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#2674165 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by amato on 28 April 2016 - 10:53 AM

I can see it now: "And here we are live from the Little Caesar's Arena for tonight's matchup. The players sure are looking Hot n Ready to play!"  

#2674164 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by amato on 28 April 2016 - 10:43 AM

Laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame (but not surprising) 

#2674146 New arena construction updates

Posted by amato on 28 April 2016 - 08:40 AM

At least be semi creative and go with the little caesars colosseum :P

#2674134 Mantha

Posted by amato on 28 April 2016 - 06:11 AM

Over rated and over hyped are two very different things. Mantha was over hyped by wings fans when we drafted him (myself included).. He'll be fine in time. I'm excited to see him progress.

Hopefully he has a big off season of training and really turns some heads come training camp.

#2674007 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by amato on 27 April 2016 - 10:53 AM

So because they go on and on about how gifted he is offensively, but don't mention much about his defensive game, you take that as he "doesn't play defense"?... Here's what I took from those articles... "absolutely deadly in transition", "best puck distributor in draft class", "long skating stride and great edging", "always thinking far ahead", "great passing gets him out of trouble", "defensive ability needs work", "active stick to shut down opponents", "needs added strength"...


Thanks for reaffirming my belief that he would be a great pick for us in the first. Based on scouting reports and rankings, I'd like to see us take Jake Bean in the first, Lucas Johansen in the second, and as a late round sleeper pick Kenny Johnson...


well, i'm sold. 

#2673918 Free Press: Pavel Datsyuk to return to Russia following Playoffs

Posted by amato on 26 April 2016 - 06:49 PM

Not to mention Datsyuk is probably our best d man :P

#2673801 Fixing this mess....

Posted by amato on 26 April 2016 - 09:27 AM

Yeah I'd definitely prefer it of course but I'm not sure ouelette would be enough.. Maybe enough to get a trade talk started. but if they asked for nyq, Mantha, and a first, I'd be sad to lose those two guys but I think it'd be worth it.

#2673448 Who gets the "A" when datsyuk leaves?

Posted by amato on 24 April 2016 - 10:21 PM

I'll also guess Abby. One day, Dekeyser will get one too and Larkin the C.

I think that's our next wave of captains.

#2673411 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 24 April 2016 - 07:12 PM

Nice! Stoked to see Svech

#2673334 We all know if you're a Hawks fan your upbringing was questionable

Posted by amato on 24 April 2016 - 09:23 AM

Well he's probably only been riding in those seats since '09. Doesn't understand the proper etiquette the way a seasoned vet does ;)

Really though, good on you for giving up your seat.. And good luck with your surgery.

#2673145 Potentially new GMs

Posted by amato on 23 April 2016 - 07:44 AM

I just have a gut feeling that it'll be yzerman.. Seems like a very red wings move. Also his contract and Hollands are both up the same year; after the 2017-18 season I believe.

Either way, I think holland manages out the rest of his contract then either retires/steps back into a different "higher" front office role or signs a new contract with the wings..

#2673032 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 22 April 2016 - 04:20 PM

Haha babbling click bait nonsense by a wanna be "insider?" Welcome to the off season :P

#2672969 Pavel Datsyuk Career Appreciation Thread (Mod Warning Post #40)

Posted by amato on 22 April 2016 - 11:22 AM

I'd say it sounds like there's maybe a 40% chance pav is back.. I have a gut feeling he will be but I won't blame him if he's ready to leave.. I'll just be really really sad.

Also, I vote pav goes into the rafters for sure.

#2672022 Mantha

Posted by amato on 21 April 2016 - 06:02 AM

Thanks, frank.

Hopefully we can find a decent power play coach this off season. I feel fairly confident in saying that at least we can all agree that we really need that :P

I'm not too familiar with coaching staffs around the league.. Anyone have any ideas?

#2671302 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Tampa Bay Lightning at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by amato on 19 April 2016 - 07:41 PM

We finished the 43 posts for helm so helm finished for us!