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#2518889 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Wings02 on 02 May 2014 - 01:48 PM


When it comes down to it, 2 of the kids can fit in at 6/7th dmen. they'll get to earnt heir way up the lineup like anyone else. example: if the time comes marchenko breaks out and becomes and absolute stud, ericsson because expendable. keeps the team young while improving (plus gets another Righty in the top 4). thats how I think it should go. give a couple kids a chance at once. if they steal someones job, they get it. I already see smith growing into a kronwall type over the years. which is why I think smith should be untouchable barring a situation he can be packaged for someone like weber (which will never happen)

that would be an incredibly deep defense core thats for sure, i see less headaches in the years to come 

#2518883 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Wings02 on 02 May 2014 - 01:19 PM

Now you're comparing wingers to defensemen. What does the likes of Kunitz playing better with Crosby have to do with Niskanen being an excellent puck mover getting the puck to Crosby in the first place?


As for "looking out for Niskanen", I just watch a lot of hockey. It helps that I work from home. Even before this season you can see Niskanen was a good player. He finally broke out. But it was not something you couldn't see coming if you've seen Pens games. His big season is not a fluke. He would really solidify this teams top 4, making it defensively responsible and very mobile. That means they can move the puck out of their own zone a lot quicker. A huge problem the team has had. 

I agree with this. Its not like Niskanens "breakout" season really came out of no where. He has built up to this point, my biggest concern on signing niskanen wouldnt be so much whether he will continue to have solid seasons but more along the lines of what we will need to do if the kids come along as we expect. What happens when oulette and sproul are ready? kronwall, dekeyser, niskanen ericcson, smith, oulette, sproul, marchenko and lashoff(easily demoted) ? i know they might not be ready next season but it is highy likely that two of our d prospects would be ready before the end of niskanen/ericcsons contracts. Alot of change will come over the next years and i for one am excited to have these problems rather than some other teams.  

#2518856 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Wings02 on 02 May 2014 - 10:46 AM

nyqvististhefuture: i could be wrong but i think you underestimate the circumstances around contract valuation. Keith and Niskanen are pretty unfair in terms of comparison for several reasons. A) 5.5 million in 2009 > 5.5 million in 2014 B) takes less to resign a player than to pick them from UFA C) Less pressure when signing an extension mid season rather than off season talks (no competition) D) home grown talent vs talent who is looking for a home to grow. After all that i still think most would agree that Keith is obviously better (including at the time he signed the contract) but to say Niskanen is not worth the money solely based on comparison to Keith is unfair. I agree that it is risky to be tied down to a somewhat "unproven" player however this complacency has got us where we are which is bounced relatively quietly. I'm not saying i want Holland (i love Holland) to be a Holmgren or anything but even with ALL Holmgren's questionable moves, his team is still arguably as good as ours. In regards to Niskanen i think he could be a good pickup, he basically adds Quincey's late season improved defense with slightly less than Kronwall's point production all while not being 5'10" and 180 pounds and has a RH shot. As a disclaimer i am still on the fence about Niskanen, i could easily argue in favor of him or against him while making valid points either way. This is why I am glad my decisions about hockey are not what will be putting food in my mouth.

#2502653 Avery vs. Brodeur

Posted by Wings02 on 28 March 2014 - 04:48 PM

"Brodeur probably left more talent in the #nanny than you have in your whole body" best i could think up to tweet at avery, i really hope he sees it 

#2496398 Is the Real Brendan Smith Finally Starting the Show Up?

Posted by Wings02 on 18 March 2014 - 10:43 AM


How could you not feel better knowing that Smith won't be relied upon to defend National Hockey League forwards anymore?  Though I am a bit afraid of how many turnovers he'll have no that passing will be required of him more often. 

I think his brother should give him a call and let brendan know what its like to meet and/or exceed expectations.. Looking forward to seeing smitty on the forecheck tho, being his first game at forward id like to see him playing the body tn as much as possible. 

#2496387 Is the Real Brendan Smith Finally Starting the Show Up?

Posted by Wings02 on 18 March 2014 - 10:26 AM

smith is indeed practicing as a LW per Khan. Does anyone else have a weirdly good feeling about this?

#2493516 3/9 GDT: Red Wings at Rangers

Posted by Wings02 on 09 March 2014 - 12:00 PM

eddie is just such a tool. Pierre is a tool too but the guy knows where every players brother played peewee hockey so the knowledge factor makes him tolerable. The guy knows everything

#2493482 3/9 GDT: Red Wings at Rangers

Posted by Wings02 on 09 March 2014 - 11:51 AM

Jealous but obviously happy for those attending tonight, I know its at MSG but man I'd like to see a hockey game where the guys next team me don't have a white leaf on their chest (and the tickets arent 300 each), anything but a white leaf for that matter. Always been my dream to see a game at the Joe. I hear its a dump but its our dump and if i don't trough piss beside a drunk guy in a McCarty jersey before we change arenas I might hang up the hockey fan skates out of embarrassment. 


Just saw the games already started so my 3-1 wings prediction is flawed, but i still stand by it. 

Lets Go Wings, every point boys. Mule, Sheahan and Dekeyser with the goals, with a good game from Howard. 

#2493062 Weiss - who would take him next season and does he have a full NTC

Posted by Wings02 on 08 March 2014 - 12:57 AM

needs to take of that number 90. see: modano 

#2492185 3/6 GDT: Avs 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) Sorry Nick.

Posted by Wings02 on 06 March 2014 - 10:14 PM

wasnt lidstrom still playing? of course he could be there on yzermans night? unless somethings going way over my head here 

#2492171 3/6 GDT: Avs 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) Sorry Nick.

Posted by Wings02 on 06 March 2014 - 09:54 PM

chicago killin columbus is weirdly nice to see 

#2492152 3/6 GDT: Avs 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) Sorry Nick.

Posted by Wings02 on 06 March 2014 - 09:44 PM

legwand could be a could fit as a mentor for sheahan 





EDIT: could be a good* -.-

#2490625 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Wings02 on 05 March 2014 - 03:40 PM

by the way ferraro said "the prospect they cant find is sleeping, he'll be up in three minutes" sounds alot like he knows something.... like its his son landon 

#2471068 Kyle Quincey/Brendan Smith or Ian White/Carlo Colaiacovo

Posted by Wings02 on 06 January 2014 - 03:38 PM

did you just say quincey is offensive minded ......................

#2347040 1/25 GDT : Wild 3 at Red Wings 5

Posted by Wings02 on 25 January 2013 - 10:41 PM

Not worried about Franzen effecting Brunner simply because Brunner actually appears to enjoy hockey... Sometimes I feel like mule is just doing it cause he can't do much else. Just look how Brunner reacts, he loves scoring goals