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  1. 7 points
    Being somewhat of an artist, I've been getting pestered with requests for a desktop wallpaper for the coming season. So with training camp starting tonight I figured it's time to post my wallpapers for the upcoming 2017/18 season. These are ultra-rare custom wallpapers folks. You can't get these anywhere else, except LGW. After working all summer on these, I have prepared a Home, Away, and Alternate for this season. Check it out... Any feedback is appreciated. If anyone else has prepared some high-quality custom wallpapers like these, please use this thread to share.
  2. 6 points
    I have seen Dahlin play live twice now. He's 17 and it's his second year in SHL, Sweden's top league. Right now he's about 6'2, 180ish pounds. He'll probably end up 6'3-6'4, 190lbs with about Erik Karlsson's skill set. Think Victor Hedman from Tampa Bay with Karlsson's offensive ability. He'll define whatever team he ends up on for over a decade.
  3. 6 points
    Dabura

    Athanasiou Rumor

    Nah. I think people are reading too much into this situation. AA's an RFA with roughly one NHL season under his belt. He's cost-controlled. His only leverage is "KHL tho." Holland is refusing to play ball and that's good. If Holland does play ball and he does give AA a couple million dollars more than he'd like to, then he's setting a dangerous precedent -- specifically, that he can be bullied by 23-year-old NHL rookies. Overpaying older players is one thing, but overpaying older players plus failing to keep unproven 23-year-old RFAs under heel is a recipe for organizational ruin, in terms of cap management and the general no-bull**** culture within the locker room and within the organization. The Wings, as an organization, want younger players to be "team players." All organizations want this, but the Wings are especially big on it. The understanding is that the extra-long tour of duty in the AHL and the modest two- or three-year bridge deal are, in a way, loyalty tests. Put your head down, don't make a fuss, take the public shaming from Blashill and Devellano in stride, and when it's time for your big deal, you'll be handsomely rewarded. You'll be a Wing for life and will want for nothing. This is how the Wings roll, for better or for worse.
  4. 5 points
    Barrie

    Met a Couple Red Wings Family Members

    Hey everyone, just wanted to share I've had a fun summer Red Wings related. Today I met Budd Lynch's nephew. I have a Life Insurance License, every year to keep the license valid, we need to earn credits. I earn credit by attending a day of teaching at a conference center, and the teaching includes a free lunch. Today at lunch, one of my coworkers and I had Lynch's nephew come up to us and ask if he could sit with us, because he didn't know anyone. We do the typical intros, "Nice to meet you", and small talk. There was a TV in the lunch room, and it had sports on. They were showing the Leafs training camp, so I said, "I'm not a fan, but I think the Leafs are going to have a good year". Lynch's nephew agreed, and said he not a Leafs fan either. I said, "I'm a Wings fan", and he said he is too. I told him, "I have family in Windsor, so I grew up going to Tigers and Wings games". Lynch's nephew said, "My Uncle worked with the Red Wings. He did different jobs, then play-by-play, and was the PA Announcer." My jaw dropped and I said, "Wait a minute, your Uncle is Budd Lynch?". Anyway, it was a fun conversation talking about Budd, Ted Lindsay, Gordie, Joe Louis Arena, the current Red Wings team, and more. I asked Budd's nephew when Budd started play-by-play (I forgot off hand), when he said 1949 I went, "He saw it all! That's when everything started". Add to that, in July I met Bob Probert's oldest daughter, she works at a restaurant owned by family on my Uncle's side. We were sitting down waiting to order, and my Aunt goes, "Oh, Probert's daughter works here, there she is over there". I said, "Really? I want to ask her about her Dad then, but how could I bring it up?". My Aunt says, "I'll ask her how the Bikers Fundraiser went, then you can say something". Anyway, my Aunt asks Probert's daughter about the fundraiser, so I said, "Yeah, my Aunt says you work here. I can see the family resemblance" (she does look like her dad). I added, "I remember your Dad, he was a great player. I remember when him and Joey Kocur where the 'Bruise Brothers'". Probie's daughter said, "Oh Joey Kocur, he's so nice". Leaving I said to her, "I'm going to brag to my friends I met one of Probert's daughters. Maybe you get that a lot?" She said, "Sometimes". Cool huh?
  5. 5 points
    kliq

