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#2685145 Datsyuk Announcement to Officially Leave NHL

Posted by amato on Yesterday, 09:53 PM

I'm upset he's gone because I love pav.. But I'm glad he's playing somewhere still because I love pav. It's gunna be the best year of KHL highlights yet.


#2685087 Datsyuk Announcement to Officially Leave NHL

Posted by amato on 26 August 2016 - 05:10 AM

Kovy and Datsyuk on the same line against sub-NHL level talent should almost be illegal. Thanks for the highlights!


#2683949 DeKeyser re-signed to a 6 year deal

Posted by amato on 26 July 2016 - 10:41 AM

pretty much the exact deal I expected.. now let's just go out and find him a good partner :D




#2683547 Brad Richards Retires

Posted by amato on 20 July 2016 - 10:26 PM

Congrats on a great career. Hope he enjoys a happy retirement.


#2683504 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 20 July 2016 - 05:12 AM

If it's anyone, it's going to be Fowler. It is well known that Holland wants him. More than one hockey insider has said that's his target. Things could change of course...

I still think it'll cost us a fwd, D and prospect. It'd be nice if we could get away with a fwd and prospect D. Of course that would make Smith #7 again.


I think it's less that's who holland has his mind set on and more fowler is the easiest target of the available D men..

I'm for any improvement on the back end but I wish we could pry Hampus Lindholm from them instead ha


#2683478 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 19 July 2016 - 12:37 PM

Yeah, helm has 9 career short handed goals so far.. With a little luck (and perhaps a Larkin/AA or someone on his PK line), he could finish his career around drapers at least as far as SH goals go anyway.

Edit: source http://www.hockey-re...h/helmda01.html


#2683403 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 18 July 2016 - 10:38 AM

I understand that mentality later in the season when it's getting down to the wire and the streak is on the line, especially it being Blashill's first season as head coach. I just hope he improves on a lot of things he did last year, line combinations and player usage being the most important in my opinion...

 

 

This, in addition to special teams, are what I'm hoping the assistant coaching changes help the most.

 

The revamped coaching staff definitely seems like it could go a long way to improving the team from last year, imo. 




#2683043 Tyler Bertuzzi goal.. Savage lol

Posted by amato on 13 July 2016 - 04:27 AM

If he broke his stick, I could probly see a penalty being called. There's no penalty for a stick lift with the D man not having a tight enough grip.. Stick lifts are allowed without the opposing player having the puck; happens all the time. It's the D mans fault that goal is getting so much attention.

Pretty awesome dev camp highlight if ya ask me :D


#2682532 Tootoo to TwoCity (CHI aka Second City)

Posted by amato on 07 July 2016 - 10:59 AM

Now that's a clever title. :D

When he was with the Devils I wanted him to play with Ruutu"..." Imagine that

 

 

I was always hoping for the headline, "Ruutu to Tootoo Scores Two!" :P




#2682521 Darren Helm re-signed: 5 years, $3.85m AAV

Posted by amato on 07 July 2016 - 09:31 AM

100k less? Is philly looking for cap relief? :P


#2682388 DeKeyser files for arbitration...

Posted by amato on 06 July 2016 - 11:02 AM

Can't anymore because he filed for arbitration and if it gets to the hearing he will only get a one year deal. That's why I said DK is playing it smart.

But yea hopefully before it even gets there (august i think?) he ends up signing a contract.


Most players have different hearing dates; sometime between July 20th and August 4th. They have not been determined yet.


#2682357 DeKeyser files for arbitration...

Posted by amato on 06 July 2016 - 05:14 AM

I don't think Dekeyser wants to leave, but who knows. I think he just wants negotiations sped up or maybe wants a short term deal so he'll get paid next season.

Would probly be fine with a 5x5 deal.. I don't think he's hit his prime yet. I just hope we get him a top 2 caliber long term d partner to grow into his prime with.


#2682228 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 05 July 2016 - 05:59 AM

Mantha was very hyped upon being drafted, and for good reason. Very few are as high on him as they once were.. I'm just hoping he's having a good off season of work and comes to camp determined to make the roster. He certainly has the tools to be a difference maker at the NHL level, he's just gotta want it.

Little Bert has been one of the more exciting Griffins to watch over the past year. I still think he'll have another year down there though. Maybe be a bottom 6 injury call up this year.


#2682146 Frans Nielson signs 6 year $5.25m AAV contract with Detroit

Posted by amato on 04 July 2016 - 09:30 AM

2 years or less are safe, yeah. And I feel like the NMC doesn't really matter.. They'd protect him either way. He probably just wanted assurance that he'd be protected where ever he went.


#2681982 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 02 July 2016 - 03:13 PM

Yeah if we signed any free agent d man this year, it would feel like a plug.. A long term plug too. Kind of like Ericsson :P

Trade route is the way to go but it takes two GMs.. Hopefully we can make something work sooner rather than later.