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#2677871 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 16 June 2016 - 12:12 PM

Avalanche NOT trading D Tyson Barrie, GM Joe Sakic tells me. LT deal preferred for RFA, or arbitration. "Either way, he'll be here" - Sakic

Good news. Now I hope Bob Murray makes a similar statement regarding Vatanen...

#2677856 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 16 June 2016 - 07:38 AM

Also, we can't offer sheet him 8 years..

Or frank, if your intent by saying "offer sheet trouba with a massive signing bonus then extend him" was meant to mean a huge one year contract then extension, I disagree with that.

Anything above 9.5 mill-ish (I forget the exact number) would compensate the jets with 4 first round picks. I like trouba as much as the next guy, but I wouldn't ever trade 4 first round picks for him

#2677853 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 16 June 2016 - 05:44 AM

Was just about to post the same thing amato. Any player that is bought out can be had for cheap. In saying that, neither Brown or Vanek interest me...


Also, I am one of the biggest proponents to trade for / sign Trouba but an offer sheet is definitely not the way to do it. He could be had for a reasonable price, Holland just needs to pony up some assets and get it done...

#2677489 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by mackel on 11 June 2016 - 09:26 PM

Facts are Arizona and especially Carolina are a budget team , yes or no? Facts are recently especially Arizona they have been trading for contracts that make them save actual money cause they can't afford it and would love to spend less money than the actual floor salary

Yes they'd be doing us a favor by taking the contract but Now if we have to give up a 2nd or 3rd to also help them out in mutually beneficial transaction than forget it like it said and suck it up for the season

You make it sound like its such a big deal for them to take the contract off our hands, belive me karmanos would love nothing more than to spend 7 million less than he has to

Well not interested in giving up a 2nd or 3rd or a jurco ... As you mentioned I'm sure holland will only move the contract if he needs to free up space , I doubt we move that contract and then can't sign anyone

800 posts later, we get it... you think that teams should pay us for the privilege of taking on a cap hit.

Annnnnnnd You're still wrong.

#2677363 Gordie Howe has passed away. 1928-2016.

Posted by Jersey Wing on 10 June 2016 - 12:11 PM

Please, I beg of everyone with this petition, let Mr. Howe pass and let the family move on before you put the Illitch family in the uncomfortable position of probably NOT changing the name of the arena, especially since the Gordie Howe bridge is being built.


I love Gordie Howe and the Red Wings as much as life itself but don't use his passing to pressure the owners right now and make them say something unpopular.

#2677404 Gordie Howe has passed away. 1928-2016.

Posted by VM1138 on 10 June 2016 - 06:11 PM

Not close to being the Wings best player of all time, let alone the GOAT. Lidstrom, Feds, Yzerman go before him

Careful, you might cut yourself on all that edge.

#2677383 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 10 June 2016 - 02:35 PM

We've had a number of players playing above their ideal spot. And it has lead to many people turning against those players. But I don't understand it - it's not their fault that Blash didn't put Tatar or Nyquist in our top 6 or that we don't have the franchise Dman.


To me Helm is the perfect 3rd line player.

Ericsson would be fine used as a number 4 guy and off the first pair

Abby is not a 'typical' 1st line player, but is there to add grit and a net front presence - a different version of Holmstrom


I think Helm did fine with Datsyuk, but it wasn't ideal. Tatar and a healthy Franzen would have been good. Have Richards on the line made things worse when he was there. Partly roster mismanagement, partly a team in transition. To me, Helm is the 3rd line center who always put in huge effort, is great at faceoffs, great pker and supplies secondary scoring, is responsible defensively (I have no idea where the turnover-machine idea comes from - one site says he had the 2nd least of our regulars).

#2677058 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by VM1138 on 06 June 2016 - 03:13 PM

And honesty the more I hear from our beat writers the more it seems we haven't changed our mentality at all. It's Radulov OR Stamkos? They aren't even on the same ballpark. No one should hesitate to pay Stamkos $10 million. That's just the cost these days and we HAVE to have a ready number one center to compete.

#2677041 Alexander Radulov: Wings on short-list of desired teams

Posted by RedWingsRox on 05 June 2016 - 07:54 PM

Please Kenny, don't pull the trigger on Radulov!  Anyone but him.  

#2676594 Wings acquire SJ prospect Dylan Sadowy

Posted by kickazz on 26 May 2016 - 04:22 PM

I don't think we lose anything either because we get Maple Leafs 3rd round pick next season if we don't get it this season..?

#2676377 Datsyuk - someone who works for JLA told me he's sold his house

Posted by kliq on 22 May 2016 - 12:11 PM

To be completely honest, the more I think about it, I think Datsyuk going is a blessing in disguise.


We are not going to win the cup this year, our goal needs to be to complete the re-build and become contenders by 2018. If Datsyuk leaving gives us the ability to trade his contract and use that cap space to trade for or sign someone who can be apart of our core moving forward, that is a good thing!


This is not a slight on Datsyuk, the guy is one of the greatest Red Wings off all time, and watching him over the last 14+ years has been a privilege. But, in a re-build you need to look long term and Datsyuk regardless of whether he plays this year or not, is not apart of those long term plans. 


I look forward to seeing him get his jersey retired at the new building.

#2676348 IIHF World Championships

Posted by Son of a Wing on 21 May 2016 - 02:47 PM

Larkin is going to be a stud.

I have to keep telling myself he's only 19.

#2676277 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 20 May 2016 - 05:29 AM

Stamkos alone would be a successful July 1st

So, yeah, I'd say so :P

#2676234 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 19 May 2016 - 11:41 AM

Free agency shouldn't even be a thought this year for a defenseman. Quincey should and hopefully will sign with another team, and no one else should be brought in, other than a top pair guy via trade...

#2676209 Mantha

Posted by kipwinger on 18 May 2016 - 09:27 PM

Good point, and let's not kid ourselves, we missed a guy like Franzen this year big time. Imagine how well he would have contributed to offensive zone time, and as a result, total offense this year.

If Mantha becomes another Franzen I'll be thrilled.