Jump to content


VM1138's Photo

VM1138

Member Since 01 Jul 2007
Offline Last Active Today, 04:51 PM
***--

#2680608 Other than Stamkos, which FA forward do you want?

Posted by VM1138 on 30 June 2016 - 12:45 PM

You don't know that and you can't dismiss someone of his caliber over two bad seasons on a terrible team that he was probably sick of.  I'm not saying Staal is my dream signing, but we desperately need centers, true centers.  There are very few that can put up the possible points that he can.  You're looking at Staal who has scored 40+ goals twice, 30 goals three times, 20 goals four times, and had 18 in the lockout season.  He's only had less than 30 assists in 2 seasons (his rookie year and last season).  He'll be 32 at the start of the season and I believe still has plenty to prove.  I'm not saying he's guaranteed, but there are worse options, and if it's a 3 year or less deal for around 5 million or less, why not?  I'd rather take a risk on him over Nielsen.  Nielsen has pretty much shown his ceiling (right around 50 points).  I'm personally between Staal and Backes at this point for our center need/s.  We really really need to lock up Okposo.  Shoots right and adds a different dimension to our present wingers.  Hopefully, we don't lose another one to Minny.


People are thinking of Staal because of name recognition. He isn't of any notable caliber anymore. He's a worse Zetterberg from what I've read this year. Can barely play. Even one year would be a waste.


#2680388 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by VM1138 on 29 June 2016 - 07:24 PM

Tanking is stupid.  I wish we didn't even discuss that on here.  It's embarrassing for the team and it doesn't guarantee anything except YEARS of misery.

 

If we had landed Stamkos, another forward and a defensemen this team could have been a contender.  Now we won't be contenders but there are a few moves to be made that can still upgrade various departments and make the team more dynamic.  But yeah, let's tank instead and be crap for 5 or 6 years.  Grab a couple lottery picks and hope we have enough talent to do something at some point within a decade.




#2680286 Shea Weber for Pernal Karl Subban

Posted by VM1138 on 29 June 2016 - 04:36 PM

 
Burns is a great player but when Crosby is on there is nobody outthere who can stop him it's just the truth.
 
Weber infront of Price are you freaking kidding me? Good luck scoring goals against the Habs now


Zetterberg made Crosby his ***** on the reg.


#2680261 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by VM1138 on 29 June 2016 - 04:13 PM

Staal would be a collossal mistake. Dude barely has legs from what I read. He wouldn't help us in any way, especially not for more than a year. A waste of a spot. Better to just get tougher and some players who can crash the net and block shots, hope for a decent season and some players to develop, and then trade for top level players next year. Man, this sucks.


#2680041 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by VM1138 on 29 June 2016 - 08:16 AM

I think we need a change in style of play more so than production differences. Tatar and Nyquist score a lot of gimme goals. They don't make much happen. But if a more physical player can create space and havoc and make things happen it can help the team more. It's my just the points but the type of points, in a way.


#2680032 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by VM1138 on 29 June 2016 - 06:25 AM

To those who want to save money: for what? There's nothing as good as Stamkos coming down the pipe. Not getting him just guarantees we continue to float aimlessly with nothing but depth players.


#2679867 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by VM1138 on 28 June 2016 - 01:35 PM

It doesn't make sense to add Lucic at that hit, either. He's already on the decline I hear and his style of play means he probably won't play out his contract, let alone play up to his value every year.


#2679484 Detroit trades Datsyuk to Arizona

Posted by VM1138 on 25 June 2016 - 02:33 PM

Sign three guys and pay them more than what Stamkos could score on his own. I seriously don't understand not wanting a bonafide superstar on this team
Imagine thinking having Okoposo as the centerpiece to your offense will take you anywhere in the playoffs. Great complimentary scorer but the wings are trying to build a new core
Having a team full of 15-20 goal scorers is how you never score in the playoffs



Thank you! I felt like the only one who saw this on bright, obvious flashing letters.


#2679482 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by VM1138 on 25 June 2016 - 02:29 PM

Considering the unthinkable. He has been out almost all season and his status is uncertain. What would you offer to trade for the Montreal goaltender Carey Price?


Nothing. He's better than Mrazek, sure, but it's been proven you can win without an elite goalie, and Mrazek will be one one day. Why waste assets for an injury prone goalie when we have a very, very good one who will hopefully be around for a very long time?


#2679245 Detroit trades Datsyuk to Arizona

Posted by VM1138 on 24 June 2016 - 09:35 PM

It's exactly the type of deal we said would happen while everyone told us how dumb we were to think any team would "do us a favor." Way to go, Kenny.


#2678797 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by VM1138 on 24 June 2016 - 09:48 AM

Filppula and Hudler incoming. Mark it.


#2678667 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by VM1138 on 22 June 2016 - 09:03 PM

Lucic is already on the decline, isn't he? I remember reading some stuff from Boston when he left that he wasn't very good.  I think this is another case of us wanting the 5-year-ago version of a player.




#2678498 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by VM1138 on 21 June 2016 - 12:47 PM

I don't like tanking like some of you do, I think it's bad form, bad faith and just bad all around.  But if that's what they're asking for to trade Datsyuk's contract we should hang on to it.  Try and move some of the other chaff to free up space (Howard, Ericsson, etc.).  I don't want to tank for the first pick but there's no sense in losing our good prospects to move a contract that is mutually beneficial to both teams. If I were Holland I'd warn them that such demands would seriously compromise their reputation among the old boy's club.  But anyway, in that case it's best just to unload the chaff with no future just so we're in a better position next year to play the market.  

 

Ericsson, for example, will only get worse.  This is the time to trade him, even if we get hardly anything in return.  And it's likely we wouldn't get much in return but it's better than sitting with his full contract for four years and having him take a roster spot.




#2678350 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by VM1138 on 20 June 2016 - 01:58 PM

I'm not a fan of paying $1000 for a decent computer but I'd do it if I needed a great computer. People act like Stamkos isn't one of the top few players in the world.


#2678330 Datsyuk Announcement to Officially Leave NHL

Posted by VM1138 on 20 June 2016 - 10:53 AM

Franzen will likely remain on LTIR for the duration of his career (4 more seasons...).


We could really use Franzen, it's a shame what happened to him.