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#2558608 Rank our griffins d prospects

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 22 December 2014 - 07:50 PM

I'm pretty sure Sproul was scratched. Three or four games I think. Since then he's responded and he's tied for the lead in defense scoring and his pluus minus has shaped up. He also doesn't weigh 175 lbs. Which is likely another reason Blackman was having a hard time finding a spot on the roster. He's too light to handle a physical north american game. And unlike almqvist, he wasn't producing tons of points.


Maybe he would have with more time? 18 games in the ahl isn't enough time to say someone's a bust and even though he wasn't producing offensively I wouldn't say being -3 was awful for a rookie

Almquist is another guy we lost cause he got fed up of waiting even though he stayed in the ahl for years( for all we know maybe backman saw that along with the healthy scratches and figured wasn't worth it?)

Not saying almquist is a star but if guys like yannick weber and Raphael diaz are still in the nhl I'm sure almquist could of gotten a spot somewhere


#2558512 12/21 GDT : Avalanche 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by Euro_Twins on 22 December 2014 - 04:55 AM

Saw game went to OT on my tablet and was already sure the Wings would lose. The easiest solution to not being good at SOs is simple: don't let it get to that point, period.
 
Despite Pasha this team just doesn't have the players for it.


I don't know. Jurco looked good in the so


#2558497 Rank our griffins d prospects

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 21 December 2014 - 10:55 PM

What he did in a 10 game stretch last year is irrelevant to what he's done this year.  If he was better this year, he would have been playing.  He was sitting instead, and hat tells me that he's dropped off.  This is what Holland and Blashill said this year.  
 
Holland: Ive been in the game since 1975 in pro hockey, for 10 years as a minor league goaltender. Adversity and competition are wonderful things, and learning to fight through the adversity, learning to fight through the competition, learning to compete every day in practice and wait for your opportunity to get in the lineup and take somebodys job, thats what weve tried to build the Red Wings on."[/size]
 
Blashill: [/size]What Ive talked to him about is making sure that when he gets his opportunities, hes ready to play great, Blashill said. Thats the No. 1 thing he can control is his play. He cant control my decision on who to play.[/size]
 
2 things stick out to me in those quotes.  First, Backman wasn't prepared to play at a high level when he did play.  Second, he doesn't deal well when things aren't going his way.  If you can't do those things, I don't care how talented you are, you're not an NHL player.[/size]

What he did in a 10 game stretch last year is irrelevant to what he's done this year.  If he was better this year, he would have been playing.  He was sitting instead, and hat tells me that he's dropped off.  This is what Holland and Blashill said this year.  
 
Holland: Ive been in the game since 1975 in pro hockey, for 10 years as a minor league goaltender. Adversity and competition are wonderful things, and learning to fight through the adversity, learning to fight through the competition, learning to compete every day in practice and wait for your opportunity to get in the lineup and take somebodys job, thats what weve tried to build the Red Wings on."[/size]
 
Blashill: [/size]What Ive talked to him about is making sure that when he gets his opportunities, hes ready to play great, Blashill said. Thats the No. 1 thing he can control is his play. He cant control my decision on who to play.[/size]
 
2 things stick out to me in those quotes.  First, Backman wasn't prepared to play at a high level when he did play.  Second, he doesn't deal well when things aren't going his way.  If you can't do those things, I don't care how talented you are, you're not an NHL player.[/size]

Ken holland is a great gm but he was a scrap as an nhl player ... 3 games , drafted in the 12 th round .... He never really had a chance , so he's basically nathan paetsch .... Backman is a talented young defensemen who won awards and championships in his country who should of been given ice time to improve his game in North America

How's he suppose to improve sitting on his ass ? He's young and needs to play , not play once a month


#2558495 Rank our griffins d prospects

Posted by Ekmanc on 21 December 2014 - 10:45 PM

He's not some kid who came up from a junior league either. He was on the top pairing of a top team in the SHL, played in every situation and ended last season with the best +- in the entire league, played for the Swedish national team and then came here and had an excellent playoffs.

 

Sure he should've just buckled down and fought through it but I can understand that being benched over guys that are never going anywhere has to be very frustrating. 




#2558494 Rank our griffins d prospects

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 21 December 2014 - 10:39 PM

You're not gifted anything as a pro.  Check out the Oilers if you want to see the product of that.


