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#2435519 Any new Helm Updates?

Posted by Jesusberg on 09 September 2013 - 10:22 AM




No significant damage, but still terrible news.  Is this guy ever going to play in the NHL again? 



Not that any part of this is "OK", but I'm glad the team has guys who play a similar type game (defensive, PK) as Helm. No one's going to be Darren Helm, but Ferraro and Sheahan are going to be capable bottom six, PK guys in the near future. Guess I'm just trying to look for a silver lining here... bleh.

#2435151 Lines Thread

Posted by Jesusberg on 05 September 2013 - 03:21 PM



Abby-Helm-Bert (Hilarity would ensue between whistles.)
Tatar-Andersson-Samuelsson (Kind of seems like more of a 3rd line, but maybe we'll have a 3a, 3b situation.)

Emmerton, Miller (Eaves and Tootoo gone, think we should keep Emmerton as Helm insurance)



Smith-DK (I'd like this pairing to grow together, and get used to one another)





#2433618 Wings sign Nyquist to 2-year, $1.9m deal ($950k/yr cap hit)

Posted by Jesusberg on 20 August 2013 - 09:12 AM

Per Helene St. James: 

"#RedWings have come to terms on two-year deal with forward Gustav Nyquist, average salary cap hit of $950,000."


Nice price tag, for sure. Glad to have him locked up.

#2432073 Wings sign Alfredsson to 1-year, $3.5m deal (+$2m bonuses)

Posted by Jesusberg on 31 July 2013 - 03:05 PM

I don't really get the Modano comparisons. I get the age comparisons, leaving their lifelong teams, etc... but really, Modano had a freak accident. He was jumping onto the team as the 3rd line center, and things just sort of fell apart. Alfie's going to be on that 2nd line and given ample time on the PP. I feel like 50-60 points and a healthy season is a real possibility. 

#2429733 Smith files for arbitration

Posted by Jesusberg on 12 July 2013 - 11:44 AM

I've still been going over a bunch of the CBA stuff, (seriously, do they purposely make it more difficult than it has to be?) and I've noticed that in the language, they mention the team can only qualify if they have more than one player in arbitration. That specific arbitration is found in section 12.3(a), which is actually club-elected arbitration... so not what Smith is currently going through, as he elected to go to arbitration. As far as I can see, there's nothing about player-elected arbitration. It also reads:

(a) Club-Elected Salary Arbitration For Players With Paragraph 1 NHL Salaries plus 
Signing, Roster, and Reporting Bonuses Greater Than $1,750,000 In The Prior League Year. 


So none of the RFA's in our system seem to apply here. Clearly, I really want to find a way to get rid of Samuelsson. Smith's arbitration does not seem to be the answer, though.

#2429466 Devin Setoguchi Traded to Winnipeg for 2nd round 2014 pick

Posted by Jesusberg on 11 July 2013 - 12:06 PM

Do you live your whole life believing the LGW hype without any change of mind?

Quincey is Good. Newsflash: Quincey is F$#king GOOD.

He spent half the year and all the playoffs being the better defensive half of a pairing with a wide-eyed, flailing rookie on it going up against the league's best. For every goal given up and subsequent "Smith Sucks" post, Quincey stopped 2 more.

It's time people WAKE the F#&k up and realize we have 6 good to really good defensemen right now. Are any of them Norris contenders? No. But we might have the best all around D corps in the league. That last playoff run was a real eye opener for me. Are you going to basj our guys all the way up to the hoisting the cup point in time???


I don't disagree that Quincey is solid - I think it's more about the fact that he's pretty much expendable now. During the playoffs, both Smith and DeKeyser were used in more situations, more prominently than he was. He's still going to be a serviceable defender next season, and he's good at all the little things. 

I think people had too high of expectations when Quincey got here. The team gave up a 1st rounder and paid him 3.75 per. He's not the guy who put up 38 points in Los Angeles; not in Detroit's system. He's a stabilizing influence for Smith who can block shots, uses smart positioning and eats up minutes.

Should DeKeyser have a solid season (and I think he will), I don't imagine the team is going to re-up Q. Ericsson and DeKeyser are going to be re-signed. They'll likely let Lashoff play on the bottom pairing and use Almquist or Nicastro as the #7.

#2429454 Smith files for arbitration

Posted by Jesusberg on 11 July 2013 - 11:50 AM

I'm pretty sure that in 3-4 years, a possible Smith-DeKeyser pairing is going to be the best one on the team. They're going to compliment each other very well.

#2429275 Smith files for arbitration

Posted by Jesusberg on 10 July 2013 - 04:53 PM

@HeleneStJames: #RedWings D Brendan Smith filed for salary arbitration. Per Ken Holland, Wings will ask for 2-year deal, if it does go to arbitration.

Edit: start of the Sammy maneuver?

God, I hope so. Sign Gus and hopefully Andy files - then they have the two necessary players going to arbitration.

#2429085 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by Jesusberg on 09 July 2013 - 04:31 PM

Emmerton IS our 4th line center. They will play Andersson and Helm in the top 9, if both are healthy.


He's not if both guys are healthy. Helm and Andersson above him, Ferraro and Sheahan below him... "EmDog" would appear to be one of the certain odd men out on this roster.

#2429068 who's on their way out of Detroit

Posted by Jesusberg on 09 July 2013 - 03:17 PM


Technically, I don't believe that's correct.  Tatar is out of waiver exemptions but officially Nyquist & Andersson are not.  Granted they have so few games left they can play in the NHL (2 & 12 respectively) before they lose exemption, that it really doesn't matter.  So they're on the big club unless they're sent down with the intention of keeping them in GR the entire season.


Pretty sure Andersson is not exempt (3 years since signing in April of 2010), but Gus still technically has 2 games of exemption left. So he would appear to be "safe".

#2428913 Question about Buying out Samuelsson

Posted by Jesusberg on 08 July 2013 - 11:38 PM

I'm so lost now on the whole Sammy buyout thing. Everyone on here posting different links and what not. It's like this is what the CBA rule is. No the CBA says this. No I'm right and your wrong.


Surely there has to be some sort of credible info on this.


Reading over every thing, it's my understand that two players would have to take the Red Wings to arbitration in order for the team to buy-out Samuelsson. There is no "regular buy-out" period - just a second buyout period that can only happen if the arbitration does.

So basically, Holland would have to low-ball two of the guys (let's say Andersson and Smith, I think Nyquist would be awarded the highest number) until they filed for arbitration. Seems like kind of an ugly situation.


Edit: Did I mention I really don`t like Mikael Samuelsson right now, or Holland`s decision making last summer...

#2427724 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by Jesusberg on 05 July 2013 - 07:33 PM

I wonder if he feels like he broke up with his ex-girlfriend, and then she moved on really quick... and now he's just sitting there like, "I think I messed up."

#2427542 Wings sign Alfredsson to 1-year, $3.5m deal (+$2m bonuses)

Posted by Jesusberg on 05 July 2013 - 05:04 PM

"In this fall, this is very tough, in this fall I'm going to take my talents to Motown and join the Detroit Red Wings."

#2427291 is anyone happy right now?

Posted by Jesusberg on 05 July 2013 - 02:51 PM

I'm not UNhappy... I'd like to see Samuelsson go away, and our RFA's locked up, though.

I think we have a more potent top 6. Should see some serious PP improvements.

#2427192 who's on their way out of Detroit

Posted by Jesusberg on 05 July 2013 - 02:14 PM


No, the $2.3m total is with Alfredsson's bonus deferred. Based solely on number, they are above the cap.


per Capgeek


Well at least I can say I was right the first time  :lol: