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#2679844 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by chances14 on 28 June 2016 - 11:54 AM


I mentioned Nielsen before, lets say we lose on Stamkos, would Nielsen, Okposo and Lucic be an upgrade for our team? The three together would probably cost about $5M more than Stamkos would alone.  Don't get me wrong, I am not saying just forget Stamkos and go for 2-3 others to make up for it, but only one team is going to get Stamkos.  I just hope that he turns us down early so we don't miss out on the others...Maybe Holland will have a good gauge early and that'll be that. If we missed out on Stamkos, I'd be ok with a couple of Nielsen, Lucic, Ladd, Okposo, etc...


We need an electric superstar, but all we can do is match the money and see what happens.  Can you imagine the boos he'll get in Toronto if he chooses Detroit? or Buffalo for that matter.... :lol:


Does anyone know the offers we tendered our RFA's? I know it was deemed "qualifying offers" but not quite sure if that is a set price based on RFA status and last years salary, or if it was a competitive offer...

there is not a chance that holland would be able to get all three. it's going to be one of the three. most likely nielson if they can't get stamkos since they really need another center


qualifying offers are a set amount based on last years salary. You can't negotiate a qualifying offer

#2679840 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 28 June 2016 - 11:32 AM

Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger 42s43 seconds ago

Lucic is believed to be on Detroit's want list. Stamkos and Frans Nielsen are ahead of him on the list, but he's a man of interest for DRW.

#2679686 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 27 June 2016 - 03:02 PM

So, CBS Sports did a mock expansion draft of sorts and picked Howard for the new Vegas team. 


Ken better move him this summer before we get nothing. 




He isn't worth anything. His contract basically gives him little value. Getting rid of the contract itself would be a huge deal for this team. I'd be ecstatic to see us getting a 5th rounder for him in all honesty. 

#2678917 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 24 June 2016 - 05:49 PM

Holland needs to basically give Howard away. Ridding that contract is itself a huge win for this team. If Calgary is interested, Holland has no excuses. Get it done.

#2678779 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 23 June 2016 - 10:48 PM

I have a feeling Detroit will have a deal in place for Datsyuk's contract with a team dependent on getting a big fish free agent to sign with Detroit. So I don't see it being traded till July 1st or after. Holland knows if he trades away good pieces and then strikes out in free agency he will be looking for another job.

#2678459 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by RedWingsRox on 21 June 2016 - 09:37 AM

If Holland does not trade Pav and Howard, he should be fired.

I've been proposing that Holland can do both moves in one swoop ... Calgary.  Flames need a starter and they have cap space.   

#2677721 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 15 June 2016 - 07:43 AM

Buyout period starts today...

#2677328 Gordie Howe has passed away. 1928-2016.

Posted by RedWingsRox on 10 June 2016 - 09:14 AM

Another reason to name the new stadium after Howe.  

#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.