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#2628841 Dylan Larkin on opening night roster

Posted by krsmith17 on Today, 05:57 AM

If he sticks with the team this season and plays as well as we all expect him to, is there any question whether or not he will be the next captain of the Detroit Red Wings?... I don't think so.


After Zetterberg, Datsyuk, and Kronwall have all retired, it is a real possibility that we could see Larkin, Abdelkader and DeKeyser (three Michigan natives) as the captain and alternate captains... Pretty cool stuff. :cool:

#2628823 Dylan Larkin on opening night roster

Posted by kliq on Yesterday, 10:50 PM


I here you in many ways, but I honestly think better he start here than come up randomly midway through. The grind of the regular season from the get go is a very different grind than one felt when you're a random call up at mid-season because someones injured. You get excited to be here and play above where you're at and when the struggles come, you flounder. Happens too often. I think it's fine to let guys develop, but if they're special and you're going to bring them up, do it from the get go or leave them.


For the record, I wasn't saying that was my opinion. The statement made was that the poster was surprised some people were negative to him being on the roster, and I gave what I believe is the reason for some of the negativity.


My personal opinion is somewhere in the middle. I think Holland is one of the best ever in developing young talent, and as frustrating as it is to some that he loves to "let them develop", nobody can deny his track record. Sometimes a guy comes in who doesn't need to develop in the minors, and if Larkin is one of those guys I am absolutely thrilled.

#2628660 Janmark nylen makes the Dallas roster

Posted by rick zombo on Yesterday, 07:47 AM

Holland sure does love trading these Jan-guys.


Good job these new kid's are not named Dylan Jankin, Andreas Janathanasiou, or Anthony Jantha. Then we'd be screwed.

#2628655 Dylan Larkin on opening night roster

Posted by Jacksoni on Yesterday, 04:59 AM

Yeah I thought the general rule was don't use the kids, unless you have to, until they're overripe. Perhaps Larkin is overripe?

We haven't had a Zberg/Datsyuk level prospect in a long time. Maybe he's that level.


Judging from what I've heard Zetterberg saying about Larkin in interveiws echoes what management did as to letting him stay on the Wings Roster for now, which is that he has the skill and the mindset to absorb what the team superstars can teach him.

In other words he is a superstar candidate, Z/Datsyuk level when they came in.


I'm predicting he's on the roster until December, which I claim is when Datsyuk will be back (Red Wings say November). His presence adds a dimension of drama for our early season games and despite wanting him in Grand Rapids this season I'm very excited to watch him play a dozen games with the best.

#2628563 Roster Moves by the Wings

Posted by krsmith17 on 06 October 2015 - 10:33 AM

Miele is a great asset to have down in Grand Rapids, but he will never see an NHL game with the Red Wings. I'm glad he made it through the waiver wire, but it wouldn't have been a huge loss if he were claimed. Same goes for Lashoff in my opinion, and although Callahan wouldn't have been a huge loss either, he is the one I was the happiest to see cleared... Cleary and Andersson will both be waived at some point and both will likely go unclaimed as well, although I wouldn't shed any tears to see some desperate team pick up Andersson...

#2628560 Dylan Larkin on opening night roster

Posted by e_prime on 06 October 2015 - 10:31 AM

Here's my bold prediction:  Dylan Larkin will be sent down to Grand Rapids once Datsyuk and/or Helm are healthy whether he is tearing it up or not.  Holland is not going to make roster moves to keep Larkin in the lineup.  He may have to do so to keep the plethora of other forwards we have, but it won't be for Larkin.

