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#2565675 Time for Teemu?

Posted by Echolalia on 23 January 2015 - 11:13 AM

Given how saturated the Wings are on forward, and the alleged price of a top four defensman these days, frankly I'd be surprised if the Wings traded anybody.

#2565628 Time for Teemu?

Posted by krsmith17 on 22 January 2015 - 09:24 PM

I don't see why one would think this guy would get traded... I'd say there is about a 0.01% chance he gets traded. Why would Holland trade away the player with two of the main attributes he's been looking for in a player in the past decade... Right-handed / Sniper. The kid is here to stay, he will be fine, he will work out the kinks in his game down in Grand Rapids, and he will come back hungrier, stronger, and a much better all around player...

#2565603 Franzen on IR

Posted by DickieDunn on 22 January 2015 - 05:15 PM

I don't know that he'll come back from this one.  He very well could finish his career on IR.

Is that an assessment you've seen somewhere?  I haven't really heard anything about his injury since it happened, but I didn't know know it was anything that serious. 

Just bases on personal experience with concussions and what has happened with other players. I'm not saying he wontbor can't come back, but there's no guarantee.

#2565581 Franzen on IR

Posted by martinezsvsu on 22 January 2015 - 03:20 PM

i just tried to go on capgeek to look at his contract :unhappy:

#2565576 Franzen on IR

Posted by frankgrimes on 22 January 2015 - 02:50 PM

I genuinely forget that he's on the team whether he's playing or not half the time. It's kinda sad. Have they said anything about this injury other than "upper body injury"?

The sad thing is the guy could have been such a dominate force on the ice, huge body frame and blessed with great hands thought he could become a Bertuzzi light but sadly he never turned into such a physical player

I like him a s a person comes of very humble and intelligent but not buying him out will hurt this team in the long run.

He would be a nice addition to a team that already has grit and size and is just looking for a cheap complementary piece.

#2564878 1/20 GDT: Wild 4 @ Red Wings 5 (SO)

Posted by rick zombo on 20 January 2015 - 12:49 PM

The Wings are on a 4 game winning streak, won 7 of their past 10, have one of the most solid and consistent fourth lines I can rememeber. YA LETS CHANGE THAT UP


Not to mention: "hey let's take our 2nd line center who has done nothing but play extremely well, and put him on the 4th f******  line. Genuis. Pure f******  genius.


If they're serious about these line combos, I hope they lose tonight 7-1.

#2564716 1/18 GDT : Sabres 4 at Red Wings 6 (Z w/Hat Trick)

Posted by Dave on 19 January 2015 - 09:11 AM

Can we all admit that there's a huge jump from the AHL to the NHL, that scoring a ton in the AHL doesn't mean a guy will score int he NHL, and sendPulinnen back down to learn how to do more than try to fire a slapper every time he touches the puck in the offensive zone?  Kid needs to settle the @#$& down instead of trying to shoot the puck through the goalie's chest every time.


No. He hasn't been bad. There comes a point when being a big fish in a small pond will stunt your growth. 


He'll figure things out, it takes more than 5 games to get acclimated with the NHL.

#2562045 McGratton on waivers

Posted by kipwinger on 09 January 2015 - 02:50 PM


Then Detroit could claim him, and pay Lucic back for spearing DeKeyser, then wave him.


Then Montreal could..............


Wouldn't that be great?  If like 5 or 6 teams in a row claimed McGrattan the day before they played the Bruins just so Lucic could get punched in the face. 


I hate fighting, but I think I hate Lucic more.  This is a toughie. 

#2562043 McGratton on waivers

Posted by rick zombo on 09 January 2015 - 02:48 PM


If I were Buffalo I'd claim him, and the next time I played Boston I'd finally pay Lucic back for running over Ryan Miller. 


Then I'd waive him again. 


Then Detroit could claim him, and pay Lucic back for spearing DeKeyser, then wave him.


Then Montreal could..............

#2560839 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by kipwinger on 06 January 2015 - 10:07 AM

Lol f*** You Kip... Smith is awesome...


But in all seriousness, Smith is better than Ouellet right now, and I'm not so sure Ouellet will be better in the future. The sample size is way too small at this point. It is very possible, but we all know that better prospects have played better than Ouellet for a handful of games and then fell off. I find it very difficult to believe that Ouellet would garner more interest than Smith. Possible but doubtful in my opinion...


Babcock doesn't think Smith is better.  Which is why he keeps giving Ouellet more minutes.  Smith is yesterday's news.  He'll be the new Kindl once the old Kindl is thrown on the heap. 

#2560830 Time for Teemu?

Posted by krsmith17 on 06 January 2015 - 09:58 AM

I agree that Jurco will be fine, however I do think another season down in Grand Rapids would have been better for his development. I also don't think Nyquist or Tatar would be the players they are today if they were full time NHLers at 21 years old, without putting in their time in Grand Rapids. Jurco was basically thrown into the NHL after just one season in the minors whereas Tatar and Nyquist spent 3-4 years down there. It's just not the way we usually handle our prospects in Detroit, and I personally prefer the slow approach. And yes we were forced to have him up last season due to injuries but he didn't need to start this season up in the NHL.

#2559867 Lines Thread

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 30 December 2014 - 01:49 PM


Because that worked so well last game.

Oh wait, I forgot. Babcock's going to yell at them and tell them to work harder. :glare:

I feel like it's a bit of a conundrum, though. I actually like the look of those lines on paper (except Weiss on the 4th line). What do we change?

-We could swap Weiss and Helm, but I feel like Helm's been playing well.

-We could put Weiss in Franzen's spot, let Franzen sit a game and give Cleary a spot on the 4th, but we know that won't happen.


Or we could do the big jumble and reunite some lines that have worked in the past:

Franzen-Z-Nyquist (worked last year. Mule shouldn't be rewarded with 1st line duties, but these lines are spread out and less hierarchical) 


Weiss-Dats-Helm (our too many Cs line worked when Dats came back from injury)

Miller-Glen-Jurco (Jurco on the 4th looks ugly, but this line had some good push earlier)

#2559461 12/29 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Bruins 5

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 29 December 2014 - 02:43 AM

Will update with graphics and information in the afternoon after work when the lines and starting goalies are more clear.


Let's keep building off that last win in OT against the Sens. 



#2556778 Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

Posted by Reteeks on 14 December 2014 - 03:38 PM

Never mind the team mates to the rescue, where were the refs on a call that should have been a major? NHL officiating the worst in professional sports.

#2556755 Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 December 2014 - 01:15 PM

Smith was actually the best fighter on the ice at that moment.  


But yes, the Wings don't stand up for teammates enough.  The Weber on Zetterberg play is a great example.  The league is now about having smaller middleweights who can play hockey and fight.  We don't even have those on this team, for some reason.