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pondrocket

Member Since 19 Feb 2004
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In Topic: Could the Wings be better off trading Pav & Hank for draft picks?

15 January 2015 - 05:32 PM

No offense, but do you even follow the Red Wings? There is zero chance the most loyal organization in all of sports makes such a ridiculous move... Not to mention if there is one thing this team has an abundance in, it's top end prospects. Over the next few years, we will have more NHL ready guys knocking on the door than we have spots for... And you're suggesting trading our two best players that have done everything for the organization, for picks so we can overflow the system with even more prospects?...

 

Also, we're really not that far away from contention. Is it likely we win the cup this year? No, probably not. Is it likely we win in the next 3-5 by maintaining the course we're on? I absolutely think so.

I do watch the Wings and I have followed then since they were called The Deat Things.  Here is what I do see:

A team hovering around middle of the pack for an extended period of time.

A team that struggles to get the puck out of the defensive zone.

A team who's offense is being hampered because they all have to wait around for the puck to advance or stay in the D zone to help get it out.

A team that has had over six years to address the D in either free agency or trade and has not been able to find the right blend of value.

I see a team that is fun to watch and follow that is going to need an influx of talent within two years and because the new NHL it is tough "for us" to aquire via trade or Free Agency.

There are contending teams on the edge that DO have quality prospects that could contribute in a couple years.

 

How long is Hank goung to love having his lower back targeted 80 games a year without a real shot at going deep into the playoffs?

Is Pav satisfied playing withought the opportunity to go deep?

 

Are Hank & Pav are content, I hope they are.  I really do.  It's a board. it's about exchanging ides. 


In Topic: Bertuzzi hoping for Professional Tryout

06 January 2015 - 03:16 PM

I loved Bert as a Wing!  Dallas, Edmonton, Otawa, Phoenix..... lots of places could use him!  I would rather he ride the pine then Fu#%*n Cleary.


In Topic: Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

06 January 2015 - 03:12 PM

I don't see Babs going to Toronto.  They don't have time to wait & he is still seriously considering Detroit.  That being said Holland needs to improve the back end.  Something he has failed to do through free agency & through trade for 6 years.  Without that why should Babs stay? 


In Topic: Oilers schedule presser tomorrow

04 December 2014 - 11:14 PM

Just a reminder that they are still playing games in Edmonton.


In Topic: Former Wings coach/GM Bryan Murray has stage 4 cancer

17 November 2014 - 04:08 PM

Heartbreaking!   Bryan Murray was the right guy at the right time to get things going in Detroit, again.  He gave allot and allong with Jimmy D made the turn that Wings fans enjoyed for over two decades.  Cheers to Bryan!  He is a good hockey man!