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#2676207 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Echolalia on 18 May 2016 - 08:58 PM

I can see this. Blashill is a lot like Babs he expects a lot out of his centermen but mostly safe defensive play before before offense. Richards isn't great defensively, mostly because of his skating, but he's not going to make careless plays with the puck that we might see more from AA if he starts getting a lot of minutes

It's frustrating, especially since we struggle to score but I understand this philosophy and we see more centermen in the league like Toews and Kopitar having more team success then guys like Duchene and maybe a reason Stamkos doesn't play centre for Cooper

I disagree with the bolded. Richards was a turnover machine and play killer for large parts of many nights. Every now and then he would have the wiley veteran play but he was also a hindrance to the team. I really hope he doesn't come back.

#2676177 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kickazz on 18 May 2016 - 01:09 PM

The Abdelkader salary argument doesnt even make sense anymore.

Nyquist has a higher cap hit than Abdelkader and had two less goals and one more point than him.

Nyquist - $4.75 mill. 17 goals 43 points.
Abdelkader - $4.25 mill 19 goals 42 points.

Tell me again why this is an issue? The only issue I had was the length of term. Oh wait maybe the issue is Abdelkader actually hits his opponents, kills penalties and stands up for his teammates.

#2676156 Grand Rapids Griffins Playoff Thread

Posted by twopups on 18 May 2016 - 10:20 AM


After his performance this season and in the playoffs, he'll have a chance. Depending on what happens at the draft and FA, I would be shocked if Sproul isn't the #7 out of camp.

How about #2 and Ericksson  #7

#2675705 IIHF World Championships

Posted by Bannedforlife on 10 May 2016 - 11:36 PM

Great. Awesome. Go write about it in your Gustav Nyquist fan blog before you tuck yourself into bed under your Gustav Nyquist goose down comforter so you can have Gustav Nyquist dreams about Gustav Nyquist scoring 1 Gustav Nyquist point every 300 minutes of Gustav Nyquist playoff hockey. I don't care anymore.

#2676023 WCF: St. Louis Blues vs. San Jose Sharks

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 May 2016 - 08:46 AM

Better team when?  They got smoked on just about every metric throughout the whole game


The Sharks had 9 more shots and controlled the play.  They held the Blues to 23 SOG.  If not for Elliott, the Sharks win the game.  They were all over the Blues in the 3rd.    


Did some Sharks players snub you of an autograph back home or something?  

#2675878 WCSF : Nashville Predators vs. San Jose Sharks

Posted by RedWingsRox on 13 May 2016 - 11:14 AM

Glad to see that MF Weber fail so badly  ... 

#2675841 New arena construction updates

Posted by LeftWinger on 12 May 2016 - 07:45 PM

Am I the only one who is not as excited about this anymore since the announcement? I should be, but I'm still just a little jaded over the roof...

#2675870 WCSF : Nashville Predators vs. San Jose Sharks

Posted by joesuffP on 13 May 2016 - 07:57 AM

Sure we have history with the Sharks but to I'm pretty much over it. The Sharks are a pretty likeable team to me and they play a good brand of hockey. Pavelski and Burns are awesome

I think it's the Sharks year. Their best players are playing like there best players and also getting very solid production from secondary scorers plus their power play is lethal. They got a lot going for them right now

#2675847 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 12 May 2016 - 09:33 PM

Baby Zetterberg repping Detroit in Swedish magazine. 




Detroit cap and prison onesie. Hmm.

#2675789 New arena construction updates

Posted by Echolalia on 11 May 2016 - 09:35 PM

Hey everyone. Been a bit since I posted here but I still been making updates to the blog. Now I am offering videos in 4k resolution AND interactive 360 degree panoramas.


Check it out: http://wingsarena.tumblr.com


You should use that drone to spraypaint a Red Wings logo over the Little Caesars logo once the arena is finished

#2675729 Jim Bedard gone... Ferschweiler demoted

Posted by marcaractac on 11 May 2016 - 10:07 AM

I believe Jeff Blashill uses modern analytics? Although I don't know how much it weighs in on his decisions.

His use of Ericsson and Smith tell me that analytics have zero impact on his decisions.

#2675714 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 11 May 2016 - 06:05 AM

I couldn't agree more marcaractac. Not going to happen but a dream roster would be something like...


Athanasiou - Stamkos - Mantha

Abdelkader - Larkin - Okposo

Nyquist - Zetterberg - Jurco

Sheahan - Glendening - Helm

Frk - Callahan


DeKeyser - Trouba

Smith - Green

Kronwall - Marchenko





#2675604 Doug Houda hired as an assistant coach

Posted by puckloo39 on 10 May 2016 - 12:27 PM

God damn Pierre has to be just pissed. Won't know who's who on that bench.


I can't wait.  Apparently, the new rule is an all-bald coaching staff? :lol:

For the other assistant role:



"They are expected to talk to Todd Richards when he returns from the World Championship, where he is the head coach for Team USA."





Semi-hairless.... OK, then

#2675243 WCSF : Nashville Predators vs. San Jose Sharks

Posted by joesuffP on 05 May 2016 - 11:19 PM

Unbelievable game in Nashville

Gotta say, I'm really enjoying watching the Sharks these playoffs

#2674724 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by HadThomasVokounOnFortSt on 01 May 2016 - 08:48 AM

Letsgowings.com Arena