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#2676349 IIHF World Championships

Posted by marcaractac on 21 May 2016 - 04:22 PM

I typically don't care for this tournament at all, bit it's great to See Larkin continue to do his thing.


#2676345 IIHF World Championships

Posted by marcaractac on 21 May 2016 - 01:54 PM

What a game Larkin's playing vs Canada. 2 assists for Larkin so far Can 2-3 USA 2nd period. Though, I think He, Larkin, tipped the puck in Matthews shot for the 1st goal. 


And the media will still make it all about Matthews.


#2676242 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 19 May 2016 - 02:42 PM

Free agency shouldn't even be a thought this year for a defenseman. Quincey should and hopefully will sign with another team, and no one else should be brought in, other than a top pair guy via trade...

 

I do wish we were able to part with Ericsson and keep Q, however. 




#2676138 Jeff Salajko named new Goaltending Coach

Posted by marcaractac on 18 May 2016 - 05:00 AM

Peters?

 

Richards** Apparently my brain wasn't working 




#2676102 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 17 May 2016 - 02:22 PM

Radulov can be had for one year 3-5 mill .... Stamkos would cost 10+ cap hit for 7 years

That's why you see people choosing radulov ... Stamkos agrees to come here for one year 3-5 per different story , we both know that would never happen

 

Says who? It's cute people think he will walk away from KHL money for a 3-5 million dollar contract. 

 

Stamkos is a franchise player just entering the prime years of his career. If he is willing to play for your hockey team for 7 years at 10 million per, you sign him. As would any GM in the league. 

 

If a GM had the luxury of choosing between Stamkos for 70 million over 7 years, or Radulov at 1 year for 3-5, guess what? Every damn one of them chooses Stamkos. 


Yuck it up all you want, but there's a real possibility that Stamkos will go the same route as Parise. He will have a handful of elite level seasons, get paid out of proportion to his current value, and then regress back to a good but not great player. I don't want a good player making 10-11 million bucks on this season. Its way to prohibitive. I'd much rather have two good players making 5-6 million apiece.

 

Besides a top dman, what is this teams biggest need? Answer: a guy who scores goals. Stamkos scores them. A lot. More than Radulov can ever dream of. He is also a franchise center. If you haven't noticed, we've been lacking a true #1 center ever since the decline of the eurotwins has begun. 




#2676037 ECF : Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by marcaractac on 16 May 2016 - 04:28 PM

Interesting that Callahan didn't even have a hearing for his hit.  I thought it was much worse and dangerous than the hit that Letang himself was suspended for against WSH.  You have to imagine it's because Letang came back later in the game.  The attention to whether someone was injured or not on a play and how that factors into a suspension is getting a bit overboard if you ask me.  I get it, but the act itself has to carry far more weight.


It sucks that they seem to be waiting for a broken neck to occur before putting the foot down. There is zero reason for Callahan to avoid this hit in the future. Except next time it might kill someone.


#2675972 Grand Rapids Griffins Playoff Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 14 May 2016 - 08:34 PM

The rightys are a-comin' hahaha




#2675970 Grand Rapids Griffins Playoff Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 14 May 2016 - 08:32 PM

The kid is clutch


Also nice to see Sproul racking up the apples




#2675961 Grand Rapids Griffins Playoff Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 14 May 2016 - 08:04 PM

Absolutely. That's why I figure We'll see Russo as the go to dman in GR next season. See if he can build upon this season as the go to guy before getting his shot with the Wings. Sproul will likely take a bit of time to adjust, which is why I think it would be great for him to start as the #7 and work on earning NHL minutes over time. 




#2675952 Grand Rapids Griffins Playoff Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 14 May 2016 - 07:16 PM

Little Bert makes it 2-1!


Bertuzzzzzzi!!°
2-1 Griffins!
Kid is a gamer.

 

I'm hoping he can become our Brendan Gallagher. That would be ace.  




#2675950 Grand Rapids Griffins Playoff Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 14 May 2016 - 07:09 PM

Tie game!




#2675946 New arena construction updates

Posted by marcaractac on 14 May 2016 - 12:40 PM

I'm just as excited as ever. What is on the roof won't take away from my enjoyment of watching a game inside of it. 




#2675935 ECF : Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by marcaractac on 14 May 2016 - 10:02 AM

Tampa is a deep team with loads of experience from last years' play off run. What they are pulling off now while missing so many key players no longer surprises me. 

 

I do hope that their current success with Stamkos not in the lineup makes them less willing to dish out the kind of money he is looking for. 




#2675906 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 13 May 2016 - 06:17 PM

This is russo's first year in the ahl though, isn't it? It's Mantha and AAs second pro year. So after next year, Russo would still fall under the "2 year" thing.

 

Oh sorry I misread. I read it as 2 year pros need protection. If they are safe than that is ace.

 

To the one who said to leave Goose and Tatar unprotected... hell no. This summer Holland needs to decide who he will protect. Whoever falls outside of said protection, he needs to trade em. Get prospects and picks for guys with value who'd likely be drafted. This team won't be a contender next season, so trade the guys we'd likely lose and then make a run for it the season after. It would be dumb have another mediocre season to only lose guys for nothing the following summer. 




#2675895 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 13 May 2016 - 03:36 PM

I could be wrong here but, the way I interpreted that lebrun tweet I posted a few posts or so ago, the way he says "first and second year pros would be exempt" makes it sound like players coming off of year one or two in a pro league at the time of the expansion draft would be exempt from being drafted to an expansion team.

I'm sure we'll get more clarification sometime soon but if that's the case, Russo would be fine. I'm not sure Vegas would draft him anyway.. I guess it depends on how his next season goes.

 

But the AHL is considered pro. Which meas guys like Russo, Mantha, AA (if I'm interpreting the rules correctly) would require protection.