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#2537442 2014 Preseason Thread

Posted by GoWings1905 on 27 September 2014 - 05:18 PM

Everything and then some. ;) I don't complain as long as it's just a sore groin and not his back.
Lashoff is a plug, but a cheap one. He can play solid defense while saving room on the salary cap. Thats an asset in itself I wouldn't want to lose lightly.
 Kindl is different story. You're right he had a bad season. But what do you expect Babcock to do ? Call him out via media even before the new season started ? The Kids will eventually get their chances, but only after the first games are played. If Babs would question Kindl openly now there would be something very wrong with either Kindl or Babcock.

Lashoff is fine as a 7th d-man, but nothing more. He really shouldn't be playing as many games as he has in previous seasons. I don't believe Babs needs to call out Kindl. It doesn't seem very logical though to deem Kindl's job as safe given his performance and the fact the Wings have prospects ready to make the jump.

I don't think we really need to see more games from Kindl. He's 27 and had plenty of opportunity already to establish himself in the league. If Ouellet is a better option on October 9th (which appears very likely) then there's no reason not to have Ouellet take Kindl's job. The Wings defense is weak and any chance to upgrade should be taken immediately. Babs makes this bizarre statement that his two worst d-men aren't at risk, which is basically stating we are going to try the same thing on defense again and expect different results.

I just want the best players on the ice. Not eventually either because as we seen last season, our prospects have the ability to generally hold their own. Again, I do believe Sproul and Backman need more time in Grand Rapids, but Ouellet would be fine on the third pairing and so would a healthy Marchenko.

#2537257 Datsyuk 2nd degree separated shoulder injury - out approx 4 weeks

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 25 September 2014 - 07:04 AM

And the stars on those teams still get run.

Yes, and this is because the league will protect the dirty players. Scrap the instigator rule and leave the policing to the players. If a guy is willing to face the music after running a star then so be it, I agree there's no stopping them, but at least dont protect these clowns. Let there be another Lemieux beatdown. I bet more than a few players would think twice and even change their game. Frankly, it cannot get worse than the current state.

#2537197 Datsyuk 2nd degree separated shoulder injury - out approx 4 weeks

Posted by ShanahanMan on 24 September 2014 - 03:43 PM

Haha. I'm surprised it took as long as it did. 2 games in and already 3 men down.







#2537155 Datsyuk 2nd degree separated shoulder injury - out approx 4 weeks

Posted by chances14 on 24 September 2014 - 11:41 AM

Well there are players that can, but I'm not talking about about them-- they would be too hard to get. There are however players that can substitute Pav for a week or two, while a minor injury heals.

the wings have enough talented young guys to fill the void for a week or two. they did it last year for essentially half the season

#2536406 Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Posted by DeGraa55 on 17 September 2014 - 09:10 AM

great news! No doubt his hands were tied being an RFA, hopefully he proves his underpayment and gets that pay day next time. Although I could be wrong, but I think he still may be an RFA after this contract too...
anyhow, in two years time with Q gone, I look forward to:
Kronwall - Smith
Dekeyser - Sproul
Ouellet - Marchenko
I know K and E may still be signed, but we cannot hinder the kids...
Geez, in  two years defensemen Jensen, Backman AND Nedomlel will ALL be out of exemptions as well! Gonna be a log jam in a couple of seasons...

First of all a logjam of good talent is never a bad thing it's the logjam caused by guys like cleary that are the problem. Second I'm a realist and there's literally 100% no way all of those young guys will make impacts in the team. I believe in sproul and oullete the most a bit in marchenko and very in little in the rest.

#2535923 Ericsson and Alfredsson not 100%

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 11 September 2014 - 07:22 AM

Alfredsson should just retire. He emptied the tank last year in the Olympics. He was completely invisible after the break. I would rather see Mantha in his spot.

#2535533 Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Posted by rick zombo on 04 September 2014 - 08:52 AM


I wonder if they're trying to gauge whether Alfredson will be playing or not, and basing how much money is potentially available, and how to structure the contract on that.  It would explain the delay in signing a contract, and it would also explain why both Holland and Dekeyser seem like they aren't too worried about Dekeyser not signing here.


No to be that guy who goes there, but the DeKeyser/Alfie math would be a lot friggin easier without the 5.75M that's tied up in Cleary and Quincey.  

#2535268 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 31 August 2014 - 03:34 PM

You left out the part where you went running after him, pen and paper in hand, screaming "Danny, Danny!" trying to get an autograph.


We know how much you love your Danny Cleary.

