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#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.

#2368966 Datsyuk Leaving?!

Posted by ogreslayer on 14 March 2013 - 11:31 AM

I'll say it despite probably getting flamed for it...  If this really is the case, Holland better be quietly shopping Datsyuk to a small handful of teams who think they're one player away from being a lock for The Cup this season.

#2368826 3/13 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Flames 5

Posted by ogreslayer on 13 March 2013 - 10:55 PM

Jimmy needs to send Monster a thank you card for the assist on his new big money contract he's going to sign soon.

#2368673 We are the Detroit Red Wings and we are making the playoffs

Posted by ogreslayer on 13 March 2013 - 09:46 PM



They had a hot goalie and a better roster offensively.  Much better.  They finished as the #1 seed that season if I remember correctly.

#2 seed in the East with 112 points, 1 behind Ottawa.  


And I can't believe the playoff discussion's gone this long with nobody else busting this out:


#2367965 Nyquist called up, Tatar sent down

Posted by ogreslayer on 12 March 2013 - 11:05 AM

I hope Holland at least had the decency to tell Tatar "It's not you, it's me" before breaking up with him.

#2367954 Nyquist called up, Tatar sent down

Posted by ogreslayer on 12 March 2013 - 10:52 AM

There's no denying that.  The problem is Tatar can be sent down without a risk of losing him where as Cleary and Abdelkader cannot.  Don't get me wrong, I'd prefer if Tatar wasnt sent down either but it is what it is.


For me, the way I see it shaking out is the lines I posted above, then when Fil comes back he can slot in with Zetterberg - Brunner, which pushes Abs down to the 3rd line. 


Oh if only someone would claim Cleary if the Wings put him on waivers.

#2367934 Nyquist called up, Tatar sent down

Posted by ogreslayer on 12 March 2013 - 10:19 AM

This is absolutely crazy. How do they send this guy Down. Arguably the best forward for this team lately. I don't get it!


I still think it comes down to wanting to give Nyquist a look with the big club again to see what he can do.  That means either Tatar or Andersson had to get sent down.  You're simply swapping a LW for a LW instead of a center.  Really, I wouldn't be too shocked to see Andersson get sent back down soon in a swap for Ferraro or Sheahan.  It's all about giving some of the young guys a chance to start auditioning for a full-time spot next year a little early.  They've got an extended look at Tatar now, let's bring the next guy in line up to see what he can do.