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Andy Pred 48

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#2475422 1/22 GDT : Blackhawks 4 at Red Wings 5 (SO)

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 22 January 2014 - 06:11 PM

I just hope we are still in the game going into the 3rd. We need the likes of Bert, Cleary and Big E to step up and to help Z and Nik

coax this young Wings team through this difficult game and the upcoming few weeks till the injury list starts to subside. Once we do

have a fully fit roster we will be able to compete against the top sides, I hope this doesn't come too late.




#2475364 1/22 GDT : Blackhawks 4 at Red Wings 5 (SO)

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 22 January 2014 - 01:44 PM

why doesn't Babs put tats helmer and Gus together as the 2nd line, I mean their speed would at least give the hawks something to think about and they could at least compete in that aspect as well as having a scoring threat.

I believe he has Gus Z Abby  Jurco Riley Bert  as the projected 1 & 2 combos.




#2473081 I'd like to talk about this off-season/next season

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 15 January 2014 - 09:21 AM

 i dont think we'll see any deals before this deadline. front office will just let the ufa's on our roster run out and let them all hit free agency. maybe they ask Alfie back and an outside possability they give monster another year but the rest will be let go.This would free up $12m. I think they will go after 2 Ufa's or trades to fill 

Quincey and Bertuzzi spots. The other 3 spots will be filled from within.

Gustavsson resign or give Mrazek the back up job.

Quincey let go sign free agent or trade to upgrade.

Alfredsson resign if he wants to stay or sign replacement from fa or trade.

Bertuzzi let go sign free agent to replace.

Samuelsson let go Jurco to take spot.

Cleary let go Sheahan to take spot.

Eaves let go Glendening to take spot.

 

This scenario isnt my choice but its what i believe the front office will do.

This leaves Tootoo in limbo, they will try and trade him or use him in a package

but we have a few young players who are out of option's as well. Almqvist and

Ferraro the most notable. So we are going to see some movement one way or 

another.




#2472952 2010-2011 drafts will be our savior

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 14 January 2014 - 01:28 PM

just one question for all the pessimist's out there, just who was the last sure thing or real deal we did actually draft? I would dare to say we could say Martin Lapointe back in '91so id argue that we have got a potential replacement for both Z and Pav, they just havent arrived at the big club yet. Its a wait a see exercise.




#2471861 Trade with Sabres?

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 10 January 2014 - 10:10 AM

how about just Miller for Howard? This would give both players the chance to play for their home state team. We should sound Miller out about a 2 year deal at the end of his current contract thus giving Mrazek 2 years as back up before taking over the starters role, i just think Kenny overpaid Howard and the deal was to long.




#2471446 Look who's top in GR scoring

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 09 January 2014 - 05:49 AM

Dirty Harry scored his team leading 14th goal for the Griffins last night and seems to be making a strong case for a job on the Wings next season. He has cut down on his pims considerably and has actually shown the coaches he can play as well as agitate.

A fourth line of Sheahan Tootoo and Callahan looks an intriguing one which may just happen.




#2470959 World Juniors Tourney Thread

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 05 January 2014 - 03:55 PM

justice for the Finns, talk about homer refs. The Blackhawks got a future star there.




#2469059 Ilitch reveals plan for new $450m, 18,000-seat Red Wings arena

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 31 December 2013 - 08:22 AM

i just hope we have a team worthy enough to play in the new place 




#2469054 Blockbuster deal?

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 31 December 2013 - 07:35 AM

trade Howie before his stock gets any lower guys  :sleepy:

 

to  Buffalo  Howard

                     Quincey

                      Tootoo

                      2nd r pick

 

to Detroit     Miller

                      Tallinder




#2468319 Blockbuster deal?

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 29 December 2013 - 01:09 PM

do any of us feel we need a deal to put us back amongst the elite sides in the show? i kinda feel we have drifted out of the top 6 teams in the last 3 years and dont see us getting back into the elite with what we have and what we have got in the minors in the near future. 
i have said in another thread that i would put Howard out there and package him with a top prospect and draft pick to see what we could get.
any thoughts or suggestions ? or do you feel we are still a elite side.


#2467849 Weiss

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 27 December 2013 - 02:58 PM

he wont be a buyout candidate , he could however be part of a trade deal at the end of the year if he dosent improvev when he returns.




#2467767 I'd like to talk about this off-season/next season

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 26 December 2013 - 03:44 PM

Mantha Pav Jurco, the new 2 kids and a goat line next year anyone?




#2455634 Possible trade with Panthers

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 20 November 2013 - 05:52 AM

we all know that Kenny loves bringing back old boys, well im hearing that Matthias is available from Florida and ive read somewhere that the Wings are keen on Kulikov.

Maybe getting both in a deal is feasible. that's $4.25m in cap thou.

What would Kenny have to give up to get them both? One of our rookie D's would be on the list and maybe one of the vet ones as well as a young forward.

 

 

 




#2455631 Babcock performance thread

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 20 November 2013 - 05:25 AM

Babs has a  good win %, in fact in the reg season its better than Scotty's was. I feel that he isn't getting the right players for the system's he wants

to use. So he either has to change his style to adapt to the roster he has or get Kenny targeting players that will work within the Babcock reign.

 

as for the roster, well I kinda get the feeling that were gunna ride it thru to the season's end and then Kenny can right the wrongs he's done by not

re-signing guys that are past their best. Loyalty is all well and good, but im afraid its costing us games now and at the end of the day, Mr I will only

stand so much before the hammer comes down.

 

on the plus side, if we carry on like this we could get a top 10 draft pick for the first time since Martin Lapointe in 1991.




#2396610 WCQF Game 3 GDT - Ducks 4 @ Red Wings 0 (ANA leads series 2-1)

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 04 May 2013 - 09:49 PM

is Dekeyser that good!?