Im fairly ammused how concerned you and others are by the placement of a thread in a sports forum lol.
There is hardly any action in the NHL forum... ever... why do people care if this gets moved or not?
--Everything I have heard since the beginning of last year has been Suter to the Wings. I have not focused too much on Lidstrom but do you Wings fans think he is leaning one way or the other?
---I would be surprised if you guys picked up Semin. He seems like too much of a question mark at this point and I'm not really sure he would fix any of your problems.
We've had numerous threads on small Ranger topics in the past few months.
We've had threads like "What should Brian Burke do?".
We've talked about a lot of these teams in the NHL forum in the past. Who cares? Detroit's a big market team, and could very well make the biggest splash this off-season. We're rumored in on Zach Parise, Ryan Suter, and Alexander Semin. Detroit's been talked about a lot lately, and it is interesting to get the main NHL forum's opinion on this, considering all of the success in the past, and the lack of playoff success this year. Obviously we need a change.
In the Red Wings forum there is a thread called 2012-2013 season. In this thread you are basically talking about the same stuff. If a non Red Wings fan is interested in talking about who you should pursue they can go there. That is the point of each team having their own forum.
Outside of a few of us saying this needs to be in the Wings forum, majority of the people talking in this thread a Red Wings fans.
2. Seems like Babs is confident in him returning. I thought this would be Lidstrom's last year, but I really don't know. I hope he has one more in him, or five. I think he's leaning towards returning, maybe 60/40.
3. We've had tons of success with Europeans and such, which is why the Semin talk is there. Babs is pretty strict, and has got the best out of players. If we had Scotty Bowman still, it would have been perfect. However, Babs can do it. Seeing hard working Europeans could bring out the best in Semin. I was against it for awhile, but I am losening up to the idea. We kind of need an Alexander Semin. The Mule was useless from January on to be honest. In the playoffs, it was Dats vs the Preds. Semin would give us legs, and that one shot weapon that Franzen and Bert do not have. I'm hoping for it actually. I'd love to see:
Alexander Semin - Pavel Datsyuk - Todd Bertuzzi
Valterri Filppula - Henrik Zetterberg - Johan Franzen
Daniel Cleary - Darren Helm - Gustav Nyquist
Drew Miller - Justin Abdelkader - Patrick Eaves/Tomas Holmstrom
Jan Mursak/Cory Emmerton
Dats would have a scorer, and Bert and Dats have solid chemistry. Bert's garbage without Datsyuk. That second line will hit slumps, but will be a force in both ends. Remember, Cleary played the full year on one knee, and the year prior, was on pace for 33 goals. Helm's awesome, and us Wings fans love Nyquist. Fourth line is stellar too. All four can, and have played on the third line.
All teams usually have an injury or two at times, so Homer and Eaves will both be in.
Jiri Hudler would be gone. He was great for us actually. He really started working hard, and digging in corners.
There are a couple of unwritten rules:
1.) Any thread that negatively mentions the Bruins is closed within 12 hours.
2.) Any thread that negatively mentions the Leafs, if it is not a Leafs fan who does it, is closed within 4 hours.
3.) Any thread about the Wings or Rangers gets to do whatever it wants, as long as it doesn't break the two rules above.
If Praise hits free agency you full court press him
Lids isn't a puck mover. He's a puck fedex-er. He's a puck deliveryman. He can hit you from goal line to center ice with his eyes closed.
Alright taking this a different direction I mean heck it is a who should they pursue thread nothing said no trades
To Wnpg- Franzen, Quincey's rights, prospect...Gives them a top 6 forward to help ease the scoring pressure on Kane, Ladd and Little and a #4 D man. Prospect im not sure who we would have to throw in (Im willing to "over pay" a little in this scenario to get rid of the contract and get a young D man)
To Det- Zach Bogosian+late round pick (I think he is much better then gets a rap for)
Now I am assuming Lids returns if not im assuming we go all out and get Sutter. Gives us another Right handed shot for the PP, pairings would be. It also saves us cap space, and Bogo can be nasty.
This also makes room for Nyquist in the top 6, which in turn opens the door for Tatar next year imo. I would like to sign Semin 2 yr 10-12mil. Line-up would look like
Am I forgetting anyone? Hmm