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#41 LeftWinger

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 07:36 AM

It's amazing how much this team missed Tomas Holmstrom....not one player on this team came anywhere remotely close to doing what he did. I think we need to replace that presence first and foremost. I wonder about the status of Ryan Smythe. If Homer was here, they'd have scored more power play goals this round. ( of course had some taken away too... :D )

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 07:54 AM

Holland did very little during summers when there were a ton of good FA available.  This year, there's practically nothing out there, so I'm not expecting much.  The youth movement stepped up in the postseason and we're heading in that direction now.  Let go of Cleary, White, maybe Filppula.  Re-sign Smith, Kindl, Nyquist, Brunner, and Andersson.  Call up Tatar.  Get Helm back.  I would really like to get a good top 6 forward, but I don't know where they would get one.  Maybe Brad Richards if he gets bought out, but there's no guarantee he'd come to Detroit.

 

This offseason should consist of getting a top 6 forward, get another defenseman that's better than Quincey, re-sign all the young guys that are RFAs to longer deals.

 

 

EDIT:  Totally forgot about Dekeyser coming back next year.  I guess that solves that defenseman problem.  Maybe pick up one for depth so we're not screwed when one of them gets injured and we all know it'll happen.


Edited by xtrememachine1, 30 May 2013 - 07:59 AM.


#43 Jesusberg

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 09:11 AM

At forward, I'd like to see one of two scenarios...

 

#1:

Abdelkader-Datsyuk-Franzen

Nyquist-Zetterberg-Brunner

Tatar-Andersson-Cleary

Miller-Helm-Eaves
Emmerton, Tootoo

Obviously, this means letting Filppula go. Unless he wants to come down from that lofty price tag, I can't justify wanting him back. I know Cleary's done, but the guy was a warrior for us this post-season (2nd on the team in points). That 2nd line isn't a "playoff" line, so that's where Cleary would slot in during the post-season for Brunner or Nyquist.

#2:

Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Abdelkader
Nyquist-Filppula-Franzen
Tatar-Andersson-Brunner
Miller-Helm-Eaves
Emmerton, Tootoo

Similar to the first, but with Filppula in over Cleary. Either line-up would require an amnesty buyout for Samuelsson and Bertuzzi, as I think Nyquist and Tatar should be given a shot at full-time hockey.

I actually think the defense is pretty much locked down. While I'd love to add a RH shooter, free agency doesn't seem like it has or will have many options, and guys like Sproul and Jensen are still pretty far off.

Kronwall-Ericsson
Quincey-Smith
Kindl-DeKeyser
Colaiacovo

I wouldn't mind if the team struggled some next year, so long as guys like Nyquist and Tatar are given a chance to show what they can/can't do at the NHL level. The free agency pickings are slim this season, and look better in the 2014 off-season (even excluding the ones who will likely be re-signed by their teams).



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 09:18 AM

Brad Richards could be an interesting idea if he's bought out! Say 2 years for 7 mil considering he gets his buy out money!

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 09:33 AM

This off-season is a no-brainer, and doesn't have to be complicated. Just make this team better than it was this year, and keep pushing the kids along.

 

- Get a scoring winger for Pavel. All this player needs to do is shoot the puck. Ryder would do.

- Establish a legitimate 3rd/4th line punch. Slide Franzen down to flank Andersson + Tatar.

- Sign Nystrom to grind it out on the 4th with Helm.

- Helm and Andersson can be interchangeable.

