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  1. Because none of them are NHL players
  2. So is that supposed to be an alternative to LCA? This is way worse.
  3. That's two. you need more than that to win. They haven't gotten the guys like Datsyuk and Zetterberg late for a long time, or even guys like Homer. I don't remember the last time they drafted a guy who really exceeded expectations. I know fans like to think that getting all those players in the mid to late rounds was some kind of drafting genius, but the reality is that it was a lot of luck. For every Datsyuk or Homer, there are a lot of Rynos and Hat trick Dicks. The rest of the league has caught up to them in scouting Europe, which was their only tangible advantage, and you can't count on luck.
  4. what's the point of moving him if you take back a deal that's as bad or worse?
  5. Building through the draft doesn't work if you don't draft top end talent.
  6. Mantha needs to be in Detroit
  7. Did I say he said Frk'd score 20 every year? Others act like they lost some stud prospect though
  8. Sure he did. He could have moved Sproul when he was tearing up juniors,Anthea or AA at any time, Nyquist or Tatar, or any number of players. Of course they had several immovable players, which is as much if an indictment of his moves the last few years as anything.
  9. Watching Holland refuse to make a single meaningful trade that involved a roster player in 15 years has made me very skeptical that he'd ever do it. Even that trade fell into his lap when the Sabre's GM called him and told him Hasek wanted to be traded to Detroit. Every single other trade he's made has been picks, prospects, a guy who's wanted out, or a 4th liner/3rd pair D type, or a salary dump. http://www.nhltradetracker.com/user/trade_list_by_GM/Ken_Holland/138/2
  10. I doubt anyone would trade for him with two years left after this at that cap hit, unless they decide he can be their starter going forward. Then they'd have to convince Holland to give up his precious DEPTH.
  11. I'm talking about that post. I didn't say Mantha alone would be enough. I said as long as it wasn't Mantha plus an unprotect first or a high end prospect, which means AA or Svechnikov at this point, you do it without thinking.
  12. read what I wrote. I never suggested Mantha alone was enough
  13. With either one you're talking potential though. It comes down to who you think is going to be more likely to hit their ceiling, and I think that's Trouba. Mantha's biggest issue has been work ethic since before he was drafted, that's not easy to over come. As long as they don't demand another top prospect or a first as well (unless it's lottery protected) and you can clear enough cap space to sign him, then you do the Mantha for Trouba deal without hesitation. Of course, we all know Kenny won't.
  14. Blashill is clueless. He's taken Babcocks everybody has to grind mantra and doubled up on it. Not everyone has to play safe hockey. Wonder why you can't score? Let the guys push the puck.
  15. The problem is contribute doesn't mean come close to being worth that contract. When we're paying that much to a third line center for 30-35 points a year, that's going to be a problem. Nyquist or Dekeyser would have to go