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#2686311 2016 World Cup of Hockey thread

Posted by RedWingsRox on 25 September 2016 - 04:18 PM

Impressive Tatar, hope he gains some confidence and is ready to move to the next level of play.  

#2686049 Dan Cleary Gets Training Camp Tryout

Posted by kliq on 18 September 2016 - 05:03 PM

...because he's horrible.


He had 15 points in 35 games playing on I'm guessing the third or forth line. Having a veteran presence like him in the AHL is not a bad thing and can only help with player development.

I want him no where near the Wings, but I'm just fine with him playing on the Griffins as long as he can hold his weight.

#2686044 2016 World Cup of Hockey thread

Posted by kipwinger on 18 September 2016 - 03:16 PM


I wonder how many casual sports fans in Russia have ever heard of Datsyuk?  I was there several months ago, and Ovechkin is a celebrity there, despite playing in the NHL.  


The last time I was in Russia I was talking with some locals and told them I was from Detroit.  They all immediately said "Datsyuk".  I realize that it's just an anecdote, but I got the impression he's a pretty big star. 

#2686039 2016 World Cup of Hockey thread

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 September 2016 - 02:04 PM

By the way, I had no idea Russia picked Ovechkin as their captain over Datsyuk.


I wonder how many casual sports fans in Russia have ever heard of Datsyuk?  I was there several months ago, and Ovechkin is a celebrity there, despite playing in the NHL.  

#2685744 2016 World Cup of Hockey thread

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 10 September 2016 - 09:59 AM

I'm not sure what game you were watching, but other than the last 10 minutes of the 1st period, Canada dominated.  Price was clearly rusty, in my opinion, all 3 goals were terrible...some could argue 1, but the other 2 were simply bad....he was rusty.  Other than those 10 minutes in the 1st, Canada outshot them 41-7 I think.


Edit - I think was for sure though....that game was far more intense than the NA vs Europe game.


Well it deosn't matter how many shots, you still have to be ahead at the end of the third. 

#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