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#2647697 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 13 January 2016 - 12:23 PM

What if they wanted Tatar instead?

Then I wouldn't do it. It would defeat the purpose of trying to get more aggressive by keeping the passive guy and trading one feisty winger for another.

Also, Tatar is better than Nyquist IMO. So no.


#2647683 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 13 January 2016 - 10:34 AM

I don't have a problem with Nyquist at all, and wasn't proposing a trade because of his slump. The whole team is slumping, not just him. I was proposing a trade because I think we need more aggressive play from our top guys. And because Okposo is roughly the same age as Nyquist, scores roughly as much, but is also bigger and grittier. I don't want him because he's better than Nyquist. I want him because he's DIFFERENT than Nyquist, but still as good.

Assuming he'd reaign , it would take someone like Nyquist or Tatar to get him and I wouldn't move Tatar instead of Nyquist because it would be counter to the purpose of getting more aggressive (since Tatar is one of our only feisty wingers). S

Larkin-Z-Abby
Tatar-Datsyuk-Okposo
Richards-Sheahan-AA/Mantha
Miller-Glendening-Helm


#2647609 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 12 January 2016 - 01:25 PM

Question. Would any of you trade Nyquist even up for Kyle Okposo?
Byfuglien plus Ladd or Okposo and our team is a legit contender.


#2647501 1/11 GDT - Red Wings at Kings - 10:30 PM EST

Posted by kipwinger on 11 January 2016 - 11:56 PM

Osgood is a god damn embarrassment as an announcer. If he mispronounces another name, or uses improper grammar one more time, I'm going to switch to the Los Angeles feed.

I can't believe they fired Larry Murphy for a guy who can't speak correctly.


#2646881 Wings Need on D and Glaring Inconsistencies

Posted by kipwinger on 08 January 2016 - 07:31 PM

I'd take Buf long term in a heartbeat. Squeeze all his value as a defenseman out and he will still have value as a forward at the front of the net. The dude can skate, is durable, and has had no serious injuries in his career. He will be good for another 5 or 6 years.


#2646860 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 08 January 2016 - 05:47 PM

I'd move any combination of Nyquist, Helm, Pulkkinen, prospect (not AA or Months), and our 1st for Ladd AND Byfuglien.

In a seperate move I'd send Ericcson + mid level prospect to Columbus for Rychel. Ericsson may be willing to waive his NTC since Columbus is close, and Torts would like him for the same reasons Babs did.


#2646856 Wings Need on D and Glaring Inconsistencies

Posted by kipwinger on 08 January 2016 - 05:35 PM

Dekeyser-Byfuglien
Kronwall-Marchenko
Smith/Ericsson/Quincey-Green

Cup.


#2646852 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 08 January 2016 - 05:29 PM

The other thing I would say about the deadline is that this seems like the year to be more aggressive at the deadline. We have needs, and we have more bodies than places to put them. We need to move people out. I'd be aggressive in bringing in higher end, expiring contracts. One of the strengths of the organization is how well the players are treated. Every free agent that comes to Detroit comments on that. We should leverage that strength. Bring guys in, let them experience that feeling BEFORE negotiating with them. It may help get more favorable contacts than you'd get in free agency when guys have to make decisions without knowing anything about the team.

I'd target Buf and/or Ladd. And I'd give quite a lot for them both.


#2646831 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 08 January 2016 - 02:38 PM

Is there such a thing as being too professional? Too consistent? Too ho hum about the day to day grind of the NHL? My biggest criticism of this team right now is that they play without a pulse. We win games by being talented, but we aren't as good as we can be because we are ONLY talented. This is why I've always loved Ovechkins enthusiasm, I think that his energy actually makes the team better overall.

Trade for someone who does this. An emotional leader, not a lock room stalwart. I like Buf, but there might be others. A little intensity would go a long way with our low blood pressure group.


#2645998 Redwings interested in kirby rychel?

Posted by kipwinger on 04 January 2016 - 05:16 PM

The folks suggesting it would take AA to get him are dramatically overestimating his value. The fact that he wants out of the organization reduces Columbus' asking price. A comparable would be Nino Neiderreiter, who went to Minnesota for a fourth liner, not the organizations top center prospect.


#2645996 Redwings interested in kirby rychel?

Posted by kipwinger on 04 January 2016 - 05:09 PM

Ive liked Rychel for a long time. Hes a fairly big, very abrasive and physical, first round draft pick who's scoring at roughly a point per game in the AHL. What's not to like? Columbus wants defense, I'd flip them a good defense prospect for him given our lack of power forward type prospects.


#2644007 Wings Need on D and Glaring Inconsistencies

Posted by kipwinger on 22 December 2015 - 05:49 PM

Contracts tend to be higher money for shorter term, and lower money for longer term. Not vice versa.


#2643512 12/18 GDT : Vancouver Canucks at Detroit Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by kipwinger on 18 December 2015 - 10:36 PM

I've kinda always wanted Vrbata on Datsyuks wing. Am I the only person that thinks it would really pretty a lot.


#2643321 That lazy Mantha....

Posted by kipwinger on 18 December 2015 - 06:55 PM

Or maybe getting called out by the organization for effort, and then getting scratched, did exactly what it was supposed to and woke him up. Maybe *gasp* Jimmy D (the guy with 7 Cup rings) actually knew what he was doing.


#2643309 Adam Oates being brought in to help PP

Posted by kipwinger on 18 December 2015 - 05:55 PM

Not sure how I feel about this move.  We're already pretty deep at center and Oates is past his prime.  


Agreed. Its like the Richards signing all over again.