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In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Today, 06:43 PM

I wouldn't give up much for Shattenkirk on an expiring contract. I'd prefer to go after a defenseman with a little more term, or be sure he would be willing to re-sign in Detroit, like would be the case for a hometown kid like Trouba...

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Today, 03:07 PM

PVD, if you value "safe", "defensive", and "shot blocking" then yes, Glendening is a solid choice. However, I personally think all of those qualities are overrated in today's game. I prefer players that are capable and willing to take risks to make things happen offensively. The best defense is a good offense. I'd also rather players that use their speed and hockey smarts to position themselves so they don't have to block a ton of shots. I don't think Glendening is completely useless (like Miller and Ott), because he does have decent wheels. I just don't believe in locking up 4th line players for another 5 years at nearly $2M per, especially a full calender year before it needed to be done...

In Topic: Calle Jarnkrok

Today, 01:19 PM

Helm is definitely not way better than Jarnkrok. This is more so a great deal by Poile than the Helm contract being a terrible deal by Holland... Jarnkrok took a major discount on salary to get longer term. I think he could have and probably should have either gotten a higher salary or taken a much shorter term. For every steal out there, I can point out a player of the other extreme...

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Today, 10:41 AM

... and on the flip side, if we let Ericsson walk back a couple years ago and he became what Hjalmarsson is in Chicago, the same people would be complaining that Holland let a top 4 defenseman with great size walk for nothing... Hindsight is 20/20, and some people, no matter what, will find something to b**** about. We should have done this, we shouldn't have done that...

Regardless, I'm happy with these two contracts. Good job Holland.

Now if you could just grow some balls and make a trade, I'd be thrilled...

In Topic: Mrazek avoids arbitration... signs 2 year deal

Today, 10:26 AM

Once both Franzen and Vitale go on LTIR, they will be right up against the cap with 23 roster players.