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#2686082 Dan Cleary Gets Training Camp Tryout

Posted by krsmith17 on 18 September 2016 - 09:44 PM

Yes, Cleary did spend some time on IR last season and if he does get another deal and again plays in Grand Rapids, I would expect a similar number of games / production again. He's a great mentor for the kids and they all love him down there. I'd personally like to see him spend another season down there helping out the kids on and off the ice. So, no it's not because he was horrible. It's really pissing me off how much disdain some fans are getting over such a great guy, that gave this organization so much over the years. Sure, he stayed a year or two too long, but is that on him? No.

LeftWinger, what's going on with you? I mean you're at least somewhat bearable during the season, but every offseason it's the same old s*** with you. Nothing but doom and gloom, every post is worse than the previous. Relax man, the season starts soon...


#2685952 Prospect Tournament Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 16 September 2016 - 07:30 PM

Svechnikov!


#2685907 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 15 September 2016 - 12:48 PM

Scoring is all that matters in hockey...




#2685902 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 15 September 2016 - 10:57 AM

Scott Cullen of TSN projects our top scorers to be...

League Rank - Player - GP - G - A - PTS

64 - Nyquist - 82 - 26 - 28 - 54
77 - Zetterberg - 72 - 15 - 38 - 53
80 - Larkin - 80 - 25 - 27 - 52
103 - Nielsen - 80 - 18 - 31 - 49
122 - Tatar - 79 - 22 - 24 - 46
146 - Vanek - 76 - 18 - 26 - 44
195 - Abdelkader - 76 - 17 - 21 - 38
200 - Green - 73 - 8 - 30 - 38
235 - Kronwall - 72 - 6 - 28 - 34
266 - Sheahan - 80 - 13 - 17 - 30


#2685778 Darren Helm re-signed: 5 years, $3.85m AAV

Posted by krsmith17 on 11 September 2016 - 08:11 AM

Saying that Helm is overpaid is one thing, and myself along with every single person here have said the same thing. He is overpaid in cap (about $1M too much) as well as in term (a year or two too long). However, to say that Helm (as a player, forget his contract) is "very replaceable" is flat out wrong. A player with his speed, tenacity, forechecking and penalty killing ability has a ton of value to any team, especially in the playoffs. Again, yes he is slightly overpaid, but as long as he remains in the bottom 6, he should prove to be very valuable to the Red Wings for the next 3+ years. Also, I don't see the NTC as anything of significance. It's not like Holland would trade him in the next few years, even if he does become replaceable...

As for the few other teams that were willing to pay Helm even more, I'm sure there were, just like I'm sure close to every team in the league would love to have a Helm on their roster (again, looking at the player, not the contract).


#2685507 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 04 September 2016 - 07:55 PM

It would be Ericsson for me, not even close...


#2685463 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 03 September 2016 - 10:06 AM

Lol at saying that Fowler is only a second pair defenseman and then saying that a top six winger isn't equal value. Even if it's not quite equal, it certainly wouldn't take "a top prospect at the very least"... Anaheim have made it very clear that they're looking for a top six forward, they also don't have room for all their up and coming defensemen. Much like we need a top pair defenseman and we don't have room for all our up and coming forwards...


#2685451 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 03 September 2016 - 07:29 AM

To not be willing to give up a second line winger for a number two defenseman, given the situation we're in is ridiculous. We have a surplus of middle six forwards (way too many) and only one capable top pair defenseman. I'd much prefer Trouba (he'd be my number one target) but Fowler would be a decent option as well. The cost to get Fowler is also significantly less than the cost to get Trouba. As much as I want to pry him out of Winnipeg, I agree that there's not really a fit there, unless Cheveldayoff gets desperate. Winnipeg are looking for a defenseman coming back the other way, so unless they have any interest in a package including one of our mediocre defense prospects, I don't see it happening. Anaheim on the other hand, want a top six, scoring winger, which we have available. If Nyquist or Tatar straight up gets us Fowler, I'd do it, and again, I think you'd be foolish not to.

Number two defenseman > second line winger.

In my opinion, the points lost on either Nyquist or Tatar would be made up by the addition of Fowler and whoever fills their spot in the top 6.

Bottom line, we need help on the back end, and Holland needs to start addressing some needs...


#2685370 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 02 September 2016 - 10:14 AM

kip, I specifically said top pairing defenseman, meaning 1D or 2D. None are available? Says who? Trade talks are not always known to the public, and there are some trades that are made completely out of nowhere, so you can't really say "none are available"... Yes, I do believe that all three of Shattenkirk, Fowler and Trouba are (or will become) top "pair" defensemen. Would I give up a 2nd line winger (of which we have a ton of) for a top pair defenseman (of which we have one of)? Absolutely. Who wouldn't?...

 

We could stand to lose a top 6 winger, such as Nyquist or Tatar. We need help on the back end, and sometimes you need to overpay to fill a need. You may not be all that high on Trouba, but I think he's the real deal and if given the opportunity (he would in Detroit and I don't believe he has in Winnipeg) he would become a legit top pair defenseman, possibly even a 1D... Personally, I'd be willing to overpay for a player like Trouba...




#2685353 2016 World Cup of Hockey thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 02 September 2016 - 04:50 AM

I'm rooting for the young guns.


#2685295 2016 World Cup of Hockey thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 01 September 2016 - 08:04 AM

Hopefully this is a similar situation we are seeing with Kronwall. Not 100%, so opting out of the tournament to be ready to go opening night for the Wings...

 

Regardless, if it wasn't already crystal clear to management and the coaching staff that Zetterberg's and Kronwall's minutes / roles need to be significantly reduced, hopefully this will prove that...




#2685242 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 31 August 2016 - 01:09 PM

F***ing Love that mask.




#2685236 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 31 August 2016 - 11:29 AM

I'm just happy no one has taken Trouba's number 3 (before he switched to 8), because of course he's not getting our new alternate captain's number 8...




#2685235 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 31 August 2016 - 11:21 AM

Apparently Marchenko is switching from 47 to 53 and Pulkkinen is switching from 56 to 4 as well...




#2685198 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 30 August 2016 - 12:19 PM

There's no way Quincey gets another contract from the Wings. I actually think he would be a really good fit in Calgary or Edmonton.