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#2621416 Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 24 July 2015 - 08:58 AM

A Larkin like transition? Give me a break. Larkin played a grand total of 6 games in Grand Rapids. Sure, he looked great, but anyone can pull that off in such a small sample size, especially coming off an unbelievable college season, World Juniors, and World Championships. I'm willing to bet that Mantha could have pulled off similar numbers in the 2014 playoffs with the Griffins, if Val d'Or didn't go on such a deep run, winning the President's Cup and going on to play for the Memorial Cup. Confidence is huge in any professional sport, and hockey is no different. Larkin was coming into the Calder Cup playoffs oozing confidence, just as Mantha would have a year prior. Instead, Mantha came into training camp last offseason oozing confidence and looking great, and then fractured his right tibia, and as a result was out for 2 months, missing the Red Wings training camp and the Griffins training camp, and just never got his game on track after that. Some act as such a serious leg injury is no big deal, and he should have immediately regained form. I do think he had a rough season, and he probably should have ended the regular season on a more positive note, or at the very least should have been more of an impact by playoffs. However, I do believe that we will see a completely different player in Grand Rapids this season. I expect he will hover at or around a point per game pace the entire season. Here's to hoping... 


Also he didn't have a proper training camp like the other guys. He started it, got injured before the season started then had to get back into shape while healing his injured leg. The fact he scored .5 PPG is pretty good, he was also playing on the 3rd/4th lines for awhile as well getting limited minutes and being stuck with Potter didn't help.


Edit: Forgot he was also injured before the playoffs as well.

#2621316 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 23 July 2015 - 12:13 PM

Let me know when he figures out how to do that in the NHL on a relatively consistent basis

Let me know when he's given an actual full NHL season to at least try.

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#2620422 Ryan O’Reilly Charged With Impaired Driving

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 13 July 2015 - 09:12 PM

No more lady byng for him.

#2620407 Mitch Callahan signed 1-year - 600k

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 13 July 2015 - 07:35 PM

#2619977 Gustav Nyquist signed 4-Year Deal $4.75 mill AAV

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 10 July 2015 - 02:25 PM

I think we both got a fair deal ... He had what ? 2 27 goal seasons ? I think 4.75 is more than fair , wouldn't call it a steal

Just think the other gm's throwing 7.5 per at the ryan o'reillys of the league are f***en morons

Hate ken holland all you will for not making more deals and so on, but he'll never over pay someone

If Gus was asking for 7 per he'd be gone

0% chance Ericsson gets dealt ... I know a lot of people here hate him but we don't have guys his size in the back

What's the point of size when you don't use it. hickets uses his size more then Ericsson

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#2619886 Pittsburgh: America's hockey capital? Lol

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 09 July 2015 - 05:50 PM

That's why one of there owners is trying to sell before they fall off more then they already have.

#2619712 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 08 July 2015 - 08:47 PM

All the right answers.


#2619525 Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 07 July 2015 - 08:01 PM

If you say intangibALLS it carries more truculence



#2619521 Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 07 July 2015 - 07:54 PM


Do you know what a "pay-cut" is? A pay-cut is when you take less money then what you used to get. Jonathan Toews NEVER took a pay-cut. http://www.spotrac.c...jonathan-toews/


You say Winnipeg & Buffalo were prepared to pay Towes 13.3 million a year? Please post a link to someone from either organization verifying or even hinting to this. Or are you just making up things as if they are facts because it helps your argument?


I don't think Towes is a top 3 player, I think he has been lucky enough to play with great players for the last 6 years, but that is irrelevant to this argument. I'm starting to see your philosophy Frank, you are pissed at the NHL/owners and anytime a player can get as much as they can out of them, you consider it a small "win". Nyquist is the perfect example, you seem to want him to get paid as much as possible even though if he does get a ridicoulas O'Rielly type contract, it hurts the Wings.


No one is disputing with you that these players CAN ask for the moon, what people including myself are saying is that in a team game where the team can only spend so much money with the cap, for a player to take a huge percentage of that money especially when the player is not worth it (ie. O'Rielly) can and will hurt the team. Players that only look out for themselves are then perceived as selfish and entitled.


There is a reason why guys like Lidstrom & Datsyuk are so well respected around here, they never put themselves first and even though they COULD get more money, they are/were willing to take a slight decrease in salary for the good of the team. They are stilled paid well, but not to the point where it hurts the team.


Why "cant you wait" for Stamkos to sign a huge contract? It's odd that get satisfaction from that. Do you think these guys are struggling financially or something?


Good post. :thumbup:

#2619501 Tarasenko re-signs with the Blues (60 mill/8 years)

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 07 July 2015 - 06:04 PM

Well that explains it then, I guess I missed the rule change.


Two changes: If a player re-signs with his current team he can sign 8 years. If the player elects to go through FA the max he can sign is 7 years.

#2619333 Free agents this off season

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 06 July 2015 - 10:58 PM

I would try to sign him and then we can package a few folks together and move them out for another upgrade on the back end


Trade our future for 1 year of Semin? wtf?

#2619305 Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 06 July 2015 - 07:46 PM

Not sure if this will effect Nyqist's deal but Evgeny Kuznetsov just signed a 2 year $6 million deal with the Caps. I don't know much about him but what I do know is he has only scored 14 goals in the NHL regular season. $3 million cap hit seems kinda high. Makes me think Nyquist can ask for the moon.


He put up 37 points in his first full NHL season, and is only 23. He is going to be a very good player for the Capitals.

#2618589 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 01 July 2015 - 09:44 PM


#2618537 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 01 July 2015 - 07:45 PM

This was made by FlashyG posted on another forum. Another absolute gem that has to be shared and I haven't seen him around in awhile.



#2618503 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 01 July 2015 - 06:48 PM

Would have prefered - as mentioned - Franson he is better defensively, a more physical player and can chip in a point here and there.


The panel on TSN just discussed Mike Green and they basically said he's a powerplay magician but a trainwreck defensively.


Only one person said he was a trainwreck, and it was Ferraro. The rest of the panel was saying how much of a good fit it is for Detroit because they felt he fits our system very well.



And my wish came true. Except the cheap part. Not thrilled at the price. But we have money to spend I guess. Does this mean no cleary?


The only way the money changes is if Green gets more term. It's very fair where it is right now imo. Plus you have a player that is very excited to come to play for the Wings.