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#2684300 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 01 August 2016 - 12:34 AM

The rationale is evidence. Trades have been made, Holland is on record saying he doesn't want to trade the top prospects. He has made a ridiculously low number of trades compared to even the conservative teams. Two years ago he wouldn't consider trading Mantha but won't give him a legit shot at making the roster because he had to sign guys like Vanek and Helm. It's like he's stuck between when they were contenders and needed immediate help and knowing they have no real shot short term and need to plan for 5 years down the road and he's trying to do both and screwing it up both ways.


#2684265 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 30 July 2016 - 11:14 PM

No, I don't think that would even be close. "Hysterically ridiculous" is probably how I'd characterize that offer.
 
You say every team is making trades, but again there have been very few trades for real impact players, and almost all of those are including players or picks much more valuable than what you seem to think it would take. And if you're going to give other teams credit for small trades, you have to do the same for Holland.
 
Like I said, I don't think Holland has made enough small trades. But he's made it pretty clear that he's not looking to, and I can at least understand the logic. Sure, we might be a bit better if we had traded for guys like Yandle and Coburn, but if we had used up assets for that and then saw Subban go for something similar we'd be kicking ourselves. And would be enough "better" to really matter anyway? Again, I don't think the big trade is out there right now, so I'd say go for the small one, but I do understand why Holland wouldn't.
 
Is there "a" trade out there? Probably. A good enough trade? That's another thing entirely. Is there a trade for Faulk or Fowler or Trouba? I doubt it. If there was, I can't think of any reason why it wouldn't have happened already. 
 
But things change all the time. A trade that wasn't there yesterday might be there tomorrow. We just have to hope that if one is out there, the team actually wants what we're selling. 

Excuses. There are trades to be made that would improve the team. It doesn't have to be for a Subban. Anything that makes the team better will do. Considering Holland has made half the trades anyone else has the last several years than NJ and even fewer than the average team has, and the fact that the team has been slipping for the last 5 years while Holland has kept doing the same thing that doesn't work anymore, something needs to change. Either Holland needs to find a way to be more active and be willing to move roster players, or they need to make a change at GM.


#2684199 DeKeyser re-signed to a 6 year deal

Posted by DickieDunn on 29 July 2016 - 11:02 AM

I think Karlsson's +/- is as much a factor of playing on crappie teams than anything against him


#2684060 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 27 July 2016 - 01:34 PM

With LTIR they're going to be barely under the cap, because they over pay mediocre players.


#2683983 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 26 July 2016 - 07:11 PM

Developing young players by giving mediocre vets long term deals and keeping them from making the NHL when they deserve a legit shot?


#2683982 DeKeyser re-signed to a 6 year deal

Posted by DickieDunn on 26 July 2016 - 07:10 PM

With all the contracts that are "just a little too much" the team has about $6 mil+ in wasted money. Minimum.


#2683973 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 26 July 2016 - 03:20 PM

The problem with paying guys just a little too much is if you do it with several players it adds up. If you give 8 players an average of 700k too much, that's $5.6 million you don't have if a top end player comes available.


#2683972 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 26 July 2016 - 03:15 PM

Darren Helm third line center is solid, but overpaid by close to a million a year. Darren Helm scoring line winger sucks.


#2683950 DeKeyser re-signed to a 6 year deal

Posted by DickieDunn on 26 July 2016 - 10:41 AM

Almost the same contract that Brian Rafalski got... Which is fitting, because this contract will look a lot better when we trade for a #1 Defenceman and pair them together.

Are they getting a new GM? Because Holland doesn't do that trading thing


#2683927 DeKeyser re-signed to a 6 year deal

Posted by DickieDunn on 26 July 2016 - 09:18 AM

Unless he gets significantly better, if he's the cornerstone of the defense, the team is screwed


#2683891 Fixing this mess....

Posted by DickieDunn on 25 July 2016 - 10:27 PM

If a 4th line plays as much as a second line, wouldn't that make them a second line?


#2683888 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 25 July 2016 - 10:24 PM

I tried to make a trade, but nobody would give me a good player for Pulkkinen and a 5th rounder pick so I couldn't. - Ken Holland


#2683727 Hall of Fame Worthy

Posted by DickieDunn on 24 July 2016 - 10:17 AM

He was voted the best Russian, ahead of Malkin and Ovechkin, in 13 and was widely regarded as one of the top 3 players from the 04-05 lockout until injuries started showing him down. Announcers on national broadcasts generally called him arguably the best because of his defense, and most people agree he'd have scored a lot more if he had wanted to.


#2683722 Hall of Fame Worthy

Posted by DickieDunn on 24 July 2016 - 09:22 AM

Crosby Malkin and Ovechkin scored more. Datsyuk was still the better player.


#2683614 Should any of #91, #13, #40, #30 be retired? Poll/Discussion

Posted by DickieDunn on 21 July 2016 - 11:15 PM

Datsyuk was the best all around forward in the NHL in his prime years. He should get it.