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In Topic: New arena construction updates

04 November 2015 - 07:07 PM



Seems​ The I's have added $177M in upgrades to Cadillac Centre© in order to make it the most fan friendly and event friendly Arena in the NHL and the country.  I really love the practice/amateur Hockey facility concept.  Sure that means the kids won't be playing on the NHL ice (like they do at the Joe) but I am sure it will still be just as exciting to play there! (and yes, I am sticking with my name until otherwise named something else! :lol:)


People sure are going to be confused when they ride the people mover:


In Topic: 3-on-3 Lineups

09 October 2015 - 10:22 AM

The 3-on-3 OT last night in Tampa got me thinking about who we would/should put in our OT lineup. I came up with this...


Current Roster w/injuries 


      Goose-Zetterberg            Tatar-Richards          Larkin-Abby?

              Kronwall                         Green                       Smith


I'd be kind of worried about having Smith out there on the third pairing but he has the speed to push the pace. Larkin and Abby are both good defenders so they can help cover up some of his mistakes. 


Healthy Roster


   Zetterberg-Pasha                Larkin-Tatar              Franzen-Goose

       Kronwall                              Green                         Dekeyser



There are so many different combinations we could use. I would love to get Pulks out there with his shot but he worries me on the defensive end. If Jurco can have a resurgence under Blashill he would be a good option out there as well. If Jensen had made the team I would've put him out there in a heartbeat. 





No way in hell I'd put Franzen out there in 3-on-3 OT, he's a pylon and would be blown past in a heartbeat and boom, game is over. Get someone fast like Ferraro out there instead.

In Topic: 3 Bold Predictions for 2015-16

05 October 2015 - 01:01 PM

1. Larkin gets sent down when Dats/Helm return, but the next time he gets called up he stays up for good
2. Green returns to prominence and makes the ASG
3. Boston gets a top-3 draft pick from the lotto

In Topic: Roster Moves by the Wings

05 October 2015 - 10:02 AM

number9, I don't get what their age has to do with it, if anything that argument should go in Jensen's favor. He's been with the organization for 2 years longer than Ouellet and still hasn't gotten a single game in the NHL, despite consistently outplaying him. Jensen looked much better in camp a year ago, was the last defense prospect to get sent down, and out-produced Ouellet in the AHL, but yet Xavier gets rewarded with 21 games in the NHL. He again looked better in camp this year, and he gets sent down and once again Xavier gets rewarded. Because he's a couple years younger? Since when is that a good thing for the Red Wings?...


Jensen is a far superior skater, with and without the puck, his transition game is by far the best of all our prospects in my opinion. He can skate the puck out of danger, or he can make a quick tape to tape outlet pass under pressure. Last season Ouellet had 16 points (1 goal, 15 assists, 0.308 P/G) and an even +/- rating in 52 games with the Griffins and 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist) and a +4 in 21 games with the Wings. Jensen had 27 points (6 goals, 21 assists, 0.360 P/G) and was a league leading +30 in 75 games with the Griffins and I'd be willing to bet that if given the opportunity he would produce well more than 3 points in 21 games with the Red Wings...


I think the key factor is consistency. Watching both XO and Jensen on the Griffins last year, you can tell when Jensen is having a good game and definitely when he is having a bad game, but XO always looks solid and never like a liability. This in my opinion is why XO was up in Detroit during half of the Griffins games I attended last year, and why he got the nod this year.

In Topic: 2015-16 Prospect Watch

02 October 2015 - 08:47 AM

Saarijarvi had two assists in a 3-2 win.



I was at that game, so far he looks pretty decent. Good skater, definitely not afraid to take shots (only hesitated once in Overtime), broke up a few of Saginaw's offensive chances, played the point on the PP, and went 2nd in the shootout. Obviously one game isn't enough to figure out where he'll be going in the future, but he's definitely noticeable when he's on the ice, in a good way.