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To “A Somber Fan Base”

from Jamie Samuelson at the Detroit Free Press,

Both the Wings and Tigers have players working their way through the minors that excite the fans. The Red Wings' prospects – like Evgeny Svechnikov, Filip Hronek and Michael Rasmussen – are a lot closer to making an impact on the big club than the Tigers' top prospects – like Matt Manning, Beau Burrows and Alex Faedo.

This is not a prediction as to which team is going to win next because none of us have any idea. This is more of an observation as to which process is more intriguing and which one provides the greater hope to a somber fan base....

The Red Wings are excited about Dylan Larkin, Anthony Mantha and some of the players coming up through the system. But along with depth, they need a star and unless they draft in the top three or strike it rich in free agency, it’s hard to see where that’s coming from.

more, basically who will better first, the Wings or Tigers...

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Vladimir16's avatar

basically who will better first, the Wings or Tigers…

The Tigers. They are smart enough to understand that you have to dump salary to start rebuilding.

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 05/07/18 at 04:07 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Uhh, I see V-Mart and Miguel Cabrera still on the roster there.  That’s not dumping salary.

Posted by Primis on 05/07/18 at 05:31 PM ET

Colin's avatar

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 05/07/18 at 04:07 PM ET

Posted by Primis on 05/07/18 at 05:31 PM ET

I think we can put these together to say that both teams understand that you have to dump salary to rebuild, but the Tigers have/had much more tradeable assets than the Wings, who after Howard and Nyquist have very little of value to offer other teams in a trade without sacrificing the sort of draft and young assets you need to cough up to move a bad deal like VMart’s, Miggy’s, Ericsson’s, Helm’s, Abdelkader’s, DeKeyser’s, or Nielsen’s.

Posted by Colin from Ken Holland's new yacht, "Incompetence" on 05/08/18 at 01:12 PM ET

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