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#2536211 2014 Prospects Tournament and Training Camp (Sept. 12-23)

Posted by martinezsvsu on 14 September 2014 - 10:50 PM




#2535956 FanSided.com's All-Time Red Wings Team (as a 23-man roster)

Posted by ogreslayer on 11 September 2014 - 11:26 AM

{sarcasm mode /ON}

 

Who wants a goon like Probert playing alongside such fine talents as we see with Datsyuk, and Zetterberg?

 

{sarcasm mode /OFF}

 

I'm sure Red Wings owner Dave Ilitch would.




#2534277 Hockey 101: Zone exits for wingers

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 14 August 2014 - 05:39 PM

Here's a good article by Justin Bourne that touches on something the Wings definitely need to get better at--zone exits.  It sounds like it's one in a series he'll be writing on them. 

 

For those who aren't familiar with him, Bourne is a former minor-leaguer who breaks downs of some of the finer points of the game in an entertaining way.  It usually makes for a great read and illuminates aspects that a casual fan might overlook. 

 

http://www.thescore....nhl/news/555320

 

While everyone plays an important role in getting the puck out of the zone, the onus usually falls on the winger to make the crucial play that determines whether your team’s heading on a rush, or doomed to a shift hemmed in your own zone.

 

A common mistake of wingers (well, of almost every forward) is giving in to their desire to get ahead of the play. You know where the play is headed, so you might as well get there, right?

Well, no. By playing higher in the D-zone on breakouts, you put yourself into traffic, which gives you less time to make a play, forces the D-man to make a harder pass, and puts you first in the queue of players due to get Kronwalled.

So, get low, open up, and pivot towards the boards.

 

 

 

Watching both the Wings and Kings, it's striking how much better the Kings are at exiting their zone, even under pressure.  They usually have great puck support and guys and often make it look routine. 




#2533924 Marchenko

Posted by darkmanx on 08 August 2014 - 08:24 PM




#2533584 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by number9 on 02 August 2014 - 11:56 PM

Kronwall elite? No. Elite is the best of the best too many people throw elite around too much.

 

Kronwall finished 13th in Norris voting this year. That means he's ranked higher than 168 NHL D regulars among the theoretical 180. And that's on a team that was severely injured the entire season, with a weak D, and a goalie in a down year. If elite to you is top 10, cool. But that's good enough to me to not split hairs about it...

 

 




#2533622 Who is YOUR most under-appreciated/unsung Red Wing?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 03 August 2014 - 03:33 PM

I'd say Holmstrom.

 

Guy was never remotely close to being an All star caliber player, and his 530 career points won't impress anybody who didn't see him play, when they look back at his stats 20 years from now.  

 

However, he was so important, even when he didn't score a point.  Imagine how many goals were scored that he didn't even register a point on, where he was somehow largely responsible for the goal with his screens.    




#2533122 Predictions for the DRW 2014-15 Season!

Posted by marcaractac on 28 July 2014 - 12:31 PM

1. Weiss will make a lot of people eat crow by having a 50+ point season

2. Hank will have a career year.

3. Howard will have a bounce back season.

4. The team makes the playoffs with a lot less stress than the past 2 seasons. 

5. A forward we'll hate to see go will be traded to bring in a dman that we need.

6. Many Wings fans will finally see that the team is going in the right direction.




#2533226 Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by dat's sick on 28 July 2014 - 09:24 PM

too much money. He best get 25-30 goals in each of his years...this is the reason the salary cap was put in place. There is no way a sub twenty goal scoring RFA should be anywhere near this amount. But it is Ken Holland. He hasn't changed anything in his approach. This means Diesel will get at least $4M.

You should probably look up what young 20 goal scorers get in this league these days. This is a good deal if he never gets more than 20, if he gets 25+ it's fantastic. It's also worth noting that Tatar is very much his own product, he hasn't been feeding off Dats or Z or the PP for his production.


#2532477 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by Jesusberg on 18 July 2014 - 11:56 AM

Honestly, while I was upset with the whole "10 games for the bonus" deal, I see it as a positive now. I'd rather Dan play his 10 games and the team not have to feel obligated to play him for 25-30 to get his money. Best case scenario if Dan plays poorly - he gets his 10 games in, then rides the pine.

I still don't like the deal, but I guess I see a silver lining with the number of games he'll play to earn the bonus.




#2532347 Babcock Interview on 105.1 this morning

Posted by number9 on 17 July 2014 - 02:04 PM

I laughed when they asked what Cleary brought to the team last year and Babs said "nothing" lol at least he sees what we see


#2530738 Red Wings Target Mike Green

Posted by Euro_Twins on 09 July 2014 - 08:41 AM

We have $10million in cap space, yes we have the room to take the chance on him.


#2530606 Red Wings Target Mike Green

Posted by SDavis35 on 08 July 2014 - 01:27 PM

I only hope he brings scoring to the team; imo it's the offense from our defense which is a reason we couldn't score most of last season. 




#2529033 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Echolalia on 01 July 2014 - 07:24 PM

Of course not. Holland only gives up draft picks for valuable players, such as David Legwand and Kyle Quincey. I would have taken Stuart back for that price over giving up nothing to keep Quincey around.

Stuart's career hasn't been what it used to be with us. I'd rather have Quincey.


#2528102 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 01 July 2014 - 01:16 PM

Someone call lidstrom

 

Holland tried.  Lidstrom's on the phone with Yzerman in Tampa.




#2524962 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 20 June 2014 - 09:52 PM

Dale Weise has re-signed with Montreal for two years.

Too bad he'll only see one of those years, since Milan Lucic is going tof****** kill him next year.