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#2684119 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by joesuffP on 28 July 2016 - 10:27 AM

I for one find these rebuilding years fun to watch

I won't be disappointed until Larkin and co have a few full seasons under their belt and the team still isn't making progress

Holland's made some questionable moves lately but I'm not going to act like he needs to be fired until he starts losing promising players because of it. When and if he makes a trade for an impact defensemen it will be very very important for the future of the team. Right now he's left himself a lot of options. Larkin could have been gone without playing a game for Myers if I remember the rumour correctly


#2683980 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by joesuffP on 26 July 2016 - 06:45 PM

I think these coming years, with a new coach, young hyped prospects coming to the team and the core of our past team slowly fading away, Holland is more focused on developing our young players and being patient. Stockpile as much young talent as possible and make decisions on who can lead this team going forward. I think after he struck out with Stamkos he decided to stay the course and develop talent the Red Wings way even though many find it infuriating.

The logjam of forwards and defense is annoying but honestly if these young guys come out and take these vets spots than more power to them. It will be better for them in the long run. The decision to keep going with the streak instead of a tank job is not soley Holland's decision. He has a boss too


#2683696 Glendening signs 4-year, $1.8m AAV extension

Posted by joesuffP on 23 July 2016 - 02:07 PM

I'm not saying glendening Is the best defensive centre in the league but I know if he played on a good team all these stats would change drastically

This board is putting so much stock in our lower defensive signings. How about having top six forwards that can break 50 points? This team is bad in almost all areas aside from GAA and PK which is decent. But yes our defensive players were our demise. If you're a defensive player on a bad team you'll never ever have good numbers


#2683692 Glendening signs 4-year, $1.8m AAV extension

Posted by joesuffP on 23 July 2016 - 01:44 PM

Again just because he doesn't generate shots doesn't mean he isn't good defensively. Wings defensive zone style is to sit back and allow outside shots and get into lanes. If Glendening had great possession numbers the way he is utilized he'd be Zetterberg in his prime. Giving up a lot of shots doesn't mean you're not doing your job defensively. To say Glendening isn't good defensively is to go against every knowledgeable coach he's ever had

You can really see who on this board goes to Winging it in Mowtown... As soon as you realize those people on that site are nothing but fans you become humbled and realize you're not more knowledgeable than NHL coaches and managers. I'm not going to just cast off all advanced analytics but the data is so skewed on a team to team basis. If we were a Stanley cup contender this data would be alarming. This is a bad hockey team and the data reflects that more so than a single player. What a strange coincidence, every player that isn't used defensively has outstanding numbers and every defensive player has terrible ones. I guess that can only mean those guys are trash and Jurco and smith are elite. If you ran your team based off these stats you wouldn't have a good team


#2683670 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by joesuffP on 22 July 2016 - 07:11 PM

There wasn't any real reason to turn on Franzen anyways. He was a beast in his prime and even better in the playoffs. After he got older he was still a very good top six player and is pretty much the exact player we are missing right now

The point is people on this forum will turn on anyone regardless of facts just so it follows their own made up narrative


#2683623 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by joesuffP on 22 July 2016 - 10:35 AM

Jurco scored 6 points last year

In the end Jurco will get dealt for peanuts and everyone will be livid for a week or two


#2683459 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by joesuffP on 18 July 2016 - 11:19 PM

I have to admit the defense is kind of a different story. I think management really values size on the backend, at least from their defensive defenseman. If someone came to training camp and was outstanding offensively I think they would be on the fast track to the lineup though. New defense couch could make things interesting? DD, Smith and Marchenko entering their primes it would change the team if they could have breakthrough seasons, then the outlook would be a lot different. Smith especially. It would be such a huge boost if he could become an impact player


#2683120 Tyler Bertuzzi goal.. Savage lol

Posted by joesuffP on 13 July 2016 - 11:38 PM

Getting a penalty for somebody dropping their stick on a 'slash' is the most infuriating thing in hockey right now


#2682991 Revisiting the 2011 Entry Draft

Posted by joesuffP on 12 July 2016 - 03:48 PM

Where exactly is all Jurco's potential? He really can't shoot the puck at all, not a great skater and has never shown any serious playmaking skills

If Jurco is going to turn it around and be an impact player he needs to use his strength. He ha size and can do everything moderately well. The only enormous untapped potential that our coaches have misused is not using him on the shootout to restock his YouTube highlights

Sure Jurco would benefit from playing with better line mates but that's the only thing it would benefit. He just hasn't been able to make plays for two years. Throw Nyquist or Tatar on that same fourth line and theirs a huge difference. Jurco has been bad anybody can see that


#2682740 Wings file for abitration with Peter Mrazek

Posted by joesuffP on 09 July 2016 - 05:49 PM

If only they could have made rules to not allow Roy to wear an 4XL jersey back in the day.


Honestly Ozzie probably was the worst for using the oversized jersey


#2682723 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by joesuffP on 09 July 2016 - 03:47 PM

Deal was made with Tampa before he had a chance to meet with Detroit simple as that. It's not because Holland sux if he was going to leave Tampa we would have been able to make a pitch


#2682547 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by joesuffP on 07 July 2016 - 02:50 PM

Replacing Ericsson with Fowler would go a very long way but Wings still need a good top pairing RH'd offensive defensemen badly


#2682312 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by joesuffP on 05 July 2016 - 06:16 PM

I really don't think Holland has an ego problem it's more he wants to be able to trade him. Kind of like the Weiss situation. I think he'll try and do everything he can this year and then next offseason he'll be bought out


#2682260 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by joesuffP on 05 July 2016 - 11:44 AM

I think the fact that Pulkinnen has amazing Corsi numbers really shows how flawed these stats can be. It really all comes down to usage. It makes sense in the context of a guy like Crosby and other top players because you're just throwing him out there against anybody and having success. It also tells me maybe Blashill is putting way too much emphasis on matchups and it simply hasn't worked


#2681344 Frans Nielson signs 6 year $5.25m AAV contract with Detroit

Posted by joesuffP on 01 July 2016 - 12:28 PM

You know it's a bad signing when peoples trying to justify it by saying 'well he can be traded in a few years'