    Athanasiou Rumor

    I cant believe you want to trade AA Kidding aside, I think Colorado would want a 1st round pick which I would not want to give to them for a kid who can barely handle being a 1C as it is. My gut tells me he is similar to Kessel, he may not be "the guy", but on the right team where he anchors the second line, he could be an amazing 2C. We don't need an amazing 2C.
  6. 5 points
    Day 2: Seated in row 3, only 10 feet from the ice. Cholowski back down with kids today. Lashoff,who really stood out yesterday when scimmaging with kids, is back up with bigs. Svech looks really good, although not surprising considering who he is playing with. I still don't think he's ready for full time NHL duty yet. No kids really stood out over the others, although I did like what I saw from Hicketts. Another stand out from the B squad was McIlrath. I realize he's not a prospect, but his experience (like Booth) kinda made up for less skill. Tangradi went down with an injury on Friday, had to be helped off the ice. DNP on Saturday, don't know how severe injury is. Scrimmage game went to shootout. Tatar with sweet GWG on Pat Nagle. Larkin looks REALLY good, hope this translates to a bounce back year. Bertuzzi probably makes Wings roster as a 4th liner. Definitely not a scorer, too small to be physical. Did not look out of place, but did not really excel at anything specifically. Witkowski didn't look out of place either. I really thought he would be out of his element, but held his own. Witkowski's whiskers > Hank's zetterbeard. Blashill throwing out some F bombs at practice that could be heard from the stands. LOL Unable to attend day 3 due to prior engagement. Will post pics later.
  7. 5 points
    With his three trusty companions, Shoulda, Coulda, and Woulda... Captain Hindsight, the hero of the modern age.
  8. 5 points
    SetecX

    Little Caesars Sneak Peek

    Got some images from the preview today here http://wingsarena.tumblr.com
  9. 5 points
    Wingnut1989

    P.A. Parenateau PTO

    Sign PAP sign Booth, and we almost have enough pylons to fix michigan roads.
  10. 4 points
    krsmith17

    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...
  11. 4 points
    xtrememachine1

    Pre-Season Games

    Apparently Boston will be streaming the game:
  12. 4 points
    kylee

    2018 Detroit Red Wing All-Star(s)

    I can't wait to see Mantha take some big steps this year.
  13. 4 points
    amato

    Training Camp Opens

    Cholowksi might be one to keep an eye on. Hopefully he plays his way onto the roster sooner rather than later.
  14. 4 points
    I hear ya, but it's not very often that a defenseman is regarded this high leading up to a draft. The last two I can remember that were considered "can't miss", total package (skill and size), were Ekblad in 2014 and Hedman in 2009. Dahlin is exactly what this team needs in my opinion.
  15. 4 points
    SetecX

    Opinions on LCA

    I was there for the preview on Saturday, the 5k on Sunday, and the first Kid Rock show on Tuesday. Overall, the place is stunning and like something out of a dream. I can't believe this is ours. I think people are going to love it. There were a lot of people walking around in awe. Now for the details, in no particular order. They say the internet bandwidth flowing into the arena is insane. Like enough to provide for all of southeast Michigan. I ran a test and got 75MB down on Sat with a light crowd. During the Kid Rock show I got 45MB down so it was still plenty good. Connectivity was fine despite the big crowd. The concourse is for the most part very wide and you don't feel cramped even when there are a lot of people. The bathroom situation is a huge improvement over the Joe. I had basically no wait at all. Even the ladies seemed to have very little wait. Food and drink prices are somewhat similar to the Joe. Maybe 2-3 bucks more for certain things. Nowhere near as offensive as Ford Field prices. I got a slice of Little Caesars for $4.25 and it was the size of a quarter of a whole pizza. Lots of food options and varieties. One thing I thought was cool was this place that had grab and go beer. Cooler full of a tall cans. Just grab em and pay at the checkout at the front. Quick, easy, no wait. The Chevy plaza outside is huge and I could see it being really cool to hang out out there even if you did not have a ticket. The screen is big and of real good quality. Behind it is the beer garden. Looks like you can freely come and go out there during events. Some neat hangout areas out there. The seats are a little bit wider and it seems like there is more leg room. Where I was sitting there was not another seat in front of me so I can't say just how much better it was. The portal system to get to your seating area is handy and takes a bit of confusion out. On the upper concourse, at the railing theres like a drink/food ledge that goes all the way around. Makes it handy to have some place to eat that is not just like the top of a trash can. As for the dazzle stuff. The jewel skin projection is awesome. It was showing motion graphics of the team and ads but down the road it should show video too. The ceiling in the arena bowl is insane. The LED grid is a killer feature. You won't give a s*** about the LED roof that we didn't get that you'd never see anyway. I can't wait to see hockey played in this place, even if the team is terrible. This is all I can think of off the top of my head.
  16. 4 points
    krsmith17

