krsmith17

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    Red Wings players / prospects on loan

    Bad news...
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    Red Wings players / prospects on loan

    So far there are 5 Red Wings players / prospects on loan to different European Leagues... Filip Hronek - Mountfield HK (Czech Extraliga) Filip Zadina - HC Ocelari Trinec (Czech Extraliga) Moritz Seider - Adler Mannheim (DEL) Gustav Lindstrom - Almtuna IS (HockeyAllsvenskan) Mathias Brome - Orebro HK (SHL) Does anyone know when regular season games start up for these leagues? I'm not sure if this was regular season or some sort of pre-season game, but Hronek had a goal and an assist, including his patented bomb from the left side on the power-play, in a 5-1 win...
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    2020 Offseason

    Expected by everyone except @ChristopherReevesLegs...
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    2020 Offseason

    It's not quite the offseason yet, but we're getting close, with a dozen games remaining. Alex Biega was re-signed today, 1 year, $875K. Good depth signing, but I hope we're in a position next season where he slots in as the 7th defenseman... It'll be interesting to see what happens with the rest of the UFA's / RFA's this spring / summer... UFA's - Gagner, Ericsson, Daley, Goloubef, Howard, *Franzen, *Brodziak RFA's - Mantha, Bertuzzi, Fabbri, Perlini, Erne, Hirose, Svechnikov, Timashov, Ehn, Turgeon, Bowey Of all the UFA's the only one that I'd re-sign is Gagner. Something around $2.5-3.5M for 1-2 years. It would be great if Yzerman could somehow pull off a Nielsen trade... Mantha, Bertuzzi and Fabbri will all be re-signed. I'd try to lock Mantha up long-term, 7-8 years at around $6-7M, Bertuzzi, 5-6 years at $4-5M, and Fabbri, similar to Bert, maybe slightly lower AAV. I'd also re-sign Perlini, Hirose, Svechnikov, Timashov, Turgeon and Bowey for around $1M for 1-2 years each. Erne and Ehn I can take our leave, but I'd be okay with either / both on a similar deal as well, for depth. Other than that, I'd sign a goaltender in free agency and stand pat at forward / defense.
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    2020 Draft Thread

    I don't see any reason to believe Stutzle won't develop into a quality NHL center. I think he could be the Elias Pettersson to come out of this draft. Handzus may be the most obscure player comparison I've heard of Stutzle...
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    2020 Draft Thread

    AKA bad take... Byfield is an absolute beast. He's one of the youngest players in this draft class (just turned 18 a month ago). Rossi, on the other hand, is one of the oldest players in this draft class (will turn 19 in three days). A year is a huge difference at the age of 17/18. Byfield put up 82 points in 45 games (1.822 points per game) this season. At the same age, Rossi put up 65 points in 53 games (1.226 points per game) last season. He exploded this past season for 120 points in 56 games (2.143 points per game), and I'd expect the same sort of explosion from Byfield next season, at the same age. Rossi may be closer to NHL ready, but I'd bet on Byfield being the better player long-term. Don't mistake any of this as a knock against Rossi, because it's not at all. Rossi is a great prospect, and I'd be happy to get him at 4th overall (not my first choice), but if Byfield somehow drops to 4, he's the easy pick over Rossi or anyone else available there.
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    Red Wings players / prospects on loan

    Regular season has started for these leagues. Hronek, Johansson and Berggren, all with a goal and an assist in their first game.
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    Red Wings players / prospects on loan

    Other than the players that the Red Wings have loaned to Europe, there are also a few others that have been, and will continue to play in Europe this coming season, regardless what happens with the NHL... Jonatan Berggren - Skelleftia AIK (SHL) Albert Johansson - Farjestad BK (SHL) I expect big things from both of these players this season... EDIT: How can I forget about this guy... Elmer Soderblom - Frolunda HC (SHL)
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    2020 Offseason

    We wouldn't be interested in Eriksson. It would be a move to gain extra assets. Although, I do think he would be an upgrade over a few players in our bottom six... He's getting paid way too much for the next two years, but we can afford it. Vancouver, not so much. That could also be an option. If he plays reasonably well and we retain half of the cap hit, we might be able to get a mid round pick... maybe... I'd either want Podkolzin (not going to happen), or a 2021 1st round pick, plus a mid level prospect. I personally wouldn't have much interest in Jett Woo. Our one position of strength is right-defense. If we're acquiring a prospect, I'd prefer a forward or left defenseman.
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    2020 Offseason

