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#2636839 Pulkkinen fined for diving

Posted by amato on 13 November 2015 - 04:07 PM

Good chance for Blash to set a precedent here. Give Pulks a day off, tell him to knock that crap off.

That's something I would love to see.. the best way to get players to stop would be through coaching imo.

#2636613 Abby Signs 7-year, 29.75 mil Extension

Posted by amato on 12 November 2015 - 01:22 PM

I could be wrong, but isn't the NTC just for the first 4 years or something?

A full NTC the first 4, then partial..

Craig Custance ✔ @CraigCustance
Justin Abdelkader's contract includes full NTC in first four seasons and a partial after that.
11:15 AM - 12 Nov 2015

#2636531 Athanasiou recalled by Red Wings

Posted by amato on 12 November 2015 - 07:43 AM

My girlfriend calls him Anastasia, because autocorrect :P

#2636529 Abby Signs 7-year, 29.75 mil Extension

Posted by amato on 12 November 2015 - 07:14 AM

Wow, seven years? That's a long contract..

But I have thought of Abby as a future assistant captain. And I think his game will steadily improve over the next few years.

I figure Kenny either had to give him an expensive short term contract, or a lot of term. 4.25 will seem like nothing by the time he's nearing the end of that deal. Can't blame the guy for wanting a long term deal.. here's to hoping he keeps honing his game.

#2636435 2016 NHL Outdoor Games Jerseys.

Posted by amato on 11 November 2015 - 10:34 AM

They should just wear viper jerseys

#2635759 2016 NHL Outdoor Games Jerseys.

Posted by amato on 08 November 2015 - 09:10 AM

I know, that Rivalry was red hot when I started following the Wings. It might sound silly, and I know it's only an exhibition game, but I'm really looking forward for the alumni game

I don't think it's silly.. I think the majority of wings fans are more excited for that than the off brand winter classic :P

#2635627 All purpose Mike Babcock thread

Posted by amato on 07 November 2015 - 12:21 AM

I don't know why but this makes me hope fedorovs number is retired even more. Maybe because it makes me think he really did want to play here again? I don't know. Either way, number retired or not, fedorov will aLways be one of my favorite wings.

#2635372 All purpose Mike Babcock thread

Posted by amato on 06 November 2015 - 11:09 AM

Yah, but do you hire one of the top mechanics in the world to fix a broken down Mustang? Your analogy is getting at my point. Babcock was hired to WIN - that's what 6 mil a year and the highest paid coach in the league by double means. Not admit that he's going to lose indefinitely. Its an i year contract. How much time? 5 years? Like the Oilers? 4 years? Like the Panthers? How much time can Mike Babcock SUCK before people expect him to win? I think he took the easy way out with his "it's going to take time" b.s. Look at what Jim Harbough did. He came in and reestablished winning IMMEDIATELY. There's a coach, for you. Babcock has only shown that he can succeed with ALL-STAR teams. I'm not impressed by that. Sorry.

Right on. I just wanted to see how many coaches were in your pool to choose from. I only have yzerman era wings and on.

Babcock wasn't hired with the expectation that they'd win now.. he was hired to turn their franchise around. That's going to take time with how awful they've been. He was just being realistic, not taking the easy way out imo.

Also, I'm pretty sure Harbaugh was saying similar "it's going to take time" things in his first pressers. He's certainly exceeded expectations.

#2635359 All purpose Mike Babcock thread

Posted by amato on 06 November 2015 - 10:34 AM

Whether Babcock is the best or not, I don't know.. But you could get three best coaches together to coach that leafs team and they'd still suck. Their roster is horrible and they look like the sabers did last year.. tanking for Matthews.

I hope they last and because of the new draft lotto, end up with the fourth pick.

#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.