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In Topic: Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

04 July 2015 - 02:08 PM

I think Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Abdelkader is what we will see for our first line. The second is where all the possibilities are.

In Topic: Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

01 July 2015 - 09:10 PM

I'm not thrilled about pairing him with DeKeyser. Quincey and DD played well together. I'd rather Smith go with Kron and E go with Green, but I think Green has to go with someone more responsible than E. Tough choice and it shows how our corps is still unbalanced a bit.

In Topic: Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

01 July 2015 - 07:15 PM

Mike Green and Brad Richards. I love it!!!!!

 

Green's reputation as a total liability on the defensive side of the puck is ridiculous. This is a very good defenseman whose strengths are perfectly suited for the kind of hockey the Wings play (now more than ever, with Blashill coming in). I'd love to see what he can do with DeKeyser; I think that could be a great pairing.

 

We didn't need Richards like we needed Green, but depth is the name of the game in today's NHL and Richards certainly makes us deeper. He's always struck me as a "very Red Wings" player. I expect him to be big for us while Datsyuk's out.

 

Good work, Kenny!

 

I haven't heard good things about Green from any Caps fans, or anyone other than Wings fans, for years.  Remember how pumped Toronto was when they signed Lebda? I think maybe we're on the wrong side of that now.


 

It's amazing what a change of scenery can do. Heard similar things about Myers about 5 months ago.

 

Except Green is a veteran and Myers is still technically an impressionable young player.


In Topic: Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

01 July 2015 - 07:05 PM

 

Only one person said he was a trainwreck, and it was Ferraro. The rest of the panel was saying how much of a good fit it is for Detroit because they felt he fits our system very well.

 

http://www.tsn.ca/re...r-deal-1.323144


 

The only way the money changes is if Green gets more term. It's very fair where it is right now imo. Plus you have a player that is very excited to come to play for the Wings.

 

The panel pretty much has to say things like that.  Consensus among Washington fans is he's a dumpster fire, too.  Basically, imagine someone a little worse defensively than Smith, but paid that much more.  Green could either work for us or completely blow up in our face.  I mean, his sole ability is to get points, and he was pushed down the roster to the third pairing and off of the first power play unit with Washington because he stopped producing points. 

 

He might do well here, but only relative to the massive weaknesses of our defensive core.  Which kind of shows us how far we are from a Cup.


In Topic: Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

01 July 2015 - 07:03 PM

The Richards signing kind of confuses me. I'm not sure what he brings to the table that we don't already have.  I guess he is center depth but we already have so many third-line caliber centers.  We already had veteran presence but I guess they felt we needed a bit more.