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#2680919 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 01 July 2016 - 09:37 AM

Radulov is a punk, but he's also a fantastic player.

He is, always was and always will be a Pos. he is the exact opposite of Weber.

Radulov doesn't bring anything to the table can't believe they've signed him over Brouwer, Backes or Looooch


#2680905 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 01 July 2016 - 09:29 AM

lolol I thought Therrien wanted character and grit? He brings in the exact opposite.
radulov lol can't wait for the term...


#2680889 Darren Helm re-signed: 5 years, $3.85m AAV

Posted by frankgrimes on 01 July 2016 - 09:24 AM

huge fan of Helm but this is too much for too long.


#2680673 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 30 June 2016 - 04:35 PM

I love how now that Stamkos is gone people are sinking to the likes of washed up players... Only to ***** about it once we get them.

No more washed up players for the sake of fan hindsight whining.

 

Looch isn't washed up but overall I agree with you. Trust me I'd love Backes, Okposo as one of the finishing pieces longterm but the Wings aren't there yet and giving either one more than 6 years scares me.




#2680323 Shea Weber for Pernal Karl Subban

Posted by frankgrimes on 29 June 2016 - 05:05 PM

It's not the least bit scary, have you seen his stats? The other team has the puck all the time when he's on the ice.

And that's when he played with Josi...

 

I don't need to I know what Weber can and brings to the table. Leadership bar none (hence him winning the Messier award), physicality, offense, defense and a shot straight out of a laser canon. Oh and btw. the guy had 20 goals. Yeah he wasn't that good in the playoffs but if this years playoffs are a standard for anything even mr. perfect Duncan Keith would be on the "decline"




#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.