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#2533469 Predictions for the DRW 2014-15 Season!

Posted by Dabura on 01 August 2014 - 04:22 PM

I mean, seriously, think about it: Datsyuk and Zetterberg (by far our best players) each played half a season. And Weiss basically didn't play. And we still made the playoffs!!!




#2533329 Predictions for the DRW 2014-15 Season!

Posted by krsmith17 on 29 July 2014 - 09:10 PM

Great post lomekian! I fully agree with your assessment on pretty much every point.




#2533199 Predictions for the DRW 2014-15 Season!

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 28 July 2014 - 04:04 PM

minus his kronwalling though, he just doesn't seem to be brave enough to do it anymore.


Do you honestly see Kronwall's reduction in hits as a lack of "bravery?" As the Wings' #1 Dman, the onus is on him to be defensively responsible at all times. He can't afford to take himself out of the play (who's going to cover-Smith?) in order to deliver a soul-crushing hit, the very type the league seems intent on cracking down on, especially if someone's hurt on the play. I don't see that as a lack of bravery, I see that as Kronner recognizing that he is now a leader on this team and adjusting his game accordingly.

As for predictions, I can't wait to see how a pain-free Z plays. If he truly feels better than he has in years, he's going to rep that C beyond our wildest dreams. *lady boner* Same with Pav and The Knee of Infinite Sorrow.

The kids are going to continue to play with swag and light a fire under everyone's ball sack. I love the smell of burnt pubes in the morning. Particularly if that morning is hosting a nationally televised NBC game. Suck it, Edzo.

I lost a lot of confidence in Howard last year, and from interviews I've read it sounds like he understands that his play was unacceptable. He's the big question mark for me this year--when he's on, the Wings are a machine. When he's off we're a bunch of monkeys humping various footballs all over the ice whilst pinching uncontrollably at the wrong times and firing off slappers over the glass resulting in ill-timed penalties and a growing sense of ennui. It's horrible.

#resurrectionofweiss2k15

Anyway, while I'm certainly not counting poultry, I do see that there could be some positive things to look forward to this season, despite some of the glaring holes remaining unaddressed.


#2533186 Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by kipwinger on 28 July 2014 - 03:16 PM

I mean, in a full season Tatar's going to give you 20+ goals.  To me 20 goals is worth 2.75 million, every day of the week.  20+ goals and shutdown defense will get you 5 million plus.  Ask Kesler or O'Reilly. 

 

Tatar's getting paid what he should. 




#2533163 Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by StormJH1 on 28 July 2014 - 01:49 PM

Think about how this compares to Damien Brunner - Brunner was a horribly one-dimensional player with little NHL track record but already in his mid-20's, and there were those that pissed (at the time) that the Wings wouldn't go to 2.5 or 3 million per on a 2 or 3-yr deal.  

 

Tatar posted a 19-goal season in really his first full season (on a team decimated by injuries and surrounded by other young players).  To get him on a 3-year evaluation period AND he's still an RFA at the end of the deal is terrific.  It benefits Tatar, too, but it's a good signing for the organization, nonetheless.

 

UPDATE: And I see that it's $2.75 per now.  You can see from my posts that I was preparing the mob for this :)  I think it's perfectly valued.  Maybe he's worth just shy of $2 million now, but if he progresses at all, he's easily a $4 million player in year 3.  And if he doesn't pan out, qualify him conservatively or cut him loose.




#2532449 Babcock Interview on 105.1 this morning

Posted by LeftWinger on 18 July 2014 - 07:02 AM

...after a few weeks of thinking about it, and after hearing some interviews, if the UFA's don't want to come here, f*** em! If they don't want to be coached (like Babs said) and want to go somewhere where the team bows down to them, f*** em!  (I still hate the #KFQ signing, but can kinda, sorta understand the Cleary....kinda.)

 

I say, this team will conquer, this team will rise, and if they don't then they will again!  Get Babs signed, get these kids bridged in, lets remake this Dynasty core, Lets Go Wings!




#2532440 Babcock Interview on 105.1 this morning

Posted by CMatt89 on 18 July 2014 - 01:54 AM

f*** yeah. Lets go wings. Best franchise in sports


#2531937 Red Wings Target Mike Green

Posted by Ekmanc on 13 July 2014 - 12:08 PM

We're not getting anyone.




#2531070 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by ShanahanMan on 10 July 2014 - 03:35 PM

Wake me up when this team gets a real GM. 




#2530770 Red Wings Target Mike Green

Posted by krsmith17 on 09 July 2014 - 10:42 AM

How do people not see how special this Jurco kid is going to be? He has a much higher ceiling than Tatar and I would possibly even consider trading Nyquist before Jurco. Kid is going to be unreal.




#2530765 Red Wings Target Mike Green

Posted by kipwinger on 09 July 2014 - 10:26 AM

It's almost like they're negotiating.  Like, one side asks for something incredibly high.  And then the other side counters with something incredibly low.  And then they eventually work their way toward something palpable for each side.  Hmmm....




#2530738 Red Wings Target Mike Green

Posted by Euro_Twins on 09 July 2014 - 08:41 AM

We have $10million in cap space, yes we have the room to take the chance on him.


#2530701 Red Wings Target Mike Green

Posted by brett on 08 July 2014 - 07:15 PM

if we have to give up a guy like tatar or nyquist let it be for a guy like yandle or bogo




#2530677 Mike Green to Wings?

Posted by DickieDunn on 08 July 2014 - 05:50 PM

I can't see the Caps wanting a D in return.  Capgeek has 8 D on their roster, plus any prospects who might be ready.  Andersson, a second tier prospect, and a mid pick could do it.  I don't think Green is worth much more than that.




#2530630 Red Wings Target Mike Green

Posted by kipwinger on 08 July 2014 - 02:31 PM

Why O Why does everyone think that the starting point for every single trade on earth is a high end prospect or roster player with upside?  None of Nyquist, Tatar, Jurco, or Mantha would go the other way in a trade for Green.  Good god, just look at every other deadline deal for guys who aren't superstars.  You ever see those kinds of roster players or prospects going the other way for a teams fourth defenseman?

 

Anaheim got ONE top prospect, a mid tier prospect, and a 1st for Bobby Ryan...and he was under (a very affordable) contract.  Mike Green will DEFINITELY not cost us more than that. 

 

Where do these relative values come from?