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In Topic: flyers sign macdonald to 6 year $30 million extension

Yesterday, 01:58 PM

This is why I always laugh when, every time the Wings re-sign any of their RFA types, letsgowings blows up with "we overpaid!" It happened with Ericsson and Kronwall, and it has happened with others. Invariably those "overpaid" contracts start looking pretty darned good later when other teams pay more for lesser players. Not saying Holland has never made a mistake, obviously, but for most of the in-house guys who would be considered core players, he has locked them up for less than the market soon became.

In Topic: Pens or Bruins

11 April 2014 - 08:14 AM

I prefer the Pens because (assuming we get past them) we would stay in that division for Round 2. I think Rangers or Flyers would be easier to beat in Round 2 than Tampa Bay, assuming the Lightning get past Montreal. TB has had our number this season and Bishop has been especially tough on us (altho he may not be healthy). On the other hand, I don't love our chances in a Round 2 matchup with CBJ if they end up seeded in the Metro Division and win Round 1.

In Topic: 4/9 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Pens 4 (SO). Wings clinch playoff spot!

09 April 2014 - 04:41 PM

The Wings have been playing well, but so have the Jackets and they are not missing their top forward and their second-best defenceman. Plus CBJ is a pretty physical team. I'm not saying the Pens shouldn't fear the Wings, I'm saying I think if they had to choose one or the other they would rather meet the Wings, mostly (but not solely) because of the injury situation.

In Topic: 4/9 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Pens 4 (SO). Wings clinch playoff spot!

09 April 2014 - 04:20 PM

I think with the Wings missing two key guys and the way Columbus has been playing lately, the Pens probably fear the Jackets more than the Wings.

In Topic: Is the Real Brendan Smith Finally Starting the Show Up?

09 April 2014 - 09:42 AM

I'm liking Smith more and more. Yes, he makes some mistakes (as do all of our defencemen) but he seems to have fantastic offensive instincts -- he knows when to move up on the rush and when to attack the net. I think he would bring way more to the power play than DeKeyser does at this point, altho DD's slapshot seems harder.