When all the teams in the Metro div suck ass, they will get the 1st to 5th picks in the draft for a few years and start s*** kicking the Penguins just like the Pens have been doing to them after a decade of tanking to get to where they are now. Unless those teams draft like Edmonton
As far as Mantha, I really don't see him projecting out as a power forward. Much better chance that Martin Frk becomes the Wings' power forward of the future than Mantha.
I'm hoping Jurco can be that guy for us.
Also, did you know Maltby was a 50-goal scorer in juniors?
I think that Frk and Jurco could be a good tandem and both live up to the power forward role. I can't wait for a Wings team that hopefully will have Nyquist, Jurco, Tatar, Mantha and Frk. I just hope that team still has Datsyuk and Zetterberg. Wishful thinking, but with a hopeful departure this summer for Cleary, Sammy, Tuzzi, Miller, Eaves, that leaves room for some top prospects to actually have a 1% chance of making the Wings out of camp, should they be the best player for the spot.
And Crosby was drafted number 1, There are exceptions. I am not putting Mantha down but the Q is a weaker league. At best we will see something like a Vanek or a Carter at worst a 3rd line bust. All I am saying his he wouldn't have the same numbers in the OHL. Also do you people not get he was a 94 birthdate player that missed the cut off by 1 day? he should have been drafted in 2012 and if he was its a no brainer he would be putting up numbers this good two years later. I for one have watched him play allot.
I think its all bulls***. If its a real injury theyd just say so. My moneys on babs sitting him for either thinking hes the s*** when he sucks (believes hes playing well) or to see how the team does without him, in the event of making sure a trade for a dman wont hurt us offensively. Just my theory.
I'm onboard with this. Maybe consipracy theory like, but consipracy's keep things interesting. I think Franzen's pride is the only thing that is hurt, though he doesn't "have fun" in the regular season anyways, so he likely wouldn't give a rats ass if he got benched anyways.
Apparently after the game they interviewed Pardy and he didn't know what was going on but thought it was pretty funny, as did I. I look at it this way, if that happened to me, I'd be laughing pretty hard. After the game, I'd sign the helmet and give it to the drunken helmet thief.
NHL14 is good therapy for me for this. First thing I do in GM mode is get rid of these 3 and Franzen. Feels good
I'm playing right now. Considering trading Franzen to a team I hate, call up Jurco, trade Quincey to a team I hate, recall Ouellet.
Well we can put the nyquist talk to bed. @AnsarKhanMLive: Wings' GM Ken Holland said there is no chance Gustav Nyquist will be recalled from Grand Rapids for tomorrow's game.
He won't be recalled for tomorrow's game, but it's only a matter of time before Eaves is waived as well and Tuzzi wrecks his back (unfortunate, but an annual happening at this point)… He will be a full time Wing prior to the trade deadline. Have faith in Goose Nyquistfan!
Nice. I'll be at the game tonight. Zetterberg jersey, Helm shirt underneath to show off when he scores and a Jets hat so I don't get shanked completely and to mildly support the home team that is a distant 2nd favorite team.
Helm gets the game winner 5 minutes in, Tatar scores after that, Mraz gets his 1st career shutout…..and I didn't get to watch any of it cause CBC had the Habs/Avs game on and Gamecenter couldn't play the Wings/Oil game cause CBC had exclusive rights. Assholes! I guess I'll watch the highlights now and I sent Gamecenter a nastygram last night cause I'm still pissed.
Alfredsson makes beautiful passes and Tatar will never sit again.
Could we cut a deal with the oilers? Can't really part with a D man though. Can't see it happening
Sure we can, Quincey.
We trade Quincey, Samuelsson, Eaves and Tootoo for their 4th round pick (who cares what we get). We call up Nyquist to his rightful place, bring up Almqvist and let Sproul and Ouellet finish the year in GR ready to take the 2nd pairing next year and we bring up Glendening whenever needed as we are currently doing. More offense needed? Bring up Jurco for a game here and there.
When we have "insert league here" Defenseman of the Year all through our system, we surely can trade away Dmen.
Our offense has always started with our blue line. That hasn't really been happening ever since we lost Rafalski and Lidstrom. Right now it's barely happening at all, and I believe that has everything to do with our crappy output. Who on our blue line is really capable of running the offense, consistently making that excellent first pass, moving the puck like a true pro? We have Kronwall and...Smith? Kindl? Ericsson has been good for us, and so has DeKeyser - but they're defensive defensemen, as is Lashoff. (Not sure what Quincey is. And yes, I mean that in a mean way.) A guy like Subban (i.e. a gifted offensive defenseman) would do wonders for our offense, IMHO.
Not that I wouldn't love a scoring winger. But I think the bigggest problem with our offense is our defense, mostly the "offensive" side of it.
Let's hope that Sproul and Ouellet don't get Nyquistatar'd in the minors and make the team asap. Ouellet looked awesome in his 1st game and Sproul should run our PP asap as well. If Smith doesn't get his s*** together asap, then i'l like to see the following next year: