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#2609549 Dylan Larkin turning pro... will play for GR immediately

Posted by Buppy on 21 May 2015 - 06:39 PM

Saying that Larkin will be a wing is just as silly as saying Pulkkinen will be a center. He won't.


Larkin, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound center, will likely be paired with Andreas Athanasiou has been a flex center-winger, Blashill said.

"That is probably what we'll do (putting those two together) and then we'll see on who else," he said.

With Meile and Nosek we still have good center depth. Much better than the editor depth at mlive, apparently.


Bert with AA and Larkin. Mantha down with Zengerle and Nosek. Hoggan or Tvrdon up with Meile and Pulk. Should be three dangerous scoring lines.

#2605036 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by amato on 30 April 2015 - 01:08 PM

Kindl gone and Wayne Simmonds in the top 6?




Wings trade for Simmonds, and then I wake up.... it's a recurring dream of mine :P 

#2604981 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 30 April 2015 - 11:31 AM

Kindl gone and Wayne Simmonds in the top 6?

#2604887 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by LeftWinger on 30 April 2015 - 07:35 AM

I would enjoy watching games with the line of Z - Joe - Pulkkamania


Pulk is a scorer, he has no use in the bottom 6. God bless Abby, but return him to where he belongs.

#2604886 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by amato on 30 April 2015 - 07:31 AM

Sign one of green/cody franson, trade for Phaneuf


So I doubt that happens but I think at least one of green, cody, or Phaneuf will be here next season.

#2604854 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 30 April 2015 - 01:13 AM

A top six power forward.

#2604818 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 30 April 2015 - 12:04 AM

Top pair DMan please

#2604817 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by kickazz on 30 April 2015 - 12:03 AM

A legitimate center and a legitimate defenseman that can play 27+ minutes a game and a PURE goal scorer. 


Wishful  thinking. But those 3 are what we need. If you consider Tatar and Nyquist as goal scorers, you're kidding yourself. 

#2606581 DRW Free Agents / Salary Thread

Posted by Mikeal on 07 May 2015 - 02:28 PM


All of our best players (aside from Abby) are skill players.  The fact that Babcock chooses to play Luke Glendening and Drew Miller 15+ minutes a night doesn't make us a "heart and soul work team".  It just means that our coach's system gets more out of grinders than it does out of 25+ goal scorers.  But that doesn't negate the fact that our skill players are out best players. 


If he had a team full of guys like Brandon Dubinsky, David Backes, and Andrew Ladd then I'd agree with you.  But we don't.  We've got more skill than most teams.  It's just not being utilized effectively.


Edit:  And this isn't even really a knock on Babs.  He does a fantastic job of getting more out of guys like Abby, Helm, Glendening, Sheahan, Miller, etc. than most coaches could.  I only posit that given the current makeup of our team, it's more important to get more out of guys like Tats, Nyquist, Jurco, Pulkkinen, and Weiss.  Because those guys have game breaking skill sets.  At his very best, Luke Glendening or Justin Abdelkader probably can't dominate a playoff series.  Nyquist could though (just look at Tyler Johnson).  I'd rather Glendening, Helm, or Abby be invisible than Nyquist or Tatar.  And Babs' system doesn't seem to be able to do that. 


I don't see what you see.  Anytime Helm and Abby are playing in the top 6 you can't call this a skill roster.


Tats showed up for 1-2 games in the playoffs playing against the other teams 3rd/4th line.  Nyquist mostly disappeared, Jurco had a horrible year, and Pulkkinen didn't really translate to the NHL even with all the power play time he was given.  Weiss is in the coaches dog house so I won't touch that one.  He made some mistakes and Babs never let him have a chance to recover.


I don't see how playing people who can't get it done against 3rd and 4th lines in the top 6 is going to make things better.

#2606566 DRW Free Agents / Salary Thread

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 07 May 2015 - 12:36 PM

I'm not sold on stafford ... The way this team gets better is having it's younger players step it up and forget putting pulkkinen on the bottom 6 ... He needs to play top 6 and I'd prefer it personally if he doesn't play the point on the powerplay ... Needs to play closer to get his quick release off

If we could add a legitimate top 6 guy who can score and be physical that would be ideal but I don't see anything great on the market and I don't know if anyone will trade us one without a hight cost

I don't wanna see us trade any of athanasiou mantha larkin holmstrom bertuzzi

And as for the d if we could add a Phaneuf that would be ideal and then I'd wanna see marchenko/ouellet up and see them split the games and then getting some more in when the injuries are bound to happen ... So 50-55 games per?

The kids gotta start getting some games in , or else we'll be really in for it when we have 3-4 rookies in the lineup at the same time ... Jensen will be ready for games as well and I'm still hoping ryan sproul can turn out to be the ppl guy were looking for after 1 more yr in the ahl

#2606376 DRW Free Agents / Salary Thread

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 06 May 2015 - 01:57 PM

Scott Mitchell.
They have a similar side arm.

#2606372 DRW Free Agents / Salary Thread

Posted by Mckinley25 on 06 May 2015 - 01:33 PM

Oh, football. He's not doing well? I thought he was the second coming of Scott Mitchell or something.

#2606117 DRW Free Agents / Salary Thread

Posted by rick zombo on 05 May 2015 - 01:26 PM

Well the good thing about Nyquist sucking it up in the playoffs for two years in a row is that he shouldn't end up getting much more than 3M.

#2604794 should mrazek get #1 tag next season

Posted by dirtydangles on 29 April 2015 - 11:41 PM

Trade Howard for some help on D. Overpay Niemi to be Mrazek's veteran back-up, on a two year deal.

Or keep Howard and Mrazek. And split starts.

I'd be OK with either option.

Either way we need help on D LOL

#2604790 should mrazek get #1 tag next season

Posted by Bannedforlife on 29 April 2015 - 11:38 PM

Raise your hand if you actually think that a roster player or prospect will be traded this off-season. Or that Holland will be fired. Or that Howard will not start the majority of games next year. Or that the government had anything to do with 9/11.


If you said yes to any one of those, you are a crazy person.