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#2652262 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by VM1138 on Yesterday, 03:08 PM

Helm brings something special to the table, but only as a bottom sizer. With him being due for a raise, and is having so many bottom sixes, it's not a matter of Helm being underrated as much as a roster/cap decision.

#2652237 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by VM1138 on Yesterday, 01:12 PM

I'm tired of the forever contracts. I hope Larkin stays forever but I'd rather see for year deals. In the cap crunch world, and with so many players declining overnight, it's time to forego the benefits of forever contracts and go back to normal ones.

#2652197 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on Yesterday, 10:47 AM

Out of their a**...

#2652060 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 11 February 2016 - 10:57 AM

They did get it from Portzline, who is actually pretty reliable. He's their Ansar Khan.

Anyway, I don't get it either. He's EXACTLY the same kind of guy as Ericsson, Marchenko, and Quincey. The only way it makes sense is if we move out a bad contract.

#2650451 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by kickazz on 29 January 2016 - 01:55 AM

 Haven't heard much about his attitude throughout his career?

Happy to sad phaneuf



#2650316 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 27 January 2016 - 06:00 PM

The other thing I would say is that Holland and co. need to dramatically alter their opinions on who can be moved, and who deserves to stay and get a raise. Going forward we cannot continue to eat up cap space on middling guys and "prove it contracts". I know that guys like Ericsson, Quincey, Smith, Miller, Helm, Howard, and even Abby have been good at times, and might even be good now, but most of them signed contract when they weren't appreciably better than other alternatives.

I hate to say it, but we really need to learn from teams like Chicago with regard to managing the cap. The threshold for who is replaceable needs to raise a bit in Detroit. Especially as our old guys retire and we transition toward the future.

Is there any doubt that Kenny would have moved heaven and earth to keep guys like Saad, Buf, Ladd, Versteeg, Sharp, Oduya, Stalberg, etc.when you look at what he's done to keep our mid level guys? Going forward guys need to do a little more to earn their contracts in Detroit.

#2635297 Abby Signs 7-year, 29.75 mil Extension

Posted by Echolalia on 05 November 2015 - 05:09 PM

I mean, the guy does everything. He's defensively responsible, he's physical, he can play in the corners and in the crease, he can put up goals and assists, he can play on any line and be effective. Abby isn't an allstar in any capacity, but he's versatile and for one player he brings a lot to the table. 4M+ is fair for both sides.

#2635272 Abby Signs 7-year, 29.75 mil Extension

Posted by amato on 05 November 2015 - 12:15 PM

I'm not surprised either..and he's definitely earned it. He's an absolute steal on his current contract.

If Kenny could pull some hometown discount esque magic and get him on a 4x4 contract, I'd be ecstatic.

It'll likely be around what zombo posted and worth every penny.

#2630111 Dylan Larkin on opening night roster

Posted by Nyquistfan14 on 12 October 2015 - 10:57 AM

So happy to see Pulkkinen on the power-play, but I'd rather see Green on one unit and Pulkkinen on the other...

Green will play the top and distribute to pulky like he did with ovi

#2629130 October 2015 Schedule Wallpaper Now Available!

Posted by Matt on 09 October 2015 - 04:12 PM

It's back! Due to popular demand I'm bringing back the monthly LGW Schedule Wallpapers for download. I've limited the resolutions options a bit (6 for now), but I'm open to adding a few as well as long as the size is reasonably popular. Hope you guys like them! I plan on going back to the different-player-per-month lineup I've done in years past.


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#2629110 Cleary NOT reporting to Grand Rapids

Posted by roboturner on 09 October 2015 - 02:53 PM

If Cleary really wanted to just keep playing hockey then he would report to GR. Hell, Chelios didn't want to stop playing and that's what he did when Atlanta sent him down.


And if I'm not mistaken, there is something in the CBA that ex-players have to be paid a similar wage to what other non-players would make if they take a job with the team. So he can't just take any made up job and get his $950,000.

#2628597 Janmark nylen makes the Dallas roster

Posted by Echolalia on 06 October 2015 - 04:17 PM

I think trading for Cole was a solid move because he was everything the Wings needed at the time. If he doesn't suffer his injury, the playoffs could have easily been a totally different game for us. And like you mentioned, we have so many prospects right now there's no way it would be worth it to hang onto the kid because he sure as hell isnt making the Wings' roster.

#2628279 Roster Moves by the Wings

Posted by Zetts on 04 October 2015 - 05:44 PM

I can already anticipate the meltdown if Cleary stays and Larkin goes down. 


Just to prepare people, if that happens, it is NOT because Cleary "took" Larkin's roster spot.  It's because they didn't think Larkin was ready for a top 3 line role and didn't want him playing 10 minutes on the fourth line and/or being the 13/14 forward.  Cleary, on the other hand, is perfectly-suited to that role.  The two of them are not in competition for the same roster spot.

#2628054 10/2 Exhibition GDT : Toronto Maple Leafs 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by kipwinger on 02 October 2015 - 07:23 PM

Wait until the kid actually gets strong. He's really good now, and he's noticeably smaller than everyone else on the ice. A years worth of pro training and he will be even better.

#2627886 9/30 Exhibition GDT : Red Wings 7 at Penguins 2

Posted by kipwinger on 01 October 2015 - 12:19 PM

I definitely think some are likely. If we're being specific to next season, I see Richards, Quincey, Miller and Andersson moving on. I'm not totally sold on Datsyuk retiring a year early; Franzen's more likely. I also think one of Smith/Kindl gets moved this year (or in the offseason), and one gets to finish his contract. I'd prefer to see Ouellet, Marchenko AND Jensen up next season, but I think it'll be two of the three. Sproul's on the outside looking in right now, IMO.

I can see a battle between some of the skilled players, but I think Nyquist is safe. I wouldn't be surprised to see Jurco and Pulkkinen pitted against each other, though. Different style of player, but they're going to feel a push from Mantha and Bertuzzi.

I'm torn on the Helm thing, but I'm definitely hoping for it. It just doesn't make sense to keep him with Larkin and Athanasiou on their way up soon.


I wasn't implying Datsyuk would leave a year early.  Sorry if it came across that way.  I think he'll leave at the end of his contract.