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I'm almost positive the Trade deadline thread exists for a reason. We should start using it instead of clogging up the general discussion thread with a million trade threads.

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I'm almost positive the Trade deadline thread exists for a reason. We should start using it instead of clogging up the general discussion thread with a million trade threads.

Not to mention that there is already a thread about a Jagr trade to Boston

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Wow, I didn't know Jagr has been this good this year. Except for being a more grittier player, Iginla isn't much better than Jagr, even at this stage.

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Wow, I didn't know Jagr has been this good this year. Except for being a more grittier player, Iginla isn't much better than Jagr, even at this stage.

Iginla was never better than Jagr

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The biggest problem with Jagr isn't his skill, or his age. Obviously he can still perform at his age, as he is producing currently. The biggest problem with Jagr is that he chases the pay-check and is willing to abandon a team in order to go somewhere offering a bigger paycheck. We aren't a Jagr piece away from a cup, and he's a rental; Why would we want to give up potentially two pieces of our future plus a first round pick for a simple rental? Hell, look if we don't make the playoffs. That would basically be Jagr playing for what ~12 games for 2 prospects and a 1st?

Bingo.

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Iginla was never better than Jagr

He was better than Jagr last year

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I think the Admins should delete this thread. Sorry if I didn't see anything when coming here. Anyways looking forward to seeing a trade happen with the Red Wings and Someone.

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I am sure I am going to get called all sorts of names for this, but Jesus people, let's just be real. Ken Holland sucks.

The Wings are constantly in a position to add and he snivels and whines about prices being high. He has shoveled this BS out so many times that people buy in to "we're not contenders." Garbage. St. Louis is adding; LA added last year and won as a f***ing 8th seed.

Ken Holland is not motivated to win championships, he wants to maintain the status quo--his job--and he keeps the Wings just above water to do so.

Datsyuk has a year left; how long is Zetterberg going to be at the level he is? But just like with Lidstrom, Yzerman, et all.....Kenny will just let their careers wind down without adding b/c he's a *****.

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The biggest problem with Jagr isn't his skill, or his age. Obviously he can still perform at his age, as he is producing currently. The biggest problem with Jagr is that he chases the pay-check and is willing to abandon a team in order to go somewhere offering a bigger paycheck. We aren't a Jagr piece away from a cup, and he's a rental; Why would we want to give up potentially two pieces of our future plus a first round pick for a simple rental? Hell, look if we don't make the playoffs. That would basically be Jagr playing for what ~12 games for 2 prospects and a 1st?

All true, except that age does play into that also, because you're getting a rental who isn't even that valuable if you COULD retain him. Even with Hossa, people forget that it wasn't written in stone that he was gone after a year. It was clearly expected that would be a likely outcome, but Alexander Semin just transformed a very similar situation into a 5-year extension. The combination of disappointment over losing in Game 7, Hossa's playoff performance declining as his shoulder went to tatters (which Wings fans also tend to ignore), and Chicago's stunning agressiveness in courting Hossa while retaining their own young core with (now illegal) backdiving contracts created the situation where were forced to part ways.

But Hossa was still a very productive player in his prime. There's literally a few weeks left in the season. If we lose literally one more key player to injury and slide out of the playoffs, then we're screwed on multiple fronts. We just gave up a 1st or 2nd round pick that is higher becasue we finished in the bottom 14, and we comprimised our ability to improve for a short-term fix that didn't work.

I actually don't think it would take a 1st rounder for a (potentially) 3-week rental of Jagr, he isn't at the price level of a Bouwmeester or Iginla. A conditional pick arrangement would probably make more sense. But I just can't advocate Jagr on this team given the uncertainties about our future. If this Wings team doesn't make a significant move and misses the Playoffs as presently constructed, that sucks. But that team that can't even crack the Top 8 in the West probably didn't have the horsepower to do anything in the Playoffs anyway, so let's not bet the farm.

