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  1. Well i'll give you credit, if you were an NHL GM, you would never get fleeced on a trade, however... You would never get a deal done either, because you are always trying to fleece the other guys by offering up your 2nd rate product for their 1st rate product, this proposal is way off the mark for Detroit, even more so considering an intelligent GM like Yzerman is steering that ship.
  2. The whole point of this setup we got going on right now is to have a formidable and deep top 9, none of the top 3 centers are expendable for the simple fact that the entire thing falls apart if you start plugging Evans and Poehling in there. If you plan to build a roster with a deep top 9 up front, a deep top 4 in the back, and the arguable deepest goalie depth, you have to go all in on that, the only expendables are your 4th liners and bottom pair D, i'm not sure why we are even contemplating anything else. The only currently non expendable player in the top 9 I could see becoming
  3. Ok, so you don't like the contract, I won't deny that it doesn't come without it's risks if he remains injury proned. However, you can't say we are choosing size over skill, while we are in fact getting size AND skill. Anderson is a big top 6 forward with good skating, a big shot, and good hands around the net, trying to diminish his skill level just because he is big and has a contract you don't like, isn't very fair, or accurate, for that matter.
  4. Come on man, watch the first 3 sequences here and tell me you see a plug with size and no skill..
  5. Big props so far to MB, love him or hate him, admit it or not, he is smashing his offseason out of the park and into a windshield in parking lot section F thus far.
  6. Not a Chance! Gallagher and Danault are the ones you keep, the depth that becomes expendable after that is Byron, Lehkonen, Weal, and to an extent, Armia.
  7. Love it, The cap hit is good, there is some risk in the term of course, but I love the player, love what he brings, the intangibles, the 5 on 5 stats, the advanced stats, the train engine mentality.
  8. Opening night looks like this for me.. Drouin - Suzuki - Anderson Tatar - Danault - Gallagher Toffoli - KK - Armia Lehkonen - Evans - Byron Chiarot - Weber Edmunson - Petry Romanov/Kulak - Juulsen/Fleury
  9. I agree with your point, and it is true, but you do also underline my concern, the ugly questions that need to be asked, because that scenario means someone is almost certainly going to be, performing below their inflated salary. Whether by a dip in their play resulting in a demotion that then doesn't provide them the opportunity for redemption, or by default by not having the opportunity to make good on their cap hit due to a bottom 6 role. This signing ticks some positive boxes, another hard nosed player with a 200 foot game, a winger capable of 20 goals, and obviously forward de
  10. Not a HUGE fan of this move, just from a roster position It is kind of awkward now to figure out where he can get an opportunity to be a 20 goal guy with wingers like Drouin/Tatar and Anderson/Gallagher in his way. He is going to have a hard time justifying his cap hit with production from a 3rd line position, which at this moment is where he looks like he slots in our depth chart. We'll see what other roster moves will take place to give a better idea of how this all fits come Jan. 1st, but on a healthy line up, he is going to be playing a long side Armia and whichever center is i
  11. You're still judging this by the same flawed criteria as many of those who hate it, point total averages. Anderson wasn't a top line player when he scored 27, he wasn't playing a long side the best Center on their team like he will be slotted to here. Max got all the top C luxuries here when he scored 70, and a skilled forward will find a way to produce in those circumstances, he is after all a very good player who just doesn't fit anymore in a context where he can thrive. With that said there are simply a lot of things Anderson does that Max never could. He drives the net and cre
  12. At the end of the day guys, Domi was just more of the same on this team, small, quick, fiesty, and skilled. Anderson brings a dimension with him that only Armia has, with more potential for production, and quick on his feet for a big guy. You simply subtract something you have plenty of to fill a void in something you barely have any of. It's a roster building trade even more so than the player for player. We are finally getting to a point where we are fine tuning the personal, and shoring up needs, there's no point knit picking this to death. Did we need another small
  13. Not a fan of the term, but cap hit looks good to me, 5.5 for a player who projects to be a top 6 RW is fine, it spreads the money around. Most teams that are in team building purgatory and at the cap ceiling at the same time, with little flexibility to address team needs, have players in the top 6 making huge AAVs. I could see him being a value issue by year 7, but as far as fitting a top 6 player into your cap situation, 5.5 seems like a very workable number with the current cap limit.
  14. You would only need to watch Anderson and Clarkson play closely for about 2 games to quickly notice the only similarities they have are size and that their last names end in son.
  15. The more I see of Jarvis, the more I find myself looking past his size and embracing the offensive ability of this kid. I would be very pleased if we called his name on draft day, we need more of these gifted offensive wingers to start gluing to the centers like Suzuki and KK in the coming years.
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