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Give The GM Credit

Im not sure if Steve Yzerman looked into the future when he traded for goalie Alex Nedeljkovic, but can you imagine the asking price for him today if the Canes would have held onto him?

Buffalo and Colorado need goalies, the prie for Nedeljkovic would have gone way up.

Smart move, believe in the GM.

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awould's avatar

And Bernier signs w/ NJ. They still have no goalie.

Posted by awould on 07/28/21 at 06:25 PM ET

SauceBoss's avatar

Yeah it was perfect timing for that deal.

COL has no options in goal unless Rask wants a change of scenery

Posted by SauceBoss on 07/28/21 at 07:17 PM ET

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Yea I’m feeling really good about how SY is setting this team up.

Vrana Larkin Zadina
Fabbri Suter Bertuzzi
Veleno Rasmussen Erne
Smith Namestnikov Gagner
Nielsen


Leddy Hronek
Staal Stecher
DDK Seider
Lindstrom

Ned
Greiss

Looks like a big transition year to me. Barely any forwards over 30!

Posted by beantownredwings on 07/28/21 at 08:21 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Looks like a big transition year to me. Barely any forwards over 30!

Posted by beantownredwings on 07/28/21 at 08:21 PM ET

And they’re young veterans on the forward corps, too.  Who’d a-thunk up a plan like that?

 

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 07/28/21 at 08:34 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

“Play The Kids” about 5 years later!

Posted by ilovehomers on 07/28/21 at 08:44 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

There is still one small problem with this team. Size and lack of grit. Bert is medium for a power forward but they need more. This team needs to finish checks. They will be hard to play against because they are quick but bigger teams are going to force the Wings to the perimeter. They need a Shanahan type player

I expect Steve will address it with forwards next draft.

Great so far. Well done Steve.

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 07/29/21 at 03:46 AM ET

MurrayChadwick's avatar

There is still one small problem with this team. Size and lack of grit. Bert is medium for a power forward but they need more. This team needs to finish checks.

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 07/29/21 at 03:46 AM ET

Agreed that’s why I thought it was crazy some were suggesting exposing Smith that he was a dime a dozen player, he fills a role this team needs.

Good thing for the Wings, that’s really only needed for post season hockey, regular season is still run and gun, and despite a significant improvement in this team just due to health alone, I still don’t see us getting a bid out of our conference, its just too strong.

Posted by MurrayChadwick from YzerHolland2.0's pixie dust fueled bandwagon on 07/29/21 at 09:30 AM ET

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