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In Topic: Free agents this off season

15 July 2015 - 10:56 AM

Craig Custance @CraigCustance 17m17 minutes ago

2-year deal worth $3.75 million per season for Johnny Oduya & the Stars. Includes partial no-trade. Another strong off-season for Jim Nill.


Still need some D-men, Jim?  You like Kindl, right?  Ericsson? 


Its good to see Jim Nill be active in the trade market.  Lets be clear that so far, in his tenure with Dallas, he really hasn't accomplished much.


The Stars didn't even make the playoffs last year and the year before when he joined the Stars didn't even get out of the first round.


Will Niemi, Patrick Sharp and Johnny be enough to push them into the playoffs?  We shall see.

In Topic: Saad traded to Columbus

03 July 2015 - 08:02 PM

I know Wings fans wanted us to put an offer sheet in on Saad, but if Holland would have paid him $6 a season for 6 years, I would have been furious.

In Topic: Holland doesn't expect to be busy this offseason

02 July 2015 - 08:41 AM

I think we did good today, improved the roster, hopefully we can break the round 1 ceiling and at least get into 2nd round.  


That wouldn't be enough for most Wings fans.  You forget the general consensus around here is cup or bust.  If we get booted the first round, its a failure and people want to see a deeper run.  Make it to the 2nd or 3rd round, then its a failure because they should have made more changes to at least make it to the finals.  Make it to the finals and lose, then Holland will be blamed for not getting that last key piece to put them over the top, and its a failure.

In Topic: Free agents this off season

01 July 2015 - 01:21 PM


All well and good, but Holland said so himself that players have been taking less money to go elsewhere. We offered Boyle AND Erhoff more money last year and they still went to different teams. 


Both players went to their respective teams due to family living in the respective cities.  A story about Boyle revealed such when it was written last year.  I believe Erhoff took the offer with Washington because his mom and dad moved there a year prior, but I can't remember the story entirely off the top of my head.  Point is that it makes sense why a free agent would want to move closer to family instead of taking more to move further away from them.

In Topic: Free agents this off season

01 July 2015 - 12:53 PM



Dave Molinari @MolinariPG

Sporsnet reports Penguins have acquired Kessel.


Personally, I think this is a great move.  They needed another guy to compliment Crosby and Malkin.  If you shut those power two players down, it was hard for the Pens to beat you.  Now, with Kessel, its tougher.  Provided he can get back up to where he was before he slumped.