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#2675709 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 11 May 2016 - 04:34 AM


I like that roster. However I'd like to see some combination of Nyquist/Jurco/D prospect(s)/pick traded for a top defenseman and add a physical 4th liner whether that's from the Griffins or outside. Kinda like this:





Miller-Glendening- *Physical 4th line acquisition


Dekeyser- *#1 defenseman (I'm hoping Trouba)







Only thing I'd change here is to let Miller walk, keep Helm, and give Jurco a full time spot. Of course I think Okposo would be a much better fit than Radulov as well. But if we got Stammer I'd be able to stomach Radulov as a Wing. I'd also hope to keep Goose over Tatar, but one of them likely has to go at this point. 

#2675649 IIHF World Championships

Posted by marcaractac on 10 May 2016 - 05:57 PM

Lmao the Datsyuk trade for Scott Gomez.


Thank god that never went through. 


Imagine where this franchise would be if the Yzerman/Yashin and Datsyuk/Gomez trades happened. We likely have none of those 4 cups. And would be basement battling with the Leafs lol

#2675646 IIHF World Championships

Posted by marcaractac on 10 May 2016 - 05:53 PM

So I did some digging.


Gustav Nyquist 35 playoff games played : 


4 goals 4 assists = 8 points. Considered a secondary scorer


Pavel Datsyuk in his first 37 playoff games played :


3 goals 9 assists = 12 points. Considered a primary scorer by his second season. 


Opinions? My opinion is that I know Datsyuk was heavily criticized in his first 4 NHL seasons because of his poor playoff performance. I'm starting to think it's a similar situation with Gus. Pav was a late bloomer. Gus might be as well. 


Exactly. People used to ***** about Datsyuk and wanted him traded once upon a time as well. Oops. 

#2675641 Fixing this mess....

Posted by marcaractac on 10 May 2016 - 05:41 PM

Ya I think the best thing is to give mantha athanasiou Larkin tons of ice time and let them develop and hopefully turn out to be really good players which we all believe they can be

I'd stay away from stamkos cause he will cost 10+ per and has blood clot issues and if he truly is demanding that he has to be a center I say pass

Okposo as well I'd pass on , would cost 7 I believe and I think he needs a star forward like he had in Tavares to make him a better player , and didn't he dissapear in the playoffs? I'd just want to be sure we give the right player(s) a 7+ cap hit

Think our best route is to let the kids play and to make some trades for defensemen and maybe prospects with potential and hopefully find a kid who didn't have a chance somewhere else and play well for the wings, I don't think this is the best ufa class and we should save our money for someone else at another time

I'd love a backes but I see him returning to the blues and I'd love lucic just so we can have someone who can strike fear into other teams players but I'm not willing to give him a 6x6 type deal ... Maybe 5 million x4 since we have some kids with cheap salaries now but I know lucic will get more on the market

Don't know about you guys but I'm anxiously awaiting draft day since I believe they'll be a ton of trades and names we wouldn't suspect to be traded to be in fact moved


If Stamkos has interest in coming to your team, you open up that chequebook. He is a franchise center in his prime. He would nullify the loss of Datsyuk immediately, as well as be our best player by a long shot. Imagine our pp. 

Listen to Holland's presser again, he actually names Okposo as a player that could change the style of the team.

Without guessing who won't be back, would you all be excited if he landed Radulov, Okposo and Yandle? Of course, trades would be needed to have the cap, but would that fill needs? Since Datsyuk says we need Radulov, maybe if Holland lands him, Datsyuk comes back for his year??


This leaves us severely lacking center depth and a top dman. I don't think Yandle is the answer at all. Would love to see Okposo as a Wing though. 


For me, the dream is Stamkos, Trouba and Okposo. Easier said than done, of course. But if they can get Trouba or another top dman at the draft via trade, it would greatly help attract UFAs come July 1st. But finding a center is far more important than bringing in a guy like Radulov. Even if it is a band-aid solution at center to take some of the pressure off of Larkin and AA for a year or two. Obviously Stammer would give us a permanent one-two punch down the middle with he and Larkin. 

#2675638 Jim Bedard gone... Ferschweiler demoted

Posted by marcaractac on 10 May 2016 - 05:26 PM


The first time I have saw Howard play was a preseason game against TB, it was the season after the lockout and he let in his first shot on net from I believe center ice lol.


Truth. His regular season debut was a train wreck as well. The concern was high knowing Ozzie was on his last leg. But he was never all that in GR either. He straight up made the team because we had no backup and Howard was waiver eligible. Him being an average NHL goalie is a huge over-achievement all on its own. 

#2675637 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 10 May 2016 - 05:23 PM

Well that sucks

Basically see a zero % chance of getting trouba now as they won't let him go without getting another dman and we sure as hell ain't trading dekeyser


Trouba would be moved because the Peg has too many dmen. Why would they demand one in return? If they have a need on defense, they simply keep him. If they got a dman back in a trade, it's a prospect.

