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In Topic: Dan Cleary Gets Training Camp Tryout

17 September 2016 - 10:32 AM

I guess it's still Babs "fault"...

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

16 September 2016 - 06:34 PM

Per Khan:

Daniel Cleary coming to #RedWings camp on a pro tryout.

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

11 September 2016 - 12:06 PM

Came across this interesting bit of "info"
 
Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: While Mike Babcock was still coaching the Detroit Red Wings, during their exit interviews both Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk told management that they wouldnt re-sign with the Red Wings while Babcock was still coaching the team.
 
I don't even know what that means since both players we're already under contract. Unless it's referring to the contract Z signed in 2009 and Pav signed in 2013. 
 
http://mynhltraderum...tes/2016/09/11/
 
http://www.torontosu...d-in-off-season


And there are reports saying that Dats wanted to leave last year when Babs left...

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

26 August 2016 - 12:51 PM

 
This statement exaggerates what is going on right now. A UFA going unsigned does not nessesarily mean he is not good and usually means 1 of 3 things:
 
1) The player is not good (but this is applicable to players who become UFA's after barely playing (ie. Weiss))
2) The value that the player thinks he has vs the value he actually has are not on the same page (most common reason)
3) Due to a variety of factors, teams are waiting to sign those last few UFA's once they get closer to training camp due to cap concerns/injury concerns etc.
 
In the case of Qunicey, I would have to guess that coming off a 4 million contract, he is looking for something in a similar range and he's just not getting it. Similar to what happened to Cody Franson last year. Its not because he isnt good enough to be a top 6 D-man on any team in the NHL. Or maybe he has a ton of teams just telling him to wait a little bit once they sort out their cap issues.


If you are saying that Q is a good player than don't use Franson as another exemple. It doesn't mean that he'should a top 4 defensemen being paid +$4M defensemen as he was massively overpaid.

FA is about first 24-48 hours and after that available players are band aid.
I could see him going to either Dallas or Ottawa as a 5th/6th defensemen on a short deal.
There is absolutely no reason that a true top 4 defensemen FA is still available.

In Topic: Prospect Givani Smith scores Hat Trick in BioSteel Camp

26 August 2016 - 06:07 AM

Similar to a beer league skate, but a few big name players there, including McDavid, Seguin, Hall, Domi, Strome, Simmonds, Nurse and Ekblad... Good stuff Smitty! F***ing love this kid. I've been a huge fan ever since we drafted him a couple months ago. I'm really hoping he lives up to his potential, and we get ourselves a Wayne Simmonds like player in a few years.


If he can develop into Wayne Simmonds - wow : in couple of years we should have kind of roster :

Mantha - Larkin - Smith
Svechnikov - AA - Bertuzzi
Abdelkader - Nielsen - Z
Helm - LG - "BEEF"

Tatar, Nyquist, Jurco, Pulks traded for defensive help.

We will have most expensive 3rd line in NHL.