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JPT

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In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

01 July 2016 - 12:08 PM

 

You're over-emphasising my post.  I don't expect every FA to want to come here, but I also feel that Holland is very overrated.  He talked a big game about changing the makeup of this team and making us harder to play against, yet so far we are the same exact team as last year, minus Datsyuk.  He simply does not follow through.  Unless he makes a significant trade or trades, he failed this off-season.  He doesn't seem to want to take any risk, ANY risk whatsoever.  If we are to trade for a top D-man, he's going to have to give to get, it's just the way it is.  Other teams do it.

So what are we willing to give that would land us a Trouba or Shattenkirk? I suspect that Mantha would have to go in any such deal, plus a roster player like Nyquist. That's a steep price, but maybe we need to bite the bullet.


In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

01 July 2016 - 11:54 AM

From what I'm reading and talking to Isles fans about they're feeling worse about losing Nielsen than Okposo. They really made a push to keep him.

 

Quick read: http://www.lighthous...tract-red-wings

 

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In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

01 July 2016 - 11:27 AM

Why did I know it? Nobody wants Helm so Holland will just resign him and out of loyality will also overpay. As always.

Plus he'll rather sign a useless Center rather than to trade for one. Nielsen contract also terrible...goes without saying. Fire Holland. Seen enough of this crap. He had the chance to rebuild on the fly now with all the cap space. Should have done trades. He messed up badly...once again.

Helm would have gotten a similar deal had we let him walk....which I would have been fine with. Especially knowing we were going to sign Nielsen. Nielsen aav is fine, term is two years too long but I'm sure KH felt pressure to get a deal done. I think Nielsen makes the team better. i don't think you get a a top FA in the NHL without significant term these days.


In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

01 July 2016 - 11:17 AM

Boston gets Backes on a one year deal. Where was Holland on that one?

I think we have to acknowledge that no one wants to live in Detroit. I certainly wouldn't. Boston is a great city.


In Topic: Frans Nielson signs 6 year $5.25m AAV contract with Detroit

01 July 2016 - 11:15 AM

I'm good with this, ideally would have been for 4 or 5 years but the market is what it is. With this term wishing even more we didn't sign Helm.....