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In Topic: 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

15 January 2016 - 03:20 PM

The only REAL untouchables for me are Datsyuk and Zetterberg. Kronwall might also go on this list but not to quite the same extent. Obviously, I include these players in this group out of loyalty and Red Wings culture. I wouldn't trade them unless they wanted to be traded (which is extremely unlikely). 


But after that, virtual untouchables would be Larkin and Mrazek. It'd have to take a hell of an offer (i.e., massive overpayment) to part with those two.


Everyone else is available for the right price IMO. 

In Topic: LAK/PHI trade

07 January 2016 - 07:03 PM

Getting Zetterberg and Datsyuk and having both turn out as good as they were was luck.

I agree with Datsyuk and Zetterberg. Drafting superstars that late is like winning the lottery.

But what about the other quality undersized European forwards we've drafted? Namely Filppula, Hudler, Tatar, Nyquist, and perhaps Pulkinnen if he gets better. Even in North America, Helm and Abdelkader turned out to be solid picks. Larkin hopefully becomes elite, but he was picked relatively high.

We haven't really drafted similarly valued defenders. Kronwall turned out to be a solid, if unspectacular, #1 d-man. But after him, Quincey and Ericsson are the next best--and both have had severe growing pains and still aren't exactly success stories. Marchenko is a solid 3rd pairing type who might be able to be a shutdown type on the 2nd pair one day. Smith and Kindl have been disasters in their development.

In Topic: LAK/PHI trade

06 January 2016 - 11:59 PM


I disagree. We clearly have trouble identifying hockey sense in young defensemen. Otherwise, you could call our success in drafting smaller, undersized European forwards luck as well.

By sucking. Remember who we got the last time we sucked? Lidstrom and Konstantinov.

Lidstrom and Konstantinov were picked 53rd and 221st overall, respectively. Any team could have drafted them.

In Topic: LAK/PHI trade

06 January 2016 - 11:51 PM

How does Nashville develop 3 franchise defensemen in the time we've developed Ericsson

4 actually: Suter, Weber, Josi and Jones. Suter and Jones were early draft picks, so we can't really compare. But Josi and Weber were second rounders.

Meanwhile, our first round picks, Kindl and Smith, will likely be healthy scratches when everyone's healthy.

In Topic: 10/13 GDT : Lightning 1 at Red Wings 3

13 October 2015 - 08:07 PM

Honestly Nyquist may have dove there...but goal!