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    Buyers or Sellers ?

    Erik Karlsson isn't the player he was before his knee surgery. I would not invest in him at anywhere close to the $ or term he'd want.
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    Helm and Rasmussen

    Guys having seen Zadina in his CHL days, I'm not sold on the guy at all. I think he dropped in the draft for real reasons. He may find the defensive side of the puck and if not he'll be a 1 dimensional NHL player or be back in Europe. Comparable: Daniel Sprong
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    11/17 - Lets Gain This Grain - Red Wings @ NJD 1:00 PM EDT

    Let's hope he turns out like any of those guys except for Lane Lambert.
  4. Does anyone else think a contender may have genuine interest in Jimmy at the deadline. Assuming of course he's not injured... I've been really impressed with him so far this season.
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    Has Blashill finally lost the team?

    LA is as bad as we are. Blashill has had no success coaching up any of the kids, players routinely underperform/regress under him. Nuff is Nuff... time to part ways.
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    Has Blashill finally lost the team?

    LA fired their coaching staff today... they have 1 less point in 1 less game than the Wings.... here's hopeing this gives Kenny some ideas!!
  7. I'd rather have Marner than Matthews, you can't go wrong with either one.
  8. To me this means they plan to clear salary and make a big splash with offer sheets.
  9. Both he and Ericsson are vastly overpaid. You don't have one of the highest payrolls in the league combined with one of the worst records in the league and not have over paid players. Our problem isn't that we have an 8-10 million a year guy playing like a 3 million a year guy... but we have numerous 3-6 million dollar conttacts for middling players. Contract's that were signed after a good year, or with overly optimistic projections of future performance, or worst of all for "loyalty" a nebulous term that means don't question us about our blatant error in signing that contract.
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    2018 Off-Season Trades / Signings / News

    What's with these young athletes and tattoos? The bigger and uglier the better... mind boggling.
  11. Over the summer in a thread I predicted Bylsma would be the coach by Christmas.... I may have been wrong, it might be by Halloween!
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    I'm not... I'm pointing out in my opinion, based on personal observation that I think Zadina is risky. He has a lot to learn... I wasn't surprised he dropped.
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    He needs to locate his own zone and spend some time in it... waiting for a break out pass behind the play isn't going to cut it in the show.
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    I've seen Zadina a bit in junior... I'm not uber confident his game will translate well... think Daniel Sprong in Pittsburgh.
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    2008 Zetterberg vs. 2018 Crosby

    I need some of what you're smokin.... it's obviously top grade stuff.