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#21 Playmaker

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 06:21 PM

I'm just hoping we get one or the other.  A top 4 defenseman with offensive skills that will cost us nothing off the roster is just what the doctor ordered.  An upgrade on the backend will make our forwards that much more productive and can only help Smith and DeKeyser.  Can't it be July 1st right now? 



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Posted 29 June 2014 - 06:30 PM

Niskanen. I've warmed up to him after watching some of his games in the playoffs, underrated physically and can play the point on the PP. I'm not gonna complain if we sign either guy (or Boyle for that matter) just improve the defense. 


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Posted 29 June 2014 - 06:49 PM

I feel like a little kid waiting for Christmas morning.  Hoping that I get the really cool gift I really want and not the lump of coal.  :nervous:



#24 midnightpulp

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 07:19 PM

Neither.



#25 F.Michael

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 07:53 PM

I'd say Niskanen.

 

Now if Niskanen signs elsewhere - the bigger question would be Ehrhoff, or Gilbert?


The Wings are nowhere near a better team next season without Jimmy Howard. Especially if you are banking on an injury prone, not very good backup and prospect with minimal NHL experience to be your goaltenders. In a couple years once we see what Mrazek is capable of then possibly Howard becomes expendable, but I would rather have any other scenario than counting on Jonas Gustavsson to be your starting goaltender.

Howard had a rough season, but hopefully he'll be back to where he was previously.

 

The Monster was solid for us, but I agree with you on his overall health, and if he's capable of playing as a #1 netminder.



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#26 Red Crazy

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 08:03 PM

go after both and put smith lashof and kindl on the market. Plenty of youth coming up that will replace all three in time.



#27 nawein

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 08:13 PM

Niskanen. I also had a really weird dreams last night that we got Niskanen and then traded Smith, Tatar, and Kindl to Buffalo for Myers. Gave Pulks Tats' spot and ran a D of

Kronner Myers
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I don't really think that's too unrealistic.

#28 joesuffP

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 08:17 PM

We are in a position to upgrade considerably. Start with a big free agent signing (Niskanen) then we have a lot up expendable players we can deal at the deadline. Players that are actually worth something

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 08:45 PM

This thread is about two players and two players only, neither of which happens to be a goalie.  Let's keep the thread on topic, please.


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Posted 29 June 2014 - 08:45 PM

Lilja will be the addition


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Posted 29 June 2014 - 08:46 PM

Lilja will be the addition

 

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#32 themcityblues

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 09:19 PM

My vote:
 
1) Niskanen
2) Boyle
3) Ehrhoff

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 09:31 PM

we can afford both. Erhoff got bought out, so he can come fairly cheap. $3M maybe. Niskanen $6m maybe. Trade Kindl and give that $2.4M to Diesel. You still got $5m for Sheahan and Tatar. Once you dump Andersson and give Sheahan and Tats about $2.5M together. You have over $3M for Iginla or just hold on to the $3M for space.


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Posted 29 June 2014 - 09:32 PM

1. Niskanen 2. Erhoff 3. Boyle

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 09:36 PM

we can afford both. Erhoff got bought out, so he can come fairly cheap. $3M maybe. Niskanen $6m maybe. Trade Kindl and give that $2.4M to Diesel. You still got $5m for Sheahan and Tatar. Once you dump Andersson and give Sheahan and Tats about $2.5M together. You have over $3M for Iginla or just hold on to the $3M for space.

Wow.....  :no:



#36 LeftWinger

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 09:50 PM

Wow.....  :no:

wow what? How much did he get paid? Do you think he is gonna get $7M? Usually after a buyout, the player signs a nice mid tier contract for a year or two to earn a bigger one when he re-signs...the player just got a buyout of sometimes $10M or sometimes more, a lot more. Money is not the motivating factor usually after a buyout...at least not what I have seen since the cap was instilled. But go ahead, keep attacking with replies that bring nothing to the conversation...how many is this towards me now?


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#37 frankgrimes

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 09:51 PM

we can afford both. Erhoff got bought out, so he can come fairly cheap. $3M maybe. Niskanen $6m maybe. Trade Kindl and give that $2.4M to Diesel. You still got $5m for Sheahan and Tatar. Once you dump Andersson and give Sheahan and Tats about $2.5M together. You have over $3M for Iginla or just hold on to the $3M for space.


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Posted 29 June 2014 - 09:54 PM

Depends. But yeah, Niskanen. Ehrhoff's a great option, and I think we can be pretty sure he's shot to the top of the Wings' list. But his best years are almost surely behind him, and, while I don't mind that he shoots left, I'd rather he didn't.

 

We say this about everyone who isn't a Red Wing, but Niskanen really is "exactly what we need."


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Posted 29 June 2014 - 09:55 PM

Erhoff would likely get 6M range. It helps our bargaining stance. Erhoff is the safe choice but I really want a right handed defensemen. Erhoff seems like a Kenny type of deal 3-4 years

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 09:56 PM

Depends. But yeah, Niskanen. Ehrhoff's a great option, and I think we can be pretty sure he's shot to the top of the Wings' list. But his best years are almost surely behind him, and, while I don't mind that he shoots left, I'd rather he didn't.
 
We say this about everyone who isn't a Red Wing, but Niskanen really is "exactly what we need."


yeah but don't get your hopes up to high he could play at home and create and unreal top pair with Surer. I would prefer him too but honestly Ehrhoff is a great choice too look at the way he run the powerplay in Vancouver

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