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#2682563 Tootoo to TwoCity (CHI aka Second City)

Posted by chaps80 on 07 July 2016 - 05:00 PM

Still pisses me off how he was treated here. Was a pointless signing by Holland (who for one rare time actually signed a tough playerto fill a need)because Babcock didn't want him, then he had to be bought out. Communication is a good thing sometimes. Idiots.
I dunno if Tootoo will see much playing time in Chicago though, but at least he's got an NHL contract again.


#2682352 Tootoo to TwoCity (CHI aka Second City)

Posted by FireCaptain on 06 July 2016 - 01:19 AM

Ok, Jordin signed with Chicago.. I just wanted to make the too/to/two joke. 

 

http://blackhawks.nh...s.htm?id=888660

 

I'm going back to disliking Tootoo now. Stupid Hawks. 




#2681253 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 01 July 2016 - 11:52 AM

Helm isn't a $4 mil player, Holland overpaid him.

 

Which makes it even worse when AA is ready to take over his role and can score more than him for a cheap contract right now.  Stupid move.  I would have rather offered that money to McGinn and add a different dimension who can actually score.




#2681251 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 01 July 2016 - 11:51 AM

I want Nielsen here but he's not THE guy. We still need a star. Hopefully he and Larkin develop good chemistry.

5.5 isn't terrible. Helm is a $4 million player and Nielsen is twice the player.

Helm isn't a $4 mil player, Holland overpaid him.
I can't express what I truly feel about Holland right now without getting banned.


#2681243 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Euro_Twins on 01 July 2016 - 11:47 AM

We still have about $11.5 in cap space after we put Johan on ltir. We still have to sign mrazek, pulk, and DK. Unless Holland is making a trade I don't see us doing anything else. Helm signing sucks. Pure panic move.


#2681221 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 01 July 2016 - 11:39 AM

Boy I hope Tatar and Nyquist find their games and Larkin doesn't go through a sophomore slump or this season may be brutal to watch.


#2681166 Frans Nielson signs 6 year $5.25m AAV contract with Detroit

Posted by Tr!PoD#19 on 01 July 2016 - 11:23 AM

Isles fans tell me he's a 50 point 2 way C who plays #1 pp and pk, while drawing the toughest defensive assignments. He's also one of the best at the shootout. Wish he was 2 years younger.


#2681149 Frans Nielson signs 6 year $5.25m AAV contract with Detroit

Posted by F.Michael on 01 July 2016 - 11:20 AM

Hope this won't turn into another Weiss.




#2681139 Frans Nielson signs 6 year $5.25m AAV contract with Detroit

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 01 July 2016 - 11:16 AM

Ok the term is too long. No doubt about it. But that cap hit is actually pretty reasonable. Just a few days ago I read he wanted in the neighborhood of 6.5 mill. The guy brings a lot to the table. Good faceoff guy, can set guys up and score, and most importantly is also a good defensive forward.




#2681133 Frans Nielson signs 6 year $5.25m AAV contract with Detroit

Posted by JPT on 01 July 2016 - 11:15 AM

I'm good with this, ideally would have been for 4 or 5 years but the market is what it is. With this term wishing even more we didn't sign Helm.....




#2679701 Drew Miller re-signs... 1 year deal $1.025 million

Posted by kipwinger on 27 June 2016 - 03:24 PM

I think Miller is overrated. But I don't mind the signing. If a kid outplays him in camp, waive miller and nearly all of his contract can be stashed in the minors. If not, he's serviceable. No harm no foul on this one for me.


#2679678 Drew Miller re-signs... 1 year deal $1.025 million

Posted by krsmith17 on 27 June 2016 - 02:41 PM

People think because Miller can block shots that he's a great penalty killer. Well there's a hell of a lot more that goes into a penalty kill than just blocking shots... You know who doesn't block a lot of shots and is a great penalty killer? Athanasiou. You know why? Because his aggressiveness and speed allows him to get on top of the shooter quicker, before they're able to get in a shooting position.

You know why our PK was so successful 10 years ago? Because we had our best players killing penalties. Datsyuk and Zetterberg were great penalty killers and how many shots did they block? They killed penalties with skill and smarts, not heart and grit...

Houda is our new defense and PK coach. You know why the Bruins penalty kill was so successful? Because he had some of their best players (Bergeron, Marchand, Eriksson, Krejci) killing penalties.

Of course we had Draper and Maltby killing penalties as well, and Boston had Kelly and Campbell, but the best penalty killers are always the smarter, more skilled players in my opinion. Speed certainly doesn't hurt either, which is something Miller lacks, and a number of other players on our team have to burn...

If it were up to me Helm would be back and Miller would have been let go, and we would have had a penalty kill unit filled with skill and speed...

Glendening - Larkin
Athanasiou - Helm
with Abdelkader and Sheahan subbing in when needed and Callahan and / or Bertuzzi if / when they get a look...


#2679674 Drew Miller re-signs... 1 year deal $1.025 million

Posted by joesuffP on 27 June 2016 - 02:04 PM

Imagine thinking Callahan or some AHL lifer would be a better penalty killer than Miller


#2679671 Drew Miller re-signs... 1 year deal $1.025 million

Posted by krsmith17 on 27 June 2016 - 01:37 PM

People still believe Miller is needed on this team? I don't get it. He's terrible 5on5 and is incredibly overrated on the penalty kill. I'm not going to complain too much about a $1M depth signing, but there are a number of kids that could have stepped in and provided everything Miller can plus more, and would have costed slightly less...


#2679767 Lesser FA players.

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 27 June 2016 - 10:47 PM

justin schultz wasn't qualified by the pens and is a UFA. could be a low risk/ high reward signing

 

Ruh roh... Wings were aggressively pursuing him in 2012.  I wonder if they still feel he'd be worth it.  I can see, if they can sign him to no more than a 2 year deal for $3.5 or under, that he might be worth the risk.  This is all if they strike out on any other d-men.  He and Smith were defensive partners at Wisconsin for one season.