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#2676149 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 18 May 2016 - 09:06 AM

l agree we need blue line to get better but Stamkos is another tier than those 3


Can't believe what I'm reading here people would rather have a known lockerroom cancer (Radulov) and some good - but not Stammer good - players instead of an elite center not even in his prime yet? Yes, the Wings priority #1 needs to be the blueline at all costs but other than drafting into the top 10 or trading for Trouba there is nobody available so the options here are (sadly) limited.


BUT all Stamkos would cost is money, guys of his ilk usually don't make to UFA and people would pass on that opportunity? Seriously the Wings also need to replace an elite #1 center in Pasha because the truth is Z's top 6 center days are over and if Larkin takes a bit of a step back, the Wings would be without a number 1 center. So Stammer would make a lot of sense. The funny thing is, I don't even expect to sign here but taking the afore mentioned guys over him? Wow that's just insane.

#2676087 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kickazz on 17 May 2016 - 09:28 AM

I feel like I've seen it all now that there are  posts on how some would rather have Radulov than Stamkos. 

Lol. True.

Stamkos when at his best, has been regardes as the 2nd or 3rd best player. I guess you really shouldn't pass on that.

But I do think our chance of signing Radulov+Okposo is higher than getting Stamkos.

#2676100 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 17 May 2016 - 01:32 PM

Praise was never close to as good as Stamkos.

#2676102 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 17 May 2016 - 02:22 PM

Radulov can be had for one year 3-5 mill .... Stamkos would cost 10+ cap hit for 7 years

That's why you see people choosing radulov ... Stamkos agrees to come here for one year 3-5 per different story , we both know that would never happen


Says who? It's cute people think he will walk away from KHL money for a 3-5 million dollar contract. 


Stamkos is a franchise player just entering the prime years of his career. If he is willing to play for your hockey team for 7 years at 10 million per, you sign him. As would any GM in the league. 


If a GM had the luxury of choosing between Stamkos for 70 million over 7 years, or Radulov at 1 year for 3-5, guess what? Every damn one of them chooses Stamkos. 

Yuck it up all you want, but there's a real possibility that Stamkos will go the same route as Parise. He will have a handful of elite level seasons, get paid out of proportion to his current value, and then regress back to a good but not great player. I don't want a good player making 10-11 million bucks on this season. Its way to prohibitive. I'd much rather have two good players making 5-6 million apiece.


Besides a top dman, what is this teams biggest need? Answer: a guy who scores goals. Stamkos scores them. A lot. More than Radulov can ever dream of. He is also a franchise center. If you haven't noticed, we've been lacking a true #1 center ever since the decline of the eurotwins has begun. 

#2670213 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Tampa Bay Lightning at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by Yak19 on 17 April 2016 - 06:56 PM

Smith in beast mode


at least he plays with an edge we need that right now but he has to keep his head at the same time no dumb penalties

#2670650 ECQF Game 3 Post-GDT: at Red Wings 2, Tampa Bay 0

Posted by gcom007 on 17 April 2016 - 09:17 PM

Just realized that in 8 NHL playoff games, Mrazek now has 3 shutouts. That's a playoff goalie.

#2670617 ECQF Game 3 Post-GDT: at Red Wings 2, Tampa Bay 0

Posted by kickazz on 17 April 2016 - 08:56 PM

1. Smith was awesome

2. Mrazek was like Mrazek of old.

3. Blashill is smarter than we give him credit for. Those were some pretty good matchups

4. Zetterberg getting a goal is kind of important for his sake. 

5. AA and Andersson had good chemistry... and I liked it  :blind:

#2669915 Fixing this mess....

Posted by Richdg on 16 April 2016 - 10:59 PM

If my math is correct and I can only use the info out there, is it possible to add backes, Lucic, Martin, and trouba in one off season? Yes it is. Try this lineup for the 2016 season with cap hits.


Abby 4.25-Larkin .925-Backes 5.5

Lucic 5-AA .630-Mantha .865

Jurco .9-Z 6.1-Svechnikov-.925

Martin 2-Sheahan 2-Glendening .63

Miller 1


Dekeyser 5.5-Trouba 4

Kronwall 4.75-Marchenko 1

Ericsson 4.25-Green 6

Oullett .72-Sproul .75


Mrazek 3

Howard 5.3


Dead money for Datsyuk+Weiss 8.6 million.


