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In Topic: Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Yesterday, 09:09 PM

I guess we'll see how this pans out, The Rangers have certainly had our number since we moved to the east.
Kronwall Zids
Dekeyser Quincey
E Marchenko is my guess at full health

 

Zidlicky would get eaten alive with top pairing minutes against teams in the playoffs. He doesn't have the foot speed nor defensive ability to play in that role anymore. Third pairing and power-play specialist is the ideal spot for him. I can't see Marchenko leaping Smith on the depth chart either. 


In Topic: Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Yesterday, 12:11 PM

Those lines are sexy. Good luck matching up with that third line. 


In Topic: Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Yesterday, 11:39 AM

Without seeing them play together yet, I'm not a fan of Smith/Zidlicky together. Even sheltered, I think that has the potential to go south real quick from a defensive/turnover standpoint.

 

Kronner - Smith

DeKeyser - Q

E - Zidlicky


In Topic: Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Yesterday, 11:20 AM

It's really this simple. Why is this so hard to see?

 

Because people see 36-years-old and automatically jump to the "typical Holland" conclusion. Which obviously was true for awhile, but this team isn't a bunch of dudes approaching retirement anymore. Two things I love about the Cole move especially: he adds size/physicality and he skates well, which doesn't negate the Wings biggest strength at forward. If Cole was 36 and slow, I wouldn't be as thrilled. 

 

Holland had his best deadline/July 1st moment in years. He definitely deserves a ton of praise for making the Red Wings better for the playoffs, while not sacrificing any of their major pieces of the future. 


In Topic: Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

01 March 2015 - 09:47 PM

 

True that. He should'nt stand pat on the blueline is all. Grab us somebody. Anybody. And grab us somebody while were waiting.

 

I don't entirely disagree. I'm scared of the price for Phaneuf, but I would be very happy adding Zidlicky tomorrow.