    DRW Training Camp 2017

    Training Camp starts this weekend, with intersquad practices and scrimmages on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and the Red & White game Monday afternoon. Team Delvecchio Forwards: Justin Abdelkader, Tyler Bertuzzi, Luke Glendening, Darren Helm, Dylan Larkin, Anthony Mantha, Frans Nielsen, Gustav Nyquist, P-A Parenteau, Riley Sheahan, Ben Street, Tomas Tatar, Luke Witkowski, Henrik Zetterberg Defensemen: Dennis Cholowski, Trevor Daley, Danny DeKeyser, Jonathan Ericsson, Mike Green, Nick Jensen, Niklas Kronwall, Xavier Ouellet, Ryan Sproul Goaltenders: Jimmy Howard, Petr Mrazek Team Howe Forwards: David Booth, Colin Campbell, Corey Elkins, Turner Elson, Luke Esposito, Matt Ford, Martin Frk, Axel Holmstrom, Matt Lorito, Dylan Sadowy, Dominik Shine, Evgeny Svechnikov, Eric Tangradi, Dominic Turgeon Defensemen: Joe Hicketts, Filip Hronek, Brian Lashoff, Pat McCarron, Dylan McIlrath, Dan Renouf, Robbie Russo, Vili Saarijarvi Goaltenders: Jared Coreau, Matej Machovsky, Tom McCollum Team Lindsay Forwards: Mike Borkowski, Austen Brassard, Oliver Castleman, Connor Crisp, Zach Gallant, Brady Gilmour, Isaac Johnson, Sean Josling, Luke Kutkevicius, Zach Nastasiuk, Michael Rasmussen, Givani Smith, Lane Zablocki Defensemen: Marcus Crawford, Simon Denis, Evan Fiala, Cole Fraser, Jordan Sambrook, Libor Sulak, Kevin Tansey, Reilly Webb Goaltenders: Corbin Boes, Kaden Fulcher, Pat Nagle The rosters are divided up a little different this year. Usually the teams are pretty even, with each team having one or two lines from Detroit and Grand Rapids with junior players and invitees sprinkled in. This year it looks like Team Delvecchio is more or less what we'll see in Detroit on opening night, Team Howe is what we'll see in Grand Rapids, and Team Lindsay consists of players headed to Toledo, back to junior and invitees. It is interesting to see Parenteau and Cholowski on Team Delvecchio. It looks like Parenteau may have the edge over Frk and Svechnikov, which I don't hate. As for Cholowski, there's no way he makes the team, they just needed to fill the roster with a 9th defenseman. Still cool he got the nod over any of the other defensemen though.
  17. 4 points
  18. 4 points
    krsmith17

    Athanasiou Rumor

    Yup, this for sure. But then, like always, we have others on the complete opposite side of the spectrum as well. "AA sucks", " no big loss if he goes to the KHL", "not an important piece to the future", etc, etc. When the reality is, as of right now, he's a highly skilled player that hasn't yet proven that he can produce regularly in a top 6 role. Will he if given the opportunity? I think so. But until he's given the opportunity, it's still an unknown. I also think it's possible that he could develop into a better player than Nyquist (this coming from one of Nyquist's biggest fans), but to say he already is, is flat out wrong. Athanasiou has a ton of potential. I hope he reaches that potential as a Red Wing.
  19. 4 points
    Dabura

