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#2434503 Teemu Selanne to return for a final season

Posted by Nevermind on 30 August 2013 - 09:09 PM

Funny video. But I'm not big on the idea of a player saying it's his last season "for sure".

 

And more interestingly, how has Selanne gotten this "class act" label? Just because a player's 40+ and has played with mostly one team, it's doesn't mean he's a class act. He's no Yzerman, Lidstrom, Sakic, Francis, etc.

 

Selanne's been a whiner and diver his entire career. So I don't get it.




#2434290 One player to put us over the top

Posted by Nevermind on 27 August 2013 - 09:58 PM

 

I really like Girardi, don't get me wrong.  But do you think he's the one guy that would put us over the top?  I'm not so sure.  He's a stud though, I'll give you that. 

 

I agree--he's not going to transform us into Cup favorites. But I definitely think he'd strengthen our chances and allow Kronwall more freedom (not that Ericsson's been bad...he's just no Girardi). Regardless, I'm guessing the Rangers extend him for $5M+ per during the season anyways (he plays over 25 minutes a night for them and would be a huge loss).

 

For "over-the-top", it's tough to be realistic. Even then, who could be traded? Vanek is the only elite forward that jumps out to me. So perhaps Vanek for a Franzen + picks/prospects package. Buffalo gets a solid goal-scorer in return for someone they probably can't re-sign. Obviously, to make the deal we'd have to be pretty sure Vanek would re-sign with us for a fair price.

 

But then again, we'd be more over the top with both Franzen and Vanek. Franzen is too old for a rebulding Buffalo anyways. I'll let you know how this goes when NHL 14 comes out haha (somehow we don't trade Nyquist/Tatar for Vanek)...

 

Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Vanek

Franzen-Weiss-Alfredsson

Nyquist-Helm-Tatar

Miller-Andersson-Abdelkader (Scratches: probablyEmmertonbecausehe'sacenter and hopefullynotSamuelssonbutmaybeBertuzziorTootooorEaves)

 

In reality though, hopefully this is the guy who puts us over the top by stepping up his game on a much better team.

 

Stephen_Weiss-3-small.jpg




#2434279 One player to put us over the top

Posted by Nevermind on 27 August 2013 - 09:06 PM

Dan Girardi from the Rangers. He's a UFA after this season--so it might not be that unreasonable if the Rangers fall out of contention and feel they likely can't re-sign him. Plus, Glen Sather's an idiot.

 

I'd trade Quincey away somehow to make room for him. NYR probably wouldn't want Quincey since he's also a UFA next offseason. But I'd overpay a bit for Girardi--a right handed guy who's extremely solid defensively. Certainly better than Q.

 

Kronwall-Girardi

DeKeyser-Kindl

Smith-Ericsson

Lashoff

 

That would be awesome...




#2427517 Dan Cleary Watch

Posted by Nevermind on 05 July 2013 - 04:45 PM

Cleary should go work at Taco Bell.

 

No. He falls too much during work.

 

To be fair though, I thought Cleary was great playing through a separated shoulder in the playoffs. He's blamed too much around here.




#2426973 Wings sign Stephen Weiss, 5-years, $24.5m

Posted by Nevermind on 05 July 2013 - 01:20 PM

Great signing!

 

And he probably took over a million dollars less to sign with us over the Blues. :)




#2425586 Help on "D" - Kenny should be calling Boston

Posted by Nevermind on 03 July 2013 - 07:43 PM

patrice-bergeron1.jpg

 

This guy would be the perfect 2nd line center for us.

 

Too bad it could never happen. Apparently he's close to an 8 year extension with the Bruins.




#2425311 Wings buy out Colaiacovo, will keep Bertuzzi

Posted by Nevermind on 03 July 2013 - 10:01 AM

I think the only bad cap numbers on our team belong to Samuelsson and Quincey. And they've each got just one year left.

 

So there's a credit to Holland being conservative. But like I said in another thread, we can't waste Z and Pavel's remaining good years. We NEED to make some competitive moves.




#2425292 Report: Red Wings out on Lecavalier - signs with Philly 5@4.5 per

Posted by Nevermind on 03 July 2013 - 09:33 AM

 

We don't exactly need a game changing move, and Holland has stated as much. We want to get incrementally better and we will do that through signing Weiss and through improvement in our rookies. Holland is thinking long term, LGW members are by and large thinking short term.

 

True. But Datsyuk and Zetterberg will be 35 and 33, respectively, this season. They're still by far our best players. So our window's closing--we need to make a run soon.




#2424375 Red Wings No Longer "Presented by Amway!"

Posted by Nevermind on 01 July 2013 - 10:17 AM

Much more respectable!

 

Never thought I'd say that about AT&T.




#2415926 Who can be sent down to help the Griffins?

Posted by Nevermind on 30 May 2013 - 12:00 AM

Nyquist and Andersson would be like adding two top-line forwards for them.




#2414133 Late 2nd PP in Game 6 is microcosm of biggest need.

Posted by Nevermind on 28 May 2013 - 07:53 PM

<----- The guy on the right side is what we can use.

 

I'd be pretty happy with the guy on the left side too.




#2413825 Trade Smith ASAP!

Posted by Nevermind on 27 May 2013 - 10:24 PM

I thought this guy was overripe.  

 

Well I think he's rotten.




#2413813 Trade Smith ASAP!

Posted by Nevermind on 27 May 2013 - 10:15 PM

Are people STILL defending this guy!? Come on people! Open your eyes!

 

If only Smith opened his eyes too...




#2413802 WCSF Game 6 GDT- Blackhawks 4 @ Red Wings 3, - (Series tied 3-3)

Posted by Nevermind on 27 May 2013 - 10:12 PM

I still wish this game was tomorrow.  Not healthy for us or the Wings to sit around for two days thinking about this game.

 

Especially if you live here in Chicago. :glare:




#2413778 Trade Smith ASAP!

Posted by Nevermind on 27 May 2013 - 10:06 PM

What is it you want? Sometimes rookies f*** up.

 

Not this much.