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#2667325 Mantha

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 12 April 2016 - 04:35 PM

Watching the gymnastics some people do to defend their boy, whoever it happens to be, is pretty entertaining.
Mantha was a defensive liability who wasn't producing.  So are several other players, but most of them have a history of producing in the NHL, at moreso than Mantha does.  Hollands quote, while harsh, was accurate.  Mantha wasn't a key player for the Griffs last year.  Expecting him from going from a decent AHL player to the savior in Detroit is asinine.

For Christ sakes Nobody every said Martha would be the savior , fact is he's a talented kid that can shoot the puck and is a if body in front of the net that can help our powerplay , how's taking him away gonna help a team that's had problems scoring all season long?

Athanasiou had also shown a lot of promise and skill and he's on a 4th line barely playing instead of getting significantly more playing time

Andersson brings the same to the team like a glendening can,helm and others

Lets just say it like it is our coach is a chicken s*** and would rather play it safe with the veterans than playing younger kids ... Don't come here and complain when we're scoring 1 goal a game

Because Andersson is a battle hardened warrior, deadly as they come - worthy of all the ice time he gets. It takes Steph Curry 0.4 Seconds to score as many points as Mantha did in 10 games. #notdeadly

Hold on, was that intelligence you just employed? I thought we weren't supposed to use such tools when discussing the potential impact a rookie will have in the Stanley Cup Playoffs? He had 3 points in 10 games... You mean he isn't going to solve all of our offensive problems even though we know he's awful defensively, and creates further stress on Pavel Datsyuk in his own end?
Hmm.... So you're saying that relying on a veteran in a 4th line capacity, while allowing the elite superstar (in the making) - who by the way sucked absolute donkey d*** last year - to develop his game in Grand Rapids is not a terrible coaching decision? This seems too rational.

Andersson is a hardened warrior ... Let's hope so he's gonna need it if he's gonna be a career ahler

#2667324 Mantha

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 12 April 2016 - 04:28 PM

Would all you girls stop whining!!!!!
Just remember - you can't delete these comments after we win tomorrow night, and Andersson buries a hat-trick!!!!!!!!!
Here's another stat - which I'm sure you experts will dissect immediately LOL:
Mantha - 10 Career NHL Regular Season Games, playing on Datsyuks line + PP opportunity = 0.30 PPG
Andersson - 22 Career NHL Playoff Games, playing on the 4th line without PP opportunity = 0.32 PPG
I just hope the guy who engraves the Conn Smythe doesn't spell "Andersson" with only one "S" this June!!!!!!!!!!!

What happens if we win game 1 and lose 4 in a row after ? You were right and we were wrong ?

Who the f*** made you the expert

And where was all this Andersson love when he was here last year ?

Mantha. has. 2. Godamn. Powerplay. Points....... Out Of 3 in total!!!!! Put me on the f****** thing for 10 games and I'll get that many!!!!
No no, your right - he's the deadly offensive PP force we so desperately need. Perhaps a name change is almost in order: Mario Mantha? Perhaps Gordie Mantha? Dare I say Anthony Oates Mantha? Elegant.

You got more of a chance of getting cross checked into the boards and never being heard of again than getting a single power play point

#2667309 Mantha

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 12 April 2016 - 02:30 PM

Helm is a great 2 way player but in no way should helm be in a top 6 role ... Mantha who can skate,shoot and get to the front of the net on the powerplay with his big body should be here playing and gaining some playoff experience

Athanasiou who scored that big short handed goal against flyers to make it 2-0 and might be one of the big reasons we ended up winning that game and making the playoffs thanks to those 2 points ....is on a 4th line with glendening and Anderson playing what 5-6 minutes?

Is this a f***en joke? Datsyuk announces he's likely leaving so play it safe Blashill decides to stick them back together so they could have a goodbye tour and stick Larkin on a 3rd line with datsyuk's leftovers?

