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#2682859 Should any of #91, #13, #40, #30 be retired? Poll/Discussion

Posted by TheXym on 10 July 2016 - 07:40 PM

I vaguely remember that article. Thanks for digging it up.


#2682831 Should any of #91, #13, #40, #30 be retired? Poll/Discussion

Posted by shocky2002 on 10 July 2016 - 02:32 PM

If you won't put 13/40 up because they never did anything of significance without Lidstrom, then let's take Yzerman's jersey off the rafters. Dude was a playoff choke artist before Feds and Lidstrom reached their primes. He was also the 3rd wheel for all 3 cups.

 

If you're only putting up generational talents, then only Lidstrom and Howe belong in there. Yzerman is not one.




#2682615 Darren Helm re-signed: 5 years, $3.85m AAV

Posted by DRW Dominance on 08 July 2016 - 11:34 AM

i know this isn't huge news to us fans....something was just put out with a team of the worst contracts in the league

 

howard

ericcson

helm

 

all on it....i didn't realize how long ericcson's contract actually was




#2682616 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kickazz on 08 July 2016 - 11:35 AM

I don't think it was THAT important to resign Helm to be honest. And I especially didn't think Miller was either. I think Holland tried to play it safe and wanted to keep them in case he didn't land other free agents.

$3.85 x5 isn't a slight overpayment for a bottom 6, 26 point scorer. It's a pretty big overpayment. Even if he kills penalties.

Just to put it into perspective, Gustav Nyquist scored more goals (27 goals) than Helm scored points (26 points total) when he got his contract and only makes 900k more.

Wayne Simmonds makes as much money as Helm does and scores more than twice as many goals and points.

We should have let the guy walk and let someone else overpay him to be honest.

I'm purely looking at this in terms of numbers and financies. Don't think I'm trying to insult Helm guys lol.

This was a bad contract. And it's not even bad in hindsight like Ericsson's was (who was probably expected to be a pretty good D man but ended up disappointing most fans). This one is bad from day 1 and I'm hoping to god, moses and buddah that there's no NMC or NTC so we aren't stuck with it if it doesn't work out.

And ya'll know I'm no Holland hater either.


#2682108 Darren Helm re-signed: 5 years, $3.85m AAV

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 03 July 2016 - 08:30 PM

Come on folks. Not worth suspension. Name calling is very suspendable.


When LW is the sensible one, you know you've crossed a line. :P


#2682099 Frans Nielson signs 6 year $5.25m AAV contract with Detroit

Posted by Dominator2005 on 03 July 2016 - 05:48 PM

Just an FYI, vezina is for goalies, Selke is for best defensive forward and Calder is Rookie of the Year....lol, I guess you were dreaming!

Rocket Richard is for most goals, I'm pretty sure Jennings is for something entirely different too! 300+ pims is not very lady bing-like. :lol:


Who cares, with this roster we are winning everything


#2682097 Frans Nielson signs 6 year $5.25m AAV contract with Detroit

Posted by Dominator2005 on 03 July 2016 - 05:42 PM

Nielsen will lead the team in points this year...he will have a career points outburst.

Vanek will score 35 goals, 20 on the PP.

Ott will get 68 games in and lead the team in hits and PIM's.

Nyquist and Howard will both be traded along with one of Smith or E. Howard maybe not until the deadline.

One of Pulkkinen or Jurco will not be A Red Wing to start the season.

Helm and Abby will have career years along with Sheahan and Tatar.

Larkin will outscore Eichel and Matthews this season.

...bold predictions part 1.


My predictions:
Nielsen : 112 points
Vanek : 47 goals, 31 assets (while playing on the 3rd line + winning 1st Vezina).
Errorson : 84 points (Maurice Rocket Richard trophy)
Ott : 357 penalty minutes, 654 hits, + 43 (Winning 1st Lady Bing trophy).
Kronwall : Winning Selke and Calder trophy





And then I woke up
Also, Helm was a 50 goal scorer winning Jennings trophy...

Pretty much sure that KH had a same dream


#2680079 Lindros, Makarov, Vachon, Quinn going to the Hall

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 29 June 2016 - 12:57 PM

Weak year comparitively to last. Had Lidstrom, Fedorov been eligible this year, I doubt Lindros would have gotten in.

 

Maybe it's weak comparatively, but the last several seasons have been anomalies, in that the generation inducted was the best in hockey history.  




#2682040 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 03 July 2016 - 09:03 AM

So is Frk.


Dude is so out of options, he can't even buy a vowel.


#2681983 Steve Ott signs 1 year, $800k deal with Detroit

Posted by Jesusberg on 02 July 2016 - 03:18 PM

I'm sorry, did they sign Ott or McCarty?


Starren McOtty




#2681765 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by brett on 01 July 2016 - 06:40 PM

all im saying is i rather keep tatar than nyquist. i think he is the better player




#2681625 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 01 July 2016 - 03:07 PM

Vanek a good option?! There is reason why he was bought out by Wild... It would be great addition (5 years ago). Good thing is that this is only 1 year deal

 

Come on, be realistic.  Minnesota is a team where someone as good as Parise even drops in production.  For 2.6 million, it's a solid signing.  It also allows us a chance to trade for a top D now.  




#2680734 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by gcom007 on 30 June 2016 - 07:35 PM

I don't want to be negative for the sake of being negative, but I have a feeling tomorrow is going to be brutal for us.


#2680417 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 29 June 2016 - 09:08 PM

It's too bad the kids play in detroit only when we're forced to play them

 

The Wings don't have any first-line future stars in the minors. This is why Detroit relies on the over-ripe philosophy. Don't people get this by now? Their young players aren't new versions of Yzerman, Lidstrom, Zetterberg, or Datsyuk. They're Doug Browns, Slava Kozlovs, Kirk Maltbys, and other good but supporting players. Expecting every prospect to blossom into an all-star is folly.




#2680446 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 29 June 2016 - 11:26 PM

Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun 11m11 minutes ago

Montreal, Toronto, Buffalo and a fourth team got to make pitches in person to Stamkos this week. Detroit not one of them.

 

Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun 11m11 minutes ago

I Detroit would have had its turn but Stamkos began to reel it in and focus on Re signing with Tampa Bay

 

Well that stinks... Screw him then