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#2619078 Tj oshie to washington

Posted by Shinzaki on Yesterday, 01:23 PM

Not as good as TJ Oshie...I can tell you that right now.  He's the real Prince,unlike some of the pretenders to tthe throne. He's a murderous uncle away from being Hamlet

#2618929 #73 OA - Defenseman Vili Saarijarvi

Posted by Jesusberg on 03 July 2015 - 05:36 PM

Take it for what it's worth, but I noticed a number of favorable mentions regarding Saarijarvi and his play during today's camp on Twitter earlier today. Malik did a write-up on him, too.



So the Wings signed Vili Saarijarvi at the development camp.

Should they have done so?

Well, first and foremost, it's to control his playing future, and second, despite the fact that he's 5'10," not 5'9," and about 175 pounds...

Yeah. Yeah they should have, and I'm glad they did. Even on first glance, he's fleet-of-foot, he's got great positioning, his PACE is at pro level, not USHL level, and he looked better than anybody not named Dylan Larkin out there today. Saarijarvi can pass on the fly and pass where he wants the puck to go, not just where the puck should be when he's making the pass, his shot is hard and he has no problems whatsoever dealing with bumps and grinding. He reminded me of Joe Hicketts last summer, except that Saarijarvi has far better offensive skills, and again, that PACE is something that only stands out if you're really damn good. I was that impressed with him.

#2618937 Preliminary Red Wings Training Camp Roster

Posted by Franzine on 03 July 2015 - 07:27 PM

Future Ken Daniels give-and-go call: "Ahn, Ehn, Ehn, Ahn -- IN!"

#2618945 Depth chart for RW/Griffins

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 03 July 2015 - 08:24 PM

Ericsson gets too much flak.
He'll never be the best #2 guy in the league, but he's solid.
I think Last year was a bit of a write off because of his hand/finger injury.

Anytime he gets brought up by other fans, they rave about him... the hardest part about trading him would be him waiving the Ntc(that I'm not 100% sure he has, I'm just assuming)
He's a top four defenseman on practically every team in the league, if we make a move to where he ends up on the bottom pair playing next to a kid, we'd have a great defensive committee.

I'm real curious to see how things shake out, it does seem like a trade is almost a necessity at this point.

#2618920 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by krsmith17 on 03 July 2015 - 04:52 PM

I get that Blashill wants to have his own approach but I doubt he puts Helm back at center just to put Sheahan on the wing. There's no need to change for the sake of change... I think Helm is a much better winger than he is a center, and I also think Sheahan wouldn't be half as effective on the wing as he is at center.

I also heard Ferraro talking about Datsyuk on the wing, but I'm pretty sure he just meant to say Zetterberg. I highly doubt Pav has any interest in playing the wing after playing down the middle his entire career. He's still one of our best at winning draws and once he gets back and is fully healthy, I fully expect him to go back to our number one center, and Sheahan and Richards battling it out for the number 2 spot...

#2618757 Tj oshie to washington

Posted by Euro_Twins on 02 July 2015 - 04:13 PM

Am I the only one who doesn't think oshie is that great? Brouwer is bigger puts up more goals and has a smaller cap hit.

I wouldn't trade Abby for oshie sorry.

#2618784 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by number9 on 02 July 2015 - 06:28 PM

Helm is needed for 3 on 3 this year. His speed should dominate in OT

#2618769 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by Jacksoni on 02 July 2015 - 04:34 PM

Wasn't a fan of Kindl but he looked pretty sharp the last games he played. I saw an improvement overall, which is always nice.

Don't wanna judge him to be a lazy bum just yet. Let's see what preseason brings.

#2618713 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by Jesusberg on 02 July 2015 - 12:39 PM

Really like the signing - just what the team needs. Solid top-four there.


Saw that Kenny was talking about moving someone. First inclination is to move Kindl, but if there aren't any takers, maybe they can ship off Quincey. He had a solid season, and there might be more teams willing to take a shot with him. Smith-Quincey just doesn't work as a pairing, and I'd like to see one of the RH shots down in GR used on this team. Smith-Marchenko looked solid in their short time together - think they'd be a decent bottom pair. I'd also like to see Jensen get a look there, too.

Kindl is what he is, but I'd rather leave 2.4 sitting on the bench than a prospect or 2.75 of Smith. Maybe they can flip KFQ for a pick or two.

#2618659 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by krsmith17 on 02 July 2015 - 09:53 AM

I initially didn't want any part of Green, mainly because I was expecting him to get somewhere in the neighborhood of 6 or 7 years at $6M per. I'm happy we were able to get him on a 3 year contract at the same cap hit. I'm not sold on his defensive game, but there's no question he will help out our already potent power-play. I think 50 points is very attainable, and he very well may be our top point producing defender next season. I also agree that pairing him with DeKeyser would likely be a very good 2nd pairing. I'm excited to see how things shake out in trading camp...

Kronwall - Ericsson
DeKeyser - Green
Smith - Quincey

#2618684 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 02 July 2015 - 10:59 AM

After last July 1st us Wings fans deserve to celebrate these 2 signings!


I haven't been this excited since that fake thread many years back about us signing Andre Roy.   :hehe:

#2618671 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by Mckinley25 on 02 July 2015 - 10:26 AM

Sure but I'm just assuming that blash would want to see these guys in training camp before he decides to start spouting off line combos. I guess I'm just used to Babcock saying stuff like I'll decide before the game what my lines are

I think though, that when a GM is building a team he has to have some idea where the players he's signing are slotted to play, otherwise it'd just be completely random assortment of players. If Blashill wants to juggle after the team hits the ice, that's his job then.

#2618660 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by krsmith17 on 02 July 2015 - 09:55 AM

I really like this signing. We rid ourselves of Weiss' contract, and gained a much better option and only for one season. I believe this is the perfect stopgap before Larkin makes the team full time next season. Richards still has some good hockey left in him and I believe he will be good for 40-50 points next season as a 2nd/3rd line center...

Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Abdelkader
Tatar - Richards - Nyquist
Jurco - Sheahan - Pulkkinen
Miller - Glendening - Helm
Ferraro - Callahan

Waive Andersson
Franzen LTIR

#2618533 Holland doesn't expect to be busy this offseason

Posted by FlashyG on 01 July 2015 - 07:39 PM

He managed to find us a RHD we've been looking for since Rafalski retired, he addressed our lack of center depth after buying out Weiss. More importantly he did both without tying us to either player long term so even if they don't work out, it won't be a disaster.


To top if off he and Mr. Ilitch already worked out a pretty awesome new dance routine with our new additions.



#2618595 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by joesuffP on 01 July 2015 - 10:08 PM

I think DD will really take a huge step in his development playing with Green. He can really focus on being a rock solid defender when he doesn't have the responsibility of pushing the play but he can also make the plays when he sees them. He's a really dynamic shut down defender with a great skill set. The only thing I see lacking in his game is his in O zone play and creating off the rush, something that Green really excels at