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#2672089 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by frankgrimes on 21 April 2016 - 12:58 PM

 

I don't care so much about the forward lines,  5 on 5 we have been fine but the D has to be juggled around and the PP needs a total face lift.  I would literally put anyone on the PP at this point if they will shoot the damn puck.  

 

Would have been nice if Mantha got the call up but somehow this organization isn't doing him any favors. Last chance to play with Pasha and no callup f*** that.

 

I'm honestly at the point where I do care who gets fired and held responsible just have a realistic plan and vision for the future if it ends tonight so be it.




#2671786 Fixing this mess....

Posted by kliq on 19 April 2016 - 11:21 PM

We need a serious shake-up next season. We need Larkin to be playing top 6 C and we will need one top 6 UFA C at minimum. We need lines with identity and I think having a physical skill 3rd line like this playoffs makes sense. We need skill guys playing with skill guys from now on.

 

FWD:

- One of Tatar/Nyquist should be traded to move up in the draft or acquire more pics to get our future D sorted. Pulkkinen should probably be shipped off too at the draft.

- UFA C could be Stamkos/Backes/Staal (hinges on trading Datsyuk's contract away)

 

     Zetterberg - Larkin - Mantha

Tatar/Nyquist - UFA C - Athanasiou

          Jurco - Sheahan - Abdelkader

       Nosek - Glendening - Bertuzzi/Callahan

 

DEF:

- Sign one of Yandle/Goligoski/Hamhuis 

- Trade Ericsson

 

UFA D - Green

Kronwall - Dekeyser

Smith - Marchenko

XO/Sproul

We are re-building. Signing a guy like Staal, Hamhuis etc. just takes a spot away from a kid, and likely adds a big cap hit.

 

We need to stay the course and stick with the re-build, the only type of UFA I want is a franchise player (ie. Stamkos) or a 1A d-man (ie. maybe Yandle).

We have enough 2nd and 3rd liners on this team, we dont need any more at a 5mil cap hit.




#2668008 ECQF Game 1 GTD: Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 ET

Posted by Jasper84 on 13 April 2016 - 07:49 PM

Wings are going to win this game and also the series. 




#2667997 ECQF Game 1 GTD: Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 ET

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 13 April 2016 - 07:44 PM

TBH hockey has started tonight...those 82 games before were just practice.




#2667986 ECQF Game 1 GTD: Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 ET

Posted by NorwegianWing on 13 April 2016 - 07:41 PM

What a period. This is going to be some series!


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#2667984 ECQF Game 1 GTD: Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 ET

Posted by chaps80 on 13 April 2016 - 07:41 PM

For what we're paying him, and for the role he's played this year, he's been pretty damn decent. He's scored some clutch goals.

And green has been damn good this year. His point total may not be where it had been in years past, but he's also been A LOT better defensively than he was ever billed as. He's made some fairly big mistakes, but I've been impressed by both of them at times. Good ufa signings.

 

Ya never got the hate for Richards. He's been great for what he's payed for sure. As the playoffs go on, he'll prove even more valuable I think.




#2666515 4/9 GDT : at Rangers 3, Red Wings 2

Posted by gowings00 on 09 April 2016 - 02:24 PM

The only way this playoff is of any benefit is if the kids get a ton of playing time. If I see Jurco or Andersson in any game (barring injury) it's a waste and I'll jump on the "Fire Blashill) bandwagon.


#2614809 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by Mckinley25 on 16 June 2015 - 02:57 PM

No, it is not. It would be very weird and flawed if you feel otherwise - like "give them all the Cup in rotation for participation, let them feel it! :w00t:


Well I don't want a rotation, I just want other teams to win naturally, I can certainly say that Chicago deserved to win the cup, and that's how it should be, I just wish teams like St. Louis and Washington had been able to put together championship teams for their fans.


#2606194 Players who might be available due to teams cap issues

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 05 May 2015 - 08:24 PM

Lucic is a piece of s***. An absolute scumbag. I don't give a damn how good of a player he is, it would be an embarrassment to have him in a Wings jersey. There's a lot of players I hate that would be great on the Wings and I would be more than happy to suck it up and bring them in (Weber, et al) but Milan "Human Garbage Can" Lucic is not one of them. f*** that guy.


