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#2632467 Roster Moves by the Wings

Posted by Shinzaki on 23 October 2015 - 04:48 PM

So none of those guys were factors last night. Are Abby, Hank, and Larkin to blame for losing to the Oilers? Or is Smith still on the hook? I just want to learn how the blame game goes around here. I tend to criticize players, coaches, and gms over things I can see over the course of a season or at least a long stretch of games. If a player has one horrible game, I tend NOT to pin every problem with the team on him.


Really?  You're this far gone in the man love for Smith?  The defense has been bad....Smith was HORRID in the second carolina game.  He coughed the puck up repeatedly, did a lousy job of dealing with traffic in front of the net and let at least 1-2 guys in the backdoor for completely open scoring attempts...it's like he wasn't even aware that someone might be so clever as to go to the net from a spot he can't directly see.  As a result...the coach sat his ass for two games.  We'll see tonight if he can get his head out of his ass long enough to make a clean simple pass coming out of his own end or will he continue to misfire...will he skate into traffic and cough up the puck leaving his end or will he mke that simple pass before two guys converge on him...will he actually locate and stay with the Flames around the net...or will he drift off to look at something brightly colored like a five year-old with ADHD?

#2622839 Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Posted by Shinzaki on 11 August 2015 - 10:16 AM

hunter...you are arguing image vs reality.  You imagine that Vegas offers some unique cornucopia of sin and temptation that is going to be overwhelming to these impressionable young men.  It's hogwash...bunkum..I'd ever go so far as to say it's pure unadulterated hokum.  Yeah...I went there.  Prostitution is as illegal in Vegas as it is Detroit....who cares?  If these guys want to find a quick hook up, there's ample opportunity everywhere.....EVERYWHERE


Yes..Vegas will have sports books and no other state outside of Delaware does...what difference does that actually make?   There are other forms of gambling via casinos everywhere  (AGAIN... OUR OWNER HAS A CASINO) hell...you or I could fire up the smartphone and gamble online...who cares?   If a player is going to be susceptible to gambling issues, he will be just as susceptible in Detroit as Vegas.


Your fixation with Vegas as some hotbed of sin that you must protect these fine young men from is so childish and naive that I find it amusing

You wouldn't know it by going there. I'm sure enough of you have been to know you can't swing a dead prostitute without hitting a prostitute in Vegas.

I don't have the economic knowledge to question the expansion from a business standpoint, but I hate the idea as a hockey fan.


Re prostitution...same can be said for any town that hosts conventions with any regularity.  

#2621518 Holtby Asking for $8M

Posted by Shinzaki on 24 July 2015 - 04:35 PM

Howard's contract doesn't look bad at all now....

#2619968 Gustav Nyquist signed 4-Year Deal $4.75 mill AAV

Posted by Shinzaki on 10 July 2015 - 02:16 PM

I shall now refer to him as "Gustav the Affordable"....

#2619925 Wings‬ sign left wing Eric Tangradi

Posted by Shinzaki on 10 July 2015 - 08:51 AM

I have no problem with fighting in hockey....guys like Clark Gillies, Bob Nystrom, Terry O'Reilly and early in his career, Probie,  were good hockey players who could fight when they had to.   When you start seeing stiffs like Colton Orr and John Scott out there...guys with no skill...squaring off with each other as a side show to the game, I have no use or patience for that.

#2619078 Tj oshie to washington

Posted by Shinzaki on 05 July 2015 - 01:23 PM

Not as good as TJ Oshie...I can tell you that right now.  He's the real Prince,unlike some of the pretenders to tthe throne. He's a murderous uncle away from being Hamlet

#2619064 Tj oshie to washington

Posted by Shinzaki on 05 July 2015 - 08:15 AM

TJ Oshie is a gentleman and a scholar...a prince amongst men.

#2618535 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by Shinzaki on 01 July 2015 - 07:39 PM

Meyers is a young Chara because he's 20 ft tall pretty much nothing else

We kept all our assets and gained at the very least, a 40 point dman who will likely score a lot more. Franson is a bad skater and will have trouble hitting 40 points and is also bad defensively. You have to be able to skate in today's NHL to play defense


Agreed...that's why I liked our decision to draft  young Mr Sarvi...

#2618532 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by Shinzaki on 01 July 2015 - 07:37 PM

Where he fit in DC isn't relevant to where he fits in here....they're two different teams....

#2618528 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by Shinzaki on 01 July 2015 - 07:28 PM

Yep...I'll surely trust the judgement of Caps fans over Kenny Holland when it comes to evaluating NHL talent.

#2617355 Holland doesn't expect to be busy this offseason

Posted by Shinzaki on 29 June 2015 - 07:06 PM

Yes...that's it exactly...Ken Holland doesn't want to win the cup..he's only pretends to.

#2617334 #73 OA - Defenseman Vili Saarijarvi

Posted by Shinzaki on 29 June 2015 - 05:42 PM

Stamkos was a big, derfy pylon against us...that little motherf...Johnson killed us.   If you can play..you can play.   Do I want 6 5-10ish Dmen?   No...but I don't want a unit full of 6-4 225lb sloths either.   I'll have rom for a smaller slick skater puck moving PP running Dman every day and I won't care if he isn't a poster child for ideal "measurables"


Sarvi can skate, he did very well against high end competition in the U18 tournament , he shoots RH and his names is cool...besides..the league doesn't want you to graab guys on the chip and chase..they barely want you to touch them.  Hard  body checks...other than the big crosscheck in the corner are drawing more penalties and suspensions.  That puts a premium on dmen that can turn their feet and keep guys in front of them as they move into the zone..it's almost like defending the baseline in basketball.  You can't let that guy get a step and turn the corner.  That puts a premium on skating.  

#2617121 #73 OA - Defenseman Vili Saarijarvi

Posted by Shinzaki on 28 June 2015 - 01:30 PM

Erik  Karlsson is 5-11ish and about 180....I'd do cartwheels if we had that guy.  I'll bet Sarvi could grow into someone close to that size easily.

#2617099 #73 OA - Defenseman Vili Saarijarvi

Posted by Shinzaki on 28 June 2015 - 11:32 AM

I've seen Saarijarvi listed at 5-10...and he's only 18.  Give him a few years to develop and you might have a 5-10, 190 lb RH defensman who can fly.  If he doesn't fill out you have a RH Adam Almqvist who can skate and that still might be good enough to make it.  Hell...the Adam Almqvist who couldn't skate as well almost made it.   Hicketts?  who knows...there seems to be so much offensive upside there, but 5-8 might be too short even for me.


Thanks to hockeystreams.com and Roku...I've seen a lot of nick Jensen over the past two years.  He's an NHL caliber dman.  I'll be disappointed if he doesn't get a real shot at camp this year

#2617091 Free agents this off season

Posted by Shinzaki on 28 June 2015 - 10:53 AM

We signed KQ last year on FA day...even on one ankle he was very effective last year.  He's not very flashy, doesn't try to lay the big hits that draw penalties and suspensions, but he uses his body and leverage around the cage better than anyone else we have