I think of guys that are still under contract. I see a trade as our best scenario, especially for teams that are cap heavy. Certainly we have some young talent and some depth that we could shed to get a guy that isn't happy ( or the organization is not happy with) I am thinking of Eric staal who is only 30 and is slowly dying in Carolina. I would also love to have a guy like Wayne Simmons from Philly.
We need to address the blue line first though.....not sure if the Dion trade has any merit ( for Weiss going that way with Smith) but something needs to happen back there. I always really, really liked Tyler Myers and I feel like we missed the boat on him.
Game 7- no one ( except us Red Wing Loyal) thought you would be here.....so BE HERE! Despite the odds, the bull crap calls, the ridiculous suspension and every other happenstance that has occurred, win this game! Bettman and NHL seem to have already decided Tampa is moving on- I don't think so. You got this! I believe!
LETS GO RED WINGS!!!!!!!!!!!
Ok, count me in again this year too! Last year was pretty dismal so I am hoping to only have pocket lint left in June!
Money on the board-
Five bucks for any Miller, Andy or Glenny goal (and double to 10 bucks for Glenny if it's on the forehand!)
A buck for every Gus and Tatar Tuna goal
Two bucks a shut out....and I think Petey can post a few
And in honour of Marchy saving me from shotputting a bottle through the TV because of a Smith DERP moment, Five bucks for any Marchenko goal!
LETS GO RED WINGS!!!
Cleary? I wouldn't even worry about cleary being in the lineup at all
Another thing we have to worry about cole is his back problems he's dealt with which is why we added the stipulation in the trade that he has to play half the games if we make it to the eastern finals
So if he f***s up his back next week again were f***ed
How are we F ed? It's not like we we going to put Backman in as his replacement if he is injured. Two guys that are not headed to the NHL for a gritty, big body guy who can score. I don't know why everyone is on the ledge here.
Posted by Motown4013
on 22 October 2014 - 09:52 PM
Can't cite this often enough.
Not only is Miller good at was he's supposed to be doing he is also very cheap capwise which gives the team the possibility to sign better top-6/9 guys.
Miller, the guy who shows up with heart every game, plays his arse off, blocks shots? Miller who was an iron man last year playing in every game, great in corners, amazing on the PK and against the oppositions best line. Yeah, he sucks and we should cut him loose. If Franzen had Millers attitude and work ethic, he'd win the rocket Richard trophy every year!!
Does it make the team better this year. Yep.
Does it address the shortcomings of a right handed shot on the PP. Yep
Does it upgrade our depth on defence. Yep
I honestly have never been a fan of Green but in the short term, while March, Sproul and XO are preparing for the leap to the NHL, I like it. We have 9 million + in salary cap space....It's a low risk, 1 year plug. I'm tired of a holland kicking tires.....drive the flippin car Holland!!!!
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?
I completely agree Kip....I think the value of Green is drastically overstated. The guy is still young and if he is healthy, he can have a long career but honestly, people are acting like we are trying to acquire Drew Doughty here. It's obvious that the caps are going in a different direction with the signing of Niskinen and Orpik. Green is the odd guy out AND Washington is right up against the cap. As Ansar points out in his article, they need depth at forward and they need to clear some cap space to go that.....so in my mind, it's a salary dump for Washington so they can address their needs at forward. That works in Detroits favor. I think a 1st rounder and a moderate prospect will do it. Once they rid themselves of the 6 million they are paying for Green they can address their need with a forward.
If this is the case, I'm interested.....if they are talking Jurco, Gus or Tats....I'm not!
PS Franzen could go....and then the Caps can have the laziest line in hockey with Mule and OV!
Really . I mean really Holland? For F sakes buddy.....what has happened to you? Cleary was an awesome wing. Heart of a lion and blah, blah, blah but come ON man. It's not 2003 anymore. He should not have been signed last year and to even think you may be taking a spot away from Jurco or another potential young guy , to see what the they can do is beyond ridiculous.
Who made allowed this team to make the playoffs this year? It wasn't the vets- Cleary, Alfie, Bert or. Sammy.....it was youth.
We need speed, we need goals and we need a power forward. What of those three does Dan Cleary possess? Right....none.
Ok, let's do this!
The kids have carried this team so I want to reward them!
A buck for any Nyquist, Tater tots, Shehan, Jurco or Deke goal.
2 bucks for any Mule goal.
5 bucks for any Jimmy shut out
.50 cents for every time Chara, "Rat face" Marchant or Lucic is penalized.
We are gonna win this game. WE are gonna win this thing!
Boston was on a super high from the anniversary if the bombing. They executed well and we did not. We will be stronger and faster tonight. Crash the net and shoot the puck! Home ice, the Joe on fire! Woot
LETS GO RED WINGS