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#2573627 Dylan Larkin

Posted by nawein on 22 February 2015 - 08:16 PM

1g, 3a in a dominant performance tonight as Michigan beat Ohio State 5-2. I fully expect him to spend 1 more year at Michigan and then go to Grand Rapids. This kid continues to impress.

#2571240 2/16 GDT : Montreal Canadiens 2 at Red Wings 0

Posted by nawein on 16 February 2015 - 09:04 PM

I don't know how they didn't call Subban for hooking Nyquist right before he took that penalty, but oh well.

Because we've had 2 PP's and they've had 0.

#2570285 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by nawein on 12 February 2015 - 01:02 PM

Is there anybody who wouldn't? 

Everyone from Edmonton.

#2569880 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by nawein on 11 February 2015 - 03:39 PM

No, not at all. Stats are telling but they don't tell the whole story. Smith is better than his stats suggest because he SHOULD be getting top 4 minutes (in my opinion), and he WOULD be a top 4 defenseman with 25+ other teams (in my opinion).

I get that you think Smith should be getting PP time, that might boos his points. But how are bad stats against worse competition in any way indicative that's he's a better hockey player than people think? Let's say he's in the top 4 instead of Quincey. Does he score more than Quincey has in his added 1:08 per game? Maybe. Is the pair worse defensively? Yes. He's not a top 4 defenseman on this team and he wouldn't be a top 4 defenseman on most other teams either.

It's like Babs always says. "Players always say if you give me more ice time I'll produce more, and I always say produce more and I'll give you more ice time." It's not a hard concept to understand. If he was seen or produced like a top 4 guy, he'd be getting top 4 minutes. He's not and he's not so that should sum it up.

#2569469 What should we do with the Monster?

Posted by nawein on 09 February 2015 - 11:30 AM

Wasn't sure where esle to put this but Mrazek is staying up and starting Wednesday with Howie backing up. Per Khan.

"@AnsarKhanMLive: Babcock said Mrazek starting Wednesday. Howard is backing up. Howard might start Saturday."

Also I apologize for not being able to embed tweets and make it look cool.

#2567793 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by nawein on 02 February 2015 - 11:02 AM

You're right.  If Washington weren't going to make the playoffs Green would cost less because he's on an expiring contract.  I think the reason we're all saying he'd cost a lot is because they ARE going to make the playoffs and they'll need him.  So, in order to pry him away, you'd have to give a MASSIVE overpayment. 

Maybe not..


#2567213 Dylan Larkin

Posted by nawein on 30 January 2015 - 07:27 PM

Hopefully it'll be great. I'm here tonight so hopefully he impresses. It'll be great to watch him in person

#2566678 Larkin or Mantha?

Posted by nawein on 29 January 2015 - 06:48 AM

I wasn't implying that you'd trade them straight up.  I was implying that O'Reilly is the kind of guy I'd want back if I was sending Larkin in a trade.  As far as the other stuff...I don't care about his cap hit (we've got money), its always easier to re-sign a guy if you're a good team (Colorado), and players that good always make you better.  Comparing him to Helm is laughable.  You said you haven't seen him much, you should.  He's a really good hockey player. 

I just compared their offensive outputs this year because they're similar and that Helms spot is who's he'd play in if we we're to trade for him. And you said he works hard, and is relentless and solid defensively. All things Helm is. So I was under the impression he's a more offensivle gifted Darren Helm. Which yeah, I'd love to have. I've also read several reports on the guy that say he's a 2-, 3+ line player. Which puts him slightly better than Helm. If it's that laughable, I apologize, I'll try to catch some games.

As far as money, Nyquist, Smith and Jurco all need raises and if we can add a top defenseman, we actually might be closer to the cap than a lot of people think.

And trading a top prospect + for a position we don't really need to upgrade seems pointless to me.

#2566656 Larkin or Mantha?

Posted by nawein on 28 January 2015 - 11:44 PM

He also costs 6 million, and isn't at a position of huge need right now. Plus it would take more than Larkin stright up to get him. You'd be paying a hefty price for a guy that isn't having a much better offensive year than Darren Helm, that we probably couldn't afford to resign (6 million qualifying offer and he's been a pain in negotiations so far in his career), and that doesn't really pull us any closer to being a cup contender. I'd move Larkin for a defenseman version of O'Reilly, but not O'Reilly. He just doesn't really provide anything we don't already have a enough of. He doesn't fill a huge need. And we'd have to give up a lot of assests for him.

#2565894 GDT : NHL Skills Competition/60th All-Star Game

Posted by nawein on 25 January 2015 - 11:58 AM

I personally think the whole "every team needs a rep" thing is dumb as well. It's an all star game. The 24 best forwards, 12 best D, and 6 best goalies that year should go. If it's close between two players, go for the player who's team doesn't have a rep. That's fine. If your team doesn't have any all star caliber players (buffalo), tough. Get better players.

#2565848 Dylan Larkin

Posted by nawein on 24 January 2015 - 10:46 PM

Meant to post this the other day but I got sidetracked and forgot. He's added 4 more points in his last two games to up his ppg even more. Pretty good company to be in if you ask me.


Expecting him to keep scoring like he has recently is probably unfeasible. Consider that in the past 15 years, no Big Ten freshman has ever averaged 1.39 points per game in a season. Minnesota's Thomas Vanek (1.38 in 2002-03) and Phil Kessel (1.31 in 2005-06) came closest.

#2562283 1/10 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Capitals 3

Posted by nawein on 10 January 2015 - 04:14 PM

I actually think this Weiss demotion might have more to do with putting Miller, our best defensive forward, with Pulkkinen. Maybe Babs doesn't trust pulks enough on the defensive side of the puck, so he puts Miller there to compensate.

#2558999 12/23 GDT : Sabres 3 at Red Wings 6

Posted by nawein on 24 December 2014 - 07:42 AM

Man, Howard sucks!  3 goals on 10 buffalo shots???  Kenny should trade him for a bag of pucks while he still has some value, we need to make Mrazek the starter ASAP!  Oh, waitaminute......
Seriously, awesome slo-mo vid of Tatars game winner on the Wings FB page, but don't know how to link it on here.  Recommend you all check it out.

The first was a bad bounce, second was a perfectly executed 2 on 1 where our D didn't take away the pass, and the third was a 2 on 0. Not like he had much of a chance on any of those.

#2557599 Rank our griffins d prospects

Posted by nawein on 19 December 2014 - 06:31 AM

Which isn't much for a guy who has played his entire career on big ice. Bäckman has quite a good resumé and if we can't even make room for him to get some security and learn in the AHL we are going to end up regretting it.

No I agree with you entirely. I was just being a smart***. He needs more time and he'll play in the NHL. I fully believe that.

#2557591 Rank our griffins d prospects

Posted by nawein on 18 December 2014 - 11:35 PM

I don't know how much chance you've been given to "win a spot" when you've been benched for 7 out of your first 20-ish games.

By my calculations that's 13-ish chances.