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#2439579 Red Wings impact on fantasy hockey

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 28 September 2013 - 04:40 PM

A good rule of thumb is unless you're getting Crosby, Malkin and Letang, getting more than 2 player on your team from the same club is a bad idea. I have seen some people get 3-4 players from the same team, they do great in the week, but, only play two games, and get beaten by quantity in their weekly match up.

Couldn't agree more. I never surpass 2 players from the same team (unless a goalie is involved). I targeted 6 Wings knowing most will get taken before I pick. The more you target, the more you have a reliable backup plan for certain positions. But yeah regardless of the number you target you should never have a bunch from the same team.




#2439573 Red Wings impact on fantasy hockey

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 28 September 2013 - 04:31 PM

Had some fantasy hockey drafts this week (a few for bragging rights, and a money league). And of course I always like to target a few Red Wings, the obvious being Z, Dats, Mule, Kronner and Jimmy. But this season with our plethora of skilled forwards, it seems there's several more Red Wings fantasy options than the past few seasons.

 

Besides the 5 I already mentioned above, I've seen the following Red Wings get drafted in all 3 of my leagues: Alfredsson, Weiss, Abdelkader, Nyquist, Tatar and DeKeyser. Granted, all of my leagues were at least half full of Wings fans, but still, it seems this year there's more coveted Red Wings in the fantasy world than usual. Personally, I only targeted 6 in my drafts (Z, Dats, Kronner, Jimmy, Aflie, Weiss) but I can certainly understand taking a late-round chance on the others mentioned. How many/which Red Wings are you targeting/or have already drafted this year?




#2438607 Detroit would like to welcome the Eastern Conference

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 23 September 2013 - 07:07 PM

Can't taunt the entire east with our cup count, cause Montreal and toronto have more, so how about a 3d image of murphy eating $1 hotdogs :)

 

Yeah, but all their cups were won many decades ago (the most current one being Montreal's '93 Cup title). Since the mid 90's the Red Wings have been leaps and bounds better and more consistent than either of those teams. Heck, in that time span we've almost won more Cups than either team has playoff appearances. And i'll take boasting about recent championships, over Cups won back in the black-and-white TV era any day. Any Habs or Leafs fans still bragging about ancient championships just proves how inept and inconsistent their teams have been in this modern era of hockey. We are the new crown jewels of the eastern conference. Oh and I almost forgot, LETS GO RED WINGS!!!!!




#2438413 Wings to Keep Tootoo?

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 22 September 2013 - 09:33 PM

Just happened to catch this little nugget a few min ago. Apparently, Tootoo might miss the rest of preseason with a minor shoulder injury. But according to Ken Holland, he will be ready to go for game 1 of the regular season. So it looks like Tootoo won't be cut or traded before the season starts afterall. For me, this is great news. Personally, I love what he brings to the table. And considering the general style of play in the east, Tootoo is exactly what this team needs on their 4th line. That's not to say he couldn't be traded near the trade-deadline. But for now, I'm happy we'll be starting the season with that little firecracker.

 

http://www.rotoworld...player/nhl/1556

 




#2438007 Lidstrom will play in Winter Classic Alumni Game

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 20 September 2013 - 06:35 PM

Looks like there's still a chance Steve and Sergei might also play. Sure hope so. How epic would that be? Would probably be more pumped for the Alumni game than the actual Winter Classic game LOL

 

http://www.mlive.com...ng_to_conv.html




#2437853 Big Red Wings Announcement coming tomorrow

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 20 September 2013 - 01:02 AM

God I hope the announcement is Steve Yzerman deciding to participate in the Winter Classic. Would almost bring a tear to my eye just to see Stevie in the Winged Wheel one more time. #19 forever




#2437150 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 17 September 2013 - 10:28 AM

Turns down a 2 year, 2.5M deal from the Wings, and now has to resort to accepting a pro try-out to maybe play for a bottom feeder that will likely not see the post-season. Smart move there Damien. Might wanna start thinking about parting ways with your agent.




#2435538 Osgood to fill in Larry Murphy's job

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 09 September 2013 - 12:49 PM

Glad to hear it. I liked Murph, but obviously they aren't gonna bring him back. Ozzie should do great. And just like Murph, current players respect him and will more likely talk to him, than some suit reporter.




#2435144 Lines Thread

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 05 September 2013 - 02:17 PM

Hank-Pav-Bert

Alfie-Weiss-Franzen

Tatar-Helm-Nyquist

Tootoo-Andersson-Abby

 

Kronwall-Dekeyser

Kindl-Ericsson

Smith-Quincey

 

Howard

 

I know Abby finally started to play well on the top line. But let's be real, he's def not a top line guy. He should be on an energy/grit line. And even though Big Bert has had some injury issues, his chemistry with Pavel far exceeds Abby's. Hope Babcock goes with these lines.




#2434508 Teemu Selanne to return for a final season

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 30 August 2013 - 10:02 PM

 

Are you kidding me? How is he a diver let alone a whiner? 

The question is, are you kidding? He's been a diving whiner since his rookie season. And it's only gotten worse with age. Just so happens he is also a very talented goal scoring machine.




#2433676 Wings sign Nyquist to 2-year, $1.9m deal ($950k/yr cap hit)

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 20 August 2013 - 04:23 PM

Time to get my jersey

Personally, I'd hold off on buying a Nyquist jersey till after this current contract ends. This is definitely a "prove it" kind of deal. And if he proves it, then buy his jersey. Otherwise, could be a little risky dropping $200+ on a player that's not quite fully proven yet.




#2432989 U.S. beats Canada 5-1 in junior hockey exhibition

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 10 August 2013 - 02:59 PM

No surprise here. The USA junior team just won gold recently. The young Americans are stacked! Keep it going boys!




#2432640 Joakim Andersson re-signs, 2yrs, $1.465m ($732,500k cap hit)

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 06 August 2013 - 03:22 PM

Per Helena St. James twitter, the deal has an annual cap hit of $732,500.

 

Yet another smart deal by Holland. Atta boy Kenny!




#2432017 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 30 July 2013 - 09:42 PM

Signings have quieted down across the board.  He'll find himself an NHL team willing to give him what he wants before the start of camp, it just won't be the Wings.

Exactly. Hopefully there still aren't people out there holding onto hope that he'll re-sign. It's 100% for sure not happening. There isn't even a slight chance. Even if we do pull off a trade to dump some salary (doesn't seem likely at this point) Kenny will use that to sign No Knees Washed Up Dan Cleary, not Brunner. He would be a Red Wing right now if he would've lowered his asking price a little, and accepted a bottom 6 role with the potential to EARN a top 6 role, not just be handed the spot free and clear.




#2431839 Winnipeg re-signs RFA D Zach Bogosian to 7yr/36m contract

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 29 July 2013 - 04:59 PM

I don't see the outrage here, they are paying for potential, and its not like the Jets have any worries about cap space. Lets judge this contract in 3 years.

Right, and according to 95% of the Jets fans online, they are all very pleased with this deal. And since they watch the guy play every night, im gonna go ahead and agree with them. Good move for the present and future of the Jets blue line.