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#2378875 Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

Posted by Red Crazy on 02 April 2013 - 05:47 PM

If this team lost Franzen and Flipulla, we would be at the bottom of the conference. The Wings only have 4 legitimate top 6 forwards (not counting Brunner who is a potential top 6). If we lost two of them, we would be screwed. You can't just stick two wingers with Dats and Z and expect offense. The guys are having a hard enough time scoring already.


A first round pick does not equal a top 6 forward, or a top 4 defenseman. A first round pick in fact the majority of the time equals not playing in the NHL at all. The Wings have a good core, we literally need a top 6 forward and a top 2 D-man, or two top 6 forwards to be a legitimate contender for the Cup. We got two solid goalies, a group of solid rookies, and an extremely solid top 4 forwards. Datsyuk will be gone soon. Zetterberg and Franzen are becoming less effective. We have 1-2 seasons left at a chance for a cup. As soon as Datsyuk leaves, this team will tank. Might as well try and win a Cup while we stil can.


The Wings are drowning, DROWNING, in prospects. How many legitimate goalie prospects do we have? Half a dozen. If Holland is going to do anything, he might as well ditch the dead-weight on the team and get picks. The team has so many players who are not needed, he should just refresh them by trading them for picks.


The real question is, if you trade Flipulla for a 1st round pick, what is the probability of getting a player (who in the future) will be better or equal to Flipulla. If I had to make a guess, I would say less than 10%, and that's being generous.

That is the problem right there. Those two clowns have 13 goals between them 13! While playing top line minutes with two of the best play makers in the league. Brunner has 11 and gets demoted to the third line and he plays his ass off every night. The Wings have a ton of guys at forward but only 2 or three that are top 6

#2378851 Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

Posted by Red Crazy on 02 April 2013 - 05:17 PM

The salary cap.

We have been under the cap now for a while. It is not all salary cap when other teams improve every year.

#2378849 Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

Posted by Red Crazy on 02 April 2013 - 05:11 PM

Ken Holland won't do anything. He will come out after the deadline and say he was active and the prices were too high. He will say that the return of Bert and Helm will make him like this team. The Red Wings will either slide into a 7-8th spot and get killed in the first round or they will miss the playoffs altogether. The Cup will go to a team that improves year after year. Next years team will look exactly how it looks today but Fil will be handed a big sack of money that he does not deserve. 


Jeez that was depressing to write and I really hope i am wrong. What ever happened to the win at all costs days??? 

#2377874 with trade deadline approaching - who's our tradeable assets?

Posted by Red Crazy on 01 April 2013 - 06:04 PM

If anyone thinks that Fil can carry this team in either Hanks absence or Datsyuk's retirement then the Wings are in really deep trouble. He is hardly worth his salary now and he wants a raise????? He can easily be replaced and for a hell of a lot less.

#2377361 Mr Holland.....

Posted by Red Crazy on 31 March 2013 - 03:33 PM

I completely understand where everyone is coming from, but Holland was quoted as saying that he'd "see how the next 6 games" went - right? Now that they're currently standing at 7th in the West, could anyone see the flip side of the coin where management decides that this fringe team isn't worth making deadline acquisitions?

I could totally see that happening but if Holland thinks that he needs to sell Fil for the highest bidder and shop Mule.

#2377336 Lindy Ruff an option?

Posted by Red Crazy on 31 March 2013 - 03:00 PM

Holland is the guy you need to point fingers at. He has done dick to improve this team lately. I always liked the saying "GM's fire coaches before people catch on that its their fault"  Babcock is a great coach trying to coach a team full of plugs. 

#2375264 Red Wings should pursue Jagr

Posted by Red Crazy on 28 March 2013 - 03:45 PM

I don't think that its a bad option. I do agree the second pp needs help. This also could be fixed by adding Jay Bo. Good puck moving d-men help power plays big time. The Wings GA has been pretty good lately but I think it has more to do with Jimmy standing on his head then good defense. Jagr and Jay Bo! Get it done Kenny

#2374984 Iginla Traded to Pittsburgh

Posted by Red Crazy on 28 March 2013 - 08:52 AM

The Penguins continue to show that they want to compete for the cup every year. Like it or not but that is what draws elite players to want to sign with your team. Detroit used to enjoy this, Holland is pissing it away by signing players like Colo , Sammy etc. The Pens will survive the cap next season just like the Hawks did a couple of years ago. You never hear Detroit mentioned in trade rumors anymore....did Kenny lose his cell?  Rant over.

#2373618 Iginla may/may not have added Detroit to his trade list

Posted by Red Crazy on 25 March 2013 - 10:18 AM

I would rather pay Iginla 5+ for a couple years then pay Fil the same amount. Fil, Nyquist and a couple conditional picks depending if he re ups. We need a goal scorer Fil can be replaced from within. (Tatar)

#2372948 Perron's ridiculous dive.

Posted by Red Crazy on 24 March 2013 - 01:23 PM

Perron should have got a 10 min unsportsmanlike for that display. 

#2371095 Trade Kronwall?

Posted by Red Crazy on 19 March 2013 - 04:19 PM

Smith has the upside of Kronwall, maybe a little better. Kronwall is a #2 guy on a Cup team. That said Smith was not, or should not have been, expected to be a #2 guy this year and probably not even next year.

Agreed. I think both Kronwall and Smith need hard hitting, solid,  stay at home d partners to get the most from their games. Like Stuart was for Kronner. Maybe Smid would be a good pick up for a partner for Smith? Dump Colo and Q.

#2369168 The REAL problem with Detroit

Posted by Red Crazy on 14 March 2013 - 10:01 PM

Gary Lawless reported tonight that the Wings have shown interest in Buff. I also agree with the OP. 

#2368886 Babcock: Is he the right guy going forward?

Posted by Red Crazy on 13 March 2013 - 11:39 PM

This thread is rediculous!  Babcock is what is keeping this team as competative as they are.  THIS is what happens when Big E is one of your top pairing D Men & Big E & Quincy together consume 7 million.  Is Holland the right GM going forward?  That is the question Devilano & Mr. I better be asking.  He had years to plan for this & he DID NOT!  This is what happens when your forwarwards have to play D & don't have the benefit of of being committed forwards. 

Agreed 110%. I don't agree with what Babs puts out on the ice but Holland is to blame for the s***ty contracts and lack of talent. Holland was betting on the big fish last year Parise and Suter and missed all the horses that would have worked well. Then he panicked and signed scrubs for not one but two freeking years. 

#2368882 3/13 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Flames 5

Posted by Red Crazy on 13 March 2013 - 11:32 PM

Monster was awful. The defense is the problem, they can't move the puck out of the zone clean......ever. passes into skates, passes to far in front or behind. Kronwall stinks and the rest are very very ugly to watch. There are so many small things wrong with this team that it's hard to know what needs to be fixed the most. Babcock and Holland need their heads examined for the contracts that they handed out. Abby, Colo, Sammy, Mule are all mistakes.  

#2367989 Nyquist called up, Tatar sent down

Posted by Red Crazy on 12 March 2013 - 11:40 AM

Tatar busts his ass and gets sent down.