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amato

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In Topic: Brad Richards Retires

20 July 2016 - 10:26 PM

Congrats on a great career. Hope he enjoys a happy retirement.

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

20 July 2016 - 05:12 AM

If it's anyone, it's going to be Fowler. It is well known that Holland wants him. More than one hockey insider has said that's his target. Things could change of course...

I still think it'll cost us a fwd, D and prospect. It'd be nice if we could get away with a fwd and prospect D. Of course that would make Smith #7 again.


I think it's less that's who holland has his mind set on and more fowler is the easiest target of the available D men..

I'm for any improvement on the back end but I wish we could pry Hampus Lindholm from them instead ha

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

19 July 2016 - 12:37 PM

Yeah, helm has 9 career short handed goals so far.. With a little luck (and perhaps a Larkin/AA or someone on his PK line), he could finish his career around drapers at least as far as SH goals go anyway.

Edit: source http://www.hockey-re...h/helmda01.html

In Topic: DeKeyser files for arbitration...

18 July 2016 - 07:35 PM

Would arbitration take into account the remaining cap space? Also having Jimmy as a proven option would that come into factor with Mrazek's contract?

Idk why people are all up in arms with them filing for arbitration. It's a common occurrence especially with Holland resigning UFA's. It just shows Mrazek and DD both want to stay in Detroit at the very least


I'm not an expert on the arbitration process by any means but I think all that's taken into consideration is the players previous salary and their performance last year.. Could be wrong though.

Agreed DD and Mraz going to arbitration shouldn't be as big of a fuss as some people are making it out to be (not just on here).

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

18 July 2016 - 10:38 AM

I understand that mentality later in the season when it's getting down to the wire and the streak is on the line, especially it being Blashill's first season as head coach. I just hope he improves on a lot of things he did last year, line combinations and player usage being the most important in my opinion...

 

 

This, in addition to special teams, are what I'm hoping the assistant coaching changes help the most.

 

The revamped coaching staff definitely seems like it could go a long way to improving the team from last year, imo.