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#2528111 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 01:18 PM

No, seriously. Fire Ken Holland.




#2528054 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 01:03 PM

Riley Sheahan @rsheahan15 53s

Looking forward to spending the next 2 years in Detroit! Thanks to my family, friends, and all the wings fans for the support! #GoWings

 

Looking forward to having you around!!

 

GTFO RILEY NO ONE CARES RIGHT NOW




#2528051 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 01:00 PM

Who knows, but I don't think we're getting NIskanen. At this point, someone, Tampa or otherwise, is going to give him a huge offer, and it's next to impossible to imagine Holland matching let alone beating. And again, should we be upset about that specifically? I'm not so sure, because again, we're talking one big year on a great team. He hasn't proven that much, and that's a lot of money and years to throw at a guy who might not keep it up. The bigger concern is whether we let lower-priced targets go because we were chasing Niskanen. I don't like the way this day is shaping up right now at all. 

 

We don't have a blue line.




#2528043 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 12:56 PM

On the bright side: we could never be as hilariously incompetent as the Toronto Maple Leafs.




#2528037 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 12:52 PM

Doesn't he want 3 years minimum?

 

THEN GIVE HIM THREE YEARS

 

Honestly, all this hand-wringing. If you have a shot at an elite, game-breaking talent, and he wants maybe one more year than you'd really like to give him, and your team is a bubble team without any major upgrades...




#2527987 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 12:39 PM

IMHO - Tatar, and Nyquist have the ability to be 30 plus goal scorers...Just gotta give them all the ice time their young bodies can handle.

 

It's why I'm indifferent to Iginla.

 

Iginla would be a guaranteed 25+ goals, though (and a RH shot, and a power forward, and an elite first-line talent). That's on top of what the others might produce, and all we'd be losing is money. Nyquist and Tatar are still largely question marks, which could be an issue because, the way our roster is set up now, we're going to need them to be big producers.




#2527862 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 12:04 PM

Pierre LeBrun
@Real_ESPNLeBrun

Stuart to Colorado for a 2nd round pick and a 6th round pick

 

 

 

I'd have liked to have Stewie back.

 

He's not the Stuart we remember. Not even close.




#2527827 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 11:54 AM

Bob McKenzie
@TSNBobMcKenzie

Bolland gets 5 years at $5 .5M per in FLA. #TSN

 

rofl




#2527686 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 11:15 AM

And 3 years at 4.5 or 5 million couldn't have convinced him otherwise? 

 

Don't start making excuses yet.  My least favorite part about FA day is that in the end, when we're left holding a bag of s***, everyone tries to explain why it wouldn't have happened any other way. 


 

That team has had no more success the last five years than our team has had.  I'm not sure why you think so. 

 

Don't worry, if Kenny doesn't win big, I'll be the first to riot.




#2527670 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 11:09 AM

Obviously he wanted to go to Pittsburgh.




#2527642 Jason Spezza traded to Stars for 3 prospects, 2nd-rd pick

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 10:56 AM

I'm a huge Holland supporter and I think he is still doing a great job and is STILL one of the best GMs in the league. But look at what Nill is doing in Dallas. It's crazy how quick he is turning that team around. I strongly believe they will be a serious contender within a few years. Part of me wished he took over as GM of the Wings and Holland took on another role. Again, I love Holland, so please don't turn this into another Holland bash fest. Nill just gets s*** done.

 

Nill and Yzerman have done wonders for their respective clubs, no question.




#2527616 UFA day looking up

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 10:18 AM

The Boyle hate is hilarious. Our blue line generates no offense, can't break out of its zone, can't run an effective power play - but yeah, there's absolutely no reason why we should be interested in Rafalski-esque Dan Boyle. At the very least, he'd give as an actual power play. You know what would've helped our cause against the Bruins? An actual power play. You know what would've helped our cause against the Bruins? Better puck management, a stronger possession game. Boyle would help on those fronts.

 

Niskanen - he's worth overpaying, because the need is that great, because our blue line is that bad. You may overpay by a couple million, but you're getting what you need, which is a right-shooting power play quarterback in his prime who weighs 200 lbs and isn't afraid to throw his weight around. And with the cap going up every year, there's a good chance that it looks like a great deal in a couple years. We can't be too picky here.

 

If we don't add a high-end top-four defenseman, we have absolutely no shot at competing for the Cup. None whatsoever. We have Kronwall, two pretty good defensive defensemen, and Brendan Smith (who's 50/50 in re: whether he's going to put it together before he becomes a reclamation project). That's it. We'll be incredibly fortunate if any one of the kids ever becomes as good as Niskanen is now or even as good as Boyle is now. Talk about risk - going with the kids would be the ultimate risk, if money alone could get us a big name who could really help (and that happens to be the case here).

 

Get Niskanen or Boyle and we'll be a much better team.




#2527534 UFA day looking up

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 08:24 AM

Agreed.

 

If Holland gets outbid by other GM's - is he then likely gonna sign guys like Gilbert, or Stralman, or will he goes with what he knows, and re-signs Quincey?

 

My impression is that Kenny understands the situation. We need a big name, and he's willing to go balls out for one, even if that means a trade. Stralman, Gilbert, et al. = Quincey II in his book, and he doesn't really want Quincey II. He wants a real difference-maker. And even if he doesn't, I've gotta think Babcock does.




#2527377 UFA day looking up

Posted by Dabura on 30 June 2014 - 07:59 PM

I think the biggest thing in re: our health is being able to play our possession game. We did a lot of running around this season, having to chase the puck and forecheck a little heavier etc. This is a big reason why we absolutely need to add a reliable puck-mover on our back end. Someone who makes a good first pass and can help clean up our transition game. We need to own the puck, dictate the play.




#2527088 2014 draft thoughts.

Posted by Dabura on 29 June 2014 - 10:06 PM

Axel Holmstrom says:
 

Sick. Best birthday present ever, I will do whatever it takes to put that red & white jersey on. @DetroitRedWings

 

https://twitter.com/...249847844470785

 

I like this kid already.