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#2345386 Trade for Bogosian

Posted by DSM on 23 January 2013 - 10:44 AM

We desperately need to bolster our defence... here is my trade proposal...
To Winnipeg:
Ian White
Kyle Quincey
Jakub Kindl
Jan Mursak
Tomas Tatar
2013 1st round pick
To Detroit:
Derek Meech


#2344559 Red Wings sign D Kent Huskins to 1-year, $750k contract

Posted by DSM on 22 January 2013 - 01:52 PM

Ah, yes, this familiar dance. This is where I suggest two or three people and you shoot them down one by one because "Yeah, but" and "Well, but" and so on and so forth.
I don't think Holland is stupid. Actually, I think he's bloody brilliant. That, my friends, is why I'm so WTF-ish over his recent decisions (or lack thereof) re: our D corps. I almost feel like, if someone had just punched him in the face and said, "KEN. REMEMBER WHAT IT IS WE DO. WE WIN," a light bulb would've gone on in his head and he would've worked out some insanely incredible deal for an all-star defenseman. But, as it is, he seems almost like an imposter these days. This whole build-from-within line - so transparently contrived it almost boggles my mind.

I guess it must be my age then. I was on this forum when Shanahan left for New York and Yzerman retired. Everyone on this forum lost it because we didn't replace them with some wild trade that would've worked on NHL07 or an overpriced UFA. And then we replaced Legace with this awful old guy named Hasek. We simply went with what we had at made it to the Western Conference finals that season and all was well. So I guess I'm resistant to that "sky is falling" mentality...

So "Ah, yes, this familiar dance." is correct.

#2344546 Red Wings sign D Kent Huskins to 1-year, $750k contract

Posted by DSM on 22 January 2013 - 01:38 PM

Yeah, I know, right? He was only the cornerstone of our team, second greatest defenseman in history. Bringing in one or two really solid guys to cushion the blow and help the transition woulda just been silly. It's much better that we went into this season the way we did, with Ericsson on our top-pairing, and the most injury prone player in NHL history in the #6/7 slot. (Ericsson, by the way, is a third-pairing defenseman. People are only saying stuff like "It's time for him to make the jump" and "There is no reason he can't be a #2 on our blue line" out of, essentially, sheer necessity. And his contract.)

So then who should Holland have gotten?

#2344523 Red Wings sign D Kent Huskins to 1-year, $750k contract

Posted by DSM on 22 January 2013 - 01:21 PM

Nobody said anything about that.  You can't replace Lidstrom, and you certainly can't stock pile people in the AHL.  But the off season after Rafalski retired you could have signed Wisniewski for the price of his current contract and still saved money (as Rafalski made more).  Or, you could have signed Allen AND Carle this offseason for the same amount as you were willing (and did) offer Suter.  No need to stockpile anyone.  They would have walked straight on to our team, and straight into our top four, no AHL stockpiling necessary.

Saying that we could've signed any certain UFA is moot. What if Wisniewski didn't want to play in Detroit? Why would Holland want to play Carle or Allen anywhere near what he offered Suter. Suter blows both of them out of the water. And again, maybe they also didn't want to come to Detroit. They both got huge paydays with struggling teams. Especially considering that Carle is a turnover prone one dimensional offensive dman and Allen is AT BEST a 2nd/3rd pairing stay at home dman.

#2344515 Red Wings sign D Kent Huskins to 1-year, $750k contract

Posted by DSM on 22 January 2013 - 01:11 PM

I love how everyone thinks Holland was supposed to have some sort of back up plan in place for Lidstrom's retirement. You can't exactly just stockpile NHL worthy Dmen in the AHL....

#2341270 Ken Hollandís Brilliance Revealed

Posted by DSM on 18 January 2013 - 01:45 PM

I've always liked Hollands approach with young players. Sure we could have Nyquist start on the big club and probably get buried on the 3rd line. Instead, Nyquist, Tatar and Andersson are the top line in GR and get to hone their skills while playing in all situations. I don't see how that hurts their development or the team. I still don't get why everyone is so hung up on Nyquist though. The kid looked good, but he didn't exactly tear it up. He had 1 goal in 22 total games. I doubt he'd be an upgrade over Samuelsson right now...

#2341267 Knuble Good Fit For Wings?

Posted by DSM on 18 January 2013 - 01:37 PM

Could end up like the McCarty situation too. He shows he can play in GR, so we sign him to the big club at the trade deadline when the roster limit is lifted and get some veteran depth for down the stretch and the playoffs. I'm not opposed to that.

#2341233 Wings Looking For Defenseman

Posted by DSM on 18 January 2013 - 12:20 PM

I think trading for Komisarek or Bouwmeester this season would be a bad move. Both of them are being speculated as potential amnesty buyout candidates this summer depending on how they play this season. If that's the cas, Holland would be able to sign one of them as a UFA and lose nothing from the roster. Plus they would be cheaper. Depending on whether Calgary or Toronto keeps some salary from either of them in a trade, the Red Wings would absorb a potential cap hit of 3.3 to 6.6 million on Bouwmeester and a potential 2.25 to 4.5 million hit for Komisarek. Not worth it in my eyes, and I also don't see Calgary or Toronto absorbing any of the salaries unless the players coming over were worth them keeping some of the cap hit.


