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In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

30 April 2016 - 04:27 PM

Oh no, one of our depth players left and will likely be replaced by someone from GR, what will we do?

In Topic: Alexander Radulov: Wings on short-list of desired teams

30 April 2016 - 04:10 PM

9 years ago he was 20 and is almost certainly a better player now. I am sensitive to your point about.overall team offense, but I think team offense improves as you replace the current guys with others that are relatively better. Radulov isn't my top choice as an FA, but I don't necessarily think someone with his skill set and age can't help this team for a few years.

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

30 April 2016 - 03:41 PM

Lots of successful teams play young guys in depth roles. I don't know why that's such kryptonite for you.

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

30 April 2016 - 03:33 PM

You keep saying we'd retain salary on fowler. We wouldn't. You're arguing against a made up assumption. Nuquist for Fowler could almost be done straight up. Its equal value. Sweetening the pot with one or two guys making league minimum isn't going to kill that deal, especially considering Anaheim will be looking to overhaul their roster anyway.

As far as the defense of the youngsters, you're also making things up. Callahan is good defensively and is used as such in GR. Tangedi is the 13th forward and is no worse defensively than our current 13th forwards Pulk and Jurco. Months IS bad defensively, which is why I've got him on the 3rd line with 2 defensively responsible guys.

If you need additional money then don't resign Helm, or retain money and trade Howard or Ericsson, or both. It doesn't matter, they'd be replaced by guys making league minimum anyway.

And how's the roster worse? You've added Fowler, Radulov, Okposo, Mantha, and depth guys and you lost Richards, Datsuk, Quincey, Nyquist and depth guys. If its not a net positive its a wash in terms of points, and it makes us bigger, younger, better at moving the puck AND allows us to slot guys like Zetterberg and Kronwall properly.

Also, I never, ever, said I "knew better" than Holland. Its an armchair roster, by a fan, for fun. Sue me.

In Topic: Alexander Radulov: Wings on short-list of desired teams

30 April 2016 - 03:22 PM

As long as youre not paying him obscene money you don't need him to have a career year. 20+ goals and 50 points is reasonable and would make him the best winger on our team. I'd offer him 4.5 million for three years, if he doesn't take it then oh well. If he does, great.