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#2621482 Pulkkinen re-signs.... 1 year deal

Posted by number9 on 24 July 2015 - 11:33 AM

Pulkkinen sucks... there I said it.

#2621417 Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

Posted by number9 on 24 July 2015 - 09:06 AM

A Larkin like transition? Give me a break. Larkin played a grand total of 6 games in Grand Rapids. Sure, he looked great, but anyone can pull that off in such a small sample size, especially coming off an unbelievable college season, World Juniors, and World Championships. I'm willing to bet that Mantha could have pulled off similar numbers in the 2014 playoffs with the Griffins, if Val d'Or didn't go on such a deep run, winning the President's Cup and going on to play for the Memorial Cup. Confidence is huge in any professional sport, and hockey is no different. Larkin was coming into the Calder Cup playoffs oozing confidence, just as Mantha would have a year prior. Instead, Mantha came into training camp last offseason oozing confidence and looking great, and then fractured his right tibia, and as a result was out for 2 months, missing the Red Wings training camp and the Griffins training camp, and just never got his game on track after that. Some act as such a serious leg injury is no big deal, and he should have immediately regained form. I do think he had a rough season, and he probably should have ended the regular season on a more positive note, or at the very least should have been more of an impact by playoffs. However, I do believe that we will see a completely different player in Grand Rapids this season. I expect he will hover at or around a point per game pace the entire season. Here's to hoping... 


Bottom line is he had a disappointing first AHL season no matter how you want to paint it. Devellano isn't wrong, he's just dumb for saying it to the media. Clearly the organization had higher hopes for his first season.

So... based on your expectations you are disappoint, but you're not ready to throw in the towel on the kid.
So, would you trade him for the right player?  (whether it be a one for one or package deal) ...or is he "untouchable." (in your eyes)

No I think he's still untouchable. He's just trending downward. However, If plays the same way again this coming season I think he's gonna start becoming touchable real quickly.

#2621212 Preliminary Red Wings Training Camp Roster

Posted by number9 on 22 July 2015 - 12:18 PM

Friends and inside sources are completely different.  I said from day one, and it has never changed, my buddy Jeff was dating Danny's sister and he told me that Danny decided he was going to pick the Red Wings, even before his last day at Western...assuming his sister told Jeff that her brother made his mind up sooner than the public knew who he would choose...

Danny's sister sounds like an inside source to me.

Wow though, who could've possibly known/guessed he was going to choose us. Wow. You called it bud! Thanks for sharing.

#2621205 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by number9 on 22 July 2015 - 11:53 AM

Well there is ZERO chance, even healthy enough to play, that he plays 82 games. I never said he was be in the press box for 82 games either. Instead of just looking at the lines and commenting on Franzen being listed as the 13th guy, read the post that goes with it. He will spend time in the press box in order to stay off IR and avoid being bashed around night in and night out. It's the safest thing for him. Like I said, to him, right now, a successful season will be staying off the IR for the entire campaign. If he plays 50 games, that will be a successful healthy season in regards to his steps towards becoming a full time player again.


FINALLY, some inside knowledge from your sources. Are they going to space out the games or let him get a big rest before the playoffs???

#2621163 Preliminary Red Wings Training Camp Roster

Posted by number9 on 22 July 2015 - 08:12 AM

Yeah, it wasn't like going into his draft year Pulks wasn't rated a top 10 skater until an injury. And it's not like most trades that Holland nixed in the last year involved pulkks.

Link? Going into his draft I remember his issue was work ethic and foot speed.

I also remember Mantha being the one teams asked for. But we'll never know for certain will we?

#2621116 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by number9 on 21 July 2015 - 05:11 PM

you sure are cool! We all wanna be like you when you grow up.




no, it wasn't, but during all the rumors I simply said what I said about the trainers comments. Adding some level of why they may the ones talked about being traded. Of course, they mocked back then and they still mock now. But that's ok, I happen to enjoy hearing things from people with info that hasn't made the news yet. I will take the mocking because when I say something and it happens, then I love when they try to say I didn't say it. Like over two years ago when I said within 2-3 seasons Howard will lose his starting job to Petr. Should see the comments I got from that. I don't know crap about hockey, jimmy is the one to take them all the way, go root for the Flyers...blah, blah, yadda. I revel in watching them all slowly change their tune to support what I have said for years. Hudler, Franzen, Howard...they all loved them, berated me for disliking them, but then slowly they all turn and start supporting the opposite...its funny! Just remember though, I don't know s***.


You know what you should do? Dig up allllll those genius things you said over the years and share them with us! A little more gloating can't hurt ya at this point anyway.

#2621059 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by number9 on 21 July 2015 - 11:25 AM

Wait so you actually think people are jealous that you know somebody who's associated with someone who happens to know someone else? lol

People are mocking you because no one cares but you lol



#2621053 Holtby Asking for $8M

Posted by number9 on 21 July 2015 - 10:39 AM

He's had exactly one good season w. good playoff run. 5 to 6 million sounds about right.

#2621042 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by number9 on 21 July 2015 - 08:30 AM

My sister's dad's only son used to dirty dance with Patrick Swayze on a bi-weekly basis for years.

You heard it here folks. Save these documents for ur records. It's official.

Wish I knew all the Redwings like Lefty though

#2621039 Preliminary Red Wings Training Camp Roster

Posted by number9 on 21 July 2015 - 07:48 AM

Something tells me you don't mean this.

I think he's both more talented and more often invisible than Franzen is.

We're gonna be lucky if Pulks is as good as Filppula or Hudler during their time here. He's no Brett Hull.

#2620760 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by number9 on 17 July 2015 - 08:53 AM

Wow. This guy just won't go away. I didn't even go to a game last season because of the Wings signing Cleary. Don't have a choice this season since it's the last season at the Joe.

Well that's completely ridiculous

#2620633 Johnny Oduya signs with Stars 2 yrs $3.75 AAV

Posted by number9 on 15 July 2015 - 12:39 PM

Unlike Weiss.  

Weiss is gonna light up the KHL this year

#2620616 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by number9 on 15 July 2015 - 11:37 AM

You know when an unattractive man/woman asks if they're ugly, and you tell them they're not? You tell them that they've got a great personality, and that anyone would be lucky to have them ...and then they ask you out.

I'm guessing that's kind of what the Franzen situation is like for a lot of Detroit fans.


It's like when your trying to go play street hockey with the boys and your mom tells you to bring your little brother, and you cry and moan because you don't want to bring him. He's not even bad at a street ball, he's just your dorky little brother and you don't want him around.


Then one day your going to a nearby parking lot to take slapshots at parked cars and your mom says "bring your little brother with you". But your brother says he doesn't feel well. So you tell him he better stay in and get some rest and that you hope he feels better... but secretly you'd wish he'd stay sick forever. 

#2620609 Johnny Oduya signs with Stars 2 yrs $3.75 AAV

Posted by number9 on 15 July 2015 - 11:21 AM

Not taking a dig at holland ... Just praising Nill , he's done a great job since he went to dallas


He's made moves sure, but they haven't paid off yet. 

#2620600 Johnny Oduya signs with Stars 2 yrs $3.75 AAV

Posted by number9 on 15 July 2015 - 11:03 AM

So Nill swaps Daley for Sharp, then replaces Daley by bringing in Oduya. Good to see an old friend playin the Hawks.