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#2434418 Any new Helm Updates?

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 29 August 2013 - 09:37 PM

I recently re-watched this on youtube the other day:





It's been so long he's been out, I forgot what a force of a defensive center he was developing into. I hope he can get back to 100% and back to playing to his capability, his hands may never be the greatest, but with his drive, fire for the game and speed he brings, I know he'll add a ton to our current line-up.

#2433676 Wings sign Nyquist to 2-year, $1.9m deal ($950k/yr cap hit)

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 20 August 2013 - 04:23 PM

Time to get my jersey

Personally, I'd hold off on buying a Nyquist jersey till after this current contract ends. This is definitely a "prove it" kind of deal. And if he proves it, then buy his jersey. Otherwise, could be a little risky dropping $200+ on a player that's not quite fully proven yet.

#2433503 Ken Kal calls Tigers game 8/15

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 17 August 2013 - 07:38 AM


Just as I thought it would sound :)

#2430940 Um, OK, not really sure this'll have the desired effect

Posted by DickieDunn on 20 July 2013 - 08:42 AM

I can meet all time Preds great Greg Classen? Sign me up

#2432490 So the consensus on Shanny's #14 is a no?

Posted by Echolalia on 05 August 2013 - 10:29 AM

Anytime that there is even a debate whether someone's number should be retired I feel like they shouldn't be up.

#2432489 So the consensus on Shanny's #14 is a no?

Posted by vladdy16 on 05 August 2013 - 10:18 AM

I agree Shanny was great and I was pleasantly surprised at how seamlessly he fit in here right away, but I think the bar is set pretty damn high for sweaters in the rafters and he just doesn't quite make it.

#2430743 Ilitch reveals plan for new $450m, 18,000-seat Red Wings arena

Posted by DickieDunn on 19 July 2013 - 06:19 AM

Building up the downtown area absolutely helps a city. I've seen it first hand in Grand Rapids. Before the Van Andel was built it was run down and empty, most of the buildings were offices or cheap roach infested flop houses and nobody lived there or stuck around downtown after 6:00 if they could help it. Now there are restaurants, bars, and the area is packed at night and a lot of the unused buildings are converted into nice apartments. The arena itself might not bring in much money, but the places that come with it will. Now that 3 of the 4 pro teams will have their buildings right next to each other and they play in different seasons, there won't be any downtime either.

#2430199 Blake Geoffrion Retires at Age 25

Posted by Hey man nice shot! on 15 July 2013 - 04:37 PM

Smart kid.

#2422457 2013 Offseason Thread

Posted by rick zombo on 26 June 2013 - 01:50 PM

i heard carolina is willing to give up the #5 pick for a top 4 dman i would give up smith or quincey(if they wanted him and could extend him only) and more to get that pick if  nichushkin  is available .  id love to see him next to datsyuk next year


and since ference is not gonna be resigned maybe we can go after him as a 5-6dman depending the price


Seemes strange that they would do this. There are a decent handful of top 4 D-men available as UFAs. If they're looking for a legit top 2 pairing D-man, then that's a different story all together.

#2422134 Gary Bettman Stanley Cup Presentations

Posted by RedWingsDad on 25 June 2013 - 09:59 AM

It's a shame that he insists on ruining what should be a great moment by continuing to present the trophy.


I agree with this. The moment is about the players and the club that won... not Bettman. I simply do not understand the rationale. They should have a guest present it every year... like a former player or something. That would add even more magic to the moment instead of detracting from it.

#2419594 Calder Cup Finals Game 3 GDT - Syracuse Crunch @ Grand Rapids Griffins

Posted by Travis on 12 June 2013 - 11:02 PM


#2418780 2013 Stanley Cup Finals - Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by Nev on 09 June 2013 - 03:45 AM

All aboard the Bruins bandwagon!

#2418791 What would you give up for Malkin?

Posted by Doc Holliday on 09 June 2013 - 07:31 AM

What would I give up for Malkin?




Do not want.


Guy can't play defense, can't play in key nail-biting situations, can't handle smothering coverage (he just went pointless in a sweep loss with probably the best supporting cast you're going to see in this cap era. And we all remember what the Wings did to him way back when.) And I don't get the sense that he's a great team guy, though that may just be me. Still, ultimately, Do not want.

"Can't play in key situations"




Uh huh. How many points did Datsyuk have in a 7 game series against Chicago?

#2418094 Blessing in disguise?

Posted by jthiel86 on 06 June 2013 - 03:22 AM

I like your outlook.  The future is bright in Hockey Town.

#2418082 Blessing in disguise?

Posted by WingedWheel91 on 06 June 2013 - 12:20 AM

Hi guys, I just wanted to share my opinion (and get your's) of not only this whirlwind of a season - but why I'm more content with our heartbreaking loss as each day passes... I hope it helps you cope too.

First, I just want to say that this season was truly a pleasure to watch even though it ended in OT in a game 7, after being up 3-1 in that series. But the truth is, we should have lost that game at the end of the third and probably overachieved as a playoff team overall. What matters now is what happens moving forward, and know that whoever wins the cup this year will forever have an * placed beside there name due to the lockout.

The first item I take solace in, is that we are now in a much better draft position than we would have been if we scored first in OT last Wednesday night. The final 4 playoff teams draft 27-30 regardless of regular season point totals, instead of 18th (the highest pick we have had since taking Martin Lapointe in 1991). Although this draft is considered top heavy, the pick is still more valuable at 18 as a trade asset or to utilize with the best (european) scouting staff in the NHL... Especially when I start thinking about all of the great players we have drafted since 1991.

Next, the timely elimination also allowed several impact players such as Nyquist, Andersson, And Dekeyser to head back to Grand Rapids and finish off OKC to send our farm team to the Calder Cup Finals for the first time since 1992 (Adirondak). Another positive as any sort of Championship experience makes all of those players better moving forward and collatarally increases there individual value as well. Much easier to include a Jurco, Tatar, Ferrarro in a package for a big name after they are integral parts to a Calder Cup run.

Because of the lockout, we ended our season in the second round at the end of May. Had we moved on, our season could have potentially ended close to July with virtually no time for management to negotiate extensions with any of our free agents before free agency begins. Names including: Filpulla, Cleary, Brunner, Nyquist, Andersson, Smith and Kindl. Completing this process becomes crucial when attracting other potential UFA's wanting to sign with teams that have all of their key pieces locked up... Datsyuk's extension is probably most important when trying to convince a Horton or Clarkson to come here for a few years.

All in all, I think what happened against Chicago was tough to swallow, but probably better for Detroit as an organization moving forward. If we can say that we won a Calder Cup and were one goal away from the Conference Finals in a "rebuilding year" while rostering one of the younger teams in the NHL, (once Bert, White and Sammy are gone), I don't think I'll be complaining, especially one year into the Post #5 era.

What do you guys think?