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#2371054 Datsyuk sitting at 499 assists

Posted by LeftWinger on 19 March 2013 - 02:02 PM

You are absolutely correct, but it doesn't mean it is gonna happen. There must still be some hurt feelings within the organization, but hopefully they can mend those bridges and do the right thing.


One can only hope they do the right thing...


It was encouraging that Sergei was (is) going to play at the Winter Fest Alumni game. Baby steps I guess. It would be awesome to have the Russian 5 reunite for that as well...of course Vladdy couldn't play, but to have them all on the ice together at the same time...oh.my.goodness!

#2370950 Perry Re-signs w/ Ducks

Posted by LeftWinger on 18 March 2013 - 10:31 PM

Haven't seen you in forever.  


Teemu will likely be gone, but it's a shame, because just like Lidstrom he can still play the game at a high level.  


Ok, re-sign Val right now and get Selanne this summer!  Now they can play together!



Filppula - Datsyuk - Selanne

#2370930 Perry Re-signs w/ Ducks

Posted by LeftWinger on 18 March 2013 - 09:57 PM

Lets all jump on the Clarkson wagon! He played with Kindl for a season in Kitchener, maybe Jakub can put a good word in!!?!?

#2370925 WMU's season.....

Posted by LeftWinger on 18 March 2013 - 09:49 PM

Good thing about these guys is, nobody can outbid anyone else.  There is a rookie cap at $1M plus bonuses with a maximum cap hit.  So every team that is interested has to offer them the same amount of money.  It just all depends where these guys choose to play....


:lol: I am having a conversation with myself!

#2370902 Jared Coreau G N Michigan signing with Wings

Posted by LeftWinger on 18 March 2013 - 08:27 PM

Don't forget about Jake Patterson who should have been the starting goalie for Canada in the WJC if not for the overhype of that dink Subban.



That is true, maybe when Monster is done in 2014, either Mrazek will up to be backup or maybe this guy will be backup and keep Mrazek playing every night in GR with Paterson backing him up...either way, with Pearce and McCollum on the outs, the organization needed another goalie.  Especially when Monster leaves...

#2370816 Holland with Micky/Kenny...

Posted by LeftWinger on 18 March 2013 - 04:29 PM

No GM in his right mind would speak out the truth to the media. As a GM part of your job is to keep your cards close and play them when the time is right. So I guess Kenny will look at the team before the trade deadline and then decide if it is better to be buyers or sellers. Personally I hope they are going to sell, a view first round and second round picks in a deep draft might be exactly what the doctor ordered for the Detroit Red Wings.


You know, I can agree with you here. I am thinking it doesn't always have to be a player coming back to us in a trade it could be a pick.  If Quincey and Gausted are worth 1st round picks to teams in need, then why wouldn't Filppula bring us a 1st round pick from a playoff team in need of a center?  Lets say Vancouver needs a center desperately (like they do) and offer Holland their 1st round pick for him? It may be a 25 or higher pick, but couple that with our (what may be) 25 or lower pick and we have two great players right there... What if Anaheim offered a 2nd for him, then Vancouver felt the need to outbid Anaheim? We could always stockpile high picks this year and go for a UFA come summer.


(I know Q filed arbitration so he couldn't have been offered a sheet from someone else, but it sure would have been nice to see him go somewhere else for his $3.75M and get that 1st and 3rd in return! Imagine that! If we got those picks for him, then traded Fil for a 1st, we'd have 3 1st rounders, and 2 3rd rounders....nice! I will settle for 2 1st's!)

#2370763 Next 5 games could define season.

Posted by LeftWinger on 18 March 2013 - 02:25 PM

ya, 7 points in 6 games sounds better...that's over .500 and if that pace is kept up, we should at least keep the playoff streak alive!


(thankfully we don't have to play Columbus anymore....do we?)


I don't know about you guys, but I am sure hoping for a Det v. Van 1st round matchup!

#2370753 BOG Approves realignment, Detroit to the East in 2013/14.

