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  1. 5 points
    These are from The Athletic's Pronman, and I think say a lot about his evaluation system. When he ranked Detroit's prospect pool (released earlier this week) these guys were pretty far down the list. But when he scouted the European U20 camps later in the week look who impressed: Albert Johansson, D, Detroit Johansson was the top defenseman at Sweden’s camp. In the 2001 age group he’s historically been buried behind numerous first-round-pick caliber talents for Sweden on defense. But with all those players not at the camp, he had an opportunity to shine. He’s a very smart two-way player who can use his brain and feet to help his team’s transition game. “His game has grown a lot since playing all last season against men. He is stronger and more confident with and without the puck. He knows he can match his opponents,” Monten said. Elmer Soderblom, RW, Detroit Soderblom, drafted by the Red Wings in the sixth round in 2019, is trending up. He received praise from the coaching staff as one of Sweden’s top players at camp, along with Holmstrom and Johansson among the drafted prospects. Soderblom created chances for himself and others, and used his massive 6-foot-6 frame to get to the hard areas of the ice. “He’s a big guy but now he plays big. Gaining strength and quickness has helped his game become more efficient. He’s strong on pucks and takes them to the net hard,” Monten said.
  2. 5 points
    marcaractac

    2020 Offseason

    I just hope he can find more Kucherov's and Point's in the 2nd and third rounds of the draft.
  3. 4 points
    The 91 of Ryans

    NHL Diversity

    and you expect to be taken seriously
  4. 3 points
    Akakabuto

    NHL Diversity

    HAHAHAHAHAHA
  5. 3 points
    GMRwings1983

    NHL Diversity

    Why would the NHL cancel games? They played during World War II. More recently, they played while there was an unpopular war happening in Iraq. They played after mass shootings (too many to name in the last 10 years). The show goes on. If NBA players want to cancel games, that's their choice. The NHL doesn't need to apologize for actually playing games. They are allowed that choice as well. Liberals need to stop attacking anyone who may have a different opinion or who is not as passionate about civil rights as they are. I have things I care about deeply that I know someone else might not. I don't attack people for it. The world isn't divided into civil rights activists and racists. Also, they talk about racism before every national anthem during these bubble games. Evander Kane probably isn't watching since his team didn't qualify for the playoffs. So the league is not ignoring the issue completely. He's the same idiot who criticized Crosby for not talking about civil rights more. Whatever happened to Gary Cooper? The strong, silent type.
  6. 3 points
    The 91 of Ryans

    2020 Draft Thread

    Holy mother of ***. This place.
  7. 2 points
    WRusco

    Robby Fabbri Extended

    Robby Fabbri signed 2 yrs, $2.95M AAV
  8. 2 points
    F.Michael

    2020 Offseason

    I constructed a moat, and filled it with alligators.
  9. 2 points
    This upcoming season in the SHL will be very interesting for us and the Red Wings player development staff. Big seasons coming for these two and Jonatan Berggren, I hope.
  10. 2 points
    ChristopherReevesLegs

    Seider for Captain

    MORITZ SEIDER CHANNELS THE SPIRIT OF GORDIE HOWE AND TRAVELS BACK IN TIME SEVENTY YEARS TO PHASE SHIFT INTO THE SPIRIT REALM OF OLD TIME HOCKEY SETTING OFF A PSYCHIC RIPPLE WHICH LEADS TO A CHAIN OF EVENTS IN THE PHYSICAL WORLD THAT END IN THE CREATION OF MORITZ SEIDER AND THE CREATION OF THE PUNISHING BODY CHECK OF JUSTICE FORGED IN THE FIRES OF ABUSIVE TRUCULENCE TO SMITE ALL OPPONENTS WHO FOOLISHLY CROSS HIS BLUE LINE INTO THE SEIDER ZONE (SAFE SPACE DENIED) Nice hype video found this morning. AHL clips, but lots of DEL clips too. Mostly checks and defensive plays, but that's that s*** I do like. Seider is a BEAST. Enjoy.
  11. 2 points
    xault

    Robby Fabbri Extended

    Wow.. The crap that has been in some of theses threads as of late, makes me sad I can't thumbs down people.
  12. 2 points
    LeftWinger

    2020 Offseason

    I've been watching games when I can, its cool to note that there is only TWO teams left in the playoffs that have won a Cup since 2000. Tampa and Colorado...and hopefully Dallas can take care of Colorado tomorrow. That being said, it is pretty cool that there may be a new Cup Champion this season that hasn't won one in a long time, if ever. But, I cannot wait for this playoff to be over so we can get on this the off-season and The Yzer-Plan.
  13. 2 points
    kipwinger

