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#2494971 Cap increase may be lower than projected

Posted by rick zombo on 13 March 2014 - 11:21 AM

I'd almost rather it be a little lower.

 

This will put the squeeze on teams like Minny who are looking to hoard (Vanek, etc).

 

The Wings will have plenty of space regardless. The lower the cap, the more chance they have to be competitive if they decide to target certain UFAs. A lower cap might actually induce ceiling teams into trading salary as well. This could perhaps help facilitate a trade for a defensemen if needed.




#2494822 3/11 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by rick zombo on 12 March 2014 - 02:29 PM

Comeau suspended 2 games.  That's surprising...


Link

 

Whoop-de-doo

 

That'll teach him.




#2494784 What would it take a get Shea Weber?

Posted by rick zombo on 12 March 2014 - 12:48 PM

4 first round picks?!? I like Weber for sure but not enough to sell what ever chance we have to find our future stars.

 

Here is a question... if getting Weber meant losing either Pavel or Zetterberg would you pull the trigger?

 

I'd rather suck for the next five years, save those draft picks, and get our own less douch-y Weber + 2 or 3 other future stars.




#2494754 3/11 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by rick zombo on 12 March 2014 - 09:21 AM

Honestly, there are so many things this team is missing right now, even when healthy

 

I'm not an pro-enforcer guy, never have been. BUT it would have been nice to go toe-to-toe physically with Columbus last night. It seems to me that other teams would be less likely to really lay it on our guys if they knew we had the ability to dish it back. Not talking fights, rather hits and the odd borderline play.

 

The other thing is, Babcock doesn't like to play that way. he likes to play hockey. So when Holland goes out and gets a Tootoo, he ends up rotting in the minors.




#2494080 Deadspin: Panthers pull off worst line change in history

Posted by rick zombo on 10 March 2014 - 02:54 PM

You sure that's not the Penguins in the 09 finals?




#2494045 Andersson breaks foot - down another center

Posted by rick zombo on 10 March 2014 - 12:29 PM

Haha, there are soooo many smart ass things I want to say right now.  Instead I'll try to be productive.  Move Abby back to center for the time being and call up Pulkkinen or Callahan.  Other option is to finally give Ferraro a ticket to the big show.

 

As if!!!

 

You just know Emdog's coming.




#2493334 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by rick zombo on 08 March 2014 - 10:52 PM

Still racking up the pts .... Get yourself a kit kat

Jurco was also a pt per game guy when he came up this yr ....anyone know how many pts he's had now in like his last 15-20 games?


No one's arguing that Calle's not playing well in the AHL or that he doesn't have NHL upside.

Holland's responsibility is to keep Detroit in the hunt. He's not going to stand pat and throw in the season towel just so we can horde B caliber prospects.


#2493332 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by rick zombo on 08 March 2014 - 10:34 PM

Keeps getting better and better


Yes, in the AHL tonight. Not with Nashville. Give me a break.


#2493304 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by rick zombo on 08 March 2014 - 08:58 PM

This is the first time for me chiming in on this trade.

While it was far from glamorous, I think it was an alright deal. People are calling it a "panic" move. It wasn't. It was a move to fill a massive hole at center on a team ravaged by injuries in a dog fight to make the playoffs. If Holland had done nothing, most of us would be losing our minds.

I liked Jarnkrok as prospect. I defended the s*** out of him in the "Dirty Harry" Callahan thread a while back. But the fact is, right now, the Wings have too many B-B+ prospects. Make no mistake, that's what Jarnkrok was. They could afford to make this deal.


#2491717 3/6 GDT: Avs 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) Sorry Nick.

Posted by rick zombo on 06 March 2014 - 02:37 PM

Sitting with my Dad and Brother in our room at Greektown Casino drinking Short's Brew and trying not to piss myself with excitement over tonight's game. So pumped!!!!!


#2489733 3/4 GDT: Red Wings at Devils

Posted by rick zombo on 04 March 2014 - 09:24 PM

Man Zidlicky’s a chippy guy 




#2489598 3/4 GDT: Red Wings at Devils

Posted by rick zombo on 04 March 2014 - 08:36 PM

OH THERE”S YOURf****** 5-3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




#2489233 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by rick zombo on 04 March 2014 - 03:30 PM

What does that have to do with anything? My point is the Wings have been following a recipe of mediocrity the last few seasons which leave them in the worst possible spot a team can be in: Too good for a high pick, too bad to be an actual contender. 

 

Not to stray too much from the topic at hand.

 

The mediocre Flames you speak of traded a lot of picks and prospects away trying to become contenders. Holland's not doing that. Which is good. Also, the Flames drafting has been s***tier than Taco Bell. Compare the Flames to St Louis. Very similar arcs, but drastically different results.

 

Also, unless you want Holland to trade away Datsyuk, Z, Kronwall, and Howard and go into full-blown rebuild, do you really think trading Helm is going to turn us into Chicago or LA in 5 years?




#2489228 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by rick zombo on 04 March 2014 - 03:21 PM

Not if the Wings become the mid-late 2000s Flames and attendance drops. 

 

That's not happening. And you know why? The mid-late 2000s Flames were never the 1996-2009 Red Wings.




#2489200 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by rick zombo on 04 March 2014 - 02:47 PM

If holland wants to wait for Ouellette and Sproul to fix this Defense I guess Datsyuk isn't going to win another cup as a red wing. This time in 3 years we'll be trading him to the pens

 

Well, without having to worry about another cup, Pavel can focus squarely on the 2018 Olympics :ph34r:

 

(low blow - couldn't resist)