Holland was already talking about "Cholowski going to St. Cloud St for the next 4 years." Then 1-2 in the AHL, that makes 5-6 years from now. Because of the crap teams that drafted Gauthier Jones, and Chychrun each has a better than 50-50 chance of being in the NHL next year. Same with Rubstov. All 4 will have played at least 1 game by the end of the 2017/18 season. meanwhile Cholowski will be a sophomore in college with 2 years to go.
Even IF we drafted Jones or Chychrun (lets focus on Chychrun), you really think the RED WINGS would have let them join the NHL next year? They forced themselves with Larkin because Datsyuk was leaving and thankfully it worked out because Larkin ended up being really good. Larkin is a once in a blue moon situation.
You're just arguing for the sake of arguing. Don't kid yourself thinking that the number 16th pick would have been in a Red Wings jersey next year lol. We all know he would have been in GR. Most teams would have probably started Svechnikov this year but the Red Wings are likely to keep him down in GR for the next two years. And he's not even a defenseman (who typically take longer to develop)
If Cholowski does really well in college hockey he could end up here sooner rather than later. College programs are really good development processes anyways.
Like it or not, the Red Wings defense prospect pool just got thicker. It's been their goal all year heading into the draft and they weren't going to change that. They also addressed a secondary need by signing a bigger players.
Of the teams listed in "The Running" I believe only Detroit can guarantee him the #1 center and superstar position. This will be his team. Toronto will have Matthews, Buffalo has Eichel.
It's either take Tampas offer or come to Detroit IMO. unless he would rather be #2 or #3 on another team.
Toronto could offer him to be the captain. Something we can't/won't do. There's also the issue of him not being able to wear his own number possibly. And the issue of Buffalo/Toronto being nicer places than Detroit. But our suburbs are nicer, which is likely where he would live so who knows.
Small factors but could be important factors in decision making.
To be honest I would take a $1 million dollar pay cut per year if it meant I got to live in sunny Tampa. That's just me though, I like beaches and wearing shorts year round.
You don't understand anything. You were compairing Bickell's deal with that one here which tells everything. You're just a clown. If you don't know what you're talking about you might just for once don't touch your keyboard. This deal happened because Chayka wanted the player we were about to pick. There's no need to praise Holland for this deal or to even compare him with Bowman. Only a troll like you could come up with something like that.
Careful now, you don't want to get yourself suspended with name calling, baiting, instigating and going off topic. It's really not that big of a deal. You just happened to be wrong and misunderstood the deal from the Red Wings perspective.
Lighten up. The Wings made a good deal tonight and Ken Holland exceeded expectations from the looks of it. Datsyuk's contract has been moved.
That said - I've never been too keen on all the cap related stuff, and for what it's worth I was under the impression that the Leafs had a ton of space, but then again signing their recent acquisition goalie Andersen probably took a big chunk of that space.
They still have yet to re-sign 5 more players. So even with the $7 according to that website, they are in a cap crunch.
That's not to say they won't trade a crap ton of people to make space. But as of now the top 3 teams in the running are.
Detroit as it stands is the richest team amongst the 4 teams going after Stamkos. We have $24 million. Buffalo has $22 million. Tampa has $18 million, Toronto has $3.7 million ($7 million if you go by sportrac)
Stan Bowman gave up Teuvo Teravainen to move Bryan Bickell's contract. Ken Holland went from 16th pick to 20th pick in the draft and on top of that got a 2nd round pick to make up for the lost 3rd round pick.
And supposedly Ken Holland sucks and Stan Bowman is god because his father was god.