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#2423378 Tyler Seguin available? what would do cost be

Posted by number9 on 29 June 2013 - 03:22 PM

To those saying no to seguin, ur crazy. For his age he's doing awesome. Incredibly talented FUTURE star. Problem is he'll cost a ton and is good friends with patty kane

#2423216 Jonathan Ericsson - should we consider trading him?

Posted by number9 on 28 June 2013 - 08:12 PM

Kindl, E, Kronners, and DeKeyser are our only solid D. None of them are going anywhere

#2422257 Wings looking to trade before using buyouts

Posted by number9 on 25 June 2013 - 04:01 PM

The toughness in the East is completely overrated. People act like the east is full of goons that will crush us. There is little to no difference.

#2422238 2013 Offseason Thread

Posted by number9 on 25 June 2013 - 02:47 PM

just wanna say all this crap about wings being interested in stephen weiss is pissing me off hes overrated and is always hurt id hate to see us being locked up to like 4 years on weiss with all the kids coming up and better options out there

Weiss has had 2 wrist injuries over 10 NHL seasons. With those 2 injuries he missed 72 games, and has played in 654 NHL games. He's injured roughly 9% of the time. Weiss is not "always hurt".

All of the scouting reports I've read suggest that he is a gentle giant.

Everything I've read says he's got incredible defensive smarts, and because of that he doesn't take a lot of penalties and is not necessarily skating around like a loose cannon leveling everyone. I doubt he's "gentle", just responsible.

#2421679 Nyquist or Tatar

Posted by number9 on 24 June 2013 - 01:41 AM

Haha, I wondered why you posted that one twice.  The thing I like about Tatar over Nyquist is that he seems more tenacious.  He's always attacking the net.  I worry that Nyquist is a little to passive in his overall approach, which is good for a playmaker, but not so great for a goal scorer.  And I think that we need more goal scorers on this team. 

I'm thinking the exact same thing. Nyquist is of the Zetterberg/Datsyuk mold, however he's worse than them. So to me, Tatar is the better option. He brings something we dont already have. He's of a very different mold that I can't quite pin down. I don't know what it is, but I like it. Very well rounded, very tenacious, very hungry.

#2421442 Tsn:Off-Season Game Plan: Detroit Red Wings

Posted by number9 on 22 June 2013 - 10:26 PM

We need to weed ppl out before we add anything

#2420530 Datsyuk agrees to 3-year extension, $22.5m total, $7.5m/year

Posted by number9 on 18 June 2013 - 10:39 AM

Great price tag considering Malkin got 9.5 in his extension

#2420282 2013 Offseason Thread

Posted by number9 on 17 June 2013 - 04:29 PM


Mantha, Gauthier, and McCarron listed as draft targets, would be thrilled with any of them

#2420168 Wings interested in Weiss

Posted by number9 on 16 June 2013 - 12:10 PM


makes it look easy, on Chara nonetheless

#2419876 Detroit: Circa June 2018...

Posted by number9 on 14 June 2013 - 02:47 PM

When you say things like this, you really make yourself look foolish. 1 or 2 pr draft? LOL! I am not sure to debate with you or ignore you after that. That is so wrong it isn't even funny. But since you like to post I will answer.
here are the 1st round stars out of each draft from 2000 through 2009. The drafts after that are in the still to soon to know grou.
2000: Heatley, Gaborik, Klesla, Hartnell, Orpik, Boyes, Williams, Kronwall-8 that really made it.
2001: Kovolchuk, Spezza, Weiss, Goc-4 the worst year
2002: Nash, Bouwmeester, Semin, Ward-4 the worst year
2003: (this years draft is believed to rival this draft) Floury, Staal, Horton, Vanek, Michalek, Suter, Phaneuf, Carter, Brown, Seabrook, Parise, getzlef, Kesler, Richards, Perry-15 stars
2004: Ovechkin, Malkin, Ladd, Smid, Stafford, Zajac, Schneider, Green-8
2005: Crosby, Ryan, Johnson, Price, Kopitar, Hanzel, Rask, Oshie-8
2006: E Johnson, J Staal, Toews, Backstrom, Kessel, Okposo, Giroux, Bergland-8
2007: Kane, van Riemsdyk, Voracek, Couture, Sutter, McDonugh, Pacieretti-7
2008: Stamkos, Doughty, Bogosian, Schenn, Boedker, Myers, Karlsson, Del Zotto, Eberle, Carlson-10
2009: Tavares, Hedman, Duchene, Kane, Schenn, OEL-6
That makes 78 in 10 years, or a 8 star per year average. Yes you get a stinker year once in a while and you get a loaded year once in a while-like this year.
Of the names listed above, how many are under 6 ft tall? 1 or 2. Giroux is the only one off of the top of my head. The game is getting bigger and will continue to do so. yes a smaller guy can play, but the odds are very much against him. we need players with the odds in our favor that can become stars to lead this team over the next 15-20 years.

