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#2310241 Parise Likely Out. Next Options

Posted by puckbags on 26 June 2012 - 08:55 PM

With Parise´s comments about him going back to NJ I cringed because I want him to distract some teams while we go for trades or signings. In example: Bobby Ryan, Semin, Suter.


If we could sign Semin and somehow trade for Ryan that would make me feel all warm and tingly inside..two right handed goal scorers. Let the mind games being, Parise is saying all the right things..there is no way he gets more then 8 mill.


#2309978 Peter Mueller

Posted by puckbags on 26 June 2012 - 09:39 AM

http://blogs.denverp...ng-offer/10891/

24 yrs old
From Michigan
6 2"
RH shot
Plays right wing or centre
Former No. 8 overall

Avalanche have not qualified him and he will become a UFA. Injury issues the last few years.

Would you guys consider this guy to be a perfect fit for what we need? I would LOVE this guy at 3rd line centre and move helm down to the 4th. This would provide 3 scoring lines. OR he could be a backup if we don't land Parise or Semin (we might not want him).

Thoughts?

Helm deserves 3rd line minutes and there would be no reason at all to move him to the 4th and get less minutes..if anything he should play more not less.




#2307858 If we fail to reload with top UFAs we should?

Posted by puckbags on 18 June 2012 - 02:37 PM

That's what I'd put my money on too. Suter and Semin. I don't like Semin but It's not about what I like.


I agree. Not huge on Semin's work ethic but if playing on Datsyuk's wing and getting set up all season isn't enough to give him a kick in the ass then I don't know what is.


#2307667 Power Play

Posted by puckbags on 16 June 2012 - 09:23 PM

Chris Stewart


We all get your man love crush for Stewart..put it in your sig so we don't have to see you type his name every day !


#2307377 My 2012-13 Roster

Posted by puckbags on 14 June 2012 - 01:18 PM

I thought for sure this was a bluesadams thread. I feel like we have so manyyyyy of these threads and they ALL are the pretty much the same thing. Maybe swapping a player or two.

Anyways I don't know about Semin, he will want to much and is known for being lazy. It would be intriguing to see him play with Datsyuk but not sure if that outweighs his known laziness.


I agree, can't we sticky a capgeek/fantasy/dream world/I made this trade on Nhl 2012 thread?


#2305611 Cool Stevie Y story

Posted by puckbags on 06 June 2012 - 12:42 PM

Mitch Albom wrote this story on the morning of the Wing's cup clinching win in 1997. How incredibly spoiled have we been for the last 25 years to have 2 such amazing captains.

Mitch Albom story about Yzerman


#2303845 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by puckbags on 30 May 2012 - 03:04 PM

Plan on wearing my Lids Winter Classic jersey tomorrow and cross my fingers this isn't what it sounds like..


I guess we can hope that the reason for the presser is that he is announcing that this is his final season coming up..one can only hope but according the media he is hangin em up.


#2302579 What's the point of the crease?

Posted by puckbags on 22 May 2012 - 09:54 AM

I think the crease is there solely to keep Homer's ass directly from touching other goalies faces.


#2301364 Babcock and Holland want to keep Homer.

Posted by puckbags on 14 May 2012 - 10:42 PM

I don't think Gaustad's the second coming of Gretzky. No one does. I DO think he'd help.

"ZOMG he doesn't fight that much! (Only four fights last season! And he lost two of them!!!)"
"ZOMG 6'5 isn't big enough! (The Wings are already a very big and physically imposing team!!!)"
"ZOMG Nashville gave up a first-round pick for him and he was a pain in our collective ass and we gave up a first-rounder for Quincey and Quincey sucked so ZOMG they overpaid and we don't need to overpay for players!!!"

He's a free agent this summer. If he's asking for 4 million, then sure - pass on him. But if he can be had for less than 3? I'd say it's worth it.


Excuse my old ass ignorance but what the hell does ZOMG mean? Is that something Beiber says?


#2300561 Suter most likely out of Nashville

Posted by puckbags on 10 May 2012 - 03:28 PM

If Holland offer them both $7.5M per for 5+ yrs. That should be enough to entice both of them. But if they'd rather sign in Columbus for $9M, then let them... I don't doubt that if their respective clubs don't see a re-signing coming, their rights will be traded before they become UFA's...



