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#2525883 Wings to have face to face with Matt Niskanen

Posted by DannyD on 26 June 2014 - 02:43 PM

While I do love most of our kid Dmen I think signing Niskanen would give us a lot of options when it comes to trading some of them to better our team.


Personally I would keep the righties (Marchenko and Sproul) and attempt to trade Bäckman and/or Ouellet in a package for someone like Kesler or E.Kane. OR to move up to the top of the draft and get ourselves a future #1C.


Tats+Helm+Ouellet for Kane/Kesler




Big E-Marchenko/Bäckman 


That D is a TON better than last year. No Kindl, Lashoff or Quincey in the top 6.

#2521135 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by DannyD on 19 May 2014 - 10:03 AM

Call me crazy but I don't think we need to trade the farm for a "sniper" especially when we have someone like Mantha who could step in this year or next year. Someone who could pot 35-40 goals would be awesome, don't get me wrong, but look at it in the grand scheme of things. We have 4 guys next year that are still relatively new to the team that could all score around 20 goals.


Goose 22-24 goals.

Tatar 21-22

Sheahan 18-20

Jurco 18-20

Pulks could probably be a 15-20 goal scorer in is first couple years if given PP time as well, imo.


I would much rather have balanced scoring and guys on three lines who can net us some goals rather than relying on one or two guys to get the job done, not to mention these kids are going to keep progressing and becoming better players. If we could add someone in FA than I'm all for it, but I don't see the need in trading away Goose or Tatar for a guy who MAYBE will net 10 more goals than them.


Now I would trade away Tats in a package for a top Dman, but that's a different story. 

#2520317 Will Mantha join GR after the QMJHL playoffs?

Posted by DannyD on 13 May 2014 - 09:16 PM

Mantha just scored the game winner with 52 seconds left for the QMJHL Championship! No GR for him, headed to the Memorial Cup!


Edit: Also finished the playoffs with 24 G in 24 GP meaning he finished the whole year 81 G in 81 GP. 

#2518282 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by DannyD on 29 April 2014 - 08:36 PM

Am I the only one that thinks Sheahan would do better on the 1st line than Abby? He played pretty good in front of the net this season and has shown he has good hands. Obviously I'd rather have a guy like Vanek or Moulson on the top line, but if we strike out on FA then I would give Sheahan a look on the top line.

Plays like these make me very curious as to how he could do with Z and Dats.




I'd like to run this lineup a couple games just to see what happens. We know Nyquist and Franzen have shown good chemistry so that line could score some goals if Weiss can get healthy. A third line of Tatar-Helm-Jurco would be FAST. They could really change the pace of the game. 4th line is probably the best checking line we could do with our current roster. 






#2505496 Injury Updates

Posted by DannyD on 03 April 2014 - 11:21 AM


Ansar Khan ‏@AnsarKhanMLive  18m

Datsyuk taking part in line rushes with Helm and Abdelkader. Looks like Datsyuk expects to play tomorrow.

#2504242 Gustav Nyquist Appreciation Thread

Posted by DannyD on 31 March 2014 - 08:35 PM

My absolute favorite part of that Nyquist goal was when Mickey says "Oh My.........Oh My God"  :notworthy:

#2502259 3/27 GDT - Canadiens 5 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by DannyD on 27 March 2014 - 08:14 PM

Howard really had no chance on that at all. Bounced off Kronner's shin, into the ice and back up. No chance. 

#2501999 3/27 GDT - Canadiens 5 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by DannyD on 27 March 2014 - 07:05 PM

SHEAHAN!!! what a shot. I really like this kid. 

#2501916 3/27 GDT - Canadiens 5 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by DannyD on 27 March 2014 - 06:41 PM

Save us Goose!  :showoff:

#2501624 Injury Updates

Posted by DannyD on 26 March 2014 - 11:06 AM

Looks like Dats, Abby and Jurco are all back on the ice today.  :scared:

#2499768 % chance of making the playoffs

Posted by DannyD on 23 March 2014 - 07:21 PM

I like this. And hopefully we have Datsyuk for the last few games

With the way Goose has been playing we might not need him until the playoffs.

#2499739 3/23 GDT: Red Wings vs Wild

Posted by DannyD on 23 March 2014 - 07:13 PM

Just got home. Holy Hell. Nyquist told the team to get on his back and he is carrying us to the damn playoffs. 

#2499504 % chance of making the playoffs

Posted by DannyD on 23 March 2014 - 10:47 AM

I agree in keeping that new kid line together, they always seem to make things happen. I want so badly to love glendening but him on the same line as abs might be a line that will rarely score.


We aren't putting them on the ice to score. We would already have three scoring lines. They are there to shut down people and kill penalties.  A line of Abelkader,Helm,Glendening would be as close as we could currently get to the "Grind Line" of old. 

#2498342 Gustav Nyquist Appreciation Thread

Posted by DannyD on 20 March 2014 - 09:21 PM

Future captain right here folks. Gotta be him or Dekeyser once Z is gone. Goose is willing this to team to victory night in and night out.

#2498021 3/20 GDT - Penguins 4 at Red Wings 5 (OT)

Posted by DannyD on 20 March 2014 - 08:43 PM

Beauty of a pass by Sheahan. Dude has surpassed my expectations for him BY FAR.