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#2609939 Players who might be available due to teams cap issues

Posted by marcaractac on Yesterday, 12:12 PM

None of us know what is going to happen. But what would you do if he doesn't want to resign? keep him 1 more year and have him walk for nothing, or move him for more assets? never an easy choice. Then there is the cap side. Yes he is great, but what does 10+ million do to your roster? 

 

The best move would be to have a good chat with him the summer before the final year of his contract and see where his head is at. If he wants more than you can pay, start shopping him. As great as Stamkos is, the depth/picks/prospects the team could get for him would still keep that team realgud for a very long time. 10.5 mil eats up a lot of cap. Comes down to whether you want that 10.5 superstar, or a couple realgud players that give the team more depth. Either way, what to do with Stamkos is a pretty good problem for a team to have. Especially if part of a trade is agreeing on a long term deal to the team being traded to. 




#2609819 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by marcaractac on 23 May 2015 - 12:13 AM

Unrelated as f***, but I have a band on George Street currently rocking out tunes for the Wings. Don't stop believing, living on a prayer, sweet Carolina, the works. Easy to do when the band is Habs fans and hates the Babcock signing :D he even went silent and let me yell SOUTH DETROIT! Into the mic. Yes, I am hammered.


#2609648 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 22 May 2015 - 10:47 AM

Same here but also if the Wings are going - and it looks like it - to hire him it will be interesting. According to some it should be easy to replace Babcock and I can't wait to see it unfold :) personally I think it will be as easy as replacing Godström or to a lesser degree Marian Hossa.

 

There will likely be growing pains with a rookie NHL coach, no doubt. But Blash is the only right option. Any other coach available is a downgrade behind the bench right off the bat. Blash has all the tools to become a great coach in the NHL, and he knows he will have a lot to prove. I have no doubt he will be up for the challenge.  

 

Going with Blash is not at all a big risk, yet still has a potential very high reward. There is no point in going with a guy like Hitchcock, when he has a reputation for his players tuning him out after a couple years, all while losing Blash to another team in the process. Blash is a guy who has been working his way through the system along with the youth in the organization. To not go with him would be idiotic. To not go with him IMO would also mean we need a new GM. 




#2609639 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 22 May 2015 - 10:18 AM

I don't think we need to land a top guy.  We've already got Kronwall.  We just need to upgrade, where possible. 

 

Look at Tampa Bay's defense.  Yzerman was criticized pretty heavily for wrapping up so much money in non-impact defensemen like Carle, Stralman, Garrison, and Coburn.  None of those guys are really "top guys", but collectively they're better than any other alternative Tampa had.  And they're playing good enough to win. 




#2609642 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by gcom007 on 22 May 2015 - 10:35 AM

I don't think we need to land a top guy.  We've already got Kronwall.  We just need to upgrade, where possible. 

 

Look at Tampa Bay's defense.  Yzerman was criticized pretty heavily for wrapping up so much money in non-impact defensemen like Carle, Stralman, Garrison, and Coburn.  None of those guys are really "top guys", but collectively they're better than any other alternative Tampa had.  And they're playing good enough to win. 

 

Exactly. I've been over the idea of getting a top guy for a long while. I'd much rather have a more well-rounded whole, and it's a much more accessible goal. 




#2609638 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by gcom007 on 22 May 2015 - 10:08 AM

This. x1,000,000,000. 

 

I asked earlier in this thread, "How did Blash use Weiss in his conditioning stints with GR?"

I wonder solely because, maybe Weiss gets a chance under Blash the way he didn't with Babcock...

I mean, the guy did have some bright spots, some glimpses of his former self, and they were quickly buried*

 

*Maybe deservedly. I don't really remember exactly how it all went down, but I have hopes for the guy. 

I hope he gets another chance and I hope he can show he's still a capable second line center. 

I'm not saying HE IS.  I'm saying I hope he gets another chance at it and somehow pulls it off.

