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#2523621 Trading up?

Posted by FlashyG on 12 June 2014 - 02:19 PM

Some people let their fandom bias get in the way of actually thinking.

I for one would rather trade our first and a few players to get someone good. I'd still like to win soon not five or seven years from now....but that's where holland is half assing it and needs to make up his mind.


Holland has made up his mind...he just made a decision you don't like. He's not going all in to win right now, he's banking on the prospects keeping us contenders long term.


Whether he's right or not only time will tell.


Personally I think this is the worst draft in years to trade up in..I'd rather trade down or trade away the 1st round pick. Buffalo has 3, 2nd round picks I'd rather get them if we're looking to deal.

I'd do it, and I dont think it would be very crazy. Zetterberg is nearing the end of his career and Ekblad is a possible franchise defenseman.


It would be utter insanity.


Ekblad may not even be the first defenceman taken in this draft, or the one with the most successful career. If he's lucky he'll become a top pairing defenceman, but he's far from a Franchise player.

#2523618 Spezza Requests Trade

Posted by FlashyG on 12 June 2014 - 01:40 PM

Yes in a way you can. I'm not saying go capitals be all offense by any means. BUT. Having a couple guys who focus in and excel in offense would be good. If be ok if some didn't play defense but was consistently scoring 35-40+ goals every year. We NEED one guy like that.

Also IF and for the sake of the wings I HOPE SO but IF actually lives up to his contract and is a 2c spezza can then be a winger for us.

Of all the guys rumored to be available he clearly makes the most sense. Hell I'd be ok with Alfie back then. Alfie Weiss and spezza as number two line is good. Meaning nyquist or Franzen is on number 1 and other on third. It's a move that not only helps us and gives us insurance now but can help us down the road if he gets an extension.

And I assume 5-10 teams don't or can't get him on his list so here's to hoping a 1-10 chance!!!!


What good is a guy who scores 35-40 goals a year if he's on the ice for 70-75 against?


I'd rather the guy who scores 20 but is a plus player, especially when you're talking about a center.


I'm not opposed to going after Spezza but he'll have to drastically change his game to fit into Babcock's system..


Yeah but of that 5-10 teams, Detroit joins that list the minute Bryan Murray asks for a roster player... damnit Kenny


Murray traded Heatley before for Cheechoo and Michalek, so we could do something like Weiss and Franzen, players past their prime who (could) find their groove. Franzen is familiar with Paul MacLean as well. Doesn't seem like a great deal but Murray isn't a great GM, he just might bite on this. Ottawa needs roster players not more prospects


Nobody is going to take Weiss under any circumstances, nor are the Wings looking to deal Franzen.


Ottawa wants a 1st, a roster player and a prospect for Spezza.

#2523606 Spezza Requests Trade

Posted by FlashyG on 12 June 2014 - 12:52 PM

That's all fine and dandy but we have more than enough two way players. Spezza is EXACTLY WHAT this offense needs.


You can never have too many two way players.


Spezza would make our second line better offensively, but lets not forget there were only 4 forwards in the league with worse +/- numbers.


He's not the cure to any of the Wings problems.

#2523227 GM moves

Posted by FlashyG on 08 June 2014 - 01:27 AM

Well it seems odd that when holland would pull the trigger at the deadline we would make deep runs to the playoffs and to the finals. Made it with Hossa, drake, hasek, hull, and shanny. Grant it, those previous years they could spend money forever, but acquiring serious skill at the deadline seems to be working. And none of those guys you mentioned have exactly been tearing it up in the nhl yet. Bertuzzi? Really? He hasn't even been called up yet.
I'm just really irritated with the way they have been running things the past few years. Paying old washed up guys, not making trades, not spending all their cap space. Over paying for guys or handing out too long of a contract. It's just ridiculous. Hollands plan for keeping things going sounds a lot like just keeping up appearances and strategizing to have one really good season every 5 or 6 years and they are getting their asses handed to them by the bruins, hawks, and hell, they could hardly beat the coyotes this past year. It just seems like a lot of mediocrity for a very proud franchise and fan base.


I'm starting to wonder if you even watch the same team as me.


Absolutely none of those guys were deadline pick-ups. Shanahan and Hasek were trades but they happened very early in the season. The rest were off-season Free Agent signings.


We spent to the cap this past season, and while we got handled pretty easily by Boston, we gave Chicago all they could handle last season and were a Danny Dekeyser Injury away from potentially adding another cup. It's also been 4 years since we played Phoenix in the playoffs and we swept them then, so I'm not sure what you're talking about there.


Back to our deadline moves, Holland pulled the trigger on one this past deadline and it's been the most commonly criticized move he's made in years (besides re-signing Cleary).


Who doesn't? 


Are Wings fans so spoiled that we get angry because we've gone a whole 6 years without a cup? Leaf fans have been waiting going on 50 years... have some perspective.

#2523223 GM moves

Posted by FlashyG on 08 June 2014 - 12:05 AM

No, but there is Ericsson, dekeyser, quincey. And I don't mind giving up second or third rounders. How many of those have worked out recently anyway? I remember seeing a thread with a post about how guys that we have passed up on in the draft have turned out a lot better than the guys the wings picked.

Ericsson, Dekeyser and Quincey are not Jack Johnson type defencemen. Especially not the calibre he was when he was traded.


