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#2536793 9/22/14 7:00 PM. Preseason GDT - DET 2 @ PIT 1

Posted by joesuffP on 22 September 2014 - 06:30 PM

great 4th line shift

He did not draw the penalty, Datsyuk did.

He had a terrible turnover early but that play you're mentioning he did not look out of place. He's got great patience plays with his head up
I'm predicting Tatar-Datsyuk and Nyquist-Zetterberg will be the money combinations all year.

#2536681 Training Camp Thread

Posted by joesuffP on 20 September 2014 - 11:05 PM

Actually really glad to hear Cleary has looked good. The guy deserves a comeback year and it doesn't matter who it is, good hockey players make the wings better.

Completely agree. I love Dano and I know he's happy to be anywhere in the lineup. Some healthy competition helps everybody. If Nyquist was granted a spot in the lineup he may not have came out the way he did. We got a lot of guys that have something to prove. Whether it's weiss or even guys like Abby and helm who want to show they aren't just grinders. Everybody has to earn their spot

#2536508 Mantha's Injury

Posted by joesuffP on 18 September 2014 - 11:50 AM

Awful news. Ah well, he'll have a legitimate shot next year at training camp. Hopefully with a chip on his shoulder

#2535458 Lines Thread

Posted by joesuffP on 03 September 2014 - 02:46 PM

Maybe with Abby not getting so many crucial minutes he can go out and create energy as a 4th liner

#2535457 Lines Thread

Posted by joesuffP on 03 September 2014 - 02:39 PM

I think helm is under utilized on the 4th line. He can haul the piano better than Abby with his incredible speed. I like that babs is trying new things and I got no problem with helm playing with Z and D. Very defensively sound and helm's speed will create a ton of space

On that note sounds fantastic on paper but very crucial to stay healthy!

#2533571 Candiens, P.K. Subban agree to 8 year contract

Posted by joesuffP on 02 August 2014 - 08:37 PM

I'd rather have two Kronwalls than 1 Subban. I think balance is going to be our key to success in the future. If our defense prospects hit their potential we won't have a Subban or karlsson but we'll be able to ice a much better defensive lineup than those teams

#2533450 Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by joesuffP on 01 August 2014 - 11:00 AM

Getting really excited for the season to begin. We had so much up in the air last season. Nobody really knew where we stood with the veterans and youngsters. Now we're set. Hard to believe these guys were rookies just last year and now they're big time impact players

Maybe, just maybe. The policy of over ripening works

#2533334 Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by joesuffP on 29 July 2014 - 11:44 PM

Got to think with the kids starting to mature that the power play will improve. Having a capable power play nets us like 35+ extra goals at least a year. Tatar, Sheahan and Jurco's numbers can only go up at this point ( assuming they stay relatively healthy)

The team has to stress the importance of having a consistent power play. It was one of our major causes for losing games last year.

#2532425 Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Posted by joesuffP on 17 July 2014 - 10:03 PM

I would lock DD up for 5+ years with a deal that will most likely be a steal in the last couple years

#2532040 Favorite Dan Cleary Moment or Play

Posted by joesuffP on 14 July 2014 - 03:03 PM

When he smashed phaneuf and scored right after in the playoffs.

#2531867 Red Wings Target Mike Green

Posted by joesuffP on 12 July 2014 - 06:00 PM

It would be very unwise to trade Jurco. He's the only top six potential guy with size. I'm sure holland wouldn't trade him for that reason

#2529635 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by joesuffP on 02 July 2014 - 08:41 PM

The guy has won at all levels. An NHL rookie playing for Sweden in the gold medal game. A big part of Calder cup win. 28 goals in his shortened rookie season. All in a matter of two years. This guy could be a special player in the league. If he was bigger everyone would be all over him and think he's going to be a superstar. I'll be happy with him continuing to prove ppl wrong and fly under the radar. Much like this Datsyuk fella

#2529631 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by joesuffP on 02 July 2014 - 08:36 PM

Young players are going to be inconsistent. But having a guy that can step into the league in his first year and nearly score 30 is something special. Nyquist looked good as well the goals weren't flukes he's playing the game the right way. If he can get stronger and smarter then he can be a consistent 25 goal scorer. Not every elite team has a consistent 40-45 goal scorer

#2529585 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by joesuffP on 02 July 2014 - 06:13 PM

Why can't Nyquist, under a whole season (if healthy) score 20-25 goals? Our entire rookie 3rd line should at least match their last year totals.
Where are we exactly losing production? Even if we have a freak injury plagued season the totals should be matched. Without going through 25 games with Cleary, Bertuzzi and Samuelsson taking up roster spots from our most productive players
The fat is trimmed offensively. We may be a bit too lean sometimes but it looks a lot nicer then opening day last year

#2529574 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by joesuffP on 02 July 2014 - 05:08 PM

We are retooling. Nobody in management expects to win the cup with this roster but they will go out and try to win. Getting the #5 seed is not a huge stretch