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#2434185 Capitals sign Grabovski (1 year deal)

Posted by barabbas16 on 26 August 2013 - 05:13 PM

got rid of semin so they needed another lazy forward


I was under the impression that Grabovski had shed the 'lazy' tag a couple of season back.  Plus, Grabovski is making less than 1) the Caps' now 3rd line center, Laich... who, I believe was supposed to become their 2nd line center at some point... and 2) their 2nd line center from last season, Ribeiro - less than he was making and less than he will be making.  Significantly less in both cases.  And, only a one year deal.  Very minimal risk and potentially high reward.  Grabovski is, in my opinion, an above average 2nd line center.... $3 million for 1 year?  Solid signing and I'm jealous of it, honestly.

#2434043 NHL Network 1995 Final VS NJ 12-3pm EST Today

Posted by barabbas16 on 24 August 2013 - 12:48 PM

Still a heartbreaker but he didn't shoot it into his chest. MAF made an athletic save. There wasn't much net to look at.



Ah yes..... if only the newer (garbage) playoff model of MAF had come along a little bit sooner....

#2434039 Samuelsson: IR to All-Star?

Posted by barabbas16 on 24 August 2013 - 12:44 PM

I had no problem with Sammy's first stint with the Wings. It was how he left and the way he acted when he did. If I recall, he was kind of nasty and bitter about the whole thing, not being offered a deal. He was equally unpleasant when he wasn't put on the Swedish Olympic team. Also, if the rumors that he was going to dispute an attempted buyout are accurate, that really hasn't endeared him to me either. With is injury situation, Babcock has seemed to be a bit frustrated with him, along the lines of maybe not believing he's injured or as seriously injured as he says. Just an impression, no direct quotes from Babs.

But this one's all on Holland. I see what his thinking was as far as having a guy on the second unit of the PP play the point with the loss of Lidstrom. But no way in hell was he worth a two year, 6m, NTC deal. I just don't think there was that much of a market for him.


You don't recall correctly.  If I'm wrong, please post a link with Samuelsson's nasty quotes about Detroit from that time period.  Seriously, has the Samuelsson hate gotten to the point now where we're going to make up bad stories about him that never happened?  Or is the hatred just so blinding that we don't really remember and just assume everything associated with Samuelsson was negative and terrible?

#2431122 Did we let one get away?

Posted by barabbas16 on 22 July 2013 - 08:59 AM

Yes... That's exactly what I'm basing it on... Did you not read anything else in this post and just come to the conclusion that I am basing my opinion solely on this shootout goal? I could care less about the move he pulled off in the shootout. I have been saying ever since the team failed to sign him a couple months ago that I thought they would end up regreting it. The point is, there were so many other options they could have let go and given this kid a shot.
How does one not see the upside and potential to a 20 year kid that has been improving every step of the way to a 22/23+ year old that has showed little to no upside... I would prefer to keep a kid out of junior that has the potential to become an NHLer rather than keep a career AHLer / ECHLer...

You are entitled to your opinion. I would definitely agrue with your wording in one spot. I would say that the team "chose not to sign" rather than "failed to sign." And, that would be a decision that was made by people that have more than likely seen Quine a hell of a lot more than you have (unless you are his dad or something) and are way more in the know about what the organization needs/doesn't need at the moment. Career AHL players have their roles in organizations as well... just look at last year's Calder Cup winning Grand Rapids Griffins roster.

#2428002 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by barabbas16 on 06 July 2013 - 11:39 AM

That said, of the listed teams, only Carolina can afford to give him a long-term contract.

Brunner is about the last thing Montreal needs. They are already too small up front. I hope he doesn't go to Chicago... I can't imagine they can/will offer much to him.

#2427298 is anyone happy right now?

Posted by barabbas16 on 05 July 2013 - 02:56 PM

No this isn't an overreaction thread. I'm just wondering what is everyone's thoughts right now?

Let's look at our team. We lose fil and Brunner which are negatives. Lose cleary and Sammy which are positive.

Gain Alfie and Weiss. So as of right now we are a worse team from last year.

Then to top it all off we could of had a much better player in fil for 5m or Vinny for 4.5m but we got stuck with Weiss for just over 4m?

Then the best part is bobby Ryan got traded for almost nothing. Nyquist, a 1st, and what any other younger prospect not named mantha, Sproul, oullet, mrazek and it would've been a done deal. Youre talking a no brainer of a deal. Ana gave him him for almost nothing they could be got so much more.

So I ask unless there's a more trades or signings(cleary makes us worse) what are everyone's reactions and thoughts right now.

Mine is I'm quite mad. Holland continues to let us down. And THE ONLY wah I see us making the playoffs is we need DAT z kronwall ericsson and Howard to play like like they did this year. As well as guys like Nyquist Anderson Tatar smith and dekeyser need to play major roles as well.


I'm not 100% thrilled or 100% pissed.  Everything isn't over and done with yet, though.  So, we'll see when the dust settles.  However, the above post is simply ridiculous pretty much all around..... and CLEARLY belongs in the overreaction thread.

#2424542 2013 NHL Entry Draft Discussion

Posted by barabbas16 on 01 July 2013 - 06:55 PM

I think the consensus is that the order of reliability goes TSN>Sportsnet>Free Press>Mlive>Random poster on LGW>Eklund>>>>>ESPN.


Sorry but ESPN is literally bottom of the barrel when it comes to hockey coverage.  


Well, you are entitled to your opinion on that just as much as you are on the draft.  I was just saying that it seems like others disagree with your negative opinion of the Wings' 2013 draft.... so you may not be in the consensus there.




