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  1. I don't understand the backlash on the kid, the number is not retired league-wide, nor by the Islanders; so what's the issue? Orr's #4 is worn league-wide; Howe's #9 is worn league-wide. He is wearing #66 because his favourite player growing up wore that number. Naslund was my favourite player as a kid and I wore #19 throughout my hockey days; same way kids now are probably wearing Crosby's 87, Ovie's #8 and McDavid's 97. Lemieux's 66 and Jagr's 68 are two of the more random numbers in league history and have never been historically popular until they were dawned by those 2 legends, so I understand that side of the argument. But to slam the kid for choosing the number of his idol is utter garbage, he's worn the number since the age of 15 in MAJOR JUNIOR HOCKEY, in CANADA. This is a non-story creating a buzz because the deadline has passed and the hockey networks (I mean sports networks) here in Canada have nothing else to talk about. Kid's been through the mud with the media many times already (most of which he did bring upon himself), but to continuously ridicule the kid is pretty low.
  2. What a deadline As much as the Red Wings tried to participate this year, it just wasn't meant to be. We are pleased with the few moves we were able to make a few weeks back and look forward to continuously working on improving our team to crack the playoffs in the impossible Eastern Conference. Best of luck during the stretch drive to the teams still in the race for a playoff spot.
  3. Might as well join the rest of the league and announce who's "available." The Red Wings are willing to listen to offers on the following: Zach Parise Adam Henrique James van Riemsdyk Tommy Wingels Beau Bennett Olli Maatta Derrick Pouliot Brendan Smith Calvin Pickard Obviously some players are a LOT harder to acquire than others, but we are listening to what's out there. We are in no need to make a move so don't expect any "give-aways." Phone lines are open (once again, through PM or Discord).
  4. Detroit's phone lines will be open up until the deadline if any teams are interested in making inquiries (PM and Discord - both readily accessible).
  5. REPORT: The Red Wings are wanting to wheel n' deal. Sources say the Wings have sent out numerous messages of interest to teams around the league and are letting it be known that they have the phone lines open to discuss trades up until the deadline next week. Get in touch if you're looking to make a move.
  6. @greensman Posted this yesterday right before the post with my updated roster. Please place Smith in place of Pouliot on my active roster. Thanks!!
  7. DETROIT RED WINGS Zach Parise - Ryan O’Reilly - Jakub Voracek James van Riemsdyk - Adam Henrique - Elias Lindholm Zach Hyman - Andreas Athanasiou - Marcus Foligno Dennis Rasmussen - Tommy Wingels - Beau Bennett Nail Yakupov Brent Seabrook - Noah Hanifin Ivan Provorov - Olli Maatta Jay Bouwmeester - Brendan Smith Troy Stecher John Gibson Calvin Pickard The Red Wings are searching for an upgrade to their middle 6 center position, as well as their bottom six forwards in general. Teams looking to move a 2nd line center or bottom 6 player should contact the Red Wings.
  8. Detroit activates D Brendan Smith from IR Detroit assigns D Derrick Pouliot to their AHL affiliate
  9. Bobby Lu was/is my favorite player, and always will be (check the username). That being said, I am leaning towards a no on this one. In my opinion, it should only be #16 up in the rafters right now, followed by #22 and #33 in due time. No disrespect to Smyl, Bure and Naslund, but the impact that Trevor had and with what the Twins have done goes beyond on-ice production. True Canucks in every sense of the word.
  10. The Red Wings are working the phones hard trying to facilitate some deals to strengthen their forward group. Sources say that Red Wings management will be readily available the next few days in order to hopefully finalize some deals.
  11. The Red Wings are looking to strengthen their bottom 6 forward group. Any teams looking to make some moves should get in touch with the Red Wings.
  12. [Send Down] The Detroit Red Wings send down F Jesse Puljujarvi and F Jakub Vrana to their AHL affiliate [Call Up] The Detroit Red Wings call up F Dennis Rasmussen and F Beau Bennett and place them on the active roster
  13. Most Canucks Fans probably remember the spring of 2013 well, albeit for all the wrong reasons. Coming off back to back Presidents Trophies in 2011 and 2012, the Canucks finished 3rd in the West, and were matched up against the Sharks in the 1st round. As we all probably recall, the Canucks got swept in 4 games, AV was subsequently let go, and the team has been in limbo ever since. But if you look closely at the moves the Sharks made at the trade deadline of that spring, it goes to show that you can offload assets for a return and yet still strive for a playoff position: Sharks trade D Douglas Murray to Pittsburgh for 2 2nd round picks Sharks trade F Michal Handzus to Chicago for a 4th round pick Sharks trade F Ryan Clowe to the Rangers for 2 2nd round picks + a 3rd Round pick ( By trading 3 players, the Sharks acquired 4 2nd round picks, plus a 3rd and 4th round pick (although, one of the 2nds was conditional, so I am unsure what happened with that). Point being, with the Canucks in the thick of the playoff race right now, it wouldn't be considered "giving up on the season"/"tanking" if some of the veterans were moved for valuable pieces that could help with building this team for the future. Let's face it, if the Canucks somehow manage to get into the playoffs, they will be faced with a tough task no matter who they match up against in the 1st round. Unlike the Dan Hamhuis "saga" of last year, moving valuable veterans that are no longer in the future plans is smart asset management, and can set up a team on draft day to maneuver around the board as they seem fit. If the kids from the Comets are not ready to call up, there are always cheaper alternatives that could be available on the trade market. For example, the Sharks of 2013 acquired Raffi Torres and Scott Hannan at the deadline as well. So a little bit of selling, a little bit of buying, but overall they moved pieces that were no longer in their plans - for whatever reason - and gained something of value back. I look at players like Ryan Miller, Alex Burrows, Luca Sbisa, Alex Edler and to a lesser extent, Jannik Hansen as potential trade pieces. Another wrinkle into all of this is the expansion draft, and the possibility of losing a player like Hansen/Sbisa/Granlund for nothing. There's a reason why the front office gets paid as much as they do, as these sorts of decisions aren't easy. But with Boeser and Virtanen likely vying for full time spots next season, in addition to any other acquisitions made to this team, is there room for everyone? And if not, would this be a perfect time to make some moves and acquire the assets to set ourselves up for the future? Amidst a 6 game winning streak, everyone in the Canucks front office is probably on cloud 9, sitting in a playoff position at the midway point of the season. I just hope they think beyond this season and make whatever moves with the future in mind, rather than simply just the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
  14. Report: With the Red Wings lingering around the middle of the pack once again, management is said to be considering some major moves. Namely, defencemen Olli Maatta and Derrick Pouliot, who were once considered untouchable by the organization, are starting to surface as players that could be moved under the right circumstances. Sources say there is no rush to make any sort of deal, but the Red Wings are listening to what other teams have to say.