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#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

#2527955 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by amato on 01 July 2014 - 12:29 PM

Epic fail on 97.1

That's how I feel about every one of their broadcasts :P

#2522194 James Neal

Posted by amato on 30 May 2014 - 10:59 AM

Only one thing to say about it... #AskNeal



this was the greatest thing the pens have ever done... haha



"#askneal if you owned a bar, how cheap would your shots be?"  :P

#2520712 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by amato on 15 May 2014 - 08:31 PM

No way Boston let's krug leave.. chara is declining. Krug and Hamilton aren't going anywhere. Boyle on the other hand, that seems like a kh kind of plan. Although I'm still hoping for niskinen

#2520213 Tatar fell off the bench during team pictures at WC

Posted by amato on 13 May 2014 - 10:49 AM

see that babs? he doesn't sit well on benches. play him as much as possible!

#2520196 ECSF : (5) New York Rangers vs. (2) Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by amato on 13 May 2014 - 08:00 AM

lundquist's response when asked about the water bottle was the best :P



“I always squirt it when I go off the ice,” Lundqvist told reporters, per Sportsnet. “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”