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#2651068 Forward Line Combos/Discussion

Posted by VM1138 on Today, 02:56 PM

I like the inclusion of Athanasiou but that lineup still isn't good. Like kip said, we have too many guys who can't actually play strong hockey. It doesn't matter how much they try or how close they are to tearing it up if they never do. What exactly do they expect that fourth line to do? Bigger bodies I guess but none of those guys are energy guys. I've never seen the team take things up a notch because of them.

The third line has potential as an energy line and a scoring threat. Maybe. The second line isn't going to work and we've seen that Datsyuk and Z aren't guaranteed magic together anymore.

We've got to cut a lot of guys who can look good but at the end of the day always *just* miss, screw up passes, and try but never actually do anything possession related.


#2650842 All Star Skills Competition

Posted by VM1138 on 31 January 2016 - 10:21 PM

Should we nullify hardest shot records now to because the sticks have flex? It's a skills competition record. It is meaningless fun.


Exactly. It's not like these guys are the best in the league in their skill category, either. I'm sure there's a fast player out there who could break that record who wasn't an all star this year. Same goes for every other category. Larkin was the fastest guy to perform in this years all star game, or anyone else in All Star games, not in hockey history.


#2650708 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by VM1138 on 31 January 2016 - 08:24 AM

 
I would trade Nyquist in a package for Byfuglien.  What would have to be added?  I would love to dump them E, but I don't think Chevy would take him.  BUT, I would offer Nyquist, E, Sproul for Byfuglien.


I like Buff but he's not worth a 30 goal scorer, a roster defenseman and a fairly high ranking prospect.


#2650274 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by VM1138 on 27 January 2016 - 08:51 AM

I think this team is struggling too much with every area to make any sort of run in the playoffs, so I don't see Holland making a move for a rental. My bet is he waits until the offseason to make some big moves. The usual, top four d-man, offensive Dynamo forward. Howard might be worth something but he's about all we have that could bring anything more than a draft pick that we'd be willing to part with.


#2649963 Forward Line Combos/Discussion

Posted by VM1138 on 25 January 2016 - 09:41 AM

Datsyuk wants Helm on his line
I think Blash straught up said that in a recent interview


I think this is the case where the coach needs to be the coach. Datsyuk may be the wily veteran and I get that you need to give them some control, but when it's not best for the team or the line the coach needs to step in.


#2618511 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by VM1138 on 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.




#2617455 Free agents this off season

Posted by VM1138 on 30 June 2015 - 09:10 AM

Saad is reportedly only asking for $4 million and Chicago is hesitant. Offer sheet him $5 and watch the Hawks squirm. What's that, two second round picks? Worth it.


#2615370 Will Wings Revisit Signing Phaneuf?

Posted by VM1138 on 19 June 2015 - 08:07 PM

Khan says Wings are no longer interested in Phaneuf.  I'm betting Babcock nixed any deal, like most of us believed he would.




#2615000 Free agents this off season

Posted by VM1138 on 17 June 2015 - 10:10 PM

Saw on twitter something about how the flyers haven't made any contact with lecavaliers agent on buying him out .... I was curious and went and check

Lecavalier has 3 years 4.5 cap hit left

I'm Not saying id do it but weiss has 3 years and 4.9 cap hit left

Would anyone take a gamble and make the trade?and then buy out lecavalier if he's god awful?

Contracts similar so it's 2 teams trading a problem for another

I'd probably try and trade weiss with some of his salary paid , rather then dealing with his contract for 4 years , or the 2nd option would be to just bury him in Grand Rapids for the season

 

Lecavalier is worse than Weiss at this point.  Weiss can still rebound. Lecavalier is done.


I can see a Phaneuf for Weiss, Smith and a 1st trade happening at the draft.

 

Babcock will never let this happen.  His going there has basically killed any chance of getting Phaneuf.

 

I know he's not a defenseman, but if the Sharks are shopping Thornton I'd definitely inquire about what it would take to get him.  He'd really solidify us up front, where we still need a little work, even if it's not the number one priority.




#2614427 Wings open to trading Mantha and/or their 1st Round Pick

Posted by VM1138 on 15 June 2015 - 07:29 AM

The Wings really dropped the ball on this.  Refused to trade him, then threw him under the bus (Thanks, Jimmy D!) which I imagine further lowers his trade value.  I'm not sure what we'll get for him, if anything, now.




#2609294 Datsyuk's House

Posted by VM1138 on 21 May 2015 - 07:30 AM

In all seriousness he's probably just interested in moving to a different house or area.  I mean, he's under contract for two more years and seems pretty happy here. 




#2608433 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by VM1138 on 18 May 2015 - 07:40 PM

I'm going to predict he'll resign for 4 mil for 5 years.

It better be a multi-year deal if we're losing Blashill as a backup, you know?




#2608163 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by VM1138 on 17 May 2015 - 09:54 AM

All the news lately points to him staying.  Which I'm fine with.  But what worries me is his stated desire to switch to one year contracts.  What if we lose him next season, and no longer have Blashill in the wings?




#2606876 Kronwall

Posted by VM1138 on 09 May 2015 - 09:44 AM

His point is, can you name twenty or more better defenseman? No. He's a top 10 defenseman I think. If feel even safer saying he's top 15z. He is a number one, especially without Ericsson.


#2606671 WCSF : (6) Minnesota Wild vs. (5) Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by VM1138 on 08 May 2015 - 06:49 AM

I hate seeing the Hawks win, but I think this is Anaheim's year.