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#2686269 2016 World Cup of Hockey thread

Posted by GMRwings1983 on Yesterday, 09:07 PM

Ovechkin and Malkin are total trash for the Russian team.  These guys never show up in the biggest international competitions.  Time to replace them with the younger guns. And as I stated earlier, Russia doesn't develop good defensemen.  They had Marchenko on the team for Pete's sake.

#2686032 2016 World Cup of Hockey thread

Posted by Jacksoni on 18 September 2016 - 05:51 AM

Watched Carey Price tending the Canadian goal a little extra. He is not far from his old self, a couple more games and he'll be the wall he used to be. Don't see any other team but Canada be on top with that. The up-coming CAN-USA game will be very worth to watch though.

#2685671 2016 World Cup of Hockey thread

Posted by HadThomasVokounOnFortSt on 08 September 2016 - 04:59 PM

Save Larkin for real season.

#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...

#2681629 Thomas Vanek signs 1 year, $2.6m deal with Detroit

Posted by Euro_Twins on 01 July 2016 - 03:10 PM

Who isn't happy on here? I think for the most part everyone is saying its fine for the 1 year...A real low risk signing..

So you want to go personal now? We can if you want.

Didn't want him but of course the Wings sign him at the plus side it's only for 1 year so if it doesn't work out they can just let him walk.

so much for becoming heavier and tougher to play against lol

So the talk of getting "tougher" and "harder to play against" was just to get me through the week?

Meh, not super excited but not unhappy about it, and I did tease about pre-ordering your Vanek jerseys a couple of days ago, so there. Can I read Holland or what.

Honestly. 2,6 millions one year is okay...but Vanek is done unless he agrees to finally compete. He was terrible recently. Slow turnover machine. I think this is mainly to help our powerplay as Vanek still has his excellent hands.

#2681594 Thomas Vanek signs 1 year, $2.6m deal with Detroit

Posted by sputman on 01 July 2016 - 02:55 PM

So the talk of getting "tougher" and "harder to play against" was just to get me through the week?

#2681482 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Dominator2005 on 01 July 2016 - 02:02 PM

No Matt Martin

Bob McKenzieVerified account ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie 41s41 seconds ago

DET and NYI both apparently out on Matt Martin. TOR believed to be one of the remaining teams still in the mix.

Helene St. JamesVerified account ‏@HeleneStJames 1m1 minute ago

#RedWings out on Matt Martin. Had offered front-loaded four-year deal.
Good Lord lol

Too big and way too physical. Not KH style of player... I guess we end up with Hudler as gritty forward

#2681406 Frans Nielson signs 6 year $5.25m AAV contract with Detroit

Posted by F.Michael on 01 July 2016 - 12:54 PM

Look it's a bad contract simply because of the length of term. No need to justify with "well it can be traded". 


Nielsen is a good player and a good leader. I'd consider him a bit underrated in the league especially because I can tell most people have no idea who this guy is and jumping to conclusions. 


I'm not happy with the contract but looking at the positives, he's fills a hole that Datsyuk created. He is officially our top 6 penalty killer that I've been pressing for and bitching about for the last few months. He will reduce Zetterberg's ice time. And will likely push Miller out of the picture.

If ya want pushing, and shoving - Matt Martin is still available.


The guy hits everything ;)

#2681397 Frans Nielson signs 6 year $5.25m AAV contract with Detroit

Posted by romagoth on 01 July 2016 - 12:48 PM

Its amazing people are banging on Holland for signing him instead of other FA's. Its like you people believe that Holland gets his choice from of all the guys available. It takes two to get a contract done. Kenny can be willing to sign a guy but if he has no interest in coming to Detroit its not going to happen. Detroit is not a prime spot for FA's anymore. We need to realize this. In order to get guys here you are seeing Kenny have to give and extra year or pay more salary. This signing isnt bad at all.

This signing isn't terrible but it isn't good either. You are correct that Holland doesn't have his pick of everyone available, but he could maybe NOT sign more of the same players for too much money with NTC/NMC and actually try to fill positions of need. What a concept!

#2680926 Darren Helm re-signed: 5 years, $3.85m AAV

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 01 July 2016 - 09:40 AM

If they aren't going to try and change it up and get someone in there thats going to possibly make us better then why not just get some big dumb fighting bruiser. At least we can have some kind of entertainment with him. Geez. We went from "oh man maybe holland has turned it around to ah s*** there he is..the old holland.

#2680641 Shea Weber for Pernal Karl Subban

Posted by PredsFanTheBayouState on 30 June 2016 - 02:46 PM

Since you seem to be a Predators fan posting on a Red Wings forum, what's your take on Subban on your team replacing Weber?.

Weber cannot be replaced.Haven't really watched subban play,when he was with Montreal,so don't know how well he will do with the preds

#2680616 Stamkos to... Tampa

Posted by RedWingsRox on 30 June 2016 - 01:12 PM

Just give Yzerman the GM of the Year award for 16/17 season now.  


Ray Shero from NJ for getting Hall for Larsen is also a top candidate for the award.  

#2680593 Shea Weber for Pernal Karl Subban

Posted by toby91_ca on 30 June 2016 - 11:47 AM

Here's my view....if you start the discussion on Dmen by pulling a bunch of stats, that's where the discussion stops for me.


If you want to assess a winger vs. another winger, stats are more meaningful, less meaningful when you get to centers, but still meaningful....get even less when you get to Dmen.


Team Canada knows what they are doing, they have a lot of smart hockey minds making decisions and Weber tends to be one of, if not their 1st pick and Subban tends not to even make the team.  Not saying that end the discussion, but there is a reason for that.

#2680561 Shea Weber for Pernal Karl Subban

Posted by Krayzie_Bone on 30 June 2016 - 10:59 AM

Habs robbed Nashville in this one. Everyone overrates Dman so much if they put up offensive numbers.

#2680484 Shea Weber for Pernal Karl Subban

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 30 June 2016 - 02:00 AM

Pretty even trade IMO. There's only a handful of defensemen I'd rather have than Subban, and Weber is one of them.