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#2577065 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by barabbas16 on Yesterday, 11:19 PM


How old are you? May I ask? I turn 29 this month and I've followed the Wings religiously my entire life from age 8. For some reason i actually retain most of the generally useless history, info, players, trades, and dialogue I've heard along the way. I've followed the Wings for the entirety of Holland's tenure as GM and I have a particular addiction to information I've come across about NHL front offices. I like to think, as a fan, I'm about as informed as I can be enough to make the claims I do.


Holland has done a lot of things right in his time with the Wings, but he also had an All-Star cast of Front Office support along the way...not limited to Dellevano, Scotty Bowman (who I believe brought way more than people even thought...and they thought he brought a lot), Nill, Mark Howe, and several others. But since those people have started moving on, his ability to make good trades has nose dived. If Babcock creates good coaches, I believe Holland was created by other good front office people. HE does not seem to be a great stand alone GM. The two things that he is most credited for are also other peoples jobs (cap management and scouting). 


This is far more than vibes bro, but thanks for playing.


WOW!  I didn't know you had followed the Wings religiously for over 20 YEARS!! 


I'll bet no one else here could say that. 

#2576125 Official 2015 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by barabbas16 on 28 February 2015 - 04:55 PM

Probably because Holland wont give MacTavish a 1st round pick or any of his D prospects. 

Nor should he. Not for Petry anyway.

#2576004 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Predators 3

Posted by barabbas16 on 28 February 2015 - 04:09 PM

Datsyuk needs to take a penalty there and just trip Cullen, I think.

#2575845 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Predators 3

Posted by barabbas16 on 28 February 2015 - 02:06 PM

Sorry,that you hate mustard,but the preds wear gold jerseys,not mustard.

Uh huh. And, the Kings were wearing "forum blue" on Tuesday.

#2575593 Official 2015 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by barabbas16 on 27 February 2015 - 11:36 AM

That would be a steal for Detroit.


The Leafs don't want Weiss, and would prefer Tartar, or Nyquist instead.


Toronto should not be able to obtain close to equal value player/talent wise for Phaneuf.  This would be less of a trade for Phanuef and more of a trade for Phaneuf's contract.  Phaneuf himself has value, but his contract is crap.  I think they are going to have to take some crap to get rid of their crap.


I'm sure they would prefer Tatar or Nyquist (who wouldn't?).  But, there's no way they should be able to obtain that kind of return for him... from anyone. 


I wouldn't even do Weiss/Kindl/Smith for him.  Maybe...


Detroit gets Phaneuf


Toronto gets 1) Weiss, 2) Kindl, 3) Ouellet OR Jensen OR a 2nd round pick... and Toronto retains 1/7 of Phaneuf's pay.

#2575323 2/26 GDT : Red Wings 3 at San Jose Sharks 2

Posted by barabbas16 on 27 February 2015 - 12:17 AM

Blah. I don't like you Niemi.

#2574980 2/26 Around the NHL GDT

Posted by barabbas16 on 26 February 2015 - 01:42 PM

I'm with you on 5/8. I think I'd actually prefer Nashville, Vancouver, and Ottawa to win.

#2574930 2/26 GDT : Red Wings 3 at San Jose Sharks 2

Posted by barabbas16 on 26 February 2015 - 08:09 AM

I'm a fan of the GDT. Need a W tonight for this ridiculous road trip to be considered reasonably successful.

#2574648 2/24 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Kings 1

Posted by barabbas16 on 25 February 2015 - 12:16 AM

Pathetic play (PP) is rearing its ugly head tonight.  Try shooting the puck.  Ever.  When you have an extra guy on the ice.  Shoot.  The.  Puck.

#2574461 2/24 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Kings 1

Posted by barabbas16 on 24 February 2015 - 07:00 PM

Not sure if anyone noticed or mentioned this already.... but, with his 2 goals last night, Datsyuk tied Slava Kozlov with 853 career regular season points.  When he gets his next point, Datsyuk will be the 5th highest scoring Russian NHL player of all time behind only Sergei Fedorov, Alexander Mogilny, Alexei Kovalev, and Alex Ovechkin.

#2574253 2/23 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Ducks 4 (SO)

Posted by barabbas16 on 24 February 2015 - 12:57 AM

Fortunate to get a point due to the goaltender's passing the puck to the opposition and then allowing them to slide it underneath him.


Howard deserved every bit of a regulation loss and his team bailed him out to take it to OT after he single-handedly threw away the two goal lead.


Then he failed everyone again in the shootout... making zero saves, which is his shootout specialty.

#2572552 Official 2015 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by barabbas16 on 19 February 2015 - 09:47 PM

I want to go in the opposite direction of most here. Trade Quincey or Smith or Ericsson for which ever one gets us the most back and then let Oulette and Marcheko play the rest of the season and into the playoffs. Oulette and Marchenko are sure to take fewer penalties and might even contribute more offensively. I'm willing to take on the risk of them making mistakes.

If we could legitimately win the cup this year id advocate getting a top tier defensemen but once again, the price is too high and Holland won't want to trade our future assets.


 So, just to make sure I understand you correctly....


You think that a team that is firmly in playoff position, third in the division, within four points of the Conference lead (with game(s) in hand)... a team that has aging stars that are on the downhill of their respective primes... A team that is currently (relatively) healthy and has a top powerplay and solid PK... a team that is currently starting two defensemen that are in their second full seasons in the NHL AND a rookie with less than 10 NHL GP... You think that team should not only refrain from trading for another veteran defenseman (Petry/Michalek/Zidlicky), but should also trade one of the veteran defenseman that is already on the roster so that, potentially, the top six would include (going into the playoffs) two defensemen that are only in their second full seasons in the NHL and TWO rookies with a combined 30-some NHL GP?


... is that what you're saying?

#2571542 Does Kenny Hate Mickey?

Posted by barabbas16 on 17 February 2015 - 05:26 PM


Mother effer, I thought that was just me hearing that! It sounds like he's trying to prove how much he can remember. And I agree about Dave Strader. I'd take Larry Murphy over Ken.


He still isn't anywhere near as bad or annoying about it as Pierre McGuire.

#2570446 DD starting to get the love....

Posted by barabbas16 on 13 February 2015 - 09:11 PM

I don't know, Quincey has been pretty good this year and D seems like he's in a bit of a sophmore slump.  

What what what!? Take that back immediately! You must praise DeKeyser without ceasing. And you must, under no circumstances, praise Quincey.

#2570407 Good to see they're getting along

Posted by barabbas16 on 13 February 2015 - 03:48 PM


Only chance he had is if he continued to play here and retired as a Red Wing. But it would still be doubtful.


You had to be "that guy" :lol:


I disagree.  If Sergei Fedorov played his entire career in Detroit and retired as a Red Wing, I have little doubt that his number would have been retired.