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In Topic: Official 2015 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Today, 05:04 PM

So the Rangers don't have their first or second round pick this year, or their first next year, and Chicago doesn't have their first and second for this year... Is this correct (serious question)?

This is supposed to be a deep draft, no?

In Topic: Official 2015 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Today, 04:17 PM

Nick Kypreos @RealKyper 3m3 minutes ago

#NHLtrade. Yandle to #Rangers. Girardi expected to be in the deal as well going to #coyotes

Wow if Girardi is part of that deal.... I'm really interested to see what the full trade consists of. I wonder if Arizona is interested in flipping Girardi to the Wings....

In Topic: Once again blowing a lead and giving up 3 goals

Today, 01:24 PM

It sounds exactly like you think it hasn't been addressed.  Generally, when someone says "I think this needs to be discussed" it means it's something that hasn't been discussed to that point.  Regardless, blown leads happen, they happened to the "old" Wings teams too, and those teams had a habit of starting slow because they knew that they had the firepower to turn it on and flip a switch at any point and rattle off 3 goals in 10 minutes.  It's nothing new, and if it's happening more, then it's because with a salary cap there's not as much space between the top tams and the bottom feeders.  It used to be there were always one or two teams that were basically AHL teams because they wouldn't/couldn't pay any decent NHL vets, now pretty much every team has at least one good line.

I agree with everything except the bolded. Again, my saying "I think it needs to be addressed" is in response to the posters in this thread who have implied the issue isn't a big deal because we've been winning. It has no bearing on what I think is or isn't happening in the lockerroom. It's akin to a mechanic working on my car in his garage, and my girlfriend in the lobby says the alternator on the car doesn't need to be fixed because it's still driving, and me replying to her that the alternator problem needs to be addressed. My conversation with my girlfriend in the lobby doesn't mean that I don't think the mechanic is fixing the car. It means that I think there's a problem that needs to be addressed, and I'm conveying that thought to someone who suggests otherwise.

And just a side note: talking about and practicing correcting a problem doesn't = problem is sufficiently addressed. I'm sure Babs and co have been focusing on the blown leads theoughout this entire road trip, considering it's been a common theme, but based on the fact the Wings blew a two-goal lead yesterday, I wouldn't consider the problem sufficiently addressed. They're working on it, sure, but the problem as of our last game is not yet solved, and thus still requires attention.

In Topic: Once again blowing a lead and giving up 3 goals

Today, 09:26 AM

You should send them all e-mails.  I don't think they've thought about it at all.  I bet Babcock just shrugs and says "well, we won, who cares if it was a little sloppy and we gave up 3 straight goals.  No biggie."

Based on your response it sounds like you believe I don't think they are currently trying to address the blown leads, which is a bad conclusion to jump to based on my comment, and particularly what you bolded. To clarify: my comment is aimed more in response to the comments in this thread, where the general consensus seems to be that wins are the important thing, and how we got there not as much. I can't respond to anything the coaching staff says or does because I don't have access to their conversations and focuses in the lockerroom and during practice, but I'm sure it's something they've talked and will continue to talk about. And as I stated earlier, it's something I think they should talk about and continue to talk about.

In Topic: Official 2015 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Yesterday, 10:41 PM

1st and a prospect for a rental who is a career 40 point a year guy.  I will puke in my mouth if Holland makes a deal like this...which he wont

Sounds like that prospect is a pretty solid pick up too.