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  1. Remember when we won the Cup in '08 and had Brett Lebda and Chris Chelios as a 3rd pairing for some games? That seems crazy to me now.
  2. Realistically, we can't finish worse than 2nd pick and will probably wind up with the 5th or 6th. With the draft lottery, even owning the 2nd pick doesn't guarantee we wouldn't drop down a few spots. I'd rather see the Wings finish out the season strong and on a somewhat positive note and see what Holland can do in the Summer.
  3. Weird seeing that from Datsyuk. He seemed to be a little bit sneakier about getting back at guys in the NHL.
  4. I wasn't really referring to the current or previous captains, but the state of the team as it is today. Maybe I should have been more clear on that point.
  5. I liked Eaves when he was here. If he didn't run into injury problems he might have stuck around a bit longer. He's always been a solid contributor for whichever team he plays.
  6. I do think that AA has the potential to be a captain, or at least an alternate. He and Larkin are the only two young players I could see getting the "C" but knowing this team it'll probably go to someone like Abdelkader if he's still here.
  7. I just wonder how much longer his NHL career can last since his "potential" is really starting to prove to be nothing special. Nice that the Wings got a 3rd for him. That may end up being a steal.
  8. Right, I was implying that we shouldn't make that trade if they're asking for anything like Larkin, etc. If Kenny really wants him then I think that a trade might be the only way because I doubt he would come to Detroit as a free agent. Trading for him and trying to reach a deal before July would be a safer bet. But yeah, not a trade we would really need to make right now.
  9. That would be ideal, but sounds too easy. Would St. Louis even want Nyquist or would they ask for a Larkin, Mantha, AA, etc?
  10. At this point I don't really have any confidence in any moves this organization might make until Holland is gone. I've tried to rationalize his performance since '08 but it's pretty clear that he's just coasting and doesn't truly care about winning anymore. The Wings still draft very well so it's not a complete disaster, but the decline in team performance has been evident for years now without any sort of clear plan to rebuild. I just hope that Holland can at least unload Smith and Vanek before the end of the deadline.
  11. Is it possible that Holland is trying to negotiate a new contract to make Smith more enticing to Las Vegas? Leave him exposed on a decent contract and they might bite. But, getting a pick or anything for him would be better than that option so there goes that theory...
  12. This team just needs to have a fire sale and get rid of Blashill. Let one of the assistants take over until next season because I'm sure there will be some big name coaches available this summer. The streak is most likely over at this point so just embrace it and do what you can to get a high draft pick and free up some space for FAs or a trade.
  13. Anyone have another link to the vid? The original YouTube video was removed.
  14. Honestly, I don't think any of them should have their number retired. Although, Fedorov would be the most deserving if they did retire any one of those numbers. To retire a player's number they should be a generational talent that helped define the success of the team and so much so that no one who ever wears that number again would get to their level. As good and important to the team as Zetterberg and Datsyuk are/were, they were never honestly on the same level as Fedorov. And I love Ozzie, but it would have to take something really special to retire another goalie's number.