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In Topic: Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

30 July 2014 - 11:00 AM

Got to think with the kids starting to mature that the power play will improve. Having a capable power play nets us like 35+ extra goals at least a year. Tatar, Sheahan and Jurco's numbers can only go up at this point ( assuming they stay relatively healthy)

The team has to stress the importance of having a consistent power play. It was one of our major causes for losing games last year.

We saw some good things from the PP in the 2nd half of the year. Tatar, Nyquist and Sheahan should be a good 2nd PP unit, with Z-Dats-Franzen as #1. But it's still on the blueline we need improvement for our PP to become really dangerous. Need to see what Smith can do, and Sproul should get some looks during the year. 


In Topic: Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

29 July 2014 - 01:23 PM

I still see him topping out as a one dimensional scoring line winger putting up around 60 points a year instead of the next star player, but the contract is still pretty solid.

Just because he'll never be a Selke nominee doesn't mean he's one-dimensional. He has plenty of tools offensively. He can challenge 1-on-1, or even 1-on-2, he can snipe, and he's also not afraid to drive the net and create those "ugly" goals. A lot of people compare him to Hudler who imo is much more of a 'one-dimensional scoring line winger' than Tatar is or ever will be. Tats is a perfect secondary scorer, he creates a ton of offense on his own instead of relying on linemates or powerplay time. And if he just improves on a few things here and there he could definitely become a star player in this league. 


In Topic: Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

28 July 2014 - 09:24 PM

too much money. He best get 25-30 goals in each of his years...this is the reason the salary cap was put in place. There is no way a sub twenty goal scoring RFA should be anywhere near this amount. But it is Ken Holland. He hasn't changed anything in his approach. This means Diesel will get at least $4M.

You should probably look up what young 20 goal scorers get in this league these days. This is a good deal if he never gets more than 20, if he gets 25+ it's fantastic. It's also worth noting that Tatar is very much his own product, he hasn't been feeding off Dats or Z or the PP for his production.

In Topic: 'District Detroit': Red Wings' New Arena Details Released

20 July 2014 - 10:01 AM

I love the idea of separated concessions and restaurants. It will be awesome to walk out of the arena proper between periods, into essentially a neighborhood of shops under a starry sky (protected by a glass roof). I'm under the impression that these shops will be accessible from Woodward and neighboring streets as well, which implies that at least some of them may be open for regular hours, instead of limited to during arena events.

Yeah I read somewhere in the description that everything would be open even when nothing is going on in the arena. 


In Topic: 'District Detroit': Red Wings' New Arena Details Released

20 July 2014 - 09:37 AM

Looks good. I was a fan of the mockup somone did of a barn-style arena but this is modern and seems to have kind of an innovative design. That roof is gonna look amazing too.