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#2646819 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by LeftWinger on 08 January 2016 - 02:14 PM

I agree, but people on this forum and media around Detroit is taking it as "an insider said it so it has to have an element of truth", when in reality he was just typing out a satirical piece.


Why is it a "satirical" piece?  If indeed Detroit is one of the teams on his Ok list, why not be in the fold for him? Is it satirical because of Nyquist and Mantha? Stammer is 25 years old, he has upwards of 12-15 more years to play (if health allows him to.) Could you imagine a line of Larkin - Stamkos - Drouin for the next 8 years, let alone 12-15 more? We've all said it, you have to give up to get, and nobody wants a rental, all players involved from us can be replaced from within, PLUS you have Stamkos and Drouin. If this is anywhere NEAR a trade offer at the deadline, Holland would be stupid not to do it.  Remember, he was close toincluding Mantha in a deal for Phaneuf last deadline, so who would you rather have in return?

#2646000 1/4 GDT : Red Wings at New Jersey Devils, 7:00 EST

Posted by LeftWinger on 04 January 2016 - 05:40 PM

So we have seen who won the goalie battle....we knew it would happen.


Lets get this win and get back to the top....BTW who is this Florida team and where did they come from?

#2645886 Forward Line Combos/Discussion

Posted by LeftWinger on 03 January 2016 - 06:08 PM

a health team should look like this



z dats tats


richards larkin pulks


goose shehan jurco


abby glen helm


This 1000000000 times....Abby - Glenny - Helm would be a great 4th line. Speed, grit, checking....I don't know why Blash doesn't try it.

#2645647 1/2 GDT : Red Wings at Buffalo Sabres, 1:00 EST

Posted by LeftWinger on 02 January 2016 - 03:11 PM

lol, refs pissed they didn't score, so they give another penalty right away...the NHL will get their way one way or another.

#2645433 12/31 NYE GDT : Pittsburgh Penguins at Red Wings, 6:00 EST

Posted by LeftWinger on 01 January 2016 - 01:29 PM

Well, I am so upset that Sparty could't even muster a point! With my wife's entire family being from Alabama with it wasn't a good evening.  I was upset the Wings pooped themselves, then back it up with the in-law situation, twas not a good Eve sports-wise...


I am glad Smith is doing better, maybe he needs to be the #1 guy here now, demote Kronner because ever since he took over as the #1, he has been worse than when he was #2.  I'm sorry, say what you will about stereotypes and stuff, but the rep on  Swede's is they get their money and take the rest of their career off.  I didn't make that up, nor am I saying it applies to them 100%, but it sure seems like before their life-long contracts were signed, Franzen, Kronwall, Erection and thus far Nyquist (even though his isnt quite a life long deal) have all dialed back their production and effectiveness since they got their's.  Sure Franzen got hurt, but when you aren't giving your all, and taking it easy out there, you get hit in more vulerable situations...anyhow, if Smith isn't going to be traded, then he needs to be our #1 with a d-minded guy next to him.  I don't know how we will be able to acquire a big D-man without having Smith as trade bait, but somehow we need to get him.  I love Danny D, but he really needs to get better and grow more into the game.  He is still kind of jenky out there for his size.  He needs to bulk up more and learn how to say better balanced.  K, E and Q (even though he was dong alright early on) need to be off this team by October.  If somehow we could deal E aong with K and a prospect D for an upgrade, I am ready to do so.  At this point, we need to find a buyer (or seller for that matter) who isn't going to encite a bidding war with all teams. As much as I think Byfuglien would help this team, the forthcoming bidding war for him is going to be insane, even if he hits UFA status, the offers will be astronomical.  It's best maybe to be in contact with the likes of Calgary or Anaheim or Columbus or Edmonon. Then again, we could dangle Richards and or Nyquist out there to make a better offer to some teams.


At this point I am ready to do what it takes to make this team better, and not just a little better, I'm talking earth shaking better.  We need to get into some serious talks with Nashville if indeed the are looking to shed Shea Weber's contract.  I know he'd have to approve a deal, but sometimes players can be persuaded to include certain teams on their OK list.  If Weber were to become available, I'd have no issue including Nyquist AND Mantha in a packag deal.  I'd go, 1st rounder, Mantha, Nyquist, Sproul to start. If they needed another NHL D-man, I am open to Smith, K and E as well.  Have at it.  This team is that desparate, in my eyes, and major changes are needed. I'd even contact Edmonton about Hall and see what they would need in return.


This team is going nowhere with its current roster, its obvious.  Z and D are just too old ad broken now-a-days to carry the team like they used to.  We have some great young talent here, but not enough to make up for the (rapidly) declining D and Z.... 

