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#2625232 Versteeg traded to 'Canes

Posted by LeftWinger on 11 September 2015 - 02:04 PM

Chicago has traded Kris Versteeg, Joakim Nordstrom and a 3rd round pick(2017) to Carolina in exchange for Dennis Robertson, Jake Massie and a 5th round pick(2017.)






...sorry if this is already mentioned somewhere else, but I didn't see it.



I was relieved when it wasn't for Staal!

It is also to be noted that after this trade, the 'Canes have 10, yes TEN picks in the first three rounds over the next two drafts!

#2620664 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by DickieDunn on 15 July 2015 - 07:10 PM

Anyone worrying about losing a guy like Andersson, Ferraro, or Callahan on waivers should find more important things to worry about. They're all dime a dozen players.

#2615029 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by amato on 18 June 2015 - 08:02 AM

This article suggests Keith Yandle being traded out of new york.... wonder what it would take to acquire him? 


 His cap hit is extremely cap friendly due to the coyotes keeping half of it but he's a free agent after next season. 




#2617562 Brendan Smith re-signed 2 yrs $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 30 June 2015 - 03:49 PM

Please include sources when posting about signings and trades. 




Pierre LeBrun ‏@Real_ESPNLeBrun  34m

Brendan Smith two year deal with Red Wings at $2.75 M aav

#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.

#2618443 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by rick zombo on 01 July 2015 - 05:08 PM

In typical LGWs fashion, the thread about the Richards signing has more pages than the Mike Green one. 

#2617466 Holland doesn't expect to be busy this offseason

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 30 June 2015 - 10:31 AM

It's been said repeatedly in this thread-this year's UFA class *sucks*. Why are people distraught that Kenny doesn't want to play in the muck? We have awesome prospects coming up, and I for one don't want to hamstring this team with overblown contracts on mediocre players that will then turn around and ass eff us when we try to keep all our young guys down the line.

That being said, I certainly wouldn't mind a good trade or two, but I want nothing to do with UFAs this year.

#2606610 ECSF : (4) Washington Capitals vs. (1) New York Rangers

Posted by Euro_Twins on 07 May 2015 - 06:31 PM

I have this feeling that I really want ovi to win a cup.
Especially now that he's playing defense and back checking.

I've always wanted him to win a cup

#2602659 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by kipwinger on 28 April 2015 - 10:33 AM

I'm not happy just sneaking into the playoffs. And since Nill and Bowman and Yzerman have left, we have struggled. Agree or disagree?


Lol.  Disagree.  Whole heartedly. 


Since Bowman left (2002) we've made the playoffs every single year, went to the finals twice, and won the Cup once. 


Since Yzerman left (2010) we've made the playoffs every single year.


Same with Nill (2013). 


You know who's struggled since Yzerman and Nill left?  Yzerman and Nill. 

#2602651 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by kipwinger on 28 April 2015 - 10:22 AM

Only on LGW does a GM "deserve blame" for building an almost entirely homegrown roster, making the playoffs for the zillionth time in a row, and being poised to upset a better team in the first round. 


The only thing Ken Holland hasn't done is play/coach the actual game itself. 


Has he made some mistakes over the years?  Sure.  Have those mistakes seriously inhibited our chances of being competitive?  The results certainly suggest otherwise.


Or is he supposed to make no mistakes whatsoever?

#2602645 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by rick zombo on 28 April 2015 - 10:17 AM

A discussion…Ha.


Most of the prospects exist on many teams. i.e. Tampa Bay's T. Johnson.


Find me one team in the league that's had to draft from Detroit's position for the last 24 years that has better prospects. Feel free to use these as refernces













How about overpaying for Quincey?


Quincey's been good.


Resigned Cleary twice.


Kept his promise. Continues to exude organizational class. No harm done on the ice.


Overpaid and signed Franzen and Howard.


Franzen is not overpaid. Howard got fair value at the time. This is all on Howard for not keeping his end of the bargain.


Zidlicky is struggling badly.


Meh. Babcock has other options if he wants to use them. Kindl, for example. Didn't give up much to acquire him.


Nyquist looks small and lost out there.


Now you're just stretching


Never planned for Lidstrom's and Rafalski's departures. 


How can you? Without tanking like Florida, you're not getting an Ekblad or Jones or Hannafin. #tankit


Didn't figure out a way to keep Hossa.


IMO, his only major mistake.


Stephen Weiss is on the team but doesn't dress.


Holland's only other mistake. Part of that is on Babcock for not using him properly.


Does any of that ring a bell? Bother you?


Just the Hossa thing.

#2602559 ECQF Game 6 GDT : Lightning 5 at Red Wings 2 - Series Tied 3-3

Posted by wings_fanatic on 28 April 2015 - 01:52 AM

Aside from the fact that you can't tell the future, I'm not saying that Howard should start game 7, it's too late for that. But Howard at the top of his game (which he was at for most of the year) is better and more consistent overall that Mrazek, who has had two very bad games in this series. He won three games, yes, you're not all knowing so you can't say that Howard would not have also won the games.


Completely agreed. That doesn't mean I think Mrazek should be playing over Howard.

What series have you been watching? Mrazek has played better in this series than Jimmy has played in any series. Keep in mind Jimmy also had Lidstrom and raFi for a few seasons as well. Mrazek has been our best player and was not the reason we lost last night at all.

#2601502 ECQF Game 6 GDT : Lightning 5 at Red Wings 2 - Series Tied 3-3

Posted by wings87 on 27 April 2015 - 01:16 PM

But but but....Mrazek doesn't have any playoff experience!

For the love of god, stop trying to start s*** and enjoy the playoff experiance.

#2601182 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 26 April 2015 - 09:46 AM

On paper I think TB is a better team, but there is that veteran determination that guys like Dats, Z and Kronwall always display.  Plus I think Babcock is dominating in the coaching department.


Good thing games aren't played on paper. Wings were outed by a lot of teams that had no business beating us in the past.


Full cycle.

#2600996 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by kickazz on 25 April 2015 - 07:57 PM

Babcock is outcoaching the hell out of Cooper. A testament to why he needs to stay. Our roster isn't as good as it's performing against a team like Tampa. This is coming down to goaltending, heart and coaching. I hope we win the next game to make it a 4-2 series and make everyone who wrote the Wings off feel stupid.