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#2527535 UFA day looking up

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 01 July 2014 - 08:26 AM

 
My impression is that Kenny understands the situation. We need a big name, and he's willing to go balls out for one, even if that means a trade. Stralman, Gilbert, et al. = Quincey II in his book, and he doesn't really want Quincey II. He wants a real difference-maker. And even if he doesn't, I've gotta think Babcock does.



I disagree on Stralman. Unlike Quincey he can actually play defense.


#2526967 BUF to buy out Christian Ehrhoff

Posted by fat guy in a maltby jersey on 29 June 2014 - 03:04 PM

I don't see Ehrhoff as a significant upgrade over Smith, Dekeyser, or Ericsson.

 

those 3 haver career highs of 19, 23, and 15 points.

 

but yeah, who needs a defensman who has put up 50 points, can run an effective PP and log lots of tough minutes, right?

 

are you for real?

 

i mean really?




#2526784 Dylan Larkin - Highest draft pick since 1991

Posted by kipwinger on 29 June 2014 - 01:01 AM

Want to elaborate on that kip? Or link the interview.

Babcock seems to hold Red in high esteem at least

 

Here's the article.  It's part of a larger article about Johnson.  Feel free to dig into it more at your own leisure. 

 

http://frozenroyalty...raft-belatedly/




#2526632 James Neal traded to Predators

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 28 June 2014 - 12:33 PM

According to TSN hockey guru Darren Dreger, even if James Neal never takes a single shift for the Nashville Predators, he'll still be the third leading scorer in franchise history behind David Legwand and Steve Sullivan. 

 

If they're going by career points previous to the Preds, wouldn't Forsberg be at the top of that list? 




#2525532 2014 NHL Awards Winners and Losers

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 24 June 2014 - 06:10 PM

I think they need an award for the biggest whiner.  At least sid would have at 2 awards sown up.




#2525517 Alfie informs Wings he wants to return

Posted by joesuffP on 24 June 2014 - 04:57 PM

Sheesh we should have signed alfie after we got a 50 goal winger and a #1 defensemen. It's all his fault that we won't now.

Some of you guys want to sign Vanek. Your opinion on the sport of hockey is irrelevant


#2525516 2014 NHL Awards Winners and Losers

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 24 June 2014 - 04:43 PM

Shea Weber better get the norris trophy or i'm gonna beat up everybody that did not vote for him. :boxing:  :boxing:  :boxing: .both keith and chara have won the norris before,it's time for shae weber to win his


I love you PredsFan, but the only way I'd like to see Shea win that award is if Ted Lindsay comes up behind him and bashes his head into the microphone.


#2525452 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by VM1138 on 24 June 2014 - 10:31 AM

2 years ago when I first joined this fine forum I talked about we need to pick up O'Reilly during his holdout. Most thought I was crazy and that he wasn't worth it. Now everyone agrees he is a great player. Just think, we could have drafted him instead of Ferrero.......LOL 1 pick later....... Those that think a bunch of our old always injured forwards are going to score a bunch of goals are smoking some good s***! Please pass it around! Datsyuk, Z, Weiss, Franzen, helm, now Alfie again, can't stay healthy. That is going to make it tough for them to score a bunch of goals. As of today-still June so things can still change, we are going to struggle offensively in the 14/15 season scoring. Injuries will happen. All those rookies that played so well last year are heading to the dreaded soph. season. There will be struggles. Which ones and how much? No idea. But just becasue player X score Y in half a season don't bet on it doubling by playing the whole year. If Sheahan and Jurco can both get to 75 games played and 15 G each, I will be happy. If tatar gets to 20 that is good. Same with Nyquist. The other teams have seen them and they will game plan for them now.I think we should be looking to acquire a young top 6 C regardless of what our needs are at D. If something becomes available I think we need to pounce. The long term survival of our success depends on getting a young top C before Z and Dats are gone - otherwise we will be looking at lottery picks. I honestly think we could wait a year or two to let our D prospects develop and be just fine for the future on D. We don't NEED more dmen for the long term future of this team (we are set there with 4+ NHL dmen in GR). I think the actual need is at top 6 C. I agree that we can't go into every year with rose coloured glasses and assume that our forward corps stays healthy for the year and that we are a lock to make the playoffs with them. If I were Holland I would be leaning towards upgrading our forwards and obtaining some more durability. 

