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#2530748 Red Wings Target Mike Green

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 09 July 2014 - 09:42 AM

Caps are at the cap ceiling, have too many d men (Green being the odd man out), and he's on an expiring contract. He is a good player and a great fit, but the Wings should be the ones dictating the cost to get him here. A young, top six forward like Tats, Goose, or Jurco is absolute lunacy. Those names should not even be mentioned in negations. Our biggest problem is that it is common knowledge that we are in desperate need of a puck moving RH d man, and I think this is why we keep hearing that the Caps would want those players coming back.

I think that Andersson, Frk, and a 3rd that turns into a 2nd if he re-signs should suffice for a player that: 1 Isn't likely to re-sign with the Caps if he was to stay the whole season, and 2 Could potentially just be a rental for the Wings.

#2524959 Kaylee G Future and the Red Wings

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 20 June 2014 - 09:21 PM

Apparently the people running the Wings twitter page are just as bored waiting for the draft/free agency as we are...

#2519341 Red Wings announcement tomorrow

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 05 May 2014 - 11:24 PM

Ya bored or something?

#2500479 Dallas Eakins loses his cool...thanks to some water

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 24 March 2014 - 04:23 PM


******* Catalina Wine Mixer?

******* Catalina Wine Mixer...

#2494918 Red Wings have Recalled Pulkkinen from Grand Rapids

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 12 March 2014 - 10:01 PM

Friday. Slapper. Goal.

Glitch goals.

#2490934 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 05 March 2014 - 04:49 PM

True that Ferraro and a third would have been better, but that last bit about haunting us for years is a little bombastic, isn't it? I don't spend any time watching prospects in the minors, so I'm not well-informed on jarnkrok's talent...but is he really that good? It just seems like lots of people are ready to jump off the ledge right now - I know it's an accumulation of Holland's inactivity, but still. It's one trade.



But if he does stay and he does become the player he was projected to be, then I'd still say this will be a trade we look back on and wonder wtf Holland was thinking.


When I write it out like that, I guess those are some big "if"s, so I suppose you're right.


Hey, quit bullying me already, I'm overreacting to a trade I don't like over here! 

#2490877 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 05 March 2014 - 04:31 PM

On a positive note, "Welcome home, David!"

#2490812 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 05 March 2014 - 04:18 PM

And now the phase begins where Wings fans lie to themselves and play down Jarnkroks skill and potential to disguise this horrible trade as "bearable".  I am still in shock.

#2490783 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 05 March 2014 - 04:14 PM

Poile didf****** cartwheels after getting off the phone.



I genuinely don't know how I can stand behind Holland after this.  Just....terrible.

#2490731 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 05 March 2014 - 04:05 PM

This feels like when you're waiting for your friend to give you that pay-back punch he owes you.   

#2489062 Are we really in for Kesler?!

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 04 March 2014 - 11:20 AM

I heard last night that Kessel only had one nut and didn't start a thread about it.

You're really cool.

#2487822 2/27 GDT : Red Wings 6 at Senators 1, Franzen w/Hat Trick

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 28 February 2014 - 01:39 PM

And looked like a bunch of classless losers the whole game.  I'm all for sticking up for teammates, but I'd rather watch my team play hockey.

I agree that they looked like a bunch of sore losers and I also would rather watch the boys play, but a freaking line has to be drawn somewhere, right? I mean, am I crazy here?  Neil was on Franzen's case most of the game, that's hockey, that's what happens, but when a guy goes up to my teammate, pulls off his helmet and tries to start s*** after the game is already over, I'm stepping in.  Call me classless, call me what you will but there has to be some kind of line that cannot be crossed.



Who exactly do you expect to do that? The Wings have nobody on the roster that could "feed him his teeth". They have guys who would fight but nobody in Neils class. It would be a decided win for Neil against anyone so whats gained?

Really?  These aren't children we're talking about here, these are grown men, professional athletes.  Someone could have stepped in and done something.  I mean, does a player have to be a fighter to fight?  To stick up for their teammate?  Every player has to have a limit, I mean even Yzerman got in a fight, Crosby has participated in and won fights.  Would you consider them fighters?  I'm not saying that there's not a major difference in size or fighting skill, but they're not kids out there.  I may not be a big guy by any means, especially compared to the average professional hockey player, but if it gets to the point were someone from the other team is gooning up one of my guys in the manner that Neil was to Franzen, I'm going to defend my teammate or get my ass kicked trying.


In my opinion there is something to be gained; a message is sent that we're not going to let other teams push us around.  I've seen it a million times before, just like this game, where Wings are up and the other team is just taking a run at whoever they can.  I'm not saying Wings should take stupid penalties and whatnot, but big hits and the occasional scrum when things get out of hand would help a lot, in my opinion.


I guess I'm just tired of the idea that a player has to be a fighter in order to stick up for himself or his teammate.  


And I apologize for using the idiom "feed him his teeth" in place for "fight him".  I obviously know we don't have any fighters that are in Neil's class, but I was admittedly pissed at the moment I had written that.

#2487691 2/27 GDT : Red Wings 6 at Senators 1, Franzen w/Hat Trick

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 27 February 2014 - 10:17 PM

What af****** joke!  Its a sad day when NYQUIST is the one stepping in for his teammate.  Someone should've fed Neil his teeth well before that stunt.  


Good win but for f***'s sake someone grow a pair and stick up for their teammate!  They totally bullied use the entire third period.


#2487312 2/27 GDT : Red Wings 6 at Senators 1, Franzen w/Hat Trick

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 27 February 2014 - 02:11 PM

Lets go Wings, lets get a win in regulation!

It better be Eaves replacing Bert, not stupid Cleary!


#2487295 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 27 February 2014 - 01:01 PM

It almost seems like forever since this team has dominated everyone oh the good old days. The sad truth is we might never see a team like the 2002 edition again. Bieksa would be a very nice veteran but I don't think he is available

As long as we live in a Cap world we're going to have to let that comparison go.  Suffice it to say that we probably would not be a bubble team (and neither would Columbus) if there was no cap. 


As far as Trading youth away goes, I don't see why so many are in support of it.  People are crying for a change to help our future but are unable to see that players like Tatar, Nyquist, Mrazek, Dekeyser, etc ARE our future.  Plus the pool of prospects we have are not looking too shabby.  I'd say give it another season or two before we're trading the farm.


If you look at it, tats and goose are having comparable (real) rookie seasons to Pav and Hank.  FWIW