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#2651037 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by GoWings1905 on 05 February 2016 - 01:28 PM

Does anyone really trust Holland to make the right move at the deadline should he actually make a trade? The guy is so averse to taking a big risk, but when he does make a trade, it never fulfills what the Wings need. 

 

I would personally sell off anything possible and fully embrace a youth movement next season. The Wings are boring, stale and going nowhere. Standing pat is a first round exit waiting to happen again. Shake things up and give the organization some direction besides stuck in mediocrity. I don't need to see any more of Helm, Richards, Glendening, Andersson, everyone on defense besides DeKeyser to know what we have in those players.

 

I'm pretty much done with Holland. If not for Mrazek and Larkin bailing him out, this is a lottery team. 




#2647250 1/10 GDT : Red Wings at Anaheim Ducks, 8:00 EST

Posted by GoWings1905 on 10 January 2016 - 10:29 PM

That is an absolutely horrendous icing call. Typical "you are losing" so here's an edge garbage. 




#2647248 1/10 GDT : Red Wings at Anaheim Ducks, 8:00 EST

Posted by GoWings1905 on 10 January 2016 - 10:27 PM

Sheahan! He has been great lately.

 

Larkin making the team has saved this season. 




#2647004 Goalie Battle

Posted by GoWings1905 on 09 January 2016 - 07:14 PM

I fully support Mrazek as the starter being best for the team going forward, but a part of me really feels for Jimmy. I hope he does get an opportunity elsewhere because he is a good goalie that just fell victim to the circumstance of Mrazek blossoming into something special now. 

 

Jimmy has always represented the Red Wings well and seems like a class act. Whatever happens, I'll always be a fan. 




#2645674 1/2 GDT : Red Wings at Buffalo Sabres, 1:00 EST

Posted by GoWings1905 on 02 January 2016 - 03:17 PM

I'm sure the NHL would rather have the Sabres win. You people are ridiculous


I don't think they care who wins in this scenario. I do believe they officiate based on the score and that happened again.


#2645623 1/2 GDT : Red Wings at Buffalo Sabres, 1:00 EST

Posted by GoWings1905 on 02 January 2016 - 03:01 PM

Nyquist looks much better today away from Tatar. Not a knock on Tatar -- they just don't mesh.


#2645579 1/2 GDT : Red Wings at Buffalo Sabres, 1:00 EST

Posted by GoWings1905 on 02 January 2016 - 02:41 PM

Meltdown in the third now? This team doesn't have any idea how to play with a lead.


#2645430 12/31 NYE GDT : Pittsburgh Penguins at Red Wings, 6:00 EST

Posted by GoWings1905 on 01 January 2016 - 12:51 PM

It doesn't even faze me anymore when they blow games like that. I know going in it's either a squeaker win, or a loss. They could be more competitive if Holland would make some gutsy trades for once and try to fill the obvious holes, but he won't. it's been embarrassing yes, but the Wings have been elite or at the least competitive for a quarter century. Right now the veterans are showing age badly, team is soft, goalies flip flopped so much neither can establish a rhythem, defense needs serious help, forwards can't seem to do much. I think it's time Kenny commits to a rebuild if they miss or get smashed in the first round of the playoffs. Can't keep going like this. I can think of 10-12 guys on this current team i'd keep and ditch the rest. It's been a good run, but with this current team, nothing will get accomplished that actually matters.

 

Agreed. I was thinking about this last night too. At best this season, what are the Red Wings? Maybe third in the division, wild card spot -- basically a borderline playoff team again. They are stuck in the same place and the biggest problem is, you aren't going forward soon if Holland doesn't change because your two best players are slowing down considerably. 

 

Which brought me to my thought: it will NEVER happen with Holland, but shouldn't the Red Wings consider trading Pavel Datsyuk? If you really want to turn this around quicker, you almost have to take some risks in trades, which Holland has been extremely reluctant to do. Teams just don't let quality free agents get away much anymore, or if they do, you have to throw money around to compete with all other interested parties in that player. Howard is the most obvious trade piece, but you aren't getting anything significant back for him. 

 

I'm not bringing this up, just based on the past three games either. This is looking big picture and the fact this Red Wings team looks exactly like the ones of the past five or six years. Talented enough to get into the playoffs, but nothing more. Mediocrity is the worst place to be in the NHL and Holland is so stuck on embracing this stupid playoff streak that it overshadows the organization from getting out of that complacency rut. Something has to be done differently. I'm sick of hearing about "24 consecutive playoff appearances." Call me spoiled, but that isn't a good enough reason to celebrate a season.




#2645052 12/29 GDT : Detroit Red Wings at Winnipeg Jets, 8:00 EST

Posted by GoWings1905 on 29 December 2015 - 10:16 PM

Funny how Jurco looks much better on a line with other actual NHL players. Helm's continuous placement in the top-six is nuts, though. If we want someone to skate around real fast, call up Athanasiou since he might actually finish some chances. 




#2644952 12/29 GDT : Detroit Red Wings at Winnipeg Jets, 8:00 EST

Posted by GoWings1905 on 29 December 2015 - 09:15 PM

Losing is one thing, but man this team is so damn boring to watch on top of it. Besides Larkin and occasionally Tatar and Nyquist, there's very little to get excited about anymore. Z and Pav are shells of their former selves now. 

 

The Wings aren't retooling on the fly like Holland claims. They are just treading along in mediocrity seven years in a row. 




#2643235 That lazy Mantha....

Posted by GoWings1905 on 17 December 2015 - 08:00 PM

Imagine Mantha going on a Larkin-tier tear playing with Dats. That's a pretty sexy top 6

 

Agreed. Anything would be better than wasting Pav's final few years with Helm on his wing. I would definitely like them to at least give Mantha a look sometime this season. 




#2630186 Roster Moves by the Wings

Posted by GoWings1905 on 12 October 2015 - 08:28 PM

Put Helm in Ferraro's place. I think he's probably too good for the 4th line, but I don't know who else you move out at this point. 




#2629135 10/9 GDT : @ Red Wings 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 0

Posted by GoWings1905 on 09 October 2015 - 04:35 PM

:lol: Dylly The Kid!


I hope he changes to 22 or 24.  71 might mean something though...who knows...

 

I think Larkin's plan is to ultimately wear #17 and the #71 is just temporary since Richards grabbed it, but he's probably only going to be here maybe one year. 

 

Anyways, so pumped for tonight. Most excited I have been for a Wings season since probably 2009. New coach, the youth movement, potential to be good this season and the foreseeable future make it a fun time to be a fan. 

 

LGRW!  :siren:




#2628067 10/2 Exhibition GDT : Toronto Maple Leafs 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by GoWings1905 on 02 October 2015 - 08:30 PM

Good choice, Babs. You get to coach that scumbag instead of Larkin.


#2628062 10/2 Exhibition GDT : Toronto Maple Leafs 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by GoWings1905 on 02 October 2015 - 08:08 PM

I hate Kronwall and Ericsson together in all scenarios. They just don't complement or make each other better at all. I really wish they could find a way to break up that pairing for good.