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The Red Wings could have paid me a lot less to sit on my ass and do nothing this offseason
This post was edited by TPain151807 21 months ago
Rogue Leader= Obese coward who didn't attend MSU and has no college degree
Omg 4 years without a cup!! Better start blowing money a wrecklessly as possible to appease mike Valenti and the other amateurs that can't see two feet in front of their face.
"losing Caleb Benenoch is a blow that Dantonio will never recover from. Izzo has lost it as well. Hoke and Beilein own the state."
I can roll with the D as is, but what happens when, inevitably, a D-man misses extended time due to injury or even worse the 70-80% likelihood that at some point we'll be missing at least 2. Who are the next names up? I honestly have no clue, but odds are they're not NHL caliber. That's why I think it sucks so bad. At this point I want him to acquire somebody, anybody, who can play D in the NHL to add some depth.
I disagree that we've gotten any better outside of Gustavsson. We added two 3/4 line forwards (of which we have about 10) and on D we lost 2 bodies and added 0. I'm not writing off the wings, I don't think the playoff streak ends, but we're not Stanley cup caliber and I haven't seen anything to suggest we have the type of goalie then can carry a middle of the road team to a cup. We'll most likely be fighting for a bottom half playoff spot and go out in the first or second round, which isn't terrible, but I would have thought most wings fans would hold this team to a higher standard.
What exactly is "Stanley cup caliber" anymore though? An 8-seed just won it all.
An eighth seed that had just traded for a 30 goal scorer and finally stopped underachieving. It wasn't the typical eight seed to say the least.
This post was edited by TerryLove 21 months ago
That's what I was referencing when I said we didn't have the type of goalie (i.e. Quick) that could carry us to a cup. Basically I'm just saying we're no better today, probably worse, then the team that has failed to get by the second round the last 3 years.
I forgot guys, we didn't have enough cap space. This clusterfuck of an offseason all makes sense now.
Sparty > Walverines
No he doesn't spend "recklessly" he just gives up a 1st round pick for Kyle Quincey.
And I've said I would not have done that deal. Fire holland!!! We haven't won a cup in 4 years and he made a trade you didn't like!!
This post was edited by Rogue Leader 21 months ago
Disagree; I think there is still a HUGE majority of players that when push came to shove, they would rather play for the Wings then anyone else because of the way the organization is run. Is that still a negotiating ploy when you can't pay as much as another franchise? Abso-fucking lutely.
Is there an award for the team with the most cap space?
Semin should have been signed. Extra capspace is for Nashville. 7 million? what are the Wings going to do with that 7 million in space. Absolutely nothing.
One Eastern Conference club reportedly has a four-year, $30 million offer on the table. The Red Wings were hoping to sign him for three years at between $4.5 million and $5 million.
How I feel too. Never saw the grand appeal for Doan when he was 30, so why would I want him at 35? He's a goon, a cheap shot artist and what has he ever really done that was significant? Semin is not worth one year and there are seven million reasons why.
What is that, a Titleist? A hole in one...
I'm kind of annoyed with this offseason but not completely. You can't just throw money at anyone just because u think you have to make a move. Next years UFA list is much stronger than this years. Also, with the way the cap is looking, many teams may have to part ways with their talent starting next spring. This season may end the playoff streak but I think the wings are in prime position for the following year and years after.
There's a toilet in the kitchen!
7 million for Semin.
All the NHL2012 GMs are in this thread.
Come the trade deadline next year the Wings will have an awful lot of money to bring in rentals.
Agreed. Carolina just paid $7 million for a loafer who scored 21 goals last year. If he was so wonderful, how come Washington wanted nothing to do with bringing him back, and that's with another Russian Ovechkin as their captain.
Teams are desperate right now and are entering into some horrible contracts. I can't blame the Wings for not trying to outstupid other far more desperate teams. It's time to see what some of these younger players can do.
Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity. - Frank Leahy.-- If you're going to be stupid, be smart about it. - Mike Milbury
Just like last trade deadline where they had around 6 mil to spend. That worked out very well.
This post was edited by Dr Draymond 21 months ago
I've seen flashes of it from Howard - 2010 when he carried the injured Wings to a playoff spot as a rookie, and the first half of last year before he broke his finger (had 32 wins and a 2.03 GAA when it happened). Hopefully he can put it all together this season.
True, but let's be honest.- you wouldn't be saying they were "Stanley cup caliber" if they had lost to Vancouver, even in 7 games. I'm still not convinced NJ was either! But I guess that's the reality of the NHL playoffs, especially as we get further into the lockout era.
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Thank you, Denicos.
You've made your point. The wings are doomed and holland should be fired. Why continue to troll by saying the sane thing in a million different ways.
does it matter what he gets? Are you paying the bill? Will ticket prices at the joe go down? Will the extra cap space be used.
no, no, no, no.
Can he help the team in a top 6 role.
Cant wait to see Bert and Cleary on Datsyuk and Zetterbergs wing.
This post was edited by Robertoo 21 months ago
Stupid strawmen. Nobody has said he wouldn't be top 6 forward. The problem is your bottom 6 forwards end up being garbage because Semin has an absurd contract.
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