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  1. 6/22 GDT - 2018 Entry Draft

    Yup, I mentioned the exceptional status earlier in the thread. One of only five players ever granted such an honor into the CHL, and first ever in the QMJHL. Tavares, Ekblad, McDavid and Sean Day were the previous four. Three number one overall picks, Day was drafted 81st overall by the Rangers two years ago (due to concerns with work ethic / attitude), and our boy Veleno inexplicably dropped to 30th overall this year. Still no idea how that happened to a player that was on everyone's list to go in the top 15-20... And yes he's a phenomenal skater, has great hands, great passer, great work ethic and thinks the game at an elite level. The only thing he seems to lack is a shot, and it's not that it's that bad, just not that great. Another thing is, he was one of the best in the draft from the CHL at gaining the offensive zone. I'd much rather a center that can skate like the wind, stickhandle through traffic, thread the needle with passes, works his ass off, that only has an okay shot. That's what his wingers are for. Zadina and Mantha are elite snipers, we just need a couple right-handed snipers. I think he has 2C potential, and if he reaches that, and Larkin reaches his 1C potential, we should have a very strong forward corp in a few years.
  2. Rumors Thread

    I really doubt Holland moves Howard, but I'd be curious to know what kind of offers he's receiving. If he could get us a couple high picks (2nd / 3rd round), I'd move him and sign any of the UFA goalies as a stop gap before one of the kids emerge. This could be a reason we took that 2nd goalie yesterday in the 6th round, Victor Brattstrom. He's an over-ager (21 years old), and could be the closest to being NHL ready among all our goalie prospects. I doubt he has the highest ceiling, but has put up great numbers in Sweden's 2nd tier league. He'll be playing in the SHL this season, so we'll see how he performs against the best players in Sweden.
  3. 6/23 GDT - 2018 Entry Draft (Rounds 2-7)

    My brother-in-law was livid. He wanted Zadina so bad. I was stoked to see him fall to the Wings.
  4. Official 2018 Off Season *Rebuild* Thread

    Yes, but you still have Glendening healthy scratched, which I'd be completely fine with, but I don't see it happening...
  5. Official 2018 Off Season *Rebuild* Thread

    Glendening will not be healthy scratched. So assuming there are no trades and everyone is healthy, yes he would be keeping a kid down that's NHL ready.
  6. 6/23 GDT - 2018 Entry Draft (Rounds 2-7)

  7. 6/23 GDT - 2018 Entry Draft (Rounds 2-7)

    Otto Kivenmaki
  8. Rumors Thread

  9. Rumors Thread

    Pacioretty on his way to San Jose?
  10. 6/22 GDT - 2018 Entry Draft

    This was recorded a few days ago. Who knew they'd both be Red Wings?...
  11. 6/23 GDT - 2018 Entry Draft (Rounds 2-7)

    What about our lord saviour Larsson? I don't like taking two goalies in this draft, but whatever, it's all a crap shoot beyond the 2nd/3rd round anyway.
  12. Rumors Thread

  13. 2018 Off-Season Trades / Signings / News

    I was wondering the same thing. Thought we had back to back 159 and 160...
  14. 6/23 GDT - 2018 Entry Draft (Rounds 2-7)

    Victor Brattstrom Another goalie?...