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#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.

#2654945 Happy 20th Anniversary, LGW!

Posted by Son of a Wing on 24 February 2016 - 10:28 PM

Congrats LGW! Great place. Great people

#2653553 Dennis Wideman Suspended 20 Games

Posted by Son of a Wing on 18 February 2016 - 04:36 PM

If the "teammate" indeed turn over the text message, what a dick. I don't care if it was the wrong thing to text, or even if he hit the linesman on purpose, you don't dick over your friend that way.  Of course they most likely aren't friends anymore and I don't doubt there is some retribution coming...and I don't blame Wideman if he does.  It doesn't matter if what Wideman did was wrong or right, you don't rat out your fellow player unless you had an agenda.  In the working world that is called being a company man.  This "teammate" had no reason to rat him out on the text.  He had no interest in the case, but now he is balls deep in it.  Revenge will be sweet.


Again, I am not condoning the hit, nor even the stupid text, but man, what a dick move by the teammate. That is worse than the incident itself and I hope the rest of the team takes care of it.  Unless Wideman sent out a multiple text to many teammates, then he knows exactly who it was and s***s gonna get real,  really soon...



Sure Wideman can't wait to start playing for Calgary again now, knowing that one of his teammates is a completely untrustworthy scumbag snake.


Totally agree with LeftWinger.   Regardless of if you agree or not, it is a total piece of s*** move to rat out a teammate like that, and says everything about said persons character.  I hope the entire team comes together to flush out the snake and handles them appropriately.



Whoever provided the NHL with that txt message should be help accountable teamwise, you either support nor teammate or don't get involved at all.


I think the move is about getting his money back and of course to set a precedent to overrule the decisions of a commissioner.



yep, what that player needs is an Eric Lindros blanket party...I guess whichever player on Calgary is scratched due to having broken ribs from a "car accident" is the guilty one! :ninja:


Wow guys...way to completely make something up out of nothing...lol


No teammate gave any texts to anyone.  


Bettman requested all written information which by law includes text messages.


Wideman was required by law to hand them over.

#2651720 9 (NINE!) player trade involving Phanuef

Posted by Son of a Wing on 09 February 2016 - 01:46 PM

They've been trying to trade Phaneuf for two years now. Why would they trade for stamkos at the deadline when they have no chance of making the playoffs? Why wouldn't they wait till the off-season and sign him?

Not saying it's not possible but it doesn't make sense. They'd have to give up a lot to get stamkos and that would completely unravel everything shanny is trying to do in Toronto. It would end up being the same thing every other gm there does, salivate and the opportunity to trade for a big star trade everything away for it, start the rebuild over. Rinse and repeat for another 20 years.


Can't imagine he was talking about a trade this season since it doesn't free up any immediate cap space.


Tons after next season though.


Great trade for the Leafs in the long-term.  Good trade for Ottawa for this season and next.

#2650951 We're Back Up!

Posted by Son of a Wing on 05 February 2016 - 12:46 AM

Great to see!  Not the same without LGW.

#2650840 ROY according to LGW

Posted by Son of a Wing on 31 January 2016 - 10:10 PM

If I had to put money on it - just by the way things have played out I'm going to go ahead and say that Larkin will win the Calder for sure (100%). He's simply attracted way too much attention at this point. 


Unless he hits a wall the second half of the season that is. 


“Lots of people talk about the wall and the NHL schedule is certainly difficult and can be a grind for sure, whether you played college or junior or any of that,” Blashill said. “I don’t believe in the wall. I think if you allow yourself to hit a wall, you hit a wall, but I don’t believe it has to happen. 

“I look at what Dylan did last year. If you think about the experience he went through last year – playing college hockey as a freshman (at Michigan), playing in the world junior tournament (for the United States), finishing his year, having to make an extremely difficult life decision, playing in the worlds, coming to Grand Rapids and playing in the (AHL Calder Cup) playoffs – there isn’t going to be a more excruciating year than that. 


Posted by Son of a Wing on 26 December 2015 - 01:17 PM


#2644019 Wings Need on D and Glaring Inconsistencies

Posted by Son of a Wing on 22 December 2015 - 06:58 PM

Suter doesn't produce much

In comparison to who? Bobby Orr?


24 points in 32 games this season lol


He has averaged 40 points a season for almost his entire career. 

#2643771 There's More to the Story

Posted by Son of a Wing on 21 December 2015 - 12:10 AM

Pavel like you've never seen him before.