 

FORWARDS
Justin Abdelkader ($1.800m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Michael Ryder ($4.500m)
Gustav Nyquist ($1.500m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Damien Brunner ($2.500m)
Johan Franzen ($3.955m) / Joakim Andersson ($1.500m) / Tomas Tatar ($0.840m)
Daniel Cleary ($2.000m) / Darren Helm ($2.125m) / Eric  Nystrom ($2.000m)
Patrick Eaves ($1.200m) / Jordin Tootoo ($1.900m) /
 

DEFENSEMEN
Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Jonathan Ericsson ($3.250m)
Brendan Smith ($1.500m) / Kyle Quincey ($3.775m)
Danny DeKeyser ($1.350m) / Jakub Kindl ($1.500m)
Carlo Colaiacovo ($2.500m) /

 

GOALTENDERS
Jimmy Howard ($5.292m)
Jonas Gustavsson ($1.500m)

OTHER
Buyout: Mikael Samuelsson ($0.000m)
Buyout: Todd Bertuzzi ($0.000m)
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SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $64,019,545; BONUSES: $1,010,000
CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $1,290,455

 

 

 

 


Edited by rick zombo, 30 May 2013 - 09:36 AM.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 09:42 AM

This off-season is a no-brainer, and doesn't have to be complicated. Just make this team better than it was this year, and keep pushing the kids along.

 

- Get a scoring winger for Pavel. All this player needs to do is shoot the puck. Ryder would do.

- Establish a legitimate 3rd/4th line punch. Slide Franzen down to flank Andersson + Tatar.

- Sign Nystrom to grind it out on the 4th with Helm.

- Helm and Andersson can be interchangeable.

 

FORWARDS
Justin Abdelkader ($1.800m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Michael Ryder ($4.500m)
Gustav Nyquist ($1.500m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Damien Brunner ($2.500m)
Johan Franzen ($3.955m) / Joakim Andersson ($1.500m) / Tomas Tatar ($0.840m)
Daniel Cleary ($2.000m) / Darren Helm ($2.125m) / Eric  Nystrom ($2.000m)
Patrick Eaves ($1.200m) / Jordin Tootoo ($1.900m) /
 

DEFENSEMEN
Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Jonathan Ericsson ($3.250m)
Brendan Smith ($1.500m) / Kyle Quincey ($3.775m)
Danny DeKeyser ($1.350m) / Jakub Kindl ($1.500m)
Carlo Colaiacovo ($2.500m) /

 

GOALTENDERS
Jimmy Howard ($5.292m)
Jonas Gustavsson ($1.500m)

OTHER
Buyout: Mikael Samuelsson ($0.000m)
Buyout: Todd Bertuzzi ($0.000m)
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SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $64,019,545; BONUSES: $1,010,000
CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $1,290,455

 

 

 

 

I actually like your idea better than mine;

CAPGEEK.COM USER GENERATED ROSTER
My Custom Lineup
FORWARDS
Johan Franzen ($3.955m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Justin Abdelkader ($1.800m) 
Danny Cleary ($2.000m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Nathan Horton ($4.500m) 
Gustav Nyquist ($0.788m) / Darren Helm ($2.125m) / Damien Brunner ($1.350m) 
Cory Emmerton ($0.533m) / Joakim Andersson ($0.605m) / Patrick Eaves ($1.200m) 
Jordin Tootoo ($1.900m) 
DEFENSEMEN
Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Kyle Quincey ($3.775m) 
Jonathan Ericsson ($3.250m) / Brendan Smith ($0.827m) 
Danny DeKeyser ($1.350m) / Jakub Kindl ($1.050m) 
Brian Lashoff ($0.725m) / 
GOALTENDERS
Jimmy Howard ($5.292m) 
Jonas Gustavsson ($1.500m) 
Jared Coreau ($0.925m) 
OTHER
Buyout: Carlo Colaiacovo ($0.000m) 
Buyout: Mikael Samuelsson ($0.000m) 
Buyout: Todd Bertuzzi ($0.625m) 
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CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $57,607,254; BONUSES: $1,032,500
CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $7,725,246


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Posted 30 May 2013 - 10:05 AM

You know, I'm not a Franzen critic, but I'm glad someone else thought about maybe putting him on the third line. He'd score more consistently, he's decent at defense, and could do a lot of damage from there.  Assuming, of course, we can get a reliable scorer to replace him on the second line.


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Posted 30 May 2013 - 10:32 AM

You know, I'm not a Franzen critic, but I'm glad someone else thought about maybe putting him on the third line. He'd score more consistently, he's decent at defense, and could do a lot of damage from there.  Assuming, of course, we can get a reliable scorer to replace him on the second line.

