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In Topic: DeKeyser re-signed to a 6 year deal

26 July 2016 - 09:13 AM

Pretty nice deal for who is probably the best d-man on our team right now and entering the prime of his career.  This will look like an absolute steal in a few years.

In Topic: Glendening signs 4-year, $1.8m AAV extension

14 July 2016 - 11:51 AM

Glendening led all of our forwards in blocked shots by a huge margin, took the most faceoffs on our team and won 54.6% of them.  You don't improve defensively by losing a guy like that.  This is a good signing by Holland.

In Topic: Thomas Vanek signs 1 year, $2.6m deal with Detroit

01 July 2016 - 02:57 PM

Vanek, Nielsen and Helm could be similar to Kessel, Bonino and Hagelin.   I like this signing.  Yes, we need to pick up at least one d-man if not two.  Marchenko doesn't count.  

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

01 July 2016 - 12:55 PM


"Meaningless streak."

The owner and GM disagree with you.


Losing is kind of like getting into quicksand.  You'll need something strong to pull you out and you should never willing get into it.  People that think we should "tank it" for the sake of getting high quality prospects from the lottery should take a look at Columbus and Edmonton.  Sure we'll get the best of the best from some particular draft, but the best of the best could be the next Alexandre Daigle, Alexei Yashin or Patric Stefan.  Not to mention, if you're losing, its harder to draw in quality free agents.  The Wings did a pretty nice job of building the 2008 championship team through the draft without being terrible for a number of years.

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

01 July 2016 - 12:35 PM

I don't know about credibility of Hockey buzz to be honest


Obviously, he's not always right, but where I'll read about a trade or signing on his site way before it happens.  Maybe he's just getting lucky, but either way its an enjoyable site to read.



Hedman 8 years, $7.875M AAV with TB.



Yzerman is pretty much owning this offseason.  Looks like TB is going to be a pain in the butt for many years to come.