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#2621562 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by nawein on 25 July 2015 - 03:01 PM

I'm hoping that is an experiment we will see.
PP #1 Hank, Pav, Abby Kronner, Green
PP #2 Nyquist, Richards, Jurco, Dekeyser, Pulkkinen.

Not a chance Jurco or Pulkkinen are on the PP over Tatar, much less both.

#2617273 Free agents this off season

Posted by nawein on 29 June 2015 - 02:06 PM

Can we terminate Weiss?

#2616963 2015 Draft

Posted by nawein on 27 June 2015 - 11:50 AM

ya so lets not draft them

I forgot that fifth round draft picks usually make immediate NHL impacts. Be patient.

#2616318 2015 Draft

Posted by nawein on 25 June 2015 - 09:05 PM

Ryan Martin, our Assistant GM, was quoted saying they'd like to add a goaltender to the system at the draft. If you'll still be "absolutely shocked" then I'll be absolutely shocked.

#2615580 Free agents this off season

Posted by nawein on 21 June 2015 - 03:02 PM

Nyquist with Datsyuk has been a disaster every time it's been tried.

#2615570 REPORT: Axel Holmstrom Signs With Detroit

Posted by nawein on 21 June 2015 - 11:46 AM

Well his name is Holmstrom so what do you think  :w00t:

This, and his skating isn't good enough. Huh. Sounds familiar.

#2615450 2015 Draft

Posted by nawein on 20 June 2015 - 08:47 AM

I'd be ecstatic if we ended up getting Werenski...
Maybe well get luck and hell stay at Michigan the next three years, then refuse to sign with his team, become a UFA and hell sign here to play with Larkin.
They're supposedly really good friends.

They are really good friends. I actually know a girl that knows and hangs out with both of them. I'll tell her to pull some strings and get him to not sign and come play here. Lol. That would be incredible

#2614247 Wings open to trading Mantha and/or their 1st Round Pick

Posted by nawein on 13 June 2015 - 09:15 PM

I wonder if since Blashill has more of a say now, he made it clear the Mantha wasn't the prospect we thought. He would know him the best of anyone in the organization.

#2613127 What changes do you think we'll see with Blashill?

Posted by nawein on 04 June 2015 - 12:00 PM

Barring any free agent signings, I think as far as lines we should run something like 


















Let Sheahan, Helm, Glenny, and Miller do most of the work up front on the PK with Quincey, Kronwall, Dekeyser and Marchenko doing most of the work on the back end.


Let Pulkkinen work his way into the lineup the same way it was with Tatar and once he does put him instead of Helm on PP2. For the record, I also think Smith is dumb and until he proves he can stop turning the puck over and can get his point shot through, I don't want to see him on the PP because I think it makes the PP worse. I'm hoping Kindl can get back to how he was playing when we signed him to that deal. I also hope we sign Stafford and can use him instead of Callahan on the third line, putting Callahan on the 4th for Ferraro. That's what I hope happens. 

#2612988 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by nawein on 03 June 2015 - 08:50 AM

I hope the "will he be coach, won't he be coach?" in Detroit drama didn't distract the Griffins from the playoffs.  Seems odd they just quit scoring in the finals.
But, they are Little Wings.  It's what we do.  Hope that changes next season, regardless of who is behind the bench.

They stopped scoring because they ran into a goalie who, in 32 regular season AHL games this year, had a 1.88 and a .934 along with going 22-7-2. His stats are better in the playoffs. The Canucks are trying to move Eddie Lack to get this guy in the NHL for good next year. That's why they stopped scoring. Not Blashill forgetting how to coach or anyone being distracted.

#2612705 The return of The Mule?

Posted by nawein on 01 June 2015 - 02:23 PM

Weiss has admitted it will be tough to crack the Red Wings next season.
I'm guessing:
(1) He's bought out and we pay a $1.9 Million hit over the next 4 seasons. (Which is less than the cap increased this year)
(2) He's traded for an equally bad contract, perhaps Dion Phaneuf. (Babcock making this situation difficult)
(3) He's traded to a re-building team to reach the cap floor. (Most likely scenario as his contract only has 2 years of salary left)
If Franzen can come back healthy (which is looking more real each day) he probably isn't a top 6 player right away, however would represent an upgrade over Jurco on our 3rd line.
Dream Scenario:
Trade Weiss, Jurco, Smith for Phanuef (-1,500,000)

Not that it has anything to do with Franzen, but why are people so quick to give up on Jurco? Sure, he didn't meet expectations this year but he's an entire year younger than Pulkkinen. Give the kid some time, he'll be good.

#2610612 The return of The Mule?

Posted by nawein on 27 May 2015 - 08:43 AM

For his sake I hope he retires. Concussions are dangerous when you've had as many as he has and another one could quite possibly cost him his life. No game is worth that.

#2607746 What's our draft position this year? And best defensemen available

Posted by nawein on 14 May 2015 - 02:28 PM

There are enough euros on this team, wings need a gritty big bodied hard nosed player, preferable a defender

Or we could try to get one that can get the puck out of our zone. So that, you know, we have to defend less and can attack more. Therefore scoring more. Therefore winning more. But yes. Big slow tough guy that can hit and fight and block shots. He'd be a very busy man since he'd always be in the defensive zone.

#2598453 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by nawein on 23 April 2015 - 08:49 AM

People said last game that whoever won that game will win the series, now this game too. I'm going out on a limb here and going to say whoever wins their 4th game of the series will win the series. We're up 2-1, it's far from over. Lots of work left to be done. Let's take a step tonight.

#2595211 Game Two - Honest Discussion

Posted by nawein on 17 April 2015 - 11:49 AM

Ha. I told you it was crazy. It's just a thought.
I don't know. Maybe the Kindl thing is a bit off. I'll be the first to say I wanted Marchenko in and the first to say he looked iffy at best.
Tatar or Nyquist need to be taught accountability. In my opinion. 

Ahh yes. Because benching our 2 leading goal scorers after one game of the playoffs for not scoring makes a ton of sense. Also, they didn't play a lot on the third because we were short handed for most of it.