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#2673102 Pavel Datsyuk Career Appreciation Thread (Mod Warning Post #40)

Posted by roboturner on 22 April 2016 - 10:16 PM

Still the best Datsyuk picture



#2673059 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kliq on 22 April 2016 - 07:03 PM

So, Larkin is going to sit out the AHL playoffs that start tonight for GR? 




To me the obvious is that he just played 82 NHL Regular season games AND a tough 5 game series. At this stage I dont think he has anything to learn at the AHL level. He looked a bit burned out in the second half this year compared to the beginning of the season, why not let him rest and focus on next year. Its also not worth the injury rish. Differant story for a guy like Mantha who has alot of development left, Larkin is just past that point.

#2673048 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kickazz on 22 April 2016 - 05:32 PM

Here's what I think about the speculation that Zetterberg and Kronwall are running the team - 


I don't think it's far fetched to think that way. But I do think it's a bit overdramatic. 


Remember when Babcock was the coach everyone used to say "WHY IS ANDERSSON IN THE LINE UP"??  "WHY DOES BABCOCK LIKE ANDERSSON SO MUCH" 


Then the same was said about Daniel Cleary and everyone blamed Babcock for it along with Holland. On top of that everyone would blame Holland and Babs for overriping the AHL kids and not playing them. 


Now that Babcock is gone people are simply looking for someone else to blame. Looks like the new whipping boys are Zetteberg, Kronwall and as always Ken Holland. Soon as Z and Kronner are gone it will be someone else. 


I think folks are having amnesia about how this org has ALWAYS been weird about trusting the younger players. This isn't something that started with Jokim frickin Andersson and Anthony Mantha. This crap has been going on since the 90s. They drafted Datsyuk in 98 and wouldn't let him enter the NHL till 2001. They drafted Z in 99 and wouldn't let him play till 2002. 


TL;DR Management runs this team and nobody else. Don't kid  yourself. 

#2673028 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 22 April 2016 - 04:01 PM

Guy on twitter out this link on his tweets


That was one of the most asinine, overly dramatic attempts at a smear job I have ever seen. Who TF even is this nobody? Lmao "mafia" gtfo

#2672928 ECQF Game 5 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 1, Red Wings 0 (TB Wins, 4-1)

Posted by Jersey Wing on 22 April 2016 - 09:12 AM

Wings in 9! Gotta keep working hard. Can't get down after just four losses!

#2672897 WCQF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 22 April 2016 - 05:57 AM

OMG listen to you guys.  Chicago won one game but they're still down 3-2 and the game goes back to St Louis.  Have a little faith.  

#2672851 ECQF Game 5 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 1, Red Wings 0 (TB Wins, 4-1)

Posted by NerveDamage on 21 April 2016 - 11:26 PM


#2672048 WCQF : San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings

Posted by frankgrimes on 21 April 2016 - 08:55 AM

If there's one team to never count out it's gotta be the kings this isn't over

#2672023 WCQF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 21 April 2016 - 06:02 AM

Welllllllllll to bring this back on topic...............GO BLUES!!

#2672012 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 21 April 2016 - 03:33 AM

Any lineup changes I'll add to the OP later on. Let's hope that this isn't Datsyuk's last game. LGRW. 

#2671927 WCQF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues

Posted by Aethernum on 20 April 2016 - 03:50 PM


Won't be renewing my Center Ice next year. Wings won't be putting out a good enough product for me to care anyway. There are free streams online if they do.


The fact that Shaw was throwing post-game sucker punches probably didn't help his case. The kid is a goon and I'm glad he'll have a comfortable seat from which to watch his team get eliminated.

#2671923 WCQF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues

Posted by Aethernum on 20 April 2016 - 03:40 PM

So does Detroit. And literally every other hockey state. I'm not sure why you're surprised. This is the world we live in now. Tons of *** folks are playing hockey now. Shaw will likely end up apologizing. 
Anddd looks like he did-
“I am sincerely sorry for the insensitive remarks that I made last night while in the penalty box. When I got home and saw the video, it was evident that what I did was wrong, no matter the circumstances. I apologize to many people, including the *** and lesbian community, the Chicago Blackhawks organization, Blackhawks fans and anyone else I may have offended. I know my words were hurtful and I will learn from my mistake."
Anyways it's whatever. He'll either get reprimanded or the NHL will take his apology and perhaps give him a warning. It's not that big of a deal. They still have a series to win or lose here. 


NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL
Blackhawks’ Andrew Shaw suspended one game, fined $5,000. http://ow.ly/4mUMSI

Ouch. Not that I give the Hawks much chance of a comeback anyway, but Shaw has been huge for them. Suspending a high profile player for the defending champs for an elimination game? This is the NHL sending a league-wide message, loud and clear. I'm all for it - and not just because it hurts Chicago - but I do wish they would show these guts consistently (see: Duncan Keith). Still, credit where credit is due. Huge statement by the NHL.

#2671891 Ouellet recalled from GR

Posted by krsmith17 on 20 April 2016 - 12:15 PM

I think we should be looking to package one of the them in a trade, and my choice would be Marchenko. I think he has the highest trade value and yet the lowest ceiling of the three... Keep Ouellet and Sproul on the roster as our number 6/7...

#2671832 Fixing this mess....

Posted by VM1138 on 20 April 2016 - 07:53 AM

Won't happen.  That article also cites the Franzen deal as a reason to fire Holland.  But even though it's turned out horribly, especially when compared to Hossa's post-Wings career, at the time it was a logical decision to make. Franzen looked like he would set the hockey world on fire for years to come.  He was dominant in the playoffs.  He was every bit a Hossa.  Now, signing either one would have been good, but Hossa had the reputation as a bit of a playoff choker, at least with the Wings that year.  So it's not rocket science to see why he was signed and not Hossa. Yes, it turned out bad, but hindsight is 20/20. People need to stop using that as a sign of Holland's inability to make a smart hockey move.


And while Yzerman is a good GM, he's hardly becoming legendary.  He's about to lose his franchise forward, the Drouin situation is a black eye, the whole debacle with St. Louis, etc.  Yes, his team made the finals, but so have a bunch of teams the last ten years. He hasn't consistently made noise in the playoffs yet.  Would I welcome him here? Absolutely. But let's not pretend he's magically the best of the best.  And his team isn't going anywhere this year, but they did benefit from playing an extremely weak Wings team.

#2671339 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Tampa Bay Lightning at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by DRW Dominance on 19 April 2016 - 07:46 PM

If it weren't for crap goals, the wings would never score!

No one asks how. Just how many.