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#2650489 Dennis Wideman Suspended 20 Games

Posted by HadThomasVokounOnFortSt on 29 January 2016 - 02:17 PM

I don't believe for a second that he didn't know what he was doing or didn't see the linesman.  He was looking right at him and raised his arms to hit him.  It's probably something he woudn't have done if he hadn't been knocked loopy, but he did it with intent anyway.


I agree, still think he should get 10-15 games. I want the NHL to finally set an example on you can't touch the refs like that. Unacceptable.


#2650485 Dennis Wideman Suspended 20 Games

Posted by DickieDunn on 29 January 2016 - 01:56 PM

I don't believe for a second that he didn't know what he was doing or didn't see the linesman.  He was looking right at him and raised his arms to hit him.  It's probably something he woudn't have done if he hadn't been knocked loopy, but he did it with intent anyway.




#2650479 Dennis Wideman Suspended 20 Games

Posted by F.Michael on 29 January 2016 - 12:45 PM

Even though Wideman doesn't have a reputation, and may very well have been in a fog after getting knocked into the boards - I still feel this warrants 8 to 10 games so the league sets the tone.




#2641918 2015/2016 Around The League

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 09 December 2015 - 11:25 AM

People still watch non-Wings games?  

 

I've said this before, but I don't follow the league anywhere as much as I once did.  The goalies with their big pads and the lack of fighting and bad blood between rivals has made the game boring.  I'll still watch Wings games but not the rest of the league.  




#2646358 The Elite Dylan Larkin

Posted by Echolalia on 06 January 2016 - 12:57 PM

How about this for a happy medium:

 

Dylan Larkin is an elite member of his draft class.

 

See, now we recognize his (potential for) greatness, but also keep in perspective that he needs to do it consistently over multiple years before he is elite in the NHL!!!

 

This i can dig.

 

I just have a hard time acknowledging eliteness in a player who is 66th in league scoring, ranking alongside the likes of Adam Henrique, and Frans Nielson.  48th in goals, 127th in assists, 85th in points/game.  He is tied for first leaguewide in +/-, which is certainly worth mentioning, but I don't think that's enough to label him elite just yet.

If we are comparing him to other rookies?  Definitely elite.  If we are grading based on potential?  Definitely elite.  But if we are comparing him to the league as a whole and not putting limitations on his competition, then he hasn't proven himself to be elite in any statistical category other than +/-.  That's not to say he won't next year, or the year after that, or averaged over his entire career.  He just hasn't done so to date.




#2638593 When does Larkin get the C?

Posted by Bill Berzeench on 21 November 2015 - 12:17 PM

OP must be to young to remember the Yzerman situation. That was the "Dead things" era and Yzerman was clearly the savior for us starting from his rookie year. Even then he had to learn from players like Danny Gare how to lead. Him being named the youngest captain was more out of a vision of the future & symbolic of breaking free of that old way of doing things.
Completly different situation than Larkin and the current Wings. Although I am pumped up about Larkin, and see him as a future C, the Wings have great leadership already and Hank is a tremendous Captain.

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You are making my point for me. The Red Wings are not far away from a decade of nothing happening. I know Zetterberg is NOT the reason the Red Wings don't come out looking like the same team every game, but the fact is that they've been an inconsistent team for a while now. I think Larkin represents that same type of glimmer that Yzerman represented. He's the face of the franchise now, and the player that stabilizes the team. We are talking about Larkin and excited to see Larkin EVERY single game. We know the Wings can win any game because of him. That's the kind of player you make captain.


#2638320 When does Larkin get the C?

Posted by rick zombo on 20 November 2015 - 11:46 AM

I dont feel like Hank is the heart and soul of our team anymore. I'm thinking next year, you sew that C on Larkin's sweater and give the A's to Hank and Sheahan. It's early, but Larkin appears to be what we have all been waiting for - our next Stevie Y.

 

Let's, for a minute, just say that this isn't a dumb idea. Let's say it is very intelligent. It still would never happen. Because: Red Wings.




