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Richdg

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In Topic: Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Today, 05:06 PM

Signing Richards is not a move that will win us a Cup. Just not that type of deal. It is a low risk band aid fill in for 1 year deal. Nothing more. datsyuk just had foot surgery. Z is slowing down, Glendening and Helm are checkers. franzen is 1 hit away from serious brain injury. We have a bunch of young talent that isn't ready yet. Richards is just keeping the seat warm for Larkin. Nothing more. as I mentioned in another thread. I would bet good money that Blashill and Holland talked in depth about if larkin is ready. If Blashill who coached him in the PO's thinks he needs a year, this is a very good move. with larkin's lack of size 180 pounds or so, a full year in the minors getting bigger and stronger will only make him better.


In Topic: Now for a #2 C.

Today, 04:49 PM

 

Why do people keep forgetting about Helm? Also, Franzen could be in the line-up opening night. 

Didn't forget him. Just not sure where he fits. He isn't a scorer. His best position is checking C, which is also Glendenings best position for 1/3 the price. In this day and age of salary caps you can't have 3.5 million cap hits as checkers-which helm will be on his next contract summer 2016. he is a GREAT trade piece. franzen cant' be counted on for anything. I doubt he makes it out of october healthy.

 

Adding richards is fine, not great. he is just holding that psoition for 1 year untill larkin is ready. Nothing more. I would bet good money that this move is a result of Bashill and Holland chatting about if he is ready and Blashill thinks he needs time. Just a gut feeling.


In Topic: Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Today, 03:36 PM

This wouldn't be the worst idea. We have tons of young guys coming, but not quite ready yet. A Band aid type of move.


In Topic: Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Today, 03:27 PM

The kids will play. green has injuries every year and Kronwall and Ericsson are both wrong side of 30. There will be chances to get 50-75 games for the young guys that don't make the team. I think marchenko does so Oullett, Sproul, and jensen will get some road time and game time in Detroit. Baring further moves of course.


In Topic: Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Today, 03:00 PM

Now we can go after a Big physical scoring F or 2. Marchenko and Oullett are ready. That frees up Smith, KFQ, and Kindl for moves and maybe a guy like helm and/or Jurco.