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#2664401 Stamkos out 1-3 months

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 04 April 2016 - 12:57 PM

So if we finish 3rd in the division and play Tampa 1st round this would be huge for us


Unless we make that midget forward of theirs look like the 2nd coming of Rocket Richard again.  

#2661685 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 23 March 2016 - 03:19 PM

We shouldn't even be looking at offensive prospects as it's very clear our urgent need is help on the back end

We got some real promising prospects upfront coming .... I think we should Just look at defensemen for the first 3 rounds

#2661658 2016 Playoffs % chances (part II)

Posted by HadThomasVokounOnFortSt on 23 March 2016 - 11:47 AM

Team no one is talking about.. Islanders. Lost 4 straight.

#2661675 Fixing this mess....

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 23 March 2016 - 01:46 PM

Which would ownership and management prefer?


(A) Make the playoffs, earn millions of dollars in playoff revenue even for a first round loss, and keep the Streak alive.




(B) Miss the playoffs, end the Streak, and move up 4-6 spots in the draft.


Anyone who thinks the Wings do not prefer option (A) needs to reevaluate.

#2660451 Looking ahead at expansion draft

Posted by WingsallTheway on 16 March 2016 - 01:36 PM

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

#2660449 Looking ahead at expansion draft

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 16 March 2016 - 01:34 PM

There's talk that 25% of salary has to be made available for the expansion

Also something about first year players or 2nd year players could be safe ...also players in Grand Rapids who are signed prospects could be available? So much nonsense out there

Also players who are to be available for expansion have to be signed for the 2017-2018 season so I think we're safe with pavel ... All he has to do is sign after the draft and were good with a spot

Heard teams will sign players to 2 year deals this summer to make them available for the expansion team, and expect a lot of trades at the day of the draft

Forwards I'd protect

Assuming pavel signs after

Mantha Larkin athanasiou zetterberg abdelkader nyquist Tatar


Kronwall dekeyser ouellet/marchenko

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

#2657016 Jensen

Posted by krsmith17 on 02 March 2016 - 03:18 PM

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...

#2656979 Jensen

Posted by Bill Berzeench 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.

#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.