Depending on what he's asking, Lucic. I know many Wings fans hate him, especially after what he did to Dekeyser, but he's brute force, and this team could use a little of that. And a 20/35/55 guy who hits and fights is nothing to sneeze at. But I hear Oilers are very interested.
I voted Lucic only because I still love the tough players like him. Would love to have someone like that on the wings just for the entertainment factor. He is what I always wanted Mule to be on the wings =)
Realistically speaking Zetterberg will likely still be the 1C. I know we all keep coming up with scenarios of how Larkin will be 1C, AA will be 2C etc. But unless we fill the 1C spot with another NHL developed centerman... Zetterberg keeps the spot and Larkin likely takes 2C at best. Otherwise he'll continue to be on Wing.
This is why I'm hoping either Datsyuk miraculously stays one more year or we miraculously get Stamkos. Or we try to sign Backes. Otherwise read paragraph one.
We have a crap ton of wingers. We have a lot of young D-men coming through the system but we have zero NHL 1st line or 2nd line centers. Larkin was atrocious on the faceoffs and AA wasn't any better. They'd rather have Zetterberg win his usual 50% draws than have Larkin winning 40% or maybe even 30% when he's up against guys like Bergeron, Toews, Kopitar etc.
We're in a pretty s***ty transition to be honest. I know in time things will be better, but Datsyuk dropping the ball on us and Zetterberg's decline does screw us pretty bad for next season. I'm only speaking of next season btw.
Well there is no salary cap on coaches so why not spend big on them. I don't know if Carlyle wants to be a benchboss again and Oates just hasn't the resumee so if they do well in their roles they'll might get another look.
Especially Randy could help out Blas a lot with his experience
That's what I mean. Oates may already be making more money simply from his current consultant job and may not be interested and Carlyl may not want to work behind the bench. But if they are interested, Holland should seriously consider them.
I think there should be some sort of middle ground, have pictures of the great players rotating, the Wings logo on top of the roof while the Wings are playing but show the LC logo whenever they aren't.
after watching that presser over and over I'm still pissed by the reaction Wilson gave after being asked about the lights: smug phase it was just a render almost laughed it of...wish the hiring of that moron was just a render.
Also Chris spent most of his time talking about companies, brands and expansion of his dad's business not one word about this awesome franchise. The whole presser felt sooo unwings like, it's sooo scary to think that one day this guy might run the Wings
It leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Wouldn't a regular roof make much more sense as a placeholder? It feels like a bait and switch to the city of Detroit. The way that press conference went, it came across like they never had any intentions of building the LED roof.
Detroit, where we want the best players but only if they have certain character traits... And I agreed for a long time, but times have changed, we don't have that luxury until we are a top contender again. Where players come here to win cups, not to just play for a playoff team. Radulov helps us go in that direction simple as that... And get a guy like helm off the top 6.... It's a no brainier, if the contract is right, it's low risk high reward.
Sadly if we sign him and can't offer Stamkos Max, we will hear fans for years saying we passed in Stamkos for Radulov with out any knowledge if he was even going to sign here. We still here about Parise and Suter... And both wanted to play together in Minny, 500k didn't make the difference.