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#2490064 Official 2014 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 05 March 2014 - 12:22 PM

I hate the trade deadline.


For Red Wing fans it's like being a Jewish kid at Christmas...

#2489985 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by LeftWinger on 05 March 2014 - 11:24 AM

I can see it now...may as well warm up.




ok, I am all warmed up.

#2488930 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by kipwinger on 03 March 2014 - 08:07 PM

That would definitely be an overpayment, and there's no way that Vancouver is asking for that.  As usual St. James is exposing herself as clueless.

#2486063 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by GoWings1905 on 21 February 2014 - 08:42 PM

Stand pat. First time in awhile, I will actually defend Holland for "kicking the tires". The Red Wings weren't a player away from championship contention with Henrik Zetterberg and now they are down their MVP. I do wish the streak will remain intact, but I don't want to give up assets for a rental player or marginal impact player that won't change the Red Wings fortunes of borderline playoff team. Nyquist and Tatar are basically untouchable to me if they are going to be dangled for some "quick fix" just because Z is out. 


Hope Weiss and Franzen get/stay healthy, let Sheahan and Jurco continue to play and build a solid foundation for next season and beyond. Trade Quincey for whatever the hell you can get in return and use the cap space created from the dead weight being gone to fix the defense this summer. 

#2471999 Look who's top in GR scoring

Posted by FifeHockeyNut on 11 January 2014 - 07:30 AM

No love for Teemu Pulkkinen? He's doing great his first season in NA.

I've been high on this guy since the draft, hope he can continue at the rate he could be a future star. I've always though that he would either eventually play in the wings top 6 or completely disappear.

#2471456 Pissed off: JJ speaking out

Posted by LeftWinger on 09 January 2014 - 08:45 AM

Jack Johnson for Kyle Quincey....get it done! :ninja:

#2471313 If we become sellers...

Posted by frankgrimes on 08 January 2014 - 12:30 AM

If the Wings missed playoffs, I could only see them trading Alfie if he was sure he'd retire after the season. And only if he asked.
And for the people who want to tank and rebuild: why? Is getting one player worth delaying a Cup for multiple years? With a core of Dassyuk, Zetterberg, Kronwall and Howard we need only to find the right pieces to be contenders again. Especially if the kids really do pan out the way we hope thongs will be fine. We as fans just lose patience because the CBA has all but killed trading and so we can only get pieces through annual free agencies.

If the prize at the end is Connor McDavid for sure. The core is getting older and there is not one surefire prospect with superstar potential in the pipeline. So sucking one year to get one isn't a big deal to me.

#2467570 12/23 GDT : Islanders 3 at Red Wings 0

Posted by JasonNewEra on 24 December 2013 - 07:53 AM

Feels more appropriate as time goes on.


#2466032 Random Discussion Thread

Posted by 55fan on 18 December 2013 - 06:26 PM

I finally graduated from college



Congratulations!  Here's to a bright future!

#2465346 Why the Red Wings get injured

Posted by Jedi on 16 December 2013 - 07:23 PM

If ONLY we had an enforcer to keep that herniated disc of Z's in line...


...and to make sure that pesky groin of Weiss' would be held accountable...


...or that Howard's knee wouldn't dare tweak itself...


For the record.  Detroit (as of yesterday) sat at 10th in the league in terms of Man-Games-Lost-To-Injury, at 110.  The #8 team, Montreal, is at 122 games lost.  Yet, Montreal currently ranks 3rd in fighting majors at 22.  Columbus is 5th in games lost to injury, 130, and 7th in fighting majors at 20.  Tampa Bay is 7th in games lost at 123, and 13th in the league with 17 fighting majors.  Toronto leads the league in fighting majors at 26, yet is only 2 spots back from Detroit with 97 games lost.


I just did the math.  The average # of games lost to injury by any team this year is a smidge over 93 games (93.066666667, etc).  Detroit's at 110, which is above average, but not astonishingly so, especially given that Detroit is tied for dead last in the league at 4 fighting majors.


As it stands, the statistics don't necessarily agree that having players who are more willing to "enforce" (a.k.a. willing to drop the gloves) translates into less games lost due to injury...

#2465338 Why the Red Wings get injured

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 16 December 2013 - 07:04 PM


#2465258 Can't remember the last time we were this pathetic

Posted by Richdg on 16 December 2013 - 01:21 PM

Oh yes the injury card. we are hurt. yes. have been for 5 freaking years! It is only getting worse! You would think someone would try to change that, wouldn't you.......... yes some of the injuries are new-datsyuk, DD, and Abby. but Z has had back issues for a couple of years, bert for about 6 years, Sammy is always hurt, Weiss has been injury prone the past couple of years, franzen always misses 10 games per year, on and on and on. So with this bunch of old and brittle group we move to the east, were the 10 of the top 15 in PIM and 10 of the top 15 in hits are located at, and some wonder why we are not healthy????? LOL This isn't a surprise.

#2464043 Howard out 2-4 weeks with MCL sprain

Posted by rick zombo on 13 December 2013 - 12:51 PM

This Every season has been a nightmare of injuries.


I can't remember the last full season the Wings were relatively healthy.

#2461409 Mike Commodore's experience with the Wings

Posted by Playmaker on 06 December 2013 - 08:17 AM


Agreed. Commodore is a whiner. He's also got a terrible memory. Let's go down the list.


The Wings started with six wins and six losses, not five and seven... Ian White was injured on the 13th of November, 2011, and Commodore was played only one game in the immediate future---not two, not three---and he played seven minutes, not three....  Commodore played three days before Christmas... Brendan Smith was Babcock's single minor-league call-up on defense in that season, and he played with the team for only four nights (three games) in 2011 (he was then sent down until March)... and so on.


If Commodore's going to spill his guts like this, he really ought to ensure first that he's got his facts right.

He was recalling a story, not writing a scientific review.  I'd guess that when most people re-tell a story from something that happened at work 2 years ago, their "facts" wouldn't be 100% correct.  Most people don't google every time they tell a story.


I think there are two sides to every story.  I would guess there's a bit of truth to what Commie says, and if Babcock were to tell his side, there'd be some truth and some factual errors too, and the actual truth would lie somewhere in the middle.

#2461277 Darren Helm Injured

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 05 December 2013 - 01:31 PM

Sometimes, to avoid sobbing uncontrollably, I laugh maniacally. Then I rip off all my clothes and run down the street reciting bible verses (only made up ones, because I don't know any real ones). Then I spend a few days recuperating in a nice warm bed where women in white hats bring me soup.

All for you, hockey. All for you.