LeftWinger

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  1. https://www.capfriendly.com/teams/redwings CapFriendly shows it a done deal. With this signing, we are now at $15Mish in cap space, plus Franzen LTIR of $3.9M for about $19M. With our need to sign a G, could we still swing a deal for Faulk? I think it would cause cap hell if we did, he makes $4.8M and we'd be probably trading away 1 or 2 players that aren't even impacting our cap at the moment, AA and Svech. It might put us in a bind to re-sign Mantha, Larkin and bring up Ras along with signing Zadina and Veleno. I fully believe that Ras, Zadina and Veleno should all be on our roster come October. Anyhow, there are no "terms" provided yet with Green's deal. But all in all, its not a bad one, unless it involves a NMC.
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    Rumors Thread

    Close enough to bring us back to the good old days. But despite my initial reaction to him (of course I was not in a great mental state to begin with,) I am really looking forward to seeing Berggren play.
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    Rumors Thread

    Well if that is the asking price, then its no wonder Holland isn't getting Faulk. That'd be Larkin and a 2019 1st, LOTTERY PICK!!?! They must be nuts. How about Svech and a 2020 1st? I'd like to trade Nyquist, but I don't think anyone will want him until the TDL to be a depth scoring winger for a run at it all.
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    Rumors Thread

    I believe he is done, but will start the season and get about 15 games in before the LTIR. Then comes Zadina.
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    Andreas Athanasiou Officially Signed 2 yrs. $3M AAV

    Sometimes, certain movements are therapeutic for an ailing back. Walking is good for it for sure. But IMO, the way he's carried the team the last couple of seasons, he's allowed to swing a few clubs, even if he has to take some pain meds in order to do so. There's probably no real solution to his back issues, it'll all depend whether or not he wants to pump up on meds before and after every game for another 82. I hope he does, it'd be wonderful to see him hit 1000. I also hope Zandina makes the team. We've talked about the many ways he'll be able to, i believe he will, even with Z playing. What could help is if he laid back a took up the 3rd line center spot and cut his minutes. No saying they have to do so, but if he played 15-20, instead of 20-30, he may make it though another season, or a good chunk of it at least.
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    2018 Off-Season Trades / Signings / News

    Except for all the inside rumblings of Z being done. I hope he plays, but when the team's inside reporter's say he's more than likely done and team doctors say he isn't cleared to play, there's something to it. Remember when insiders mentioned Datsyuk was retiring?
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    2018 Off-Season Trades / Signings / News

    How exciting would it be for us to read that Holland made an off season trade acquiring that top D we covet?
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    Andreas Athanasiou Officially Signed 2 yrs. $3M AAV

    I was very high on Mrazek, that's for sure.
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    Rumors Thread

    On mynhltraderumors.com they're still making mention that Faulk is still linked to Detroit (and Chicago.)
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    Andreas Athanasiou Officially Signed 2 yrs. $3M AAV

    Those lines, no matter who gets the most minutes all look very, very good! Honestly though, I have a strange feeling that Berggren may be here within 3 years as well.
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    Andreas Athanasiou Officially Signed 2 yrs. $3M AAV

    I'm just excited to have a future potential top 6 of: Mantha-Larkin-Zadina AA-Rasmussen-Svechnikov Barring trades or if we could actually get Jack Hughes. Jurco and Smith never had the electrifying game as AA has. Not a good comparison.
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    Andreas Athanasiou Officially Signed 2 yrs. $3M AAV

    We'll never know until he gets those minutes.
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    Andreas Athanasiou Officially Signed 2 yrs. $3M AAV

    Not only is AA the most electric player on the team so far, he is the fastest and the best at getting himself open in the o-zone. If he got top line and top pp minutes, it's almost certain he'd score 30+ or more.
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    Andreas Athanasiou Officially Signed 2 yrs. $3M AAV

    he's also better at accepting money for which he does not earn.
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    Hossa's Career Might Be Over Already

    Remember that one year, when we had a 40 goal scorer? ...we don't need him! Let him walk!
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    Mike Green Officially Signed 2 yrs. $5.375M AAV

    As long as he stops most pucks, he can be fat if he wants to!
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    Vanek Signs 1yr. $3M

    I feel it's too much.
  18. Ok, with the roster almost set (barring a trade for a defender) give us your best guess at what the opening night roster will look like and what line combos you'd like to see. It's a given that we'll get Larkin signed, I am going with a 2 year $4M bridge deal. Unfortunately the chatter about Z is getting too frequent, so I have to go with he is done. So even if we signed Also, just because I have Kronwall listed in the #7 spot, does not mean he will be scratched every night. I just put him there because with his knees there is a good chance he may the guy rotating in and out more frequently than Jensen or Hronek, but he may play 80 games, who knows with him! You could flip AA and Nyquist around, but I like AA in the top 6, plus he had great chemistry with Helm and Vanek prior. Other than that, I really like what our roster will (could) look like come October. It may not be Cup or even playoff worthy (yet) but it's moving in the right direction. (it also may get us about the 11th-12th from the bottom finish, and we know what that means, #1 or #2 overall! )
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    Mike Green Officially Signed 2 yrs. $5.375M AAV

    Its funny when people talk about when hockey players are old. They all look like kids...i wish I was that "old" again.
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    Rumors Thread

    And that is what will hold AA, and others, back. I hope Bylsma still has something left.
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    Andreas Athanasiou Officially Signed 2 yrs. $3M AAV

    Hmmmmmmm......
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    2nd thoughts?

    Not sure any of them are, technically. Tag Bertuzzi has Michigan ties of course with his dad, and I do believe Jack Hughes is attending Michigan? But heck, all of the USA NTDP players have ties to Michigan.
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    Rumors Thread

    @ChristopherReevesLegs You're right about that video!
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    Rumors Thread

    Oh, just like the Omnipotent 2008 Franzen, 27 goals 11 assists....finisher, nothing more. It's ok, whether someone thinks he a floater, or if someone thinks he is a more rounded player that is offensive minded, his 25+ goals this season are going to be highlight reel ones and they'll help this team.