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In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

31 July 2016 - 01:43 AM

Well, people are speaking top pair defs here... We are not getting them without offering Larkin++. Over the last few years there were few good defenseman available and traded. Petry, Myers, Bogosian are better than anyone we have currently perhaps, except for probably Kronwall. Now Canucks might be shopping Tanev. Holland had all the chances in the world to improve on D. Now we have Green and Ericsson signed to ridiculous contracts.

 

It seems the problem with Holland is that he believes that only one trade for top defenseman is needed. There is another way I believe. Why not to build three solid pairings instead of trying to go for top pairing guy. Even now it is not too late. Buy out Ericsson, trade Mantha+pick for Tanev or Edler, work out one more trade for deferenseman similar to Bogosian or Mayers offering Pulkkinen+Jurco+pick (add Sproul or Marchenko maybe). Is it that hard? Yes, it wouldn't be a top-5 defense in the NHL but at least we will improve in this aspect. I'm not saying he needs to do exactly these trades, these are just examples... Instead he stays pat doing nothing and complaining to media that no one wants to trade us a top pairing D.


In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

01 July 2016 - 03:07 AM

Kid is making only $1 million less than Stamkos a year.

 

Crazy.

I would say he is already as important as Stamkos. The gap is only get wider in the coming years.


In Topic: Lindros, Makarov, Vachon, Quinn going to the Hall

28 June 2016 - 02:39 AM

 

Don't lecture people on hockey when you don't even know who Pat Quinn is. 

Well, I guessed Pat. Just forgot that the HOF standard for coaches is way lower than for players.


In Topic: Lesser FA players.

27 June 2016 - 03:48 PM

Lesser FA signings would be pointless for this team. I'd rather have the young guys fill those roles and develop. We have room for about 2 stud forwards and a stud defenseman. Signing anyone else would force us to expose our good prospects to waivers.

While I partially agree that we need to play home grown talent Matt Martin here is exception in my point of view. We really lack such kind of players.


In Topic: Lindros, Makarov, Vachon, Quinn going to the Hall

27 June 2016 - 03:46 PM

Nice to see Lindros get the nod. He deserves to be there. But overall, holy hell what a weak class compared to the last few. 

Weak class? I have no idea who Quinn (Pat?) and Vachon were but Sergey Makarov is one of the best players in the history of hockey. Top 50 of all time easily. His NHL career was short but I'm sure that 40+ fans clearly remember Makarov dominating the best NHL's while playing for USSR.

 

We all know who Lindros was as well. A unique forward dominating NHL in his prime.