Thread: Speculation: Ken Holland less than confident
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01-18-2013, 12:08 AM
Don't do it Kenny...
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Originally Posted by WingedWheel1987 View Post
Yeah, Ken Holland is keeping them locked up to save money so when they turn into super stars, they will be locked into cheap contracts because their ELC's are burned up.

I do admire your creativity on why Ken Holland is not playing the prospects.

Tatar is 22
Nyquist is 23

Smith is 23 almost 24.

Absolutely insane that they are still going to rot in the AHL (minus Smith) even after failing to acquire anyone of substance. Nyquist could have played a ton of minutes in the NHL if Holland didnt sign garbage like Sammy.

Tatar will probably never play in the NHL with the Detroit Red Wings on a full time basis. There are another wave of prospects coming too. Sink or swim time. You give Tatar a shot instead of bums like Bert, Cleary, and ESPECIALLY Sammy.
Originally Posted by Captain Bob View Post
Nyquist should already have a year of NHL player under his belt. Mursak should have had a couple years in by now. Tatar should be starting the season with the Wings.

Our callups could be Ferraro, Sheahan and Andersson.

It makes no sense to bury your prospects in favor of mediocre depth veterans -- especially when you're not even confidence your mediocre depth veterans will help you win.
Amen. This says it perfectly. To lose out on someone like Tatar because they wouldn't even give him the time of day, opting instead to give roster spots to the likes of Samuelsson, is crazy.

If the Wings miss the playoffs, it isn't due to "parity", it's due to a number of disastrous off-seasons, poor use of cap space and not developing talent. We'll see though...

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