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#2674578 Alexander Radulov: Wings on short-list of desired teams

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 29 April 2016 - 11:45 PM

You really expect Fedorov, who is the GM of Radulov's current team, and who is trying to re-sign him  for his club, would help Detroit sign him instead?

 

I don't think that's what he meant.  Fedorov has ties to Detroit.  Of course, he wants him back on his club, but if Radulov decides to leave for the NHL (which he already has publicly stated), then Fedorov might be instrumental in giving Holland strong feedback on the kind of player he has become in the KHL and what kind of career he can have in the NHL at this point.  




#2669668 ECQF Game 2 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 5, Red Wings 2

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 15 April 2016 - 09:26 PM

Anyone else get just a tad bit pissed when they started playing Small Town Girl while they were deciding the penalties?  Some things are just too much, and THAT... that is our victory song you bag of d's.




#2669665 ECQF Game 2 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 5, Red Wings 2

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 15 April 2016 - 09:24 PM

There's some truth to Abby but he isn't dishing out anymore than we've been taking, until that last dogpile when he was pummeling that guy.

Yes but that guy (Blunden) decided to jump on his back like a little ******, Abby gave him exactly what he had coming to him.




#2669657 ECQF Game 2 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 5, Red Wings 2

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 15 April 2016 - 09:21 PM

I really felt like they should've had game 1. Never felt like they were really in game 2. Maybe the hotter heads prevailing at the end will light a fire. While I don't hang the losses solely on Howard like others, I do agree that Mrazek should start game 3. Smith should be in as well. Andersson should sit for Jurco.

 

The priorities for the next game are to get Mrazek in for Howard and Mantha in for Andersson.  We were 10 for 23 on the PP with Mantha down the stretch.... terrible benching by Blashill for Andersson, Andersson is redundant and mediocre at best.  I would also bench Nyquist or Tatar for Jurco. Move AA up into the top 6.  




#2616842 2015 Draft

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 26 June 2015 - 10:38 PM

Just forget the grammar guys.... why do you care?  It's a forum... on hockey... from people who are in different parts of the world where English might not be the first language.  And again, it's a forum.... people here aren't writing, nor do they care to write, for Grammar Nazi magazine.  Let's talk hockey.  I find the forum for this years draft to be lacking seriously.  Where in the hell is the excitement, speculation, and rumors?

 

Holland is going to hard after Green in UFA....  Wings also have so much forward depth they could use some prospects in a trade to get a top D.  And if they don't, this team is going to be exciting to watch (more than it is now) with a lines like these:

 

Svechnikov - Larkin - Mantha

Athanasiou - Turgeon - Pulkkinen

 

I know, there will be current players like Tatar and Nyquist that will factor into these lines, but it's still exciting to think about.  Now stop being so cranky and discuss the draft!




#2615612 Okposo being shopped?

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 22 June 2015 - 01:15 AM

I'd take him in a heartbeat....




#2612959 Report: Jeff Petry and Munn-tree-all ruin 2015 free agency

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 02 June 2015 - 10:27 PM

I have a feeling that if Kenny goes to the UFA for a d-man.... it'll probably end up being Franson.  He's under-performed a little the last couple of seasons (especially in Nashville) and may not command as much as Green.  Who knows what might happen though.  Kenny will probably just stick with the kids anyway.




#2577654 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 02 March 2015 - 02:23 PM

Yeah Marchenko is going to head down and possibly be recalled for after the restricted roster period ends.....  Zidlicky will play on the bottom pair, and on the 2nd power play unit.




#2533326 Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 29 July 2014 - 08:35 PM

According to that Czech article someone posted in another thread his choices were 2, 3, and 5.

 

Well three puts him right into his prime, and if he were to get low-balled, he has an arbitrator to fall back on.  I see the appeal of a 3 year deal.  This signing is a solid one in my book as I think Tatar will turn out to be very consistent and solid for the team.




#2533240 Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 28 July 2014 - 11:23 PM

 

I believe he is a key player on this squad.  He brings so much energy each night, and can score from multiple spots.  He isn't afraid to go to the hard spots and is good in low.  He has top speed and a knack for making key plays.  Good signing.




#2532023 Red Wings new assistant coaches

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 14 July 2014 - 01:28 PM

I feel so bad for whichever new assistant coach ends up with the defense. Talk about a near impossible task.

 

It's not the best, but it's not as bad as you make it out to be.




#2532017 Red Wings new assistant coaches

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 14 July 2014 - 01:12 PM

 

out of curiosity, does anyone know what he did as assistant in pitt (powerplay, defense, etc)?? 

 

http://penguins.nhl....ge.htm?id=56899

 

Looks like he was primarily involved with the Forwards and Penalty Kill Units.


Maybe this opens the door for Bylsma to come in as the second assistant.. that'd be interesting.




#2529097 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 01 July 2014 - 08:06 PM

 
Weiss didn't pass, Alfie didn't pass. Datsyuk resigned, Kronwall resigned. What do you want? We can't sign everyone. There are 29 other teams that are trying to get better just like we are. Do you want us to overpay someone just to say we signed them then to be stuck with a horrible cap hit for someone who isn't worth it 4-5 years down the road when we need to resign a bunch of our young guys? 
 
We are building for the next 8-12 years not the next 2. People can't get that through their heads.


Yep , and in these next two years, the future beyond would have benefitted from giving Sproul and/or Ouellet a shot instead of a terrible defenseman making too much money.


#2529052 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 01 July 2014 - 07:37 PM

Guys, it's only a 2 year deal. If we signed someone as a FA, we'd have to pay more and for a longer term. For a defenceman who plays 20 minutes a night, it's a good contract. Quincey would have got more if he hit the open market.


It's irrelevant how much he'd get on the open market. He is terrible, we'd be better off with Sproul or Ouellet.


#2528172 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 01 July 2014 - 01:31 PM

Why couldn't we get rid of Holland and promote Nill when we had the chance... Sigh.