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#2374973 Wings Make Offer to Danny D!

Posted by frankgrimes on 28 March 2013 - 08:33 AM

The Wings can only build depth through the draft.  We don't draft high enough to get superstars reliably, so we still need to trade for our team to have any bite to it.


Exactly the reason, why some people (like me) would love to see this team being sellers at the tradedeadline.

#2371897 Why the Red Wings should be sellers this year

Posted by Shaman on 21 March 2013 - 08:22 PM

Okay, what some people also seem to miss is that the current CBA really is built to reward young teams, With the really favorable ELC rules, veteran teams are not the best way to win in the cap world. Add to this that Gaustad got a first round pick in return (a career fourth liner with decent face off ability) should show you that Cleary, White and Flip could all fetch a first rounder or even more.

#2371879 Why the Red Wings should be sellers this year

Posted by frankgrimes on 21 March 2013 - 07:13 PM

Nice logic and I fully agree here. Being sellers when there aren't a lot of sellers, especially in a shortened season is the right thing to do. Let's face reality here even if the Detroit Red Wings are making the Playoffs, it will not be a deep run so what is the point? Just to get in and bounced out against some western juggernaut team? I'd rather look at the big picture here and say screw the streak, get as many draft picks as possible and finally not having to pin so much hope on high risk high reward picks.


I've looked at the list and there are lot of good defenders available in this draft class, if Holland can get a second first rounder for Filpula, I say go for it and draft a shutdown and offensive defenseman in the first round, or use both to move up.


But anyways I am starting to dislike this league a lot, enjoyed the pre 2004 days much more and trade deadlines, UFA days actually meant something back then.

#2371848 Why the Red Wings should be sellers this year

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 21 March 2013 - 04:39 PM

Don't they say every year it's a deep draft? And even when they don't, I'm sure guys picked late still have become very good players. There are no sure things in the draft unless you're picking top 10. Maybe even top 5 or top 3.

Wings won't be picking that low anyway, so it doesn't make sense to abandon this year for a mid-to-late 1st round pick. Playoffs are a crapshoot and no matter what the pessimists on this board say, if the Wings get in and get hot, they could make a run.



mid to late first round pick??? if we dont make the playoffs theres a good chance we can be in the top 10 and every team that doesnt get in technically has a shot at winning the first overall pick


If bettman fixed it for us like he did for pittsburgh when he got them crosby and we by the fluke of god somehow got seth jones wed be right back on top and gold on defense for next 10-20 years and even outside jones theres drouin,mackinnon,nichushkin and barkov that are considered a cant miss  im sure outside of the top 5 im sure there are other good players but i wont pretend to know who they are

#2371837 Why the Red Wings should be sellers this year

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 21 March 2013 - 02:38 PM

no ones saying for the wings to rebuild we still got datsyuk zetterberg kronwall ericsson franzen helm howard tootoo etc...


a rebuild would mean trading those players mentioned above and having like 5 first round picks at this draft when you still have those players you dont need to rebuild , just need to mix in some youth now so they can learn from those players above like they learned from yzerman,larionov,lidstrom etc...


cant wait too long to bring up these players , brendan smith should of been here a year earlier fulltime so he could of learned from lidstrom now its too late , cant let that mistake happen again

#2371822 Why the Red Wings should be sellers this year

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 21 March 2013 - 01:55 PM

missing the playoffs and ending the steak would really suck but my thought is if its gonna end eventually it be a good time now since its a shortened season so wouldnt be as bad , i dont know about others here but it doesnt feel the same this year with it being so short  im not as into it as i would if it were a full season ... look at philadelphia, rangers ,capitals all in danger of not making the playoffs just seems like a crapshoot season


And the + side is the draft is so deep  ... Wingsdc2b is correct miller,eaves,white etc... those types of players have no future here and will be gone in the off season or in a year , id rather bring up nyquist tatar andersson now full time and let them play the last 18 games and get rid of those guys for picks


if Filppula wants 5 million + hes gotta go at the deadline , he would probably get us a first to a contender... the price at the deadline will cost too much ....maybe someone worth taking  a shot at depending could be ryan whitney if the oilers excepted say a 2nd round pick and then we can see if hed fit in here and offer him a deal or not


other than that we should sell ( other than the key guys obviously like datsuk,zetterberg,helm,kronwall,howard,ericsson,smith,tootoo,brunner, abdelkader and the kids)


And next year we'd be back at the top and forget this season


#2371821 Why the Red Wings should be sellers this year

Posted by ogreslayer on 21 March 2013 - 01:49 PM

It would kinda be nice to pick up some extra picks, maybe even multiple 1st/2nd rounders, and either use them all to grab a bunch of prospects in what is supposed to be a deep draft or package some up to move up higher, like into the top 5 maybe.

#2202890 Zetterberg's first NHL goal

Posted by wmubronco420 on 08 August 2011 - 04:53 PM

The most amazing thing about that video is pb the scroll at the bottom says Joey Harrington threw for 309 yds and 2 tds. I honestly think I remember that game cuz he didn't have many like that.