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#2529760 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 03 July 2014 - 01:10 PM

lecavalier possibly to the sens.
 
 
source: http://prohockeytalk...out-lecavalier/

Funny we were all super disappointed we didn't land him last year and now Philly has to beg people to take him. I think Niskanen is going to be a similar story.


#2529499 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 02 July 2014 - 01:50 PM

wonder if we can get Andrej Sustr out of Tampa and then trade Quincey to Buffalo for Myers in a deal?
 
would make the bottom pairing huge


You gotta stop playing NHL 14


#2529106 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 01 July 2014 - 08:13 PM

You know, it really amazes me how quickly everyone seems to just want to fire KH and blow up the ship. And because of what exactly? We re-signed a guy who played well for us in the second half and has a proven track record of being a solid 3-4 D man. So we didn't sign any big name free agents, and? Did we really want Boyle here for 3 years? No. Orpik for 5 years and $5.5m? No. Niskanen for 7 years? I didn't. Stralman for 5 years? No. The list goes on and on. Guys who are cashing in on one or two good years (besides Boyle) and using the thin market to drive up their prices. It is frankly, a joke. The worst thing the wings could have done was to sign someone like that for a massive term which locks us in, blocking the path for 1 or 2 kids when they are ready either this season or next. 
 
Why is it that we are so quick to lambast something that we don't like, yet it takes 100 things to satisfy us? I mean, for crying out loud, we're not the Leafs. It's not like we haven't won a cup in the last 50 years. And also, it's not even like we're not competitive anymore. This team was a playoff team. Granted, the last 2 years have been touch and go, but 2 years ago we took the cup champs to 7 and had them on the ropes. In that 2012-13 roster, there were 26 players who were part of this seasons roster. 26!!!!!!!! And this season, most were injured, and yet somehow, due to some strong play of guys who will form the future of this team, we made it in. 
 
There is, quite clearly, a rebuild in progress at the moment. And it amazes me how people can't seem to get excited about the future prospects of Dekeyser, Tatar, Nyquist, Sheahan, Jurco, Sproul, Marchenko, Ouellet, Mantha, Mrazek. Combined with a healthy D and Z and the other GOOD pieces we have on this team. So what's changed? Why has everyone become so despondent, when really, I think our time is coming right around the corner. Maybe not this year, but the year after for sure. If our kids continue trending upwards, we'll be right up there. Everyone is entitled to their opinions, but to ignore the obvious positives that are emanating from this teams future and insist on throwing everything out in the trash just because we struck out on 1 day of the year is, in my eyes, nuts. 

It's because ever since the Salary Cap, Holland has consistently either been afraid to pull the trigger on the top free agents, or been unable to land the top free agents and create a franchise that players want to play for. Sure he has had to deal with losing some of the greats (aka Lidstrom) but he has been content with keeping this team a competitive first round team while our super star players continue to age. He is a GM that was spoiled early in his tenure when everyone wanted to come here and take a pay cut pre-salary cap and now does not know how to handle when the big fish no longer want the lure.


#2529069 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 01 July 2014 - 07:45 PM

@HeleneStJames: SJS had tried for a couple days to move D Brad Stuart. DET was on his 8-team list to waive NTC. #RedWings didn't want to trade 2&6 rd picks.


I'm ok with that. Not worth our second in a very good draft year.


#2528997 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 01 July 2014 - 07:03 PM

Ok guys sounds like everyone needs a pick me up.....so here goes.................Hampus Melen.


#2528976 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 01 July 2014 - 06:54 PM

Can we seriously get a "We the people" petition going? 


I'm not even joking about this. I would like to start a petition. Someone has to be held accountable and unfortunately it's the guy at the top.


#2528968 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 01 July 2014 - 06:49 PM

Dude I had this terrible dream that it was July 1st and nobody wanted to sign in Detroit so we resigned Kyle Quincey and gave him a raise. Lol could you imagine?


#2528792 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 01 July 2014 - 05:39 PM

I really hope this spurs KH to offer sheet Subban. Make the deal as rich and unmatchable as you can.

It's not like their are any negatives to doing so, nobody will sign with us and nobody will trade fairly with us now anyway.


Subban would have to actually sign the offer sheet though. From what we've seen today we couldn't get the popcorn guy to sign a contract.


#2528783 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 01 July 2014 - 05:32 PM

At least we are almost guaranteed to see Mantha at some point next season. Seeing him in training camp and preseason is the only thing I'm looking forward to.


#2528779 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 01 July 2014 - 05:29 PM

i'm not sure i want to reply to that lol


Too late you already did...can't take it back!


#2528626 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 01 July 2014 - 04:09 PM

nope. suter debacle was way worse


It's clear that Suter/Parise not signing here set us back 5-7 years.


#2528227 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 01 July 2014 - 01:50 PM

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ff4f948d106eb52539a34214b87d4a54_normal.David Pagnotta @TheFourthPeriod  ·  32s

Red Wings appear to be working the trade phones now to bolster their blueline. Lost out on Boyle, and apparently out on Niskanen.

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Yay! Why get guys for free when we can give up talent and depth for them!


#2528140 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 01 July 2014 - 01:23 PM

Well good bye Babcock....it was great while it lasted.


#2528067 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 01 July 2014 - 01:08 PM

Report: Holland found at Bell Tire looking confused ...repeatedly kicking tires. The report further states he will continue to kick tires at Bell Tire until his meeting with Dan Ceary at 6.


#2527998 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 01 July 2014 - 12:43 PM

Maybe we are saving Cap space to go after Lebron.