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#2675596 Doug Houda hired as an assistant coach

Posted by kickazz on 10 May 2016 - 12:07 PM

Woot called it! 


I love this. Boston was one of the best defensive/possession teams for this half of the decade. Hopefully this pans out!

#2675549 Jim Bedard gone... Ferschweiler demoted

Posted by kipwinger on 09 May 2016 - 10:37 PM

Another reason I like Todd Richards is because young centers have tended to do well in his offensive scheme. None of Johansen, Jenner, or Dubinsky are superstars, but they've performed well under his offense, and I'd love to see what he could do with Larkin and AA. Then get a defensive coach that really understands puck possession and transition and we are set. Don't really know who I like for a defensive coach though.

#2675504 Jim Bedard gone... Ferschweiler demoted

Posted by kipwinger on 09 May 2016 - 04:24 PM

I think that given the amount of roster and management turnover we are expecting right now, its a perfect time to take stock of what we have, identify what kind of team we want to be, and then make player and coaching decisions based on that new identity. I don't think its smart to bring guys in because of their names or previous experience (though I do want some experience, no rookies).

For instance, if we don't envision ourselves as a Randy Carlyle type team, then we would be dumb to hire him. Regardless of his experience. We need to figure our what we have, what we want to be, and then hire the right people to make it so.

Personally, I like Todd Richards. His teams play fast and aggressive and I like that given our lineup. But that's just me. There's also a connection there, he used to work with Tyler Wright in Colombus.

#2675450 Jim Bedard gone... Ferschweiler demoted

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 09 May 2016 - 09:25 AM

#RedWings looking for a goaltending coach after opting not to renew Jim Bedard's contract. He'd been with team for 18 seasons.


Wow! Interesting!


#RedWings have reassigned assistant coach Pat Ferschweiler, who'll work from press box. They're seeking two new bench assistants.


Thank God!


#2675411 Grand Rapids Griffins Playoff Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 08 May 2016 - 04:46 PM

He should start next season as our number 7. He definitely has all the tools to be a top 4 defenseman at the NHL level. I'm hoping he can take over Green's role over the next couple years.

#2675409 Grand Rapids Griffins Playoff Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 08 May 2016 - 04:39 PM

Sproul with an absolute bomb! 2-1.

#2675402 ECSF : New York Islanders vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by joesuffP on 08 May 2016 - 03:39 PM

It may not be as obvious during the regular season but the playoffs really show how much weaker the East is compared to the West

#2675377 Kentucky Derby: Nyquist

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 08 May 2016 - 07:02 AM

Sheeesh people need to do their research before complaining about the names. 

#2675348 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kickazz on 07 May 2016 - 07:52 PM

It's not loyalty. He wants someone to do the dirty work cause he's a playmaker who needs his space on ice. He doesn't care who it is. He needs big guys on his lines. He even liked having Mantha because of the net front presence. Not to mention Holmstrom way back in the day,

#2675118 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 04 May 2016 - 06:55 PM

I agree that Vatanen is a complimentary piece, and we need someone that is, or has a high probability of developing into a number one defenseman. aka Trouba.

I got to say though, I find it odd that you throw the "midget" word out there, and then you call someone out today for using the word "retarded"... I do think the latter word may be more offensive, but only slightly. Both are derogatory...

#2675125 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 04 May 2016 - 07:35 PM

You know what? I'm tired of people using "the pc police" as an excuse to continue to say s***ty things. It's not cool to be a racist. It's not cool to be a homophobe. It's not cool to use derogatory terms for special needs people. It's not people being "sensitive," it's people calling you out on your bulls***.

#2674783 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by chances14 on 01 May 2016 - 04:29 PM

the overreaction to this is quite hilarious


can't imagine what the reaction would be if an actual fraud company like amway got the naming rights. heck, there should be more hatred towards airline companies and banks. these companies have been ripping people off for years


little ceaser's has been associated with hockey in michigan for decades all the way back to the 70's with the start of the little ceaser's amateur league. Little Cesar's has done more to promote and devleop hockey in this area than any other company


it's a shame people are using something so petty such as their dislike of the pizza as the reason why the arena shouldn't be named after little Ceaser's

#2674761 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 01 May 2016 - 01:05 PM

Majority of the people in Michigan think Little Caesar pizza is terrible. They also think for $5 dollars sometimes it's worth it. When I need some cheap pizza on the go I stop by Little Caesars. When I need quality pizza I can name 25 other places in Michigan. And that doesn't even include Jets, Pizza Hut, Dominoes. 


Part of the reason people are "upset" with the name is just that ^.  Little Caesar's is terrible Pizza. It's low quality and crap grade. If they named it the Pizza Hut Arena it would probably be better received. 


Just listing some reasons why people have issue with the name. Illitch named it after his pizza business, which I get. But most people also think his pizza tastes bad and shouldn't be named for an original 6 legendary team arena.


The Red Wings are LEGEND-


wait for it.




Joe Louis (with his 66 wins and 52 by Knockout) was LEGEND 


wait for it.




Little Caesar's is not legendary.


Wings fans are spoiled. They want cool stuff. 


- Think about it this way. For years people in Michigan have made fun of Little Caesar's pizza. Just so happens that Pizza place is about to be named after their sports team arena. PAYBACK! 


Bottom line Wings fans are spoiled and think they are entitled.  Sorry but they aren't and that petition is a joke will not change a thing.  I'd be more concerned with the product on the ice rather than where that product is being played or the name of the arena it's played in.

#2674715 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 30 April 2016 - 11:52 PM

My offseason wishlist...

- Trade Pulkkinen along with our first to move up in the draft, and take Bean.
- Trade Ericsson (retain $1M) to Edmonton for 2016 3rd.
- Trade Howard to Carolina for low level prospect.
- Trade Tatar, Ouellet and 2017 first to Winnipeg for Trouba.
- Re-sign all RFA's.
- Re-sign Helm 5 years at $3.25M.
- Datsyuk plays out the remaining year of his contract.

Larkin - Datsyuk - Abdelkader
Nyquist - Zetterberg - Mantha
Athanasiou - Sheahan - Jurco
Helm - Glendening - Callahan

DeKeyser - Trouba
Smith - Green
Kronwall - Marchenko


#2674732 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 01 May 2016 - 09:57 AM

Again, some of you are taking it to extreme.