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#2675641 Fixing this mess....

Posted by marcaractac on 10 May 2016 - 05:41 PM

Ya I think the best thing is to give mantha athanasiou Larkin tons of ice time and let them develop and hopefully turn out to be really good players which we all believe they can be

I'd stay away from stamkos cause he will cost 10+ per and has blood clot issues and if he truly is demanding that he has to be a center I say pass

Okposo as well I'd pass on , would cost 7 I believe and I think he needs a star forward like he had in Tavares to make him a better player , and didn't he dissapear in the playoffs? I'd just want to be sure we give the right player(s) a 7+ cap hit

Think our best route is to let the kids play and to make some trades for defensemen and maybe prospects with potential and hopefully find a kid who didn't have a chance somewhere else and play well for the wings, I don't think this is the best ufa class and we should save our money for someone else at another time

I'd love a backes but I see him returning to the blues and I'd love lucic just so we can have someone who can strike fear into other teams players but I'm not willing to give him a 6x6 type deal ... Maybe 5 million x4 since we have some kids with cheap salaries now but I know lucic will get more on the market

Don't know about you guys but I'm anxiously awaiting draft day since I believe they'll be a ton of trades and names we wouldn't suspect to be traded to be in fact moved


If Stamkos has interest in coming to your team, you open up that chequebook. He is a franchise center in his prime. He would nullify the loss of Datsyuk immediately, as well as be our best player by a long shot. Imagine our pp. 

Listen to Holland's presser again, he actually names Okposo as a player that could change the style of the team.

Without guessing who won't be back, would you all be excited if he landed Radulov, Okposo and Yandle? Of course, trades would be needed to have the cap, but would that fill needs? Since Datsyuk says we need Radulov, maybe if Holland lands him, Datsyuk comes back for his year??


This leaves us severely lacking center depth and a top dman. I don't think Yandle is the answer at all. Would love to see Okposo as a Wing though. 


For me, the dream is Stamkos, Trouba and Okposo. Easier said than done, of course. But if they can get Trouba or another top dman at the draft via trade, it would greatly help attract UFAs come July 1st. But finding a center is far more important than bringing in a guy like Radulov. Even if it is a band-aid solution at center to take some of the pressure off of Larkin and AA for a year or two. Obviously Stammer would give us a permanent one-two punch down the middle with he and Larkin. 

#2676244 IIHF World Championships

Posted by kickazz on 19 May 2016 - 03:12 PM


Gustav Nyquist played 18:47 and yet I couldn't see him out there. Somehow he managed a +/-0.

Yes, he has scored a lot in this tournament (7) but it was against easy opponents. This was another shameful display.

The reason your point (among 20 others you try to make to cherry pick Nyquist) doesn't make any sense is because all of the other players in the tournament have played against similar competition. It's not like Nyquist is the only one playing against crap teams. So comparatively he's still got better numbers than say Datsyuk who has only 1 goal in the same exact competition. 

#2676190 Mantha

Posted by VM1138 on 18 May 2016 - 05:44 PM

Mantha doesn't have to be a Z or Dasyuk replacement. I've always figured him for a Franzen replacement. Kind of a floater but a safe player and effective scorer.

#2676182 The Wings request permission to interview Todd Richards

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 18 May 2016 - 03:10 PM


I know it has already been talked about but here is more proof


a Richards Houda duo would definitely be solid

#2676154 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by krsmith17 on 18 May 2016 - 09:50 AM

Bean in the 1st and Day or Johansen in the 2nd would be unbelievable.

#2676151 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 18 May 2016 - 09:18 AM

People seem to be wondering about the severity of the blood clot and whether it could return.


Stamkos's clot is not like other blood clot stories you've heard before.


Timonen, Fleischman and Dupuis all were genetically predisposed to have blot clots. Stamkos is not.


His was most likely caused by trauma which would mean that after treating this, he should be no more likely to get a clot than anyone else.


You can hear Bob McKenzie talk about it here.  It's actually quite interesting.

#2676124 Grand Rapids Griffins Playoff Thread

Posted by GoWings1905 on 17 May 2016 - 08:34 PM

Sproul needs to at least get a shot out of training camp. I don't care so much if they lose Jensen, but it would be a tough pill to swallow if Sproul never gets a real opportunity on a team that has gotten nothing offensively from their d-men for years. 

#2676101 Mantha

Posted by Richdg on 17 May 2016 - 01:52 PM

Mantha's final numbers for the year:


79 games played 27 goals 32 assists 59 points.


If he can put up those type of numbers at the NHL level we have a stud. He and Lil Bert carried the Griffs in the PO's.

#2676082 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by VM1138 on 17 May 2016 - 07:54 AM

Stamkos is a no-brainer, even with the clot issue.  1) I think there are multiple kinds of blood clot issues, not all of them are dangerous enough to be fatal risks, but I'm not sure.  2) If, God forbid, something did happen to him, he's young enough to not hurt us with a cap recapture penalty if he retires.  He's light years ahead of any other talent available, it's not even close, so Holland has to make a push.

#2676056 Grand Rapids Griffins Playoff Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 16 May 2016 - 07:16 PM

Haha how can anyone not like Callahan? What a beauty. Just dropped Rychel.

#2675989 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 15 May 2016 - 12:37 PM

Anaheim has a couple RFA's and won't be able to afford either Vatenen or Lindholm. Would give a ton to get Lindholm he's going to be a #1.

#2675906 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 13 May 2016 - 06:17 PM

This is russo's first year in the ahl though, isn't it? It's Mantha and AAs second pro year. So after next year, Russo would still fall under the "2 year" thing.


Oh sorry I misread. I read it as 2 year pros need protection. If they are safe than that is ace.


To the one who said to leave Goose and Tatar unprotected... hell no. This summer Holland needs to decide who he will protect. Whoever falls outside of said protection, he needs to trade em. Get prospects and picks for guys with value who'd likely be drafted. This team won't be a contender next season, so trade the guys we'd likely lose and then make a run for it the season after. It would be dumb have another mediocre season to only lose guys for nothing the following summer. 

#2675773 WCSF : St. Louis Blues vs. Dallas Stars

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 11 May 2016 - 08:11 PM

Kari Let-it-in

#2675802 IIHF World Championships

Posted by Ekmanc on 12 May 2016 - 05:55 AM

Sarcasm aside Nyquist has looked really good in the WC so far.

#2675794 IIHF World Championships

Posted by Mckinley25 on 11 May 2016 - 10:41 PM

Apparently Kazakhstan is not as good as Tampa Bay.