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#2181282 I think we're going to win it all next season

Posted by Guest on 31 May 2011 - 01:09 PM

Here's why: assuming that Lidstrom resigns for about the same price, that a backup goalie is signed for around league minimum, and that Brendan Smith makes the team, we're going to have about 11.9 mil in cap space available to fill three roster positions (here's a link to the math if you'd like to see it for yourself - http://www.letsgowin...ff-season-post/). That's enough to add three '4 mil a season'-level players to this roster, aka Franzen-level players.

...I realize that Holland's not going to be wasting all of our cap space just because he can. But I also realize that he's never once in his career let more than a half million or so in cap space go to waste. If there aren't good long-term contract options available, I think that he'll fill out the cap space with the best short-term contract options available (i.e. veterans). I don't watch enough non-Wings hockey to speculate on the possible additions, but I think that we're going to be seeing a much, much better looking team out there next season.

Filppula-Datsyuk-Franzen
Hudler-Zetterberg-Cleary
*?*-Helm-*?*
Mursak-Abdelkader-Holmstrom
Bertuzzi

Lidstrom-*?*
Kronwall-Stuart
Smith-Kindl
Janik

Howard
*?*



plug three '4 mil a season'-level players into those question marks...scary.


#2181062 Changes in the offseason

Posted by Guest on 30 May 2011 - 12:49 PM

Do whatever it takes to get Webber


He's even taller and heavier than Chara, and he's got great hands, but I'm pretty sure he retired. There was also all that nastiness with that booster at the University of Michigan...


#2180452 Question about Carcillo

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 27 May 2011 - 04:46 PM

He could crack the Wings roster easily, but I wouldnt want him honestly. Dives, takes bad penalties, and is a smaller guy for what he tries to do. Speaking of Carcillo, the guy he was traded for, Scottie Upshall is a free agent. If we want a spark plug player with upside, it's him, not Carcillo.


#2180435 Question about Carcillo

Posted by Wings3:16 on 27 May 2011 - 03:27 PM

I don't want that diving piece of loud mouthed s*** near the wings!


#2180398 Changes in the offseason

Posted by Datsyerberger on 27 May 2011 - 02:10 PM

Well, here's what I'd like

Forwards, with Hudler:

Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Cleary
Bertuzzi - Filppula - Franzen
Hudler - Helm - Eaves
Mursak - Abdelkader - Holmstrom
Emmerton
(?)

Forwards, without Hudler:

Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Cleary
? - Filppula - Franzen
Bertuzzi - Helm - Eaves
Mursak - Abdelkader - Holmstrom
Emmerton
?

or

Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Cleary
Bertuzzi - Filppula - Franzen
Mursak - Helm - Eaves
Abdelkader - Emmerton - Holmstrom
?
(?)

D-men, Nick with Nik:

Lidstrom - Kronwall
Stuart - Righty shot
Grit/PK - Kindl
?
(?)

D-men, Nick/Nik pairs as 1a/1b

Lidstrom - Righty shot
Kronwall - Gritty righty shot
Stuart - Kindl
?
(?)


#2180467 Adam Almqvist signed to 3 yr deal

Posted by Systemfel on 27 May 2011 - 06:04 PM

Nope, Almqvist is staying in Sweden for at least one more season.

http://www.jnytt.se/...lar-for-detroit

"Yes, I will be staying here. I want to spend at least one more year in the SEL so I can bulk up. I need to get stronger, add a few pounds, I've been working really hard at that. Both me and the Wings want me to remain here so I can develop even further. Then we'll see if I'm ready to head over."

Btw, Almqvist's biggest problem isn't his lack of size, but rather his skating ability. Opposing forwards tend to catch up to him too easily, and put him under pressure. He's sort of like Hudler on D right now.


#2180200 Hudler's Future

Posted by Red Wings Addict on 27 May 2011 - 01:02 AM

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#2179395 Will Nicklas Lidstrom Retire?

Posted by Drake_Marcus on 25 May 2011 - 02:15 AM

Or calls up the Tampa Bay GM and asks for advice.


"Hello, Steve?"
"Hey Kenny."
"Sorry to bother you but I need advice on managing a team to a Stanley Cup."
"Oh, well I can see why you'd call me then. I learned everything I know from this guy who managed his team to 3 cups in 5 years!"
"Thanks Mr. Yzerman, I really appreciate it."


#2179387 Will Nicklas Lidstrom Retire?

Posted by Red Wings Addict on 25 May 2011 - 01:03 AM

If Nick hangs 'em too I'm looking for the nearest open bar.


#2179589 Ken Holland: Open to trade to replace Rafalski

Posted by T.Low on 25 May 2011 - 01:49 PM

I'd trade Hudler and a 2 cases of Vernors to the Atlanta Predators just for the rights to Weber (does it work that way?).

Remember, Weber was Lidstroms first overall pick in the All Star Game. Weren't they like a plus 25 or something combined?!! After himself, HE STARTED HIS FRIKIN TEAM WITH SHEA WEBER!


#2179465 Notable Restricted/Unrestricted Free Agents in 2011

Posted by CrabCZ on 25 May 2011 - 10:00 AM

f*** defense, sign Jagr. :cool:


#2179046 Vote for Datsyuk!

Posted by Ozzie30 on 24 May 2011 - 12:08 PM

NEVER!

TSN voting is never fair.


#2179024 Vote for Datsyuk!

Posted by HankthaTank on 24 May 2011 - 11:10 AM

Pav could have about 50 of these plays a year to the point where it gets unfair. Eberle's was quite sick though and not to mention his first NHL goal. Give it to the kid, Pavs will take other hardware here shortly ;)


#2178901 Brian Rafalski announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 24 May 2011 - 01:04 AM

The Kings locked up Jack Johnson until 2018. I can't imagine they plan on letting Doughty go anywhere.

A team would have to make an absurdly high offer for LA not to match.

Same goes with Nashville and Shea Weber. No way he's coming here.


#2178900 Brian Rafalski announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 24 May 2011 - 01:02 AM

If Lidstrom comes back the RFA we should go after as much as i like Weber , is Doughty much better skater then Weber and better offensivly


(6'4 234 LBS)
Weber 16G 32A +7


( 6'1 219LBS)
Doughty 11G 29A +13



Both would be AMAZING but to me i like Doughty just a little more only because i think Doughty has better offensive vision, which with Raffy and possibly Lids retiring we will need

The Kings locked up Jack Johnson until 2018. I can't imagine they plan on letting Doughty go anywhere.

A team would have to make an absurdly high offer for LA not to match.