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PaZel

Member Since 24 Jun 2011
Offline Last Active Aug 19 2014 01:50 PM
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In Topic: Who is YOUR most under-appreciated/unsung Red Wing?

04 August 2014 - 07:26 PM

Dallas Drake. Talk about a guy who gave his all every shift!


In Topic: Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

10 July 2014 - 05:13 PM

I'm not completely opposed to bringing Cleary back, but at $1.5m? Seriously? I mean he brings depth, leadership, blah, blah, blah... 

 

If I was Riley Sheahan I would be pissed, since he's going to absolutely have a roster spot for a measly 950k. While Cleary, according to Holland, "He'll have to beat people out to be in the lineup."

 

Spending more on a back-up than a starter? 

 

Also, compared to the $1m deal for Heatley and the $2m deal for Richards, I'd say that Cleary deserves right between the two of them....right? <---- Sarcasm

 

(maybe not a fair comparison, but I just hate the idea that Holland's getting fleeced by hometown discount Danny Cleary, while other teams are signing better "project" players for MUCH better deals)  :glare:  


In Topic: NHL Draft 2014: First Round

27 June 2014 - 09:33 PM

Wow, they did pick Larkin. Thats pretty cool, this kid is about as Michigan as any of you guys could want.

 

He's from freaking Waterford, played for the Belle Tire club, then for USNTDP in Ann Arbor, and now he's suiting up for U of M.

 

Surely some of you guys know this kid? 

I'm a residential advisor in one of the nicer dorms at UofM. I think it would be pretty awesome if Larkin was one of my residents! Haha


In Topic: ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

26 April 2014 - 05:09 PM

I thought Datsyuk played pretty poorly overall in this series. That being said...

 

Datsyuk scored 50% of the Red Wings goals this series. And contributed to 83.33% of our scoring.

 

You know it's bad when our best player isn't playing well and still is carrying the team.


In Topic: Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

26 April 2014 - 04:54 PM

Y'know with all the money they have tied into Samuelsson (3 mil), Bertuzzi (2.075 mil), and Cleary (1.75 mil) there's definitely enough for a top-2/solid top-4 defenseman there.

 

Then there's Alfredsson (3.5 mil),  Legwand (4.5 mil), and Quincey's (3.775 mil) money coming off the books too. IMO aside from maybe alfredsson, most of those contracts are pretty poor so having them off the books has to help.  

 

I wouldn't be opposed to buying out Kindl (2.4 mil) or Franzen (4 mil).

 

This would lead us to 21-24 million to fill 1-2 forward spots (assuming Jurco is up full time), roughly 2 D spots (depending on whether or not we call up Ouelette/buy-out Kindl), and a back-up goalie.

 

With that in mind we'd have to sign Dekeyser, Tatar, and Sheahan. Let's assume that all RFA's are resigned for roughly 10 million (which IMO is pretty gracious). Leaving us with still 11-14 million in free cap space and essentially the same roster we have now. If we then spend 2 mil on a back up goalie then we're still looking at 9-12 million to simply improve. I'd love to see more than just "depth" signings with that money. We should be able to bring in 3-4 players who could legitimately contribute on top of our current roster of the following:

 

Forwards:

40-13-8

93/UFA-90-14

21-15-26

20-43-41

 

Defenseman:

55-52

65-UFA

2-UFA

61-4(?)

 

Goalies:

35

UFA

 

Personally I think Ouellette could be our 6th D, but I don't like Lashoff as anything but a 7th D. Still we should have roughly 9-12 million for a top-4 D, top-6 D/top-4 forward. I'm honestly in favor of cutting Kindl over Franzen because I don't like the idea of tying up 3 million (23 and 4) into a 7th defenseman. So IMO I'd like to have 9 mil for a top-4 D, and top-6 D and then forward depth.

 

I honestly hope Kenny shakes things up a bit this offseason, he really has the potential to do so.