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#2676234 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 19 May 2016 - 11:41 AM

Free agency shouldn't even be a thought this year for a defenseman. Quincey should and hopefully will sign with another team, and no one else should be brought in, other than a top pair guy via trade...


#2676095 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 17 May 2016 - 11:11 AM

I wouldn't rather have Radulov or Okposo over Stamkos, however I'm not sure how I would feel about paying him $10.5M until 2024. What are we going to pay Larkin, Mantha and company in a few years if he's making that kind of money? If we're spending that kind of cap on a player, I'd prefer it be spent on a defenseman. In saying that, if we landed Stamkos, I wouldn't be too upset...


#2676079 Grand Rapids Griffins Playoff Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 17 May 2016 - 05:33 AM

Yeah, Frk and Tangradi were huge loses but I was happy to see Svechnikov get a couple games. He's going to be a good one for sure. The future is bright with a few of these kids.


#2676051 Grand Rapids Griffins Playoff Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 16 May 2016 - 06:52 PM

I've said all season that Sproul has been one of our best defensemen down in Grand Rapids. He's far better than both Marchenko and Ouellet in my opinion. I get that Marchenko has been ahead of him because he's "safer", but Sproul has cleaned up his defensive game a ton. Sproul's offensive puck possession game far exceeds Marchenko's defensive shut-down game in my opinion...


#2676044 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 16 May 2016 - 06:07 PM

I'd rather we sign Okposo and Radulov than Stamkos and either of the other two. Gives us more money to accommodate a defenseman if we can trade for one. Stamkos is going to be a VERY expensive 70 point player.


#2676049 Grand Rapids Griffins Playoff Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 16 May 2016 - 06:34 PM

So pumped to see Sproul playing like a stud. It'll be hard not to factor him in to next years defense corps.


#2676048 Grand Rapids Griffins Playoff Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 16 May 2016 - 06:19 PM

Nosek!!! 2-0!
His first point of the playoffs, and it was a beauty.
Monsters cut deficit to 1...


#2676046 Grand Rapids Griffins Playoff Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 16 May 2016 - 06:12 PM

Sproul!!! 1-0 Griffins!


#2675986 Grand Rapids Griffins Playoff Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 15 May 2016 - 08:19 AM

I agree Son of a Wing. I'm stoked to see what Sproul has been able to do this season, especially so far this post season. And it's not just the points he's putting up, he's looked very good in all three zones. Steady and poised in the defensive and neutral zones, and very dangerous in the offensive zone.

As far as Mantha goes, and wanting him to score more goals... He's 6th in the league with 10 points, and has played a game less than anyone else above him. He's also tied for 10th in the league with 4 goals. 2nd to 9th are all tied with 5 goals, all playing one more game, with the exception of Josh Anderson. The number one spot goes to Bertuzzi with 7 goals in 8 games.

Mantha has also been engaged in the play more than I've ever seen. He's forechecking and backchecking just as hard. I've really liked what I've seen from him so far in these playoffs, and he's getting rewarded with the points.


#2675975 Grand Rapids Griffins Playoff Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 14 May 2016 - 09:07 PM

Mantha - 10 points (4 goals, 6 assists), +8, 23 shots in 8 games.

Bertuzzi - 8 points (7 goals, 1 assist), +9, 18 shots in 8 games.

Athanasiou - 5 points (2 goals, 3 assists), +4, 8 shots in 5 games.

Frk - 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists), +1, 8 shots in 4 games.

Svechnikov - 1 point (assist), -1, 2 shots in 1 game.

Sproul - 8 points (1 goal, 7 assists), +5, 25 shots in 8 games.

Russo - 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists), +4, 4 shots in 8 games.

Ouellet - 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists), +3, 12 shots in 8 games.


#2675971 Grand Rapids Griffins Playoff Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 14 May 2016 - 08:34 PM

Bertuzzi with 3 goals, Athanasiou with a goal and 2 assists, Mantha with 2 assists, Svechnikov with an assist, Sproul with 3 assists and Russo with an assist and a fight. Future Red Wings. Gotta love it!


#2675970 Grand Rapids Griffins Playoff Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 14 May 2016 - 08:32 PM

The kid is clutch


Also nice to see Sproul racking up the apples




#2675952 Grand Rapids Griffins Playoff Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 14 May 2016 - 07:16 PM

Little Bert makes it 2-1!


Bertuzzzzzzi!!°
2-1 Griffins!
Kid is a gamer.

 

I'm hoping he can become our Brendan Gallagher. That would be ace.  




#2675951 Grand Rapids Griffins Playoff Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 14 May 2016 - 07:13 PM

Bertuzzzzzzi!!°
2-1 Griffins!
Kid is a gamer.


#2675905 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 13 May 2016 - 05:56 PM

 
But the AHL is considered pro. Which meas guys like Russo, Mantha, AA (if I'm interpreting the rules correctly) would require protection. 


This is russo's first year in the ahl though, isn't it? It's Mantha and AAs second pro year. So after next year, Russo would still fall under the "2 year" thing.