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In Topic: Holland doesn't expect to be busy this offseason

29 June 2015 - 09:56 PM

This is by far the worst UFA class in a while. Everyone's going to get overpaid. This is a year that most teams should be conservative with signings, but someone will take a chance. I'll be fine if that isn't us.

Imagine a Wings team loaded with cheap young talented players a few years down the road, but too hamstrung with Weiss and Green type contracts to make constructive additions and make a cup run.


This. Look at how Weiss gets killed here. Living close to the DC market, Green is routinely killed here by fans for his defensive lapses. He's going to get 7mil+ for 5 years at least. I'm quite alright seeing what the young defensemen in the system have to offer.

In Topic: Datsyuk Has Ankle Surgery

29 June 2015 - 10:49 AM

Nyq-z-Abby
Tatar-sheahan-pulk
Helm-larkin-jurco
Miller-glendog-ferrero

Something like that if Larkin gets a chance while datsyuk is out..? Idk if he will but I wouldn't be opposed. Our line up could benefit a lot from a Joel ward type signing. But I'd only want him for two years probably and it's looking like he wants four. Either way, I hope pav makes a full recovery asap. He's our best defenseman.


As much as I'm a fan of this, it doesn't factor in Andy, or Weiss, or Franzen (if he's back). I know Andy can be easily waived, but we're already at a logjam of forwards without Dats coming back. Hope I'm wrong here, but Larkin may have to start in GR regardless.

In Topic: Datsyuk Has Ankle Surgery

29 June 2015 - 09:06 AM

This for sure keeps Weiss around, which is fine; they can buy him out next year if he has another year like last year with less of an affect on the cap.

Sheahan will most likely take the 2C spot again unless Weiss has a phenomenal camp, but like others, I'm hoping this gives Larkin a shot coming out of camp.

Can you imagine a Helm-Larkin-Pulks/Jurco third line?

In Topic: Datsyuk Has Ankle Surgery

29 June 2015 - 07:43 AM

Now reported he won't be ready until November.

In Topic: Free agents this off season

20 June 2015 - 02:11 PM

i still wouldn't mind adding jumbo joe I know it would be a stretch but the second line would be huge with him on it
 
I don't know what it would take but maybe a goose + 1st plus ?
 
 
Z Dats Abby
 
Tats Jumbo joe  pulks
 
Helm Shehan  Andy
 
Miller Glen    Ferrearo


Choke Thornton is going to be 36, folks. Gus is ten years his junior with similar production and room to grow.