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#2680351 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by brandon27 on 29 June 2016 - 05:36 PM

Yup.

 

At this point I'd just assume play our young guys, and screw ufa.

 

Is it me, or do we hear about the 'quality' of guys that are in our system...Well - lets throw'em into the deep end of the pool to see how they do...We're so far off from any chance of the Cup - now is the perfect time.

 

Agreed.  Nevermind the streak.  Nobody cares about it, or at least they shouldnt.  Making the playoffs is important, yes, but if you're only ever good enough to squeak in, and be bounced in the first round, there's not much point.  No sense in throwing big money at band-aids.  Stamkos would have at least given us the opportunity to move a piece and get a D-man here probably, then you're talking a different scenario.  As it stands now though, I'd rather roll with what we have.  If we succeed, great, if we don't, then maybe we get a chance to have that rebuild that we need.   Going to be pretty weird though moving into that new building with no real star power.  Sure, Z will probably still be here, and Larkin is in the spotlight, but after that, you're still desperate for a star, and top talent not only to market the team, but to enhance the level of play.




#2672923 I Hate Jeff Blashill because ...

Posted by brandon27 on 22 April 2016 - 08:34 AM

The real thing we should be hating here is the make up of the roster IMO.   Lets face it, with what we would consider a better coach, we barely made the playoffs last year, and have been out in round 1 the last 3 years.  There are bigger problems here than the coach.  It's the roster.  Z and Pav are shells of their former selves.  The D-men are...  bad.  There's a lot of "good" players on the roster, but that's it.  Nyquist, Tatar, and Jurco are great examples of that.  Good... but it doesn't look like they're going to get beyond that.  They'll never carry the team like we expect them to.

 

Now did Blashill make some mistakes with lines etc... Yeah, maybe.  But there's an easy argument to be made for just not having enough goal scorers on this team to get the job done in the playoffs, against Bishop, a guy who's bigger than the damn net.




#2672732 ECQF Game 5 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 1, Red Wings 0 (TB Wins, 4-1)

Posted by brandon27 on 21 April 2016 - 09:13 PM

Tampa is a bunk team when you look at the roster, problem here is we put a monkey behind the steering wheel. Blashill is the problem.

 

LOL   So, in one season, we've gone from Blashill is a great choice to replace Babcock, to Blashill is the problem.   Ok.

 

Lets not forget, this team struggled last year to get in to the playoffs, just like this year, and they're out in the first round again.  There's a lack of quality talent here.  We have a bunch of guys.   Nobody really stands out, especially after Pav leaves, and Z goes.  There's no standouts aside from Larkin, he's shown potential.  Tatar and Nyquist did, but that spark has died out quite a bit it seems.  Mantha has potential, and hasn't had an opportunity.   Outside of that, there's nothing that stands out.  But that's what happens in a salary cap world when you're always drafting late.

 

Blashill needs more time before we start pointing the blame there.   The roster is the biggest problem here.




#2672716 Mantha

Posted by brandon27 on 21 April 2016 - 09:10 PM

 

Two people on our team had more than one point in these playoffs. He was one of them.

 

But can we keep the discussion to Mantha? He needs to be full time next year. What are the odds Blashill actually gives him that chance?

Mantha should have been in the lineup this whole series IMO.  What's the point tonight, of Jaokim Andersson and his less than 2 minutes of ice time?   Ridiculous.




#2672675 Mantha

Posted by brandon27 on 21 April 2016 - 08:58 PM

While I agree with most of this, Richards has been an important part of the team. Especially as of late. We will be happy to have him in the playoffs.

 

Really?  Because brad richards was pretty useless all playoffs.




#2604380 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by brandon27 on 29 April 2015 - 09:06 PM

If you aren't bringing Bab's back... blow up the front office too.   This plan clearly isnt working on the ice.  These guys are slow, and they lack scoring ability.   Don't even get me started on the defensemen.  Blow it up.  IT starts witht he guy building this roster.




#2602378 ECQF Game 6 GDT : Lightning 5 at Red Wings 2 - Series Tied 3-3

Posted by brandon27 on 27 April 2015 - 08:50 PM

 

He's not the best coach for this team.  At least I hope not, because they've regressed every season with him.  We need a fresh start and fresh ideas from a fresh mind.  Babcock has no more ideas on how to improve this roster.  

 

Well, in his defense, it's not his roster.  Ken Holland is buying the groceries.  There's not much there to work with, especially on the back end.




#2602277 ECQF Game 6 GDT : Lightning 5 at Red Wings 2 - Series Tied 3-3

Posted by brandon27 on 27 April 2015 - 08:35 PM

The fact the officials aren't going to call anything, with all the blatant hooking, interference, and holding Tampa is doing right now, especially out front of the net.  It's ridiculous.  This is what I HATE about playoff hockey.  They let you get away with anything, and everything when the games, and series' are on the line.   Call it consistently, like you call it all year.  If you want to call it like this all year, that's fine by me.  Just be consistent.




#2602063 ECQF Game 6 GDT : Lightning 5 at Red Wings 2 - Series Tied 3-3

Posted by brandon27 on 27 April 2015 - 07:40 PM

Glenny not on the bench?

 

Skate issue.  Gone to get it fixed according to the cbc/sportsnet broadcast.




#2601993 ECQF Game 6 GDT : Lightning 5 at Red Wings 2 - Series Tied 3-3

Posted by brandon27 on 27 April 2015 - 07:30 PM

Such an uninspired performance tonight by everyone not named Petr Mrazek.




#2515471 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

Posted by brandon27 on 24 April 2014 - 10:01 PM

Just beign dominated... its like game 3 all over again.




#2515233 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

Posted by brandon27 on 24 April 2014 - 08:38 PM

Nice job by Smith on the 2 on 1, and great job by Kronwall hustling to get back.




#2515133 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

Posted by brandon27 on 24 April 2014 - 08:13 PM

Pavel! Just got in from a pit rehearsal to see that beauty!

Gustavsson in? Howard hurt or just because he was weak in games 2 and 3?

 

Flu for Howard...  in the dressing room, half in equipment, getting fluids..




#2515130 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

Posted by brandon27 on 24 April 2014 - 08:12 PM

Franzen just levelled Lucic... about time he did something.




#2515055 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

Posted by brandon27 on 24 April 2014 - 07:44 PM

Unreal... they "miss" the two trips of helm, the crosscheck by Marchand to the face of Smith, but then they conveniently call that one on Smith to try and even out the PP time, because you just knew after a 4 minute PP the next call was going to be on us.  It's a damn shame the way they call these games now.