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In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

27 June 2016 - 11:38 AM

I thought Stamkos wanted to be the main guy?
Anyway, I can for sure see the appeal of playing in Buffalo or Toronto, but at the same time we are talking about what was the last place and 23rd place teams in the league as of a couple months ago. Up-and-coming is never a guarantee, and there's definitely a level of risk associated with signing the rest of your career away to one of those two teams. The Wings haven't been all that exciting the past few seasons, but at the very least we've been a consistent playoff team. For similar money, it might be more appealing to come to Detroit because we have a better track record of playing games that matter in April.

 

I think it's all about that right there. He's been close in T Bay and I really find it hard to believe that he will want to go way backwards to teams that have no chance of contending.  I hope that he will see with the Wings that with him and a couple of other moves we have a chance to contend.  Larkin and Stamkos going forward makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. 


In Topic: Datsyuk Announcement to Officially Leave NHL

18 June 2016 - 01:22 PM

 

Ansar Khan ‏@AnsarKhanMLive 2m2 minutes ago

Ken Holland said he's not optimistic about trading Datsyuk contact but has spoken to teams. The price is high.

 

Helene St. James ‏@HeleneStJames 2m2 minutes ago

Ken Holland says he's not overly optimistic about moving Datsyuk contract, says takers want lots of young assets.

 

Nick Cotsonika ‏@cotsonika 2m2 minutes ago

Red Wings do not want to part with too many assets to clear cap space for one season.

 

 

The thing is they aren't just clearing cap space for one year, if they can clear this contract and get the space they have a really legit chance at getting Stamkos which is a generational type player. 

 

To the topic at hand though. Farewell to #13. Top 5 favorite Wings all time.  He did things on the ice that no other players could do past or present.  Good luck in the future Pav. 


In Topic: NHL Chooses Las Vegas for 17-18 Expansion

14 June 2016 - 02:06 PM

Silliest thing I have heard in a long time but it's Bettman so what do we expect.  People who live in Vegas don't like to go anywhere near the strip so why would you expect them to come to the strip to watch a sport they have no interest in watching?  The novelty of guys like me going to a Wing's game once a year or every couple of years will wear off pretty quick.  Over/under on this lasting more than 7 years?  


In Topic: Gordie Howe has passed away. 1928-2016.

10 June 2016 - 12:22 PM

Not close to being the Wings best player of all time, let alone the GOAT. Lidstrom, Feds, Yzerman go before him

What does that have to do with anything that happened today? It's a day to celebrate the life of a legend, not to compare him to other great players.  But for the record putting Feds above Mr. Hockey is comicial. 


In Topic: Gordie Howe has passed away. 1928-2016.

10 June 2016 - 09:36 AM

Just watched a tribute on sportsnet.  When Lidstrom came to Detroit he asked to wear # 9. They pointed to the rafters and told him he couldn't wear that number.  #5 looks pretty good up there too.  RIP Mr Hockey.