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#2675543 IIHF World Championships

Posted by marcaractac on 09 May 2016 - 10:16 PM

My point is that Nyquist can be counted on to score in the playoffs slightly less than your average 4th line grinder/plug. What was your point in comparing him to Datsyuk?

 

To show that the ENTIRE TEAM struggled to score, not just Goose. You're singling out one player over a TEAM issue. That's my point. 

 

Goose finished the playoffs tied for first on the team in goals. We had two players score more than one point. He was also a +2 despite scoring one point. So no, Goose wasn't the issue.

 

Put Goose on a line with a center who isn't 80 years old and a rugged winger who can do the dirty work and I'm quite confident he has a much bigger impact than a lot of players on the team when it comes to the score sheet. Playoffs included. 




#2675541 Jim Bedard gone... Ferschweiler demoted

Posted by marcaractac on 09 May 2016 - 10:11 PM

Does anyone else get the feeling that we want experienced assistant coaches because Blash is on a short leash? In other words we'd have a replacement coach on staff already.

 

Nahh not at all. I've had my gripes with Blash, but unless we get more of the same next season his job should be safe. By the sounds of exit interviews combined with today's news of finding a new assistant coaching staff, my issues with Blash are on the back burner for now. And that is him being okay with sticking with that dreadful pp all season, and depending far too much on vets (even s***ty ones like Joke Andersson). 




#2675513 ECSF : New York Islanders vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by marcaractac on 09 May 2016 - 05:55 PM

 
Typically a non tanking re-build that works takes about 3-5 years (this if off the top of my head, I'm not exactly running statistics here). I feel like our re-build started in 2013 so by 2018 I think we should be making some noise.


Truth. It's when Goose started to tear it up that the team truly started to move towards the younger players.


#2675497 Jim Bedard gone... Ferschweiler demoted

Posted by marcaractac on 09 May 2016 - 03:30 PM

I'm okay with Kronner on the first unit as long as he stops racing up the ice with the puck only to pass back thirty feet and just stand at the blue line waiting for the puck to cross.

 

We simply have better puck moving dmen than Kronwall. If he is gonna be on the first unit, at least have Green there with him. Smith should also be getting pp time. 




#2675495 Jim Bedard gone... Ferschweiler demoted

Posted by marcaractac on 09 May 2016 - 03:17 PM

I think our defense was fine defensively, just not quite involved enough offensively, whether that's making a clean outlet pass, or stepping up in the offensive zone. I do think that is somewhat due to personnel though, which is why upgrading our defense is a much bigger concern than the defense and penalty kill coach in my opinion. As long as we can acquire a top pairing guy and play the guys that can provide offense from the back end (Green, Smith, *trade acquisition*), and continue to develop Sproul, I think we'll be in good shape.

 

We definitely need to make some changes with the offense, but unlike the defense I think the personnel is fine, it's the coaching that's been the issue, in particular with the power-play. Whatever coach we get to run the offense and power-play needs to be able to utilize his players and systems a hell of a lot better than whatever Firschweiler was doing...

 

The new pp coach straight up needs to have the balls to not gift Kronwall the spot of running the first unit. He should be on the second unit, if at all at this point in his career. 




#2675430 Guy Boucher new HC of the Sens

Posted by marcaractac on 08 May 2016 - 08:20 PM

I think with this signing and Boudreau to Minnesota, if Anaheim doesn't hire him Marc Crawford will be with the Wings.

 

Eww




#2675410 Grand Rapids Griffins Playoff Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 08 May 2016 - 04:40 PM

Sproul with an absolute bomb! 2-1.

 

I want this kid to be the real deal so bad. Even if they have to take their time with him. All the tools to be an absolute gem for the Wings.




#2675367 ECSF : New York Islanders vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by marcaractac on 08 May 2016 - 12:16 AM

Like I said earlier in the thread, the Islanders are really no better than the Wings are at this point besides the fact their best player is better than any one of ours. This is not me saying the Islanders are a bad team, this is me saying the Wings straight up aren't as bas as many folks seem to think. 




#2675366 Kentucky Derby: Nyquist

Posted by marcaractac on 08 May 2016 - 12:10 AM

That sip was lady luck although you're not suppose to drink from it until after you win the Championship. 

 

Another question, if owner is Wings fan, why Nyquist?  Why not Lidstrom or Datsyuk?  

 

He has had previous horses with those names lol




#2675342 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 07 May 2016 - 06:45 PM

Like I said your getting rid of all our players/prospects and picks and just keeping non important guys putting them in the lineup (guys who won't be nhlers )

Only prospect we'd have left is like bertuzzi who's a 3rd-4th line guy, same as turgeon

And like I said jets are stacked upfront they would want nothing to do with adding more forwards from us for trouba

Yes datsyuk is aging .... But his linemates are helm and Richards , it's f***en sad and pathetic he had to play with those 2 in his last season most of the time

How do you expect datsyuk to rack up the points playing with those guys


Datsyuk WANTED Guys like Abby or Helm on his Wing. And at his age, he needs help with the dirty work. Do not understand why people still ***** about his linemates when it's what he wanted.


#2675316 IIHF World Championships

Posted by marcaractac on 07 May 2016 - 01:15 PM

Add Jurco to the list of players having an impact at the tournament. I sure hope our coach learns how to finally utilize these guys next season...




#2675134 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by marcaractac on 04 May 2016 - 09:39 PM

Can I call you a jackass then? Is that cool?

 

Are you 12? Can you not have a civilized discussion without it being reduced to a name calling contest?

 

How about keeping the thread on topic rather than argue over what insults are okay or not? Newsflash: insulting other members is against forum rules. Like I said earlier, perhaps you should read them. 




#2675128 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 04 May 2016 - 08:00 PM

Similar to Pulkkinen. Ability to score against lower competition, but game doesn't translate against bigger, faster, smarter players.

That may be the case in the end, but Frk is bigger and does play a heavier game than Pulk does. He won't be pushed off the puck as easily, which may give him a shot at sticking around.

He also works his ass off and has the right attitude on always trying to be better. He is a guy who will always work on the flaws in his game.


#2675114 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by marcaractac on 04 May 2016 - 06:16 PM

Its called a joke. Maybe you people, and by people I mean anyone that's offended by anything should prolly not be on the Internet.

 

Perhaps you should read the forum rules before posting. 


I just want to chime in and say this Joe Louis history is all genuinely interesting and I didn't know some of this stuff

 

It really is quite awesome. Sad that we'll never see greats like him honored in such a way ever again. 




#2675089 Official - Little Caesars Arena

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

Do we even have mods anymore or what? Frank makes homosexual slurs in another thread, with no discipline associated, and now this guy's comments? I thought the rules on offensive posts were pretty clear but apparently that doesn't matter if nobody does anything about it.

 

They're pretty quick to lock a thread going off topic, however  :lol:

 

I do look forward to the time when people stop caring about the name.