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#2677154 Biggest need for Red Wings in Off-season Poll

Posted by amato on 08 June 2016 - 02:31 PM

Agree with a top pairing two way D man.. But I think a pure goal scoring forward is a very close second.

#2677134 2016 SCF: San Jose Sharks vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by amato on 08 June 2016 - 05:02 AM


:P not my creation but I love it. Here's to hoping they come back and win it though

#2677129 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 07 June 2016 - 07:21 PM

Not that I want Pit to win another Cup, but can the series just get over so the REAL off season can start already!?!?! :lol:

Yeah, just three more games :ninja: :P

#2676671 Wings acquire SJ prospect Dylan Sadowy

Posted by amato on 27 May 2016 - 11:31 AM

He definitely sounds worth losing the third round pick. Excited to see this guy develop.

And that article that krsmith shared only makes him sound better. Here's to hoping Kenny found a future gem.

#2676284 The Hockey News article on finnish hockey

Posted by amato on 20 May 2016 - 08:45 AM

The red wings could use some finish.. Amiright?! :P

#2676277 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 20 May 2016 - 05:29 AM

Stamkos alone would be a successful July 1st

So, yeah, I'd say so :P

#2676186 Mantha

Posted by amato on 18 May 2016 - 04:30 PM

UFA? sure, when was the last time we signed a big name UFA that worked out? Hossa..... Trades? Again when was the last time we traded for a 25+ goal scorer?
Now bottom 10 team, that is what 10 fewer points per year? Not that far away.

And 10 more points and we're first in the division.. Ahhh parity :P

But I'm not saying it's a foregone conclusion that we'll sign a big name UFA and/or make a splashy trade.. And it's unlikely, yes.. But just that there are other factors at play. And those were just a couple examples.

Obviously it's bad if any of your first round picks are busts, but my point was just that it wouldn't necessarily kill us to miss on one of three.

#2676172 Mantha

Posted by amato on 18 May 2016 - 12:07 PM

Missing with any would be less than ideal for sure but it's not make it or break it.. There are a lot of other factors (free agent signings, trades, mrazeks development to name a few) and even if 2 of the 3 became stars, I think we'll be ok.

#2676117 Mantha

Posted by amato on 17 May 2016 - 05:57 PM

Hopefully Mantha has a big off season of training and comes out in training camp forcing them to put him on the wings roster next year.

Based on reports and box scores and seeming him play twice (once toward the beginning of the season and once at the end hah), He definitely seemed to be improving as the year went on?

#2675905 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 13 May 2016 - 05:56 PM

But the AHL is considered pro. Which meas guys like Russo, Mantha, AA (if I'm interpreting the rules correctly) would require protection. 

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.

#2675284 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by amato on 06 May 2016 - 06:54 PM

Sean Day sounds like someone I'd be really happy for us to draft. I was thinking that even before the story (thanks for that btw). After reading that story.. It'd be really cool if we could get him and Max Jones together. They sound like they'd help each other continue to develop too.

#2674938 Calder finalists

Posted by amato on 03 May 2016 - 04:38 AM

It's gunna be McDavid. The NHL would LOVE that storyline.

If Panarin wins, does Kane accept it on his behalf? :P

#2674491 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 29 April 2016 - 03:05 PM

There's zero % chance trouba will ever be made available for an expansion draft ... They'd rather put Myers and enstrom before putting trouba up

Agreed. I read today that the NHL and NHLPA agreed on an expansion draft format and what to do about NTC/NMC but they didn't state what the agreement was..

But I remember something about the nhlpa wanting one or both of the clauses protected and in which case the jets may have too many to protect Trouba or something along those lines

Regardless, they're likely to trade someone this summer so they can get picks/prospects in return that they don't have to protect. 
If I'm a GM of a team that won't be a cup contender next year, I'm deciding now who to protect in the expansion draft and trading anyone outside of that of any value on draft day to stock the farm and land more picks. I would definitely not leave good players exposed and to lose for nothing. 

Yeah a looming expansion draft should do wonders for trades and speculation. I'm pretty excited to see how free agency/the draft unfolds across the league this year and next

#2674409 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 29 April 2016 - 06:05 AM

The fact is this:
- The Wings need one NOW and
- they need one for the future plus

- a top 6 center NOW
this can't be fixed in one off-season which is freaking scary.

Trouba = both of these things. He's 22. Plus he's good size, a Michigan boy, and right handed in addition to his good play and high ceiling. He's a no brainer trade target imo

#2674216 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by amato on 28 April 2016 - 12:55 PM

If you can't handle the heat, get out of the oven....

....and head on down to Little Caesars for a tasty deep deep dish pizza!

Little Caesars Arena: serving up deep deep dish family fun since 2017!