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#2628398 Roster Moves by the Wings

Posted by kipwinger on 05 October 2015 - 11:38 AM

I think saying "Jensen is fast...but nothing special" is selling him a bit short.  Jensen has shown he's very effective in transition AND he almost never gets scored on.  Those are pretty important characteristics for a defenseman to have IMO. 


If Jensen is fast, but nothing special, then what are Kindl and Smith?  Fast but nothing specialer?

#2628395 Roster Moves by the Wings

Posted by Jesusberg on 05 October 2015 - 11:30 AM

Jensen is fast. Other than that, he's nothing special. There's a reason the people who see these players every day on and off the ice choose one player over another.

I think his skating alone makes him special enough to play on the bottom pair. He's got great mobility on the blueline, he can rush the puck up the ice and get back to cover his position quickly. During the TC training camp, he spent some time as Ouellet's partner. While XO roamed, Jensen covered for him. His speed allows him to play a solid two-way game.

I also think he has a solid first pass out of the defensive zone. Ouellet might have better instincts, but I think the way Jensen performed during the preseason is enough reason to keep him up over Ouellet right now. At the very least, he deserves a shot to show what he can do during the regular season in the NHL.

#2628370 Roster Moves by the Wings

Posted by e_prime on 05 October 2015 - 10:39 AM

Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive 47m47 minutes ago

Larkin made the roster Blashill said


Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive 42m42 minutes ago

Blashill said Larkin will start on line with Zetterberg and Abdelkader in all likelihood.


Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive 6m6 minutes ago

Whoever starts in goal Fri. vs. Toronto (I'm guessing it will be Howard), the other guy will start the next night in Carolina, Blashill said

So either your wrong about Jensen, or the Red Wings are making dumb moves. The Red Wings don't make a lot of dumb moves..

I think the ceiling is much higher for Ouellet

...or they want to get him more NHL games to showcase him for a trade.

#2627861 Goalie Battle

Posted by amato on 01 October 2015 - 07:19 AM

Read somewhere that we have something like four back to back nights of games in October and two in November.. that should give both goalies plenty of an opportunity to pull ahead for the starting job early in the season. And if both shine, even better! This is a great "problem" to have :P

#2627740 Who Do You Think Will Lead the Wings In Scoring

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 30 September 2015 - 06:48 AM

PP is so key honestly in todays low scoring game it's more important than it ever was, Ovechkin is the PP God


Ovechkin is the goal scoring god period. He is in his own league and no one is close.

#2627737 Who Do You Think Will Lead the Wings In Scoring

Posted by Izzy24 on 30 September 2015 - 06:07 AM



Maybe Cleary.

#2625742 Leafs acquire Grabner

Posted by rick zombo on 17 September 2015 - 11:42 AM

Oh hey, another guy with only a year left on his deal. Methinks the Leafs are hoping he plays well enough to ship him out for a decent draft pick at the deadline. Much like half of their roster.  

#2625287 Matt Wuest Prospect Tournament Thread

Posted by MrazekFanBoy on 12 September 2015 - 05:19 PM

Mantha and Lark combined together on two goals #thefutureisbright 

#2625235 Matt Wuest Prospect Tournament Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 11 September 2015 - 03:13 PM

That second line is going to be sick. 


Hopefully Larkin and Nastasiuk will keep Mantha honest with their work ethic and pace. 

#2624805 Gustavsson gets tryout with Bruins

Posted by GoWings1905 on 06 September 2015 - 04:32 PM

Seems like a perfect scenario. Rask will probably start about 79 games anyways, so Monster can play three, which is about his max before getting hurt.

#2624419 Howard's New Mask

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 02 September 2015 - 10:58 AM

No one will ever top this "monster" design.







Unless someone comes out wearing a GWAR mask.

#2622342 Free agents this off season

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 05 August 2015 - 03:51 PM

Edit nm


Lol that was gonna be a BoS post, huh? :lol:

Hee hee rubber

#2622341 Free agents this off season

Posted by Echolalia on 05 August 2015 - 03:44 PM

I agree, Mrazek is definitely the type of goalie that thrives under pressure, and is at his best when he faces a ton of rubber.

Edit nm


#2622231 Free agents this off season

Posted by kipwinger on 04 August 2015 - 11:32 AM

I think that a lot of the success attributed to Howard AND Mrazek really belongs to Babcock's shot suppression system.  I'm not saying that either guy wouldn't be good otherwise, but it's pretty clear that they didn't get challenged nearly as much as most goalies do.  I think I'd wait to see how things pan out under Blashill before I start penciling in starting goalies.  Might be that Howard stink worse than we thought, and Petr easily takes the job.  Then again, maybe Mrazek falters under more shots every single night and the veteran is our saving grace.  Who knows?

#2619921 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by amato on 10 July 2015 - 07:24 AM

Kid on back, Cup in hands, cigar in mouth. #25 

Let's hope Mike Green has this opportunity here as well ;)