    2019-20 Prospects Thread

    This doesn't really surprise me. Pronman has always been more bullish on the Wings farm system than the other Athletic prospects writer, Scott Wheeler, has been (Wheeler will do one of these too, and we'll rank higher). In part it can be explained by the fact that his assessments are based off of his initial rankings. So the more Pronman-guys you have the "better" your farm system will be. Generally not a problem, since he tends to get draft range correct most of the time. But he's been very open about the fact that he evaluates players based on the their "star potential" (my words). He really values flashy players. So he'd rank an Quinn Hughes type higher than a Seth Jones type, an Elias Petterson type higher than a Dylan Larkin type. Obviously, the problem with that is there's SOOOOO much more to the game than offensive totals. Having workhorse type guys is super important. Look at Vegas mauling Vancouver without any really dynamic offensive guys. Detroit has got a lot of that type of player as their top prospects: Seider, Rasmussen, Veleno, McIsaac, Mastrosimone all profile that way. If we went out a drafted purely on skill (let's say Raymond, Mysak, and Piorier) with our first three picks this year we'd probably jump WAY up in his rankings because of their dynamic offense, but all of those guys are VERY boom/bust.
  14. 2 points
    Neomaxizoomdweebie

    NHL Diversity

    It IS about politics. "Defund the Police" is a political action. BLM is a political group. And as I said, politics have no place in the NHL. Period. It's stopped being about equality a long time ago. Equality is law. It's a part of America's Constitution. Racism is now being exploited to push POLITICAL action. Cancelling games would be political, no matter how hard you try to justify it. The NHL has already established it's "Hockey is for Everyone" initiative. It's goal as stated by the NHL: Hockey is for Everyone™ uses the game of hockey - and the League's global influence - to drive positive social change and foster more inclusive communities. The league has also investigated and taken action whenever accusations of prejudice are made within the league. They have literally already made it clear what their views are on issues like racism, sexism and homophobia. Cancelling games would be nothing more than pressured mob appeasement. To cancel games over a sociopolitical issue will just cause further division among it's fan base. Not because they disagree with the message, but they disagree with the messenger or the way it's being delivered. Keep politics out of the NHL.
  15. 2 points
    I can't believe there's so much animosity over a mediocre player extension. Definitely the offseason.
  16. 2 points
    ChristopherReevesLegs

    2020 Offseason

    Rumor has it Yzerman actually wanted to pay Fabbri a lot more than this, but Fabbri wouldn't accept the deal. Now that's CHARACTER.
  17. 2 points
    marcaractac

    Robby Fabbri Extended

    I'm assuming you mean 1 million per 10 points on the UFA market here. Fabbri was on pace for ~50. Based on his consistency, over a full season, he'd have likely gotten there. At worst he'd have gotten close. Therefore, based on a 2.9 million per season salary, he is paid less than a UFA who produces similarly. Based on the '1 million per 10 points rule'. He came to Detroit, was a consistent point producer, was on pace for a career year at a young age, and stayed healthy. He earned this bridge deal. The money is fair. The term is safe. This contract will have zero impact on Mantha and Bert. Their next contracts actually will take them into their UFA years. They had their bridge deals. It's a completely different negotiation for the two. Helm and Glenny are gonna be our main trade deadline pieces next season. I honestly would love to see Blash put Helm back at center next season to up his trade value.
  18. 2 points
    ChristopherReevesLegs

    Robby Fabbri Extended

    So mid range 1st rounder, 2nd round center prospect, and a 4th line scrub for Kapanen? Why? Kapanen isn't even good.
  19. 2 points
    marcaractac

    Robby Fabbri Extended

    Mantha and Bert will be paid based on their performance. Much like Fabbri was.
  20. 2 points
    marcaractac

    Robby Fabbri Extended

    I'm baffled by any complaints about this contract. It's zero risk, even when factoring in injury history. No trouble to tell some folks were just dying for some news to complain about.
  21. 2 points
    krsmith17

    2020 Offseason

    Love it. Now do Mantha and Bertuzzi...
  22. 2 points
    F.Michael

    2020 Draft Thread

    Unless Grand Master Y makes a move, and the Wings stay 4th overall - my $$$ is on Perfetti.
  23. 2 points
    ChristopherReevesLegs

    2020 Draft Thread

    You should always draft BPA. BPA is Rossi. /thread
  24. 2 points
    LeftWinger

    2020 Draft Thread

    The Rangers are taking Drysdale 1st OA.
  25. 2 points
    The 91 of Ryans

    2020 Draft Thread

    Unless Ottawa have Stutzle and Rossi rated closely. I don't think it's a guarantee that Detroit won't take Drysdale. You can never have too many RHD prospects. In which case, take Drysdale at 3 to be sure, and get whichever player you like that's left at 5.