#2645357 12/31 NYE GDT : Pittsburgh Penguins at Red Wings, 6:00 EST

Posted by LeftWinger on 31 December 2015 - 08:28 PM

what the cure for a slumping team? Play the Wings. This D is horrid. Don't care if he has points recently, Smith needs to go, E needs to go, K needs to go. This D needs a major overhaul! Trades need to be made now! Not at the deadline....

#2645324 12/31 NYE GDT : Pittsburgh Penguins at Red Wings, 6:00 EST

Posted by LeftWinger on 31 December 2015 - 07:50 PM

sure do miss Miller on the PK....

#2645171 Forward Line Combos/Discussion

Posted by LeftWinger on 30 December 2015 - 05:40 PM

Yes, but, maybe Nosek can put some goals in....it was no problem putting Larkin on the top line before he had any experience.  I know he looked like he was NHL ready, but until he played in that spot we didn't know for sure.  Maybe the skill of Nosek can put a spark in that line.  Helm absolutely does nothing for that line and can barely hit an open net, Abby just isn't top line material, I don't care about pulling piano's or pulling legs, Abby (mad don't get me wrong, I like him) doesn't belong on the 1st line, he is best at checking and putting in some goals, like a 3rd or 4th liner.  I believe he got paid too much and the Wings will regret it...much like Erection and so far Nyquist.  Erection has come and gone (:lol:) but at least Nyquist can grow some more, Erection has grown all he can and is now on the softening part of his hard career....ok, ok, I'll stop! :hysterical:


If Nosek doesn't gell with Datsyuk, switch it up again, but as it stands, neither Abby nor Helm belong in the top 6.  Maybe when Pulk returns, try him again with Datsyuk....but when that happens, we'll be looking to trade someone for sure, too many forwards at the NHL level that cannot be sent down.

...maybe switch Nosek up with Tatar, but I just didn't want to mess with the 3rd's chemistry...




Larkin - Z - Nyquist


Richards - Dats - Tatar


Nosek - Sheahan - Jurco


Helm - Glenny - Abby

#2645099 12/29 GDT : Detroit Red Wings at Winnipeg Jets, 8:00 EST

Posted by LeftWinger on 29 December 2015 - 11:34 PM

sure seems like we've had a rough go at it since we lost Miller...

#2644545 12/28 GDT : Red Wings at Minnesota Wild, 8:00 EST

Posted by LeftWinger on 28 December 2015 - 05:19 PM

...so, Larkin IN, Glenny QUESTIONABLE, Tangradi CALLED UP.  Does that sound right?

Poor Mantha can't get a break....what happened to AA?

#2644355 12/26 GDT : Red Wings at Nashville Predators, 8:00 EST

Posted by LeftWinger on 26 December 2015 - 06:33 PM

and there it is. Another star player out because of a cheap hit that not only went unpenalized, but unpunished as well, from the team or the NHL. Sure wish Toots was still on this team...

#2644303 Goalie Battle

Posted by LeftWinger on 25 December 2015 - 04:48 PM

not sure, but I heard Hoffa " disappears" come playoff time!

#2644251 That lazy Mantha....

Posted by LeftWinger on 23 December 2015 - 10:04 PM

I hate when things get scsrtchy, the damn satellite goes out!

#2644245 Wings Younger Players

Posted by LeftWinger on 23 December 2015 - 07:40 PM

As of today, the Wings have 7 players on their roster between the ages of 23 and 25.  A few younger and a few older.  With the players around 24 years old, it got me thinking about what a great time of their life right now.  24 years old seems to be that point in your life where you aren't a kid anymore but just not quite to that adult age of 25 where everything seems to speed up and you are an adult officially for everything you do.


I also got to thinking about my life at 24 years old and it was absolutely the best year of my life.


Here are some of the things that were happening when I was 24:


Kurt Cobain was found murdered (yes I believe that)

Fedorov was Hart and Selke Winner

Rangers won their last Cup

Dallas won the Super Bowl

Forrest Gump and Pulp Fiction were the hottest movies

Baseball cancelled the World Series

Clinton was accused of Sexual Harassment (go figure)

OJ Simpson....well we all know about that!

Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding happened

The Internet REALLY took off for the world!


I had many "girlfriends" that year and was on fire if you know what I mean! Spent a long weekend in Myrtle Beach and hooked up with a girl named Stormi, and yes that was her real name.  I took a road trip to Toronto with my best friend and spent a weekend on Younge Street that will NEVER be forgotten! I met my soon to be wife on December 7th that year, funny story, since I was such a hit with the ladies that year, I remember saying when I found out she was interested in me, that I'd f*** her, but I ain't gonna be her boyfriend....uh.....here we are 21 years later, still together, 3 boys, 2 houses and I love her more today than ever (until tomorrow that is.)  And just like I mentioned above, since then, time has gone by SO fast that it still seems like yesterday!


What was going on in your lives when you were 24?

#2644241 Naming The New Arena Suggestion

Posted by LeftWinger on 23 December 2015 - 07:17 PM

Hall of Fame Centre