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#2686288 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by derblaueClaus on Today, 08:28 AM

It's far from being a slam dunk. As Trouba is an RFA Cheveldayoff is the one in the driving seat and has all the time in world. Trouba training in Detroit doesn't necessarily mean anything. As he was born in Michigan it could also just mean that he is skating in the best facility near to his home. The race is wide open in my opinion and even if Kenny makes a reasonable offer including Nyquist/Tater, Mantha, Smith he might still get the short end of the stick. We all know the crazy prices for elite defenseman and the also crazy GMs willing to pay them.

We also have to keep in mind Troubas cap hit. The 58 mil over 8 years he demands are ridiculous and paying that would be a bad move by Kenny. Trouba is still young and may not pan out the way projected.


One thing is for sure though: This might be the best chance we've ever had to add a (maybe) future No. 1 defenseman to our core. And Kenny should be paying any price necessary to make that trade happen, excluding only Mrazek and Larkin. He just has to make sure beforehand that Trouba signs here for a reasonable salary and term.

#2679866 Lesser FA players.

Posted by Dominator2005 on 28 June 2016 - 01:32 PM


#2679453 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 25 June 2016 - 12:25 PM

Very solid draft by Kenny and organization... onto Free Agency!

#2679432 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by krsmith17 on 25 June 2016 - 10:58 AM

Givani Smith certainly would not have been available in the 5th-7th rounds... I really like that pick a lot.

#2679424 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 25 June 2016 - 10:53 AM

We all have our preferences , just like if we would of chosen 1st overall and we took laine and you liked Matthews ... Everyone's got their own personal favs , doesn't make us professionals

And just because the scouts are "professionals" doesn't mean each pick they make are correct ... Scouting as pretty much a guessing game for the most part

Ya never heard of him , let's hope he's good and can be somewhat offensive

I get that but when I start reading "why draft a tiny defensemen" "what a waste of the pick we got from Arizona" "all 3 draft picks suck"

Meanwhile I'm pretty sure Holland has a clue, more than any of us. Scouts is also not a guessing game, they actually watch the players play, do you watch these kids play and know how to evaluate talent ? Don't think so.

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#2679202 Detroit trades Datsyuk to Arizona

Posted by Echolalia on 24 June 2016 - 08:55 PM

Jesus Holland next time at least use lube.

#2678977 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by NerveDamage on 24 June 2016 - 07:36 PM

KH's first pick at the draft


#2677524 Petition to change Lil Caesars Arena to Gordie Howe Arena

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 12 June 2016 - 08:40 PM

Has a petition ever worked?

Yea a group of guys petitioned Great Britain for freedom a couple hundred years ago and it was pretty successful. 😂

#2670669 WCQF : Anaheim Ducks vs. Nashville Predators

Posted by Jersey Wing on 17 April 2016 - 09:57 PM

I think the woman who just sang the anthem at the Ducks game did so against her will. BLink if you need help!

#2670663 ECQF Game 3 Post-GDT: at Red Wings 2, Tampa Bay 0

Posted by matt198913 on 17 April 2016 - 09:27 PM

Would like to have someone going after Killorn... someone like Abby, Smith or E... and then LG knocking out TJ.

Abby smoked him at the end of the game. What they are doing right now is perfect. They are driving them nuts.

#2669015 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 15 April 2016 - 07:10 PM

Oh for crying out loud, there's two damn teams out there.

#2668009 ECQF Game 1 GTD: Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 ET

Posted by dirtydangles on 13 April 2016 - 07:49 PM

Richards' playing really solid


the man knows how to play playoff hockey

#2667964 ECQF Game 1 GTD: Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 ET

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 13 April 2016 - 07:37 PM


#2667887 ECQF Game 1 GTD: Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 ET

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 13 April 2016 - 07:21 PM

lol the booing is hilarious.

#2667758 ECQF Game 1 GTD: Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 ET

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 13 April 2016 - 06:45 PM

Bishop looks so lazy in net!!!

Marfan syndrome is hard on the joints man.