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#2620452 Ryan O’Reilly Charged With Impaired Driving

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 14 July 2015 - 02:23 AM

I cant say I am surprised. Everything about him screams gigantic ego and huge sense of entitlement. Its too bad Buffalo gave him that huge contract. When a person who already has an enhanced sense of self has that feeling validated, it can lead to bad things. Hopefully I'm wrong, or if not, hopefully he gets a reality check and wakes up.

Just because he demanded more money than he's probably worth, doesn't mean he's an egotistical entitled brat.

He's a really good player, hes a 2way center who's great on the defensive side and produces offensively like a lower end #1c/ high end #2c. Teams around the league are finally realizing how vital two way play is. Especially in the playoffs, and these guys are going to start getting paid like they higher end offensive guys have historically been over paid.

I don't think he's worth that much now but with the cap continuously rising were going to see more and more guys with cap hits over 10m, and after a few years, as long as he continues to play well, and develops a bit more offensive punch, hell be a bargain.

#2620410 Ryan O’Reilly Charged With Impaired Driving

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 13 July 2015 - 07:59 PM

Less than two weeks after signing a seven year contract extension worth $52.5-million, Buffalo Sabres centre Ryan OReilly has been charged with impaired driving after a pickup truck collided with a Tim Hortons in Lucan, Ont.
Per AM980

The only way this sentence could be more Canadian, is if it said "sorry aboot that" somewhere in there.

#2620122 Brian McGrattan

Posted by Euro_Twins on 11 July 2015 - 04:16 PM

Brian mcgrattan once thought he could play professional hockey, but then he tripped and fell...

Am I playing right?

#2620354 Mitch Callahan signed 1-year - 600k

Posted by e_prime on 13 July 2015 - 07:06 AM

2 way contract


#2620081 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by e_prime on 11 July 2015 - 07:51 AM

I'm kind of worried we end up not using him right, or not playing him enough to get into the flow of the games.

Remember! Babcock no longer coaches here! ;)

#2620114 Gustav Nyquist signed 4-Year Deal $4.75 mill AAV

Posted by FireCaptain on 11 July 2015 - 03:30 PM

This gave me GOOSE bumps.

#2620004 Brian McGrattan

Posted by Helmethead on 10 July 2015 - 03:47 PM

Brian McGrattan once pissed on a 74 pinto and it became Optimus Prime.

#2619955 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by kipwinger on 10 July 2015 - 01:16 PM


See, I don't buy that.


Babcock wanted Ouellet on last year's opening night roster. Before we'd signed Green, Ryan Martin said one of the kids would be making the team out of camp. Even now, with Green in the fold and one less spot "available," Kenny has indicated he'd like to start the season with Ouellet or Marchenko on the roster and that he may (but, realistically, surely won't) move someone out for the purpose of freeing up a roster spot for one of the kids. For Kenny to speak to that possibility...it means he himself realizes that starting both Ouellet and Marchenko in Grand Rapids would be pretty much inexcusable, especially given all his talk about how the young players need to take a step forward this season and how we need to get younger and faster as a team.


If both Ouellet and Marchenko start the season in Grand Rapids (and, by extension, spend the majority of another season playing against AHLers), it will be because 1) Smith ($2.75M cap hit x 2 years for a 26-year-old third-pairing defenseman who doesn't produce points and makes costly peewee mistakes on the defensive side of the puck) and Kindl ($2.4M cap hit x 2 years for a 28-year-old #7 defenseman who's a disaster in the d-zone) and Ericsson ($4.25M cap hit x 5 years for an error-prone 31-year-old "defensive defenseman") are all pretty much untradable, and 2) it's very important that the promising and NHL-ready young player who will be replacing Legendary All-Star Defenseman Kyle Quincey next season (and is fully capably of replacing him this season) sees as little NHL ice time this season as possible, because development!


I think you mean, renegade hardass defenseman Kyle Quincey.  Can baby-face Marchenko, or Le Francais, grow a beard like this?  I don't think so. 


If Kyle Quincey didn't already rule too much to have a nickname, I'd call him "The Outlander".  Just on the strength of that beard alone. 

#2619947 Preliminary Red Wings Training Camp Roster

Posted by krsmith17 on 10 July 2015 - 12:41 PM

Yeah, apparently it went right over amato's head too haha. I'd be all for signing Meyer. I was kidding about how others were saying some of our top prospects "suck"... Zero risk, potential high reward... Sounds good to me.

#2619927 Over/Under for Larkin's time as a Red Wing in 15/16

Posted by wings4thecup06 on 10 July 2015 - 09:55 AM

I think we're taking these "so and so sucks" comments a little too seriously.. they'll all develop just fine, it's the wings organization after all.

And I think aa gets less hype than mantha/larkin because Mantha and Larkin have very high expectations for prospects. I'm as excited for aa as I am for anyone else.


Plus, I think AA flew a little under the radar, especially at the beginning of last year, then he broke his jaw. His reputations has always been as a solid defensive forward, but he showed last year that he can also put up points. It was a big year for him, and I think that raised his status within the organisation. Plus, Mantha and Larkin were first round picks. For a team that rarely has 1st round picks, that makes their expectations even greater. 

#2619866 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by number9 on 09 July 2015 - 03:45 PM

Yeah I hate when defensemen choose high numbers. I guess all the good D numbers are taken here though. We need to ditch kindl cause 4 is prime

Actually 4 is composite. 2 is prime though, trade Smith.

#2619624 Wings‬ sign left wing Eric Tangradi

Posted by WingsAlways on 08 July 2015 - 01:25 PM

We don't need toughness or someone who can fight. Fighting is so barbaric.


But who's going to step up and protect Datsyuk from mean ol' Corey Perry?...oh right Datsyuk.

#2619913 Watch the Final Development Camp Scrimmage

Posted by Vladiator on 09 July 2015 - 11:15 PM

Little Bert with the spin-o-rama goal in the SO.Nice!

#2619885 Watch the Final Development Camp Scrimmage

Posted by Shaman on 09 July 2015 - 05:37 PM

Svechnikov's goal was pretty great. A lot of good things on that play. Him and Larkin go to the dirty areas, they don't give up on the play, and Svech doesn't over think and shoots when he has the open net.

#2619803 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by Vladinator16 on 09 July 2015 - 11:31 AM

I find it funny the people on the Wings facebook page complaining, did anybody have a problem when Emmerton wore #25 (with the actual number not the fact that Emmerton was actually on the ice)?