Dabura

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  1. Dabura

    GDT4!!!!

    For the record, I too will be eating crow.
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    GDT4!!!!

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    GDT4!!!!

    Rasmussen's definitely in. Svechnikov probably has a slight edge over Zadina (who doesn't look ready), but I'm not sure he's on pace to outright steal a top-nine job over the next couple of weeks, which probably means he'd be spending time on the fourth line, which might not be the best situation for his development. So, if Frk is good to start the season, maybe Rasmussen is the only rookie forward in the lineup. I think Veleno has done enough to at least earn himself an NHL audition, but there's really no place for him on the roster at this time, so you might as well just send him back to junior after a couple more exhibition games. On D...I'm assuming Hicketts gets a spot, because I think everyone's ok with him spending time in the press box. So he's a kinda-sorta reserve, a 6D or 7D, depending on how Jensen and [other kid] are playing. I really don't know who [other kid] is going to be. The other day I said Hronek makes the most sense because he's a right-shooting PPQB and Blashill likes him as a PPQB and Green is out. But Hronek has looked a little shaky, and I still worry about his scrawny build (look how much physical abuse Green and Jensen take). Sulak has been impressive, but I feel like it's been sort of a superficial impressive; he's a fantastic forward-skater and puck-rusher, but Blashill said he needs to improve in certain areas and I don't necessarily disagree. Of the four defensemen (five if you count Saarijarvi), Cholowski has impressed me the most. He's smooth, steady, poised, precise. He makes good decisions. He makes good passes. He can run a PP. He can kill penalties. My only concern is that, at this stage in his development, he needs to be playing big minutes in a big role and I'm not sure he'd have that opportunity as a Wing right now, even with Green out.
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    2018 Off-Season Trades / Signings / News

    Green is "over the worst of it": https://www.freep.com/story/sports/nhl/red-wings/2018/09/23/detroit-red-wings-mike-green-virus/1404612002/
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    GDT4!!!!

    He's looked solid. Seems to be a pretty big upgrade over Coreau in that 3G spot.
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    GDT4!!!!

    Pretty impressive 2nd and 3rd periods from the Wings. Great pace, aggressive quick-strike transitions, forced the Pens to play more defense than they would've liked. Didn't go into a shell when protecting the lead late in the 3rd. Didn't get too cutesy with the puck in the d-zone.
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    GDT4!!!!

    Wings win! 3-2!
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    GDT4!!!!

    End of 2nd. Wings lead 3-2. Wings had no legs in the 1st but all kinds of jump in the 2nd. Fast-paced back-and-forth action. I like.
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    GDT4!!!!

    Pens score. Booo. 3-2.
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    GDT4!!!!

    Daley roofs it! 3-1! Outstanding setup pass from Veleno. YEAH BOI. And this is why every NHL coach wants to preside over a team full of kids.
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    GDT4!!!!

    Rasmussen scores on a partial breakaway! Game tied at 1! AA! 2-1! Nice give-and-go action between AA and Mantha on that sequence.
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    GDT4!!!!

    End of 1st. A very young Wings team is playing very rushed, very scrambly hockey. And this would be why no NHL coach wants to preside over a team full of kids.
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    GDT4!!!!

    I've got a stream if anyone's interested. (PM me.) Also, late HYPE! LGRW!
  14. Dabura

    GDT3!

    Because they are lazy and they suck.
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    GDT3!

    I had a lot of fun not being able to watch this because I don't live in Michigan.
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    GDT3!

    So apparently I can't watch this game. Cool.
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    GDT3!

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    GDT3!

    Winter is coming.
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    GDT3!

    He's gonna Kronwall Chara.
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    GDT3!

    Young lineup tonight for the Wings. Zadina's back in, Hicketts gets his third (!) game.
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    GDT3!

    HYPE! LGRW!
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    GDT2!

    Srsly tho. I'm disappointed that Zadina has been underwhelming, but it is what it is. The good news is it seems to be a pretty straightforward pacing issue, as @Wheelchairsuperhero noted. He's not making tons of facepalm-grade mistakes and showing that his game needs a lot of work, he's just a little overwhelmed by the pace and intensity of the North American pro game. He'll probably start in Grand Rapids (though I selfishly hope he doesn't), he'll get acclimated, and then he'll get called up at some point later in the season.
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    GDT2!

    Seattle.
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    2018 Off-Season Trades / Signings / News

    Honestly, I dunno. I went down a rabbit hole that started with learning about hepatitis and ended with stories about people dying unexpectedly.
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    2018 Off-Season Trades / Signings / News

    So I did some reading up on the condition Green appears to have. Apparently this could be a really serious situation. Hopefully it's not.