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In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

21 June 2016 - 10:19 PM

Interesting article by Pat Caputo:

This article is bang on... it should be read aloud at the next Illitch family gathering.

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

11 June 2016 - 09:26 PM

Facts are Arizona and especially Carolina are a budget team , yes or no? Facts are recently especially Arizona they have been trading for contracts that make them save actual money cause they can't afford it and would love to spend less money than the actual floor salary

Yes they'd be doing us a favor by taking the contract but Now if we have to give up a 2nd or 3rd to also help them out in mutually beneficial transaction than forget it like it said and suck it up for the season

You make it sound like its such a big deal for them to take the contract off our hands, belive me karmanos would love nothing more than to spend 7 million less than he has to

Well not interested in giving up a 2nd or 3rd or a jurco ... As you mentioned I'm sure holland will only move the contract if he needs to free up space , I doubt we move that contract and then can't sign anyone

800 posts later, we get it... you think that teams should pay us for the privilege of taking on a cap hit.

Annnnnnnd You're still wrong.

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

10 June 2016 - 07:58 PM

Helm is infinitely replaceable with a younger, cheaper player. Paying players like helm 3-5 million chews through your cap... paying a comparable player 750k-2 million even if that player isn't quite as good allows teams to have an elite player or two.

I don't much like Chicago but they have this right... lock up high end players for big cash and let them help make cheaper young players better. If my choice is one Stamkos for 10 million or all of Helm, Abdelkater and Richards (TYPE) for 10 million I'll take Stamkos every time!

In Topic: Biggest need for Red Wings in Off-season Poll

08 June 2016 - 03:44 PM

Why is power forward bring equated with a 2 way Grinder?

ShanNY in his prime was a power forward and in no way would be considered a 2 way Grinder.

In Topic: The Wings request permission to interview Todd Richards

08 June 2016 - 03:41 PM

I don't think he's a bad coach but I definitely wouldn't hire him as a special teams guy...

This doesn't make sense... in one case were hiring new assistants and thus Blas is off the hook.

BUT Cameron as a head coach is at fault and not his assistants...

sorry but that can't cut both ways.