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#2685646 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Euro_Twins on 08 September 2016 - 12:43 AM

I would be because it's the right thing to do instead of hanging on to a meaningless streak. Sharks will need a rebuild soon too but they still have their defense fixed with Burns and Vlasic.

When you have a team that doesn't have a number 1 center, number 1 defenseman and UFAs aren't exactly knocking on the door there are 2 options: trade or draft them. Toronto learned this the hard way...Vancouver is going to learn it the hard way too soon. So I'd rather see young guys, who need 1 or 2 years at the worst in the minors develop, than seeing guys like Mantha sent down so some patchwork players can play...and I'd rather see mistakes from learning by doing instead of veterans who could be used for more draft picks taking spots away.

To me it seems like the Wings want to learn it the hard way and whoever follows Holland will be stuck with a leafs like sitatution before they decided to rebuild. If people believe being a team without a clear vision that drafts around 15 plus and either misses the playoffs or is out in the first round is exciting or something desirable more power to them..to me the red wings way should be building towards cup or bust.


What will you say if larkin becomes a legit 1c and in 2-3 years were a legit contender while still holding on to the "meaningless" streak? I'd be happy with 5 more years of sub-par hockey just to take away Boston's record TBH


#2685492 Mrazek's "Farewell to the Joe" Mask for 2016/2017

Posted by roboturner on 03 September 2016 - 11:09 PM

I remember a few articles praising Howard's masks as some of the best in the league, I guess Mrazek took that away from him as well

 
Jimmy Howard To Miss Start Of Season Due To Severe Burn




#2685486 Mrazek's "Farewell to the Joe" Mask for 2016/2017

Posted by kickazz on 03 September 2016 - 04:07 PM

I remember a few articles praising Howard's masks as some of the best in the league, I guess Mrazek took that away from him as well

Lol yeah that's true, Howard did have some good masks. I like what you did there though :D




#2685485 Mrazek's "Farewell to the Joe" Mask for 2016/2017

Posted by NerveDamage on 03 September 2016 - 03:42 PM

I remember a few articles praising Howard's masks as some of the best in the league, I guess Mrazek took that away from him as well




#2685450 Prospect Givani Smith scores Hat Trick in BioSteel Camp

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 03 September 2016 - 03:12 AM

Who's Beef? Robin Big Snake ?


The player formerly known as steve ~¿~


#2685435 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kickazz on 02 September 2016 - 07:39 PM

And what is the top potential for the three of them.


See previous posts, it's in there somewhere. Once you complete your quest you can turn it in for some XP.


#2685406 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kickazz on 02 September 2016 - 05:44 PM

 

There is somethiing called watching a game...I don't have to follow anyone but yeah I take the opnion of experts over lot of others. If you think Eichel and Larkin are at the same level go to a Buffalo board and make a proposal and let's see how that turns out.

 

The hype for Larkin almost reminds me on the Nyquist hype were people believed the guy could score 40 goals or him and Tatar might become the next euro twins *lol* I'd rather be realistic and expect things he can accomplish instead of dreaming and then be disappointed because he "only" turned out to be a solid number 1 center.

 

And where were your experts when Datsyuk and Zetterberg were under the radar for almost 2-3 years after coming into the NHL? Oh yeah they were high on Barret Jackman and Rick Dipietro. And we all know how those guys turned out. 




#2685372 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kliq on 02 September 2016 - 10:27 AM

 

Eichel has the size and skill to become a poor mans version of Mario Lemieux. I don't give a rats ass about how many shots or what shooting percentage a player has. If someone doesn't shoot a lot but scores almost everytime I take that over someone, who shoots a lot but doesn't score. Also I'm not looking down on the analytics I'm just not interested in this stuff. Goals, Assists, Save % for goalies, PIM, Hits and blocked shots are more than enough for me.

 

You realize that you just said that you dont give a rats ass about shooting percentage, but then in bold you say that you will take a guy with a higher shooting percentage lol.

 

Low shots/Scores alot = high shooting percentage.........shoots alot, not a lot of goals = low shooting percentage.

 

My point is not to over hype Larkin, my point is that when it comes to players who are non Wings, you are the king of overhyping (Toews, Eichel, "McJesus", Chychrun etc), But when its a Wing, you go in the opposite direction.




#2685283 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 31 August 2016 - 09:24 PM

Love Gordie and Stevie being incorporated into the farewell season at the Joe themed mask. All around maybe my favorite goalie mask yet. Love it!


#2685269 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 31 August 2016 - 06:19 PM

Fowler is 24, still plenty of room to improve. And why the he'll didn't Holland have that philosophy for free agents?

How about an Eriksson and picks for Chelios, or Primeau and Coffey for Shanahan, or any of the good trades Holland used to pull off? Nyquist and Tatar are what they are, small one dimensional wingers. Pulk is barely an NHL player. AA is likely a second line forward, Dekeyser MIGHT be a #2 with the right #1, everyone else in the D pipeline are 4/5 guys. I'm not saying dump them for nothing or a vet, but if you can move them for a good young player it's stupid not to, even if it's a two for one deal. The team that gets the better player wins because one elite player is more valuable than two secondary players.

So...Fowler at 24 will improve and is worth the gamble, while Tatar at 25 and Nyquist at 26 will always be stuck at the same level?

 

...or familiarity breed contempt and lets check out the grass on the other side.




#2685247 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by roboturner on 31 August 2016 - 02:09 PM

Mrazek's new mask by @artofDave

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Mrazek loves puppies

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This should go to the Hall of Fame when the season is over. Just seems to have that iconic feel to it.




#2685242 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 31 August 2016 - 01:09 PM

F***ing Love that mask.




#2685241 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by NerveDamage on 31 August 2016 - 01:01 PM

Mrazek's new mask by @artofDave

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CrNMpiXXEAA2B1f.jpg

Mrazek loves puppies

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#2685390 Mrazek's "Farewell to the Joe" Mask for 2016/2017

Posted by kickazz on 02 September 2016 - 03:29 PM

The most interesting man doesn't always shut up. But when he does, it's to avoid a LGW permaban.


#2685344 Mrazek's "Farewell to the Joe" Mask for 2016/2017

Posted by NerveDamage on 01 September 2016 - 08:36 PM

And he was born, and is now interred, in St. Petersburg. 

 

I can only assume that means that Datsyuk is actually Rasputin.

hence the Magic?