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  2. 2017-18 Desktop Wallpapers

    No Lol more hockey players need to attend college. They don't even know how to use MS paint...
  3. Pierre McGuire on Wings-Tavares

    Perfect. Tavares can wear #91 cause were not retiring Fedorovs number ever. EVER.
  4. Athanasiou Rumor

    Teams rarely give players offer sheets because they know the original team will match. It's a waste of time
  5. Pierre McGuire on Wings-Tavares

    We're over the cap as it is, how in the world would we land Tavares? And why would he want to come to Detroit? I feel like he's making this up.
  6. Pierre McGuire on Wings-Tavares

    I think Pierre has a Wings bias
  7. Pre-Season Games

    So we will have an NHL def in Hickett?
  8. Pre-Season Games

    Sheahan's gonna get a hatrick
  9. Pierre McGuire on Wings-Tavares Credit to Kalamazoo-to-Cali over at Winging It In Motown. tl;dl Pierre was confident Stamkos would re-sign with the Bolts. He doesn't feel that confidence re: Tavares and the Isles. He feels that the Wings and Sabres could, hypothetically, be the biggest players. Not sure I agree with him. And, I mean, it's Pierre, so...yeah. But it's something. I guess. Dahlin/Svechnikov + Tavares? A fan can dream.
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  11. Athanasiou Rumor

    Holland will either pony up or AA will be looking for his ticket out.
  12. Pre-Season Games

    Tonight vs Chicago... Street - Sheahan - Frk Svechnikov - Rasmussen - Booth Lorito - Holmstrom - Ford Esposito - Elson - Witkowski Ericsson - Jensen Cholowski - Hronek Sulak - Green Mrazek Coreau I'm thinking we'll see a little more of a star studded lineup (aka most regulars) Saturday for the home opener...
  13. Athanasiou Rumor

    I don't really think people should be pissed at Holland or Athanasiou for this situation. Holland's one remaining strength is his ability to sign his RFA's to cap friendly deals. It shouldn't be any different with a player like AA. Athanasiou thinks he's worth more than the current offer, and he likely is, but as an RFA, he has to realize that he has little to no leverage. He's not going to the KHL. I doubt he ever even gave it any serious thought. It was an empty threat and Holland knows that. I think Athanasiou will come back with his tail between his legs, and accept the current offer, or something very similar in the near future. I just hope that when he does, he comes in motivated as ever and puts together a great season, works on his defensive game, while continuing to dominate offensively...
  14. Athanasiou Rumor

    AA made the threat of walking to the KHL and played his hand. The problem for his camp was that NHL teams, owners and GM's don't buy into the " i'm going to leave for Russia" threat because they know that the last place a young north american kid wants to spend his winter is Russia. At first I blamed Holland for this situation but he knows he has all the leverage. If AA really liked that Russian money that much he would've signed a contract there and bought a nice little condo in some obscure Russian city. The longer he sits the worst it gets for future negotiations.
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  16. Athanasiou Rumor

    If every other team in the league would offer him $2.25-3M, they would have by now with an offer sheet. Like has been mentioned, RFA's (especially ones without arbitration) have very little leverage. You can't crack because a young player is demanding more money. It sets a bad precedent in future negotiations. I think Athanasiou would far exceed any contract he ends up signing, but that's the way bridge contracts should work. Winnipeg didn't cave last year with Trouba, and they ended up agreeing on a 2 year deal. AA would be smart to do the same. Trouba ended up missing the first quarter of the season. Hopefully that isn't the case with Athanasiou...
  17. 2017 NHL China Games

    I don't understand why it's a horrible idea.?
  18. Pre-Season Games

    To be honest, I'd compare him to a young Kronwall. He's a nice bit smaller than Kronner at just 5'8", but he's a built like a brick wall, and loves to hit everything that moves. Everyone is bigger than him, but he doesn't care if they're an inch taller, or a foot taller, he's throwing everything he has at them, and usually knocks them down, or at least off the puck. He's a smooth skater, and very good all around, defensively and offensively. He's great at blocking shots and winning puck battles (despite his size), and he has a good first pass, and always gets his shot through on the point. I'd say his best qualities are his will and determination and his hockey IQ. Very smart player.
  19. Pre-Season Games

    3 on 3 was implemented in the 2015-16 season. Two years ago.
  20. Pre-Season Games

    3 on 3 was implemented last year? Hmm. Maybe I did know that, but I must have forgot. Whoops! Hey, if the playoff streak can end, this losing streak when going to games can end too. Just hope it doesn't take 26 years. lol
  21. Pre-Season Games

