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#2618969 Saad traded to Columbus

Posted by frankgrimes on 04 July 2015 - 07:49 AM

I know Wings fans wanted us to put an offer sheet in on Saad, but if Holland would have paid him $6 a season for 6 years, I would have been furious.

What's not to like a young big upcoming star getting paid well. Would have been over the moon if Holland offered him that hell I would have been happy with 7 too.

#2618768 Tj oshie to washington

Posted by frankgrimes on 02 July 2015 - 04:31 PM

I think this is to create capspace for Tarasenko otherwise it doesn't make sense at all, they gave Oshie away for peanuts

#2618536 Phil Kessel Traded to Penguins

Posted by frankgrimes on 01 July 2015 - 07:39 PM

Getting out of Toronto was the best thing he's ever done. 
I feel that same negative spotlight will be on Babs when Toronto doesn't make the finals next year or wins the cup the year after. But he knew what he was getting into when he went to Toronto.

I think they'll cut him some slack the Leafs are rebuilding and if they try it good luck..Babs is going to tear them apart just like he did with that buffalo reporter lol

#2618512 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by frankgrimes on 01 July 2015 - 07:04 PM

The Richards signing kind of confuses me. I'm not sure what he brings to the table that we don't already have.  I guess he is center depth but we already have so many third-line caliber centers.  We already had veteran presence but I guess they felt we needed a bit more.


Nobody knows when Pasha will be back and it's really a low risk, high reward signing.

#2617661 Weiss bought out (confirmed)

Posted by frankgrimes on 30 June 2015 - 06:36 PM

Oh look after the ridiculous Mantha hype now it's Larkin .. This team isn't going anywhere so why not let him get used to the pro game in the ahl and call him up for a few games here and there

Best of luck to Weiss

#2616954 2015 Draft

Posted by frankgrimes on 27 June 2015 - 11:48 AM

Do you know how asset management works? You deal in a position of surplus. We have way too many forwards, someone is going to be traded.

Yeah and others don't? The only guys who get net a legit top pairing guy are Larkin and Mantha, that's why other teams are only asking for them.

#2616943 2015 Draft

Posted by frankgrimes on 27 June 2015 - 11:42 AM

So wings needed a center and a defenseman they've got 1/2 of a defender and still no center..

Holland just can't help himself with picking undersized guys

#2616893 2015 Draft

Posted by frankgrimes on 27 June 2015 - 10:12 AM

So the oilers paid less for a better goalie than Buffalo did,I don't understand why they didn't just wait?

#2616219 Yzerman wins GM of Year (& other awards discussion)

Posted by frankgrimes on 25 June 2015 - 11:13 AM

Agreed. I was going to say something like this since the Norris has basically become for the defenseman with the most points..

Personally I think a purely offensive defenseman should be in the same category as some other point producers. That would greatly improve the Norris and actually make sure that guys who shouldn't even be in the conversation for the trophy won't take it away from much more deserving players . Or if that's not possible just split it into the best overall defender and the one with the most points that way everyone knows which award is the more important one for a ..defender.

I mean not even nominating Weber, Suter and Keith ? Too bad Giordano for hurt guy would have won otherwise.

#2615910 Will Wings Revisit Signing Phaneuf?

Posted by frankgrimes on 24 June 2015 - 11:26 AM

The best example is how good Phaneuf was when he first entered the league, this guy was heralded as a young Scott Stevens he was that good of an open hitter. I don't need the usual suspects flower power Greenpeace folks to know what I'm expecting from hockey and what I don't expect..sissy hockey, gimmicks such as 7 outdoor games , Rogers instead of Bell, less hitting hip checks, almost non exciting ufa lists...are for sure not things that I associate with hockey neither are showboaters and other questionable grow the game crap.

Anyhow Phaneuf will get dealt and I think he benefit tremendously from it...Toronto is just too tough of a market for most athletes especially if one has the burden of the C

#2615868 Will Wings Revisit Signing Phaneuf?

Posted by frankgrimes on 24 June 2015 - 03:44 AM

I think we can all agree on this finally: hockey in the 90s and pre 2005 was just so much better and more exciting it's not even close. But as long as the stupid BOG doesn't act or finally getting changed to guys like Mr. I, Pegula...we won't see an improvement.

#2615866 2015 Draft

Posted by frankgrimes on 24 June 2015 - 03:39 AM

First the mantha and 1st rounder nonsense and now at the end of hockeycentral damian cox mentioned the redwings when they mentioned a few teams that could draft Ilya samsonov

Seriously? Think everyone knows detroit needs defensemen and not a Russian goalie when they got petr mrazek emerging ... Guys always saying bulls***

It's Damian Cox so

Personally I think the Wings should look at the option of trading down for Werensky, big hulking defenseman and in my mind the second best one in the draft after Hanifin.
http://www.sbncolleg...l-draft-profile guy is exactly what the doctor ordered

Plus he is a local boy so that adds some extra plus

#2615863 OT Changes

Posted by frankgrimes on 24 June 2015 - 03:25 AM

I just don't get it, if the NHL(PA) and all others do hate the shootout so much either get rid of it or if for whatever reason they don't want to do that let it be the way it always was and hopefully will always be.

This 3:3 is just turning this thing into another gimmick,
like we've needed more gimmicks in a our game, which is more and more becoming something it shouldn't be.

#2615554 Players who might be available due to teams cap issues

Posted by frankgrimes on 21 June 2015 - 06:05 AM

Chicago is not going to trade Seabrook because that guy is a huge reason why Keith can do what he does all the time, jump in on the offense and score. When I'm thinking of Keith, Seabrook I'm thinking of a marginal lesser top pairing than what Weber/Suter were a few years ago.


Hawks will move a lot of players before Seabrook I think after Toews, Kane and Keith he is by far their most valuable player.


A few years ago the Wings had the chance to offer-sheet Pietrangelo with a Weberlike contract (before the new CBA) but didn't something I still can't understand till today. Sure Franson will cash in and I can see teams like Dallas, Calgary lining up with trucks of money for his services, maybe even Boychuck like :(

#2615546 Players who might be available due to teams cap issues

Posted by frankgrimes on 21 June 2015 - 03:10 AM

Bickel makes 4 million per year for the next 4 years and was a healthy scratch..good fourth liner with third line upside but there are much better options available for the fourth line and especially cheaper ones