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  1. 2018-19

    I'm not sure how much each player will make, but I'd re-sign everyone (except Sheahan and Wilson). I'm hoping we can trade Green at the deadline, and if he keeps up this level of play (offensively), there's no reason he couldn't fetch us at the very least a 1st round pick. Which is kind of exciting to think what this team could do with two 1st's, two 2nd's and two 3rd's, (possibly even more) in the first 3 rounds. I'd re-sign Green in the off-season to a slight discount if he wanted to come back. I'd trade both Nielsen and Ericsson, and trade for a top pair defenseman. I'd also do whatever I can to get the 1st overall pick to draft Dahlin.
  2. All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

    Griffins have just recalled Saarijarvi from Toledo. You'd have to think that was the driving force behind trading Sproul. I do wish they could have moved literally any one of the other vets, but I'd assume Sproul was the only one that drew any sort of interest. Puempel will likely debut Wednesday against Tucson. Hopefully they insert Saarijarvi as well.
  3. Sheahan and a 5th for Wilson and a 3rd

    The first thing a new GM generally does when coming to an organization, is make his mark on the team. That would include shaking things up by making trades and likely even hiring a new coaching staff. Assuming of course that they don't hire from within... But of course they will. Draper will be the next GM and things will remain status quo... I'd like to see them hire from outside the organization, but I highly doubt that will happen. So you're probably right. I'll likely be in for a huge disappointment...
  4. Sheahan and a 5th for Wilson and a 3rd

    I don't think a single person expects a trade, nor do I think anyone is surprised that Holland won't make a big trade. That doesn't mean we can't b**** and complain that he won't make a trade... I personally believe teams need to be good at drafting and developing, signing free agents (RFA's / UFA's) AND making trades to be successful. We've been above average at drafting and developing, great at signing RFA's, not so great at signing UFA's, and inadequate at making trades. We have a ton of high end talent up front, and very little on the back end. Common sense says to trade from an area of strength to fill an area of weakness. Of course, nothing will happen, but THAT is the biggest reason I don't think Ken Holland is the right man to get this sinking ship back on course...
  5. Michael Rasmussen

    I would take a team of Zetterberg's over a team of Lucic's. What's your point?... Rasmussen is out performing a player that has yet to play a game this season. Awesome... I wasn't saying that Rasmussen isn't doing well. I just want to see more out of him this season. If he can get above 1.5 points per game, that would be great.
  6. Athanasiou Signed 1 year $1.4 mil

    I think he's a below average AHL goalie. But what I think is stupid about the situation is, we let a 23 year old Paterson walk, and brought back a 27 year old McCollum. We also had another option in Machovsky. I'm just not a fan of McCollum, and I don't think it was a smart move to bring him back, but whatever.
  7. I'd be okay with sitting Ericsson in favour of Hicketts. Who else is sitting though?
  8. Athanasiou Signed 1 year $1.4 mil

    Bringing McCollum back was stupid, but not because of the pick, because he sucks... really bad... We won't ever lose that pick anyway. It was a conditional 7th and the conditions were something crazy, like him playing 20 games with the Wings or something. Never going to happen. EDIT: Condition: Flames only acquire the 2018 7th round pick if McCollum plays at least 20 minutes in 15 NHL regular season games. Still not going to happen.
  9. Sheahan and a 5th for Wilson and a 3rd

    Wilson is playing tonight. Athanasiou will likely be another week or so...
  10. Booth hasn't looked great, but definitely better than Witkowski in my opinion. I agree that it will likely be Booth sent down before Witkowski, but it shouldn't be... Why would we call Hicketts up after demoting two 4th line forwards? DeKeyser will likely be back sometime this week, so it's going to take at least two injuries before Hicketts gets a call. And even then, they might just throw Witkowski back there...
  11. Sheahan and a 5th for Wilson and a 3rd

    We're not going to make a one for one swap like the Drouin for Sergachev trade. Any trade we make would have to be some sort of package including picks / prospects, but we do have the pieces. Who would we trade for? Not sure, but like kliq mentioned, Trouba could be an option, as well as a number of other young defensemen. Just look at what it cost Calgary to get Hamilton out of Boston, a 1st and two 2nds. That's the type of move Holland should be trying to make. I've also mentioned many times, I'd even be okay if it were for a highly touted defensive prospect. There are options out there, Holland just isn't willing or able to pull the trigger... This.
  12. Sheahan and a 5th for Wilson and a 3rd

    Tatar, Nyquist, Svechnikov to name a few, along with pick(s) / prospect(s). You can't actually think it's impossible for this team to upgrade their defense through trade...
  13. Sheahan and a 5th for Wilson and a 3rd

    I don't think you need to have elite players to make a big trade. I'm not expecting him to go out and acquire Doughty or Ekblad or anything, but a top 3 defenseman should be attainable with the pieces we have, without giving up a Larkin or Mantha.
  14. Sheahan and a 5th for Wilson and a 3rd

    I'm not going to go through the trade history of every team / GM, but I would say most, if not all have made at least one big(ish) trade over the past 10 seasons. Holland has made plenty minor trades (some good, some bad), but nothing of significance in that time.
  15. Wilson will make his Red Wings debut tonight wearing number 23. Witkowski still in the lineup. What the f*** does Blashill see in this guy? Hopefully when Athanasiou gets in the lineup, there's no more Witkowski...