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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. I'd be okay with sitting Ericsson in favour of Hicketts. Who else is sitting though?
  4. 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.
  5. Sheahan and a 5th for Wilson and a 3rd

    Wilson is playing tonight. Athanasiou will likely be another week or so...
  6. 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...
  7. 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.
  8. 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...
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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...
  12. Sheahan and a 5th for Wilson and a 3rd

    7 actually. A trade is a trade I guess, but what I'd like to see, and I assume people that say "trades are hard" would like to see, is a big trade. A trade that actually has a big impact, like acquiring a top pair defenseman or top defensive prospect. Trades of this magnitude (bottom six forwards / bottom pair defensemen) aren't "hard", but Holland hasn't been able to pull off a big trade since when? 2007/2008?...
  13. Michael Rasmussen

    I loved Gordie Howe. Care to explain what Gordie has to do with this conversation? I like tough players. I don't like players that hurt their team by taking needless penalties every game. High PIM's are a negative in my book. I'm not jumping to any "major conclusions"... You're the one that brought up his point totals 8 games in. I'm just saying I'd like to see more out of him. Hopefully he picks it up. A player drafted 9th overall should be able to score in all situations. If we wanted a power-play specialist, we should have drafted him in the 2nd round or later.
  14. Sheahan and a 5th for Wilson and a 3rd

    Yes both picks are 2018.
  15. Ryan Sproul traded for Matt Puempel

    I was a big Sproul fan, but he was never going to get a real shot in Detroit, so this is essentially a minor league trade. I'm not sure why though. I'd still prefer Sproul on the Griffins than Puempel. Maybe it was made to make room for Hronek and Saarijarvi...