Lockout talk thread
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12-29-2012, 05:00 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: GPP Michigan
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The team will change pretty fast in the next three years after this current season.
Cory Emmerton, Jan Mursak and Jakub Kindl are borderline NHLrs, Curt Fraser products. We wasted all these last 4 years with bad development at farm system because of Fraser. Or maybe we drafted bad. We didn't have enough prospects and enough good prospects to put in for now and the latest years, that why Bert and Sammy are there.
But everything will change in the years between 2013-16. And it changes fast. Those drafts from 2010 and 2011 looks ten times promising than the years before them. And Blashill is doing unbelieveable work at Grand Rapids. Team is winning with prospects and Fraser couldn't build a winning team with veterans!
I just don't understand why you others can't see it. I see a clear path in our organizational planning. Change will come. Whining doesn't help. Bertuzzi and Sammy play their contracts out.
Just. Be. Patient.
I have been patient.
This was supposed to be the season that Ken Holland finally addressed what this team needed. (Legit top six player and after Lidstrom retired a top pairing dman) Instead, we got Samuelsson, a player we used as a joke months before he got signed saying that Holland's biggest acquisition would be Mikael Samuelsson. It's scary how predictable Holland has become.
Two more years of Bert and Sammy is ridiculous. I dont have a problem seeing the kids take those roles. Give them a shot, and maybe you get somebody with a much higher ceiling than either of those players.
Ken Holland still thinks this team is 1-2 tweaks from contending, and i disagree. We saw what 1-2 tweaks got us. A 1st round exit where the Predators absolutely annihilated the Wings.
I wasn't fully on board with Holland's philosophy on signing veterans while Lidstrom was still around but i at least could understand where he was coming from. One last go for the captain..........blahh........blahhh.......blah, you get what i'm saying. Lidstrom is gone, and this team is the worst team defensively in the division. (excluding the Jackets obviously, but they arent an NHL team in my book) Chicago has Ray Charles in net, but i still think they are better defensively and Corey Crawford has shown he can beat the Wings.
Right now it looks like this
The additions made this year resulted in a net loss of talent.
The lockout hurts the Wings even more since Brendan Smith has had zero training camp and will get 3-4 games to get ready when the season does start.
As for Mursak, i will withhold judgement until i at least see him play one full season.
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