All Activity

This stream auto-updates     

  1. Today
  2. On a positive note: I've been really pleased with Hirose. He looked good in the Prospect Tournament and he's looked even better in preseason action. He still has a lot to prove, but at the moment he's starting to look like someone who could end up being counted among our young leaders (Larkin, Mantha, Bertuzzi, Athanasiou) by the end of this season. So, basically, Holland might've added a Nyquist-caliber young forward for free. One reason why I'm bullish on Hirose: It seems the Hirose we saw last season wasn't even his final form... https://www.freep.com/story/sports/nhl/red-wings/2019/09/19/detroit-red-wings-taro-hirose/2373478001/
  3. You weren't kidding! TRAP GAME HYPE!
  4. It's a tough situation. Yzerman is definitely going to do what he feels he has to do to maintain the winning culture that the Wings are known for; there will be no actively trying to lose under Yzerman's watch, just as there was no actively trying to lose under Holland's watch. At the same time, Yzerman, like Holland of the past few years, is going to do what he feels he has to do to set the team up for success in the hopefully-not-too-distant future. It's a tricky balancing act and I can't say I envy any GM who's charged with pulling it off and producing a perennial contender. There's also a bit of a balancing act for some fans. Personally? My heart wants the Wings to make the playoffs this season and go on a Cinderella postseason run...while my head says the rebuild effort could really, really use one of Lafreniere, Byfield, Raymond, Holtz, Lundell, et al. (Yzerman is on record saying he believes what we have in the system right now is not enough.)
  5. Jonas Mahonas

    2019 Offseason Rebuild Thread, Pt. 2 - What's the Yzerplan?

    Its extremely important that we get pick 1 or 2 next draft. This team needs an elite player.
  6. Jonas Mahonas

    9/22 Preseason GDT - Penguins @ Red Wings - 5:00 PM EST

    Shucks about Abdelkader...
  7. ultimate suckage is only guaranteeing a losing habit and I really have a problem with that sort of mentality. I don´t care where you end up at seasons end as long as you give all you have and you try to win every game. If SY is going a different route and going to loose on purpose, that would stop me being a DRW fan, because everything we were told in the last years was "we want to keep a competitive approach and a winning mentality" and I would feel betrayed in a way. We have the assets to start that turnaround during this season and are able to have a team to start next year as a playoff contender. edit:next year is 2020/21...
  8. Dabura

    9/20 -Preseason game 3 vs Islanders

    I don't think he'll have much trouble establishing himself as a good/great 1st PP unit net-front guy, even if the rest of his game doesn't really pan out like we'd hoped it would. So, at the very least, we probably have that to look forward to. And, honestly, that alone would be a pretty big boost. Our PP has been garbage for years now and it's really hurt us.
  9. Jonas Mahonas

    9/20 -Preseason game 3 vs Islanders

    Id be stoked with shutdown 3C and net front 2nd pp unit guy.
  10. Dabura

    9/20 -Preseason game 3 vs Islanders

    I think he has the potential to be a 2C. Even being a shutdown 3C would mean some good minutes, especially if he's being hard matched against top talent.
  11. Jonas Mahonas

    9/20 -Preseason game 3 vs Islanders

    Yah, but hes never going to be. He was a TERRIBLE pick at #9, but he will end up being a long term serviceable bottom 6 NHLer.
  12. Dabura

    9/20 -Preseason game 3 vs Islanders

    I wouldn't. Blashill has no problem with criticizing any player's defensive game in public. "He's not going to criticize a #6 pick's defensive game" is not a thing. He also has no problem with criticizing any player's offensive game in public, and he's doing that with Zadina. Because there's actual stuff in Zadina's offensive game that's worth criticizing. You're lost rhetorically. I saw the sequence. I've also seen all the other minutes he's played where he was fine defensively. Additionally, I've seen every player in the history of forever give the puck away and get burned for it. Add some new tricks to your troll act. It's gotten incredibly stale. Long-term, I'm not overly concerned about him. I'm just talking about the here & now. Right now he's not ready for big NHL minutes, IMO.
  13. Larkin playing tonight
  14. Pens line-up is all bottom-sixers and AHL players. Hope Detroit brings something more exciting. Word is Larkin is playing so HYPE!
  15. ChristopherReevesLegs

    News From Around the NHL

    Simmonds has played one preseason game for the Devils and he played on the 4th line logging less than 10minutes How long you gonna live in denial?
  16. Neomaxizoomdweebie

    Official 2018 NHL Amateur Entry Draft Discussion Thread

    Would someone please ban this dickheads account?
  17. krsmith17

    2019-20 Prospects Thread

    We still need elite talent. This is shaping up to be one of the deepest drafts we've seen in years, maybe ever... I'd bet anything we draft in the top 10, and likely even top 5 in next year's draft. Yzerman is going to want to turn things around fairly quickly, but it's not going to happen over night (in one season)...
  18. How so? I would say that last year's roster including Nyquist, Vanek, Rasmussen, Ericsson, Jensen was as good or better on paper than this year's roster including Filppula, Hirose, Kuffner, Erne, Nemeth, Bowey... I said "another" top pick which would imply top sixish, not necessarily a lottery pick.
  19. The 91 of Ryans

    2019 Offseason Rebuild Thread, Pt. 2 - What's the Yzerplan?

    Ah. But ultimate suckage does guarantee a top 5 pick in a stacked draft.
  20. your projected DRW roster is not as painful as last year´s and we all have to realize that there will only be a top pick in the 2020 draft if we win one in the lottery...
  21. ely s

    2019-20 Prospects Thread

    sorry, but to me in the 2020 draft is only one semi important pick and that´s the first one. I can´t see SY waiting for another year for the turnaround. We wont pick in the top 5, I´m not even sure we pick in the top ten. He will try to gather more picks at the TDL, but only to upgrade the roster, not for even more prospects, but for trade purposes from draft day to the beginning of free agency! The pipeline is filled and our 2020 draft picks won´t be on the roster before 2022/23. Not a single person in Detroit is prepared to loose that long and definitely not SY. I agree that #11,53 and 90 will and should play in Grand Rapids at the start of the season, but we will see them rather sooner than later in Detroit.
  22. I wouldn't mind seeing something like this for the better part of this season... Bertuzzi - Larkin - Mantha Hirose - Filppula - Athanasiou Erne - Nielsen - Kuffner Abdelkader - Glendening - Helm Ehn / de la Rose DeKeyser - Green Nemeth - Hronek Daley - Bowey Ericsson Howard Bernier Terry - Veleno - Zadina Svechnikov - Rasmussen - Puempel Smith - Turgeon - MacLeod Pope - Pearson - Lukosevicius Elson / Ford Cholowski - Seider Hicketts - Kaski Lashoff / McIlrath - Lindstrom Saarijarvi Larsson Pickard It would certainly be a painful season in Detroit, but a fun season in Grand Rapids, while our top prospects continue to develop and gain chemistry in a winning environment. I would definitely watch a lot of Griffins games if they dressed a roster close to this. It would also ensure another top pick in next year's draft...
  23. nyqvististhefuture

    2019-20 Prospects Thread

    Yzerman is thinking longterm and knows how important the 2020 draft is regardless what he says about opportunities were also stuck with s***ty contracts veleno,seider,zadina will all start down and likely see some games later in the year
  1. Load more activity