    Athanasiou Rumor

    I still think people are reading too much into this situation and getting too worked up. The way I see it, nothing too unusual or alarming has happened, at least according to the reports/rumors that have been circulating. Holland opened with a lowball offer, as you'd expect him -- or anyone else in his position -- to do. Athanasiou's camp came to the table with an unrealistically high demand, as expected. The agent is clearly using the KHL as leverage, as any agent would do. (The KHL card is the only one AA can play; it's the only leverage he has. Such is the plight of the RFA.) Holland countered with a perfectly good let's-meet-in-the-middle offer, as you'd expect him to do. This is all pretty standard stuff. The next and final step is "AA signs with the Wings." Maybe he does, maybe he doesn't. If he does, great. If he doesn't and instead goes to the KHL (assuming this KHL thing isn't smoke and mirrors), then oh well, best of luck to him in his future endeavors. Holland can't allow himself to be bullied by an unproven RFA. He can't set that precedent.
  20. 4 points
    gcom007

    Athanasiou Rumor

    I don’t think anyone’s capable of really defending the situation that we’re in here. They talk about building from the draft and being smart and this and that. And yet AA is undeniably one of our better young players that we’ve drafted, when we haven’t drafted many very promising players, and there’s a very good chance he’ll be playing in Russia soon. The fact that the KHL has come up at all is pathetic. This team is mismanaged, plain and simple. It’s nothing new, but it is what it is.
  21. 4 points
    You mean there is a strong correlation between Red Wings success and activity on a Red Wings forum? Whooda thunk it?!
  22. 4 points
    NerveDamage

    New arena construction updates

    Nice
  23. 4 points
    Cry_Havoc

    Which player(s) would you trade?

    Unhelpful comment... is unhelpful.
  24. 4 points
    BinMucker94

    Which player(s) would you trade?

    I might be wrong but I don't think that any of those 9 AHL players you listed in the first 2 paragraphs count against the cap unless they get called up to the NHL. So moving them would do nothing for helping the cap issue. Plus all those NMC/NTC just show you how horrible management has been over the past few years. Holland has been passing out NMC/NTC like candy on Halloween
  25. 4 points
    kickazz

    Athanasiou Rumor

    I think Holland is doing good drafting actually. Really good. What sucks is the contracts he gave out to Nielsen, Helm, etc in the last 2 years-ish.
  26. 3 points
    kipwinger

    Pre-Season Games

    As far as Frk goes, it looks like with Bertuzzi out he'll get a shot at a roster spot. With AA not signed he may well get powerplay time (given that AA was a feature of the PP that ended last season). That's his opportunity, and he will probably only get it this one time. If he shows up like he did tonight, I'd expect the Wings to send Bertuzzi down after he's healthy. If not, then Frk correctly goes back down to GR. Either way, I don't see anything wrong with giving him a shot right now.
  27. 3 points
    krsmith17

    Pre-Season Games

    F***ing Weapon!
  28. 3 points
    Echolalia

    Pre-Season Games

    At the arena now. Really busy here. This place is great
  29. 3 points
    kliq

    Athanasiou Rumor

    I don't think this has anything to do with the cap situation, I think it's about not creating a precedent in regards to RFA's. We only have around $966,000 to spend and Holland has offered AA I believe 1-9-2.1mil meaning he obviously will make a move once he gets AA signed. I see where you are coming from with the first sentence, but what makes you put him at 2.25-3mil? I am not even arguing you, just wondering what your comparable's are.
  30. 3 points
    Euro_Twins

    Athanasiou Rumor

    He's not comparing the positions, he's comparing the situation between the two players. He clarified that in his post that you quoted. Go troll somewhere else.
  31. 3 points
    krsmith17

