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#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)? 



#2619778 Watch the Final Development Camp Scrimmage

Posted by Dabura on 09 July 2015 - 09:58 AM

Mantha I am not impressed with; he looks like a good secondary support but seems to give up on that play very easily a few time sor is it only me?


Mantha is an opportunistic sniper who's trying to re-wire his hockey CPU to make himself a more complete, dialed-in hockey player. It's a process; he's a bit of a project. I don't consider him a question mark, though. He's so ungodly gifted and genuinely committed to improvement that I know it's only a matter of time before he "puts it all together."

#2619674 Over/Under for Larkin's time as a Red Wing in 15/16

Posted by wings87 on 08 July 2015 - 04:50 PM

I'll bet you $50 I can't swallow a tablespoon of cinnamon

I'll bet you a tablespoon of cinnamon you can't swallow $50.

#2619507 Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 07 July 2015 - 06:37 PM

Toews isn't even a top 10 player in the league, no way should he be making over 9 million, let alone 13 million.



#2619522 Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Posted by Euro_Twins on 07 July 2015 - 07:55 PM

I do and I don't.
I mostly wanted to use the phrase intangibulls**t because I thought it was funny.
I agree Toews isn't a top 10 player in the league skill wise, but he's good to great in every quantifiable category on top of what he brings as a captain, which you can't really put a dollar figure on.

If you say intangibALLS it carries more truculence

#2619519 Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Posted by kliq on 07 July 2015 - 07:52 PM


Buffalo would have and I'm sure  Winnipeg was prepaired to pay Toews the max and guess what Toews would still have been worth it, also people need to finally understand the differense between pre new CBA and post new CBA AAV terms it's not that hard really.


This stupid line of thinking that nobody deserves maximum is just false, Toews is a top 3 ! player worldwide so he would for sure have gotten it from Winnipeg or someone else with enough cap-space. Can't wait till Stamkos signs his 12,5 AAV or whatever extension and people crying about him not being worth it...


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) it 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 still paid well, but not to the point where it hurts the team.

#2619356 Free agents this off season

Posted by kipwinger on 07 July 2015 - 09:22 AM

Happy to see former Red Wings Patrick Eaves and Carlo Colaiacovo sign contracts this off season. 


Patrick Eaves scored 14 goals in 47 games last year with Dallas.  That'll usually go a long way toward getting you a new contract. 

#2619212 Landon Ferraro re-signs with a 1 year deal

Posted by Dabura on 06 July 2015 - 12:01 PM

"Lando" won me over in the playoffs. His skating alone makes him a valuable asset.


Yes, it’s taken him a very long time just to become a fourth-line winger (and even then, he's not guaranteed a spot on the roster), but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s a fringe NHLer. Maybe he’s just a late bloomer.


Look at Glendening. He made his NHL debut at 24 years old. (Ferraro turns 24 next month.) This time last summer, he was 25. He’d scored one goal in 56 regular season games. Babcock loved him, but most Wings fans considered him an experiment that was doomed to fail. What a difference a year makes! amirite???


I feel Ferraro is another Glendening. I think he deserves the chance we gave Glendening. Those two and Miller were very good together against the Lightning, and I wouldn’t mind seeing what that line could do in a full season.


Drewbacca - Luke - Lando. It's meant to be.

#2619188 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by e_prime on 06 July 2015 - 09:10 AM

MLive's Ansar Khan ponders whether Jeff Blashill might finally choose to utilize Brendan Smith on the Red Wings' power play, unlike his predecessor:

"I think Brendan has that ability to do that (power play)," Blashill said. "You have to see where the whole puzzle fits at camp. He's somebody I know that's done that in the past because he's done that for me in the American League (for half the 2012-13 season)."

Blashill has a vision of how Smith can be best utilized.

"I think Brendan's best offensive ability is kind of roaming around below the tops of the circles," Blashill said. "If he's a weak-side guy on the power play, going to the net a lot, he can retrieve pucks because he's quick, he's strong, he's competitive. He's got good offensive instincts once he gets below the tops of circles. I know at Wisconsin he was on his off-side (right side) hitting one-timers. That's something we'll explore going into camp."