    I agree completely on Nyquist. He looked great, albeit against lesser competition for the most part, but I expect him to rebound in a big way this season. I also agree on Booth. He looked good for a PTO. He was a lot faster than I thought he was, and he looked engaged all night. I was more impressed with him than Parenteau. I wouldn't hate if we signed him to be our 12th / 13th forward. The penalties are always out of hand during pre-season and the first few games of the season. They'll tone them back by mid to late October. I agree on the level of ridiculousness of the faceoff violation though. Make sure they're lined up properly and drop the damn puck. A two minute penalty for having your foot ahead an inch or two is crazy. As for the 3-on-3, you know this rule was implemented last season right? And yes, you are bad luck, and you should never go to a Red Wings games again, at least not an important one...
  22. Pre-Season Games

    Hicketts game is comparable to who exactly (didn't had a chance to watch him yet)?
  23. Pre-Season Games

    After that game, his trade value is at an all time high! But of course kenny won't pull the trigger UGGHHJSKSND we're doomed! /s
  24. Pre-Season Games

    I expect a big season out of Nyquist. He will still be an overpaid, soft Euro to most on here though, even if he puts up 30 goals, 60 points...
  25. Wonder what the odds are for the 1st overall...

    No , we don't have the pieces to trade for a top center / defenseman in their prime, but I believe we do have the pieces to trade for a young up-and-coming center / defenseman that has the potential to become top end. If you look around the league at the young 19-21 year old prospects, not many are untouchable. Of course, not many are going to become top end either, but there are a few that could that could be available. I completely agree that we need a top line center and a legit number one defenseman. I also agree that the best way to do that is through the draft, I just don't think it's the only way. What if we did have the number 2 overall pick next year and Dahlin does go number 1? Who would you take? If you're not going to take Svechnikov, you'd have to trade down. There would be many teams dying to make that trade, to draft the elite winger. But would it be worth it? I'm not so sure. One thing I do know, if Holland did that, Red Wing fans everywhere would riot...
  26. Pre-Season Games

    So I was at the game last night. It was a fun game to watch. The good guys didn't win, but fun nevertheless. - Nyquist looked like guy we saw in his rookie year. Fast, shifty, bullet shot. By far the best player on the ice last night. - Howard looked unbeatable in the first period, but collapsed in the 2nd. The defense didn't really help him out much though. I know we had a lot of GR players out there, but when two no name Penguins scored in less than a minute, DK and Daley were the pairing for those goals. - Sticking with the defense, our coverage overall on defense was ridiculous. If there's a shot on net and its not immediately pushed into the corner, its most likely going in. Nobody could clear the puck if it was loose around our net. It won't matter if its Howard, Mrazek or a young Dominik Hasek clone, defense needs to be better especially around our own net. - David Booth is a guy I'm really rooting for this preseason. Born in Detroit, grew up as a Wings fan, is a long shot to make the team, but watching him in warm ups and then during the game he REALLY wants to be here. He was the last one to leave during warm ups and didn't leave until they finally kicked him off the ice. During the game, he hustled his butt off and worked really hard every shift. He looked like a guy that knows he won't be there for long, so he's going to soak up every second of this opportunity to be a Red Wing. I'm not saying I'd rather have him over AA, but Booth clearly wants to be here and AA is sitting at home thinking about signing a piece of paper instead of playing hockey. - This new standard for calling slashing penalties is really absurd. Basically, if your stick touches the puck carriers hands or arms, you get called for slashing. It doesn't even have to be a hard whack. It can be a tap and its getting called. Also, "Faceoff Violation"... I swear the NHL tries to think of ways to ruin the game. Apparently, its an old rule that is getting enforced now and it couldn't be more lame. So you're sitting there waiting for a faceoff, when all of a sudden the ref leaves the faceoff circle, there's more waiting around as a two minute minor gets put on the board for a faceoff violation. Talk about slowing the game down. Its absurd that you can whack a guy in the face with your stick, cross check the heck out of someone, swing your stick like a baseball bat and hit someone, blast a guy from behind near the boards, leave your feet and hit a guy in the head and get the same penalty as a violating the rules of a proper faceoff. This enforcement has to die in the preseason. If not, imagine the chaos that will ensue if its called at a critical point of a playoff game. - Love the new 3 vs 3 OT though. The NHL got that one right. It didn't work out for us last night, but its damn exciting and we'll probably never see a shootout again because of it. There's no way NHL caliber players won't score a goal 3 on 3 for 5 minutes. - I won't stress over the outcome too much, it was the first preseason game for all these players. Even Matt Murray didn't look that great last night. Having said that, we put more talent on the ice than the Pens did, so rusty or not, we should have won. Hopefully as a complete team, we'll gel better, but I didn't like seeing these Pens players that are no where near as talented as some of their big name stars on their team, out perform players that we'll be depending on this season. Seeing the Wings in person is always great, but it'd be even better if they won. The Wings are now 0-5 in games I go to see them in person and give up 5+ goals in each of those games. I'm starting to think I'm bad luck. lol
  27. 2017 NHL China Games

    The latest horrible idea from Bettman: As it looks on Twitter, there are A LOT of empty seats. China doesn't care about hockey, just ask the KHL, Bettman.
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