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#2629130 October 2015 Schedule Wallpaper Now Available!

Posted by Matt on 09 October 2015 - 04:12 PM

It's back! Due to popular demand I'm bringing back the monthly LGW Schedule Wallpapers for download. I've limited the resolutions options a bit (6 for now), but I'm open to adding a few as well as long as the size is reasonably popular. Hope you guys like them! I plan on going back to the different-player-per-month lineup I've done in years past.


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#2629135 10/9 GDT : @ Red Wings 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 0

Posted by GoWings1905 on 09 October 2015 - 04:35 PM

:lol: Dylly The Kid!

I hope he changes to 22 or 24.  71 might mean something though...who knows...


I think Larkin's plan is to ultimately wear #17 and the #71 is just temporary since Richards grabbed it, but he's probably only going to be here maybe one year. 


Anyways, so pumped for tonight. Most excited I have been for a Wings season since probably 2009. New coach, the youth movement, potential to be good this season and the foreseeable future make it a fun time to be a fan. 


LGRW!  :siren:

#2629123 10/9 GDT : @ Red Wings 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 0

Posted by rooter2309 on 09 October 2015 - 03:35 PM

Happy holiday, everyone. I will be drinking about 4 Joe Louis Molson's tonight. Couldn't be more excited to pay $9.75 a beer!

#2629111 10/9 GDT : @ Red Wings 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 0

Posted by Bill Berzeench on 09 October 2015 - 02:54 PM

I don't even want to see THAT photoshop! A sperm with a full beard on it! I wouldn't want to see that....would I? Sounds like a job for our resident photoshoppers!

Laughing pretty good at this comment!

#2629075 10/9 GDT : @ Red Wings 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 0

Posted by Wheelchairsuperhero on 09 October 2015 - 12:34 PM

This is Babcock coolaid. 5 goals, -3. 17th on the pk last year. What is he doing specifically that makes you want to see him over a faster, younger, bigger, more offensively and defensively gifted player? Jurco, Athamasiou, Nosek, and Larkin are all better than Miller. I love Miller's gamer quality, but the fact is we have better options now that we didnt a few seasons ago.

I don't want to see any of those guys playing 4th line, grinder/pk roles. It's not their game. If we were talking more along the lines of Callahan taking Miller's spot I'd sort of understand, though I'd still prefer Miller himself. I don't agree with a lot of the things Babcock did (say, using people where they don't belong), I just think Miller is a great fourth liner/PKer. 


edit: and Athanasiou, Nosek, and Larkin are all centers. Miller isn't taking a spot from them. 

#2629020 10/9 GDT : @ Red Wings 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 0

Posted by derblaueClaus on 09 October 2015 - 09:32 AM

Stop and think back for a moment guys, think back over at least the last 10-15 years.  Outside of the 01-02 season (which was marred at the beginning by the 9/11 attacks that took some of the "fun" out of the season openener,) When was the last time you have been more excited and giddy or even seen so much interest and hype for the opening night of a Red Wings season? We've had coaching changes, we've had rookies debut, we've had UFA's making their debut, but just reflect on all that is going on today, and that is exactly it, ALL OF THAT is going on right now! Today! Not only a new coach, but outside of Granato, a new coaching staff and philosophy, not only is a rookie debuting, but a 19 year old local kid who just got drafted 16 months ago, PLUS the rest of our young players like Tatar, Nyquist, Sheahan, Pulkkinen! We're excited for a new life for Smith and Kindl, Howard has regained his pre-injury play, Mrazek is here to stay, no longer do we have an average back-up that may see some spot play once in a while.we, once again, have a legit 1a and 1aa goalie tandem.  We have the UFA right handed  offensive d-man that Holland has coveted for years and years. We have no less than 8 kids in GR (if not more) who can be called up and step right into the NHL if needed and contribute.  We FINALLY have a team where the best players will play and not lose out to the veteran just because of seniority.  There is a lot of buzz in Hockeytown this season opener, take a big inhale of it and breathe it all in, this, my friends, is the beginning of our new generation of a Red Wings super team.  We witnessed Yzerman, Fedorov, Lidstrom, Kozlov, etc... all grow together as a team and it seems we have a core today that if kept together, can stay together (just like our 90's team) for a long, long time.  This area has not been this excited in forever...


Take it all in my friends! Let's Go Wings!


Well said. I listened to the Puck Podcast recently and they pointed out that of our 08 Cup winning team only Zetterberg, Kronner, Datsyuk and Franzen are still on the team. We witness a new generation taking over. And with Babcock gone and Larkin, Pulkkinen, Tatat, Mrazek and Nyquist on the roster it starts tonight. It's a great time to be a Red Wings Fan. Can't wait for for the season to start.

#2628919 10/9 GDT : @ Red Wings 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 0

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 08 October 2015 - 08:25 PM


#2628831 Goalie Battle

Posted by number9 on 08 October 2015 - 12:18 AM

The Detroit will miss crowd is out and loud and it's hilarious. This is probably the best we've been in at least 4 years. I like being the dark horse.

#2628841 Dylan Larkin on opening night roster

Posted by krsmith17 on 08 October 2015 - 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 07 October 2015 - 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 07 October 2015 - 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 07 October 2015 - 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.