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#2486531 Zetterberg out with herniated disc

Posted by wings87 on 24 February 2014 - 12:18 PM


Snow wants a first + A level prospect + B level prospect for a rental no way teams are going to give that up for ~ 2 months of Vanek.


I'm sure he will find a taker; desperate teams overpay constantly. Remember the Gaustad trade? First rounder for a fourth line center, crazy.

#2486520 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by rick zombo on 24 February 2014 - 10:16 AM

Let us not forget Holland DID acquire Dominik Hasek via trade.


to BUF: Vyacheslav Kozlov, 2002 1st round pick.


to DET: Dominik Hasek, 2002 Stanley Cup


...Holland had some balls back then (especially since it meant he had to waive fan favorite Chris Osgood) so maybe he can find them again and make that deal for a top line defender... I sure wish Nashville wanted to get rid of Weber's contract...


It has nothing to do with balls: then vs now


That trade was easy for Holland. 1st rounders meant nothing to Detroit in the pre-cap era. In fact, Buffalo basically gave Hasek to the Wings. Plus the Wings were elite. Contenders year in and year out.So when a team like Buffalo does the classy thing and gives Hasek a chane to win, he goes to either Detroit, Colorado, Jersey. Those other teams had Roy and Broduer. So......


Holland is way more reluctant to part with draft picks or prospects of any kind these days. Why? Because he has lost his balls? Or because they are far more valuable now than they were back then?

#2485322 10 ton elephant in the room.

Posted by DickieDunn on 19 February 2014 - 07:44 PM

Helene St. James ‏@HeleneStJames 2h
Bobby Ryan off to Ottawa. #RedWings had little interest in Ryan, none after lackluster performance in this year's playoffs against them.

That's wrote as fact not opinion.



If I say "you're an idiot," that's written as a fact, not an opinion.  Does it make it true?


Helene St. Lame is one of the worst "reporters" out there.

#2485389 Red Wings should target Clarkson

Posted by DickieDunn on 20 February 2014 - 08:50 AM

Clarkson scored what he did by a combination of luck and the Devils PP strategy being "bank the puck in off Clarkson."  He does nothing to create offense, isn't that great of a skater, and plays a style that doesn't lend itself to a long career.  Even if he had 2 or 3 good years, that's a horrendously bad contract.

#2485289 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by DickieDunn on 19 February 2014 - 06:39 PM

We like our team


I like the team, I'm just not sure I LIKE like the team, and I really question whether or not I love the team.

#2485258 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by number9 on 19 February 2014 - 04:21 PM


#2483913 If we become sellers...

Posted by e_prime on 14 February 2014 - 03:24 PM

I don't think Alfie came here to win a Cup. He packed up his family and moved to Detroit. He bought a house. He went all in on a long term life change to come here. He's not going to want to be traded. I think he just wanted to play for a solid team with good management where all the pressure isn't on him. I don't think he's retiring this year, either. He still wants to play but recognizes he's not the number one guy anymore.

I don't think he wants to be a floating mercenary like Jagr and Iginla.

Agreed.  Also, if he wants to re-sign here for another year... I think it's a no-brainer.

#2483919 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by Dabura on 14 February 2014 - 03:51 PM

I'm not gonna freak out and start making a list of possible returns for Daniel Alfredsson. But I do think this might have to be the year that we actually do something of real worth at the deadline. Our blue line sucks, Franzen is out indefinitely, Zetterberg is out indefinitely, and Datsyuk is going at 50-75% (and the only reason he's playing at all is that it's Sochi and he's Russia's captain). On top of that, our goaltending hasn't been where it needs to be. All things considered, we might be looking at another major push just to make the playoffs, and possibly without Howard being a wall and Zetterberg throwing the team on his...back. *cringe*

#2483916 Zetterberg out with herniated disc

Posted by Dabura on 14 February 2014 - 03:35 PM

If he hadn't tweaked it in the Olympic game, he would have tweaked it in the next Wings game.

Again I ask: Why are we acting like there's no two-week vacation option? Is it inconceivabe that taking a two-week vacation might've done Z's back some real good, or at the very least been infinitely kinder and easier on it than...playing in the Olympics? Why is it "Destroy back in Olympics or destroy back in the same way when the NHL resumes?" There are steps players can take to combat and minimize injury woes and risks. We're acting like the very concept of "maintenance days" is stupid because "Well, he's gonna get hurt anyway. Why bother resting up?"


I think had he not been named captain of the Swedish team, there's a reasonable chance he might not have gone. Same with Datsyuk. So, what I'm saying is, being captain sucks.

Its appropriate to mention that a lot of his pain is probably due to the fact that per IIHF rules he cant use cortison shots, which i'm assuming he was using to stem the pain and function these past couple weeks. 


Yep, this is definitely worth considering. (Not sarcasm.)

#2483616 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by number9 on 13 February 2014 - 11:17 AM

It's all a little pointless. With our cap situation and all our overpaid valueless vets, we're not going to trade for anyone. It would involve moving someone of current or future potential to clear cap space and Ken won't do that. Even trading someone like Smith wouldn't work. We could get someone who's better NOW, but he'll likely have a higher salary than Smith. So yeah no trades this season

#2483711 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 13 February 2014 - 06:54 PM

Edler Edler Edler. He does a little bit of everything but moves the puck very well. He's struggling with Torts, so we could add him for cheap if they'll move him. He needs to be among our better swedes so he can reinvent himself in Detroit.


What do you mean by add him for cheap?


EDIT: nvm, you probably meant in the offseason after the Wings unload their free agents.

#2481422 So what do we call the 26 - 15 - 21 line?

Posted by BadgerBob on 05 February 2014 - 12:22 PM



#2481503 Miller vs. Eaves

Posted by number9 on 05 February 2014 - 03:58 PM

Well Miller still has a contract next year, so looks like we get him regardless. And Eaves is waiverable

#2481262 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by VM1138 on 04 February 2014 - 03:33 PM

If we make a move draft picks are going to be huge.  We can't offer much in terms of players, but we need to offload someone for cap reasons if we want to acquire anyone.  Since Cleary won't net us anyone, we'll have to package a lesser guy with a draft pick or two. With how stacked we are down the pipeline, I'm perfectly find with tossing draft picks around (to a point) like candy if it gets us someone who can help.  

#2481259 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by WingsallTheway on 04 February 2014 - 03:19 PM

I think its almost safe to say Holland won't be making any moves this year...(again)



He said he was going to wait and see how the few games before the olympics go before he decides to make any moves, and with a few points in a few games he'll probably sit tight again.


If anything I could see a very minor move, hopefully getting a 5th or 6th defenceman in return without losing anyone valuable. (quincey not included) Plus with the added cap issues, there isn't much Holland could really pull the trigger on if he wanted to

Next season is going to be interesting because there will definately be moves, Holland has no choice. So many players ready for the big club and no longer waiver exempt so that is going to be interesting.