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Wings should definitely try to trade Quincey, Jurco, Ericsson, Howard, Richards, Nyquist. Franzen and Datsyuk should both retire. Bring up the younger players from GM. Pursue free agents that are excellent at offense and defense, and are tough. Like Stamkos, Yandle, or Lucic.
Howard would be good for rebuilding/mediocre/improving teams. Like Calgary, Toronto, or Buffalo. Not saying that the Red Wings are not mediocre, they certainly are, and they need to improve/rebuild big time. However Howard is not a goalie who will help rebuild. A good goalie he is but he needs a change of teams. That will probably help him improve. Detroit was just not his place. Good luck Jimmy with your new team! (I say this to try and be nice to him. He is not a terrible goalie, although he has had terrible games, since every goalie has that. But Howard is not on a level of greatness to carry the Wings to wins in the playoffs. While Mrazek can.) Now not every goal is his fault. The defense sucks. Quincey sucks. Ericsson sucks, and Kronner is getting too old. Plus Howard is way overpaid too. If he wants 5 million or even more then he should go to Toronto cause they are rich with cash.
Datsyuk is leaving which is sad, but good at the same time. The Wings have 7 more million dollars of free money, since Datsyuk is leaving before the final year of his contract. They should desperately try to sign Stamkos since he will be a free agent this summer. They should give Howard to the sabres, maple leafs, or calgary, they should dump quincey and Eriksson, and Richards. Bring up more of the younger players from GR. They should also sign good players, and when I say good I mean they can actually provide good defense or score goals. Like X factor players. Not the same old score 3 goals a year player.
Holland is so selfish, he had an option to move up to another position, so Steve Yzerman could be general manager, and he declined. Holland is the worst GM of all time has not anything could since 2009.
They better make some REAL damn changes in the off-season. trade a bunch of useless dead weight players or supposed talent players. That along with Datsyuk retiring should be enough to sign a few quality players. But Holland will never go for it. He only signs bad players or non one at all. The only exception was Daniel Alfredsson in 2014. But he came to Detroit. Trade/dump Ericsson, Quincy, Nyquist, Howard. I can't think of anyone else for right now, but I am sure there are more. Sign REAL players that can actually make a difference. DETROIT NEEDS OFFENSE!
Well the Wings never should have been in the playoffs in the first place so it's only proper they are the first team out. Here's to hoping that by 2019 they may be good enough to not only make the playoffs again, but actually be a true cup contender. Sorry to say but I believe it will take them 3 years of rebuilding before they get to the playoffs again
Blashill should be fired, weakest pp in the league. You would think after horrendous pp on the first 2 games, he would change up the lines for the pp, but no just uses the same old lines. No wonder we're like 1 for 24 on the power play. Blashill is not smart at all. Plus Mantha was on the pp unit at the end of the season, and the power play was better then. But Blashill does not want to bring him or Mantha back. Blashill own stupidity cost this series.