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#2584406 3/24 GDT : Coyotes 5 at Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 24 March 2015 - 07:10 PM

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#2584222 The Futures of Tatar & Nyquist

Posted by Buppy on 23 March 2015 - 03:43 PM

congrats on being the only one to actually answer the question.

Hey, I answered it too, and much more succinctly. :)




#2583690 The Futures of Tatar & Nyquist

Posted by LeftWinger on 21 March 2015 - 12:06 PM

I would say that I think Detroit will not be in that same situation is because Ken Holland will not let his salary cap get out of control again.  Hudler left them once before for more money (to the KHL(which really soured me on him)) and then he was looking for top dollar again when he signed in Calgary. (by this time everyone wanted him gone so it was no big loss) So he was just looking for the biggest payday he could find.  When Filppula left, the going rate for a 2nd line center was through the roof and Holland's plan for the rest of the team (I believe that was the same year he went balls out for Suter) didn't have any room left under the cap for that going rate.  Holland will not let the cap control him again, he will contiue to grow his own talent, pay them accordingly and if the time comes where they are just looking for the payday and they no longer fit in the team cap structure, that is when he will lose them.

 

BUT, by the time Nyquist, Tatar, Mantha and Larkin are all in their primes here, we will no longer have to contracts of Dats, Z, Weiss and Franzen. Plus the hopes that the Cap increases slightly every year will also help.  By the time Ouellet, Sproul, Marchenko, Dekeyser are all in their prime, Kronner, Ericsson will be gone off the books or on their last small career contracts.  Same goes for Mrazek, by the time he is ready for that elilte contract, s*** stain's contract will be off the books.  I know Mrazek is a RFA soon, but I think he still has that one bridge contract he'll sign before his big one.

 

Holland has enough young talent spread apart from each other to where he probably won't have to worry too much about having 5-6 stars making top dollar all at the same time.

 

IMO, there are only two scenarios where he may lose ANY of his "kids." 1. They just don't want to be here, or 2. He trades them.  Like I said, the reason's Hudler and Fil left were more to do with wanting (some say deserving) more money than Holland had available without crippling his team.  Kenny will not let his cap get that close again.




#2582585 Lines Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 17 March 2015 - 12:24 PM

Datsyuk Vs Lovjoy round 2.

 

 

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#2582501 3/15 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Penguins 1

Posted by P. Marlowe on 16 March 2015 - 01:49 PM

Kerry Fraser's take on the game (TSN.ca):

 

Wes McCauley is a patient referee with very sound judgment. He is not one to overreact. I can guarantee that there was way too much being said from the penalty box, the players' bench and on the ice by the Penguin players that resulted in the unsportsmanlike conduct and misconduct penalty that was assessed to Kunitz at the end of the period. There was absolutely no need for Kunitz to go out of his way to slide the puck in the direction of referee McCauley who was standing at the Zamboni entrance waiting to exit the ice. When players engage in excessive whining and complaining, as it appeared the Penguins did in the first period, the referee will stop the 'drip' and shut off the tap by imposing a penalty. Teams can develop a reputation for whining no differently than players do for diving and embellishment.

 

The Penguins have earned the undesirable reputation with several of the referees for having too much to say. As a team, they need to turn off the tap on their own as they move toward the playoffs. The referees' patience has already worn thin.

 




#2580776 Helm injury update and a very good one too

Posted by FireCaptain on 12 March 2015 - 01:22 PM

Quit blaming the line combos on Babcock's perceived insanity. Pavel ASKED for Glendening.

 

Can we all just trust that the PROFESSIONALS usually have a really good idea what they're doing?

 

Edit: forgot the link: http://redwings.nhl....vid=DL|DET|home

 

 

DETROIT – Pavel Datsyuk has done it before, taking replaceable fourth liners and making them into valuable additions to the Red Wings’ top scoring line.

His latest reclamation project is Luke Glendening, the gritty fourth-line center who has arguably been the team’s most trustworthy penalty killer this season.

 

Pav wanted someone to work,” coach Mike Babcock said when asked about Glendening’s ascent. "He’s the guy who said ‘Put Glennie with me.’ So I put Glennie with him.”

Glendening is the latest bottom-six forward to join Datsyuk on the Wings’ top line, following Justin Abdelkader and Darren Helm, amongst others, who in the past worked as reliable puck retrievers for the Magic Man.