Nyquist and tatar's goal productions decreased jurco and pulkkinen isn't playing , mantha sent down and athanasiou is in the gutters .... Blashill was suppose to be this guy that came in that was gonna help bring up the kids but seems like he's just s***ting on them and keeping them down and playing veterans on top 6 role and calling up the new Dan clearly from Grand Rapids to play over mantha

Yet when the playoffs start and we wont score goals were suppose to be shocked?

Unless mrazek/Howard steals the show this won't be pretty to watch

#2667092 Playoff Lines + Mantha Back to GR

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 11 April 2016 - 01:47 PM

You're probably right - but our D gets worse when that happens.

Can't get much worse than it is now , ouellet isn't spectacular but he's safe and can move the puck , think he'll help the team .... I personally believe one of Tatar/nyquist will be dealt to land a defensemen which should help us better

Personally not willing to handcuff ourselves with Quincey at 5 million for 4-5 years , sooner or later we have to play some of our prospects , it's very unfortunate that it always happens when we're forced to play them rather than giving them chances

#2667031 Free Press: Pavel Datsyuk to return to Russia following Playoffs

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 11 April 2016 - 09:23 AM

To be fair in the cap world that is the proper way to do it.

He's gonna keep waiting along time for draft picks to emerge into stars if he keeps sending the kids down to Grand Rapids and plays the ones he has up 5-6 minutes a game

#2667022 Mantha

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 11 April 2016 - 08:38 AM

Some people say he only scored two goals in his ten games. True, but he also hit a couple posts in that time frame as well. The fact our pp improved alone is reason to play him.

I guess some people forget that we have plenty of guys this year that went scoreless over a stretch of 10-15 games

But hey lets s*** on the talented kid and let the veterans off the hook cause it's the redwing way

#2666886 Mantha

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 10 April 2016 - 04:30 PM

What has Mantha done to earn a roster spot in the playoffs?  Not a thing.

You could say the same about athanasiou , he's got 9 goals in limited ice time but hasn't taken the league by storm

The whole point of this is the wings would have a better shot with the kids getting more ice time and learning than the same old vets who have been lackluster all season , correct me if I'm wrong but the wings haven't scored too many goals this year? And we barely got in , if Boston didn't choke bye bye wings and datsyuk would be officially done as of today

Time to get some guts and play the kids , that's how we make noise in the playoffs not over working hank and pav and having Richards as a go to guy ... Things might be different if nyquist and Tatar were performing like they did last year but there not, athanasiou and mantha should get more playing time

Helm Richards in top 6 roles won't be enough to get us going

#2666827 Playoff Lines + Mantha Back to GR

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 10 April 2016 - 12:58 PM

And they can always call Mantha back up at any time if they need/want to. He's not far away.

Ha call him back when were losing 3-1 series

#2666815 Mantha

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 10 April 2016 - 12:24 PM

Pretty ridiculous blowing the last chance mantha will ever have from being surrounded pavel , Blashill was all about the kids when he came here but athanasiou is playing 5 minutes a game now and all the kids he practically coached in Grand Rapids are being benched

Jeff let's keep playing it safe Blashill could turn out to be a big mistake

Brad Richards and Anderson won't help us win a cup , having athanasiou and a sniper like mantha get more ice time on the powerplay and top 6 will

Whatever , at least we got 25 years now .... That seems like the only goal now

#2666771 Free Press: Pavel Datsyuk to return to Russia following Playoffs

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 10 April 2016 - 10:18 AM

when Z datsyuk and richards retire at the same time
wings are in trouble

Richards? He's gone after this year and he's not bringing much to the table now

I really thought pavel would stick around one more year and not handcuff us with the 7.5 cap hit .... Now that being said and he's actually leaving I hope we insert mantha back in and let him play with pavel now and learn, I wanted him up a lot sooner to learn from him and hank but now time isn't a luxury

And I hope Blashill wakes the f up and stops playing it safe and realizes if we're gonna make a good run here the kids are gonna have to step it up and that means more ice time and not benching a sniper and playing AA 5 minutes a games and overplaying hank and pav who will only get more tired and not benefit the team the longer the playoffs go for us

It's time for Blashill to trust some of these kids , and if we are gonna have a long run it'll come through mrazek and not Howard

#2666604 25 YEARS BABY!

