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#2639986 Jurco on Conditioning Assignment in GRs

Posted by marcaractac on 28 November 2015 - 08:00 PM

I think our top 9 should include Jurco, but I REALLY think our top 12 should include Jurco. Right now, its like Miller has a permanent irreplaceable spot in our lineup and there are only 11 spots to compete for. I almost feel like we'd play with 11 forwards and shorthanded during shifts where Miller would be playing if he were to miss any games to injury. It's ridiculous to me that Miller plays over Jurco EVER.

 

Don't you have a specific thread to keep your Miller hate now?

 

I think when Jurco is back, Pulk should sit a few games. Jurco on the 4th line doesn't make any sense. This offseason, let Callahan take Miller's spot. You don't replace a guy who you use to kill penalties with a guy you want scoring. Miller has his spot in the lineup because he fulfils his role. Trust me, the coaching staff knows more than you. 




#2639984 Larkin for ...

Posted by marcaractac on 28 November 2015 - 07:53 PM

remember the Mantha situatuon? Before last season a lot of people were ready to give him a top line spot then he broke his foot , struggled a bit in the AHL and some were ready to deal him.

The term generational talents is not my own doing it's been used by professional scouts, gms and even coaches to describe those 2. I mean the last time this league saw such a huge tank battle was back in 2006 when Crosby was the big price.

So far Larkin has exceeded all my expectations and that feeling is great but I also know he is only 18 and will struggle at some point which is fine, in the long run he will be an awesome addition. that being said there are lot of players I'd trade him for, him being a Michigan kid would make it even harder but still got someone like Toews, Ekblad you bet.

My bad should have said for a signed Stamkos...there is not one rental in this league I'd be willing to deal Larkin or Mantha for.

 

Larkin has all the tools to become a player as good as Toews, but is only 19. Getting Toews would make us better short term sure. But not in the long run. 




#2639797 11/27 GDT : Edmonton Oilers at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by marcaractac on 27 November 2015 - 09:09 PM

Why were all of our guys behind the net??

 

Don't worry, any second now Bill will explain how it was all Miller's fault.




#2639790 11/27 GDT : Edmonton Oilers at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by marcaractac on 27 November 2015 - 09:05 PM

Z and Abby are both slumping. Time to switch up that line.

 

I still think Larkin has looked really good. 

 

I'd like to see:

 

Abby-Hank-Goose

Richards-Dats-Larkin

Tatar-Sheahan-Jurco

Helm-disney.com-Miller




#2639731 11/27 GDT : Edmonton Oilers at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by marcaractac on 27 November 2015 - 08:15 PM

Pulk kills more offense than he provides. 




#2638909 Ferraro on waivers

Posted by marcaractac on 22 November 2015 - 07:21 PM

For all the people just shaking this off, you need to have your heads examined. 2nd rnd draft pick, 32nd overall in 2009. Ken Holland's inability to act let our division rival pick him up for free. We spend a high draft pick, we train a high draft pick, then we lose him for free to a division rival. The Red Wings put the wrong player on waivers and failed to make a trade so they wouldnt have to. Stupid gm.

 

Bolded the important part. 




#2638791 11/21 GDT : Red Wings at St. Louis Blues, 8:00 EST

Posted by marcaractac on 21 November 2015 - 10:45 PM

Thankfully he has time to get that shot off when it is 4 on 3  :lol:




#2638776 11/21 GDT : Red Wings at St. Louis Blues, 8:00 EST

Posted by marcaractac on 21 November 2015 - 10:39 PM

Wait doesn't that mean that Allen let in just as many? And didn't come up with the big ones either? How does one goalie let in 3 and be good, and the other lets in 3 and be bad?

 

Have you even watched the 3rd period at all? Ever hear of timely saves?




#2638706 11/21 GDT : Red Wings at St. Louis Blues, 8:00 EST

Posted by marcaractac on 21 November 2015 - 08:44 PM

WHAT A PLAY BY MILLER!

 

Shhh. Don't tell Bill




#2638695 11/21 GDT : Red Wings at St. Louis Blues, 8:00 EST

Posted by marcaractac on 21 November 2015 - 08:42 PM

disney.com!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




#2638678 11/21 GDT : Red Wings at St. Louis Blues, 8:00 EST

Posted by marcaractac on 21 November 2015 - 08:32 PM

Why not challenge?

 

Because it wasn't offside




#2638664 When does Larkin get the C?

Posted by marcaractac on 21 November 2015 - 08:04 PM

The thing is - I think we very well could be a basement team without #71.

 

The team has yet to play as good as they can (although they've been slowly improving), and still managed to hold on to 3rd in the division. Larkin does make this team better yes, but he also isn't our best player. Will he be in time? Very likely. But not yet. Also, no one player is gonna have a team go from playoffs to the basement. This isn't basketball. 

 

Don't get me wrong. I am all for Larkin being our next captain. But it is a roll he has to grow into and have the touch passed to him when the time is right. That time will come down the road. 




#2638644 When does Larkin get the C?

Posted by marcaractac on 21 November 2015 - 06:05 PM

Interesting viewpoints. I thought there would be more support for Larkin getting the C early, but that just isnt the case. Z it is!

 

Even if for some reason Hank were to no longer be captain beyond this season, it still wouldn't go to Larkin yet. By the time Hank retires it is very likely. But there are others who have a much bigger leadership role on the time at this point in time. 

 

Teams only make such a young player captain when they are a basement team and choose a certain player to build their team around. Like the situations with Toews and Crosby. The situation with the Wings is nothing like that. The team has loads of leadership and is still competitive. Making a 19 year old captain on this roster would be a dick move towards the leadership on the team. It will be different in a few years once Hank, Dats and Kronwall have all retired and guys like Larkin naturally become the new guard. 




#2638623 When does Larkin get the C?

Posted by marcaractac on 21 November 2015 - 03:47 PM

So when?

 

Obviously when our current captain retires. 




#2637423 11/16 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Senators 3 (OT)

Posted by marcaractac on 16 November 2015 - 07:57 PM

Where did this team come from?! Can we keep it?