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#161 Drake_Marcus

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:44 AM

Does this mean Nyquist won't even be on the team?

 

Don't like that...

 

The wings want him to get significant NHL play time... I'm guessing they're waiting to see how the guys who didn't play during the lockout look. 

 

Nyquist and Tatar will certainly play in Detroit this season, I have no doubt there will be injuries and such and that once they're up in Detroit they can make a real case to stay.

 

We'll have to wait and see what happens.  I'm annoyed with the situation too.


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:53 AM

If Babcock keeps Nyquist on the team I would do this :

 

Filppula - Zetterberg - Brunner

 

Nyquist - Datsyuk - Franzen

 

Bertuzzi - Helm - Samuelsson

 

Cleary - Abdelkader - Tootoo

 

Miller,Mursak

 

Eaves (LTIR)

 

Kronwall - Ericsson

 

Smith - White

 

Quincey - Kindl

 

Colaiacovo (injured)

 

Howard

Gustavsson

 

If Nyquist is kept in Grand Rapids :

 

Filppula - Zetterberg - Brunner

 

Franzen - Datsyuk - Samuelsson

 

Bertuzzi - Helm - Mursak

 

Cleary - Abdelkader - Tootoo

 

 

 

 


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:40 AM

I'm gonna be pretty sour if Mikael Samuelsson bumps Nyquist out of Detroit.

 

You mean the man who singlehandedly won us game 1 of the 2008 SCF?


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:48 AM

There's a tendency to want to downplay how good some veterans are, mostly because as fans we like things that are new and exciting.  But guys like Sammy, Cleary, Bert, etc. have been playing (and thriving) in this league a long time, and will be HUGE contributors over the course of this season.  If watching Red Wings hockey over all these years has taught me anything it's that smart, hard working veterans are almost always a better option than rookies when you need to give responsibility to someone.  Let Nyquist work his way into the NHL game by filling in during injuries and starting out on the third line.  It will serve him, and the team, better in the long run.


Edited by kipwinger, 10 January 2013 - 11:53 AM.

GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

"Some girls are 17 even though they look 25."

 

 


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:18 PM

There's a tendency to want to downplay how good some veterans are, mostly because as fans we like things that are new and exciting.  But guys like Sammy, Cleary, Bert, etc. have been playing (and thriving) in this league a long time, and will be HUGE contributors over the course of this season.  If watching Red Wings hockey over all these years has taught me anything it's that smart, hard working veterans are almost always a better option than rookies when you need to give responsibility to someone.  Let Nyquist work his way into the NHL game by filling in during injuries and starting out on the third line.  It will serve him, and the team, better in the long run.

 

Nicely put.

 

I guess, other than fan-boy longing for something new and exciting, the only real arguement for Nyquist and Tatar making the team is that they are in game shape right now, and might provide some wheels coming right out of the gate. Guys like Bert, Sammy, and Cleary will need a few games to hit stride. And every game will be a dog fight, every win crucial.

 

On a side note, Sheahan's on a massive tear in GR.


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:21 PM

We wanted Nyquist up right away and I think we're just a little miffed that we don't get to play with our new toy right away. The season is short but it's not 25 games, it's about 50 or so, that's still a lot. I know personally after the first 32 games of a regular season, I'm never sitting there thinking "man the playoffs are almost here". And these are just the starting rosters. If Nyquist doesn't make it up I'd be surprised. It's better to keep Gus ripping up the AHL for now while Sammy, a vet who knows how to keep up in this league, plays. We could use his defensive responsibility and right handed shot. It's just smarter. Less fun, but smarter. And in time, Nyquist will be up.



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:58 PM

I agree with both of you, and I'd add that in all honesty, we're still not sure exactly what we'll be getting with Nyquist.  As a fan of the Wings and a guy who watches every game, there's no denying the skill level and potential that Nyquist has, but he's still a little way off from being a regular contributor on this team.  There's so much more to hockey than skill level.  Playing smart, and playing responsibly, are often overlooked parts of success at this level.  I was as dazzled as everyone else by Nyquist's puckhandling and skating, but when I view the guy objectively I have to admit that most of the 7 pts. the guy put up last year were the result of excellent linemates, not because he was making plays happen on his own.  He scored less frequently (with Datsyuk and Franzen as help) than Smith did, and Smith was on the bottom pair.  If you project Nyquist's totals for a whole season (temporarily ignoring the fact that he probably won't play 82 games and is likely to go through lengthy scoring droughts) he still would only have put up around 25-30 pts.  Cleary did that on one leg last season, and didn't have Datyuk or Franzen to pad his stats either.  Veterans know the game and know how to create chances for their linemates.  Unless your rookie is RNH or Logan Couture or some freak like that, it's better to ease him in. 


GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:10 PM

Personally what I saw was a guy ready to develop at the NHL level. I will say that the very first time he came up, before his last (and longer) stint, he looked so patient, so skilled and so mature. When he came up most recently, he looked a tiny bit more lost. Same player, and my opinion didn't drastically change, but he looked slightly more like a rookie. It happens a lot and happened to varying degrees with Jimmy and E and other players I've seen over time. I think when you come up initially you play like you have nothing to lose, but when your up again later, longer, you try to do too much to earn your spot. Nyquist looked like he was holding the puck a beat too long, trying to dangle around guys and was just playing the game too much in his own head. He also got taken off the puck very easily. But that's nothing that will worry me, I think in time he'll be just fine.


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:58 PM

I am a little concerned loading up the top line with the two best forwards on the team. I understand the idea of playing Pavel and Z together, especially in a short season where you can have them shoulder even more of the load. However, it leaves your second line with uncertainty. What will Franzen's effort level be like? Can Filppula carry a line and still produce offensively at center? I could see that line not clicking at all and then we are quickly back to splitting up Datsyuk and Zetterberg.

 

The bottom-six is very strong. I would prefer to see Miller - Helm - Cleary and then Bertuzzi - Abdelkader - Tootoo instead because I like Helm and Miller's chemistry and think that fourth line combination would be very effective. This team has a glut at forward and you have to wonder when that leads to a trade for some help on defense.

 

Brunner might be the wild card in all of this. Playing with Pavel and Z is a great opportunity and if he produces, it will be a huge boost to a relatively weak top-six in terms of pure goal scorers.


 
 
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:43 PM

well the wings will open the season with

 

Hank - Dats - Brunner

Sam - Fil - Fanz

 

- babcock through mlive



my guess is line two wont be productive enough so hank will switch with sam or some thing



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:58 PM

This pretty much spells the end for Flip as 3rd line center.


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:01 PM

I don't see a problem with the second line. These lines are great to me other than no Nyquist. We all really like Gus but there's really no room for him unless there's an injury in top six.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:22 PM

well the wings will open the season with

 

Hank - Dats - Brunner

Sam - Fil - Fanz

 

- babcock through mlive



my guess is line two wont be productive enough so hank will switch with sam or some thing

 

I actually drooled a bit thinking about the possibilities of that first line



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:41 PM

Just checked out the mlive article myself http://www.mlive.com...abcock_h_1.html

 

hank-dats-brunner

sammy-fil-franzen

cleary-helm-bert

miller-abs-tootoo

 

kronwall-ericsson

smith-quincey

kindl-white (colo replaces kindl when healthy)

 

not sure if I agree with White on third line, if it was me I would switch white and quincey. Babs knows best though



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:00 PM

Hahahahaha,

I took the lockout off brothers and sisters (believe it or not, I've been real busy - trying to get into grad-school).  I'm back now though.  Appreciate all the love!  Lines threads coming soon..
 

What are everyone's lines. Hopefully this will attract BlueAdams.

Nyquist - Datsyuk - Franzen
Filppula - Z - Brunner
Clearly - Abdelkader - Sammy
Tootoo - Helm - Bertuzzi
Scratches: Miller, Eaves Mursak

Kronwall - White
Quincey - Ericsson
Smith - Colo/Kindl

Howard
Gus


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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:14 PM

Filppula-Datsyuk-Franzen
Nyquist-Zetterberg-Brunner
Bertuzzi-Helm-Samuelsson
Cleary-Abdelkader-Tootoo
Miller
Emmerton

Kronwall-*Trade???*
Ericsson-White
Quincey-Smith
Covalaccio

Howard
Gustavsson


...need to trade for a big-time defenseman at the deadline or it won't even be interesting this post-season, IMO



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:52 PM

For everyone with dreams of Nyquist in the top 6 when the season starts, bad news for you:

 

http://blogs.detroit..._medium=twitter

That's ridiculous he is one of the top 5 forwards we have



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:14 PM

Hmmmm, Emmerton was NOT bumped into Oblivion like everyone else said. Gee, anyone gonna issue The Axe an apology?

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:07 PM

That's ridiculous he is one of the top 5 forwards we have

 

Based on what?  Potential?


GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

"Some girls are 17 even though they look 25."

 

 


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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:14 PM

<blockquote class='ipsBlockquote'data-author="kipwinger" data-cid="2339334" data-time="1357938431"><p>
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Based on what?  Potential?</p></blockquote>

1 goal in 18 games. Superstar written all over him.





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