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#2491275 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by T.Low on 05 March 2014 - 07:45 PM

Again, what does he gain by doing this?
 
Short term: The Wings are in a marginally better position to lock up the 8th seed. And again as I keep saying, get bounced by one of the top seeds.
 
Long term: The prospect pool is weaker by a factor of 2. First they lose a top prospect, and second they lose a chance at the highest draft pick since Marty Lapointe. 
 
Seems like a bad deal no matter how you spin it.




There's definitely half a pint of beer in the pint glass: wether it's half full or half empty is up to you.

I'm going with half full. A playoff season missed does not help Tatar, Nyquist, Sheahan, Andy, Weiss , Jurco, and Smith gain valuable playoff experience. Legwand helps us get by until the Calvary returns, then once the playoffs begin, as we saw last year, all bets are off. If healthy, we've actually got a damn good lineup.

Somehow, with no top 20 picks since 1991, our prospects managed to win the Calder Cup and produce the Butterfield winner . Jarnkrok is no Pulkkinen, and it's not like we don't have guys in the pipeline ahead and behind him.


#2490561 Official 2014 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by T.Low on 05 March 2014 - 03:29 PM

With the prices dropping, were was Holland? Yay we got Legwand, but teams got Moulson and Vanek on relatively reasonable deals. Sigh.

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He was doing interviews...


#2490185 Ken Holland's Moves From 2009-2014

Posted by T.Low on 05 March 2014 - 01:20 PM

This brings up the following serious questions:

1). What deal went down that KH missed, where the winner of that deal resulted in a SCF or even Conference Final ?

2). Where would we be if we would have gotten that deal?

Like the Parise/Suter Sweepstakes, for example. Where is Minne now, and where would we be?


#2489135 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by T.Low on 04 March 2014 - 01:44 PM

Reporter did also say this Kesler trade thing has been brewing all year. Torts came in and promptly stripped Kesler's "A" from him. Kesler went to Gillis and said he's ready for a trade.


Acquilini, (Canucks owner) has to be asking why do players want off his team instead of on his team.


#2488952 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by T.Low on 03 March 2014 - 09:06 PM

weiss?  that's like vancouver adding a piece.
 
no one wants that contract.



Looks great compared to a lot of contracts Gilly has signed in recent years.


#2488947 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by T.Low on 03 March 2014 - 08:43 PM

Per St.James
 

 
http://www.freep.com...RTS05/303030109
 
 
Hell no to trade for Kesler



Discussion between Vancouvers Team 1040 and a Penguins beat reporter said Sheros offer is Sutter, a prospect, and both a 1 and a 3 rd pick. He said to sweeten the deal, they'd give up Poulliot.

He say Shero has always loved Kesler, and says Shero wants to be kept abreast of all negotiations with other teams so he can best all offers.

Writer also said Kesler really liked his Olympic experience with Bylsma and Granato .

I would definetly go Weiss, one of Sproul, Oullet, or Jensen , and next years 1 and 3.

After watching the Griffins again this weekend, I'd really rather not move Almquist.


#2488616 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by T.Low on 02 March 2014 - 05:17 PM

I think the best move for the team is to do next to nothing. If you can offload some unnecessary players for late round picks, great, otherwise just stand pat with what you have.
 
The cost of guys like Kesler and Edler will be our youth that has resurrected our season (Nyquist, Tatar, Sheahan, Jurco, Dekeyser), and neither would make us a significantly better team when you subtract the guys it would cost to get them here.
 
Trades are good when you're looking to add that final piece to a cup contender, or if you're looking to blow things up and start over. The Wings aren't in either situation. They could possibly become a cup contender should a bunch of things work out in our favor but realistically we should be happy if we are able to make the playoffs considering the injuries we've had to deal with.



I am so not partying with you...


#2488599 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by T.Low on 02 March 2014 - 04:16 PM

I'm not sure I agree. Every team in the east has holes. It isn't like the west where there are 3-4 solid all around teams that are capable of winning it all. Any team in the east can be beaten if all goes well. This current team with 1 or 2 of the right additions and a healthy roster have as good a shot of anyone at coming out of the eastern conference. I say make moves now that makes sense. Go for ti while we have Alfie. Go for it before age starts to really catch up to Dats and Hank. This team isn't far from being able to compete in the east.




Exactly.


#2488560 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by T.Low on 02 March 2014 - 12:58 PM

Per Vancouver sportswriter Jason Botchford: "The Canucks cant trade Kesler without getting a centre in return. They just dont have enough depth at the position."

That's why it makes so much sense that Weiss be a major part of that package. No matter how disappointing he may have been so far, he was a solid 1C and a captain and would be a solid 2c. Andersen gives them a 3c they desperately need as well, and helps to balance contract numbers. I'm good adding Pulkkinen or Jarnkrok, and an early pick.



http://www.theprovin...5934/story.html


There is another article that I cannot find that states why Gillis cannot afford to overvalue Kesler in this trade, but I can't find it.


Weiss is light years ahead of anything Sutter has to offer.


#2488482 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by T.Low on 02 March 2014 - 01:29 AM

RH physical, world class Defense, elite top 6 player. Naw I don't want him


This.

The opportunities to land a player of his caliber in a trade these days is very rare. He's a quirky dude, no doubt, but he can instantly make the Wings a major contender.


#2488422 Naming the New Arena

Posted by T.Low on 01 March 2014 - 08:16 PM

Mike Ilitch Ice Arena. He deserves it.


#2488386 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by T.Low on 01 March 2014 - 06:11 PM

I'm so invisible...


#2488293 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by T.Low on 01 March 2014 - 12:49 PM

Jarnkrok is exploding. 6 points in last 2 games. 19 points in last 15 games.

That line was dominating. The two teams were tied coming into the game. Griffs poured it on in the 2nd out shooting 17-7.


#2488266 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by T.Low on 01 March 2014 - 10:43 AM

I went to the Griffins vs Abbotsford Heat game last night. Pukks was every where scoring 2goals, and Jarnkok looked real good. Almquist showed great vision and skil.

I can see why teams would want them in trade, and I'd be ok packaging them in the right deal.

I'd think Nyquist is untouchable, and it would take a big name to pry Tatar lose.


#2487842 Trial date set in Steve Moore’s lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi

Posted by T.Low on 28 February 2014 - 02:26 PM

Pretty much, otherwise he'd have to prove some sort of negligence or criminal intent. However, I believe the damages he's seeking involves future earnings. He's trying to make Bertuzzi and the nucks pay for the money's he would have likely earned later in his career. Of course he doesn't know how his future career would have gone so the parties will likely settle for an amount smaller than 38.




In regards to his "future earnings", Wasn't Moore a borderline 4rth liner, with a pretty unsure hockey future?