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#2526984 Ehrhoff or Niskanen

Posted by chances14 on 29 June 2014 - 04:07 PM

I'll take the player with the proven track record over the guy who has had one good season

#2526930 BUF to buy out Christian Ehrhoff

Posted by chances14 on 29 June 2014 - 01:19 PM

Ehrhoff scored 33 points last year in 73 games.


Apparently, I'm supposed to get on my knees and blow him for that amazing accomplishment.    :rolleyes:

on one of the worst teams in the nhl statistically since the 05 lockout

#2526894 Wings to have face to face with Matt Niskanen

Posted by chances14 on 29 June 2014 - 12:18 PM

The problem, I think, is if we do end up signing Niskanen, or now possibly Ehrhoff, what the **** do we do with Kindl? Stick him on the 3rd pairing? I doubt many GMs are going to want to eat his salary after the season he just had, but I maybe wrong. Could we trade him to Florida for a bag of pucks so they can get to the floor? 


I think what might happen if he does stick around is that our 3rd D pairing will likely be a rotation of Kindl/Lashoff and whichever kid makes it from GR - most likely to be Ouellet. I think I'd rather have Ouellet and Sproul with Lashoff rotating in tbh

give him to buffalo for a bag of pucks. they are going to need some salary to get to the cap floor. Plus, kindl sucks so buffalo's plan of tanking for mcdavid should go on as planned. win win for both sides

#2526892 BUF to buy out Christian Ehrhoff

Posted by chances14 on 29 June 2014 - 12:16 PM

I don't get why so many seem to think this would be a better signing than Niskanen. Erhoff turns 32 in about a week. he isn't physical at all, average defensively, and hasn't been great offensively either. yes some of that is because of playing with Buff, but overall just average. he is at the age where he is just leaving what should have been the prime years of his career.


Erhoff 32, 6-2/195 LHed, on a good team good for 35-40 points per season, going to make 5+ million and I am sure he is going to be looking for at least 4 years, maybe 5.


Niskanen 27 6-0/210 RHed, on a good team good for 40+ points, strong in his own end, and going to be looking for 6 million on a max term-7 years.


Now if we don't get Niskanen then going after erhoff makes some sense. he is an upgrade over quincy. But at this point he is clearly a second option.

erhoff is more proven than niskanen. even at his age, he has a good 5 years of good productivity left. But if anything, erhoff being put on the market should lower the cost of obtaining a top 4 dman


Question...if they are going to buy him out are they going to put him through waivers first? I'm not sure of his contract situation and if someone would pick him up before we even got a shot at him?

not sure how the waiver rules work but according to tsn he is now an unrestricted free agent

#2487206 2/26 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Canadiens 1 (OT)

Posted by chances14 on 26 February 2014 - 10:41 PM

Good win on the road but that extra point is stinging a little. Oh well, 5 points back of MTL with one game in hand. Tomorrow is going to be a tough game.

Meh I'm not too concerned about the that. Wings don't need to pass anybody to get in the playoffs. What's important is that they got 2 more points of separation on the teams behind them and they got a ROW

#2486929 2/26 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Canadiens 1 (OT)

Posted by chances14 on 26 February 2014 - 05:31 PM

i thought babcock was finally getting over his veteran deadweight syndrome, but it's making an ugly return

#2486715 Injury Updates

Posted by chances14 on 25 February 2014 - 07:40 PM

The wings more than respect Datsyuk. They offered him a nice extension, allowed him to play in Russia, and gave him time off afterwards to be with his family. This wouldn't be done by the wings - or any organization - because a player dangles the "I can leave at any time." If any player did imply that I am sure the wings would let him walk because that is piss-poor attitude and a cheap bargaining ploy. 


I think Datsyuk probably should have been back right after elimination to receive treatment and assessment going forward (and brought his family along to visit because they are important too). That would have been the fair thing to do for him and the organization considering everything they have done for each other. Instead we are 1 game before the season starts up again and we don't know what his status is. 



This is the issue i have


From mlive


Pavel Datsyuk (knee) practiced and said he hopes to play, but didn’t sound too sure.

“I hope,’’ Datsyuk, who wasn’t particularly long-winded, said.

Asked if he feels much better than he did before the Olympics, he said, “Similar.”

Asked if his status will be determined after the morning skate, he said, “I hope. I don’t know. Hard to say.”

Asked if this injury will bother him the rest of the season, he said, “I hope so one day the pain is left. Now it’s still the same.”



so he can play through this injury while playing for his country, but he can't play through it for the red wings? i'm sorry but i'm not giving him a pass for that.

#2437108 Preseason Game #1: First Impressions

Posted by chances14 on 17 September 2013 - 12:45 AM

I don't think smith was that bad. He had a couple bad shifts early in the game but he settled down and contributed nicely to the offense

Mantha and jarnkrok are definetly not nhl ready.

Once again Tatar proves he is more than nhl ready

#2434513 USA Olympic '14 Jerseys

Posted by chances14 on 31 August 2013 - 01:27 AM

Wow. Can those jerseys be any uglier. Only thing missing is a bunch of corporate sponsors patched all over it

#2432270 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by chances14 on 02 August 2013 - 02:56 PM

bet brunner now is wishing that he would have accepted the wings offer

#2430191 Brendan Smith signs 2-year, $2.525m contract with Red Wings

Posted by chances14 on 15 July 2013 - 03:55 PM

pretty much what i expected

#2429607 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by chances14 on 11 July 2013 - 06:02 PM

i heard that the new jersey devils are looking for some offense

#2429606 Ilya Kovalchuk announces retirement

Posted by chances14 on 11 July 2013 - 06:00 PM


Kovalchuk cost them millions in fines and a 1st round pick? Lamoriello and the owner, who structured the backdiving deal, had no part in it?


lou had a part in it, but it just shows how much kovie meant to their franchise. for him to bail on them now is a slap in the face to the devils


kovie can hide behind the family excuse all he wants but imo this comes down to money. he will probably get 15-20 million a year tax free in the khl. he will easily surpass his nhl contract money in a few years. He shouldn't have signed such a long term contract if he had concerns about being close to his family


All sides are to blame here not just Kovalchuk, the guy can make more in his home country and wants to be where his heart is. The NHL is pretty much getting a guaranteed lockout every X years, everytime the players are asked to give back and getting their contract rules more and more reduced. So I am not really surprised that some players are saying enough with that, I can play in front of friends, family and make more money - so screw you guys I am going to SKA Petersburgh


he shouldn't have come back to the nhl at all if that was his attitude.

#2427357 Dan Cleary Watch

Posted by chances14 on 05 July 2013 - 03:29 PM

i am beyond amazed at how much interest there has been in cleary by all these different teams. unbelievable

#2417725 Datsyuk: I want to sign extension with Wings this summer

Posted by chances14 on 04 June 2013 - 11:13 PM

some of you guys take holland's media quotes way too seriously