Cap is 74.97 million. We have a cap of: 74.60.


We then have Nyquist, Tatar, Smith, and Pulk to put a package together to trade for Trouba.


Summer of 2017 if we move Kronwall we would then have 15.75 to resign our guys and sign another big name to help the blueline and replace Kornwall.

#2669907 Andersson leaving the NHL after the Playoffs

Posted by MisterDangles on 16 April 2016 - 10:18 PM

Maybe that's part of why they brought him up? Partially the reasons they've said but also partially as a favor to him?


If that's the case then I quit being a fan of this team.

#2669903 Andersson leaving the NHL after the Playoffs

Posted by marcaractac on 16 April 2016 - 10:03 PM

Can he leave right now?

#2669782 ECQF Game 2 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 5, Red Wings 2

Posted by puckloo39 on 16 April 2016 - 10:17 AM

Headline:  "Justin Abdelkader: Detroit Red Wings Player Attacks Tampa Bay Lightning's Mike Blunden in Line Brawl"




I was glad to see Abby kinda lose it.  About time - Larkin and Richards were both targeted, Datsyuk lost a tooth three feet from an official (shrug...)  Should Abby face supplemental discipline?  Hell, no.  It's hockey, not a prom.  The Blots players piled on him, and Abby fought back.  


Love how the Bolts are lily-white and oh-so-innocent.  No wonder Stevie Y won't show his face.  :lol:

#2669752 ECQF Game 2 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 5, Red Wings 2

Posted by vladdy16 on 16 April 2016 - 07:04 AM


#2669748 ECQF Game 2 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 5, Red Wings 2

Posted by frankgrimes on 16 April 2016 - 02:57 AM

At least Abdelkader is showing that he cares. Tatar and Nyquist better get their whatever together because if they aren't one of them - might be even both - will get traded in the offseason. I'm starting to hope the Tiger are going to win the Baseball cup so that Mr. I can focus on the Wings again and ask Mr. Holland the tough questions. If he likes the answers keep him on a short leash if not bring in Don Maloney. The guy worked under a fraction of the budget Holland has and left Arizona with Domi, Duclair, OEL.


That being said a series isn't over till you lose at home but I would love to see Mantha getting some experience now. If they lose so what? It hasn't worked with some of the veterans either and unlike Mantha they aren't the future of the Wings. When it comes down to Z either shelter hi minutes to third line duties or trade him to a contender, the guy can't play more than 15 minutes anymore it's just so obvious.


Reading some of the threads and posting before the season and now is funny, a lot of people thought Blashill would be the second coming of Babcock and some Antibabcock guys even thought he would be better. Although it's way too early to judge and given the fact that the guy has had the worst Wings roster since almost 2 decades to work it I don't think it's fair to judge him now but I will say this: play the kids like you did in GR. If I'm Pasha my decision is becoming easier and easier this team is going nowhere and it seems like they are still reluctant to do a proper rebuild, so why not go home spend quality time with my family and play in front of my friends while still making millions of russian $?


This team has 6 defenseman with one job, shutdown the damn triplets line and yet other than Danny D. no one seems capable of doing that such an embarassing result. I'm starting wo wonder if Babcock saw all of this coming and if he wanted a more traditional rebuild. Anyhow, changes need to happen in the off-season it's so sad to see that Pasha's Wings era has to end like this. Let Mantha, Larkin and McKee experience the playoffs infront of their homecrowd no matter the result because what does this team have to lose? Well nothing everyone is expecting them to lose against the Bolts anyways.


All I'm asking for is, don't get swept at least Pasha deserves so much better than this bulls***. The guy in my avatar would still be the best defenseman on this team.

#2669712 ECQF Game 2 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 5, Red Wings 2

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 15 April 2016 - 10:18 PM

Blashill thinks that 6:52 of Andersson is more important than Mantha.

Blashill needs to stop thinking

#2669603 ECQF Game 2 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 5, Red Wings 2

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 April 2016 - 09:02 PM

I'm donating an extra $5 for Children's Hospital (Money on the Board) in honor of Abdelkader smashing that guy's face in. Children should benefit from that, I think.


Too bad it wasn't one of the players who's actually hurting us.