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#2636580 Abby Signs 7-year, 29.75 mil Extension

Posted by joesuffP on 12 November 2015 - 12:03 PM

Why does everyone consider Franzen's contract some sort of failure? We got great production out of him for his cap hit and now him likely going on LTIR he has no cap hit at all. I'd say it worked out pretty well for us


#2636566 Goalie Battle

Posted by joesuffP on 12 November 2015 - 11:28 AM

Put Mrazek in against the Sharks since we always suck against them. Worked against the Caps. Weren't we like 1-7 against them previously?


#2636552 Abby Signs 7-year, 29.75 mil Extension

Posted by joesuffP on 12 November 2015 - 11:01 AM

I wouldn't say anybody is overpaid actually. E is objectively a top 4 defensemen on this team despite what you think about him. We have too many players not too much salary. Who in your mind is overpaid besides Ericsson which is objectively wrong? Kindl? He's gone next year so I'm not worried about it, not like he has a massive cap hit anyways


#2636548 Abby Signs 7-year, 29.75 mil Extension

Posted by joesuffP on 12 November 2015 - 10:47 AM

Abby is the prototypical Red Wing that proves if you're a real professional, that works hard the possibilities are endless. He'll be a great veteran presence, hopefully his body holds up. Hasn't missed any significant time his whole career so I'm positive he won't break

So we have 18M tied into Ericcson, Kindl, Abby, and Quincey
 
Who's making fun of Toew's and Kane's contracts now?


You're comparing 4 players salary to 2 and two of those guys are done after this season. Our salary situation is pretty good right now. Ericsson is the only guy that might be overpaid and realistically he isn't.


#2636546 Abby Signs 7-year, 29.75 mil Extension

Posted by joesuffP on 12 November 2015 - 10:37 AM

Not bad actually. Good for Abby. He'll be wearing the A soon


#2636514 Abby Signs 7-year, 29.75 mil Extension

Posted by joesuffP on 12 November 2015 - 12:01 AM

Abby is not going to get any better. 40ish points is his ceiling. He does a lot of good things that go unnoticed but he's not suddenly going to emerge as a Backes. Hopefully his body stays together and he can be a good veteran for this team. We're banking on it


#2636505 Abby Signs 7-year, 29.75 mil Extension

Posted by joesuffP on 11 November 2015 - 11:29 PM

I would be okay with 4.25M but getting close to 5M for 7 years is pretty close to being a bad deal imo. Not terrible, that's close to market value but with that term it should be lower

That would suck^^^ give him 4 and 3.5 a year


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#2636449 11/10 GDT : Washington Capitals at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by joesuffP on 11 November 2015 - 01:01 PM

I think the defense was fine. I think on the PP leaving the one time shot to Ovie was a strategy to give Mrazek a clear look and he was prepared for it everytime. Ovie had chances on the PP and the one time shot late in the game that were the only dangerous chances. Defensively they played one of their best games imo but their is still a lot of room for improvement moving the puck up ice and offensively
Honestly Kronner was the only guy last night on the defense that I thought could have played better


#2636444 Abby Signs 7-year, 29.75 mil Extension

Posted by joesuffP on 11 November 2015 - 12:03 PM

Helmer is a hard working gritty guy something the Wings don't have enough of and people would let him walk ?

I'd rather bring in more players of that breed by trading guys like Pulkinnen, Jurco.

I agree I think we were really missing him until now. One of our most versatile players. The guy has games where he's the best player on the ice still. He will be invaluable to this team once we get the top 6 more balanced, depth guys like that in the bottom 6 are crucial in the playoffs


#2636395 Goalie Battle

Posted by joesuffP on 11 November 2015 - 12:25 AM

Why would you want to start an argument over two goalies that are both playing as good as anybody could have hoped for. Least of our problems


#2636391 11/10 GDT : Washington Capitals at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by joesuffP on 11 November 2015 - 12:11 AM

Well it probably helped we didn't attempt to guard his patented 1 timer on the PP for some reason. He must have had at least 5 of those


#2636371 11/10 GDT : Washington Capitals at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by joesuffP on 10 November 2015 - 10:51 PM

Yeah you can tell Feds really loved being a wing and was the best player in the world for a period of time. What's not to love


#2636363 Athanasiou recalled by Red Wings

Posted by joesuffP on 10 November 2015 - 10:34 PM

I see Kopitar is being put on this ridiculous pedestal around here. First of all he's most likely far from being available and secondly we're a better team holding on to the pieces it would take to get him. We'll get like 3 or 4 prime years out of him anyways. He's a comparable to Z in the type of player he was in his prime and Z didn't win the cup every year and couldn't win without some solid support
Trading a guy like AA would be a terrible idea at this point in his career. Most teams wouldn't put much value in him until he's proven something. There's a lot of Mantha, Larkin and Mrazek hype. These are the guys teams want. We're better off waiting for these secondary prospects to develop with us because you're way off on their value around the league


#2636148 Athanasiou recalled by Red Wings

Posted by joesuffP on 10 November 2015 - 12:35 PM

He's playing tonight


#2636126 Athanasiou recalled by Red Wings

Posted by joesuffP on 10 November 2015 - 09:53 AM

I think with guys like Marchenko and Ouellette coming through we don't need a super expensive #1 if we can beef up the forward group. Maybe if we could scoop up a guy like Wideman or another cheaper option. Z is carrying this team offensively and in the next few years we can't keep leaning on him like we are.