    There's been talk about Chara possibly coming to Detroit. I doubt it happens, but I'd rather Chara on a one year deal at around $2M, than Pietrangelo one a seven year deal at close on $10M... No, 31 isn't too old, but for a team that's at least another few years away, I don't think it's a good fit. I'd rather weaponize all that cap space to take on a couple bad contracts / acquire assets. Pietrangelo will definitely be worth the gamble for a lot of teams. I just don't think Detroit is one of them. I also highly doubt he has any desire to play in Detroit...
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    2020 Offseason

    I wouldn't hate it, but not the type of move I'd be looking to make at this point in the rebuild.
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    2020 Offseason

    Adding a 2020 1st round pick would obviously be preferable over a 2021 1st round pick, but why do you have "no interest" in the latter?
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    2020 Offseason

    Soon-to-be 31 year old, looking huge dollars, long term. No thanks! And that's hard for me to say, since Pietrangelo has been one of my favorite non Red Wings for the past 10 years...
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    2020 Offseason

    Please not Toronto. Anywhere but Toronto...
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    2020 Offseason

    Get it done Yzerman!
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    2020 Offseason

    They also don't have a massive power-forward like Mantha... I don't think the Habs should make that deal, but much like your 16th overall, Caufield, other prospect, 16th overall, Romanov would be my ask.
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    2020 Offseason

    They probably do and should regret that trade, but as I stated above, this is a very different trade proposal. Mantha is every Habs fan's (and probably management's) wet dream. Romanov is a very good prospect, but he's far from a can't miss, top pair defensive prospect. If they want Mantha, it starts with Romanov, and they add from there. If the Blues are looking to offload salary, I would think they would trade one of their bad contracts. To move multiple bad contracts in one trade, it would cost way too much. I'd be asking for Robert Thomas or multiple 1st's. Bokk was traded to Carolina in the Justin Faulk trade.
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    2020 Offseason

    Why not? Sergachev was a better prospect than Romanov, and Mantha is a better, more established player than Drouin. They're not going to trade Romanov easily, but I doubt he's untouchable, and a player like Mantha, should be more than enough to get it done. Montreal would have to add. This I agree with. You think Romanov is untouchable, but 16th overall plus caufield and another prospect is fair value? Domi wouldn't be my target either. I'd rather a pick or prospect.
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    2020 Draft Thread

    This is pretty much where I'm at as well. I wouldn't be disappointed if we picked Perfetti, but I would definitely be a little nervous. He may be the biggest boom or bust in this entire draft, and we can't afford a player to bust at 4th overall. There are probably three or four guys I'd pick ahead of him at this point. I do think his lack of skating ability is being vastly overstated, it's a bit choppy, but not slow by any means. However, I do value skating ability as high, or higher than any physical attribute in the game of hockey, so if Yzerman does pick him, he better be damn sure it isn't going to hinder him at all at the next level.
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    2020 Offseason

    It's already been discussed by a few people here. It's probably fair value for Mantha, but a bad trade for a rebuilding team like the Red Wings. I agree, we would want much younger piece(s) / better pick(s) in any potential Mantha trade. If Montreal, a divisional rival, want their hometown stud, they're not getting him for "market value", they're going to have to significantly overpay. It would start with 16th overall and / or Alexander Romanov for me.
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    2020 Draft Thread

    You should actually read posts before replying... I didn't actually say that you said that did I? Hence the use of the word "might"...
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    2020 Draft Thread

    LOL you suggested that Yzerman might select a player because of where he plays, rather than how he plays... Please take a second a think about how dumb that sounds...
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    2020 Draft Thread

    Terrible draft philosophy no matter where you are in the cycle. Always take the player that projects to be better for longer, not the player that projects to be NHL ready sooner. You're assuming neither Rossi or Perfetti are an outlier. Sure, everyone else has just as much potential to improve on any area of their game. However, I doubt any of the high end skaters are working as hard as someone like Perfetti to improve in that area, who has acknowledged that is something he needs to work on. And already has made strides in the right direction. I may have misread this part. I read it as every player he plays in the NHL will have a higher IQ.
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    2020 Draft Thread

    There are people with a lot more insight and knowledge on all of these prospects than you or I, that aren't convinced that Rossi will translate to the NHL as a center either. I highly doubt he drops that far, but I'd be okay with him dropping out of the top 5. Why does this matter? We shouldn't be in any rush on any of these guys, and NHL readiness should never be a factor in drafting. Umm what? Physical development is rarely ever linear from one player to another. All players develop and mature at different rates. Some players will grow up to six inches after being drafted, others may not grow at all. Some players will gain 30lbs after being drafted, others might only gain 5. Also, why would you assume his skating would always be behind his peers? I wouldn't even say it's that far behind now... This probably isn't true either. If his hockey IQ is so off the charts as so many scouts seem to believe, he's probably already ahead of a lot of NHLers in that area already.