 

I said this at the beginning of the season.

 

Make him play 3rd line CENTER, He would have to be more involved, and he would have to play better two way hockey. Make this guy work.

 

As for Filppula, I'm not sure we should keep him. He busted up his knee earlier this year, and that could have been what was holding him back all season. I just think for the money he is going to want we will have better options for a bigger better scoring winger.


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Posted 30 May 2013 - 10:33 AM

This off-season is a no-brainer, and doesn't have to be complicated. Just make this team better than it was this year, and keep pushing the kids along.

 

- Get a scoring winger for Pavel. All this player needs to do is shoot the puck. Ryder would do.

- Establish a legitimate 3rd/4th line punch. Slide Franzen down to flank Andersson + Tatar.

- Sign Nystrom to grind it out on the 4th with Helm.

- Helm and Andersson can be interchangeable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was actually thinking about him, as well. He was paid like 1.4 million, though. Not sure what it'd take to scoop him up. Would be a physical upgrade over Miller, for sure.



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 10:53 AM

CAPGEEK.COM USER GENERATED ROSTER
My Custom Lineup
FORWARDS

Johan Franzen ($3.955m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / David Clarkson ($5.000m)
Tomas Tatar ($0.840m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Nathan Horton ($5.000m)
Gustav Nyquist ($1.000m) / Joakim Andersson ($1.000m) / Damien Brunner ($2.500m)
Patrick Eaves ($1.200m) / Darren Helm ($2.125m) / Justin Abdelkader ($1.800m)
Drew Miller ($0.850m) / Jordin Tootoo ($1.900m)  
DEFENSEMEN
Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Jonathan Ericsson ($3.250m)
Kyle Quincey ($3.775m) / Brendan Smith ($1.000m)
Danny DeKeyser ($1.350m) / Jakub Kindl ($1.000m)
Carlo Colaiacovo ($2.500m)  
GOALTENDERS
Jimmy Howard ($5.292m)
Jonas Gustavsson ($1.500m)
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CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $64,369,545; BONUSES: $1,010,000
CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $940,455


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Posted 30 May 2013 - 11:05 AM

We need a top 6 winger, Clarkson/Horton should be priority #2 behind a Datsyuk extension. Our defense can't be improved much with the free agents available, and I really like our potential on the back end with Kindl/Dekeyser/Smith and the depth we have in the farm system. Scoring was an issue, and I really think having an improvement of Abdelkader will go a long way.

 

Datsyuk and Zetterberg need top 6 help, having bigger body guys play 18+ a night would drastically improve this club, moving Abby down should help the team, he's a good player, but he's not a top line winger. Have to bring back our RFAs, and if it's possible explore trading for top 6 players, we have plenty of farm system depth, and Datsyuk/Zetterberg isn't getting any younger. I don't want to trade the whole farm, but we should be able to move one of our defensive prospects for forward help. Or look for a buyout on an overpriced winger.

 

Overall we don't need to do too much, we have a good future ahead of us, and with some more luck on the health end of things we have a very good team that can get the job done.



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 11:13 AM

In spite of Holland's DISASTROUS F***-UP last off-season, this team's still got a ton of potential to win it all next season.  Damage control.

Step one: Compliance Buy-outs for Samuelsson and Bertuzzi.

Step two: Resign RFA's: Nyquist, Andersson, Kindl & Smith.  I'm not sure what the raises are going to be.  I'll pencil in $500K for each.

Step three: Resign UFA's: Brunner and Filppula.  I'm not sure what the raises are going to be.  I'll pencil in $1mil for each.  (*I know Filppula sucks, but look at the market).

Step four: Call-up Tatar and Jarnkrok.  I loved what our skilled young prospects brought to the team this season, and I want to see more of it.  Jarnkrok might not be as ripe as we'd like him to be, but I'd still like to see what he can do.

