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  1. Top 10 Wings Goalies All Time

    I think ... is really overrated around here.
  2. Top 10 Wings Goalies All Time

    I think you meant Hanlon or maybe Stefan and confused their name with Norm Ullman?
  3. Tatar Re-Signs 4 Years $21.2M ($5.3M AAV)

    Seguin's 7 year deal isn't representative of what a player of his caliber makes. Seguin signed that deal after his 2nd year in the league and had 1 disappointing 22 point rookie season and 1 break 67 pt. break out season. His contract is very low for what he produces because they took a chance and locked him up longterm before he fully come into his own. He'll probably get 8 or 9 million when his to contract is up in a couple years. Anyway, I hope Tatar's shoulder injury is fixed and he has his best year.
  4. New arena construction updates

    They should add this guy. Now, that would make a badass roof. Wonder if Illitch meant for the mafia reference.
  5. Tatar, Athanasiou, and XO's new deals

    If my scenario plays out and we lose Sproul due the cap crunch I will definitely turn against the Daley signing. He may be a good player, but I wouldn't want to lose Sproul for him since I still think he'll be a good un. I hope Holland knows that one of surgery guys: E, TT, Sproul or Kronwall won't be ready to go, though, and is planning around that. We'll see...
  6. Tatar, Athanasiou, and XO's new deals

    Not that it really matters for what we're talking about, but that's not a quote of Holland saying that - it's the writer's speculation. No mention of AA not going to camp. I'm glad you posted this part, though, since I think it reveals how they're going to deal with cap problem. I read that article when it came out, but I guess I didn't clue into the part about the 21 man roster. It seems, then if no one is injured, we'l just have 1 less player on the roster. I'm fine with that in theory, but we'll see who loses out. Taking out pretty much any player will provide enough space for AA. Our lowest salary is Sproul at 625,000 and even that with our current 1.4 million space would allow us to pay AA just over 2 million. With Holland's comment on likely going with 7 Dmen, that would sadly suggest to me that Sproul could be waived if we're completely healthy. Can't really see who else would be waived from the D corps: TT, Z,Manth, Goose, Lark, AA, Abby, Nielson, Helm, Shea, Glendening, Wit (12) Daley, Green, DD, Jensen, E, K, XO, (7) Mraz, Howard (2) = 21 and cap compliant
  7. Tatar, Athanasiou, and XO's new deals

    You have to post the quote to so we can see what you're referring to. We're all aware that signing AA puts us over the cap even with Franzen's LTIR relief. We all know we have to shed salary either through injury, waiving a player or trade. The jump in logic is you suggesting that AA will miss camp while Holland sees which route plays out/decides. That makes no sense. You can go into camp over the cap..
  8. Tatar, Athanasiou, and XO's new deals

    Teams are allowed to go as much as 10% over the cap in the offseason. That's 7.5 million this year so there's nothing stopping us from signing AA and there's no reason to believe that he'll miss training camp unless he's holding out for larger demands than what we're offering. The deadline to be cap compliant is the first game not training camp.
  9. Tatar, Athanasiou, and XO's new deals

    Why? AA will probably get something around 2 mill. We're already over the cap and have to shed some salary, I don't see why having to shed an extra million would "completely screw" us. Trading Sheahan for a pick would put us almost back under the cap in that hypothetical situation. (the article says we have 1.4 mill for AA with Franzen's LTIR + replace Bertuzzi's .661 instead of Sheahan's 2 = roughly 2.75) Then, creating 250 thou can't be that hard. Someone will get injured anyway.
  10. Detroit Right Wings

    A car just ran down protestors who were marching against these white nationalist about an hour ago and killed at least 1. Good that the Wings condemn the misappropriation of the symbol and the group. Crazy that they would use a hockey team's logo.
  11. 2017 Opening Day Roster

    Though it's not a very good group, it should be slightly better than last year. Compared to the beginning of last year, we have Jensen instead of Marchenko and added Daley. And maybe Ericsson's wrist surgery gets him back to playing a bit better. he was cleary bother by some issue this past year. As for lineups with Sproul - I've seen in recent articles on our cap situation that he's questionable to be ready for the beginning of the year
  12. 2017 Opening Day Roster

    But your critique of Blashill's approach has little to take down the idea that dedication to a 'process" (aka good habits of training, practice, self-care) is a good thing in sports (or when trying to achieve anything in life, actually). And pretty much everybody says it whether in the same words or not. Just don't get why that phrase keeps getting mocked. Or are you interpreting the word process as the system?
  13. 2017 Opening Day Roster

    I know you just like to mock him so maybe I should look to much into it, but all his talk about process does make sense. With our young players, they do have learn how to train right, eat right, practice right etc. Not sure why you mock this notion everywhere. Pretty much every coach I've come across says a version of this. And results do come from that process, of course. It's also how players refine and develop these talent and scoring things you speak of.
  14. Tatar, Athanasiou, and XO's new deals

    Only if you ignore the botched rebuild 07-12 and them missing the playoffs for that period. Shanahan isn't really the beginning of their rebuild to me, since they've been trying to rebuild for so long before that. To me It's like saying the Edmonton rebuild started with Chiarelli and them picking up McDavid.
  15. 2017 Draft

    Though Larkin made the team in his first pro year, he did play a year in college after being drafted. Even that was an expedited path to the NHL for a Red Wings prospect. I think there's no chance for Rasmussen to go straight to the NHL. Maybe if we get a top pick in the next few years, but It would be surprising to me if Ras had a legit shot a making the roster even a year from now. Larkin seemed more NHL ready at draft time.