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In Topic: The Rise and Fall of Drew Miller

Yesterday, 04:47 PM

Again, are there other GMs who neither trade prospects nor waive people?

Didn't Stan Bowman waive Brian Bickell AND trade away prospects this off season? I bet that guy sucks as a GM.

Information from outside the Red Wings bubble is not welcome. With Janmark this team is a contender.

In Topic: The Rise and Fall of Drew Miller

Yesterday, 01:25 PM

How many top 6 guys are we gonna have?

Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Tatar, Nyquist, Jurco, Athanasiou, Svechnikov, Larkin, Nosek, Mantha, etc etc etc. See what I'm getting at? The top 6 is full, dude. Why dont you want a dangerous bottom 6, as well? Do we have to have a guy who poses no threat offensively, doesnt hit, and has Fenwick For numbers that demonstrate the other team is teeing off on him? Why?

A lot, I want a lot. We should have a dangerous top 9, then a defensive minded bottom six. If a prospect is projected as a top 6 they should develop as such. If they all work out then that's even better because we can trade them for a defenseman.

I'm open to a better fourth liner than Miller but not at the expense of AA's development. The more useful developed prospects we have the better, then when we lose a Janmark, Jarnock, Jamyrack or Jimbob to a deadline trade we really haven't set the team back at all.

In Topic: The Rise and Fall of Drew Miller

Yesterday, 10:39 AM

A 50 goal scorer in juniors? You mean Mantha?

No, I mean a solid defensive penalty killer who can chip in offense once in a while. Mantha is being developed for first line duties, playing on the Wings fourth line would stunt his development. If he doesn't work out in a few years and he becomes a reliable defensive player then he can be a fourth liner.

In Topic: The Rise and Fall of Drew Miller

Yesterday, 10:15 AM

This is MYTH. Our 4th line does NOT have to suck offensively because of one player. We COULD have a 4th line that's dangerous both ways. Why do Athanasiou and Jurco have to be off the 4th line? Why do Glendening and Helm need to play with an offensive zero every night? Why cant Jurco and Athanasiou kill penalties and block shots. People act like we are protecting some treasure that cant get scratched. Im sure Athanasiou and Jurco will play as much as they can and wherever they can on the Red Wings and be happy about it. Miller needs to go. He's hurting the team. Just check the stats.

It's about player development and cap space, as discussed previously in this thread. Certainly there are better players than Miller, but you need a fourth line guy on the fourth line to do fourth line things. Ideally you'd upgrade miller with a Maltby like player.

In Topic: The Rise and Fall of Drew Miller

Yesterday, 07:58 AM

Absolutely. But we have Arhanasiou and Jurco, who are both better than both of rhose 2.

But it would be stupid to play them on the fourth line for an extended period of time, as many posters have aptly explained above.