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#2488687 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by Richdg on 02 March 2014 - 09:20 PM

As a few others have mentioned, it takes time for prospects to turn into regulars or stars. Very rarely do guys come into the NHL and put up 80 points. The far more common route is a guy come up, plays 60ish games and has 30ish point. Next year more games and more points. 3rd year the same. That was the route with most of our stars now. It took them 3-5 years to hit their potential. So, are we a really good team in 3 or 4 years by standing pat? Maybe. First not all of our prospects will work out. Second Datsyuk is then gone. Third, will Z's back hold up? Fourth, will Franzen still be around or will concussions have ended his career by then?

Four years from now, Kronwall may also be done. same with Howard. E will be in his mid 30's. Most if not all of those guys will playing fewer games and putting up fewer points as they travel through their mid and late 30's. In other words, we will be treading water.




#2488061 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by Richdg on 28 February 2014 - 10:20 PM

Not sure we can move Weiss even if we wanted too/someone else wanted him. he does have some NMC/NTC protection. Not sure if it is full limited etc..... I would be happy to have Kesler. But it has to be a reasonable trade. 3 for 1 is fine, but not tatar, nyquist, and jurco. Not for Kesler. ovie maybe.....




#2488053 Question about Mantha

Posted by Richdg on 28 February 2014 - 10:08 PM

BB, welcome to the fun! Mantha will be in GR when his season ends. It has nothing to do with his talent. It is all about agreements between the NHL and CHL. Now when will he be ready to play in Detroit? None of us know. he could earn a spot in training camp next fall. Most likely he will be in GR to start the season. After that to many variables to know. Injuries could play a factor. production by other young players that will be in Detroit. But if mantha comes in and say scores 20 goals in his first 30 games, he could force his way up. he needs to develop his strength for the NHL. Currently he is listed as 6-5/205 by his Junior team. That is very thin. he does need to gain another 20 pounds of muscle-same with Jurco. 10-15 pounds for him would be awesome. So time will tell.




#2488013 Ryan Miller, Steve Ott traded to St. Louis Blues

Posted by Richdg on 28 February 2014 - 07:51 PM

The Blues just made the move that teams that want to and can win the SC make. There is the big difference between us and them. They are there, ready to win it all. We have work to do to get back to that level.




#2486588 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Richdg on 24 February 2014 - 08:10 PM

Callahan picks up garbage most of the time. he does have a good shot and scores that way as well. But he crashes the net and drives in goals.




#2486435 Anthony Mantha

Posted by Richdg on 23 February 2014 - 04:28 PM

I hope so. But lets also understand there is a BIG difference between Juniors and the NHL. I love the fact we have Mantha, but lets get him playing pro hockey and see what we truly have.




#2486052 USA-Canada Thread

Posted by Richdg on 21 February 2014 - 08:14 PM

Well crap. That was a great game and crappy ending..... Well I ate my crow roasted with a touch of rosemary. Washed it down with more than a few drinks.

 

I said before that anything less than a silver would be a let down and it is. The slotting sucked, but what can you do. This game was between the 2 best teams by fair. Canada will destroy the Swedes.




#2485251 USA-Canada Thread

Posted by Richdg on 19 February 2014 - 03:58 PM

3rd and 4th best teams? Now you have lost your mind! USA and the country up north are the top 2. There is no question about this. The only thing that makes it even close is the bigger ice, which the euros are far more familiar with. There are reasons why Canada has had 445 player play in the NHL this year, the US has had 200, then followed in distant 3rd Sweden had 57, Czech republic has 33, Russia 29, and Finland 20.




#2485229 USA-Canada Thread

Posted by Richdg on 19 February 2014 - 03:20 PM

Down with the Canucks! May all their Maple Leafs rot away! USA! USA! USA! USA!




#2485071 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by Richdg on 19 February 2014 - 10:57 AM

hate Russia, glad they lost. Now on the plus side datsyuk gets plenty of time to rest, relax, and rehab his knee.




#2483087 NHL players will not participate in 2018 Olympics (Mod Post #99)

Posted by Richdg on 09 February 2014 - 09:00 PM

Doubt that this happens. The Euros all have other leagues they can play in and will for one year. The NA players don't, so if it appears that the US and Canada are going to get hammered, pressure will rise and they will play.




#2481058 2014 draft thoughts.

Posted by Richdg on 03 February 2014 - 10:26 PM

Not a draft thing, a undrafted college FA thing. remember this name: Trevor van Reimsdyk-james' younger brother. 6-2/185 RHed shot, very good Dman from UNH.




#2479076 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by Richdg on 30 January 2014 - 09:47 PM

Some have mentioned the amount of cap space we have this off season. yes that is true. But what good is it? None in UFA-there are only a couple of UFA's worth anything and the chances they all come here is slim. In other words, plenty of cash and no place to spend it. baring trades. Which we seem unable to do lately.




#2478815 Wings interested in parenteau ?

Posted by Richdg on 29 January 2014 - 06:58 PM

Just a reference. PA is 6-0/195 RHed and 30 years old. last 3 seasons he scored 20, 18, and 18 in goals, and played all but 1 game in those 3 years. he makes 4 million per season.

 

Ryan Callahan: 5-11/190 RHed 28 years old and will soon be making 7 million per year. Over the last 3 seasons he has scored: 23, 29, 16 goals. he has also missed 21 games.

 

yes Callahan is considered to be a great player. But is he worth 3 million more per season? No. PA is a very good and cap friendly option vs Callahan.




#2475387 So when would you make a move and what type?

Posted by Richdg on 22 January 2014 - 02:41 PM

Franze a big goal scorer? LOL 1 season in 9 where he had over 30 goals. 1. That is not a big goal scorer, that is average. But he can be bought out, and hopefully that now happens. Get out from his terrible contract this summer.