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#2681817 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 01 July 2016 - 09:28 PM

Negatives:1. After dumping Datsyuk's contract, the Wings didn't get a chance to sign Stamkos.2. Too many forwards, not enough D.Positives:1. Signed a 2C for less term/money than his former team offered him.2. Signed Vanek on a 1-year "show me" contract.3. Signed Ott who admitted it has been a lifelong dream to play for the Wings.That about wraps up today.


I would add that a positive is that we have plenty of extra pieces to use for a trade

But otherwise sounds about good.


#2681767 Steve Ott signs 1 year, $800k deal with Detroit

Posted by amato on 01 July 2016 - 06:49 PM

"To be honest with you Ive waited for this moment ever since I was drafted," Ott said. "Ive always wanted to be a Detroit Red Wing. Its my childhood team that I always grew up admiring with the teams and runs that they had with Steve Yzerman and the rest leading the way. It has always been a dream to wear the winged wheel and now that this has all come together this is the most exciting contract I have ever signed."

http://redwings.nhl....s.htm?id=888384


#2681697 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 01 July 2016 - 04:13 PM

 
He doesn't need to mention wanting a trade right now.  He is definitely looking into it as he has 8 defensemen, 15 forwards right now.  Those are the players who cannot be sent down, so he currently has 2 extra forwards and 1 extra d-man.  Something has to give there.


Oh I agree.. That's what I meant by "trying to play it calm." Lots of time until the season starts..


#2681685 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 01 July 2016 - 03:57 PM

Khan: "#RedWings Ken Holland said roster pretty much set for start of season. A little under cap after factoring in what RFAs will cost."

Maybe just trying to play calm, obviously there's time, but doesn't look like that D trade is coming anytime soon.. Hopefully that'll bring the price down


#2681652 Steve Ott signs 1 year, $800k deal with Detroit

Posted by amato on 01 July 2016 - 03:37 PM

Ew. Not a fan of Ott but he does bring us some physicality. There has to be a trade coming right???


#2681604 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 01 July 2016 - 02:59 PM

Who the hell is Matt Lorito? He is showing on our roster at capfriendly.com.


25 year old winger, used to be Brown U's captain, played in Albany in the AHL last year putting up 54 points in 71 games his first full year in the league. Basically a low risk prospect signing

http://www.elitepros...hp?player=62740


#2681593 Thomas Vanek signs 1 year, $2.6m deal with Detroit

Posted by amato on 01 July 2016 - 02:55 PM

Low risk, hopefully high reward and we have the space. Hope he finds his scoring touch again


#2681326 Frans Nielson signs 6 year $5.25m AAV contract with Detroit

Posted by amato on 01 July 2016 - 12:23 PM

 
I'm in the same boat. Seems like he'll be a good fit. And the limited no trade after two years makes that contract movable if he starts to decline or if Larkin and AA surpass the hell out of him at center. 
 
And maybe we'll win shootouts now!!


Agreed. He can be moved away or even just down the lineup and used on the PK/PP some still if he gets passed up by two other centers.


#2681298 Frans Nielson signs 6 year $5.25m AAV contract with Detroit

Posted by amato on 01 July 2016 - 12:09 PM

The more I read about Nielsen, the more i like him.. The term obviously isn't great but that's free agency for ya. Hopefully holland isn't done.


#2681290 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 01 July 2016 - 12:07 PM

Quoted you.




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:D haha thank you for this bit of comic relief in the midst of all the sky is falling fire holland etcetc


#2681111 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 01 July 2016 - 11:09 AM

7 years / 5.5 per for Ladd

Lucic gets 7 / 6 from EDM


#2681070 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 01 July 2016 - 10:51 AM

The future is mighty bleak for the red wings. Nielsen, Helm and Abdelkader that's our future for the next five years. Does anybody with a basic understanding of hockey think those are guys to build a winning team around?

 

The team will be built around Larkin, DD, and Mrazek




#2681055 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 01 July 2016 - 10:46 AM

 

Why would Eric Staal take a paycut to come play in Detroit?

 

because the only deal he'll probably be able to sign anywhere is low money/short term 

 

that said, I am starting to prefer Nielsen to him the more I read about him.. but I am still worried about what contract it'll take to get him. 




#2680935 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 01 July 2016 - 09:44 AM

Not even noon on free agency day yet and the sky is already falling.... That might be a record.


#2680873 Darren Helm re-signed: 5 years, $3.85m AAV

Posted by amato on 01 July 2016 - 09:14 AM

Whatever, I like helm. And with the high interest in him, he would've gotten more on the open market. Seems like a pretty tradable contract even a few years from now.