No s*** if we drafted a top 3 player they'd be playing but just because we don't doesn't mean every prospect has to wait 4 years in the minors .... Your telling me Tatar wasn't ready after 3 years In Grand Rapids?nyquist? Don't tell me they weren't ready
It's quite obvious Detroit has always preferred the veterans over younger talent ... Just look what they did now , they signed ott who hasn't been relevant in 7 years , signed vanek on the decline after they said mantha would be given every opportunity to make this team ( we both know that's not happening especially with Miller AND helm being resigned as well )
Ouellet is another kid who could of played last season but waited another year cause we give wastes like Ericsson longterm deals
First? The way this team is headed that can end up being a top 5 pick , no way we can touch it now
Some nights Tats and Gus aren't ready now. Good grief. Those two are small, soft complimentary players. With any luck we'll be able to move one of them in a package for a good defenseman before Oct 13.
Too young lmao I wish f*** I remember all those scraps and more
Those 4 you named were hall of famers and pretty sure Zetterberg and datsyuk started at 21-23 so I wouldn't compare them , no ones saying Tatar and nyquist are superstars or mantha will be a hall of famer the fact is we tend to always play veterans more than some kids who can actually play cause we've just always preferred playing the vet over the kid
Then you should get this. When the Wings have young guys that can play, they play. When they have low draft picks that need seasoning, they are sent to the minors to to develop. You made my point for me. You're so focused on the overripe buzzword that you're missing the forest for the trees.
If the Wings drafted higher, if they drafted players with better natural, God-given talent, they wouldn't have to "overripen" kids. Larkin proved this. But if a kid has to spend 3-4 years in the AHL to develop, then, yeah, he's got to prove he can play in the NHL before he's promoted to full-time duty.
Why would folks complain about the Vanek signing? People were suggesting we sign Staal to a "show me" deal. Isn't the same kind of deal Vanek just got? Short term, fairly low money. Let's see if Vanek wants to earn more in 17/18.
I don't think Yzerman would have been savior either. This team has been declining for 6 years and we need to stop duct taping this team together for the sake of a meaningless streak. The problem is Ilitch wants a competitive team when the pizzarena opens up so I don't see us blowing things up for another couple of years.
I've heard that a lot but where is a proof of that? Wings are risking to turn into the Leafs or Canucks who for the longest time refused to rebuild. Vancouver still doesn't see the Eriksson signing.
If the order is indeed from Mr I than you are right Holland must follow the orders.
If they bring in some bought out guys in the hope they'll regain their form this team might as well get used to first round exits for a long time.
Proof is the Legwand trade.
Proof is re-signing middle of the road players.
Proof is striking out on Suter/Parise and Stamkos and then signing other teams' second tier vets.
Proof is over-ripening supposed can't-miss prospects like Mantha.
Proof is not committing to a genuine youth movement.