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  1. 4 points
    Alright I think that would work! How about this for the created player? Hometown: Vasteras, Sweden Birthday: 4/28 Height: 6'2" Weight: 192 lbs Favorite Number: 5 Favorite Team: Detroit Red Wings Shoots: Left Attributes: All 99's Welp, problem solved on defense!
  2. 3 points
    I agree 100% with you.
  3. 3 points
    More like "Detroit takeover of cash-strapped Devils' captain".
  4. 2 points
    Parise scored a goal every 56 mins of ice-time this year Franzen scored a goal every 47 mins of ice-time this year
  5. 2 points
    Maybe we can "Create a Player". Kinda like you do in NHL 12.
  6. 2 points
    I strongly disagree. Kovalchuk has DRASTICALLY changed his game. I know there were a few games where it looked like he was floating around, but it's been confirmed he had a back injury. And us Red Wing fans can't really throw stones at those who aren't THAT effective nursing a back injury. He's come along way since ATL.
  7. 1 point
    Enjoy, I rarely read a whole lot of articles about anything in-depth these days but this is one is worth taking 10 minutes to look at. http://www.freep.com/article/20120617/COL01/206170619/Nicklas-Lidstrom-unplugged-Mitch-Albom-s-exit-interview-with-the-legendary-Red-Wing
  8. 1 point
    Due to the desperation around the board to obtain Parise and Suter, really the only two high profile UFAs this year, I've seen figures all over the place on how high Holland should go. Realistically, what are they worth? When should Holland just walk away? Ryan Suter has never finished top three (or even top five) in Norris voting. Maybe he's just underrated, but last year, for example, he finished 15th in Norris voting. The most points he's ever had in a season is just 46 - one might say he's similar in offensive capabilities to Kronwall or Wideman, both of whom are around ~$5M. He's also largely considered to be the second best defenseman on his own team (which isn't necessarily a knock on him). With that said, he's a big hitter, has a great shot, and is only 27 years old. If push comes to shove, what is he worth? Is he worth the $7M+ that is being thrown around? Is he worth more than Chara, Keith, or Weber? Zach Parise is three seasons removed from scoring in the 40-goal/90-point range. He had 69 points last year in the regular season (his first after a huge knee injury), and just 15 points in 24 playoff games. His 31 goals are just 6 more than Hudler's 25, and 2 more than Franzen's (the LGW scapegoat) 29. Parise has a great work ethic, and is also known for his two-way game. However, one might argue (again) that he's not even the best forward on his own team, and his accomplishments to date don't rank him up with the league's elite. People have put huge price tags on his head - $7.5M-8M. Is he worth it? Crosby is rumored to be looking for $9M, Stamkos is locked up at $7.5M, Kovalchuk is locked up long term for $6.7M, etc. How high is too high? When does Ken Holland walk away, and think about pursuing Perry, Getzlaf, Iginla, etc. the following year? What do you think?
  9. 1 point
    With Stewie making his way back to San Jose, how ******* bad does the Thornton trade look now? Jumbo for Sturm and Primeau, yikes. And yet, Boston won the cup before San Jose did Weird thing this hockey, you just never know.
  10. 1 point
    Ya, either way if Holland lets Quincey go RFA, he will probably sign somewhere for around $3.5M so that means in 2013 Holland will have TWO 1st's and TWO 3rd's...Whether or not Quincey signs with a bottom dweller or a contender, it will be nice to have those picks....could be nice trade material as well! It is because of the compensation Holland would receive is why Quincey was a good pick-up. It would not be worth the 1st round pick he gave up to re-sign him, but to get a 1st AND a 3rd back would be great!
  11. 1 point

    If we fail to reload with top UFAs we should?

    Nah, I don't even want to think about it. Parise, Suter, Moen, Harding...welcome to the Red Wings! CAPGEEK.COM USER GENERATED ROSTER My Custom Lineup FORWARDS Zach Parise ($8.000m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Gustav Nyquist ($0.875m) Valtteri Filppula ($3.000m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Johan Franzen ($3.955m) Danny Cleary ($2.800m) / Darren Helm ($2.000m) / Todd Bertuzzi ($2.075m) Travis Moen ($2.000m) / Justin Abdelkader ($1.500m) / Patrick Eaves ($1.200m) Drew Miller ($0.838m) / Jan Mursak ($0.550m) DEFENSEMEN Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Ryan Suter ($8.000m) Ian White ($2.875m) / Kyle Quincey ($3.250m) Brendan Smith ($0.875m) / Jonathan Ericsson ($3.250m) Jakub Kindl ($0.883m) GOALTENDERS Jimmy Howard ($2.250m) Josh Harding ($1.500m) ------ CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter) (these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion) SALARY CAP: $70,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $69,208,712; BONUSES: $37,500 CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $1,091,288
  12. 1 point

