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#2679432 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by krsmith17 on Today, 10:58 AM

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


#2679415 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by krsmith17 on Today, 10:45 AM

Givani Smith was off the board, but the more I read about this kid, the more I like this pick. Big power-forward, molds his game to that of Wayne Simmonds... Could turn out to be a steal.


#2679398 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by krsmith17 on Today, 10:12 AM

I don't pretend to know better than any of these NHL scouts, and I certainly give the Wings staff the benefit of the doubt. I thought the point of this thread was to play armchair GM? I'm not saying any of my picks will turn out to be better, but of course I wanted the Wings to select the players I picked...

Any of these kids could turn out to be steals, and of course I hope they do.


#2679374 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by krsmith17 on Today, 09:40 AM

F***! Allison gone...


#2679362 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by krsmith17 on Today, 09:34 AM

What is up with the Wings going way off the board?...


#2679356 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by krsmith17 on Today, 09:30 AM

New Jersey has two of the Mississauga kids that I really wanted... McLeod and Bastian...


#2679349 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by krsmith17 on Today, 09:18 AM

Bastian is my number one guy at 46... I hope he slides...


#2679347 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by krsmith17 on Today, 09:09 AM

I like Day, Green and Carlsson on the back end and Bastian (doubt he drops), Raddysh, Allison and Kuznetson up front...


#2679298 Detroit trades Datsyuk to Arizona

Posted by krsmith17 on Yesterday, 11:52 PM

First, how the hell do you know who initiated trade talks? For all you know, Holland could have approached Chayka with the proposal, taking complete advantage of the 27 year old GM... Secondly, how the hell do you know Holland had any intention in taking Chychrun? I would agree that he seemed like the logical choice, but for all we know, there was something about the kid that our scouts didn't like, and we weren't going to take him regardless of there being a trade or not...


#2679289 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by krsmith17 on Yesterday, 11:33 PM

Yeah, great trade to get rid of Datsyuk's contract and also pick up another 2nd rounder, while moving back just 4 spots... Unfortunately though, that pick couldn't have been worse (as it looks right now)...

I said long ago that I wanted either McLeod or Bean (assuming Chychrun wouldn't have been available...) and if they were gone, I was hoping to trade back and pick Jones. Either one of Jones or Gauthier would have been great picks there, hell I could name at least 10 players I would have taken before this Cholowski kid...

Of course I hope he becomes a huge steal, but I really can't see this kid developing into anything more than a 2nd / 3rd pairing defenseman... Prove us wrong Kenny...


#2678836 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on Yesterday, 12:24 PM

No way would I trade our 46th pick and a prospect, just to get rid of Datsyuk's contract for one season... I still think the asking price will go down quite a bit, and we'll be able to move it before July 1st...




#2678781 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on Yesterday, 06:00 AM

That tweet from Craig Custance makes no sense. There is no salary attached to Datsyuk's contract so that's obviously not the issue with negotiations...

 

Regarding Howard, if he isn't moved before the expansion draft (I hope he will be) he absolutely will be made available. No chance Mrazek is exposed...




#2678700 Who would you protect?

Posted by krsmith17 on 23 June 2016 - 08:29 AM

Yes, I would protect Jurco over other possible options... Who else would you protect? Zetterberg? No team is going to take that contract for an deteriorating 37 year old. Pulkkinen? Jurco is over Pulkkinen for me. Glendening? No thanks. Nosek? Callahan? Nope. Nope.


nyquististhefuture, I'd be okay with going that route with Smith and protecting Marchenko or Ouellet, as long as we're not losing Smith...




#2678567 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 21 June 2016 - 10:32 PM

I don't usually take much stock in trade rumors, but I can't help but salivate over the thought of Trouba in the Winged Wheel... I know I've mentioned it a hundred times, but Kenny needs to be all over that. I'd also welcome Fowler, but Trouba is my number one choice...


#2678495 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 21 June 2016 - 12:28 PM

Well there's one thing I'm very confident in, and that's that there is zero chance Holland would trade away any of those guys to get rid of Datsyuk's contract for one season...

 

I highly doubt that any team seriously expects to get those types of player in the trade, but of course they're going to start (ridiculously) high.

 

In the end, I do think Datsyuk gets traded for a very fair deal. Something along the lines of Datsyuk, Pulkkinen and a 5th to a low budget team for a 3rd...