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#2680691 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Dominator2005 on Yesterday, 05:25 PM

 
:lol: I love how this started with Radulov but evolved, not quite sirdrake stuff but I get a kick out of it.

Actually it started with pro-Radulov "fans" calling Lucic "piece of s***" 😉


#2680666 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Dominator2005 on Yesterday, 04:14 PM

Helm wants to play larger role, top six forward... screw him


#2680397 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Dominator2005 on 29 June 2016 - 08:08 PM

Ya I think the roster is what really made datsyuk's decision to leave. If we had a great team I guarantee he will finish out his contract


It's seems like pretty much same reason why Babs left also...


#2680293 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Dominator2005 on 29 June 2016 - 04:41 PM

Staal might sign a shorter 'prove-yourself' type deal reporters are saying but as of now I've never heard that they were planning on meeting him so there's that. Looks like we're signing Nielson. This guy reminds me a lot of Stephen Weiss it makes me sick but we are in dire need of a center men

No to Nielsen, he's 32 and looking for long-term +$6M contract. He will be Andrew MacDonald 2.0...
I would rather have Backes if we needs to add "older" center. Stop mentioning Weiss, he's center and Kenny could sign him to the 2nd tour...


#2680257 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Dominator2005 on 29 June 2016 - 04:10 PM

 
That's exactly what he's going to do except their names will be Staal, Hudler, and Martin (signed for entirely too much money for a 4th liner).
 
You don't expect Ken Holland to sit on all that Datsyuk money, do you?


Martin is too tough for KH standards.
I expect him pulling a trade with Tampa and bringing back Flip-flop


#2680254 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Dominator2005 on 29 June 2016 - 04:09 PM

BTW, Stamkos is a piece of s***... 😤


#2680050 Official Offseason Thread

Posted by Dominator2005 on 29 June 2016 - 10:18 AM

Autocorector

😉


#2680003 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Dominator2005 on 28 June 2016 - 09:17 PM

Bowman's lineup were perfect mix of speed, skill and toughness...


#2679998 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Dominator2005 on 28 June 2016 - 08:51 PM

Since 2008 KH is trying to find Drake 2.0 and here is a reason why




#2679995 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Dominator2005 on 28 June 2016 - 08:37 PM

 
Speed kinda is everything though.  What's the difference between Matt Cullen, Luke Glendening, Darren Helm, and Matt Martin?  None of them have good hands.  None are noticeably smarter hockey players.  But the first three, because they're fast, get more scoring chances (and as a result capitalize more often).  And they can kill penalties...because they can skate.  Martin can't.  And so he doesn't. 
 
I don't have a problem with physicality.  But if that's all you're getting then you're not really helping yourself. 
 
My ideal fourth line for the Wings is Glendening-Helm-Bertuzzi/Callahan.  None hit like Martin.  All are WAY better players though. 

 
It's not splitting hairs.  Hitting doesn't win games.  Offensive and defense do.  Neither Miller nor Martin are great offensively.  But only one of them is good defensively.  It ain't Martin. 

Martin is a strong skater. I have no idea where are you going with this. Even KH admitted that he needs bigger and tougher players... I guess in your ideal world, KH will bring Flip and Hudler back and call it a day. We have fashion models and not hockey players... Lucic, Martin are hockey players.


#2679993 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Dominator2005 on 28 June 2016 - 08:32 PM

And Howard? please please please can we have that too!??!??



He will end up in Vegas...next year...

Ericsson to Dallas is the only slim chance we might have , Howard is sadly going nowhere till the expansion draft

Nyquist could be used in a package for a dman , I wouldn't just trade him away though

We got enough bottom guys though and a ton of kids going for roster spots and a chance to play ... Miller glendening sheahan mantha Tatar ... Possibly jurco frk pulkkinen . Why add a 3-4 million salary for a 4th liner now?

Sooner or later these kids are gonna have to get a shot to make the team


4th line = Grind Line
What are our options? Jurco, Pulks and Frk are drafted as a skilled players not grinders. 4th line options, we don't have.


#2679961 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Dominator2005 on 28 June 2016 - 07:08 PM

Ya I thought of him ... Plays good 2 way , swede ... Wouldn't surprise me at all if he was a redwing , just don't wanna give too much of a longterm deal to a 32 year old


And he's one hit away from being Franzen 2.0.


#2679919 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Dominator2005 on 28 June 2016 - 05:55 PM

I think there's going to be a lot of disappointed Wings fans here on Friday. And if / when Holland strikes out on some of the bigger names and over pays for one of the second tier guys, people are going to go nuts...
Exactly my point Dom. A week ago, I would have welcomed a Martin type player, but after the Miller signing, to go along with our already over crowded bottom 6, there's really no place for a player like Martin...


Remember Dallas Drake? Well Martin is kind ofor Dallas Drake but with less skills. Hitting machine


#2679905 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Dominator2005 on 28 June 2016 - 05:27 PM

http://m.imgur.com/CKHnySL?r


#2679900 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Dominator2005 on 28 June 2016 - 05:19 PM

 
Apparently that's hot air, Lucic called the report "bulls***" to a Boston beat guy on Twitter a little while ago.
 
We've been officially linked to Stamkos, Martin and Lucic thus far. Plus rumors of Brouwer, Backes, Erikkson and Okposo. I like a lot of those names so I think one way or the other I'll be happy on Friday. (though Stamkos would be one hell of a birthday present :lol:)


Thanks for the clarification.
I can live with Stamkos, Lucic and Martin... 😉