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07-07-2012, 11:42 AM
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The people bashing Holland are getting on my nerves. Is he perfect? No, not at all (see Samuelsson). But this team has been a legit contender every year he has been our GM. Then we put forward a great offer for Suter and we don't land him. In the end there was nothing we could do to get him, I don't think more money would have swayed him. We haven't been incredibly active in trading away prospects, so we can use them now to trade or throw them into the lineup.
What I find funny is that people were clamoring all year for guys like Nyquist to get a top 6 role, but if we had signed Parise, Nyquist has no spot again. So, now we are in a position to give him those minutes, but that's not good enough either. If we did everything the fans wanted on here we would have had a team full of 5'10" skill players
Holland is fine, we just missed on the guy they have wanted for a while. So you move on. Like I said, we still have, basically, all our top prospects left over the past few years.
Ignore those kids. Half of them are bandwagon fans that like Detroit because they were successful for two decades, half them will jump on Pittsburgh bandwagon soon enough, don't worry.
Wings are still a playoff team regardless imo, not a cup contender. I feel bad for Tatar because instead of letting him prove himself to be a good sniper we just keep signing other players, I think its time to see some of the gems Detroit has down in the AHL come up.
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