Yes. I didn't even get to that part yet. Diabetes is something that robs many of their strength. In the NFL-where this is common, once a guy develops it, they tend to have very short careers. No it is not a sure fire kiss of death, and depending on what type of diabetes it can be controlled and guys can have long careers. But again, this is a very deep draft filled with talented players. Why should we take that risk? we need some sure fire home runs this year. Like we did in 1983. Yzerman, Ysebert, Probert, Klima, Kocur, Grimson all in the same draft. All forwards and as a group gave us everything a team needs: speed, skill, size, toughness, leadership.

You call me a fool and then list Boedker as someone you'd build a team around? Really?

You build teams around franchise players/legit stars, not ladislav smid lol. Of your list I count about 26 stars. So on average about a little over 2 each year. Nice try though.

#2419773 Detroit: Circa June 2018...

Posted by number9 on 14 June 2013 - 07:36 AM

Max is 5'9" 194 lbs at 18. He'll probably end up around 5'10 210lbs as he grows. Not far off from zberg or dats. He's also incredibly more talented than his father, but also plays with his fathers fearless energy. Not a player to build around? How many 1st round players have been built around rich? Maybe 1 or 2 a draft? If hes another yzerman, awesome. if hes another lapointe, awesome. Your expectations are unrealistic, as are your evaluations of the guy.

#2419669 Bylsma and McLellan Extended

Posted by number9 on 13 June 2013 - 10:33 AM

Not too surprised. There arnt really any better options on the coaching market right now

#2400557 Should Howard be benched?

Posted by number9 on 09 May 2013 - 03:02 AM

Average top 6. Young and rookie packed bottom 6. Average defense. Not very tough across the board.

Howard has been a shing star when you consider all that

#2390460 one of my favourite seasons

Posted by number9 on 27 April 2013 - 01:36 AM

I agree. This season has been tension filled and exciting to say the least. I don't necessarily agree with all the contracts from this off season, but this rebuilding on the fly business will be masterful if successful. As of now we've only had a taste of the prospect pool... and so far the taste has been delicious. Nyquist, Tatar, Andersson, Lashoff, Mrazek, and Dekeyser, even in their limited roles, are all looking like career NHLers. Plus Ericsson and Kindl have begun to blossom. This season has only reaffirmed my belief in the Wings eye for talent, and we haven't even seen the Jarnkroks, Jurcos, Frks, Sprouls, Ouellets, Backmans, Sheahans, or Marchenkos yet.


the future is bright in hockey town, playoffs or not.

#2387405 Mike McKee

Posted by number9 on 21 April 2013 - 01:30 PM

Again, of the top 100 skaters for this years draft, 16 are from the USHL, or 1 per team. Of the same list, 21 are from the WHL, or just under 1 per team. I realize that most hockey fans have the Canada thing going on, but the numbers do not support your beliefs.
Now for the top 10-20 players each year, the ones that will make the NHL in 1-2 years, they go to the CHL because of the stipind and the history. But those that are going to take longer 3-5 years to make the NHL and want to play college hockey, they go to the USHL and protect their eligability. Now, like I said, 10 years ago there was in fact a huge difference between the USHL and the CHL. But that isn't the case anymore. yes there are far more teams in the CHL. So they have more players and the law of averages is on the CHL's side. But if you look at the numbers of top rated prospects per team, it is very close/the same. Like I said, this year the USHL has more top 100 propsects per team than the WHL does.

The ushl would compare nicely to the chl if all the chlers tied their skates together and smoked crack before the game

In other news my beer league team just beat an AHL team, so I'd say that's a good comparison as well