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#2629988 10/10 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Hurricanes 3

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 10 October 2015 - 08:44 PM

Okay Next game








Hate that 3rd line, kids did well together tonight

(Also just want Jurco in and no other spot for him. Also don't like ferarri)

#2629439 10/9 GDT : @ Red Wings 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 0

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 09 October 2015 - 08:05 PM

Clean hit

#2629351 10/9 GDT : @ Red Wings 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 0

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 09 October 2015 - 07:34 PM

Wings D is a little unsettled. Probably gonna take 1/2 season to mesh.

Or the return of DK. I actually think he's top 3 or 4 for importance to our roster.

#2629143 Cleary NOT reporting to Grand Rapids

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 09 October 2015 - 05:19 PM

Noticed tvrdon and nastasiuk aren't in the lineup tonight so I'm glad clearly isn't reporting and taking another kids spot

That being said anyone know if nastasiuk is hurt? Thought for sure he'd be in the lineup

That's a little ridiculous. If a player in GR were to get knocked out of lineup for Cleary then they're not of the caliber that is going to be important to our future. Down there we have Tangradi, Rechlicz, Campbell, Frk, Grant, and Hoggan who will almost definitely never play for the wings. Who do you really think it would effect?

#2629128 Cleary NOT reporting to Grand Rapids

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 09 October 2015 - 03:51 PM

Guarantee Philly would have used one of their compliance buyouts on him.

The contract would have been after the lockout (13-14) so it wouldn't have been possible to use a compliance buyout on the contract.

#2629104 Cleary NOT reporting to Grand Rapids

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 09 October 2015 - 02:32 PM

Okay, that seems to be the end of the Cleary saga. It was sort of a messy way to tie up his time here, but now we can get back to loving him for his contributions over the years. People have held a grudge against him in these recent years, but if you step back and think that it was because he had too much love for the organization that he couldn't think about playing anywhere else - that's pretty cool and rare in professional athletes. He'll probably take a Chelios-like position and help develop prospects. It also seems to me like he could develop into a coach and maybe take one of the GR assistant spots.


Anyway, Congrats on a great career Danny Boy! 938 Games, 387 points, consistently better in the playoffs (121 games, 52 points) 1st Newfoundland player to get his name on the cup in 2008. Give those knees a rest and enjoy watching the next generation of wings tonight!

#2628757 Dylan Larkin on opening night roster

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 07 October 2015 - 02:49 PM

I like this move for it's reflection on Blashill. In the article with mlive he says something like: "we thought, I especially thought that he makes us that much better..." He wanted to make it known that he pushed for this. Many 1st time coaches, I'd imagine, might defer to experienced management (though we don't know if others' opinions were different) or err on the safe side afraid of criticism or just unsure of their footing. It bodes well for the hope that we have a guy confident in his approach and vision for the team and won't just go along with previous norm.


I'm sure I won't agree with all his moves (Pulkkinen over Jurco? I Would even put Jurco on the 4th rather than have him sit. Don't like Nyquist with Tatar.) but it's good to see that he looks to be a strong leader.

#2628746 Dylan Larkin on opening night roster

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 07 October 2015 - 02:03 PM

I'm not opposed to Larkin playing with the Wings this season, I'm just not a fan of him being handed the spot out of training camp, without spending any time down in the minors (aside from the six games last playoffs). If he started the season down in Grand Rapids, and was tearing s*** up, then by all means, give him a shot up with the Wings. However, with him making the roster out of camp, if he plays as well as management, media and fans think he will, I don't think he should be sent back down again, even when Datsyuk returns. To me, that would be poor management. You give the kid a shot based on a solid training camp, when he probably should have started in the minors, then he proves himself in real games, and you send him down then? Doesn't look good in my opinion. That's when Holland should be forced to make some tough decisions, and clean up this roster a little bit. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I do believe there is such thing as too much depth... We have too many players, and not enough roster spots...

He earned the spot. With his play in the preseason, in GR playoffs last year, College, Worlds, World Juniors, Prospect camp. Excelled everywhere. No player's had that resume of success coming in. GR is for getting ready for the NHL - not a prison that you have to do your time. Guy has worked his ass off and played probably the more hockey last year than anyone his age. Quit college for the opportunity to play with us as soon as possible. He wasn't handed a spot!


I'm sure he will be sent down and that will good for his development. If the deal is that he skipped the AHL, he didn't - he played those 6 playoff games last year. He stepped in playoff levels of play and did great - so we have seen what he can do at that level. You could think of this as his first call-up that just happens to be at the beginning of the year.


We've sent down plenty of players after they played great for us and proven themselves in real games. Mrazek, Nyquist...


I think this is exciting and I don't see the negative angle. Only wish Jurco was in, but honestly Larkin looked better than Jurco and Pulkkinen in the preseason.

#2628507 3 Bold Predictions for 2015-16

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 05 October 2015 - 09:07 PM

1. We finish above the Canadiens.


2. Mantha scores 30+ in GR.


3. The return of the Nordiques announced by the end of the season.


You knew one jackass was going to write them in bold.

#2628502 Roster Moves by the Wings

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 05 October 2015 - 08:24 PM


I know. 


