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  1. Official 2018 NHL Amateur Entry Draft Discussion Thread

    Tkachuk. Not a bad piece at 8 eh?
  2. Our draft position

    Don't forget complacency. They are set in their ways.
  3. 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Thread

    At this point, I don't care who wins the Cup, just someone please knock off the Penguins!
  4. Official 2018 NHL Amateur Entry Draft Discussion Thread

    On the O side, it seems Zadina has passed Svechling into the #2 spot, but because of his local ties I'll say if we're going O, Svechling would be Holland's 1st choice, after that: Zadina Tkachuk Farabee Wahlstrom Hayton Looking further down with our 3 more picks, a ranking I saw had Noel at 22, Miller at 30 and Samuelsson at 31. If they inched down a wee bit, we could haul in a draft that could rank 2nd behind 1989.
  5. Official 2018 NHL Amateur Entry Draft Discussion Thread

    On the spot time. You're Holland, you're drafting a D with your first pick. With the obvious #1 being Dahlin, what is your order preference after that? For me, because of our need of a RH puck mover first: Dobson Bouchard Boqvist Hughes Really though, they're all elite and IMO can ALL challenge for an open spot this season. Trade XO, do not re-sign Green, that leaves two spots to vie for. If Hicketts is going to be a 6/7, with Jensen or injury replacement, we need to give our draft pick every chance to win a spot in the top 5.
  6. Our draft position

    What have you done with the rest of our Current D? You mention giving Karlsson top dollar, that will be next summer, we'd still have DD, Daley and Eriksson under contract at that point.
  7. Holland and Blashill expected to return

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nhl/john-torchetti-will-not-return-to-detroit-red-wings/ar-AAvYYL2?ocid=spartanntp&ffid=gz Yep...
  8. Official 2018 Off Season *Rebuild* Thread

    It also needs to be said that the Wings aren't the only NHL team that holds prospects camp there. I think they host 4(?) team's prospects in the tourney that comes there every year. So it would most definitely be beneficial that the arena do the upgrades. Costly, yes, but worth it IMO.
  9. Official 2018 NHL Amateur Entry Draft Discussion Thread

    Ya, I didn't think of them, but I try not to think too much about the Penguins. Veleno would be a great addition, man there is so much to choose from! Can we somehow get 17 1st rounder's?
  10. Official 2018 NHL Amateur Entry Draft Discussion Thread

    Basically what we are all trying to say is this top 10 is so good, we really can't go wrong! The only way Holland can screw this up is if he gets #1 and doesn't draft Dahlin!
  11. Official 2018 NHL Amateur Entry Draft Discussion Thread

    Thing is, Larkin is our future #1 Center (if not already) Sure Veleno would be a great pick up, but would we be squandering one of them on the 2nd line? They both cannot be #1 C's... Personally, If I am not getting Dahlin, then if we trade AA, VEG's pick and a 2nd to get another top 10-12 pick, I am taking another D. Lets say I get Hughes with our pick, then trade up to #9 and Bouchard or Boqvist is still there, I am taking one of them. I know we need a lot of things, but man if we could score BOTH Hughes Bouchard, my goodness! Hell even if we got Dahlin, making a deal for another top10-12 is not a bad idea either. Could you imagine Dahlin AND Hughes for example? Nice! Honestly though, I think just trading AA and VEG's pick can get us somewhere around 10-12. I might offer up one of those 3rds, but I like our 2nds, we could really score big with two picks in the top 12 and two more in the top 5 of the 2nd.
  12. Kronwall

    I think the best thing to do, whether we get Dahlin or not, is to trade XO. He obviously does not make the Dean's (Bashill) list when it comes to his preference of players. W/Dahlin (in no particular order) Dahlin - Kronwall Daley - Jensen DD - Ericsson Hicketts w/o Dahlin (re-signing Green) DD - Green Daley - Jensen Ericsson - Krownall Hicketts I like the idea of having Wit to play D or O, he can be the 12th/13th FWD and 8th D on an emergency basis. Like I said before though, we KNOW that Kronner, E, Daley and DD aren't going anywhere. If we draft one of the other D (Bouchard/Hughes/Boqvist/Dobson) I would give him and Cholowski ALL the opportunity to make the club by playing in all the pre-season games competing for a job against Jensen, XO (if not traded) Hicketts and whomever else. I don't think its a bad thing if our D consists of: Daley - Kronwall DD - Hughes/Bouchard/Boqvist/Dobson Cholo/Hicketts - Ericsson Its is not a bad thing to have your top 6 drafted player playing on your team in the 1st year. It won't hurt.
  13. Official 2018 NHL Amateur Entry Draft Discussion Thread

    The idea of two towers like Miller and Samuelsson one day on our blue line sounds great! If we could snag both of them with Vegas and Ottawa's pick, all would be good in thed world! We may get one, but I am not sure either of them get to the second round, even if it is 33 and 36. If we stay at 5 or drop, and we cone out of June with Hughes/Bouchard/Dobson and Miller and Samuelsson with our 1st three picks....wow! But really there is so much talent available, how could anyone screw it up?
  14. Official 2018 NHL Amateur Entry Draft Discussion Thread

    If we draft any one of Hughes, Bouchard or Dobson, I'd give them every pre season game to try to make the team. Kronner, E, DD, they're not going anywhere, they can sit out most of the pre season games.
  15. Official 2018 NHL Amateur Entry Draft Discussion Thread

    For sure. It would be the only step he could take. Sending him back to junior would be a step back. I'm sure he won't get top line, but I mostly meant sitting in the press box most nights, because, you know, process. So, youngsters I want to see here next season: Dahlin (if) Cholowski Ras Svech Sr. (Jr. too If we get him instead of Dahlin) Hicketts in some capacity. Who do you feel should come up?