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#2373024 10/24 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Ducks 1

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 March 2013 - 04:20 PM

I think Babcock needs to experiment with #93 on the 3rd line and see if Brunner is good with Datsyuk...

#2373019 Wings Make Offer to Danny D!

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 March 2013 - 04:04 PM

I think I read he'll be signing Wednesday but cant remmeber where I saw that now. It doesnt make me that nervous that hes taking some time to decide, his agency would make sure he does his due dilligence before making the biggest decision hes made in his life. I would say hes 90% Detroit right now, the fact that hes offered top 4 minutes in Detriot and PP time should seal the deal. The fact that in the past the wings didnt have room to make this kind of offer would worry me but now they can


Exactly!  This has a ton to do with why Detroit convinced him to go back to college for another year.  Every analyst out there said he was ready last year to come out.  So if Detroit were to be the front runner, they would have had to have a spot for him.  Last season, they had ZERO spots available and this year they have top 4 minutes....Now, I know you cannot predict injuries, but I can imagine the conversation between Danny and the Wings brass included the fact that "next season we will not have Stuart and more than likely not have Lidstrom.  Go back to school for another year, try to win that championship and then we'll have a spot for you next year..."


Think about it, even if they had landed Suter, they still lost both Lids and Staurt, had no idea that Kindl would mature so much (I know I didn't) and they also had to use Lashoff because of injuries....so even with Suter they knew that they would have a better chance at Danny this year than last, if NHL icetime was/is going to be the deciding factor...and the fact that Danny took their advice a went to College instead of just signing on with a NHL club for the icetime (which he could've gotten somewhere last year) proves to me that he is really REALLY interested in being a Detroit Red Wing and not just anywhere in the NHL...

#2372980 Wings Make Offer to Danny D!

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 March 2013 - 03:07 PM

We all know your sources are as reputable as Hudler's female friends...jk

Be hard to tell Gretzky and Coffey no...at least until you actually watch the Oilers play. I really hope him being from here makes this Parise/Suter 2.0 but we have the hometown advantage. We really can offer him top 4 minutes too, our D ain't nothing to write home about.


Yes, but it was probably also hard to tell Chris Chelios no as well, but Suter did. And Suter grew up knowing Chelios with his uncle playing with Chelly for a bit and both being Wisconsin Alum....I am sure Danny D can pass on Gretzky and Coffey.  Both of whom, if asked, would have nothing but praise for the Red Wings organization.  Coffey for obvious reason, and Gretzky has already said he think Zetterberg is the best player in the world...


Lets not get too sure about this until it happens.  Detroit's future is f***knows, Edmontons is possible Dynasty. 


Possible....they have a lot of young stars now, but soon enough they are going to have Cap issues. Hall and Eberle's $6M cap hit each kicks in next season. Gagne is an RFA, Paajarvi is an RFA...Yakopov, Hopkins and Schultz are all due up in 2 to 3 years as well and will ALL get raises upwards of $5M+...it's going to be tough to have the same team in two years as they do now...

#2372936 Larry Murphy Fired by FSD

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 March 2013 - 01:04 PM

Between the "Pillows"...er I mean Benches with Alyonka....



#2372933 10/24 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Ducks 1

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 March 2013 - 01:01 PM




Wow, check out this young future Stanley Cup Champion!

#2372930 Wings Make Offer to Danny D!

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 March 2013 - 12:53 PM

Bob McKenzie@TSNBobMcKenzie4m

Many in hockey believe DET is frontrunner for DeKeyser but sorting/selection process starts Tuesday, may take a day or two to complete.



It seems to make the most sense.  Without taking in to affect my feelings toward him coming here you have to look at the facts....


Hometown kid....Idolized the Wings growing up...Wings cannot be outbid by money or length.  Wings want him bad. If he does spend some time in GR next season, his former Coach is there Head Coaching.  Has a teammate at WMU (Mike McKee) that is also Red Wings property and will eventually be a teammate with him again...The fact that when he was wanting to come out last season as a Sophomore, he took the advice of Red Wings brass to return to college for one more season, so he holds Ken Holland and Jim Nill with the upmost respect. He is very good friends with Jill Nill and his son. He has spent two or three years at the Wings rookie camps, playing with guys that would eventually be his teammates...Then throw in what I was told yesterday by my buddy (thru Danny's sister) that Babcock promised him a spot in the lineup...this is just a no brainer.  But, in the end the team he chooses is going to be a team he feels is the best fit for him...I just hope that its Detroit...

#2372926 Larry Murphy Fired by FSD

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 March 2013 - 12:44 PM

Bottom line is, whoever replaces him HAS to be a Hockey guy...I can't have my Hockey Analyst also doing Baseball and Basketball like Keating does.  I just don't think Eliot is enough of a hockey guy either, even though he just does hockey for FSD. Whoever sits next to Ken Daniels in the booth on the road HAS to be very VERY hockey savvy and knowledgeable....


Now for between the benches, if they wanted to put Alyonka Larionov the gig, I wouldn't object at all...

#2372896 10/24 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Ducks 1

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 March 2013 - 11:33 AM

We want Danny D in the lineup! Go Wings!

#2372881 Wings Make Offer to Danny D!

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 March 2013 - 10:40 AM

Come on now....no need to mull over options....just sign the dotted line. You could be playing tonight or at least tomorrow night!

#2372879 Perron's ridiculous dive.

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 March 2013 - 10:37 AM

I have a better idea, state in the rule that a dive automatically negates the penalty on the other team.


Exactly...the only way you are going to limit the amount of diving in the league is to ONLY call the dive and not the other guy.  Odds are if the player had to dive, then the other infraction wasn't really enough of a infraction anyhow....


Problem is, they won't do this because the certain players wouldn't be able to play in this league anymore because they would be in the box all the time....ahem....Crosby...ahem....

#2372807 Larry Murphy Fired by FSD

Posted by LeftWinger on 23 March 2013 - 08:41 PM



This is what I imagine it would be like with Holmstrom commentating!

#2372785 Larry Murphy Fired by FSD

Posted by LeftWinger on 23 March 2013 - 07:01 PM

Eliot better NOT be Mick's road replacement!!!! Dude played like a minute for the Wings and only played 89 total games in the NHL...he may be a fill in, but I could do better than he could ever! I'd rather have Bill Clement! and I cannot stand him!

#2372778 If we win next 6 games, expect a trade

Posted by LeftWinger on 23 March 2013 - 06:43 PM

Yep, I think Flip is the obvious guy going to a playoff favorite....Him and Nyquist should get us a nice rental for our playoff run...

#2372769 Larry Murphy Fired by FSD

Posted by LeftWinger on 23 March 2013 - 06:27 PM

I'm starting a "hire McGuire" petition.  Who is with me?






No thanks...I can do without countless mentions of Sidney Crosby during a FSD Red Wings broadcasts... Now if he wants to take Franzine's spot on the roster, I will sign that one! Can't be any worse! :lol:  (quota met)

#2372767 Wings remove Carlo Colaiacovo from injured reserve

Posted by LeftWinger on 23 March 2013 - 06:23 PM

I can hear Holland now...we kicked the tires with Dekeyser and felt that with Cola coming back from injury, we couldn't offer Danny anything more than a #8 spot behind Kindl and Huskins...