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#2684522 AA

Posted by kickazz on 07 August 2016 - 01:51 PM

I'd like to see Larkin, Abby, Tatar and Nyquist get 17-18+ minutes a night. And I'd like to see the veterans (except Nielsen) have a significant drop in ice time. The 4th line should have their 5 on 5 time reduced as well. 


Also AA needs to have his ice time increased. He made the most out of his limited ice time last year. I'm not sure what else a player has to do to prove himself. What was it like 8 or 9 goals he scored in 30 something games with like 9 minutes of ice time a night?? 

#2684521 AA

Posted by NerveDamage on 07 August 2016 - 12:31 PM


This is what needs to change. The 4th line should be played as a 4th line, not as a 2nd or 3rd line. Blashill needs to learn from last year from our putrid offense that things like that won't work.

do you remember the first half of the season when he'd be juggling and mixing up the lines like crazy? hopefully the new staff surrounding him will help to make better adjustments and line combos

#2684518 AA

Posted by NerveDamage on 07 August 2016 - 10:31 AM

I think you will see the team transition to a Tatar-Nielsen-Abdelkader line taking on the top scoring threat lines. They can score but they also stand to play excellent defense. Nielsen is one of the best in the league.


Ideally I would like to see two forwards and a defenseman moved for a top D. Even if the team had to roll out Helm as a 2nd line center for a year...

Tatar-Nyquist-Sproul are young enough to generate a lot of interest in other teams as a package.

Larkin on the third line whilst Tatar and Nyq on the 1st and 2nd respectiely? sorry Charlie, no sale

#2684515 AA

Posted by kickazz on 07 August 2016 - 09:34 AM

I'm leaning towards blaming things more on Blashill.

For the longest time Babcock was all about "drive the offense and SHOOT THE PUCK" menatlity.

With Blashill idk what his dam philosophy is. Under Blashill the non possession players all had their 5 on 5 time increased and possession players like Tatar had their ice time decreased.

On top of all that the Red Wings dropped from being Ranked 8th in shots against with Babcock to ranked 16th under Blashill. And shots against does correlate to goals against in our case. We were the only team with one of the worse goals for/against ratios in the league that squeezed into playoffs.

#2684128 DeKeyser re-signed to a 6 year deal

Posted by NerveDamage on 28 July 2016 - 01:06 PM

DK's face after reading that article


#2684117 Calle Jarnkrok

Posted by kickazz on 28 July 2016 - 08:29 AM

I remember people on here freaking out when Holland traded him saying he was our future top line center lol.

Yeah I remember that lol.

#2684040 Mrazek avoids arbitration... signs 2 year deal

Posted by kickazz on 27 July 2016 - 11:09 AM

Always good to avoid arbitration. I was worried Holland was losing his mojo. If he is good at anything it is signing restricted players. Although sometimes too high. This is a good cap hit.

He only went to arbitration because Mrazek wanted like $5 million. Holland requesting arbitration brought Mrazek back down to earth. Holland gets full credit on this one to be honest. We were the only team in the league to file arbitration AGAINST a player rather than the usual players filing against the team. 


We did well. Not to mention Mrazek will be an RFA after this contract is up too. This is a perfect win-win for us. 

#2683643 Fans rank front offices....Wings 21st

Posted by Echolalia on 22 July 2016 - 01:35 PM

Lol this article is meaningless. Let's ask a very small sample size some questions about every team, most of which they're inequipped to answer, and then draw conclusions from this data. How does this s*** get published? I'm done with this thread lol

#2683621 Fans rank front offices....Wings 21st

Posted by toby91_ca on 22 July 2016 - 10:16 AM

It's probably a relatively fair assessment, but at the same time, this is the result of polling fans and only 200 of them, so the results don't really mean that much.

#2683620 Fans rank front offices....Wings 21st

Posted by FireCaptain on 22 July 2016 - 09:27 AM

He was told not to bother by Stamkos' people. 


After the meeting in TO, it confirmed what Stamkos knew all along - he wanted to stay in TB. 


It's been all over the news and NHL radio - why is that so hard to understand? 


didn't even call Stamkos

#2683810 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 25 July 2016 - 10:55 AM

Yeah, it sucks we're going to lose these guys because of the Helm signing...


Stop being so f***ing over dramatic... Both DeKeyser and Mrazek will be signed, likely before their arbitration hearings, and Helm's contract will not effect it in any way, shape, or form...

#2683591 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by MrazekFanBoy on 21 July 2016 - 04:43 PM

You guys keep putting 4 million dollar Nyquist on the third line but expect Holland to fetch a trouba or shattenkirk with him.. Stop complaining about Helm having a top six contract it's an okay contract for one of the best third line centers in the league, I don't get how you can complain about him then constantly put Nyquists 4.75 million dollar contract on the third line. Blash is an idiot for his player usage that's why we got waxed in the first round plus Howard was the starter.. How do you expect to fetch a nice d-man with someone you guys consider a overpaid third line scorer lmao, Goose should've been played on one of the top two lines all year and if he isn't this year I'll be pissed cause look at that damn contract!
And I thought he was a better player overall this year than he was when he damn near scored thirty, he's a more complete player now

#2683564 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 21 July 2016 - 07:48 AM

I get the frustration, but I personally think the Nielsen signing was needed. We couldn't go into the season with Zetterberg / Sheahan / Larkin as our top 3 centers. Zetterberg needs his minutes cut, Larkin isn't ready for number one center duty, and while Sheahan can play 2nd line center in a pinch, I think he's better suited in the bottom 6. I'm one of the few that wanted Helm back, and while it may be half a mil too high and a couple years too long, I think it was a good signing. Vanek is a low risk, high reward signing, but I would have preferred to see a kid get that spot. The Miller and Ott signings are a complete joke... Without the latter three signings we could have had a few more spots open for the kids, who are mostly deserving of spots anyway... Of the players that you mentioned though, I only think Athanasiou and Mantha are ready to be full time NHLers. I'm completely fine with Bertuzzi spending another season in Grand Rapids, and honestly, I don't see Nosek as a high quality NHL player anyway. He might be a decent 3rd line center, but I'd much rather have Helm or Sheahan fill that spot...

#2683550 Brad Richards Retires

Posted by kickazz on 20 July 2016 - 10:56 PM


Was he ever even a top 5 center in the game?  Top 10?  

Personally I didn't think he was overall. But I didn't even pay attention to the guy until he came out of nowhere in Tampa and had a crazy good season or two when they won the cup. Then sort of fell off the radar. If he was top it was a short lived time imo, not as consistent as some of our past players. 

#2683384 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kliq on 17 July 2016 - 11:28 PM

Helm will botch that line up. No hands, fumbles the puck to much.


Its crystal clear you hate the Helm contract with your constant comments, but lets not paint Helm out to be a piece of garbage. The guy can more then handle himself on the third line. There is a reason other teams were in the running for him at the same price or higher then what we gave him.


Top 6 player....no. Does he have bad hands at times....yes. Is he a good third liner.....yes he is.