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WingsallTheway

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In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

21 July 2016 - 05:17 PM

I refuse to believe Holland is that stupid. However, if this were to happen, I would officially side with the F*** Ken Holland crowd...

 

Why do you refuse to believe Holland would trade a prospect for a dwindling player to come play in Detroit and retire?


In Topic: Glendening signs 4-year, $1.8m AAV extension

14 July 2016 - 04:41 PM

Hate to break it to you, but we have already seen his best years. Hockey players tend to hit their peak between ages 23-25. Glendy is already past that age and he is not going to get better; he will only get worse. This contract will become another albatross around the organization's neck as they try to "rebuild on the fly".

 

That is completely false

 

Peak age is 26-30 both physically and mentally. Its more of a case-by-case basis but there is no way players are best at 23. If I have a good player at that age i get really excited because there is ample room for growth

 

Especially in the case of a defensive player, the mental game is half the battle. You have to try things and gain experience to shut guys down, so Glendenning will get better


In Topic: Should any of #91, #13, #40, #30 be retired? Poll/Discussion

10 July 2016 - 11:35 AM

Havn't read much of the thread but ill put my opinion

 

I don't think any of the jerseys should be retired because Datsyuk/Zetterberg werent able to win any cups by themselves. That was the Lidstrom era. Take Lids out of the equation and we don't win those 2 cups. 

 

If one of them were to have theyre jerseys retired, my choice would have been Dats as I think he was the better and more important player when compared to Z. However, signing a 2 year contract in the KHL will probably leave a sour taste in the mouths of the organization since its clear he had at least 2 years left of hockey in him and he still could have completed his goal of playing a year in the KHL, while fulfilling his Red Wings contract. He bailed on the team because we aren't good anymore, which I don't think any player ever being hung into the rafters would have done. Fedorov bailing on us to go play in ANA for less money instantly removes him from contention IMO. Osgood to me also has no business having his jersey hung up. He wasn't as good as Crawford in CHI and Crawford will not get his jersey hung in the United Center just because he won some cups with the team.

 

Having said that, if Z is able to lead this team to at least a cup final before he retires, I think his jersey should go up.


In Topic: Who do you have as the top 5 Wings of all time..

03 July 2016 - 08:42 AM

First post doesn't include Howe

 

Disregarded


In Topic: Thomas Vanek signs 1 year, $2.6m deal with Detroit

01 July 2016 - 02:51 PM

WOW. This guy can be a good player if he finds his motor. Someone has to wake him up and make him a 30-goal guy again. One year deal, i like it.

 

Helm is the only guy who can do it !!!