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#2556759 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by kipwinger on 14 December 2014 - 01:30 PM


Yandle and Boedker are super overrated. Yandle is Rafalski without the benefit of the RH shot, and Rafalski was not exactly always loved around here. And Boedker is suddenly being super overrated around the league just cause he's available and fans wanna see moves made IMO. He's not at all good defensively, like a bigger Hudler.


I think the deal makes us better in the O-zone but hurts us slightly in the D-zone, even with the addition of Yandle. We don't gain much physicality in the deal either. It's like trading softies for softies, but we give up a bit of our future too. I say no.


A couple of points I'd make in response.  Despite the fact that Rafalski wasn't exactly loved around here, anybody who still doesn't see how valuable he was to the team is nuts.  Yandle would be too.  Secondly, Boedker is noted for his two way play, I'm not sure where you're getting that from?  AND he's capable of putting up points.  Finally, I think we get (marginally) more physical in the sense that A) Yandle is more fiesty than any of our d-men and fights (rarely, but on occasion), B) Boedker is physical in the same way that Helm is, plus he's quite a bit bigger and heavier, C) trading Andersson would get Callahan in the lineup, and he's more physical than anybody on our team. 


And really, what are we losing?  Helm?  Franzen?  Neither of them are particularly strong this season, and I'd be happy to move them plus picks and prospects for two 50 pts. players in their twenties (not exactly mortgaging the future by trading a 22 year old Pulkkinen for a 24 year old Boedkker). 

#2556553 12/13 GDT : Red Wings 1 @ Maple Leafs 4 *MOD WARNING POST 198*

Posted by dirtydangles on 13 December 2014 - 07:52 PM

THIS GUY - the announcer on hockey night in canada just called datsyuk and bozak as two of the game's top stars - one of these is not like the other...

I love Gus but the guy needs to put on like 10lbs of muscle this offseason. He looks like the equivalent of Toad in mario kart out there getting pushed around like nothing. 

#2556521 12/13 GDT : Red Wings 1 @ Maple Leafs 4 *MOD WARNING POST 198*

Posted by wingfan13 on 13 December 2014 - 07:32 PM

He also said it was a bad call though. . Unless my screaming kid interfered with what i heard.

#2555923 More Mantha stuff.....

Posted by krsmith17 on 12 December 2014 - 06:55 AM

It's likely Mantha probably did say something like this, I've heard many of his interviews and it does sound like something he would say. However, I don't really get the point of this thread... It could have easily been added to the already existing Mantha thread, and without being able to provide a source, it makes even less sense to post.


Anyhow, Mantha should start the season in Detroit, if he starts in Grand Rapids, Ken Holland is a moron. He is that good, he definitely doesn't need time to adjust in the minor league...... :ninja:

#2554940 Mantha getting closer.

Posted by Echolalia on 08 December 2014 - 05:09 PM

The Sharks gave up a 3 on none from the blue line last night to the oilers and they never made a pass and missed the net


Everything about this sentence is blowing my mind

#2554773 Tomas Tatar Appreciation Thread

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 08 December 2014 - 04:35 AM

Let's get back on track here and stick with the topic, which is the Tatar appreciation thread, not the Weiss debate thread. 


I didn't honestly expect this kind of start out of Tatar, I think a lot of us were focused on Nyquist emerging as the young goal scorer this season, but it's been a pleasant surprise to see Tatar scoring out there as much as he has been. I hope it keeps up and he stays consistent, and it's been exciting to watch this far. 

#2554729 Tomas Tatar Appreciation Thread

Posted by greenrebellion on 07 December 2014 - 09:32 PM

Maybe Holland knows what he's doing after all!

#2554671 Tomas Tatar Appreciation Thread

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 07 December 2014 - 07:16 PM


Two more goals today. 

#2554722 12/7 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Hurricanes 1

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 07 December 2014 - 08:46 PM


#2554480 12/6 GDT : Rangers 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by number9 on 06 December 2014 - 11:52 PM

Weiss's semi-toothless smile is badass

#2554095 Oilers schedule presser tomorrow

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 December 2014 - 02:00 PM

I'm motivated now to buy NHL 15 and turn the Oilers around in the first season!

#2550784 Alfie not playing this season

Posted by Playmaker on 21 November 2014 - 01:50 PM

I kind of felt like he was never "ours".  Having guys like Yzerman, Lidstrom, etc stay for their entire careers, I feel disappointed that he had to leave Ottawa.  That it only turned out to be for one season makes it especially unfortunate. 

#2549125 11/14 GDT : Blackhawks 1 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 15 November 2014 - 05:27 PM

I have to admit, it's nice having Quincey back.  He's played pretty well so far this season.

#2547866 11/7 GDT : Devils 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by GoWings1905 on 07 November 2014 - 07:54 PM

Well, this is for sure the worst line-up on paper so far in this young season. It looks like last season only Jurco and Tatar arent as good.
I want to cry. 

No Alfie either. This team is seriously devoid of skill at forward. Then we have Helm with all the speed in the world and absolutely no finishing ability.

#2547557 What happened to Calle Jarnkrok?

Posted by krsmith17 on 06 November 2014 - 06:48 AM

Again, just because the playoff streak means nothing to some people, doesn't make it meaningless. It's a huge deal to ownership, management, coaching staff, players, and most fans...