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Member Since 05 Oct 2009
Offline Last Active Jul 24 2016 01:30 AM
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In Topic: Steve Ott signs 1 year, $800k deal with Detroit

01 July 2016 - 04:50 PM

Well buffalo still needs a goalie...

 

I thought they were going with Lehner. If we were to trade Howard to them they would be giving up an asset just to potentially lose him in the expansion draft so for that reason I think its unlikely. Unless Lehner is exempt? Don't recall the specifics on the rules. 

 

Recent reports mention Kane has pissed off people in Buffalo too and could be on the outs. If these reports are true which wouldn't be surprising a deal around Howard and Kane could potentially make sense for both teams for different reasons, but that is only if they aren't losing one in the expansion draft shortly after. 

 

I can dream =/

 

As for the Ott signing... I don't hate it, but lets be honest he was injured a lot of last year and is a shell from the agitator we remember him being. He is still excellent on draws, can kill some penalties, provide some grit, but I just fear he will struggle to stay healthy again. 

 

Also don't understand why we need both him and miller. I get one or the other, but we have like way more 3rd and 4th liners than we really need. 


In Topic: Frans Nielson signs 6 year $5.25m AAV contract with Detroit

01 July 2016 - 02:15 PM

Though I am not huge on the term it seems it was probably the only way it was getting done was by overpayment in hit or term. I would have rather seen they overpay the cap hit for like 2 or 3 years but people would still not have liked that either.

Though I too question KH logic and am not overly optimistic about our front office I do think nielson will be a good player for us for like 3 years and that people will like him. Just like others have noted I wish he wasn't 32 and signed for 6 years but nonetheless he will help us in many different facets short term. Watch some highlights I think you'll feel a little better about him at least for a few seasons.

In Topic: Lesser FA players.

01 July 2016 - 12:41 AM

Brouwer is a 3rd line winger at best with some clutchability. Problem is that with our current roster + Brouwer we probably don't make playoffs and even get to experience it lol.

I think Okposo is the best option considering it sounds like lucic has narrowed it down to a couple teams and you haven't heard much link to detroit like at alleast and such strong rumors to Edmonton. Not sure how much to read into it but just saying.

Okposo seems up in the air still so maybe can overpay him slightly to sign here. He is worth it. He is a way better option than just about every other free agent available and would help our offense and pp immensely. Brings tenacity around the net that we could absolutely benefit from and i #^$*@ u not, he actually creates a lot of his own offense contrary to the common belief that he has inflated stats from playing with Tavares.

Wish Nielson would sign a 2 year deal but that's not happening so no thanks. He is kind of a poor man's Pav though. Watch his highlights... dudes got some dangles and kills shutouts which is another area we could use some assistance. Also has a real high hockey iq and plays in all situations. Like I say.. kind of a poor man's Pav.

With that said. I have a strong inclination that we will sign the swede Loui eriksson for way longer than we should, and either overpay backes on like a 6 year deal, or we sign Staal. Those just feel like KH moves to "strengthen" the team.

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

28 June 2016 - 11:02 PM

Ericcson is going nowhere. I feel like the penalties of buying him out would almost be worth it even though we would have yet another nonroster player on the books.

That malkin rumor is interesting. I would say there is no way in hell but Bowman has proved he can make things happen that didn't seem doable under the cap so ya never know.

In Topic: Detroit trades Datsyuk to Arizona

28 June 2016 - 10:47 PM

I guess he was a Leaf a fan? Could have been a fan of both? Seems weird to wear a leafs hat as a red wings fan at a game against the leafs if he was a bigger red wings fan than leafs fan. Maybe his head was just cold =)

Pretty interesting to be honest, but my point was not to speculate which team lark was a bigger fan of lol.. assumed he was a wings fan.

Point was stamkos is a hometown kid and he was a leafs fan growing up so for that reason I just kind of feel like he will probably go there unfortunately. I think Okposo would still be sweet though and would be a nice addition to this team. He has a nasty wrister and he just battles his ass off around the net. Would be fun to have a player like that even if he isn't quite as electrifying as stammer is.