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19 hours ago, kickazz said:

Honor, Valor, Loyalty

I thought it was hustle, loyalty, respect?

 

Living in PA and teaching, a road trip to see training camp live isn't in the cards for me, so I am dependent on what folks here can relay plus reading what Malik cuts and pastes with a healthy dose of salt (though I do think, for all his shortcomings, that he does a pretty good job with the training camp and prospect tournament stuff).  To those who are able to give info first hand, I thank you once again.

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Day 2: Seated in row 3, only 10 feet from the ice. Cholowski back down with kids today. Lashoff,who really stood out yesterday when scimmaging with kids, is back up with bigs. Svech looks really good, although not surprising considering who he is playing with.  I still don't think he's ready for full time NHL duty yet. No kids really stood out over the others, although I did like what I saw from Hicketts. Another stand out from the B squad was McIlrath. I realize he's not a prospect, but his experience (like Booth) kinda made up for less skill. Tangradi went down with an injury on Friday, had to be helped off the ice. DNP on Saturday, don't know how severe injury is. Scrimmage game went to shootout. Tatar with sweet GWG on Pat Nagle. Larkin looks REALLY good, hope this translates to a bounce back year. Bertuzzi probably makes Wings roster as a 4th liner. Definitely not a scorer, too small to be physical. Did not look out of place, but did not really excel at anything specifically. Witkowski didn't look out of place either. I really thought he would be out of his element, but held his own. Witkowski's whiskers > Hank's zetterbeard. Blashill throwing out some F bombs at practice that could be heard from the stands. LOL Unable to attend day 3 due to prior engagement.

 

Will post pics later. 

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2 hours ago, Neomaxizoomdweebie said:

Day 2: Seated in row 3, only 10 feet from the ice. Cholowski back down with kids today. Lashoff,who really stood out yesterday when scimmaging with kids, is back up with bigs. Svech looks really good, although not surprising considering who he is playing with.  I still don't think he's ready for full time NHL duty yet. No kids really stood out over the others, although I did like what I saw from Hicketts. Another stand out from the B squad was McIlrath. I realize he's not a prospect, but his experience (like Booth) kinda made up for less skill. Tangradi went down with an injury on Friday, had to be helped off the ice. DNP on Saturday, don't know how severe injury is. Scrimmage game went to shootout. Tatar with sweet GWG on Pat Nagle. Larkin looks REALLY good, hope this translates to a bounce back year. Bertuzzi probably makes Wings roster as a 4th liner. Definitely not a scorer, too small to be physical. Did not look out of place, but did not really excel at anything specifically. Witkowski didn't look out of place either. I really thought he would be out of his element, but held his own. Witkowski's whiskers > Hank's zetterbeard. Blashill throwing out some F bombs at practice that could be heard from the stands. LOL Unable to attend day 3 due to prior engagement.

 

Will post pics later. 

Congrats on getting engaged, bro.

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I think those are the best lines you can expect with this roster. I have a personal investment in Abby getting back on track and getting around 20 goals or else that contract will be one of the worst in the league. Heard reports he's skating a lot better

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1 minute ago, BinMucker94 said:

I hope XO can steal Es spot in the line up. I feel like this could be his year to break out.

I'm still trying to understand what folk's fascination with XO is.  I'm not being mean or judgy - I'm seriously interested in what people see? 

 

When I watch him play I see a mediocre skater with marginally larger than average size.  His speed is one of his serious flaws and I saw it repetitively in losing puck chases into corners last year.  He really reminds me of Brian Lashoff with better offensive potential.  Nothing over the top, but somewhat steady for the most part.  If that is what other see, then I guess I get it - that at least he isn't lazy and doesn't suck?  How is he that much different than any of our other #6 - #10 defensemen?

I'm Ron Burgundy?

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41 minutes ago, swedishconnection said:

I'm still trying to understand what folk's fascination with XO is.  I'm not being mean or judgy - I'm seriously interested in what people see? 

 

When I watch him play I see a mediocre skater with marginally larger than average size.  His speed is one of his serious flaws and I saw it repetitively in losing puck chases into corners last year.  He really reminds me of Brian Lashoff with better offensive potential.  Nothing over the top, but somewhat steady for the most part.  If that is what other see, then I guess I get it - that at least he isn't lazy and doesn't suck?  How is he that much different than any of our other #6 - #10 defensemen?

I'm Ron Burgundy?

I've always liked his vision. I can think of a number of instances where he has put the puck right on a shooters stick with that shooter being in a prime position to score. I think he is a solid defender, and I don't really notice a ton of mistakes. IMO he is a very good 3rd pairing D-man.

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1 hour ago, swedishconnection said:

I'm still trying to understand what folk's fascination with XO is.  I'm not being mean or judgy - I'm seriously interested in what people see? 

