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In Topic: Red Wings All-Bust Roster

27 July 2016 - 10:38 PM

how can this list be complete without uwe Krupp?

In Topic: Who do you have as the top 5 Wings of all time..

03 July 2016 - 03:11 AM

1.  Howe

2.  Lidstrom

3.  Sawchuck

4.  Yzerman

5.  Fedorov

In Topic: Darren Helm re-signed: 5 years, $3.85m AAV

01 July 2016 - 02:52 PM

Well, they traded datsyuk's mediocre point totals for nielson - who should be similar, and do ok on faceoffs.  I had hoped they would pick up SOMEONE dynamic on the front end.  I like Helm, and think he's a good player, but we know what we're gonna get with him, which isn't another 20 goals in the mix, OR someone who can carry the effing puck through the neutral zone and help out nyquist and tatar, who I thought suffered last year from just being too small and blocked out by the other team's D.


I guess they're banking on Atha and Mantha coming up Huge, Larkin not having any sophomore slump, Zetterberg somehow staying even despite age and mileage (no neg on Z, just that's life).  ATM, and with the sense that this is kinda fluid (change your players to suit your own self) I see our lineup being something like this (no sense btw of who is on what wing, or anything like that, just people in rough configuration))::


1. Larkin Zetterberg Abdelkader    (A good proven line)

2 Athanaseiu (sp) Nielsen and Tatar/Nyquist  (Questions on Chemistry)

3. Mantha Sheehan Nyquist/Tatar  (Questions on Chemistry)

4. Helm Glendening Miller  (Great Checking / Penalty Killing)


6 D:  Green, Dekeyser, Smith, Kronwall, Erikson, Marchenko

Sproul, Oulette Jenson to fight for last spot.


2 G  Howard, Mrazek


Cap Friendly says we are at 65.5 mil with 7.49 mil space but that doesn't include removing the salaries of Franzen 3.95 and Vitale 1.05 so it seems roughly to me we are at 12.49 mil space, which I know Holland doesn't want to get right up to the edge with.


A chunk of that has to fix up Dekeyser and Mrazek but we also have salaries listed in the cap like a guy named Lorito (no clue who he is), so it seems to me we coulda prolly made another 5.5 mil splash or gotten us someone who'll deliver a bit more punch on the offensive side.


Oh well, Maybe a trade's yet in the offing, or we'll pull a rabbit out of our red wing rear ends.  News at 11.

As for resigning Miller, look at our PK with him in the lineup vs not.  He's worth his million far more, I think, than helm is worth his 4.