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#2676589 Wings acquire SJ prospect Dylan Sadowy

Posted by sputman on Today, 04:09 PM

I get the feeling he was somebody the brass had their eyes on to draft in the 4th round but San Jose beat them to it.




Scores? Hits? Plays aggressively instead of getting swatted off the puck? 


I like it!

This quote below that video is great:




My buddy(a Sharks fan) just told me about this and added: "Anytime you make a trade with the Wings for a prospect, you know you lost that trade." Im still laughing.

#2676540 Datsyuk - someone who works for JLA told me he's sold his house

Posted by Echolalia on Yesterday, 08:08 PM

Yeah I don't see any reason to be suspicious of his decision to leave either. He's already earned a ton of money, won a ton of awards, has been over here for a decade and a half and is getting older and more worn down, meanwhile his daughter is getting older without him in Russia, and he told us years ago he wants to finish his career off playing back at home in Russia. This is his chance to do that before his body can't keep up. It's also his chance to be with his daughter and watch her finish growing up. And he has nothing left to prove over here.

#2676489 16/17 offseason

Posted by DickieDunn on 24 May 2016 - 08:57 PM

Abdelkader isn't nearly skilled enough to center a scoring line. AA and Larkin at center will mean growing pains, but one or both gave to be top end centers if this team has any chance of not being terrible in the next few years. Both are natural centers and both gave more skill than Abdelkader. Sink or swim time.

#2676428 USHockey Fan sneaks into Russia's locker room.

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 23 May 2016 - 12:07 PM

This guy totally dispels the myth that Americans are fat, obnoxious, disrespective slobs.  

#2676445 16/17 offseason

Posted by krsmith17 on 23 May 2016 - 05:41 PM

I don't think I've ever disagreed with so much in one post... Aside from the first sentence I disagree with pretty much everything here...

We don't need a Russell or Hamhuis, aka mid tier defenseman. We already have plenty of them on the team now, not to mention any of the kids that are out of options this coming season that could play the same role a hell of a lot cheaper.

Quincey played decent this season as well as last, but he needs to go to make room for Ouellet and Sproul.

Richards should be gone as well. The only way I see him returning is if we completely strike out on free agency, and Staal isn't the solution either. Both would be a mistake in my opinion, as I think both Larkin and Athanasiou would be better suited to take over the top 6 center positions. Maybe not short term, but certainly looking long term.

Switch Abdelkader back to center? In the top 6? That would be terrible... He's much better suited as a winger and would get destroyed as a top 6 center. Zetterberg should also be switched to the wing or 3rd line center getting limited ice time. No way should he be our number one center next season.

Helm is terrible? Seriously? No, he's not a top 6 guy and shouldn't be used there, but he is one of the best bottom 6 / penalty killers in the league. Miller is a must? Miller is f***ing awful compared to Helm.

Pulkkinen on the top line over Larkin, Mantha, Nyquist, Tatar or pretty much anyone? Marchenko on the top pair and Green as the number 7?

The fact that you don't have any of Nyquist, Tatar or Green in your lineup is funny enough, but that you say they're "almost impossible to move" is hilarious...

I'm not trying to s*** on your post too much, but I just have no idea how you could be serious about any of this...

#2676407 ECF : Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 22 May 2016 - 10:11 PM

I don't like Tampa, but you have to give Yzerman and Cooper credit.  No Stamkos.  No Bishop.  Filppula centering the top line.  


And they're one game away from the Finals.  

#2676377 Datsyuk - someone who works for JLA told me he's sold his house

Posted by kliq on 22 May 2016 - 12:11 PM

To be completely honest, the more I think about it, I think Datsyuk going is a blessing in disguise.


We are not going to win the cup this year, our goal needs to be to complete the re-build and become contenders by 2018. If Datsyuk leaving gives us the ability to trade his contract and use that cap space to trade for or sign someone who can be apart of our core moving forward, that is a good thing!


This is not a slight on Datsyuk, the guy is one of the greatest Red Wings off all time, and watching him over the last 14+ years has been a privilege. But, in a re-build you need to look long term and Datsyuk regardless of whether he plays this year or not, is not apart of those long term plans. 


I look forward to seeing him get his jersey retired at the new building.

#2676307 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kickazz on 20 May 2016 - 02:13 PM

Yet Nyquist didn't improve and sank to Abbys production. We've got a $4.75 million contract scoring 17 goals and your concern is the guy who scored 19 and does everything else. Didn't you criticise this idea in Mantha's thread? "If a guy scores and doesn't do much else vs someone who can do everything else".

#2676280 Mantha

Posted by krsmith17 on 20 May 2016 - 05:52 AM

Who said they want him to bring "30 goals and nothing else"???

#2676240 Mantha

Posted by kickazz on 19 May 2016 - 02:19 PM

As long as Mantha can score goals I could careless. We need goal scorers. Team needs some size. On paper he fills those needs. Just has to translate it into NHL and I'll be happy. Could care less about his ability to hit, play defense blah blah.

#2676242 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 19 May 2016 - 02:42 PM

Free agency shouldn't even be a thought this year for a defenseman. Quincey should and hopefully will sign with another team, and no one else should be brought in, other than a top pair guy via trade...


I do wish we were able to part with Ericsson and keep Q, however. 

#2676176 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 18 May 2016 - 12:59 PM

Stamkos is a no brainier if he was willing to sign in Detroit. People defend Abdelkader's deal then say one of the best players in the game isn't worth a huge deal


Let it go man...

Do you have a monthly quota on mentioning Abdelkader's contract?

#2676182 The Wings request permission to interview Todd Richards

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 18 May 2016 - 03:10 PM


I know it has already been talked about but here is more proof


a Richards Houda duo would definitely be solid

#2676166 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 18 May 2016 - 11:22 AM

Zero chance we land Stamkos and Okposo... I think there's going to be a lot of disappointed people here after free agency. Get the pitch forks ready and prepare your Holland sucks barrage now...

#2676151 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 18 May 2016 - 09:18 AM

People seem to be wondering about the severity of the blood clot and whether it could return.


Stamkos's clot is not like other blood clot stories you've heard before.


Timonen, Fleischman and Dupuis all were genetically predisposed to have blot clots. Stamkos is not.


His was most likely caused by trauma which would mean that after treating this, he should be no more likely to get a clot than anyone else.


You can hear Bob McKenzie talk about it here.  It's actually quite interesting.