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#2678155 Datsyuk Announcement to Officially Leave NHL

Posted by marcaractac on 18 June 2016 - 04:55 PM

I feel like Holland is full of s*** to be honest. Why would Datsyuk have been asking for a 5 year extension, only to want to return to Russia pretty well as soon as he inked a 3 year deal? None of it adds up. Sounds more like a GM trying to cover his own ass after trying to convince Pavel to stick around longer than he wanted to. 




#2678041 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 17 June 2016 - 10:44 PM

So... anyone looking forward to an eventful offseason, well we may be s*** out of luck. Don't know how to quote tweets, but I'll just write them out. John Shannon of Sportsnet just said this:

 

"Told that Datsyuk's contract will be terminated for anticipatory breach and he will be free to sign a new contract in Russia."

 

"Because of Datsyuk's age, there will be a cap hit associated with his contract -- full cap hit because it's a 35 plus contract."

 

If that is correct, we can no longer trade the contract because there won't be a contract. Tomorrow just got a whole lot more interesting, if we can't shed Pav's contract, we won't be able to make any moves at all.

 

If this is true it's bulls*** that the Wings would be punished with the cap hit while not being allowed to trade it. Either waive the cap hit or let the team trade it. The Wings are not in the wrong here if Dats wants to go play in Russia. 




#2677412 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 10 June 2016 - 07:59 PM

I hope Helm stays. Especially over Miller.

 

Also, Devils acquired Marc Savard's contract from Florida. It begins.




#2677271 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 09 June 2016 - 08:08 PM

What's to stop Chris Chelios from being Darren Helm?




#2677038 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 05 June 2016 - 07:09 PM

To put things into perspective, Jurco played every game in November of last season and scored 1 goal and 1 assist.  He also played every game in February and scored two goals.  That's 24 games, in two 12 straight game segments.  So while I agree that he's seen spotty usage at times, he's also seen prolonged usage at times as well.  In neither case has he produced to the extent that he should given his skill set.  He may need more time, and maybe he'll get it, but he's been undeniably disappointing thus far in his career. 

 

For comparison's sake, Teemu Pulkkinen played every game in October a scored 4 goals and 2 assist, and every game in November and scored 2 goals and 3 assists. 

 

Another issue is that most of the roster had bad years as far as production goes. Outside of Larkin and Abdelkader, it's been a disappointment all around (only counting players on the team all season). Nyquist and Tatar were invisible for long stretches during the season. 

 

Hell, even Abdelkader took a couple seasons to start producing playing with Pav and Hank. His production early on playing with those guys was not good. Yet the coaches always stuck with it because he brings more to the table than just putting up points. I don't think it is at all unreasonable to think that Jurco can have a similar impact on the team given some consistency in the lineup. 




#2677029 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 05 June 2016 - 04:51 PM

How long do we give Jurco? He'll be 24 sometime this upcoming season and he's got about 3 years in the NHL under his belt. Seems like there's a lot of players jumping ahead of him on the depth chart year in and year out. I say one more year and if he's continued to be wasted on the 4th line then we're wasting his time and our own. 


Would take him over Radulov but 6 years is too much.. 

 

He'll I'd be happy to see him be in the starting lineup for the first couple months of the season. Give him a chance to regain his confidence. It's not like he has ever had issues being a liability out there. Time to give him a legit chance to get into a rhythm. Not start one night, healthy scratch for the next weeks. Other players on this team have done a lot worse than Jurco without losing their roster spot. 

 

Even if he has to play on the fourth line, he should be playing. 




#2677011 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 05 June 2016 - 11:39 AM

If you are an NHL caliber player you will make due with whatever chances you are given. AA didn't get the ice time he deserved and still managed to leave a mark on just about every game he played. Jurco was barely noticeable when he was on the ice.

 

Players develop differently. Jurco has shown what he can be. The kid is just one of those who needs a little time to put it all together. He'll get there. But you can't develop your scoring touch at the NHL level with out actually playing games. Even if he could just get regular 4th line minutes he would eventually figure it out. 




#2677009 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 05 June 2016 - 11:24 AM

I agree. He has been given so many chances to make an impact and has never come to fruition. He is just eating up space for another guy to come up and try to make an impact and make the team. I would love if we traded him in a package for a defenseman.

 

How can a player gain any footing if he is only ever given 1 or 2 games at most at a time? He hasn't gotten a legit shot in a long time. 




#2676999 2016 SCF: San Jose Sharks vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by marcaractac on 04 June 2016 - 11:55 PM

Two bad goals given up by Murray.  Sharks are back in the series.  

 

That OT goal was straight up a well placed shot, while screened by his own teammates. Can't fault Murray for not being 6'8" there. Agreed on the tying goal, however. 




#2676934 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 03 June 2016 - 08:10 PM

On Insider Trading today Darren Dreger reporting Kenny is already working hard to move Pavs contract, mentioned Jurco or Pulks as guys who might be used to sweeten a deal.

 

 

Oh my f***. If anyone, please let it be Pulk that is the sweetener. Huge mistake to give up on Jurco already. 




#2676816 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 31 May 2016 - 05:49 PM

I would take Shattenkirk.  Quincey may not be back next year and our defense was already anemic with him in the lineup.  The alternative is likely Marchenko or Oulette, and although half of LGW thinks one of these guys might be the next Dekeyser, I'd much rather have a sure thing in Shattenkirk and all he brings.  Frankly, we need it.

 

I don't think anyone on LGW expects Marchenko or XO to be the next Dekeyser. I've seen people hope that at least one can become a top 4 dman. That's about it.




#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