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#2680312 Shea Weber for Pernal Karl Subban

Posted by kipwinger on Yesterday, 04:58 PM

Subban is significantly better than Weber. Bergevin is dumb.


#2680042 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kipwinger on Yesterday, 08:51 AM

Devils looking for some scoring and put defenseman Damon Severson in play. Jump all over this Kenny!


#2679985 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 28 June 2016 - 07:54 PM

Must agree...It's disingenuous to claim 1 thing, or another.

 

Adding some size, and physicality to this roster would only help rather than hinder.

 

Only if they can skate.  Otherwise it does hinder us.  Slow hockey is losing hockey.  There are plenty of big, physical, wingers who are fast.  I'm all on board for those guys.  But Lucic and Martin aren't them.  That's all I'm saying.




#2679983 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 28 June 2016 - 07:43 PM

Must respectfully disagree.

 

Looking at our 3rd/4th lines - who exactly is vastly superior than Martin?

 

As far as I can tell - nobody really is - especially when it comes to physical play, and retorts (referring to Miller should be using 'Just For Men' hair care products).

 

He's a Windsor native - I'm guessing he grew up a Wings fan...Time to play for the 'home team'  :cool:

 

Better at what?  Hitting?  Nobody.  We've got nobody who hits as good as Martin.  But pretty much all of our bottom end guys are better players than Martin.  Did you know that Martin doesn't kill penalties?  Really, he's supposed to be the "ideal" bottom end winger and he doesn't even kill penalties for his own team.  .02 short handed minutes per game for Martin this year.  You know who does?  Clutterbuck.  And he scores WAY more than Martin too.  If everybody were going nuts for a guy like Clutterbuck I'd agree with them.  But not Martin.  He's not even the best fourth line winger on his own team. 

 

Say what you want about Miller (and I don't even want the guy on the team) but at least he does one thing reasonably well that helps teams win games.  He kills penalties reliably.  Martin does nothing but chase the puck around and hit guys.  Whoopdie do!  You know who else used to do that?   Jordin Tootoo, and what a stud he was for the Red Wings. 




#2679972 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 28 June 2016 - 07:32 PM

 

I wouldn't say anyone is saying we go to the other extreme. Adding a big winger or two doesn't make us Anaheim or Boston, it would give us a nice mix.

 

I don't have a problem with big wingers who can skate.  But that excludes guys like Lucic and to a lesser extent Backes and Ladd (who are only going to get slower as they age).  None of them play with the tempo that we should be playing with to maximize our potential.  Okposos can.  And he's bigger and tougher than any of our current wingers (aside from Abby), so I'd be fine with him.  Otherwise we're just negating our biggest asset.  Team speed. 

 

The the only big winger on Pittsburgh's team (who actually played) was Fehr, and he's a fourth liner.  The only big winger for Tampa (who actually plays) is Killorn, and he's 6'1, 200 lbs.  Hardly a brute.  Chicago?  Ladd (after the trade) and Weise (after the trade).  Before that?  Hossa.  Hardly a brute. 

 

Point is, people thinking that you need these giants to "add another dimension" are dramatically overvaluing that "added dimension".  Big brutes are struggling in today's game.  They can't keep up.  As unpopular as it may be, I'd be thrilled with a couple of Franzen's.  Guys who are big enough to hold the puck in the offensive zone, but who can skate and score.




#2679939 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 28 June 2016 - 06:30 PM

Did anyone else notice that a smaller, more skilled, speedier team just demolished a bigger, tougher, grittier team in the Cup Finals? Like, embarrassed them.

We already have a fast team. We need a little more skill in key positions and we are built to win. Going to the other extreme is silly. We finally have the personnel in place to play a type of game that we know can be successful (Pittsburgh, Tampa, Chicago) and we have people clamboring to get biggest and slower. Why? Cuz big is good apparently? Tell that to San Jose, and Anaheim, and Winnipeg, and Boston. Those giants are hearing it up eh?


#2679701 Drew Miller re-signs... 1 year deal $1.025 million

Posted by kipwinger on 27 June 2016 - 03:24 PM

I think Miller is overrated. But I don't mind the signing. If a kid outplays him in camp, waive miller and nearly all of his contract can be stashed in the minors. If not, he's serviceable. No harm no foul on this one for me.


#2679696 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 27 June 2016 - 03:16 PM

Agree with the above. Moving the contract is enough for me.


#2679643 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 27 June 2016 - 12:10 PM

Anybody who thinks Buffalo is some desire able landing place for Stamkos has obviously never spent much time in Buffalo. Yikes.


#2679582 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by kipwinger on 26 June 2016 - 03:07 PM

Teams draft best available.  If that's a goalie then it's a goalie.  You really only draft position of need if there's really no difference in quality between two or three players when you're drafting.  Likely the reason they took the goalie is because he was obviously their highest rated player available at that particular point in the draft.  I'd rather have too many good goalies, than a more evenly balanced prospect pool with worse players.  Too many good players is an asset.  While our trades didn't necessarily pan out, it's because we had too many good forwards and defense prospects that we were able to deal Jarnkrok, Janmark, and Backman without "mortgaging our future".




#2679561 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by kipwinger on 26 June 2016 - 11:47 AM

I'm a big fan of our picks going the college hockey route.  One thing that's true of college athletes across the board is the amount of time they have to dedicate to fitness.  They have required gym times that are typically overseen by accomplished trainers and nutritionists.  For a guy that's undersized, I think it's the best bet.  Not that Canadian junior teams don't emphasize fitness, but I think all things being equal a player comes out of college hockey more physically mature than they do out of Canadian Juniors.  

 

 

Also, anybody else impressed with Tyler Wright's drafting?  He's put together some very solid draft classes the last 3 years and you really don't hear too much about him otherwise.  He's sort of below the radar within the organization, but I like what he's doing. 




#2679435 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by kipwinger on 25 June 2016 - 11:02 AM

Givani Smith certainly would not have been available in the 5th-7th rounds... I really like that pick a lot.

 

I know right.  People around here ***** and moan for YEARS about how we never draft any tough, gritty, abrasive forwards.  So we draft an 18 year old who's 6'2, 200+ lbs., leads his league in penalty minutes, and is big and tough. 

 

What do people do?

 

***** and moan. 




#2679425 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by kipwinger on 25 June 2016 - 10:54 AM

I'm not sweating any of these picks.  Over the last couple of years I've found myself saying "Who's Tyler Bertuzzi", "Who's Axel Holmstrom", "Who's Ville Saarijarvi"?

 

Fast forward one year.

 

They're all studs in their respective leagues.  If nothing else, we draft really well. 




#2678755 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 23 June 2016 - 04:24 PM

Don't want Subban, I heard he was a turnover machine.


#2678712 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 23 June 2016 - 10:09 AM

1. You measure possession using corsi and Fenwick, not giveaways and takeaways.

And here's why...

2. Most really good possession players have lots of giveaways. Why? Because they have the puck a lot. Hard to turn the puck over when you're chasing it all over your own zone. Subban, Burns, Thornton, Karlsson, and Doughty led the league in giveaways this year. Are they bad possession players too? Obviously not.