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#2501731 Upcoming UFAs, RFAs

Posted by amato on 27 March 2014 - 10:57 AM

wasn't there already some sort of thread similar to this?


imo, UFAs: alfie and legwand stay (unless the wings win the cup, then alfie retires)

RFAs: I agree with leftwinger (because duh :P )


i think mraz & jurco start down in GR, and anderson does if they can't/don't want to trade him.

I don't think we'll resign monster but I wouldn't be surprised if kenny goes after an older goalie for a bargain year (it'd be nice to see brodeur or thomas accept a backup role/push howie for the starting job causing him to play even better consistently)

#2501650 Callahan called up from GR.....

Posted by rick zombo on 26 March 2014 - 01:06 PM

Rick, big difference here. bert is done. toast, finished, career over. Callahan is just beginning. maybe he becomes something, maybe not. we don't know. But he needs to play so we can find out. There are many reasons why he was a step slow. unfamiliar, nerves, told to focus on skating, etc....... I still think he is a 4th line checking guy, which is fine. maybe adds 10-15 goals per year. Great!


That’s my point. Hard to nitpick Callahan’s 5 minutes of ice time when Todd BerTANIC is floating around out there like no one told him he already sank many years ago. 


I’d take Callahan at this point. I know Babcock likes his “big bodies” but Bert took a stupid careless penalty just because he refuses to keep his goddamn stick on the ice with TWO HANDS all the time. Plus he turned the puck over at least 6 times. 

#2499335 3/22 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Wild 2

Posted by marcaractac on 22 March 2014 - 05:57 PM

with all the kids getting better with each game it'll be interesting who sits when the injured guys start coming back.

Do we have a limit on the cap still or is that now lifted. I can only presume that Jurco, Sheahan, Pulkkinen,Ferraro

and Emmerton will go back to GR's and maybe Glendening stays as Babs likes him. To me Sheahan should stay 

up because him with Gus and Tats can be a dominate 3rd line for us. 

Hopefully they can keep going and get us in the post season when most of our injured guys should be back.

At the end of the day the kids have done great, but when you have the guys we have out it could be any other

teams top 2 forward lines.


Glendening-Sheahan-Miller. Boom, 4th line. You'd have to think Andersson is the odd man out when we get healthy. Nothing against him, but he is such a slow skater. Sheahan can more than make up for the points Andy would put up. 

#2496310 Franzen calls out team

Posted by WingsAlways on 17 March 2014 - 11:15 PM

It's like the pot calling the kettle black...

#2496296 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by darkmanx on 17 March 2014 - 09:17 PM

i don't think legwand resigns....where's he gonna play with z,d, helm and weiss back?


We better sign Legwand. I hope we didn't pay what we did for 20 games....

#2495990 3/16 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 March 2014 - 08:38 PM

Good Lord GMR... of all people, that goal is not on Jimmy


I don't blame him for giving it up, but it seems like he hasn't made a big save like that all season in a crucial moment.

#2495579 Matt Niskanen?

Posted by SimonSin on 16 March 2014 - 01:23 PM

He's an unrestricted FA this summer and I think he could be a pretty good pick up. 27 years old, a RIGHT handed shot and he's having a pretty good so far. He's scored 10 goals (counting the game today) and 29 assists. He's making 2.3 a year right now and he's definitely going to get a raise. Just thought he could be a good addition.

#2494657 3/11 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by gowings00 on 11 March 2014 - 08:54 PM

Defense, Power Play and Goaltending are the biggest weaknesses. Holland and Babs have done little to address the 1st two. Can't blame them for Howie's play.
Holland has one more off season to prove me wrong but I'm convinced we need a GM change.

#2494188 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by number9 on 11 March 2014 - 02:14 AM

If you want Dats and Z winning a cup before they retire, the trade was right. If Weiss becomes the player he was then we have an incredible veteran top 6.

Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Alfredsson (all three could reach, or be close to, point per game)
Weiss - Legwand - Franzen (all could hit 60+ points)

Then you have our bottom 6 made up of superb young scorers and grinders to choose from: Nyquist, Tatar, Jurco, sheahan, Miller, Helm, Abdelkader, Glendening, Andersson.

Howard and Gus have both struggled with our D (The arguments that Gus is better bc he has "happened" to win more games while in net is ridiculous to me, the skater are not, or at least should not be, affected by the man in the net, I strike it up to coincidence)

We fix the D and this team is a powerhouse

#2494038 Andersson breaks foot - down another center

Posted by kipwinger on 10 March 2014 - 12:19 PM

Haha, there are soooo many smart ass things I want to say right now.  Instead I'll try to be productive.  Move Abby back to center for the time being and call up Pulkkinen or Callahan.  Other option is to finally give Ferraro a ticket to the big show.

#2493956 Howard = Average

Posted by fat guy in a maltby jersey on 09 March 2014 - 08:31 PM

start Mrazek on Tuesday.

#2493889 3/9 GDT: Red Wings at Rangers

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 09 March 2014 - 02:21 PM

i did suggest we should have traded Howard for Miller but got flack. Jimmy is very inconsistent to say the least, I would have give Miller 


a 2 year deal for his home state team and Jimmy could have gone home to NY in Buffalo! Mrazek could back up Miller for 2 years and


then take over full time. Monster is just to injury prone to be relied on. I still say trade Jimmy in the off season to get the top D would 


have to be in a package as the way he's played one for one wont get it done. No good being sentimental, if he struggles from now till


the end of the season we need to move him on, if we have any takers.

#2493763 3/9 GDT: Red Wings at Rangers

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 09 March 2014 - 01:26 PM

I hope Datsyuk and Zetterberg thoroughly enjoyed their Olympic experience.   

#2493640 3/9 GDT: Red Wings at Rangers

Posted by dicksmack on 09 March 2014 - 12:42 PM

dumb penalty by a dumb player



#2490294 Official 2014 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by evilmrt on 05 March 2014 - 02:04 PM

Kesler only willing to waive NTC for PITT PHI or NY... Ass.


Good, don't want that OSU a-hole.