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In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Today, 08:03 AM

Been pondering the Stamkos situation. We would obviously love to have him and have the money stashed away if he can be swayed now.
With that said, I think it's highly unlikely that he'll join our team. Trying to see it from his perspective, what's most important? In rank, I believe:
*A chance to win the cup
*Acknowledgement from teammates, coaches and the fans
*A future legacy
Based on the teams that are actively going for him, we rank mid or low on these selling points. I see Tampa and Toronto clearly in the lead. It would have to take very special circumstances to sign him.
I am betting he will re-sign with Tampa.

Exactly that's why paying a premium (Chychrun), instead of one of AA or Svech (a position of strange), could turn out to be a huge mistake.

I think the most important thing is obviously money and every team that wants a realistic chance at him will have to go 11 plus.

I think from all the teams competing for his services Buffalo is offering the biggest chance to become a juggernaut in the future, Eichel, RoR and Ristolainen are already there.. Toronto has some pieces falling in place and the best coach in hockey but they also have tremendous pressure and media scrutiny.

The Wings can offer a guaranteed number 1 center spot and the ability to become the next captain...So the sales job from Holland and company needs to be a huge one.

With that being said maybe there is one team nobody thinks of that will ****** him.

In Topic: Detroit trades Datsyuk to Arizona

Today, 01:57 AM

Told you ladies he might do this in the offseason thread a few hours prior. Kenny can still play. This is an excellent trade that opens up for all sorts of possible future trades.
It nags me though that we could have had Chychrun at pick #16. Guess you can't get everything in life.
Still, it's bigtime to loose that 6.5 million burden.

Well Arizona would have been with Svech or whatever his name is or AA too...both positions than wings are better at than at defense. This trades evaluation will depend on 2 things;

1. Can the Wings convince Stamkos to come here? Yes, the cap space is there but others can offer equal money and th ability to play with Eichel. This reminds me too much of the Suter Parise situation. Although I think Toronto would be the wrong choice for him.

2. Chychrun's development. A physical beast being compared to Scott Stevens falls into the Wings lap and they trade him. Did it ever occur to people that that is a reason, why the Coyotes where so eager to get this guy? The kid the Wings drafted is yet again undersized (wouldn't be a problem if this was a heavy team but it isn't), and known for questionable defensive abilities .. So I just hope Hakan saw something in him..because frankly most experts didn't.

A lot of people seem to think Stammer is a given which is far from the truth and if not him, then what? There is no other number 1 center available. Cap space is great if a team can use to get the best possible player otherwise use less. Back in the days I would've said oh great no bring in Stammer...but after getting passed over by Suter, Parise, Niskanen and with an unknown future Stammer to Detroit is far from a given...and I shudder at the thought of signing Eriksson, Vanek or anyone of that "caliber"

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Yesterday, 08:53 PM

Agreed. Stamkos' likely next teams, in order:

1. Toronto
2. TB
3. Buffalo
4. Detroit

If what Dreger is true it's more like

1. Buffalo willing to go 12 aav
2. Toronto
3. Tampa Bay but the captain needs to up his offer
4. Wings and everyone else who is interested

But hey gotta pass on a much needed gift in order to draft another undersized pick no one ever heard of.

In Topic: The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Yesterday, 08:28 PM

Gift? How so?

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You'll see what I mean as soon as Chychrun starts crushing people and be the new top pairing guy alongside OEL.

In Topic: The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Yesterday, 08:17 PM

Kenny just fleeced the Young GM!

Ya sure by giving up a gift instead of eating the damn contract for 1 year and the beast known as Chychrun.

If they fail to Stamkos he needs to be fired guy has lost it