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#2682280 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by MileHighWingsGuy on 05 July 2016 - 02:06 PM

Our issues never get solved, glut of undersized unproductive overpaid forwards, lack of defensive leadership, a failure to fix the defense, the needed trade that just never happens and a goalie that should have been traded last year.

This GM continues to focus his time on unproductive pieces (Helm, Miller, Cleary etc) while DeKeyser is yet to be signed. Really wish Yzerman was the GM and Holland would have moved upstairs,

out the door or wherever, what a mess.




#2681458 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by LeftWinger on 01 July 2016 - 01:38 PM

VasilevskiY just re-signed 3 years $10.5M. Sounds perfect for Mrazek to follow. Good numbers imo.


#2681451 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 01 July 2016 - 01:28 PM

I'm a fan of Matt Martin. It would be great to have a guy like that, even if we have a dismal season, at least he punches people in the face. That's something to cheer about.




#2680410 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by GoWings1905 on 29 June 2016 - 08:37 PM

Chychrun is not projected to be 1st pairing material which caused him to drop from 2ND overall to 16. It would have been a good trade to drop down 4 spots & pick up an extra second without dumping Datsyuks contract.

 

He was a top five prospect in many rankings for much of last year. He's exactly what the Red Wings don't have in the pipeline right now. Much more upside with Chychrun than a project like Cholowski. Trading Pavel's contract does nothing for the Red Wings if you don't use the cap space or even worse, spend it poorly now. It was only for one year and the team isn't going anywhere regardless. 




#2672050 Fixing this mess....

Posted by Richdg on 21 April 2016 - 09:02 AM

 

In this case, he didn't improve his team.  Both pieces were shipped out of Chicago.

 

http://www.hngn.com/...aheim-ducks.htm

The pieces don't matter, it was freeing up the money needed to resign his stars. So he shipped out a guy declining in production to do that. As we sit today we need at least 4 maybe 5 high end players and we don't ahve the money to do it. All of our money is tied up in old declinging vets that Holland will not move. Pick whatever names you want: Z, Kronwall, Ericsson, Howard, Green, etc....




#2660259 3/15 GDT : Red Wings at Philadelphia Flyers, 7:30 ET

Posted by F.Michael on 15 March 2016 - 09:07 PM

 

How about not fielding a lineup where 1/3 of the players belong in the minors?  

Wings just lost to a team that was 80% AHL'ers.




#2660240 3/15 GDT : Red Wings at Philadelphia Flyers, 7:30 ET

Posted by datterberg1340 on 15 March 2016 - 08:54 PM

Broken stick on a breakaway and a post for Mantha, Larkin hit the post earlier, the bad bounce off DK for the fourth goal...seems like this has been all season long for us. Who do we need to sacrifice around here to appease the hockey gods?

how about Ken Holland?




#2659591 3/13 GDT : Toronto Maple Leafs at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by chaps80 on 13 March 2016 - 10:28 PM

I wonder if it burns Illitch when he sees Nill as GM of a top team in Dallas, or Yzerman rolling along nicely in Tampa just coming off an Eastern Conference title, and knowing he could have had either as his GM right now?




#2659590 3/13 GDT : Toronto Maple Leafs at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by LeftWinger on 13 March 2016 - 10:21 PM

Players that MUST NOT be in a Wings uniform next season: Howard, Ericsson, Richards, Quincey, Helm, Nyquist, Smith at all cost. I honestly think Z (God Bless him) should retire.  Trade the overripe guys in GR or just keep them there....

 

When I say draft day fire sale, I mean it. Trade all this dead weight for draft picks.  Sign a HUGE scoring forward (Stamkos) and fill the rest with your kids from GR.

 

I like Abby, but no way he is worth the money he got...what a waste. Another contract that in 2 years will be an albatross to this team and untradeable.

 

Bring up Mantha, Bertuzzi, Russo, Hicketts, Renoef, Nosek to replace the fire sale players above.  Sign a nice back up goalie or let Coreau take it.

 

Throw millions of $$$$ at Larionov to try to convince him to come be the Asst/PP coach.

 

It's time of Ilitch to step in a take control of his team....again.




#2659550 3/13 GDT : Toronto Maple Leafs at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by Tr!PoD#19 on 13 March 2016 - 09:24 PM

We have an entire blueline of 4-6's..


#2655637 Jakub Kindl traded to Panthers

Posted by kickazz on 27 February 2016 - 04:49 PM

Knowing Kenny, he'll turn that 6th round pick into a 2nd line Center!

psh that's nothing. He turned Ericsson who was a 9th round LAST player to be drafted in the entire day into a first line defenseman. :D

 

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But seriously that trade was win for Detroit. 

 

Retain only 15% of the salary is it?

 

edit- Just saw original post, 15% it is. Nice. 




#2655608 Jakub Kindl traded to Panthers

Posted by Hairy Lime on 27 February 2016 - 04:10 PM

It. Has. Begun! 

 

I think this may be the first trade Holland has made over the last several seasons that has pleased almost everyone.   




#2631375 10/16 GDT : Carolina Hurricanes at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by datterberg1340 on 16 October 2015 - 08:05 PM

 

It's refreshing to see a Red Wings D-man able to male the pass on the lead out and being a offensive thread from the blue line. The more I watch Green the more I'am aware how much we missed that type of player over the last years.

also, if we can get Ericsson off the top pair, we may just have a formidable D




#2631311 10/16 GDT : Carolina Hurricanes at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by MrazekFanBoy on 16 October 2015 - 07:43 PM

Smith and E both look like s*** tonight feel bad for howard but he needs to contorl those rebounds


#2617947 Free agents this off season

Posted by wings87 on 01 July 2015 - 12:13 PM

I like how the nhl network keeps showing Cleary as a UFA, as though there's a race to sign him.