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#2683973 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 26 July 2016 - 03:20 PM

The problem with paying guys just a little too much is if you do it with several players it adds up. If you give 8 players an average of 700k too much, that's $5.6 million you don't have if a top end player comes available.

#2680196 Shea Weber for Pernal Karl Subban

Posted by kickazz on 29 June 2016 - 03:39 PM

Lol the Predators just got better. Weber is overrated as hell. 

#2679817 Datsyuk Announcement to Officially Leave NHL

Posted by kickazz on 28 June 2016 - 09:57 AM

2 year contract huh?

So he will probably play one year, retire, and go play in Sweden then?

To be closer to his friend Lidstrom, who he rarely gets to see anymore.

Jokes aside I think the KHL team was stupid to not go year by year.

Datsyuk is injury prone, bad knee an a bad ankle there's no guarantee he'll even play half of a season.

Will be hilarious if that team gets screwed with his contract too.

#2679686 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 27 June 2016 - 03:02 PM

So, CBS Sports did a mock expansion draft of sorts and picked Howard for the new Vegas team. 


Ken better move him this summer before we get nothing. 




He isn't worth anything. His contract basically gives him little value. Getting rid of the contract itself would be a huge deal for this team. I'd be ecstatic to see us getting a 5th rounder for him in all honesty. 

#2678364 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kickazz on 20 June 2016 - 03:29 PM

You laugh all you want , come and talk to me before the start of this season or the start of the season when Vegas comes and I guarantee you bishop will be gone

Your f***en hilarious ... So Dylan Larkin isnt a redwings center ? He's a future winger now? Based on what? The amount of games thes played ? It's called being a rookie and easing into the league

Guess your jaw will drop when you see Larkin playing center

Your mental

You or whomever it was said stamkos was one of the best players in the league , you don't include defensemen in the discussion of best players in the league?

Wtf's wrong with you

We have a lot of issues ... Our main one is defense

A lot of players regressed last season , nyquist/Tatar being perfect examples and hopefully if they are both here they'll get back to being as good as they can be

And I'm sure we'll make some deals/sign someone

Not one bit of intelligence in this post. You failed to provide proof showing Vasilevsky is "just as good" as Bishop. You failed to show Larkin's statistics as an NHL centerman (since you claim he's a top 6 center). Pulling strawman arguments. Comparing centers to defenseman. So if you're just going to keep talking nonesense without any factual evidence then keep going it's fairly obvious you're clueless on quite a few matters here. And no one here has said defense isn't an issue but you're the one bringing up "there's more to hockey than scoring goals" when clearly one of our big issues is scoring goals.


Anyways can't debate with someone who doesn't know how to debate. 

#2677963 Hawks trade Teravainen and Bickell to Carolina

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 17 June 2016 - 12:53 PM

The differences aren't negligible.  In the two full seasons they've played, Tatar has more points, and goals, than Nyquist.  In fewer minutes, with worse linemates. And Tatar does more damage at even strength.  He doesn't need to be on the powerplay to score in the way Nyquist does.  Last year Nyquist got 42 more minutes of powerplay time than Tatar and didn't out score him.  This year Nyquist had 37 more minutes of powerplay time and didn't outscore him.  That's pretty significant. 


Tatar's possession numbers are also WAY better.  The kind of possession numbers that indicate you're driving offense for your teammates.  The very same possession numbers that make people gush over Brendan Smith (but for some reason they conveniently overlook when it comes to Tatar).


The only time Nyquist out performed Tatar was in 2013-2014, which was a partial season, and in which Nyquist put up a wildly unsustainable shooting percentage.  In every other, quantifiable, way Tatar is a better player.  Definitively. 


Does he have a Kentucky Derby winner named after him?  


I think not.  

#2676117 Mantha

Posted by amato on 17 May 2016 - 05:57 PM

Hopefully Mantha has a big off season of training and comes out in training camp forcing them to put him on the wings roster next year.

Based on reports and box scores and seeming him play twice (once toward the beginning of the season and once at the end hah), He definitely seemed to be improving as the year went on?

