Sorry, I don't see it (the extra gear). The guy is 31 and heading down hill and his stats have been on the decline (playing more games a year and less points then in the past). Also, he struggled to get off of Suter and Weber in the playoffs last year.
Originally Posted by Wingman
Also lets all get something straight, I don't think anyone here is saying Z is a bum. The guy is one of our top 3 players right now but he's not getting any younger and we aren't a team built to compete for a cup anytime soon. Our D is horrible and we are a minimum 2 years away. So why not trade Z for a great return package that can retool our current roster and get us younger.
I saw the following trade proposals in an article. The Wings are giving up 2-3 top 6 forwards for one forward and a defenseman, which doesn't make sense to me. It shores up the backend, but puts the Wings in a position on the front-end of relying on unproven talent. IMO, it creates to many ifs on the team. If a prospect were substituted for Flip, then maybe.
Detroit Red Wings trade Valtteri Filppula, Johan Franzen and Cory Emmerton to Anaheim for Bobby Ryan and Luca Sbisa. Ken Holland might need to give up a little more to Anaheim considering the demand for Ryan. He could toss in another forward like Jan Mursak or Tomas Tatar, or even goalie Joey MacDonald to sweeten the pot.
Calgary trades Jay Bouwmeester and Jarome Iginla to Detroit for Johan Franzen, Valtteri Filppula, Cory Emmerton and Dan Cleary.
Phoenix trades Keith Yandle and Antoine Vermette to Detroit for Johan Franzen, Valtteri Filppula and Jan Mursak.
I read the article and I really don't think that was supposed to be serious. The Detroit deals especially were just incredibly one sided.
Originally Posted by Wingman
Bleacherreport does absolutely nothing for me.
Yes haha it's best to ignore anything BR puts up...ever
I kind of want to post an article listing the 10 best Red Wings of all-time.
Originally Posted by pidg88
1) Brett Hull
2) Luc Robitaille
3) Chris Chelios
4) Steve Yzerman
5) Niklas Kronwall
6) Mark Howe
7) Kris Draper
8) Ray Whitney
9) Manny Legace
10) Brian Rafalski
The following quote is from an article that pretty much sums how I feel about trading for Boumeester. I don't ever see much about possibly signing Kubina, even though he was player the Wings were supposedly interested at the trade deadline. The last sentence confirms what I've read in other articles and what Pidg posted on one of these threads. There is also a brief paragraph on some of the Wings' prospects.
"Trading away a scoring forward for Bouwmeester would address one problem, but create another.
If Holland intends to bolster his ‘D’ without sacrificing offense, his best option is the free agent market, where Carlo Colaiacovo, Michal Rozsival, Brett Clark, Kurtis Foster and Jaroslav Spacek remain available, probably at bargain prices.
Otherwise, Detroit simply has to wait and see if the new CBA forces rival clubs to shop defensemen or look within its own system for help."
Are you kidding me?
Originally Posted by BranWingss
That list would be considered GOOD for BR....
I really just want something to happen at this point... but no the rich are too stubborn to agree.
whats with all of the meetings to talk about when to have the next meeting?