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wings4thecup06

Member Since 16 Apr 2006
Offline Last Active Jan 20 2016 03:41 PM
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In Topic: 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

20 January 2016 - 03:40 PM

Frankly, we have a weakness on D that I would love to be addressed by XO and Marchenko playing full time. I think it'd awesome if we acquired someone like Shattenkirk, but realistically? I doubt it'll happen. 

 

What I'd like to see happen, is the Wings offload some dead weight, bloated contracts that will handcuff the team in the next couple of years. Mostly, though, I think that it's about time we had a monster deal, or at least something that really got this team excited, and the fans. Similar to what happened when we acquired Hasek. That level of excitement you get thinking about the possibilities and how you just can't wait to watch the next few games. I've missed that. 


In Topic: Goalie Battle

17 January 2016 - 02:24 PM

What the Wings really need now is for Jimmy to be lights out the rest of the way (like he was pre ASG last season) so it drives up his trade value. 

Mrazek has clearly assumed the starting job and doesn't look like he'll relinquish it. The kid has too much talent and frankly all star potential.

What remains to be seen is when or if the Wings will trade Howard (they'd be stupid not to, as Mrazek is going to get a hefty raise soon, most likely after this season). 

Problem right now is who wants Howard? The Oilers just re-signed Cam Talbot for nearly $4m AAV for the next 3 seasons, so they're effectively out. So who's left? Buffalo? San Jose? 

Essentially if he continues to play this well, Mrazek will start in the playoffs, and is Jimmy really going to be happy playing 25/30 games next season as backup to Petr? 


In Topic: 1/17 GDT : Flyers (2) at Red Wings (1) Shoot Out

17 January 2016 - 02:15 PM

Seriously why is Pulkkinen on the 4th line and Helm still floundering his way on the 2nd unit? Why not bump Larkin up to play with Pav and Tatar and have Helm with Glendening and Jurco on L4, leaving Richards and Sheahan with Pulks?

Yes our lines have been fairly good and you don't really want to mess with the lineup while winning but it\'s not like we're setting the world on fire offensively. Pulks isn't a defensive player in the slightest and while he works hard, is better on a  scoring line IMO. 


In Topic: Jakub Kindl waived

11 January 2016 - 04:26 PM

We can't keep handing out stupid contracts to all this homegrown talent. Abby, Kindl, Ericsson,.... Let's hope Helm doesn't get a monster deal.

 

This is what I'm worried about long term. Ericsson is a solid D man, but the money he has got, with the term, will handcuff us down the road. Just like I think it will with Abby. I love him, but I still think it's too much. 


In Topic: Jakub Kindl waived

11 January 2016 - 04:15 PM

Well. Convenient that Miller might be out, but this does not remove the long term problem that remains. I support KH, but there have definitely been a few questionable contracts he signed - tbf though, I've never been a fan of Kindl, I've always thought he was too soft and didn't have what it takes. I hope he gets a shot elsewhere in the NHL though, but he was just another soft player on a blue line that needs some physicality or high end offensive guys. 

 

Still. KH needs to solve this once and for all. Quincey shouldn't be re-signed - if he is, it'll have to be a decent pay cut so wqe don't have this issue. This is what worries me about the Abdelkader contract. It's too much money and the Wings will be hands tied soon.....