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#2686412 Kyle Quincey

Posted by GMRwings1983 on Yesterday, 04:53 PM

Looks like Jedi is back and with a new avatar.   :w00t:




#2686322 2016 World Cup of Hockey thread

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 25 September 2016 - 06:20 PM

I think Tatar is a notch above Nyquist. They're similar types and I think their production will be fairly similar (depending on usage, of course).

 

The thing I notice about Tatar just seems to be a greater drive and he seems to create pressure and offensive more from my view. Maybe that can be represented by corsi or something. Nyquist's penchent for chicken-winging to get a hooking call and some diving has also kind of made me turn against him a bit, but that doesn't really make him a lesser player - it just bothers me. I know every player does it to a certain extent, but he does do it a lot.

 

Good for Tats in this tournament. Hopefully he and Mrazek will be boosted by some confidence going into the year

 

With Team Europe doing so well, I think it's good evidence against Frank and other's assertion that us getting a whole bunch more Michigan players will lead to better chemistry. Here you have players from 8 countries who seem to have found some pretty good chemistry.

 

Edit: I think it's interesting that the advisory board that helped chose the team included Lidstrom and Alfredsson and they must not have pushed for Nyquist. Then again, it's ultimately not their choice and Gus did have a down year.




#2686175 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 20 September 2016 - 02:53 PM

It's never a good thing to have injuries, but I think Ericsson's hip and Kronwall's knee might be a blessing in disguise. Hear me out here...

 

Ericsson on his best day is a solid #5 big bodied penalty killer. But on his worst day, he's a turnover machine whose breakout pass isn't the same since his hand injury a few years ago. Kronwall, up until last year, did as good a job as a career #2D could do filling in as a #1. But injuries killed him last year, and in both of these cases their injuries don't seem like they can be fixed for sure by surgery.

 

Now, why this could be a blessing in disguise. Since Kenny won't make a trade, because he doesn't make trades, I'd like to see Ouellet and Sproul get chances this season. Ouellet has looked NHL ready since 2013-2014 when he played against Boston in the playoffs, and has had tons of games since. Just like Marchenko, I feel when he gets a real chance he won't give it up. I think he could be a solid #4 guy, I really do. And Sproul, I've always believed has untapped potential. He's 6'4, can skate, can move the puck and has been improving in his own zone every year.

 

We won't contend for the cup with the defence we have right now, so I'd rather these "overripe" guys get a chance. I don't want to lose either of them to keep Ericsson, or a broken down Kronwall. Those guys can be put on IR if need be, and we can get looks at two second round picks who deserve a chance.




#2686125 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 19 September 2016 - 05:06 PM

I don't care how much Ott wanted to be a Red Wing. I still hate this signing. I remember a few years ago when Cleary was still on the team and the overriding sentiment was that he was better than any AHL alternative would have been. Then he went to the AHL and was just as bad as he was in the NHL. That's exactly how I feel about Ott. He's pretty much washed up. I'd MUCH rather have Callahan in that spot. He can do everything Ott can do, but more cheaply. AND he'd probably score more given how underrated his offense is.


#2686104 2016 World Cup of Hockey thread

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 19 September 2016 - 10:31 AM

100% sarcasm right, especially reference to Arizona?  I'm hoping so, but I can never tell with print :)

 

Datsyuk and Pronger will be great teammates in Arizona.  




#2686105 2016 World Cup of Hockey thread

Posted by kickazz on 19 September 2016 - 10:52 AM

 
Datsyuk and Pronger will be great teammates in Arizona.  


Maybe Kronwall and Zetterberg will join them in a couple years.


#2685977 Dan Cleary Gets Training Camp Tryout

Posted by RedWingsRox on 17 September 2016 - 12:50 AM

Showcasing him for the Leafs ... you know Babcock wants him!  




#2685835 Mrazek's "Farewell to the Joe" Mask for 2016/2017

Posted by FireCaptain on 12 September 2016 - 09:11 PM

Does it come with a built in clipboard for counting faceoffs from the bench?

 

and here's Jimmy's mask for the upcoming season.

 

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(I like Jimmy, but figured I had a good little joke there.) ;)




#2685771 2016 World Cup of Hockey thread

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 10 September 2016 - 11:47 PM

Canadian Tire Centre chanting Corey Corey

 

I'm glad they've finally forgiven Cory Hirsch.  




