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  1. Absolutely, back before the season I advocated for this exact scenario. I'm not entirely sold on Larkin, I see Mantha being far more important to us over the coming years.
  2. Thinking highly of Trouba is one thing.... but it should be said that by keeping the pick and developing that player, we won't have Trouba in the line up... we will likely get a high pickin in 18, which is defenceman heavy.
  3. I went and looked up the 2018 draft rankings and it looks like the majority of the top 10 are D. With that in mind and the fact we're rebuilding... I'd use the pick on the best available player this year and pre-tank for next year, by not adding an upgrade over a current roster player.
  4. I absolutely agree with this... I hope they go outside for a new GM and coach, we don't want to turn into the 90's/00's Oilers with a rotation of glory day retreads in those positions.
  5. Did Kenny write this column for him? It's almost word for word a Holland quote.
  6. You can certainly have a player making that kind of money in the press box. It just takes some guts to make the call.
  7. Is it just me or does Blashill look like a deer in headlights every time he's on camera. He looks like someone who is in over his head and he knows it. I think you have to dismiss him and let Torchetti take over to close the season.... I think that may be why they mentioned Torchetti taking over the wild bench last season.
  8. And some folks were worried Vegas might waste a pick on Coreau... guess we're safe on that one.
  9. When all hope is lost you call the A-Team... not Kenny's-Team. This squad is low on talent and devoid of direction. It's over.
  10. DD is brutal... but I think he is slotted higher that he should be. We should trade anything that needs to be traded for a young top end defenceman. Pay the premium and get that conerstone piece.
  11. I would disagree, I think that Kronwall looked better than he was because he was sheltered behind Lids.
  12. DD on a good team is a solid #3, occasional, passable #2. The Wings have been expecting too much from our defenders the last few years. Kronwall is the poster boy for this, he peaked as a protected #2 behind arguably the best defenceman of all time. Since Lids retired Kronwall has been elevated to #1, a position beyond his ability in his prime, let alone now.
  13. Why no waive Sheehan and pray like hell someone takes him?????
  14. Grim but accurate... the time is now to clear the decks. Trade any players we can other than AA and Mantha.... I'd trade Larkin well before either of those guys.
  15. Under no circumstances should a protected spot be used on either of Zetterberg or Kronwall... they both are great players with a legacy here. BUT that was then this is now, at this point in their careers we should be looking to get either one of them off the books. This team needs some creative, forward looking management to clear the decks and start a rebuild. We have exactly 0 star caliber players and I do include Larkin and Mantha in that statement, one or both may get there but I feel both will be really good players but not stars.