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#41 pucktividi

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 05:12 PM

How possible is it for teams to make shrewd and risky trades for young talent? Like say, trading for Shea Weber at a time before he became the Shea Weber he is today. Is that a plausible route that Kenny can pursue as far as "big talents" go?


With the success of drafting and developing prospects that the Wings have,I think the other GM's are more than careful about trading with Ken and co.

#42 Kerjuxaxaxa

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 05:24 PM

2 of them should definitely pan out. I bet one of them is Smith. However, I'm an inveterate optimist.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 05:44 PM

It is foolish to predict as of now. Smith, gustav , and Tatar are the only ones you can realistically say are close enough to talk about. Even then I feel the jury is still out... at least when talking about elite. I don't think there is any reason to think anyone will be elite. I feel Gustav could put 80 pts up for a few years. I feel the same about Tatar. Smith is a top four
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#44 Dabura

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:39 AM

Yeah all our young players are unproven. We cant rely on them. We need some other teams young players (cause other teams always have better young players than us)....We should trade all our established players (who we can rely on) for some other teams young unproven players. Once this happens our team will be young again, and then we'll win the cup. Cause age wins cups.


Uh, I don't think that's what he's saying.

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#45 number9

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 02:16 PM

Uh, I don't think that's what he's saying.


I was agreeing with him, not mocking him. Was trying to mock those who hate our prospects because theyre young and unproven, yet they think we should trade for the prospects of other teams....sorry to confuse.

#46 Din758

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 02:24 PM

hot off the wings twitter, not sure if it really applies here..

The Red Wings have signed Teemu Pulkkinen to a three-year entry level contract. He was a 4th round pick (111th overall) in the 2010 Draft.
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#47 Z and D for the C

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 02:57 PM

Smith is going to be a star, I think. Not sold on anyone else.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 01:13 PM

This is why I am always willing to trade unproven young talent for proven NHL players. The hit rate is very small on prospects.
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 03:28 AM

Couldn't post this in prospects, and I'm new, so if this is out of context let me know. Regardless, thought this poll would be a lot of fun. "Big" means elite.

I personally believe Nyquist, Jurco, Jarnkrok and Smith.


Anyone seen any of these guys play as a side question?


Hossa and smith for sure. Jankrok is really small and he needs to pack on about 30 pounds. Specially at the NHL level. Nyquist will do great assimg he plays on a number one or two line. Same with jurco.





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