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In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Today, 12:22 PM

Buffalo has a lot of talent on that team, they are up and coming. He may want to go play for them.


The same exact thing was being said 4 years ago except people were saying Minnesota instead of Buffalo.  We all know how well that worked out for those two.

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Today, 07:34 AM

So if Buffalo does in fact offer Stamkos $12x7 as they are rumored to, should Detroit match the offer? Or stick to $10x7 as Detroit is rumored to probably offer.


$10 mil per year would be my max offer.  If Buffalo wants to offer that much, fine, but I think that's ludicrous.  We need to keep in mind that there is a salary cap and putting $12 mil into one player is insane.  You could get a couple of good defensemen for that price.  $10 mil isn't so bad especially considering $7.5 of it was going to be counted towards Datsyuk.  You could think of it as giving younger Datsyuk a slight raise.  BTW, I know Datsyuk and Stamkos are completely different types of players, I'm basically just saying, we're trading one star for another.

In Topic: Detroit trades Datsyuk to Arizona

25 June 2016 - 04:01 PM

I keep reading that Buffalo and Toronto are both serious contenders for Stamkos, as are the Islanders.  Maybe I'm a little biased, but... what??  I'm sorry, but how can these franchises be compared to the Wings.  Toronto, despite all the money and fame that goes with playing for the Leafs in Canada, hasn't been a serious contender for decades.  I don't know its the pressure from the Toronto media, a bad string of coaches and GMs or simply bad luck, but why would commit to a team, long term, that hasn't done anything in most of our lifetimes.  Buffalo is another I don't understand.  The best team they've ever had was above average at best.  That's not to say that they won't ever become great, they have a few good young guys that will most likely develop into stars, but if management is offering Stamkos $12 mil per year, what are the odds they'll be able to keep that core together?  Meanwhile, here's the Wings potentially throwing big money his way, they have been the epitome of excellence these past 25 years.  While winning championships, management and scouts have been able to rebuild, using low draft picks, another championship team.  The Wings have a deep history of winning and greatness.  Some of the greatest players to ever play the game have worn the Winged Wheel.  The team, while not impressive at the end of the year, made great strides throughout the majority of the year with younger players like Larkin, Athanasiou, Mantha, DeKeyser and Mrazek.  Holland basically needs to ask Stamkos this question, does he want to be the next Steve Yzerman or does he want to be the next Marcel Dionne.  Again, I'm biased because I'm a (huge) Wings fan, but if its my life and I'm trying to make a decision on where I spend to spend the next 7-8 years of my life, I'm going with the organization that has proven it knows how to win and has made its great players into legendary ones.

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

24 June 2016 - 02:44 PM

So Thomas Vanek just became available.




He's in decline for sure, but with him being bought out, maybe he could be had for a good price.

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

21 June 2016 - 01:30 PM

If Buffalo offers $12M, they can have him... F*** that!


Stamkos would be dumb to take that.  I know they have Eichel already, but people don't go to Buffalo to win Stanley Cups.  They could offer him $20 mil a year and he should turn it down unless he's strictly in this for the money.  The best case scenario for Stammer is to get a good blend of both, which is where I feel like the Wings are right now.  We've been competitive for 25 straight years, have had more success than any other team during that time, we have a good young nucleus that could develop and reach its potential even quicker with Stamkos on board and we're giving him a pretty impressive contract.  I think we're in a good position right now, if in fact, we are going to offer $70 mil for 7 years.