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#2574143 2/23 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Ducks 4 (SO)

Posted by dirtydangles on 24 February 2015 - 12:29 AM


#2574107 2/23 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Ducks 4 (SO)

Posted by dirtydangles on 24 February 2015 - 12:21 AM

I don't see how you can say Howard is more reliable than Mrazek. They both have a few brain farts every game but Mrazek moves the puck so much better and helps the D more. I'd say they are about equal - its not as far in Howard's favour as people think.

#2569021 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by dirtydangles on 07 February 2015 - 12:36 AM

One year! One year we can't get any of the over rated players and suddenly we can't get anybody ever again! Weiss and Alfie were the top free agents a year ago. We got them both! Can we please stop this "nobody wants to ever come to the wings again" thing? Seriously. We could end up #1 in the entire East this year. I have a feeling we'll be able to sign someone this season.


I'm not talking just about the Olsen twins a while back. I'm also talking about missing out on Dmen this offseason as well. Sure - we got Alfie but the connection to the Swedes helped there and he was looking for a last kick at the can. Weiss came in but Fil bolted...


We aren't the prettiest girl at the dance anymore - just gonna have to go about things slightly differently. Also you overpay in FA anyways so if you acquire through trade at least you have the ability to control the cost of some guys. Things got way out of hand in Toronto.

#2568595 2015 Draft

Posted by dirtydangles on 05 February 2015 - 06:04 PM

dirtydangles, despite not being as well established yet, they are still some of our top prospects. Between Sheahan, Larkin and Athanasiou, they will have no problem filling the top 2 center spots in the future. It doesn't matter how old these guys are or when they were drafted, the top prospects for any team are the ones that have the highest potential, not "biggest bust potential"... My "untouchable" list (may be different from yours) consists of 4 "can't miss" forwards (Larkin, Mantha, Athanasiou, Pulkkinen), a defenseman (Sproul) and a goaltender (Mrazek). Again, on top of that we already have, Sheahan, Nyquist, Tatar and Jurco up front, while we only have DeKeyser and Smith on the back end... That's eight potential top 6 forwards and only three top 4 defensemen...


Yeah I still think you are reaching on the AA prediction. I don't see him becoming a top 6 NHL C. He could be a 3C or MAYBE 2C but more likely pans out as a 2/3 winger in the NHL.


I really only see Larkin and Sheahan as future top 6 C's and neither likely becomes a legit top line C like a Z or Dats. How many teams have won the cup without a premier 1C recently? None - you could argue Boston doesn't have one but they are a different beast. The only way to get a 1C is through the draft and getting lucky. I truly think we need to add one more legit C prospect to the pool to feel comfortable going forward. This is the draft to do it with how deep it is at the C position.


Either way, I don't think I will convince you and you won't change my mind - and thats okay - because at the end of the day you and I aren't the ones making the pick on draft day lol.  

Of our 24 forward prospects at least half play or have played C in their careers. We are fine up the middle.
















I believe Nastasiuk and Campbell have played some C too, but I'm not positive.

I don't think any of those guys except for Larkin ends up a top 6 C at the NHL level. Its an impressive list nonetheless.

#2566098 Franzen on IR

Posted by dirtydangles on 26 January 2015 - 09:12 PM

You never ask for a player to be injured - but I can't say I will miss Franzen while he is out. He has not been contributing of late and isn't really putting in the effort to make up for his dip in production. 

#2565672 Mantha Still Hopes to Play in Detroit This Season

Posted by dirtydangles on 23 January 2015 - 10:53 AM

1. Mantha needs to earn it first - guys like Nyquist, Tatar, Pulks worked very hard and produced before being called up - shouldn't be any different for this guy unless Holland magically decides he gets special treatment


2. There are so many guys ahead of Mantha if there is an injury - right now we have Franzen and Jurco on the sideline and Pulks is clearly ahead of Mantha on the call-up so its not likely that we see him up over those 3 unless we have a string of injuries somehow.


3. The wings will want him to spend time developing properly rather than player lower minutes in Detroit and bouncing around between teams. 

#2564068 1/17 GDT : Predators 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by dirtydangles on 17 January 2015 - 08:40 PM

I honestly think Sheahan has the 2nd softest hands on the team. The combo of his strength and passing ability makes him so special.

#2563345 Could the Wings be better off trading Pav & Hank for draft picks?

Posted by dirtydangles on 15 January 2015 - 02:35 PM

We need those guys to teach excellence to our young guys so we don't turn out as the oilers.

#2561203 1/6 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Edmonton Oilers 2

Posted by dirtydangles on 06 January 2015 - 11:52 PM

The announcers on the Oilers feed just said Detroit has the best defence in the league.

the lions d?

#2560789 Bertuzzi hoping for Professional Tryout

Posted by dirtydangles on 06 January 2015 - 12:22 AM

oh god please stay far away kenny. we don't need more forwards. especially the old and washed up type.

#2560169 Are the Wings a Contender?

Posted by dirtydangles on 01 January 2015 - 07:46 PM

I think we should be giving O'Reilly a long look. Considering we need to draft a surefire C prospect this coming draft we might as well try to use that pick in a package for O'Reilly. 


We have some Dmen knocking on the door already in GR and I would be happy to wait one year for a few to pan out. 


The real question is if Colorado is willing to trade with us after all these years. 

#2557862 12/19 GDT : Islanders 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by dirtydangles on 19 December 2014 - 09:02 PM

I know I'm beating a dead horse, but does a shot from the point by the Wings ever get on net?  Or even deep?

I swear Sammy is out there in spirit hunting those shin pads. 

#2557720 12/19 GDT : Islanders 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by dirtydangles on 19 December 2014 - 06:35 PM

Balls to the wall tonight boys. Need to bring it for 60. End this skid.

#2556624 12/13 GDT : Red Wings 1 @ Maple Leafs 4 *MOD WARNING POST 198*

Posted by dirtydangles on 13 December 2014 - 09:11 PM

Well that will probably do it...still will be watching in the new Nyquist jersey.

#2556553 12/13 GDT : Red Wings 1 @ Maple Leafs 4 *MOD WARNING POST 198*

Posted by dirtydangles on 13 December 2014 - 07:52 PM

THIS GUY - the announcer on hockey night in canada just called datsyuk and bozak as two of the game's top stars - one of these is not like the other...

I love Gus but the guy needs to put on like 10lbs of muscle this offseason. He looks like the equivalent of Toad in mario kart out there getting pushed around like nothing.