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#2327735 Franzen Trade Bait? Possibly!

Posted by Jesusberg on 04 September 2012 - 06:24 PM

Every one needs to just calm down. I drafted Mule onto my fantasy hockey team this season, so clearly he's going to score 35 goals... 30 of which will be GWG. He will not be traded, and we can all rest easy now.

#2327374 Oilers Agree to Terms With Eberle on Six-Year Extension.

Posted by Jesusberg on 30 August 2012 - 07:03 PM

This is a really solid deal for the Oilers now, nevermind in 2-3 years when he's even better. Good for them.

#2326487 andrei kostitsyn - worth a risk ?

Posted by Jesusberg on 22 August 2012 - 08:07 PM

Then again hanging out with radulov was a mistake alone on the part of andrei ... i cant see any bad influences he would have in detroit

Ha! His name is Jiri Hu... oh wait, nevermind...

In all seriousness, no need for another forward. As others have said, we've already got more than enough. The Wings need a 7th defender, not a 16th/17th forward.

#2325842 Red Wings player ratings for NHL 13

Posted by Jesusberg on 18 August 2012 - 01:58 PM

Oh cool... another year of me editing the overall rating of players ;)

#2325181 What do you consider a fair CBA?

Posted by Jesusberg on 14 August 2012 - 01:26 PM

1) Whatever it takes to let me start watching hockey on October 11th.
2) The End.

#2320493 Does Babcock walk?

Posted by Jesusberg on 19 July 2012 - 06:09 PM

Oh, for sure... he appears to be in pretty good shape. I'd have to imagine he even jogs or runs sometimes too.

#2319935 Sheahan/Andersson

Posted by Jesusberg on 18 July 2012 - 08:00 PM

I'm definitely all for either one of those guys stepping in, but I think Andersson should get the chance, since he's paid his dues. Regardless, it'd be an upgrade over Emmerton.

#2318258 Smith Leads Charge

Posted by Jesusberg on 11 July 2012 - 12:47 PM

Aside from the skill he's shown, I'm really starting to dig the way he carries himself. He's got an air of confidence about himself and his game, and once he spends a handful of years with the team, I can really see him developing into a leader.

#2316931 Wings hire Lidstrom as overseas amateur scout

Posted by Jesusberg on 08 July 2012 - 03:30 AM

The Swedish love affair needs to end. The Kings used how many "slick/clever/mobile" euros last season? Oh yah. None.

Maybe you haven't noticed, but in the past five drafts Detroit's limited their Swedish drafting. They've bumped up the number of Canadians and Czech/Slovaks selected. From 2008-2012 drafts...

Canadians: 15
Czech/Slovaks: 7
Swedes: 6
Americans: 5
Finns: 1
Russians: 1

#2316435 Semin

Posted by Jesusberg on 06 July 2012 - 04:15 PM

Typical politically correct comment that doesn't mean much. Although Pens are sure to be after Semin and he probably would like playing with Geno.

Word is Pens are reluctant to offer anything long-term since they have Malkin to sign soon.

Wings can spend, and they can easily offer 3-4 or even 5 years. Holland should NOT be outbid on this one.

Agree on Pitts situation. They also have Kunitz, Sutter, Letang, Orpik and Niskanen to lock up the same year as Geno. I think the max offer Pitts would make Semin is 2 years, but who knows for sure?

#2316381 A case for rebuilding

Posted by Jesusberg on 06 July 2012 - 02:10 PM

Strike through all players I don't see ever playing one NHL game, bold those who are unlikely/unknown at this point, italics those who are 50-50 shots, underlined those who will more than likely be NHL level players (not necessarily stars). The wings have a good prospect pool, but to be a contender this season they WILL have to make a trade for a top pairing defenseman, look at all the players that are italics or underlined, 2-3 of them will be gone for Yandle or Jbo, plus Flippula.

Not to be a jerk, but Andersson's already played an NHL game. Five of 'em this past season, in fact.

And as I mentioned on the BC, Jarnkrok, Ouellet and Sproul aren't 50/50 players, in my mind. Jarnkrok's excelled every where, and kept getting better. Ouellet and Sproul stood out on teams that were supposed to struggle or did struggle mightily. I'm interested to see what Jurco does in an AHL capacity, as he's been on an offensive juggernaut with the SeaDogs the past few seasons.

Guys like Tvrdon and Pulu are 50/50 guys... but those four, I don't think so much.

#2316374 A case for rebuilding

Posted by Jesusberg on 06 July 2012 - 01:52 PM

Oh, and did I also mention we already have an extremely deep pool of prospects? Smith, Nyquist, Jarnkrok, Mrazek, Tatar, Sheahan, Jurco, Sproul, Andersson, Ouellet, Pulkkinen, Tvrdon, Marchenko, Quine, Ferraro, Callahan, Frk, Athanasiou, Mckee, Paterson, Nestrasil, Dekeyster (most likely)....we need to tank to acquire prospects why?

This. We could have a rough go of things for the next 2-3 years or so, but in that time a lot of these kids will grow into their roles. You'll see guys like Nyquist and Smith playing bigger roles, and we'll have a much better idea of where Tatar, Jurco and Jarnkrok will be in terms of their roles. Guys like Sheahan, Andersson and Callahan may develop into solid bottom 6 guys. Not to mention with a thin blueline, Ouellet and Sproul could see NHL time in a few seasons, instead of waiting in the AHL for 4 seasons.

I don't think we need a rebuild. I think the team could use a few veteran stop gaps right now, while our prospects come into their own and we get to see what kind of players they turn into.

I've always heard, "The Red Wings don't rebuild, they reload"... well this may just be a longer reload than us fans are used to. We may have to be patient for the first time in years ;)

#2315973 The Next Move

Posted by Jesusberg on 05 July 2012 - 05:42 PM

Didn't know where to put this... didn't think a new thread was necessary.

From Helene St. James: #RedWings defenseman Kyle Quincey files for salary arbitration.

#2315728 Wings hire Tom Renney as Assistant Coach (3-year contract)

Posted by Jesusberg on 05 July 2012 - 01:36 PM

"The Red Wings have hired former EDM/NYR/VAN bench boss Tom Renney as an associate coach. Renney, 57, has signed a 3-year deal with the club."

Per Detroit Red Wings Twitter account.

#2314529 Ryan Suter agrees to 13-year, $98-mil deal with Wild

Posted by Jesusberg on 04 July 2012 - 11:46 AM

I wanted Suter just as much as every one else here, but 13 years at 7.5 per is a serious overpayment. Short terms this stings a lot, but long term this could be a really good thing for the Red Wings. Next year is likely going to be rough, but who knows what the future holds.