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#2680238 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 29 June 2016 - 03:56 PM

Eriksson is just 2nd tier? Lol

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Yes, he is otherwise Boston would have re-signed him long ago

#2680231 Shea Weber for Pernal Karl Subban

Posted by frankgrimes on 29 June 2016 - 03:55 PM

Guys like Burns the most important in the league?  SJ certainly didn't want to have anything to do with him being out against Crosby in the finals.  


Love to have a guy like Burns on the team, but not sure I'd call him the most important


Burns is a great player but when Crosby is on there is nobody outthere who can stop him it's just the truth.


Weber infront of Price are you freaking kidding me? Good luck scoring goals against the Habs now

#2680172 Stamkos to... Tampa

Posted by frankgrimes on 29 June 2016 - 03:22 PM

Disappointed for sure, but at least we're not EDM or MTL fans. Jesus.


They got SHEA WEBER I'd move heaven and earth to get this defenseman.

#2680164 Stamkos to... Tampa

Posted by frankgrimes on 29 June 2016 - 03:18 PM

The Captain is continuing what he does best, winning in all sorts of life.


Boy oh boy Stevie hopefully it's a sign and trade

#2680154 Shea Weber for Pernal Karl Subban

Posted by frankgrimes on 29 June 2016 - 03:12 PM

WTF Poile got robbed here. Subban's defensive game has improved a lot but boy Weber is the total package

#2680099 Other than Stamkos, which FA forward do you want?

Posted by frankgrimes on 29 June 2016 - 01:52 PM

Looch without question. The guy is a beast and will protect his players, if someone decides to take a run at Larkin the thought of answering to Lucic might make him think twice about doing it.


So for me it's:


Looch > Backes > Ladd


Lesser players:

Martin > Brouwer

#2680073 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 29 June 2016 - 12:30 PM

At this rate Meehan will need a few extra secretaries just to handle all the phone calls.

Friday will be awesome for stammer contracts with a lot of 0s under his table. Guy will put the Toews and Kane aav to shame that's for sure.

If I am him it starts with 12 x 7, nmc since every team will happily offer that the future outlook of each team could be a very important factor which isn't good for the Wings cause Buffalo and even Toronto are obviously ahead with their rebuild

#2679796 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 28 June 2016 - 07:30 AM

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't there a 'cap' on the max amount (thought it was a % based on the hi end of the cap) you can offer a player?


Yeah it's 20 % so if the NHLPA uses their own money to pay up, the maximum aav would be 14,6 million aav. So at some point the money is going to be equal  I'm fully expecting Buffalo to not bow out before that with Toronto I'm not so sure., My "personal" max would be whatever he is worth to the franchise. I.e. go max and load it up with bonuses for him and family :)

#2679779 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 28 June 2016 - 02:49 AM

I would love Shattenkrik asd much as everyone in a Winged jersey but the truth is this: The guy will be an UFA after this year, so unlike he agrees to sign an extension with the Wings my offer for sure wouldn't include Larkin or Mantha. In my mind St. Louis would be dumb to trade him, Pietrangelo and him are the backbone of their defense and with Schwarz, Tarasenko plus Backes (if he returns), their top 6 should be set for years to come.


No, to Justin Schulz he doesn't help our top 4 situation at all. Keep in mind he won't have Crosby, Kessel or Letang running the PP here so trusting hm to be the guy seems like a lot (i.e. his play in Edmonton).


I know people will hate me for that but I'm glad, Yandle signed an extension not that he isn't a good defender but I think he wouldn't have helped the Wings at all because this team needs a steady defenseman who can also provide some offense at the right time. Hamonic would have been awesome but he wants to play in western Canada. If the rumors are true and Winnipeg doesn't want to pay Trouba then Holland has to be all over this, Michigan kid who's limit is the sky.


Larkin, Trouba, Mantha, Danny D., (if we see the first half goaltending) even Mrazek would be a solid core to build for the future.


btw. I still don't understand the downplaying of Goose, everyone knew what he was but since he signed his extension a lot of people started to expect too much out of him. There is nothing wrong with being a solid top 6 sniper, yeah he needs to bulk up (go train with  Gary R. or Dwayne Johnson) but let me tell you this: if the Wings had someone with size who can create room for him or Tatar, they would score more or at least be more dangerous. So why I'm happy with the development of both guys I would easily trade of them because they are the Wings best bet to land something this team needs while not giving up the future, of course it needs to be a package.


For a signed Shatty: Goose/Tatar + one of AA/Svech or every defenseman not named Danny D.  + 2nd 2017

#2679777 Datsyuk Announcement to Officially Leave NHL

Posted by frankgrimes on 28 June 2016 - 02:38 AM

Why does it matter? Pasha gets to play where his heart is, in his hometowm country in front of all his friends, family while enjoying the last 2 years of his glorious career. I'm for one just happy for him and will for sure try to find some Russian league (super league KHL?) games with him.

#2679747 Lesser FA players.

Posted by frankgrimes on 27 June 2016 - 08:36 PM

Give me Matt Martin and Luke Schenn 2 guys who will hit everything that moves all the time both shouldn't cost much.

#2679333 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 25 June 2016 - 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.

#2679320 Detroit trades Datsyuk to Arizona

Posted by frankgrimes on 25 June 2016 - 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"

#2679197 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 24 June 2016 - 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.

#2678778 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 23 June 2016 - 10:46 PM

I find it funny how every year people are falling for the same media games. What is MB supposed to say other than he isn't shopping Subban but he would be dumb not to listen at offers if Edmonton offers Hall, Nurse and their 4 pick you gotta listen.

The only real story line is where does stammer sign other than that ..Even the top 3 in the draft are set.