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#2536902 9/22/14 7:00 PM. Preseason GDT - DET 2 @ PIT 1

Posted by darkmanx on Yesterday, 08:15 PM

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#2536845 9/22/14 7:00 PM. Preseason GDT - DET 2 @ PIT 1

Posted by Echolalia on Yesterday, 07:25 PM

Nobody going after Bortuzzo do that against a Calgary player and you leave the game in a different way...

 

You mean up 8-0?




#2536843 9/22/14 7:00 PM. Preseason GDT - DET 2 @ PIT 1

Posted by frankgrimes on Yesterday, 07:24 PM

Nobody going after Bortuzzo do that against a Calgary player and you leave the game in a different way...


#2536836 9/22/14 7:00 PM. Preseason GDT - DET 2 @ PIT 1

Posted by darkmanx on Yesterday, 07:18 PM

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#2536575 Training Camp Thread

Posted by barabbas16 on 19 September 2014 - 09:34 AM

It's a good thing Khan put that "T." In front of "Bertuzzi"....otherwise people might have thought he was talking about Todd instead of Tyler.


#2536551 Flames adding Truculence...Yonkman, Gillies PTO

Posted by rick zombo on 18 September 2014 - 11:20 PM

And a chance to draft Eichel or McDavid

 

See, to me, you say that like it’s something to be proud of. Any team can take a crack at theses two if they are prepared to suck a whole ton of ass for a year. 

 

Maybe I’m misreading your tone. If so I apologize. 

 

I know some people wish the Wings would just tank and get some top 5 picks but I’d be more proud, as a fan, if this team was able to get back into contention without really breaking stride. 




#2536474 Mantha's Injury

Posted by FlashyG on 17 September 2014 - 11:04 PM

Now if the Wings dressed some enforcers for that game.....That knee injury would've never happened.

 

Yeah an enforcer would have pounded that rut right out of the ice and Mantha would be fine.

 

You can always count on an enforcer to make sure the ice is at its highest quality.




#2536436 Mantha's Injury

Posted by krsmith17 on 17 September 2014 - 01:48 PM

If you read the post directly before mine you would understand that my comment was in no way directed toward you. It was somewhat of a mock toward the previous comment of "Welcome to the Red Wings, where injuries are expected!" and also to the many other people I expected to follow up with panic - "the sky is falling" - replies... Your question was valid and I didn't say anything about that, however, I'm not really sure if it was thread worthy... It could have easily been questioned in the other Mantha thread or the Pre-Season thread. Anyway, relax, it wasn't directed at you...




#2536430 2014 Prospects Tournament and Training Camp (Sept. 12-23)

Posted by rick zombo on 17 September 2014 - 12:37 PM

Yes he is the next Crosby for sure...

 

What a thoughtful contribution.




#2536443 Regner: Next year could be Babcock's last

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 17 September 2014 - 03:17 PM

 

If we are a playoff caliber team, Babcock should be able to elevate us to being a Stanley Cup contender - top coach plus playoff-caliber team should at least be in that discussion, right? If Babcock can only squeak us into the playoffs, the roster isn't playoff caliber. A playoff caliber team, in my mind, controls their own destiny and doesn't need a couple 'breaks' or puck bounces to eek into the 6-7-8 spot. Depending on which season preview you read, we're not even picked to finish that well...

You just have unique definitions of that term. For most playoff caliber would mean able to make the playoffs and making the playoff would be proof of that. You seem to discount the lower seeds as playoff caliber because they usually don't "control there own destiny." That's going to be an uphill battle against common sense, I think.

 

It is possible that we wouldn't have made the playoffs with a different coach, but it's also possible we would have finished higher without our injury woes. Both are what ifs - I think it's better just to deal with what did happen and we did make the playoffs. Also, I have not come across a commentator who's predicting we won't this year with the same roster.

 

I also disagree your rhetorical question, "top coach plus playoff-caliber team should at least be in that discussion, right?." I've never heard anyone argue that a lower seeded playoff team was a contender because of their coaching - it's always that the team underperformed during the season or they made some big deadline aquistions.




#2536378 Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Posted by Barrie on 16 September 2014 - 08:05 PM

Good move!

 

Ok so after the Tatar and DeKeyser deals, Holland will need about $5.5 Million cap space to sign Smith and Nyquist next off season. Don't expect any UFA or deadline moves.


Good deal. Glad it's done. lol @ Quinceys contract even more now.

The Quincey deal makes more sense. There will be cap space available when DeKeyser's deal is up.




#2536377 Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 16 September 2014 - 07:54 PM

Glad that's done with ... Contracts low is say but that's only cause it's a 2 yr deal I'd expect him to get 4-5 per next contract if he keeps progressing


#2536376 Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Posted by kliq on 16 September 2014 - 07:48 PM

 

Same here thought he could get as much as 4 mill aav he is obviously worth it if you are looking at some of the other contracts.

 

Can you please give me some examples of young defenseman with under 80 career games played who signed for 4mil per year?




#2536313 Nice article on Mantha

Posted by evilmrt on 16 September 2014 - 02:53 PM

Soooo apparently if Mantha plays less than 10 NHL games, his entry-level deal doesn't even start until next year...

 

Source

 

 

That's quite the loophole...

 

There is absolutely no way KH is going to not take advantage of the "free year" of development. 

 

So, 9 games is all we get this year, folks. 




#2536343 Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Posted by rick zombo on 16 September 2014 - 05:11 PM

Never in doubt.

For anyone keeping track, that's DD + Tatar + Sheahan all wrapped up for less than 6M/year.

Hollands RFA dealings continue to be impeccable.

A lot of people posting about how he was low balled, but not one praising Holland for getting him so cheap? Anyway will this deal end with him being an RFA or a UFA?


Exactly. Now the talk will be about how DeKeyser will walk in 2 years because Holland low-balled him. Anyway, moving on, I'm glad the deal is done.

If Alfie does retire this gives Holland a little cap space if he could ever swing that deal for a top four D man.