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The biggest problem with Jagr isn't his skill, or his age. Obviously he can still perform at his age, as he is producing currently. The biggest problem with Jagr is that he chases the pay-check and is willing to abandon a team in order to go somewhere offering a bigger paycheck. We aren't a Jagr piece away from a cup, and he's a rental; Why would we want to give up potentially two pieces of our future plus a first round pick for a simple rental? Hell, look if we don't make the playoffs. That would basically be Jagr playing for what ~12 games for 2 prospects and a 1st?

The first is only if Boston make the Conference Finals. So in your scenario, its a low 2nd and two middling prospects (who we have a glut of) for the chance to transform our top-6 and give us 2 legit PP units.

Everyone agrees we need a top-6 goalscoring winger and a puck-moving defenceman. We're not going to get either for Mursak, Emmerton and a 5th.

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I am sure I am going to get called all sorts of names for this, but Jesus people, let's just be real. Ken Holland sucks.

The Wings are constantly in a position to add and he snivels and whines about prices being high. He has shoveled this BS out so many times that people buy in to "we're not contenders." Garbage. St. Louis is adding; LA added last year and won as a f***ing 8th seed.

Ken Holland is not motivated to win championships, he wants to maintain the status quo--his job--and he keeps the Wings just above water to do so.

Datsyuk has a year left; how long is Zetterberg going to be at the level he is? But just like with Lidstrom, Yzerman, et all.....Kenny will just let their careers wind down without adding b/c he's a *****.

St. Louis and Detroit are in completely different situations. St. Louis and 2012 Los Angeles are teams loaded with young talent. You can send picks for Bouwmeester (who still has many years left to play, by the way) when you have an excellent young defensive corps and a number of forwards (Tarasenko, Oshie, etc.) that look promising. You can trade picks for Iginla if you already have mega-stars like Crosby and Malkin (not to mention a ton of other great forwards).

That philopsophy is the reason Calagry has remained mediocre or worse since the '04 Lockout. It defies logic that the same approach should apply to the Wings EVERY season, even as the team declines and the farm system fails to pull superstars out of thin air. The strategy has to change.

If you think Ken Holland "wasted away" Lidstrom's carrers as they won 4 Cups and 3 Cups, respectively, I can't rationalize with you. Countless 1st rounders that could've been the Wings' next big "steal" were shipped away to bring in "NOW!" guys like Bertuzzi and Quincey. Those moves arguably made sense at the time, but we're paying for them now.

Jaromir Jagr would make the Wings incrmentally better for a handful of games late in the season, and would make Wings fans feel good about themselves on deadline day. Beyond that, he does nothing to address the long-term issues facing this team, and acquiring him would be quite antithetical to addressing those concerns.

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I am sure I am going to get called all sorts of names for this, but Jesus people, let's just be real. Ken Holland sucks.

The Wings are constantly in a position to add and he snivels and whines about prices being high. He has shoveled this BS out so many times that people buy in to "we're not contenders." Garbage. St. Louis is adding; LA added last year and won as a f***ing 8th seed.

Ken Holland is not motivated to win championships, he wants to maintain the status quo--his job--and he keeps the Wings just above water to do so.

Datsyuk has a year left; how long is Zetterberg going to be at the level he is? But just like with Lidstrom, Yzerman, et all.....Kenny will just let their careers wind down without adding b/c he's a *****.

Why should someone call you names for YOUR opinion? As much as I disagree with you I respect your opinion just keep in mind what some of these teams have in common:

they are Stanley Cup Contenders, the Detroit Red Wings for the first time since two decades are a bubble playoff team (= looking at making them and getting bounced in the first round for the second time in a row). Given the two situations there is only one under which such bold moves would make sense! I would have loved getting Bouwmeester but the reality is, the Wings are not in a position to trade another first round pick in a deep draft, because we might be looking at a very good one here.

Derek Roy to the Canucks just made sense, they were looking at a second line center and got him for a good price. The Canucks unlike the Detroit Red Wings are still in a position to contend for the cup, so giving up 2 seconds for 3 weeks of Roy wouldn't have been worth it either.

