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#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. 




#2679920 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 28 June 2016 - 05:57 PM

TSN has Detroit and Tampa leading the way with 3-1 odds in Stamkos. I wish it was Friday already so I can wind up disappointed. 




#2679898 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 28 June 2016 - 05:13 PM

Not sold on stamkos and whether he's really a center or not , but if we really do end up signing 2 guys ....


Stamkos Larkin lucic

Zetterberg athanasiou abdelkader

Tatar Sheahan mantha/Frk

Miller glendening jurco




3 way deal with the wild and jets

Wings get trouba

Jets get smith and brodin 2nd 2017

Wild get nyquist + 3rd 2018


Ship Ericsson to Dallas with 1.1 mill retained for 2017 3rd

Ship ouellet and pulkkinen to the preds for Ryan Ellis (likely will lose Ellis to expansion)


Kronwall trouba

dekeyser marchenko

Ellis cheap ufa depth signing d

Sproul

 

If Stamkos ends up on this team, I can assure you AA will not be the second line center, nor Larkin the first. 




#2679712 Lindros, Makarov, Vachon, Quinn going to the Hall

Posted by marcaractac on 27 June 2016 - 04:23 PM

Weak class? I have no idea who Quinn (Pat?) and Vachon were but Sergey Makarov is one of the best players in the history of hockey. Top 50 of all time easily. His NHL career was short but I'm sure that 40+ fans clearly remember Makarov dominating the best NHL's while playing for USSR.

 

We all know who Lindros was as well. A unique forward dominating NHL in his prime.

 

Don't lecture people on hockey when you don't even know who Pat Quinn is. 




#2679686 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 27 June 2016 - 03:02 PM

So, CBS Sports did a mock expansion draft of sorts and picked Howard for the new Vegas team. 

 

Ken better move him this summer before we get nothing. 

 

source

 

He isn't worth anything. His contract basically gives him little value. Getting rid of the contract itself would be a huge deal for this team. I'd be ecstatic to see us getting a 5th rounder for him in all honesty. 




#2679583 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by marcaractac on 26 June 2016 - 03:17 PM

I understand that it's just one pick, but it's one pick that we could have used on a position of need, rather than a position that we're overloaded in. For over a decade we were drafting a goalie every two years like clockwork, and to me, that's around what it should be. We've now drafted a goalie 3 straight years... It's not like I'm pissed with the pick or anything, just seemed a little odd to me. Maybe it was a goaltender that Andersson feels is the next Lundquist and he simply couldn't pass up the opportunity to draft him...

 

The team has also had a lot of bad luck drafting goalies outside of Mrazek. Maybe their plan is to double up on goalies to ensure we always have someone with promise in the system. Other teams have great goalies seemingly grow on trees. We've managed to come up with one in a whole lot of years. I'm guessing they see it as an area they need to address. 




#2679566 Detroit trades Datsyuk to Arizona

Posted by marcaractac on 26 June 2016 - 12:28 PM

Well Arizona would have been with Svech or whatever his name is or AA too...both positions than wings are better at than at defense. This trades evaluation will depend on 2 things;

1. Can the Wings convince Stamkos to come here? Yes, the cap space is there but others can offer equal money and th ability to play with Eichel. This reminds me too much of the Suter Parise situation. Although I think Toronto would be the wrong choice for him.

2. Chychrun's development. A physical beast being compared to Scott Stevens falls into the Wings lap and they trade him. Did it ever occur to people that that is a reason, why the Coyotes where so eager to get this guy? The kid the Wings drafted is yet again undersized (wouldn't be a problem if this was a heavy team but it isn't), and known for questionable defensive abilities .. So I just hope Hakan saw something in him..because frankly most experts didn't.

A lot of people seem to think Stammer is a given which is far from the truth and if not him, then what? There is no other number 1 center available. Cap space is great if a team can use to get the best possible player otherwise use less. Back in the days I would've said oh great no bring in Stammer...but after getting passed over by Suter, Parise, Niskanen and with an unknown future Stammer to Detroit is far from a given...and I shudder at the thought of signing Eriksson, Vanek or anyone of that "caliber"

 

Did it ever occur to you that there is a reason about 10 other teams after the initial top picks passed on him as well? 




#2679508 Detroit trades Datsyuk to Arizona

Posted by marcaractac on 25 June 2016 - 05:24 PM

 

 

What if Coyotes decide to retire his jersey?

 

I actually think it would be hilarious




#2679504 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 25 June 2016 - 05:18 PM

I've been reading about how Toronto is ready to throw an offer at Stamkos and even one possibly bigger than 10 mill. What I don't understand is how they can afford it. Capfriendly says they only have around 3 mill in space. Am I missing something?

https://www.capfrien...eams/mapleleafs

 

I'd imagine they start by trading Lupul and Bernier. But even then they'd have to shed more salary to re-sign their own RFAs. Weird seeing a rebuilding team so close to the cap.

 

On the flip side, it has been 100% media and fan speculation that Toronto will go for Stamkos. Babs himself has said the time is not right to go shopping in free agency.   




#2679252 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 24 June 2016 - 09:47 PM

I remember when one of the beat writers said on Twitter the planets would have to align for the Wings to sign Stamkos. The Yotes acquired the Rags first rounder (20th pick). Chychrun fell in the rankings at last minute and was available at 16. Suddenly the Yotes were begging Holland to take Pasha's contract. Many little things had to go right for these events to unfold. The planets are aligning. 




#2679199 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 24 June 2016 - 08:53 PM

Like the Cholowski pick, we needed to add a defenceman. Really hoping with one of our 2nds tomorrow we grab Sean Dean as well.

 

So close....

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#2679119 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 24 June 2016 - 08:23 PM

I need to bash Holland more often if this is how he makes me look 15 minutes later




#2679103 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 24 June 2016 - 08:18 PM

C'monnn Fabbroooooo




#2679064 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 24 June 2016 - 08:11 PM

Maybe we're getting OEL  :ninja: