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In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

23 June 2016 - 01:04 PM


He proved you can make a lasting impact in a short time :lol: Anyone who was on the forums at that time, thinks of the exact same thing every time they read "chelios"


Sadly, few of those people remain.  

In Topic: Who would you protect?

23 June 2016 - 12:59 PM

Jurco doesn't have a role right now because he has been highly misused. I hope he's given a legit shot out of camp this year and he runs with it. His skill set and potential are way too high to give up in an expansion draft over Luke Glendening. If both were exposed, teams would chose Jurco over Glenny without question...

Yes, both Glendening and Miller were acquired via free agency. Glendening straight out of college and Miller after Tampa let him walk. I never mentioned Helm because he's not in the same category as the other two. Helm is one of the best bottom six forwards in the league, whereas Miller and Glendening are fillers...


Have to disagree again.  At this point, Glendenning is more useful than Helm.  Helm's injury history and lack of production despite lots more icetime have made him obsolete.  We're not going to use him in the bottom six because we lack talent in the top six.  He will continue to play in the top six and stink it up.   


As for Jurco, look at his numbers in the NHL the last two years and tell me how he's been misused?  He's simply not that good.  He won't get more icetime until he can prove he can score.  Critics would argue he could score more if he got more icetime.  Maybe it's a Catch 22, but I don't think he's made the most of his opportunity.  

In Topic: Who would you protect?

23 June 2016 - 10:47 AM

Glendening, like Miller is the most overrated type of player in hockey. You know that famous Ken Holland quote, "there is no hockey store" to acquire top level talent... Well there is a "hockey store" to acquire bottom 6 talent like Glendening and Miller, it's called free agency...

Jurco >>>>> Glendening in my opinion and it's not even close...


Glendenning is good at his role.  Jurco has no role and ultimately no place.  


Players like Glendenning and Helm were not acquired through free agency.  I guess Miller was, but he's not that special, imo.  Holland sucks at acquiring lower line players in the market. He ends up signing guys like Richards and Weiss who then play on the lower lines because they suck.  That's not what I'd consider acquiring lower line players.      

In Topic: Who would you protect?

23 June 2016 - 08:33 AM

I would protect Glendenning over Jurco.  Glendenning gives us something we don't really have.  A right handed faceoff man who can skate, hit and kill penalties.  Jurco gives us absolutely nothing.  

In Topic: Who would you protect?

23 June 2016 - 08:19 AM

So am I correct in saying that we don't have a single player that we would be forced to protect? Datsyuk was the only player with a no-movement clause, and the rest have no-trade clauses and would not need protection?...


I think this list will be different a year from now, as I expect some moves before the season starts, as well as possibly at the trade deadline...


But here's my list as our roster sits today...


Forwards: Nyquist, Tatar, Abdelkader, Sheahan, Mantha, Athanasiou, Jurco


Defense: DeKeyser, Smith, Sproul


Goalie: Mrazek


You would protect Jurco?  If I were Holland, I'd be trying to buy Jurco a townhouse in Vegas as we speak.