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#2650316 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 27 January 2016 - 06:00 PM

The other thing I would say is that Holland and co. need to dramatically alter their opinions on who can be moved, and who deserves to stay and get a raise. Going forward we cannot continue to eat up cap space on middling guys and "prove it contracts". I know that guys like Ericsson, Quincey, Smith, Miller, Helm, Howard, and even Abby have been good at times, and might even be good now, but most of them signed contract when they weren't appreciably better than other alternatives.

I hate to say it, but we really need to learn from teams like Chicago with regard to managing the cap. The threshold for who is replaceable needs to raise a bit in Detroit. Especially as our old guys retire and we transition toward the future.

Is there any doubt that Kenny would have moved heaven and earth to keep guys like Saad, Buf, Ladd, Versteeg, Sharp, Oduya, Stalberg, etc.when you look at what he's done to keep our mid level guys? Going forward guys need to do a little more to earn their contracts in Detroit.

#2649622 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by e_prime on 23 January 2016 - 11:25 AM

You mean LGW hasn't gone and turned full heel on Pulkinnen yet? 

I mean, certainly, LGW wanted him to get a chance before we packed him off without a look.

His injury situation has been problematic and he hasn't necessarily been given the best of opportunities, but...

I think I've seen enough to say: I think he's a guy we could easily part with if we're putting together a package to land a bigger piece. 

#2649598 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 23 January 2016 - 12:41 AM

I think Pulkinen's struggles in the NHL have less to do with the coaching system and more to do with Pulkkinen.


That can't be. He's a young player/prospect in the Wings' system. That means he's a guaranteed HoFer according to LGW posters.

#2649478 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by kickazz on 22 January 2016 - 04:54 PM

wrong thread

#2649446 Joakim Andesson on Waivers

Posted by krsmith17 on 22 January 2016 - 01:05 PM

Andersson will likely be in the lineup tonight against Buffalo, and Athanasiou is expected to be back in the lineup tonight against Rochester. Maybe they swap them after tonight's games, assuming Andersson clears waivers and is sent to Grand Rapids...


Although it's probably more likely that they're looking to call up a defender with Kronwall out for the next few weeks. Likely Ouellet, but I'd like to see Jensen or Sproul get a look.

#2648923 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by Echolalia on 19 January 2016 - 11:34 AM

What I do not get though is why it's taking so long for Stamkos/Yzerman to get a long-term deal done?


Was Stamkos, and his agent waiting to see what Kopitar got?


Me thinks if everything was grand in sunny Florida - a deal would've been done by now...The chances of Holland swinging a trade is still unlikely - just my 2 cents.


Its still quite possible Stamkos bolts (see what I did there) in the offseason once he's a free agent.  I mean the guy has liked multiple tweets asking if he should play in Toronto, and apparently did some batting practice with the Jays, too.  At the very least I think its worth his time to see if the Leafs make him a solid offer in June and go from there, because he's clearly interested in playing for them despite how many times he tries to convince us it was his pocket that liked those tweets.

#2648850 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 18 January 2016 - 07:12 PM

:lol: No, prime mentioned that Lucic  will most likely never be available, he never said what if. I get where you're going with it, but it adds more substance than someone coming in a pretty much saying "people like to pretend they can get everyone's superstar just because they like them...." now saying something like that adds nothing and just trolls the topic.  Something that some users are well versed in...




Jesus, Bowie last week and now fellow Detroiter Glen Frey! Too young to leave us! RIP Guys! Musical geniuses!


Others have noticed as well, not just myself.


Go read your post history, you will see some lol worthy proposals for other superstars. Clearly there are other users trolling us on here.

#2648827 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by e_prime on 18 January 2016 - 04:55 PM


...there goes the topic...



There's nothing wrong with a little dose of reality around here.


...and the fact of the matter is that there is no "what if" when it comes to Lucic.  He ain't available.  Not for anything.


Actually, I lied. I know exactly why it happens.

It's because these guys covet other team's star players that play a particular brand of hockey they long to see again in Detroit. They convince themselves that these players must be acquired at any cost (other than, you know, actually parting with the assets that would be required to do so) They then scour the internet for any tidbit of information that somehow seems to support their fantasy. Inevitability they become irrationally upset at Holland when he fails to trade rape the 29 other GMs in the league. Good times.

Best of times?  Actually.  No.  Worst of times.

#2648818 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by e_prime on 18 January 2016 - 04:14 PM

LA is 1st in their division and Lucic is playing well there. Not sure why anyone would think he is available.


Honestly, I'm waiting for Lombardi to somehow manage to void Dustin Brown's contract so that he can re-sign Lucic.

#2632612 10/23 Tacky GDT Red Wings @ Calgary Flames 9:00 PM EST

Posted by KATIEBARTHEDOOR24 on 23 October 2015 - 09:21 PM

Don't make Q angry.
You won't like it when he is angry

#2618533 Holland doesn't expect to be busy this offseason

Posted by FlashyG on 01 July 2015 - 07:39 PM

He managed to find us a RHD we've been looking for since Rafalski retired, he addressed our lack of center depth after buying out Weiss. More importantly he did both without tying us to either player long term so even if they don't work out, it won't be a disaster.


To top if off he and Mr. Ilitch already worked out a pretty awesome new dance routine with our new additions.



#2617717 Alexander semin being bought out

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 30 June 2015 - 07:58 PM

Its hard to get excited with no fore check.
His back checking is decent, but I don't like playing from behind with semin, he has no intensity, and he puts too much pressure on the rush, and when he doesn't score he gives up and you don't see him the rest of the time.

#2616206 Will Wings Revisit Signing Phaneuf?

Posted by kipwinger on 25 June 2015 - 10:42 AM

Burke actually did say "green peace folks" once. It was when he sent Franks favorite dumb meathead, Colton Orr, to the minors (cause he sucks) and all 29 other teams acknowledged His suckyness by not claiming him on waivers


That press conference was a master stroke by Brian Burke.  He became the champion of "Ye Olde Tyme Hockey" by glorifying Colton Orr at the same time as he was effectively waiving him and ending his pro career.


"Look at Colton Orr here", Burke gestures, "Why he's the prototype of what a hockey player should be.  All heart, knuckles, and square jaw.  I love this kid as if he were my own son.  He a rat killing, penalty box chillin, death tollin, rock and rollin', son of a gun, and he's the kind of guy that wins hockey games..."


..."which is why I'm waiving him and sending him to the minors". 

#2601194 Brian McGrattan

Posted by Hack & Whack Rule! on 26 April 2015 - 10:51 AM

I'm not scared of Brian McGrattan...in fact, I dare him to come and try to slam my face into my keyboaljksdfhgkljsh

#2596420 Oilers win the Draft Lottery

Posted by derblaueClaus on 18 April 2015 - 07:24 PM

Good, buffalo didnt deserve him after that tank job


True. But McDavid also didn't deserve the Oilers.