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#2577728 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by kickazz on 02 March 2015 - 04:18 PM

Getting two vets may be helpful in the postseason. If you remember in playoffs last year against Boston; the young players quickly got shutdown when they got a taste of some real playoff hockey. Adding this age balance will help the core group as a whole for a deep playoff push. We def needed another veteran D-man imo. 

#2577727 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by marcaractac on 02 March 2015 - 04:18 PM

Lamoriello said there were other offers for Zidlcky and "better" offers, but because of no trade, Zidlicky had control where he went.





But.... but.... nobody wants to come here!  :lol:

#2570904 Franson to Preds

Posted by Jedi on 15 February 2015 - 11:57 AM

1st round pick was too high a price, and with Toronto in our division, it would have been higher.

I don't remember who it was, but someone had some interesting speculation regarding any Toronto-to-Detroit trade. They said that above and beyond the traditional conference rival issues, there's also the whole "Mike Babcock to Toronto" issue as well. If Toronto wants any shot at landing Babs, they have to hope Detroit loses out early in the playoffs. As such, they won't be interested in sending Detroit any player that might help them make a deeper run, since that would significantly lessen the chances that Babcock leaves.

#2569348 Babcock: "HE WINS, FULL STOP" - THN

Posted by number9 on 08 February 2015 - 12:52 AM

Someone that likes a challenge dumpster fire



#2567163 Marchenko recalled from GR... Ouellet sent down

Posted by kipwinger on 30 January 2015 - 01:50 PM

I will say this.  Good on Brian Lashoff.  I'm really glad that guy is a million dollars richer.  Sure he was a plug.  But he did EXACTLY what he was signed to do, and what was expected of him.  Kudos buddy. 

#2562040 McGratton on waivers

Posted by kipwinger on 09 January 2015 - 02:45 PM

I hope not one team claims him


If I were Buffalo I'd claim him, and the next time I played Boston I'd finally pay Lucic back for running over Ryan Miller. 


Then I'd waive him again. 

#2557645 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 19 December 2014 - 12:52 PM


Is he any good at the shootout? 


0 career saves during SOs. He's worse than Howard. 

#2549682 HoF Power Rankings: 1st pick to start team today

Posted by kliq on 18 November 2014 - 12:06 PM

I think alot of people are not reading the first paragragh lol:


"Welcome to our Hockey Hall of Fame power rankings. This list goes back to the 1997 class."


Lidstrom is not in the HOF (yet), Orr was inducted before 1997.

#2539101 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by Echolalia on 08 October 2014 - 02:59 PM

Just give Weiss a chance I really don't get it. Guy was brought here for a reason for that money. I loved him in Florida you can't tell me he can't play anymore/lost all his talent. Give him a couple good linemates and he will produce. I would put money on it


I'm sure that's the eventual plan, but I think right now the big thing is getting him back to game form.  He's been off the ice for the greater part of two years, and now that's he's ready to come back, its with a team/system/coach that he hasn't really had an opportunity to play with at 100%.  He had a hop in his step during the preseason that was absent all last year, and he was looking to get involved more, but Weiss' timing was way off.  He wasn't completing passes well, he didn't seem in synch with his line-mates, or the game overall, for that matter.  I don't know what Babcock and co are thinking with benching him because I obviously don't have access to the practices or lockerroom, but I have to imagine that they want him to get back up to speed, and comfortable with the pace and the way the Wings play before giving him time on the top 6, against other team's top players.  I suspect this process will take a few weeks.

#2539743 Babcock "I don't think it will be my final year here"

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 10 October 2014 - 04:13 PM


I don't get the Dave Lewis bashing around here.  You're hardly the first to do it either.  He took the Wings to the playoffs and lost early.  How is that any worse than what Babs' has been doing since 09?  It could be worse guys.  People make it seem like he had a losing record or something.  He got fired because back then Holland's mantra was "we want to compete for the Cup every year".  Now it's "we want to make the playoffs every year". 


But you have to remember the roster Lewis had.  He took basically the team that won the Stanley Cup the previous year and lost in the first round.  


To  Mike Babcock.  



Comparing the players Lewis had to work with to what Babcock has been working with since 09 is not exactly apples to apples.  It's not even fruit to fruit.   Lewis underperformed given the roster he had.  Great in the regular season and tanked in the playoffs.  Ilitch had gone through enough of that in the mid 90s. 

#2535867 Jonas Gustavsson - Monsters Hall of Fame new mask

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 10 September 2014 - 05:39 PM

I actually liked Osgood and Hasek's masks, because they were so simple.  Sometimes, the simpler and plainer a design is, the more power it has.  How many Osgood like masks will we see again?  

#2535852 Jonas Gustavsson - Monsters Hall of Fame new mask

Posted by Mckinley25 on 10 September 2014 - 12:15 PM

******* awesome.
Between Jimmy and Monster (and even Mrazek) we've come a long way from this:

I prefer these. They came with cups.

#2535910 Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Posted by kipwinger on 10 September 2014 - 11:44 PM

I think it's interesting that everyone is blaming KH for this deal not being done, but if it were Tatar instead of Dekeyser we'd be inundated with comments about how Tats is an egomaniac who puts himself before the team.  Double standard much?


Dekeyser has only played 72 professional hockey games.  Whatever he and his agent are asking based on his modest point production and ice time is almost certainly too much.  But god forbid anybody call them out, because he's from Michigan.

#2535939 Ericsson and Alfredsson not 100%

Posted by Son of a Wing on 11 September 2014 - 10:00 AM

WTF is wrong with some people? Do you actually try to find the negative in everything just so you have something to ***** about? Ericsson stated that he will be ready to go for the first game of the season and this Alfredsson situation has been well known for months now. He is 41 years old and it has been stated numerous times that management would be happy to have him back if he decides he is healthy, even if he can only play 60-65 games. But all of a sudden the sky is falling. I swear some of you lie awake at night, hoping and preying a Red Wing gets injured just so you can say "I told you so".... Pathetic...


Best just to stay out of these threads krsmith17.  It's not worth it...

#2535376 Nice article on Mantha

Posted by Echolalia on 02 September 2014 - 12:21 PM

As excited as I am about Mantha - if we're being honest, his presence on the Wings this season affects our cup chances exactly 0%. He isn't going to put us over the top, so I really don't mind giving him one transitional year in the AHL, a league that I believe he can he can score a lot a points in, while refining the other parts of his game.


We all want to see him play, but the last thing I want is for him to get small minutes on the bottom two lines with the Wings with non-offensive linemates when he could be getting big minutes in GR with other offensive and two-way guys. 

Or cripple the guy's confidence if he comes up and gets destroyed, for that matter.  I'm more than comfortable with letting him ripen up in the AHL.