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In Topic: 2016 World Cup of Hockey thread

Yesterday, 11:55 AM

Well, there's no Richards to give those minutes to... so it'll be Ott, Miller, and Glenny.

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Yesterday, 11:28 AM

Apparently Matthias Janmark is going to miss majority (or all) of the season with a "joint issue" which required surgery.  And this has got me wondering...


People said the Erik Cole trade was bad, and blamed Holland excessively, because Cole got hurt and couldn't help us.  So now that Janmark is hurt, does that make the Cole trade good again?  Or better at least? 

The Janmark injury/surgery/missing time seems a little coincidental to really offer Holland "an out" for the trade.  It was a bummer that Cole wasn't able to really play for the team and make a worthwhile contribution in the playoffs,  but let's be honest some folks will never forgive or give Holland the benefit of the doubt no matter what the situation or what happens with hindsight.  ...and like I said before, had we kept Janmark... he'd just be another log in the jam that's stuck somewhere between a second/third-line tweener.

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Yesterday, 06:31 AM

So, by your calculations PVD, Callahan is over-over-ripe, past-ripe. or pre-rotten?  :lol:


Also, in TroubaNews:



Michael Traikos in the Winnipeg Sun: Looking at six team that could use a defenseman like Jacob Trouba and that could have the assets to trade for him.


Toronto Maple Leafs – The Leafs need to improve their blueline and find a top pairing partner for Morgan Rielly. The Jets may want Rielly, but that isn’t happening. Jake Gardiner could be a starting point, but they may need to add a lottery-protected first round pick or a top-prospect like William Nylander.


Boston Bruins – Though they have Connor Hellebuyck as the their goalie of the future, Malcolm Subban could give the Jets added depth. If they are wanting a defenseman, Jakub Zboril and Charlie McAvoy could be options.


Buffalo Sabres – The Jets would probably want Rasmus Ristolainen, but from the Sabres side, is it an upgrade, lateral move or a downgrade?


Vancouver Canucks – it would take Olli Juolevi for the Canucks to get Trouba.


Detroit Red Wings – Anthony Mantha and a defenseman like Danny DeKeyser or a top-end prospect like Evgeny Svechnikov or Dennis Cholowski.


New Jersey Devils – Pavel Zacha straight up for Trouba might not be enough, but adding goalie Mackenzie Blackwood might be enough.

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

29 September 2016 - 01:45 PM

I'm not at all worried about losing Callahan to waivers, and I agree that players like him are a dime a dozen. I just wish that we had given him a shot rather than signing Miller and Ott. Same way I felt last year losing Ferraro. No big loss, but I'd take Ferraro and Callahan over Miller or Andersson or Ott any day. That's just my opinion...

I do think that losing Sproul or Ouellet to waivers would be a much harder pill to swallow than any player we've lost in the past though...


Younger, cheaper... I certainly get it.  Even though I like Drew Miller, I would have not lost any sleep if he was not re-signed.


...and yes, losing D prospects would certainly hurt more than the third and fourth line guys we've lost in the most recent past.


... Janmark?

Neither Janmark nor Jarnkrok -- fringe top 6 players, more likely to remain third line guys -- would be putting up the numbers in Detroit that they're putting up in Dallas and Nashville respectively.  Not the same type of system.

In Topic: Kyle Quincey

29 September 2016 - 01:03 PM

Big Trouble Kurt Russell or The Thing Kurt Russell?