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#2428313 is anyone happy right now?

Posted by number9 on 06 July 2013 - 11:56 PM

Z and I'd try to get a different top winger to go with z. And if MI said don't buyout franzen then I think Quincey would of been my next choice.

And details ummm based on what Ottawa gave up Nyquist or tatar, a first, and idk who is equal to the second prospect.

It would have likely been Tatar/Nyquist a first and Jurco. Wouldn't be surprised if it was both Nyquist and Tatar and a first. Silverberg and Noesen are both top flight prospects

#2427809 is anyone happy right now?

Posted by number9 on 05 July 2013 - 10:06 PM

So the team essentially looks like this...


Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Alfredsson
Franzen - Weiss - ??????????

??????? - Helm - ??????????

??????? - Andersson - ??????


Kronwall - Ericsson

Kindl - Quincey

Smith - DeKeyser






It's going to be fun watching who earns that last top6 spot. I think Tatar, Nyquist, Bertuzzi, and Sammy all have a legit shot at it. I see a lot of lines with Abby in the top6 but IMO that's not going to happen. I think the only reason he was with Dats and Z in the playoffs was cause all our other big bodies were hurt.


I also think Sammy is going to surprise people if he avoids injury. He produced with Vancouver and Florida and I don't see any reason why he can't again here if he can stay healthy.

#2424647 2013 NHL Entry Draft Discussion

Posted by number9 on 02 July 2013 - 11:36 AM

People need to remember that we basically got Bertuzzi for free.... Obviously a pick they wanted, so they took him a little early and guaranteed picking him up. Is supposed to be a nasty aggitator

#2424411 2013 NHL Entry Draft Discussion

Posted by number9 on 01 July 2013 - 11:23 AM

Or we just really, really need to get bigger, stronger. ;)

Well that's pretty much what I'm saying. I always understood the formula was lock down your talented core and then put size and strength around them to compliment them

#2424404 2013 NHL Entry Draft Discussion

Posted by number9 on 01 July 2013 - 11:13 AM

We selected a big-bodied sniper and multiple grinder/aggitator types. Along with a pair of big nasty defensive dmen.

These are the kind of pieces you add when preparing for a cup run. First you have to have your core of solid G and talented Fs and Ds. Then you add a few gritty and sizeable players and boom your a cup contending team.

If Holland is adding physicality and grit, he must think we're like 3 or 4 years from a serious cup run. It also means he's probably happy with the level of skill on the big club and farm already.

Of course I'm completely speculating

Plus dont forget the 2 Swedish sleepers

#2424166 2013 NHL Entry Draft Discussion

Posted by number9 on 30 June 2013 - 06:40 PM

Mantha, Natasiuk, Bertuzzi? We're getting bigger and grittier? Holland must have started reading lgw

#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