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#661 Shinzaki

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 07:53 AM

He's Maltby with about 15lbs of added muscle.  He could stay stuck on zero goals and still be a key part of a cup winner.

 

Re Folin...eh...we have two RH shooting Dmen on the GR roster in Sproul and Marchenko who are just about NHL ready from what I've seen and read.   Haven't seen anything of Folin, but that one talking head on CBC said scouts thought he was a notch below Dekeyser



#662 LeftWinger

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 08:21 AM

Ok, lets look at the players a lot of folks here deem expendable and not upcoming UFA's.

 

Kindl, Andersson, Almqvist, Callahan, Ferraro, Tootoo, and maybe Lashoff, Miller.

 

Throw in our 1st round pick in any package, and I don't think any combo of the above mentioned is going to bring us a #1/2 defenseman.  That is why, Holland should trim the fat by only re-signing Legwand and MAYBE Alfredsson and Gustavson as UFA's and then making room on his roster by acquiring draft picks for the expendable players that would open up enough roster spots to keep all the kids here and get a couple of solid second to third pairing d-men the make this D tougher to play against.


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 10:57 AM

It's going to be extraordinarily difficult to land a top-end defenseman this summer. I think our best bet is Ehrhoff, as he's a solid #2 who wouldn't cost a thousand roster players. Also, I think we've sort of debunked this idea that his contract would be a tremendous burden. Also #2: Quincey, Lashoff, and Kindl are replaceable, so it's not like adding a defenseman or two would necessarily mean that there'll be no room for up-and-coming Griffins. Plus, Almqvist's future probably doesn't lie with the Wings (watch him become the next Lidstrom on another team), and one of Sproul/Ouellet/Marchenko would be going to Buffalo for Ehrhoff.

 

Kronwall  Ericsson

Ehrhoff  DeKeyser

Smith  Marchenko

 

Something like that, maybe. I guess Marchenko could be Matt Greene or Derek Morris instead, if only because Smith should probably be paired with a steady vet.


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#664 Prashanth Iyer

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 02:29 PM

So I created an offseason gameplan that I think puts the Wings in a good position for coming years. What do you guys think? 

 

http://thehockeywrit...eason-gameplan/

 

 



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 02:35 PM

Looks pretty good. I think there is a good chance legwand is resigned however. 



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 07:48 PM

So I created an offseason gameplan that I think puts the Wings in a good position for coming years. What do you guys think? 

 

http://thehockeywrit...eason-gameplan/

Meh. I wouldn't complain too much since there isn't really a ton of options out there, but I'd like to see a bit more on defense, and I'd like a penalty killer with some scoring upside. Someone who could be a direct upgrade over Miller, Andersson, or Glendening.



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 10:52 PM

I want the WIngs to heavily invest in cloning, and have a Nyquist on every line.


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 10:57 PM

I want the WIngs to heavily invest in cloning, and have a Nyquist on every line.


If we're going with cloning, I think it's high time we get that Lidstrom out of cryo freeze...

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 11:03 PM

If we're going with cloning, I think it's high time we get that Lidstrom out of cryo freeze...

 

He's not ready yet, he's too busy partying with Ted Williams. 


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#670 nyqvististhefuture

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 11:41 PM

Man mattias backman's team lost 8-2 today and he somehow managed to pull off being a +1 LOL .... I think that says a lot about him , he also finished first in +/- in the swedish elite league

Think we might have a good one there

#671 Son of a Wing

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 10:04 PM

Figured I'd put this here.  I think there's already far far too many new threads being started for needless things.  Really junking up the main forum. /End rant.

 

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 11:32 PM

If Darren Helm and Jesus had a baby, it would be Andreas Anatahanasiounosaoisuou.


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 01:15 PM

Next season needs more Hampus and a whole lotta Melen.

I'm getting tired of waiting. Get your s*** together Holland!

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#674 trule23

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 11:58 AM

Anyone think we'll get a defenseman in the offseason? Or will Holland keep being Holland?



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Posted 12 April 2014 - 12:25 PM

We do have dedicated threads already to off season moves we think might happen

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 12:29 PM

At this point, I think they could definitely use a stop-gap before Ouellet, Marchenko, Sproul, etc. come up to the big club. I don't want that stop gap to be Kyle Quincey again. Almquist should battle for a spot on the team in camp, and I think he could be an asset on the PP, even just for the short term. Lashoff has been running around too much lately, and I'm not sure how much management trusts him as an every day defender. 

Out of the UFA crop I'd be willing to take a look at Meszaros, Orpik, Mitchell, Greene or Nikitin before I went with Quincey/Lashoff as a regular, even if it's just as a two-year transition period. I know some (maybe most) of those guys will be retained by their current team, but those are pretty much the five I'd take over the current situation. Worst case scenario, so long as Quincey moves on, I'd still be fine with some combination of Kronwall, Ericsson, Smith and DeKeyser as the top 4, with Kindl, Lashoff and Almquist rounding things out.

I just hope Kenny doesn't have some misguided sense of loyalty toward Quincey. He's a product of the team's development and they gave up a 1st for him... but he's still Kyle Quincey. Please, just let him go, Kenny.



#677 trule23

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 12:37 PM

What about Christian Ehrhoff? or am I dreaming?



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Posted 12 April 2014 - 12:57 PM

We have stop gaps til the Griffins are ready..their names are Smith, Lashoff and Kindl

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 01:06 PM

We have stop gaps til the Griffins are ready..their names are Smith, Lashoff and Kindl

Don't forget about worthless Quincey...


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 01:11 PM

Don't forget about worthless Quincey...


I think Quincey's been pretty good lately. Not great or stellar, but solid. Aside from some of the penalties he takes I don't think he's the detriment people make him out to be. Do I wish he contributed more offensively? Sure, but he's not at the top of my list of defensive worries. Kindl on the other hand is infuriating.





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