#2533952 Greatest Wings game ever

Posted by Jersey Wing on 09 August 2014 - 03:34 PM

March 26th jumps to the fore, it's a historic marker which I think elevates it above the others. That being said the 7-0 game vs Colorado is close as is the 2-1 win to sweep the Flyers. The greatest one I ever saw live (and I've seen hat tricks by LaPointe and Fedorov) was waaaaaaaay back on February 23, 1989. I had to do some research to find this game and confirm all my claims lol. Some buddies and I left work to go get SRO tickets as the mighty Mario Penguins were in town. The building started out ugly as the Wings fell behind 6-0. SIX TO NOTHING. By the end of the night the fans were jumping on one another and hugging and it was one of the loudest nights I've ever heard JLA, the Wings stormed back to TIE the game at 6-6 where the game ended. Way too much fun, waaaay too many beers.

#2530498 Marchenko

Posted by dirtydangles on 07 July 2014 - 08:49 PM

I'm hoping this positive experience with Marchenko will warm the Wings to taking more Russian born players. I think we have passed on some real talent in the past due to the russian factor.

#2533646 Who is YOUR most under-appreciated/unsung Red Wing?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 03 August 2014 - 07:57 PM

ya, but Osgood won 2 of the 4 and was 1 game away from a 3rd, plus a near MVP.


The one in 2008 was a different era.  I was talking about the first three Cups.  


I can see the argument.  Wings fans think of him as an above average goalie who was a good whipping boy.  In truth, he's a borderline Hall of Famer with two Cups and over 400 wins.  He was more than a good goalie.  


At the end of the day, though, he'll be more remembered than someone like Holmstrom, who only had two 50 point seasons in his career.  For those who never saw him play, people looking back at his stats will think of Ozzie as a good goalie.  I doubt people will do the same for Holmstrom.  

#2533421 Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by kipwinger on 31 July 2014 - 01:24 PM


Just imagine though, if he scores 25-30 this year, @ 2.75M, Holland could probably trade him to Coyotes for Yandle - straight up.


If he did that I don't know why you'd want to trade him though.  A year from now you'd hope that Sproul would be on the team and contributing, along with one of either Marchenko and/or Ouellet. 


The only way trading for Yandle makes sense is if it's this year...or if you are sending a left shooting top four (Smith) the other way.  And if that was the case you could probably get him for something like Smith + Pulkkinen + pick and not lose a 25-30 goal scorer. 


If Tatar scored 25-30 goals this season I'd consider trading him, but only for a top four who is under contract and shoots right.  Someone like Shattenkirk. 

#2532860 'District Detroit': Red Wings' New Arena Details Released

Posted by AndrewK80 on 23 July 2014 - 07:58 AM

Great pic.  Jealous.  You'll have a great view of the construction and then an incredible spot once everything is up and running.  If I didn't have kids, I'd be right there with you.


I've noticed it's the people in the suburbs who are usually pessimistic about downtown. I've been living here the past two years and it has been a blast. No one here is "waiting for a revival." It's already pretty awesome. I have no doubt these plans will make it better.


Here is the view from my apartment and you can see the lots along Woodward where the stadium will stand. You can see the FOX theater sign for a point of reference. I'll post more pictures once they start construction.

#2533145 Predictions for the DRW 2014-15 Season!

Posted by krsmith17 on 28 July 2014 - 01:20 PM

I think because the Wings have had such bad luck with injuries the past few years is a reason to believe that that luck has got to change... and because we have had such short seasons the past few years is a reason to believe that the players that need it the most (Zetterberg, Datsyuk, Franzen, Kronwall, Weiss, Helm, Howard) will be getting the rest they need. The fact that Zetterberg has said that he feels like he's years younger and that his back hasn't felt this good in years, is reason to believe that he may have a relatively healthy year. I also think a long summer off will help the other guys listed as well. I think for anyone that states that half the team will be injured after just two months of hockey is a bit ridiculous. Just my opinion...

As I've stated over and over again, I don't have any problem with negative predictions, I have a problem with people predicting the whole team will be injured... or wait for it... My prediction, Cleary sucks... a lot of thought put in to that one...

#2532911 Wings sign Zengerle

Posted by number9 on 23 July 2014 - 09:06 PM

watching his highlights I he seems like a veryyyy good first pass guy. I know we have a lot of those, but if he keeps improving I can't imagine what he could do with guys like Jurco, Tatar, and Pulikkenen on his wings. Good signing. He and Miele could end up being very good acquisitions in the near future.