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#2493905 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 09 March 2014 - 02:49 PM

Marchenko is going to be real good for us.

#2493895 Is the Real Brendan Smith Finally Starting the Show Up?

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 09 March 2014 - 02:30 PM

sadly he isnt the only D that is making bonehead plays lately and i include #55

#2493889 3/9 GDT: Red Wings at Rangers

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 09 March 2014 - 02:21 PM

i did suggest we should have traded Howard for Miller but got flack. Jimmy is very inconsistent to say the least, I would have give Miller 


a 2 year deal for his home state team and Jimmy could have gone home to NY in Buffalo! Mrazek could back up Miller for 2 years and


then take over full time. Monster is just to injury prone to be relied on. I still say trade Jimmy in the off season to get the top D would 


have to be in a package as the way he's played one for one wont get it done. No good being sentimental, if he struggles from now till


the end of the season we need to move him on, if we have any takers.

#2493188 Who will have a better career as a Red Wing: Weiss or Legwand?

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 08 March 2014 - 02:21 PM

Datsyuk, Legwand, Weiss and Helm when all are fit and fully tuned into the systems, thats one hellavu Center line up not many teams will match.


I hope they both have good stints as Wings, and yes i do believe Legwand will re-sign on a 2 year deal. I for one am really excited to see next season's Wings roster come together, add another scoring winger ( or just go with Mantha? ) and a top D ( trade for one ) we could be back up where we belong.

#2490558 Official 2014 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 05 March 2014 - 03:28 PM

i would say that Legwand will re-sign with us where as the others will test the UFA market in the summer.

He has waived his NTC to come to the Wings so that tells me he wants to come here.

#2490333 Official 2014 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 05 March 2014 - 02:24 PM

Legwand and Tallinder to Wings!! i could see Kenny actually doing that. Help at C and a vet presence's on the back end for the run in

#2490259 Official 2014 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 05 March 2014 - 01:46 PM

by the sounds of it Mantha could be making the team next year.

#2490139 Official 2014 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 05 March 2014 - 12:59 PM

i got a gut feeling that the Edler, Erhoff talk is a smoke screen and we are after Tyler Myers. Granted he is having a bad year

but he is a young big R/H who can eat up 20+ mins. The big thing is although only 24 he has over 300 games under his belt.

Maybe a change of surroundings is what he needs. What we'd have to give up? But whatever it is it'll be too high for Kenny!

#2488900 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 03 March 2014 - 06:35 PM

Quincey on our third pairing i have no problem with, his numbers with us are not in a top 4 guys production which is what Kenny signed him for. He has decent numbers everyteam he's been on except the Wings!

#2488273 ESPN says....

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 01 March 2014 - 11:17 AM

Tatar is 23 and Kesler 29 i get the fact that Kesler is a vet and has points on the board but give up Tats for him? I wouldnt and the reason for this is simple, come back to this in 6 years time when Tatar is 29 and compare the stats of both players if Kesler is still playing. Kesler has 2-4 years max at his current level. We are going to get 10+ years from Tomas, and he has only scratched the surface of his abilities.

#2488233 Question about Mantha

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 01 March 2014 - 07:41 AM

Im just thinking of the re-incarnation of the 2 kids and a goat line.  Mantha Pav and Jurco ?!

#2487779 ESPN says....

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 28 February 2014 - 11:03 AM

The whispers we're getting over here in euro land is that the wings have scouts looking at the young Russian's Nikita Tryamkin and Fyodor Malykin. Malykin's name has cropped up before, solid young centre 5'11" 198lb but i think he has 2 years left on his KHL contract. Good skater by all accounts and plays hard. I watched Tryamkin in the world jnrs and he is a big unit, steady in his own end with potential upside to produce on offence. Has played over 70 games in the K and only 19yr old. Both of these guys hail from the same area as Pav, so you never know. Tryamkin hasnt been drafted and i think is still eligible for this year's draft, and have i said he is big, 6'7" 229lb and growing !

Both play for KHL side Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg.

#2487364 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 27 February 2014 - 06:31 PM

I'm sure Teemu was voted as the most skillfull player at the prospect's camp and that his hockey smarts where well above anyone else there. Lets not forget that he has played for 3 full season's in the Finnish Liiga and he leads the Griffs in points this year in his first full year in the AHL. He has played mens league hockey since he was 18, 4 years,its not like he has spent all those early years in jnr leagues raking the points up. 5'10" maybe on the short side, but he is solid at 200LB. If we compare him to our previous Finns, his Liiga record is better than Filppula and the same as Leino. At the AHL level he has a better output than Leino but is behind Filppula. I would say that Ville and Val are both more of playmakers, but Teemu has good playmaking skills but what sets him apart in my eyes is his scoring ability. We all got to breaking screaming at Flip to shot more, we want have that worry with Teemu. 

#2487317 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 27 February 2014 - 02:29 PM

I'd like to see this on the PP and 3rd line next year.



#2486574 Olympic Team Roster

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 24 February 2014 - 06:40 PM

I'm not sure if any of you watched many games or if you only watched the USA or Canada games. But as i am off work at present with the same injury as Z, i got to watch almost every game. What I did see was every nation play at least twice and I got a good look at some players that we wouldn't see normally. A few players did make an impression on me. Although there were some highly skilled players many of them would be considered to be undersize to stake a claim for an NHL roster spot. To see if any of our opinions on these olympic players match or differ drastically i'd like to enter the scenario that a new NHL franchise has been given the go ahead and the new team can pick 2 players from each of the 12 olympic roster's that took part in Sochi. The roster will consist of 3 NM, 8 D and 13 FWD's of which 4 must be center's. 


So here go's 

The 2014 Seattle Olympians.


NM Reto Berra Switzerland

NM Edgars Masalskis Latvia

NM Carey Price Canada


John Carlson USA                D Zdeno Chára Slovakia

Erik Karlsson Sweden          D Sabahudin Kovacevic Slovenia

Olli Määttä Finland                D Drew Doughty Canada.

Matthias Trattnig  Austria      D Marek Zidlicky Czech


Phil Kessel USA  C Anze Kopitar Slovenia  F Lauris Darzins Latvia

Alexander Radulov Russia C Tomas Plekanec Czech F Michael Grabner Austria

Jussi Jokinen Finland  C  Patrick Thoresen Norway  F  Daniel Sedin Sweden

Marián Hossa Slovakia C  Pavel Datsyuk  Russia  F Per-Åge Skrøder Norway

Simon Moser Switzerland.


Some big name's missing, but these are players that impressed me during the games and would hold 

their own in the NHL.