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01-09-2013, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Rorschach View Post
Right now, Detroit is a non-factor in the West...a bubble team. That's not what I call Red Wings hockey.

Maybe they need a new GM who is willing to make big trades and throw money at UFAs. I don't know. What I see is them on the decline with no special player who is coming aboard to turn things around.
I don't think any team is a non-factor when they've got Datsyuk-Zetterberg-Helm down the middle and a solid goalie like Howard in net. This is a little bit exaggerated.

The other thing is, Holland threw a ton of cash at Suter. He's willing to do that. He just wasn't willing to throw a ton at Parise, and that was the difference maker.

Even so, I think you underrate Nyquist and Smith. They're only second tier prospects if the first tier is made up of top 5 picks. Who doesn't want a top six winger and a top 4 offensive D?

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