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#2683810 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 25 July 2016 - 10:55 AM

Yeah, it sucks we're going to lose these guys because of the Helm signing...


Stop being so f***ing over dramatic... Both DeKeyser and Mrazek will be signed, likely before their arbitration hearings, and Helm's contract will not effect it in any way, shape, or form...

#2683591 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by MrazekFanBoy on 21 July 2016 - 04:43 PM

You guys keep putting 4 million dollar Nyquist on the third line but expect Holland to fetch a trouba or shattenkirk with him.. Stop complaining about Helm having a top six contract it's an okay contract for one of the best third line centers in the league, I don't get how you can complain about him then constantly put Nyquists 4.75 million dollar contract on the third line. Blash is an idiot for his player usage that's why we got waxed in the first round plus Howard was the starter.. How do you expect to fetch a nice d-man with someone you guys consider a overpaid third line scorer lmao, Goose should've been played on one of the top two lines all year and if he isn't this year I'll be pissed cause look at that damn contract!
And I thought he was a better player overall this year than he was when he damn near scored thirty, he's a more complete player now

#2683564 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 21 July 2016 - 07:48 AM

I get the frustration, but I personally think the Nielsen signing was needed. We couldn't go into the season with Zetterberg / Sheahan / Larkin as our top 3 centers. Zetterberg needs his minutes cut, Larkin isn't ready for number one center duty, and while Sheahan can play 2nd line center in a pinch, I think he's better suited in the bottom 6. I'm one of the few that wanted Helm back, and while it may be half a mil too high and a couple years too long, I think it was a good signing. Vanek is a low risk, high reward signing, but I would have preferred to see a kid get that spot. The Miller and Ott signings are a complete joke... Without the latter three signings we could have had a few more spots open for the kids, who are mostly deserving of spots anyway... Of the players that you mentioned though, I only think Athanasiou and Mantha are ready to be full time NHLers. I'm completely fine with Bertuzzi spending another season in Grand Rapids, and honestly, I don't see Nosek as a high quality NHL player anyway. He might be a decent 3rd line center, but I'd much rather have Helm or Sheahan fill that spot...

#2683550 Brad Richards Retires

Posted by kickazz on 20 July 2016 - 10:56 PM


Was he ever even a top 5 center in the game?  Top 10?  

Personally I didn't think he was overall. But I didn't even pay attention to the guy until he came out of nowhere in Tampa and had a crazy good season or two when they won the cup. Then sort of fell off the radar. If he was top it was a short lived time imo, not as consistent as some of our past players. 

#2683384 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kliq on 17 July 2016 - 11:28 PM

Helm will botch that line up. No hands, fumbles the puck to much.


Its crystal clear you hate the Helm contract with your constant comments, but lets not paint Helm out to be a piece of garbage. The guy can more then handle himself on the third line. There is a reason other teams were in the running for him at the same price or higher then what we gave him.


Top 6 player....no. Does he have bad hands at times....yes. Is he a good third liner.....yes he is.

#2683388 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kickazz on 18 July 2016 - 12:13 AM

I hate the Helm contract but the guy is a good bottom 6 player and his speed is very useful at times. He's also our best PKer. There's literally nothing we can do to change the contract lol. Accept it and roll my eyes and sigh million times is what I'll be doing. 

#2683374 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by LeftWinger on 17 July 2016 - 08:49 PM

AA won't even be up unless it's an injury recall. Too many Helms...

Now, a line of Mantha - AA - Vanek would be fun to watch!

#2683082 Pulkkinen re-signs with a 1 year deal

Posted by NerveDamage on 13 July 2016 - 02:03 PM


UPDATE: The Detroit #RedWings today re-signed RW Teemu Pokémon to a one-year contract: http://redwn.gs/29RCxMX


Amazing tweet lol


inspired by FlashyG, here's my first gif ;)

#2683054 Pulkkinen re-signs with a 1 year deal

Posted by krsmith17 on 13 July 2016 - 10:26 AM

Holland sux...

