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#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



"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



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

#2632406 Jeff Blashill = Dave Lewis 2.0 / Coaching Change

Posted by rick zombo on 23 October 2015 - 12:01 PM

I know... I know.. It is way too early to tell if the Jeff Blashill experience will be celebrated or despised.

#2630785 McDavid with a dirty hit not called.

Posted by number9 on 14 October 2015 - 03:17 PM

If that was Dan O'Halloran watching the play, and it was in front of the net, and McDavid played for the Wings, and McDavid was Holmstrom, it would've gotten called. Just sayin.

#2630238 MLSE signs sponsorship deal with Draftkings

Posted by frankgrimes on 13 October 2015 - 04:14 AM


Are you anti fantasy sports? Or are you upset that MLSE is getting involved with it?


I'm against the daily version of it because I think it has nothing to do with skill and is just a gambling loophole. I mean year long leagues with a one time payment are a different thing but Draftkings and Fanduel are operating in a very grey area.

#2630615 Why Is The Joe Half Empty?

Posted by Echolalia on 13 October 2015 - 09:42 PM

I thought it looked half full

#2628841 Dylan Larkin on opening night roster

Posted by krsmith17 on 08 October 2015 - 05:57 AM

If he sticks with the team this season and plays as well as we all expect him to, is there any question whether or not he will be the next captain of the Detroit Red Wings?... I don't think so.


After Zetterberg, Datsyuk, and Kronwall have all retired, it is a real possibility that we could see Larkin, Abdelkader and DeKeyser (three Michigan natives) as the captain and alternate captains... Pretty cool stuff. :cool: