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#2618319 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 July 2015 - 04:06 PM

A good signing.  I know he can't play defense, but we have plenty of defensive minded defenseman.  We just needed one person who can actually move the puck and shoot the puck well. Kronwall has regressed with his shooting.  


Plus, Green is a right handed shot.  

#2618078 Free agents this off season

Posted by joesuffP on 01 July 2015 - 02:09 PM

For the record, Nyquist is probably my favourite player aside from Z and Dats but I wouldn't lose any sleep over trading him for a defensemen like Shattenkirk

Detroit needs to go ahead and outbid for Green and Franson. Deal with the logjam come October. Waive Q and K, trade Smith, whatever. I amf****** sick of always watching these teams getting better, trying things, making ballsy moves and Holland standing pat. I get it, kids, I know, but damn it, you can have the kids next season when you once again have some open spots. You are not going to be able to keep all 4 anyhow. Not with E and Kronner signed forever. You are keeping Danny D for sure. Sign Green and Franson to that group and then you are instantly better. Hell, trade Jensen and Sproul also when the time comes. I love the lore of the streak, but Dats and Z aren't getting any younger, they don't have time to wait for these kids to become regulars. By time any if these 4 kids become regular players, Dats will be retired and Z will have half a back left. Just do it.

You would make a terrible GM

#2618070 Free agents this off season

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 01 July 2015 - 02:02 PM

Nyquist is untouchable... If anything Mantha or AA would be the forward and they wouldn't want any of our defenseman I don't think.


For the right player no one on this team should  be untouchable except Datsyuk and Zetterberg. 

#2617787 Alexander semin being bought out

Posted by number9 on 30 June 2015 - 11:03 PM

Glad to be rid of Weiss, maybe we should sign Semin? Is like: maybe if I get addicted to meth I can give up doing crack.

#2617514 Alexander semin being bought out

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 30 June 2015 - 01:05 PM

Abdlekader - Datsyuk - Semin

Zetterberg - Sheahan - Nyquist

Tatar - Helm - Franzen

Miller- Glendenning - Jurco





Unless Holland's seriously planning on making a trade, that's too many forwards.

Andersson also. Agreed, too many forwards to add anyone except by trade.

#2617513 Dougie hamilton to calgary

Posted by amato on 30 June 2015 - 01:00 PM

Good deal for both sides. I'm glad he's not in Boston anymore. 

#2617280 Preliminary Red Wings Training Camp Roster

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 29 June 2015 - 02:27 PM

Hampus melen will be at camp

#2617150 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by Dabura on 28 June 2015 - 05:21 PM

Re: Trading Howard...


Hell no. Unless it makes perfect sense for us.


This is a two-goalie league; if you want to win the Cup, a 1a-1b tandem is pretty much a prerequisite (unless you have a perennial Vezina candidate who's durable as hell and consistently excellent). Look at what Darling did for Chicago. Look at what Vasilevskiy did for Tampa. Look at what Talbot did for New York. Look at what Hammond did for Ottawa. Hell, look at what Ozzie did for us in 2008. Hasek faltered (as designated starters are wont to do), and we needed a starter-caliber replacement. If Ozzie is instead some random backup, do we win the Cup that year?


Howard-Mrazek would and will be one of the league's best tandems (if not the best), and it'll cost us a combined cap hit of, like, $7M. It's pretty much an ideal situation. Howard was an All-Star last season (pre-injury, of course) and his "backup" is a prodigious stud. They'll push each other, bring out the best in each other. It'll be great.


For the first time in foreverrrrrr, I'm not the least bit concerned about the talent in net.

#2617121 #73 OA - Defenseman Vili Saarijarvi

Posted by Shinzaki on 28 June 2015 - 01:30 PM

Erik  Karlsson is 5-11ish and about 180....I'd do cartwheels if we had that guy.  I'll bet Sarvi could grow into someone close to that size easily.

#2617073 #19 OA Evgeny Svechnikov

Posted by Euro_Twins on 28 June 2015 - 12:45 AM

It was a little ray of sunshine on a long rainy day.

So what do you think of our new Russian?

I love the thick accent and the fact that his English is as good as datsyuks English is. I'm very excited for him after watching some of his highlights. He could be a force in the nhl in a few years, young big power forward

#2617037 2015 Draft

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 27 June 2015 - 04:12 PM

lol waste of a pick .. besides the russian kid this draft for me anyways has been a waste

Wait until the Wings trade one of these picks for a veteran at the deadline. You'll care then.

#2617007 2015 Draft

Posted by Richdg on 27 June 2015 - 12:46 PM

Overall not bad. No fan is ever 100% happy with any team in any sport, picks. We fans always know better! LOL. But we had 6 picks and we drafted a complete lineup: 1 C, 2 Wings, 2 Dmen, and a G. That is a good balanced draft. I think Svech will be great in a couple of years. Pearson could be  our future checking line C. yes we have a bunch of those guys today, but many of them are 30ish and UFA's over the next 2 seasons.

The thing I am most excited about is the future top line: Svech-Larkin-Mantha. That is 3 guys all 6-2+ that will be 200+ and could turn into a 100+ goal per season line! that is awesome!

#2616980 2015 Draft

Posted by krsmith17 on 27 June 2015 - 12:08 PM

darkmanx, I am one of Holland's biggest supporters and I have said several times that I'm not going to make too big of a judgement too early. I also stated what a great job he does at the draft table... I would never sit down with Holland and call him out for any of his picks, because he and his staff undoubtedly know a hell of a log more than me about any of these kids. Does that mean that fans that know very little about these guys can't debate amongst themselves whether or not they were good or bad picks? I don't like the picks, you do. Not a big deal. We'll find out in a few years whether or not they were good picks or not...

#2616922 2015 Draft

Posted by Ekmanc on 27 June 2015 - 11:16 AM

lol waste of a pick .. besides the russian kid this draft for me anyways has been a waste

Must be amazing to be clairvoyant.

#2616859 Datsyuk Has Ankle Surgery

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 27 June 2015 - 12:53 AM

He's so damn good he broke his own ankles this time.