Greatest Needs: Forward depth

Top Pick(s): RW Anthony Mantha, RW Zach Nastasiuk, LW Tyler Bertuzzi, C Mattias Janmark-Nylen

The Detroit Red Wings had a number of options with their first-round pick. They ended up selecting the top goal scorer in junior hockey, winger Anthony Mantha. Mantha scored 50 goals last season and has a great shot. He needs to get more involved physically, but the Red Wings can give him the time to develop that element in his game.

The Wings also added Zach Nastasiuk of the Owen Sound Attack. He switched to the wing halfway through the season, and it made a huge difference in his game. They also added winger Tyler Bertuzzi who is a project, but has some good bloodlines as the nephew of Todd Bertuzzi.

It was some good drafting by the Red Wings.

Grade: B+




DETROIT RED WINGS: A. Got an extra second-round pick for being willing to move down two spots in the first round, where they came away with a fine prospect in Anthony Mantha. Didn’t pick anyone smaller than 6-0, 178-pound Tyler Bertuzzi, selected with that extra second-rounder.


The reality is that, obviously, no one will know for a while how good the draftw as for anyone.  But, I just don't see how anyone on this board can be complaining about this draft.  It seems like in every thread multiple people are whining that the Wings and their prospects are too small and not gritty enough.  So, they draft size and grit.  And there's still complaining.  I don't pay enough attention to who says what, so I am not directly calling you a hypocrite in particular.  Just speaking about the board in general.... it seemed to me like a draft that LGW should have been pretty pleased with.  I guess everyone can;t be pleased.... and some will just always find something to complain about (again, not necessarily you.... just venting I guess).

#2424533 2013 NHL Entry Draft Discussion

Posted by barabbas16 on 01 July 2013 - 06:15 PM

So you pick the two groups who know nothing about hockey.


So you just say that because they don't agree with what you think.

#2406022 Red Wings don't belong in the same rink as the Hawks?

Posted by barabbas16 on 17 May 2013 - 03:53 PM

I don't know why this article would upset anyone at all. I thought it was hilarious and it made the writer sound like he suffers from small man syndrome.

The Blackhawks are a better team right now than Detroit, no doubt. But they haven't even played Detroit in the playoffs since 2009, when they lost. The basis of rivalries, to me, is mainly in the playoffs. And, even if the Blackhawks win this series.... this Blackhawks team will be a sparkling 1-1 in playoffs series vs. Detroit.

The guy sounds pathetic.

#2405533 WCSF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4, (CHI leads series 1-0)

Posted by barabbas16 on 15 May 2013 - 09:19 PM

Beaten all over the ice all around. Shouldn't even be in this game.

#2401781 WCQF Game 6 GDT : Ducks 3 at Red Wings 4 (OT) - (Series Tied 3-3)

Posted by barabbas16 on 10 May 2013 - 09:47 PM

What a complete embarrassment. Hang your heads in shame red wings. You are a total joke. Pathetic. You deserve to lose. You are losers.

#2397273 Samuelsson on the top line tonight - god help us all !

Posted by barabbas16 on 06 May 2013 - 11:21 AM

I don't see many other options at this point, it is either Bert or sammy considering abby is suspended. I really don't think babs wants to push bert to be on the top line and re-injure himself, so as much as I hate sammy this is the only move that makes sense, they need a big body on the top line


I agree.  I thought it was fairly obvious that this would happen.  The only other option that I could think of, really, was Dan Cleary on the top line.  Of course, THAT would have caused even more of an uproar here.

#2393087 WCQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings 1, at Ducks 3. (Anaheim leads, 1-0)

Posted by barabbas16 on 01 May 2013 - 12:05 AM

A deserved loss, in all honesty.

#2386120 4/17 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Flames 3

Posted by barabbas16 on 17 April 2013 - 11:06 PM

I almost hope that they are out of playoff contention for the final home game of the season season, so that they get booed off the ice by the fans in Detroit. Because that is what they deserve for this season.

#2380006 Babcock loving this young group, Abby thinks any team can win it, and

Posted by barabbas16 on 03 April 2013 - 10:11 PM

Ok... Well, fortunately I did not get to see the 7-1 Chicago loss.  I am sure it was terrible, but I don't personally feel like I can say much one way or the other based on one game... national television and against a rival or not - at least not one regular season game.  I don't really agree on the Legace/Howard 1 to 1 comparison, but I won't get into that.


MasterPavel - I'm with you.  I'm greedy too, and I honestly have felt like the Wings had a legitimate shot for a long period of time.  And we have all gotten used to that.  But in a salary cap world it is just not realistic to expect that to continue on indefinitely.  I agree with GMR too, though, in that making the playoffs and the streak matters to me.  And, I think that can happen with the current roster.


GMR - You're probably going to hate my bringing this up (and I do too, to be honest), but Holland DID make a move last season.  Clearly that has not worked out the way that any of us, or Holland I'm sure, wishes... but he did do something.  Yeah, I know he stood pat some years prior to that.  And it does seem like he says the same thing every year.  I'll give you that... it's kind of annoying.  But, what do you want him to say?  And, which deals specifically that happened do you wish the Wings had made for this year's deadline?


Oh.... and as for what can happen in the playoffs... come on, man.  It may be a really small possibility, but anything CAN happen in the playoffs......


Lloyd: What do you think the chances are of a guy like you and a girl like me... ending up together?
Mary: Well, Lloyd, that's difficult to say. I mean, we don't really...
Lloyd: Hit me with it! Just give it to me straight! I came a long way just to see you, Mary. The least you can do is level with me. What are my chances?
Mary: Not good.
Lloyd: You mean, not good like one out of a hundred?
Mary: I'd say more like one out of a million.
Lloyd: So you're telling me there's a chance... *YEAH!*