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#2536737 9/22/14 7:00 PM. Preseason GDT - DET 2 @ PIT 1

Posted by amato on 22 September 2014 - 01:02 PM

hey hey, hockey's back!!   :yahoo:  LGW! 

Darren Helm-Pavel Datsyuk-Tomas Tatar
Tomas Jurco-Riley Sheahan-Daniel Cleary
Drew Miller-Joakim Andersson-Martin Frk
Jeff Hoggan-Andreas Athanasiou-Colin Campbell

Niklas Kronwall-Jonathan Ericsson
Xavier Ouellet-Alexey Marchenko
Mattias Backman-Ryan Sproul

Jimmy Howard (first two periods)
Petr Mrazek (third period)


stoked that we get a chance to see the four young dmen (that should be ready to make the jump soonish) early on in the preseason.. 


and against an offensively minded team too. 

#2536214 2014 Prospects Tournament and Training Camp (Sept. 12-23)

Posted by amato on 15 September 2014 - 05:17 AM

Where's BottleofSmoke?  Just found this little nuggest barried in Malik's most recent drivel...

#Europe: Melén 1+0, +1 & 1 SOG in a 2-1 loss. http://stats.swehockey.se/Game/Reports/208695  #RedWings
11:39 AM - 13 Sep 2014
Hampus is Back Baby!

& Melen watch 2014 begins!!

#2534210 Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Posted by amato on 14 August 2014 - 09:14 AM

"@AnsarKhanMLive: Wings have signed GM Ken Holland to a four-year extension through 2017-18."

Hopefully babs is next.

#2533279 Which Players Agency would you choose and why ?

Posted by amato on 29 July 2014 - 10:58 AM


on a related note:


Who is your favorite hockey puck manufacturer



high tops and pucks, what a good combo! :P 

#2531219 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by amato on 10 July 2014 - 05:06 PM

Holland: "We're hoping Dan Cleary can bounce back. He'll be good insurance. He'll have to beat people out to be in the lineup."

Anyone buying it? No? Didn't think so..

#2531005 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by amato on 10 July 2014 - 10:59 AM

I'm not sure who compared Brunner to Hudler but I can honestly say I've never seen that. Exactly, Frk already has the size advantage and has shown the willingness to get his nose dirty, which is why I said I can see him becoming a grittier / hungrier Hudler, which in my mind isn't a bad thing at all. What were the biggest knocks against Hudler? He was very timid most of the time, and seemed to be frightened to death to take a hit. He was also a very poor skater, with a wicked shot, which again is why I compare him to Frk. There are a lot of similarities in their game, other than size and handedness, which is great for us. I hope he can become a bigger, grittier Hudler...



but can Frk be as happy? and will he remember the stairs? these are the real questions....

#2530582 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by amato on 08 July 2014 - 11:01 AM

 Having a player like Jurco as a first call up is never a bad thing. Depth is key to success in the NHL.


I agree with these points but, at the same time, I'd rather see the Tatar-Shaehan-Jurco line continue to develop their chemistry.

They were one of the most exciting lines to watch last season imo and they're only going to get better.


But yeah, not the end of the world if jurco starts in grand rapids....

#2530409 Hockey News: Red Wings D hunting

Posted by amato on 07 July 2014 - 12:56 PM

as far as "d hunting" goes.. petry resigned with the oilers. 3.1 mill for one year. he'll be a UFA after this season. they may part ways with him by the trade deadline..



source: http://prohockeytalk...3-million-deal/

#2529732 Article on FAs and Red Wings

Posted by amato on 03 July 2014 - 10:51 AM

If I have to listen to one more person whose never been to Michigan dis Detroit, I'm going to scream.  I actually moved here last year over Chicago because I have the opportunity to own a house.   Detroit is not why FAs aren't signing.  Something is very wrong with this team, be it the team vibe, the coach or management.  From what I've heard from insiders (people who actually work with the team) Babcock has lost the locker room.  Until we figure out the problem and solve it, there will be rough times ahead.  And if the GM can't diagnosis the problem then perhaps he needs a new job.


I agree it's not why people aren't signing here but I didn't see anything in that article "dis detroit" as a city..? 


I've heard that players don't like babs but that they also respect him as a coach... I don't think he's lost the locker room, but I could be wrong.There are different reasons players haven't been signing here and they all seem personal to the player, not pinnable to one thing about the red wings' organization. I'm not worried about it though.. the growth of the kids is enough to get me excited about each season and I'm pretty excited to see a healthy weiss.. he can be a difference maker on the ice. although I am of course hoping for that elusive right handed top 4 d-man....

#2529406 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by amato on 02 July 2014 - 10:58 AM

Tanks, but no tanks.

#2529302 Can Z and Pav do anything to protest? (not that they would)

Posted by amato on 02 July 2014 - 06:40 AM

The only thing that can change it is if the kids get to play and play like stars.

In Nyquist we trust! :P

Ha yea seriously though, talk about pressure on the kids.. if they rise to the challenge this season and continue to grow, the wings could be a really exciting team to watch. *fingers crossed*

#2529058 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by amato on 01 July 2014 - 07:41 PM

I thought it was 4.25 total. I could've bit my tongue and maybe accepted that.. per year tho?? Disgusting.

#2528751 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by amato on 01 July 2014 - 05:03 PM

Well it's Detroit. How many of these guys want to move their families to a city that are in the news right now about the UN having to help people get water?

That has nothing to do with it. No players even live in the city.. deal with the usual wings fan free agent day frustration of recent years some other way besides taking shots at the city. It's not all bad.

#2528351 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by amato on 01 July 2014 - 02:24 PM

I think he's done in the NHL.

Just hopefully not done with that sweet sweet 'stasche!!

#2528212 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by amato on 01 July 2014 - 01:44 PM

Who is left?

Our whole defensive lineup :P