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#2462413 Do Quincey and Smith have a future in Detroit?

Posted by achildr1 on 08 December 2013 - 08:14 PM

I think Backman is really going to surprise a lot of people.  He already averages over 20min/night in the SEL.

Agreed. Mattias Janmark is tearing up the Elite league at 20 too...I think both those guys are underrated.

Our defence prospects are incredible and its arguable, based on what I've read, that Backman could be as good as any of them. Right now though, I'd say the list looks something like this.

1. Sproul...exceeding all expectations.
2. Ouellett/Backman...same type playerr, different league.
3. Almquist

In 3-4 years, I'd expect...

Dekeyser Sproul
Kronwall Ericsson
Ouellett. Backman

No you didn't.  Here's what you said in May, 2012.  Months after he'd been traded for, and while he was a free agent. 
"Offer him a 5 year $3M per contract. A bit less money, but more security and more money to make the team better. If he doesn't agree, then let him decide what he wants to do. Get the 1st and 3rd round draft picks if he signs for more that elsewhere...Win-Win situation."
Here's where you said it:  http://www.letsgowin...de#entry2299045.
Apparently when you say you "soured soon after" what you really mean is that it would be a "win" if the Wings had re-signed him for FIVE years at 3 million dollars. 
Get real dude.

Lol. Facts...facts are sweet.

#2462410 Dodger Stadium Game Jerseys

Posted by achildr1 on 08 December 2013 - 07:48 PM

Getzlaf looks fat.

For real...he kind of looks like Sean Avery in the face too, wierd.

#2462409 Alumni Team Photo

Posted by achildr1 on 08 December 2013 - 07:36 PM



Why isn't Boyd "The Void" Devereaux signed up? :P

#2448403 Vanek Traded To Islanders

Posted by achildr1 on 27 October 2013 - 08:49 PM

Moulson is underrated. This guy scores, period. Even if Moulson isn't as good for Buffalo, the trade isn't a huge steal for NYI anyway because Moulson was a legit 30-35 goal guy there. The upgrade isn't that big. Glad to see the Isles going for it but the need a couple more pieces to make them legit contenders.

#2429962 kronner a #1?

Posted by achildr1 on 13 July 2013 - 10:45 PM

When I think of a ture #1 defensemen I think of a franchise defensemen. I'm talking Pronger, Lidstrom, Chelios, Niedermayer caliber. Kronner is good but he is not on that level.

Same here.

That said, I think we should call that a franchise defenseman and redefine what a normal #1 is.

#2429956 Prospect Camp

Posted by achildr1 on 13 July 2013 - 09:56 PM

Anyone going/already there? Anyone have a schedule?

I'm going to bejust south of Traverse City tomorrow and I was thinking about stopping in on it...

#2428958 22 Seasons of Domination

Posted by achildr1 on 09 July 2013 - 10:32 AM

Just think of all the great hockey names associated with that accomplishment...Devereaux, Hudler, Leino, Lebda...

Lilja, Kuznetsov, Butsayev, Mowers, Gill, Bootland...
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#2428721 Abdelkader Hypothetical

Posted by achildr1 on 08 July 2013 - 06:46 AM

Solid grinder, nothing more. 
Should stick to centering our 4th line in in my opinion. 

I don't see why he ever plays center to be honest. He's a protypical, grinding winger. He is the mold for a 3rd/4th line winger. He doesn't skate or pass like a center. Add that to how we may have the best bottom two centers in the league (Helm and Andersson) and it doesn't make a ton of sense for him to be there.

Abby is a waste in the top 6. It was fun watching him last year but I really think 35- 40 points is his ceiling and that wouldn't justify his playing time. Honestly, this just made me realize how much we need a Homer type (but he has to be better than Cleary). It would be nice to have Brunner, we need a shooter, but he could truly be Bruunstrom/Leino all over again.

Nyquist. Datsyuk. Franzen
Zetterberg. Weiss. Alfredsson
Tatar. Andersson. Bertuzzi

Those are three great lines. I wish people would realize how good Nyquist, Tatar, and Andersson are. I think Andersson will be one of the best third line players in the league very soon. Tatar brings so much to the table. You'll be hard pressed to find anyone higher on Nyquist than me.

no way abby gets 20.

Don't forget that 5 of them will be empty netters...

#2427308 is anyone happy right now?

Posted by achildr1 on 05 July 2013 - 03:01 PM

We are better than we were last year. Alfredsson and Weiss are better than Filppula and Cleary.

Yep...and as much as everyone thinks otherwise, Tatar could be better than Brunner this year. And he's younger, cheaper, with more potential. Offseason win for the Wings.
[quote name="wingsfan4795" post="2427307" timestamp="1373054386"]

I think were miles better. I would have loved bobby Ryan, but Ottawa gave up a ton for him. Silverberg is likely going to be better than every one of our prospects, and he may end up being better than Ryan as well[/quotel]

Right. Whoever said Silfverberg is "next to nothing" doesn't follow hockey close enough. Noesen isn't a chump in his own right. That first round pick could easily be 15-20 too.

#2427272 Bobby Ryan to Ottawa

Posted by achildr1 on 05 July 2013 - 02:44 PM

Dunno if I'd have given up Nyquist AND Pulkkinen to make this deal, but two prospects and a first for Ryan is quite the bargain for Ottawa.

I personally believe Nyquist will be a 60 point guy before long...add in Pulkkinen and and a 1st, no thanks.

#2427109 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by achildr1 on 05 July 2013 - 01:54 PM

This sucks but Tatar deserves his big chance

Exactly. Tatar has put in several years in GR a couple short call ups, should have stayed last year. Tatar EARNED his shot.

#2427063 Wings sign Stephen Weiss, 5-years, $24.5m

Posted by achildr1 on 05 July 2013 - 01:38 PM

Tatar > Brunner

Tatar may actually be the better player...and he's younger and more physical. He has earned the spot and playing time.

#2427021 Wings sign Stephen Weiss, 5-years, $24.5m

Posted by achildr1 on 05 July 2013 - 01:27 PM

4.9 is a steal in a weak FA class when teams want to overspend.

This is a great signing. Replace Fil with a better player fora reasonable term and cap hit. Doesnt get much better.

#2427009 Wings sign Stephen Weiss, 5-years, $24.5m

Posted by achildr1 on 05 July 2013 - 01:25 PM

Weiss > Filppula
Tatar > Brunner
Alfredsson is a bonus
Cleary is probably gone...bonus #2

#2426769 Ribiero to the Coyotes for 4 yr/$22m

Posted by achildr1 on 05 July 2013 - 12:20 PM

Holy smokes, they must not be too bankrupt....

This stuff pisses me off so bad. Hey! We're bankrupt! We need your money Glendale! Please keep us here! Then they throw the bank at Mike Ribiero of all players...just stupid.