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  1. Wonder what the odds are for the 1st overall...

    My heart says Svechbro. My head says Dahlin. "If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so intoxicating, as possibility!" - Kierkegaard
  2. Wonder what the odds are for the 1st overall...

    Agreed. At this time, Dahlin and Svechnikov appear to be a notch or two (or three, or four...) above the rest of the draft class. And it's widely believed this is going to be a relatively deep draft class, so that's saying something. We do currently need a top-tier defenseman and a top-tier centerman very badly, but Dahlin and Svechnikov are both looking like franchise gamechangers. It's not necessarily a stretch to say Svechnikov projects as a bigger, meaner Tarasenko/Kucherov. Plus, he wants to be a Red Wing.
  3. DRW Training Camp 2017

    Khan on the Svechnikov-Larkin-Mantha line: That's what I like to hear.
  4. DRW Training Camp 2017

    I'm hoping Larkin and Mantha develop some special chemistry. Euro NA Twins FTW.
  5. DRW Training Camp 2017

    Right. I wasn't really considering the cap situation, just saying those appear to be Blashill's ideal lines and pairings, cap situation be damned. Kronwall might go straight to LTIR, though it sounds like he'll be suiting up for Game 1. Someone will probably get hurt in a preseason game. There are whispers that the Pens are interested in Sheahan...
  6. DRW Training Camp 2017

    So it's looking like... Tatar Zetterberg Nyquist Abdelkader Larkin Mantha Athanasiou Nielsen Helm Bertuzzi Sheahan Glendening DeKeyser Daley Kronwall Green Ericsson Jensen ...I think?
  7. Wonder what the odds are for the 1st overall...

    Nyquist yo.
  8. Wonder what the odds are for the 1st overall...

    Personally, I don't think anyone short of Crosby or McDavid is a can't-miss. But, yes, Dahlin is looking very much like a future franchise defenseman.
  9. Wonder what the odds are for the 1st overall...

    And, from what I've seen of him, that label seems genuinely appropriate (for once). Kid is an absolute stud. He even Kronwalls people! A. Svechnikov is pretty much equally studly and is being hyped up as the most promising Russian prospect since Malkin and possibly even Ovechkin. The problem ("problem") is, he's a winger. Ovechkin's a winger, but he's arguably the greatest goal-scorer in NHL history. And Malkin's a franchise centerman. The Wings need top-end talent at every position, but everyone knows a Dahlin-type defenseman is at the top of the organization's wish list. (I think you and I are both in agreement on this stuff. I'm saying this more for people who aren't at all familiar with Dahlin and/or A. Svechnikov.) There would be riots in the streets of every major Canadian city. The league would be forced to shut down indefinitely. It would be chaos, anarchy. Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria! I want it. I want it so badly.
  10. Will Tyler Bertuzzi Make the Team Out of Camp?

    Cool beans. I haven't been following the diggers/Malik too closely this summer, so you have a better feel for this than I do atm.
  11. Will Tyler Bertuzzi Make the Team Out of Camp?

    I'd be cool with Ouellet-Green / Daley-DeKeyser as our top-four. I feel Daley and Green are too similar and having them together could make our pairings imbalanced, too top-heavy. Re: the center situation...I was just assuming Glendening would be our 4C and that Sheahan being at center therefore meant Blashill had him slotted as our 3C. I think Sheahan should be our 4C and it sounds like that's the plan, so hurray for that, I s'pose. As for Larkin...probably 3C, right? Overall, I think your roster's realistic. If Bertuzzi makes the cut, he's probably a fourth-line winger. Guess we'll see what we see. ehhhh...
  12. Will Tyler Bertuzzi Make the Team Out of Camp?

    Actually, I just realized that running Sheahan at center doesn't necessarily mean Larkin won't be at center. And, indeed, HSJ makes it sound like he will be. Which is good. Brain fart on my part.
  13. Will Tyler Bertuzzi Make the Team Out of Camp?

    I'll be surprised if Daley is paired with Green. And according to HSJ, Blashill intends to run Zetterberg, Nielsen, Sheahan as our top three centers. (See my correction post below.) But, yeah, I can see Bertuzzi making the team. I can also see him not making it, though. ¯\(º_o)/¯ Kinda sad that this, to me, is the big training camp storyline.
  14. Athanasiou Rumor

    To be fair, that's every politician and every hockey coach.