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#2628370 Roster Moves by the Wings

Posted by e_prime on 05 October 2015 - 10:39 AM

Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive 47m47 minutes ago

Larkin made the roster Blashill said


Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive 42m42 minutes ago

Blashill said Larkin will start on line with Zetterberg and Abdelkader in all likelihood.


Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive 6m6 minutes ago

Whoever starts in goal Fri. vs. Toronto (I'm guessing it will be Howard), the other guy will start the next night in Carolina, Blashill said

So either your wrong about Jensen, or the Red Wings are making dumb moves. The Red Wings don't make a lot of dumb moves..

I think the ceiling is much higher for Ouellet

...or they want to get him more NHL games to showcase him for a trade.

#2628284 Roster Moves by the Wings

Posted by e_prime on 04 October 2015 - 06:27 PM

@Krsmith -- I know Cleary hasn't been that terrible, but I think we're at a point where this team is going to have to make really tough decisions about the roster and specifically at forward. Cleary v Andersson really shouldn't be that difficult of a decision.

Andersson is ten years younger than Cleary and $135,000 cheaper.  As the 14th forward and barring serious team injury issues, a healthy scratch. I don't need to be wowed, impressed, or even think that one is better than the other.  I need servicable.  Andersson is that.


Keeping Larkin up makes sense because he's waiver exempt, can slot into the top nine, and can easily be sent down when Helm or Datsyuk come back.  You've already got Miller, Glendening, and Ferraro that can handle fourth line duties.  When both Helm and Datsyuk are healthy, whomever was kept (Andersson or Cleary) is likely to be exposed to waivers anyway.  


...and then we're back to a fully healthy roster situation.  Who sits?

#2627580 Chicago re-signs Seabrook; 8 years, $6.875 AAV

Posted by e_prime on 28 September 2015 - 10:20 AM

I don't think it's a horrible signing, but it certainly continues in the (now) long-standing tradition of "questionable" cap management in Chicago.

I say "questionable" only because while they're pressing their luck in a lot of ways, up to this point it really hasn't bitten them in the ass as much as people thought it would.  


As far as who the next to the block to fix any cap woes:

Bickell is an obvious choice, as he was rumored to be a movable piece this off-season. 

You could always move Hossa.  He's aging, but it's not as if he's in decline and he could net you some really good pieces.

Maybe Shaw goes the way of Saad, in that move that most people don't think is going to happen but surprisingly does.

#2627415 9/24 Exhibition GDT : at Red Wings 6, Pittsburgh Penguins 1

Posted by e_prime on 25 September 2015 - 05:32 PM


Pulkkinen is artillery, we need more field officers.

If we're going with this analogy... Our waiver eligible kids are barely junior officers, not field generals or something...

and cannons are... well... explody!  We need explody!!

#2627409 9/24 Exhibition GDT : at Red Wings 6, Pittsburgh Penguins 1

Posted by e_prime on 25 September 2015 - 04:02 PM



This guy thinks we are a contender. And he's saying EXACTLY the same thing Kip is saying. top 4 D man needed. 


Kevin Allen knows his s***, but KipWinger is my go to guy.

#2627356 9/24 Exhibition GDT : at Red Wings 6, Pittsburgh Penguins 1

Posted by e_prime on 25 September 2015 - 09:43 AM

Eh? Why would both get waived?

Detroit only needs to waive one of them, unless you think Cleary or Callahan will be the 14th forward? Unless you're thinking they'll run 13 forwards to get under the cap once Pavel returns?


Oh jeezus.  Math.  14+7+2 = 23.  Lol.   

I'm a maroon!


EDIT:  Although I guess getting under the cap is going to be a concern, huh?  According to General Fanager with 15 forwards we're over the cap:

+1,314,543 - 950,000 (Cleary) = +364,543


There's a 215K difference between Andersson and Ferraro. Still putting us at just under 150k over carrying Ferraro instead of Andy. 

There's gotta be a trade and I see it on the defensive side.  There's huge difference in our salary cap situation between carrying our current 7 d-men (Green, Kronner, Quincey, Ericsson, Smith, Kindl, Deke) and six of those guys plus ANY of our d-prospects sitting in Grand Rapids.

#2627351 9/24 Exhibition GDT : at Red Wings 6, Pittsburgh Penguins 1

Posted by e_prime on 25 September 2015 - 09:16 AM


That lineup is deep, the thing that scares me is what happens when Datsyuk comes back. I just hope Jurco or Pulks aren't on the 4th line but I don't see how they aren't. Kind of disappointing with all the depth.

