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#2537821 Are the wings underrated?

Posted by DickieDunn on Yesterday, 11:19 AM

You can't base expectations off last year unless your expectation is that everyone will miss 20-40 games. The talent level of this team is not a team that barely makes the playoffs as long as they're relatively healthy. If the younger guys take a step forward they'll be in the top 4 of the conference.


#2537670 Are the wings underrated?

Posted by number9 on 29 September 2014 - 07:52 PM

 

That prediction for last season was essentially just based on the fact that we played above our heads the year before in the playoffs, and because we were moving east.  Nobody who seriously looked at our defense would have believed we were going to contend for the division.  Even without injuries its not like we were setting the world on fire the first part of the season.  I'd say we were worse than we appeared at the beginning of last season, and (if Babcock truly ices the best squad) we're slightly better than we appear this season. 

 

Last season was by far one of the weirdest seasons I've seen. Not sure I can really draw any conclusions from it. The year before we took the Hawks deep in an early round. I don't think that's playing over our heads. They won a series they were predicted to win. We put up a helluva fight against a rival. Tends to happen.

 

The injuries were unpredictable and ridiculous. The beginning of the season was bad puck luck and just the entire team in one big slump. I actually think the injuries helped in a sense, bc the called up kids sparked the rest of the team.

 

I think this team really is underrated in a sense. We have some very good players at all positions, and very good young players at all positions. In the end I think we're probably middle of the pack come playoffs if last seasons bad fortunes don't repeat themselves.




#2537625 Are the wings underrated?

Posted by Z and D for the C on 29 September 2014 - 05:57 PM

I think this is the best team we've had in a few years, assuming we stay healthy and one year ago we could have won the Cup. I think we're a little underrated right now.




#2537624 Are the wings underrated?

Posted by number9 on 29 September 2014 - 05:52 PM

A team that can barely make it out of the first round once in the last 3 seasons is not underrated.  Everyone knows the team is in a mini-rebuild mode.  


Last summer we were hyped as a contender for the division. Now we're not after struggling through last season with injuries. And we essentially have the same team as last season.

It's all perspective.


#2537360 2014 Preseason Thread

Posted by Ekmanc on 26 September 2014 - 09:05 AM

Our prospect Alexande Kadeykin was just traded from Atlant to SKA St. Petersburg, that must be a good sign if one of the absolute top teams in the KHL wants him.




#2536697 Has hakan Andersson done it again ?

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 21 September 2014 - 11:22 AM

Way too early to tell, but they took a bunch of guys late that have good size and skill down the middle, hopefully they pan out.


#2536693 Has hakan Andersson done it again ?

Posted by Euro_Twins on 21 September 2014 - 08:00 AM

How's his swenglish?


#2536688 Has hakan Andersson done it again ?

Posted by hooon on 21 September 2014 - 12:38 AM

Haven't seen him play, but there was a good article about him that came out over the summer a couple months ago that praised him highly and talked of his skill set and ability. 

 

I will support any Holmstrom in the Wings organization.




#2536141 Who should get cut/traded by game 1 of the season?

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 13 September 2014 - 12:30 PM

I would love to see Callahan steal Miller's spot. More grit and possibly also better scoring touch.


#2536130 Who should get cut/traded by game 1 of the season?

Posted by rick zombo on 12 September 2014 - 10:52 PM

There is a discussion to be had though. Maybe not regarding game 1. 

 

Not all, but some of Jurco, Mantha, Pulkinnen, Ouelett, Sproul, Marchenko, Backman, and Mrazek are coming  for someone’s job sooner rather than later. It’s a certainly IMO. 

 

So something’s got to give. Holland and Babcock have never exactly come off like semi-large roster personnel changes was their thing, but they might have to get used to the idea.  




#2536124 Who should get cut/traded by game 1 of the season?

Posted by GoWings1905 on 12 September 2014 - 09:48 PM

Hard to really say at this point. A lot probably depends on Alfie's status and what players like Jurco and Mantha show during the pre-season. Cleary isn't going anywhere though for a minimum of ten games. The Red Wings could have just not signed him and they are going to honor their commitment and at least give Cleary a shot, for better or probably worse. 

 

Andersson seems like he has no place going forward. You have to figure one of Kindl or Lashoff might be in jeopardy should Marchenko or Ouellet play their way onto the team. 




#2536116 Who should get cut/traded by game 1 of the season?

Posted by wings87 on 12 September 2014 - 08:53 PM

Love to see Kindl/Lashoff and Cleary gone by game 1. I'd jump for joy. Quincey too but that ain't happening.


I'm still in disbelief that holland never upgraded the Defense, it's mind boggling. My mind is boggled!


#2536104 2014 Prospects Tournament and Training Camp (Sept. 12-23)

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 12 September 2014 - 08:27 PM

Zach Nastasiuk scores! 4-4 with 13 min left




#2536101 2014 Prospects Tournament and Training Camp (Sept. 12-23)

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 12 September 2014 - 08:04 PM

4-3 STL after 2... Wings outshooting them 21-18

 

Mantha 2 goals, Frk 2 assists

 

5 penalties for the wings (Sproul, Bertuzzi, Verrier, McNulty, Nosek)




#2536099 2014 Prospects Tournament and Training Camp (Sept. 12-23)

Posted by number9 on 12 September 2014 - 07:59 PM

Mantha and Athanasiou living up to the hype. Niney likey


Who's taking all these penalties for the Wings?