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#2525546 2014 NHL Awards Winners and Losers

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 24 June 2014 - 07:21 PM

Danny D getting some love!
******* Roy!

#2525399 Dan Cleary may return...sigh

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 23 June 2014 - 10:28 PM

So like, what kind of numbers would Danny Boy have to put up to make people be happy he resigned?

45 points and be a plus player....and he will need to do my taxes next spring.

#2524839 Brad Richards bought out by Rangers

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 20 June 2014 - 12:08 PM

Pierre LeBrun ‏@Real_ESPNLeBrun  3m
As @capgeek noted, Richards still owed $8 M in signing bonuses which are to be paid out in full over next 3 years plus $12.6 M in salary


I'm in the wrong business. 20 million dollars for nothing plus whatever salary he gets when he signs with a new team. He is hurting all the way to the bank.

#2524505 Dan Cleary may return...sigh

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 19 June 2014 - 12:18 AM

I watched all 82 Red Wings games last season and the funny thing is my jaw dropped when I saw Cleary played 52 games this season. If I would have guess i would have said around 25. That's how unmemorable he was last season. He was close to literally doing nothing for us offensively.

#2524469 Dan Boyle's rights traded to the Islanders…..

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 18 June 2014 - 04:30 PM

All these people saying we don't need Boyle because that won't win us a cup are like a broken record. Does adding Boyle guarantee us a cup? Obviously no. But what player is really out there that could do that? We have to start somewhere to fill our needs and I think he fills two of this teams needs immediately. Right handed shot....puck moving defenseman. End of story.

#2524291 Dan Cleary may return...sigh

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 17 June 2014 - 06:02 PM

This is it guys! I knew it was coming soon but it's finally here! This is the sign for the Apocalypse the Bible was referring too! Why else would God let this happen unless this is it! Dan Clearly is the sign guys!

#2523620 Trading up?

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 12 June 2014 - 02:06 PM

I'd do it, and I dont think it would be very crazy. Zetterberg is nearing the end of his career and Ekblad is a possible franchise defenseman.

"Possible" franchise player for our Captain? There have been plenty of 1st overall picks that didn't turn out to be what we thought they would. I'll keep Z thank you.

#2523616 Trading up?

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 12 June 2014 - 01:27 PM

On a similar note, it's weird how Florida just butchers player development. A few years ago, Kulikov, Gudbranson, Robak and Petrovic were shaping up to be a pretty darn good defense core for the Panthers... they've all appeared to fall short of expectation.

Most likely because with the Panthers, prospects are thrust into starting roles before they understand the game and make mistakes, lose confidence and eventually fade out. One of the reasons we are so successful is because our prospects are prepared and confident when they finally get starting roles.

#2523539 Dan Boyle's rights traded to the Islanders…..

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 11 June 2014 - 06:20 PM

I'm confused...isn't this thread about Boyle? I haven't read anything about him in like 2 pages lol

#2523352 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 09 June 2014 - 09:46 PM

Is Smith a top 4 damn? No. Is he one of our 4 best? yes. He is supposed to be an offensive defensemen, but that would mean he scores more than 19 points in a season. he has the talent to be a guy that puts up 40-50 points a year, but it hasn't clicked yet. Just as Dekeyser should become a 30-40 point per year guy.

I think Smith will have a similar path that Ericsson had. Early in Ericsson's career he had flashes of brilliance laced with terrible defensive mistakes. He eventually learned the game and is now a solid defenseman. I think Smith has a bigger learning curve then we would like but I think the talent and potential is there. Give him one more full season and I don't think we will be discussing trading him.

#2523172 17 Years Ago Today

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 07 June 2014 - 06:51 PM

I'm starting to feel old. Can't believe it's been that long. I started being a hardcore fan two years earlier in 95 when I was 8. I haven't missed a wings game since then. Still remember the night of Vladys accident. I was physically sick to my stomach and couldn't sleep and wasn't even old enough to really grasp the significance of that event.

#2523107 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 07 June 2014 - 10:38 AM

Anyone else starving for real trade rumors and not hypotheticals? I'm dying here.

#2522829 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 04 June 2014 - 09:42 PM

I'm ok with Alfie but not at the cap hit he was last season. There are better ways to spend that money.

#2522647 Adam Almquist says he’s considering returning to Sweden to avoid AHL

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 03 June 2014 - 04:43 PM

Too small to become anything at the NHL level too bad because the talent is obviously there. The pick was a gamble some turn out well, others don't sad but it's n ot like the SEL is a bad league in fact they might be number 2 or 3 overall worldwide.

I don't write off people just because of their size. There are plenty of small players that have made it in the NHL that you would think had absolutely no shot.

#2522448 97-98 Red Wings still the last team to win back-to-back!

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 02 June 2014 - 01:22 AM

Shows how much of inspiration Vladdy really was.