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#2684322 Fox Sports DET to stream DRW games online

Posted by Echolalia on 01 August 2016 - 08:28 PM

IP reroute perhaps?


I mean there are options, such as proxies and whatnot.  They just aren't kosher.  But more to the point, I think that here in 2016 convenient and legal options for folks to watch games regardless of whether they're in Texas, Australia, or Michigan should be available and independent of a cable or satellite subscription.

#2683948 DeKeyser re-signed to a 6 year deal

Posted by WingedWheel91 on 26 July 2016 - 10:30 AM

Almost the same contract that Brian Rafalski got... Which is fitting, because this contract will look a lot better when we trade for a #1 Defenceman and pair them together.

#2683918 DeKeyser re-signed to a 6 year deal

Posted by VM1138 on 26 July 2016 - 09:00 AM

Right about perfect. That's the going rate for a second pair guy, and he's a very good one, and that should be a still in a few years.

#2682072 Who do you have as the top 5 Wings of all time..

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 03 July 2016 - 12:56 PM

Opinions are opinions, but personal attacks and name calling is against site rules. We are teetering on the line here, i'm not going to edit anything, but keep it toned down and contribute intelligently. If your best rebuttal is "your opinion is stupid because I said so", or referring to someone's post as "stupid" or "garbage" then just refrain from posting altogether. This is considered "trolling" or intentionally trying to stir people up needlessly. Keep it in line. Thanks.

#2682067 Who do you have as the top 5 Wings of all time..

Posted by kliq on 03 July 2016 - 12:29 PM

Wrong. Zetterberg would destroy that era with his speed and skill while using their big wooden sticks and s***ty skates. Stop being dumb.


My criteria was on-ice ability. Not legacy or accomplishments. On-ice ability is heavily dominated by skill competitions like skating, shot accuracy/velocity and puck handling. All of which Henrik Zetterberg in his prime excels at. Stop being wrong.

Then don't post stupid s*** like how Gordie led a 6 team league in scoring in his era. it's trivial garbage


This is getting to Bill like for me to continue debating.


I will just say this, when I said that I dont like it when people are blind by legend, I was referring to instances when people say things like "Datsyuk is nowhere near the player Abel was". When you are talking Gordie Howe, and you call is 6 hart trophies and utter domination of an era "stupid s***" and "trivial garbage" either you are trolling, or just not intelligent enough to understand.

#2681633 Thomas Vanek signs 1 year, $2.6m deal with Detroit

Posted by VM1138 on 01 July 2016 - 03:14 PM

Net front presence we've been missing for years? I'll take it. None of our changes will light the world on fire but they DO make us a bit more dynamic, which we badly needed. Give the offense a different tool to use and suddenly we aren't so one dimensional, even if that tool isn't a top line star.

We still need a star or two but I'm making peace with the fact that we won't get them this offseason. But we still need a defenseman and to clear up some dead weight. I was almost as excited for the reductions as I was the additions this offseason.

#2681603 Thomas Vanek signs 1 year, $2.6m deal with Detroit

Posted by Euro_Twins on 01 July 2016 - 02:59 PM

Lol we get a 40-50 point player for $2.6 million and still you have some people who aren't happy

#2681445 Frans Nielson signs 6 year $5.25m AAV contract with Detroit

Posted by VM1138 on 01 July 2016 - 01:17 PM

It was clear that we had no chance of signing him,...but meanwhile...
Eric Staal to the wild for 3 years at 3.5
I'd have loved that.

Staal would get eaten alive by Wings fans. He's old, losing his legs and fans in NY hated him. He's a classic Holland signing that has blown up in our faces year in and year out.

We need to figure out why they don't want to come here (we have no cup potential) and fix that problem.

Nielsen took less money and term to come here. Apparently some players still like us.

#2681416 Frans Nielson signs 6 year $5.25m AAV contract with Detroit

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2016 - 12:57 PM

Its amazing people are banging on Holland for signing him instead of other FA's. Its like you people believe that Holland gets his choice from of all the guys available. It takes two to get a contract done. Kenny can be willing to sign a guy but if he has no interest in coming to Detroit its not going to happen. Detroit is not a prime spot for FA's anymore. We need to realize this. In order to get guys here you are seeing Kenny have to give and extra year or pay more salary. This signing isnt bad at all.


