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#2497290 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by number9 on 19 March 2014 - 12:59 PM

Actually being bad for awhile getting really high draft picks and dining a key free agent or two is the tripe for succes look at us Chicago and Pittsburgh. Being terrible for a period helped each team become what they were. Detroit got Stevie y and a few key trades like shanahan then continued to draft talent with later picks. Pittsburgh got Crosby and malkin. Chicago got toews and Kane.

So to me it seems somewhat clear. You tank and get a superstar to become relevant but then need a competent front office to continue and build upon that success.

Except then you look at us, STL, LAK, TBL, BOS, TOR, MTL, SJ, NYR, PHI, and you realize you don't have to tank to find success.

The tank method worked for PIT and CHI, but failed CBJ and EDM. That strategy is only for the most desperate teams who literally have nothing to build around, like BUF this year.

We have Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Kronwall, Howard, Franzen, Alfredsson, and Nyquist. That's more than enough to build around once fat is trimmed.

#2501119 Pens Twitter Fail:Ask Neal Anything...

Posted by Kmahrle83 on 25 March 2014 - 07:54 PM

Are your knees bruised from Couturier's face or from your date with Crosby? #askneal



#2500502 Pens Twitter Fail:Ask Neal Anything...

Posted by marcaractac on 24 March 2014 - 05:44 PM

OMG how did I miss out on this? *bangs head on desk*


Why bang your own head when you could get Neal to do it for you?

#2500542 Injury Updates

Posted by marcaractac on 24 March 2014 - 07:25 PM

Datsyuk just posted to his FB page that he has started skating again and hopes to be back in the lineup soon



Dear All, I started skating. Hoping to play soon. Thanks for your support!


Also on Twitter!

#2499778 3/23 GDT: Red Wings vs Wild

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 23 March 2014 - 07:25 PM

I hate seeing this Nyquist punk take Dan Cleary's career earned roster spot.  

#2499753 Gustav Nyquist Appreciation Thread

Posted by VM1138 on 23 March 2014 - 07:15 PM

Nyquist might hit 30 before the week is out.

#2499578 3/23 GDT: Red Wings vs Wild

Posted by wingsfan4795 on 23 March 2014 - 02:46 PM

10-0 wings, nyq: 10 goals, 20 assists. 

Nyquist dishes it to Nyquist, who shoots... Scores!!! May have been tipped in front by Nyquist.
And that's 3 more points for Nyquist

#2498567 Gustav Nyquist Appreciation Thread

Posted by Euro_Twins on 21 March 2014 - 05:26 AM

He just gets better every game. Awesome! That 25 goal mark looks pretty damn obtainable now. Love me some nyq

I'm hoping for that 30 goal Mark. Hehe I'm too greedy lol

#2498560 Gustav Nyquist Appreciation Thread

Posted by atodaso on 21 March 2014 - 03:29 AM


#2497320 Ferraro: An incredible night for landon and my family

Posted by Smite on 19 March 2014 - 03:40 PM

TSN article 





I am incredibly lucky in life - fabulous wife, four awesome sons and a great job.

Every once in awhile, it seems like life lets dreams become real - and that is a gift.

I had one of those moments in Detroit on Tuesday. My son, Landon, played his first NHL game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, his favourite boyhood team.

When he phoned me to say he had been called up, I had so many visions of him as a little boy, pretending to be Mats Sundin, the joy we shared in going to the rink and the disappointments along the way.

As all parents know, nothing deflates you like a tough day for your child, nothing makes you happier than their success.

I happened to be flying to Toronto anyways - for a TSN game the next day - so when I got off the plane, I looked for a text from Landon whether he was in the lineup or not. He knew he would be in warm-up and that was enough for me to hop on another flight. And when I got there for warm-up, I saw he was on a line and knew his dream (and mine) was about to become reality.

My last game in the NHL - in May of 2002 - was in Detroit. Now Landon's first game was going to be in the same arena. I can see the post where Landon and his brother, Matt were waiting for me post-game; we all knew my career was done. Full circle stuff.

When the Wings came out of the tunnel, I was looking for that familiar skating stride and there he was. An NHL player. I have to say, the tears came pretty quickly. He played well, just under 10 minutes. I will never forget this night.

What an incredible night for our family, and in particular, for Landon. I'm so proud.

Share you thoughts with Ray Ferraro on Twitter at @rayferrarotsn.




#2494919 Injury Updates

Posted by darkmanx on 12 March 2014 - 10:07 PM



Stephen Weiss went to Philly to see doc who performed hernia surgery. Has pain from scar tissue. Wings hoping for "good news" in 7-10 days.


Ansar Khan@AnsarKhanMLive 18m

Tomas Jurco (ribs) out minimum 10-14 days as Wings wait for more test results, Ken Holland said.





#2493818 3/9 GDT: Red Wings at Rangers

Posted by Dabura on 09 March 2014 - 01:44 PM


#2493243 Weiss - who would take him next season and does he have a full NTC

Posted by Euro_Twins on 08 March 2014 - 04:58 PM

can nashville,have tootoo back,please.We will give y'all anybody,but weber,rinne,josi,


jarnkrok for tootoo lol

#2493201 Injury Updates

Posted by pucktividi on 08 March 2014 - 02:59 PM

@HeleneStJames: #RedWings calling up G Petr Mrazek to back up Jimmy Howard Sunday at #NYRangers because Jonas Gustsvsson has sore groin.


Priorities for the next season:


1.top 4 d man


2.new stationary bikes



#2493097 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by GoalieManPat on 08 March 2014 - 04:36 AM

2 goals in jarnkrok's debut with Milwaukee tonight

And so it begins


And Legwand just put up a 3 point night against NHL competition....