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#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


#2660449 Looking ahead at expansion draft

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 16 March 2016 - 01:34 PM

There's talk that 25% of salary has to be made available for the expansion

Also something about first year players or 2nd year players could be safe ...also players in Grand Rapids who are signed prospects could be available? So much nonsense out there

Also players who are to be available for expansion have to be signed for the 2017-2018 season so I think we're safe with pavel ... All he has to do is sign after the draft and were good with a spot

Heard teams will sign players to 2 year deals this summer to make them available for the expansion team, and expect a lot of trades at the day of the draft

Forwards I'd protect

Assuming pavel signs after

Mantha Larkin athanasiou zetterberg abdelkader nyquist Tatar

Defense

Kronwall dekeyser ouellet/marchenko

All that could change depending on the rules with first and 2nd year players and who's dealt or not ... Could see a nyquist being dealt at the day of the draft , and I'd rather keep a young dman than 6 million dollar green


#2659543 3/13 GDT : Toronto Maple Leafs at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 13 March 2016 - 09:22 PM

Wow ... f***en embarrassing

We just threw away 2 points


Can we just call up mantha already? All this skill on the team and nobody is scoring , I'm fed up ... Call up mantha , bench Tatar and/or nyquist ... Where the hell they been?


Ridiculous f***


#2657957 Forward Line Combos/Discussion

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 08 March 2016 - 12:05 AM

Great flyers won and are now 2 points away from the wings ... We keep playing 500 hockey we won't be making the playoffs , time to wake the f*** up

First thing I think we should do is bring back the Larkin zetterberg abdelkader line , maybe that'll get Larkin going again ... Mantha needs to be called up for some games ASAP , he won't be the reason we get in alone but if he can help us get a few wins with that shot he needs to be here ..and it'll actually give pavel someone with a lethal shot on his wing for once

Zetterberg Larkin abdelkader

Tatar Datsyuk mantha

Jurco athanasiou nyquist

Glendening sheahan helm


#2657339 Jensen

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 03 March 2016 - 10:11 AM

I wouldn't be at all surprised if Frk becomes an NHL player, just not a top line player... next season... Also, both Pulkkinen and Frk as well as teammates have said that Frk's shot is actually harder than Pulkkinen's, just not quite as accurate. I don't think it's that bold of a prediction to say that he could be a third line power play specialist at the NHL level, I'm just not sure if we will have a spot for him...


Think some of these kids have to get playing time opportunities though so we could see what they have before we write them off, look how long Tatar and nyquist had to wait... And they only got opportunities when we had injuries at a rapid rate

I'd really wanna see Anthony mantha up here for 2-3 games at least to see where he's at and so he can get a taste of the NHL so he knows what to expect , and maybe motivate him even more to hit gym harder in the off season ... Same with sproul and others

Easy to say prospects aren't what we expected them to be ... But we also leave them to rot in the minors for 4 years without a taste and when th finally come up they barely play

Nice to see jurco getting more playing time out there now and making nice plays , think he's a good one just needs more consistent ice time and opportunity


#2647655 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 12 January 2016 - 11:01 PM

And Anthony mantha scored again :)

Martin frk got another 2 goals as well, kid was on the verge of probably being let go at the end of this season (thank god he didn't wait till next season to play like this)

I was also surprised to see frk on the ice to get the open net goal, guess the coach trusts him to be on the ice in the last minute


#2643921 That lazy Mantha....

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 22 December 2015 - 12:55 AM

Holland will most likely be a buyer at the deadline. Or else we might seriously see a highly thought of prospect be lost on waivers. We have the peices to go huge at the deadline

I'd be scared of holland throwing in someone I'm personally high on for a rental

Mantha athanasiou bertuzzi holmstrom svechnikov up front for me I'd really wanna keep unless your telling me were getting a Seth Jones/Roman josi type in return (rather give a nyquist in a package deal, which is ironic considering my username)

Doubt were gonna lose a highly thought of prospect on waivers .... Only one I can think of is jurco, which I can't see with Blashill being high on , think we'd get rid of Miller before jurco with him being only 23


#2643538 That lazy Mantha....

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 18 December 2015 - 11:56 PM

Part of me wants mantha called up and part me doesn't

Mantha is doing awesome, we should let him continue to dominate and gain confidence....Other part of me thinks bring up this big body who can skate and can score to play with datsyuk

Hank has his own kid in Larkin, and pavel has Richards(who is an upgrade on Weiss, but personally not high on) and helm who's a really good 3rd and 4th liner ... We're wasting datsyuk's and zetterbergs last few yrs , and what other forward are we going to get on the trade market with the upside of mantha?

