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#2433235 Who do we Unload, reload on before the season starts?

Posted by Mikeal on 14 August 2013 - 06:46 AM

Bertuzzi and Samuelsson were signed for their size and because the team didn't think Tatar and Nyquist were ready. They weren't. If a vet had played like either of them then most people would be screaming for blood. Hell Brunner was better than either of them but people still complained about him. BTW, I love how hypocritical typical Detroit fan is about signing players. Bertuzzi is too old. Get Jagr instead. Samuelsson was hurt a lot one year he's injury prone. Lecavalier missed 20% of his games the last 3 years they should sign him to a multi-year contract.


When Bert is playing I think it really changes the team.  People really under rate his creativity and playmaking.  I'm not sure what Sammy will bring if he is healthy this year.  Doesn't sound like he is doing that well from what I've been reading.

#2424295 2013 NHL Entry Draft Discussion

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 30 June 2013 - 10:20 PM

Multiple posters seem to think elder is worth Pavel Datsyuk...

Not nearly enough in my opinion. I think if we throw in Pav, Jimmy, a prime Larionov and Steve Yzerman's legacy it's a doable trade. Make it happen, Kenny!

#2423387 The CapGeek Thread

Posted by matthewdanna on 29 June 2013 - 04:01 PM

Here's what I'd love to see going into next year (Note - not the line combo's but the personnel) The salaries might be a little high or low in places, but I think its conceivable we could ice this line-up with cap space to spare, especially if we trade Tootoo, then Emmerton would be one of the utility forwards.


My Custom Lineup
Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Gustav Nyquist ($1.200m) 
Johan Franzen ($3.955m) / Vincent Lecavalier ($6.000m) / Damien Brunner ($3.350m) 
Tomas Tatar ($0.840m) / Darren Helm ($2.125m) / Todd Bertuzzi ($2.075m) 
Justin Abdelkader ($1.800m) / Joakim Andersson ($1.000m) / Drew Miller ($1.350m) 
Patrick Eaves ($1.200m) / Jordin Tootoo ($1.900m) 
Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Jonathan Ericsson ($3.250m) 
Kyle Quincey ($3.775m) / Brendan Smith ($1.750m) 
Danny DeKeyser ($1.350m) / Jakub Kindl ($1.500m) 
Brian Lashoff ($0.725m) / 
Jimmy Howard ($5.292m) 
Jonas Gustavsson ($1.500m) 
Buyout: Mikael Samuelsson ($0.000m) 
Buyout: Carlo Colaiacovo ($0.000m) 
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $63,469,545; BONUSES: $1,010,000
CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $1,840,455


We are on the same page my friend

#2311703 Red Wings Sign G Jonas Gustavsson to 2-year deal, $1.5M/yr

Posted by esteef on 01 July 2012 - 11:45 AM

There's our splash! Shows over! :lol:


#2308989 High End Trade Options

Posted by Z and D for the C on 22 June 2012 - 08:38 PM

What's that guys name?

You know, the guy who just retired.

He's won like 7 Norris trophies?

Oh yeah, that guy. He said that.

#2308939 High End Trade Options

Posted by Z and D for the C on 22 June 2012 - 07:45 PM

I guess it depends on how you define soft. If softness is rated on how often you fight or pu your glove in someone's face after the whistle then yeah, Filppula is soft. If it's determined by when the puck is in play, then Filpulla isn't soft at all. He battles hard, and he wins puck battles way more than he losses them. I guess it depends on what you care about when it comes to hockey. Good players or just how "manly" hockey makes you feel.

And who cares whether it's self defense or not? If Rocky Balboa instigated a fight with me and I knocked him out, would I still be soft because that was in self defense? If Filpulla was soft he wouldn't ever need to defend himself. And yeah, the announce said Filpulla got hit by Engelland..before he knew Filppula was going to put him on his ass.

If all you care about is fights, go watch the ducks or flyers bro.

what you see is what you get.

The 32nd highest scoring forward in the league? 12th highest scoring center? Incredible skater, Selke level play? Captain material? Okay, I'll take it.

What does someone have to do to make you a fan of them?

#2308773 High End Trade Options

Posted by Drake_Marcus on 22 June 2012 - 01:04 PM

Overpayment. Flip 66 pts, Ryan 57. I wouldn't trade Flip 1 for 1 with Ryan at this point. He's been consistently improving and has become Z's Wingman and is doing quite well. And on top of that, Flip's work ethic, hustle and defensive side of the game is more valuable than Ryan's. if Huds walks like he should then this Brunner character could be the 3rd addition to that line.

I'd rather pay less and try to get Van Riemsdyk from the Flyers with a deal that doesn't include Flip. Tatar is trade bait as far as most of us are concerned, so use him and another prospect and pick....this is all assuming Parise goes elsewhere or back to Jersey.

