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In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Yesterday, 09:59 PM

So you're sure the evidence is there, you just don't have it.

First, TBTLC would actually have to center the third line, which he hasn't done since shortly after Babs dubbed him that. He was an unproductive second line winger until Blash moved him to Glendening's wing last year.


If you need evidence so bad why not Google it yourself? Not everyone on the internet cares about trying to convince random people of what they already know. 


This team has had identity and depth issues for a few years now. It is of zero surprise that Helm had to log a lot of top 6 minutes. Despite the fact this team is nowhere near contention, at least now there is enough depth to have actual top six players play in the top six. I'd fully expect to see Helm back on the third line this season. If not, the management of this team will just continue to show incompetence. 

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

21 July 2016 - 01:05 PM

I get the frustration, but I personally think the Nielsen signing was needed. We couldn't go into the season with Zetterberg / Sheahan / Larkin as our top 3 centers. Zetterberg needs his minutes cut, Larkin isn't ready for number one center duty, and while Sheahan can play 2nd line center in a pinch, I think he's better suited in the bottom 6. I'm one of the few that wanted Helm back, and while it may be half a mil too high and a couple years too long, I think it was a good signing. Vanek is a low risk, high reward signing, but I would have preferred to see a kid get that spot. The Miller and Ott signings are a complete joke... Without the latter three signings we could have had a few more spots open for the kids, who are mostly deserving of spots anyway... Of the players that you mentioned though, I only think Athanasiou and Mantha are ready to be full time NHLers. I'm completely fine with Bertuzzi spending another season in Grand Rapids, and honestly, I don't see Nosek as a high quality NHL player anyway. He might be a decent 3rd line center, but I'd much rather have Helm or Sheahan fill that spot...


I'm ok with Miller and Ott is it means guys like them keep seats in the press box warm instead of the kids. 

In Topic: Brad Richards Retires

20 July 2016 - 06:06 PM

Now how about Cleary......


I'd like to see him back in GR tbh. I think he'd make a great leader with that squad.

In Topic: For the Kenny apologists, what Holland move would change your stance o

18 July 2016 - 03:43 PM


"ALL"??  "far superior"??  Woa....I get your point, but that's a little strong.  Jimmy isn't that bad.  Reality check.   He's not a top 10 goalie in the league...but he's not in the bottom 10 either. 


Just wait for 2 years time when his contract is up, and he has to settle for 1 year at a time backup goalie contracts for the rest of his career. 


The only chance this team EVER has to get rid of Jimmy is sheer desperation on the part of another GM due to injury at the position. Even then he would have to be given away. Sadly Holland will likely think he has actual value, so we'll be stuck with him. He is right there with guys like Niemi among the worst goal-tending contracts in the league. 

In Topic: For the Kenny apologists, what Holland move would change your stance o

18 July 2016 - 08:49 AM

Well for your first point, consider that most teams will expose their backup rather than their starter. We're "lucky" (but also unlucky) to have 2 starters. I know Howard isn't Petr Mrazek but come on lol give the guy some credit, he's a pretty good goalie lol. 


The second point. I agree we should leave those guys unprotected because I doubt Vegas team would want older guys. But at the same time, "if" there is a reason the Wings protect Zetterberg it would probably because the organization wouldn't want to risk losing the team captain to an expansion draft (that's a bit embarassing). It could set a bad precedent for the future players. And to be honest it might be pretty disrespectful to Z, who signed his life to this team. It would be that sentimental/ loyalty story we hear about. On the other hand, Kronwall doesn't have the same "prestige" as Z does so I can see them being more open to leaving him exposed. Plus his contract is up in a couple years anyway and with the knee issues I've been reading about - his chance of playing beyond age 38 seems slim. 


Back to that loyalty crap (and back to reality) though. Probably will keep both them protected. 



The thing is, plenty of teams have two very capable starters. All of which are far superior to Howard.