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#2635334 11/6 GDT : Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs, 7:00 EST

Posted by amato on 06 November 2015 - 06:53 AM

Wooooo! LGW!

Any day we get to beat Toronto is a good day in my book.. hoping for Larkin's first career hat trick. Wings win 4-0. Tatar with the other one.

#2635272 Abby Signs 7-year, 29.75 mil Extension

Posted by amato on 05 November 2015 - 12:15 PM

I'm not surprised either..and he's definitely earned it. He's an absolute steal on his current contract.

If Kenny could pull some hometown discount esque magic and get him on a 4x4 contract, I'd be ecstatic.

It'll likely be around what zombo posted and worth every penny.

#2635113 Mike Green out 2-3 weeks

Posted by amato on 04 November 2015 - 08:32 AM

Kronner - Smith
Dekeyser - Green
Ericsson - Marchenko

I like the looks of that. Hopefully green comes back as an offensive force.. Especially on the power play.

#2634046 10/30 GDT : Ottawa Senators 3 at Red Wings 1

Posted by amato on 30 October 2015 - 11:51 AM

Sign I hope to make eventually: "14 teams passed on Larkin." :P

#2633886 Jeff Blashill = Dave Lewis 2.0 / Coaching Change

Posted by amato on 29 October 2015 - 10:59 AM

They already have a "Fire Blashill" thread going on HFboards. Started a week ago.. 


Babcock probably started that thread 

#2631929 Is Dylan Larkin a lock to stay in the NHL beyond 9-games?

Posted by amato on 19 October 2015 - 04:35 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think sending him to grand rapids would save a year of his ELC..? I'm pretty sure that's only if a player goes back to junior within nine games or whatever. Could be wrong but either way, I think Larkin is here to stay.

#2630909 All Purpose "Ovechkin is Awesome" Thread

Posted by amato on 15 October 2015 - 07:52 AM

I just like ovi because he always seems to have a smile on his face. You can tell he just loves playing hockey.

#2630268 10/13 GDT : Lightning 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by amato on 13 October 2015 - 11:02 AM

i did say "closer" (mostly just based on how many guys will be pushing for spots in the next couple years)....


and I meant closer to make it or break it for the wings.. not the NHL. but, point taken. solid assessment of where he's at. 


here's to hoping he takes the chance and runs with it. 

#2628613 Janmark nylen makes the Dallas roster

Posted by amato on 06 October 2015 - 05:58 PM

Jurco and Janmark aren't even close to the same level prospect. Like the deal or not, it was what the wings needed as some have already pointed out. Best of luck to Janmark. Glad he's at least on another team I like.

#2628567 Free agents this off season

Posted by amato on 06 October 2015 - 10:43 AM

wasn't sure where to put this  /didn't think it deserved its own thread but Janmark has made the dallas roster. congrats kid!





“It’s a great story,” Dallas GM Jim Nill said, per the Morning News. “We really only planned to have him here for maybe two preseason games and then send him back. But he just kept being one of the best players out there, and he changed our minds.

“It’s a great example of what you can do if you just play hard.”

Nill acquired Janmark, 22, from Detroit at last year’s deadline as part of the Erik Cole trade. Nill was familiar with the Swedish forward from his time with the Wings — he was part of the front office team that drafted Janmark in ’13 — but didn’t think the deal would pay such immediate dividends.

#2627861 Goalie Battle

Posted by amato on 01 October 2015 - 07:19 AM

Read somewhere that we have something like four back to back nights of games in October and two in November.. that should give both goalies plenty of an opportunity to pull ahead for the starting job early in the season. And if both shine, even better! This is a great "problem" to have :P

#2627751 9/30 Exhibition GDT : Red Wings 7 at Penguins 2

Posted by amato on 30 September 2015 - 12:56 PM

Bertuzzi - Athanasiou - Mantha ... B-A-M!! :P 

Would like to see if this line could do anything against one of the penguins real lines.

#2627378 Datsyuk update

Posted by amato on 25 September 2015 - 10:59 AM

I'd say december. He's gonna need a few months to get his motor up. The older the longer. But good news to hear he's on schedule.


pretty sure the November estimate was factoring in overall conditioning time

#2627071 If Larkin forces his way to the team , what will we look like?

Posted by amato on 24 September 2015 - 02:13 PM

Or bring him up for the playoffs if the griffs are out of it.

Right! The D in DyLark stands for "Dark horse."

#2626996 If Larkin forces his way to the team , what will we look like?

Posted by amato on 24 September 2015 - 10:50 AM

If Larkin comes to the NHL this early what will we look like?


Well pretty s**** in the future I'll tell you that. Larkin needs to develop more in grand rapids, it's for his own good and ours. 


I hated how Jurco was brought in and his talents were wasted with linemates he shouldn't have been with. It was a serious detriment to his development and his confidence. 


IMO the only way he makes the line up is if 5 of our 8 potential NHL ready centers went down with injury. I don't wish that bad of a fortune on the Detroit Red Wings!


I mean don't get me wrong, I'd love to see him playing with us.. but I'm making a case for "the greater good" here. 



This 100%. I'd much rather see larkin play top six minutes in GR and potentially dominate than play bottom six minutes in Detroit. 

They'll watch him carefully all year long of course and, depending on how he develops, there could be strong consideration to bring him up next season.