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The Emperor pointed us to a ditty this morning that shows Tick Tock is on the hunt for a "veteran defenseman".  Actually, he's probably already bagged him but is waiting the normal Holland amount of time to announce the deal.

Who is it?  No clue.  Chris Campoli's being tossed around.

And that's just not good.

Campoli's a nice kid (multiple humanitarian awards) who can move the puck.  Chicago dug him in 2011.  But he's an unsigned UFA defenseman and this is a league that is absolutely desperate across the board for d-men.  Yet...he's unsigned. 

But we'd take him because we've lost Rafalski, Stuart, Lidstrom over the last two years and essentially replaced them with potential-laden rookies and bags of shit like Quiet...I'm Watching Twilight.

So Fredo's down. Big E can't stay upright.  Shit, we almost lost Smith last night too...'member? 

And now a "veteran defenseman" like Campoli is the answer?  The desperate solution?  Sure.  No.  The answer was Ryan Suter.  I'm just sayin'.  But that was so long ago, wasn't it?  The answer was Garrison.  The answer was Salo or the answer was Carle.

The "answer" is most definitely not Campoli or his like. 

Now for the question.  Kenny? What the HELL have you been doing the last three years? Was Rafalski a surprise? Maybe.  But Stuart wasn't and Lidstrom wasn't.  Trade deadlines have come and gone.  Free agency has been a consistent refrain: money to spend, holes to fill.  And stagnation is all we've had to show for it.

Now? This.  I like Lashoff and I like Smith.  I think they'll be good NHL players.  But there is no reason this team should have ever reached a point where we're literally discussing bringing back Andres Lilja or signing an unsigned Chris Camfuchingpoli. 

And Quit Trying To Pretend I'm Any Good is our big "deal" of the last two years, a first rounder for that swill?  Shiiiitttttt. He is an absolute waste and will go down as the biggest whipping boy A2Y has ever seen.  Bobby Lang? Not even close.  And...a former Dive. Do NOT forget that.

Tick Tock Kenny.  Tick...Tock.  Not Campoli. Not Lilja.  It's time to make a deal big boy.  A real Detroit Red Wing, shake the foundations DEAL.  Either that or let's not kid ourselves. Start shedding salary now. Bring up Gus and Tatar.  Hell. Bring up Mrazek and see what he can do too.  If we're going to re-build, then let's get to it.  But don't try and put a happy face on this disgusting vegan sandwich of a blue line.  Fix it and fix it right or blow some shit up.

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mrfluffy's avatar

Boom.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 01/22/13 at 12:38 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

But don’t try and put a happy face on this shit sandwich of a blue line.  Fix it and fix it right or blow some shit up

.

And thats the facts, jack.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/22/13 at 12:39 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

And since I hit submit too early…now is not the time for half-measures…which means that is all we will see.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 01/22/13 at 12:39 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Bill Roose, #RedWings, said we have, in-fact, signed somebody.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/22/13 at 12:42 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

This “veteran D” guy will equate to an 8 year old boy and a 40 year old prostitute, not even gonna come close to filling that hole.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 01/22/13 at 12:44 PM ET

Zqto's avatar

But don’t try and put a happy face on this disgusting vegan sandwich of a blue line.

Boerdeline insulting…  That’s the way I like it!
Hahaha

 

Posted by Zqto on 01/22/13 at 12:44 PM ET

Colquhoun's avatar

Should play four forwards and one D.  Crap, half of each D-pair seems to take the shift of anyway.  Roll 2,23,52,55. Get rid of the rest of the riff-raff.  Bring up the kids for GR and hope we get out of the building with a 7-5 win.

And I don’t give a crap about all the salary cap/one way-two way malarkey.  Make it work.

Posted by Colquhoun on 01/22/13 at 12:48 PM ET

Riviera's avatar

McKenzie says it’s Kent Huskins.

Posted by Riviera from Phoenix on 01/22/13 at 12:49 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

Oh good, a other guy who scored his first goal against the Wings.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 01/22/13 at 12:52 PM ET

gowings's avatar

Well, I don’t want Campoli either….but we don’t have a lot of options at this point….Holland should have foreseen this a long time ago. Now we are stuck…not expecting greatness here…

Posted by gowings from MTL on 01/22/13 at 12:54 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

McKenzie says it’s Kent Huskins.

Posted by Riviera on 01/22/13 at 11:49 AM ET

WHO?

 

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/22/13 at 12:55 PM ET

gowings's avatar

Kent Huskins….it’s a done deal as per TSN…..euh, I agree with Jeff…WHO???

Posted by gowings from MTL on 01/22/13 at 12:57 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

Nuyquil is up from GR to replace Sammy

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 01/22/13 at 01:00 PM ET

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Welcome to the new NHL where there’s going to be a much smaller cap next year.  Having expectations like this is 2002 and Detroit just needs to go out and spend money is pretty silly.

Sadly, the league has gotten to the point where the only way a team can set itself up for a long run of significant success is by striking oil in the draft and locking those guys up for long term… and the only way to consistently strike oil like that is by having a top 5-8 pick.

So, maybe Detroit will hit on one of their depth picks, maybe not, but from here on out trying to hold this franchise or any franchise to the levels of performance they managed both pre-cap and early into the existence of a cap when they had D and Z as kids is completely absurd.

Those days are gone.  Forever.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 01/22/13 at 01:01 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Posted by HockeyinHD on 01/22/13 at 12:01 PM ET

It’s not often I agree with you, but when I do, I require large amounts of Dos Equis.

WHO?

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Looking for a “D” man on 01/22/13 at 11:55 AM ET

Kent Huskins….it’s a done deal as per TSN…..euh, I agree with Jeff…WHO???

Posted by gowings from MTL on 01/22/13 at 11:57 AM ET

A 6’4”, 210lb pain in the ass from the ‘07 *ucks Cup run. Should be a solid, stay-at-home, bottom-pair defensive guy.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/22/13 at 01:10 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

It’s already on Wikipedia Huskins signed with Wings

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 01/22/13 at 01:33 PM ET

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