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#2490831 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by DickieDunn on 05 March 2014 - 04:22 PM

Like I said, I'm not happy about it either, but the "I'm done with this team" stuff is over the top.  Maybe there's something about Jarnkrok that we don't know that could hold him back, or he threatened to go back to Sweden like Malik mentioned (of course, it's malilk so who knows how accurate that is).  It looks bad right now though.




#2490598 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by DickieDunn on 05 March 2014 - 03:38 PM

One rumor has a Nashville writer saying it's Eaves and Jarnkrok.

 

That would piss me off.




#2490543 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by DickieDunn on 05 March 2014 - 03:23 PM

WAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!  No TRADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!  LEGWAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

The crying around here is out of hand.  No other good centers were moved, as long as they didn't give up too much (conditional picks) this is a good move.




#2489997 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by DickieDunn on 05 March 2014 - 11:31 AM

would rather have Legwand.

 

If they could get him for a 3rd rounder or something, yes.  A good prospect?  Nope.




#2489950 Official 2014 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 05 March 2014 - 10:27 AM

Holland is in a tough situation.  If he gets the OK form upstairs to sell off, he's going to piss off a big chunk of the fan base and he's probably not going to get much for the guy's he'd be trading.  With all the injuries, they're in a tough spot unless Datsuik is going to come back soon, so not making a trade will compromise their chances of making the playoffs.  At the same time, trading assets for a guy who might not be here next year just to make the playoffs is counterproductive to the stated plan of using the draft to rebuild on the fly, and adding a rental doesn't guarantee anything.  It doesn't matter what he does unless he can get in on Kesler or another good player who isn't a rental, it's not going to be a great option.




#2489929 Nicklas Lidstrom:Greatest Red Wing Ever

Posted by DickieDunn on 05 March 2014 - 08:43 AM

Howe was the best all around player ever, so no, Lidstrom isn't the greatest Wing ever.




#2489861 Naming the New Arena

Posted by DickieDunn on 04 March 2014 - 10:49 PM

Tire Kicking Center?

 

Belle Tire Kicking Place




#2489852 3/4 GDT: Red Wings at Devils

Posted by DickieDunn on 04 March 2014 - 10:36 PM

We are a borderline playoff team with a full lineup, we sure as s*** can't win without Z, D and now Helm..we are in a tough spot going in to tomorrow not knowing when these guys will be healthy ( Z obviously is out a long time) and if they can stay healthy. 

 

It's a borderline playoff team with half of the projected top 3 lines out.


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#2489250 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by DickieDunn on 04 March 2014 - 04:04 PM


Sproul, Mrazek, Mantha, Athanasiou, Jurco and Jarnkrok all have top end potential. Pulkinen and Sheahan are potential 2nd line forwards. Marchenko, Ouellet, Backman, and Jensen all project as solid to good NHL d-men. Then there are Nyquist, Tatar, and Dekeyser. This team will not go the way of the Flames.


 
 
Athanasiou doesn't have top end potential. Sproul could, but, defensemen are a crapshoot especially early in their career, look at Smith and Kindl. Jarnkrok outside of his current hotsteak hasn't adjusted that well to the North American game and I would still label him as boom-bust. Pulkkinen will be the next Gretzky, no one is allowed to question that.  
 
But if half of them become everyday NHL players the Red Wings will have hit gold, and even if only 1/3rd pan out they will consider those draft years successful. But as I said, other than Mantha not one of those are blue-chip talent, they all could be NHL players, or they could not, its still up in the air. 


What makes you say that about Athanasiou? He has size, elite speed, is scoring a ton and is willing to work at his weaknesses. Sproul might end up not making it, but the same can be said for anyone. I'd say that Jarnkrok's hot streak means he's adjusted. Pulk might not make it but his overall game has already improved and the kid is a sponge for info.


#2489243 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by DickieDunn on 04 March 2014 - 03:51 PM


 
Exactly.  The playing field has leveled and parity is everywhere. Yet we're still right there AND have a deep prospect pool.


Every team but the absolute worst teams are right there. And the deep prospect pool is mostly boom/bust types, other than Mantha there is no one in the pool that should be considered as a blue chip prospect. 


Sproul, Mrazek, Mantha, Athanasiou, Jurco and Jarnkrok all have top end potential. Pulkinen and Sheahan are potential 2nd line forwards. Marchenko, Ouellet, Backman, and Jensen all project as solid to good NHL d-men. Then there are Nyquist, Tatar, and Dekeyser. This team will not go the way of the Flames.


#2489221 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by DickieDunn on 04 March 2014 - 03:15 PM


Well, it seems that other teams are now the front-runners for the players the Wings were rumored to be interested in, at least the high-profile ones. And the low-profile ones that the Wings were linked to have gone suspiciously quiet. If past day-before-deadline behavior is any indicator, it looks like Holland will really stand pat.


In my opinion standing pat is the worst thing Holland can do at this point. 
 
The team either has to make a commitment to making a cup run, or call it a rebuilding year and move assets for the future. If they stand pat they probably eek into the playoffs, get eliminated early and Holland praises the fact the streak is still alive and they go into next offseason in the same position they were last year.


Ever think that the "don't sell" order is coming from upstairs? Holland has people he reports to, and playoff games add a lot of cash.


#2489216 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by DickieDunn on 04 March 2014 - 03:09 PM

Smid yes, Visnovsky no. Too old.

What do you think smid would cost? From what I remember he was very solid and blocks a tun of shots


Idk if he's even available but maybe Kindl straight up.


#2489195 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by DickieDunn on 04 March 2014 - 02:42 PM

If holland wants to wait for Ouellette and Sproul to fix this Defense I guess Datsyuk isn't going to win another cup as a red wing. This time in 3 years we'll be trading him to the pens


Come on I was eating! Now I spewed all over and have to clean it up.


#2489172 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by DickieDunn on 04 March 2014 - 02:18 PM

Idk exactly how the waiver works but if we trade helm, I think we should pick up Cory conacher I know he tiny but he has some skill and can either play 3rd line C or even take 4th line wing


Anyone who wants him puts in a claim. The worst team that puts in a claim gets him.



#2489128 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by DickieDunn on 04 March 2014 - 01:31 PM

They're both small. Any other similarities?No one here could say with 'great certainty' that the Ukraine isn't a great place to live either. Doesn't make it so.

They can both quarterback a ppl? Both are small hockey players but have good hockey sense and offensive abilities .... Both swedish ... In there 20s .... Both like Chinese food and horseback riding and own a pony in the Ukraine


Enstrom is also a much better skater and really isn't that great of a defenseman either. Almquist would be worse and the Wings have several d prospects who are or will be better.