Yeah, I feel the same way. We need help at center and Nielsen gives us an all-purpose veteran 2C who can play brutal minutes against top players and come out looking good. Six years is a long time, though. But if that's what it took to land him, well, then that's what it took to land him. (I believe the Isles actually offered him a slightly better deal.)


I think everyone would be cooler with the deal if Helm were out of the picture. Helm's extension complicates things.

#2681247 Frans Nielson signs 6 year $5.25m AAV contract with Detroit

Posted by Tr!PoD#19 on 01 July 2016 - 11:47 AM

What is "facts"? There are no facts here.
"Plays on 1st PP and PK. Good at shootouts. Draws toughest assignments"
None of that means anything significant. 

I'll trust the judgement of the fanbase that has watched him his entire career moreso than a bunch of Wings fans who likely have no idea who he is.

#2679701 Drew Miller re-signs... 1 year deal $1.025 million

Posted by kipwinger on 27 June 2016 - 03:24 PM

I think Miller is overrated. But I don't mind the signing. If a kid outplays him in camp, waive miller and nearly all of his contract can be stashed in the minors. If not, he's serviceable. No harm no foul on this one for me.

#2677774 Red Wings re-sign Riley Sheahan: 2-years, $4.15m

Posted by Jesusberg on 15 June 2016 - 02:21 PM

Honestly, I don't think it's an overpayment - just about everyone on the team had an "off" year. Guys like Shawn Matthias, Lars Eller and Colin Wilson all produced around the same as Riley last season and are making from 2.3-3.9M per. Sheahan was ranked #87 in the entire league last year in lowest cost per point. The deal will give both parties two years to see what kind of player he turns into, and he's still RFA after it's done. It's not a bad signing at all, IMO.

#2678091 Datsyuk Announcement to Officially Leave NHL

Posted by kickazz on 18 June 2016 - 11:45 AM

Yzerman will always be the worst one for me. Going out on an upset to Edmonton. We were the president's trophy winner that year and were supposed to win the cup. With Pav the decision was easy. We are no were near winning the cup. 

#2666909 Mantha

Posted by VM1138 on 10 April 2016 - 05:19 PM

Just seems all the kids besides Larkin are taking a step back and it's frustrating to me personally , this as a golden opportunity for mantha to learn while pavel is here and gain huge playoff experience

If everyone thinks this season was tough just you guys wait till pavel is gone and un experienced mantha steps in full time with possibly guys like nosek,ouellet,sproul,pulkkinen and god knows who else

It's gonna be Armageddon around here next season


For all the crap people have given him, including myself, Tatar ended up doing okay.  He's frustrating to watch, and I would never build the offense around him, but his stat line isn't astronomically worse than it was, and since everyone has had a worse year I'd be loathe to single him out.  There's clearly something deeper going on, whether it's coaching or certain players, but once that gets fixed I'd like to see what certain players like Tatar can do.  I certainly don't expect next season to be as bad as this one, provided we get a replacement for Datsyuk.


But back on topic, to Mantha: I don't care about his defensive liability.  The fact is we need to score, and can't win a tightly played playoff series with no offense.  And Andersson didn't exactly save the team from being scored on three times yesterday, either.


We need speed, skating and offense, because we're honestly not going super deep this year.  Professionals like Blashill and Holland should be able to recognize this fact and realize now is the time to take a risk.  Mantha needs playoff experience.  It's not like he's single handedly costing us goals against.  Let him play and learn from his mistakes, coach him into being a better defensive player.  He's not going to cost us this series, and his offense (not yet figured out by opposing teams) might be something that could turn the scales in our favor.


EDIT: I think Nyquist and Larkin have set the bar too high for our prospects, too.  It's like, if you don't score 25-30 your first season, you're "not ready."

#2666884 Mantha

Posted by Jesusberg on 10 April 2016 - 04:28 PM

What has Mantha done to earn a roster spot in the playoffs?  Not a thing.

Which is whatever, if Holland feels that way. People may disagree, but it's management's call.

Management throwing him under the bus (again - Devellano), however, doesn't feel like it's conducive to Mantha's growth. Don't see how the jab was necessary or helpful.