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#2451550 Mantha signed to ELC

Posted by ogreslayer on 07 November 2013 - 10:49 AM

Yeah, I'm not so sure Mantha is the "real deal."  Doesn't everyone tear up the juniors?  


Maltby was a 50 goal scorer in juniors :D


As far as Mantha, I really don't see him projecting out as a power forward.  Much better chance that Martin Frk becomes the Wings' power forward of the future than Mantha.

#2451417 Tootoo Waived

Posted by ogreslayer on 06 November 2013 - 03:39 PM

So I really don't get this now.....if not then aren't they still in for the cap hit?


Yes, still in for the cap hit but this clears them up to just send him straight down to GR without waivers again I believe once Ericsson & Smith are back.

#2449278 It might be Illich, not Holland

Posted by ogreslayer on 31 October 2013 - 12:06 PM


My favorite part of this post.  "IF you come back down you'll be changed...".  Is there something going on I don't know about?  Do people frequently NOT come back down?  Returning from your meeting with the boss, changed or unchanged, shouldn't be something that's up in the air ya know?


Maybe that's a hint to the fact that Mr. Ilitch is a vampire or something.  "IF you come back down....mwaaaa haaaa haaaa..."

#2447140 Ouellet Debut Tonight

Posted by ogreslayer on 22 October 2013 - 11:06 PM

Color me impressed by the kid in his debut. After knocking Thornton on his ass, it makes me want to photoshop him onto an old Valiant Comics cover from my undergrad days (but I don't have photoshop) and give him the obvious nickname:

XO Manowar.

Link to cover of the first issue:


With initials like XO, does he possibly have an "A" on his jersey in the future?

#2446814 10/21 GDT: Sharks 1 @ Red Wings 0 (SO)

Posted by ogreslayer on 21 October 2013 - 07:47 PM

Wow...Farnzen does not look to bad at center.


He didn't when he played center near the end of last season too.  A little harder for him to float given the responsibilities of the position.

#2444962 Lineup Crunch: Who's going?

Posted by ogreslayer on 16 October 2013 - 10:07 AM

Eaves willl be the odd man out. Has to be. Glendening will go back to GRs.


Miller - Helm - Tootoo


with Sammy and Tatar as healthy scratches.


That doesn't clear enough salary with Helm's $2.125m coming back on the books, even if Kenny manages to trade Eaves outright as that only clears up $1.775m.  If he can't trade Eaves & sends him to GR with Glendening, that only clears $850k because of the new buried contract rules.  If the end result the Wings want is to have Helm & Nyquist on the roster this season, that means at the very least one of Tootoo or Eaves will be traded & the other plus Glendening head back to GR. 

#2444906 Any new Helm Updates?

Posted by ogreslayer on 15 October 2013 - 10:49 PM

He is scheduled to be back in the lineup OCT 26 vs NYR


That's a little bit of an overstatement.  That is simply the first game he would be eligible for if he returns from LTIR on time.  No confirmation at all at this point that he will be back for that game.  

#2443922 10/12 GDT: Flyers 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by ogreslayer on 13 October 2013 - 01:39 AM

That closeup on Tootoo was the greatest thing ever. GIF plz!



#2443565 Mantha signed to ELC

Posted by ogreslayer on 12 October 2013 - 03:47 PM

The wings signed mantha to an ELC.


Can someone who has a better understanding of the rules please explain the implications of this signing? Can mantha stay in the Q?


Because he's not 20 yet, he either stays in the Q or he has to be up with the Wings.


fyi, he's eligible for the AHL next spring as soon as his season in the Q is done.  I expect he'll see at least a few games in GR before the season's over.

#2443364 Cory Emmerton and Petr Mrazek sent to Grand Rapids

Posted by ogreslayer on 11 October 2013 - 11:26 AM

Does it feel like they're punishing the wrong player by dropping Alfie to the 3rd & leaving Mule on the 2nd? 

#2443359 Tomas Hertl

Posted by ogreslayer on 11 October 2013 - 11:23 AM

Who would have thought the choker was also a stroker?


Might he also be a joker, a smoker, & a midnight toker?


Back to Hertl though.  "Act like you've done it before, it's a team sport so don't call attention to yourself, blah, blah blah."  Sure that's one side of it, but these are professional players.  If you don't want someone celebrating after scoring a goal, do your job & don't let them score in the first place. 

#2443355 10/10 GDT: Coyotes 4 at Red Wings 2

Posted by ogreslayer on 11 October 2013 - 11:09 AM



1. Last night we were exposed by a brilliant, ballsy coach and a hungry, disciplined team. Tippett realized our blue line is actually garbage in its own zone, so he "pinch shifted" his entire team forward, putting our young, bumbling D under extreme pressure and duress, and, in turn, completely stunting our attack. I call this strategy "salting the earth." Kill the the ground, the soil, the ultimate foundation...and nothing will grow. It was incredible to see. We can only hope other teams don't try the same thing, because if they do, we're screwed.


2. Smith and Quincey may be the worst pairing in the league. One of them needs to sit for a game or two or three or four hundred. Brutal. Terrible. Garbage.


3. We have so many borderline useless fourth-line scrubs on this team. Get off your lazy ass, Holland, and do whatever it takes to get Nyquist back in this lineup ASAP. At the very least, we're sorely missing his speed.


4. Babs needs to get over his fear/hatred of kids. Play Tatar, let him run wild on a new Kids Line with Nyquist and Andersson.


5. Through four games we've played, like, 40 good minutes, if that. Wonderful.


Doesn't take brilliance to see that.  At the very least, all he had to do was watch footage of how the Blues & Jackets did this to the Wings last season. 

#2441525 Patrick Roy goes crazy on Bruce Boudreau

Posted by ogreslayer on 04 October 2013 - 09:34 AM

It might just be me, but I'm glad to have an answer to the question "What would it be like if an angry, violent 15 year old punk was an NHL head coach?" answered.  Thanks Patty!

#2441323 Patrick Roy goes crazy on Bruce Boudreau

Posted by ogreslayer on 03 October 2013 - 11:45 AM

I think every team in the NHL should just troll the hell out of Roy now to see how quickly he suffers a complete mental breakdown.  Institutionalized by the Olympic break or earlier?

#2439830 What former Red Wing would u want to meet?

Posted by ogreslayer on 29 September 2013 - 03:21 PM

Mikael Samuelsson...soon (fingers crossed)