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In Topic: Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Yesterday, 12:42 AM

In a dream world where Jurco turns into a pretty decent PF, and Larkin can handle being more then a top 9 forward (basing all hope for this year) thats a pretty decent top 12 you got! If Blashill can get Jurco playing like he did for him, and Larkin being the over achieving prospect he was last year that dream world could possibly be a reality. I mean that fourth line would be the grind line all over again, in your face every given night. I wouldn't want Mule with Richards if he does return. Tatar i can see having the biggest impact with Richards arrival, another center that can distribute the puck, and maybe even mesh greater then did with Pavel...Wishful thinking, but it does look good on paper.

Z - D - Jurco 
Tatar - Richards - Sheahan
Nyquist - Larkin - Mule/ Pulk
Helm- Glen - Abs

If that could come together, I think I actually really like that lineup. Just not sure about this idea of Sheahan playing wing. Maybe it's just because I haven't seen him there.


Goose-Larkin-Pulk say soft to me. with Mule it would be a bit better. I think Jurco would be better for that spot though with Mule on the first line or Tats up top and Mule on the 2nd


I think that's a hell of a 4th line. I think that both Abby and Helm can play higher and perhaps 4th line is wasting them, but they would be really hard to play against and I think would also put up some points. 


In Topic: Depth chart for RW/Griffins

03 July 2015 - 08:17 PM

They'll go to camp...Blashill and co will take a look at what they have and sort it out.  Injuries and performance issues can be addressed as the season wears on.  I'd love to see what Marchenko, Oullet and Jensen can do in the NHL, but if the guy who coached them in the AHL doesn't think they're good enough yet, so be it.   Truthfully...Smith and KQ could be a really good 3rd pairing.   

Clearly you don't remember them together 2 years ago.


With what we have, I want to see Quincey-Marchenko as the 3rd pair. There will be injuries and Smith will have to fight for Quincey's spot. If he does, then ship out Q.


I'm also for the unlikely scenario of turning some combination of E, Q, Smith, Kindl, into a really sold partner for Kronwall via trade.


Hopefully Ericsson training without a broken finger will mean enough improvement for the 1st pair.

In Topic: Retire Sergei Fedorovís Jersey Immediately

03 July 2015 - 06:27 PM

How about this perspective:

Since 1950, Every Hart winner has had their number retired by a team, except:


Al Rollins: No Hall of Fame, Never played for a team for more than 5 years

Jose Theodore: No cup, No Hall of Fame (also self explanatory)

Lindros: No cup, No Hall of Fame


Fedorov?: Because of contract disputes? 


Historical Footnote:

Before 1950, it's definitely a much different era. The majority of early MVPs are actually not retired. Retired numbers only really became a thing in the late 70s. Before it was just seems to be for players who had horrible accidents or died during their careers. When they did start retiring number they are rarely from earlier times. (I think this has to do with the growth of the games popularity around this time, and that mass media (HNIC started 1952) made certain players into heros or icons)

In Topic: Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

03 July 2015 - 04:22 PM

They split up Datsyuk and ZEtterberg on powerplay. So we ended up having two lethal units rather than one. First time they split them up for that extended period of time too. I think like more than half the games.

We also switched to the 1-3-1 formation last year and had 1 D man instead of 2. I hope they keep these switches.

In Topic: Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

03 July 2015 - 03:11 PM

Word is Sheahan may play Wing or Center. 




Everything is up in the air till after camp it looks like. 

I like that he's not automatically going with Babcock's choices. If Helm goes back to 3rd Center I could see SHeahan on wing. I think it would necessitate Pav being healthy and either him or Z as #1 C.


Ferraro said Dats wants to move to wing. I have read that Richards signing was to keep Z-Pav together. There seems to be a lot of possibilities for what we see at the beginning of the season.