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#2680944 Darren Helm re-signed: 5 years, $3.85m AAV

Posted by F.Michael on 01 July 2016 - 09:49 AM

Holland sorta reminds me of Adam West from 'The Family Guy'...

 

/Adam West voice

 

So - Stevie - you're gonna sign Stamkos? Well I'm gonna sign Helm! Take that my arch rival!




#2680933 Darren Helm re-signed: 5 years, $3.85m AAV

Posted by F.Michael on 01 July 2016 - 09:44 AM

If they aren't going to try and change it up and get someone in there thats going to possibly make us better then why not just get some big dumb fighting bruiser. At least we can have some kind of entertainment with him. Geez. We went from "oh man maybe holland has turned it around to ah s*** there he is..the old holland.

In Merriam-Webster's dictionary there should be a pic of Holland next to the definition of 'loyalty'.




#2680928 Darren Helm re-signed: 5 years, $3.85m AAV

Posted by F.Michael on 01 July 2016 - 09:41 AM

See Andrew Shaw. Except he can't play center.

I'd Shaw any day over Helm.




#2680924 Darren Helm re-signed: 5 years, $3.85m AAV

Posted by F.Michael on 01 July 2016 - 09:39 AM

Overpaid.

In both $$$, and length of contract.

 

By 2 pm EST I'll expect Hudler will be signed...




#2680538 Shea Weber for Pernal Karl Subban

Posted by F.Michael on 30 June 2016 - 09:39 AM

I say... Welcome to the United States!

Trade poutine for some bbq (hell - I'd end up looking like 'Fat Bastards' lil'brother with all those bbq joints in Nashville).

 

I think this would sum it up for PK...

 




#2680536 Other than Stamkos, which FA forward do you want?

Posted by F.Michael on 30 June 2016 - 09:34 AM

 

 

 

Okposo brings so much more than just scoring. To compare him to Clarkson who has 0 skills is really crazy. Okposo primarily is powerforward who besides that is a puck hog. 7 millions might just be a bit too steep for him but I'd like to have him for 6. 


 

Backes is far away from being a number 1 center and the best FA available. Staal is the only one who might play another year or two like a nr1 Center.

I'm also pretty sure that Shipachev will be far better than Backes. 

And yes...we need a Datsyuk-style of player. We hardly ever had the puck, were one of the worst possession teams. And we just lost our best possession player. While I think that possession is overrated you still cannot win games if you're chasing the puck all season long. Surely not with our defense.

Shaman was comparing contracts - not the actual players themselves.




#2680527 Shea Weber for Pernal Karl Subban

Posted by F.Michael on 30 June 2016 - 09:09 AM

This is true, Shea Weber is a thug. He smashed our captains head against the glass unexprededly. League did fine him although he should have gotten a suspension for his thug antics.

Looks like Subban wins in the leadership department too. Who wants a thug who smashes guys heads into walls instead of offering a fair fight.

So Nashville gained a defenseman not only with better stats all around but also a better person.

$5 says Weber is gonna visit sick kids in Subbans hospital wing, and sucker punch'em.




#2680526 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 30 June 2016 - 09:06 AM

I'm telling ya, sign all of Nielsen, Okposo and Martin, coin them the Brooklyn Line and then make a deal for a better defenseman.

Sounds crazy, but this might actually happen since all 3 happen to be tires that Holland wants to kick...And apparently we have enough to afford all 3...Not sure if that's the best move for the team.


Haha this got me good


And yeah, I agree holland wouldn't offer sheet anyone. But a kucherov/Larkin combo? A guy can dream.. :P

Holland still needs to offer sheet a Canes player before he quits his role as GM...Payback for Feds circa 1998.




#2680518 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 30 June 2016 - 08:50 AM

To me Rick Nash is a more expensive version of Eric Staal, and both are declining.




#2680328 Shea Weber for Pernal Karl Subban

Posted by F.Michael on 29 June 2016 - 05:10 PM

You must be thinking of 2009 Weber...

This.

 

If Weber were several years younger, and about to enter his prime - this it would be a pretty equal trade IMO.




#2680251 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 29 June 2016 - 04:08 PM

This is how I pictured them pitching Stamkos an offer.

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If someone could photoshop Babcocks, and Shanahans faces - that would be priceless!




#2680081 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 29 June 2016 - 01:07 PM

Maclean just reittered how tight Stamkos and Martin are and thinks they may end up in the same place...hmmmm....

Would love to have both.

 

Apparently they played on the same line in Sarnia.




#2680012 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 28 June 2016 - 09:35 PM

I know this has been brought up before some pages ago...While listening to Sirius radio - apparently it is still possible for a 'sign, and trade' with Stamkos.

 

This would allow a max of 8 years, and potential for a more 'favorable' cap friendly hit for the last few seasons.

 

Some food for thought.




#2679994 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 28 June 2016 - 08:37 PM

 

Speed kinda is everything though.  What's the difference between Matt Cullen, Luke Glendening, Darren Helm, and Matt Martin?  None of them have good hands.  None are noticeably smarter hockey players.  But the first three, because they're fast, get more scoring chances (and as a result capitalize more often).  And they can kill penalties...because they can skate.  Martin can't.  And so he doesn't. 

 

I don't have a problem with physicality.  But if that's all you're getting then you're not really helping yourself. 

 

My ideal fourth line for the Wings is Glendening-Helm-Bertuzzi/Callahan.  None hit like Martin.  All are WAY better players though. 


 

It's not splitting hairs.  Hitting doesn't win games.  Offensive and defense do.  Neither Miller nor Martin are great offensively.  But only one of them is good defensively.  It ain't Martin. 

I guess we agree to disagree then.

 

I honestly don't see why Martin couldn't contribute to the Wings - regardless of your opinion.




#2679991 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 28 June 2016 - 08:19 PM

 

Help us do what?  Hit people?  It would be a help if he could score.  Or defend.  Or kill penalties.  He doesn't do any of those things better than Miller does. 

His overall point production is on par with Miller.

 

Martin hits more, and is abrasive.

 

Miller kills pen, and Martin does not.

 

To me - it's all a personal preference, and we're splitting hairs when comparing who brings what to the table.