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#2619932 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 10 July 2015 - 10:14 AM

I actually cursed a little to myself when we signed Green. Purely because I knew it meant that both Ouellet and Marchenko will start the year (and probably stay for most of it) in Grand Rapids. Seriously. What have these guys got left to prove down there? 
 
I'm not asking for too much change, but seriously, I agree with what Dabura said earlier. These guys need a chance to play, because how can they grow into their full NHL potential if they're stuck in the minors. 
 
I get it. You never want to give up on a former first rounder. But the Wings have 2 (Kindl and Smith), one of whom needs to be moved IMO (Kindl) and has been needed to be jettisoned for quite some time. 
 
Smith I'm fine with, because I see the potential, and if he gets PP time this year, it might help him grow more. I might get scalped for this, but I see no issue with Quincey. He was solid last year, and he and DK were our best pairing all year long. 
 
I think the time has come for the Wings to seriously think about moving Ericsson and Kindl, maybe even Smith, and giving Ouellet and Marchenko a proper shot for a full season. 
 
All the Wings have to do is open up one spot (I'm not advocating we trade all of Ericsson, Kindl and Smith at once, that would  be stupid and could backfire if Ouellet and Marchenko struggle), and just give them a chance. 

They don't have much left to prove, but theyre not better options than we have now, thats the problem.
Yes kindl should be gone, but he still has some potential too, and he actually showed he can be a top four d man, albeit for the lockout shortened season, but still.
And Ericsson is not suited for our top pair, I agree with that, but he is still a top four d man, and you don't move that for a bottom pairing guy.
There will be injuries, and they'll get their shot, and hopefully when they do, they'll grab ahold if it and run with it...
Then next season one of them will be the seventh guy while waiting for his chance...its how the wings tend to do things, we've seen it at forward with Gus and tats, and I don't see it changing just because its defense and not forwards.

And no arguments about Quincey, he was good last year, but hell be gone next season. He was one of our steadiest d men last year, which could be just because he was with Deke, which is fine.


#2619912 Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 09 July 2015 - 10:58 PM

Yeah, but what no one has mentioned is Tatar only had one season of 27+ goals, and nyquist has two.

Nyquist has proved more consistent, so he deserves to ask for more since Tatar signed his deal after only one good season.
Why has no one said this over and over in this thread?




I feel like I'm in the twilight zone.


#2619898 Wings‬ sign left wing Eric Tangradi

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 09 July 2015 - 07:06 PM

 
I would sign Manny Pacquiao to a one game contract as long as it was against Ottawa. 

Let's sign lex luthor.
Or he-man.



No.
Not he man.

Skeletor.


#2619764 Wings‬ sign left wing Eric Tangradi

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 09 July 2015 - 09:02 AM

This is true. I knew the name a little from highlights etc but I couldn't have told you anything about him...then in the first round I was like "oh that's Tyler Johnson, well Frk that guy"

Ha.Fair enough.
He'd been tearing up the league and he was constantly mentioned because of his undrafted to number one c story, I had assumed he was a household name.
I wasn't being facetious, by the way, I was generally intrigued by you not knowing him. He was on sportscenter, so he must be known.
Hahaha.

Tangradi just sounds like a guy who would kick your a$$. He was destined to be an enforcer.
Tangradi just sounds like a guy who would kick your a$$. He was destined to be an enforcer.

Saying it twice doesn't make it magically happen.

Three times, however.


#2619711 Wings‬ sign left wing Eric Tangradi

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 08 July 2015 - 08:46 PM

Finally someone that will add some punch to the fourth line.

Hope he has the next Stars game red marked on his calender.

I like this signing a lot now 2 other guys like him and the fourth line won't be a joke anymore.

You know he probably won't make our team, right?


#2619708 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 08 July 2015 - 08:02 PM

 
From what I've saw of the guy he always seems to be in the right place at the right time and has a hell of a shot, he certainly isn't going to make us a slower team. I'll take some hockey sense to go with our speed anytime.

Amen.


#2619701 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 08 July 2015 - 07:16 PM

after Helm and Glendening He is the fastest C we have. Faster than Z and D. Definitely faster and more agile then Weiss was. Anyway you look at it he is a good upgrade for the team.

He is in no way faster than sheahan.

Eff your own butt
Same. Despite that, I think he can fill in well and provide a reliable veteran presence. Certainly worse ways to spend 1 Mil...

Like buying a million dollars worth of pretzels and filling your bedroom with them.

I thought it said elf your own butt.
Which would've been way funnier.


#2619681 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 08 July 2015 - 05:32 PM

Richards is fast and very dynamic. Should blend in nicely with Red Wings system. Help to re energize Z. Can't wait to see him in action.

first time I've heard Richards described as fast.


#2619663 Wings‬ sign left wing Eric Tangradi

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 08 July 2015 - 03:48 PM

What's his game?
Being big. Looking big. Spends all other remaining free time being stupid.

Is he good at D?
No.

Is he fast
No.

Does he provide net presence?
If the net had food in it, he might be present by it.


Hf boards comment on him.
Found it really funny.


#2619660 Over/Under for Larkin's time as a Red Wing in 15/16

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 08 July 2015 - 03:39 PM

I voted over 40 because I'm bad at gambling.


#2619507 Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 07 July 2015 - 06:37 PM

 
Toews isn't even a top 10 player in the league, no way should he be making over 9 million, let alone 13 million.

Intangibulls***

Eh??
Eh?!?!?


#2619472 Free agents this off season

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 07 July 2015 - 02:39 PM

 
Good point.  I guess I wouldn't trade Pulkkinen for Byfuglien after all. 

Byfuglien is too big, and his name is hard to spell.
Its for the best.


#2619306 Random Discussion Thread

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 06 July 2015 - 08:17 PM

 
My dislike of pretty much anything related to the Hawks may contribute to my absolute non-recognition of his name.  He deserves his name on the Cup even if he never stepped skate/foot on the ice, since he is a goalie on the winning team.

Ha saved the hawks behind in the first round when Crawford played like cabbage.


#2619110 Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 05 July 2015 - 04:54 PM

Center this... Points at random inanimate objects

I've got your random inanimate object right here.
Grabs groin.
Realizes I just said I can't get it, up.
Makes Boston/philly sad.

I think were done here.
If we need to pay Nyquist more than we have left in capspace, I wonder if Quincey gets moved real quick.


#2619102 Landon Ferraro re-signs with a 1 year deal

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 05 July 2015 - 04:45 PM

Its a two way contract, so we can send him down.