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#2550004 Nestrasil Waived / Claimed by Hurricanes

Posted by kipwinger on 19 November 2014 - 12:39 PM

Probably should have done this about three weeks ago.  The kid is clearly not ready to play NHL hockey.  He works hard, and has some positives in his game, but a year ago he was only a mediocre AHL player.  Excepting him to be a decent NHL player is too much at this point in his career.




#2549949 11/18 GDT Red Wings 5 @ Blue Jackets 0

Posted by kipwinger on 18 November 2014 - 09:48 PM

Good game by all the kids.  Tatar, Sheahan, Jurco, Smith, Glendening, Nyquist.  All of them looked mighty impressive.




#2549724 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by kipwinger on 18 November 2014 - 03:26 PM

I'd rather just be patient and and see what we have in Mantha/Pulk before making a trade just for the sake of trading.  Mantha has the tools and skillset to become that big, top six winger that we're looking for and there are a number of D-men that could become available at the trade deadline (and in our system at GR).  No sense in making a trade this early into the season.

 

I agree with your sentiment, I mean, we're still a playoff caliber team and all.  There's time to wait for sure.  But the problem with the wait and see approach is that everyone else gets older.  Which would be fine if our best players were Patrick Kane or Sidney Crosby.  But they aren't.  Our best players are 33-36 years old.  Even if Mantha and Pulks and one or two of the kid defensemen turn into something special, they're not going to do it as rookies. They're going to do it in 2 or 3 years when Dats is cooling his heals in Russia and Zetterberg's a cripple. 


 

:lol:

 

And yes, no s***. He most likely won't do anything. Ever. Or at least that's how it feels as a Wings fan these days.

 

That's not true, he'll sit on his prospects.  Move a few of them onto the big club and lose a few to the cap crunch.  And if we win a cup with Nyquist and Mantha...even if it's 10 years from now, everyone will gush over what a genius he is.  "Because sometimes the best move is the one you don't make". 




#2549718 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by kipwinger on 18 November 2014 - 03:11 PM

Ladd would be nice as would Wheeler but I don't think Winnipeg will do anything before the trade deadline and then some heavy hitters will (again) go all in.

 

The best option would be going hard and seriously after Boychuck = making the best offer of all clubs if still decides to sign elsewhere the Wings would have at least given it their best shot.

 

Good call.  Not surprised that you think the best way to improve our offense is to "go hard" after a defensive defenseman whose career high is 23 points.  Because we clearly don't already have that in Dekeyser. 

 

This thread is about producing more points.  Boychuk, regardless of his other talents, isn't going to contribute to that in any way.  So maybe you can "go hard" over Boychuk in a more appropriate thread...or in the privacy of your own home?


 

It wasn't really a knock on him, he's just not the type of player I'm talking about.  We need a 30-35 goal scorer.

 

Agreed.  I though you were suggesting he wasn't living up to expectations.  Yeah, he's not a top six winger...yet. 

 

Ladd? Boychuck? I think Holland will probably wait until the offseason and just sign some of these guys as UFAs.   :ninja:

 

Ken Holland?  Ken Holland the Red Wings GM?  Will sign these guys in the offseason?  The hockey offseason?

 

No he won't. 




#2549684 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by kipwinger on 18 November 2014 - 12:10 PM

I also think that the "type" of scoring winger matters as well.  I don't want another guy who plays the exact same way as the guys we've already got.  A power forward type (Stafford, Ladd) or pure goal scorer (Semin) would be preferable to another two way guy that's good for 50 pts. (mostly assists).  I think we really need to diversify our offensive attack. 




#2549537 11/16 GDT : Montreal Canadiens 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by kipwinger on 17 November 2014 - 11:57 AM

All I see is Sean Avery listed 4 times

 

Sean Avery lying on a down comforter 4 times.  Bunch of nancy rats.




#2549207 Mantha getting closer.

Posted by kipwinger on 16 November 2014 - 02:13 PM

If I recall corrently, Mantha looked good with Frk and Nosek in the prospects tourney.  Maybe when Nosek gets back from injury Blash will put them back together.  Could jump start Frk and make another scoring line out of nothing for the Griffs. 




