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#2577527 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by puckbags on 02 March 2015 - 01:13 PM

Pick becomes a 2nd if we reach the finals. 


I don't understand this year's deadline strategy.  Not at all.  I don't hate it, but I don't get it. 


What is there to get? We picked up 2 legit veteran players and gave up prospects who are clearly not even close to playing in the NHL. We gave up a couple of picks which we can afford to do considering our prospect pool is pretty damn deep.  It's all about what you can afford to give up and what you need.  We needed another right handed d man and got one. 

#2577523 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by rick zombo on 02 March 2015 - 01:12 PM

Loving me some Kenny this deadline.

#2576808 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by wings87 on 01 March 2015 - 08:04 PM

So do some of you guys even want to win or what? Kenny gave up 2 prospects who likely were never going to see time in the winged wheel. Cole is 36, have you seen him play? He's not Bertuzzi. He can still skate as well as he ever did, and plays a physical power game.

Completely agree. We can't make trades without giving anyone up, it just doesn't work that way.

I just hope this doesn't turn into another Jarnkrok trade, where these guys are mentioned in every thread. Cole is still a good player and will create lots of space for Pav to maneuver. I call this trade a winner, no matter what happens going forward.

#2576802 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by rick zombo on 01 March 2015 - 08:02 PM

Jesus Christ. 


I have my head up the azz of hockeysfuture.com as much as the next Red Wings fan, and I love my prospects, but this deal was a home run. Wtf are people complaining about? 

#2576796 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by Jesusberg on 01 March 2015 - 07:59 PM

Janmark was 100% going to be stuck behind quite a few players. Athanasiou doing so well this season probably gave KH the confidence to move Janmark.

#2575681 Couture suspen.....no wait, just fined pocket change

Posted by ami on 27 February 2015 - 05:18 PM

:lol: That is only 0.00083% of his $6,000,000 salary....that'd be like me getting fined $67! I have a feeling I'd miss the $67 more than he is going to miss the $5000. NHLPA is some COMPLETE bulls***.  In the video he even lifted his leg way back in the opposite direction to get a good whack at Smith.  I've never seen a worse slew foot, and am I hearing right that Smith is the one who got a hooking penalty on the play?  Wow NHL, Wow....


#2574877 Is Jimmy Our Playoff Goalie?

Posted by mvanpop on 25 February 2015 - 07:42 PM

I don't think there's a chance in hell that Howard gets traded even if he should absolutely stink in the playoffs this year.

Maybe not immediately but if Mrazek shows he can be a consistent NHL starter if he's given the chance next year I can see Holland trading Howard at the deadline

#2574244 2/23 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Ducks 4 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 24 February 2015 - 12:55 AM

nobody here can defend Howard. He was total blame for this entire s*** stain. He s*** the bed in Dallas, he was the entire blame tonight. How much longer do we have to put up with this poor excuse for a goalie?


Relax.  Franzen is coming back soon.  

#2574121 2/23 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Ducks 4 (SO)

Posted by joesuffP on 24 February 2015 - 12:24 AM

Hey remember when Howard had a great game a week ago. 5.5M lost us this one single handedly

#2574120 2/23 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Ducks 4 (SO)

Posted by Vladinator16 on 24 February 2015 - 12:23 AM

Howard Sucks 

#2570144 2/11 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Penguins 4

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 11 February 2015 - 09:26 PM

stop telling people to chill out! We have a good record, but its obvious we are not in the class of PIT. Can't blame people for being realistic. This game is going to make Holland do some thinking March 2.


What thinking?  As I said earlier, your boy Franzen will be our deadline acquisition.  

#2569918 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by Dabura on 11 February 2015 - 05:43 PM

Thoughts on Jagr? If the price is a draft pick, I'd seriously consider it. Gives us some more size, scoring prowess up front. He can still protect the puck like no one in the league, operate in tough areas.

#2569611 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by kipwinger on 10 February 2015 - 12:55 PM

My least favorite part of trade deadline/free agency you (nobody) asked? 


Idiots speculating on asking prices and inflating the s*** out of them. 


Case in point:  George Malik (dummy) makes a fairly reasonable assertion that "the Red Wings would have to pay a inter-division premium" to get Cody Franson from Toronto.  Ok, sure.  How much George?  Well, the regular asking price seems to be hovering around a second round pick and (maybe) a prospect.  So George, of course, speculates that it will take a 1st, and a roster player OR  a "prospect or two". 


Elsewhere, Khan speculates that Toronto could refuse to trade with Detroit, so that the latter will lose early in the playoffs, and in doing so make Toronto (a non playoff team) a better option for Babcock in the offseason.  Because Brendan Shanahan would prioritize making someone else's team worse over making his team better.  And because losing early in the playoffs is somehow worse than not making them.  And because Babcock is clinically insane.


And Helen St. James thinks it'll take Tatar to land Myers.


And Ansar Khan thought Matt Niskanen would get close to 7 million per. 


And every single speculated trade involving the Red Wings starts with Mantha, and a 1st. 



#2568874 2/5 GDT - Red Wings 3 at Avalanche 0

Posted by kipwinger on 06 February 2015 - 11:52 AM



Terry Frei (@TFREI) takes yet another stale shot at living in the city of Detroit.  How long until this joke gets old?  We get it, Denver is a nicer place than Detroit.  We get it, most places are nicer than the city of Detroit, but WTF does it have to do with winning or losing a Hockey game or the lack of fan support in Denver?





so, winning or losing and fan support has nothing to do with the product on the ice, but everything to do with more Detroiters move to Denver than they move to Detroit because of the state of the city.  We get it, Detroit still has problems, but if your kid is failing school, is it positive to keep calling him/her a failure or a retard? No, is has the quite opposite affect. Plus it gets old and stale and they grow tired and irritated of hearing it and one day you wake up and your kid blows up a school...


Denver isn't nicer than Detroit, it's wealthier than Detroit.  Many places are wealthier than Detroit, but not many places are nicer.  Detroit has better beer, better music, better food, nicer people, more moxie, and most relevant to this discussion...better sports teams.  f*** Denver, and f*** any other place where people confuse having money with having heart. 

#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.