Akakabuto

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    Red Wings players / prospects on loan

    Some optimism in these dark trying times: The Athletic ranks Detroit 6th in Future Power Rankings; Projecting the 23-24 standings One of the biggest questions facing a dramatic rebuild is: How long does it take? If these projections are accurate, the Red Wings will be back among the top teams in three years if the progress continues. GM Steve Yzerman has remained patient in his approach in both stockpiling young assets and clearing cap space. The payoff is coming. Mirtle on the Red Wings’ improving cap situation: Other than having star players signed at a discount, the best possible situation you can have in a full-scale rebuild like Detroit’s is as much flexibility as possible. Yzerman has just one player (Anthony Mantha) under contract and almost no dead money (only Justin Abdelkader’s $1 million buyout) three years from now. That blank canvas should allow him to dramatically improve the Red Wings roster between now and then. Funny how they gave the Wings such a low score on mgmt/coaching and then continue to not mention Blashill in the summary, Or maybe it's Stephen they don't have confidence in?
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    Red Wings players / prospects on loan

    I still have high hopes for Veleno too but, c'mon, if Detroit gets a guy at pick 30 that plays 1200 games at NHL level not only is that player not a dissapointment he is a great pick!
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    Red Wings players / prospects on loan

    Now theres an understatement...
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    Seattle

    You are all correct. Teams will be hesitant to make the same kind of deals they made the last time. Don't forget Vegas also picked up 5 extra - including two 1st - draft picks in the process. But the kind gamble teams made that Sneed talks about will also happen again and Seattle will in some of those cases come out the winner. There is also the fresh start aspect of it. Some players will benefit from a change of enviroment and getting a clean slate/second chance. Can't get a fresher start than a new franchise.
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    News From Around the NHL *Mod warning page 75*

    >Ok, guys! Whatever we do, we must make sure to keep Detroit and the Florida teams together in the same division!
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    2019-20 Prospects Thread

    I know, I just like that they use that word. In sweden we use the english term when we could be saying ’Stormare’. smdh
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    2019-20 Prospects Thread

    I like that the german name for forwards is STÜRMER
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    2019-20 Prospects Thread

    Sportbladet selects the Swedish World Junior Championship team Six Red Wings prospects selected. Lets hope the swedish hockey federation is on the same page! Alexander Holtz, Djurgården – Karl Henriksson, Frölunda – Lucas Raymond, Frölunda Emil Heineman, Leksand – William Eklund, Djurgården – Noel Gunler, Brynäs Theodor Niederbach, Frölunda – Arvid Costmar, Linköping – Simon Holmström, Vita Hästen Elmer Söderblom, Frölunda – Albin Sundsvik, Skellefteå – Albin Grewe, Djurgården Oskar Olausson, HV71 – Elias Ekström, Örebro Philip Broberg, Skellefteå – Tobias Björnfot, Djurgården Albert Johansson, Färjestad – Victor Söderström, AIK William Wallinder, Modo – Helge Grans, Malmö Emil Andrae, HV71 – Ludvig Hedström, Djurgården
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    Retro Jersey...Why the gray?

    Adidas probably..
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    Retro Jersey...Why the gray?

    Heck, if they wanted to get wild and mix up the retro look they could've added a dark purple(the octopus) as an accent color. Not sure how much I would have liked that but it atleast be fun. This is not fun.
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    Retro Jersey...Why the gray?

    Yeah, which is why they should have dropped the winged wheel on this one and done something out of the old Cougars jerseys.
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    Retro Jersey...Why the gray?

    Avs Nords-alternate looks real good tho. shame
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    2020 Offseason

    This have been debunked. +/- is a Teamstat.
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    2020 Offseason

    Bruins and Wings in on Hanifin Source may be s*** but since nothing is happening I’m posting it anyway. Hanifin would be a nice addition, no?