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#2553614 Babcock "I don't think it will be my final year here"

Posted by rick zombo on 03 December 2014 - 03:07 PM

I think they're going to wait till Blashill is overripe before calling him up


Agreed. They'll bring Dave Lewis back as a veteran stop-gap until Blashill is ready. Is there a coaching equivalent to a 35+ contract with a NTC?

#2553615 Babcock "I don't think it will be my final year here"

Posted by marcaractac on 03 December 2014 - 03:08 PM


Agreed. They'll bring Dave Lewis back as a veteran stop-gap until Blashill is ready. Is there a coaching equivalent to a 35+ contract with a NTC?


John Torterella?  :lol:

#2553225 Abby Out 2 Weeks with partially separated shoulder

Posted by rick zombo on 02 December 2014 - 11:32 AM


I'd love to see Callahan up with the team, but that's not going to happen unless there's a roster spot for him. Can't imagine that we'd want to expose him to waivers when he needed to go back down.


Yep. Calling up Callahan and potentially losing him in a few weeks would just be a completely Nestra"silly" move by Holland.

#2553194 Abby Out 2 Weeks with partially separated shoulder

Posted by e_prime on 02 December 2014 - 07:52 AM

Enter Mantha :ninja:

Prepare for the Jurco Ascension.  :clap:

#2551505 Doggone it Danny Cleary

Posted by AtlantaHotWings on 24 November 2014 - 12:34 PM

I don't hate Cleary but don't see him keeping his spot on the team after all the injuries heal. But when he does things like this makes me feel better about him wearing the wheel a bit longer.



#2551455 Mantha getting closer.

Posted by Richdg on 24 November 2014 - 09:08 AM

Mantha will move up before Pulks because he does things that Pulks can't due to size. I like Pulks but he is one of about 8 guys that fit the "small scoring euro" description. How many do we have the fit the "power forward" description? No one other than Mantha. Please don't even try to put franzen in that group....

But Mantha needs a good 15-20 AHL games first. 2 reasons: 1 to develop and 2 so I have time to get down and watch him! LOL


As for Mantha dropping the gloves, 1 word: Shanahan.

#2548833 Weiss sent down to GR- conditioning assignment

Posted by Euro_Twins on 14 November 2014 - 02:26 PM

Weiss will continue practicing with the Wings for the next week and then play a game with Grand Rapids on November 22nd against Lake Erie Monsters in hopes to get back in the Wings lineup for the November 24th game against Ottawa.
Let's hope this conditioning stint is more successful than the last...

So if he makes it through this time he will be back in the lineup. Hopefully he gets more than 9 minutes of ice time this time.

#2550922 Lucic tasting some knuckles...

Posted by Vladinator16 on 22 November 2014 - 08:42 AM

Initiates the fight, gets one punch KO'ed, whines after getting up, sucker punches Prout while he's tied up with the refs, whines some more and throws his glove.  


Just another day in the life of Lucic who wonders why nobody likes him. 

#2550332 Myers close to become a wing?

Posted by DickieDunn on 20 November 2014 - 07:25 PM

He's not untouchable but if he gets traded it needs to be for a sure thing, not Myers.

#2550121 Mantha getting closer.

Posted by kipwinger on 20 November 2014 - 10:17 AM

Here's an interesting tidbit I just ran across in a Khan article about Nestrasil...


"[Nestrasil] would have been buried further down the depth chart once Pavel Datsyuk and Weiss return from injuries and after the club promotes top prospect Anthony Mantha, which it will likely do if he produces in the AHL the next few weeks."


The bolded part is interesting because until very recently Khan had repeatedly taken the stance that as a result of his injury (and lost training camp), it would be unlikely that Mantha would crack Detroit's roster this season.  This sounds almost definitive.  As in, someone told Khan (off the record) that he'll be promoted if he plays well out of the game.  Usually Khan's good about acknowledging when he's speculating.  That doesn't seem to be the case here. 

#2549552 Myers close to become a wing?

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 17 November 2014 - 01:40 PM

Better plan than some might think, MMA training isn't just for "fighting skills" as proven here http://www.mensfitne...durance-workout
Mantha, Larkin could be a nice first line one day and I agree, they complement each other really well. That being said I would still be very interested in Myers.

Ive been saying it for years, NHL fighters totally need a ground game.

#2548573 Ranking Wings Players by Draft Order

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 11 November 2014 - 02:39 PM

Small + Euro + late bloomer



His wiki page makes it sound like Nill was a big factor in the Wings picking him (while also mentioning his small stature). 

Zetterberg caught the attention of the Red Wings' Assistant General Manager Jim Nill and Director of European Scouting Håkan Andersson during a tournament in Finland. While Andersson was trying to point out Mattias Weinhandl, Nill could not help noticing "this little Zetterberg guy who always seemed to have the puck."[3]


#2547635 Brendan Shanahan: a letter to my younger self

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 06 November 2014 - 03:26 PM

My favorite portion (emphasis mine): 



  • Near the end of your career, you will fight a tough guy named Donald Brashear, after he takes some liberties with your captain. You will finish third in the fight, but do it anyway. Many establishments still give you free beer for this.

#2546695 GDT:11/4 Detroit Red Wings vs. Ottawa Senators 7:30p.m

Posted by freshy on 04 November 2014 - 08:12 PM

The title of the thread is incorrect. It should say Ottawa vs. Howard. 


This is ridiculous.....

#2546595 Strong Penalty Killing, Lack of Scoring the Story of 2014 So Far

Posted by number9 on 04 November 2014 - 03:01 PM

Tank the season for mcdavid you say?

I'm actually really starting to get behind this tank idea. I'm not sure how well the tracks work on ice, but that thing would be a helluva big body in front of the net