 

I tend to hope he might get a chance and find a place here still as well, but I wouldn't be shocked if they ship him out this summer if at all possible. As I think I said before, if he was benched as long as he was, as often as he was, and in the playoffs, clearly Babcock wasn't the only one in the organization who had lost faith in him. Babcock didn't make decisions by himself, and wasn't it said that Holland was trying to move him at the deadline? I think if Holland has the opportunity to move him this summer, he will. Whether he has anything left in him at this point remains to be seen, but it's hard to imagine the Wings taking that gamble again next year if they can find a way to not have to.


I am very excited to see what Blashill can do with this team. But what I am most excited about is there are no guarantees where players will line up on the roster... Will Ericsson remain on the top pair? Will Smith get a look on the power-play? Will Weiss have a chance at the 2nd line center spot? Will Jurco be in the top 6(9)? Will Pulkkinen be utilized better in the offensive zone (left side faceoff circle), Will Abdelkader / Helm remain in the top 6 (not necessarily saying they shouldn't...)? Will Ferraro / Callahan get a look on the 4th line? A lot of question marks... Going to be an exciting training camp. Can't wait!!!

 

This, but I really, really, really hope Holland does something on defense this summer so the idea of E on the top pairing isn't even a possibility. We're not going to land a top guy, but I have to hope we can land someone better than E...

 

And as much as I don't like E, I'd be more tolerant of him if he were in a different role on this team.

 

Smith is definitely going to get a look on the power play. He's had issues, sure, but he's still young. No way his time will run out here before he gets more opportunities.




#2609630 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 22 May 2015 - 09:29 AM

I am very excited to see what Blashill can do with this team. But what I am most excited about is there are no guarantees where players will line up on the roster... Will Ericsson remain on the top pair? Will Smith get a look on the power-play? Will Weiss have a chance at the 2nd line center spot? Will Jurco be in the top 6(9)? Will Pulkkinen be utilized better in the offensive zone (left side faceoff circle), Will Abdelkader / Helm remain in the top 6 (not necessarily saying they shouldn't...)? Will Ferraro / Callahan get a look on the 4th line? A lot of question marks... Going to be an exciting training camp. Can't wait!!!




#2609611 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by vladdy16 on 22 May 2015 - 08:21 AM

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#2608864 Datsyuk's House

Posted by F.Michael on 20 May 2015 - 12:49 PM

 

Sounds like a married man wrote this post.  :hehe:

Just because I'm on a 'diet' - that doesn't mean I can't look at the 'menu'  :innocent:




#2608399 Dylan larkin #5 prospect out of top 50 on hockeysfuture

Posted by marcaractac on 18 May 2015 - 05:03 PM

How very homoerotic. Thanks for sharing. :innocent:

 

 

That muscle shot though ;)

 

Basically expect me to quote that every time Larkin scores a goal with the Wings/




#2609535 Dylan Larkin turning pro... will play for GR immediately

Posted by dirtydangles on 21 May 2015 - 05:29 PM

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#2609329 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by number9 on 21 May 2015 - 10:17 AM

 
Only, and I mean only if you reconsider following Kurt Cobain fanpage on facebook.


U ranggggggg?
Why are we talking about the guy from Wendy's?


#2609365 Report: Oilers hire McLellan

Posted by frankgrimes on 21 May 2015 - 11:34 AM

I'm happy for him and he basically confirmed what everyone knew oilers are going to pick McDavid . Man that franchise is the huge winner this year. So happy for Todd I think he is a great guy and will do very well there


#2609363 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by Rivalred on 21 May 2015 - 11:32 AM

What does Babs have to lose? He has more or less said it himself, he likes a challenge and work with kids and direct them. The man has a cup and some other fancy hardware. He gets to call shots per say and run the ship to some degree.

This is why he left Detroit, Toronto is a challenge for him and that is what motivates him.... And the raise of course

Maybe he will win coach of the year, one thing he has not achieved


#2609364 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by RedWingsRox on 21 May 2015 - 11:33 AM

Buffalo should hire Guy Boucher ... rumour has it that he was next in line after Babcock.  That should light a competitive fire under Boucher's butt and a real rivalry between the Buff and Toronto.