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#2681261 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by JPT on 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


Comments are worth perusing.

#2681133 Frans Nielson signs 6 year $5.25m AAV contract with Detroit

Posted by JPT on 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.....

#2680966 Darren Helm re-signed: 5 years, $3.85m AAV

Posted by JPT on 01 July 2016 - 09:59 AM

I yelled NO in my apartment when I saw this thread. It's not that Darren Helm is not a useful player, he's good to have on the PK and in the bottom 6. It's that he's taking a spot I'd rather have a young player in and if we're going to give out too many years in a contract I'd rather it be for Okposo or Lucic. Or maybe we're not in the running for those guys. 


At this point I'd rather save the cap space for next year and try again with the top FA.....

#2674978 Kris Letang Facing NHL suspension hearing.

Posted by JPT on 03 May 2016 - 12:32 PM

Hit was slightly late, didn't seem all that dirty to me

#2671828 ECQF Game 4 Post-GTD: Tampa Bay 3, at Red Wings 2

Posted by JPT on 20 April 2016 - 07:34 AM

Bold prediction, this summer Holland moves up and Stevie moves un.

Not a chance this happens. Yzerman has been building his team there, you think he's just going to drop everything? That's silly.

#2386455 Tatar frustrated; says he will only play in NHL when contract done

Posted by JPT on 18 April 2013 - 12:53 PM

If Holland re-signs Cleary it will officially mean he has lost his mind.

If he re-signs Cleary then he should be fired!

#2380239 Fear of the East?

Posted by JPT on 04 April 2013 - 01:59 PM

I've seen quite a few posts referencing how we will be in trouble next year moving to the Eastern Conference and playing some tough, physical teams. I was skeptical and wanted to see how we've stacked up in the recent past. Now I know that these stats were with #5 on the blue line but its not like he made us all that physical so here goes.I also included out record against the existing NE division


2011-2012 season: 10-7-1 against the East, 4-2 against the NE

2010-2011 season : 12-4-2 against the East, 6-0 against the NE

2009-2010 season: 9-6-3 against the East, 4-2 against the NE


Just for kicks against the big bad Bruins:



November 3, 2009 2-0 W
February 11, 2011 6-1 W
February 13, 2011 4-2 W
November 25, 2011 3-2 W SO
I know past success is not a prediction of the future but I think people's fears playing in the East are overblown. I think a lot of people think of the team as "soft" and its true that the Wings don't hit like other teams and aren't as physical...but they can still win!
Moral of the story, no matter what conference, everyone always needs a big, physical scoring winger. We aren't getting one so we go to war with what we have.

#2379228 time to trade filppula?

Posted by JPT on 03 April 2013 - 10:59 AM

I think we've seen Flip's ceiling and he's a guy that should be playing on the 2nd or 3rd line. $5 mil per would be a lot of money for his production and hard to swallow but I wouldn't be surprised for him to get it from a number of teams including the Wings.


Only KH knows what the contract expectations are from Flip's camp but if he wants north of $4.5 per and we could swing a deal for a top 20 pick in the draft I would think Holland would have to seriously consider it. I expect him to remain with the team after the deadline though. I don't know how many teams are actually interested in him as a rental and trading him would damage whatever chances we have of making a cup run. 

#2322625 Your thoughts on Sergei Fedorov

Posted by JPT on 28 July 2012 - 09:56 AM

While Federov is one of my all time favorite hockey players I would think he's outside the bubble in terms of having his jersey retired. He was an incredible talent and one of the biggest reasons the Wings won the cup in 97 and 98. But he also wasn't a lifelong Wing and was never the heart and soul of the franchise. Dats and Z are way behind Federov when it comes to who's number is going to be retired.

#2320068 Flyers sign Weber to offer sheet: 14y/$110m ($56m 1st 4yrs)

Posted by JPT on 19 July 2012 - 12:39 AM

Well enjoy life in either Philly or Nashville for the next 14 years. Cya later Weber!

I think he'll somehow end up in Philly no matter what. Even if Nashville matches I think a trade is in the works. Being a hockey player in Philly is not a bad thing. They have a good young team and its a nice, fun city. As a New Yorker I have a strong dislike for them but being objective its a good situation for him.

I think its time to face facts that we are not a team that people will just want to play for "just because". The Wings could stand to be more aggressive in pursuing high end talent. The fact that we'll be paying Quincy close to 4 mil a year and gave up a 1st for him makes me want to vomit.

#2298976 Gary Bettman is the worst thing to happen to hockey

Posted by JPT on 03 May 2012 - 03:31 PM

This article you link to is over 2 years old. And it wasn't all that great to begin with.

#2282878 WCQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Predators 3

Posted by JPT on 11 April 2012 - 09:48 PM

A couple bounces went the Preds way, the Wings whiffed on a couple nice scoring opportunities. Wings played a decent enough game and the Preds PP looked like garbage. This series is gonna give me an ulcer.

WTF Weber that is some dirty s***. Suspension is def warranted it looked like he grabbed his helmet and drive him into the top turnbuckle!

#2276366 Detroit has inside track on Parise

Posted by JPT on 01 April 2012 - 11:26 AM

I wish this was true but I don't really put much stock in any reports. I think it's funny how people around here think it's a done deal we get either Parise or Suter when we probably don't end up with either. I hope to be proven wrong though!

#1975786 WCSF Game 3 GDT: Sharks 4 at Red Wings 3

Posted by JPT on 04 May 2010 - 10:08 PM

Howard is a rookie. How many elite goaltenders were elite in their rookie season? It's not like Howard has been in the NHL for 3 years. Give him next season at least.

I see your point but Howard is not a young guy making his way into the league. He's 26 and had a lot of chances to prove himself. He was good during the regular season but lets too many soft goals and he is unable to control his rebounds so much that I don't know if its something he can fix at this point. We can't pin these losses on him alone but I don't see him being an elite goaltender in the NHL.