Can't be disappointed with this depth.  When injuries start happening we'll be happy to have it. 


Andersson and Ferraro are ultimately getting waived.  No big loss if either are claimed.

Helm can be an asset moving up and down the roster in any spot.  Would rather see him on the fourth line with Glenny and Miller.

If Jurco and Pulks are pulling their weight, and unless Franzen is tearing it up, I don't see why it wouldn't be Franzen sitting in the press-box. 

Wouldn't be bad to have him rotate in and out as necessary... give him and his noggin a rest every so often.

#2625764 Leafs acquire Grabner

Posted by e_prime on 17 September 2015 - 01:42 PM

Injuries.  Tumbled down the depth chart.  Healthy scratch as other players stepped up while he was out.


Here's good analysis of both Grabs and the prospects the Isles just nabbed up.


#2625758 Leafs acquire Grabner

Posted by e_prime on 17 September 2015 - 01:26 PM

Sung to the melody of that Door's ditty:


...5 for 1 baby,

1 for 5,

No one here* gets out alive...





5 prospects for Grabs.  FIVE.  They must really have faith in their previous drafting capabilities.

#2625529 Wings Release Training Camp Roster

Posted by e_prime on 15 September 2015 - 11:10 AM

Gustav Nyquist - Henrik Zetterberg - Justin Abdelkader (1)
Tomas Tatar - Brad Richards - Johan Franzen (2)


Riley Sheahan - Luke Glendening - Darren Helm (3)

Drew Miller - Joakim Andersson - Landon Ferraro (4)


Those top two lines look about right. But I can't see that as a third line, and I can't see Andersson playing a regular shift as the forth line center. If that's what Blashill has planned then I'll be dissapointed.


The all center line returns in "new and improved?" form?


Exactly my thoughts. So those are the "changes" I'd like to see made. As well as Smith in the top 6 and getting some power-play looks. Although I'm sure there are quite a few that would disagree with me on that...

:g: I wonder who?  :lol:

#2621876 Free agents this off season

Posted by e_prime on 30 July 2015 - 04:43 PM

General Fanager @generalfanager 2m2 minutes ago

EXTENSION Jakub Voracek (PHI) 8 yrs @ $8.25M per

@frank_seravalli $4M raise from current cap hit.

#2621839 Free agents this off season

Posted by e_prime on 30 July 2015 - 11:31 AM

Not a single one of those forwards interest me.  The only way I'm taking on a forward is if we move a couple and it's for an upgrade.

These guys just aren't going to make any difference.


On D, the only two I had any interest were Franson and Ehrhoff... but that was before we got Green.

The only way I'm interested in either of them now is if we could move Kindl and Ericsson's contract.  Which just ain't likely to happen.

#2621811 Mitch Callahan

Posted by e_prime on 29 July 2015 - 04:48 PM

This is the season where we find out if it's really Holland that likes guys like Emmerton and Andersson on our 4th line, or if it was really Babcock. With Datsyuk and potentially Franzen out to start the year, this may be Callahan's chance.


I hope Blashill goes with Callahan-Glendening-Ferraro. That line has speed, is physical, and is responsible defensively. That'd be the most well-rounded 4th line we've had in years.

My guess would be a fourth line with Miller and Glendening and Ferraro/Callahan rotating in.

IF Ferraro and Callahan have a good showing, wouldn't be surprised if this means an end to Drew Miller's time in Detroit.

#2621348 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by e_prime on 23 July 2015 - 03:07 PM

Elon Musk has many rockets also but many have failed.... He has a lot of potential but he needs to learn how to release quicker or get open as he wont have that much time in the NHL to wind up and shoot like he has in the AHL most of the time

First. Nice rocket reference.


Second. Give him some time, man. Just because he hasn't figured it out with 34 games under his belt in the NHL doesn't mean he won't figure out how to get it off.

#2621344 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by e_prime on 23 July 2015 - 02:50 PM

Do some of you believe Pulkinnen is a waste of a roster spot or something? There's very little to worry about here, we have the leading AHL scorer playing for us for dirt cheap and he isn't relied upon for scoring at this point, but it is is probably expected if he is to stay in the lineup



That is what people want. 


People want him to be this fully formed ideal NHL version of Pulkkinen.

After what? A total of 34 games played in the NHL? 

Its the same way that people want Mantha to be EVERYTHING! ALREADY! in the AHL.

It's just ridiculous.