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 09 April 2016 - 05:39 PM

25 years !

Don't care we lost to get in , Boston could of got in after losing like 9 of 11 games so just f*** it were in and it's a new season

We owe Tampa bay some payback! Believe in the wings this series

Blashill needs to play the kids more for us to do some damage, let's hope he wakes up

#2665734 4/7 GDT : Red Wings at Boston Bruins, 7:00 ET

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 07 April 2016 - 10:05 PM

They also had nothing to play for in that game. Ending the Wings streak is a big deal. Any team would very likely love to be the ones to do it.

I'm pretty sure the rangers would rather rest players and get ready for the playoffs than worry about ending the wings streak

Plus I'm sure they'd rather face Florida first round than Pittsburgh although they'd never admit it

They got no mcdonaugh already which is good for us, could see some of brassard/Nash/staal's/kreider/zuccarello being rested

#2663608 Forward Line Combos/Discussion

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 31 March 2016 - 02:27 PM

Larkin - Datsyuk - Mantha
Nyquist - Zetterberg - Abdelkader
Tatar - Athanasiou - Jurco
Sheahan - Richards / Glendening - Helm

Like the lines although don't see Blashill putting in jurco or pulkkinen with 5 games remaining ... Think datsyuk and zetterberg need to be split up and put with younger kids ... Didn't athanasiou mantha have chemistry in Grand Rapids?

What about

Athanasiou datsyuk mantha

Larkin zetterberg nyquist

Tatar sheahan abdelkader

Glendening helm Richards

Sheahan has been scoring a few goals lately so maybe keeping him on the 3rd line is best for now, had it with Tatar and nyquist so maybe moving one up and moving abdelkader down it'll do something?

Lineup changes won't make a different regardless unless our goalies start making key saves

Any system takes time. Yeah, they probably should be adapting better, especially through 77 games of a season, but with a new coach and such a huge turnover on the roster, including 3 rookies, we shouldn't really have expected a smooth transition. Even so, our 5on5 goals for and against per game, is not a whole lot different from last season. It's the special teams that's the issue, and that falls on Firschweiler and Granato more so than Blashill. Blash needs time to adjust and so do the players to his system, but I don't think there's a problem with his approach to the game, as much as there is with his player usage and line combos... Scratching players and limiting minutes of some of your top young players, while leaning too heavily on the veterans is not a recipe for success... In my mind, that is where the issue lies, not the system he has put in place...

4 rookies ... Larkin athanasiou mantha marchenko , and let's not forget pulkkinen although he hasn't played as much

I'm pissed at how we're playing but don't know why people are shocked , this is what I been saying for along time we needed to call up some kids to blend in with the vets now instead of having 3-4 rookies a season for the next few years

We got ouellet sproul Jensen in the backend all out of waivers next year so more headaches in the backend for sure next season

Trades will need to happen in the off season to address our problem in the back end

#2663420 Fixing this mess....

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 29 March 2016 - 10:59 PM

Ugh Went to the bell center to watch the game , really can't believe we lost this f***en game , soon as Luke put it over the glass I had a bad feeling

This team needs to address the defense in the off season , trade one or 2 of tatar and nyquist and promote mantha and athanasiou to top 6

Draft some dmen and look into maybe getting a NCAA defensemen that's deciding to go the ufa route and hope we get lucky like dekeyser and Russo

I'd look into trading with the ducks and/or the flyers as both are ridiculously stacked with defensemen prospects

#2661685 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 23 March 2016 - 03:19 PM

We shouldn't even be looking at offensive prospects as it's very clear our urgent need is help on the back end

We got some real promising prospects upfront coming .... I think we should Just look at defensemen for the first 3 rounds