To Winn: Ericsson (2 mil retained), Pulk, 3rd
To Detroit: Byfuglien (resigned 6x6.5)
To NYI: Helm, Ouellet, 2nd
To Detroit: Okposo (resigned 5x5.5)
Fixes the transition game, fixes the power play, makes us bigger, grittier, more offensive, AND leaves us in good cap condition going forward. Only one bad contract (Buf) which is offset by the fact that E, Q, Richards, and Helm would be replaced by cheaper guys.
Not sure how he did it, but it looks as though LeftWinger hijacked your account.
I think this team is struggling too much with every area to make any sort of run in the playoffs, so I don't see Holland making a move for a rental. My bet is he waits until the offseason to make some big moves. The usual, top four d-man, offensive Dynamo forward. Howard might be worth something but he's about all we have that could bring anything more than a draft pick that we'd be willing to part with.
The only move Holland will make is announcing that Franzen is medically clear to play for the 2016/2017 season.
Kinda hope Yzerman lets him rott in the AHL for a bit to teach him a lesson.
I have no idea what Drouin is thinking. His GM is Yzerman. That guy has taken more crap and dealt with bigger s*** and been coached by hard asses his entire career. Drouin is taking the wrong approach with the wrong GM imo.
Why does this guy have ZERO nasty? He gets punched in the face, and just stands there like nothing happened. This guy is ripped and heavy. Why does he not want to wreck opponents who jerk around with us?? It's so frustrating. This LINESMAN has more nads than Rig. http://www.sbnation....ts-clotheslined
Well - for starters he really has never been all that 'nasty' to begin with...Add to the fact that he has a finger that was badly broken a few years ago that required surgery in order to maintain the structural integrity of the bone...To top it all off - it must get old being one of a very few who'll play that sort of style, and drop the gloves when needed - it's alot easier when ya have a handful, or more who share the same style of play ('97, and '98 teams are a fine example - plethora of guys on the roster who could play, and throw checks, and/or punches).
I can't believe I'm about to defend Lucic...ewww. Lucic is a lot of bad things, cheap, whiny, entitled. But he's not a spot picker. He's fought some really tough dudes. He's not afraid to scrap with anyone. Its his nut shots, charges, running over goalies, that makes him deplorable. As well as his generally bitchy attitude about losing.
I am of the opinion that we need more of that attitude (as long as it stays on the ice, and doesn't involve the locker room).
This team is too nice, and we can always use some extra snarl.
He turned down Laraque and that was it. It's not a popular contest it's a hockey. We are not winning SC with this team. Need to address physicality.
Best chance to get Buff is free agency.
Once that Kopitar signs, Lucic could be headed to FA.
Born and raised in Boston.
Not sure what Lucic will command, but considering we had Chris Chelios of all people donning the Winged Wheel - I for one wouldn't mind Lucic playing in Detroit.
Pretty obvious at least one roster dman needs to be traded. Marchenko just scored one of our very few defense goals last night and is risk of being scratched, Brendan has been much improved and provides something we need, Ericsson is awful but needs game time to get back to form after injury and Q needs to get back into form... Tough roster decisions
I liked what I saw with Q...He seemed involved physically around the net...I don't see him going anywhere to be honest.
to TPA : Gus Nyquist, Riley Sheahan, Alexy Marchenko, Anthony Mantha, 1st Round Pick
to DET : Steven Stamkos, Jonathon Drouin, 3rd Round Pick
to WPG: Darren Helm, Jonathon Ericsson, Ryan Sproul, Jakub Kindl
to DET: Dustin Byfuglien
I can tell you're mid 40's.
Only trades like the one you proposed took place throughout the 80's, and into the 90's
Is there such a thing as being too professional? Too consistent? Too ho hum about the day to day grind of the NHL? My biggest criticism of this team right now is that they play without a pulse. We win games by being talented, but we aren't as good as we can be because we are ONLY talented. This is why I've always loved Ovechkins enthusiasm, I think that his energy actually makes the team better overall.
Trade for someone who does this. An emotional leader, not a lock room stalwart. I like Buf, but there might be others. A little intensity would go a long way with our low blood pressure group.
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.
Ya know what gets me...Jim Nill.
The guy goes to Dallas - swings some ballsy trades - and is now one of the better teams in the West.