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    Ovechkin to 1,000 Goals?

    Selanne and Jagr both scored 20+ goals a season into their 40s. Neither were as good a goal scorer at Ovie. He'll get 20+ a season just on the powerplay and with 3rd line minutes when he's like 45. It's not "if", it's "when". F*ck Canada.
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    21-22 Season opener vs TBL (7:30pm)

    My thoughts: 1. We outplayed the defending Stanley Cup champs for the whole game. Two stupid penalties completely undermined a really solid effort by our boys. 2. Dekeyser is a millstone around the neck of Hronek, who is asked (again) to do everything whenever he's on the ice. Liked the 3rd pair though. 3. We are one Larkin injury away from an abysmal season. Turns out that not developing a decent center since 2015 is maybe a problem. 4. Loved the 2nd and 3rd lines. But that 4th line? Woof.
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    2021 Training Camp, PTO's, Pre-Season Chat

    You're right, I wasn't paying attention. 13 forwards, 8 defensemen, 2 goalies.
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    2021 Training Camp, PTO's, Pre-Season Chat

    I think Yzerman said at the beginning of camp that they were going to start the season with 12 forwards, 8 defensemen, and 2 goalies.
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    Young Guns 2021/22

    Make one conditional and not the other. Let Buffalo pick which is which.
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    Young Guns 2021/22

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    Young Guns 2021/22

    I'd do it irrespective of his neck. He scored 18 points in 22 games last year with a blown out neck. He's only going to be better than that, and THAT was better than any center we have. Then let him get whatever treatment he wants. Artificial disk replacement is pretty commonplace in other professional sports.
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    Young Guns 2021/22

    Obviously they wouldn't do that, but I would. As I said elsewhere I'd trade Zadina, Veleno, and out next two firsts for Eichel. We'd lose two pud wingers who are easily overshadowed by Vrana, Raymond, Bertuzzi, and Berggren and we'd gain the last piece we need to be a stud team. I honestly think Yzerman may try to pull something like that out of his hat after using the preseason as an evaluation tool. Impossible not to see how replaceable those guys are at this point.
  9. When Vrana is back Zadina needs to be moved off the right flank on the powerplay. He telegraphs that one timer and then misses constantly. Put him in the middle, or on the opposite flank to make plays. Something. At the very least Blashill should absolutely forbid him from using anything other than a wrist shot, he has ZERO accuracy with him onetime/slapshot. To his credit I think he's genuinely good defensively. He's a puck hound and his ability to strip pucks led to a lot of extra Red Wings zone time last night. There were a number of sequences when he and Raymond basically made it impossible for Chicago to break out. But offensively he's just not as good as billed.
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    Young Guns 2021/22

    Veleno f*cking blows. He's a 21 year old, 3rd year pro, and physical specimen and he's routinely outplayed by guys with half those traits. He's basically what would happen if Darren Helm and Justin Abdelkader had a child that was raised by Mike Babcock. He's good at skating, that's it. He's a black hole offensively, he gets pinned in his zone on every shift defensively, he's gifted good minutes with good linemates and does nothing with them. It's amazing how mesmerized people are with draft position. If the Red Wings GM drafted a literal parking cone in the 1st round there'd be a handful of people, three years down the road, talking about how it's going to breakout at any time. Trade this pud before everyone catches on that he sucks.
  11. Here's a thing I noticed about Zadina last night that boggles the mind. He almost never hits the net with his shots. Even on the powerplay. He's supposed to be some sniper and his shot sucks. The best part of his game is his forechecking and stick lifting. He's a defensive forward at best right now. Totally agree, put him with Ras and Erne and see what he does down there because he's swimming in deep waters in the top six. Let Bobby be on line two until Vrana gets back.
  12. Feed that Newpower kid to the wolves. What a boneheaded turnover.
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    2021 Training Camp, PTO's, Pre-Season Chat

    I’m also pretty impressed by Tutyayev. Very shifty and thinks one step ahead. Got a little Danny Briere in his game. Zadina sucks. Veleno sucks. Trade them for Jack Eichel now. Agreed, he’s pretty obviously the best forward we have on the team right now. Also, do we have a good power play now? Kinda seems like it.
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    2021 Training Camp, PTO's, Pre-Season Chat

    Okay, Raymond is f*cking awesome. Dude is suuuuuuper slick.
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    2021 Training Camp, PTO's, Pre-Season Chat

    I'm on record multiple times saying that he was "fersure toast" when he took the team to arbitration a year ago. So whatever narrative you're pushing is a bit misplaced. Truth is Bertuzzi has been on the block for quite a while. Not surprising that it would come up again when fans found out he's essentially opting out of 8-10 games this year. And for the record, fans have speculated about ALL of Larkin, Vrana, and Fabbri getting traded too.