#2675044 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by VM1138 on 03 May 2016 - 08:13 PM

I'll point out the obvious here: there is no reason to expect Pulkinnen to score 20 NHL goals unless he learns to hit the net, skates better, gets bigger and stronger (or maybe he just plays small?), and somehow manages to shave a second or two off of his telegraphed-way-in-advance-slap shot. And even then he's a one trick pony with a skill that you can only really get away with if you're Ovechkin.

#2674636 Fixing this mess....

Posted by Son of a Wing on 30 April 2016 - 01:06 PM

Because every source out there gives different stats. The average size of the NHL is listed at different sizes on evey different site. Most list a heavier weight than 201. That was one source. It also goes up/down every year. There is no set number.


As for Sharpe I quoted what was up at the time. he went for 34 goals with the B hawks, then 16 goals, then 17-stats not updated yet.


The point remains that Sharpe is in major decline. His last 4 seasons were: 6 goals, 34 goals, 16 goals, got traded, then 20 goals. That is decline. Bowman was smart to  move him and his large contract. Somehting Holland needs to do but will not.


Sooo you just made up a number? lol

#2674572 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by Echolalia on 29 April 2016 - 10:27 PM

In Canada we have arenas named after monopolistic cable companies, a s***ty airline, a bank (because we all know what stand up companies banks are). Wanna know what these buildings have in common besides being named after s***ty corporations? They are all awesome places to catch a game. 
At least the Wings new arena is being named after a business based out of the city and not simply sold to the highest bidder. Does it sound a little silly? Perhaps. But so does half of the other arenas out there. It will be called by its abbreviation more than anything. The name of these buildings is literally the least important thing about them this day and age. 
But oh wait, I live in Newfoundland so what the f*** do I know, right?

Id almost rather it have gone to the highest bidder. At least then I could understand that the Illitches are further lining their pockets by selling out. But he's paying for the name with his own company, which is essentially shifting his own money from one pocket to another and not actually getting any monetary gain out of it other than what advertising his company might bring in. He could have literally named it whatever he wanted and be in the same place he's in now financially. It makes the name seem that much more slimy.

#2674567 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by Rivalred on 29 April 2016 - 10:14 PM

Am I the only one here who really is not a fan of their pizza?

Name is fitting due to the legacy but same time.... Eh

#2674400 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by Buppy on 29 April 2016 - 12:18 AM

The Caesarena. That's what I'm going with.


If there is solace to be taken, it's that the capitalistic rapacity that gives us corporate-named arenas is also what provides us with lives so comfortable that this is probably the worst thing to happen to us today.

#2674268 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by evilmrt on 28 April 2016 - 05:15 PM

I know, how dumb we are for preferring the name reflect the culture, history, or people of our great city instead of acting as an advertisement for sub par pizza. Perhaps we should build an alter to Mike Illitch in Campus Martius Park and ritualistically bow each time we pass since idol worship is now something to be proud of.

The arena is partially financed with public funds, so its not asking too much to have the name reflect the public, and not corporate, interest.

But that's just me. I'm a dreamer...who also played attention in civics class.

It shows a complete disregard for the community, city, and fans. If Mr. I wanted to advertise his barely-edible pizza chain, why didn't he class it up a bit with this effortless move:

Little Caesars Colosseum?

Even Little Caesars Forum sounds better.

Fitting though, the name choice is as subpar as the product it advertises.

#2674109 Fixing this mess....

Posted by krsmith17 on 27 April 2016 - 09:36 PM

I couldn't disagree more with that, but whatever...

#2673896 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 26 April 2016 - 05:07 PM

More info on the Helm situation:


"It started sounding like Kenny wanted to get things done here pretty quick," Helm said. "I got that injury and nothing really formed after that. I didn't have the best year statistically and mentally not as far as playing, but just how the way things were going on at the rink and on the ice. I was hoping to have at least some conversations about an extension ... we'll see what happens."




I think Hem sounds a bit like a jilted lover. He has definitely spoken fondly of the organization. In 2 recent signings (Tootoo, Green) both said they were friends with Helm and his glowing praise for the organization were part of their decision to come here. I think he expected to be more of a priority. 


Again, hope we keep. He, Abby, and Glendening provide a good ingredient of drive on a team that seemed at times lackadaisical.