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#2482089 2/6 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Panthers 1

Posted by Dabura on 06 February 2014 - 09:26 PM

Z is such a badass.




#2482065 2/6 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Panthers 1

Posted by Dabura on 06 February 2014 - 09:10 PM

Howard has indeed been huge for us tonight, you have to admit.




#2481658 2/6 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Panthers 1

Posted by Dabura on 06 February 2014 - 10:37 AM

I've been wanting to see Helm on Z's or D's wing for some time now. Should be interesting!




#2481621 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by Dabura on 06 February 2014 - 12:46 AM

Ericsson is a legit #1. Kronwall makes too many mistakes and takes enough bad penalties to knock him off that top tier.

 

Not to be an ass, but...are you high?

 

Re: Orpik - I have a very, very hard time seeing Orpik coming to the Wings. And I don't think he's quite what we need on the back end anyway. I think we need a solid puck-mover, a guy with Real Good offensive instincts. Smith and Kindl have been disappointments, and Quincey has been a train wreck. We're not getting nearly as much offense from the defense as we thought we would. To which someone will probably say, "Yeah, but you like Girardi. He's not an offensive defenseman by any stretch." True enough, but he moves the puck very well, among other things.

 

As for the nuts and bolts of these hypothetical trades, e.g. Edler and Visnovsky - tbh, any solid top-four defenseman is probably going to cost more than we'd ideally like to give up. Edler almost certainly would make us wince, in terms of the return. And Snow could very well say, "Screw off. Visnovsky is essential to our blue line and I had to put my natural charm into overdrive to convince him to play for us. And now this whole Vanek thing is threatening to taint my otherwise perfect legacy. So I'm not giving Lubo up for anything less than a top-six forward, a good defenseman, and a first-round pick." Which wouldn't be worth it.

 

Solid top-four defensemen are so highly coveted these days. Hats off to Gillis for getting Diaz for, basically, a nobody.




#2481539 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by Dabura on 05 February 2014 - 05:36 PM

Kronwall  DeKeyser

Visnovsky  Ericsson

Smith  Lashoff

 

I could dig that.




#2481491 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by Dabura on 05 February 2014 - 03:08 PM

If it is deemed that Franzen would need an extended time off to become healthy enough to play symptom free, then why wouldn't he qualify for LTIR?  I am not saying just throw him on it today, but if today a Doctor said he recommended 3-5 months off, why wouldn't that be enough cause to qualify for LTIR?

 

It's not that he wouldn't qualify, it's that you generally don't look to bring in a key player with the space freed up by an LTIR assignment.




#2481464 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by Dabura on 05 February 2014 - 01:55 PM

Report: Callahan's demands are even higher than thought [ProHockeyTalk]

 

Vanek: Decision not to sign with Isles involves more 'than a contract' [ProHockeyTalk]




#2481444 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Dabura on 05 February 2014 - 01:14 PM

I've gotta think Alfie will re-sign for one more season. I don't think he burns his bridges in Ottawa and says "Thanks, but no" to the Bruins and moves his family to Detroit and all that for just one season with the Wings, especially with this season being so bizarro-world and Quincey-filled. I honestly believe he left the Sens to become a Wing and pursue the Cup as a Wing for as many seasons as his body will allow (realistically: two. Assuming we don't win it all on the first go-around.) Plus, he deserves a proper farewell tour, a la Selanne - though, granted, he doesn't need to be a Wing to do that.




#2481328 So what do we call the 26 - 15 - 21 line?

Posted by Dabura on 04 February 2014 - 10:51 PM

You Meddling Kids




#2481192 So what do we call the 26 - 15 - 21 line?

Posted by Dabura on 04 February 2014 - 12:25 PM

I feel like if people don't know what a tom-tom is, the human race is doomed.




#2481180 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Dabura on 04 February 2014 - 11:59 AM

Not that I'm opposed to signing a first-line scoring winger, mind you. I just assume we're not getting one. With Jurco making magic as a call-up, I just feel like his time is pretty much now. Send him back down to finish out this season, sure, but pencil him in for next season, provided we don't pick up a quality NHL scorer who makes Jurco a clear odd man out.




#2481175 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Dabura on 04 February 2014 - 11:50 AM

Any competent goal scorer will make that a pretty good top 3 lines

 

That's sort of my point. Why not just slot Jurco in?




#2481126 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Dabura on 04 February 2014 - 01:06 AM

This place has a blind faith in DD he can do no wrong and Quincey can't do anything right

 

Agreed.




#2481124 Sammy Waived

Posted by Dabura on 04 February 2014 - 12:59 AM

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#2481117 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Dabura on 04 February 2014 - 12:26 AM

I wouldn't mind Jarnkrok-Pulkkinen being next season's Sheahan-Jurco, if that makes any sense.