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In Topic: Datsyuk Announcement to Officially Leave NHL

25 August 2016 - 05:13 PM

Datsyuk is going to light it up this season. 

Yeah. That fact that he's now playing with Kovalchuck kind of slipped by me - They'll be tearing it up. Kovy had 6 pts. in the 2 games they've played, Pav had 3.


Plus the team has Voynov, the wife-beater, and Dadonov, who has been top 20 in that league for the past couple years.

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

24 August 2016 - 11:53 PM

Kronwall could be

True. The tweet says expect him to be ready, but who knows. 

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

24 August 2016 - 09:07 PM

Part of me is hoping we have a Dman injured so we can keep XO, Sproul, and Jensen at least at the beginning of the year.


Sucks for Jurco. He was already starting behind the eight ball and now the path looks harder for him.

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

19 August 2016 - 02:32 PM


Last eleven years. No one has made fewer trades, and it's not even close.

A.K.A. since the salary cap. It's clear that has been our policy since the cap - go with homegrown draft picks and prospects for the majority of our players. In this time, I think every other team, at some point, has either traded a lot of their future in a big push to win (Pens, FLA, KIngs, etc) or traded away aging stars in order to tank and get picks (Flames, Buffalo, etc.) We haven't been in either of these extreme situations so it makes sense that we have tallied much less trades - that was what I was saying.


Now, you can argue that we should go through the cycle of boom and bust, but that's another conversation, i think. 

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

16 August 2016 - 11:05 PM

Lang scored 62 and 52 points in his two full seasons here, that's pretty good.

The issue I have with Holland is that he doesn't make those trades anymore. He could have traded any number of guys who never turned out to be as good as hoped to bring in players to improve the team, but won't.

We're in a much different situation so he should run the team differently. We're rebuilding from the draft - essential to that strategy is drafting well and keeping your good draft picks. Not sure why anyone is surprised that we haven't made many trades. When someone brought up that we had us significantly less trades then everyone else for the past 5 years - I think that's because we're really the only team in the situation of doing a rebuild without tanking at some point. So we're more dependent on hoping prospects work out and so - as any gambler should - we keep many chances for the opportunity for success.


And as someone who has claimed that others are overvaluing prospects, I think you do the same when you claim that trading them can significantly improve the team. Other teams also know that proven talent is more valuable than potential. For instance, you mentioned trading Sproul as an OHLer and Nyquist as a AHLer - any trade that doesn't involve a 1st round pick, a high drafted prospect, or a roster player really isn't going to bring you in much from what I've seen. We have plenty of mid-level Dmen and forwards and I think that would be generous for what that trade suggestion would get you. And now, that's about the level Nyquist's at and Sproul could still surprise.