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  2. While I don't mean to defend Blash here, but this teams lacks both the skill for the puck possession game, and the size (and the willingness to play physically) for the dump & chase.
  3. F.Michael

    2019 Trade Deadline

    I could see a handful of teams interested in Gus, but certainly not Daley...Are my eyes deceiving me, or does Daley look like he's struggling out there - especially his skating...
  4. Today
  5. Jonas Mahonas

    2018 Prospects Watch

    He is not fit for it right now.
  6. Izzy24

    Larry Murphy Returns to FS-D

    Excellent
  7. Yesterday
  8. mackel

    2018 Prospects Watch

    The back and forth would seem to indicate otherwise.
  9. nyqvististhefuture

    2019 Trade Deadline

    Think we need to start calling the caps and see what we have to do to land that 1st , I don’t think they’d pay the price for stone,duchene etc... but maybe for Nyquist and something else? and been thinking with how hard it is to win the cup and ovie and caps partying it up and getting drunk during the summer maybe they’re destined to get knocked out first round and land a better draft position if we had the pick Nyquist and Daley?
  10. AtlantaHotWings

    2019 Trade Deadline

    Blue Jackets gotta be answering a lot of calls. Or perhaps people are saying screw it and make a run at Bob and Panarin on July 1 and not give up a lot of assets for a rental. and Jensen is trending up if I understand the little green arrow properly interesting times the next 7 days.
  11. Neomaxizoomdweebie

    2/17 Sisyphean GDT - Flyers @ Red Wings - 6:00 PM ET (NBCSN)

    Who's taking the bait?
  12. Dabura

    Rumors Thread

    P.S. Hronek posts on LGW.com CONFIRMED.
  13. kliq

    2019 Trade Deadline

    Why is a draft pick ranked #5? Nyquist is really ranked #7 (hey, better for us lol)
  14. ^ I don't buy that we play dump and chase or our #1 defensive strategy is "clear the zone with passes to the other team" because we just "can't do anything else". If our players aren't good enough to play a more puck possession style game then okay-, what is the worst case scenario - we lose a lot of games and are near the bottom in the standings? I'd rather have our players learn to play puck possession and fail versus playing dump the puck at all opportunities and still fail. I just don't think Blashill's strategies are translating to the NHL.
  15. Dabura

    Rumors Thread

    When I say we don't have much in the pipeline, I'm talking about players that are undeniably ready to hold down full-time roster spots and help us win games. Ultimately, many of the prospects we've gotten excited about in recent years haven't panned out. Now that we're rebuilding, we're getting better young players than we're used to having (we are maybe-kinda-sorta *beginning* to find our Kucherovs and our Points and our Sergachevs and our Vasilevskiys), and I'd say they've all been managed more-or-less correctly thus far. Our forward group -- and the team itself -- is now driven largely by young players. Our defense group remains old, but we all know it's going to get younger over the next several years. Hronek and Cholowski are the tip of the youth movement spear on the back end. McIsaac and Lindstrom could be the next wave. I don't know if any of our other D prospects will make it as NHLers. Maybe we sign Trouba next summer. Maybe we get Byram or Broberg in the draft (though, neither one is clearly NHL-ready). All of this is why I suspect we're going to need a couple more strong drafts before we can start thinking about legitimately contending. It's also why I think we shouldn't be too mad at the brass for continuing to favor veterans when maybe we as fans would prefer to see them lean more on youth. We're rebuilding and our team is what a rebuilding team should look like: getting younger, but still heavily veteran, because the young talent isn't quite there yet. The youth is slowly taking over, but we're not yet at the point where there's a clear, pressing need to free up lots of spots for kids. Zadina isn't quite ready right now and he probably won't be quite ready at the start of next season. Veleno's probably gonna need a year on the farm. Rasmussen should've spent this season on the farm, so it wouldn't necessarily be wrong to start him there next season. Hronek and Cholowski should both make the team out of camp, but even if they're not both on that opening night roster, it's really not a big deal. There will be injuries. Basically, I think Yzerman looks at our organizational depth chart and says, "I'd love for this team to get younger in a hurry, but I don't feel the talent level and NHL-readiness is high enough to force immediate and significant roster turnover. That will come with time. This is a waiting game and I'm content to wait." I honestly believe that would be his attitude and I honestly believe he's in no hurry to take over as GM for that very reason. "Great, so we got Dach/Cozens/Zegras. It's going to be at least one year before he's a full-time NHLer and it's going to be at least two years before he's a legitimate NHL centerman and it's going to be at least three years before he's pushing Larkin for prime minutes and teams are gameplanning around him. I don't know what you want me to say, Chris. This team isn't ready for takeoff yet and there really isn't much that can be done to accelerate the process." Well, there you go.
  16. Euro_Twins

    2019 Trade Deadline

    I'm not even sure what that means...
  17. Jersey Wing

    2019 Trade Deadline

    TSN listed their top 50 trade targets. Nyquist checks in at #8 but other Wings made the list https://www.tsn.ca/star-power-depth-define-trade-bait-board-a-week-before-deadline-1.1259581
  18. Holland is so dumb, he can't even tank right. He doesn't realize how important it was to land Dahlin last year. And his team keeps beating Ottawa, so now they're going to miss out on Hughes / Kakko. Holland is the biggest idiot alive.
  19. Jonas Mahonas