Big difference between getting a spot on an ahl team when your a highly ranked prospect so you can learn and develop your game and when you go straight to the nhl and thrown into the fire , not the same at all

He should of gotten some playing time over the vets who have no future with detroit


#2556759 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by kipwinger on 14 December 2014 - 01:30 PM

 

Yandle and Boedker are super overrated. Yandle is Rafalski without the benefit of the RH shot, and Rafalski was not exactly always loved around here. And Boedker is suddenly being super overrated around the league just cause he's available and fans wanna see moves made IMO. He's not at all good defensively, like a bigger Hudler.

 

I think the deal makes us better in the O-zone but hurts us slightly in the D-zone, even with the addition of Yandle. We don't gain much physicality in the deal either. It's like trading softies for softies, but we give up a bit of our future too. I say no.

 

A couple of points I'd make in response.  Despite the fact that Rafalski wasn't exactly loved around here, anybody who still doesn't see how valuable he was to the team is nuts.  Yandle would be too.  Secondly, Boedker is noted for his two way play, I'm not sure where you're getting that from?  AND he's capable of putting up points.  Finally, I think we get (marginally) more physical in the sense that A) Yandle is more fiesty than any of our d-men and fights (rarely, but on occasion), B) Boedker is physical in the same way that Helm is, plus he's quite a bit bigger and heavier, C) trading Andersson would get Callahan in the lineup, and he's more physical than anybody on our team. 

 

And really, what are we losing?  Helm?  Franzen?  Neither of them are particularly strong this season, and I'd be happy to move them plus picks and prospects for two 50 pts. players in their twenties (not exactly mortgaging the future by trading a 22 year old Pulkkinen for a 24 year old Boedkker). 




#2556553 12/13 GDT : Red Wings 1 @ Maple Leafs 4 *MOD WARNING POST 198*

Posted by dirtydangles on 13 December 2014 - 07:52 PM

THIS GUY - the announcer on hockey night in canada just called datsyuk and bozak as two of the game's top stars - one of these is not like the other...


I love Gus but the guy needs to put on like 10lbs of muscle this offseason. He looks like the equivalent of Toad in mario kart out there getting pushed around like nothing. 




#2556521 12/13 GDT : Red Wings 1 @ Maple Leafs 4 *MOD WARNING POST 198*

Posted by wingfan13 on 13 December 2014 - 07:32 PM

He also said it was a bad call though. . Unless my screaming kid interfered with what i heard.


#2555923 More Mantha stuff.....

Posted by krsmith17 on 12 December 2014 - 06:55 AM

It's likely Mantha probably did say something like this, I've heard many of his interviews and it does sound like something he would say. However, I don't really get the point of this thread... It could have easily been added to the already existing Mantha thread, and without being able to provide a source, it makes even less sense to post.

 

Anyhow, Mantha should start the season in Detroit, if he starts in Grand Rapids, Ken Holland is a moron. He is that good, he definitely doesn't need time to adjust in the minor league...... :ninja:




#2554940 Mantha getting closer.

Posted by Echolalia on 08 December 2014 - 05:09 PM

The Sharks gave up a 3 on none from the blue line last night to the oilers and they never made a pass and missed the net

 

Everything about this sentence is blowing my mind




#2554773 Tomas Tatar Appreciation Thread

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 08 December 2014 - 04:35 AM

Let's get back on track here and stick with the topic, which is the Tatar appreciation thread, not the Weiss debate thread. 

 

I didn't honestly expect this kind of start out of Tatar, I think a lot of us were focused on Nyquist emerging as the young goal scorer this season, but it's been a pleasant surprise to see Tatar scoring out there as much as he has been. I hope it keeps up and he stays consistent, and it's been exciting to watch this far. 




#2554729 Tomas Tatar Appreciation Thread

Posted by greenrebellion on 07 December 2014 - 09:32 PM

Maybe Holland knows what he's doing after all!




#2554671 Tomas Tatar Appreciation Thread

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 07 December 2014 - 07:16 PM

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Two more goals today. 




#2554722 12/7 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Hurricanes 1

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 07 December 2014 - 08:46 PM

 




#2554480 12/6 GDT : Rangers 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by number9 on 06 December 2014 - 11:52 PM

Weiss's semi-toothless smile is badass