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  1. Michael Rasmussen

    Yeah, not bad. Still not where I'd like to see him though. He's 71st in points, and 56th in points per game. Not great for a big centerman drafted 9th overall. Same as last season, most of his production is coming on the power-play. 3 of his 4 goals have been scored with the man advantage. I'd like to see him score more at even strength. Also, he's on pace for 36 goals and 45 assists, which is pretty much what I predicted he'd score. Again, good but not great. Hopefully he can pick up the pace and score at more of a 1.5+ points per game pace, rather than the 1.125 he's currently scoring at. Why do you include his penalty minutes as a positive? I've never understood that. Penalties hurt your team, they don't benefit. Granted, I just looked up his penalties over his first 8 games, and I guess if there's a positive I take out of the number of penalties he's taken, it's that most show he's playing aggressive (roughing, charging, cross-checking), rather than lazy (holding, hooking, slashing, tripping). Still, I'd like to see him cut his PIM's in half.
  2. 10/20 GDT - Red Wings vs Capitals - 7:30 PM EST

    Ericsson with some very subtle nice plays out there early on. Keep it up Big E.
  3. Athanasiou Rumor

    He's above average dealing with RFA's, and below average dealing with UFA's. I just don't get the idea that he should have given in to Athanasiou's demands just because he has with UFA'...
  4. Athanasiou Rumor

    Don't worry, when Athanasiou is a veteran and becomes a UFA, Holland (if he's still the GM) will be right there with his bag of cash, ready to overpay... and people will still complain. He gets his RFA's signed to very fair contracts, and people still complain... By the way chaps, this isn't necessarily directed at you.
  5. Athanasiou Rumor

    It's apples (RFA) and oranges (UFA). Holland can (and does) get blamed for a lot, but his dealings with RFA's has been great, and that includes with Athanasiou. AA was offered a fair contract, and he finally wised up and took the deal. I hated the Witkowski signing, but it had absolutely nothing to do with AA not being signed. Holland had a number in mind, and he didn't come far off that number. Good on him. Good signing.
  6. Athanasiou Rumor

    Likely going to need to make a trade (Sheahan) or waive a player (Witkowski or Booth)... I'll be right there with you, pitch fork in hand...
  7. Athanasiou Rumor

    I doubt it, but hopefully he's in the lineup as early as Sunday... Also, it better be a 4th liner coming out of the lineup, not Frk...
  8. 10/20 GDT - Red Wings vs Capitals - 7:30 PM EST

    I have a feeling Mantha is going to have a huge game tonight.
  9. 10/20 GDT - Red Wings vs Capitals - 7:30 PM EST

    Same lines (possibly (hopefully) Booth in for Witkowski) same D pairings, with Mrazek starting.
  10. Athanasiou Rumor

    Yeah, he better come out like a man possessed after all this bulls***. I'd be okay with shopping him. If we could get a young top 3 defenseman, or a defense prospect with top 2 potential, I'd pull the trigger for sure. If it's Sheahan, he will be traded, not waived. I'd be okay with that, depending on the return. Ideally, waiving one Booth or (preferably) Witkowski, would be enough to get cap compliant though. Looks like this may get done really soon, if it's not already. Today?
  11. Athanasiou Rumor

  12. 2017-18 Lines Thread

    Our lines after Christmas... Nyquist - Zetterberg - Mantha Tatar - Larkin - Athanasiou Svechnikov - Nielsen - Frk Bertuzzi - Helm - Abdelkader ... Just don't look at the defense...
  13. All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

    They both play both wings. Most wingers can play either side of the ice these days anyway. Why are the Coyotes getting him? Yeah, Dahlin is definitely my number one choice.
  14. All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

    He's going to look great in the Winged Wheel...
  15. All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

    Red Wings assign Svechnikov to Griffins. He'll make his season debut tomorrow night against the IceHogs. Bertuzzi is still a week or two away.