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  1. 3 points
    Kraken didnt even do much this offseason. Added a few wingers same as us. The difference has been they inserted a future superstar 1C into their lineup in Beniers. Hes taking the Calder home this year and it wont even be a competition. Its almost like we should be doing everything in our power to get one of those.
  2. 2 points
    kipwinger

    1/23/23 GDT Wings hosting Sharks

    Ken Daniels just called Jonatan Berggren “B-52” and I’m totally here for that nickname.
  3. 2 points
    I'm not really sure I understand the attitude vis-a-vis Larkin around here. The guy's in the 90th percentile in almost every measurable analytic category, offense and defense. He was last year too. The only thing that has stopped him from being a 80-90 point center the last two years has been injuries. I could understand if the argument was "Larkin needs to be injured less", to which the answer might be to get another center to lighten his load. But I don't understand the "we're never going to win with Larkin" crowd. This guy is really really good. He has never played with a legit top line winger in his career and last year our 2C was Pius Suter. Pretty easy for defenses to key on the guy.
  4. 2 points
    kipwinger

    New New Prospects Thread

    I’d f*ck either of them too. But only one because he’s going places in professional hockey.
  5. 2 points
    Embarrassing loss - seriously f*** this team - trade them Seriously, why would we hang on to any of this mess? Trade bait everyone. Build a new generation untainted by Holland and Blashill.
  6. 2 points
    marcaractac

    1/16/23 GDT Wings @ Avs

    Nope. It's pretty apparent coaching isn't the problem. A lack of high-end talent is. Raymond and Seider are our high-end talent. They still have lots to learn before they reach the point we need them to in order to be contenders. I figure it's at minimum 3 seasons before we start to see what players they will become in their prime. Larkin will be ready to enter his 30-year-old season at that point. It starts to become pretty clear how bleak things look without another high-draft pick or two. Once the likes of Edvinsson, Wallinder, and Johansson get enough reps at the NHL to become an NHL-winning d-core, the roster is simply not good enough upfront with what is in the system now. Not even close. The first need is a legit franchise center. Kasper will be good, but he ain't it. Larkin also ain't it. Especially factoring in his age. The odds of getting these needs in the 10-20 pick range is pretty wishful thinking. tl;dr: We need a top 5 pick to get a potential 1C. The current path we're on we'll be like the Blues, where you hope the planets align where you get one good run at a cup. I'd rather suck a little longer to stockpile high-end talent like Tampa. The assets we can obtain selling Bert and Larkin would help a lot. There are zero reasons for us to have any less than 3 first-round picks in the upcoming draft.
  7. 2 points
    Chuck Murray

    Jake Walman Megathread

    This is without doubt the best, most informative thread on the forum. Everything I need to know, right here. Keep up the good work.
  8. 2 points
    Walman6million

    Jake Walman Megathread

    Based on recent interviews Jakub Vrana confirmed that he is the only Wing that lives in downtown Detroit. I also have friends who can confirm that Seider and Marc Staal were living in the Birmingham area. Traditionally the Wings have always lived in the Bloomfield/Birmingham area. And we know that Seider has been to Texas Roadhouse for a pregame meal with Walman. So I think it's safe to assume Jake most likely lives north of 96 and west of 75. This being the case, there's only one Texas Roadhouse he could be eating at: The Texas Roadhouse by the Red Oaks golf course in Madison Heights. The ONLY other TRH's in metro Detroit are in Novi, Canton, and St Claire Shores. Wayyy to out of the way. And the one in Madison Heights is right off of 75 on the way into downtown. Therefore, if you go sit at the bar at this TRH in Madison Heights on a game day, you can more than likely enjoy a quality USDA choice sirloin and casual conversation with the Walgod. Someone do this and report back.
  9. 2 points
    kipwinger

    Jake Walman Megathread

    Walman reminds me of Brendan Smith (except way smarter). He's athletic and competitive and if he plays within himself he can add a lot to a team's possession. But if he's on your team's top pair you're f*cked. Given that we don't have better options right now I'm not mad at it, but going forward I don't want him anywhere near our top pair.
  10. 2 points
    marcaractac

    Rumors Thread

    Let's go full chaos with Larkin, Bert, Maatta, and Walman as our trade deadline ammo. Obviously, that goes for any pending UFA we have. But man, the more I think about it, the more I straight up just do not see enough high-end talent in this system to contend at any point. The pieces are there to be a really good team. But that is the ceiling IMO. Can you win a cup with Larkin? Damn straight. Can you win a cup with Larkin as your best? I don't see it. Kasper can grow into what Larkin is and fit the timeline much better. Things look good on the blueline. We have some good wingers too. Goalies I'm less concerned about. They move around every damn summer. But god damn the high-end depth up front, especially down the middle, just isn't there. Let's go full Bedard.
  11. 2 points
    Jonas Mahonas

