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  1. Next GM

    No way I'd want Lamoriello. I really don't want Draper, although that's probably who it ends up being. Martin could be a decent choice I guess. I'd love to have Yzerman back, but I don't see that happening. I'd also like Nill, but for the same reason as Yzerman, I doubt that happens. No thanks on Fedorov. Around the league, I have no idea who / if any other contracts are up after this season. I'd love to have Poile, but that's not going to happen... I just want a GM that isn't afraid to shake things up. Someone that is willing to make a trade to upgrade the team. That someone is no longer Holland...
  2. Alex galchenyuk - should we make a move ?

    No way Holland would do that... And why would he? Glendening has 2 goals so far this season, on pace for 27. Marner has 1 goal. F***ing scrub...
  3. Athanasiou Rumor

    It's been reported as a "neck strain". I haven't heard much on it since the injury a few weeks ago. Not sure when he's due back...
  4. 10/16 GDT : Tampa Bay Lightning at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

    Not the first I've heard this, but I couldn't disagree more. Little Caesars is amaz-balls.
  5. Athanasiou Rumor

    I'd trade Ericsson (retain around $1.5M) along with a mid round pick, for a late(r) round pick. Call up Hicketts. In my opinion, that improves this defense now, without hurting us too much in the future. I do think there are teams out there that would be interested in Ericsson at that price, because like you said, "he's not a scrub, he's just overpaid". He has been playing on our "top pair" the past two games, so maybe we're just trying to up his trade value? wishful thinking...
  6. Athanasiou Rumor

    Usually yes. But I've only watched two periods of one game so far this season... Partly because I've been busy, partly because Svechnikov and Bertuzzi are injured, leaving Hicketts and Sproul the only two I'm interested in, and to a lesser extent Holmstrom... Hopefully Svech and Bert will be back soon, and Hronek can solidify a spot on the back end.
  7. Givani Smith

    Should be back soon. Haven't heard anything on him recently but he was expected to be out 2-4 weeks as of September 20th. It will be 4 weeks this Wednesday.
  8. Athanasiou Rumor

    Nah, not really. I have faith in Cholowski becoming a top 4 (hopefully top 2). I'm hoping Hicketts can become a top 4. I think any of Hronek, Saarijarvi, Kotkansalo or Lindstrom could become top 4 defensemen. Maybe one even surprises and becomes a top 2, but I doubt it. Other than that, not much to get excited about in my opinion. I like Sambrook, but I think he's a bottom pairing defenseman. Maybe someone like Setkov, exceeds expectations. We have a ton of defensive depth, but no legit top pairing guys... A need that desperately needs to be addressed in next year's draft and / or vita trade...
  9. Athanasiou Rumor

    We have a few defensemen in Grand Rapids, but none that are legit top 4 NHL defensemen. I still think Sproul could be a decent top 4 if given the opportunity, but he's yet to prove himself. Hicketts could develop into a top 4 defenseman, but likely more of a 3rd pairing guy. Russo is a borderline NHLer, possibly career AHLer. Same goes for Lashoff, McIlrath, and Renouf. Hronek and Saarijarvi may have top 4 potential, but aren't close to being ready (2 years away). Hronek has played one of the Griffins first three games and Saarijarvi was demoted to Toledo. If we're trading Athanasiou, it needs to be for a legit top 4 defenseman or high end prospect.
  10. Athanasiou Rumor

    I'm not sure the Oilers have a serious need for a high-skill scoring winger when they have Jesse Puljujarvi down in the American League. I'm also not sure Nugent-Hopkins (2nd line winger) would be the best fit for this team right now. Zetterberg is showing that he's still amongst the best centers in the league, Larkin is starting to prove himself as a very solid 2C, and Nielsen is also a solid option as a 2C. We'd also have to give up more than just Athanasiou (pick and / or prospect) to get RNH. If we're trading AA, I think it needs to be for a top 4 defenseman that can immediately improve our blue line, first and foremost. I know McPhee has said time and time again that Theodore isn't available, but if we threw out an offer he couldn't refuse, I think he'd have to bite. If there truly aren't any top defensemen available (I don't believe that), then I'd look to trade for a center prospect (under 20) with top 6 (possibly 1C) potential. Cody Glass is another player I'd target, but again, Vegas probably wouldn't be willing to move him either. Man, Vegas have the potential to be really good in the very near future...
  11. Givani Smith

    Yes, he was injured in training camp (ankle), which is why we didn't see him in any preseason games. He should be ready to go with Guelph in the next week or so.
  12. 10/13 - Red Wings at Golden Knights - 10:30 PM EST

    What a setup by Hank...
  13. All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

    There's absolutely no correlation between me wanting Sproul in Detroit and wanting Lashoff, or similar player in Grand Rapids... I don't think having Lashoff in Grand Rapids is necessary, but I don't think it's a detriment either. Maybe McIlrath would be more than capable in leading this young defense core. I have no idea.
  14. All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

    I'm very confused. I don't think anyone is saying "We Need To Keep Lashoff In Grand Rapids"... I'm certainly not. What exactly are you arguing? Should we have kept Paetsch? I agree that Lashoff is expendable, I just think if we are getting rid of / losing him, we should be replacing him with a very similar player to mentor the kids. In which case, I say, why not keep Lashoff?