Step five: Try to move Eaves, Colaiacovo and Gustavsson, if you can (*I'm not optimistic), to create some extra cap space.  1) I'm not sure Gustavsson brings more to the team than Mrazek.  2) Colaiacovo's probably going to be hurt all season, and we've already got 7 D-men signed.  3) No room for Eaves.

Step six.  Work magic and acquire a top-line winger.  Trade?  Maybe.  Free agent?  Weak market, but we might be able to get someone.  There should be at least 4mil available.  More if we can move some dead-weight.

CAPGEEK.COM USER GENERATED ROSTER
My Custom Lineup
FORWARDS
Johan Franzen ($3.955m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / *?*F.A. or Trade*?* (NaN) 
Valtteri Filppula ($4.000m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Damien Brunner ($2.350m) 
Gustav Nyquist ($1.375m) / Calle Jarnkrok ($0.900m) / Tomas Tatar ($0.840m) 
Joakim Andersson ($1.375m) / Darren Helm ($2.125m) / Justin Abdelkader ($1.800m) 
Jordin Tootoo ($1.900m) / Cory Emmerton ($0.533m) / 
Patrick Eaves ($1.200m) / 
DEFENSEMEN
Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Jonathan Ericsson ($3.250m) 
Kyle Quincey ($3.775m) / Danny DeKeyser ($1.350m) 
Jakub Kindl ($1.383m) / Brendan Smith ($1.375m) 
Brian Lashoff ($0.725m) / 
Carlo Colaiacovo ($2.500m) / 
GOALTENDERS
Jimmy Howard ($5.292m) 
Jonas Gustavsson ($1.500m) 
OTHER
Buyout: Mikael Samuelsson ($0.000m) 
Buyout: Todd Bertuzzi ($0.000m) 
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CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $61,036,212; BONUSES: $1,170,000
CAP SPACE (25-man roster): $4,433,788

flip jarnkrok and helm and this is probably the most realistic. Although. I think Flips is asking for 5m. Maybe this year ill humble him.



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 11:19 AM

Really hope we keep Cleary around. While I think we do need different options for the top 6, I think he would be great on the 3rd line. He proved his worth to this team in the playoffs. 

 

I expect to see Flip test the market, and I really won't be sad to see him go. 

 

I'd like to see Franzen traded. Already said why in 2 other threads so I won't get into that here. 



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 11:39 AM

Two month's ago it seemed like Holland would have to go all genius to fix this team. Like miracle-mode genius.

 

Now all he has to do is sign one top six winger (Horton, Clarkson, Ryder, Ribero, Elias, Dupuis, etc) or trade with a team up against the cap.

 

Then let his UFAs walk, and use his own amnesty buyouts. He can do this in one afternoon.

 

Then Re-sign Brunner.

 

All very very very very do-able, even for Ken "Captain Conservative" Holland.


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Posted 30 May 2013 - 11:49 AM

Buyouts - Samuelsson, Bertuzzi

Resign RFA's and UFA's - Filppula, Brunner, Nyquist, Andersson, Cleary, Smith, Kindl

Recall - Tatar

Sign - Stalberg

 

CAPGEEK.COM USER GENERATED ROSTER
My Custom Lineup
FORWARDS
Viktor Stalberg ($1.750m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Damien Brunner ($2.750m)
Gustav Nyquist ($1.500m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Johan Franzen ($3.955m)
Valtteri Filppula ($3.750m) / Joakim Andersson ($1.000m) / Tomas Tatar ($0.840m)
Justin Abdelkader ($1.800m) / Darren Helm ($2.125m) / Danny Cleary ($1.400m)
Cory Emmerton ($0.533m) / Patrick Eaves ($1.200m)
DEFENSEMEN
Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Jonathan Ericsson ($3.250m)
Brendan Smith ($1.750m) / Danny DeKeyser ($1.350m)
Kyle Quincey ($3.775m) / Jakub Kindl ($1.500m)
Carlo Colaiacovo ($2.500m) /
GOALTENDERS
Jimmy Howard ($5.292m)
Jonas Gustavsson ($1.500m)
OTHER
Buyout: Mikael Samuelsson ($0.000m)
Buyout: Todd Bertuzzi ($0.000m)
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $61,052,879; BONUSES: $1,010,000
CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $4,257,121



