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#2679104 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 24 June 2016 - 08:18 PM

Excellent deal. I thought he was losing the 1st round pick entirely, but he only traded down to 20th. 


Love the deal. Can't see how anyone would hate it. This will be a LeftWinger approval.

#2676209 Mantha

Posted by kipwinger on 18 May 2016 - 09:27 PM

Good point, and let's not kid ourselves, we missed a guy like Franzen this year big time. Imagine how well he would have contributed to offensive zone time, and as a result, total offense this year.

If Mantha becomes another Franzen I'll be thrilled.

#2676190 Mantha

Posted by VM1138 on 18 May 2016 - 05:44 PM

Mantha doesn't have to be a Z or Dasyuk replacement. I've always figured him for a Franzen replacement. Kind of a floater but a safe player and effective scorer.

#2674060 Mantha

Posted by krsmith17 on 27 April 2016 - 06:56 PM

I don't understand where people are getting that Mantha is in any way being overrated by anyone?... The argument that any of us that are pro-Mantha have had is that he should have been in the lineup during the playoffs. Not because with him we would have without a doubt beaten Tampa, but because he would have given us a better opportunity than Andersson did.

No one has said he's an All-Star or this phenomenal player, we're just saying that he's a good young player, and he makes our team better. It could also be argued that being in the NHL for the Red Wings playoff run (which may or may not be still alive) could have been better for his development than being in the AHL for the Griffins playoff run...

#2674024 Mantha

Posted by Richdg on 27 April 2016 - 02:00 PM

My point being, AHL dominence doesn't always mean a player is a good NHL player. Mantha was not good.

pure craziness. he was good. he wasn't great.

#2673765 Free Press: Pavel Datsyuk to return to Russia following Playoffs

Posted by WingsallTheway on 26 April 2016 - 07:01 AM

hopefully out of our lineup 


If you don't like Helm I dont know what to say.


Sure, he shouldnt be in the top 6 but anywhere in the bottom 6 and hes one of the best in the league. Its not his fault that our coaches think he should be playing on scoring lines

#2672693 ECQF Game 5 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 1, Red Wings 0 (TB Wins, 4-1)

Posted by DRW Dominance on 21 April 2016 - 09:04 PM

Can't agree with this more. I told myself I wouldn't be judging Blashill until after his second year, but man did I lose a lot of faith.

He'll learn just like rookie players

#2672669 ECQF Game 5 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 1, Red Wings 0 (TB Wins, 4-1)

Posted by MTU_Huskies963 on 21 April 2016 - 08:56 PM

Blashill was so worried the young guys would cost him the series, the vets did. Coaching not to lose is not the right mentality in the playoffs.

#2672605 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 21 April 2016 - 08:44 PM

I really hope this wasn't pavel datsyuks last game.

#2672491 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 21 April 2016 - 08:26 PM

AA has played less than 6 minutes. That's inexcusable. 

#2672418 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by Echolalia on 21 April 2016 - 07:58 PM

Story of the postseason has and continues to be missed opportunities.  One 5 on 3, three breakaways, two posts, and zero goals is absolutely unacceptable, especially in an elimination game.

#2672022 Mantha

Posted by amato on 21 April 2016 - 06:02 AM

Thanks, frank.

Hopefully we can find a decent power play coach this off season. I feel fairly confident in saying that at least we can all agree that we really need that :P

I'm not too familiar with coaching staffs around the league.. Anyone have any ideas?

#2671717 ECQF Game 4 Post-GTD: Tampa Bay 3, at Red Wings 2

Posted by kickazz on 19 April 2016 - 09:36 PM

Here's the kicker....The Swedes will all go out together tonight for drinks and spend some of their multi millions on the most expensive drinks like they didn't even play tonight. They'll probably invite Herman to tag along. Swedes care more about National play than they do the NHL.

Holy crap man. Of course Z, Kronwall have aged pretty badly and Ericsson makes a lot of errors but what the heck kind of post is this.. How are you still allowed to post here with your racist comments? Singling out a group and pushing a made up false narrative??



#2671697 ECQF Game 4 Post-GTD: Tampa Bay 3, at Red Wings 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 April 2016 - 09:26 PM

Its amazing everyone is calling for Blashills head. Same thing was said about Babs after his first year when the Wings bombed out 5 times harder than this year. Good thing nobody listened to the fans then.

Don't want Blash fired, but he has been a huge disappointment for me. I was stoked when he got the job, but he has become Babcock without actually being able to coach like Babs.

A part of me feels/hopes Blashill is just taking orders from Holland. We all know how much this organization overvalues the playoff streak.

I'm willing to give Blashill next season to try and establish more of his own identity and system. Which sure as hell better fully involve the young guys getting and keeping larger roles.

#2670850 I hate Tyler Johnson

Posted by kipwinger on 18 April 2016 - 10:36 PM

I once saw Tyler Johnson described as a maidmer. Which, apparently, is the opposite of a mermaid. Being a fish top half with a human lower half.

I can see it.