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#2614104 Here we go AGAIN - Coyotes, part DUH!

Posted by Helmethead on 12 June 2015 - 10:22 AM

They won't stop spending money on NHL games. Have you ever been to Winnipeg? There is nothing there! The Jets are all they have. They sell their building out each game. That is a heck of a lot more than the Coyotes can say. Who is last on your list? Arizona?


#2614110 Cody Hodgson

Posted by kliq on 12 June 2015 - 10:44 AM

Yeah who knows how Blash will change the lines. He did mention the other day that he will be using players a little bit differently than Babs did. I'm not sure what will happen with Weiss. The buyout window is at the end of the month. Or maybe Kenny trades him to a centre starved team like Arizona. Deal him for a draft pick and eat some salary. Or he stays and he thrives under Blash.

 

If they have to eat any part of the contract, I say just keep him one more year and see if he does play better under Blashill.




#2614009 Report: Cleary wants to return for 1 more season

Posted by kipwinger on 11 June 2015 - 01:00 PM

This is all being blown out of proportion.  Cleary will not sign another contract with the Wings.  I'm willing to bet on it. 

 

They'll either do like they did with Maltby, or if he's really hell bent on playing, they'll do like they did with Chelios.  With the tacit understanding that he'll have a job in the front office when he'd ready to hang up the skates. 

 

Edit:  Here's another reason why it won't happen.  Jeff Blashill LOVES Landon Ferraro and Mitch Callahan.  You think he'll be ok exposing them to waivers for Dan Cleary?  No way. 




#2613971 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 11 June 2015 - 10:11 AM

You're in a Blackhawks related thread.  One which is directly applicable to Joel Quenneville's game time decision making.  If you didn't want to talk about it, this is probably not the thread to be posting in.


Lol, what a needless retort.


#2613961 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 11 June 2015 - 09:31 AM

Why do you feel "attacked" when I disagree with you?  I'm not attacking you.  I'm correcting you.  Because in this instance, you are completely wrong. 
 
If Quenneville is playing his top line just as much as guys like Babs and Bowman did, and his bottom pair less, then by default that means he's playing his second pair more.  Which the numbers bear out.  Hjalmarsson played 24:00 minutes last night.  Oduya played 25:00. 
 
So your notion that he plays his top guys WAY MORE, is false.  He plays them about the same same as most good coaches do with their top pair.  He just plays his second pair a lot more too.  Probably so that his train wreck third pair doesn't cost him the Stanley Cup.  His bottom pair is a rookie and a 40 year old that missed most of the season.  Would you play them more?


You're putting words into my mouth and then saying I'm wrong about it: YOU are bringing the top pair argument into the fold, I referenced the top 4.

I get that coaches play their top 2 guys a lot more, but you don't often see the bottom PAIR scraping the barrel for minutes and as a team being able to get away with it. Maybe the 6th guy gets 5 minutes, but not the 5th AND 6th.

Anyway, in my opinion (which isn't wrong because it's...an opinion) that mismatch in minutes is a big roll of the dice. Admittedly I have a predisposition that Quenneville is in the right place at the right time; I think he's just an ok coach (my opinion).


#2613949 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 11 June 2015 - 08:58 AM

Like back when Lidstrom was averaging 30 minutes a night you mean?  Good coaching like that?
 
You ride the horses you have.  Babcock certainly wasn't shy about wearing out Lidstrom and Rafalski for a Stanley Cup, and he's a good coach right?
 
Plus, if you hadn't noticed, Chicago's defense is pretty banged up.  Oduya is walking wounded, and they've got Timmonen in the lineup because the career AHLer (Cuminsky) with 7 whole games played for the Hawks hasn't been cutting it. 
 
Who else is he going to play?
The great Scotty Bowman played Lidstrom 31:00 a night in the 2002 playoffs.  Perhaps he should have played Lidstrom a little less, and gone with his third pair.  That's what a good coach would do.


LOL why do you always attack people who have an opinion different than yours?

Scotty Bowman wasn't playing Duchesne, Fischer, or Dandenault 5 minutes a night.

Babcock didn't play Ericsson, Lebda, or Chelios 5 minutes a night.


#2613933 Jeff Blashill named 27th head coach in Red Wings history

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 11 June 2015 - 01:13 AM

What's to stop Chelios from being a great coach?

