Gosh if we had ONE more solid dman this team is cup worthy. Our depth at offense is flat out scary. We can beat anyone in the east 100% healthy.
I think we still can if we get healthy and get hot at the right time. Other than a few blunders in the last 3 games, the team has been playing real solid for the last 10 games or so. Getting Dats, Weiss and Helm back will also help a lot on the whole preventing us from getting scored on deal. The key IMO is finishing 2nd or 3rd in our division to avoid a first round match up with Boston or the Pens. If that happens, I think they can stay alive long enough to get Hank back.
Lol funny you say that. Wasn't everyone crying all summer about losing him? When he was clearly a one dimensional player that really wasn't much value to our team. Especially with players like Nyquist and Tatar coming up. If we had Brunner this year everyone would be crying about him.
Kind of how just two days ago everyone (ss in 99.3% of all Red Wings fans on the Internet) were crying about Legwand and trying to make ridiculous claims that hes only a number 3 center? Jarnkrok who has never been in his entire career a top six type forward. Never in any league has he been a point per game type guy. This guy was a really good 3rd line center type prospect and that is it. Get real people. Legwand is going to sign in Detroit if we offer him a contract which we will likely do everything possible to make happen. What a great trade for our team. What a great hockey player and the perfect player that this team needed.
If the Wings are healthy come playoffs, we will be a team nobody wants to see.
Well said. We traded potential for established. We were in dire need of a center, and the trade had to happen. I'm very glad it did. Legwand is a great fit here. If that first line can keep it up until others get healthy, there is no doubt in my mind we make the playoffs. Hell, I still expect the team to finish 3rd in the division. BELIEVE
Well I wouldn't of done it then .... Jarnkrok type prospects should be used in a deal for a proven top 4 dman or a top forward not for 3rd line centers
Sometimes the best moves are the ones you don't make
Jarnkrok isn't gonna get those types of players. Guys like Nyquist who already prove they can play in this league gets those kinds of players. Mantha gets those kind of players. People over value the prospects way too much. Jarnkrok is unproven. If he pans out, good for him. At this point he is as likely to be a bust as he is likely to be a good first line player.
well if you`d just try to remember the roster situation from november until the end of january, I guess you could come up with a period of games where he could actually fill a spot for our injured C`s, you know, same way Sheahan, Glendening, Emmerton and Anderson did..some of them played in 2nd/3rd line roles..so there`s that hurting us angle
We also struggled dearly during these times and slipped out of a playoff spot. They needed someone proven to help out right now, and we got it.
That isn't a fault on these players. They have played well. But they are effective right now in the bottom 6. They don't have the experience to play against opponents best players night in and night out. Legwand does.
Nice exaggeration there , let's trade all our stars ... If anything we have Way too many bottom 6 guys ... And Im Sorry legwand will not be the difference in us getting in the playoffs or not
Like you said about kesler .... Legwand is not the 2nd coming of Christ
Nobody is asking Legwand to be the second coming of Christ. He is expected to come in and help keep this team competitive while people heal up. If you'd rather have Andersson centering the first line, maybe you should root for the Islanders?
It's not cause he didn't steal a player ... He over payed for legwand ... Pure and simple .... Tsn said the trade went down just before 3pm ... Looks like a Desperation trade by Kenny
Nobody is saying it wasn't a desperation move. He found out he lost Dats for 3 weeks. He had to do something to give this team a fighting chance so he did. Teams don't get players for cheap when it is known they are desperate. It has always been that way. Welcome to sports.
Thats all nice however what did Helene SJ say the Canucks wanted for Kesler: Young forwards (plural), prospect and a 1st rounder.
So if we ASSUME that the Canucks would at least want the same for Edler then you have to compare that trade to the Legwand trade.
I'll play devil's advocate here and say they would want both Nyquist and Tatar, the prospect being of better quality than Jarnkrok (I believe Mantha was mentioned) and that oh-so-delicious 1st round draft pick which no one wants to give up.
Seriously, is everyone just pissed about the Legwand deal because we got Legwand for Eaves, Jarnkrok and the 3rd/2nd instead of Kesler or Edler?
Holland is being hated on because he wasn't able to steal a player away from another team. It's all Holland's fault that there aren't enough GMs as bad as Garth Snow. Shame on him.
My point was they never got a chance to play here and they didn't wanna spend anytime in the ahl... Doesn't mean there awful players .... I know it's not the nhl but ryno's been having some good seasons
And Avery can play in the nhl , I thought he was an effective player .... Teams just didn't like his attitude
So we should start giving kids a spot in the lineup every time they get pissy and refuse playing in the AHL to develop their game? s*** I'm glad players with these attitudes get shown the door. We need team players, not big egos with me attitudes.
It's funny how Eaves is barely in the discussion. It's like we all forgot about him and shrugged at the "totally mediocre" hockey player being sent away. I agree that Eaves was mediocre, but I wonder if Nashville liked the idea of Eaves equally as much as the idea of a prospect + pick. He does seem to fit Nashville's play style. And maybe Wings fans see Eaves as overtly middle-of-the-road because we have so many explosive young kids ready to bloom. He was a hard-worker with the potential to score 10-15 goals a season... not much less than Legwand. And he's a lot younger, too. Still, I'll bet we'll see that Legwand has a lot more skill than Eaves come Thursday night.
More of a roster clearing move than anything I'd say. I'm glad Eaves will get some ice time now. The guy deserves it.
Kyle Quincey is playing sold hockey? I mean the rest of what you said gentleman's disagreement, but KMFQ has been a trainwreck all season. He makes boneheaded passes, he's always out of position, he doesn't score, he doesn't block shots. I mean he's closer to the next Lebda than the next Lidstrom.
And if you consider being first round fodder a saved season, you and I also deeply disagree on what a successful season is.
So not making the playoffs is better than making it and having a fighting chance? I don't understand how people can call themselves a fan with this logic. But.... but... but higher draft pick!
I'm glad the management has more pride than some if its own fans. Legwand helps this team compete while everyone heals up. When we get bodies back, we'll be better with Legwand than without. Why not just see how things pan out before ripping on Holland for making the deal? We got a good player that wants to be here. Lets just see what he can do.