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#2592647 The Future

Posted by DickieDunn on 12 April 2015 - 12:08 PM

Larkin is the best bet to be a #1 center.  If they have 2 high end wings, they can get away with a bit lesser center, like the Ducks had with Kariya-Rucchin-Selanne, but I'd feel better with a better center than Sheahan.


With Mantha, Larkin, Athanasiou, Tatar, Nyquist, Jurco, Sheahan, they should be able to come up with 2 pretty good lines though.

#2593086 Red Wings' playoff lines and priorities

Posted by matthewdanna on 14 April 2015 - 12:53 AM

You separate Pav and Z at the start and play a tight checking defensive game... especially on the road where TB gets the last change, makes sense to separate them for matchups.

If we take the lead, keep em separated... we need a goal late 2nd or the 3rd, they get put back together.

Depends on the situation.


But that's not the worry. Defensive zone turnovers are the worry.

#2592089 Will Wings Revisit Signing Phaneuf?

Posted by Yzerfan87 on 10 April 2015 - 03:15 PM

A young, super aggressive right handed offensive defenseman with LOTS of snarl is EXACTLY what this team needs (considering our current roster is literally 100% pussified)

Phaneuf is 30, and left handed.

#2582686 Lines Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 18 March 2015 - 09:52 AM



Because the alternative would be to read what's posted here and NOT verify whether or not it's true.  Which would make me retarded. 


Whether involved in the conversation or not, you consider yourself "retarded" if you don't verify everyone's posts?


#2577925 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by GoWings1905 on 03 March 2015 - 11:20 AM

It's really this simple. Why is this so hard to see?


Because people see 36-years-old and automatically jump to the "typical Holland" conclusion. Which obviously was true for awhile, but this team isn't a bunch of dudes approaching retirement anymore. Two things I love about the Cole move especially: he adds size/physicality and he skates well, which doesn't negate the Wings biggest strength at forward. If Cole was 36 and slow, I wouldn't be as thrilled. 


Holland had his best deadline/July 1st moment in years. He definitely deserves a ton of praise for making the Red Wings better for the playoffs, while not sacrificing any of their major pieces of the future. 

#2540760 Monthly schedule wallpapers?

Posted by Matt on 15 October 2014 - 07:41 AM

http://www.mw32.com/ is the best (sorry Matt yours got to be too busy for me and you weren't really interested in suggestions.....which is fine)

plus the guy at monkeywrench does all Michigan area teams, like the Griffins.

To each his own, but I don't recall seeing suggestions other than different screen resolution requests. It's not difficult to throw a red tint on a wood texture and just slap logos/times/tv on and call it a wallpaper. I prefer add more detail, additional time, etc., into these as I have done for well over a decade. That's all.


As for everyone else: As long as they're the 16:10 and 16:9 aspect ratio re-sizing them is fine. What I may end up doing is the high-resolution version of each ratio, then allow your PCs/Macs to scale them down to fit.

#2535565 Lines Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 04 September 2014 - 02:37 PM

This whole thing makes me think of that time Babs put Filppula on the wing.  I can't imagine this turning out any better.  Which isn't to say Fil was bad on the wing.  He was ok on the wing.  But I'd rather have a winger.  Plain and simple. 

The only year in Detroit Filppula scored more than 40 points was the year he spent most of his time on Zetterberg's wing.

Not when Datsyuk was healthy. A 4th line with Helm or Sheahan at center is far better than one with Glendening at center.Sheahan and Glendening are both natural wingers who can also take a FO. You're just nitpicking at this point.

Sheahan is a natural center. Glendening was a winger until last year when he started working at center to try and increase his value. I don't see why anyone can argue that he'd be better than either Sheahan or Helm.

#2535553 Lines Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 04 September 2014 - 11:36 AM

That's a matter of opinion and I disagree. I've been lobbying for years to put Helm on the wing, his speed will be much more of a threat along the boards then down the middle in my opinion. Sheahan definitely isn't a 4th line center, 3rd and hopefully 2nd in a couple years. Glendening is the exact type of player I would want on my 4th line.

#2535462 Lines Thread

Posted by T.Low on 03 September 2014 - 03:11 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!

That's what Babs figured when he saw that video of Helm hauling Tootoos wife on water skis..

#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!

#2524006 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Euro_Twins on 16 June 2014 - 10:33 AM


All that's saying I'd that alfies bonuses were deferred to next seasons cap, which we already knew was going to happen. We're not being punished like you said. We still have money to spend this off season and it doesn't put us into "cap trouble"

#2524000 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by kipwinger on 16 June 2014 - 09:45 AM

Rumors online from Bob McKenize that Winnipeg may be looking to trade anyone, including Evander Kane. Thoughts? I would LOVE to see him on Pav's Wing. Big kid (6'2" 200lbs, 22 years old) isn't afraid to stick up for his teammates or himself, has speed, can create for himself and has a great shot.


I would give up Tatar, Ouellet, Almquist and a pick.

I'm only giving up Ouellet because I think the brass wants Sproul up in a bad way and with how well Bäckman played for the Griffs I think Ouellet is more expendable. 







If Mantha makes the team I'd put him in Franzen's spot and put Franzen down on the 3rd line with Sheahan and Jurco.


A team in a year or two with Kane, Goose, Pulks and Mantha would be pretty nice. All guys who aren't afraid to shoot the puck. Just to put things into a little perspective Kane played 10 fewer games than Tatar did this year and still shot the puck 92 time more than Tatar. 


If Winnipeg is willing to trade anyone, I'd rather have Wheeler.  He's a MUCH better player than Kane, though I've got nothing against Kane either. 


Also, I'd be reluctant to put too many eggs in Pulkkinen's basket.  He's got a monster shot but he seems to be a one trick pony.  I know you've got to give talent to get talent so I'm not going to shut down people's suggestions, but if it were humanly possible I'd MUCH rather trade Pulks than Tatar. 

#2520848 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by F.Michael on 16 May 2014 - 02:04 PM

A healthy Jonathan Ericsson will be Detroit's addition to their 2014/2015 roster...

#2520417 A cap/salary question for you all.

Posted by DickieDunn on 14 May 2014 - 05:31 PM

First, I highly doubt he starts his NHL career with 3 seasons of 40+ goals. Second, he'd still be an RFA and have less leverage. Third, I don't believe any one player is worth that much, it makes it too hard to build a team with quality depth.