    Winged Wheel Podcast

    I need to look into how to do this. I'm 47 years old, so this isn't as simple for me. But it would be cool if I hosted it. "Good afternoon, fellow Red Wings Fans AKA Complete Retards. Today, we're going to be talking about Jakub Vrana. Sixer, let's talk about his cocaine habit and whether or not he can hide it from the boss. I don't think so, but why don't you let us in a little bit on your knowhow here." "Well, Jonas. It's only easy to conceal if you're not doing 50 grams a week. Sneaking an 8 ball into a club now and then is as easy as wearing a third sock on one of your feet and nobody noticing. But he must be ingesting an enormous amount for him to be this lethargic, lazy, and suck this much without it." "Interesting. Is Marc still on the line?" "Yah, he's been waiting for 20 minutes. Want to go to him now?" "Marc, tell us what you think about the Jakub "The Iceman" Vrana." "Well, I ..." "Thanks Marc. Good input as always. Now, onto the Carley vs Daniella - Who's more bangable and why debate. I'm going to have to take this one seeing as FMichael hasn't had sex in 6 years, and 6er and Akabuto are both ***. I'm gonna go with Daniella here. Let me tell you why ..."
  12. 1 point
    kipwinger

    1/23/23 GDT Wings hosting Sharks

    Big Ras!!!! Dude is playing like a stud the last three or four games
  13. 1 point
    mackel

    1/23/23 GDT Wings hosting Sharks

    He's lazy and he sucks.
  14. 1 point
    kipwinger

    New New Prospects Thread

  15. 1 point
    kipwinger

    New New Prospects Thread

    You might be on to something with Jarnkrok and Smith, but I'm not so sure about Jurco. I think of "over ripe" as a guy who's obviously too good for the AHL but who is forced to spend significant time down there anyway. Kinda like Berggren was for the latter part of last season and the AHL games he played this season. Other guys like that were Howard, Jensen, Nyquist, and Tatar. Jurco was never a dominant AHL player. And he only played about a season and a half for the Griffs before his call up. Some guys spend a ton of time in the AHL because they're just genuinely not very good (Pulkkinen, Frk). I tend to put Jurco in that camp.
  16. 1 point
    Walman6million

    New Vrana Thread (frig off Matt)

    Im starting the XHL with cocaine and hookers
  17. 1 point
    Walman6million

    New New Prospects Thread

    Was Zetterberg really all that flashy? Nah he was just textbook good, just like Kasper.
  18. 1 point
    I think this team has finally broke you @kipwinger.
  19. 1 point
    What are you even talking about?! This team is about to go super saiyan. Guys were selling their souls tonight and their 48 year old ex-KHL goalie blew it for them. On three separate occasions I saw the hearts of Fabbri, Rasmussen, and Ben Chiarot nearly explode after working themselves to near death. I saw Berggren emerging as a genuine star. But that goddamn turd goalie let us down man. But it's always darkest right before the dawn. Like the Cleveland Indians in the classic "Major League" franchise, this ragtag group of misfits is about to turn this season around. Jakub Vrana is about to come back like Rick "Wildthing" Vaughn dude!!!! I can wait to see the looks on all your faces.
  20. 1 point
    Jimmy Howard has no idea what words mean. He's used about six words incorrectly so far during the second intermission. Mix that in with his awkward pauses, coughing, stammering, and wheezing and you've got to wonder how anybody thought this was a good idea. edit: He said "exspecially" at least three times.
  21. 1 point
    I think we should look more at what SY is NOT committed to. This roster is still as lean and flexible as humanly possible. Our contract commitments beyond next year: F: Copp Fabbri D: Chiarot G: Husso SY is hardcore keeping his options open. He's committed very little to any single player. He can overhaul his roster on a yearly basis basically if he wants to. Take whatever you want from that.
  22. 1 point
    Jonas Mahonas

    Howard = Average

    weve come full circle
  23. 1 point
    kipwinger

    1/14/23 - Stings at Wings

    If we win the games we're supposed to win, and lose to the playoff teams, we'll end up drafting in the 10-15 range. There are some good players available there. Love me some Brayden Yager and Riley Heidt in that range. F*ck tanking, I don't want to see this team infected with a loser mentality.
  24. 1 point
    Walman6million

    Rumors Thread

    THIS IS THE WAY I think about it like this: Everyone is comfortable selling Bertuzzi, Maata, etc... why not Larkin too? Is Larkin THAT special of a player? Is he SOOO good that he's worth prolonging this rebuild for? He's NOT. Almost everyone recognizes he wouldnt even be a 1C on a championship team. The attachment to Larkin from fans is an emotional one. He was our only beacon of light for years, Detroit is his home, he's the captain, best player in the most important position. But Yzerman is not an emotional man. He's a cold unfeeling terminator 19 series sent back from the future to ruthlessly kill all Holland red wings and restore the future NHL back to the correct timeline where the Red Wings reign over the league with a disgusting amount of talent and dominance. Larkin the player comes second to the totality of the winged wheel, and SY will do whats best for the future of this team regardless of him. Plus I can feel it in my bones that we're getting Bedard.
  25. 1 point
    Jonas Mahonas

    Winged Wheel Podcast

    Yah, theyre part of the softball crew with St James.