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#2535565 Lines Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 04 September 2014 - 02:37 PM

This whole thing makes me think of that time Babs put Filppula on the wing.  I can't imagine this turning out any better.  Which isn't to say Fil was bad on the wing.  He was ok on the wing.  But I'd rather have a winger.  Plain and simple. 

The only year in Detroit Filppula scored more than 40 points was the year he spent most of his time on Zetterberg's wing.

Not when Datsyuk was healthy. A 4th line with Helm or Sheahan at center is far better than one with Glendening at center.Sheahan and Glendening are both natural wingers who can also take a FO. You're just nitpicking at this point.

Sheahan is a natural center. Glendening was a winger until last year when he started working at center to try and increase his value. I don't see why anyone can argue that he'd be better than either Sheahan or Helm.


#2535553 Lines Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 04 September 2014 - 11:36 AM

That's a matter of opinion and I disagree. I've been lobbying for years to put Helm on the wing, his speed will be much more of a threat along the boards then down the middle in my opinion. Sheahan definitely isn't a 4th line center, 3rd and hopefully 2nd in a couple years. Glendening is the exact type of player I would want on my 4th line.


#2535462 Lines Thread

Posted by T.Low on 03 September 2014 - 03:11 PM

I think helm is under utilized on the 4th line. He can haul the piano better than Abby with his incredible speed. I like that babs is trying new things and I got no problem with helm playing with Z and D. Very defensively sound and helm's speed will create a ton of space
On that note sounds fantastic on paper but very crucial to stay healthy!



That's what Babs figured when he saw that video of Helm hauling Tootoos wife on water skis..


#2535458 Lines Thread

Posted by joesuffP on 03 September 2014 - 02:46 PM

Maybe with Abby not getting so many crucial minutes he can go out and create energy as a 4th liner


#2535457 Lines Thread

Posted by joesuffP on 03 September 2014 - 02:39 PM

I think helm is under utilized on the 4th line. He can haul the piano better than Abby with his incredible speed. I like that babs is trying new things and I got no problem with helm playing with Z and D. Very defensively sound and helm's speed will create a ton of space

On that note sounds fantastic on paper but very crucial to stay healthy!


#2524006 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Euro_Twins on 16 June 2014 - 10:33 AM

 
http://www.theglobea...rticle19176028/
 


All that's saying I'd that alfies bonuses were deferred to next seasons cap, which we already knew was going to happen. We're not being punished like you said. We still have money to spend this off season and it doesn't put us into "cap trouble"


#2524000 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by kipwinger on 16 June 2014 - 09:45 AM

Rumors online from Bob McKenize that Winnipeg may be looking to trade anyone, including Evander Kane. Thoughts? I would LOVE to see him on Pav's Wing. Big kid (6'2" 200lbs, 22 years old) isn't afraid to stick up for his teammates or himself, has speed, can create for himself and has a great shot.

 

I would give up Tatar, Ouellet, Almquist and a pick.

I'm only giving up Ouellet because I think the brass wants Sproul up in a bad way and with how well Bäckman played for the Griffs I think Ouellet is more expendable. 

 

Z-Pav-Kane

Franzen-Weiss-Goose

Jurco-Sheahan-Pulks

Abby-Helm-Glendening

 

If Mantha makes the team I'd put him in Franzen's spot and put Franzen down on the 3rd line with Sheahan and Jurco.

 

A team in a year or two with Kane, Goose, Pulks and Mantha would be pretty nice. All guys who aren't afraid to shoot the puck. Just to put things into a little perspective Kane played 10 fewer games than Tatar did this year and still shot the puck 92 time more than Tatar. 

 

If Winnipeg is willing to trade anyone, I'd rather have Wheeler.  He's a MUCH better player than Kane, though I've got nothing against Kane either. 

 

Also, I'd be reluctant to put too many eggs in Pulkkinen's basket.  He's got a monster shot but he seems to be a one trick pony.  I know you've got to give talent to get talent so I'm not going to shut down people's suggestions, but if it were humanly possible I'd MUCH rather trade Pulks than Tatar. 




#2520848 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by F.Michael on 16 May 2014 - 02:04 PM

A healthy Jonathan Ericsson will be Detroit's addition to their 2014/2015 roster...




#2520417 A cap/salary question for you all.

Posted by DickieDunn on 14 May 2014 - 05:31 PM

First, I highly doubt he starts his NHL career with 3 seasons of 40+ goals. Second, he'd still be an RFA and have less leverage. Third, I don't believe any one player is worth that much, it makes it too hard to build a team with quality depth.


#2520402 A cap/salary question for you all.

Posted by wingsfan4795 on 14 May 2014 - 01:51 PM

You're bored, aren't you


#2520623 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Bannedforlife on 15 May 2014 - 09:52 AM

Pass on Hayes, draft Tuch and the Caps would be foolish to give up Wilson

Blake Wheeler, 70 points - Not even worth a 3rd round pick

Tom Wilson, 10 points - UNTOUCHABLE

Makes sense to me!


#2520529 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by e_prime on 14 May 2014 - 10:32 PM

 

So how are we acquiring a roster like this? Who do you give up for Burns and Wheeler??

 

 

 

I'm guessing he sent Weiss and Tatar to the Jets for Wheeler, plus Nyquist and Miller to the Sharks for Burns. (based solely on who he left out of his lineup)

 

Wait.  You guys are worried about pieces traded away and acquisitions, but you fail to see who your third line center is...   really?  REALLY?  Really?




#2519965 So what do we have to trade?

Posted by DickieDunn on 10 May 2014 - 04:01 PM

There has to be a team looking, or at least willing, to trade a top flight player though.  No top d-men have been traded recently.  Only one hit free agency.  




#2519956 So what do we have to trade?

Posted by DickieDunn on 10 May 2014 - 02:34 PM

Suter is the only defensemen who is clearly better than Kronwall who has moved, and he went to the team willing and able to pay his BFF a ridiculous matching contract.  Over $15 mil for Suter and Parise is not a good deal, especially when it runs through 2025.  Weber was a RFA but Nashville wasn't going to lose him right after losing Suter.

 

So I guess my question is, how the f--- do you replace Lidstrom?

 

The answer is, you don't.  You take the younger guys you've drafted, add Dekeyeser, and hope that e of them can grow into top 4 D to play with Kronwall.  Ericsson and Dekeyser are 2nd pairing guys now, Dekeyser is getting better and Smith might be there next year.  Then there are Sproul, Backman, Ouellet, Marchenko, and Jensen.

 

You can say "well, those types of guys would be moved for the right package," but the odds are that the right package would mean a ridiculous overpayment.  They don't need a player bad enough to trade something like Tatar, Jurco, Sproul, Backman, and Mrazek to get him.




#2519777 Gaborik?

Posted by VM1138 on 08 May 2014 - 09:24 PM

God I'd love to get Gaborik, especially if Alfredsson doesn't come back. Then we could risk having an injury prone guy with talent.