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  1. krsmith17

    BOLD Predictions for 2021 Season

    I don't consider 2 to be that "B O L D"... The Jack Adams isn't really awarded to the best coach, but rather the coach of the team that exceeds expectations. The Red Wings are still expected by a lot of people to finish dead last this season. I can see them surprising a lot of people this season.
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    2021 Season

    Yeah, this is pretty much where I'm at as well. I still think Nielsen should have been waived before Svechnikov, but glad he cleared to hopefully get one last look. Either way, Svechnikov won't likely be a needle mover, but may still be able to be a decent 3rd line winger, if he can stay healthy...
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    2021 Season

    Svech clears.
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    2021 Season

    Yeah, I think he clears, just based on the sheer number of players placed on waivers yesterday. Over 100 in one day, most in league history... I wouldn't mind Yzerman claiming Kylington, but maybe not after the Djoos claim. That's a player I don't see slipping through though...
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    Red Wings players / prospects on loan

    Ho-Sang comes with some baggage though doesn't he? Some off ice issues / concerns? That said, I agree. Svechnikov likely clears. I'd love to see it.
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    2021 Season

    The key there is that he does need to clear waivers. If not, he may be giving up a decent asset for nothing. In saying that, decent assets can be acquired for nothing every single year, via waivers or free agency, so whatever. If he clears, great. If not, probably not a huge loss. I like Svech though. I wouldn't mind seeing him end up with his bro in Carolina. Whether or not Svechnikov was or Cholowski is in Yzerman's future plans is irrelevant. If they have trade value (Svechnikov probably didn't due to injuries), they will be traded, not waived.
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    2021 Season

    Like I said, even if he's not (I don't see it), he still should have enough value to keep on the roster / trade. He won't be waived, unless he gets a look again this season, and struggles / takes a step back from the previous two seasons.
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    2021 Season

    Cholowski doesn't have the injury history that Svechnikov has. I highly doubt he'd be waived. If he's not part of the plans going forward, I think he would have some value around the league. I think Cholowski forces his way back on the roster at some point this season.
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    Red Wings players / prospects on loan

    He could have kept him in Detroit, practiced with the team, and maybe give him a look in the next couple weeks when a player(s) inevitably gets injured. In the short-term it should. I don't think it was the smartest move, but I could see it going either way with Svech.
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    Red Wings players / prospects on loan

    I wouldn't go as far as to say Yzerman is idiotic, but I do think he should have given him a look at least to start the season. The roster is jammed, but there were other options other than waiving Svech...
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    2021 Season

    Yeah, like I mentioned in the other thread, I wouldn't mind it to be honest. Kid hasn't had any luck with injuries in Detroit, maybe he can catch a break in Carolina...
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    Red Wings players / prospects on loan

    This may be an unpopular opinion, but I'd much rather Gagner over Perry at this point their careers. If Perry is picked up specifically to replace Erne (I don't think he would be), I'd be all for it. He'll probably clear, with all the injury history. I wouldn't mind Carolina picking him up though to be honest...
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    2021 Season

    Ryan, Helm, and Svechnikov are all either injured or out due to Covid protocol. No, Djoos isn't injured as far as I know. That line of players should have been IR / healthy scratch. Basically the remaining players that make up the 23-man roster. Apparently Svechnikov is on waivers... You can't waive a player that is on IR, so I assume that means he's healthy? Hopefully he clears...
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    Red Wings players / prospects on loan

    If Ryan is out long-term, I'd consider it. Otherwise, I'd pass. I'd prefer Kylington over Djoos, but neither are likely to be anything more than 3rd pairing defensemen.
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    Red Wings players / prospects on loan

    I skimmed most of the article, then posted immediately since it was related to a current LGW debate... I missed the Larkin to O'Reilly comparison, but I've been banging that drum for over a year now. It's nice to see that model agree with me. Larkin definitely has that O'Reilly-esqu franchise caliber center potential in him. With help around him, I think he gets there and proves a lot of people wrong.