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#2674120 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 27 April 2016 - 10:54 PM

1. Abby is a power forward.


2. Losing Abby would make us even smaller and easier to play against.


3. The contract really isn't that bad at all. In fact the AAV is pretty good. 


Get over it and find something legitimate to complain about.  He's the last thing we need to change/fix.

#2666496 2016 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by Son of a Wing on 09 April 2016 - 02:20 PM

Wow that was fast. LGW!

Looking forward to all the mad skillz!

#2665857 Knuckles vs Numbers - The death of the enforcer

Posted by Son of a Wing on 08 April 2016 - 08:26 PM

Each change has been for the worse , be it the southern expansion, reducing physicality , killing tradedeadlines and the UFA market and of course allowing the garbage known as Rogers to own the NHL rights.

I don't care who's fault it is but the reality is we are losing things that made our game great.

April fools was last week :)


Southern expansion has had more success stories than failures. 


The game is faster and more physical between whistles then ever.


The salary cap has been great for the league despite the lack of trades and activity.


I'll give you the Rogers deal.

#2665762 Fixing this mess....

Posted by Son of a Wing on 08 April 2016 - 10:34 AM


A first liner is not supposed to bring intangibles.  He's supposed to score. And if he's on the first line because we don't have anyone else, then the organization is failing.


Ericsson, Holland, Jurco and a first round pick for Subban.    


Or you don't understand or agree with how the usage of players has changed.


It's not about putting your three best scorers on the top line.


Abby is a solid reliable top 6 power forward.


Our skilled guys are undersized so it helps to pair him with them.


That doesn't change who or what Abby is.

#2665751 Fixing this mess....

Posted by Son of a Wing on 08 April 2016 - 08:19 AM

Ya..let's judge a player like Abdelkader solely on goals and points.


Cause you know....it's not like he brings any other intangibles...lol

#2664587 Fixing this mess....

Posted by Son of a Wing on 05 April 2016 - 05:44 PM





How many of our Dmen have ever been considered top 25 by anyone defensively? Now granted that is one writers opinion, others disagree. But Schenn is a good Dman that has been playing on bad teams. He is also younger than Kronwall, Ericsson, Green, KFQ and Smith.


2 years ago we all had this debate about Stafford. He was available from the Sabres. But because his numbers were down, many thought he was done. Now playing with a much better group of talent with the Jets he is scoring 20+ again.


A 3 year-old bleacher report article is the best (only) thing you can find?


Well I guess that speaks for itself...lol

#2664470 Fixing this mess....

Posted by Son of a Wing on 04 April 2016 - 07:36 PM



Luke Schenn @ 5 million = loss of all credibility and talent analysis

#2662491 Fixing this mess....

Posted by Son of a Wing on 28 March 2016 - 10:11 AM

Its not as far fetched as you might think. Pitt wants to free up cap to add depth to their team. Malkin is 29, Nyquist and Smith are both younger and would be adding depth. Now will they want more? of course. But it is possible. Even if we have to add another secondary piece like Sheahan or Jurco I would still do it. That is the point in the discussion. we need stars, Malkin is a star that could be available.


It's not about quantity it's about quality.


If someone is going to deal a star player like Malkin, their going to insist on getting a very good piece back.


Not a bunch of mid to lower level pieces.

#2662489 Fixing this mess....

Posted by Son of a Wing on 28 March 2016 - 09:51 AM

Here is one for you all. It has been widely rumored for 2 years now that Malkin is going to get moved. he is the type of player that we lack, is very expensive cap wise, and does come with some injury concerns. But all that set aside would you do a Nyquist+Smith to Pitt for Malkin and they retain say 1.5-2 million per year?

If I could get them to retain 2 million per year I would. Next year you have the following top 6:



That is starting to look much better. Then in 2017/18 Datsyuk is gone, Malkin goes back to C and Schvenikov moves in on his wing.


You think that's fair value for Malkin plus they're going to retain salary? lol

#2661357 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by Son of a Wing on 22 March 2016 - 05:18 PM

That is always the issue with all prospects: Junior is not the NHL Maltby was just one example. Lil Bert scored a ton in the OHL but to date not much in the AHL.


No he didn't.  He had one good year as an older player.


He's an Andrew Shaw type.  Not a first line scorer.  


Your constant ragging up of Bertuzzi is getting old...

#2661338 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by Son of a Wing on 22 March 2016 - 01:04 PM







there are of course others. Yes he has tools to be a good offensive player, but then again so did Stu Grimson and kirk Maltby. Neither scored much in the NHL. Will Jones? To soon to know. I like the kid and will not be upset if we take him.  I prefer Gauither as he is already scoring at a much higher level. Jones is the better skater between the 2. But anytime we can add an in-state kid that is a legit prospect is a plus.

Gauthier had 41 goals in 54 games for VD. To go along with the 32 goals in 50 games that Scvehnikov scored, this becomes a good pair to add in 2-3 years.


There's a big difference between actual scouting reports and fan-blog websites.

#2659132 3/12 GDT : New York Rangers at Red Wings, 2:00 EST

Posted by Son of a Wing on 12 March 2016 - 08:52 PM

Screw Young Floating Mike Babcock.  This team needs Joe Cool Jeff Blashill.




Is that Magnum?  Maybe Blue Steel...

#2658138 3/8 GDT : Red Wings at Columbus Blue Jackets, 7:00 EST

Posted by Son of a Wing on 08 March 2016 - 08:36 PM

All time low....


You must be young...

#2654953 Nichushkin

Posted by Son of a Wing on 24 February 2016 - 10:44 PM

There are rumors-yes I know, that he may be available. The Stars are looking for upgrades on D. Nill and Holland have worked trades in the past. IF he is available this is a guy I go after hole heartedly. Guys like him are the future of the NHL. 6-4/210 with great speed and skill. He is still very young and learning how to play at the NHL level. He was in the same draft year as Mantha. If he was added to the mix we have a real talented group of F's: Larkin, AA, Mantha, Nichushkin, Svechnikov, to go along with Tatar, Nyquist, and Sheahan and maybe Frk and Pulk.

Now Dallas wants D help for their playoff run. Ok we give them some. Start with Smith. Throw in KFQ and maybe a F prospect or 2 not named Mantha, Larkin, AA or Svechnikov. Point is we can make this happen. This gives Nichushkin over a year of playing with his idol Datsyuk to learn from.


Would you want Smith and/or an expiring UFA like Quincey, as the core part of deal, in return for a prospect like Nichushkin?


If I'm Nill and am looking to upgrade my D, I'm dealing for quality not quantity.


Red Wing fans especially should understand the value of quality over quantity for defencemen.

#2654950 Where Are The Point Getters?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 24 February 2016 - 10:36 PM

This isn't a surprise and many of us have been talking about it for years. If you draft 20th every year in time you will have the 20th best talent. That is where we are heading. As of today we are 30-31. 30 wins, 20 loses and 11 OTL. We are sub .500. We lack F's that can plug up the crease and Dmen that can clear the crease. The worst part is Holland will not make trades. He has been on a plug and patch path for the last 5-6 years. Meanwhile we have lost HOF caliber players and not replaced them. Right now there are only 5 players in the entire organization that I wouldn't trade: Larkin, Dekeyser, Mrazek, Svechnikov (spelling) and Mantha. That is it. Everyone else could be moved in the right deal. Of course nothing will happen other than resigning more average players to long term deals instead of going after big fish.


Please explain this to me.  Better yet, explain it to Edmonton.