Jagr is 42 years old, is a primadonna only looking for the biggest paycheque and has never shown any loyality to his former franchises so no I wouldn't have wanted him on the Wings and again with no chance to re-sign this guy in the summer, the price just was too high.

Iginla didn't have the Wings on his list so thats easily a no starter....so if you are in Ken Hollands position what would you have done differently?

Making a move for the sake off it didn't turn out too good last season did it?

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I am of the opinion that the Wings won 4 Cups in a span where they should've won 6 or 7.

The Wings are a team very much different than the Flames. We have a solid support cast; what the team needs is a few more high-end guys. The price of doing business in this league is a 1st round pick for said players.

Quincey blows; bringing him back for a 1st rounder was stupid. That doesn't mean that no moves should be made, nor should our first rounder be off limits. In addition, Bertuzzi was not acquired for a first round pick (Matthias and conditionals).

If I Ken Holland, what would I do? If I was Ken Holland, I'd do nothing and sit smugly. If I was GM of the Wings and still myself, however, I'd go out and use a 1st/2nd to get Vanek and Ehrhoff (or some semblance of the two) and shore up my team knowing that my #1 center is only playing 1 more season and my captain is advancing in age.

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I am of the opinion that the Wings won 4 Cups in a span where they should've won 6 or 7.

The Wings are a team very much different than the Flames. We have a solid support cast; what the team needs is a few more high-end guys. The price of doing business in this league is a 1st round pick for said players.

Quincey blows; bringing him back for a 1st rounder was stupid. That doesn't mean that no moves should be made, nor should our first rounder be off limits. In addition, Bertuzzi was not acquired for a first round pick (Matthias and conditionals).

If I Ken Holland, what would I do? If I was Ken Holland, I'd do nothing and sit smugly. If I was GM of the Wings and still myself, however, I'd go out and use a 1st/2nd to get Vanek and Ehrhoff (or some semblance of the two) and shore up my team knowing that my #1 center is only playing 1 more season and my captain is advancing in age.

So basically the Phil Kessel trade just for a 29 year old Vanek, who has one year left on his contract? Brilliant :-)

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I said a 1st and a 2nd for Vanek and Ehrhoff. Yes, I will take a 40 goal scorer and a 50 point defenseman. And no, it's not the Phil Kessel trade as it is not 2 lottery picks.

Glad to see that Kenny has you on board with standing pat. Remember the 80s? I do. We're on our way back.

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I said a 1st and a 2nd for Vanek and Ehrhoff. Yes, I will take a 40 goal scorer and a 50 point defenseman. And no, it's not the Phil Kessel trade as it is not 2 lottery picks.

Glad to see that Kenny has you on board with standing pat. Remember the 80s? I do. We're on our way back.

Ok at first look at the pricetags for some of the keyplayers and then tell me again, how it would be possible to get Vanek for a first and Ehrhoff for a second? Either of them will command a first + an A prospect at least. This would mean giving up 2 first round picks, two top prospects and maybe even more, no but thanks.

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I said a 1st and a 2nd for Vanek and Ehrhoff. Yes, I will take a 40 goal scorer and a 50 point defenseman. And no, it's not the Phil Kessel trade as it is not 2 lottery picks.

Glad to see that Kenny has you on board with standing pat. Remember the 80s? I do. We're on our way back.

If trading draft picks for another 9 years of cap-hit for 30-year old Christian Erhoff is your idea of success, then the 80's will resume shortly.

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Perhaps when you add the extra 9 years of cap hit to his age. I don't know.

Perhaps the Wings should trade for Luongo as well, he's younger than Datsyuk ... the 10-years of cap hit be damned.

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I said a 1st and a 2nd for Vanek and Ehrhoff. Yes, I will take a 40 goal scorer and a 50 point defenseman. And no, it's not the Phil Kessel trade as it is not 2 lottery picks.

First off, that's not going to draw the two most effective players on that team. Second, Ehrhoff would be more than a bit of a gamble. He's soft, on the older side, and has a lifetime contract, and he's very questionable defensively. I personally don't think he'll age very well.

