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#1 Matt

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 10:46 PM

Let the speculation on Rounds 2-7 commence...
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Red Wings' Day 2 Selections (as of midnight Friday):

35th* (2nd)
48th* (2nd)
55th (2nd)
85th (3rd)
115th (4th)
145th (5th)
146th (5th)
175th (6th)
205th (7th)

(* Acquired from Ottawa Senators for 24th overall selection.)

#2 Majsheppard

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 10:53 PM

Lol, guess no one wants me running the thread tomorrow. No worries.
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Tootoo does NOT belong on this team. He is classless and I would rather see the Wings be bad than classless. I feel the same way about Bertuzzi as well, but he at least CAN make the team better. With Tootoo the team becomes worse and in danger of being classless. Would you have liked Claude on the team? Or Roy? No. So why would you be okay with that POS.

This thread has been closed due to emotions being higher than people's ability to read, interpret, and properly respond to simple posts.

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 11:00 PM

Lol, guess no one wants me running the thread tomorrow. No worries.


You did fine.


As for my guess - the Wings trade the 3-2nd round picks for 6-3rd round picks, then in a stunner, they stand up, flip the draft table and declare "OUR TEAM IS GOOD ENOUGH!" and promptly exit the arena forgoing the rest of the draft for a shopping trip to Mall of America.

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 11:03 PM

Ken Holland better do something BIG tomorrow.

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 11:03 PM

Holland trades down every single one of our picks. We end up with all 30 7th round picks, and draft the entire Swedish pee-wee league championship team. Then, he re-signs Ericsson, Eaves, Miller, MacDonald, and Salei. Finally, on the last day before training camp, Holland completes the roster by signing the wily veteran Joe Skrubz for his invaluable "experience" and "leadership". Holland proclaims the off-season to be the busiest and most successful in Red Wings' history. When asked why the team was barely able to clear the cap floor, Holland cites that free agent prices were "too high" and his desire to save cap space for injuries and make trades at the deadline. LGW members rally in support of their GM, arguing that signing any free agent for anything close to fair market value is ridiculous, insisting that we must save cap space to re-sign our own free agents the following off-season. They then proceed to mock all other NHL GMs for their gross overpayment of trade and free agent acquisitions, and declare Ken Holland the greatest general manager in the history of professional sports.

Not surprisingly, a dejected Nicklas Lidstrom decides to announce he will retire early after reporting to training camp to learn that he is expected to lead this team to the Stanley Cup. Nevertheless, the Lidstrom-less Wings hit the season in full stride, shattering league records for wins, points, and shootout losses while coasting to their 21st consecutive playoff berth. Then, despite most analyst's predictions of an evenly matched, hard fought 7 game series, the President's Trophy winning Red Wings manage to pimp-slap the lowly Albuquerque Desert Mongrels back to the stone age in a savage 4 game beatdown. Puppy dogs and ice cream rule the day as LGW erupts with jubilation, spawning countless "We believe" and "This is the Year" threads. Rested and confident, the Red Wings advance to the second round to face their arch-rivals, the Golden State Toilet Fish...

However, confidence quickly turns to apprehension when it is discovered that the Red Wings might have to break a sweat on their preordained crusade for the Stanley Cup. Though unpleasant to watch, Babcock is not concerned when the Red Wings break an NHL record during their game 1 loss after they suffer the most fatalities in a playoff home game (4), reiterating that "the power play is our enforcer". Holland appears unfazed as well, announcing that the team will promote young players to replace the deceased; Cleary (head trauma), Bertuzzi (complications from bite wound), Holmstrom (natural causes), and Hudler (decapitated while attempting to skate onto the bench, running into the door that has been inadvertently stuck shut. Eva maintains that he is still a top 5 playmaker in the world). LGW reaction is mixed and violent, but all are soothed when they learn that Franzen will return after missing 81 regular season games and the entire first round with a torn Anterior Nejrav Flavin. Their faith is rewarded when Franzen leads the team to a game 2 victory by effortlessly scoring 60 goals in 60 minutes. Replays of the game-winning goal show Franzen yawn as he skates into the neutral zone, deke all 3 Golden State forwards, skate onto the opposing bench, pull out Pavelski's mouth guard and throw it to the ice, pause to text message Bjork back in the Fjordland, jump back onto the ice, split the defense, and deftly flip it in top shelf. The play is featured at #10 on Sportcenter's top 10 plays of the night, followed by 9 different ways LeBron James managed to dunk a ball that night.

Unfortunately the victory is short-lived, as the Toilet Fish manage to eke out a pair of 1 goal games on their home ice. Though the series shifts back to Detroit with the Red Wings facing elimination for the third straight year, confidence amongst the faithful remains high. After all, the Wings have out-scored the Fish by nearly 60 goals throughout the series! Game 5 starts off fast and exhilarating, with both teams exchanging huge saves and momentum-shifting goals. Things couldn't get any more exciting when Zetterberg ties the game at the buzzer and sends it into overtime! Fond memories flood the arena as images of Stevie Y jumping and flailing his arms after his double overtime game winner against St Louis flash on the jumbo-tron. Then the unthinkable happens. As both teams return to their benches at the end of intermission, fans are stunned as they watch Ryane Clowe, sidelined since game 1 with a severed arm, walk down the tunnel and take his seat on the bench. The crowd at the Joe is horrified as they watch, as though it were scripted in a movie, Ryane Clowe manage to single-handedly (!!!) power his way through Ericsson and Kindl (shocking) and jam home the series clinching goal. LGW plunges into agonizing despair for about half a day, until a consensus is reached that injuries and travel are to blame, in addition to Brad McCrimmon, despite the fact that he hasn't been seen in over 8 months after disappearing in a Siberian Gulag. This rationalization allows order to return and gloating over our 4th Stanley Cup in, ummmm, 16 years now??? to resume.

