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In Topic: Detroit trades Datsyuk to Arizona

Today, 01:39 AM

The second rounder alone almost makes it worthwhile to move down 4 spots, getting rid of Datsyuk's cap hit makes it a steal.

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

23 June 2016 - 10:25 PM

I'm not sold on Brodin. Story I heard was that Suter wanted a different partner but Brodin's numbers took such a dip without him that they put them back together.

In Topic: Who would you protect?

23 June 2016 - 05:22 PM

Ah, I thought the team that had the rights would be hit with the recapture. No chance of that happening then.

The team that benefits from a lower cap hit gets the charge

In Topic: Who would you protect?

23 June 2016 - 03:36 PM

Why does Kahn think they'd protect Ericsson?

I personally think it will be interesting to see if we protect Zetterberg, and if Vegas would have any interest in him. From a Red Wings perspective, Z is the captain, a life long Wing, and still (as of now) an important player. But from a business standpoint, his contract will kill us for a little while when he retires due to the cap recapture.
From Vegas' standpoint, would they want to bring in a top 9 (likely by next summer) forward with high caliber character to lead your team for a few seasons, despite the recapture. And on that subject, would they be interested in him BECAUSE of the recapture because it would help them hit the floor for a couple of years while they figure things out.

Detroit would be hit with most of the penalty

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

23 June 2016 - 01:30 AM

The thing about saying "even if" is that you're not arguing it is that way, you're saying the other person's argument is invalid even if it were true. Come on now, you can do better than that.
And for the record, I'm not saying anything about Tatar as a player. My only point here is that people shouldn't make statements about players' statistics that aren't true as far as we can tell. And as far as we can tell, Tatar was actually one of the more responsible guys with the puck this year for our team. So slam his goal-scoring this year all you want, but stop digging for reasons to arrive at the conclusions you already want to reach.

So Holland is supposed to make ballsy signings and compete for a Cup every year, but he's supposed to only sign players for 75% of what they'd get anywhere else? Okay...
(I don't want Lucic, but saying you can sign him at that number is just troll-level absurdity.)

I'm not saying he can be signed for that, I'm saying any more would be a stupid contract.

As far as Tatar goes, I showed how the value of the give away Stat is iffy at best, and anyone who watched him last year can see how he ignored open linemates and tried to do everything himself instead, leading to the other team getting the puck. Just because they stay guy didn't give him give aways for that doesn't mean he's a good possession player, and your argument that the stats say he is and you can't prove otherwise is just plain asinine. You remind me of a guy on the old rwc board who complained that Miller was overused a few years ago because his total TOI led the team when he was the only one who played close to 82 games and his average TOI was something like 13th among the forwards. But the numbers proved he was right.