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#2526050 Wings to have face to face with Matt Niskanen

Posted by anthonyn66 on 27 June 2014 - 07:45 AM

I don't understand how people are willing to pay a premium for Boyle but cringe on the money for a guy like Niskanen ? Every contract holds some risk yes, Niskanen is coming off his best year but it's not like he has been horrible before the guy knows how to move the puck and how to play a solid defensive game. If you have to overpay him by about 0,5kk you do it, especially with our top 4...


The difference is Boyle will sign for 2 years while Niskanen will sign for 7, with the kids we have in the system that's not great

Marchenko and Sproul are probably a year away while Ouellet I'd say is ready. Look at the Kings, Bruins and Blackhawks, They have great defensive depth and most of it came from within. I think our system lets us do that and IMO we'd be better off with a proven veteran (who Babcock coached) who can help the kids for a couple years vs a guy coming off one spectacular season.

#2525653 Alfie informs Wings he wants to return

Posted by anthonyn66 on 25 June 2014 - 09:01 AM

No problems with this signing. For him to want to come back with the role he played last year (PP and 3rd/4th line) is admirable and says everything about his character, especially considering he went from being captain the year before. 

#2523974 Wings sign Tomas Nosek to 2 year entry level deal

Posted by anthonyn66 on 15 June 2014 - 07:55 PM

I don't get why people were calling Brunner a bust. Signs on a contract that's cheap as s*** and produces very, very respectable numbers without any kind of NHL/AHL development beforehand. He doesn't sign with us after because he wanted more money and it didn't work out for him, but the bottom line is we got him for a year on an ELC and he helped our team immensely. Not a waste at all.

#2522931 Dan Boyle's rights traded to the Islanders…..

Posted by anthonyn66 on 05 June 2014 - 05:51 PM

I'm going to disagree with you guys and say that he's the kind of short term solution the Wings need before guys like Sproul and Ouellet are #3/4 dmen... he signs for 2 years at 5 a year under a familiar coach and mentors the kids (some North American leadership)


Let's not forget that Boyle is a pretty rugged player, at 38 he played more games than most of the Wings roster last year..

#2515696 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

Posted by anthonyn66 on 25 April 2014 - 01:07 AM

Hey guys

I'm from Toronto

Guess who came a period away from overcoming a 3-1 deficit last year?


Also get Xavier Ouellet up here on the third pairing, he could probably help PP unit #2 as well

#2496616 Maple Leafs 2 @ Red Wings 3

Posted by anthonyn66 on 18 March 2014 - 06:44 PM

What do you mean they didn't retire Jason Williams' number???

#2490951 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by anthonyn66 on 05 March 2014 - 04:55 PM

Let's have a look at the positives of this trade though:


1. Legwand has 40 points in 60 games under Barry Trotz's Nashville system

2. Legwand waived his NTC to come here, has a place here, so chances are he re-signs here (hopefully for a good cap hit)

3. Our centre depth is ridiculous, and will be for at least another 4-5 years (D,Z, Legwand, Weiss, Helm, Sheahan, Andy, Glendening) which made Jarnkrok expendable (Babcock would have none of that attitude)

4. Legwand has managed to stay relatively healthy most of his career, whereas our other centres are made of glass right now

5. He's got great speed and is a decent 2 way centre (you can't play in Nashville if you're not a 2 way player)


All in all, Legwand makes our team look much, much better. He gives us a chance at the playoffs, especially since Datsyuk is now out for three weeks and Helm is out. Andersson as our 1C for one game is one game too many. On another note, I absolutely love Sheahan and his line. Their shifts are easily our most exciting shifts each game.

#2490920 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by anthonyn66 on 05 March 2014 - 04:43 PM

Jarnkrok being gone is basically Kenny's way of distracting us from the real deadline cringe-inducing problem:



#2490145 Official 2014 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by anthonyn66 on 05 March 2014 - 01:02 PM

If we got Myers that would be amazing

#2489144 Canadians may be shopping Subban...

Posted by anthonyn66 on 04 March 2014 - 02:00 PM

Are people being serious here? Subban is 24 and is can definitely be a franchise defenceman! Yeah he's got some growing up to do but he's won a Norris and would be great in the Red Wings system, and he has been coached by Babcock before. Sure he was sat out at the Olympics but that's because of the depth Canada had with right handed shots (which by the way we like on our defence). Pat Kane also has 'growing up to do' you would argue but on the ice nobody cares, he puts up the points. Similar things were said when Kessel got traded (doesn't fit the system, blah blah blah) and Seguin (immature, doesn't improve his game, blah blah blah) and look at where they are now with a change of setting


With all that being said, there's virtually no chance he ends up in Detroit but if they called us I would put together one hell of a package to land him. 

#2484813 10 ton elephant in the room.

Posted by anthonyn66 on 18 February 2014 - 12:14 AM

What we should do (and the only logical thing to do at this point) is buy out Zetterberg. It's the only way we'll stay competitive the next 10 years. He's a locker room cancer, doesn't produce, I'm sick of him...




Maybe this is management's wake up call and after Z, we'll take care of Pavel 'one-dimensional' Datsyuk and Niklas 'soft' Kronwall

#2470108 1/1 Winter Classic 2014 GDT: Maple Leafs 3, Red Wings 2 (F/SO)

Posted by anthonyn66 on 01 January 2014 - 06:48 PM

Are people really bashing Howard? He was Detroit's MVP for sure... made a bunch of good saves and didn't have much of a chance on either goal

#2468536 Howard on U.S. Olympic Roster

Posted by anthonyn66 on 30 December 2013 - 04:53 PM

Miller has been sensational this year, .930 on the worst team in the NHL is nothing to sneeze at

#2468303 Leafs/Wings 24/7 Episode 3 Discussion (12/28)

Posted by anthonyn66 on 29 December 2013 - 11:11 AM

Miller's trash talk was embarassing

#2464104 Howard out 2-4 weeks with MCL sprain

Posted by anthonyn66 on 13 December 2013 - 05:17 PM

I bought a Howard winter classic jersey...