We also don't have the 8th overall pick to offer.


As far as how many 2nd and 3rd round picks have worked out...in the Wings case the answer would be many. Ouellet, Sproul, Jurco, Tatar, Bertuzzi, Nastasiuk, Janmark etc. 


Just because better people have been passed over doesn't mean we didn't get good players with our selections.


Hats off to the Kings for their success, but we don't need to emulate every team that wins the cup...The Wings system has been proven successful too.

#2522115 TSN POY: Hertl vs Gustav Nyquist

Posted by FlashyG on 29 May 2014 - 04:13 PM

Tatar is up in the semi finals facing Oshie and Hertl has been brought back by the TSN panel to make this semi final a 3 way.


So far Tatar is up, but San Jose's scripters are catching ours.

If you want to add to Tatar's total here's how you can auto vote every 6 seconds.


First go here


Using Chrome hit F12 to bring up the console 

- In the upper right corner of the console there is a button that looks like ">" but with three - behind it. Click that.

- In the bottom line at the blinking cursor paste the following in and press enter.


setInterval(function(){$("#page-wrapper > div > div > section.plays > div.match-play.ng-scope.right-play > button").click()},6000)


If you want to vote even more open a new Chrome window (NOT A TAB) and repeat the process, you can do that as many times as you want.

#2521807 Emmerton-ov: Cory heading to KHL

Posted by FlashyG on 26 May 2014 - 07:47 PM

Sochi Leopards? That's as far from Siberia as you can get and still be in Russia. Geography, it's not just for kids anymore. :0


Yeah calling Sochi, Siberia would be like calling Los Angeles part of New England. Or in Canada referring to Victoria BC as part of the Maritimes.

#2521550 Emmerton-ov: Cory heading to KHL

Posted by FlashyG on 23 May 2014 - 07:02 PM

Somewhere The Axe is trying to figure out how to say Emdog in Russian.

#2521275 2014 Memorial Cup

Posted by FlashyG on 20 May 2014 - 03:07 PM

I just think comparing mantha nyquist and others potential(high) to bertuzzi(low) is kind of insulting. They're not in the same sentence. IMO


Some of Guelph's sportswriters think that Bertuzzi is the MVP of that team despite not being near the lead in scoring.


He missed a large portion of the year, both regular season and playoffs with injuries but still manages to put up PPG numbers playing on the 3rd and 4th lines.


He also gets no PP time and kills penalties, even taking faceoffs in certain situations.


Do I think he'll be as good as Mantha...No, 

but could he? yes.

#2521074 2014 Memorial Cup

Posted by FlashyG on 18 May 2014 - 04:42 PM

Just because he is scoring in juniors doesn't mean he will make it in the NHL. Let's see how he's does with the big boys first.

I still think he is a 4th liner at best.

Its just like mantha yes I think he will be good. But I don't think he should make the jump to nhl to start the year. Maybe like halfway through but not to start. I wanna see how he does in the ahl(and I can watch him a lot live then to!).


Nothing he said was inaccurate. 


He said the Wings future was full of potential...Not full of NHL 1st liners.


Just because they have potential doesn't mean they will all reach it.


Right now the Wings prospect pool is ranked 3rd in the NHL, not bad for a team that has picked in the top 20 only twice in the past couple decades.

#2520874 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by FlashyG on 16 May 2014 - 04:05 PM

we need to trade for Kesler and Edler.


Considering what it would cost to get them vs what they bring, I think there are better options out there.


Edler might be worth going for considering he's coming off a disaster of a season and his value is at an all time low, but I wouldn't even inquire about Kesler.


They'll want a ton for him and he's not worth any of the prospects the Canucks would want for him.

#2520333 Will Mantha join GR after the QMJHL playoffs?

Posted by FlashyG on 13 May 2014 - 10:25 PM

Here is his game winning goal and post game interview.


Its in French though.



#2520175 Will Mantha join GR after the QMJHL playoffs?

Posted by FlashyG on 12 May 2014 - 09:53 PM

The rule that you're talking about is for NHL players joining the AHL. In their case they have to be on the AHL roster on the day of the NHL trade deadline.


You'll see a bunch of teams making paper transactions at the deadline to make age and contract eligible players available for the AHL teams should the parent NHL franchise be eliminated.


There is no such rule (from what I can find) that applies to major junior players joining the AHL when their CHL season is over. Based on the transfer agreement they seem to be perfectly eligible to play.

#2519535 Ken Holland Quotes (Apr 29th

Posted by FlashyG on 06 May 2014 - 08:45 PM

Transition from small euros to small euros lol


Transitioning from one core to another doesn't mean the style of play needs to change.


Why would the team change from a puck possession style anyways? its proven to be the most successful style of play by far.


You also don't rebuild over the course of 1 year, its going to take a few for the next wave to surpass the old wave of players, the fact that we're doing it for a 3rd time under Holland without missing the playoffs at all is why Holland will likely retire as the greatest GM in NHL history.

#2519304 Ken Holland Quotes (Apr 29th

Posted by FlashyG on 05 May 2014 - 07:36 PM

"We like our team"


If this is in any way acceptable from this team's GM after the last 3 (really 4) years I don't know what to tell you.  Holland clearly needs to go, the team needs to be rebuilt and the franchise needs to transition.


We are transitioning/rebuilding right now.