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#2529048 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by number9 on 01 July 2014 - 07:34 PM


#2528203 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by number9 on 01 July 2014 - 01:41 PM

Ehrhoff and Boyle signed lower than expected, but I think more than a few other guys are getting too much

#2527483 UFA day looking up

Posted by number9 on 30 June 2014 - 11:55 PM


Samuelson is *worth* more than league minimum on a 2-way contract. But there is a opportunity cost lost by carrying that player and cap hit, so even if he does add value to the team, there is also a lose of value just by virtue of having him and not being able to have the alternative. In KFQ's cause he is taking up cap space/roster space/veteran in AHL space that other players are better suited for.


Just let it die man, he's gone. This is a pointless argument. I'm sorry I continued it. Comparing Sammy to Q is dumb too and beside the point.

#2527481 Wings to have face to face with Matt Niskanen

Posted by number9 on 30 June 2014 - 11:50 PM

I know right?! Makes me think Boyle is the guy because they don't want to get caught in a long term contract.

I think that's exactly what's happening. They're signing more stop gaps until the the kids are ready. It's been the plan for the last 3 years. They don't want to pay inflated market value for others team youth when they know we have a crap ton of our own on the way.


EDIT: Plus we're going to be end up against this the cap this year after signings and it will only get worse next year and so on. They don't want to commit to an inflated long term deal that will bar us from signing our prospects in the future

#2527475 UFA day looking up

Posted by number9 on 30 June 2014 - 11:35 PM


No matter how little money KFQ takes he is still not worth the spot he would take up on the roster. This is a perfect example of the team getting better by subtraction.


He's not coming back. Ok? We'll never know if it's PR spin or not. You have ur Red Wings live in fantasy land opinion, I have a different one, but at the end of the day the loser is gone so lets just be happy about it.


On a two way contract I'd take him!

#2527473 UFA day looking up

Posted by number9 on 30 June 2014 - 11:29 PM


Yes, but the rest of the sentence still doesn't change the overall meaning: That given the chance they would resign him. That shows you just how disconnected the Wings' front office is from the real world.


Yeah and maybe that chance is only if he signs at a significant paycut... but what do I know I live in la la land with Holland and the care bears.


EDIT: But I agree with RZ. This screams PR. "Oh we'd love to re-sign him... but we don't have the money! Sorry Q!" It's the same thing I tell the bums on Woodward

#2527468 UFA day looking up

Posted by number9 on 30 June 2014 - 11:21 PM

I think a UFA day of Niskanen and Boyle would be a very good day for us.  I would be happy with those two.  I know the risk in Boyle's ager and Niskanen's one year wonder, but it sure beats sticking with what we have and not giving it a try.  I would admire Holland's balls (what?) if he is able to land both. Plus that means Quincey is definitely gone and more than likely Kindl is also!


That's a little too R-rated for me! Joking aside, this whole "Holland has no balls" appeal to emotions, attacking his masculinity thing, is getting old. Plenty of GM's make big gutsy moves, only to have it majorly bite them in the rear. Milbury, Holmgren, Snow etc. He plays a conservative close to the vest style. If he really does lack guts, he makes up for it in brains.

#2527342 Spezza Requests Trade

Posted by number9 on 30 June 2014 - 07:02 PM


Ottawa is not going to trade their potential top scorer to a divisional rival. It has nothing to do with Holland.  Vancouver had to because they had no other choice.


Those things don't matter in NHL14

#2527262 Wings to have face to face with Matt Niskanen

Posted by number9 on 30 June 2014 - 03:26 PM

Interesting tidbit from Chuck Pleiness:

Chuck Pleiness ‏@wingsfrontman 5m

@DavidEnglander @WingsRiders @4thLinePlugger Boyle is No. 1. And if they can fit Ehrhoff in as well they will as well.



So much for the kids are alright, if that is truly the Wings strategy. But I wouldn't complain if we landed em both.


Kronwall - Boyle

Ehrhoff - Ericsson

Smith - DeKeyser


^ our D would actually look legit for once

#2527253 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by number9 on 30 June 2014 - 03:00 PM


NSH trying to deal Michael Del Zotto before 4 ET. If no deal, do they qualify at $2.9M or let him go UFA. Suspect it's latter but not firm.


Send em Kindl

#2527093 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by number9 on 29 June 2014 - 11:04 PM

Yzerman created 6 million in capspace unbelievable


and basically gave away assets to do it. It's a strategic move, but certainly not "unbelievable" lol

#2526907 BUF to buy out Christian Ehrhoff

Posted by number9 on 29 June 2014 - 12:39 PM

Things just got very interesting. Besides the RH shot Ehroff is the definition of what this team needs.

#2526814 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by number9 on 29 June 2014 - 03:30 AM


Source or no source, its pretty obvious there isn't a roster spot opening up anytime soon for him.  Same with Oullet/Sproul/Backman/Marchenko/Jensen - there is 1, maybe 2 spots on the roster coming up on D in the next few years, so some of them are going to have to be traded.  Save them for now, package them up when the right player becomes available on the trade market


I think Pulinkkinen Jensen and a pick would net us a damn a good player. maybe even tack on a Kindl or an Andersson

#2526796 Wings to have face to face with Matt Niskanen

Posted by number9 on 29 June 2014 - 01:25 AM

I made a number of responses pertaining how we do not need Iginla (can throw Boyle into that mix), and we should play the kids instead of signing older UFA's, and Franzen will most likely stay a Red Wing.


Sorry - long night at work, and I didn't get much sleep yesterday.


I think yourself and kip discount players like Iginla and Boyle for all the wrong reasons (AGE, IT'S JUST A NUMBER) but I'm honestly warming up to the idea of not signing Niskanen or Boyle if the price isn't right. We have Ouellet, Sproul, Marchenko, and Backman lurking in our prospect pool, literally all 4 just behind Mantha and Mrazek in rank. Would love to see a few of them come in and earn spots, which I think at least 2 of them are ready for.


You have to admit though, Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Iginla would be a sick top line. Iginla puts up dang good numbers and plays dang hard without a lot of injuries for a vet.

#2526790 Kesler traded to Anaheim

Posted by number9 on 29 June 2014 - 01:08 AM

I don't know what Red Wings drafting has to do with Kesler and the Ducks but yeah we draft well.


Unless Anaheim's young players really become elite this year, which could happen, I don't think Kesler puts them anywhere close to over the top.