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In Topic: Wings Make Offer to Danny D!

28 March 2013 - 11:46 AM

Frank, you and I have had our differences, but I agree with you.

 

The Wings playoff streak is nice, but I would rather see the Wings really compete every few years than just make the playoffs and die in the first or second round every year.  The problem is that Wings fans as a whole would hate to see them tank for 2-3 years just to rebuild.

 

I don't know that too many ppl are screaming for a complete rebuild and I don't know that even what you're saying (tanking for 2-3 yrs) is even necessary.  To me, the Wings aren't legi contenders right now so things like defensive depth going into the playoffs shouldn't be a huge factor for them.  Personally, I would like to see them makes some trades of depth players (i.e. White, Colo, Huskins, and even maybe some of the depth forwards) that way they get assets (draft picks) in return (since at the deadline these depth players are more valuable) plus it frees up roster flexibility this summer. 

 

I think we are used to the Wings being contenders (whether they truly were in previous years or not, the mind set was that they were) so we're not used to moving roster players.  So now, if the Wings do move roster players it implies tanking/rebuilding.  But so long as you core is in tact I wouldnt consider it tanking. 


In Topic: 3/28 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Sharks 2

28 March 2013 - 11:37 AM

Starting to really think McCollum's time is fading fast. 

At the beginning of the season I felt that there still was an outside chance pending how the year went for McCollum.  But as soon as Mrazek started to emerge in the AHL you had to figure McCollum was in trouble.  Then the fact the Wings couldn't even let him see a minute of NHL time, this kid is done in DET. 

 

I think he'll get an AHL deal with someone who is willing to see if he can regain his form and work his way in but I just dont see how that will be with DET.


In Topic: Nyquist called up, Tatar sent down

12 March 2013 - 12:36 PM

I definitely LOL'd when I read that.

 

I would LOVE to have Cleary claimed off waivers!

 

 

What risk?  Losing Cleary or Abby wouldn't hurt this team.  

 

Those guys are just plugs.

You guys are misinterpreted what I wrote...despite the fact you or I would rather ditch Cleary (or Abs) to another team as opposed to sending Tatar down is irrelevent.  The Wings just wouldn't do that.  Knowing that, sending Tatar down was the move that made sense.


In Topic: Nyquist called up, Tatar sent down

12 March 2013 - 10:47 AM

I understand your reasoning. I just wish that applied to everyone on this team and that the guys with seniority were not exempt from that.

 

Dan Cleary can't skate. He can't shoot. He gets the puck stripped from him.

 

Everytime him or Abby fumble a pass from Pav I want to throw up.

There's no denying that.  The problem is Tatar can be sent down without a risk of losing him where as Cleary and Abdelkader cannot.  Don't get me wrong, I'd prefer if Tatar wasnt sent down either but it is what it is.

 

For me, the way I see it shaking out is the lines I posted above, then when Fil comes back he can slot in with Zetterberg - Brunner, which pushes Abs down to the 3rd line. 


In Topic: Nyquist called up, Tatar sent down

12 March 2013 - 10:40 AM

I think the fact that Babcock shuffled the lines so drmatically against CBJ means we may actually see Nyquist in the top 6.  Although Tatar has been great in his call up the last couple of games I felt he really didn't take care of the puck as well as he could have.  I think that plays into Babcock's reluctance to put Tatar on Pav's line.  Either way, I think Tatar played his way onto this team and it's just a matter of time until he is a permanent fixture.  Here's hoping Nuqist excels too.

 

Abdelkader - Zetterberg - Brunner

Franzen - Datsyuk - Nyquist

Cleary - Andersson - Eaves

Miller - Emmerton - Tootoo