Supposedly, the tsn tweeters are suggesting that there will also be a rule that players on first 2 years of their ELC will automatically be protected so that means we would not have to use a protection on Larkin.
That is actually a fantastic rule and I'll have to give the NHL credit on that one.
I'm sure the NHLPA stuck theyre noses in on that one
All that could change depending on the rules with first and 2nd year players and who's dealt or not ... Could see a nyquist being dealt at the day of the draft , and I'd rather keep a young dman than 6 million dollar green
Dickie, I wasn't specifically talking about what Bill said in this thread, I'm talking about the constant ramblings of Bill in just about every single other thread about how Nyquist and Tatar suck, and how they need to be traded for whatever we can get... And Bill has stated several times in other threads that Frk is going to be a top line winger...
wingedominance13, there is not a single other person here that is hyping Frk, other than Bill...
on 02 March 2016 - 12:38 PM
I go to the griffins every couple weeks and I do not have very many good things to say about Jenson, whereas I have very good things to say about Russo and XO.
Even if you are just watching warmups Jenson just looks small, whereas Mantha looks like a giant on the ice. There is no doubt he can skate but he still gets beat a lot to the outside even with his speed and his offensive ability just doesn't shine through in the games I've been too. He doesn't pass the puck as well as the defenseman he is competing against. Sproul has been a disappointment as well, but at least he is substantially bigger than jenson and throws his weight around a lot more.
I personally just don't see an NHLer when looking at Jenson play. The wings have a lot of depth on D in the minors and on a stacked defensive core he just looks like a weak prospect. My last comment is the change in systems between this year and blash's last year really really hurt him. His skating was emphasized under Blash and this year the D aren't quite as active and so he is spending more time defending then igniting the offense which does not seem to work for him.
Totally agree with your assessments. Sproul and Jensen are not going to play Red Wings hockey. Russo and Ouellet have a chance if Smith and Quincey are gone next season. Our farm isnt as stacked as I thought it was 2 years ago. Tatar, Nyquist, Pulkkinen, Ouellet, Jensen, and Sproul have not turned into what I thought they were going to be. Mantha, Svechnikov, and Frk are not looking like sure fire guys either. Larkin and Athanasiou have the tools to be good NHLers. Starts with the speed. Check. Then the hands. Check. Athanasiou looks to be a little more gifted in tight, Larkin looks to be a lityle more gifted with ice awareness/hockey IQ. But the fact that Kenny "likes our team" and only wants to "kick some tires" is super annoying. The 6 guys I mentioned above all have some value now. Kenny should be getting what he can for them and opening the door for other players that are bigger and faster and win more puck battles and play better defense. Most of us do NOT like our team when it just scratches into the playoffs and gets bounced in the first round every year. I hate that!!! I dont know why Kenny likes it.
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.
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.
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.
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.