    2018 Prospects Watch

    Krs does NOT need this, mackrel.
  20. This team has gone from a puck possession team to a dump and chase team because of the players not the coach. I think dump and chase hockey is losing hockey, but Blashill doesn't really have much of a choice but to play that sort of grinding game when his roster is half grinders. On a good night, we have two 4th lines, a 3rd line and a borderline 1st line. We seen last night that when Larkin, Mantha and Bertuzzi are on a line, they can play a puck possession game. But what do you expect with Abdelkader, Helm, Glendening, Ehn, de la Rose, etc. out there? Get rid of some of the slow vets and insert some hungry kids, and this team gets much faster, better and more fun to watch.
  21. krsmith17

    Rumors Thread

    As much as I'd like to see this happen, I just don't see it with Holland still managing this team. I'd like to see one of Ericsson or Daley bought out this summer. It doesn't matter which one to me. I think they've both been equally as bad... If we buy out Ericsson, we'd carry a $1,416,667 cap hit for each of the next two seasons. If we buy out Daley, we'd carry a $1,699,999 cap hit next season, and $733,333 the following season. Both scenarios would be beneficial next season, and hardly crippling the following season. Holland wouldn't do it. I think Yzerman might though...
  22. Blashill's "60 minutes of hell" is more like "60 minutes of give the puck to the other team and dump it into the neutral zone or offensive zone at every opportunity." Blashill has some good qualities for sure, as you mentioned, but the way he plays this team is terrible. We used to be a puck possession team, now we're the opposite of that. We've seen that this team has the ability to win games right now and Blashill isn't bringing that out of them. Now, I'm not complaining that much for right now because it's getting us picks, bit I hope to the flying spaghetti monster that he is done at the end of this year.
  23. AtlantaHotWings

    Rumors Thread

    You all noticed yesterday that a vet was sat in favor of a rookie... From here....https://www.mlive.com/redwings/2019/02/red-wings-anthony-mantha-answered-bell-in-fight-excelled-in-loss.html important points bolded well at least in my opinion. "Ericsson scratched Jonathan Ericsson was a healthy scratch to make room for Filip Hronek, up for his third stint with the Red Wings. Hronek logged 14:18 (no points, one shot, minus-1) and apparently will remain in the lineup “I thought he was good tonight,” Blashill said. “I like Fil. We sent Fil down earlier in the year, he didn’t have a great camp, needed to get better at things. I think he’s gotten better. We sent him down again, my message to him was be the best player on the ice in the American League, stand out, look like you should be in the NHL, and I think he did that to a large degree after he stopped yelling at refs. “He’s strong, he seals, he creates stalls in the D-zone, he can create offense.” Blashill wasn’t happy with his defense in Saturday’s game and explained why Ericsson was the odd-man out. “He was, for me, the worst of the six (defensemen) last night,” Blashill said. “He struggled. I think he knew that."" Hello buyout ...lol
  24. AtlantaHotWings

    2/17 Sisyphean GDT - Flyers @ Red Wings - 6:00 PM ET (NBCSN)

    Put a real winning team on the ice then the fans will come. No one wants to drive downtown and watch a meh or worse team. Well unless you are a lions fan.
  25. krsmith17

    Rumors Thread

    I disagree that we don't have much in the pipeline. We've consistently been ranked in the top 10 prospect pools in the league. Obviously not all of those players are NHL-ready right now, but they will be in the very near future. Like I've been saying, I'm okay holding players back for the remainder of this season, but this organization better be making room for some of these young players to make the team next season. We've seen some youth slowly injected over the past several years, but we should be seeing a real shift in the next year or so. All of Nyquist, Vanek, Kronwall, and one of Ericsson or Daley should be gone next season. All of Zadina, Veleno, Hronek, Cholowski and our 2019 first round pick should be given every opportunity to take those spots. Svechnikov should be given every opportunity to make the roster over Ehn or de la Rose as well. The way this organization has been run, I wouldn't be at all surprised to see any or even all four of the aforementioned back next season. That is the biggest reason I want to see Yzerman take over. I think he would want to make some changes right away. He's shown that he's willing to have young kids on the roster. Kucherov, Point, Cirelli and Vasilevskiy were all full time NHLers at the age of 20. Palat was 21 and Sergachev was 19. Yzerman is also willing to buy-out players if they're not living up to their contract. He used a compliance buy-out on Lecavalier, 7 years, $45M (no cap retention) and a regular buy-out on Carle, 2 years, $11M. I'm sure he'd have no problem buying out Ericsson or Daley with 1 year, $3-4M left on their contracts. Again, I guess this is mostly frustration that we're one of the worst teams in the NHL, one of the oldest teams in the NHL, the highest paid team in the NHL, and rebuilding... That to me is not a recipe for success. We need to shed some of the overpaid vets and inject some youth if we want to make this a successful rebuild. Just my opinion...
  26. I honestly don't see why either he or the organization would make that move. He wouldn't come back for a cheap deal and the organization doesn't need to be signing 41 year olds. Bringing Yzerman in would definitely ignite the fans. Some decent free agent acquisitions as well. Oh and firing Blashill as well, though I don't believe he should go before Holland does.
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