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#2568555 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by Jesusberg on 05 February 2015 - 04:21 PM

Me likey... http://www.hockeybuz...p?post_id=66148




“I think what you always do (have to remember) is it’s called trade,” Babcock said. “It’s not Christmas, it’s trade, so you’ve got to give something to get something. What my job is and what Blash’s (AHL Grand Rapids coach Jeff Blashill) job is, is to develop players so we create as many assets as we can. Sometimes you end up with too many guys for one spot and you can make a move to make your team better. The general manager’s job is to weigh the current cost vs. the current gain vs. the future damage. That’s the decision time for every team in the league, not just for (GM) Ken (Holland) and myself.”


Not the whole window closing thing, but you know... the mentality of wanting to make a move. 

#2566555 Larkin or Mantha?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 28 January 2015 - 10:12 AM

Without starting another thread, here's this choice (unfortunately this may be an actual choice for Holland in 2016)




Sproul or Marchenko?  Which one do you keep?


I keep Sproul. Not that I want to get rid of Marchenko, there just won't be enough room.


2016-17 D:


Kronner - Ericsson

Dekeyser - Smith

Ouellet - Sproul



Sproul and Marchenko wouldn't be battling for the same role anyways.  


Sproul is a potential offensive defenceman while Marchenko is a defensive defenceman.


Regardless, we'll probably end up carrying 8 anyways for injuries and depth.

#2566219 Larkin or Mantha?

Posted by matt198913 on 27 January 2015 - 07:37 PM

Larkin to me is the guy. Work ethic always goes a long way. This guy is a future captain.

#2566199 Larkin or Mantha?

Posted by TheXym on 27 January 2015 - 06:03 PM

I get the Yzerman-Fedorov point, though a more appropriate analogy may be Hull and Oates. The idea of a line of Larkin centering Mantha and Pulkkinen if they max their potential is pretty sick. I'd say keep them both.

#2565174 1/20 GDT: Wild 4 @ Red Wings 5 (SO)

Posted by TheXym on 20 January 2015 - 09:53 PM

Ericsson is Minnesota's MVP this game.

#2565091 1/20 GDT: Wild 4 @ Red Wings 5 (SO)

Posted by KATIEBARTHEDOOR24 on 20 January 2015 - 08:56 PM

Been playing quite well without Franzen



#2564164 1/18 GDT : Sabres 4 at Red Wings 6 (Z w/Hat Trick)

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 18 January 2015 - 12:45 AM


#2563832 arizona in full rebuild officialy (insider trading)

Posted by mvanpop on 16 January 2015 - 09:27 PM

Let's forget Yandle and get Doan for Franzen

#2563824 arizona in full rebuild officialy (insider trading)

Posted by Desert Rat on 16 January 2015 - 06:58 PM

I'll be the first genius to offer Franzen and Kindl!

#2563712 1/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (OT)

Posted by chaps80 on 15 January 2015 - 11:03 PM

Mrazek is def taking advantage of this chance. Absolutely great game for the win. Wins are good, may they continue.

#2563716 1/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (OT)

Posted by TheXym on 15 January 2015 - 11:14 PM

Holy crap! Centcougar! I could not remember that guys name! I remember when he was here pretending to be a Wings fan talking about how we may or may not land the Olsen Twins that year! :lol: I also remember outing him when I stumbled across him on a Wild Forum using the same name! That was great times! Even though he was right about the Wild getting them, but it was awesome to out him on our forum! Dude, just be a Wild fan, we don't care! :lol:

Seriously. That was awesome when you outed him. The irony was he'd have been welcome as a Wild fan if he wanted to actually talk hockey. Some serious insecurity there.

I personally like when other team's fans come by to talk hockey and not be jerks. A certain Predators fan is pretty awesome about that, and I like the"outsider's" perspective. Trolls, on the other hand, can GTFO. ;)

#2563707 1/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (OT)

Posted by Desert Rat on 15 January 2015 - 10:58 PM

I think Mrazek could easily steal the number one spot......politics aside.

#2563706 1/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (OT)

Posted by TheXym on 15 January 2015 - 10:57 PM

I haven't see cprice around these parts for a LONG time! He was our resident Blues fan...maybe he got tired of getting beat all the time?

Maybe he and centcougar are hanging out somewhere. Though cprice wasn't nearly the troll centcougar was.

#2562783 Franzen on IR

Posted by GoWings1905 on 12 January 2015 - 10:56 PM

Hossa and Franzen were both offered contracts.  Hossa dicked around, Franzen signed.  A mule in the hand is worth a Czech in the bush.  Not only that, but at the time Hossa's extra cap hit would have cost the Wings another player or two.  Since that time, looking at points an goals per game, compared to cap hit, Franzen is the better value.


I would gladly take Hossa's slightly higher cap hit when you factor in everything else he does that makes him worth more money than Franzen. Hossa is an elite two-way forward. He has obviously slowed down some from six years ago, but so has his counterpart. Even if it cost the Wings another player or two, we are still talking about Marian Hossa. He scored 40 goals and the Wings haven't had anyone hit 30 since. 


Imagine Hossa for all these years on Pavel's wing instead of Bertuzzi, Abdelkader, Helm, etc. It would have completely changed the dynamic of the team. 

#2562313 Franzen on IR

Posted by GoWings1905 on 10 January 2015 - 06:01 PM

Time share that forward spot, during the year, let a youngen play, near the end, warm the Mule up for playoff beast mode?  

There's no such thing anymore. He hasn't done anything in the playoffs for the past five years.