#2685671 2016 World Cup of Hockey thread

Posted by HadThomasVokounOnFortSt on 08 September 2016 - 04:59 PM

Save Larkin for real season.


#2685646 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Euro_Twins on 08 September 2016 - 12:43 AM

I would be because it's the right thing to do instead of hanging on to a meaningless streak. Sharks will need a rebuild soon too but they still have their defense fixed with Burns and Vlasic.

When you have a team that doesn't have a number 1 center, number 1 defenseman and UFAs aren't exactly knocking on the door there are 2 options: trade or draft them. Toronto learned this the hard way...Vancouver is going to learn it the hard way too soon. So I'd rather see young guys, who need 1 or 2 years at the worst in the minors develop, than seeing guys like Mantha sent down so some patchwork players can play...and I'd rather see mistakes from learning by doing instead of veterans who could be used for more draft picks taking spots away.

To me it seems like the Wings want to learn it the hard way and whoever follows Holland will be stuck with a leafs like sitatution before they decided to rebuild. If people believe being a team without a clear vision that drafts around 15 plus and either misses the playoffs or is out in the first round is exciting or something desirable more power to them..to me the red wings way should be building towards cup or bust.


What will you say if larkin becomes a legit 1c and in 2-3 years were a legit contender while still holding on to the "meaningless" streak? I'd be happy with 5 more years of sub-par hockey just to take away Boston's record TBH


#2685612 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by e_prime on 07 September 2016 - 11:29 AM

Zetts-Nielson-Nyquist
Tatar-Larkin-Abby
Mantha-AA-Vanek
Sheahan-Glen-Helm

Lots of depth at forward


I enjoy these rebuilding years. For this first time since Steve Yzerman we're watching a 20 year old kid be the best player on the team. Mrazek, AA etc. Our best players are the youngest on the team

 

...and even more when you consider Jurco, Pulkinnen, Ott, and Miller.  A lot of flexibility.

 

I too like watching the Wings build on the fly.  Is Holland doing everything that I wish he were?  No. 

He continues to be over cautious and too measured in his approach, which to be honest, is getting a bit stale.

Will the team be worse if we overpay a bit for a defenseman?  Probably not.

So, while I understand the frustration that others have towards the upcoming season and see it as more of the same old same old...

I think it's wayyyy to early to be this doom and gloom.




#2685609 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by joesuffP on 07 September 2016 - 10:37 AM

Zetts-Nielson-Nyquist
Tatar-Larkin-Abby
Mantha-AA-Vanek
Sheahan-Glen-Helm

Lots of depth at forward

DD-Green
Smith-Marchenko
Kronwall-E

Lots of questions on D. Can Green play efficiently enough at 20+ minutes a night? Can Kronwall bounce back and be a good top 4? Need another RH top 4 badly. Marchenko is likely over his head in the top 4. Adding a RH'd top 4 and ditching E really solidifies all three units

this is the for at time in a long time I'm not that excited for the new hockey season. I have zero confidence that the Wings are going to do.much more than sneak into
the playoffs and lose in 4 or 5. Holland's body of work the last several years has taken the team from contender to mediocre and he hasn't done anything to get them back to contender status. Only two non-rental trades, middle of the roster players signed to long term deals, and almost every free agent has blown up in his face.


Kind of crappy outlook as a fan. Only interested when they're contenders? Would you watch them be a lottery team like you wish they were?

I enjoy these rebuilding years. For this first time since Steve Yzerman we're watching a 20 year old kid be the best player on the team. Mrazek, AA etc. Our best players are the youngest on the team


#2685607 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kickazz on 07 September 2016 - 08:34 AM

 
Yes, I do but I wouldn't have given him the title.  He's still average.

 
Maybe so but not to me.  

Lol okay but a fans opinion doesn't trump national and international recognitions and accomplishments by official committees who gave him those titles. So Howard's an olympian (rare feat) and a former all star goalie.

Officially.


#2685582 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Wheelchairsuperhero on 06 September 2016 - 12:20 PM

 
I don't know who gave him that status but nothing I would have given him.  


Hasn't he, you know, made the all star team?