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#1201 Red Crazy

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 11:42 AM

Sign both Morris and Boyle. Let Q, Smith, Kindl and Lashoff walk or trade them for picks at the draft. Kronwall-E, Boyle-Dek, Morris-Kids. 



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Posted 05 May 2014 - 11:44 AM

 

I don't mean to diss what we've got on the farm. I just want that top-four guy, who we should've added the moment Lids said goodbye but has instead been put off because something something you can't replace Nick Lidstrom something something there's no hockey store something something a trade requires two teams something something we're not going to move top propspects something something Colaiacovo Quincey something something DeKeyser is lost forever with a broken finger something something Ericsson is lost forever with a broken finger something something...

Agreed.  Niskanen would be good, or a guy like Mark Stuart if the Jets don't re-sign him.  Bogo won't be going anywhere or he'd be a good fit too.  If we have to go with prospects, I'd rather have that than re-signing Q.  In a perfect world, we'd get a #2-3 guy via UFA.  Hopefully there's some interesting surprises July 1st.


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 11:46 AM

Sign both Morris and Boyle. Let Q, Smith, Kindl and Lashoff walk or trade them for picks at the draft. Kronwall-E, Boyle-Dek, Morris-Kids.

I thought Smith played really well in the second half of the season and the playoffs. I really have no idea why you'd want to get rid of him. 



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Posted 05 May 2014 - 12:06 PM

I thought Smith played really well in the second half of the season and the playoffs. I really have no idea why you'd want to get rid of him. 


I still think Smith can be a premier offensive defensman in this league, and considering how he closed the season/playoffs, I'm excited at his development.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 12:11 PM

I just realized we're not getting that awesome top-four defenseman. Certainly not Matt Niskanen.

 

Think about it.

 

Fischer has now gone on record saying we have, like, 107 NHL-level D prospects. That they're all amazing, and, seriously, he just can't begin to tell you how amazing they all are.

 

Holland has gone on record saying the usual stuff he says about everything.

 

Even if we move Kindl and Lashoff and let Quincey walk, that's still only two spots up for grabs. You don't think we're gonna use this year to get a sense of what we really have on the farm? You think we're gonna outbid 25 other teams for Niskanen's services and leave all of one spot open for the kids to fight over? Does that really sound like something that's gonna happen?

 

Not that I like what I'm saying. But I'm trying to be realistic.

 

This also applies to the big scoring winger thing. Who, besides maybe Dustin Penner (because he should come dirt cheap), do we actually have a realistic shot at? None of the better free agents, because we don't do bidding wars. A trade? Well, it'd have to be a big trade, otherwise we'd just go with what we have. But if it's a big trade, that means we're moving a young gun and a top prospect and a pick and probably more. Really? Ken Holland's going to do that?

 

If we can at least sign Benoit Pouliot, I'll be really happy. Such are my expectations.

 

I think we're all aware of Holland's prevaricates... Which is why all this talk is just a fun way to spend the off-season, I don't think anyone on this forum really believes that Holland will upgrade the team in any meaningful way.  


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 12:41 PM

Hi people. Just found this place while searching for Red Wings draft needs and considerations. Wow. Seems like a lot of people know what to do!! I think the main hole they need to fill is top line sniper. I wonder if Ovechkin talks are out of the question???

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 01:58 PM

Hi people. Just found this place while searching for Red Wings draft needs and considerations. Wow. Seems like a lot of people know what to do!! I think the main hole they need to fill is top line sniper. I wonder if Ovechkin talks are out of the question???


Welcome to LGW. Yes, we all know what to do. In fact everyone here agrees we should trade Franzen for Ovechkin straight up.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 02:11 PM

Hi people. Just found this place while searching for Red Wings draft needs and considerations. Wow. Seems like a lot of people know what to do!! I think the main hole they need to fill is top line sniper. I wonder if Ovechkin talks are out of the question???


Welcome to LGW, home of some of the coolest and most obnoxious Wings fans on the innanets. Where everyone is an armchair GM, Franzen is lazy and he sucks, we like our team, and most online shopping is completed at disney.com.