#2609157 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by GoWings1905 on 20 May 2015 - 04:44 PM

Hitchcock should be a frontrunner


A worse version of Babcock that can't get an even more talented team than the Wings out of the first round? Hitchcock wears on his players within a couple years everywhere he goes. Blashill already has a relationship with most of the roster in Detroit. I get the inexperience angle, but Hitchcock doesn't make sense to me given the situation here and the Red Wings plans to continue getting younger.


#2605072 Who is the coach next season?

Posted by WingedWheel91 on 30 April 2015 - 02:07 PM

Who cares? It's either Babcock or Blashill - both outstanding coaches... I would personally rather have Blashill because he knows these players as well as Babcock does, and knows the next generation (Mantha, Oulette, Anthanasiou, Pulkinnen) a hell of a lot better. The current Detroit Red Wings, anyway you look at it, are the bi-product of a great job that Blashill has done in terms of development of our young nucleus, and they evidently respect him as a coach, which is massive. It just feels right, let him finish the job he has started and see if he can get more out of a Teemu Pulkinnen or a Tomas Jurco than our current coach has.

 

I also didn't like Babcock's attitude last night, it was a selfish press conference he used as a marketing ploy to put the spotlight on himself - and the great job "he" has done. Without finding the direct quote, he basically said that the Red Wings have won "too much", and been "too good" in recent years to be in the position to draft a replacement for Pavel Datsyuk or a "Great Player on the Back End", and that "the team isn't as good as it was". My issue here is that the Red Wings were still an extremely good hockey team when Pavel Datsyuk was drafted (in the 6th Round) - actually they won the cup that year (1998), and the year before that (1997), and then again in his rookie year (2002) - so maybe a good future doesn't cost you a miserable few years. I understand that the Salary Cap made it easier back then, but who currently has better future than this? (Besides Edmonton)

 

TATAR - LARKIN - MANTHA

NYQUIST - SHEAHAN - ABDELKADER

JURCO - ANTHANASIOU - PULKINNEN

BERTUZZI - GLENDENNING - FERARRO

 

DEKEYSER - MARCHENKO

OULETTE - SPROUL

JENSEN - (THIS YEARS 1ST ROUNDER?)

 

MRAZEK

 

I am not exaggerating when I ask this, but which forward on that list doesn't have star potential? Yes - we need help on the back end, but defenseman also mature at a much older age than forwards do, and our scouting staff is still the best in the business.




#2604979 Who is the coach next season?

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 30 April 2015 - 11:23 AM

Here's my problem with Mike. He comes out last night and says "we battled our butts off to get in the playoffs" and "the media didn't pick us to make the playoffs" So in that vain it's a great coaching job. Yeah, not so fast. This team was pushing for tops in the East in February, Mike came out to the media and said this was the best team he's coached since 09 a couple of months ago. Holland picks up 2 guys who, at the time, seemed like great fits. We sputtered down the stretch, what happened to our amazing coach? Yes, Mike is one of the best coaches in hockey. I'll never dispute that, but I think I've heard one to many Babockisms, and I'm ready for a change. 




#2604853 should mrazek get #1 tag next season

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 30 April 2015 - 01:13 AM

Good lord, Thornton?

I'm so glad teams aren't run on the internet...


#2604575 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 29 April 2015 - 09:38 PM

 

Honestly we need to re-evaluate a lot of players' roles.  Helm, for instance, is not a top 6 player. 

 

On another note, am I the only one really leery about Blashill?  If Babcock is part of the problem, I'm not sure bringing in a clone is the right move.  If we need an overhaul from strategy on up to players, bringing in a coach with an identical strategy isn't the way to start.

 

He's a clone in the way he talks, but GR plays a different style. More physical, better transition game. Plus, he's a new voice for the veterans, and a guy the kids will trust.




#2603502 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by Cloune on 29 April 2015 - 03:24 PM

destroy thisf****** s***. Letsgo  DETROIT