I disagree. In order to stay competitive we need a defenseman. We have several quality centers right now. Yes, they are aging but they're not dead yet. We do not have a quality defense. A young center is a must for the future, but defense is a must right now.Sent from my ADR6350 using Tapatalk 2
Also, didn't Holland offer Nyquist, Tatar and a 1st for Kessler this year? He's willing to make the moves but there are two sides to every deal.Sent from my ADR6350 using Tapatalk 2


#2525310 Alfie informs Wings he wants to return

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 23 June 2014 - 04:33 PM

According to Helene St. James Twitter:

 

Helene St. James @HeleneStJames 56s

Daniel Alfredsson has told #RedWings he wants to play another season. Sides will talk again later this week.

 

 

Really glad to hear it! Alfie showed that he's still a productive player and leader. Hopefully he'll hoist the Cup before he eventually calls it quits.




#2525153 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Shinzaki on 22 June 2014 - 06:18 PM

Jurco is small? He's 6-2" and close to 200lbs as a 21 year old....by the time he's 25  he should be 210-215Lbs at least.  

 

I'd rather trade Pavel and Hank for youth and picks than trade youth for a declining player like Thornton.




#2525138 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Son of a Wing on 22 June 2014 - 02:49 PM

Glendening and Helm have the same value??

Pulkkinen is about to replace Jurco??

Ummm no.


#2525117 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Dabura on 22 June 2014 - 11:04 AM

There's no identity crisis. There's no philosophical quandary. We simply don't have enough top-level talent. Our top four has gone from Lidstrom-Rafalski/Kronwall-Stuart to Kronwall-Ericsson/DeKeyser-Smith. Our top six has gone from Datsyuk in his prime, Zetterberg in his prime, Franzen in his prime, Hossa in his prime, Holmstrom, and Filppula to Datsyuk at 35 (and coming off an injury-ravaged season), Zetterberg at 33 (and coming off an injury-ravaged season), Franzen's corpse at 34 (and coming off an injury-ravaged season), the ghost of Stephen Weiss (RIP), Abdelkader, and...Nyquist? And Jimmy Howard has never made it past the second round.




#2524972 Kaylee G Future and the Red Wings

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 20 June 2014 - 11:06 PM

Ah...eff it. I debated about whether I would post one of my usual unfunny sarcastic comments about this, but I'm going to venture into these murky waters for the purpose of stimulating discussion.

Look, while I agree that the entire situation was blown out of proportion, I can't help but feel a little...uncomfortable... about the whole situation. Let me tell you why.

Anyone who has ventured onto Twitter or any other social media site knows the type of bulls*** dumbass people spew into the ether. Most official accounts are inundated with ignorant, sometimes downright offensive tweets containing openly racist, homophobic or whatever other disgusting tripe some turd burgler farts out that day. These tweets, maybe rightfully so, go unresponded to. But today, the issue the Red Wings official twitter decided to address was a vapid but lighthearted, inoffensive tweet that looked to be sent out by a teenage girl that disparaged no one but maybe herself. While the Wings' tweet wasn't offensive, the litany of comments **** shaming this young woman WERE. Any social media person worth his/her salt knows how the internet works, and was aware of the attention that would be brought to this girl.

Maybe *I'M* overly sensitive to this issue, because female fans are still held to a standard of "proving themselves" that male fans are not. We (those of us who swing that way, anyway) are expected to turn off our sexuality in order to be accepted as "true fans." God forbid I, as a straight woman, appreciate an attractive, fit, talented man while watching a game I love. I must not be a "real fan" ™. I must be a puck ****. Hell, I made a post about Fedorov's underpants today FFS.

TL;DR. Short version? Blown out of proportion, but I can definitely understand why someone could have a problem with the situation. Also, I know that everyone's mileage may vary--the challenges I've faced as a female hockey fan may not be every female hockey fan's experience.

Now I'm going to go back to my Laga and thinking about Fedorov's underwear. Is it October yet?


#2524990 Brad Richards bought out by Rangers

Posted by cnot19 on 21 June 2014 - 12:41 AM

 

If anything, that has been his one strength. Not that I want Richards, mind you.

 

i would disagree, his play at point his terrible imo,  either way i really really  dont want him




#2524709 Detroit re-signs Gustavsson 1 yr $1.85 mill

Posted by VM1138 on 19 June 2014 - 09:21 PM

Kind of silly to be upset over this. It's a backup role. So what if there were a small handful of slightly better goalies? They aren't THAT much better, and Gus is a known quantity with an establishes relationship with the team. It's really a non-issue. I would've liked to have had Mrazek as the backup but its pretty hard to get upset over Gus coming back.