    Pre-Season Games

    Tonight's lineup vs the Pens... Tatar - Street - Nyquist Svechnikov - Nielsen - Helm Booth - Holmstrom - Lorito Campbell - Elkins - Sadowy DeKeyser - Daley Renouf - Ouellet Hicketts - Russo Howard McCollum
  32. 3 points
    xtrememachine1

    Pre-Season Games

    I'll be at the game tonight vs the Pens. My stepson got us some great tickets near the ice on the end where the Wings shoot twice. If you guys find a stream, look for me in the upper left hand corner of the arena. I'll be the guy wearing red in a sea of black and yellow lol
  33. 3 points
    Dabura

    Pre-Season Games

    Very -- dare I say it -- Zetterbergian.
  34. 3 points
    Awesome to see Cleary remaining with the team. Love that guy. Guy is warrior through and through. I was thinking he'd have some sort of role as a strength and conditioning coach or something, but player development could work as well.
  35. 3 points
    SetecX

    New arena construction updates

    Video of it open for business and lit up at night. Aside from my upcoming compilation time lapse, this is likely my last arena video.
  36. 3 points
    @Jonas Mahonas So if Chicago signs Miller, does this mean Bowman is an idiot that needs to be fired?
  37. 3 points
    If he makes the team he'd be a SilverHawk
  38. 3 points
    kliq

    Athanasiou Rumor

    Wow do people overrate AA. The kid is good, and I believe he has a ton of potential, but from saying he has a ceiling of 90 points to him currently being the 2nd best player on our team, people really do take it to extreme's.
  39. 3 points
    krsmith17

    Off-season moves

    We missed out obviously... Star in the making.
  40. 3 points
    krsmith17

    DRW Training Camp 2017

    The Prospects Tournament starts tomorrow. Red Wings Schedule Friday, September 8th 11:30 a.m. - Carolina vs. Detroit 07:30 p.m. - Detroit vs. Carolina Saturday, September 9th 09:30 a.m. - Chicago vs. Detroit 04:00 p.m. - Chicago vs. Detroit Sunday, September 10th 10:45 a.m. - Chicago vs. Detroit Monday, September 11th 11:30 a.m. - NY Rangers vs. Detroit 07:00 p.m. - NY Rangers vs. Detroit West Tuesday, September 12th 10:00 a.m. - 06:30 p.m. - Playoff Games 07:00 p.m. - Championship Game *** All games will be live streamed on FOX Sports Go and DetroitRedWings.com *** Red Wings Roster Forwards C Dominic Turgeon - Drafted 2014 3rd Round C Michael Rasmussen - Drafted 2017 1st Round C Axel Holmstrom - Drafted 2014 7th Round C Zach Gallant - Drafted 2017 3rd Round C Brady Gilmour - Drafted 2017 7th Round C Luke Kutkevicius - Free Agent Invitee LW Dylan Sadowy - Drafted 2014 3rd Round (acquired from the San Jose Sharks) LW Givani Smith - Drafted 2016 2nd Round LW Luke Esposito - Signed in 2017 LW Oliver Castleman - Free Agent Invitee RW Lane Zablocki - Drafted 2017 3rd Round RW Dominik Shine - Signed in 2017 RW Sean Josling - Free Agent Invitee RW Evgeny Svechnikov - Drafted 2015 1st Round Defensemen Filip Hronek - Drafted 2016 2nd Round Vili Saarijarvi - Drafted 2015 3rd Round Libor Sulak - Signed in 2017 Reilly Webb - Drafted 2017 6th Round Dennis Cholowski - Drafted 2016 1st Round Patrick McCarron - Signed in 2017 Jordan Sambrook - Drafted 2016 5th Round Cole Fraser - Drafted 2017 5th Round Goalies Corbin Boes - Free Agent Invitee Kaden Fulcher - Free Agent Invitee Matej Machovsky - Signed in 2017
  41. 3 points
    Dabura