    Power Play

    100+ mph doesn't mean much when it he has to pull his backswing all the way to the UP to fire it off, giving defenders plenty of time to get in his shooting lane. Better to teach him how to speed up his mechanics & give up a some on the mph to get the puck on net before there are bodies in the way.
  13. 1 point

    2012 Offseason Trades

    Good move for Stevie. This kid has shown tons of promise and potential. To be honest, if I was a GM of an NHL club and needed a goalie, I'd take a shot with Lindback too.
  14. 1 point

    Power Play

    Well, one more righty on the point would help. Eaves can fill that role but I would much rather see him at one of the circles waiting to release his underrated one-timer. Ericsson should be on the PP at the point. He has a 100+mph slapshot and it is under used. Teach him to put it about knee height and let him go. If Homer leaves, Franzen and Bert are the obvious fillers of that role. A Ryan Smyth pick-up for 1 season would be a great idea, but I don't watch him all that much so I don't know if he brings anything other than a net front presence. With Nick gone I guess that a combo of Kronwall and Pavel/Z will QB the point play. Not saying that Pavel or Z will be taking shots from the blue line, but they may be starting plays from that far out and be the ones to take the puck into the PP zone. With the acquisition of Suter and/or Parise/Semin, any of these players will be on the 1st line unit IMO. Ideally, the lines would look something like this: Parise/Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Franzen Suter-Kronwall Bertuzzi-Flip/Z-Eaves/Semin Ericsson/Quincey-White
  15. 1 point
    Here you are sitting with a guy worth 7 Norris Trophies, 12 Times All Star, 4 Stanley Cups and a in my mind top 3 All Time defenseman and he wants the Wikipedia page containing at first his work ethic including how he came ready to play every game - you can't get more humble than that. I gonna miss this player so much, just pure class...a perfect human. Will have a hard time not chocking when they raise his number. I want to do something special with my Lidström jersey any ideas? Thought about buying a glossy red-white border and a nice swedish flag as a background?
  16. 1 point
    No way. Not for rights; especially Hudler's.
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  18. 1 point
    Is that you, Don Cherry?
  19. 1 point

    Power Play

    Teach Ericsson how to aim at the net.
  20. 1 point
    No matter the back up plan, he cannot include Hudler or Quincey. Hudler will garner way too much money and Quincey is worth more letting someone else sign him and getting the draft picks than what he brings to the Wings. I'd rather give Nyquist, Hudler's ice-time and re-tool the D entirely before overpaying Quincey, who at $3.125 he made last year was over-payment on this team. On the market, Hudler may be worth $5M and Quincey $4M, but not here. Let them go...We already are over-paying Ericsson for hopes he grows into his contract... I'd rather go for Schultz (also would like to see where it is said he will only play for a Canadian team) and another proven player like Wideman or Carle than overpay Quincey... Kronwall - White Ericsson - Wideman(Carle) Smith - Schultz Kindl(or another #7 if you trade Kindl) Obviously I'd rather see Suter there, but I do not want to see Quincey there no matter what. You couldn't trade him to a team for a 1st/3rd so why not let him sign somewhere and get them by default? Could be a very high 1st next year!
  21. 1 point
    Hahaha I think this is just to funny
  22. 1 point
    Yes please. Best third line center in the game when healthy.
  23. 1 point
    (Almost forgot: *obligatory Girardi mention*)
  24. 1 point
    That's what I'd put my money on too. Suter and Semin. I don't like Semin but It's not about what I like.
  25. 1 point
    Honestly, I'd take Parise/Semin/Moen/Suter/Schultz/Harding as our new players...That's alot of signing and changes, especially for one off season, but Holland needs to make this big splash and prove to the NHL that Detroit is here to stay and will NOT rebuild, just reload! Get these guys signed up for years and then let the likes of Sheahan, Jarnkrok, Pulkkinen etc... slowly make their way into the lineup. ( I still cannot explain how imperative it is to get these kids under contract: Dekeyser, Schultz, Welsh, in a few years when Sheahan in up along with Smith leading the way, this Red Wings team will be young, fast and HARD to play against...Howard will be in his prime and our D will be young and tough along with the O.)
  26. 1 point
    I'd rather have Semin at $7M than Franzen at $4M and Hudler at $4M...I am just tired of the same old garbage every year...Franzen is oft injured or playing at 60% and Hudler is not worth $4M-$5M on this team. I'd do not want Hudler in a house or with a mouse, I do not want him with a goat or on a boat, I do not want him Sam I Am...
  27. 1 point

