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#2436354 Cleary re-signs with Detroit, 1 year, $1.75m deal

Posted by dat's sick on 12 September 2013 - 07:21 PM

My problem is that we don't seem to identify the up-and-coming stars to sign as free agents BEFORE they become stars. We seem to now get players after they have peaked and get the end of the career. I'm cool with Alfredsson since it is a one year deal and watching him last year, he still was a good player. But we need to target those 25-27 year olds and let them become stars HERE.

When have the Wings been that team though? They've always relied on internal talent developing into stars, and most trades and FA signings have been relatively proven role players or veterans. It's a good system for always having competitive teams without overpaying for potential. This offseason is a great example, assuming that both Nyquist and Tatar find their way onto the team we've added youth from our own system and proven veterans for a sensible cost through free agency.

Cleary isn't a bad guy but I'll only hate this signing if, when all is said and done, it costs us Gus or Tatar.

#2435890 Sedin Twins

Posted by dat's sick on 11 September 2013 - 05:13 PM

They're great, down-to-earth people and extremely hard workers. What a disgusting thread.

Obviously they're going to negotiate together, there's not enough seperating them to warrant a discrepancy in term/money and they have the best chemistry in (the history of?) the NHL. Would they be good seperate? Yes. But together they make one of the best lines in the league regardless of who is the 3rd man.

#2435888 Rookie you're most looking forward to watching this season

Posted by dat's sick on 11 September 2013 - 05:05 PM

Excited to see Drouin based on what I've heard about him. Not too many others outside of the Wings own that I'm interested in.

#2429973 Henrik and Pavel

Posted by dat's sick on 14 July 2013 - 06:41 AM

Pav signing this extension should have wiped away any doubt, his number will be retired. Hank is well on his way but needs atleast a couple more good years and some more playoff success imo.

#2428230 is anyone happy right now?

Posted by dat's sick on 06 July 2013 - 08:20 PM

Signing Weiss is great, especially for less money than Fil.


Signing Alfie is spectacular, don't know how anyone can be disapppointed by that. A guy desperate to win a cup who can still play, who will inspire everyone on the team. 


If we lose Brunner and re-sign Cleary I'll be less impressed, but if we re-sign Brunner and let Cleary go it'll be a perfect off-season. 

#2425869 Trade/Buyout thread

Posted by dat's sick on 04 July 2013 - 01:39 PM

Huge trade in the works. Boston and Dallas close on a deal sending Tyler Seguin to Stars for Loui Eriksson. Other parts involved as well.



Jim Nill showing Holland how its done.

Seguin is promising but damn... Eriksson is a great two-way player, really really solid and complete player. Boston would look so good with Bergeron+Eriksson. 

#2425468 Kindl-Kronwall on the PP

Posted by dat's sick on 03 July 2013 - 02:05 PM

I agree. Didn't they take Brunner off the point towards the end?
Kindl's shot always seems to get through and it's pretty hard. I bet they'll try it. Dekeyser also has a pretty hard shot

I liked our PP when Z was on the point and Brunner hanging around the circles/slot area. He's good at deflecting pucks and picking up rebounds. Just gotta get him signed... 


Otherwise I want us to have a 1A-1B powerplay next year. No more having a useless 2nd formation please. 


If we only have d-men on the points, I'd like to see Kronwall-Ericsson and Kindl-Dekeyser, with Smith jumping in if Ericsson or Dekeyser aren't doing a good enough job. 

#2423910 2013 NHL Entry Draft Discussion

Posted by dat's sick on 30 June 2013 - 03:57 PM

Good trade. Holland & Co. probably takes their chances that the guy they would have picked at 18 will still be around at 20 and adding a 2nd rounder in process, knowing the kind of diamonds we have a habit of finding that late is a smart move. 

#2420848 Dreger: Filppula looking for $5.5m/season over at least 7 years

Posted by dat's sick on 19 June 2013 - 04:56 PM

I like Fil and think this season was not indicative of what kind of player he usually is, but that kind of money and term would be crazy for him. If Datsyuk wasn't going to re-sign I would have considered giving Fil a good contract for him to stay as a backup-plan, but now he's expendable. With Nyquist/Tatar coming up and Järnkrok not far away either we have enough guys that can fill Fil's shoes. 

#2411876 WCSF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4, (DET leads series 3-2)

Posted by dat's sick on 25 May 2013 - 09:08 PM

Well it would be great if we could mount a comeback here. Imo going into a Game 6 with sort of a must-win situation is not ideal, so we should do everything to try and get back in this game. 


Babcock needs to make some adjustments. On the PP to start the period, pair up Dats and Z. Play Smith little or no time at all. Give the 3rd line more icetime. Move Franzen and Filppula. 


Don't take any more silly penalties and get a real PUSH going towards the Chicago net. They'll get a bit nervous if we get a goal in the first 5-10 minutes of the period so I think we have a chance. 

#2411634 WCSF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4, (DET leads series 3-2)

Posted by dat's sick on 25 May 2013 - 08:06 PM

Got ya. :). How is the reffing, and how are our guys looking?

Looked like we came out protecting a 3-1 lead, only the guys didn't understand they actually have to score in this game too. 


Way too cautious and defensive, though obviously some of that is due to Chicago being aggressive and desperate. 


Need a much better 2nd period, would love to see some offense. 

#2410620 WCSF Game 4 GDT- Blackhawks 0 @ Red Wings 2 - (DET leads series 3-1)

Posted by dat's sick on 23 May 2013 - 09:55 PM

Now that was a game Howard stole for us. Team played pretty well in front of him, especially the PK was amazing, but Chicago had enough chances to score 2-3 goals atleast. The stop on the 2-on-1 chance was crazy. Well done Jimmy.

I'm in awe of what this team is doing, they're playing their hearts out and are doing enough of the little things correctly to make up for the occasional mistakes or giveaways.

Also gotta give props to Kindl, that was a beautiful heads-up play on the goal. Lidstrom must be proud if he was watching.

#2410356 WCSF Game 4 GDT- Blackhawks 0 @ Red Wings 2 - (DET leads series 3-1)

Posted by dat's sick on 23 May 2013 - 08:59 PM

Toews must be frustrated right about now. Hope it stays that way.

Much better period but still not perfect in terms of our zone exits. Too many bad passes.

Howard's great and we're playing well without the puck. 20 to go, get it done boys!

#2410115 WCSF Game 4 GDT- Blackhawks 0 @ Red Wings 2 - (DET leads series 3-1)

Posted by dat's sick on 23 May 2013 - 08:03 PM

We probably should play less 'pretty' offensively. Tha one rush where both Smith and Franzen tried a deke instead of shooting was bad. Just get it on net and get rebounds.

Lots of giveaways defensively that need to be cleaned up.

In a way this looks like the start of Game 1, we don't look awful but Chicago's faster and more dangerous. Hopefully we can turn it up in the 2nd and get some sustained offense going.

#2407273 Tortorella's public comments on Hagelin

Posted by dat's sick on 19 May 2013 - 04:38 PM

Hagelin's gotten plenty of PP time tonight. Torts obviously want it to work out.