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frankgrimes last won the day on January 29 2016

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  1. Athanasiou Rumor

    You very right, AA has no leverage but this can also set a bad precedent for Mantha and Larkin (whom I'd argue are the 2 most talented current young Wings on the team by far) they also have no leverage so does that mean they should take a low ball offer? Well a team can "force" them to do it and then face the consequences, players wanting out or signing for much much more when the leverage situation takes a turn. I know a lot of Wings fans are high on AA but the difference between 1,9 and let's say 2,3 doesn't really decrease/increase his value outside from his speed he is your everyday young, talented but somewhat rough winger every team seems to have and their trade value isn't as high compared to centers and defenders. But hey I really don't care that much either way it just urks me that everyone saw this situation coming and yet the highly paid Wings front-office stuff didn't. Yeah it's a business first but more often than not the it's a business thing only comes up when the team has the leverage when it comes down to a player signing an extension, the word "team friendly" is coming up more often than not. To be honest I'm surprised AA hasn't signed in Russia yet, he could make 3 mill no taxes, play for the Russian cup and in the Olympics
  2. Athanasiou Rumor

    Well the thing is this old model of thinking is not going to fly. At some point the team has go figure out who the new core is and pay them to keep them. If I were Ferris I'd tell the Wings you knew the situation before but let's meet in the middle your offer is 1,9 we want 3 how about 2,4 and be done with it, else trade my client. Just to be clear, I'm not commenting on whether AA is worth it or not I'm just totally surprised by the lack of longterm thinking. I'm not even sure if AA is part of the core but low balling a young talented player is a game the Wings in their current state can't afford to play and if they do at least get something back for the guy.
  3. Athanasiou Rumor

    Honestly it would be the best decision for him. Can't believe the Wings thought they could still offset cap problems by low balling young players like this. just trade the guy because there is no way he stays after all of this.
  4. Little Caesars Sneak Peek

    I think they'll focus on the new experience in the new building instead of taking attention away from the team
  5. Ken Holland contract extension watch

    Even if Chris does extend Ken he can still be fired they just would have to pay him for the duration of the contract. I think the next GM in Toronto is going to be that young genius kid Dubas, he is learning at every position from top guys be it coaching, GM, draft or even the governor.
  6. Little Caesars Sneak Peek

    Even the entrances are sponsored and not one is named after a legend. Mr. I, Yzerman, Lidstrom and Gordie Howe would have been the right choice. After all Marian and Mike are responsible for Chris being born as a billionaire show some class
  7. Athanasiou Rumor

    Maybe the guy wants out?
  8. Wonder what the odds are for the 1st overall...

    Looking at it positively it means the Wings only have 1 other team to beat in order to get the best odds at the first overall
  9. The Detroit Red Wings: Decline and Fall of an Empire(video)

    Mr. I wanted Steve as the GM period. There is no indication if he was on board with a rebuild or not also fact. The video is telling the truth in a funny and entertaining way whether some people like it or not. Thankfully for the Wings the next draft should be better and they alongside Vegas should have the best odds at the first overall pick. Also if people wouldn't bring up the lame excuse of missing the playoffs for the first time there wouldn't be a need to remind them of what was sacrificed for that.
  10. Former Red Wing, Drew Miller gets PTO with Blackhawks

    wrong thread
  11. The Detroit Red Wings: Decline and Fall of an Empire(video)

    Things were clear after the team got destroyed by Nashville and when Lidstrom retired Sure some elements of the video like the voice were funny but all the points are true. Stevie took over Tampa and told everyone what to expect, the Wings didn't accept reality that's all true.
  12. The Detroit Red Wings: Decline and Fall of an Empire(video)

    Very well done, I like the fact that even Chris gets mentioned at the end. Will be interesting to see if he is about winning a cup or the bottom line.
  13. Athanasiou Rumor

    AA basically has 1 asset which is tremendous speed and he is still young enough to maybe witness a deep run in the distant future but the guy doesn't seem to have any defensive abilities so he will never be a reliable 2 way player. Saying he is already better than Nyquist is wrong Nyquist to me is the most dangerous pure goal scorer on the team right now but the league has long adjusted to him so it's much harder to do it regular. The NHL teams also planned for Larkin and he has yet to figure out how to adjust his game, the same is going to happen with AA stopping him is not that difficult keep the guy on the outside and force him to shoot his release is not that good. With that being said this whole saga just proves that the Wings are having the wrong priorities. Can't or don't want to sign him fine the trade the guy and get a pick or else sign him. The days of young guys signing low ball offers are over maybe the Wings front office needs to learn that the hard way.
  14. Athanasiou Rumor

    Very justified and understandable. I think KH and JB are a package deal because both are in the last year of their contracts. I'm sure Larkin and Mantha are watching closely
  15. Athanasiou Rumor

    See that's why it's better to focus on the positive things like the best draft pick since years, the chance to pick Dahlin in order to kick off the real rebuild. Looking at it this way is much better than getting depressed with the current office. AA has the chance to play with Pasha learn from him and make more money while doing so ad the Olympics and the decision is even easier. Young blood is needed from top to botrom in this organization. Hopefully it happens next year