Secret Thrashers Fan
Membre depuis
19 juill. 2021
Équipe favorite
Red Wings de Detroit
Messages dans les forums
Messages par jour
Forum: Armchair-GM18 janv. à 11 h 36
Sujet: How far
Forum: Armchair-GM21 déc. 2021 à 23 h 29
Sujet: TDL twist
Forum: Armchair-GM21 déc. 2021 à 16 h 42
Sujet: How far
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>evelutions2</b></div><div>That dcore and goaltending will be this teams downfall. The forward core is really good, and the top pairing is really good, but this team would have to rely on outscoring opponents more than shutting them down. That will only get you so far, and while both goalies will make timely saves, Ned isn’t the best starter, and Vejmelka has been really good playing behind an awful Arizona team, but they will only get you so far. Plus the forward core is a little light on forwards who can really defend, outside of seller and Stepan. This team will score a lot of goals, but they will also allow a lot of goals. Very strong transition game, but will definitely struggle in their own zone.

So, no, I am not joking. This would be a wild card team, and most likely a first round exit, maybe second round exit if they get lucky.</div></div>
I understand that perspective, but I think you’re underrating the defense a bit. It’s not tops of the league or anything, but they’re better than some people would give them credit for. And while there aren’t any big-name defensive forwards, as a whole that group should still be decent on the defensive end. I agree on the goaltending, they’re good but not great. Either way, I see 5 elite wingers in that forward group, some good center depth, and a good amount of toughness overall. My opinion would be that they’re a conference finals team on a normal day, and a finals team on a great one. It’s near impossible to find any other teams in the league with this much forward depth, and the defense is nothing to scoff at. As I said before, I understand and respect your opinion on this team, and those critiques are valid.
Forum: Armchair-GM21 déc. 2021 à 14 h 23
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>TraderJoes</b></div><div>Klefbom is on LTIR so doesn't have a cap hit, no reason for Edmonton to move that contract.

Barrie is an elite offensive defenseman so there isn't enough in this trade (remove Edmonton's 1st, add Detroit's 1st?) to interest the Oilers.</div></div>
The main purpose of adding a big contract (Keith, Barrie, Klefbom) is to get to the cap floor. That's the reason Klefbom's contract is a possible target. Also, "Barrie is an elite offensive defenseman"? I've gone up to bat for Barrie plenty of times, to defend him when people call him a cap dump, but he's not an "elite offensive defenseman". He's good, sure, and he has a knack for feeding elite talent, but I wouldn't go that far.

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Drw4209</b></div><div>Why would Detroit have any interest in this. Veleno finally NHL ready so they trade him for a late 1st to start the process all over again...and Keith + Marody offers nothing to Wings.</div></div>
Idk, I get why we shouldn't move Veleno but I just have a feeling deep down that he's never gonna reach his potential. He's been practically invisible on the ice ever since that debut 2-point game this season, and while I get that he's still developing, I don't see enough right now to confidently say he's ever going to be more than a third-liner at best. I'm not giving up all hope, but he's been such a slow burner with his development that it makes it hard for me to get excited about him. Just my gut feeling about him, but I definitely understand why Detroit shouldn't move him.