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#2625627 Matt Wuest Prospect Tournament Thread

Posted by rick zombo on 16 September 2015 - 12:17 PM

The Hockey New's player reviews from Traverse City are in:







Dylan Larkin – Another top player in the tourney, Larkin lived up to billing. He’s fast, fearless and has great awareness. Put up nice offensive numbers while still being that guy you can always trust in your lineup.


Tyler Bertuzzi – The Wings didn’t play great in the title game, but Bertuzzi was a beast. His combination of nastiness and skill reminds me of Brad Marchand or Brendan Gallagher and Todd’s nephew has a crazy competitive spark in his game.


Andreas Athanasiou – His speed is incredible when he turns on the jets and Athanasiou was even blocking shots to preserve a key win against Dallas. Great wrist shot, too. His tournament ended on a down note when he sparked a mini-riot by shooting the puck at Kerby Rychel as time expired in the final.


Evgeny Svechnikov – For a teenager in his first Traverse City tournament, Svechnikov looked really solid. He uses his big body along the boards and is willing to pay the price. The hands are pretty nifty too when he’s around the net.


Anthony Mantha – It’s no secret that defense and engagement away from the puck are needs for Mantha. The scoring acumen is there, but those other areas need improvement.

#2625600 Adidas Gets NHL Jersey Deal

Posted by MrazekFanBoy on 16 September 2015 - 08:06 AM

Bettman translation - open up your check book, WOW me then we can talk.

#2624954 Kane case headed to grand jury

Posted by 55fan on 08 September 2015 - 05:38 PM

I would think a settlement is likely.  If he's not guilty, she's going to take the settlement and run.  If he's guilty, she may well rather end it with something than face a jury and have to recount the most horrific thing that's ever happened to her, knowing that in such a high-profile case people will be glued to every word.


If I were in her shoes (assuming he's guilty), I'd take the money.  Justice would not be served, but if you find yourself in that situation, sometimes your own peace comes before the greater good.  At least he's been exposed and other women will be warned.

#2624910 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 08 September 2015 - 11:25 AM

Red, White, and Green:





#2624648 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by sputman on 04 September 2015 - 01:40 PM

They're probably just old sticks.
He'll wear 25.


But what about Emdog?

#2624672 Cleary re-signs... 1 year deal

Posted by marcaractac on 04 September 2015 - 04:03 PM

I came for the meltdown. *grabs Popcorn*

#2624576 Kane Off NHL 16 Cover

Posted by number9 on 03 September 2015 - 11:14 PM

I didn't type those stars guys.

Well then where did they come from?

#2624499 So this is why teams hate the wings

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 03 September 2015 - 09:16 AM

Can't believe what some of you are saying.  Being a Cup contender every year was awesome.  


Just don't forget, we weren't exactly winning it every year. Teams like Colorado, New Jersey, Dallas and Philadelphia were perennial contenders as well. There was only one Cup to go around. It was very competitive.  


Rebuilding mode is only fun for video games when you're doing GM mode. 

#2624459 So this is why teams hate the wings

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 02 September 2015 - 04:45 PM

I'm staying out of this discussion due to the fact that I get overly passionate about Sergei Fedorov at times. It's awkward for everyone.

To the larger topic, I will say there was nothing like failing miserably all those years, getting so close, and then finally winning. Those are my favorite hockey years, and I get tingly and nostalgic whenever I think about it. I forget that not every Wings fan has been around that long.

#2624422 So this is why teams hate the wings

Posted by F.Michael on 02 September 2015 - 12:02 PM

I became a fan in 1984, and I cherish each, and every season of Detroit Red Wing hockey.


IMHO - nuthin beats the early 90's thru mid 2000 when Detroit was one of the top teams in the league year after year.


Yeah - some will point to Ilitch's bank account, and his willingness to spend on UFA's, but a significant portion of our rosters back then were made up of smart drafting, savvy trades, and of course some luck.


Those years we had a little of everything; talent, grit/toughness, coaching, and above all the leadership of Steve Yzerman.

#2624409 So this is why teams hate the wings

Posted by MrazekFanBoy on 02 September 2015 - 09:23 AM

Really was craving some red wing hockey thank god for youtube. Wow this is absolutely insane were they like this for the whole Lidstrom era? Beatiful plays and good grit (seeing helm get hit into the boards twice by the garbage stars pissed me off) Also the Z and D chemistry that I only get to see on the PP was amazing as well, almost unreal. Nyquist to me is Hudler 2.0 maybe with a higher ceiling for the offensive side of the game. Have you guys really been watching this brilliance for 24 years straight im so jealous. I also watch a lot of the 90s highlights. I tried to find a thread to post this in but didn't have a lot of time so if someone can move it there i would reallh appreciate it, also really enjoyed Tats celly after his first goal and now i know why some people call Lidstrom Godstrom as well, I also watch a lot of videos about Gordie Howe and watched his special on nhl network lastnight and it made me cry what an amazing and HILARIOUS player he was. I also feel like such an ass after giving Z s*** about his playoff performance last year please understand I didn't get to witness all of his prime like most of you.

#2623817 Dan Cleary re-signing still possible?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 24 August 2015 - 08:11 PM

Wow. Even from Toronto that dastardly Babcock is somehow forcing Holland to sign Cleary again.

I knew Babcock was good, but I didn't know he was that good.

#2623597 Adidas Gets NHL Jersey Deal

Posted by number9 on 20 August 2015 - 11:03 AM

I have a black car. :)

Also when I played high school hockey. A kid on my team had white skates. Let's just say we made fun of him a lot lol.



We had a guy we faced all the time that had white skates.. he got a lot of "what, were they all out of hockey skates?" :P


You two and your teammates have obviously never witnessed the awesome epicness that is a Seals game.



#2623583 Adidas Gets NHL Jersey Deal

Posted by HadThomasVokounOnFortSt on 19 August 2015 - 10:01 PM

I like my cars black, and my sticks and skates white

I have a black car. :)

Also when I played high school hockey. A kid on my team had white skates. Let's just say we made fun of him a lot lol.

#2623343 Worst Free Agent Signings Ever

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 17 August 2015 - 05:44 PM

That was the worst signing in the history of the universe.

A humongous big mistake.