Pull up a chair, you can be our deadline acquisition.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 02:49 PM

Hi people. Just found this place while searching for Red Wings draft needs and considerations. Wow. Seems like a lot of people know what to do!! I think the main hole they need to fill is top line sniper. I wonder if Ovechkin talks are out of the question???


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:20 PM

Hi people. Just found this place while searching for Red Wings draft needs and considerations. Wow. Seems like a lot of people know what to do!! I think the main hole they need to fill is top line sniper. I wonder if Ovechkin talks are out of the question???

Welcome to LGW where all the speculation is made up and the posts don't matter!


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 04:55 PM

Welcome to LGW, home of some of the coolest and most obnoxious Wings fans on the innanets. Where everyone is an armchair GM, Franzen is lazy and he sucks, we like our team, and most online shopping is completed at disney.com.

Pull up a chair, you can be our deadline acquisition.

 

We also don't like clowns



#1212 Furled Brow

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 05:08 PM

Right on peeps. Nothing wrong with a strong opinion. Thx for the welcome. Franzen is a bit of an enigma, isn't he. It seems like our players with size don't use it, while some of our smaller players like Helm and Glendening use their size to the fullest. Problem is only Datstuk can floor an opponent with a 195 lb frame. He's like a pitbull that way. Guess we need a sniper for the top line and a 2nd line beast.

Edited by Furled Brow, 05 May 2014 - 05:09 PM.


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 05:18 PM

Sign both Morris and Boyle. Let Q, Smith, Kindl and Lashoff walk or trade them for picks at the draft. Kronwall-E, Boyle-Dek, Morris-Kids. 

I'd rather stay away from old-ass players, just as we're getting rid of Bertuzzi, Cleary, and Samuelsson. Plus, Boyle wants to stay in San Jose. Doesn't mean he will, but he may take a cut to stay there. Morris will be 36 in August. From what I know of him, he's pretty solid defensively, but there has to be someone who we can keep around for a few years. Boyle and Morris won't be around much longer.

 

We need to make a real push for Matt Greene.


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#1214 wings87

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 05:29 PM

 

We also don't like clowns

 

CLOWNS?!... WHERE?!...   Damn it, don't scare me like that- I hate those colorful bastards...


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 05:36 PM

Hi people. Just found this place while searching for Red Wings draft needs and considerations. Wow. Seems like a lot of people know what to do!! I think the main hole they need to fill is top line sniper. I wonder if Ovechkin talks are out of the question???

we want grit, not lazy



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Posted 05 May 2014 - 06:37 PM

Lazy who scores 50 goals..which scoring is this teams biggest need

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 08:06 PM

 

I think we're all aware of Holland's prevaricates... Which is why all this talk is just a fun way to spend the off-season, I don't think anyone on this forum really believes that Holland will upgrade the team in any meaningful way.  

 

The only way he's going to get top line wingers or top pair D is to trade some of the prospects people don't want traded.  You're not going to get a top flight player for a 3rd rounder and 8 second tier prospects.


Oh this young man has had a very trying rookie season, with the litigation, the notoriety, his subsequent deportation to Canada and that country's refusal to accept him, well, I guess that's more than most 21-year-olds can handle... Ogie Ogilthorpe!


#1218 wings87

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 09:34 PM

The only way he's going to get top line wingers or top pair D is to trade some of the prospects people don't want traded.  You're not going to get a top flight player for a 3rd rounder and 8 second tier prospects.


Well, thanks for setting me straight, although I don't remember being crooked. And while there might be an odd comment on LGW, I think most of the fans that come here aren't stupid enough to think that you can get a star for free.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 09:42 PM

Well, thanks for setting me straight, although I don't remember being crooked. And while there might be an odd comment on LGW, I think most of the fans that come here aren't stupid enough to think that you can get a star for free.


No but how many OVERVALUE prospects? Quite a few. There's honestly probably 5(if that) that should be considered top propescts. 5 of which most people don't want traded and since nyquist is with Detroit you can cross him off that list.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 10:37 PM

Well, thanks for setting me straight, although I don't remember being crooked. And while there might be an odd comment on LGW, I think most of the fans that come here aren't stupid enough to think that you can get a star for free.

read some of the threads and you'll reconsider





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