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#2533145 Predictions for the DRW 2014-15 Season!

Posted by krsmith17 on Yesterday, 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.

#2532754 'District Detroit': Red Wings' New Arena Details Released

Posted by Seraph on 21 July 2014 - 10:42 PM

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.



#2532683 'District Detroit': Red Wings' New Arena Details Released

Posted by DickieDunn on 21 July 2014 - 10:10 AM

I saw what the Van Andel and accompanying restaurants did to Grand Rapids. It went from a ghost town downtown after 6:00 to being busy most of the time. That was just an arena and a couple refurbished buildings turned into retail and restaurant space. Condos, other restaurants and bars, etc. came along on their own as more people started showing up. Hopefully this new district does the same for Detroit.

#2532194 Favorite Dan Cleary Moment or Play

Posted by cnot19 on 15 July 2014 - 07:00 PM

When he retires?

#2532080 Renney out, Granato in

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 July 2014 - 07:26 PM

That was the night Aaron Downey won us the Cup.  

#2530864 Red Wings Target Mike Green

Posted by kipwinger on 09 July 2014 - 03:17 PM

I definitely don't think that Garrison is as good as Green, and Garrison is under contract, but the two scenarios would be similar in that they're both cap dumps of offensive defensemen in the 30-40 pts. range.  So starting with something similar is not a bad idea.  If Garrison was worth a second then Detroit should probably start with a 2nd plus a little more and go from there.  All this talk about starting with Tatar or Jurco is nuts. 

#2530856 Red Wings Target Mike Green

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 09 July 2014 - 02:52 PM

As far as picks go, I could see Holland offering a conditional 4th round pick that would turn into a 2nd round pick if Green re-signs with us.

#2530858 Red Wings Target Mike Green

Posted by kipwinger on 09 July 2014 - 02:57 PM

What did Garrison go for?  I'd start with a package that was just a little better than that and work my way up. 

#2530752 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by DickieDunn on 09 July 2014 - 09:54 AM

That would be a huge overpayment

#2530803 Red Wings Target Mike Green

Posted by krsmith17 on 09 July 2014 - 12:23 PM

Dabura, how many times does it need to be said that Green could very well be a rental?... Why would you give up any promising assets for a guy that could bolt after this season? No way, any of our top prospects should be involved in a trade to get Green.

#2530793 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by krsmith17 on 09 July 2014 - 12:13 PM

Toews and Kane signed identical 8 year, $10.5M contracts...


Anyone else feel that the Hawks could be screwed cap wise in the near future?...

#2530783 Red Wings Target Mike Green

Posted by Shinzaki on 09 July 2014 - 11:30 AM

Ferraro has no future here...Glendening and Callahan have passed him in the system so far as 4th "grit" players go...so he'd probably welcome a trade.  If the Caps will take him and a pick (I agree that a 4th or maybe a 3rd) should do it.  If the Caps insist on a guy like Tatar or Jurco, then I'll say no thanks and take my chances that Marchenko is ready to be a puck moving RH defenseman.

#2530701 Red Wings Target Mike Green

Posted by brett on 08 July 2014 - 07:15 PM

if we have to give up a guy like tatar or nyquist let it be for a guy like yandle or bogo

#2530471 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by joshy207 on 07 July 2014 - 05:42 PM


I didn't say don't trade our youth. I said don't trade those specific players. In fact I made a point of saying I'm not anti-trade.


I'd be more than open to trading a combination of a high draft pick and one or two of Tatar, Pulkinnen, Backman, Ouellet for the right piece.


But it better be a damn good piece...



I see it as a slow build and "stocking of the shelves" and not a status of neutral. We're building WHILE staying competitive and that's tougher than it sounds.


We currently have the 3rd highest ranked group of prospects in the entire league AND we've got a playoff team. Only Anaheim, Chicago and Tampa Bay also have that Potential/Current talent mix.


No we're not a "legitimate contender" but with the right move or two and our young core furthering their development, we could see a serious run soon.  Yes I believe that.


I don't disagree.  I think it might be 2 or 3 moves, but that includes subtraction.  My issue is that Holland doesn't seem to have the minerals to make those moves anymore.