That worked out good for Wiznoooooooooooski !!


#2299196 2012 World Ice Hockey Championships

Posted by puckbags on 04 May 2012 - 09:04 AM

Tatar with the snipe !


#2298673 Predators bench Radulov and A. Kostitsyn for Game 3 of WCSF

Posted by puckbags on 02 May 2012 - 09:03 AM

Does anybody actually think NHL players stay in their hotel rooms and read the Bible every night on the road?



I agree, I like to have a beer or 10 after a day of work so why can't these guys..as long as they keep it classy I don't see what the big deal is. I've seen lots of players in the Roxy in Vancouver after a game...no biggie.

I don't want to defend Radulov because he's obviously a selfish tool but the shorter the leash you give these guys and the more you treat them like babies it seems the worse it almost makes it. When was the last time we had an issue like this? I can't even think of one.


#2298233 Is Rinne Getting Exposed?

Posted by puckbags on 30 April 2012 - 10:52 AM

Nashville looks flat and tired..almost seems like they treated us as their Stanley Cup.


#2297541 Detroit has inside track on Parise

Posted by puckbags on 27 April 2012 - 10:36 AM

I can't stress this enough: You HAVE to do your research before you make comments. If you want to talk about their prospects not panning out that's fine, but you should know that all those picks in the first round that never panned out were all drafted by the previous GM. Their current GM was the one that helped build the Anaheim stanley cup team and the Pittsburgh cup team. The draft picks HE has taken are all projected to come to the NHL next year, it's taken a few years for them to clean out all the s*** from the last regime and restock the shelves. And even though none of those prospects were pro this year, Minnesota probably would have made the playoffs had they been able to stay healthy. Look at them when they were healthy, they were winning like every game even without their touted prospects; and winning against the best teams. They beat us multiple times, they beat Nashville, New Jersey, Boston, Vancouver multiple times.. I'm not here to bash the wings' prospects or anything but as someone who follows the NHL closely, you're kidding yourself to think that Minnesota doesn't have one of the top 3-5 prospect pools in the league. And what the wings have is great, they have one guy who I think is top 6 for sure and then a couple other quality guys, but it's a far cry from what Minnesota has built, which only makes sense. Finally they get a competent GM and with all the high picks he's had, they are finally hitting on a lot of those. They of course have to prove themselves just like everyone else, but they are so deep with prospects that even if one or two are busts, they still have a bevy of other guys that will be home runs. Granlund alone is already scoring over a point per game as a youngster in a league full of men. It's just preposterous to compare Minnesota and Detroit in the area of prospects. Just as it would be to compare Mikko Koivu and Pavel Datsyuk. They are both good, but one is CLEARLY better than the other. With all that in mind, it's an absolute fallacy to be thinking that Parise and Suter with immediately sign with the Wings on July 1. Minnesota is not a team to be taken lightly in any sense.


I'd be interested in you explaining this statement.


#2296075 2012 Free Agents

Posted by puckbags on 23 April 2012 - 12:10 AM

Absolute pipe dream of a roster, but imagine if the Wings were to pull this off:

CAPGEEK.COM CAP CALCULATOR ROSTER
My Custom Lineup
FORWARDS
Zach Parise ($6.800m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Gustav Nyquist ($0.875m)
Valtteri Filppula ($3.000m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Johan Franzen ($3.955m)
Todd Bertuzzi ($2.075m) / Darren Helm ($1.100m) / Justin Abdelkader ($0.966m)
Drew Miller ($0.838m) / Paul Gaustad ($3.300m) / Patrick Eaves ($1.200m)
Tomas Tatar ($0.840m)
DEFENSEMEN
Nicklas Lidstrom ($3.200m) / Brendan Smith ($0.875m)
Ryan Suter ($7.250m) / Ian White ($2.875m)
Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Jonathan Ericsson ($3.250m)
Jakub Kindl ($0.883m)
GOALTENDERS
Jimmy Howard ($2.250m)
Joey MacDonald ($0.550m)

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $63,614,962; BONUSES: $247,500
CAP SPACE (22-man roster): $685,038
Trade Cleary and Quincey for whatever - cap dumps.


I would rather Lidstrom retire then you insult one of the greatest d men of all time with 3.2 milliion dollars per year. Pipe dream is right.