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#2628610 Janmark nylen makes the Dallas roster

Posted by wings87 on Yesterday, 05:27 PM

Cole was a great trade that didn't work out due to injury. We can't keep all our prospects, in fact we should trade some more.

#2628606 Janmark nylen makes the Dallas roster

Posted by Echolalia on Yesterday, 05:04 PM

I'm not saying that trading for a top 4 defenseman would have necessarily been a bad decision, but you'd likely have to include someone in that trade who's on the roster right now in addition to Janmark, and the risk of injury or the player not panning out is still there. Franson tanked when he was traded and he was probably the top player LGW wanted last year. If we grabbed him, this thread would still exist, except we'd be debating about how good Janmark + Smith/Pulkkinen/Sheahan/whoever + 1st rounder is playing right now in Toronto, and how Franson did nothing for us, then promptly left in the offseason. Now who knows, maybe Franson would have kicked ass here, but my point is trading comes with its risks, regardless of who you're trading for.

#2628619 Janmark nylen makes the Dallas roster

Posted by wings87 on Yesterday, 06:56 PM

Doesn't mean we should now go trade jurco for a 36 yr old ufa to be with back problems either

Not close, nice try though. By the way if the Wings trade Jurco for a 36 year old with back problems, you'll have every right to critic them.

#2628617 Janmark nylen makes the Dallas roster

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on Yesterday, 06:20 PM

Same old same old. Complain about trading prospects that won't make a difference. Remember Jarnkrok? You said he was going to be the next big thing.


Healthy Cole and we beat Tampa and probably go to the conference finals.

#2628616 Janmark nylen makes the Dallas roster

Posted by Buppy on Yesterday, 06:15 PM

Doesn't hurt us cause we got so many great kids coming , doesn't mean we should just give them away for old damaged goods (would of benefited us putting him in a bigger deal for a dman, he was listed as a top 5 prospect at the time I believe)

Yes it's unfortunate he got hurt but everyone knew Cole was a risk before we got him(in fact he was my number 1 trade option cause if he didn't get hurt it could of paid off AND it wouldn't cost much, was wrong about that last one )

So you acknowledge that is didn't hurt us, and you acknowledge that Cole was a good option...


That trade was pretty much the blueprint for what you want in a deadline deal. We gave up two prospects who were running out of options and were never going to get a shot here for a guy who filled a need plus a conditional pick (which I think you may have forgotten about). Saarijarvi alone is probably worth more to the Wings than Janmark and Backman together, just because of the extra time we have before we need a spot for him.


Also, not sure how Cole was a risk. He'd missed 7 games the previous year, but prior to that hadn't missed any time since 2010.


No good defensemen were traded at the deadline. Wisniewski maybe, or Franson, probably the best. But that likely would have meant no Green this year. We still have more parts than we have room so that mythical trade for a top-4 defenseman is still possible without hurting our future.


Sucked that Cole got hurt and couldn't help us more, but that also meant we got the pick. But that was a good trade.

#2628613 Janmark nylen makes the Dallas roster

Posted by amato on Yesterday, 05:58 PM

Jurco and Janmark aren't even close to the same level prospect. Like the deal or not, it was what the wings needed as some have already pointed out. Best of luck to Janmark. Glad he's at least on another team I like.

#2628597 Janmark nylen makes the Dallas roster

Posted by Echolalia on Yesterday, 04:17 PM

I think trading for Cole was a solid move because he was everything the Wings needed at the time. If he doesn't suffer his injury, the playoffs could have easily been a totally different game for us. And like you mentioned, we have so many prospects right now there's no way it would be worth it to hang onto the kid because he sure as hell isnt making the Wings' roster.

#2628221 10/3 Exhibition GDT : Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs, 7:00 EST

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 03 October 2015 - 09:07 PM

Anthony mantha with the gordie Howe hat trick.

I really wish he'd start putting in effort.

#2627975 Goalie Battle

Posted by LeftWinger on 02 October 2015 - 11:20 AM

I am most definitely pro-Mrazek, but even I saw that he was still a bit inconsistent over the pre-season.  Jimmy played well, most likely well enough to get the start in the season opener.  Although I have been on team Mrazek for the past few years, I have said before that from a business standpoint, it may be better for Jimmy to re-take his #1 spot so it cost a bit less to re-sign Petr this summer.  I am sure he will still get a nice raise, but it couldn't be too much, could it?


Anyhow, I am all for the tandem for this season, unless Petr just takes over in a huge way, then it will be fine to entertain calls at the deadline about Howard, but even if Petr did take over, it still would be a good idea to have them both for the playoffs, if we get there.  Despite my past opinion's of Jimmy, I do acknowledge his usefulness and the fact that when healthy, he can be dominant in certain games.  The apparent lack of shootouts that is perceived to be this season should help him as well.  We've never gone wrong with a 1a 1b tandem before, why not ride it until a decisions HAS to be made!

#2627189 9/24 Exhibition GDT : at Red Wings 6, Pittsburgh Penguins 1

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 24 September 2015 - 08:06 PM

Bertuzzi looks like the guy from MGMT

I was going to say that, but didn't wanna post a picture and thought the reference wouldn't stick.

He really does.
I seen johnny boychuck in person a few years back and thought he was Jesse lacey from brand new.
Or miller?

#2626994 9/23 Exhibition GDT : at Red Wings 4, Chicago Blackhawks 1

Posted by Learn2LuvIt on 24 September 2015 - 10:37 AM

I love me some Z...but the fact of the matter is that Z has never had great speed.  At the beginning of his career he was a tad above average (NHL standards), but not so much anymore.  I saw that he looked a little sluggish last night, but I'm not reading into it at all.  He's matching up in the pre-season against much younger guys, whom a lot are headed back to the AHL soon, he tends to look slow(er).  He's playing against guys who are fighting for a job, and this is playoff hockey to them.  Some of these guys will actually never make it full time to the NHL and they realize this, so they are pushing as hard as they possible can.  Z is likely to be int he mindset of getting in game shape, getting his timing back, working on line communication,....just another day of preparation for whent he real season starts.


Elite players aren't neccesarrily the fastest players on the ice, nor are he fastest players on the ice neccesarrily elite.  Z is absoltuley and elite player and I don't use the word "elite" lightly.


Z brings so much more in terms of hard work, determination, hockey smarts, and both underrated passing and hands. At least he's not Larry Murphy (toward end of career) slow, or Homer (toward end of career) slow,...now they looked like they were skating in slow motion.

#2626757 9/22 Exhibition GDT : @ Chicago Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by Jesusberg on 23 September 2015 - 05:01 PM

Huh... you guys are actually going back and checking threads now?

*Goes back three years and deletes everything he ever said about Ryan Sproul*

#2626610 9/22 Exhibition GDT : @ Chicago Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 23 September 2015 - 09:16 AM

Wings Goals:



The Great Mantha/Larkin/Jensen 3 on 3 OT Shift, with the blatant no call and the GW Goal:


#2626526 9/22 Exhibition GDT : @ Chicago Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by number9 on 22 September 2015 - 10:04 PM


Too bad your boy Jimbo sucked like it was March 2015 or this game would be 4-1 Detroit.  :lol:


I will kill you and your familiars

#2626517 9/22 Exhibition GDT : @ Chicago Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by krsmith17 on 22 September 2015 - 10:02 PM

Assist, goal, same thing. Nice one Glendening.