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#2676197 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kickazz on 18 May 2016 - 07:08 PM

Realistically speaking Zetterberg will likely still be the 1C. I know we all keep coming up with scenarios of how Larkin will be 1C, AA will be 2C etc. But unless we fill the 1C spot with another NHL developed centerman... Zetterberg keeps the spot and Larkin likely takes 2C at best. Otherwise he'll continue to be on Wing. 


This is why I'm hoping either Datsyuk miraculously stays one more year or we miraculously get Stamkos. Or we try to sign Backes. Otherwise read paragraph one. 


We have a crap ton of wingers. We have a lot of young D-men coming through the system but we have zero NHL 1st line or 2nd line centers. Larkin was atrocious on the faceoffs and AA wasn't any better. They'd rather have Zetterberg win his usual 50% draws than have Larkin winning 40% or maybe even 30% when he's up against guys like Bergeron, Toews, Kopitar etc.


We're in a pretty s***ty transition to be honest. I know in time things will be better, but Datsyuk dropping the ball on us and Zetterberg's decline does screw us pretty bad for next season. I'm only speaking of next season btw. 

#2675470 Jim Bedard gone... Ferschweiler demoted

Posted by kickazz on 09 May 2016 - 12:14 PM

Well there is no salary cap on coaches so why not spend big on them. I don't know if Carlyle wants to be a benchboss again and Oates just hasn't the resumee so if they do well in their roles they'll might get another look.

Especially Randy could help out Blas a lot with his experience

That's what I mean. Oates may already be making more money simply from his current consultant job and may not be interested and Carlyl may not want to work behind the bench. But if they are interested, Holland should seriously consider them.

#2675428 ECSF : New York Islanders vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by GoWings1905 on 08 May 2016 - 08:10 PM

Steve Yzerman gets his team to yet another Conference Finals.  Just keep making Kenny look stupid.  


Without his best forward and second best d-man no less. Jim Nill has done pretty well for himself too.


Kenny hasn't upgraded the blue line in five years though, so we have that going for us. And a pointless playoff streak. 

#2675427 ECSF : New York Islanders vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 08 May 2016 - 07:22 PM

Steve Yzerman gets his team to yet another Conference Finals.  Just keep making Kenny look stupid.  

#2675135 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by plopster on 04 May 2016 - 09:54 PM

I was on topic until people got their panties in a bunch about something everyone says regularly.

#2675132 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by plopster on 04 May 2016 - 09:30 PM

Can I call you a jackass then? Is that cool?

#2675121 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by DickieDunn on 04 May 2016 - 07:12 PM

I'm offended be people being offended, words hurt you know. I'll be in my safe space if anyone needs me.

#2675092 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by plopster on 04 May 2016 - 02:32 PM

I'm Italian. I don't find him offensive. Your comment is offensive. But some poorly drawn character for bargain basement pizza does not offend me

Its called a joke. Maybe you people, and by people I mean anyone that's offended by anything should prolly not be on the Internet.

#2674834 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by MTU_Huskies963 on 01 May 2016 - 09:53 PM

I think there should be some sort of middle ground, have pictures of the great players rotating, the Wings logo on top of the roof while the Wings are playing but show the LC logo whenever they aren't.
after watching that presser over and over I'm still pissed by the reaction Wilson gave after being asked about the lights: smug phase it was just a render almost laughed it of...wish the hiring of that moron was just a render.
Also Chris spent most of his time talking about companies, brands and expansion of his dad's business not one word about this awesome franchise. The whole presser felt sooo unwings like, it's sooo scary to think that one day this guy might run the Wings

It leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Wouldn't a regular roof make much more sense as a placeholder? It feels like a bait and switch to the city of Detroit. The way that press conference went, it came across like they never had any intentions of building the LED roof.

#2674801 Alexander Radulov: Wings on short-list of desired teams

Posted by kickazz on 01 May 2016 - 06:27 PM

Detroit, where we want the best players but only if they have certain character traits... And I agreed for a long time, but times have changed, we don't have that luxury until we are a top contender again. Where players come here to win cups, not to just play for a playoff team. Radulov helps us go in that direction simple as that... And get a guy like helm off the top 6.... It's a no brainier, if the contract is right, it's low risk high reward.

Sadly if we sign him and can't offer Stamkos Max, we will hear fans for years saying we passed in Stamkos for Radulov with out any knowledge if he was even going to sign here. We still here about Parise and Suter... And both wanted to play together in Minny, 500k didn't make the difference.

That's why they should offer Stamkos first 

#2674511 Blashill

Posted by dirtydangles on 29 April 2016 - 04:45 PM

I think the bigger issue is the piss poor attitude our guys are displaying. I don't remember players coming out in the media like this complaining. Be a professional and discuss these things with the coach and GM rather than going through the media. Grow up. This isn't how the red wings do things.

#2674409 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 29 April 2016 - 06:05 AM

The fact is this:
- The Wings need one NOW and
- they need one for the future plus

- a top 6 center NOW
this can't be fixed in one off-season which is freaking scary.

Trouba = both of these things. He's 22. Plus he's good size, a Michigan boy, and right handed in addition to his good play and high ceiling. He's a no brainer trade target imo

#2674345 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by LeftWinger on 28 April 2016 - 08:11 PM

Wait, are they playing the game on the roof now?

The point on national TV and even during the pregame television feeds on Fox Sports Detroit they will have aerial shots of the Arena and the entire country will see the Little Caesars logo instead of the Detroit Red Wings logo. Absolutely disgusting and disappointing.

#2673606 Ownership shows Support for Kenny Holland

Posted by WingsallTheway on 25 April 2016 - 06:03 PM

With some of his comments today, I don't know how he still has support from anyone, let alone ownership


The fact that the media is even questioning Holland is the start of the pressure he's going to start feeling to be successful


I'd say this is a good thing. A part of me was hoping theyd miss the playoffs so this would happen, but winning 1 game seems to have done it as well.


The whole team seems to understand that we were the worst team in the playoffs. Not really something to brag about; to be the worst of the best

#2673602 Alexander Radulov: Wings on short-list of desired teams

Posted by F.Michael on 25 April 2016 - 05:51 PM

No thanks.


We don't need a guy who has too many 'off nights'.