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#2679312 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by F.Michael on 25 June 2016 - 12:21 AM

It's tough to predict defensemen. College hockey could help this kid. I trust the scouts to be honest. They must have seen something in him that they didn't in the remaining forwards. He'll likely be a late bloomer. He looked like he was 12 years old lmao. 

I'm certain our amateur scout/s saw something - some 'raw' talent I'd say...NCAA is his best option - he'll get plenty of time in the weight room, and enough dorm food to feed half of China for a year.

 

With the 'Teletubbies' becoming popular again I hope we don't see another 'Sheahan' incident :lol:




#2679236 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by F.Michael on 24 June 2016 - 09:26 PM

Terrible pick. Holland likes to do this. Makes a good trade with the Yotes. Then instead of taking a better player goes out and takes a reach. Even if Cholowski makes it some day-5-6 years from now, others that were on the board will already be in the NHL producing. Oh well. Terrible pick.

Even with Chychrun - it'll be 3 to 5 years before we know what we got.

 

But yeah - this Cholowski was probably deemed a 2nd rounder by many GMs.


Get to watch Cholowski at Saint Cloud state!

The best thing for this kid is to develop at his own pace, and NCAA gives these young men ample time to do so (even though DD was never drafted - playing college hockey allowed him the time to mature).




#2679222 Detroit trades Datsyuk to Arizona

Posted by F.Michael on 24 June 2016 - 09:12 PM

Just to put things into perspective here:

 

Stan Bowman gave up Teuvo Teravainen to move Bryan Bickell's contract. Ken Holland went from 16th pick to 20th pick in the draft and on top of that got a 2nd round pick to make up for the lost 3rd round pick.

 

And supposedly Ken Holland sucks and Stan Bowman is god because his father was  god. 

Had to break out my slide rule, and abacus to confirm that this is an accurate assessment.




#2679214 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 24 June 2016 - 09:04 PM

Are your hopes ever up? =)

No...Not sure if it's the pessimistic attitude that I have, or the scotch/bourbon?

 

:lol:




#2679193 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 24 June 2016 - 08:52 PM

Agreed. Stamkos' likely next teams, in order:

1. Toronto
2. TB
3. Buffalo
4. Detroit

Yup...One could make a case that you could swap TB, and Buffalo...Anywho - I'm not gonna get my hopes up.




#2679182 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 24 June 2016 - 08:47 PM

Was that 'Carrot-Top' hugging our #1 pick?




#2679043 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by F.Michael on 24 June 2016 - 08:09 PM

Detroit trades the 16th overall pick to Arizona for 5 fourth round picks, and a slurpee.




#2678983 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by F.Michael on 24 June 2016 - 07:43 PM

I want Chychrun.

 

Know nothing about the kid, but his dad was a bit of a brute back in the day.




#2678981 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by F.Michael on 24 June 2016 - 07:39 PM

JonGries.jpg

 

Yup - 'Uncle Rico' does indeed resemble Blash.




#2678938 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 24 June 2016 - 06:50 PM

KH missed his bus, will be in Buffalo on Sunday. Don't worry, he will be kicking tires on Wal-Mart parking.

Rumor has it his delay is due to stopping by every Belle Tire along the way...




#2678895 NHL Chooses Las Vegas for 17-18 Expansion

Posted by F.Michael on 24 June 2016 - 04:55 PM

George Stupidopoulous instead of MacLean in HNIC had to be one of the worst moves in tv history. Can't stand the guy. He thinks he's smart just because he talks fast

They did it for all the hipster millennials.




#2678823 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 24 June 2016 - 11:11 AM

Scotty was a true Detroit GM.

Once again - I agree...

 

Many here would use the 'there wasn't any cap back then' excuse - however Bowman had the balls to swing a deal.

 

Holland appears too passive, and he's using the playoff streak as his crutch to lean on when it comes to 'GM rankings'.




#2678814 Official Offseason Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 24 June 2016 - 10:31 AM

Read my previous post. He scored 30 points and made $5 million. He's awful. He's 32 years old and already in the worst of declines. Mike Green scored more points than him and he's a defenseman. We have younger players who score better than Filpulla and are worth like $1 million dollars.

 

We could bring up Evgeni Svetchnikov and put him on center and he would put up 30 points and we'd have to only pay him like 900k. 

No - I agree with your assessment - just that Yzerman would be more than happy to unload those last 2 years under contract, and Holland has a knack for bringing back players who wore the Winged Wheel.

 

Again - I don't want Filppula.




#2678812 Official Offseason Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 24 June 2016 - 10:28 AM

Does Filppula or Hudler provide something that our younger, cheaper guys already in the system don't?  I'd rather utilize our resources in acquiring something we lack ie a franchise forward, top pairing defensman, established goal scorer etc

Agreed.

 

I don't want Filppula, nor Hudler, but of course with Holland running the show - ya know how he is.




#2678799 Official Offseason Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 24 June 2016 - 10:02 AM

Saw on twitter Tampa os shopping filppula ... Not surprising as I expected they'll get rid of 3-5 mill guys and bishop in order to resign stamkos and hedman next year

Makes sense.

 

Filppula appears to be back in his 30-40 pt range, and could very well be trade bait.


Filppula and Hudler incoming. Mark it.

Yup...This is the sorta move Holland would make...Familiarity.