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#2617237 Datsyuk Has Ankle Surgery

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on Yesterday, 12:33 PM

Any bets on where Larkin will start the season?...

Third line.

#2617183 Datsyuk Has Ankle Surgery

Posted by amato on Yesterday, 09:22 AM


Something like that if Larkin gets a chance while datsyuk is out..? Idk if he will but I wouldn't be opposed. Our line up could benefit a lot from a Joel ward type signing. But I'd only want him for two years probably and it's looking like he wants four. Either way, I hope pav makes a full recovery asap. He's our best defenseman.

#2617139 Datsyuk Has Ankle Surgery

Posted by Euro_Twins on 28 June 2015 - 03:20 PM

Let's be clear, I'm not saying that dats will be skating circles around everyone the moment his cast is off (although it wouldn't surprise me) but I highly doubt it will take 6 months for him to get his form back, I say by November/december he is back around %100

#2616668 Wings re-sign RFA Joakim Andersson

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 26 June 2015 - 04:12 PM

Waste of time and money.  Should have signed a guy that can actually throw a bodycheck.


But I forgot, when our top 6 penalty killing forwards are tired, we need to throw Andersson out there to give those guys an occasional breather.   And he has faceoff skills that would make Yanic Perreault blush.  

#2616630 Dougie hamilton to calgary

Posted by Dabura on 26 June 2015 - 03:25 PM

While at times it does feel like Holland does play it a little too safe, it is comforting to know he'd never do stupid s*** like this. 


When I look at our D corps and I hear that Dougie Hamilton was acquired for some picks..."comforting" is not the word that comes to mind.

#2616522 Yzerman wins GM of Year (& other awards discussion)

Posted by DRW Dominance on 26 June 2015 - 05:34 AM

they should poll the forwards and ask who is the hardest defenceman to play against.


karlsson's name would NEVER get mentioned.

#2616304 Yzerman wins GM of Year (& other awards discussion)

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 25 June 2015 - 08:05 PM

So when Lidstrom was winning Norris trophies, we loved the award. Now that Karlsson wins, the trophy is crap.


Am I following this thread correctly?

#2614755 Report: Cleary wants to return for 1 more season

Posted by hooon on 16 June 2015 - 10:53 AM

Every time I see this thread, I think for a split second it just got bumped from 2 years ago.

#2615861 Retire Sergei Fedorovís Jersey Immediately

Posted by kliq on 24 June 2015 - 01:25 AM

So really, the only players up there that played for Detroit their entire career is Delvecchio, Yzerman, Lidstrom. And Yzerman was once traded until Mrs. Ilitch stepped in and negated it. What then? What if he became a Senator? Does that deny the greatness he brought to this team from 1983 to 1994?




If Yzerman was traded in 1994, I dont see his jersey being in the rafters.

#2614795 The Bowman Effect

Posted by rick zombo on 16 June 2015 - 02:08 PM

Several points that tie into each other:


-Someone else sees the Bowman effect and it cannot be understated!  Except for Buffalo, who no one can help, the Stanley Cup follows Bowman and I don't think it's coincidence in Chicago either.  14 Cups in one capacity or another plus another 4 Finals appearances where he didn't win, that's 19 Finals appearances since he started in 1967.  If Scotty Bowman is the janitor in your building, that makes you an immediate Cup contender.


-The decline really picked up when Brian Rafalski left 2 years after Bowman, if you look at the standings and defense numbers.  Not filling it with a proper partner for Lidstrom and getting a top pair Dmen to replace Lids/Rafalski has been a huge problem that everyone knows about and I don't need to rehash it here. 


-Ken Holland needs to go.  He doesn't know why free agents won't come to Detroit, he keeps saying there is no one to land on the free market yet all of our competitors have no problems landing free agents (Tampa, Minnesota...).  I think the Illitches need to look hard at moving Kenny, he is unable to keep up with the modern trends and it shows.  Yzerman went to Tampa and has not been afraid to trade core players, and he signed key defensmen, and has turned the team completely around, he looks like a friggin' genius with what he's done the last few years (trading for Bishop, signing Flip, trading St. Louis, buying out Vinnie, signing Hedman, Stralman, signing super huge goalies and defense, that's not coincidence that whole back end is over 6'5", etc. etc. etc.).  Other GMs also have no problems trading and signing, it's time for a regime change, the era of Holland is not working anymore. 


And this team of Yzerman's that is in a "win-now" window barely beat a Wings team that is rebuilding.


Holland > Yzerman all day long.

#2614451 Retire Sergei Fedorovís Jersey Immediately

Posted by number9 on 15 June 2015 - 10:12 AM

I think Osgood gets his sweater retired first.

#2613742 Jeff Blashill named 27th head coach in Red Wings history

Posted by Rivalred on 09 June 2015 - 07:17 PM

I have a very exciting update on the new coach. He's sitting in front of my friend at the Tiger's game tonight...

That Cleary with him?

#2613675 Jeff Blashill named 27th head coach in Red Wings history

Posted by Echolalia on 09 June 2015 - 12:42 PM

How's Chelli's cv looking these days? Has he been coaching since he retired?

So I assume no? Can't say I see the logic in bringing someone into the organization to coach who has zero coaching experience (at any level?)

#2613490 The return of The Mule?

Posted by kliq on 08 June 2015 - 12:54 AM

So for all you guys who are so concerned for Franzen's health...If doctors declare him healthy enough to return and claim he's at no more risk of serious injury than many players in the league...You'll fully support him as a player?

Or are you all just hiding behind a shroud of caring?


I'm guessing this isn't directed to me as I am not one to put down Franzen, but here are my thoughts. From my understanding, doctors will give Franzen the okay if he is fully recovered from his concussion. It is also my understanding that with every concussion you get, you are more likely to get another one if you receive another blow to the head or even body. Based on the number of concussions he has had, and based on the fact that it appears every year he is missing more and more time, and from what I read his symptoms are getting worse and worse (this could be wrong) I hope he never plays again for his own health.


If it was told to me that Franzen would never have another concussion again with 100% certainty, I would gladly have him back in our lineup. Him at 100% is exactly the kind of player we need.

#2613080 Retire Sergei Fedorovís Jersey Immediately

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 03 June 2015 - 10:17 PM

lest we forget the horrible teams Roy and Brodeur played for...those teams were just as good if not slightly better than us during that era.


I believe they both need to be up in the rafters.


Are you comparing Osgood to Roy and Brodeur, or are you just trying to say that other goalies have played with great players around them? The latter statement is true, but doesn't make Osgood an elite goalie.  


Besides 1996, was Osgood ever a candidate for the Vezina, like Brodeur and Roy were many times?  Was he ever considered one of the top 5 goalies in the world, let alone for a stretch of time?  No is the answer to both questions.  He's not elite.  He's a good goalie that accumulated wins because he played with great players around him.  And unlike Roy and Brodeur, he never stood out for individual awards or nominations.


Wings fans overrate Osgood.  I've done it before too.  But you need to see things in context.