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#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. 

#2673810 Holland (selfishly) declined promotion

Posted by Echolalia on 26 April 2016 - 10:23 AM

I wouldn't expect the Wings' organization or fanbase to damn experience, hard work, and a long history of success so the rich popular kid can have a job. Holland was well within his right to decline the offer.

#2673741 Holland (selfishly) declined promotion

Posted by Bannedforlife on 25 April 2016 - 11:11 PM

Id rather have Holland than Yzerman anyway

#2673729 Holland (selfishly) declined promotion

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 25 April 2016 - 10:32 PM

I guess I don't get the big deal about this. Why should someone have to stop doing a job they love for someone else's career?

#2667093 Fixing this mess....

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 11 April 2016 - 01:58 PM

A little off topic, but can anyone see a player like Abby scoring 20 goals without Datsyuk? I love the guy (Abby), but I don't see it (though would love to be wrong). "Fixing this mess" is going to get very messy and very real.

I'm pretty sure Abby hasn't played very much with Datsyuk this year. Datsyuk's been with Helm and Richards or Mantha. So...yes

#2659110 3/12 GDT : New York Rangers at Red Wings, 2:00 EST

Posted by vladdy16 on 12 March 2016 - 05:26 PM

Screw Young Floating Mike Babcock.  This team needs Joe Cool Jeff Blashill.


I have Young Goaltending Jeff Blashill, who is 3 for 3, but that is just too cool. 

#2657592 3/6 GDT : Detroit Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks, 5:00PM EST

Posted by NerveDamage on 06 March 2016 - 12:24 PM

Howard is for sure starting?

#RedWings Blashill has decided on starting goalie for tomorrow but won't reveal until tomorrow.

as per Dana Wakiji, retweeted by Ansar Khan.