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In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Yesterday, 09:16 AM

The only way I'd be down with Streit would be if we got rid of Ericsson or Howard. He's not worth Jurco or any of the younger players.

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

17 July 2016 - 08:35 PM

Rangers re-sign Dylan McIlrath and sign Josh Jooris to one-year deals. 

 

http://www.northjers...lrath-1.1631098


In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

16 July 2016 - 09:18 PM

Frk will likely be waived, and will more than likely clear. Jurco or Pulkkinen will not be waived. You can say what you want about Holland, but he will definitely waive Ott and possibly even Miller before he would Jurco or Pulkkinen.
Also, the only thing Helm's $3.85M guarantees is a roster spot. He is most likely going to fit in as the 3rd line center or winger, which is exactly where he should be. There's absolutely no reason to believe he will get top 6 minutes (unless there's injuries).

I'm not so sure Miller and Ott will be waived. Miller has a spot on the 4th line whether we like it or not. I can see Ott starting the season on the 4th line to begin the year and likely being scratched as the season goes along. Ott is more likely to get waived than Miller.


NHL.com projects the lines to look like this btw.

 

PROJECTED LINEUP

Henrik Zetterberg - Frans Nielsen - Gustav Nyquist

Tomas Tatar - Dylan Larkin - Justin Abdelkader

Andreas Athanasiou - Darren Helm - Thomas Vanek

Drew Miller - Luke Glendening - Riley Sheahan

 

Danny DeKeyser - Alexey Marchenko

Brendan Smith - Mike Green

Niklas Kronwall - Jonathan Ericsson

 

Petr Mrazek

That defense will simply not get the job done. Up front looks decent, but nothing spectacular - Lots of variations to be expected considering all of the forwards we have under contracts. I'm hoping we make a few changes to the roster before opening night, especially on the blueline. 


In Topic: Glendening signs 4-year, $1.8m AAV extension

14 July 2016 - 06:06 PM

I like Glendening, but the money and term on this one have got to leave you scratching your head. Why did he need that big of a pay raise? 

 

Howard and/or Ericsson need to get dealt and at least one defenseman needs to be brought in, otherwise this summer is looking like a major bust.


Calm down people, it's fine ... this isn't a Franzen contract.  Not bad $$, tradeable contract ... now we just have to find a taker for Howie.  

A fourth liner making just shy of $2 million/year might not be as easy of a sell as one might think.


In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

09 July 2016 - 10:12 PM

I'm not super opposed to what has happened so far this offseason, but we're toast if we start the season with what we've got right now. We've got to make a move or two to build the defense.