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#2487883 Question about Mantha

Posted by dat's sick on 28 February 2014 - 04:39 PM

I liken Mantha to Valeri Nichuskin. He was drafted at #10 when Mantha went at #20. When you look at Nichuskin's stats before he came to the show it doesn't really reveal that he would be as good as he has been for Dallas. I know the Wings like to have their prospects learn how to be a pro and such, but every now and then you get a player that you should just through in and let play. Dallas has done that with Valeri and his 29 points in 56 games with a +17 to boot has repayed their faith they had in him. I feel that we have a talent in Mantha that we should do the same with him next year. 

They gave him a really good look this last training camp. I'm sure they'll do the same before next season, but unless he blows everyone out of the water he'll be in GR. With Jurco and Sheahan both looking like locks for next year's roster there won't be much room to throw in Mantha, and I doubt he's ready anyway. Let's not forget the jump to the AHL can be plenty difficult for many players. 




#2487765 2/27 GDT : Red Wings 6 at Senators 1, Franzen w/Hat Trick

Posted by dat's sick on 28 February 2014 - 10:19 AM

That Tatar goal reminds me so much of Zetterberg to Datsyuk in Dallas, I think it was 2007. 

 

These kids are alright. If we get one or two of our AHL defensive prospects to step up in the same manner next season we'll be a force. 




#2487294 2/27 GDT : Red Wings 6 at Senators 1, Franzen w/Hat Trick

Posted by dat's sick on 27 February 2014 - 01:00 PM

Gustavsson in net tonight and Bert out of the lineup. 




#2486872 2/26 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Canadiens 1 (OT)

Posted by dat's sick on 26 February 2014 - 01:51 PM

Holmstrom to this day would still be more effective than half of those guys in the lineup. Can this year be over?

I think you're exaggerating. Other than Bert on the 1st line that's a good lineup. I think Bert may be getting his last chance here. He's been good with Pavel before, he needs to be again if he wants to play when Weiss returns.


#2486499 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by dat's sick on 24 February 2014 - 02:46 AM

I'll never understand the attitude of "Gold is all that matters". I'd be proud as hell over an Olympic Bronze or Silver medal. Erik Karlsson was probably upset after the loss. He's young, he hasn't been in many big games like that. I would think as he gets older he'll realize how few his chances of even getting an Olympic medal are, and that looking back on bronze or silver beats looking back on nothing. 




#2486375 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by dat's sick on 23 February 2014 - 09:37 AM

Sweden was missing too many high-end players to hang with Canada. Needed at least Backstrom, but really when we lost Zetterberg I felt we lost the chance to win Gold.

Good tournament by Canada, that defense is really impressive.


#2486218 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by dat's sick on 22 February 2014 - 12:44 PM

US team peaked too early. Game against Russia was their gold medal game. Still surprised they went scoreless the last two games.


#2485689 Reddit AMA: I used to work at Joe Louis w/Red Wings

Posted by dat's sick on 20 February 2014 - 07:48 PM

Some interesting anecdotes but he was also pretty vague on other things which make me question how much inside information he actually has. Working in Food & Beverages, how close do you really get to the team?

If all that about Hudler is true though it does explain Babcock's reluctance to give him icetime. It also sounds a bit too extreme to be true, missing practice because you're drunk isn't something NHL teams just let slide.


#2485231 USA-Canada Thread

Posted by dat's sick on 19 February 2014 - 03:22 PM

Interesting game between the 3rd and 4th best teams in the tournament. I think Canada will be the ones losing in the final and the US will have to settle for 4th place.




#2485169 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by dat's sick on 19 February 2014 - 01:52 PM

Not me. When Sweden wins gold I want it to be because they've beaten the best teams.

I'll gladly celebrate a swedish gold won against Latvia in the finals. 




#2485077 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by dat's sick on 19 February 2014 - 11:20 AM

 

Slipping out to Hooters is never a bad thing *g*

 

I really hope Pasha is already on a plane back may he and all his teammates be safe.

I think Zetterberg is returning on a plane that leaves thursday, wonder if Pavel will be on it too.




#2484947 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by dat's sick on 18 February 2014 - 07:48 PM

 
We are shaking in our boots.... :w00t2:
 
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Cool, you found a gif of the only thing Crosby has done in Olympic hockey.

Damn he's been bad/invisible this tournament.

As for the semis, I think the Czechs could cause some trouble for the US. The game against Russia told me the US are probably a bit overrated.


#2484860 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by dat's sick on 18 February 2014 - 11:10 AM

Injured Datsyuk still manages to easily be the best player on Team Russia. That team is in trouble against the Finns if more guys don't show up. I hope for Pav's sake they do, you can tell he is trying to put that team on his back on one good leg.

Before the wheels fall off n everyone starts arguing again, whats the quarterfinal matchup schedule?
Sweden vs Slovenia
Russia vs Finland
USA vs Czech/Slovakia
Can vs Switz/Latvia
Is that correct? Im not sure.

That is correct.


#2484209 10 ton elephant in the room.

Posted by dat's sick on 15 February 2014 - 10:36 AM

There's no room, and there is certainly no elephant in it.


#2484116 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by dat's sick on 15 February 2014 - 09:47 AM

That pass by Pavel before the disallowed goal... :-0

He's looking good.