#2549013 11/14 GDT : Blackhawks 1 at Red Wings 4

Posted by kipwinger on 14 November 2014 - 09:29 PM

Griffs tie it up with a minute left on a goal by, you guess...Mitch Callahan.




#2548890 11/14 GDT : Blackhawks 1 at Red Wings 4

Posted by kipwinger on 14 November 2014 - 07:19 PM

Ok who's on Mantha watch tonight?




#2548866 Where to stay in Detroit

Posted by kipwinger on 14 November 2014 - 04:10 PM

Sweetwater Tavern, I remember seeing that place and wanting to check it out but we ended up going to the Hard Rock Café instead... Don't get me wrong the Hard Rock is good and all, but I've been there a million times. I'll definitely have to take your word Kip and check out the Sweetwater Tavern next time, for sure.

 

Seriously, go there and order the wings.  Actually get two or three orders because you're going to want them anyway.  I promise you will thank me afterward. 

 

Edit:  An article about their wings...http://www.thrillist...ants-in-america




#2548860 Where to stay in Detroit

Posted by kipwinger on 14 November 2014 - 03:55 PM

The Sweetwater Tavern has the best chicken wings on this (or any) planet.  Hand to God.  Their rib tips and beer prices are also quite good.  I HIGHLY recommend getting a bite to eat at this place.  And that's coming from a guy who unreservedly endorses exactly three other things: Wink Rust Remover, Inglehoffer Stone Ground Mustard, and Five Hour Energy. 

 

It's at the corner of Congress and Brush, near the previously mentioned Holiday Inn Express. 

 

Edit:  Lafayette Coney is an acceptable alternative.  But HEAVEN HELP YOU if you eat at American Coney, accidentally or otherwise. 




#2548845 General discussion for tonight's games

Posted by kipwinger on 14 November 2014 - 03:00 PM

And here we have it. Again. What is this nebulous "attitude" that he has? "Cocky?" Tatar is "cocky," and everyone seems to like him. I've NEVER seen Subban be anything other than humble and gracious off the ice, even when he shouldn't have been and would have been perfectly justified BEING AN A-HOLE. I also think the NBA/NFL comment is telling, and I've called it out in the past. Not gonna bother anymore, because this isn't the place. But I think some people need to take a step back and consider that some of their opinions may be based on "problematic" views.

 

I agree.  But honestly, who can take you seriously with a sig. line like that?  You're a disgrace. 




#2548835 General discussion for tonight's games

Posted by kipwinger on 14 November 2014 - 02:28 PM

 

Cocky attitude (this isn't the NBA, NFL or soccer!), diver - which seems to plague a lot of habs - for whatever reason.

 

I don't like Lucic and his attitude either but the guy is one of the last true power forwards in the game and when he is on and seeing red extremely fun to watch. Like Degraa mentioned he would look extremely good on Pashas wing. That being said he needs to get his emotions in check that's for sure.

 

 

The question was, "What has he done to make you think he's pissy".  And your answer is, "he's cocky"? 

 

And around and around we go.




#2548828 General discussion for tonight's games

Posted by kipwinger on 14 November 2014 - 01:44 PM

This question has been asked numerous times before, and I for one am still waiting for a well thought out answer that doesn't involve cryptically referencing his "attitude."

 

Literally every single time I've ever heard the guy talk about hockey he's been humble and incredibly gracious.  Including his handling of the racial slurs lobbed at him by some Boston fans during last year's playoffs, or Shawn Thornton spraying him with water from the bench.  At no point have I ever seen him be "pissy".  Even when he should have been.  Then again, there's no reason to be "pissy" when you're really good and winning games over your rivals. 




#2548818 General discussion for tonight's games

Posted by kipwinger on 14 November 2014 - 01:13 PM

Completely agree. Subban is no saint either though. They both got pretty pissy attitudes at times.

 

What has Subban ever done to suggest he's "pissy"?