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#2491440 3/6 GDT: Avs 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) Sorry Nick.

Posted by Son of a Wing on 05 March 2014 - 10:20 PM

Sad to hear the Illitch family won't be there.




#2491396 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Son of a Wing on 05 March 2014 - 09:17 PM

Well I'm just frustrated cause I think jarnkrok is too good a prospect to give up for a legwand type

Montreal got vanek for colberg ... I'd say janrkrok is better ... Yes I know vanek is a centr Just an example

 

In terms of value, I don't think you're considering the fact that Vanek is a pure rental while Legwand might not be. (being from Michigan and all)

 

That's the way I'm looking at it for now.




#2491387 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Son of a Wing on 05 March 2014 - 09:08 PM

 

LGW right now:

 

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Not really sure you want a part of this.

 

No I think it's just you, nyquististhefuture and to a lesser extent pucktividi.

 

This whole thread has just turned into one huge rant for you guys.




#2491259 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Son of a Wing on 05 March 2014 - 07:33 PM

If Legwand re-signs for another couple seasons then it will be a very fair price.

 

However if this is a rental and we only get him for around 20 games then it will be a joke.




#2490887 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Son of a Wing on 05 March 2014 - 04:34 PM

Everyone keeps saying Legwand is declining. His stats are remarkably consistent, and the last few years he's been right at about 50 points each time. This year he should crack it again.

 

I haven't seen one person even mention anything about him declining.  

 

Just not going to pretend being in his mid 30s is a positive thing.




#2490813 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Son of a Wing on 05 March 2014 - 04:19 PM

Legwand is a good 2-way player but come on.  This trade is just brutal.

 

UFA who turns 34 in a few months and has cracked 50 points twice.

 

I don't even know what to say...




#2490237 Official 2014 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 05 March 2014 - 01:39 PM

I may be in the minority but I'm actually optimistic now we'll do some sort of deal.




#2490078 Official 2014 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 05 March 2014 - 12:26 PM

How do we not give up picks for Hemskey

 

Holland, we like our 3rd and 5th rd picks

 

Wow, 3rd and 5th rounders for Hemsky. Steal for Ottawa. 

 

 

You guys are nuts.  Hemsky is exactly what we don't need. A soft undersized UFA.




#2490064 Official 2014 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 05 March 2014 - 12:22 PM

I hate the trade deadline.

 

For Red Wing fans it's like being a Jewish kid at Christmas...




#2489917 Nicklas Lidstrom:Greatest Red Wing Ever

Posted by Son of a Wing on 05 March 2014 - 04:33 AM

 

 

Gordie Howe is “Mr. Hockey,” Steve Yzerman “The Captain.”

 

Nicklas Lidstrom does not have a definitive nickname.

Half the time, it seems, his last name is mispronounced even by the most ardent Red Wings’ fans as “Lindstrom.”

Or it’s simply, “Nick.”

The latter part is fitting because the brilliance of Nicklas Lidstrom during his two decades along the blue line for the Red Wings was his understated and overwhelmingly effective performance.

To a generation of hockey fans, raised in the 1950s and 1960s, Gordie Howe will always be the greatest Red Wing of all time.

To another generation, those raised beyond the early 1980s, it is overwhelmingly Steve Yzerman.

Yet, with all due respect to Mr. Hockey and The Captain, the greatest Red Wing of all is Lidstrom, whose uniform No.5 will be retired by the organization Thursday night before a game vs. Colorado at Joe Louis Arena.

 

Continues at length and whether you agree or not it's a good read.




#2489323 Luongo to Panthers

Posted by Son of a Wing on 04 March 2014 - 04:54 PM

I can't imagine Gillis is going to have a job going into next season...




#2489311 Luongo to Panthers

Posted by Son of a Wing on 04 March 2014 - 04:48 PM

 

That's what I'm hearing.  Someone mentioned Huberdeau and Barkov.

 

Vancouver fans maybe...lol No way they give up either.




#2489277 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 04 March 2014 - 04:36 PM

Mantha also scored 50 last season ... I think his upside is way higher than athanasiou and I'd consider him above any other of our prospects if need be for a key trade

 

Nobody is arguing that.

 

 

He wasn't hidden, he was considered a first rounder for awhile... he dropped because of questions on how well his speed would transition, how well his tools could come together (my favorite line about him is 'he has a lot of tools, but no toolbox'), and his commitment to learning defensive play. By the time the draft rolled around he fell to the 4th round. But don't kid yourself, he wasn't hidden or unknown.

 

Also look at the top 20 for the QMJHL vs the OHL. The OHL has a much larger spread of age compared to the QMJHL, whereas AA is on the highest end of the spectrum, Mantha is closer to the average age of the other top scorers.

 

Sure is nice to see he's proving people wrong and living up to that high potential.  Not sure what he has to do to get respect...




#2489269 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 04 March 2014 - 04:23 PM

He's also the second oldest in the top ten scorers for the OHL, and in some cases its by 3-4 years. He's a man playing against boys.

 

The OHL is one of the most heavily scouted leagues, there is a reason why he went in the fourth round, not the first.

 

Well actually it's because he was fairly hidden on a stacked London Knights team and broke out after he was traded.

 

Also Mantha is a man against boys in his league as well...but doesn't seem to hurt his value...




#2489261 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 04 March 2014 - 04:15 PM

 

Athanasiou's numbers look good in the OHL, but, he's not like Mantha in the QMJHL where it's his second season, Athanasiou is I believe in his 4th year in the OHL. Players who take that long to develop in the OHL tend not to translate well into the AHL/NHL. He projects to be a 2nd/3rd line tweener if he makes it, and that would only happen if he decides to play on both sides of the puck, his defensive work ethic has been a huge sticking point of his.

 

It's Mantha's 3rd season. Athansiou has played one more year and is only 1 month older than Mantha....