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#2649429 Abdelkader Player's Tribune article

Posted by amato on 22 January 2016 - 11:44 AM

Abby recently wrote a player's tribune article about what it was like scoring the national championship winning goal in college; figured I'd share. 


Pretty good article from the Player's Tribune, as always. Enjoy :) 




#2649082 1/20 GDT : St. Louis Blues at Red Wings, 8:00 EST

Posted by amato on 20 January 2016 - 07:31 AM

Finally the Larkin-Datsyuk-Tatar line! :D stoked for that (sorry if they've been rolling with that line, I haven't been able to watch the last couple games) but wooo!

A win and we're within a point of first in the division. LGW!

#2648933 And your NHL All-Star Division Captains are....

Posted by amato on 19 January 2016 - 12:05 PM



Looks like he's going to be the captain of the Atlantic division. Yay!

Still Pacific division. But still yay! :P

#2647850 1/14 GDT : Red Wings at Arizona Coyotes, 9:00 EST

Posted by amato on 14 January 2016 - 11:56 AM

Arizona seems like as good of a place as any for Larkin's first career hatty. :D  LGW!! 

#2647322 Miller Out With Lower Body Injury

Posted by amato on 11 January 2016 - 10:32 AM

Poor Miller can't catch a break :/

#2646521 Goalie Battle

Posted by amato on 07 January 2016 - 04:05 PM

Buffalo does sound like a good fit. Jimmy is easily better than any option they have imo.

#2646467 Goalie Battle

Posted by amato on 07 January 2016 - 08:49 AM

Goalies traded in 2015-16 (since end of last season):
Jones (twice)
rights to Niemi
Maybe four or five whose first names most of us would know. Not much received in exchange altho Lehner (with Legwand) yielded a first-rounder (!). Jones with a pick and a player yielded Lucic. Then Jones went for a first. Talbot yielded a second, third and seventh. Every other deal was who for who. So I stand corrected, there is some market for goalies. But I don't see Howard being of much interest to anyone. Even if we ate $3M per year, he has never won anything.

Yeah, points taken. I'm not saying we'd get a huge return or anything but there is definitely a market for goalies.. Also, I don't think the rest of the league thinks Howard is as bad as wings fans think; I could be wrong though I guess.

I did forget about his limited ntc though so that complicates things a little.. but I'd think he'll want to start somewhere rather than backup here. We'll see.

#2646359 The Elite Dylan Larkin

Posted by amato on 06 January 2016 - 01:12 PM

The Lark Ness Monster!

This makes me way more excited for the all-star game, meaningless game or not.. Good for Dylark, he's earned it. Keep up the good work, kid!

#2646193 Can Harry Potter help the Wings?

Posted by amato on 05 January 2016 - 12:06 PM

Yer a wizard, Dylan!

#2644283 Merry Christmas

Posted by amato on 25 December 2015 - 09:14 AM

Merry Christmas :) and a happy New year! 2016 resolution: get past the first round of the playoffs :P

#2644223 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by amato on 23 December 2015 - 12:52 PM

Sucks we called up XO and Nosek just to sit in the press box and ruin their Christmas plans. I'd love to see Nosek replace Andersson soon

Yeah. Blash probably just wanted them to practice with the wings since the ahl break from games is a little longer.. they'll get a Christmas break, just not as long of one. And I'm sure they're fine with it. Hopefully they learn a thing or two while they're here.

#2644094 12/22 GDT : New Jersey Devils at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by amato on 22 December 2015 - 08:14 PM

The cheers for mrazek replacing howard were the loudest cheers I've heard in the Joe since last playoffs.. hopefully we turn it around

#2643785 Naming The New Arena Suggestion

Posted by amato on 21 December 2015 - 08:27 AM

Pizza Pizza Dome.

The Pizza Pizza Dome Dome.

#2643122 New arena construction updates

Posted by amato on 15 December 2015 - 02:19 PM

But then the other team will complain the ice was melting when they can't comeback in the 3rd.

So all will go according to plan?

Psh, heaters gunna heat.

#2643112 New arena construction updates

Posted by amato on 15 December 2015 - 10:04 AM

If you can't handle the heat, get out of the oven!