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#2679940 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 28 June 2016 - 06:31 PM

I guess it depends on your definition, but I think this team has four bottom-six forwards based on a (loose) comparison to Martin: Glendening, Miller, Sheahan and Athanasiou. Obviously, the latter two have more skill. If anything, I think the Red Wings have too many fringe NHL forwards. Guys who basically walk that line between "complimentary offensive winger who needs to play with superior talent" and "AHL-caliber talent".

I would have taken Martin over Miller as well, but part of the problem with this team (and Blashill has admitted it) is that too many guys were unsure about their roles last season. You need a player to know what his role is on the team and commit to it. For example, Jurco is a guy on the fourth-line who thinks he should be in an offensive role (I'm not trying to pick on him, I just think he's the best example on this team). If your bottom-six/fourth-line guys know who they are, so do the guys above them. The line combinations and TOI were a mess last year, and I think clearly-defined roles would help to fix that up. Part of that means Blashill needs to stop his love affair with Glendening (why does it change L.G.D. to disney.com?) and commit to playing the skilled players more often.


Embrace the disney.com

#2679906 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 28 June 2016 - 05:31 PM

Thanks for the clarification.
I can live with Stamkos, Lucic and Martin...


Adding a superstar, and two big nasty canadians.... I just can't see it :lol: But 2 of 3 would be fantastic.

#2679879 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 28 June 2016 - 03:21 PM

Whether we like it or not we absolutely have to sign a center. If Stamkos says "no thanks" Nielson is the next best option. Nielson + Ladd/Lucic/Okposo + Brower/Martin would fill a lot of holes. If we don't sign Helm we have enough room to add 3 of the above names.

To be honest - if we're that desperate for a center - I'd rather promote from within if we don't land Stamkos rather than sign a ufa that'll want 5 plus years, and he's on the opposite side of 30.

#2679672 Drew Miller re-signs... 1 year deal $1.025 million

Posted by DickieDunn on 27 June 2016 - 01:39 PM

Miller and Glendening are possession black holes. Whatever positives they bring are outweighed by the fact that they spend all of their time at even-strength without the puck (often against top players, because reasons). You don't win with a fourth line that's "gritty and real good defensively." You win with a fourth line that's talented enough to be a third line and can devour other team's bottom-sixers. Also, this is one less spot for a kid, which is always good to see. (yeah but thoes kidzn arnt real gud defensivly)

It's almost impossible to have that in a cap league. If the 4th line cam contribute in any way, it's a positive. The real issue is over use of them, and that's a coaching issue.

#2679201 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by joesuffP on 24 June 2016 - 08:55 PM

There's a lot of things we can do this year with all the cap space. It's not a complete failure if we don't land Stamkos

#2677802 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 15 June 2016 - 06:09 PM

I'm pretty sure Nosek is waiver exempt for another year. I do hope that Holland is very busy leading up to the draft, but I doubt he does a whole lot...

#2677715 Looking ahead at expansion draft

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 14 June 2016 - 09:23 PM

I thought it was announced already how the expansion draft would work? Didn't an article come out a few days ago?

Players with 2 yrs pro, NHL or ahl would be exempt which means Larkin and Russo that come to mind would be safe but players like mantha,bertuzzi wouldn't

Like you said though , we might make some deals this off season and add a dman or someone worth protecting ... I just hope we protect the kids we been developing such as mantha and bertuzzi

#2676945 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Aethernum on 04 June 2016 - 08:41 AM

Don't agree ... A team like Carolina for example who's cash strapped right now would love to get that datsyuk contract and save 7.5 of actual cash , the way I see it we'd both be helping eachother out , why in the hell would we have to give away a pulkkinen or jurco (yes I realize they haven't done anything significant yet,but both are young and im not ready to write them off yet as NHL busts )

I can't imagine us offering say datsyuks contract and a 4th for a 7th from Carolina that they'd laugh in our faces and hang up with everything going on there

They're going to ask for a sweetener because they can. Because who else can we go to? Because this is a situation in which our team has no leverage, and if you think any team is going to do us the favor of getting us out of a $7.5M hit without taking anything in return, you're nuts.

#2663726 4/1 GDT : Minnesota Wild at Red Wings, 7:30 ET

Posted by e_prime on 01 April 2016 - 05:52 PM

As said before, those line combos will last all of five minutes so everyone with the britches in a bunch about Mantha's minutes.  Simmahh dahn nahh, ya hear?


As for Ericsson's insertion.  :shout:

#2662597 Fixing this mess....

Posted by kipwinger on 28 March 2016 - 05:36 PM

No thanks on Yakupov. We already have too many small, skilled, euros, and he's not better than most of them (except maybe Pulkkinen).

#2654898 Forward Line Combos/Discussion

Posted by DickieDunn on 24 February 2016 - 05:34 PM

Save this for halfway thru next season. You're going to see him in preseason next year and be surprised. Then after he has 15 goals thru 22 games in GR next year and gets called up, you're going to eat your crow hard. The guy has turned it around big time. Watch the Grifs games and you will see.

Same thing was said about Pulkkinen

#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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