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#2684045 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by NerveDamage on Yesterday, 11:43 AM

KH "Paper Stacks" this summer


#2684019 Mrazek avoids arbitration... signs 2 year deal

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on Yesterday, 10:04 AM

Mrazek has signed a two year deal. $3.85 and $4.15


Very respectable deal!


#2683955 DeKeyser re-signed to a 6 year deal

Posted by NerveDamage on 26 July 2016 - 11:33 AM


#2683861 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 25 July 2016 - 07:23 PM

Ok, no ott or miller....still have helm.

Tatar - Nielson - Vanek
Zetterberg - Larkin - Abdelkader
Jurco - AA - Nyquist
Helm - Sheahan - Glendening
Frk since he has no exemptions & Tangradi maybe

I'd much rather have Mantha up and no helm as well. Plus I'm still hoping Nyquist gets dealt in a D trade....but...

Dude, do you not like the Helm deal or something?

#2683617 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by NerveDamage on 22 July 2016 - 08:39 AM



Come to the 'Dark Side'...We have cookies.

dark chocolate badass cookies? or burnt to a crisp emo whining cookies?


#2683534 Wings Sign G Jared Coreau

Posted by kliq on 20 July 2016 - 06:02 PM

It'll be funny if Coreau is claimed off waivers. :lol: at Holland for his "loyalty" to players that were never that good to begin with!

I don't understand how he can just cast aside young players with a better upside for the likes of players like helm, miller, Ericsson, howard. The same crap we've lost with the last 4-8 years...oh well!


We haven't lost anyone of significance due to waivers. I know you have complained about Nestrasil being lost, and you always talk about Jensen possibly being put on waivers, but players like this have no value and are put on waivers every single year by every team. You can't give every young kid a chance, some just arent good enough, or are a dime a dozen. I would much rather have a Helm who you listed then a random young guy or Nestrasil.


Some guys definitely are left down too long, but some guys are brought up to quickly (Jurco), hindsight is always 20/20.


You take out Howard and E, and our contract situation IMO is fine. If those 2 contracts didn't exist, I don't think people would even be talking about the Helm contract.

#2683242 Who should get A?

Posted by krsmith17 on 15 July 2016 - 05:34 AM

Again, what buds??? People are trying to create this narrative that Larkin is buddy buddy with all these Leaf players when it's not true at all... Why? Just to be negative? There's not enough negativity around here lately?...


If Larkin were to leave the Wings to play with a buddy, it would be Columbus with Werenski, and if you believe he's going to leave Detroit to play in Columbus, whatever...

#2683479 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 19 July 2016 - 12:52 PM

If Helm finished on half of his short handed opportunities, he would probably be right there with Draper now... But like Echolalia said, even when he's not scoring on all of the opportunities that he creates, he's still amongst the best penalty killers, just by eating valuable time off the clock down in the oppositions end...

#2683457 Shea Weber for Pernal Karl Subban

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 18 July 2016 - 11:10 PM

I live about 45 minutes from Nashville, for the fans and the community, be it a seemingly small one, I hope he does well here and it draws more fans to the sport. It may even get me out to my first Preds game, I've lived here 3 years, maybe it's about time. 


I'm personally a big fan of the guy, he has a big heart, a big personality, and was overwhelmingly charitable for his community when playing in Montreal. He's good for the sport, plain and simple. I hope he's well received in Tennessee. 

#2683391 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 18 July 2016 - 06:08 AM

One of the best bottom 6 players in the league.

One of the best penalty killers in the league.

One of the fastest skaters in the league.

One of the most tenacious forecheckers in the league.


Good top 6 forward? No. Good bottom 6 forward? See above...

Slightly overpaid? Yes. Way overpaid? Hell No.


But keep trying to create the narrative that "Helm sucks"...

#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.

#2683376 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kickazz on 17 July 2016 - 09:48 PM

AA, Helm and Vanek.


AA is the type of player that will hang on to the puck and has amazing hands. 

Helm is the type of player that would be involved in corner battles and probably get to the corners before most players would.

Vanek would be the net front presence.


What's not to like about the line again? Isn't this exactly Babcock/Canadian style of coaching we saw for years? 

It beats having a third line of Andersson, AA and (insert whatever winger you want because it doesn't matter since Andersson is on this line).

#2682621 Darren Helm re-signed: 5 years, $3.85m AAV

Posted by krsmith17 on 08 July 2016 - 12:29 PM

There were soooo many people here that wanted to sign Matt Martin, even when the reported asking price was upwards of $4M. Martin produces half the points as Helm, isn't used on either special teams, had much worse possession numbers, but he somehow would have been a better option over Helm?... Haha "the grass is always greener..."

#2682973 For the Kenny apologists, what Holland move would change your stance o

Posted by Euro_Twins on 12 July 2016 - 12:16 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

Ya you probably weren't around when flashy used to come round here all the time. His game day threads were priceless. He has mad Photoshop skills

#2683213 Glendening signs 4-year, $1.8m AAV extension

Posted by WingsallTheway on 14 July 2016 - 04:41 PM

Hate to break it to you, but we have already seen his best years. Hockey players tend to hit their peak between ages 23-25. Glendy is already past that age and he is not going to get better; he will only get worse. This contract will become another albatross around the organization's neck as they try to "rebuild on the fly".


That is completely false


Peak age is 26-30 both physically and mentally. Its more of a case-by-case basis but there is no way players are best at 23. If I have a good player at that age i get really excited because there is ample room for growth


Especially in the case of a defensive player, the mental game is half the battle. You have to try things and gain experience to shut guys down, so Glendenning will get better