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#2475199 Building a talent pipeline.

Posted by rick zombo on 21 January 2014 - 03:57 PM

The thing with Nyquist, or Tatar, is that they're small skilled guys.  The Wings have a bunch of guys like that.  When you have a lot of one thing and not a lot of another, you use what you have a lot of to get what you don't.  Small wingers and quality young d-men out, big wingers in.

 

But this begs the question: who would trade a large top 6 scoring winger for a small one? It's not like hockey is played on an army training-style obstacle course with little holes that guys have to crawl through.




#2475167 Building a talent pipeline.

Posted by rick zombo on 21 January 2014 - 02:33 PM

 

I love JVR, but don't see him going anywhere.  Although, the Maple Leafs have traditionally been known for doing impossibly stupid things so maybe.  Anyway, JVR is the next Jeff Carter and it's exactly that type of guy that the Wings could use.  I'd move Nyquist in a second for a guy like that.

 

Trading Schen for JVR was most definitely not one of them.




#2475131 Leaders need to be leaders

Posted by rick zombo on 21 January 2014 - 01:17 PM

Z is the furthest thing from the problem. Hes a beast. His back is literally crumbling from carrying this team the last 2 years. Hes doing his best and thats all we can ask of him.

 

Exactly. If anything, Zetterberg deserves a medal and all of our women.




#2475126 Lines Thread

Posted by rick zombo on 21 January 2014 - 01:10 PM

With Ericsson back tomorrow, I'm looking forward to Kindl being scratched. He had a horrible horrible game last night against the Blues.




#2475123 Leaders need to be leaders

Posted by rick zombo on 21 January 2014 - 12:59 PM

More like:

 

"GM needs to be GM"




#2475116 Building a talent pipeline.

Posted by rick zombo on 21 January 2014 - 12:29 PM

The only pipeline I can think about right now is the one connected to the drain our season's going down.




#2475097 1/20 GDT: Blues 4 @ Red Wings 1

Posted by rick zombo on 21 January 2014 - 11:22 AM

Im gonna withold my judgement on Kenny until he does/doesnt make something happen at the deadline.

 

Ahhh. But you see, Holland can't make something happen at the deadline because he's got basically zero cap space.

 

Plus, our deadline "aquisitions" will be getting our injured players back.

 

Then, this summer, nothing will be done to improve the team because Holland is going to claim that injuries were the reason we missed the playoffs. While he may be partly right, injuries do not absolve him of bad signings over the last two years.

 

Then, he'll re-sign Cleary and Bertuzzi, stating that they are servicable veterans that were asked to do more than they should have, again, because of injuries.

 

/negative rant




#2474905 1/20 GDT: Blues 4 @ Red Wings 1

Posted by rick zombo on 20 January 2014 - 09:17 PM

This is the Darkest Timeline.




#2474542 Blessing in disguise?

Posted by rick zombo on 20 January 2014 - 03:32 PM

 

For the record, that's incorrect.  If the Wings were buy out Weiss this coming June as a compliance buy out, which they have one of they can use, they would owe him 2/3rds of his remaining salary & there would be no cap hit.  If it were a regular buy out, they would still owe him 2/3rds of his remaining salary & will still carry a cap hit over twice the remaining years of his original contract.  The cap hit varies year over year based on savings against that year's original salary & his original cap hit.  If Weiss were to receive a regular buy out this June, here's how the Wings cap hit for him would break down:

 

2014-15: $2,108,333

2015-16: $608,333

2016-17: $608,333

2017-18: $2,608,333

2018-19: $1,708,333

2019-20: $1,708,333

2020-21: $1,708,333

2021-22: $1,708,333

 

See more here: http://capgeek.com/b...=06&buyout_d=15

 

Pretty sure this has been addressed here on LGWs before, but anyway, Weiss is not eligible for a compliance buyout. His contract was signed post-lockout. A regular buyout would be the only option.




#2474531 1/20 GDT: Blues 4 @ Red Wings 1

Posted by rick zombo on 20 January 2014 - 02:53 PM

As long as Backes or someone doesn't kill Zetterberg or someone, I'll call this game a success.




#2474501 Blessing in disguise?

Posted by rick zombo on 20 January 2014 - 12:27 PM

 

Yeah rather pay 2 m for Weiss and use the 3 m to get a big body physical third line center, who knows his roll and works hard every shift and can be trusted to do some second line duties if needed.

 

Yeah. If Weiss can't get healthy and regain his old form, I'd want him gone just to free up roster space. We'd still need a second line center though, so that problem isn't going away.

 

That third line center you speak of could very well be Sheahan.




#2473248 Bleacher Report: 5 BOLD predictions

Posted by rick zombo on 16 January 2014 - 09:11 AM

So I'm confused. This is the second thread started by the OP this morning. They're both the exact same as Bleacher Report articles. This one was written by Issac Smith

 

http://bleacherrepor...-2013-14-season

 

I apologize if I'm confused but it seems that these threads are presented as if these are your original thoughts. If you're just copying and pasting someone elses writing, that's not the case.




#2473243 Ducks crush Nucks 9-1. Set a couple franchise records.

Posted by rick zombo on 16 January 2014 - 08:51 AM

Guess we got off easy 1-0.




#2472937 Steve Ott to possibly be moved to Detroit.

Posted by rick zombo on 14 January 2014 - 12:21 PM

It is just a rumor, but he'd be a great acquisition. Say what you want about the guy, he's a player you hate when he plays against you, but love if he plays for ya. I'm sure Datsyuk and Zetterberg would like him on their side wing as opposed to playing against him Bertuzzi.




#2472755 Winnipeg Jets relieve coach Claude Noel and assistant Perry Pearn

Posted by rick zombo on 13 January 2014 - 02:43 PM

No to Nyquist and Patterson... Marchenko, ALmqvist and Pulkkinen I am neither here nor there on...but if you are giving up two D prospects, better have at least one D man coming back...IMO.  I think a trade involving Kindl and Quincey is likely, but they won't return us Ladd and Wheeler or Bogo...unless they are padding to a package deal...

 

Serious? I love Nyquist, but I'd trade him and Patterson both straight up for Wheeler.