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#2676177 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kickazz on 18 May 2016 - 01:09 PM

The Abdelkader salary argument doesnt even make sense anymore.

Nyquist has a higher cap hit than Abdelkader and had two less goals and one more point than him.

Nyquist - $4.75 mill. 17 goals 43 points.
Abdelkader - $4.25 mill 19 goals 42 points.

Tell me again why this is an issue? The only issue I had was the length of term. Oh wait maybe the issue is Abdelkader actually hits his opponents, kills penalties and stands up for his teammates.

#2674627 Mantha

Posted by kickazz on 30 April 2016 - 11:54 AM

I think you mean the 1 for 26 PP was the reason. 1 more goal scored per game and who knows where thing send up.

You best hope Mantha lives up to the standards and hype you're creating around here. Come next year if he doesn't perform you already know fans will be all over criticizing him. And then ya'll get all worked up "Why is everyone criticizing him??? Hes just a rookie..." The hype train is what screwed Smith, Jurco and Pulkinen over in fans eyes and might even screw Mantha over at this rate.

#2676052 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 16 May 2016 - 06:55 PM

And getting stamkos will give us headaches down the road

Stamkos gets 10 per and gets 75 pts ... Then 50-60 pt guys are gonna be demanding 7 per

Plus stamkos has blood clot issues which can be a problem down the road so I wouldn't even think of bringing him here , if we're signing someone to 10 per it better for a number 1 defensemen

#2676044 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 16 May 2016 - 06:07 PM

I'd rather we sign Okposo and Radulov than Stamkos and either of the other two. Gives us more money to accommodate a defenseman if we can trade for one. Stamkos is going to be a VERY expensive 70 point player.

#2674870 Fixing this mess....

Posted by frankgrimes on 02 May 2016 - 11:14 AM

Look I wanted Suter and Parise as much as everyone but the fact is they decided to sign elsewhere for hometowm reasons. Yeah Suter is from Wisconsin but his career took of in Minnesotta and his wife is from Minnesotta, same with Parise. I just hope the Wings are staying away from signing Vanek if the Wild decide to buy him out. The problem wasn't so much that Parise and Suter went to another place it was - and still is -t he fact that this front office had no blan B, C ready it was Suter or bust.


Now the way to starting fixing this mess is trading into the top 10 and get that young stud, known as Jacob Chychrun. But knowing our luck the Oilers will trade the pick for Hamonic and then take Chchyrun at 8...which gives them Nurse, chchyrun and Hamonic booom defense fixed.

#2674307 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by kickazz on 28 April 2016 - 06:49 PM

This is what I thought I would be seeing....



#2673600 Ownership shows Support for Kenny Holland

Posted by frankgrimes on 25 April 2016 - 05:29 PM

With some of his comments today, I don't know how he still has support from anyone, let alone ownership


You know how fast that can turn right? Let's say no improvementsi n the off-season and pow! support turns into you are fired.

#2673606 Ownership shows Support for Kenny Holland

Posted by WingsallTheway on 25 April 2016 - 06:03 PM

With some of his comments today, I don't know how he still has support from anyone, let alone ownership


The fact that the media is even questioning Holland is the start of the pressure he's going to start feeling to be successful


I'd say this is a good thing. A part of me was hoping theyd miss the playoffs so this would happen, but winning 1 game seems to have done it as well.


The whole team seems to understand that we were the worst team in the playoffs. Not really something to brag about; to be the worst of the best

#2673482 WCQF : Minnesota Wild vs. Dallas Stars

Posted by HadThomasVokounOnFortSt on 25 April 2016 - 08:52 AM

So nice to see Minnesota still not sniffing a Cup since "The signings."

Where's centcougar when we need him?

Living in Minnesota it's like you want to see them do great but secretly love the failure.

#2673508 Fixing this mess....

Posted by Jacksoni on 25 April 2016 - 11:50 AM


I apologize again for generalizing that Swedes, more specific our Swedes care more about National Play than the Cup. Looks like I put a foot in my mouth with that post elimination post I wrote. My bad...


I can confirm this, just listened to the coach of the Swedish national team while he was interviewed. At least Z, E and Kronwall have some sense in them. Hopefully that results in improvement next season.

#2673498 Who gets the "A" when datsyuk leaves?

Posted by kickazz on 25 April 2016 - 11:07 AM

I'd give it to DK before Abby.


Much as I like Abby he's considered a dirty player by a few around the league (not saying I consider him one) and he's not that good of a player. Imo A's and C's in this era should go to your best players and role models. DK is their top D man and Larkin is the future main center. Those two are likely leading candidates for it. 

#2673455 Fixing this mess....

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 24 April 2016 - 11:20 PM

I swear this is ground hog day every year....

Except this year no one here will be complaining about Franzen's contract or us bringing back Cleary.


(I'm going to pre-empt someone's joke of "don't speak too soon.")

#2672918 ECQF Game 5 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 1, Red Wings 0 (TB Wins, 4-1)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 22 April 2016 - 08:17 AM

Would love it if we could somehow bring in stammer and backes up front while using Tatar + to bring in vatanen.

Larkin- stamkos- Nyquist
AA- backes- mantha
Zetts- sheahan- pulk
Jurco- glendening- Abby

Also get rid of E and Howard somehow some way.

DK- vatanen
Smith- green
Kronwall- marchy

XO/Jensen/ sproul


LOL.  Now let's talk about what will actually happen.


Nyquist - Zetterberg - Abdelkader

Tatar - Richards - Larkin

AA - Sheahan - Mantha

Miller - Helm - Glendenning


Kronwall - Ericsson

DeKeyser - Green

Smith - Marchenko





Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the 2016-17 Detroit Red Wings.   :clap:

#2670052 Fixing this mess....

Posted by kipwinger on 17 April 2016 - 04:46 PM

In other words you want nothing to happen. Which by the way is what I expect to happen. Nothing.

Sure. If that's how you call it. Another is that we are transitioning to youth. Something you've repeatedly advocated. I'd let the old free agents walk. Make market rate offers to Stamkos and Okposo (no harm if they go elsewhere), trade Pulkkinen to move up as far as possible in the draft (selecting the best offensive defenseman possible), and pencil ALL of Mantha, AA, Larkin, and Callahan into next years lineup.

#2671377 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Tampa Bay Lightning at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by Jacksoni on 19 April 2016 - 07:51 PM


I agree with this. Nuf said.


I retract my previous statement. For now. ;)