Dabura

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    2018 Prospects Watch

    Last season I learned that I really can't bring myself to root for losses unless we're solidly in the basement with, like, ten games left to play. Also: LA, St. Louis, Florida, Anaheim. And Montreal will probably fall back into the mix. And Buffalo could easily fall back into the mix. Oh, and Colorado owns Ottawa's 1st round pick. Relevant:
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    Blackhawks Fire Coach Quenneville

    And Todd McLellan and Randy Carlyle could be in the hot seat in Edmonton and Anaheim, respectively. What is up with the West, man?
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    2018 Prospects Watch

    The thought's definitely crossed my mind. Same with Ericsson. Of course, if we're being honest, the team hasn't been playing especially good hockey lately and is probably due for regression with or without Helm and Vanek and Ericsson.
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    2018 Prospects Watch

    Gonna have to settle for a Vanek return for now.
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    Helm and Rasmussen

    We all love ya, Lefty. It's all good.
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    2018 Prospects Watch

    I kinda like Blashill's phrasing, tbh. I see it as putting the ball firmly in the player's court, telling him he controls his own path. No unnecessary roadblocks; if he dominates the AHL next month, he gets called up. Wasn't the same with, say, Mantha, who was more of a project (IMO). Old-but-good Blashill thoughts on Zadina: Blashill hints Filip Zadina might start season in Grand Rapids [The Detroit News]
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    2018 Prospects Watch

    Top 10 LGW Betrayals
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    2018 Prospects Watch

    Why are you LeftWinger now?
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    2018 Prospects Watch

    He never said when he'd be filing their nets, just that it's going to happen.
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    2018 Prospects Watch

    Not sure Cholowski qualifies as a prospect anymore, but here ya go: The education of Red Wings rookie Dennis Cholowski [ESPN]
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    2018 Prospects Watch

    Filip Zadina could be NHLer in 'a month' or '2 years' [Detroit Free Press]
  12. He's 18 years old. His skating is fine and will improve. His non-goal-scoring game is actually pretty good for someone who's billed as a pure sniper. I said as much pre-draft, scouts said as much pre-draft, Blashill has said as much post-training camp. He's 18 years old. You're trolling and I don't know why I'm taking the bait.
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    Helm and Rasmussen

    Sorry, should've been clearer -- I'm talking pre-draft.
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    Helm and Rasmussen

    Yeah, it's definitely disappointing. I'd seen him play several times and my impression was he was NHL-ready. I'm not worried, though. Great skater, good size, good two-way game, showed well in training camp.
  15. 18 year old Zadina > 18 year old Tatar
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    11/17 - Lets Gain This Grain - Red Wings @ NJD 1:00 PM EDT

    [sparkles] P A R I T Y [/sparkles]
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    2019 Draft

    Sorry for the non-answer. In addition to not knowing much about the players, I'm not mentally prepared for the possibility of picking 8th. It's early enough in the season that I'm still in "We're gonna finish dead last and pick in the top three / We're gonna go on a Cinderella run to the Cup Finals" mode.
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    2019 Draft

    These wins are nice, but I'm still expecting us to finish in the basement. The big thing that few people talk about is how we consistently suck against most of the teams in our division. That's enough to set the ceiling pretty low, provided we don't suddenly learn how to beat those teams and/or we don't dominate the other divisions. To answer your question tho... I dunno. *shrug* I need to learn more about the players.
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    Rumors Thread

    I just realized we don't have a general rumors thread. (Well, not on the front page.) So here's a general rumors thread.
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    Rumors Thread

    Rutherford is desperate. Take advantage of him, Kenny.
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    11/17 - Lets Gain This Grain - Red Wings @ NJD 1:00 PM EDT

    Sens are crushing the last-place Pens right now. I am not looking forward to the Pens being in the lottery mix.
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    11/17 - Lets Gain This Grain - Red Wings @ NJD 1:00 PM EDT

    Yeah, they're really hurting on the back end. Currently: no Chara, no McAvoy, no Carlo, no Vaakanainen, no Miller, no Moore. Oh, and Bergeron's out tonight. Now, *you would think* that would benefit the Wings. However, the Wings have a proud history of finding ways to render other teams' key injuries moot. So we'll see. Not sure if serious. Either way, YOUR FACE is unnecessary.
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    11/17 - Lets Gain This Grain - Red Wings @ NJD 1:00 PM EDT

    FWIW: https://www.nhl.com/standings/2018/wildcard
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    11/17 - Lets Gain This Grain - Red Wings @ NJD 1:00 PM EDT

    Red Wings top Devils in overtime after trailing by two [NHL.com] Meanwhile, in New York City...