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#2679990 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 28 June 2016 - 08:10 PM

Ericsson to Dallas is the only slim chance we might have , Howard is sadly going nowhere till the expansion draft

Nyquist could be used in a package for a dman , I wouldn't just trade him away though

We got enough bottom guys though and a ton of kids going for roster spots and a chance to play ... Miller glendening sheahan mantha Tatar ... Possibly jurco frk pulkkinen . Why add a 3-4 million salary for a 4th liner now?

Sooner or later these kids are gonna have to get a shot to make the team

I honestly cannot see Holland offering a guy like Martin anything more than $2 million - although there's always another GM who could offer more.




#2679984 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 28 June 2016 - 07:46 PM

 

I wouldn't say anyone is saying we go to the other extreme. Adding a big winger or two doesn't make us Anaheim or Boston, it would give us a nice mix.

Must agree...It's disingenuous to claim 1 thing, or another.

 

Adding some size, and physicality to this roster would only help rather than hinder.




#2679888 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 28 June 2016 - 03:55 PM

So something like Larkin 1C, AA 2C, Sheahan 3C and Glendening 4c. and move Z to a wing?

Anything is possible.




#2679881 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 28 June 2016 - 03:32 PM

who'd you promote?

I'm thinking Larkin, or AA could fill in.




#2679879 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 28 June 2016 - 03:21 PM

Whether we like it or not we absolutely have to sign a center. If Stamkos says "no thanks" Nielson is the next best option. Nielson + Ladd/Lucic/Okposo + Brower/Martin would fill a lot of holes. If we don't sign Helm we have enough room to add 3 of the above names.

To be honest - if we're that desperate for a center - I'd rather promote from within if we don't land Stamkos rather than sign a ufa that'll want 5 plus years, and he's on the opposite side of 30.




#2679856 Lesser FA players.

Posted by F.Michael on 28 June 2016 - 12:46 PM

Lesser FA signings would be pointless for this team. I'd rather have the young guys fill those roles and develop. We have room for about 2 stud forwards and a stud defenseman. Signing anyone else would force us to expose our good prospects to waivers.

Personally I think our bottom 6 forwards could use a bit more edge...Martin would fill in nicely...Guys like Jurco, and Pulkinen seem invisible out there.


 

Thing is, I believe the Wings could still afford these 2 guys even WITH Stamkos.  But if you sign a UFA D, which one or two of our guys do you trade away?  We have 6 NHL defensemen once DD and Marchy are re-signed and 3 kids in GR with no more exemptions.  XO having the most NHL experience of the three. Keeping in mind, outside of a buyout, no way we can rid ourselves of E....not unless we can convince Nill to take him on and retain some money.

Can we bury E in GR?




#2679852 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 28 June 2016 - 12:32 PM

We need a defenseman that can limit mistakes in our own zone. Something we were terrible at last year. I don't think Schultz or any of the free agents available can help us in that area.

If Holland is looking for a stud Dman - it'll then come via trade, or maybe offering a rfa a contract, and neither will be cheap.




#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.