#2675636 IIHF World Championships

Posted by marcaractac on 10 May 2016 - 05:20 PM

Nyquist is a ghost in the playoffs. He has consistently demonstrated this to be true throughout his ENTIRE CAREER. If you think otherwise you are lying to yourself. His career ppg in the regular season is 60%. In the playoffs it plummets down to 22%. Lets compare that to another renowned offensive juggernaut. Max Talbot has a career ppg in the regular season of 29%. In the post season it INCREASES to 49%. Thats stepping up and getting it done WHEN IT MATTERS MOST. Something that Nyquist simply has not done. Case closed.


Such a narrow minded way of looking at it. How about looking at the scoring of every player on the roster in the playoffs since Goose made the team? Do you know what you'll see? That NOBODY has stepped it up when it matters most when it comes to scoring. The playoff scoring troubles is a team issue, not a Nyquist issue. 

#2675579 Jim Bedard gone... Ferschweiler demoted

Posted by marcaractac on 10 May 2016 - 08:37 AM

Whose expectations? He was projected to be an avetage starter. He's an average starter.


He was an all star, he at times was in the Vezina conversation, he was named to team USA in the olympics. 


Hell, when he first started in the NHL debate there was even debate whether he even belonged there. Remember his debut? It was concerning. Just being an average goalie was him exceeding expectations. On top of that he has had his moments where he was among the best. But that's what separates him from the elite: Consistency. And he will never become elite, as he never has nor does he currently have the tools to do so. Mrazek, on the other hand, does. 

#2675543 IIHF World Championships

Posted by marcaractac on 09 May 2016 - 10:16 PM

My point is that Nyquist can be counted on to score in the playoffs slightly less than your average 4th line grinder/plug. What was your point in comparing him to Datsyuk?


To show that the ENTIRE TEAM struggled to score, not just Goose. You're singling out one player over a TEAM issue. That's my point. 


Goose finished the playoffs tied for first on the team in goals. We had two players score more than one point. He was also a +2 despite scoring one point. So no, Goose wasn't the issue.


Put Goose on a line with a center who isn't 80 years old and a rugged winger who can do the dirty work and I'm quite confident he has a much bigger impact than a lot of players on the team when it comes to the score sheet. Playoffs included. 

#2675541 Jim Bedard gone... Ferschweiler demoted

Posted by marcaractac on 09 May 2016 - 10:11 PM

Does anyone else get the feeling that we want experienced assistant coaches because Blash is on a short leash? In other words we'd have a replacement coach on staff already.


Nahh not at all. I've had my gripes with Blash, but unless we get more of the same next season his job should be safe. By the sounds of exit interviews combined with today's news of finding a new assistant coaching staff, my issues with Blash are on the back burner for now. And that is him being okay with sticking with that dreadful pp all season, and depending far too much on vets (even s***ty ones like Joke Andersson). 

#2675513 ECSF : New York Islanders vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by marcaractac on 09 May 2016 - 05:55 PM

Typically a non tanking re-build that works takes about 3-5 years (this if off the top of my head, I'm not exactly running statistics here). I feel like our re-build started in 2013 so by 2018 I think we should be making some noise.

Truth. It's when Goose started to tear it up that the team truly started to move towards the younger players.

#2675497 Jim Bedard gone... Ferschweiler demoted

Posted by marcaractac on 09 May 2016 - 03:30 PM

I'm okay with Kronner on the first unit as long as he stops racing up the ice with the puck only to pass back thirty feet and just stand at the blue line waiting for the puck to cross.


We simply have better puck moving dmen than Kronwall. If he is gonna be on the first unit, at least have Green there with him. Smith should also be getting pp time. 

#2675495 Jim Bedard gone... Ferschweiler demoted

Posted by marcaractac on 09 May 2016 - 03:17 PM

I think our defense was fine defensively, just not quite involved enough offensively, whether that's making a clean outlet pass, or stepping up in the offensive zone. I do think that is somewhat due to personnel though, which is why upgrading our defense is a much bigger concern than the defense and penalty kill coach in my opinion. As long as we can acquire a top pairing guy and play the guys that can provide offense from the back end (Green, Smith, *trade acquisition*), and continue to develop Sproul, I think we'll be in good shape.


We definitely need to make some changes with the offense, but unlike the defense I think the personnel is fine, it's the coaching that's been the issue, in particular with the power-play. Whatever coach we get to run the offense and power-play needs to be able to utilize his players and systems a hell of a lot better than whatever Firschweiler was doing...


The new pp coach straight up needs to have the balls to not gift Kronwall the spot of running the first unit. He should be on the second unit, if at all at this point in his career. 

#2675430 Guy Boucher new HC of the Sens

Posted by marcaractac on 08 May 2016 - 08:20 PM

I think with this signing and Boudreau to Minnesota, if Anaheim doesn't hire him Marc Crawford will be with the Wings.



#2675410 Grand Rapids Griffins Playoff Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 08 May 2016 - 04:40 PM

Sproul with an absolute bomb! 2-1.


I want this kid to be the real deal so bad. Even if they have to take their time with him. All the tools to be an absolute gem for the Wings.