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In Topic: 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Yesterday, 11:32 AM

Well I hope this puts the "you can't trade within your own division" notion to bed.

In Topic: 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

21 January 2016 - 02:15 PM

Kinda hope Yzerman lets him rott in the AHL for a bit to teach him a lesson. 

I have no idea what Drouin is thinking. His GM is Yzerman. That guy has taken more crap and dealt with bigger s*** and been coached by hard asses his entire career. Drouin is taking the wrong approach with the wrong GM imo. 


Its funny you say that because on non-Red Wings sites, people are saying things like "Yzerman's a bully!" and "He's chasing all their best players out of town!  He won't have a job in two years, tops."  Makes me wonder about the ages of the people posting things like this.  Maybe they're not aware that Yzerman is one of the classiest, most well respected people throughout the league, past and present.  Saying that he's the problem is foolish.  I read that Drouin doesn't want to play for his AHL team because he doesn't want to get injured and hurt his trade value.  I think that's garbage.  Managers manage.  Players play.  A manager told him where to play and now he needs to get his butt out there.  Maybe INCREASE his trade value by tearing up the AHL and showing that he's ready to move up and just needs an opportunity.  Refusing to report to his AHL team is actually hurting his trade value.

In Topic: 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

21 January 2016 - 12:21 PM

There's a 0% chance drouin gets traded into our division ... And to be honest we don't need the type of player drouin is ... we got enough kids here and coming up with offensive talent (mantha,athanasiou etc..)

Drouin is more of s skills playmaker ... What we need upfront is a pure scorer and some grit and physicality, as well as the obvious help in the back end

Upfront Someone like Andrew Ladd would be a great fit , Wayne simmonds(zero chance flyers trade him)

Is there any of those types of players available in the west? I haven't digged deep enough in each teams roster to check

A scorer Off the top of my head ... Edmonton comes to mind as a team that's looking to deal that has talent ... Here's a 3 way deal off my head

Edmonton gets Travis hamonic

Islanders get Gustav nyquist

Redwings get Jordan eberle

Would anyone do this if it were possible? Probably would have to throw in a kindl to Edmonton and maybe pay half his salary to get the numbers right but this is something I'd do

Eberle I think would be an upgrade and I think is the type of player who would show up big time in the playoffs, I remember his games with Canada at the juniors , when he showed up big at the right moments ... I know it's not the same as the NHL but to be fair he hasn't had the chance to show it since he was in Edmonton


I wouldn't feel good about trading Nyquist for Eberle.  Stats wise, Nyquist is a little better and cap wise he's a little better.  We wouldn't really be gaining anything except a right handed shot, which would be nice but we have Pulk and I'm holding out for Stamkos.  A lot of people, seem to like Ladd and he wouldn't be the worst addition in the world, but we need scoring and he's currently on pace to have one of his worst seasons of his career.  

In Topic: What is everyones second favorite team?

19 January 2016 - 02:30 PM

Its funny, I used to have several other favorites, but as soon as I watch them in a game against the Wings, I don't like them anymore.  Honestly, I don't even feel good about even wearing another team's jersey because someday that team could screw over the Wings.

In Topic: 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

19 January 2016 - 11:53 AM

Its still quite possible Stamkos bolts (see what I did there) in the offseason once he's a free agent.  I mean the guy has liked multiple tweets asking if he should play in Toronto, and apparently did some batting practice with the Jays, too.  At the very least I think its worth his time to see if the Leafs make him a solid offer in June and go from there, because he's clearly interested in playing for them despite how many times he tries to convince us it was his pocket that liked those tweets.


Unless he was a HUGE diehard Leafs fan as a kid, I can't imagine why he would want to go there.  They've been to the playoffs once in 10 years.  The team has a bunch of holes and adding one player taking up $10 in cap space isn't exactly going to help them become a better TEAM.  The media would eat him up if he ever got into a slump, which he probably would without decent linemates.  Trade wise, they couldn't possibly offer a better deal than what Detroit could give them.  Stamkos may love the Toronto area and all, but I don't see why that would be where he wants to be professionally.  If he wants out of Tampa, wants paid and wants to compete for a Stanley Cup, Detroit is a much better option than Toronto.