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#2575566 Official 2015 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on Today, 09:59 AM

I think we're a contender as we sit right now. Are we a favorite? No, but I think the phrase "Stanley Cup favorite" is somewhat fading. I don't think there is one or two true favorites like there were 10 years ago, it's more like 6-8 teams that have a legitimate shot at hoisting the Cup every year now. I truly believe that any team that makes the playoffs has a real shot, especially the top three in each division. Look at each division leader as they sit right now. I don't think Nashville are more of a contender than Chicago despite being 10 points ahead, same goes for Anaheim being 13 points ahead of Los Angeles, and New York(s) both being 3 points ahead of Pittsburgh, and Montreal being 6 points ahead of us... I think it could be argued that the 3rd seed in each division has the best chance at success in the playoffs. Neither Montreal or Tampa scare me in a 7 game series. In each case, I think the potential is there for the series to go either way, but I think we come out on top in each of those scenarios. I still think we're a couple years away from another Cup but it certainly isn't impossible that if we stand pat at the deadline that we can make some serious noise in the playoffs this season...




#2574978 2/26 GDT : Red Wings 3 at San Jose Sharks 2

Posted by krsmith17 on Yesterday, 01:38 PM

number9, I'm assuming that's a typo. There's no way Pulkkinen is playing center.


#2574788 Quincey... Surgery coming?

Posted by krsmith17 on 25 February 2015 - 01:29 PM

Looks like the surgery will wait. Quincey given green light to start practicing and return to lineup when Wings feel he's ready, per Ken Holland.




#2572586 Preferred Playoff Opponents?

Posted by krsmith17 on 20 February 2015 - 07:19 AM

I like the way you think amato. We win the division and Florida squeezes into the Wild Card spot past Boston. We play Florida in the first round, then Tampa in the second, Islanders in the Conference Final and Chicago in the Cup Final... Mark it down!


#2571776 Teemu Pulkkinen called back up

Posted by krsmith17 on 18 February 2015 - 05:20 PM

Both Nyquist and Tatar hold much more value in a trade right now, Pulkkinen is out-producing both of them in their respective minor league careers, and Pulkkinen is that coveted right handed sniper we've been longing for...




#2571672 Time for Teemu?

Posted by krsmith17 on 18 February 2015 - 10:07 AM

I agree Kip, I just really wish he spent more time in the minors. I do believe he would have been better off down in the AHL for another season... Oh well, he's not going down at this point...




#2571519 Time for Teemu?

Posted by krsmith17 on 17 February 2015 - 02:17 PM

Yup, for a couple games. Abdelkader had a scoring role for about two seasons before he started to score... and he's not again now... So what?

 

I'm one of the few on here that said that Jurco should have spent another season down in Grand Rapids and I still think he should have / should be. Jurco is a skilled forward, and he should not be playing in a checking role. I'm afraid that the Wings rare mismanagement of a prospect could be stunting the growth of a very special player in this situation...




#2571501 Teemu Pulkkinen called back up

Posted by krsmith17 on 17 February 2015 - 12:56 PM

Wow, finally some decent lines... If the (for Helm) was next to Andersson's name instead of Jurco's, those lines would be as close to I would want them as they're ever going to get...




#2571499 Official 2015 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 17 February 2015 - 12:50 PM

I do agree zombo, I guess it's just certain prospects that I'm hesitant to trade. One of the main ones being Pulkkinen. We literally have nothing at all close to what he brings anywhere in the organization, and to be honest, I don't think many other teams do either... He has one of the most lethal shots I've seen, and I think trading him at this point would be a big mistake. He is producing at a higher clip than either Nyquist or Tatar did in the minors, and is the most dominant player in the league right now by a long shot...




#2571488 Official 2015 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 17 February 2015 - 12:33 PM

Haha like I said, I probably would... I didn't say I'd be happy about it though... :lol:




#2571483 Official 2015 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 17 February 2015 - 12:19 PM

Would I? Yeah, I probably would, but I think it would cost more than that to land Yandle, and that is not a trade that I would be actively seeking. Like Kenny, I think we should hold onto our first and our top prospects (yes I put Pulkkinen in that category). Regardless, there is little to no chance Yandle is traded at all, let alone to the Wings...


#2571476 Time for Teemu?

Posted by krsmith17 on 17 February 2015 - 12:09 PM

Dickie, he hasn't been playing great because he's been put into a checking role. That isn't his game. Babcock thought just because he's big that he should be a checker... that's ridiculous. He needs to be put in a scoring role with linemates that he can actually play with. And despite Jurco not producing, no Andersson has not been better in any aspect of the game...


#2571468 Around the NHL -- GWT -- 2/16 thru 2/22

Posted by krsmith17 on 17 February 2015 - 11:56 AM

Good one... You must be Andrej's grandmother...............

Cleary > > > Nestrasil


#2571461 Time for Teemu?

Posted by krsmith17 on 17 February 2015 - 11:49 AM

Khan is speculating that Pulkkinen may be called up to replace Jurco. If that's the case I'm going to be pissed... I really wish Andersson would just be removed from this team already. He is a scrub that provides absolutely nothing that any other player in our organization can't...


#2571454 Around the NHL -- GWT -- 2/16 thru 2/22

Posted by krsmith17 on 17 February 2015 - 11:21 AM

So... we should have held onto Nestrasil despite him being a marginal NHL player because he is "more of an asset than Dan Cleary"... Okay then... Nestrasil wouldn't garner any more interest in a trade than a 7th round draft pick... We waived him, it was the right move at the time, and in hindsight... it was still the right move...