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  1. LeftWinger

    2021 Off-Season (Too Soon?)

    Is it too soon to be talking about this summer? With the last couple of weeks of snow and cold here in Michigan, I think it's a great time to start talking about summer. Let's start with available UFA's. Instead of listing a whole bunch, here the link to Cap Friendly's list: https://www.capfriendly.com/browse/free-agents/2022/caphit/all/all/ufa I honestly don't see Yzerman landing many (if any) impact UFA's, because I think a couple of kids coming in will be an upgrade in itself. When it comes to our own UFA's, I am hoping for most to hit the road (if they weren't traded at the TDL.) Honestly though, I can see Yzerman re-signing Ryan (if he wants to stay (and not traded)) and maybe Merrill and, yes, Staal. Maybe none, I wouldn't be surprised either way. In the G department, there isn't many out there better than Bernier (that would come here) so I can see Bernier coming back for a year or two, and I think most of us would be ok with that. (this is all depending on who was and who wasn't selected by Seattle and who may or may not be traded.) Helm and Filppula have to go (IMO) and I do believe the Gagner experiment is over too. I would choose Staal over Nemeth, but you never know what will happen if DD is done, he may re-sign both. Unless someone other than Seider is ready to come in. You would think that Cholowski and Lindstrom would be getting some looks this season (especially since we suck and we should just consider this a 56 game training camp/pre-season) but that is up to Blashill on who plays and doesn't, so, once again, I blame him for everything. I would also offer Glenny another contract. RFA-wise, we have a lot of them Erne, Djoss, Hronek, Bertuzzi, Cholowski, Lindstrom, Svech, Brome, Rasmussen, Hirose, Smith, Turgeon, Smith and Hicketts. A few of these names are slam dunks to get contracts, a lot of the others depend on if they aren't selected by Seattle. BUT, there is quite the possiblility they all get qualified and re-signed. Obviously we want to draft the highest possible. Right now, only Ottawa is worse than us winning percentage, so that puts at #2, but barely, we could end up worst again. Let's hope that the league does the right thing and makes the bottom 5 teams be the only ones to have a shot at #1, and only being able to fall one spot. That is my hope. Also teams that finish out of the top 5 should only be able to climb 2 spots at the most. Not saying this is what might happen, just throwing an idea out there. Here are a couple of top 10 lists: ...a bit of a mix up in all of those, but for you U of M fans, you are well represented in the top 10! (Even Luke Hughes has committed to U of M.) AND of course, my ultimate off season upgrade is to FIRE ALL of the coaching staff (yesterday!) and get a whole new philosophy in here.
  2. LeftWinger

    2021 Off-Season (Too Soon?)

    Not quite the cap acquisition I was expecting from Tampa!
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    2021 Off-Season (Too Soon?)

  4. LeftWinger

    Targets for the Wings

    We're in the playoffs this season.
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    2021 Off-Season (Too Soon?)

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    SIGNED: Pius Suter 2 years $3.25M AAV

    This deserves it's own thread because this is about the biggest name we are going to sign today. 2nd line Center?
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    SIGNED: Pius Suter 2 years $3.25M AAV

    Chicago did not qualify him as an RFA.
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    2021 Off-Season (Too Soon?)

    I do believe Bobby Ryan will re-sign. Yzerman is probably giving him the courtesy of seeing what's out there. Probably has a contract ready for him if he decides there is nothing there. We need RH Forwards.
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    SIGNED: Pius Suter 2 years $3.25M AAV

    @blueadams We need some line combos!
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    2021 Off-Season (Too Soon?)

    Ya never know!
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    SIGNED: Pius Suter 2 years $3.25M AAV

    There's your 2nd line!
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    2021 Off-Season (Too Soon?)

    Now we're talking!!!!
  13. LeftWinger

    2021 Off-Season (Too Soon?)

    He said enough is enough.... barring trade to acquire cap, I think we're done. I guess we'll see all of Pearson, Smith, Veleno and Hirose in Detroit.
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    2021 Off-Season (Too Soon?)

    2-way contract has nothing to do with being able to be sent down or not. Murphy has no waiver exemptions, he will be exposed if he gets sent down. 2-way is for salary only. 1-way contract means your salary is the same whether you are in the NHL or AHL. 2-way means your salary is lower in the AHL.
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    2021 Off-Season (Too Soon?)

    Who is Ryan Murphy?
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    2021 Off-Season (Too Soon?)

    All these TSN guys saying Detroit and Buffalo are going to struggle don't realize that they are talking about: 2022 Vezina Winner - Alex Nedjelkovic 2022 Calder/Norris Winner - Mo Seider 2022 Ted Lindsay Winner - Jakub Vrana 2022 Hart/Selke/Byng/Messier Trophy Winner - Dylan Larkin 2022 Masterson Award Winner - Marc Staal 2022 Jack Adams Winner - Jeff Blashill 2022 Gregory Award Winner - Steve Yzerman ..so ya, here we come baby! What do these teams plan to do being so far over the cap? IMO, if you don't have the cap space TODAY, you cannot sign the player!
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    2021 Off-Season (Too Soon?)

    I just relate him with Yzerman. I would not care if we got another LHD like....speaking of every thread....acquiring Nic Hauge in a Cap dump trade with Vegas! Sorry, couldn't resist! Again most importantly I'd like to see a LHD come in and be in our top 4.
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    2021 Off-Season (Too Soon?)

    Not obssessed, but if he is similar to a lot of other LHD, maybe he'll choose here because of the Yzerman history. But ya, most importantly I love to see just a LHD, but not just a 7th spot filler, we have them already. I want DD and Staal to be the 6th/7th guys, I'd love to see a D come in and be in our top 4.
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    2021 Off-Season (Too Soon?)

    Teams that may have to dump some cap...unless we are going to play the Tampa Bay Cap Circumvention Game again this season. NHL needs to end that "cheating." Just make the cap be in affect throughout the playoffs. That will end it. Plus it probably would've prevented Tampa from winning back to back.
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    2021 Off-Season (Too Soon?)

    Honestly though, there hasn't been any players signed anywhere that I would've wanted on Detroit (other than Glenny) so that is good. Koekkoek and P. Suter would be nice. I am also waiting for a big trade....
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    2021 Off-Season (Too Soon?)

    I don't see Yzerman doing too much today. I'm hoping for a LHD and Pius Suter. Looks like teams just don't like getting fleeced by Steve, they're all trading with each other and leaving us out. I certainly hope Helm splits. But with Glenny going away, he might get a contract....ugh....
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    2021 Off-Season (Too Soon?)

    I'm a little disappointed in Glenny. Looks like Carolina replaced their G