Posted by LeftWinger on 18 March 2013 - 02:10 PM

Regarding naming the division (although they will probably go with standard Southeast, Central, etc...) I think they should be traditional and name them after great pioneers of the NHL....and I don't mean Norris, Smythe et al.  I mean Like Lafleur, Orr, Howe, Gretzky, Richard, Bowman, Brooks....


...anyone of those I would be fine with. But we will be stuck with Central, Northeast, etc...

#2370566 Trading Filppula

Posted by LeftWinger on 17 March 2013 - 08:26 PM

Keep in mind though that he's only played 22 games. While it looks like a big difference when you extrapolate to a full season, right now it's only 3-5 points. Considering he's had next to nothing to work with on the PP, and was missing practices early in the year due to a nagging injury, that shouldn't be unexpected.


Not likely. Most deadline deals tend to be picks/prospects for roster players. Something like you suggest would have been more likely in the summer. We'd have to find someone looking to dump salary for next year, and dump players usually aren't all that good.


Our best return would probably come from someone actually looking for a rental. Chicago and Vancouver stand out, as both are looking for centers and both are already near the cap next year. Vancouver could make some moves to keep him long-term if they wanted, Hawks would probably trade his rights at the draft. I'd want something like a 1st and 3rd from them for him, maybe a 4th from the Canucks. It might then be possible to flip that 1st plus Gus for a sniper.


I would take Burrows from Vancouver whenever they are ready.  They can have Flip and Franzine...

#2370556 WMU's season.....

Posted by LeftWinger on 17 March 2013 - 05:31 PM

I have been beating this drum since my buddy dated Dan's sister last year at this time...I seriously hope this is about to happen!  Having Him, Smith and McKee all playing together is a huge ego boost for all NCAA defensemen!  I STILL want Holland to acquire Welsh from Carolina to put up front!


You may or may not realize that I am partial to NCAA players.... :lol:

#2370524 Datsyuk Leaving?!

Posted by LeftWinger on 17 March 2013 - 02:10 PM

Here's a thought:  Can Mr. I just foot the bill to move the entire city that Pavel's daughter lives in to somewhere in Michigan?  Instead of Pavel going back to Russia, let's bring Russia to him.



I am sure that is something Mr. Orr would consider in his Emergency Plan for the city. Create a small area of Detroit for Russian immigrants. We already have Greek Town, Mexican Town, Hamtramck....why not a Russian sect to the city? Belle Isle anyone?

#2370516 Brunner downgraded to the third line!?

Posted by LeftWinger on 17 March 2013 - 01:30 PM

Well, what is being lost in this discussion is that finally Dan Cleary has been put back on the 3rd line!

#2368339 Bertuzzi's continuing back problems

Posted by LeftWinger on 13 March 2013 - 11:09 AM

Bert and Sammy are washed up now. Thank Goodness that with this being a half of year of play, it still counts as a full year off their contracts. Bet should be buried on the LTIR and Sammy should get bought out next year.  Add Colaiacovo to that buyout and we can have enough roster spots to start this rebuild right away and not have to wait until 2015...

#2368216 Babs: " ....the players decide who plays, not me...."

Posted by LeftWinger on 12 March 2013 - 10:10 PM

...ya ok coach...too bad the players don't decide which line to play on...that's all you baby. Get yer head out of yer ass!

#2368203 2013/2014 lineup, Amnesty, Cap

Posted by LeftWinger on 12 March 2013 - 09:46 PM

this is gonna be a really deep draft i dont wanna get rid of our 1st round pick for any ufa


Ya, I said in my first post yesterday that the only way I would be ok with dealing our 1st is if we got a their 1st back (which should be a lower pick, but with the players available, we should still get a nice player.)  But I agree, I do not want to just give our 1st away either...

Perry won't sign for $6m, and this team won't be paying him $8m.


You are correct about the $6 and you may be right about the $8, but as soon as Holland realizes he needs to spend real money to get real talent, then this team will start it's turn around much quicker. Enough overpaying old guys and low balling the guys we actually need...