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 11:58 AM

CAPGEEK.COM USER GENERATED ROSTER
My Custom Lineup
FORWARDS
Justin Abdelkader ($1.800m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / David Clarkson ($2.667m)
Gustav Nyquist ($1.750m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Johan Franzen ($3.955m)
Tomas Tatar ($0.840m) / Darren Helm ($2.125m) / Damien Brunner ($2.100m)
Danny Cleary ($1.200m) / Joakim Andersson ($1.100m) / Patrick Eaves ($1.200m)
Ryan Malone ($2.250m—50.0%) / Jordin Tootoo ($1.900m) /
DEFENSEMEN
Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Jonathan Ericsson ($3.250m)
Danny DeKeyser ($1.350m) / Kyle Quincey ($3.775m)
Jakub Kindl ($1.500m) / Brendan Smith ($1.500m)
Brian Lashoff ($0.725m) /
GOALTENDERS
Jimmy Howard ($5.292m)
Jonas Gustavsson ($1.500m)

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CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $59,311,212; BONUSES: $1,010,000
CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $5,998,788

 

 

 

couldnt get malone to less than 2.250 but assuming he gets bought out id say he can be had for like 1.5 and we put him on the 2nd or 3rd line for a yr deal ... also just noticed clarkson's salary i got him at 5 mill dont know why it didnt show up here


Edited by nyqvististhefuture, 30 May 2013 - 12:00 PM.


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Posted 30 May 2013 - 12:05 PM

All we need is a Power Forward who can finish and another role player who can shut down players. Our D is great and just needs time to grow.
Kron - E is a great shutdown line but we need a pair who can essentially prroduce. If we get a Rafalski type player to play with Dekeyser they can compliment each other.

The most glaring issue we had was finishing. You cant keep cycling a puck and shoot on the goalies chest and hope for a rebound everytime. Our kids on the third will be better next year but if Z and Dats can have a player they can pass to to score goals, we'll be right at top again.

This team doesnt need alot and Kenny knows that. He wanted to see what this team can do with its limited line up and hopefully reload properly. This yearvwas supposed to be a throw away anyways. Just no one expected them to gel as well as they have.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 02:40 PM

I look at this off-season in two ways: How do you make the best moves for the 2013-2014 season and still set the team up to take advantage of all the young players in the future?

 

 

 

Let's start by looking at the key players that should be on the roster in three years and will be under 30-years-old:

 

W: Abdelkader, Nyquist, Tatar, Brunner 
C: Jarnkrok, Andersson, Emmerton
D: Kindl, Smith, Dekeyser, Sproul, Oeullett, Lashoff 

 

 

All four wingers have obvious top-6 potential.  Jarnkrok tops the list of centers, while Andersson and Emmerton seem to be 3/4 guys to me.  Our defense is young and solid, too.

 

So the team is set up to succeed in the future.  I'm going to do my best to maintain that potential and still make the necessary changes for this upcoming year to put the Red Wings in contention for the Stanley Cup.

Obviously you hope Zetterberg, Datsyuk, and Kronwall are all playing at a high level still.

 

 

 


Let's move on to taking a glance at the players that should be bought out:

 

W Mikael Samuelsson ($3,000,000 Compliance Buyout)
W Todd Bertuzzi ($2,075,000 Ordinary Buyout, $625,000 Cap Hit) 
W Jordin Tootoo ($1,900,000 Ordinary Buyout, $570,000 Cap Hit)
D Carlo Colaiacovo ($2,500,000 Ordinary Buyout, $600,000 Cap Hit)

These are pretty straightforward buyouts and are self-explanatory.   I don't believe too many people would argue these moves.

