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  1. Off-season moves

    http://kuklaskorner.com/tmr/comments/the-overnight-report-two-more-years-of-zetterberg-an-obituary-a-stat-of-not?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter Of course Z will bail when his drops....
  2. 2017 Opening Day Roster

    I agree, there is no way any if those 3 should be getting more ice Time or more pp time tha Mantha or AA.
  3. 2017 Opening Day Roster

    Helm for a pick would be wondrous!
  4. Off-season moves

    Lol! From "go hard" and "do all they can" to "will not go after" In other words, Will Butcher told Ken Holland to go f*** himself...
  5. Tatar, Athanasiou, and XO's new deals

    I'm glad you said IS because he didn't get either.
  6. Off-season moves

    I can do without it. That was not even anywhere near a Kronwalling. But I am all for a 100% healthy Kronner playing. Not a 70% one. LTIR, retire, whatever, if you're not 100% you're taking away better players ice. And some folks are worried about Butcher taking away from others. It's K and E that are the ice stealers. They need to go if not going to be able to play 100%.
  7. Tatar, Athanasiou, and XO's new deals

    I'm tired of not taking risks. We didn't draft Tippett because Holland wanted to play it safe a draft a center, not even the best one available either. We don't take risks of firesaling our aging players because Holland thinks they'll miraculously return to 2008 form. Take a risk and put your deserving kids in the top 6 and demote players that haven't earned a top 6 spot. Take the risk and sign butcher, if he's better than what we have, great. If he never makes it out of the A, no loss.
  8. Tatar, Athanasiou, and XO's new deals

    Well obviously the organization thinks very highly of him to "do everything they can" to sign him. Maybe they feel he is higher on the scale than Russo. Besides, I don't recall 30 teams all wanting to sign Russo. But 31 say they want Butcher, even Colorado, but he isn't going there obviously.
  9. Tatar, Athanasiou, and XO's new deals

    All this says Will Butcher is ahead of all of our depth D in GR already: 2015-16 Univ. of Denver NCAA 39 9 23 32 19 19 | 2016-17 Univ. of Denver NCAA 43 7 30 37 18 27 2016-2017 NCAA (Championship) All-Tournament Team NCAA (Championship) Winner NCAA (NCHC) Best Offensive Defenseman NCAA (NCHC) First All-Star Team NCAA (NCHC) Player of the Year NCAA (NCHC) Reg. Season Champion (Penrose Cup) NCAA (West) First All-American Team NCAA Lowes Senior Class All-Americans 2nd Team NCAA Top Collegiate Player (Hobey Baker Award) NCAA Top Collegiate Player (Hobey Baker Award) Finalist
  10. Tatar, Athanasiou, and XO's new deals

  11. Off-season moves

    For sure, I'd love nothing more than a 100% healthy Kronwall. He is great when he is healthy, but we've been hoping for that for the better part of 3 seasons now, I just don't believe its going to happen. If he limps through this season again, he needs to retire or be bought out, we need that spot and cap for a healthy player who will help us get better. The time for loyalty to old Detroit vets is over.
  12. Tatar, Athanasiou, and XO's new deals

    Hoperfully AA isn't hardballing Holland either. Maybe he doesn't want to play here with Blashill as coach? Not sure what goes on behind the scenes. But honestly, if push comes to shove, offer him the 1 year $1.4M that we have left over and then next season, with a new GM and coaching Staff, he can get a nice deal that he deserves. OR just dump Sheahan for a pick, its that simple. If we have $1.4 to the cap, then that's $3.4M roughly, enough to sign AA for $2.25M bridge and a million for the 13th forward. regarding Butcher, sign him, he says he isn't against playing in the A for a season if it means having a team get going in the right direction. Next season he'll make the club with plenty of capo open after Green is dealt and maybe even Mrazek not re-signed if he falls flat again. I don't think Larkin and Mantha should cost us more than $5M combined (unless the somehow score 60-90 points each.) Plus, he'd be worth waiving Sproul or trading XO. But honestly, if not this year, then for sure next, Kronwall and Ericcson need to be dealt with. K needs to retire and E needs to be dealt for futures or bought out. Neither are on any of those "cap" circumventing contracts (like Franzen and Z) so there shouldn't be any penalty assessed if they retire of get bought out. Trevor Daley and Nick Jensen are going to be (I predict) our best two defensemen this year, and they make less than Green, DD, K and E. Lets us not forget us acquire that #1 D guy. I read an article somewhere that Winnipeg and Trouba are still at odds and they will have trouble re-signing him after the season, so that's going to be talked about a ton here as well. I love AA, but if he really isn't too keen on playing under Blash, maybe a deal can be struck involving Trouba and AA in a package. But I'd rather just get rid of Blashill before AA.
  13. Tatar, Athanasiou, and XO's new deals

    Here you have it. They wont sign AA unless Holland moves salary. http://kuklaskorner.com/tmr/comments/the-overnight-report-on-athanasious-contract-cholowskis-options-and-multime?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
  14. Leafs waive Marchenko

    No Kenny, no.
  15. Off-season moves

    Wings going to go hard after Butcher at the stroke if midnight.