At this point I take leave from this site so much, I probably seem like a fair-weather fan
All jokes aside, I've been saying for about 2 years now that it's time to fire Holland (come home Stevie!). The guy doesn't know how to manage a cap-era team. And we boasted 10 picks in a draft that only left us being laughed at. I happened to be at work during the draft, so I was constantly checking my phone (sorry, managers!) for updates. I was waiting to see "Red Wings draft Timothy Liljegren
A lot of pundits are ripping the Red Wings stating that we had the worst draft of anyone in spite of having 6 picks in the first 3 rounds. Too many reaches, too many safer picks on the board with too many projects taken. To a certain extent I agree but we did come out with:
a) A player pretty much universally ranked in the top ten who fits one of our biggest needs in the six foot five center Rasmussen
b) a massive hulking goaltender in Keith Petruzzelli who by pretty much all ac
Come home Stevie, or Jim nill, or Hell, even bill Peters or Shanny or Babs or......
that is the problem, the braintrust has been lobotomized and every level of the organization from on the ice to drafting is paying the price.
As for tomorrow, I here it is a mortal lock that Daley is coming aboard which is not a bad signing, he does not have that one thing that he does that grabs you but he does everything well. He can score a bit, play defense a bit, he hits but is a bit
I understand that you do not simply plug a body in to replace a generational talent but the response when Lidstrom retired was appalling, the Wings literally did nothing. They bumped Kronwall up a line and plugged him in and added Commodore and ...... that is about it. Well we did get lucky and Dekeyser fell into our lap but it was several years before we finally added Green who has gotten long in the tooth.
Dont get me wrong, I enjoy having Larkin, Svechnikov and Ma