who know nothing outside of the Red Wings, Jimmy Williams was a linebacker for the Detroit Lions (they are a professional football team) and there was also a second Jimmy Williams who played DB (defensive back) for Atlanta.


I must have missed the part where anyone on here said that...?

#2412947 WCSF Game 6 GDT- Blackhawks 4 @ Red Wings 3, - (Series tied 3-3)

Posted by Guest on 27 May 2013 - 07:52 PM

Good job Eaves. Wings came on late in the period. Kindl, kindly remove yourself from the ice asap Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD


Kindl is performing his 3rd-pairing role adequately Sent from my PC using Firefox