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#2683069 Pulkkinen re-signs with a 1 year deal

Posted by kickazz on 13 July 2016 - 11:27 AM

He could be good deadline trade bait if needed. Not re-signing a recent prospect for cheap would have been dumb. Should never let your picks walk away unless you can get something in return. 

#2683120 Tyler Bertuzzi goal.. Savage lol

Posted by joesuffP on 13 July 2016 - 11:38 PM

Getting a penalty for somebody dropping their stick on a 'slash' is the most infuriating thing in hockey right now

#2683040 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kickazz on 12 July 2016 - 10:48 PM

Honestly don't mind keeping him one more year. Mrazek still isn't fully consistent. Howard will come in handy if there's any hiccup in Mrazek's play. He certainly did at the end of last season. 


This year I'd prefer them just stick with one goalie though rather than try to rotate things. Only use Howard is Mrazek is struggling and needs relief. 

#2682341 Steve Ott signs 1 year, $800k deal with Detroit

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 05 July 2016 - 10:17 PM

I've had a love/hate relationship with Ott, but I'm looking forward to the physical element that he'll bring to the fourth line. It's too early to tell what his role will be on the team, but I think he's capable of playing regular fourth line minutes. With Miller returning from injury and Pulkkinen out to start the season, it seems like he'll see some playing time. I'm excited about this.

#2681929 Darren Helm re-signed: 5 years, $3.85m AAV

Posted by Dabura on 02 July 2016 - 11:41 AM

The more I think about this deal, the more I hate it.

#2680829 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 01 July 2016 - 08:05 AM

I think if we are getting Nielsen, we have to get Okposo too. Just Nielsen by itself leaves us a worse team than we were last year and we BARELY made the playoffs. If it is just Nielsen, I'd rather stand pat and do a mini rebuild.

#2680816 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Hairy Lime on 01 July 2016 - 07:38 AM


Darren Dreger ‏@DarrenDreger 5m5 minutes ago

No locks, but early expectations: Lucic goes to Oilers. Nielsen goes to Red Wings. Ladd goes to Isles and Eriksson goes to Canucks. #hunch


Darren Dreger ‏@DarrenDreger 2m2 minutes ago

It will be interesting to see what Holland is able to lure to Det. I believe Ladd was a primary target, but he has a ton of options.


I for one would be very happy with a Nielsen signing... Dude is a very good player who plays both PP and the PK and will get you at least 20 goals and 50 pts a year


No trolls, he is not Stephen Weiss lol... He actually has talent and has been really durable lately


Nielsen brings nothing to Detroit that they didn't have last season. I'd rather see a kid from GR play than sign him. He was a mediocre player most of his career before having a couple of decent seasons recently. I would bet that he would not score 15 goals here, and yes, I do see him as a Stephen Weiss 2.0. It would be a worthless signing. 
Lucic at least would have brought some grit and toughness, but it appears he's out. 
Staal would be pointless. 
I'd like Backes short term, but don't see that happening. 
I have no interest in Andrew Ladd, and I doubt he has any interest in us. 
So that leaves Eriksson and Okposo. I'd be happy with either, if the numbers were right. 
Would also like to add Matt Martin, but that is low probability. 

#2680469 Hall for Larsson - Oilers and Devils swap players

Posted by kliq on 30 June 2016 - 12:42 AM

I dont get why you trade a bona fide star, for a guy who COULD be a star. Maybe Edmonton wins long term, but I feel that there are better defenseman out there that you could have gotten if you are going to offer Hall. Bad trade for Edmonton.

#2678309 Datsyuk Announcement to Officially Leave NHL

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 19 June 2016 - 11:35 PM

This is sad way for him to go because the discussion everywhere seems to about the contract rather than celebrating the NHL career of one of the best players to put a Wings jersey on.


I don't hold anything against Pav. He's been loyal to us. We had him at a 6.7 caphit 08-14, which is definitely a hometown discount and helped out the team financially. That should be considered in the picture. Also, from Holland's characterization of the situation and him firing his agent, it seems clear that Datsyuk wasn't aware of the rules involved when he signed the 3 year, 35+ deal.


I see many situations where it's not advantageous to trade the Datsyuk contract (trading youth, high picks) but I hope we trade the contract just so people don't blow this little blemish out of proportion; saying he crippled us by leaving the caphit. Especially if we were to miss the playoffs, I could foresee some blame being dumped on him.


I'd like to see his number retired, but I think Fedorov is more deserving and should be done first

#2677825 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by joesuffP on 15 June 2016 - 09:21 PM


Most realistic lineup

#2677823 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by joesuffP on 15 June 2016 - 09:15 PM

That's not even a good roster after all that work

#2677575 2016 SCF: San Jose Sharks vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by toby91_ca on 12 June 2016 - 10:25 PM

They got the Conn Smythe right.  Kessel had 3 more points, but Crosby was by far the more complete and more important player.


I honestly thought Kessel would win it, but didn't think he should.  Sometimes you wonder if they just look to who had the most points and not pay attention to the games and watch closely.  I thought Crosby was way more dominant later in the playoffs than he was early on, but the points seemed to follow the opposite.

Cullen won in 2006 with Carolina

#2677094 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 07 June 2016 - 07:52 AM

I probably said this earlier in this thread, but Stamkos is the fun move I'd like to see.  We'd have an elite all-star franchise center on our roster again for many many years.  He'd score tons of highlight reel goals and generate excitement.  Plus, I'd like to see us win something.  Anything.  Landing the big UFA would be fun.


However, the "adult side" of me feels like using that money to build up the team as a whole would be better.  Dumping $10 mil into one player, that's coming off of blood clot issues, will leave holes in other areas of the roster and based on how well we finished this year, we already have a ton of holes.  Maybe Stamkos's goal production helps cover those holes (giving up 3-4 goals isn't a big deal, when you score 5) or maybe it just makes those holes bigger as they don't get addressed.


Either way, the Wings management need to convince Stamkos that Detroit is serious about rebuilding a contender fast and that probably means signing someone else like a Radulov.  For all the crap we give Holland on this forum, I don't envy this task of trying to lure Stamkos away from a warm weather championship caliber team (Bolts) or an up and coming team with loads of young talent, the first pick in the NHL draft and a great coach (Leafs).

#2676657 Wings acquire SJ prospect Dylan Sadowy

Posted by krsmith17 on 27 May 2016 - 08:58 AM

Good article on why San Jose was looking to trade him and the kind of production we could potentially get in him...

#2676708 Dustin Brown losing captaincy

Posted by F.Michael on 28 May 2016 - 04:37 AM

Wonder if Brown has, or will request a trade?


Unless it was a request made by Brown (stepping down), or if there were some issues in the locker room - removing the 'C' is a questionable action to take, and IMHO a s***ty thing to do.