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#2533085 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by rick zombo on Yesterday, 04:28 PM

He very well could play 82 games next year, and so could the also injury prone Zetterberg.  Both had back issues, both are apparently on the mend.  Helm had a rash of injuries all in a row which sometimes happens.  When you have a serious injury and then come back, your body sometimes doesn't transition too well.  Sort of like jumping on a treadmill that's going full speed...  Either way, I'm gonna stay positive on both of those guys as they're 2 of my 3 favorite players.  With Helm as well, he was concussed on a dirty hit by none other than Jared Cowen, so we can't really use the injury prone card on that one, or we'd have to use it on Dats as well, who was also concussed by that meathead Cowen.  Last year sucked terribly for injuries.  All I can say is I hope that changes this year and we get to watch our best players every night.

I can dig your positivity.

Also, I almost forgot about Cowan. That dude needs to be dealt with early this season.

#2533070 Favorite Dan Cleary Moment or Play

Posted by King Crane on Yesterday, 11:25 AM

When he crashes the net



#2532993 Hockey News: The 5 most evil hockey photoshops we could come up with

Posted by Euro_Twins on 25 July 2014 - 09:28 AM

Should have hired flashy to do the Photoshop.

#2532942 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 24 July 2014 - 11:47 AM

Comments like these make me want to cancel my subscription to LGWs.
Holland is now all of a sudden a bad GM because he didn't sign David friggin Booth?

No that is not what I am saying. It's because he makes promises to washed up players like cleary and signs Quincey for over four mill per he could have signed another comparable left handed defensemen about 1.5 mill per. He tends to get bent over the barrel more than most GM's in the NHL. He is overly cautious and then when he realizes he has come up empty handed he makes a quick fix trade or signing that doesn't really help the team.

#2532718 'District Detroit': Red Wings' New Arena Details Released

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 21 July 2014 - 02:53 PM

I thought we had settled on Hampus Melen Arena? No takesie backsies!

#2532669 Dekeyser/Tatar status update

Posted by VM1138 on 21 July 2014 - 06:04 AM


You really think they'd waive him? I don't think there's a chance at this point. I know they want one of the kids to play, but I don't think they'll just lose Kindl for nothing. Doesn't seem like Holland's style. They'll likely run Paetsch-Ouellet, Evans-Sproul and Backman-Marchenko in GR, and let Jensen and Nedomlel bounce between the AHL/ECHL.



Exactly what I was thinking when I saw that. But he's OUR overpriced UFA...  :glare:


Kindl is a goner.  He was sat in a crucial final playoff game because he was terrible, for an UNTRIED PROSPECT.  And the prospect played better than Kindl.  They'll waive him and lose him for nothing because no one wants him.  Or he will bolt to the KHL.  If I were a betting man I'd say he's not in their plans for the future.  And we have lost players for nothing.  Quite a few times, so it wouldn't surprise me to lose him for nothing.

#2532658 Dekeyser/Tatar status update

Posted by Son of a Wing on 20 July 2014 - 06:14 PM

Yea they won't let a former first round pick just go away for nothing. Especially not after the Quincey debacle. I could see them trading him away for maybe like a 5th or 6th rounder, but they wouldn't just let him go like that. 


Why would any GM give up anything for Kindl and his contract when a guy like Del Zotto is available for free and on a lesser contract.

#2532623 Dekeyser/Tatar status update

Posted by dirtydangles on 20 July 2014 - 11:20 AM

Kindl's gonna go on waivers cause they can't trade him and Smith will get 2nd PP time.

Then Kindl goes to a couple teams in the west and improves greatly - then Holland desperately trades a 1st round pick at the trade deadline for him and then Kindl stinks up the joint here again and gets re-signed for 4.25mill.

#2532442 Babcock Interview on 105.1 this morning

Posted by kipwinger on 18 July 2014 - 03:59 AM

The Wing's front office obviously realizes that fans are upset, because this is pretty clearly Babcock doing damage control for Holland. 


Here's an article also referencing the interview.  





