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#2523539 Dan Boyle's rights traded to the Islanders…..

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 11 June 2014 - 06:20 PM

I'm confused...isn't this thread about Boyle? I haven't read anything about him in like 2 pages lol

#2523352 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 09 June 2014 - 09:46 PM

Is Smith a top 4 damn? No. Is he one of our 4 best? yes. He is supposed to be an offensive defensemen, but that would mean he scores more than 19 points in a season. he has the talent to be a guy that puts up 40-50 points a year, but it hasn't clicked yet. Just as Dekeyser should become a 30-40 point per year guy.

I think Smith will have a similar path that Ericsson had. Early in Ericsson's career he had flashes of brilliance laced with terrible defensive mistakes. He eventually learned the game and is now a solid defenseman. I think Smith has a bigger learning curve then we would like but I think the talent and potential is there. Give him one more full season and I don't think we will be discussing trading him.

#2523172 17 Years Ago Today

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 07 June 2014 - 06:51 PM

I'm starting to feel old. Can't believe it's been that long. I started being a hardcore fan two years earlier in 95 when I was 8. I haven't missed a wings game since then. Still remember the night of Vladys accident. I was physically sick to my stomach and couldn't sleep and wasn't even old enough to really grasp the significance of that event.

#2523107 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 07 June 2014 - 10:38 AM

Anyone else starving for real trade rumors and not hypotheticals? I'm dying here.

#2522829 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 04 June 2014 - 09:42 PM

I'm ok with Alfie but not at the cap hit he was last season. There are better ways to spend that money.

#2522647 Adam Almquist says he’s considering returning to Sweden to avoid AHL

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 03 June 2014 - 04:43 PM

Too small to become anything at the NHL level too bad because the talent is obviously there. The pick was a gamble some turn out well, others don't sad but it's n ot like the SEL is a bad league in fact they might be number 2 or 3 overall worldwide.

I don't write off people just because of their size. There are plenty of small players that have made it in the NHL that you would think had absolutely no shot.

#2522448 97-98 Red Wings still the last team to win back-to-back!

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 02 June 2014 - 01:22 AM

Shows how much of inspiration Vladdy really was.

#2522288 TSN POY: Hertl vs Gustav Nyquist

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 01 June 2014 - 01:44 AM

The way these contests are won is dumb. I'm over it now. It should be one vote per email. This system proves nothing but who has the better tech guys.

#2522227 TSN POY: Hertl vs Gustav Nyquist

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 30 May 2014 - 06:22 PM

Bots!!!! We need more Bots!!!!!

#2521235 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 19 May 2014 - 11:39 PM

I don't know why people keep throwing these big names out there for possible trades. The chances that Holland trades picks and prospects for a big name instead of trying to sign people for free after July 1st is slim to none. The only way he would trade for a Neal, or any other comparable player would be if a deal fell in his lap he couldn't refuse and that doesn't happen in the NHL anymore. We will try to sign a few free agents and maybe make a small minor trade or two but I don't see any blockbuster trades in our future.

#2521069 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 18 May 2014 - 04:09 PM

I would package Nyquist in a trade for a proven sniper. Nyquist's stock is as high as it's ever going to be and although I think he is a good player, I don't see him sustaining his scoring like he did on his goal streak.

#2521052 2014 Memorial Cup

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 18 May 2014 - 12:34 PM

Holland is looking like a genius. I remember all the bashing he took for drafting Bertuzzi in the second round. He has looked like a steal lately.

#2521041 2014 draft thoughts.

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 18 May 2014 - 11:02 AM

I actually hope the Red Wings trade their first rounder for someone's first rounder next year and another later pick. Next years draft crop is supposed to be one of the deepest in a long time and it would be nice to have two cracks at the first round in 2015.

#2518131 Somebody's getting fired LOL (NSFW)

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 29 April 2014 - 09:09 AM

Looks like someone was gonna lose their job and went down in a blaze of glory!

#2517816 NHL lacks class.

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 27 April 2014 - 08:44 PM

There are goons in every league. Just because you can name a few doesn't mean the entire league is "classless"