#2682999 For the Kenny apologists, what Holland move would change your stance o

Posted by LeftWinger on 12 July 2016 - 04:19 PM

yes. I found a thread in HFBoards that's filled with the best gifs and pics. Most of them are Flashy G's
I found my avatar pic there too

Flashy Is An F'ing Genius. I love how Babcock takes a little peek over at you real quick after he turns aroubd! Masterful! I wished he'd come back!

#2682929 For the Kenny apologists, what Holland move would change your stance o

Posted by kickazz on 11 July 2016 - 06:33 PM

Same people bothered by the trade would have called for Holland's head because we would be stuck with $7.5 million cap hit and no Vanek or Nielsen.

It's hard to support anti-Holland crew when they blame him for everything from contracts to Global Warming.

Datsyuk wanted to leave? Must be Hollands fault.

#2682928 For the Kenny apologists, what Holland move would change your stance o

Posted by krsmith17 on 11 July 2016 - 06:30 PM

If Holland didn't make that trade and we were still stuck with Datsyuk's contract, with little to no activity on July 1st, it would be the exact same people b****ing and moaning. Just imagine how much backlash there would be if Stamkos did hit free agency and he went to Buffalo because we didn't have the cap space to sign him.

I don't think there's any question that today Chychrun is more skilled and more developed than Cholowski. My first reaction when we were trading the pick was "pissed" too, but after hearing what the trade entailed, I was stoked. It was a great trade, and you make it every time in that situation. Who knows how it will look in 5-10 years, but hindsight is 20/20...

#2682917 For the Kenny apologists, what Holland move would change your stance o

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 11 July 2016 - 04:55 PM

If we didn't trade Datsyuk's caphit, we probably wouldn't have Nielson or Vanek. I would be interested to see what the criticism level would be like around here in that case. No one will know for a while what we missed out on with Chychrun, so I think speculating can only go so far.


I think it's interesting to compare this trade to the 2013 draft trade where we similarly moved down in the 1st round. 


2013: down 2 spots (18:Mirco Mueller - 20: Anthony Mantha) + we received a 2nd rounder (58th: Bertuzzi)

2016: down 4 spots (16:Jakob Chychrun-20: Dennis Cholowski) + we received a 2nd rounder (53rd: Hronek) + we got rid of Pav's caphit + took we took on Vitale's caphit)


If you take out the part about the 2 contracts switching hands, the 2 trades look very similar if you look at pick numbers. We gave up a higher 1st round pick in 2016, but we received a higher 2nd so that compensates a bit. Haven't seen any complaints about the 2013 trade and we didn't even get rid of a big contract as part of it. 


But, obviously, the difference is that we ended up with the higher ranked player (Mantha ranked 15, mueller ranked 16th in the consensus top 30) (Chychrun ranked 12, Cholowski was honourable mention - just outside the top 30).


As a sidenote, I don't think we can guess that we would have picked Chychrun. Both Chychrun and Fabbro were ranked higher than 16th and Stanley was taken 18th, so there were D choices and our choices often deviate from the rankings (cholo, bertuzzi are examples).

Holland trading the 16th pick and the Defense man that they desperately need were traded for one single year of relief of Dats contract should wake the rest of them up.  The Jets got a great defense man with our 16th pick.  Holland is the worst part of the Detroit organization, has delayed their rebuild and continues to do so.

We made the trade to Arizona not the Jets - Or maybe you're referring to them as the relocated Jets? Also, the trade was 16th+Dats for 20th+53rd+Vitale. To simplify it to Dats for Chychrun is very misleading.

#2682883 Datsyuk Announcement to Officially Leave NHL

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 11 July 2016 - 05:55 AM

To me it would seem that he knew this team wasn't going anywhere and he knew he was still young enough to have a chance to play with his countrymen, so that's probably the reason why he went back.  And to me, I'm perfectly fine with that. 

#2682871 Shea Weber for Pernal Karl Subban

Posted by PredsFanTheBayouState on 10 July 2016 - 08:43 PM

CmtkDfWWgAAcsCA.jpgYou can see the regret in his eyes

I see the yes,I'm finally with a team that will love me in his eyes