I guess we'll just wait and see what the future and Cleary's knee holds. I'm also not sure how much confidence I should give their trainer given the Wing's extensive injuries last season. 


Obvious speculation about "damage control" aside, Mike Barwis isn't the Red Wings trainer.  He's an outside specialist and (based on my very brief internet search) seems to be pretty well respected and established. 

#2532370 Babcock Interview on 105.1 this morning

Posted by darkmanx on 17 July 2014 - 04:00 PM

This makes my heart soar, and then I hear the theme from Reading Rainbow, then I feel like I have to go potty. What does this mean, mommy?


Oh god, I remember having to watch those videos in grade 2. :paperbag3:

#2532363 Babcock Interview on 105.1 this morning

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 17 July 2014 - 03:36 PM

I like the sound of Pavel's knee maybe being 'fixed' and that Z hasn't felt this good since 08. If those two can have a relatively healthy season it'll make such a huge difference for us. 

This makes my heart soar, and then I hear the theme from Reading Rainbow, then I feel like I have to go potty. What does this mean, mommy?

#2532348 Babcock Interview on 105.1 this morning

Posted by rick zombo on 17 July 2014 - 02:10 PM

I really like the news on Zetterberg.


You know, if you're into being positive and stuff.

#2532568 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by Dabura on 19 July 2014 - 03:05 PM

I like where your head is at with Mantha on the third with Tatar and Sheahan. I don't know if Jurco is ready for the top 6, but if we're doing a ten game experiment with Cleary, why not not see if Jurco can pull the piano for Datsyuk? I also like the idea of Jurco, Sheahan, Mantha, as a third line, just because of the size on that line. I don't know where Tatar would go, though.


I dunno, I feel like if Z and D are his linemates and his job is mostly to create space and drive the net, Jurco would be just fine on the top line. That's the thing, though - I'd want him with at least one of Datsyuk and Zetterberg. I wouldn't put him with, say, Franzen and Weiss.


I think I'd take Tatar-Sheahan-Mantha over Jurco with Shahan and Mantha because 1) Jurco and Mantha are both best suited for the right side while Tatar is best suited for the left, and 2) Tatar is the possession driver that makes the whole thing (keeping the puck in the o-zone) work. Jurco's size and strength might make things easier for Mantha, though, and I like the idea of Tatar in the top six, as long as he's with at least one of Datsyuk and Zetterberg.


Of course, this is all probably moot. Mantha is likely spending most of the season on the farm (a good call) and Cleary's a lock for the first line and Hall of Fame (duh).

#2532436 Dekeyser/Tatar status update

Posted by Dabura on 18 July 2014 - 12:36 AM

DeKeyser is a poor mans Stuart right now. We all hope develops into something even better. But that's what he is right now


That's a little harsh. Stuart was good for us, but he played for some powerhouse versions of our roster that would've made almost anyone in the 4D spot look good. He was a heavy hitter, but he definitely had his faults and limitations in terms of his all-around ability. DeKeyser's still very young for a top-four defenseman, and he spent most of last season paired with Quincey. He hasn't proven a ton, and yet, he has. Pretty good puck mover, good frame, good mobility, good head for the game, reads plays exceptionally well, has a slightly Lidstrom-esque sense of how to use his body efficiently and effectively - he's a top-four defenseman who plays smart, steady, elegant hockey, and he's only going to get better. We're very lucky (or, if you prefer, fortunate) to have landed him.


The biggest knock on DeKeyser is, I suppose, his possession numbers. This piece gives our D corp's Corsi numbers, which reveal that Brendan Smith is actually a pretty strong possession player. Of course, DeKeyser was always facing pretty tough matchups, pretty tough usage, and, again, he was stuck with Quincey. I think if DeKeyser can get a better partner and Smith can get some power play time and the confidence boost that'd come with the point production, that alone would do wonders for our blue line.

#2532390 Callahan and Nestrasil re-signed

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 17 July 2014 - 05:44 PM

I want Callahan up in Detroit this year. He's coming off a solid year. Time for him to get his fair shot.