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#2673916 Alexander Radulov: Wings on short-list of desired teams

Posted by GoWings1905 on 26 April 2016 - 06:44 PM

Eh, why not? The locker room is reportedly a mess anyways. 

 

For real though, I would pass. Just give AA and Mantha the top-six time instead. 




#2673580 Alexander Radulov: Wings on short-list of desired teams

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 April 2016 - 04:39 PM

We're so bad right now offensively, that I'd sign Ray Rice, let alone Radulov.  Impressionable youth can go become boy scouts.  My concern is not his attitude, but whether he can still be a legit top 6 forward.  Then again, we don't have many of those, so maybe it's worth a shot.  




#2656974 Larkin should study McDavid ability to score.

Posted by Dominator2005 on 02 March 2016 - 12:23 PM

Larkin is not McDavid but I'm more than glad with Larkin. Already contributor and will/should get only better. I just hope that he will have right players to play with, someone like Lucic/Backes/Simmonds or even Wilson on his line will make him better and will create space for him.


#2656925 Larkin should study McDavid ability to score.

Posted by chaps80 on 01 March 2016 - 11:48 PM

Larkin is doing great. I didn't expect him to do what he's already done going into this season. He's beyond exceeded lots of people's expectations. He's cooled off lately, but it was bound to happen.No big deal. McDavid was the most hyped player since Crosby. He's got 31 points in 28 games on a last place team. If he wasn't injured he'd have alot more. Larkin isn't at his level.




#2656939 Larkin should study McDavid ability to score.

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 02 March 2016 - 05:46 AM

I love Larkin as an excellent player for my Wings however he lacks the ability to finish his rushes. At this moment, he is the 4th or 5th in the rookie race. He is very fast and just as fast to get rid of the the puck once he crosses the red line and most of the time he missed the nets. He should learn to skate up to the goalie and out manoeuvre him. It's just frustrating to see such a good rookie not able to put the biscuit in the net. If he is not more careful, AA is going to score more goals than him. Come on Larkin, you came do it!!!!


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McDavid is a generational talent, Larkin isn't. Please do not compare these two.


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#2653532 Abby Signs 7-year, 29.75 mil Extension

Posted by Smite on 18 February 2016 - 01:10 PM

My wife and I named our first daughter Abby. Not after player, we just liked the name. After he signed I wanted to get her a number 8 jersey. I finally got around to it.

She loves it!!

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#2653530 D-Boz tearin 'em up in the D!

Posted by Smite on 18 February 2016 - 01:02 PM

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#2651817 Dennis Wideman Suspended 20 Games

Posted by Barrie on 10 February 2016 - 12:16 PM

Wideman better not win an appeal, or else it'll be open season on the officials. Other players will take out their frustrations on them and say, "Oh, I was concussed". Expect the Union that represents the officials backlash if Wideman wins an appeal. I thought he should have miss the rest of the season.


Really. I was hoping for 40. I think the fact that the linesman wasn't injures is a miracle of so sort. Players get get from less than that hit. That red had no expectation of being hit like that. I was hoping for 40 but would not have complained had he been kicked out of the league.

 

I agree, I don't care if Wideman was concussed or not, there's no excuse to hit an official.




#2651374 ROY according to LGW

Posted by Echolalia on 07 February 2016 - 12:23 PM

Panarin is lighting it up at the same rate as Larkin...tied in lighting it up...Panarin has so many more points because he is playing with MVP Kane.  Larkin is playing with Abby and a broken down Zetterberg.  Could you imagine Larkin's points totals if he were also passing the puck off to someone more talented, may someone like Stamkos? I do agree, the "voters" will probably just look at point totals, and not the intagables, but if they looked at his linemates and situations as well, hands down D-Boz :lol: is the ROY. Not withstanding that Larkin leads the NHL at +25, Panarin is only a +10, which basically means Larkin plays more important minutes and in more important situations...

The issue with saying Panarin's point totals are only as high as they are because he's playing with Kane is Kane has never in his career scored at the rate he's scoring now. He's played with Toews, Hossa, Sharp and many other guys over the years and nobody has set Kane up at the rate he's scoring now. Maybe some of that is Kane rising to the next level and I would agree with that to an extent. But you can't discount Panarin and say the kid is essentially freeloading off Kane's numbers. Panarin is an active participant in all those points and that assist column has been well earned thus far.
Also it's not a good argument to bring forth because if it applies to Panarin playing with Kane, than it also applies to Larkin playing with (not as good but still pretty good) Zetterberg and Abdelkader. Fans of Domi want nothing more than for the committee to embrace the argument you're suggesting because Domi is on a line with Duclair (another rookie) and Hanzal, which is quite benign compared to Zetterberg, Abdelkader, Kane, etc. So if we're going to give Larkin a 15 point handicap on Panarin cuz he plays with Kane, then Domi getting a 3 point handicap on Larkin is just as justified.




#2651320 ROY according to LGW

Posted by Echolalia on 06 February 2016 - 10:29 PM

I wouldn't call it getting robbed. Panarin is absolutely lighting it up in Chicago.


#2651689 9 (NINE!) player trade involving Phanuef

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 09 February 2016 - 11:43 AM

Wow. At least now I don't have to worry about Kenny having a legendary brain fart to bring Phaneuf to Detroit *shiver*


#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.




#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.