I remember when we went to the finals in 08 and 09 we had 2 young kids ... Abdelkader and helm ... Maybe this time we got Larkin and mantha?

And who knows if mantha comes up and dominates maybe we can use a few pieces for a dman ?

Or maybe we just recreate the 2 kids with the old goat line and call up aa and make it a line of

Athanasiou datsyuk mantha?

Getting carried away sorry guys... Guess I answered my own question .... Bring up mantha! Take advantage of hank and pav being here , mantha has everything to make it


#2643190 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 16 December 2015 - 10:04 PM

Watched the whole game , Mantha was f***en awesome

Anyone who thinks he won't have a good future in Detroit hasn't been watching him play


#2642201 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 10 December 2015 - 11:46 PM

Mantha has been one of the Griffins' best players every single night, only bested by Athanasiou (and Jurco when he was down). He's been keeping his feet moving away from the puck, making smart decisions with the puck, and has just been snake bitten. Early on in the season, he just could not catch a break, every opportunity (many were self created, using his speed and body to shield the puck) was negated, whether it be a huge save by the goaltender, or hitting the post, nothing was going his way. You can tell lately he has been second guessing himself, and a few grade A scoring chances, he has passed the puck off to a teammate. He had at least four 2 on 1 / 2 on 0 breaks with Athanasiou over the past few games and Athanasiou would have the puck and try to set up Mantha for the goal, but Mantha would immediately send it back, and Athanasiou scored on a couple but also missed on a couple, one in particular, he just didn't look like he was expecting the pass back. So the only thing I can think of which would be somewhat of a  logical reason for Nelson to scratch him, is to put Frk on that line, who he knows isn't shy about shooting every opportunity he gets, and maybe send some sort of message to Mantha, that he needs to be the finisher on that line, not the passer. Athanasiou is a great playmaking center, when he sends it your way, you better bury it...
 
I still don't like the decision because he could have taken Mantha off that line without taking him out of the lineup by simply taking Cleary or Campbell out. Either way, I hope whatever the reason, Mantha gets back in on Saturday and keeps playing the way he's been playing all season. The points will come for sure...


Ya I'm thinking he's just sending a message ... I'm not worried about mantha + there's some guys that for some reason have better numbers in the NHL than ahl ...mantha has all the tools, abilities,size,skating,shot that if he plays with a Larkin/athanasiou in Detroit he will produce

It's not like mantha is the only guy having problems this year ... Doesn't bertuzzi have 1 goal? Nosek 1?

Maybe the problem is the coach , he did a disaster job in Edmonton and Grand Rapids started like 1-9? Maybe we're winning despite him

Could be wrong but I'd say the best players from the 5-6 games I seen and stats are mostly dmen with the exception of athanasiou ... Besides Andreas and the vets the forwards are doing nothing

And to be honest I got no interest in the vets I'd be more concerned with trying to get the next wave of hopefuls lighting it up , not the tangredi's of the team


#2641616 12/08 GDT : Red Wings at Washington Capitals, 7:30 ET

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 08 December 2015 - 04:22 PM

Got a feeling the wings are taking it tonight


#2641299 Bummer, Miller & Pulkkinen out a while

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 04 December 2015 - 07:56 PM

We need to focus less on one player and root for the team as a whole.
 
The Tatar- Sheahan - Nyquist line has been one of our best. Blashill personally thinks it IS the best. (per his interview today). So that's not going to split.
 
Richards is useless on the 4th line - he would get demolished sooner or later. 
 
Jurco has experience on the 4th line. 
 
Blash is using his head to do the best for his entire unit. Not just one guy. I like Jurco believe me. 
 
But this team doesn't revolve around him. We need to win games. And to be honest. Our offense has been damn good lately.


Richards has been pretty useless ... Our offence has been good, nothing wrong with getting jurco going and giving us 3 good lines +helm glendening Andersson can do a good job on the 4th

Anyways the way things are going wouldn't be surprised to see jurco gone during this season or dealt in the off season... Playing on the 4th line isnt going to do anything ....+athanasiou and Callahan can be called up at anytime

Hope I'm wrong but I think his days are numbered