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#2527430 It's too bad about us having Weiss...

Posted by marcaractac on 30 June 2014 - 09:47 PM

Doesn't matter. He is gonna end up in St. Louis.




#2527054 Ehrhoff or Niskanen

Posted by marcaractac on 29 June 2014 - 08:46 PM

Lilja will be the addition

 

PAIN TRAIN!!!!!!!!!!!




#2526977 Ehrhoff or Niskanen

Posted by marcaractac on 29 June 2014 - 03:36 PM

Erhoff would be a great pickup if Niskanen goes elsewhere. But I think Niskanen has to be the #1 target Tuesday. Young, righty, coming into his prime. He'd become part of the core for this team for many years to come, where I feel Erhoff would be a stop gap for a few years then start to decline. 




#2526935 Wings to have face to face with Matt Niskanen

Posted by marcaractac on 29 June 2014 - 01:28 PM

The problem, I think, is if we do end up signing Niskanen, or now possibly Ehrhoff, what the **** do we do with Kindl? Stick him on the 3rd pairing? I doubt many GMs are going to want to eat his salary after the season he just had, but I maybe wrong. Could we trade him to Florida for a bag of pucks so they can get to the floor? 

 

I think what might happen if he does stick around is that our 3rd D pairing will likely be a rotation of Kindl/Lashoff and whichever kid makes it from GR - most likely to be Ouellet. I think I'd rather have Ouellet and Sproul with Lashoff rotating in tbh

 

Kindl is as good as gone. There will be some team needing to reach the cap floor. The pairing of him and Lashoff has been brutal. No way both those 2 return. Lashoff sticking around as 6/7 is the most we will see from those two. 




#2526789 Wings to have face to face with Matt Niskanen

Posted by marcaractac on 29 June 2014 - 01:06 AM

So...Signing Iginla = Red Wings advancing into the 2nd round?

 

If you're gonna spot pick certain things I talk about and just ignore the rest so you can make up these silly little come backs, I'm just gonna stop wasting my time responding to you. Have fun!




#2526787 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by marcaractac on 29 June 2014 - 01:03 AM

 

I like your attitude. 

 

Me to. I don't get upset over what I cannot control. 




#2526775 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by marcaractac on 29 June 2014 - 12:48 AM

 

You're a glutton for punishment eh?

 

Nah man. Free agency is a great way to kill time at work. There is all summer for moves to be made. I won't hang myself is Detroit doesn't end up with anything on Tuesday.




#2526769 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by marcaractac on 29 June 2014 - 12:31 AM

My source can beat up your source.

 

SOURCE FIGHT!!!!!!!!

 

On another note, can it be Tuesday already?




#2526222 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by marcaractac on 27 June 2014 - 04:25 PM

I wouldn't get carried away yet. The cap is only about a mill or two under what was projected and it will go up every season so it's not like there is going to be a mass sale of all kinds of top players.

 

I don't mean teams will be having fire Sales, I just mean that the top teams in the east will be losing a player or two, and the Wings have the space to add. Top teams will regress, Wings will improve. 




#2526217 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by marcaractac on 27 June 2014 - 04:11 PM

 

Boston too. They have 1.67 million left in space with Krug, Reilly Smith, Iginla, and a bunch of others left to sign.

 

Pens to. They have a bit of space, but a LOT of roster spots to fill. I said it earlier. The top teams in the east are gonna have to get rid of guys. Wings have an opportunity here to become a contender in the East.




#2526215 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by marcaractac on 27 June 2014 - 03:59 PM

Looks like Chicago and Philly have some trading to do.

 

And this before locking up Toews and Kane to new deals




#2526210 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by marcaractac on 27 June 2014 - 03:49 PM

I think that is great new for us. Terrible news for the Hawks, which is... Great news for us... :lol:

 

Can we has Hossa? lol




#2526196 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by marcaractac on 27 June 2014 - 03:17 PM

 

Depends on the package.  If we lost any of our good young forwards I'd be pissed.  That's a lot to give for a guy with as many check marks against him as Myers has. 

 

Smith, prospects, and picks (on the other hand) I'd be fine with. 

 

I agree that it depends on the package. But including Smith would not improve the defense now. Buffalo is in full rebuilding mode. We can get Myers without roster players if it came down to it. Probably throw Kindl their way just to clear roster space. My guess is if we traded for Myers, it would be a dman prospect going the other way, along with a 1st and dumping someone like Kindl just to clear a roster spot. 

 

Of course I'd 100% rather see Niskanen here. But if that can't happen, Myers would be a nice addition. Despite his regression, I think a fresh start can steer his career in the right direction.




#2526174 Kesler traded to Anaheim

Posted by marcaractac on 27 June 2014 - 02:48 PM

I hate this, how come Kenny never does anything like this? 

 

Because he didn't want to come here. Nothing Holland could have done. It was either Chicago or Anaheim.




#2526168 Wings to have face to face with Matt Niskanen

Posted by marcaractac on 27 June 2014 - 02:39 PM

 

I agree on Weiss, I think he'll be chomping at the bit to get after everyone after he signed that contract last summer. 

 

What would you sign Niskanen to? 6 years too long? He's a good defensemen, but what has me on the fence is whether or not he's worth that kind of value, or whether he's been inflated by the fact that he's the best FA D man this year, and he was playing in a system where he was feeding pucks to 2 of the best players in the game today. 

 

As far as contract goes, I think 6 million per year at whatever term it takes to get him is fair. Even if it has to go a little beyond that, I think Holland should do it. Sounds crazy, yes. But the cap will rise, and that contract gets better and better. He is a player who would become a part of the core of this team for many years. He is only entering his prime. With his age and skill, money can't be what makes him go elsewhere. 

 

Detroit's biggest problem last season was not enough puck moving dmen. Another huge issue was not having enough dmen who can get a point shot through. Niskanen solves both of those issues, and is a righty to boot. Clarkson, Clowe. Those are UFA's you do not overpay for. Niskanen is one of those that you do. Much like Suter was a couple years back. If the overpayment is within reason, throw what he is looking for at him. At his age he still wouldn't be regressing at the end of a max term contract. 

 

Edit: He'd still get to play with great players in Detroit as well. He'd also be a top pairing guy instead of a #4 guy. People always wonder why he'd choose Detroit over Pittsburgh. That right there is a big reason why. A bigger role is very appealing to a lot of players. They wanna be THE go to guy. Kronwall and Niskanen manning the point together on a PP. Just thinking about it makes me hope Holland can get him here.