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#2524006 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

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


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. 







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.

#2519435 Peter Laviolette Hired as Predators' Coach

Posted by frankgrimes on 06 May 2014 - 02:13 PM

Wow talk about a 180 turnaround, Laviolette is the exact opposite of Trotz system. Nothing against your Preds but I don't think they have the personal to play his style also really bad for Rinne's stats.

#2519431 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by rick zombo on 06 May 2014 - 01:40 PM

Hull was pre-cap. And he was a complimentary player. Back then you could pay a 4th line winger 5M and only have to answer to Mr. Illitch. Remember the year that Detroit was paying something like 12M on goalies alone (with Cujo + Hasek + Legace)?


Today, if you're going to tie 1/8 of your team's salary to just one player, he better have at least some sort of pulse when he's on the "other" side of center ice. I don't care how many goals he can score.


Pre-cap? Give me Ovechkin any day of the week. Hell, I'll take two.

#2519357 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by DeGraa55 on 06 May 2014 - 02:30 AM




Ideally, I'd like to see the Wings add 2 big guys with speed and toughness to fill the 1st and 2nd line holes. But maybe they can slide a couple bigger dmen up since there seems to be a log jam on the blue line.

Are you serious????

#2519277 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 05 May 2014 - 02:11 PM

Hi people. Just found this place while searching for Red Wings draft needs and considerations. Wow. Seems like a lot of people know what to do!! I think the main hole they need to fill is top line sniper. I wonder if Ovechkin talks are out of the question???

Welcome to LGW, home of some of the coolest and most obnoxious Wings fans on the innanets. Where everyone is an armchair GM, Franzen is lazy and he sucks, we like our team, and most online shopping is completed at disney.com.

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#2519206 Now some gritty forwards.

Posted by number9 on 04 May 2014 - 09:30 PM

F Michael and Bama I sorta disagree with u. I think Holland has tried to draft a new core over the last years... Going after guys like Goose, Tatar, Pulkinen, Almqvist, ironhook, Etc. But once he got those guys he started peppering in size and grit more and more. AKA Bodin, Hudon, Callahan, McKee, Glendening, Mcnulty, Bertuzzi, Wheaton, etc. Sheehan and Jurco are bit gritty and big themselves as well. Holland knows these future Grindy types will compliment his up and coming core.

Of course we will always favor soft euros, it's where our best scouts are, but holland isn't dumb. He's not taking them only and he's taking them less now that he has a lot of them.

Agreed guys. Holland used to talk about needing 1 big forward per line. That was why he brought Bert back the second time. he knew what was needed, and that was while we were still a team in the west. Now in the more rugged east it might be 2 big F's per line. Yes he has started drafting bigger F's the past few years, but most of them have been Euro's: Tvardon, nestrasil, Jurco, etc..... Last year he finally grabbed mantha-more sniper than gritty and nastasiuk who is fairly gritty. But those guys are still down the road a bit.

Ok, completely ignore every large or gritty player He's drafted. He's done a lot more than draft those 5 in the grit and size department