Or something like that.

Edited by Bannedforlife, 25 June 2011 - 07:43 AM.


#6 MGreenberg

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 11:12 PM

When was the last time a Wings player played for the team his first year straight out of the draft? I don't really keep things like this at the top of my but maybe someone does.

Edited by MGreenberg, 24 June 2011 - 11:12 PM.


#7 Matt

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 11:24 PM

Lol, guess no one wants me running the thread tomorrow. No worries.

It's not that at all -- breaking up the draft thread over two days (just like it's already done) makes more sense instead of everyone diving into a mega thread looking for where the 2nd round talk started. Mega threads are a PITA to sift through when abused in certain cases.

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 11:28 PM

Ken Holland better do something BIG tomorrow.


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Posted 25 June 2011 - 01:02 AM

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Those 30 7th round picks plus Jiri Hudler for Stamkos.
Git'er done Kenny! :thumbup:

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 01:12 AM

Those 30 7th round picks plus Jiri Hudler for Stamkos.
Git'er done Kenny! :thumbup:


Yeah, Hudler, Ericsson and the rest of this years draft picks for Stamkos.

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 05:56 AM

I think the Wings are hoping for Tomas Jurco to still be around for the 35th pick. Then they will draft defense like they said. Jurco would be a solid prospect to develop with his comrade Tatar.

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 06:24 AM

I'd like to see either one of these boys Brandon Saad or Rocco Grimaldi on the Wings :D

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 06:33 AM

Holland trades down every single one of our picks. We end up with all 30 7th round picks, and draft the entire Swedish champion pee-wee team. Then, he re-signs Ericsson, Eaves, Miller, MacDonald, Salei and Janik to fill out the roster. Holland proclaims the off-season to be the busiest in recent Detroit history and a huge success. When asked why the team was barely able to clear the cap floor, Holland cites that free agent prices were "too high" and his desire to save cap space for injuries and to make trades at the deadline.

When the deadline comes and Franzen is yet again returning from another injury, he will be our trade deadline acquisition.

Now I am hearing that the Wings are not interestef in obtaining Wisniewski's rights, and are close to re-signing Ericsson....

Come on Holland, for once do something to better this team....

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 07:36 AM

When the deadline comes and Franzen is yet again returning from another injury, he will be our trade deadline acquisition.

Now I am hearing that the Wings are not interestef in obtaining Wisniewski's rights, and are close to re-signing Ericsson....

Come on Holland, for once do something to better this team....


Where are you hearing this?

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 08:18 AM

Holland trade down all the secound round picks for 15 7th round pick!!! Yeah the draft is like a lottery, more chance to win :ph34r:

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 08:28 AM

...
Or something like that.


the best post in a while... :thumbup:

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 08:30 AM

When the deadline comes and Franzen is yet again returning from another injury, he will be our trade deadline acquisition.

Now I am hearing that the Wings are not interestef in obtaining Wisniewski's rights, and are close to re-signing Ericsson....

Come on Holland, for once do something to better this team....


You know, you're a real up person.

As for Wiz's rights, I'm torn... I'm not a GM so I don't know if negotiating rights are really worth that much. I don't see any harm in trading away a pick for them if it means we can keep other teams away from him for a bit and driving up the price.

and if you didn't think that Ericsson is going to be re-signed you're really dreaming. They are close. It will be for around 2 million or more. Prepare yourself for the worst.
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Imma let you finish, and your cap numbers are all good and all that, but imma let Kenny figure it out. Kenny's cap numbers were the best cap numbers this year.

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 08:43 AM

the best post in a while... :thumbup:

Best post in a VERY long while!


Red Wings pick Colton St. Clair. You heard it here first. E111eleven111!

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 08:59 AM

Can Holland still use one of those second round picks as trade bait? Because all the articles mention the Wings targeting two players in the 2nd, not 3. Thus, we have an extra 2nd round pick that might be better used in a trade.
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Posted 25 June 2011 - 09:33 AM

I think if teams get caught up in the draft, they may make a trade they wouldn't normally make.

I am really hoping that the Wings get lucky and are able to pluck someone away. Over the last few years it seems like the wings can't make any trades because teams are trying to fleece us. It would be nice to actually get something to go in our favor. I think when Holland isn't able to make a trade happen we get frustrated with him but in all honesty what he does for the team is to make sure he balances the young talent in the minors with talent in the Majors. It just seems like lately the talent in the Minors has not been developing as fast as we would like.

Someone like Ericsson who has not been as good as we all hoped for can be a major blow to a team that needs to remain strong on Defense. Before him Jiri Fischer who was poised to be one of our best had his career cut short. In other words our drafted forwards have been ok but our drafted Defensemen have been subpar or had setbacks.





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