    P.A. Parenateau PTO

    "Why does God hate me?" - Martin Frk, 2017
  42. 3 points
    krsmith17

    Athanasiou Rumor

    I wasn't a fan of the Daley signing either, it made no sense to me. We already had too many defensemen signed and we didn't have the cap space. However I think you're selling Daley short if you think he's a 3rd pair at best. I'd say at this stage of his career, he's a very good 2nd pair defenseman. He's on a great contract, just not a great fit where this team is at right now. Also, Jensen is on the roster and will likely be in the lineup every night, assuming he doesn't royally f*** up or get injured. Russo didn't impress me much, and I'd much prefer to have Ouellet and / or Sproul in the lineup over him. I agree with pretty much everything else though. Holland and company definitely haven't done themselves any favors with all the bad signings over the years. It's finally starting to bite them in the a**. We desperately need to made some trades to bring some young talent and offload some bad contracts.
  43. 3 points
  44. 3 points
    kliq

    Athanasiou Rumor

    While I'm obviously not happy with our current cap situation, I am happy that Holland is standing his ground in regards to AA using the KHL as leverage in negotiations. If Holland were to cave and pay AA 3mil per because a KHL team offered the same, he would be setting an awful precedent. I know some like to complain and go with the narrative "AA should ask for more money, look at what Abby/Helm etc. got!!!!!!!!!" but Holland overpaying UFA's doesn't mean he should also overpay RFA's. If anything, hopefully this teaches him a lesson and he doesnt overpay UFA's moving forward. We're not going to be contenders this year, so if he wants to walk, let him walk. We retain his rights anyways and I highly doubt he spends his entire career in the KHL. Or, trade him for a D-man along with a 1st which is what I have wanted for a while.
  45. 3 points
    PavelValerievichDatsyuk

    Athanasiou Rumor

    But isn't it AA's agent fault for get the KHL involved? Haven't seen any evidence of AA being mistreated in these negotiations. 1.9 is a fair offer. I'd be happy with 2.25, but I think Holland is right to shun any consideration of the KHL offer since it would set a dangerous precedent. And since the agent brought it up Holland is in a hard place where he can really raise the offer without seeming to give in due to a KHL offer. It's possible the agent hurt the negotiations and maybe even the likelihood of getting the offer raised by doing this. Not going to defend some of larger problems with the cap and some choices that got us there, but I think I can get out the trusty turd-polisher to see a bright side if AA goes to the KHL. On the one hand, we'll probably suck, but on the other hand, we'll probably suck and maybe get a shot at Dahlin or Svechnikov. Also, AA would come back and get the same deal they're offering now so we'll have him as a cheaper player for year longer into the rebuild which might help. But I'm pretty concerned about this - mostly for whether he'll want to sign on long term in the future or if this somehow bitters the relationship.
  46. 3 points
    Sometimes we talk about Tippett and Hague
  47. 3 points
    F.Michael

    Athanasiou Rumor

    Now a drunk chimp in skates...I'd pay $100 for a nose bleed seat to see that in the LCA...$200 to watch him fling his feces at the visitors bench, and to start a line brawl.
  48. 3 points
    NerveDamage

    Athanasiou Rumor

    what yer doin', Kenny?
  49. 3 points
    You would fit in well at cnn.
  50. 2 points
    PavelValerievichDatsyuk

    Athanasiou Rumor

    There's this Mlve article from today: http://www.mlive.com/redwings/index.ssf/2017/08/andreas_athanasiou_agent_consi.html#incart_river_index "The agent for Andreas Athanasiou said there is a wide gap between offers the young forward has received from the Detroit Red Wings and some KHL clubs. ...Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said he remains in contact with Ferris but "the ball is in their court. They have a decision to make." Holland said he has made multiple good-faith offers based on comparables -- NHL players of similar age and accomplishments (games, goals, points per game, etc.). ...Holland has said he still expects to be slightly over the cap if Athanasiou is signed, requiring him to make another move. But the cap isn't the reason the Red Wings, who have made offers of one and two years, don't have a deal with the fast-skating winger who has 27 goals and 43 points in 101 NHL games. They're determined to negotiate based on comparables, not what on a player can get in the KHL. Otherwise, other young players (Dylan Larkin and Anthony Mantha are up for new deals after the season) could use offers from Russia as a basis for their NHL contract."