Glad to see that Kenny has you on board with standing pat. Remember the 80s? I do. We're on our way back.

The pessimism and the penchant for black-and-white thinking on this forum are reaching the wrong side of hilarious. Believe it or not, being a middling team does not equal being terrible every year, but that completely basic distinction appears to be lost on some people.

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Way to miss the point (on the Luongo thing).

Ehrhoff is a puck moving defenseman. 40-50 points is not out of the question. Vanek is a 40 goal scorer.

Are we really worried about what MIGHT be a problem 8-9 years down the road? Ehrhoff's cap # is $4.0M. Even at 6 years, that's a decent run. And as you guys mentioned, he's not physical.....performing to the end of the contract is possible.

It's ok to be a middling team? Jesus Christ, people. Do you hear yourselves? This is supposed to be a team that has one goal, every year--The Stanley Cup.

You've been brainwashed into accepting mediocrity so that we can be mediocre for 3-4 more years before falling off, rather than a serious contender (now) and dealing with the future as it comes? If Ken Holland is the genius some make him out to be, why do we have to accept s*** teams? If we are nearing the end of our window, why not go for it?

Oy.

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Way to miss the point (on the Luongo thing).

Ehrhoff is a puck moving defenseman. 40-50 points is not out of the question. Vanek is a 40 goal scorer.

Are we really worried about what MIGHT be a problem 8-9 years down the road? Ehrhoff's cap # is $4.0M. Even at 6 years, that's a decent run. And as you guys mentioned, he's not physical.....performing to the end of the contract is possible.

It's ok to be a middling team? Jesus Christ, people. Do you hear yourselves? This is supposed to be a team that has one goal, every year--The Stanley Cup.

You've been brainwashed into accepting mediocrity so that we can be mediocre for 3-4 more years before falling off, rather than a serious contender (now) and dealing with the future as it comes? If Ken Holland is the genius some make him out to be, why do we have to accept s*** teams? If we are nearing the end of our window, why not go for it?

Oy.

If the Wings' goal is to win the cup every year, they should worry about what might be a problem 8-9 years down the road.

The moves made this year by other teams would sacrifice success in the future (picks and prospects) for little gain this year if the Wings had any of them. There are trades where the Wings could give up picks and/or prospects for a greater chance of winning this year and in the future, but none of the players who could do this have been traded yet.

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I'll go out on a limb and suggest the Red Wings and no other NHL team would trade any actual assets for 9 more years of Erhoff.

The problem with signing free-agent players as part of a bidding war is that you as the GM of any team signing the player has given that player more than anyone else was willing to pay for his services. That makes that player almost impossible to trade, unless some other GM is stupid or desperate.

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That's my point exactly.....8-9 years, there may be a problem....or we could lock in a #2/3 defenseman for nearly a decade at a reasonable cost....

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Way to miss the point (on the Luongo thing).

Ehrhoff is a puck moving defenseman. 40-50 points is not out of the question. Vanek is a 40 goal scorer.

Are we really worried about what MIGHT be a problem 8-9 years down the road? Ehrhoff's cap # is $4.0M. Even at 6 years, that's a decent run. And as you guys mentioned, he's not physical.....performing to the end of the contract is possible.

It's ok to be a middling team? Jesus Christ, people. Do you hear yourselves? This is supposed to be a team that has one goal, every year--The Stanley Cup.

You've been brainwashed into accepting mediocrity so that we can be mediocre for 3-4 more years before falling off, rather than a serious contender (now) and dealing with the future as it comes? If Ken Holland is the genius some make him out to be, why do we have to accept s*** teams? If we are nearing the end of our window, why not go for it?

Oy.

No truer words have ever been said on LGW. Babcock says himself that it is the Wings goal every year to win the cup. Trading picks or prospects for players under contract are a less risky move then hoping that your pick will even play one game in the NHL. The Wings are loaded with prospects I am sure that a few could be traded away without ruining the future.

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