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#2685355 2016 World Cup of Hockey thread

Posted by amato on 02 September 2016 - 05:57 AM

Hopefully Tatar-Nielsen-Vanek can start to build some chemistry and roll that right into the regular season :D


#2685336 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 01 September 2016 - 05:51 PM

Trouba means "pipe" in Russian.  Kinda funny.    


He is seeming more and more like a trouba dream.....

....I'll see myself out.


#2685303 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 01 September 2016 - 10:42 AM

FWIW, Friedman on a potential Trouba trade: https://www.nhl.com/...lue=NHL Tonight

 

 

“I still think there’s some roadblocks there with Trouba,” said Friedman. “They announced their captains today. It was three guys there who signed long-term extensions with the team. Wheeler did it three years ago. Byfuglien did it last year. Scheifele did it this summer. I think there’s some question about Trouba too and this year. I don’t know where it’s going to go.

 

“The one thing I do think is this, and I’ve been told this. Some teams that were trying to potentially talk trade with Winnipeg for Trouba… You know, when Winnipeg got Patrik Laine in the draft – they ended up second – it complicated the whole process. Because Winnipeg at one point in time was looking for scoring. Well now, they’ve got a tremendous young scorer. A guy who is going to be a stud in this league. So Winnipeg is looking at it and saying, ‘We don’t necessarily need that now.’ So a couple of teams have told me that Winnipeg getting Laine has complicated the entire process of getting a deal done there.

 

“I’m not sure where that one’s going to go. But Winnipeg, I think, is looking at it and saying, ‘Hey, we don’t have as many needs now, so if you want to get Jacob Trouba off our hands, it’s going to have to be a great offer. We’re not just giving him away.’”

 

 

The bolded has pretty much been expected all along but it makes sense that (sort of) winning the draft lottery changed things a bit. I still hope he gets traded (hopefully to Detroit).. the guy should be a top two d man sooner rather than later and it doesn't seem like the jets feel the same way. 




#2685283 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 31 August 2016 - 09:24 PM

Love Gordie and Stevie being incorporated into the farewell season at the Joe themed mask. All around maybe my favorite goalie mask yet. Love it!


#2685221 Datsyuk Announcement to Officially Leave NHL

Posted by amato on 31 August 2016 - 04:06 AM

Datsyuk scores the game-tying goal vs AK Bars Kazan with 7 seconds remaining in the 3rd
https://www.youtube....h?v=xVmnEaBjJdg


Goalie's got bricks in his glove :P


#2685145 Datsyuk Announcement to Officially Leave NHL

Posted by amato on 27 August 2016 - 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