 

 

 


Let's move on to a trade that should be made:

 

The Red Wings send W Johan Franzen, D Kyle Quincy, C Riley Sheahan, 2014 2nd Round Pick, and 2015 Conditional 3rd Round Pick (if Franzen is still on the roster) to the St. Louis Blues for W Chris Stewart and W Ty Rattie.

 

Stewart is a Restricted Free Agent and is a top-6 forward.  The Blues need defensive help and a bigger guy up front.  Stewart is a 25-year-old who has been up and down in St. Louis.  He's never played with guys like Datsyuk and Zetterberg, though.  He comes over and is immediately signed to a 5-year deal worth $4,600,000 per year. The Blues would probably push hard to get Jarnkrok in the trade, but I think Sheahan and the two picks would suffice.  The Blues are way, way under the cap so bringing in Franzen and Quincy don't break their team.  Sheahan helps replenish their farm system, which is missing a solid center prospect.

 

 

 


Next, let's discuss the Red Wings' Free Agents to be Re-Signed:

 

RFA W Gustav Nyquist  

RFA C Joakim Andersson

RFA D Jakub Kindl

RFA D Brendan Smith

 

(^No Brainers^)

 

UFA W Damien Brunner - No Brainer

UFA C Valtteri Filppula - I think the Wings bring him back on a two-year deal.  If he doesn't have success with the second line, he is let go after the second year and the money is spent on re-signing Abdelkader.

UFA W Danny Cleary- I think he played himself into a contract during the playoffs.  He really stepped up and is an obvious candidate to round out the roster in the bottom six.

UFA W Drew Miller- I think he is one of those filler guys that does his job on the 4th line.  Bring him back and pair him with Cleary and Helm.

 

 

The Red Wings also bring in one Unrestricted Free Agent from another team:

 

UFA D Mark Fistric (Edmonton)- He is a young defenseman (26-years-old) who would be brought in to pair with DeKeyser.  Fistric is a more physical defenseman and won't be mistaken for a power play guy, but he will bring the hammer and would be great for the second or third paring.

 

 


This leaves the Red Wings with a Final Roster of:

 

CAPGEEK.COM USER GENERATED ROSTER
My Custom Lineup
FORWARDS
Justin Abdelkader ($1.800m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Chris Stewart ($4.600m) 
Gustav Nyquist ($2.250m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Valtteri Filppula ($4.250m) 
Tomas Tatar ($0.840m) / Joakim Andersson ($2.200m) / Damien Brunner ($2.350m) 
Drew Miller ($0.838m) / Darren Helm ($2.125m) / Danny Cleary ($2.200m) 
Cory Emmerton ($0.533m) / Patrick Eaves ($1.200m) 
DEFENSEMEN
Jonathan Ericsson ($3.250m) / Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) 
Jakub Kindl ($1.600m) / Brendan Smith ($1.345m) 
Danny DeKeyser ($1.350m) / Mark Fistric ($2.775m) 
Brian Lashoff ($0.725m) / 
GOALTENDERS
Jimmy Howard ($5.292m) 
Jonas Gustavsson ($1.500m) 
Jared Coreau ($0.925m) 
OTHER
Buyout: Mikael Samuelsson ($0.000m) 
Buyout: Todd Bertuzzi ($0.625m) 
Buyout: Carlo Colaiacovo ($0.600m) 
Buyout: Jordin Tootoo ($0.567m) 
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CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $63,272,500; BONUSES: $1,192,500
CAP SPACE (24-man roster): $2,220,000




What do you think?  Is there other ways that you would improve the team?  


Edited by _SP_, 30 May 2013 - 02:48 PM.


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Posted 30 May 2013 - 03:04 PM

http://www.freep.com...troit-red-wings

 

 

“Next year, we hope to have Darren Helm back,” Holland said. “We hope to have a healthy Todd Bertuzzi. We hope to have a healthy Mikael Samuelsson."

 

 

LOL WUT?!?!?!



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 03:07 PM

 

I really, really hope he's kidding.

 

You're going to pay a guy with no upside whatsoever $3,000,000 to play in the bottom six???







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