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#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?

#2370399 3/16 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Canucks 2

Posted by ogreslayer on 16 March 2013 - 11:38 PM

I'm calling a header from Abby for the hat trick tonight

#2370279 Time to blow it up and rebuild

Posted by ogreslayer on 16 March 2013 - 10:50 PM

I choose to believe that really he just picked the topic at random as a thinly veiled excuse to start another line combo thread.

#2370267 Datsyuk Leaving?!

Posted by ogreslayer on 16 March 2013 - 10:41 PM

Here's a thought:  Can Mr. I just foot the bill to move the entire city that Pavel's daughter lives in to somewhere in Michigan?  Instead of Pavel going back to Russia, let's bring Russia to him.

#2370008 Roster Question

Posted by ogreslayer on 16 March 2013 - 02:54 PM

18 & 19 year old players signed but then assigned back to the CHL do not count against the 50 contract limit unless they've been called up & played at least 11 NHL games in one season.

#2369588 Time to blow it up and rebuild

Posted by ogreslayer on 15 March 2013 - 09:43 PM

I still contend that if not for the lockout, this team would look much much different right now.  Given a full training camp & pre-season, we probably would have seen at least Nyquist & Tatar up full time at the start of the season.  With the compressed, shortened season, Kenny was actually pretty smart to sign some known quality veterans to plug into the lineup instead of relying on rookies.  As we've seen with all of the injuries, where would the Wings be now if they had already been relying on the likes of Nyquist, Tatar, Andersson, & Lashoff before the injuries started and suddenly didn't have the same depth available in GR to keep them in the hunt for the playoffs?  No need to take drastic measures, the Wings are already in the middle of a transition that will naturally accelerate come this off season.  

#2369532 OEL Extends, 6y/$33m

Posted by ogreslayer on 15 March 2013 - 09:19 PM

From the 5 or 6 Phoenix games I've watched this year, OEL has looked like the best defenseman in the league. Mind you I haven't seen much at all of Letang or Karlsson.

Nobody's seeing much of Karlsson right now.  The fans of the Nordiques 2.0 will like this signing.

#2369527 WMU's season.....

Posted by ogreslayer on 15 March 2013 - 09:13 PM

Given that WMU is  currently sitting 9th in the rankings, even if they get bumped from the CCHA playoffs, I doubt they'll end up missing the NCAA tourney.  They've got a way to go before their season's over.  Now Andrej Sustr's season at Nebraska-Omaha, that's probably going to end sooner.


edit: correcting Sustr's first name

#2368994 Red Wings close to re-signing Howard

Posted by ogreslayer on 14 March 2013 - 12:17 PM

Im ok for howie but the 5mil for fil is nuts with his production.


What's nuts is that he's never had a reliable backup at all & has been overworked for the past few years now.  How many more years of that can Howie take before he starts to break down?  Is it really 6 or 7?

#2368978 Datsyuk Leaving?!

Posted by ogreslayer on 14 March 2013 - 11:55 AM

Alright, lets say Holland does start shopping him around, either this year or next, who do you think we would get in return that would be anywhere worth it?


Ultimately, I think a playoff run & one year of Datsyuk is the best trade chip that Holland has at his disposal right now if he wants to use it.  If Paul Gaustad was worth a 1st round pick as simply a playoff rental, Pavel is worth that & much more.  The Wings probably wouldn't get a top line scorer or #1 d-man back in the trade but who knows, maybe Anaheim (knowing they aren't going resign him) do a sign & trade with Corey Perry for example.  At the very least though the Wings would get a good package of picks, prospects, and/or developing talent already in the NHL in order to restock the shelves so to speak.  There simply isn't a single player in the organization now that would bring back as much value as Datsyuk would at this moment in my opinion, even with just a year & a half to go in the NHL if he truly does head back to Russia after next season.


In my mind, it comes down to what's more valuable: One last season with Datsyuk & then losing him for nothing or in essence selling off that year to bring in talent for years to come.