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In Topic: Expansion draft - how many players can each team protect ?

Yesterday, 01:04 PM

Even with the possible changes with respect to protecting players, I still wondered who I would protect if this were to happen. For the current roster I would probably leave the following unprotected:


G: Gustavsson

D: Lashoff and Quincey

F: Andersson, Cleary, Franzen, Glendening and Miller


Franzen might be a bit shocking, but I think we're going to have quite a few wingers coming up who can make up for the production. The only reason I didn't use Weiss instead is because I think he could still prove to be a good stop-gap before seeing what guys like Sheahan and Larkin can do as centers playing in the top 6. I also think the term is a bit easier to deal with. The rest of the guys are pretty self-explanatory.


Obviously, by the time (if) this happens, things will be very different. The toughest choice I could see lies in net - we'll likely have Howard and Mrazek. Do you protect both guys?

In Topic: Alfie wants to play

30 August 2014 - 12:00 PM


Even if Cleary has a horrible camp and is clearly a really bad option to be kept on the roster? I could see it happening if he has a good camp yes, but what if he just can't play at this level anymore? 


Does it really matter? I hate to sound jaded here, but when it comes to all things Dan Cleary, I know exactly what to expect from Kenny and co. He's going to get his ten games, because Ken Holland promised him that money. He could be pure garbage water in the pre-season, and he's still going to play his ten games this season.

LOL Cleary is absolutely an NHL calibre player. If he comes to camp healthy, he should without a doubt be capable of producing as a third line support guy. The big question is whether or not he is finally healthy... I don't like this signing any more than any other Wings fan, but I do have a ton of respect for Dan Cleary and for the Wings management (Ken Holland) for honoring their handshake deal from last year. I find it very difficult to believe that some Wings "fans" are actually hoping Cleary fails.f****** ridiculous... I hope he proves all the haters wrong and plays 50+ games and puts up 20+ points.


If Dano could be a 20-20 guy again I would be totally content. I don't care who the player is - if he produces for this team, or helps it win in some other fashion, I appreciate his contributions. Even if he did play 50+ games and produce 20+ points, he's not going to be adding anything to the PK, I think, as his speed and mobility have taken a huge hit. The issue is, he's not that guy anymore, and smart money says his knee is too shot for him to make any kind of comeback.

I would have preferred either of these two scenarios... I would have liked that extra spot on the team to be up for grabs in camp. Any one of Jurco, Pulkkinen, Mantha or Nosek could push for the spot. Not sure any would be 100% ready, but it would be great to see them battle and find out who would push the most for the spot.


On the flip side, I do think we already have a ton of offensive talent up front. Maybe that spot could have gone to Ferraro or Callahan for duty on the PK. Sheahan might see more PK time with Weiss returning, but outside of that, Helm and Miller are the regulars. Glendening and Andersson can play on the PK, but I'm not sure how often they'll be in the line-up. I just think either option would have been better.

In Topic: Alfie wants to play

29 August 2014 - 09:18 AM

Personally, I think Jurco was doomed as soon as Cleary was signed. The only saving grace here though is if management sees that Cleary has a horrible camp and decides that they've had enough. 

Dano is going to get his 10 games to shine, regardless. The real question remains: Will management sit him after he proves ineffective during that stint?

In Topic: Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

27 August 2014 - 09:56 AM

I know I may be I. The minority here, but I'm OK with this. Maybe I just can't stand having an uneven number of teams in each conference, but I feel like it needs to be balanced out.

I would definitely prefer Seattle and KC as destinations for new teams, though.

In Topic: 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

26 August 2014 - 02:19 PM

Someone would have offered him a deal. They would be as wrong as Holland was to do it, but they would have. *sigh*