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#2493895 Is the Real Brendan Smith Finally Starting the Show Up?

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 09 March 2014 - 02:30 PM

sadly he isnt the only D that is making bonehead plays lately and i include #55

#2493118 UFA/RFA Re-Signing, What Does Everyone Get?

Posted by wings4thecup06 on 08 March 2014 - 09:15 AM

Isolating the forward group here a minute, and this is getting nuts.


IMO, the wings will look to re-sign Legwand, initially on the fact that he's a local guy who's delighted to be playing here, but now also for the way he's playing (if of course, that continues). Maybe a 3 year deal or so worth $4 mil per

Alfredsson has said at numerous times this year he's really enjoying things, and I think that will continue. He's shown he's got all the tools to be an effective player night in night out. I think there's a good chance he'll come back on a 1 year deal, maybe $3.5


Assuming that Bertuzzi and Cleary are gone, that leaves us in a huge pickle. Look at this:






Who the hell is going to fill out that fourth line?









And that's not even counting Callahan and Ferraro


A couple of guys will have to be moved - maybe at the draft to get a good D guy. Even if Legwand and Alfie don't come back, we're still going to have to move a body or two. The kids need to play, and I hope management recognises that. We have a stock of good players that we can use to acquire a good D man, and I wouldn't mind betting that Kindl would be included in the package - seen as a former 1st round pick/reclamation project type. I'm excited about the remainder of this year, but the off-season could be really interesting too

#2491692 Dear Mr Legwand

Posted by shoe on 06 March 2014 - 01:30 PM

Dear Mr Legwand
Welcome to Detroit.
I cant speak for all of us but I am very happy you waived your no trade to join the Red Wings. Some people here may not understand how much we need you. With four of our regular centers injured you have some big skates to fill. As a Veteran of many years you should be able to jump right in there. Maybe more so than some young high flying European.
I think you will do very well here, your brand of hockey that you have played for 15 years should fit with exactly what we will need to do to win games to get us in the playoffs. It may not be pretty but I'm sure Mike Babcock has a plan to shut down the opposition rather than outgun them.
You may not be the defence man we thought we were all going to get this trade deadline, but a 2 way speedy center in my mind is the closest and next best thing. Your defensive skills I'm sure will be relied on to keep the puck out of our net in the dying seconds of the game something we have watched our red wings have much trouble with this year.
As much as Patty Eaves, and Jarnkrok will be missed, I would at least like to welcome you as a fan to a player of the Red Wings.
Welcome aboard, Stay Healthy, have a fun run.

#2491201 21 games to make it 23 years

Posted by matt198913 on 05 March 2014 - 06:38 PM

Honestly I do not think some of the teams ahead of us are that much better. You look at out shootout and ot losses 12. If that number is 6 we are tied for second in the division. This season has been just full of bad breaks. But ya play what you're dealt. I do think 96 points is the cut off though. It's going to be an unbelievable grind.

#2491211 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Carman on 05 March 2014 - 06:44 PM

Okay but I rather pay vanek 5-7 mill than pay leg wand 3.5-4.5 mill...


Doesn't help us at the center position.


Legwand isn't just a normal trade deadline rental, he's waived his NTC to come here, he's from the area, he doesn't have a history of jumping teams and he's very likely to seek out a deal with the Red Wings. Legwand is a very solid pick up, good for at least .50 ppg(.65ppg this year), He's a stanley cup caliber 3rd line center that can effect every facet of the game well, he's good killing penalties(hasn't done much of that this season with the acquisition of Gaustad), powerplay, and even strength.


Losing Jarnkrok hurts, but i don't think it's as egregious of a move as others are thinking. Our prospect pool is still strong, and we needed to make moves that make us better the next couple years with Z/Datsyuk getting older, I'm pretty confident in saying Jarnkrok would not help the team as much as Legwand would the next few years.

#2491236 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by marcaractac on 05 March 2014 - 07:08 PM

This trade gives the team a shot at staying in the hunt until we get players back. If Weiss and helm return sooner rather than later, at least we can ice a good enough roster to win some games while dats is out. If dats can play in three weeks we have a solid forward group to finish off the season and hopefully go into the playoffs with.

Sure on paper we probably overpaid. But hey, I'm sure management knows something that we don't. I'm thankful that they didn't give up on the season and didn't sell the farm to do so.

Its a bummer we didn't get a top four dman, but this defense got the job done in the home stretch last year and I have faith they can do it again with a little luck with the injured players.

We got a center who can contribute on both ends of the ice. It gets a fourth line center off of our top line. Its also a player who wants to be here, and has shown in the past he can be clutch when called upon. Here is to hoping a lot of crow is eaten by seasons end!

#2488083 Question about Mantha

Posted by PumpkinEscobar on 28 February 2014 - 11:22 PM

Scored 51 and 52 tonight

#2479685 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by kipwinger on 01 February 2014 - 05:52 PM

A couple of things.  Kronwall is a top 30 defenseman...easily.  Also, given how Tatar and Nyquist have produced in their rookie seasons, it's not unreasonable to see them (especially) Tatar up in the 30 goal range.  If so, and depending on their assist totals, they may be able to crack top fifty forwards in another couple of years.  I think Jurco and Mantha both have that ceiling as well, as do Sproul and Mrazek at their respective positions.

#2478035 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by dirtydangles on 28 January 2014 - 10:47 AM

Wings needs: addition by subtraction - for the love of god don't re-sign Cleary, Bert, Sammy, Quincey


Anything else is gravy to me.

#2480585 2/3 GDT: Canucks 0 at Justin Abdelkader 2

Posted by Wings10 on 03 February 2014 - 12:41 PM

Win 2 out of next 3..no excuses

#2480494 2/3 GDT: Canucks 0 at Justin Abdelkader 2

Posted by aflac9262 on 03 February 2014 - 12:03 AM









#2477296 Z interviewed in Swedish paper

Posted by frankgrimes on 26 January 2014 - 02:29 PM

Superb job thank you very much for this, very well translated.


Z is all you want from a captain and he has learned from the best, what a humble and outstanding player we can be so thankful to have him and Pasha.

#2476288 Blessing in disguise?

Posted by kipwinger on 23 January 2014 - 11:57 AM

Weiss is going nowhere.


I honestly can't wait until he gets back and starts dominating.  There's a tendency (particularly around LGW) to just assume that there's no cause for his poor play, and that the only remedy is to move him.  The guy has a 10 year track record of success in the NHL.  He didn't just forget how to play hockey one day, and he isn't a flash in the pan either.  He's been hurt...all year...and soon he'll be healthy.  And then he'll be good.

#2477081 Sammy Waived

Posted by Playmaker on 25 January 2014 - 03:19 PM

Feel bad for Sammy, but he just didn't do enough to merit a roster spot. 

Forgive me, but I just don't.  Don't know why.  I felt bad for Eaves, Tootoo and others.  I have to say I just don't feel bad at all for him.  

#2477068 Sammy Waived

Posted by gurnsy200 on 25 January 2014 - 02:52 PM

I like this because they chose to dump Sammy rather than send down a kid who's been playing great instead!