I think if Holland does anything this year on D, he'll wait till the deadline. Unless injuries pile up, of course. I can see him picking up a 1st/2nd pair dman that is slated to become a UFA this summer as a rental so as to not take on a future cap hit. This would be for a couple of reasons:


1. He needs cap space because he's going to be busy this summer seeing that he needs to resign or replace upcoming UFA's Filppula, Howard, White, Brunner, Miller and Cleary and RFA's Smith, Kindl, Nyquist, Andersson, Lashoff, and Mursak.


2. A handful of teams are going to have to move some players around to get complaint for the lowered cap, which could put some interesting players on the market this summer.


That's just my opinion though. Who knows what Holland will actually do. I'd really like to see how the D we have performs before making any judgements.

#2220199 Brunnstrom on waivers

Posted by DSM on 30 October 2011 - 10:58 AM

This isn't true is it? Brunnstrom still has to clear re-entry waivers.

I may be wrong, but I don't think he has to for 2 reasons:

-He has a 2-way deal that pays him $105k at the AHL level. Anything over that number constitutes re-entry.
-He hasn't played more than 80 combined NHL games in the past 2 seasons, or more than 40 in the past season.

#2220197 Brunnstrom on waivers

Posted by DSM on 30 October 2011 - 10:46 AM

it's a shame that such a long post had to be so factually incorrect.

commie's already on the roster. he was hurt, but he was never on IR. this move creates a roster spot for gustav nyquist (most likely).

there's a 23 man roster limit.

right now we've got 22 men on the roster.

count it if you want.

It's a shame that people that base their NHL knowledge on what they're allowed to do in NHL12 are allowed to post here.


"This enables Smith to serve two more games of his five-game suspension (Thursday and Saturday) while Mike Commodore remains on short-term injured reserve.

Somebody email Ansar Kahn and tell him hes wrong, or call Bettman and tell him that Holland snuck a 24th man on the team.

No, I don't need to count it, I'm educated. Having the ability to throw one of the 23 men down to GR allows them to recall nyquist if they want, or any other play to sit in for one or two games because they have short term injuries, or to recall McDonald if Conklin/Howard need a game off for some reason.

Maybe I should've posted that it was my opinion, but I really don't see what's incorrect...

#2220126 Brunnstrom on waivers

Posted by DSM on 30 October 2011 - 12:57 AM

Not a surprising move at all... Now that Commodore is off of IR, the Red Wings don't have an open roster spot. Back in 07/08, Holland did the same thing with Aaron Downey/Matt Ellis. Whenever everyone was healthy Holland would throw Downey on waivers because if he cleared it meant that for 30 days he could be sent to GR in case we needed to recall a player for a short term injury or other cause (IE Recalling MacDonald to backup Conklin for the Jackets game so Howard could be at the birth of his first child...). Obviously he chose to waive Brunnstrum because he hasn't fit into the line-up much and has a low risk of being taken due to his previous failures at the NHL level and because he WILL NOT have to be subjected to re-entry waivers since he didn't play much at the NHL level last year. Plus they want Brunnstrom to get some playing time, which he can get in GR. It's a risk, but an inevitable one. Barring a trade or another injury one of either Brunnstrom or Emmerton would have to be waived when Mursak comes off IR anyway, and due to his good play, potential and age, Emmerton would most likely be claimed.

#2024037 Lukas Krajicek

Posted by DSM on 08 August 2010 - 06:41 PM

No. The guy couldn't even stay in the Tampa Bay Lightning line-up.

#1918900 Red Wings GM Ken Holland hasn't given up on wandering Jiri Hudler

Posted by DSM on 19 March 2010 - 06:18 PM

From what I understood, Huds knew he was going to win more in arbitration than the Wings could afford. He didn't want to play for another team in the NHL so he went to the KHL so that the Wings would still have his rights and he could return after this season when everyone knew we would have more cap room. So really, he wanted to play so badly for the Wings that he went to the KHL so that he wouldn't have to go to another NHL team. This could be wrong, but this is what I understood the situation to be. Also, he may decide now he wants to stay over there because the hookers, I mean money is so good.

Or he just went to KHL to make A LOT of money? I'm betting that his agent had the KHL in the back of his mind the whole season and advised little Jiri to file for arbitration so he could measure his options. When $5mil nearly tax free came calling, he couldn't resist. I would have done the same. Had the arbitration number not fit, I'm positive Holland would've made adjustments, and the poo from the bottom of the toilet (Williams and Bertuzzi) wouldn't be on the team. I think it's funny how everyones trying to make Hudler into some hero. He's just trying to get some $$$$.