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Richdg

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In Topic: This year vs last year: a poll

06 July 2016 - 08:00 PM

As of today with what we currently know this team looks worse than the 2015/16 team. None of the guys brought in are as good as Datsyuk was. The D is still a mess. There are more questions today than when the season ended. The good news is there is still time to make improvements.


In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

01 July 2016 - 11:52 AM

Except Backes will be broken in 2 years. Worst contract of the day.


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that is your opinion based on nothing. Backes is a better player now and in the past than nielson is. There is 0 debate about this. 3 years from now we will all be bitching about Nielson still being on the team and costing us 5.25 mil in cap hit. This team is slower and softer today than we were last season.


In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

01 July 2016 - 11:36 AM

Let

 

Backes will be drawing social security before that contract is up.....good grief!

Let's see...... Backes 32 6-3/225 has 206 career goals and 460 career points gets signed to a 5 year deal at 6 mil per. Neilson 32 6-1/190 has 119 career goals and 349 points. He signs a 6 year deal at 5.25 mil per. This is a bad deal for us. Holland got screwed. Again.


In Topic: Frans Nielson signs 6 year $5.25m AAV contract with Detroit

01 July 2016 - 11:22 AM

Just pissing away our cap and Mr. I's cash. Not making us better.


In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

29 June 2016 - 12:05 PM

In the last 2-3 days I have seen the RW's tied to the following UFA's:

 

Stamkos-doubt he comes but we shall see......

Lucic-I think he stays west.....

Okposo-love to have him....

Martin-really love to have him.....

Backes-love to have him.....

 

The question becomes what makes us a better team? Signing say Stamkos and Martin-that uses up all of our money or going with 3 guys like Backes, Okposo, and martin? I would do the later. Gives us more depth, makes us a much tougher team to play against, and frees up more young F's that then could be moved for a Dman like Fowler or Shattenkirk. Think about that lineup and summer activity. We add Okposo, Backes, Martin and a true top pair Dman. Those moves which would remove guys like Nyquist and Tatar for example would make us a much better team.