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In Topic: Stan Bowman (CHI) on CBA troubles

19 July 2015 - 11:14 AM

Yeah, they lost out on a lot of guys they wanted, but back then the third or fourth option was still good. Now the fourth option is a #4 d-man or a forward you hope scores 20 goals


This is more due to the CBA rules on contracts than the cap itself. If there were a four year limit on contracts you'd see a much bigger free agency frenzy. It's these career long contracts that have killed the offseason excitement and led to stagnant teams.

In Topic: Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

16 July 2015 - 11:08 AM

The loyalty thing doesn't make sense to me. Why not just pay him to work in the front office? Then he has stability, no risk of injury, etc. Make him work for his pay at least.

In Topic: Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

07 July 2015 - 08:57 AM

Yes I'm aware no one we lost were great nhl players ... Still a bit frustrating when we keep losing assets for nothing and not even able to pick up a 7th rounder

If we put anyone on waivers again this year , there are good chances they'll get claimed ... Ferraro for sure would find a taker somewhere for free on a cheap contract

 

Ferraro is easily replaceable.  Why bother getting upset over losing a fourth liner who hasn't really impressed all that much?  His ceiling is pretty much a decent fourth liner. 


lets see, the reason Ferraro got as much playing time as he did is because of Babcock. If Holland waived Ferraro, Toronto would claim him, if they got the chance, because of Babcock. 99.99999% positive.

 

Callahan would probably get claimed as well. Andersson would also not make it past Toronto, Babcock loves him. So lets just give all our players to Babcock for free, there's a grand idea!

 

They're worthless in trades.  If we can't keep them, who cares if Babcock takes them for free?  They won't help him significantly and it won't hurt us at all to lose them.

 

If anyone gets traded I'm betting it's Ericsson.  I don't know if he has a NTC (probably does, Holland was handing those out like candy a few years back), but he just doesn't quite fit.  He's the only one with any snarl, but that's about all he brings that other players don't.  Pretty much any way you pair up the defensemen, he's the odd man out.  Just doesn't really pair up with anyone but Kronwall all that well, and even then there are better options. 


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.