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#2577861 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by T.Low on 03 March 2015 - 01:50 AM

...this is a great trade for the Wings. We lost two prospects who have zero future here. Two prospects who have very little value. And by trading them, this team has a better shot at a deep playoff run.




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


#2576975 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 01 March 2015 - 09:19 PM

Holland is the king of the deadline band-aid. Just grab some old broken down players and say you improved the team for the playoffs. 

 

Can't wait to see Babs passive aggressively tossing Cole on the 4th line to rot away.

 

GET US A DMAN WORTH A DAMN.

 

Yeah bring a guy in who has scored 18 goals and has speed for a 36 yr old is terrible... give me a break... Erik Cole is a really good pick up




#2576853 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by Jesusberg on 01 March 2015 - 08:17 PM

I'm thinking something like:

Nyquist-Z-Abby
Tatar-Datsyuk-Cole
Weiss-Sheahan-Pulkkinen
Miller-Glendening-Andersson




#2576802 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by rick zombo on 01 March 2015 - 08:02 PM

Jesus Christ. 

 

I have my head up the azz of hockeysfuture.com as much as the next Red Wings fan, and I love my prospects, but this deal was a home run. Wtf are people complaining about? 




#2576794 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 01 March 2015 - 07:58 PM

So do some of you guys even want to win or what? Kenny gave up 2 prospects who likely were never going to see time in the winged wheel. Cole is 36, have you seen him play? He's not Bertuzzi. He can still skate as well as he ever did, and plays a physical power game.




#2576776 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by greenrebellion on 01 March 2015 - 07:54 PM

The people upset at this deal are the same people throwing Ferraro and Callahan into every trade proposal thinking they have value.

 

Two fringe prospects and a second round pick (with a 3rd possibly coming back our way) for a guy on pace for 25 goals who can fill in nicely for the hole left by Franzen.  Strengthens the top six nicely without having to give up one of our premium prospects.  Kenny can trade down in the draft and get the 2nd rounder back.  Nice deal!




#2576758 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by nosyt612 on 01 March 2015 - 07:47 PM

I like this trade, always been a Cole fan. Has great speed, and is gonna have 20 goals by the end of the year. The wings got even more depth scoring, by the end of the year depending on Zetterberg's health we could have 5 20 goal scorers.




#2576748 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by WingsAlways on 01 March 2015 - 07:44 PM

Some people are impossible to please, you think each and every prospect is going to be future top-6, wrong. We just got bigger, try and appreciate that. 




#2575081 Is Jimmy Our Playoff Goalie?

Posted by matt198913 on 26 February 2015 - 09:43 PM

Is this serious #tankit

Two words on Jimmy....Manny Legace.  I love the guy (Manny) but he couldn't win the playoff series...great in the regular season, but failed come big time game. Sorry Waz!


Manny Legace 2.54 GAA and .888 SP Jimmy Howard 2.53 and .920 for the playoffs

Two words on Jimmy....Manny Legace.  I love the guy (Manny) but he couldn't win the playoff series...great in the regular season, but failed come big time game. Sorry Waz!


Manny Legace 2.54 GAA and .888 SP Jimmy Howard 2.53 and .920 for the playoffs


#2572469 2/18 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (SO. Yes, SO!).

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 19 February 2015 - 11:11 AM

Hey

Do you guys remember when Tots scored the winning goal using Patty Kane's move that he just screwed up the very shot before?

That was awesome


#2571389 2/16 GDT : Montreal Canadiens 2 at Red Wings 0

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 16 February 2015 - 11:07 PM

 

Being the best defenseman on the Oilers doesn't mean much. I've actually argued that he might be the third best defenseman on this team, but it'd be incredibly close. Bottom line: he's a second-pairing defenseman on a good team and probably a third-pairing defenseman on this team, given how picky Babcock is about pairings (Kronwall-Ericsson is basically set in stone, which is a problem, and DeKeyser-Quincey has been our steadiest pairing). He doesn't put up points. I'm not convinced he's going to truly improve our breakouts, transition game, all-around puck movement. He doesn't do anything especially well. We already have defensemen who fit that bill. We need a real impact player. We need a shot in the arm. Replacing Marchenko with Petry (c'mon, tell me you don't see Petry being paired with Smith) would, I think, be a lateral move. It's thinking too small, too safe.

