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In Topic: Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

16 September 2014 - 04:43 PM

Glad to see him signed.

In Topic: 2014 Prospects Tournament and Training Camp (Sept. 12-23)

15 September 2014 - 04:18 PM

I just got back from my trip to Traverse City and other parts of Michigan. I was able to catch the Prospects Tournament on Friday, but I didn't go on Saturday due to other plans (I got engaged). I strongly recommend attending the tournament. We planned our trip around seeing the Wings, and the game was one of the best parts of the trip. Below are some short impressions from the game. The play was a little sloppy- most of the players haven't played together- and players who hustled and were hard on the puck were most noticeable.


Mantha- Had two excellent goals. The first was a nice snipe, and the second was batted in from mid air. He seemed very composed, made few mistakes, and controlled the play well. He was the Wings' best forward, and I'm excited to see him in preseason. From what I saw he didn't look NHL ready, but he was also playing with new teammates.


Athanasiou- Dangerous. He has great speed and an excellent shot, and was exciting each time he touched the puck. He played a little recklessly, and was hit hard a few times throughout the game. The raw talent is there, and I am excited to see how he can put his shot, speed, and tenacity together. IMO he was more exciting to watch than Mantha.


Frk- Fast, hustles, and has a great work ethic. I am hoping he can continue to improve in GR this season.


Turgeon- Always seemed to be in the right place to make a play, offensively and defensively. We always noted his hustle and energy. I wasn't a big fan of the pick originally, but I am now convinced.


Bert- Much smaller than I expected, both in size and how he plays the game. He made a few bad plays, but managed to assist on the last goal in regulation. IMO he needs to get stronger to be a physical player at the NHL/AHL level. I expected a better game from him- hopefully I caught him on an off night.


Sproul- Solid play and a great shot to send the game to OT. I expected him to be the Wings' best D, and he was by far.


Hicketts- I was impressed. Solid play and scored the GWG in OT. Was very smart with the puck, always seemed to be in the right position, and made a few good checks. His size didn't seem to be an issue in the game, but will likely hinder him getting an NHL contract. IMO if he were 2-3 inches taller, the Wings would/should sign him.


Nedomlel- Formed a solid pairing with Hicketts. Used his size well and was positionally sound. He didn't hesitate to challenge a Blues player to a fight that boarded Athanasiou. I think he has the ability to be a McQuaid type player.


McNulty- Has all of the tools, but needs a lot of improvement. He had some great offensive rushes, and was able to use his size to physically dominate play in the corners and in front of the net. He made some bad decisions, and was benched in OT along with Wheaton.


Babcock- Scowling as usual, but I saw him smile during the first intermission.


Chelios- Looks like he's in shape and ready to play.

In Topic: 2014 Prospects Tournament and Training Camp (Sept. 12-23)

14 August 2014 - 08:37 AM

The schedule for the prospects tournament has been released. http://www.theleftwi..._medium=twitter



Friday, September 12

8:30 – 9:15 am Columbus (David’s) / Minnesota (West Rink)
9:30 – 10:15 am Carolina (David’s) / Buffalo (West Rink)
10:30 – 11:15 am New York (David’s) / Dallas (West Rink)
11:30 – 12:15 pm St. Louis (David’s) / Detroit (West Rink)

3:30 pm Columbus / Minnesota (David’s)
4:00 pm Buffalo / Carolina (West Rink)
7:00 pm New York / Dallas (David’s)
7:30 pm Detroit / St. Louis (West Rink)

Saturday, September 13
8:30 – 9:15 am Dallas (David’s) / Carolina (West Rink)
9:30 – 9:45 am Minnesota (David’s) / St. Louis (West Rink)
10:30 – 11:15 am New York (David’s) / Buffalo (West Rink)
11:30 – 12:15 pm Columbus (David’s) / Detroit (West Rink)

3:30 pm Carolina / Dallas (David’s)
4:00 pm St. Louis/ Minnesota (West Rink)
7:00 pm Buffalo / New York (David’s)
7:30 pm Detroit / Columbus (West Rink)

Sunday, September 14
9:30 – 10:30 am Carolina (David’s) / Dallas (West Rink)
10:45 – 11:45 pm St. Louis (David’s) / Minnesota (West Rink)
12:00 – 1:00 pm Columbus (David’s) / Detroit (West Rink)
1:15 – 2:15 pm New York (David’s) / Buffalo (West Rink)

No games scheduled

Monday, September 15
8:30 – 9:15 am Dallas (David’s) / Buffalo (West Rink)
9:30 – 10:15 pm Columbus (David’s) / St. Louis (West Rink)
10:30 – 11:15 am Carolina (David’s) / New York (West Rink)
11:30 – 12:15 pm Minnesota (David’s) / Detroit (West Rink)

3:00 pm Dallas / Buffalo (David’s)
3:30 pm Columbus/ St. Louis (West Rink)
6:30 pm New York / Carolina (David’s)
7:00 pm Minnesota / Detroit (West Rink)

Tuesday, September 16
10:00 – 10:45 am 2nd place Lindsay (David’s) / 2nd place Howe (West Rink)
11:00 – 11:45 pm 1st place Lindsay (David’s) / 1st place Howe (West Rink)

3:00 pm 7th place  (David’s)
3:30 pm 5th place (West Rink)
6:30 pm 3rd place (David’s)
7:00 pm Championship (West Rink)

In Topic: A "How-To" for LGW

22 July 2014 - 04:35 PM

Is there a way to force the mobile view of the forum? I recently got a new phone and it isn't being automatically directed to the mobile site.

In Topic: 2014 Prospects Tournament and Training Camp (Sept. 12-23)

19 July 2014 - 05:38 PM



Can anyone who has been to both of the events suggest which is better to attend?