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#2679303 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by amato on Today, 12:03 AM

I thought I heard that at the mid point last year, McKenzie & friends NBC rankings or whatever had Chowlowski ranked in the 50s or so and he ended up at 25ish on the final rankings.. That progress is at least encouraging. Hopefully he continues to develop at a good rate. It'll be interesting to follow him vs Chychrun's development.


#2679301 Detroit trades Datsyuk to Arizona

Posted by amato on Yesterday, 11:57 PM

I vote good job holland because (depending on their draft board) just the 16th for the 20th and 53rd sounds like a good trade by itself. The fact that we opened up 7.5 mill in cap space along with it is excellent.


#2679168 Detroit trades Datsyuk to Arizona

Posted by amato on Yesterday, 08:40 PM

Almost the full 7.5.. Vitales hit is a little over 1 mill so most of it can be buried in the minors


#2679122 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on Yesterday, 08:24 PM

We can thank chychruns fall for that one. Would've loved to see that guy in a wings jersey but this was a deal the wings couldn't pass up


#2678991 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by amato on Yesterday, 07:47 PM

Damn. Well at least there are still a few d men left.. Would've liked bean a lot though


#2678935 Official Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on Yesterday, 06:43 PM

Canadiens trade Lars Eller to the caps for two second rounders.. Then trade two seconds to the Blackhawks for Shaw.


#2678805 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on Yesterday, 10:20 AM

Thanks amato, I was thinking only in terms of retaining salary, didn't even think about another contract coming back the other way...
 
I'm wondering what team it could be referring to though?... Columbus and Hartnell?...

Dominator, is every player not on the Wings a piece of s***?...


Yeah cbus definitely comes to mind. I'm sure there are others too but i can't think of any examples off the top of my head. It would also give holland a little leverage and make trades that could happen without taking a bad contract back cheaper too. But it doesn't matter because we'd probably rather eat the cap hit for a year than do that.

Maybe I'm wrong. But I think the only way we trade the contract is if we sign stamkos or make a trade for a d man + sign a lesser forward (okposo, Eriksson, etc) and absolutely need the cap space. A contract coming back the other way would make no sense.. That's basically what I got from that tweet.


#2678670 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 22 June 2016 - 09:31 PM

Hard pass on lucic.

As far as physical forwards go, Ladd or Backes would be good if they'd sign around a 2-3 year deal.


#2678570 Datsyuk Announcement to Officially Leave NHL

Posted by amato on 21 June 2016 - 11:17 PM

i ment coming up since nothing is coming for us there will be no moves or other deals we will sign our RFA and come bac with the same team minus Rich Dats and Q 


Ah, so more of a prediction than an observation? I disagree.. I don't think any off season will ever be the best case scenario of something like get rid of bad contracts, sign big name free agents, make big trades, etc all in one off season.. But I disagree that the team will be the same minis rich dats and Q. Something has to be done; whether it's a small step forward or a leap, we won't be the same team we were this past year. Hell, we already won't with all the coaching changes. Hopefully we're in for an exciting off season.


#2678464 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 21 June 2016 - 10:15 AM

Bishop would make the flames so much better ha.. Wonder what they'd have to give up.

Holland has probably talked to any team in need of a goalie and they all have a plan A that isn't Howard. Him making the argument for keeping Howard is probably a combination of that type of knowledge mixed with trying to get mrazek signed as low as possible.


#2678449 Datsyuk Announcement to Officially Leave NHL

Posted by amato on 21 June 2016 - 08:16 AM


boring offseason 

Most off season excitement is centered around the draft and free agency/the interview period.. The draft and interview period both start this weekend.. This is pretty much the calm before the storm.


#2678114 Datsyuk Announcement to Officially Leave NHL

Posted by amato on 18 June 2016 - 01:08 PM

Bitter sweet.. I'm sad I can't watch pav in the winged wheel anymore but am happy for him doing what he believes will make him happy. I wish him nothing but the best.

Thanks for the memories Pavel. Can't wait for the highlights of you making the rest of the KHL look silly.


#2677972 Datsyuk - someone who works for JLA told me he's sold his house

Posted by amato on 17 June 2016 - 01:48 PM

Baby Pasha
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Talking to his agent
"What you mean 18 for NHL? I play Russia then, goodbye."


#2677915 Dustin Brown losing captaincy

Posted by amato on 17 June 2016 - 05:20 AM

Kopitar named captain of the kings as expected.


#2677914 Cap may drop

Posted by amato on 17 June 2016 - 05:17 AM

Its already been hinted at before, but it sounds like the NHLPA will vote in favor of a five-percent escalator for the salary cap in regard to the 2016-17 season.

The precise bump is unclear, yet such a move would mean that the ceiling for each team would rise by a little more than $3

Sportsnets Elliotte Friedman and the New York Posts Larry Brooks both report that the escalator would boost the ceiling to $72.8 million.


http://nhl.nbcsports...-17-salary-cap/



Well that's good I suppose.. Anyone know if that escalator also bumps up the cap floor? That'd be slightly more convenient for moving pavs contract if he leaves ha