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#2533289 Predictions for the DRW 2014-15 Season!

Posted by number9 on Yesterday, 11:57 AM

Ryan Suters cow told me Ryan is jealous of Parises new friend Vanek.

Trade?


#2533268 Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by Echolalia on Yesterday, 09:14 AM

 
Haven't you heard? Manny Legace's father-in-law told Leftwinger that Helm has no heart. :lol: If you feel differently, prepare to have your "love bubble" burst.
 
See: the current LGWs "prediction" thread.

The only think Leftwinger can burst is my blood vessel from laughing too hard.

Just kidding Lefty I love you.


But seriously. Lol.

But really seriously: keep the info coming from the sources.


#2533227 Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by number9 on 28 July 2014 - 09:32 PM

too much money. He best get 25-30 goals in each of his years...this is the reason the salary cap was put in place. There is no way a sub twenty goal scoring RFA should be anywhere near this amount. But it is Ken Holland. He hasn't changed anything in his approach. This means Diesel will get at least $4M.


Also I still hate the "diesel" nickname


#2533086 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 27 July 2014 - 04:48 PM

I can dig your positivity.

Also, I almost forgot about Cowan. That dude needs to be dealt with early this season.

Glad to hear.  I'm about done with all the negative whirlwind around Cleary and Quincey.  I'm looking forward to the future of this team with Mantha, Larkin, Sproul, Ouellet, Mrazek and so on, and looking forward to as much Helm, Z and Dats as possible and for Weiss to silence the naysayers with a solid 50 point season and Smith getting his real shot and showing everyone that he's legit.  All the positives are being overshadowed by a few negatives.  Sure it was a terrible offseason again, but we also had a 2nd draft in a row that saw us get not 1 guy under 6 feet.  Once this team injects more of the top prospects into the line up and the arena is built downtown and the city is rejuvenated, guys are gonna wish they signed here the past few seasons and people will line up to play with the list of guys above....you know, aside from the guys who went to play for other teams to be closer to family and play with a good friend and all that.  Kenny can't control those things and I don't blame him for any of those.  Next season is pretty far from over seeing as it hasn't started yet.  Lots of time to find success.

 

Confused on the direction of the team moving forward?  Bad bridge deals to hold the kids back, but once we get the kids, they're ready and f*** me they're good!  I guess a little extra time in Blashill's hands isn't the worst thing that can happen.




#2533021 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 25 July 2014 - 06:58 PM

 

If you look at my line-up (which was done in a pretty light-hearted fashion by the way) it's clear that I was looking 3-4 years down the road. By then, Ericsson's deal will be up and he'll be passed over for younger/better players. And Helm? Let's just just say, with his injury history,  I'll be surprised if he can still walk in 3-4 years

In 3-4 years, Helm will be skating circles around a pile of crows for LGW to feast upon ;)

 

I hope he plays 82 games next season and everyone forgets the past 2 years.




#2533003 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by toby91_ca on 25 July 2014 - 11:55 AM

I agree with you there, like I said, I don't think either is a bad deal.  I think the Booth deal is a better one, but I certainly wouldn't look at that one as a steal and think of the Cleary one as a terrible deal.  Both are low risk deals and while the Booth one is better (imo), it certainly isn't by a huge amount.




#2532989 Dekeyser/Tatar status update

Posted by toby91_ca on 25 July 2014 - 08:47 AM

Let's not compare Tatar's situation with the 3 guys in Edmonton who signed for $6M.




#2532993 Hockey News: The 5 most evil hockey photoshops we could come up with

Posted by Euro_Twins on 25 July 2014 - 09:28 AM

Should have hired flashy to do the Photoshop.


#2532767 Dekeyser/Tatar status update

Posted by toby91_ca on 22 July 2014 - 08:49 AM

I don't think Danny has come close to "earning" the same money Quincey got.  People can argue whether he's just as good or better all they want, but that's not how contracts get done in the NHL at this stage of his career.  If Danny was a star player and clearly better, it would be a different story, but the truth is he is simply one of the guys who is developing and who has some promise and could very likely end up being the better player.

 

Quincey put in many years to get to UFA status, which is what many players work towards and often only get the opportunity to experience once in their careers...that's when they cash in.  If you are Danny, after putting in 70 odd games in NHL and looking to cash in the same way, then I'd be more than a bit annoyed.




#2532756 Alfie wants to play

Posted by Barrie on 21 July 2014 - 11:33 PM

There isn't any room for Alfie. We have $8 Million Cap space left, but once Tatar and DeKeyser sign, we'll have 23 players on the team. Add to that next off season Smith, Nyquist, Jurco, and Andersson are RFA's, with only Cleary and Gus off the books after this year. We need Cap space and spots for our RFA's.

 

When you look at the Wings cap situation and who's an RFA, there was no room for an over priced UFA. Makes the Quincey 2 year deal look that much better, instead of being on the hook for 7 years and almost $6 Million with someone else.




#2532754 'District Detroit': Red Wings' New Arena Details Released

Posted by Seraph on 21 July 2014 - 10:42 PM

I've noticed it's the people in the suburbs who are usually pessimistic about downtown. I've been living here the past two years and it has been a blast. No one here is "waiting for a revival." It's already pretty awesome. I have no doubt these plans will make it better.

 

Here is the view from my apartment and you can see the lots along Woodward where the stadium will stand. You can see the FOX theater sign for a point of reference. I'll post more pictures once they start construction.

 

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#2532552 'District Detroit': Red Wings' New Arena Details Released

Posted by Echolalia on 19 July 2014 - 12:11 PM

The entertainment center (whatever that ends up being) is being built in a great place. Just on the other side of the freeway, it will be able to expand downtown into a currently blighted area, and just about connect the gap between downtown and midtown, which would make that entire stretch of Woodward healthy and thriving. Gilbert has been buying up tons of blighted real estate with his own projects of revitalization in mind, and it finally looks like Detroit has a competent mayor in Duggan, and he's already done a ton for the city in his short time in office. Detroit has been taking it on the chin for years, but we are on our way back up, and there are several dedicated parties looking to make sure these visions are met.

Edit, the post I responded to has been deleted, which makes my post seem kinda random. Anyway, I'm excited about hearing what the details will be about this arena (and entertainment complex), and what it means for the area in general.


#2532528 Hockey News: Detroit has the easiest schedule

Posted by number9 on 18 July 2014 - 10:17 PM

Last year we were hyped for a big comeback season. Then injuries beyond devastated us. Now we're a dark horse. I think that's good for this team. We are more than capable of proving were still contenders


#2532473 Babcock Interview on 105.1 this morning

Posted by GoWings1905 on 18 July 2014 - 11:31 AM

 
Lol.  You're so cute when you're contradictory.
 
I'll get back to you about this silly debate once I'm done watching youtube videos of Sutter hoisting the Cup for the second time.  Afterward I'll watch Quenneville do it.
 
Be a doll and link me to the video of Babcock hoisting the Cup for the second time will you?


Give Babs either of those rosters and he could easily accomplish that. Sutter is a good coach, but Babs is far superior to Q.


#2532341 Dekeyser/Tatar status update

Posted by hooon on 17 July 2014 - 01:42 PM

I could be way off but I was expecting DD to get around 1.7-2m on a bridge deal, and Tatar to get around 1-1.5 tops. One thing Holland has always been pretty good at is getting our RFAs to sign cheap deals, but it is curious that they're "far apart". 

 

However, this isn't too uncommon for RFA negotiations and really there isn't much risk of losing them, maybe the Wings will have to pay a few hundred K more than they'd like but that's about it.