 

I get the pairings thing, but if we need a real impact player, won't he just play with Smith too? Mike needs to get over Kronwall-Ericsson, that big dope has cost us a lot of points this year, not just tonight. He's best served as a 4/5. I honestly don't think Holland will make a move, but Petry would be a good fit. I realize being the best of a bad bunch isn't the most glowing endorsement, but I see the guy a lot being out west and he's under appreciated to say the least. MacTavish is a guy who thinks Justin Schultz could win a Norris afterall :lol: We're probably arguing over nothing though, because the pairs going into the playoffs are probably going to be the same as tonight give or take an Xavier Oullet sighting.




#2571390 2/16 GDT : Montreal Canadiens 2 at Red Wings 0

Posted by Dabura on 16 February 2015 - 11:08 PM

Every team in a playoff position right now scores more le buts than the Habs. If Price explodes like he did last year, they're done.

If tonight's game was called like an average game, Wings win.

Lot's of "ifs" I know.

 

All I'm saying is we've had a number of cracks at the Lightning and Canadiens and we haven't done much winning in those games. And if we look to recent playoff runs...couldn't score against Nashville, couldn't score against Chicago (when Chicago woke up), couldn't score against Boston, and now we're pretty harmless at even strength this season. I love Nyquist and Tatar, and the Euro Twins are the Euro Twins, but our scoring depth - like our blue line depth - isn't where it needs to be if we want to make a serious push in the playoffs. Even if we were able to get past the Lightning or Price in the first round, we'd have three more rounds to go. We haven't done very well against the top Eastern teams (Metro included), so this is all pretty concerning.




#2571015 Franson to Preds

Posted by derblaueClaus on 15 February 2015 - 07:51 PM

It's not so much about what Franson is, it's more about how much does he improve the team. I don't watch as many Leafs games as you guys but from what I saw and read in his stats he is more or less on par with Kronwall regarding offense but worse defensively. In my opinion that makes him very good top 4 defender and a decent top 2. But we already have two, maybe three of that in Quincy, Ericsson and arguably DeKeyser.

 

Sure, they don't have the offensive upside of Franson but they make that more or less up with their better defensive play. So, would Franson have improved us ? Sure, we'd be a little bit more flexible and deeper on our blueline and increased our production a little bit. Would that be nice to have ? Of course. Would it worth the price of a top pick + prospect ? No. What we really need is a offensive top 2 D-Man to complement Kronwall on our first paring not another top 4 guy. Franson simply isn't that guy. And the price paid by the Preds is to high for just "nice to have", especially considering Franson is an UFA this summer. I'm glad Kenny stayed away from him and I hope he also doesn't trade for Petry for the same reasons stated here. The far better options are to get Yandle or to stay pat and try to sign Green this summer.




#2570974 Franson to Preds

Posted by FlashyG on 15 February 2015 - 02:57 PM

Haha typical LGW. We didn't land him, so... we didn't even want him... Franson is garbage, not worth the asking price...

 

At no point have I ever in any way supported the idea of pursuing Franson at any cost.

 

Had we landed him for a first I would have been first in line to criticize the terrible trade.

 

We already made the overpaying for a rental mistake last season, this is the same thing but at a greater cost.




#2570796 2/14 GDT : Jets 5 at Red Wings 4 (SO)

Posted by TheXym on 14 February 2015 - 10:03 PM

Weiss whiffs it, hard to blame Jimmy for the shoutout loss. That was his best shootout performance this year if I recall correctly.