#2580648 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by Smite on 11 March 2015 - 08:00 AM

Another big win 13-0-3-0 in the last 16 games. They are rolling

 

Athanasiou had a beauty.

 




#2580680 Helm injury update and a very good one too

Posted by kipwinger on 11 March 2015 - 01:49 PM

I'm for whatever configuration of players helps us win.  If Luke can do that better on the first than the fourth, I'm fine with it.  I'm skeptical he could keep it up.  But if he did, I'd stick with what works.  Seems like all too often we want the team to win, but specifically with the guys we like contributing in the ways we want.  But that's wrong headed.  If we were a better team with Luke on the first and Tatar on the fourth, then that's what we ought to do. 




#2579216 3/6 GDT : Flames 5 at Red Wings 2

Posted by matt198913 on 06 March 2015 - 09:55 AM

Wait, I must've missed something.. what happened to Ericsson?


He's suffering from a case of notusinghissizeitis.


#2579198 3/6 GDT : Flames 5 at Red Wings 2

Posted by Jersey Wing on 06 March 2015 - 09:01 AM

FEAR THE SCHLEMKO!! Has anyone seen his 8th shootout round winner last night in Bah-stun? Sa-weet!




#2577988 What's with the "giving players hamster names" obsession?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 03 March 2015 - 01:52 PM

Soooo you don't like posts like this then...lol It still hurts to read...

 

 

I hate Franzen anyway, and I especially hate him on the top line.  Nyke should be there and that is where I am starting him.

 

Nyke - Dats - Z

Weiss - Leggy - Alfie

Fish - Tinky - Abby

Franzine - Barbie - Miller

(Andy - Ferraro - Dirty Harry)

 

Kronner Big E

Smitty - UFA (Morris)

Diesel - UFA (Mitchell)

Laser

 

Ugh (Howard)

Vokoun

 

That's 24 players with Glenny and Jurx stating GR.  Trading Kindl (no so) Fire and Almost Almqvist for a couple of picks.  If you feel the pinch of a lower cap, then Andy can be packaged as well, or maybe sign bit cheaper D-man instead of one of Mitchell or Morris. Unless you'd want to roll the dice on Marchenko and only sign Morris.

 

This was a great rant...lol

 

Not only do I log onto LGW at least once per day and have never heard Callahan referred to as Dirty Harry, but LGW isn't meant to cater exclusively to hardcore forum posters. Nicknames are supposed to make it easier to discuss the team, not to prove how funny and clever you are. Making up nicknames that no one else uses is obnoxious and unnecessary. Watch...

 

It looks like Yellow Mustard is going to miss some time after catching that elbow last night against the Sabres. Its really bad timing too, because our defense already thin with Big Poppa out with a concussion and Bandit serving his 5 game suspension. I would say this forces us to call up someone from GR, most likely Billy the Kid or The Player Formerly Known As Steve. We might be in trouble on the back end until we get some regulars back, since this leaves the Boogeyman as our #1 defenseman. And you know what that means!!!!

 

Boogeyman - Hot Topic

Heebie Jeebies - Dances with Wolves

My Little Pony - Agent Orange

~&~ (The Player Formerly Known As Steve)




#2577688 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by FlashyG on 02 March 2015 - 03:05 PM

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#2576802 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by rick zombo on 01 March 2015 - 08:02 PM

Jesus Christ. 

 

I have my head up the azz of hockeysfuture.com as much as the next Red Wings fan, and I love my prospects, but this deal was a home run. Wtf are people complaining about? 




#2576794 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 01 March 2015 - 07:58 PM

So do some of you guys even want to win or what? Kenny gave up 2 prospects who likely were never going to see time in the winged wheel. Cole is 36, have you seen him play? He's not Bertuzzi. He can still skate as well as he ever did, and plays a physical power game.




#2576460 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by Buppy on 01 March 2015 - 12:21 AM

Mrazek with a 2nd straight shutout and 3rd in 4 games. Meile up to 3rd in AHL scoring, Ferraro tied for 2nd in goals (though he's played more games than the guys he's tied with). Griffins have won 8 in a row, 10-0-2 in their last 12. The team has really turned things around from the early season struggles.