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#2681301 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by wings_fanatic on 01 July 2016 - 12:11 PM

So what are we willing to give that would land us a Trouba or Shattenkirk? I suspect that Mantha would have to go in any such deal, plus a roster player like Nyquist. That's a steep price, but maybe we need to bite the bullet.

Or maybe package up a huge deal for barrie and duchene or gabriel? We would give up nyquist, mantha, sproul and a 1st for barrie and duchene? That would be a great deal.

#2681281 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by wings_fanatic on 01 July 2016 - 12:03 PM

Helene St. James ‏@HeleneStJames  7m7 minutes ago

Red Wings still active, good chance add another UFA.

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If thats true then there has to be a trade in the works.

#2677956 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by wings_fanatic on 17 June 2016 - 12:23 PM

I know it's just a rumor but if Malkin goes to Chicago I'll tear my hair out. Chicago is what the Wings used to be. I'd love to have Malkin here.

That rumour makes no sense. If malkin wanta out of pittsburg because he wants to be the guy as the rumour suggests, than why would he want to go to chicago where there is already kane and toews? If anything he would be more likely to want to go to detroit where he really would be the guy.

But he just won another cup and just had a kid. I dont think he wants to go anywhere.

#2670876 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Tampa Bay Lightning at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by wings_fanatic on 19 April 2016 - 07:25 AM

I am thinking pav is going to dominate tonight. We win tonight because of pav and his line in my opinion.

#2668978 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by wings_fanatic on 15 April 2016 - 06:54 PM

I have zero faith in Howard. Thank god for posts and for hank and Danny D saving a goal otherwise Howard let 5 or 6 pucks past him that period. Every time they shoot I'm scared and I'm sure the team has no confidence in him either.

But man split up that awful 3rd line already!!!

#2668697 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by wings_fanatic on 15 April 2016 - 01:16 PM

If Howard loses again tonight then I expect petr to start game 3. All this talk of Howard being so much better than petr lately is ridiculous. Howard has pretty much only been able to win every other game at best since he took over a couple weeks ago and even then he generally still let's in about 3 goals per game. He didn't win either of our last 2 games to help us officially clinch and he was average in game 1. If we lose again tonight then mrazek should get the nod because he can steal us games.

#2668467 ECQF Game 1 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 3, Red Wings 2

Posted by wings_fanatic on 14 April 2016 - 11:39 AM

And he flat out won a couple of those games. Howard doesn't steal games. If anything he gives them away.

#2667804 ECQF Game 1 GTD: Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 ET

Posted by wings_fanatic on 13 April 2016 - 07:03 PM

Howard can't move side to side at all. He looks iffy in net. I'd like to see mrazek in net.

#2663387 3/29 GDT - Red Wings at Canadiens - 7:30 PM EST

Posted by wings_fanatic on 29 March 2016 - 09:35 PM

What a poor performance from blashill and the coaching staff all the way down. It is an absolute joke that smith is sitting instead of Ericsson. Ericsson is the worst player on our team consistently and was a big factor in our loss tonight. Goes to show you how stupid our coaches are. In addition why is AA remaining on the 4th line?

Zetterberg has to be better. He lost several key face offs in the 3rd period which cost us our lead. He gave tons of pucks away. The whole line with larkin and abby isn't clicking maybe try different lines. Again... coaching.

Our biggest problem to go along with coaching is our team defense. It is horrendous and falls apart way too easily. Ericsson standing in front of our goalie every 2 seconds, marchenko losing key battles, quincy not taking his man and so on.

We better show up for both games this weekend I fully expect 4 of 4 points. The only good things about this game was the power play and pavel datsyuk looked amazing.

#2661917 Habs @ Wings 7:30EST, FSD & NHLN - US

Posted by wings_fanatic on 24 March 2016 - 09:28 PM

He wouldn't be if Mrazek didn't choke during beginning of 3rd

2 of those goals weren't his fault and he more than made up for it. He kept us in the 1st otherwise we would have been in a whole early. He also made some big saves to keep us ahead 4 to 3. He was clutch when he had to be. Remember another goalie like that? Osgooddddd

#2661773 Habs @ Wings 7:30EST, FSD & NHLN - US

Posted by wings_fanatic on 24 March 2016 - 06:51 PM

I hate our coaching staff. The pp sucks still. Why not change up some stuff? Maybe try smith on one of the units instead of Nyquist.

#2661293 Goalie Battle

Posted by wings_fanatic on 21 March 2016 - 06:31 PM

Well it appear that Jimmy will be playing against TB.  I'm not sure about that decision since Petr can and has beat TB.

Petr didn't have a full practice today khan said. He shared his net with our 3rd goalie which tells me petr didn't feel he was 100 % ready to go. He will get another practice or 2 in and play Thursday against the Habs.

#2661285 Goalie Battle

Posted by wings_fanatic on 21 March 2016 - 04:32 PM

With the resurgence of Howard and Petr coming back down to earth, I can see Holland holding on to Jimmy for another season.  The mentioned resurgence will also help in re-signing Petr to a more modest bridge deal. As long as Jimmy plays the way he has been, I don't mind him staying, if it keeps Petr's salary down.  I'd say $8M for both would be a great deal.

No. We need go get rid of that contract now. The guy has a poor span of about 3 months every season. He's done in Detroit. Mrazek is our guy and everyone knows it. If he wasn't so sick this past week he'd be starting tomorrow night. Petr will take over Thursday for pretty well the end of the year.

We need to dumb Howard's salary to create cap room for going after stammer. It's possible to get him and the only way to even try is to have cap space.

#2657786 3/6 GDT : Detroit Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks, 5:00PM EST

Posted by wings_fanatic on 06 March 2016 - 07:45 PM

I love how quickly so many people have turned against Mrazek. He has not played good lately but he has still won more than not. He responds well to being pulled. I think Blash should give him another game off and then go back to Petr. Petr is our guy. Howard is gone in the offseason there is no going around that. Mrazek will be fine. Every elite goalie goes through short funks. Even King Henrik and Price. The difference is Howard goes through 3 month funks. So to just call to switch back to Howard is ridiculous. Give Petr a game off and then go back to him and he will respond.


The bigger isssue here is our powerplay. We need to fire our PP/ offense coach because this is the worst year I have ever seen our offense and powerplay. It is ridiculous. 

#2652968 2/14 GDT - Bruins at Red Wings - 3:30 PM EST

Posted by wings_fanatic on 14 February 2016 - 07:59 PM

The way I see it mrazek has won several games for us this season by standing on his head, when the rest of the team was snoozing at times. Tonight mrazek wasn't at his best but the guys all stepped up and won this game for mrazek. King Henrik , price, rinne and quick have all had games like this. When it came down to it in the 3rd petr made a few timely key saves to keep us in the lead. The game wasn't pretty but the team came together.

Like others have said petr always responds with a lights out game after a rough outing so I would actually like to see petr play again tomorrow. I think he will see lots of rubber tomorrow being back to back and he will be up to the task.