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#2639300 Jurco on Conditioning Assignment in GRs

Posted by barabbas16 on Yesterday, 04:04 PM

Well Sheahan doesn't provide any scoring. The only thing keeping him in the lineup is that he's a centre. Inserting Jurco for Sheahan would take a lot of line juggling but I think Sheahan is the most deserving of being scratched if we're trying to insert a scoring third liner onto the team


So, Sheahan scored more than Jurco in 2013-14.  Sheahan scored more than Jurco in 2014-15.  Sheahan has admittedly dropped off in scoring so far in 2015-16, but still has as many goals in 21 games as Jurco had in 63 games last season.  And, as you mention, outside of scoring Sheahan is the more useful of the two when in the lineup because he can play center.  But, Sheahan should be removed from the lineup and replaced with Jurco.... for more scoring?

#2639251 2016 NHL Outdoor Games Jerseys.

Posted by GMRwings1983 on Yesterday, 11:04 AM

Why are so many people so fond of the "throwback" styles?


Not me.  I wish every team would wear the same jerseys they wore in the early 90's.  If it ain't broke, don't fix it.  

#2638913 Ferraro on waivers

Posted by wingfan1991 on 22 November 2015 - 07:45 PM

Don't see anything special in Jurco... He's had opportunities but don't think he'll work out either.

#2637391 Jeff Blashill = Dave Lewis 2.0 / Coaching Change

Posted by joesuffP on 16 November 2015 - 06:49 PM

The cap just needs to rise a lot quickly. With these guys getting paid 10M a year the cap is way too low to be reasonable

#2637326 Jeff Blashill = Dave Lewis 2.0 / Coaching Change

Posted by Richdg on 16 November 2015 - 01:44 PM

No one is happy with our start. For anyone to think that is silly. We all want to win. That goes from the top down. every player, coach, Gm, owner, and fan. But this team as built is not a great team. It is an average team. Nearly everyone in the hockey world believes that Babcock is the best coach in the game. But even with him we barely made the PO's and left quickly. Now he is gone-his choice. So if he is the best, then any coach we have is less than that.

The real issue with this team is the players, not the coaches. This weekend when wewere on the PP we had Helm working as the front of net guy on the 2nd PP. think about that. A 5-10/180 guy with no shooting ability as the front of net presence. Ok blame the coach for putting him there. But who else do we have? No one. Abby is on the 1st PP, Sheahan has been tried but to date has not shown he can ahndle that job. The point is, we lack talent/ability in some very key areas. Look at our BL. Kronwall is a poor defender. Ericsson has never taken the step to become a shutdown Dman, Smith hasn't, green has never played good D. The only good defensive Dmen we have a KFQ-hurt and Dekeyser-he is till working himself into game shape after his injury. These are just some of the issues. There is only 1 way to fix these types of issues: bring in outside talent. That is on Holland. We do have pieces to do so now. So relax-I know no fun, and let's see what happens.

#2637270 If Larkin forces his way to the team , what will we look like?

Posted by Jacksoni on 16 November 2015 - 08:37 AM

Got my Larkin home jersey a few days ago.

Here's a pic from today's skating session. Same as my avatar now but this is more high resolution.



#2637243 11/14 GDT : Red Wings at Boston Bruins, 7:00 EST

Posted by Wheelchairsuperhero on 15 November 2015 - 06:39 PM

Are we talking about team with worst sog average? We are happy that we have a strong goaltending otherwise... We would be top 5 picking next season

I don't really care about shots on goal. I've watched the wings lose enough when out shooting opponents 2 to 1. Hell, we outshot San Jose the other day and lost. I do agree that goaltending is currently keeping us competitive, I just don't think the team is that far off from being successful.

#2637225 11/14 GDT : Red Wings at Boston Bruins, 7:00 EST

Posted by Dominator2005 on 15 November 2015 - 02:26 PM

Babcock could and did.

Babcock was able to get 110% of all players. I don't think that coaching was a problem... Look what Bowman's have done in Chicago, Neil is doing nice work in Dallas - has balls to trade his players... GM should be able to address needs of his team... RHD was one of DRW needs but not the only one.

#2637209 11/14 GDT : Red Wings at Boston Bruins, 7:00 EST

Posted by Dominator2005 on 15 November 2015 - 12:06 PM

Year after year, same thing... Small and weak team, without grit and grit makes whole difference in playoffs. Too many similar players on this roster... Too many fashion models without balls. Kenny needs to bring hockey players otherwise we are not making playoff this year.

#2636444 Abby Signs 7-year, 29.75 mil Extension

Posted by joesuffP on 11 November 2015 - 12:03 PM

Helmer is a hard working gritty guy something the Wings don't have enough of and people would let him walk ?

I'd rather bring in more players of that breed by trading guys like Pulkinnen, Jurco.

I agree I think we were really missing him until now. One of our most versatile players. The guy has games where he's the best player on the ice still. He will be invaluable to this team once we get the top 6 more balanced, depth guys like that in the bottom 6 are crucial in the playoffs

#2635773 Mike Green out 2-3 weeks

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 08 November 2015 - 10:16 AM


We haven't won without Lidstrom, Holmstrom, and Draper yet either.  And those guys didn't intimidate anyone.  It's a little short sighted to pretend that Dallas Drake, or Joey Kocur played more of a role on those winning teams than some other, non-fighters, did. 


You just don't like those types of players that's all.

#2635313 All purpose Mike Babcock thread

Posted by Buppy on 05 November 2015 - 07:46 PM


You mean aside from Dan Bylsma.  Who did the exact same thing, in the exact same year, only better.  He had even more injuries that year and won his division, and a playoff round. 


Actually, maybe Dan Bylsma is the best coach in the world when I think about it.  I mean, he's got a better win percentage than Babs AND Quenneville.  Just as many Cups as Babs (but who cares about those when evaluating coaches anyway), and he WILLED his team to a division title, the playoffs, and a first round win despite massive amounts of injuries to key players. 


Now that's impressive. 


I'm completely sour on Q now.  All he ever did was win 3 Cups and is 20 wins away from overtaking Al Arbour (in fewer games) for second all time in wins.  Which I've been reliably informed isn't all that impressive because Quenneville has coached for a long time. 


1.  Bowman

2. Bylsma

3.  Babcock

4. Arbour

5.  Quenneville. 


Seems just as plausible as any other top five eh?

Really, Kip?


Joe said nothing about Babs being the best. He even made a point to stress the "among". Yet you feel you have to attack him. Is no one allowed to say anything positive about Babcock unless they qualify it with other coaches who've done the same or better, without you mocking and belittling them?


Get over your Babcock hate.

#2634784 11/3 GDT : Tampa Bay Lightning at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 03 November 2015 - 01:18 AM


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#2633976 Jeff Blashill = Dave Lewis 2.0 / Coaching Change

Posted by gcom007 on 29 October 2015 - 07:11 PM

This thread is utter and complete nonsense. I'm not saying I think Blashill is guaranteed to turn it around and be a great NHL coach. That remains to be seen, but that's the wholef****** point!!! Nine games doesn't mean s***! I had more tempered expectations than many because I believe the NHL is a far tougher test than anything he's faced before. I'm not convinced he's going to be a great NHL coach simply because he's been successful before. It certainly bodes well for him, though it offers no guarantee, especially at the NHL level.


But I'm not even remotely convinced he's going to be a bad NHL coach simply because it's a "possibility" or because they've had a rough start. That's absurd at this point in time.


We don't know anything yet. Nothing. Not a thing. We probably won't even know anything by the end of the season. This thread is pure silliness.