 

When I watch him play I see a mediocre skater with marginally larger than average size.  His speed is one of his serious flaws and I saw it repetitively in losing puck chases into corners last year.  He really reminds me of Brian Lashoff with better offensive potential.  Nothing over the top, but somewhat steady for the most part.  If that is what other see, then I guess I get it - that at least he isn't lazy and doesn't suck?  How is he that much different than any of our other #6 - #10 defensemen?

I'm Ron Burgundy?

I think XO has spent his time in the pros rounding out his defensive game for the NHL level. He's pretty solid, at least for what this team has. He plays a smart safe game but he's always had the extra offensive ability. I feel that this is the year for him to utilize his offense more. He's pretty good at picking his times to join the rush but I think if he's a little more aggressive he could break out offensively. In my opinion he has all the tools to be a really good top 4 defenseman in the NHL. I also don't find him to be any slower than any of our other defenseman. DK and Ericsson are both pylons out there and Kronwall doesn't have any knees.

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4 hours ago, Dabura said:

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?

Yup once AA resigns and it sounds like it could be in the next couple of days, That pretty much is our season opening lineup at least from what Blashill and Holland were saying outside of any injuries of course.

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7 hours ago, Dabura said:

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?

That is highly unlikely due to the cap situation. Might be possible if we were to dump both Ouellet and Sproul, and let Witkowski serve double-duty as both 13th F and 7th D, but I don't see that happening. Could also work if Mrazek gets dealt, but I don't think the interest is out there right now for that.

Assuming no one gets hurt, Sheahan seems to be the only realistic trade candidate, then either go with just 12 F or dump one of Ouellet/Sproul and sign Parenteau or call up Svech. Though I'm guessing someone will end up hurt.

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I was away for the weekend, so wasn't able to keep track of much of the action over the weekend. Thanks to those providing updates though. Greatly appreciated. I will be watching the Red and White game this afternoon though. Looking forward to it.

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8 hours ago, Buppy said:

That is highly unlikely due to the cap situation. Might be possible if we were to dump both Ouellet and Sproul, and let Witkowski serve double-duty as both 13th F and 7th D, but I don't see that happening. Could also work if Mrazek gets dealt, but I don't think the interest is out there right now for that.

Assuming no one gets hurt, Sheahan seems to be the only realistic trade candidate, then either go with just 12 F or dump one of Ouellet/Sproul and sign Parenteau or call up Svech. Though I'm guessing someone will end up hurt.

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...

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26 minutes ago, BinMucker94 said:

Anyone know what time the Red and White game is and if it will be streamed anywhere?

12:00 p.m. EST.

It will be streamed live on MyFoxDetroit.com. I'm not sure if it's being broadcasted anywhere else, so if anyone else knows of another stream, let us know.

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Team Red

Svechnikov - Larkin - Mantha

Helm - Rasmussen - Parenteau

Booth - Elson - Witkowski

Ford - Turgeon - Campbell

DeKeyser - Daley

Hicketts - McIlrath

Sulak - Russo

Mrazek

McCollum

 

Team White

Tatar - Street - Nyquist

Bertuzzi - Sheahan - Glendening

Lorito - Holmstrom - Frk

Esposito - Elkins - Sadowy

Cholowski - Jensen

Ouellet - Saarijarvi

Renouf - Hronek

Howard

Coreau

Apparently the game is not going to be streamed... :glare:

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52 minutes ago, krsmith17 said:

Team Red

Svechnikov - Larkin - Mantha

Helm - Rasmussen - Parenteau

Booth - Elson - Witkowski

Ford - Turgeon - Campbell

DeKeyser - Daley

Hicketts - McIlrath

Sulak - Russo

Mrazek

McCollum

 

Team White

Tatar - Street - Nyquist

Bertuzzi - Sheahan - Glendening

Lorito - Holmstrom - Frk

Esposito - Elkins - Sadowy

Cholowski - Jensen

Ouellet - Saarijarvi

Renouf - Hronek

Howard

Coreau

Apparently the game is not going to be streamed... :glare:

Pretty sure that our future #1 line will be Svechnikov-Larkin-Mantha can't wait that line should be exciting and dangerous to watch.

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13 minutes ago, krsmith17 said:

End of 1st, Red 3 vs White 0

Daley, from Mantha and Helm

Mantha, from Sulak and Rasmussen

Larkin, from Russo and Mantha

Mantha with a goal and two assists so far. Can't wait to watch him rip it up this season.

I'm hoping Larkin and Mantha develop some special chemistry. Euro NA Twins FTW.

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Game over. White comes from behind and wins 5-4.

Lorito, from Frk and Holmstrom

Sadowy, unassisted

Elkins, from Cholowski and Sadowy

Bertuzzi, unassisted

Sulak, from Hicketts

Tatar, from Jensen and Nyquist

Edited by krsmith17

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