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In Topic: Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Yesterday, 02:13 PM

srj2012 - Yes, that would be a splendid idea.  I would offer a package of Helm, Smith and Pulk to EDM for Hall. I touched on in the other thread.  I doubt it would happen in this Rape Holland NHL, but really, those three are great building blocks, lots of NHL experience, a Stanley Cup under Helm's belt to boot!  If Holland was able to swing that, and Hall proves to be "coachable" here in Detroit, our offense gets instantly better.


You then make the deadline deal for Green (if indeed all will take is a draft pick) and the Wings are sitting pretty.


Z - Dats - Hall

Franzen - Weiss - Nyquist

Jurco - Sheahan - Tatar

Miller - Glendening - Abby



Kronwall - Ericsson

Green - Dekeyser

Quincey - Ouellet



I do think that would be a very good (healthy) playoff roster.


(of course there's this thing called a Cap, I neglected to mention...LOL!)


They could for sure be able to absorb Hall's salary by dumping Smith's and Helm's, but they'd be a bit shy on being able to absorb Green's $6M at the deadline...they could dump Kindl as a throw-in for Green or extra in the Edmonton deal, but I think it would still be too much salary...Do the Hall deal.


GREAT NEWS!!! I was wrong!  With Detroit's Deadline Cap Space of $9.1M they would have plenty of room for Hall and Green if they traded Helm, Smith and Kindl. They would actually have $2.8M left in cap space... I say do it! Make the Hall deal now, then acquire Green at the deadline.

In Topic: Oilers schedule presser tomorrow

Yesterday, 02:02 PM

I would think in a non-Red Wing Rape NHL, a package of Smith, Helm and Pulkkinen would get Hall here. But if he is uncoachable in Edmonton, put him back in his old junior stomping ground, he just may go off the deep end being around all his old party buddies.  Maybe he just wants out of Edmonton and that is why he is uncoachable there...maybe Babcock would be able to handle him...although he couldn't reel in Fedorov in Anaheim...


Dallas gave up more for Sequin, but they also got two more players back.  We'd only be getting Hall back, so that is why it should take a bit less.  They'd get Helm (he'd be closer to home) and Smith, both established NHL players, yet still young enough to be part of a build in Edmonton.  Then they get a young top prospect in Pulkkinen.


to EDMDarren Helm, Brendan Smith, Teemu Pulkkinen


to DETTaylor Hall


 We have plenty of players to replace all three players leaving us.  Sheahan, Ouellet, Mantha to be exact.

In Topic: 12/16 GDT : Blue Jackets 1 at Red Wings 0 (SO)

16 December 2014 - 10:44 PM

^ Speaks truth.

In Topic: Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

16 December 2014 - 10:42 PM

why would they tank for McDavid? You know he wouldn't even sniff the NHL in Detroit for at least 3 years.  Loyalty. The Goodness for Cleary and Quincey.

In Topic: 12/16 GDT : Blue Jackets 1 at Red Wings 0 (SO)

16 December 2014 - 10:34 PM

If Babs has any sense, the next practice will NOT BE OPTIONAL and will be full blown shootouts ONLY.  I don't care if Jimmy pulls a grrrrroin during practice, these guys need to learn to score and he needs to learn how to make af****** shootout save!!!  They should hire a shootout coach...


After the full shootout practice, ladder drills until they puke.....tweet! AGAIN!