None of that was my point though.  My point was that because Detroit hasn't had a right shooter in a while, and they REALLY wanted one, it's all anybody could talk about.  It became a paradigm through which fans viewed our defense and as a result many have begun to fetishize the idea of right shooting defensemen.  Often times, it's used as a sort of trump card when people debate players.  "Well I know player X is better, but player Y shoots right".  Which is absurd...of course. 


That was my whole point. 

If you agree with all he said I don't get what the deal is. We did really want one. they are important. We did talk about it a lot because we wanted one and they're important. Since we want one and they're important when discussing players it gives the edge to the Righty. Haven't seen anyone make it the only consideration. What's the problem? Maybe just sick of hearing about it? 


Our GM has definitely thought about it since we have drafted a lot of RH Dmen and the search that lead to Green.


As a side note, Green gave an interview recently where he said the Caps strategized around our lack of Righties. (I'm guessing that meant breakout along the boards on the side of the Dman on his off side). It's a weakness.


Anyway, we have Green. I think one of Marchenko or Jensen are destine for the 3rd pair next year (or late this year and the other will be 7th guy.  2 out of 6 would be a good ratio (or 3 out of 7)

#2627930 DeKeyser Injured

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 01 October 2015 - 09:06 PM

Is it me or does it seem like our players are more injury prone than other teams? I'm not saying it's the players. I'm wondering if it's the strength and conditioning team/coaches (or whatever their title is)

People were saying this last preseason and I went through all team's injury reports and it showed we were near the middle of the league for number of injuries. I don't want to go through all the teams, but here's some chosen randomly:


We've had Helm, Dekeyser, Green and Datsyuk injured. Cleary, but....

Bruins: Chara (undisclosed), Seindenberg (back surgery), Seth Griffith (knee)

Oilers: Eberle (Shoulder), Purcell (minor injury)

Caps: Backstrom (hip), Orpik (wrist), Johansson, Latta,


I imagine again, we're somewhere near the middle again. I do think it's a general trend that injuries are more common with the faster game and bigger size of the average player. I don't think it's an issue with us - it just seems like we get more because we all pay attention to the Wings closer.


Anyway, Last off-season the WIngs did an overview strength and condition due to amount of injuries that year (when it was an issue). 2 years ago we were one of the highest in games lost, but that was the year when Z's back forced him out, Dats missed half the year, Mule was out for a concussion, Weiss was out with his injury. None of those (maybe Datsyuk's) can really be traced to training: Mule was hit in the head, Weiss came with his injury, Z's flared up at the Olympics and has been an issue for a long time. Then we also had Cleary, Monster, and Sammuelsson on the team and they've pretty much always had injury problems.

#2627515 Chicago re-signs Seabrook; 8 years, $6.875 AAV

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 27 September 2015 - 12:40 AM

This is a great deal for one of the top defenders in the game:
Seabrook has to be one of the most underrated defenders in the game, he may not be flashy but he does everything so damn well and allows Keith to take some risks. So all in all a pretty good deal for the Hawks, he would have easily gotten something like 8x8 on the open market.

I would say it's something like Weber, Suter, Doughty, Keith, Seabrook, Pietrangelo, Hedman

I think you have to include Subban and Karlsson on that list. Probably Ekman-Larsson and Letang above Seabrook too.


That deal is probably a good one for both sides. 

#2627388 Kane case headed to grand jury

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 25 September 2015 - 12:18 PM

I was under the impression the accuser turned down a settlement. Not sure where I saw that, but if this was a money grab why would she do that?

That has only been speculated by the media. Her lawyer said he would be the last lawyer you would go to when you want to negotiate a civil case; suggesting that he hadn't discussed that.


Has there been any explanation about what the mother was trying to gain by claiming she found the bag? 

I think it is to be assumed that it was in reaction to the DNA result. They showed no trace of Kane and so that probably would have killed the case. She was probably trying to cast doubt on the legitimacy of those findings. I'm not sure why she'd think it would work, though, since the real evidence box can be accounted for. Maybe she was playing for the court of public opinion rather than the real courts.

#2627312 9/24 Exhibition GDT : at Red Wings 6, Pittsburgh Penguins 1

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 25 September 2015 - 01:01 AM

I dont know. Even with Helm and Datsyuk out the lines still look like this :


Nyquist - Zetterberg - Abdelkader

Jurco - Richards - Tatar

Franzen - Sheahan - Glendenning

Miller - Andersson - Ferraro


Pulk would get a spot before Larkin. And neither of them would be on the fourth line but rather on the third line. So you could shift Glendening for 4th line and remove Ferraro or Andersson and insert Pulk into third line spot with Sheahan and Franzen. 

haha, beat me to it. My post is almost identical to yours! Although I don;t think ANdersson will be there (maybe just a hope)

#2627310 9/24 Exhibition GDT : at Red Wings 6, Pittsburgh Penguins 1

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 25 September 2015 - 12:58 AM

No way is Larkin in GR to start the year, with Pav on the shelf and Helm iffy, he's definitely on the opening night roster. Kid has the goods. Bertuzzi had a great game after a quiet one the other night. Loving the kids, will take a few season to see most of em on the big club.... that's what NHL16 is for I guess :hehe:

Even without Helm and Datsyuk there's no room: (I know these won't be the lines)







Who you going to knock out? For me you can knock Ferarro out, but who's on the 4th line? I don't want Jurco or Pulkkinen there. Mule? Sheahan? I don't see how it works.


I think Larkin needs another injury to have a chance. The kids have been great so far this preseason, though.