It's pretty comical how many people think unproven players and rookies can walk into Hudler's spot and put 25+25 up. :lol:

#2200101 Draper or Hudler?

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 21 July 2011 - 01:01 PM

really tough choice. both are awful and need to be gone.

kudos on a challenging poll creation.

Draper's awful? Still fast and a decent penalty killer? Good on draws?

#2198921 Nicklas Lidstrom HHOF Waiting Period

Posted by Doc Holliday on 17 July 2011 - 02:29 PM

He's really the only reason to watch the NHL at this point.

I hope this wasn't serious.

#2196956 RFA/UFA Signings

Posted by esteef on 06 July 2011 - 06:04 PM

Semin's a kick ass bongo player though!


#2193243 Red Wings trying to move Jiri Hudler

Posted by egroen on 01 July 2011 - 08:38 AM

Trade Ericsson.

#2195700 Wings sign D Ian White to 2-year, $5.75m contract

Posted by ben_usmc on 03 July 2011 - 08:26 AM

Yet you didnt name Kindl.

Im well know for hating Ericcson. And we signed him

I actually made comments about picking up Wiz back in January thinking that would be a good grab, wouldnt pay him.

Im no bandwagon fan sir. What Holland is picking up now is a result of his lack of dealing earlier on.

RFAs are overpriced ie: Weber. UFAs need a bit of wooing and at the very least a good reason to consider the job. Holland isnt doing a good job of wooing .

We shall see how things play out but I have a bad feeling about our defense.

The only other dman of any merit who wasn't overrpaid this off season was Eric Brewer. I think Holland got the most bang for his buck as far as defensive spending (White, Commy, Big Rig). I say this and I HATE Ercissons contract but in respect to the entire situation we are better defensivily than we were last year, younger and bigger. Plus we don't know how much of a negative effect McCrimmon had on our defense and with a new D coach a lot of people will probably be quite pleased. Like I said last page though, I'd love for a big mean son of a *****, if that happens, helm/Murzak/Abby will be running people through the freakin boards.

#2195693 Wings sign D Ian White to 2-year, $5.75m contract

Posted by Heinz on 03 July 2011 - 06:17 AM

I am quite happy with our Free Agent activities so far. Obviously White and Commodore don't replace Rafalski, but both come at a very good price with short term contracts. So not much risk there. The FA Pool didnt really offer much this year, so there is no sense at all in signing a and badly overpaying an average guy to a 6 or 7 year contract and thereby making us unable to act in next years free agency, where we might find someone worth to spend big $ on and who would a much better fit than the top FAs this year.

#2195678 Wings sign D Ian White to 2-year, $5.75m contract

Posted by Cali-Wing-Nut on 03 July 2011 - 02:04 AM

We have Bobby Orr. His name is Nick Lidstrom

Nicky, Kron and Stewie need some real pairings.

Kindl is a solid bottom pairing and could be a 2nd pairing in an emergency.

Merzzy is a bottom pairing but we could run him a full season and be happy.

As far as Erhoff is concerned, I never wanted him.

As far as the bad blood goes with Wiz, every man hs his price and his snub sounded to me like he was offered a joke of a contract. Conjecture about his family being let go with a pink slip stapled to his last check is one thing but hockey players first need a job and second want to win at their present job. He knew he had a good chance to win here but also knew that hes a pro hockey player that deserves a good paycheck.

Nobody even talks about trading with other teams just FAs. We have a deep list of forwards that are definitely worth something to another team. Not just the starters but our GR guys as well. Culling the herd and grabbing up a signed player or two isnt that bad of an idea.

Holland reminds me of my dad, stuck in a certain decade and stuck in his routine. Thats when you know you need to retire and let the kids play without you.

White is an affordable guy but he is doing nothing for our team to replace Raffy. Ericcson is definitely not replacing Raffy even if he gets his spot on the rotation. We are grabbing up a lot of bottom or third pairing players, no one that is a starter or someone that will fill anyones shoes as Nick retires and other guys move up to newer spots.

So Ill say it again Holland is a carp. Hes bottom feeding all the leftover Dmen. Its a waste of money and makes me question how well our D is going to be.

We woulda won the cup last year if we had healthy Dmen. The injuries to our Forwards could have ben dealt with but we had too many GA due to shoddy D which was a result of injuries and sub par replacements.

Im expecting similar results this season, I hope I wrong.

#2195342 Wings sign D Ian White to 2-year, $5.75m contract

Posted by matt198913 on 02 July 2011 - 03:39 PM

Im stunned the people on this board aren't happy right now. Nice deal for dirt cheap.