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#2491017 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by achildr1 on 05 March 2014 - 05:11 PM

Detroit got a proven commodity and gave up a prospect who probably won't even make the team for another 2 years.

He could, and from most reports of him, will be everything that Legwand is and more after those two years tho. Its why trading Schenn for Kesler made no sense. You only make trades like that when you're one move away from a Cup. This is a bandade on a grenade wound.

#2490958 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by achildr1 on 05 March 2014 - 04:57 PM

Wow, really?  I think Sheahan is much better to be honest.  Then we have guys that haven't even made it to the AHL to consider that have a much better upside than him.

This is so short sighted. Actually Jarnkrok is out performing Sheahans rookie AHL year and he actually has an excuse (moving from the big ice) to have a rough transition. Just because Sheahan is on the big club doesnt mean he's better. Sheahan is likely a third line player long term. If were lucky, he's somewhere between Abby and Mule. Jarnkrok has always been billed as a poor mans Zetterberg and has been playing against men since he was 17.

#2490825 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by achildr1 on 05 March 2014 - 04:21 PM

Yzerman: hands are forced by MSL and turns him into Callahan a first and second
Bergevin: trades a conditional ! second and Colberg for Vanek
Holland: a 3 rd Eaves, Jarnkrok for ........Legwand......


#2490820 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by achildr1 on 05 March 2014 - 04:20 PM

I agree.  To be honest, Ferraro instead of Jankrok would have made this trade nothing+nothing+nothing for a proven roster player.  Maybe if we threw in McGrath...
I liked Jankrok over Pulk, but that's just opinion until they hit the NHL.

He's a Freaking UFA...What should we have traded for two months of, at best, a 2nd line center?!! Hemsky went for a third and a fifth, Penner for a 4th, etc..

#2490735 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by achildr1 on 05 March 2014 - 04:06 PM

If we just traded Jarnkrok for a 33 year old, pending UFA, older Weiss clone...Holland needs to step down. He could have had any other of the better guys for basically the same price. Pathetic.

#2490721 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by achildr1 on 05 March 2014 - 04:03 PM

This cannot...CANNOT be true...Legwand isnt worth Jarnkrok by himself, especially as a rental.

#2490715 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by achildr1 on 05 March 2014 - 04:01 PM

There is no way anyone with 97.1 knows before anyone on TSN...

#2489241 Question about Mantha

Posted by achildr1 on 04 March 2014 - 03:45 PM

True, Kirk Maltby was a 50 goal scorer in juniors after all.

Mickey...is that you?

#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.

#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.
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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.