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#2517765 Was Legwand worth it?

Posted by lomekian on 27 April 2014 - 06:07 PM

If Legwand re-signs and gets used in a more appropriate manner by the coach its a good trade. If not we just about lost. 

We needed a centre...and there weren't any others moving. 

Much of the criticism or desire not to re-sign Legwand is on the assumption that Weiss will be back to 50+ points form next year, which is unlikely even if it does happen the year after. With Z's back playing up more often, a Centre who can contribute now is important, and the captain will be mostly playing wing from here on in I think. 

 

Of course this comes down to how important you think the playoff streak is & how high you rate Jarnkrok.

 

For me the streak is massively important

1) The money - even our first round exit essentially pays for Legwand's annual salary

2) Marketing prestige.  The longest current playoff streak is a big thing.

3) Player prestige. Added to the lure of Dats & Z, and the new pipeline of kids, the willingness of a GM to trade away prospects/picks to ensure that you make the playoffs sends a message to FAs and current players. We are totally committed to giving ourselves a shot at the playoffs EVERY year. Most teams will rely on geography, quality of life or current roster levels to attract players. The Wings are one of a very small selection who will take risks to make the playoffs. 

 

And of course, who knows what happens in the playoffs. Rask gets Howard Flu and Chara tweaks something and suddenly its a much more even series. Gotta buy a ticket etc.

 

Also, much as I like Jarnkrok, his value to us wasn't as great as we once thought. Another small playmaker in a team quite well stocked in 2 way playmakers, in a team desperate to get bigger, a desperation increased by the emergence of Tatar and Nyquist as two more small NHL quality forwards. I also think the leaps forward of AA & Janmark (gorgeous assist yesterday) made this trade more palatable. And if we draft a quality centerman this year or next, and Legwand re-signs Jarnkrok will have to get near his ceiling to make us really regret it.

 

Its like Adam Oates. He went on to have a great career. His departure freed up space for Feds, Primeau (who got us shanny) and Larianov. Indeed His demands for a raise at STL led to the merry go round that made Shanny possible.   We won 3 cups and he didn't....ultimately even the worst trade in wings history paved the way for the dynasty that followed. 




#2516206 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by frankgrimes on 26 April 2014 - 01:29 PM

Buyout Franzen or Kindl

 

Paid for my gf's new shoes today just to watch this game without disctraction so Wings proof me right please. I'm not expecting much just an honest 60 minutes effort.




#2516037 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 26 April 2014 - 10:59 AM

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#2514508 Injury Updates

Posted by Wheelchairsuperhero on 23 April 2014 - 10:52 PM

 
Here's hoping, because the Wings definitely look like a team without a Captain. 
 
Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Abby
Franzen-Legwand-Nyquist
Tatar-Sheahan-Jurco
Miller-Helm-Glendening
 
Yes please.

These lines for sure. Really want Jurco back on the kid line and Legwand playing more.


#2514208 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by RedWingsRox on 22 April 2014 - 11:04 PM

THE problem is that we've scored 2 goals in 3 games.  That's it ... right there folks.  




#2512803 2014 Round 1 Photoshop War: Boston Bruins

Posted by deltsig87 on 21 April 2014 - 12:26 AM

Haven't  logged in here in quite a while. Always my favorite time of the year. PS I hate the bruins

 

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#2513125 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by GoWings! on 22 April 2014 - 02:14 PM

Please someone get a friggin power play goal. Let's kick some teddy bear butt. Shock the world. 15 more to go! Hope Jimmy comes up big.  :goalie:




#2513119 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by ACallToArms on 22 April 2014 - 02:01 PM

I have my Molson and Jameson ready for this.... LGW!

 

Hoping we get game 1 Jimmy instead of game 2 Jimmy.  He got m hopes up, only to fall apart on Sunday. 




#2513088 ALFIE is out tonight.

Posted by matt198913 on 22 April 2014 - 11:42 AM

Why is Smith not getting the chance on the PP


#2512986 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by FlashyG on 21 April 2014 - 10:44 PM

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Props to Aflac for the design inspiration on the scoreboard. Mine doesn't look quite as good as his, but copies never do.

 

Hopefully we get the Wings from Game 1 for this one, and hopefully we get a Nyquist Explosion. He's due for one.




#2511678 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4 - Series tied 1-1

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 19 April 2014 - 11:12 PM

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#2511571 2014 Round 1 Photoshop War: Boston Bruins

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 19 April 2014 - 05:14 PM

okay one more..

 

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#2511471 The Datsyuk Goal

Posted by Echolalia on 19 April 2014 - 01:08 PM

I could watch that play over and over again just to see Marchant getting trapped on that maneuver. If he doesn't bite on that bad pass, he's still in position on Datsyuk and can keep Pavs on Chara's side of the ice. Instead, Pavel pulls the puck up and it leads to a two on two, with Marchant eating dust on the Wings' blue line. Abby does an excellent job driving the net and Datsyuk is free to move to the left wing from the right side. That puts Chara in no man's land and the other defensman is respecting Abdelkader's drive to the net. Dats takes full advantage of the time and space, puts the shot where he needs to put it, but it all starts when Marchant loses his man on that puck-drag play, and allows Datsyuk to shift to the left side.


#2511476 The Datsyuk Goal

Posted by Shinzaki on 19 April 2014 - 01:20 PM

credit to Abdelkader for charging towards the cage....forced the D to stay with him and allowed Datsyuk to have more room to the outside to use the screen




#2511436 The Datsyuk Goal

Posted by LAWings on 19 April 2014 - 11:57 AM

I've had to watch this thing like 15 times and analyze it, still amazed, he confused three Bruins in the neutral zone and left them standing, and then 2 defenders basically fell over backing up...he beat all 6 bruins on the ice by himself.  But it gets better, notice when he scored, he had that sly look but no overly joyous celebration, keeping it humble, "it's only game one, let's stay focused" attitude.

Franzen skates over, and if you look he leans down and says something to Dats and points back to where it all happened.  By the body motion you can tell he is in disbelief, I can here him now, in his mule accent: "Wat yu do there...it...but...how?"

Datsyuk then maintains composure with the other 4 guys, gives them each a small boop on the head, and reaffirmed to them by his leadership at that moment to keep it cool, more work to be done.  Epic.  And if this is the attitude the whole team posses, that it's one goal, one game, keep it humble, come into practice and work even harder...then good things are going to happen.