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#2492347 3/6 GDT: Avs 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) Sorry Nick.

Posted by kipwinger on 06 March 2014 - 11:40 PM

Ugh, I'm having such a hard time right now.  I REALLY don't want to join the ranks of cynical hater, but I also don't want to sit here and say "it's just the injuries".  It is the injuries, plus the fact that all of our current best players are guys who our coach and/or GM didn't even envision on the team 8 months ago. 




#2492268 3/6 GDT: Avs 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) Sorry Nick.

Posted by kipwinger on 06 March 2014 - 10:56 PM

Was there nobody competent on the powerplay available at the trade deadline?  And by competent I mean, was there nobody willing to put even a single shot on goal during the powerplay available at the trade deadline?




#2492148 3/6 GDT: Avs 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) Sorry Nick.

Posted by kipwinger on 06 March 2014 - 09:42 PM

Yeesh.  I'll take it.




#2492089 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by kipwinger on 06 March 2014 - 09:20 PM

hockey is business,trade like this happen all the time,you gotta let it go and deal with it

 

This is literally the first time I've got to comment on the trade, I've been traveling for business and not near my computer. 




#2492082 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by kipwinger on 06 March 2014 - 09:13 PM

It's not that I have a problem with Legwand, he's a good player.  I just don't like what we gave up, or the fact that he's not a defenseman.




#2489601 3/4 GDT: Red Wings at Devils

Posted by kipwinger on 04 March 2014 - 08:36 PM

I like these New Jersey commentators

 

I'm watching the NJ guys too, they're actually really fair. 




#2489550 3/4 GDT: Red Wings at Devils

Posted by kipwinger on 04 March 2014 - 08:12 PM

Ugh, I hate having to say nice things about Brendan Smith.  Atta boy kid!




#2489192 Canadians may be shopping Subban...

Posted by kipwinger on 04 March 2014 - 02:40 PM

Might I ask who this #1 Dman is?

 

Subban would instantly be our most talented guy on the blueline - just that he may have attitude issues (that all depends upon who you listen to).

 

Dumb as this may sound - maybe a little mentoring by Lids might get a guy like Subban to change his ways, but then again it's questionable if Babcock would want him on the Wings.

 

Our #1 d-man is Kronwall.  I agree that Subban is better.  But we don't need that because there's nothing wrong with Kronwall at #1.  Everybody always seems to think you need a team full of all-stars to compete.  You don't.  We've got a #1, we don't have a #3.  So rather than spend insane assets to get a star, just to say that we got a star, why not just get the #3 that we need and keep our assets? 

 

And that's no knock on Subban, I like Subban, he's awesome...we just don't need him for what he'd cost.




#2489094 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by kipwinger on 04 March 2014 - 12:26 PM

 

They had the same issue last year and went all in on forwards.

 

100% true.  I guess I was just thinking that if he's half the "genius" GM everyone proclaims him to be he'd have learned from that mistake.  Maybe not though. 

 

Edit:  I decided to check the numbers and they've got the 9th best goals against in the league so I guess they're not as bad as I thought.  You'd still think they'd be looking to replace Letang though.




#2489081 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by kipwinger on 04 March 2014 - 12:01 PM

I wonder if Shero is really willing to sell the farm for Kesler or if he's just trying to scare away potential suitors/drive up the price for rivals.  I mean, I can certainly imagine him going nuts and trading half of his farm club for an elite player...but wouldn't it make more sense for that player to be a defenseman than a forward...ya know, because their defense is laughable?




#2489079 Edler-Kesler Vs. Ehrhoff-Stewart

Posted by kipwinger on 04 March 2014 - 11:58 AM

This sums ME up. The names I keep hearing tossed around for trades are Nyquist-Tatar & Jurco. These players are our picks, drafts & now our studs, Id be shocked to see them moved...

 

Agreed, I'd be VERY reluctant to move any of them.  I've made clear my preferences IF they have to be moved.  I was just trying to point out that we definitely have assets, it's just not smart to trade them unless you're getting studs in return. 




#2489077 Canadians may be shopping Subban...

Posted by kipwinger on 04 March 2014 - 11:54 AM

Don't get me wrong, Subban is awesome.  But we don't need a #1 d-man, we've got one.  We need a #3-4 d-man to play with Dekeyser and that ain't Subban.  I'll take Erhoff and keep the assets personally.




#2488975 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by kipwinger on 03 March 2014 - 10:27 PM

Shero reportedly says he'll beat any offer on Kesler.  So there goes that.




#2488969 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by kipwinger on 03 March 2014 - 10:06 PM

If anything I think Kesler is getting underrated in this thread.  He dives and is kind of an idiot at times, but the guy has put up two 70+ points seasons, scored over 40 goals before, and is a responsible forward who's tough to play against.  

 

I don't expect that he'd put up 70 points on the Wings or pot 40 goals again, but he could be good for 20+ goals and 50+ points.  

 

How many players on Detroit currently could do that while playing Selke worthy defense?

 

My biggest concerns with Kesler would be the d-bag factor and his health.  I'd hope that in Detroit he'd knock off most of the diving.  Though I hear that's already reduced under Tortorella.  

 

All in all though it's theoretical.  I think it's extremely unlikely he's coming to the Wings. 

 

I'm not going to preach to the choir, but yes, Ryan Kesler is a super good hockey player.  You're correct that he's being underrated here.


Wait wait wait, that jostles my memory. He did say Poilliot but would need some sort of piece coming back. The writer commented that last time he upped the ante and requested a piece in return, it ended up being Pascal Depres.

 

Is "Pascal Depres" a frankenstein monster made up of Pascal Dupuis and Simon Despres?




#2488930 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by kipwinger on 03 March 2014 - 08:07 PM

That would definitely be an overpayment, and there's no way that Vancouver is asking for that.  As usual St. James is exposing herself as clueless.