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#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 2016 Detroit Red Wings 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 2016 Detroit Red Wings 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 2016 Detroit Red Wings 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.




#2678796 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 24 June 2016 - 09:42 AM

It seems like Hamilton could be available, I know he's piece of s*** but def upgrade will need to be addressed via trades he could definitely be nice addition.
For some reasons, I have a feeling that KH is going be agressive as this team is not playoff team. It's about time for KH to change philosophy

:lol: - to the bold.

 

On a more serious note - is Flames Dman Dougie Hamilton really available?

 

If so - send them Howard, and Smith...Git'er dunn  Kenny!




#2678787 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 24 June 2016 - 08:57 AM

I have a feeling Detroit will have a deal in place for Datsyuk's contract with a team dependent on getting a big fish free agent to sign with Detroit. So I don't see it being traded till July 1st or after. Holland knows if he trades away good pieces and then strikes out in free agency he will be looking for another job.

Makes sense to me - although I've always felt Holland has job security regardless the outcome.

 

Why throw away a possible high draft pick, or a decent prospect just to shed salary if ya know there isn't a chance to sign any ufa...But on the other hand - if Holland does have a chance to swing a deal - he better hope the asking price for taking Datsyuk's contract didn't increase.