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#2374431 Larry Murphy Fired by FSD

Posted by ogreslayer on 26 March 2013 - 03:27 PM

Anyone else see these beauts?





Just missing the Miller Lite & Nathan's Hot Dogs sponsor patches.

#2374399 Wings Make Offer to Danny D!

Posted by ogreslayer on 26 March 2013 - 01:27 PM

This whole exercise is not about "driving up the value" on DeKeyser given that there are limits to the contract he can sign.  It's all about giving him the chance to be "wined & dined" by the teams that want to show up to make their case.  Call it the "Zach Parise Treatment" & it might be the only chance he has to go through a circus like this depending on how he actually pans out. 


Personally, I don't buy into the Oilers being in the running let alone the front runner given that they're an absolute cluster-f*** of an organization.  The reason they landed Schultz is because of his desire to play close to home.  For all the vaunted young talent they have, they are nowhere close to putting it together before they have to start breaking the team apart because they can't afford everyone.  They have 11 top 25 picks in their line-up right now & what do they have to show for it?  What would the Wings have done with that opportunity?  We all know what good organizations (think Blackhawks & Pens) did with opportunities like that.  The Oil?  Not...even...close.  There's a much greater chance the Wings lose him to an Anaheim, Nashville, or St. Louis than Edmonton.

#2373901 Phil Kessel's sister can play, eh

Posted by ogreslayer on 25 March 2013 - 08:17 PM

Brian Burke is currently trying to convince Bob Murray to trade two #1's & a 2nd to the Gophers for her.  

#2373726 Douglas Murray to Pittsburgh, Confirmed, Awaiting full details

Posted by ogreslayer on 25 March 2013 - 01:16 PM

My favorite comment on the two Pens' trades this week so far:



Based on the acquisitions of Morrow and Murray, I think it’s safe to say the Penguins are going all-in on winning the 2010 Stanley Cup.

#2372709 Larry Murphy Fired by FSD

Posted by ogreslayer on 23 March 2013 - 03:31 PM

I think the next step is to put Richard Bernstein in Murph's old spot between the benches.

#2372071 Frk

Posted by ogreslayer on 22 March 2013 - 08:22 PM

And unlike the supposed "power forward" the Wings have now (cough...Franzen...cough) Frk plays will more than a little edge too based on all accounts.  Really looking forward to see how his pro career develops.

#2371956 Andrej Sustr signs with Tampa Bay

Posted by ogreslayer on 22 March 2013 - 07:29 AM

Bold prediction:  If Holland misses out on Dekeyser, at least one member of this site will call for him to be replaced by Yzerman based solely on the results of these NCAA signings.  Can't wait.

Well seeing as how Tampa's out of a playoff spot for the second year in a row despite playing in a weak-ass division, I can see why people would want that.    :eh:

#2371821 Why the Red Wings should be sellers this year

Posted by ogreslayer on 21 March 2013 - 01:49 PM

It would kinda be nice to pick up some extra picks, maybe even multiple 1st/2nd rounders, and either use them all to grab a bunch of prospects in what is supposed to be a deep draft or package some up to move up higher, like into the top 5 maybe.

#2371468 WMU's season.....

Posted by ogreslayer on 20 March 2013 - 07:21 PM

Who knows, maybe he doesn't want to jump right in. Have the Wings ever signed an NCAA player this time of year, and played them in Detroit or GR before?

Riley Sheahan also got a game in Detroit & 7 in GR after signing out of Notre Dame at the end of last season.

#2371336 WMU's season.....

Posted by ogreslayer on 20 March 2013 - 03:19 PM

...so when will we know if WMU made the tourney?


Selection show is this Sunday at 9:00 EDT on ESPNU


Edit: For those in the region, the West Regionals are held in Grand Rapids & the Midwest Regionals are in Toledo.

#2371045 Nyquist reassigned to GR

Posted by ogreslayer on 19 March 2013 - 12:35 PM

is time running out with Nyquist? he turns 24 this year, has played at GR for a couple of years now, several more in college, and he can't take/keep a job with the big club. Clearly babs wants bigger players playing. Which is why Cleary keeps getting time, Andersson is staying, Abby on a top line, and tatar/Nyquist are wearing out their cars driving back and forth between GR and detroit.


"Several more in college"?  I think you need a reminder of what several actually means.  This is only his 2nd full season of pro hockey & all he has to show for it is:


  • A 2 time selection to the AHL all-star game
  • Tied Tatar for the points lead on the team in his first season with 20 less games played
  • Lead the Grifs AND the AHL in scoring in his 2nd season
  • Lead the Grifs in points per game both years
  • Lead the team in PPGs both seasons

Just a sampling, but no, not running out of time.  Give him another off season of working out to continue to bulk up plus a full training camp & exhibition season and he'll be on the team full time starting next season.  If not for the lockout, he probably would have been a full-timer this season.

#2370921 Kostitsyn Gives Up - Goes for Line Change

Posted by ogreslayer on 18 March 2013 - 09:32 PM

I bet Trotz has had it up to his neck with Kostitsyn...  Well, if he actually had a neck that is.

#2370873 Jared Coreau G N Michigan signing with Wings

Posted by ogreslayer on 18 March 2013 - 07:52 PM

According to Bob McKenzie, the deal's all but signed:



College UFA G Jared Coreau of Northern Michigan in DET tomorrow. Tentative agreement in place with Wings tho actual signing date TBD.


Now lets get DeKeyser & Sustr.

#2370646 WMU's season.....

Posted by ogreslayer on 18 March 2013 - 10:39 AM

You do realize that Schukltz played half the season in the AHL right? Dekeyser will need some time to adjust to the pro game. Everyone does. But by Jan 1 2014 he should be good to go.

You do realize Justin Schultz would not have played in the AHL if not for the lockout right?  

#2370430 3/16 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Canucks 2

Posted by ogreslayer on 16 March 2013 - 11:49 PM

Nice stat: 38% of the goals scored against Luongo this season have been scored by Red Wings.  Can we please get the Canucks in the first round of the playoffs this year?