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#2666728 Free Press: Pavel Datsyuk to return to Russia following Playoffs

Posted by LeftWinger on 10 April 2016 - 07:51 AM

In that article, it says that the Red Wings told him they will not trade his contract to relieve the cap. Holland, in his obsessive loyalty will eat the $7.5M hit for the year and handicap his team for no reason but to stay loyal. f*** Holland, he needs to be fired!


#2666715 Post Epic Meltdown - er, Post Game Discussion

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 10 April 2016 - 02:23 AM

:lol: I love this whole "so and so can't play defense, so I'm gonna scratch them" Tatar and Nyquist can't win battles to save their lives. We have a coach that doesn't prioritize goal scoring. That's a problem, guess what? Goals win games. For me, I want guys that can score goals. Patrick Kane can't spell "backcheck" and he's a 3 time Stanley Cup champion. Enough of this garbage from management and coaching, play to win thef****** game.




#2666695 Post Epic Meltdown - er, Post Game Discussion

Posted by Number19 on 09 April 2016 - 11:03 PM

The defensive argument goes out the window when you can't score. Mantha and AA score. So what if they're on the ice for a goal against if they score one or two? For right now, with the assets we have, that's okay. There's only like six defensively talented guys on the whole squad anyway.

Not everyone on a team can be a defensive stalwart. You do have to score, and when things tighten up in the playoffs watch our offense evaporate completely.

We crawled on all four limbs while bleeding into the playoffs. I'm with you, I don't want to rely on our vets and to grind out some gut check victories. We just lost two of those games in a row, it doesn't work. The only reason we're here is because Boston sucked harder and two young guys carried us through 65 percent of the season before their tanks dried up (Larkin, Mrazek). The vets with their 23rd ranked offense didn't get us here.




#2666677 Post Epic Meltdown - er, Post Game Discussion

Posted by VM1138 on 09 April 2016 - 09:58 PM

The defensive argument goes out the window when you can't score. Mantha and AA score. So what if they're on the ice for a goal against if they score one or two? For right now, with the assets we have, that's okay. There's only like six defensively talented guys on the whole squad anyway.

Not everyone on a team can be a defensive stalwart. You do have to score, and when things tighten up in the playoffs watch our offense evaporate completely.


#2666871 Mantha

Posted by krsmith17 on 10 April 2016 - 03:54 PM

Sending Mantha down is a huge mistake, but is it possible (hopeful thinking) that because he hasn't played a game in what would be a week and a half, that they're sending him down for a game or two with the Griffins tomorrow (and Wednesday) to get him back playing before our playoffs start?... Please let this be the case. Like others have mentioned, he's played well, provided offense and a weapon on the power-play to a team that severely lacks in both areas. Not to mention what playing on a line would do for both Anthony and Pavel... Dumb move. #freemantha


#2666878 Mantha

Posted by Jesusberg on 10 April 2016 - 04:07 PM

This line from Holland. Just... wow: http://www.detroitne...yoffs/82866748/
 

 

 

“Anthony Mantha was a spare part in the (AHL) Calder Cup playoffs a year ago. Why does anyone think he is going to be the answer in Detroit?”

 

I don't get the thought process behind saying something like that. At all.




#2666884 Mantha

Posted by Jesusberg on 10 April 2016 - 04:28 PM

What has Mantha done to earn a roster spot in the playoffs?  Not a thing.


Which is whatever, if Holland feels that way. People may disagree, but it's management's call.

Management throwing him under the bus (again - Devellano), however, doesn't feel like it's conducive to Mantha's growth. Don't see how the jab was necessary or helpful.




#2651038 Forward Line Combos/Discussion

Posted by kipwinger on 05 February 2016 - 01:28 PM

I have a dream...of a roster without Glendening or Anderson. Its rough knowing I'll inevitably be disappointed.

Nyq-Z-Abby
Lark-Dats-Tatar
Richards-Sheahan-Pulk
Jurco-Helm-AA


#2646977 Jakub Kindl waived

Posted by matt198913 on 09 January 2016 - 03:06 PM

65-27
2-47
55-25


#2646959 Jakub Kindl waived

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 09 January 2016 - 01:55 PM

Now, if Blash announced Ericsson was the healthy scratch on Monday night I'd be ecstatic.




#2645809 1/2 GDT : Red Wings at Buffalo Sabres, 1:00 EST

Posted by matt198913 on 02 January 2016 - 07:48 PM

I think the ice time of the Dmen says a lot about what's about to happen with this team. 65-47 led today. 52 was the low man do to him being awful. 27 is on his way back. Will Blashill actually sit a core get on this squad of the past? I gotta think Balsh is seeing the writing on the wall as far as the vets-rookie dynamic is concerned. More 21, 15, 71, 2, 25, less 13, 55, abd 52.


#2645463 Forward Line Combos/Discussion

Posted by kickazz on 01 January 2016 - 09:20 PM

 

That and the fact he has three goals playing with Datsyuk most of the season. Again, Athanasiou (when healthy) could do everything Helm does and actually finish on some of the chances that his speed provides. 

That is true. Athanasiou is bigger than Helm is and can probably (?) score moreso.

 

I think sadly Helm is actually pound for pound smaller than Datsyuk is.. So I don't know how him being a "net front grinder" for top 6 is that practical. But someone said in the blashill thread.. Blash has to use what he's got. Helm's probably his only realistic option to stick with Datsyuk (who wants a piano mover).

 

But there's also Jurco, who is pretty big and has hands. So idk, maybe he should play with Dats and have Helm drop down.

 

Abby - Zet - Larkin

Jurco - Dats - Tatar (this was an actual line last year) 

Nyquist - Richards - Sheahan 

Helm - Glendog - Nosek (Miller)

 

I know Jurco is injured for now but just thinking..

 

Alternatively they could swap Datsyuk and Larkin who could center Tatar and Jurco. There's practically a "goal scorer" and a big guy on each line and the 4th line is all PK guys. 




#2645167 Forward Line Combos/Discussion

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 30 December 2015 - 04:09 PM

Z-Dats-Abby

Rich-Lark-Ny

Jurco-Shea-Tat

Helm-Glen-Nosek

 

or these top 2 lines would be good too since I'm not sure Rich Lark-Ny would work:

 

Ny-Z-A

Lark-D-Rich




#2644962 12/29 GDT : Detroit Red Wings at Winnipeg Jets, 8:00 EST

Posted by WingsallTheway on 29 December 2015 - 09:19 PM

Losing is one thing, but man this team is so damn boring to watch on top of it. Besides Larkin and occasionally Tatar and Nyquist, there's very little to get excited about anymore. Z and Pav are shells of their former selves now. 

 

The Wings aren't retooling on the fly like Holland claims. They are just treading along in mediocrity seven years in a row. 

 

This.

 

I've rarely missed a wings game in 10 years, and I've had little to no interest in the past 15 games or so. I just don't get excited for games this year and even when I watch I find myself not wanting to pay attention. Larkin is the only player who seems to play hard and does anything remotely exciting.

 

I'm over Blashill as well. How long are we going to keep Dats with Helm and Richards??? An infant could realize we need to mix up the lines but that seems to fly over his head.




#2643233 Goalie Battle

Posted by Aethernum on 17 December 2015 - 07:52 PM

If we pursue the trading Howard line of thought, we have to consider who gets bumped up. If Mrazek got hurt, do we have a viable starter to fill in? I'm not so sure. Everyone says not having one starting goalie means your goalie situation is insecure. I disagree - the best part about the Howard/Mrazek duo right now is that our contribution from the goalie position is more secure than any other team in the league, even if there's an injury.