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#2677589 Ron Mason, legendary MSU hockey coach and AD passes at 76

Posted by amato on 13 June 2016 - 09:45 AM

2016 has been brutal.. RIP :(

#2677495 Datsyuk - someone who works for JLA told me he's sold his house

Posted by amato on 12 June 2016 - 08:02 AM

I don't know about completely giving up on a shot at winning but I agree with the notion that the streak is too important to them to not do everything in their power to improve the team both next year and down the line.. And that would mean moving Datsyuk's cap hit if he were to leave but only if they have something else lined up of course.

I think that new one week (or however long it is) interview period rule is pretty huge for GMs in general but especially for holland in a year like this. Interviewing upcoming UFAs and then possibly exploring trade options will tell him if he even needs to move the cap hit.

#2677441 Petition to change Lil Caesars Arena to Gordie Howe Arena

Posted by amato on 11 June 2016 - 09:00 AM

I'd be happy with something like "Gordie Howe Arena at Little Caesars Colosseum." They get their corporate sponsorship, fans get "The Gordie" or "The Howe" to replace "The Joe" instead of just the pizza pizza arena arena. They can even keep the stupid logo on the roof :P

But agreed it's highly unlikely

#2677439 Datsyuk - someone who works for JLA told me he's sold his house

Posted by amato on 11 June 2016 - 08:36 AM

Agreed, krsmith. I would be fine with something like pav + pulk for a fifth or maybe a mid level d prospect, assuming we use the 7.5 mill in extra cap space for something productive.

#2677327 Gordie Howe has passed away. 1928-2016.

Posted by amato on 10 June 2016 - 09:12 AM

"I pick Gordie as my No. 1 all-time player. He played the longest. He was the toughest player of his era. He was the best offensive player and defensively. He was used in all situations. He could play center, right wing, and defense. He could shoot right and he could shoot left. If you could make a mold for a hockey player it would be him. I never thought there was another player close to him.

-Scotty Bowman

#2677154 Biggest need for Red Wings in Off-season Poll

Posted by amato on 08 June 2016 - 02:31 PM

Agree with a top pairing two way D man.. But I think a pure goal scoring forward is a very close second.

#2677134 2016 SCF: San Jose Sharks vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by amato on 08 June 2016 - 05:02 AM


:P not my creation but I love it. Here's to hoping they come back and win it though

#2677129 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 07 June 2016 - 07:21 PM

Not that I want Pit to win another Cup, but can the series just get over so the REAL off season can start already!?!?! :lol:

Yeah, just three more games :ninja: :P

#2676671 Wings acquire SJ prospect Dylan Sadowy

Posted by amato on 27 May 2016 - 11:31 AM

He definitely sounds worth losing the third round pick. Excited to see this guy develop.

And that article that krsmith shared only makes him sound better. Here's to hoping Kenny found a future gem.

#2676284 The Hockey News article on finnish hockey

Posted by amato on 20 May 2016 - 08:45 AM

The red wings could use some finish.. Amiright?! :P

#2676277 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 20 May 2016 - 05:29 AM

Stamkos alone would be a successful July 1st

So, yeah, I'd say so :P

#2676186 Mantha

Posted by amato on 18 May 2016 - 04:30 PM

UFA? sure, when was the last time we signed a big name UFA that worked out? Hossa..... Trades? Again when was the last time we traded for a 25+ goal scorer?
Now bottom 10 team, that is what 10 fewer points per year? Not that far away.

And 10 more points and we're first in the division.. Ahhh parity :P

But I'm not saying it's a foregone conclusion that we'll sign a big name UFA and/or make a splashy trade.. And it's unlikely, yes.. But just that there are other factors at play. And those were just a couple examples.

Obviously it's bad if any of your first round picks are busts, but my point was just that it wouldn't necessarily kill us to miss on one of three.

#2676172 Mantha

Posted by amato on 18 May 2016 - 12:07 PM

Missing with any would be less than ideal for sure but it's not make it or break it.. There are a lot of other factors (free agent signings, trades, mrazeks development to name a few) and even if 2 of the 3 became stars, I think we'll be ok.

#2676117 Mantha

Posted by amato on 17 May 2016 - 05:57 PM

Hopefully Mantha has a big off season of training and comes out in training camp forcing them to put him on the wings roster next year.

Based on reports and box scores and seeming him play twice (once toward the beginning of the season and once at the end hah), He definitely seemed to be improving as the year went on?

#2675905 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 13 May 2016 - 05:56 PM

But the AHL is considered pro. Which meas guys like Russo, Mantha, AA (if I'm interpreting the rules correctly) would require protection. 

This is russo's first year in the ahl though, isn't it? It's Mantha and AAs second pro year. So after next year, Russo would still fall under the "2 year" thing.