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  1. It's been 2 days since he's been announced as coach and I cannot find anything about what his salary will be. The only thing they've let be known is it's a 4 year term. Does anyone have any information on this? I believe he should be in the $2M+ Salary range per year, what do you guys think?
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    Who is the coach next season?

    Tortorella would honestly be a pretty good option, has the experience to back it up. Would make the postgames so much more interesting lol.
  3. Ericsson is a flat out ******* joke, cover your ******* guy! Get pucks out when they're in your zone like wtf? Bench his ass!
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    4/5 GDT : Washington Capitals 2 at Red Wings 1

    Tatar has been a joke the last 20 games. He constantly looks nervous when making passes, turns it over, his shot is 10ft over the net or wide.
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    4/5 GDT : Washington Capitals 2 at Red Wings 1

    Babcock post game: "I thought we played a really good game, we had lots of chances just couldn't find the back of the net" He needs to ******* go. I'd be fine letting him out now with 3 games to go, bring in someone who wants to stay and can motivate these players. Absolute joke!
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    Is Hank too slow and ineffective to play center?

    Babcock refuses to play Datsyuk and Zetterberg on the same line except the PP and I think it's a major reason why Zetterberg has been struggling of late. Before Babcock would put Zetterberg and Datsyuk out there just to generate spark on the team but now he is shying away from that. I think we need to see more Zetterberg and Datsyuk together going forward if we want to turn this season around.
  7. Been awhile since I've posted but wanted to get everyone's opinion on where we will finish after the last 5 games during the regular season. It was an absolutely brutal month of march for the team and it looks like this is going to continue at-least into the start of April. I firmly believe we will win 4 out of the final 5 and finish 3rd in the conference ahead of Boston. We are in the middle of a terrible slump(I can't remember a worse one in recent memory), but I think this team is finally going to turn starting Saturday. I believe Howard should be the goalie for Saturday and see where it takes us. Minnesota is a really good hockey team but I don't think they are going to be as desperate versus the Wings come Saturday and this will get us going again. My projection is as follows: DET VS MIN [W] DET VS WAS [OT W] DET VS CAR [W] DET VS MTL [L] DET VS CAR [W] I know this sounds silly projecting 4 wins out of 5 with the slump we've been in but given the schedule and the teams involved I believe we can pull out 4 wins out of the next 5. Also not to mention Datsyuk and Cole are going to be back most likely for Saturday I think we will see a much more desperate team and have a convincing win. Thoughts and comments much appreciated. EDIT: Please change title to "Where will the Wings finish despite struggles?"
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    Abdelkader suspended 2 games for hit on Lydman

    If he's suspended that's a ******* joke
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    Should Howard be benched?

    The problem is there is no rallying when we're behind, so if he lets in 1 soft goal and we're losing it's over. We can't come back in games and we can't afford to be behind.
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    Should Howard be benched?

    Every game he lets in 1-2 soft goals, after awhile it's time to make a change. I think he's what is holding us back right now.
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    Should Howard be benched?

    With the Ducks taking the momentum away after last night's loss I feel it's time for a goaltending change. Howard looks lost whenever the Ducks are within like 10 feet of the crease. He's been letting in soft goals all series, and rarely makes any big saves. I'm having a flashback to the 2008 season when Hasek was pulled for Osgood and then we started to pick up our game. The defense probably feels helpless because they're afraid to make a single mistake now because they know it will end up in the back of the net. It's Howard's job to bail out SOME of these mistakes, but he rarely does. If you take a look at where Howard ranks so far in the playoffs for GAA and SV %, he is currently sitting at 15th place. That's an absolute joke. What does everyone else think? Is it time to bench Jimmy?
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    Chances of landing Parise?

    I've been reading through the forum for a couple of weeks now, read countless articles, and this all leads to speculation that Parise will end up in Detroit. However, the Devils are one win away from going to the Eastern conference finals. Does anyone else think that since the Devils are lasting awhile in the playoffs that he may stay there? I really don't think he's going to leave New Jersey now that his team is most likely going to the conference finals. I may be over thinking this but he seems like a loyal teammate and the fans love him so why would he leave? He already said he wants to go to a winning team and doesn't care about the money. (Devils have gone farther then Wings, + have cap room) I do not think he is going to leave New Jersey, but if he does I think the chances of the Wings signing him are nearly 100% based on comments from him and the articles I've read. Post your thoughts.
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    Will Detroit win this series?

    Tatar is not a very good prospect in my eyes. I see him as a 4th line center with 3rd line upside. Isn't big enough or skilled enough to be a star player.
  14. I found it quite interesting that 5 of the 8 playoff series have 3-1 leads. This got me thinking that at least one of these teams has to make it right...? With a 9% chance of coming back, which team(s) do you think can win the series? I believe the Wings and Penguins can comeback from their deficits and win the series. Both have experience, veterans, and world class skill players. What are your thoughts?
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    Will Detroit win this series?

    Last year we were able to get San Jose to a game 7 (won 3 straight) and I thought we were getting outplayed in that series. Now we are outplaying them. If we can win this next game and force a game 6 at home, I think we have a legitimate shot at winning this series.