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  2. Really the only loss to this line-up is Nick Lidstrom, which is a huge loss and not replaced, but really you are never going to replace Lidstrom. As many in the front office have stated, Lidstrom's departure will need to be filled by other players stepping up. Hudler --> He is gone and replaced with Samuelsson, who is a Right Handed Shot for the PP point and was on pace for 47 points despite the injury. Sammy has similar offensive potential to Hudler and he is better defensively and a much better skater. Additionally he is a Righty, which our line-up is lacking. Holmstrom --> Replaced by Tootoo...At this point in his career Homer is a novelty player for the PP and a liability 5 on 5. Tootoo will be a solid Dallas Drake like presence that the Wings have lacked since they won the cup. Homers net front presence has been replaced by Franzen, Cleary, Bertuzzi, etc. on the PP already. Nobody does it quite like Holmstrom, but I think Tootoo is a better use of that roster spot. No other losses occurred up front but the Wings still add Brunner or Nyquist or both to the line-up moving Emmerton/Mursak out of the line-up. If either Brunner or Nyquist hits and has a decent rookie season, that is a huge addition to the Wings line-up offensively. Thus the case can be made that the Wings are an equal if not better team up front. On the point: The Wings acquired Quincey as a 2-fold move last year. To make a cup run and to replace Stuart if he leaves. So Quincey is Stuart's replacement. Lidstrom is gone...He is not replaceable. Suter or Weber would have been nice, but it was never a guarantee we would get either. So our Defensive circumstance has a lot to do with a poor FA market the year Lids retired. Hopefully guys like Kronwall, Ericsson and Quincey can step up and hopefully Smith is as good as we all hope. Looking Forward: Many teams have spent up to the current cap now. When the CBA is resolved many of those teams will need to ditch cap space, and they will not want to lose guys for nothing, though they will not have the negotiating strength they have now when teams know they need to move money...So I guess my whole point is, I am comfortable with this team that it is a playoff team. When the cap issue is resolved I bet Holland can grab a decent D-Man to supplement the depth when it comes time for teams to move money. This is an odd off-season, I will not judge until October starts. (Or Later if there is a delay)
  3. 13 million which is signing bonus, protected from rollbacks...he made the right choice to sign this now. It won't exist in 3 months.
  4. Ellis and Josi are solid young D-Men, Klein is a good Top 4 Penalty Killer as is Gill. other than their top pair problem (Which ours is just as bad) they have a pretty solid Defense. Better than ours possibly.
  5. Kronwall is a top pair d-man and Fischer likely would have been had he been able to continue playing. Smith still could be. I'd say with the little 1st rd picks (All being High 1st rounders) we've done a pretty good job.
  6. That is the truth. I think that is what affects the Wings more than anything. Is Phoenix would be crazy to trade Yandle now.
  7. PHX/LAK: 4-3 NYR/NJD: 4-3
  8. VAN/LAK: 4-1 STL/SJS: 4-2 PHX/CHI: 4-3 NSH/DET: 4-3 NYR/OTT: 4-1 BOS/WSH: 4-1 FLA/NJD: 4-2 PIT/PHI: 4-3 WC Champion: Nashville EC Champion:New York SCF Champion: New York I feel terrible making the pick I did against Detroit, but I think it is Nashville's year this year to make it deep.
  9. Gaustad and a 4th round pick for a 1st round pick. Don't know about you, but I am glad KH did not make that trade. A 1st rounder for a rental 4th liner is not worth it.
  10. Wings say that they stood pat because price for depth forward was too high per Ansar Kahn. It isn't like Kenny sat there claiming he didn't need anything. He actively shopped and decided that the price for a depth forward wasn't worth it. Keep in mind Jurco, Tatar, Nyquist, Jarnkrok, Tatar all came in the 2nd round of the draft. So that pick is one Detroit has had much success with in terms of bringing in prospects that we all expect to make an impact on this team. So not wanting to trade mulitple seconds or a second consecutive year of a 1st for a depth forward is nothing I fault KH on.
  11. Quincey for a 1st who is a top 4 guy who can replace Stuart next year. Gaustad for a 1st - who is a rental 4th line centre... Which was a better trade.
  12. Friend from Buffalo told me he heard that NSH gave a 1st rd for Gaustad. Still waiting on his source though.
  13. Do I wish he had added some depth at forward. Yes I do. But to say he stood pat and messed up the He got Quincey in to help for this season as well as long term. I think he did pretty well.
  14. Preds gave up a lot this deadline. 2nd round pick in 2012, 2nd round pick in 2013 and whatever they traded for Gaustad. They did get better, but they gave up a lot in the process. They are going for it this year for sure.
  15. Gaustad to Nashville. per Kevin Allen