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#2681637 Thomas Vanek signs 1 year, $2.6m deal with Detroit

Posted by BadgerBob on 01 July 2016 - 03:18 PM

Funny we get Torchetti and then bring in a guy he benched. This guy is a floater. Honestly I'd rather Holland did nothing than sign Nielson and Vanek, so much for getting guys that won't get pushed around. 

#2680860 Darren Helm re-signed: 5 years, $3.85m AAV

Posted by BadgerBob on 01 July 2016 - 09:08 AM

Honestly I'd rather have Helm back than the majority of the junk that's out there right now about to get bloated contracts. So if this keeps him from signing Backes or Lucic or someone like that to a 5-7 year deal this is ok with me.


Just funny how much he stressed change was coming, then he brings back everyone who was on the team last year except Datsyuk.

#2680779 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by BadgerBob on 30 June 2016 - 11:31 PM

me too honestly though what do you thinkhe would be worth a year?


It's honestly hard for me to say, since he's been playing with one of the best centers in the league. I'd be nervous he'd get here and not be able to live up to anything the Wings would give him. $8M a year is way too much. I'd be comfortable if he was making around 5 or 6 but I'm sure someone will overpay for him.

#2675703 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by BadgerBob on 10 May 2016 - 11:21 PM

Alright, Idk if anyone has really thrown up a way that they want this team to look next year, but I have a proposition.














Scratches: Jurco*, Pulkinnen*, Sproul.



*subject to trade to shed Datsyuk's cap hit that would allow us to sign both Stamkos and Radulov.


Ericsson and Howard are traded to Carolina and Calgary respectively for mid-late round draft picks and/or mid level prospect(s).


None of this is probably logical, but, I'm hopeful that Holland can grow a pair and pull this off.


I like that roster. However I'd like to see some combination of Nyquist/Jurco/D prospect(s)/pick traded for a top defenseman and add a physical 4th liner whether that's from the Griffins or outside. Kinda like this:





Miller-Glendening- *Physical 4th line acquisition


Dekeyser- *#1 defenseman (I'm hoping Trouba)






#2666927 Mantha

Posted by BadgerBob on 10 April 2016 - 06:25 PM


But back on topic, to Mantha: I don't care about his defensive liability.  The fact is we need to score, and can't win a tightly played playoff series with no offense.  And Andersson didn't exactly save the team from being scored on three times yesterday, either.


In fact, a goal got taken away from the Wings because this all-star was offsides. Like I said before, they can't have 18 two way forwards, you need a balance. Can't win games if all you do is play defense. That's just playing to not lose, it's boring and it doesn't work.

#2666896 Mantha

Posted by BadgerBob on 10 April 2016 - 04:46 PM

This line from Holland. Just... wow: http://www.detroitne...yoffs/82866748/


I don't get the thought process behind saying something like that. At all.


Unreal. Are these old farts drinking on the job? Why on earth would you throw one of your top prospects under the bus like that? Did Mantha get with his daughter? A lot of these guys are gonna wind up playing next year and he certainly gives us a better chance to win now than Andersson. Not everyone on this team can be a two way player that sacrifices offense to play D. The team needs someone that can score goals and they need it bad. 

#2643198 Patrick Kane's point streak reaches 25 games

Posted by BadgerBob on 17 December 2015 - 12:23 AM

Now onto the next streak; How many off seasons can he last without getting into trouble with the law?

#2618164 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by BadgerBob on 01 July 2015 - 02:59 PM

About the perfect contract for Green. Will help our O a ton. Top 2 pairs are now Dekeyser-Green and Kronwall-Ericsson. Could do a lot worse. Still have KFQ and Smith for the 3rd pair. I see a trade coming. To many dmen.


I think I'd rather trade E and Kindl, give Smith another year or two to figure it out. 

#2617381 Holland doesn't expect to be busy this offseason

Posted by BadgerBob on 29 June 2015 - 09:06 PM

Not surprised one bit, but still disappointing. Standing pat when making first round exits is not okay. All other teams are constantly aiming to improve any way they can. Wings have more prospects than they can keep, why not use some to bring in a quality player? More teams are passing the Wings up because they're willing to take chances and make moves. At least find someone to dump Weiss on. I'd even be happy with that and clearing space.

#2616345 Free agents this off season

Posted by BadgerBob on 25 June 2015 - 11:51 PM


This emoji always reminds me of this



#2615986 Looking ahead to expansion draft ... If Vegas comes to the nhl etc

Posted by BadgerBob on 24 June 2015 - 08:01 PM

Expansion is such a silly idea when there's franchises in dire need of re-location.


EDIT - and IMHO - forget Vegas...Seattle (Coyotes), and Quebec City (Panthers) should be the 2 top destinations.


I'd agree with this. Vegas seems like a cheap gimmick and they're going to have some incredibly corny name too. 

#2609134 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by BadgerBob on 20 May 2015 - 04:05 PM

I really liked that Kenny talked about not being happy about the early playoffs exits the past few years. For that reason he said that's why he didn't want to sign babs to more than 5 years which is an excellent point.


I also thought that was good reason for not upping the term of the offer. Especially when he said just making the playoffs isn't the goal. I hope maybe they can add some pieces to make the next coach's transition a little easier.

#2604816 Who is the coach next season?

Posted by BadgerBob on 30 April 2015 - 12:02 AM

If I'm them, I'd rather go play in worlds. Especially mrazek. That'd be more good experience for him.



#2604813 should mrazek get #1 tag next season

Posted by BadgerBob on 30 April 2015 - 12:00 AM

Cap numbers like 6 though no? ... Isn't he like 36? ... Rather get someone you get who's 6'4 and fast and hits .. Wouldn't be pissed at big joe coming but think we need more help at d and don't wanna give up good prospects for joe and I'd rather trade howard for a d


Howard+Ericsson for Burns++? I really like Burns, can play defense or wing, brings a physical game and puts pucks in the net. 0% chance it happens but it'd be nice.

#2604781 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by BadgerBob on 29 April 2015 - 11:21 PM

Because he's a great player and seems like a decent guy? Because he does his job and gets under people's skin? Sure, he's immature and impulsive (Smith's disease), and sometimes he crosses the line. He's certainly not the only one who does.

So I agree. Go Habs Go!


I just find his dirty antics tiring. Especially when he looks so surprised and upset he's getting called for it. I'm not saying the guy isn't extremely talented, he is. Getting under people's skin is one thing, but crap like that slash the other day is just the tip of the ice berg that makes me not like him as a player. He reminds me a lot of Suh. Really dirty player, doesn't take responsibility for his cheap shots, extremely talented, seems like a nice guy off the ice. 


So I gotta root for the Lightning on this one.