#2637280 Jeff Blashill = Dave Lewis 2.0 / Coaching Change

Posted by number9 on 16 November 2015 - 10:20 AM

Babcock > Blashill

It's a rookie versus the highest paid coach in the league. Of course Blashill isn't doing as well as we're used to.

I still think Blash can be a good coach for us, but this summer a lot of people around here seriously acted like losing Babs wasn't a big hit to this team and that Blash would do better than he could. I hope it's more obvious that we have a rookie head coach now.


#2636548 Abby Signs 7-year, 29.75 mil Extension

Posted by joesuffP on 12 November 2015 - 10:47 AM

Abby is the prototypical Red Wing that proves if you're a real professional, that works hard the possibilities are endless. He'll be a great veteran presence, hopefully his body holds up. Hasn't missed any significant time his whole career so I'm positive he won't break

So we have 18M tied into Ericcson, Kindl, Abby, and Quincey
 
Who's making fun of Toew's and Kane's contracts now?


You're comparing 4 players salary to 2 and two of those guys are done after this season. Our salary situation is pretty good right now. Ericsson is the only guy that might be overpaid and realistically he isn't.


#2635378 Nice Lids Article on ESPN (I know)

Posted by LeftWinger on 06 November 2015 - 12:04 PM

I'd like to see Fedorov play one more game for us, just so he can officially play his last game at "home."  Would've been nice if our former coach wasn't such an idiot when it came to Sergei, we could've possibly had him for that "one last season."

 

Nice words on Lidstrom, but can anyone, anywhere write a story that isn't "nice" when it comes to Nick?  I find it offensive though that ESPN is sticking their damn dirty hands on him or anything to do with the NHL since they turned their back on them before.  I know there are some "hockey guys" at heart that work there, but I just cannot stand ESPN/ABC's "entitlement" attitude just because they are so big in America and the world.  I'd listen to a janitor from TSN before I would someone from ESPN.  But that is my opinion...




#2635249 Nice Lids Article on ESPN (I know)

Posted by Echolalia on 05 November 2015 - 09:25 AM

lol

 

"Teams planning to beat the Red Wings would enter a game with the sound strategy to dump the puck into Lidstrom's end in order to force him to turn and get the puck, creating an opportunity to wear him down physically.

It was almost impossible to execute because his hand-eye coordination was so good; he'd often block the dump-in attempt and start the attack the other way.

"He knocked everything down at the blue line," Blake said. "Guys would get so frustrated. They'd go to the other side because it was no use. They avoided him as much as possible and it set up the whole Detroit game.""




#2635162 Play Coach - When do you pick a goalie

Posted by kickazz on 04 November 2015 - 02:09 PM

Now. 

 

I pick Legace.




#2633958 Mike Green out 2-3 weeks

Posted by nawein on 29 October 2015 - 03:49 PM

The NHL is for 6'3" 225 lb guys who like contact. We haactan abundance of 180 lb sissy boys. The injuries dont surprise me at all. We always choose to be the "get hit" in the hit or get hit equation.


Actually, the NHL is for guys who can skate. Erik Karlsson, Tyler Johnson, Johnny Gadreau, etc are not big guys, but man can they skate. We didn't get beat by Wayne Simmonds last year in the playoffs. We didn't get beat by Raffi Torres and Dustin Byfuglien. We got beat by 5'8" 180lb fast as lightning Tyler Johnson. So you're just wrong, sorry. Ask the Bruins how being big and bad worked out for them. Maybe we get hurt more than some teams, but that doesn't mean we should go trade all our small guys for big guys simply because they're big.


#2633234 Jeff Blashill = Dave Lewis 2.0 / Coaching Change

Posted by kipwinger on 26 October 2015 - 09:05 AM

Even Dave Lewis wasn't as bad as the "Dave Lewis" of lore.  So I'm not sure how Jeff Blashill could be. 




#2632458 Jeff Blashill = Dave Lewis 2.0 / Coaching Change

Posted by kickazz on 23 October 2015 - 03:16 PM

Remember when the Red Wing's won the President's Trophy under Dave Lewis.

 

Too bad we sucked in the playoffs