#2628311 Roster Moves by the Wings

Posted by krsmith17 on 04 October 2015 - 09:51 PM

I'm also pretty disappointed that Jensen got sent down before Ouellet. I think Jensen was the much better player of the two, lead the entire team with a +8 rating and lead all defenseman with 4 points (0 goals, 4 assist) and 7 shots on goal in 6 games. And he's also that highly coveted right handed shot going for him. I honestly think he's a better all around player than Ouellet, but then again, I'm one of the very few that aren't all that high on Xavier. Sure, he's a good player, and does a lot of good things, but in my opinion, he does everything average, nothing really stands out to me, other than him being smart and safe. And I guess that's good for a third pairing guy, but in my opinion Jensen brings that, plus a lot more. He's an unbelievable skater, very good passer, and for the very few mistakes he makes, he has very good recover ability. Very disappointed to see him still behind Ouellet and likely Marchenko as well. He should be ahead of both by a mile in my opinion.

#2627931 9/30 Exhibition GDT : Red Wings 7 at Penguins 2

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 01 October 2015 - 09:08 PM

This team is gonna be so goddamn exciting in a couple years. We'll be the fastest team in the league by a mile.

#2627330 9/24 Exhibition GDT : at Red Wings 6, Pittsburgh Penguins 1

Posted by krsmith17 on 25 September 2015 - 07:39 AM

How the hell can people still suggest that Pulkkinen is one dimensional? He literally scored 3 completely different ways the past two games and not a single one of them was using his "holy slapper". His goal against the Hawks, he crashed the net and batted in a rebound. His first goal against the Pens was a wrist shot from the left circle, perfectly picking the top corner. And the second one last night was on a breakaway, picking the fivehole... Pulkkinen can and will score in a multitude of different ways, but not only that, he is an extremely good passer. Per Khan on quotes from Blashill... "Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill coached Pulkkinen in Grand Rapids and said he's more than just a sniper. "I told him that" Blashill said. "When he comes up here he feels pressure to shoot the puck. He can make plays too, and he's going to have to do that." He's not terrible defensively either. He's probably not going to win any Selke's, but I personally wouldn't want him to. He's got the confidence of the coach and there's not a question in my mind that he will be in the lineup on opening night. In my opinion, he's no more "one dimensional" than Tatar, and he's a fan favorite...

#2627220 9/24 Exhibition GDT : at Red Wings 6, Pittsburgh Penguins 1

Posted by Crashnburnluder on 24 September 2015 - 09:04 PM

How bout Pulks with the 4 point game! Making a stron case

#2627210 9/24 Exhibition GDT : at Red Wings 6, Pittsburgh Penguins 1

Posted by Crashnburnluder on 24 September 2015 - 08:46 PM

lol, as I say it

#2627184 9/24 Exhibition GDT : at Red Wings 6, Pittsburgh Penguins 1

Posted by Vladinator16 on 24 September 2015 - 07:52 PM

I don't know if it's the flow or what it is but every time they show Lil Bert I instantly think it's Dekeyser. 


Am I crazy in thinking this? 

#2627027 9/22 Exhibition GDT : @ Chicago Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 24 September 2015 - 12:10 PM

Still trying to save face 9? Wow! Now I am sending Q and E to the minors? Best if you just stop now. Besides, no one cares anymore. Thanks for playing.

I really don't care anymore. And am getting tired of seeing it in every single thread. Everyone is trying to move past it all and enjoy the fact that hockey is back but the ones who complain the most are the ones that bring it up the most now.

#2626950 9/22 Exhibition GDT : @ Chicago Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by Buppy on 23 September 2015 - 09:39 PM

Nice revisionist history. You've proven time and time again you're the best at it.


The debate is that you said you've had him on your roster all summer long. That's simply not true. And all your kicking and screaming won't change it.

Hmm...two posts in the lines thread that include a roster, and both include Jensen. The one roster that didn't (which was included in the second post) was clearly stated what he thought it would be, barring trades, and not what he would want it to be. Plus several other posts over the summer including Jensen...


And you guys are making fun of him? Shameful.

#2626771 9/22 Exhibition GDT : @ Chicago Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by Jesusberg on 23 September 2015 - 05:37 PM

*ahem*... so uh, yeah. One hour until game time.