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#2676222 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 19 May 2016 - 09:59 AM

It's official... Quincey and Richards will not return


Detroit Red Wings to part ways with Kyle Quincey, Brad Richards http://on.freep.com/27DL6Ch  via @freep

#2675124 They're BAAAAAAACK

Posted by The Secret on 04 May 2016 - 07:28 PM

Drew and Mike are back.... You heard me right DREW AND MIKE ARE BACK!!!!!! :yahoo:


Drew and Mike have started their own podcast and the first episode is out. Spread the word... Let's welcome them back after being away for way to long



Let's not forget the fella's at The Detroitcast. They are putting out a near Drew and Mike quality show for the last few years. Lead by Mike Wolters the former producer of the famous WRIF Drew and Mike show



Mornings with the Drew and Mike show were worth waking up for... then the dreaded END came. Suddenly, suddenly and all of a sudden mornings were sad (screw dave and chuck). With the birth of The Detroit Cast the clouds started to thin and eventually the sun once again began to shine. Mornings were good again. But now... The Actual Drew and Mike are back together again PLUS The DetroitCast is better then ever... Donald Trump could quite possibly be President  :bad: , Steve Yzerman could quite possibly be coming home to GM us back to the Glory Days... what else could happen???



Seriously Drew and Mike.. Check them out! TDC, check them out!!!



#2675723 Mantha

Posted by Richdg on 11 May 2016 - 08:47 AM

Mantha is currently 3rd in scoring for the AHL playoffs. 8 points in 7 games. 4 goals and 4 assists. This also makes 27 goals in 77 games at all levels.

#2674861 Mantha

Posted by Rivalred on 02 May 2016 - 08:09 AM

People mention Larkin and he hit the wall in the second half of the season

Fact is it will take time for Mantha and Larkin to learn the highest level and pace themselves

#2675651 Doug Houda hired as an assistant coach

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 10 May 2016 - 06:11 PM


He played for some of those fun Wings teams in the late 80's.  


I met him and Stevie Y. at a Little Caesars opening near my home in '89 (?). I said "Hello, Mr. Yzerman. Hi, Doug."

#2675627 Doug Houda hired as an assistant coach

Posted by F.Michael on 10 May 2016 - 03:22 PM


He played for some of those fun Wings teams in the late 80's.  

While not very proficient - Houda was always game for a scrap...Maybe his passion will rub off on the club.

#2675597 Doug Houda hired as an assistant coach

Posted by krsmith17 on 10 May 2016 - 12:08 PM

I'm assuming he's taking over the defense and penalty kill? Now we need to go after Todd Richards or Adam Oates to run the forwards and power-play...

#2675420 Grand Rapids Griffins Playoff Thread

Posted by joesuffP on 08 May 2016 - 05:35 PM

We could save so much money by inserting Marchenko and a guy from GR to replace Quincey and Ericsson with no real drop off

#2674164 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by amato on 28 April 2016 - 10:43 AM

Laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame (but not surprising) 

#2674103 The Missed Chances: '03, '04, '06

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 27 April 2016 - 09:05 PM

2009 was the most disappointing of all the losses and the one I remember the most.  I wouldn't say it was as embarrassing as those other losses, though.

#2674100 The Missed Chances: '03, '04, '06

Posted by puckbags on 27 April 2016 - 09:00 PM



2009, too.

25 years of being a Wings fan and the last 2 games of that series are still tough.  Would've been our second back to back in a 11 year span.  Hurts.  

#2674135 Mantha

Posted by krsmith17 on 28 April 2016 - 06:41 AM

To be fair Buppy, I don't think Rich was saying "I told you so" to anyone in particular here, I think that original comment was more so directed toward Holland and his "spare part in the Calder Cup playoffs a year ago" comment... I could be wrong though. Regardless, he was just posting about how he was doing in the playoffs so far, and he's been doing very well down there. He also responded to Dickie's comment about how "Mantha was not good", with "pure craziness. he was good. he wasn't great", and I couldn't agree more with that statement. The thing that is getting confused here is that no one here is saying Mantha is elite or would have put us over the top, but we are saying that he is a very good young player, and he could have definitely helped in the Red Wings playoff run...


How is it premature to say he made the team better, when the stats showed that our power-play was much better with him in the lineup? Was it a coincidence? Maybe, but you don't completely dismiss the idea that maybe he was actually a difference maker out there. I believe he was, others don't, including Blashill, but when our power-play was literally the reason we lost that series and was more deflating to the team than positive, something should have been changed... Maybe you try what worked a couple weeks previous, maybe it works, maybe it doesn't, but it would have certainly been worth a try...


Yes, he really should have been compared to Andersson because that's who he should have displaced in the lineup. Andersson should have been out because like you said, he barely played, and wasn't even used a whole lot in the situations Blashill claimed he needed him in for. Just because player B subs in for player A, doesn't necessarily mean that player B assumes the same role in the lineup. If Andersson comes out, a much better player that was currently in the top 6, like Helm for example, moves down to Andersson's position in the lineup, and Mantha moves into the top 6. Helm is MUCH better than Andersson, so he instantly makes the line of Athanasiou - Andersson Helm - Tatar much better. Mantha then gets inserted into the top 6 on Pavs's line and all of a sudden the Richards - Datsyuk - Helm Mantha line is maybe slightly better as well.. I love Helm but he's much better suited for the bottom 6, and if one of those missed Helm opportunities had been capitalized on by Mantha, maybe it's a difference maker in a game, and in turn a difference maker in the series. Again, not saying we definitely win with Mantha in the lineup, but I do believe the series would have been a little tighter with him in there over Andersson...


Does comparing Mantha to a player that by rights shouldn't even be in the NHL mean he's great? Nope, and no one is saying that he is. But he is good, and he should have been in the lineup.


Anyway, that's the last I will say about how he "should" have been in the lineup... Now, all I'll say is he "better" be in the lineup to start next season...

#2673857 ECSF : New York Islanders vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 26 April 2016 - 01:52 PM

Don't care for who wins this series. Washington or Pittsburgh will take either of them out.

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#2673842 ECSF : New York Islanders vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by F.Michael on 26 April 2016 - 01:26 PM

Is it me, or does anyone else find it strange that the Eastern Conference is beginning round 2 of the playoffs when in fact there's game 7 to be played tomorrow night between the Preds/Ducks?


I understand much of this has to do with availability of the arenas, and such...

#2673490 Who gets the "A" when datsyuk leaves?

Posted by matt198913 on 25 April 2016 - 10:02 AM