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#2619274 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by marcaractac on Yesterday, 04:45 PM

Stewart, Semin, Franson, a big pile of nope. Let them be someone else's problem. 


As much as I'd love to see a trade for another top 4 dman (to replace Ericsson), I only see players getting moved for picks/prospects at this point. Unless a GM out there happens to be shopping someone Holland wants. But taking up more roster spots for the players left on the market makes no sense. The team has enough depth to wait for the right players.  

#2619212 Landon Ferraro re-signs with a 1 year deal

Posted by Dabura on Yesterday, 12:01 PM

"Lando" won me over in the playoffs. His skating alone makes him a valuable asset.


Yes, it’s taken him a very long time just to become a fourth-line winger (and even then, he's not guaranteed a spot on the roster), but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s a fringe NHLer. Maybe he’s just a late bloomer.


Look at Glendening. He made his NHL debut at 24 years old. (Ferraro turns 24 next month.) This time last summer, he was 25. He’d scored one goal in 56 regular season games. Babcock loved him, but most Wings fans considered him an experiment that was doomed to fail. What a difference a year makes! amirite???


I feel Ferraro is another Glendening. I think he deserves the chance we gave Glendening. Those two and Miller were very good together against the Lightning, and I wouldn’t mind seeing what that line could do in a full season.


Drewbacca - Luke - Lando. It's meant to be.

#2619147 Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Posted by krsmith17 on 05 July 2015 - 08:23 PM

I love how you list their weights as if it's part of the negotiating process... No way, Nyquist gets close to what you're suggesting. I'm willing to bet he gets a very fair contract, nothing close to what Saad is getting in Columbus...

#2619155 Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Posted by Buppy on 05 July 2015 - 09:05 PM

Saad 52 points, 203 lbs, 22 years, 2 cups
Goose 54 points, 180 lbs, 24 years, no cup

I mean if people know another comparable please name him. So Saad is worth 6 mill per do people honestly think Goose is worth a million less than him? A few hands here and there sure but if it goes to sa I think something north of 5 will be awarded. Maybe I'm totally off base and he'll get less but I just don't see it.

I don't think anyone around here believes Saad is worth $6M. 


The Wings are normally pretty generous with RFAs, but we haven't really had any that have put up the numbers Nyquist has either, and now it seems RFAs are getting UFA money. I'm still going with around $4.5M, since that's what we can afford without moving anyone. Might have to go short-term to get that. If we do that and he keeps up his production, we could be looking at $7M+ in a couple years. I think I'd rather go higher and get a better term. 

#2619126 Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Posted by kliq on 05 July 2015 - 05:33 PM

if he gets awarded $6M, Holland must walk away, no question about it. Has not earned anywhere near that.


Outside of Frank, I don't think anybody is speculating 6million. I dont think you have to worry.

#2619111 Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 05 July 2015 - 04:55 PM

It's amazing how fast people will turn on a player.


If memory serves, this is more of a basic procedural thing than a real indication that things are going poorly.  By filing for arbitration Nyquist forfeits the right to accept an offer sheet from other teams.  In other words, he's committing to the Wings by filing.  


Today is the deadline to file so the timing is likely a result of that, not something that happened with the Wings.  I'm pretty sure this is something players do that's just a backup plan for a worst case scenario. And again, by doing so he cannot accept an offer sheet from another team. 

#2618883 Depth chart for RW/Griffins

Posted by number9 on 03 July 2015 - 01:45 PM

1. he has trade value. Kindl doesn't.
2. To many Dmen on the roster.
3. Holland has already said that Oullett and Marchenko are ready. marchenko played in the PO's remember.
4. You are not going to keep him as the 7th Dmen. 4.25 million cap hi sitting in the press box is piss poor cap management.
5. True the young guys haven't shown much/anything yet. How is that going to happen if they don't play?
6. To date this still isn't a SC caliber team. For that to happen we need to have more talent. Do we have that talent in the minors or not? No one knows. The only way to find out is to play the guys. KFQ is not part of our long term plans. So move him add the pick we are short in the 2016 draft and continue to build.

Please tell me how much press box sitting KFQ did last year?

#2618659 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by krsmith17 on 02 July 2015 - 09:53 AM

I initially didn't want any part of Green, mainly because I was expecting him to get somewhere in the neighborhood of 6 or 7 years at $6M per. I'm happy we were able to get him on a 3 year contract at the same cap hit. I'm not sold on his defensive game, but there's no question he will help out our already potent power-play. I think 50 points is very attainable, and he very well may be our top point producing defender next season. I also agree that pairing him with DeKeyser would likely be a very good 2nd pairing. I'm excited to see how things shake out in trading camp...

Kronwall - Ericsson
DeKeyser - Green
Smith - Quincey

#2618747 Voynov pleads "No Contest" to Domestic Violence Charge

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 02 July 2015 - 03:46 PM

*bites tongue*

*bleeds profusely down the front of chin and shirt*

#2618629 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 02 July 2015 - 02:41 AM

Who loves this deal? 

#2618516 Free agents this off season

Posted by rick zombo on 01 July 2015 - 07:10 PM

Brendan's brother was traded to Florida for Kevin's brother



#2618560 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 01 July 2015 - 08:26 PM


You don't need to go to forums to see what is obvious.  Green sucks at D, he was a 3rd pairing D-man on the Caps, he was awful against the Rangers, he had two points in 14 games in the playoffs...he had two power play points in the last 2.5 months of the season and his play in general was pretty miserable towards the latter part of the season.  


I just don't see why everyone sees this as an absolute slam dunk deal.


I don't think it's a slam dunk deal.  I've never been much of a Green fan but this defense desperately needs someone who can move the puck and be a threat offensively.  Even if he was a 3rd pairing d-man who played miserably towards the latter part of the last season, Green still put up more points than any Red Wings defenseman.  He also had more goals than any Red Wings defenseman. 


Even with his defensive shortcomings Green will hopefully help keep the Wings from getting pinned in their own zone for so long, in the way that Rafalski's long bomb outlet passes used to keep the other team's forecheck honest.  And a right hander on the point who can actually fire a slapshot should definitely help.  The Wings apparently plan to pair him with Dekeyser, who Babcock called the eraser because of how he fixed his partners mistakes.  Hopefully that will help.


But Green is also injury prone.  Or his production might drop, and if he's not producing then it's certainly not worth his downsides. 


It's not so much that Green is a slam dunk as it is the defense so desperately needs what he hopefully would provide.



Ansar Khan ‏@AnsarKhanMLive  3h

Holland said plan is to pair Green with DeKeyser.

#2618410 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by HadThomasVokounOnFortSt on 01 July 2015 - 04:43 PM

Half the stuff you see on twitter actually happens so please just calm down I only asked a question man

Unless it's from a well known guy, I wouldn't bring it up..

#2618369 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by kipwinger on 01 July 2015 - 04:29 PM

I guess if they're planning on making Z the first line center, Sheahan the 2C, and Richards the 3C, then I'm fine with it...I guess.  I mean, he did just have similar season to Sheahan...except for the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks. 


I'm confused. 

#2618243 Free agents this off season

Posted by marcaractac on 01 July 2015 - 03:28 PM

I like richards on a one year deal. Gives us certainty for a second line center, and a year for larkin/sheahan to grow into that role