Jump to content


derblaueClaus's Photo

derblaueClaus

Member Since 18 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 06:18 PM
-----

#2577754 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by derblaueClaus on Yesterday, 05:28 PM

This definitely is the best option if we wanted to bolster up our Blueline. We are not committed with him if he somehow doesn't fit and payed almost nothing to get him here. It's like yesterdays a no risk, high reward trade and looking what others teams did these days I'm very glad to have Kenny at the helm. The future is still bright and with the addition of Cole and Zidlicky maybe the present is already brighter than we all imagine.

 

It also gives us all the options in the offseason, for example we're still able to pursue Green, this time with the reputation as a legit contender. Well done Mr. Holland.




#2576905 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by derblaueClaus on 01 March 2015 - 08:40 PM

B_ClqvjW8AAmSn_.jpg




#2576843 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by derblaueClaus on 01 March 2015 - 08:14 PM

We traded what is basically a 2nd round pick and a minor prospect for an aging UFA power forward with maybe two or three more years in the tank. Is it the mot exciting trade ever ? Nope. But it's a low (almost no) risk, high reward kind of trade which will definitely make us better.  What is not to like ?




#2576675 Official 2015 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by derblaueClaus on 01 March 2015 - 06:42 PM

 

Would def prefer a right handed shot. Phaneuf would be a big and long contract to take on too, even by sending Weiss and his $5 million over. Weiss has three years left on his deal (i think?), while Phaneuf has 6 left at $7 million. If Kindl went with Weiss though that would help.

 

Trading for Phaneuf with this abomination of a contract is very maple leafy.




#2576626 Official 2015 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by derblaueClaus on 01 March 2015 - 04:53 PM

 

True but in three years time Datsyuk is either gone or a shell of his current self.  I'm not saying I'd have made this deal (and I've generally been a supporter of standing pat)...but trying to make a push while Dats is still at the top of his game would be awfully tempting.

 

The good thing is that both Dats and Hank already have their cups. While it would be nice to get them a second one of course, it would be insane to sell our future just for Dats and Hank.




#2576617 Official 2015 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by derblaueClaus on 01 March 2015 - 04:47 PM

So if the equivalent was Mantha a first and Smith with Arizona retaining half of Yandle's salary....would you guys have pulled the trigger if you were Holland?

 

Probably not. Time works in our favor as we have a young core that will only get better. Add to that a free agency where Mike Green is available and I don't think it makes much sense to pay a price that high.




#2576563 Official 2015 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by derblaueClaus on 01 March 2015 - 03:52 PM

I keep telling myself nothing will happen. That all my anticipation will be met with anticlimax like it does every year, but I just can't stop myself from checking for updates every so often.

 

You're not alone......




#2576272 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Predators 3

Posted by derblaueClaus on 28 February 2015 - 05:38 PM

*burns with the fire of 1000 suns*

 

Keep doing it for the energy prices continue to fall.




#2575957 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Predators 3

Posted by derblaueClaus on 28 February 2015 - 03:45 PM

Pretty sure he doesn't even have a phone.

He has tires. Isn't that enough ?




#2575817 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Predators 3

Posted by derblaueClaus on 28 February 2015 - 01:01 PM

Finally able to watch some hockey again.

I was skiing last week, looks like I missed some great games. How did we look during the road-trip ?




#2571015 Franson to Preds

Posted by derblaueClaus on 15 February 2015 - 07:51 PM

It's not so much about what Franson is, it's more about how much does he improve the team. I don't watch as many Leafs games as you guys but from what I saw and read in his stats he is more or less on par with Kronwall regarding offense but worse defensively. In my opinion that makes him very good top 4 defender and a decent top 2. But we already have two, maybe three of that in Quincy, Ericsson and arguably DeKeyser.

 

Sure, they don't have the offensive upside of Franson but they make that more or less up with their better defensive play. So, would Franson have improved us ? Sure, we'd be a little bit more flexible and deeper on our blueline and increased our production a little bit. Would that be nice to have ? Of course. Would it worth the price of a top pick + prospect ? No. What we really need is a offensive top 2 D-Man to complement Kronwall on our first paring not another top 4 guy. Franson simply isn't that guy. And the price paid by the Preds is to high for just "nice to have", especially considering Franson is an UFA this summer. I'm glad Kenny stayed away from him and I hope he also doesn't trade for Petry for the same reasons stated here. The far better options are to get Yandle or to stay pat and try to sign Green this summer.




#2570901 Franson to Preds

Posted by derblaueClaus on 15 February 2015 - 11:52 AM

Never was a huge fan of getting Franson relative to the price. I just think he was more desirable for the Red Wings being a righty, but beyond that, I haven't seen anything that makes him that special.

I'm all in for Yandle, though. (Even being a lefty.)

 

This. I don't think that Franson would have been a significant improvement for us. He's a very good second pair defenseman, but we already have 2-3 of these.




#2570604 2/14 GDT : Jets 5 at Red Wings 4 (SO)

Posted by derblaueClaus on 14 February 2015 - 07:49 PM

Kronner !!!




#2570563 2/14 GDT : Jets 5 at Red Wings 4 (SO)

Posted by derblaueClaus on 14 February 2015 - 07:19 PM

For those of you who couldn't watch I'm trying to paraphrase what Holland just said @ FSD :
 

"During the offseason we thought we needed a right-handed D-Man for our PP, now our PP is No. 1"

"Of course we'd like to have three righties and three lefties ideally."

"Marchenko and Smith seems to be a good paring."

"Larkin and Mantha are almost untouchable."

"Kindl needs to play before rejoining the team, will have a conditioning stint in GR and will join the team in California."

"Pulkkinen is obviously having a great year in GR." ( on the question if we will see someone up after the Trade Deadline)




#2568965 King henrik out a month

Posted by derblaueClaus on 06 February 2015 - 04:29 PM

He's not my king.  Nuh uh.  No way.  I pledge allegiance to a flag, not a monarch.  This is insulting. 

 

http://youtu.be/dOOTKA0aGI0?t=19s