    2012-2013 Odds of winning the Stanley Cup

    Realistically Wings 16/1 Pens 16/1 SJ 16/1 Chicago 16/1 Vancouver 16/1 LA 16/1 NY 16/1 NJ 16/1 NSH 16/1 WSH 16/1 PHI 16/1 Boston 16/1 Blues 16/1 Tampa 16/1 Buffalo 16/1 Dallas 16/1 Today's NHL is a joke.
  28. 1 point

    2012 General Offseason Signing Thread

    Damn phone uses auto correct.
  29. 1 point
    when did nashville get the third kostitsyn brother,i thought they only had anderi and sergei on the roster
  30. 1 point
    Bettman needs to do what Selig did/is doing to the Dodgers and "force" them to sell it.
  31. 1 point
    Coming Soon: "The Bettman Division".
  32. 1 point
    Isn't it the Devils' fault and not the league's for this circumstance?
  33. -1 points
    Datyuk, Zetterberg, and Franzen all played in PROFESSIONAL hockey leagues (Swedish Elite League, and Russian Superleague) in their respective countries, it's misleading to suggest that they didn't have sufficient professional development. If Schultz wants to develop in the SEL or KHL instead of the AHL I'm fine with that too. The point is, he needs to prove himself in a professional league before being given a spot on an NHL roster.
  34. -1 points
    Haha I didn't ignore it. I said the exact same thing on page three. Try actually reading the discussion before jumping into the middle of it and being argumentative. You might find that you've totally misunderstood the entire conversation from the beginning. All I've ever said was that he should be signed, given a try out in camp, and forced to earn his position on the Wings roster or else develop more in the AHL. Thanks for playing. Next.
  35. -1 points
    Again, read through my posts, I don't disagree with you. I've said from the beginning that he should be offered a two way contract and given the opportunity to earn a spot in camp. But he absolutely should not be GUARANTEED NHL playing time without ever having played outside of the NCAA. That was what the whole debate was about from the beginning, whether or not he should be guaranteed playing time for the Red Wings as a condition for signing with the organization.
  36. -1 points
    If you think the kid is good enough to be comparable to those players then by all means, your point is valid. I've heard nothing to suggest that he's as good as all that, so I'd rather see him develop first. I've said all along, if he's in the company of superstars at this stage in his career then give him a contract. However, based on the (limited) information I have about the kid, it doesn't seem like he's in that category.
  37. -1 points

    Brendan Smith

    His goal for the summer is to add muscle without losing speed I would have added the article where Smith talks about his summer goals but I didn't want to go over the media limit
  38. -1 points
    OH WHAT A KNEE SLAPPER THAT WAS! Them Pred's fan's are filled with gut bustin' jokes. BRAVO!!!! ...
  39. -1 points
    I dont think so. Stuart is a proven veteran with a Stanley Cup ring. Schultz is a highly touted, but unproven prospect. It seems even to me. I think it's more likely that Holland isn't interested in Schultz.
  40. -1 points

    15 years ago today

    He was under the influence. We get hits like that from Kronner. Imagine how good the D would have been if he didn't get in that limo
  41. -1 points

    Lord Stanley's Mug

    Yuck! I don't want to see that. The cup doesn't belong in LA.
  42. -1 points

    Power Play

    The best powerplays have the same things in common. On D you need a LH and RH shot. You need a F that can stand in front of the goal, and 2 other forwards that are good at passing AND shooting. We have some short comings here. Only 1 RH D on the team. Not sure who is going to stand in front of the net, and what F are great shooters? Great passing and plenty of LH D we have.
  43. -1 points
    Garrison, Schultz, DeKeyser, Wideman, Prust, Konopka...there's lots of guys that could make the Wings better.
  44. -2 points

    Zach Parise

    will be one and done if they even make the playoffs.] ."The Truth of Our Decline"
  45. -3 points
    Wings will be able to sign quality players but that is really not the problem..... whether they sign the top free agents or not. Everyone knows by now that defense and goaltending win championships. I hate to say it but without Lidstrom Wings will have to eventually upgrade their goaltending. Wings must now win like everyone else... with top notch goaltending. I was one of Howie's biggest supporters. Last year I was expecting Howie to improve his rebound control, but what I saw was that it actually got worse. The difference was the defense was so focused on getting to his rebounds first that they left the opposing skaters unchecked and open. You can't keep plugging holes. Either Howie improves his rebound control or Wings will have to upgrade. There is no Lidstrom to mend the mistakes and the shots will not be kept low like they have been in the past. Teams got very smart against Howie.... they learned to just throw the puck at the net and play for the rebound. So how the Wings do in 2012-2013 will not depend on which defensemen and forward they sign but rather rest on the shoulders of Jimmy Howard. And for Pete's sake spend some of that money to get a decent backup, one capable of assuming a number one role.