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#2539151 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 08 October 2014 - 09:47 PM

I'll have an updated version with Boston's stats from tonight's game tomorrow, but for now, GO WINGS!!!!

#2538702 Blast from the Past

Posted by rrasco on 07 October 2014 - 09:22 AM

So you really are a son of a Wing.  That's effin cool, man...


Are these all him?







#2538666 Blast from the Past

Posted by Son of a Wing on 06 October 2014 - 11:04 PM

So I was going through a bunch of my Dad's old things and stumbled upon one of his NHL contracts from the Red Wings lying in between the pages of an old program.


I've never seen an NHL contract before (let alone from the 70s) and thought it was interesting and that I would share for others interested as well.


The salary and bonuses give an interesting perspective in comparison to today.  The average salary (according to the HHOF) in 1970 was $18,000.










#2538848 Devils Sign Tootoo

Posted by frankgrimes on 07 October 2014 - 03:42 PM

Glad for him, guy deserves it. Make the best of it Toots


btw. if Brunner hasn't made the roster he goes on waivers right ?

#2538835 Devils Sign Tootoo

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 07 October 2014 - 03:19 PM

@TGfireandice: Devils have signed Jordin Tootoo to a one-year, one-way deal. Peter Harrold has been assigned to Albany (AHL)>

Good for you, Toots.

#2538457 Callahan, Ferraro and Porter placed on Waivers

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 05 October 2014 - 02:21 PM

Nestrasil might just be around cause tatar is injured.

Tatar is ready to play.



#2538445 Callahan, Ferraro and Porter placed on Waivers

Posted by Echolalia on 05 October 2014 - 12:35 PM

Of those prospects I think they made the right call. Jensen and Oulette both consistently outplayed almost half out defensive NHL roster, and both provided much needed offense from the blue line. Callahan could have provided some much-needed sand paper from the bottom six, but overall Nestrasil has the potential to be a bigger difference-maker, both now and especially a couple years down the road. That said, there's no guarantee that Callahan even gets picked up off waivers, so there may be hope still that he sticks with the organization.

#2538443 Callahan, Ferraro and Porter placed on Waivers

Posted by WingsallTheway on 05 October 2014 - 12:20 PM

Not too dissapointed about Ferraro/Porter but I'd like to see Callahan get a chance over Miller.. 


Not sure how great of a PKer he is but he seems to bring character to the lineup


edit: forgot about Cleary... the fact that theres a possibility we lose Callahan for nothing for him is a joke

#2538442 Callahan, Ferraro and Porter placed on Waivers

Posted by uk_redwing on 05 October 2014 - 12:19 PM

Gonna be a sad day for me if Callahan gets claimed. I've followed his progress since the day he was drafted and have been waiting for the day that seemed inevitable in that he would get a regular spot on the Wings team. I think choosing someone based on a few incredibly crappy exhibition games is a flawed process, but what do I know. Not like Detroit has made mistakes in choosing it's roster in recent years  :sleepy:


At least we've got Cleary on the roster  :clap:  That'll be worth it if Mitch gets claimed. Something to laugh at.

#2538255 10/3 Preseason Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Posted by number9 on 03 October 2014 - 10:46 PM

So Franzen looked good tonight huh?

#2538057 TSN Luke Schenn could be available

Posted by WingsallTheway on 02 October 2014 - 07:16 PM

Ive seen him play quite a bit, hes overpaid and actually pretty bad...


At most hes a 6th MAYBE 5th defenceman. Although we could use a guy like him, it would have to be at a much lower cap hit.


I would probably trade Kindl for him though..

#2537917 Holland interview with Mickey comment about a trade

Posted by rrasco on 01 October 2014 - 02:56 PM

I recall him saying something to the tune of "if we can find a willing trade partner" and I'm sure he was referencing the back end as Mickey asked about that.

#2537923 10/1 Exhibition GDT : Pittsburgh Penguins at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 01 October 2014 - 05:11 PM


Pittsburgh_Penguins.jpgvs. Detroit_Red_Wings.jpg


Start time: 7:30 EST

Joe Louis Arena - Detroit, MI




detroit-red-wings-hockey-logos-small.jpgProjected Lineup

Gustav Nyquist-Henrik Zetterberg-Johan Franzen

Tomas Tatar-Riley Sheahan-Tomas Jurco

Andrej Nestrasil-Stephen Weiss-Mitch Callahan

Justin Abdelkader-Luke Glendening-Landon Ferraro


Niklas Kronwall-Danny DeKeyser

Kyle Quincey-Jakub Kindl

Brian Lashoff-Nick Jensen


Jimmy Howard


#2537862 Are the wings underrated?

Posted by Echolalia on 30 September 2014 - 05:24 PM

If you've already admitted that he just did what any other coach out do (standard practice), which you have, then it doesn't make sense to say that nobody else could do it.  It's a contradictory statement.  The key variable is the execution.  Which is on the players.

Attempting standard practice (or any practice) and successfully executing it has just as much to do with the coach and his motivational skills, practice regimes, interpersonal relationships, ability to teach, develop, etc etc as it does the players successfully carrying out their responsibilities, so I will fundamentally disagree with you there.

#2537860 Are the wings underrated?

Posted by Echolalia on 30 September 2014 - 04:40 PM

He had them playing a style of game that leads many less-skilled teams to limited success.  I agree.  That doesn't make him "heroic", or a "genius".  Many other coaches have used a similar strategy to have limited success in the past.  Since when does adopting standard practice make someone heroic? 
The true "heroes" last season were a bunch of kids taking a team on their backs and outperforming expectations night in and night out.  NOBODY, including our coach and GM, thought that Nyquist or Tatar were capable of what they did.  Let alone Sheahan, Jurco, Glendening. 
But all hail Mike Babcock because he was forced to focus more heavily on defense given that his offensive stars were hurt.  Nobody else would have ever thought of that.
Mike Babcock is a good coach.  Evidence of that is 2003, 2008, and 2009.  Not 2014. 

Adopting standard practice is heroic when everyone has written off your roster as a bunch of patches and bandaids that have no business making the playoffs, and you still find a way in. As I mentioned above, Trotz failed to successfully adopt standard practice last year and his roster was more competent. Same thing with Tippett and just about every coach in the NHL who didn't make the playoffs. Babs got further than every team below the Wings despite having less proven talent than each of those teams. And as I already alluded to, there's more to it that just telling your roster to play within a certain system. A large chunk of our roster had little to no NHL experience. They hadn't played the roles that Babcock expected them to play in the past. He had to have everyone on the same page, and buying into the system, and help a lot of these kids grow into competent NHL players. He also had to do with without many of our on-ice leaders present to help ease the transition.
The rest of your post seems like you're implying that I don't think the kids deserve much credit in getting us to the playoffs, which is incorrect. I mentioned a few posts above that Nyqvist's streak was an anomaly, and without that anomaly the Wings don't make the playoffs. I also don't think the Wings make the playoffs without Tatar leading by example and showing the amount of heart that he did. I don't think the Wings make the playoffs without Sheahan and Jurco stepping up, or Gus when Jimmy was faltering. I also don't think the Wings make the playoffs with anyone else behind the bench.

And I think were at the point in the debate where both sides have said their thoughts, and we're both content not budging.