It's been a while since I've been on the forums. Pretty sure I said this last time, but I apologize for being inactive! I have been busy with college life. Hope you are all healthy and doing well!
So let's talk offseason.
- Red Wings have two first round picks this year (thanks, Vegas! Miss Tats though... such a class act)
- D Mike Green is a UFA on July 1st
- Larkin, Mantha, and AA are in need of extensions
- Holland will
Elliot Friedman has been speculating since before the deadline that the Wings/Canes were in discussion of a deal centered around Athanasiou for Faulk and mentioned it again a couple of weeks ago. Most of these guys I just ignore but Friedman gets more right than most so there is a possibility of that. It makes a lot of sense if the Canes think AA can play center as AA has soured on Blashill and the feeling is mutual, he had a bit of a nasty holdout that went into the season last yea
I missed this post entirely sorry, I believe I was on vacation whenypou put it out there. Addressing a few points:
OEL is likely staying put in Arizona as they are talking an 8yr/8.5mil deal which is waaaaayyyyy overpayment. I think your offer would be overpayment as Hronek needs to put on weight but the kid can play and AA is part of the future among our forwards.
Sadly, no Tavares. Sadly, probably no Karlsson or other big name.
I think what screwed Faulk up more than anything else is the influx of kids and the loss of veteran safety nets such as Hainsey, Sekera and Liles. None of the above are great players but all were solid defensive players who knew their roles and how to stay in their lanes and allow Faulk to grow.
The problem IMHO is that as talented as Hanifin, Pence, Pesce and Slavin are they all more or less hit the team at around the same time and the standard rule of thumb is