brandon27

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  1. 2017 NHLTrade Deadline Discussion

    Hopefully the next move then is replacing the GM. Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S5 using Tapatalk... ignore the typos!
  2. 2017 NHLTrade Deadline Discussion

    That's it for Vanek? Nice job Holland... Real nice.. Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S5 using Tapatalk... ignore the typos!
  3. 2017 NHLTrade Deadline Discussion

    Agreed. At this point I'd move anyone with a big cap hit, over or close to 30. Hexk, I'd even more Kronwall at this point. He's 36 and has 3 big cap years still. Probably tough to move that contract at that age, but I'd try. We need to build for the future. To me mantha, Larkin, AA, and a few others are untouchable, but I'd move anyone else for the right package at this point. Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S5 using Tapatalk... ignore the typos!
  4. 2017 NHLTrade Deadline Discussion

    At this point it should be pretty simple. Vanek... Are you going to re-sign here? If no, you trade him for whatever the best package is that you can get. No point in keeping him no matter what the return if he's not going to be part of the future Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S5 using Tapatalk... ignore the typos!
  5. 2017 NHLTrade Deadline Discussion

    I wish that second round pick for Smith was this year, not next year. That dampens my excitement a bit. Although this year isn't exactly regarded as a high talent draft class. Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S5 using Tapatalk... ignore the typos!
  6. 2017 NHLTrade Deadline Discussion

    If Smith fetched us a 2 and a 3 (albeit next year) Vanek could really fetch us something great to build with. Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S5 using Tapatalk... ignore the typos!
  7. Kenny finally did something. Solid return on this one IMO. Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S5 using Tapatalk... ignore the typos!
  8. 2017 NHLTrade Deadline Discussion

    I can't believe that Holland has done essentially nothing at this point. I really dont understand what he's waiting for. He can't possibly think that hanging onto guys on expiring deals, or re-signing Smith is a good idea at this point. Take anything you can get, it's better than guys that aren't going to be here for the future. You're not making the playoffs, the roster isnt good enough. The coach isn't good enough. Make the damn team better already. Sell off the wasted space!
  9. Mike Ilitch passes away at age 87

    RIP to one of the best owners we could have hoped for around here, a great businessman and leader. Shame he won't get to see that beautiful new arena. I wonder what this means for the direction of the team moving forward though. Afterall he was fairly involves still wasn't he? Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S5 using Tapatalk... ignore the typos!
  10. What would you do if you were GM

    Hopefully that means he will be a seller then. It's time. Trade anyone you can for something valuable. That includes Z. Love the guy, but it's a business. We need to rebuild and need every asset we can get. Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S5 using Tapatalk... ignore the typos!
  11. Mrazek avoids arbitration... signs 2 year deal

    We may still be able to move him at the deadline if some team suffers an injury or lacks a reliable option. Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S5 using Tapatalk... ignore the typos!
  12. Stamkos to... Tampa

    I don't think you're crazy. Well, maybe a little bit. Maybe alot of these top free agents also look at this team and it's roster and think how quickly they may have been replaceable with all the young talent in the system, that eventually has to move up, even though it's been our thing to leave them down there. They can only stay down for so long, so then... as the older player, how much time are they really going to give you? Secondly, I think people should consider this... The Wings to a great job of marketing to their fans. The City of Detroit in general, is marketed well to sports fans. However, outside of our region, this region is viewed as a dump. It's Hockeytown to us, and the downtown core in Detroit has alot of positive things going on that we all know about because we're from here, but to the rest of the US, and Canada... mention Detroit to them, and they think its a complete disaster, and want nothing to do with it. Maybe that has something to do with it too. Sure, there's great suburbs outside of Detroit where most of the Wings players likely reside, but when the perception is negative, that can be hard to overcome. Especially compared to some of these hockey cities.
  13. Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

    Agreed. Nevermind the streak. Nobody cares about it, or at least they shouldnt. Making the playoffs is important, yes, but if you're only ever good enough to squeak in, and be bounced in the first round, there's not much point. No sense in throwing big money at band-aids. Stamkos would have at least given us the opportunity to move a piece and get a D-man here probably, then you're talking a different scenario. As it stands now though, I'd rather roll with what we have. If we succeed, great, if we don't, then maybe we get a chance to have that rebuild that we need. Going to be pretty weird though moving into that new building with no real star power. Sure, Z will probably still be here, and Larkin is in the spotlight, but after that, you're still desperate for a star, and top talent not only to market the team, but to enhance the level of play.
  14. Stamkos to... Tampa

    He got rid of big dead money, to bring in a star to improve the team and make a splash to get a team that actually goes deep in the playoffs to fill that new arena. He cleared the money to bring in Stamkos, and was "close". Aka... failed.
  15. Stamkos to... Tampa

    That's a real letdown. After moving Pav's contract, I really thought we might have gotten him. As much as I love Stevie Y, he's getting on my nerves lol