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#2622094 Free agents this off season

Posted by Euro_Twins on Yesterday, 06:22 PM

Bernier - : "How many times do I need to bail out our s**** defense? Exactly" - Walks away. 

Reimer's confidence is under the gutter unfortunately. Toronto ruined him. 

Bernier: " Nelson Mandela would have never let his team play such s*** defense"

#2621977 Voracek gets rich! over 8mil per

Posted by kickazz on 31 July 2015 - 10:45 PM


Toews has 1 PPG season in the lockout year, how does he warrant 10.8 million again? Oh right, he's a "great leader" blah blah blah so he gets an extra 2.8 million.








5 players right there that are better then Toews.


He had 62 points the year before that..

Yeah, the Toews/Kane contract was ridic but then again it wasn't like Chicago was going to let them walk.


My personal top 5 would be:






Datsyuk (if healthy)


In no particular order. And yes Datsyuk. He is still a PPG player and can still do it all when needed and he's still incredible on faceoffs/takeaways. 


I think Zetterberg is better than Claude Girioux and Toews if healthy. I think this past season was an outlier for him.


I might add Malkin into top five and swap out Datsyuk but it was be a toss up between the two seeing as tho neither had the best seasons this past year. 

#2621984 Who is the better player Zetterberg or Toews. Prime vs. Present

Posted by kickazz on 31 July 2015 - 11:43 PM

There's been a lot of discussion of this on two different threads and it always seems to pop up here and there so I thought I'd create it's own and put this argument to rest via poll and discussion. 


Who do you think is better in their respective prime Toews or Zetterberg?


Who do you think is better currently? 


Try to eliminate the bias that you probably hate the Blackhawks and love the Red Wings. And pretend like Z and Toews were on different teams. Neither on the Red Wings nor Blackhawks. (Help remove bias)

#2621948 Voracek gets rich! over 8mil per

Posted by kickazz on 31 July 2015 - 04:27 PM

I'm probably in the minority here but I think Stamkos has already hit his peak pre-injury. My opinion is that he comes close to replicating his numbers (90 point range) but I'm not sure if he will surpass his previous season highs.


If he has another 70 point season his contract will be lesser.

#2621915 Jonathan Quick on snipers, including Datsyuk

Posted by kickazz on 31 July 2015 - 12:38 PM



Z's a decent sniper, he's got a hell of a slapshot and backhand. But I'm not surprised he wasn't mentioned. He's been on a downward trend for the last 2 years or so and his goal scoring is bad.


The Pav stuff Quick mentioned gave me goosebumps <3. So true. 

I was watching some Ovie highlights and it's so easy to forget how frickin good of a sniper he is. Slap, wrist or snap his shot is sooooo powerful it's ridiculous. Def top 5 all time imo. 

#2621888 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by number9 on 30 July 2015 - 09:14 PM


PEI lobster, classic

#2621873 Free agents this off season

Posted by kipwinger on 30 July 2015 - 03:36 PM

Neither of Ehrhoff or Franson will sign a one year deal.  I'd stake my poor reputation on it. 

#2621876 Free agents this off season

Posted by e_prime on 30 July 2015 - 04:43 PM

General Fanager @generalfanager 2m2 minutes ago

EXTENSION Jakub Voracek (PHI) 8 yrs @ $8.25M per

@frank_seravalli $4M raise from current cap hit.

#2621678 Mitch Callahan

Posted by kipwinger on 28 July 2015 - 08:22 AM

I don't hate Andersson.  He's useful(ish) I guess.  In the same way that Emmerton was.  But he's no more physical, defensively responsible, or speedy than either of Callahan or Ferraro.  Additionally, each of them have shown considerably more upside than Andersson offensively.  His one big plus is that he can, in a pinch, center a line.  But so can Dats, Z, Richards, Sheahan, Helm, Glendening, and Abby or Franzen (in a pinch).  Plus we've got a couple real quality centers in GR who could fill in if need be.  So Andersson's big plus doesn't really have as much utility as it might otherwise. 


Andersson's roster spot is not even close to guaranteed.  The fact that he had one in the first place has to do with the fact that A) our centers have been banged up for the better part of two years, and B) Babcock's default preference is defensive responsibility over any other skillset when forced to choose (anybody remember Nestrasil making the opening day roster last season lol?). 

#2621567 Holtby Asking for $8M

Posted by kickazz on 25 July 2015 - 03:39 PM

yeah screw math; whoever said 2+2 = 4 is full of it because sometimes it can equal 5

#2621380 Pulkkinen re-signs.... 1 year deal

Posted by FlashyG on 23 July 2015 - 10:44 PM

There is nothing wrong with that, but some people are acting like he's some kind of goal scoring God who will score 40+ a year and anyone who disagrees is a hater.


Negativity and Pulkamania, 2 things that don't go together brother.




NHL...Whatcha gonna do when the Pulkster runs wild on you?

#2621381 Wings lose scout to leafs

Posted by FlashyG on 23 July 2015 - 11:07 PM

I'm not sure what losing a scout has to do with Babcock. His involvement with scouts would be minimal at best.


Shanahan would be the one who poached him, but I think it has more to do with him getting a promotion he was never going to get in Detroit. The Wings have Hakan as their director of European Scouting and I'm sure Shanahan was well aware that Vuori has spent the past few years learning from him. Who better to choose to become your own director of European Scouting?

#2621364 Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

Posted by kickazz on 23 July 2015 - 03:52 PM

So he broke his leg in training camp, took extra long to get back to 100% (if he even got there) and then he still tallied 33 points in 62 games, and you are saying despite all this, he still should've held down a "top spot" in the AHL and therefore he is a bust and a disappointment? I think you, amongst other put way too much expectation on these kids...Mantha, disappointing, Pulk, sucks too one dimensional, who's next, Larkin? AA? I mean come on, they all aren't going to step right in to the next level without developing more...may as well trade them all.



...is it too soon to say tank it? We have no future, close the franchise.

Never too soon to say Tank it. 


They all suck.



#2621327 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by roboturner on 23 July 2015 - 01:03 PM

Thank you all for the kind words and well wishes. Means a lot.

#2621163 Preliminary Red Wings Training Camp Roster

Posted by number9 on 22 July 2015 - 08:12 AM

Yeah, it wasn't like going into his draft year Pulks wasn't rated a top 10 skater until an injury. And it's not like most trades that Holland nixed in the last year involved pulkks.

Link? Going into his draft I remember his issue was work ethic and foot speed.

I also remember Mantha being the one teams asked for. But we'll never know for certain will we?