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#2679527 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kickazz on Today, 08:01 PM

Could be a sign and trade, could be trading his rights, could be a deal.

Could be nothing. It's Saturday night, he's 26, he could be clubbing in Club Prana in Ybor city, Tampa with the ladies. (Great club btw I snuck in there back when I was 17. Highly recommend 10/10.)


#2679480 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by kickazz on Today, 02:27 PM

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. 




#2679463 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by kickazz on Today, 12:55 PM

Betuzzi is the new AHL playoff machine from what I hear ;)


#2679438 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by kickazz on Today, 11:05 AM

Ok, it was still an obscure pick.... the last two though...SHEESH! Cannot wait to see 5th-7th!

 

Detroit Red Wings select Hok Ptew!

 

2015-16 stats_arrow.gif Örebro HK J18 stats_arrow.gif J18 Allsvenskan 6 3 1410 2 | stats_arrow.gif Playoffs 2 1 012 -2    stats_arrow.gif Örebro HK J20 stats_arrow.gif SuperElit 41 2 6836 -14 - See more at: http://www.elitepros...h.jyayh5G2.dpuf
2015-16 stats_arrow.gif Örebro HK J18 stats_arrow.gif J18 Allsvenskan 6 3 1410 2 | stats_arrow.gif Playoffs 2 1 012 -2    stats_arrow.gif Örebro HK J20 stats_arrow.gif SuperElit 41 2 6836 -14 - See more at: http://www.elitepros...h.jyayh5G2.dpuf

 

Just going by eliteprospects.com, it says 150.

No.

 

Giovani Smith (6'2 205 lbs) would have been gone by round 3 at the latest.

 

Filip Hronek (6 foot 163 lbs) was ranked 49 TSN and we picked him up at 53. He also would have been gone.




#2679426 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by kickazz on Today, 10:55 AM

:hysterical:

Can't wait Mick to say Alfons & Gasteon now! I got it you take it....oh wait another wasted pick that won't make the NHL....come on July 1!

Do you have a list of people from the 4th round that are going to make the NHL? If so please divulge the information to us. 




#2679288 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kickazz on Yesterday, 11:28 PM

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. 




#2679286 Detroit trades Datsyuk to Arizona

Posted by kickazz on Yesterday, 11:24 PM

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.

 

Grab a beer. 

 

If you want to continue you're welcome to PM me. 




#2679261 Detroit trades Datsyuk to Arizona

Posted by kickazz on Yesterday, 10:13 PM

You've convinced me. You win.  :lol:




#2679254 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kickazz on Yesterday, 09:49 PM

Holland is sounding cocky. He better be sure he's getting Stamkos.

It's not all about Stamkos though.

 

There's Okposo, Eriksson, Ladd, Backes, Lucic, Radulov etc. 




#2679221 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kickazz on Yesterday, 09:11 PM

According to these guys the Leafs have a tad over $7 million...http://www.spotrac.c...aple-leafs/cap/

 

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.

 

1. Tampa

2. Detroit

3. Buffalo

 

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)




#2679216 Detroit trades Datsyuk to Arizona

Posted by kickazz on Yesterday, 09:05 PM

Just to put things into perspective here:

 

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. 




#2679191 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kickazz on Yesterday, 08:51 PM

Detroit Red Wings officially have $24 million dollars in cap space.

 

Toronto has $3.7 million.




#2679131 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kickazz on Yesterday, 08:26 PM

"And for the 2016 draft pick, The Red Wings select... Steven Stamkos.. Be ready guy we're coming for you" - KH while he's high as a kite. 




#2679118 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kickazz on Yesterday, 08:23 PM

 

Love the deal. Can't see how anyone would hate it. This will be a LeftWinger approval.

I'm waiting to see how many will be joining the Ken Holland bandwagon still. 

 

Maybe a few. Maybe a s*** ton if we land Stamkos. There might not be enough room. 




#2679097 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kickazz on Yesterday, 08:17 PM

Excellent deal. I thought he was losing the 1st round pick entirely, but he only traded down to 20th.