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#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!


#2674198 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by amato on 28 April 2016 - 12:14 PM

Although I agree the name is lame, and wish it was something more directly connected to Wings hockey, everybody in Toledo was up in arms when they named the new Mud Hens park, "Fifth Third Field." Then the new hockey arena was named the, "Huntington Center." Now people don't even think twice about. This will probably pass as well. Maybe.
 

Oh I'm sure it'll pass too.. But seeing as how the Internet exists, not before an unhealthy amount of trolling :P

At least the arena itself will be badass


#2674186 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by amato on 28 April 2016 - 11:36 AM

Just like their pizza this name is blah.


Just put the name in foil and in the fridge and take it to lunch tomorrow.. It'll be acceptable enough after you reheat it in the microwave.


#2674165 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by amato on 28 April 2016 - 10:53 AM

I can see it now: "And here we are live from the Little Caesar's Arena for tonight's matchup. The players sure are looking Hot n Ready to play!"  




#2674164 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by amato on 28 April 2016 - 10:43 AM

Laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame (but not surprising) 




#2674146 New arena construction updates

Posted by amato on 28 April 2016 - 08:40 AM

At least be semi creative and go with the little caesars colosseum :P


#2674134 Mantha

Posted by amato on 28 April 2016 - 06:11 AM

Over rated and over hyped are two very different things. Mantha was over hyped by wings fans when we drafted him (myself included).. He'll be fine in time. I'm excited to see him progress.

Hopefully he has a big off season of training and really turns some heads come training camp.


#2674007 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by amato on 27 April 2016 - 10:53 AM

So because they go on and on about how gifted he is offensively, but don't mention much about his defensive game, you take that as he "doesn't play defense"?... Here's what I took from those articles... "absolutely deadly in transition", "best puck distributor in draft class", "long skating stride and great edging", "always thinking far ahead", "great passing gets him out of trouble", "defensive ability needs work", "active stick to shut down opponents", "needs added strength"...

 

Thanks for reaffirming my belief that he would be a great pick for us in the first. Based on scouting reports and rankings, I'd like to see us take Jake Bean in the first, Lucas Johansen in the second, and as a late round sleeper pick Kenny Johnson...

 

well, i'm sold. 




#2673918 Free Press: Pavel Datsyuk to return to Russia following Playoffs

Posted by amato on 26 April 2016 - 06:49 PM

Not to mention Datsyuk is probably our best d man :P


#2673801 Fixing this mess....

Posted by amato on 26 April 2016 - 09:27 AM

Yeah I'd definitely prefer it of course but I'm not sure ouelette would be enough.. Maybe enough to get a trade talk started. but if they asked for nyq, Mantha, and a first, I'd be sad to lose those two guys but I think it'd be worth it.


#2673448 Who gets the "A" when datsyuk leaves?

Posted by amato on 24 April 2016 - 10:21 PM

I'll also guess Abby. One day, Dekeyser will get one too and Larkin the C.

I think that's our next wave of captains.