 

The wings new PK strategy will be to line broken sticks up across the blue-line to stop the opposing team. 

 

The sirdrake days were the best the forums ever seen IMO.




#2613860 NBC Sports chairman wants NHL ban playoff beards

Posted by kipwinger on 10 June 2015 - 10:30 AM

In the pantheon of bad ideas in hockey, this isn't even really all that big of a deal.  This guy's job is, in part, to market the NHL.  Given his relative position, he's probably good at that.  So he pitched an idea that he thought would do the trick.  Nobody was interested, and the idea died.  No harm, no foul.  It's not like he's on an anti-beard, or anti-tradition, crusade.  He was thinking like a sports TV executive...which he is. 

 

I mean, this is far less threatening than the stupid "glowing puck".  That was truly a stinker of a marketing ploy. 




#2613831 Jeff Blashill named 27th head coach in Red Wings history

Posted by Izzy24 on 10 June 2015 - 07:53 AM

What's to stop Chelios from being a great coach?




#2613623 Jeff Blashill named 27th head coach in Red Wings history

Posted by gcom007 on 09 June 2015 - 11:15 AM

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#2613497 The return of The Mule?

Posted by gcom007 on 08 June 2015 - 08:11 AM

 

I'm guessing this isn't directed to me as I am not one to put down Franzen, but here are my thoughts. From my understanding, doctors will give Franzen the okay if he is fully recovered from his concussion. It is also my understanding that with every concussion you get, you are more likely to get another one if you receive another blow to the head or even body. Based on the number of concussions he has had, and based on the fact that it appears every year he is missing more and more time, and from what I read his symptoms are getting worse and worse (this could be wrong) I hope he never plays again for his own health.

 

If it was told to me that Franzen would never have another concussion again with 100% certainty, I would gladly have him back in our lineup. Him at 100% is exactly the kind of player we need.

 

As time has gone on, I've realized that I really would like him back on the team. He has frustrating tendencies, sure, but he's still good for some goals, and when he heats up, he's a dominant scorer. Given the state of things now, it'd be nice to have that guy back in the lineup, and it really makes you wonder how the Tampa series would've gone if he was healthy.

 

But it's still hard for me to wrap my head around it being a good idea for him to play again. It just seems too risky given how bad this concussion has been. I have a feeling that at this point he will play again, and as said, part of me will be glad, especially if that's what he wants. But that won't lessen the weight of the fact that it's a scary proposition.




#2613481 The return of The Mule?

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 07 June 2015 - 10:05 PM

So for all you guys who are so concerned for Franzen's health...If doctors declare him healthy enough to return and claim he's at no more risk of serious injury than many players in the league...You'll fully support him as a player?

Or are you all just hiding behind a shroud of caring?

I'll be excited for his 15-30 goals and ability to play up and down in the top nine, at wing and c if we absolutely needed him to.


#2613480 The return of The Mule?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 07 June 2015 - 10:01 PM

So for all you guys who are so concerned for Franzen's health...If doctors declare him healthy enough to return and claim he's at no more risk of serious injury than many players in the league...You'll fully support him as a player?

Or are you all just hiding behind a shroud of caring?


#2613538 Granato possibly renegotiating contract with Wings

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 08 June 2015 - 04:57 PM

 

Someone asked Ansar about this in his mlive article... about him leaving

 

Ansar Khan | akhan1@mlive.com

 

26 minutes ago

@Frightening McMean Not necessarily. Granato declined his option but is working on a new contract with the Wings and said he "absolutely" wants to stay. We'll see.




#2613510 What changes do you think we'll see with Blashill?

Posted by rick zombo on 08 June 2015 - 09:39 AM

The same know-it-alls that acted like Babcock possibily going to Toronto was the dumbest thing anyone could think of?

 

Depends. Are the people that over-estimated Babcock's desire to win while under-estimating the importance of money and ego the same people that refuse to under-estimate the importance of Holland? If so, then yes, the same know-it-alls.

 

Edit: to stay on topic,  I'm hoping the goaltending is realgudTM this year so that Blashill can run a system where the F3TM can help Shoot the Puck IN The NetTM in the O-zoneTM and worry less about helping the D.