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#2680637 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 30 June 2016 - 02:40 PM

Any thoughts on Brian Campbell on a 1 or 2 year deal if a trade for a dman doesn't pan out? I feel like it could be a good if all else fails option to give some of the youth in the system time to show what they can do. 




#2680307 Stamkos to... Tampa

Posted by marcaractac on 29 June 2016 - 04:56 PM

 

At 31, and being the best available center on the board he has no reason to take a value contract. He's had a couple down years, but, who else are teams like the Wings going to sign? I don't know if this is your first year following free agency, but a lot of players a lot worse than Staal have cashed in on being the best available player, despite huge red flags.

 

I'm actually gonna question your experience watching free agency, as just last year there was no big, reckless spending. Guys like Lucic, Backes, Ladd will get paid. But you're crazy if you think anyone is gonna break the bank for Eric Staal. The guy is a huge question mark right now and has said himself he looks forward to a fresh start and fully expects to have to prove himself first. 




#2680279 Stamkos to... Tampa

Posted by marcaractac on 29 June 2016 - 04:30 PM

over/under on how long before Toronto media start drumming up Tavares watch?




#2680256 Stamkos to... Tampa

Posted by marcaractac on 29 June 2016 - 04:09 PM

wings lost a lot of fans past 2 seasons.

 

losing datsyuk and not getting a big name to replace him hurts a lot

 

"fans"




#2680208 Stamkos to... Tampa

Posted by marcaractac on 29 June 2016 - 03:43 PM

He's 31 (turning 32). The only thing he's got left to prove is how fast he ages and how much worse his decline can get. (His decline is pretty awful)

 

Like I said. Short term deal. If you haven't noticed, we have no top 6 center. 




#2680200 Stamkos to... Tampa

Posted by marcaractac on 29 June 2016 - 03:41 PM

Eric Staal will be a red wing on Friday. Mark it.

 

Wouldn't be the worst thing in the world for the right price and reasonable term. The guy has a lot to prove. Give him a short deal to prove it. 




#2680189 Stamkos to... Tampa

Posted by marcaractac on 29 June 2016 - 03:32 PM

Im still holding out hope that its a sign and trade like was rumoured. But i doubt that. Sucks for us it would have been a huge boost.

 

He signed the deal for 8.5 per. It's not a sign and trade.




#2680177 Stamkos to... Tampa

Posted by marcaractac on 29 June 2016 - 03:26 PM

And that's why we never should of given up a top prospect just to free up space , Kenny got rid of big money , now he's gotta make a deal and use a Tatar/nyquist or both in a few deals, toss in a 1st maybe ... Do something good

Marc Bergevin is awful .... I'm just doing my job and listening to offers haha ya right , was so obvious pk was a goner .... It's nuts here on the radio , Habs fans are done with the Habs

 

He could have set that franchise up for years moving PK with the right deal. Instead he made the team worse now and going forward. 




#2680173 Stamkos to... Tampa

Posted by marcaractac on 29 June 2016 - 03:23 PM

 

They got SHEA WEBER I'd move heaven and earth to get this defenseman.

 

Have you not seen him in the playoffs this year? The league is moving on from his style of play. 




#2679963 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 28 June 2016 - 07:10 PM

Ya I thought of him ... Plays good 2 way , swede ... Wouldn't surprise me at all if he was a redwing , just don't wanna give too much of a longterm deal to a 32 year old

 

So you're okay with a guy who has a concussion history but not a guy who had a one time blood clot issue?




#2679956 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 28 June 2016 - 07:00 PM

Yes let's save our money , we ain't cup contenders next season even with precious stamkos ... And I'd personally be more comfortable with spending 10 million cap hit to a lidstrom type #1 dman

I know you say his bloodclot issues are over and done with and you may be right but we never know what can happen in the future , look at Chris bosh from the Miami Heat who might retire now , can't be 100% certain it'll never return

And what happens if he gets 40 goals and then some kid like mantha or whoever it is comes along and gets back to back 30 goals , he sees stamkos's salary and what we give him 8 per?anyways I'd personally just feel more at ease giving a true number 1 dman 10 mill salary or I guess a best of the best NHL forward who's also great 2 way and does it all ... Doesn't make me right , that's just how I see it


Anyways July 1st can't come soon enough ... Just hope if we do land him that were not stupid enough to do a sign and trade so he gets his 8th year and we give up something valuable


I do believe its going to happen .. hope he's also busy fixing up our blue line , not just the top 6

 

Too many players deserving big contracts is a good problem to have. That would mean 1. We're contenders. 2. If we can't afford em, we can acquire a hell of a lot in a trade. Why do you think the Blackhawks have great secondary players seemingly come out of nowhere every other year? Putting together an elite core is the #1 priority right now. Stamkos would become a huge part of said core for many years. 




#2679947 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 28 June 2016 - 06:38 PM

I'm really not a fan of giving a longterm high cap to a guy with bloodclot issues and who's demanding to play center when everything I hear says he's better suited on the wing ... But my gut is telling me he's gonna be a redwing , wasn't yzerman his favourite player? So guessing he was a wings fan as well and apparently playing in a hockey market is important to him and leaving behind s legacy when he retires ( fav team + original 6 team )

Realistically though wouldn't surprise me to see us ending up with Eric staal haha

 

The guy is a natural center. He has had 50 goal seasons playing center. The Wings don't have a legit top 6 center. His one time blood clot issue is all but assured to no longer be an issue. Doctors themselves have said as much. He is literally this team's biggest need right now. A #1 center. A sniper. In the prime of his career for the next 5-6 years. He is EXACTLY the guy you give a ling term high cap hit to. If there is one free agent you throw the damn bank at, it's Steven Stamkos. 




#2679940 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 28 June 2016 - 06:31 PM

I guess it depends on your definition, but I think this team has four bottom-six forwards based on a (loose) comparison to Martin: Glendening, Miller, Sheahan and Athanasiou. Obviously, the latter two have more skill. If anything, I think the Red Wings have too many fringe NHL forwards. Guys who basically walk that line between "complimentary offensive winger who needs to play with superior talent" and "AHL-caliber talent".

I would have taken Martin over Miller as well, but part of the problem with this team (and Blashill has admitted it) is that too many guys were unsure about their roles last season. You need a player to know what his role is on the team and commit to it. For example, Jurco is a guy on the fourth-line who thinks he should be in an offensive role (I'm not trying to pick on him, I just think he's the best example on this team). If your bottom-six/fourth-line guys know who they are, so do the guys above them. The line combinations and TOI were a mess last year, and I think clearly-defined roles would help to fix that up. Part of that means Blashill needs to stop his love affair with Glendening (why does it change L.G.D. to disney.com?) and commit to playing the skilled players more often.

 

Embrace the disney.com




#2679935 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 28 June 2016 - 06:21 PM

6'-5" rookie goal scorer who needs time to play so you give him quality minutes.

Adding top defensemen is a need and a wise move.

 

A rookie goal scorer who needs to earn that ice time. 3rd line wing is the perfect spot for him right now. A dman can be acquired without having to trade goose AND Tatar. 




#2679925 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 28 June 2016 - 06:01 PM

Trade both Nyquist and TATAR for defensive help and bring Mantha on top 2 lines.

Larkin - Stamkos - Lucic
Abdelakader - Z - Mantha
AA - She - Jurco
Miller - LG - Martin
Devante Smith-Pelly forward depth

DeKe - Trouba/Shatty
Smith - Green
Kronwall - Errorson
Marchenko

 

Moving out 55-60 goals in favor of a rookie is unwise. All for trading one of them, but we'll still need the other.