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#2685032 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 24 August 2016 - 04:29 PM

Well that's two players injured right off the bat. Pulkinnen and Jurco 

 

Not to mention they're the two guys who need to prove themselves the most.

 

At least we could probably get away with sending them both to the minors for conditioning stints.




#2684530 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 07 August 2016 - 09:40 PM

It can't get any worse in my opinion. It will either be the same or better. The team we have is a decent team. Just wasn't at full potential with a rookie coach. 

 

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Omg guys Steve Ott has a better faceoff percent than everyone on our team over his career. Does this mean we should use him in every key defensive situation to take the faceoff? Should we use him when we have a 1 goal lead and there's 2 minutes left to play? Is he the new Luke Glendening? I know a few around here have praised Luke because of his sole stat of being good on faceoffs. Steve Ott is even better! (56% on faceoffs). Can kill penalties too and is "gritty". Also has better possession numbers and likes to shoot the puck rather than sit and take the shots. See below. 

 

http://www.freep.com...e-ott/88367492/

 

But we're not getting Steve Ott as he's been throughout his career.  

 

We're getting him at the end of his career. 

 

Two very different things.




#2684524 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 07 August 2016 - 06:28 PM

I also expect a much better year of coaching and a unified team.


#2684502 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 06 August 2016 - 09:45 PM

No Holmstrom or Russo even mentioned?

Hockeywriters is garbage.


#2684147 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 28 July 2016 - 05:03 PM

As long as the coke rumors are overblown, yes

 

Overblown?  It's not even a real rumour...

 

Just a couple guys in a forum making stuff up....




#2683779 Fixing this mess....

Posted by Son of a Wing on 24 July 2016 - 10:02 PM

Are Nyquist and Pulkkinen studs too?

Because there placements are right in the same area.


#2683122 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 13 July 2016 - 11:41 PM

Very few teams carry 8 D for more than a few games here and there. Helm's contract guarantees him a top 9 spot, so unless they waste Sheahan on the 4th line there's no room for Mantha or AA. Holland won't keep them to play on the 4th line.

 

Agreed.  Both with the roster as it is I think it's the most likely scenario.

 

There is no way Sproul or Ouellet would get waived before Frk.




#2683114 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 13 July 2016 - 11:07 PM

Zetterberg Larkin Nyquist
Vanek Nielsen Tatar
Helm Sheahan Abdelkader
Miller Glendening

Those are more or less locks to be regulars. Frk is this year's Pulk. Big AHL numbers, lacks things he needs to be a good NHL player, but will probably start with the team. Jurco probably gets the other 4th line spot, square peg in the round hole. Ott probably makes the team. That's the 14 forwards. Holland will stammer about how Mantha, AA, and maybe a couple other guys are good enough but won't play a top nine role because of numbers and trading is hard, like, really REALLY hard and you have to give up a good player to get anything of value back and he won't do that, so they'll be riding the bus in GR. The defense will be a fuster cluck, Jensen will be waived to much crying and clear, whoever loses out of Marchenko, XO, and Sproul will get claimed. A rumor will leak out that whoever gets lost on waivers threatened to go to Europe instead of GR and fans will cry about him for a year until everyone figures out he's nothing special anyway.

 

Frk and Pulkkinen are nowhere near comparables in terms of numbers in the AHL.

 

121 Points in 119 Games

68 Points in 149 Games

 

You can guess who's who.

 

We're not waiving one of Sproul/Ouellet/Marchenko to keep Frk as a 14th forward...




#2683112 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 13 July 2016 - 10:39 PM

Well if that's you're reasoning with Frk, then it should carry through to the defence.

 

Ouellet, Sproul, and Jensen will all be on the roster with that thinking.

 

After all...they have all proven more than Frickin Frk.




#2683109 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 13 July 2016 - 09:52 PM

Mantha, Nosek and AA have exemptions left. Frk does not. The 3 can start the season in GR without danger. Frk has no exemptions. Unless Frk s***s the bed in pre-season then it's absolutely possible that he'll be here with one of the other guys with exemptions.

I'd prefer Mantha, AA and Frk be here, but this is Holland and he has to re-sign Helm and Miller. Plus refuses to dump Nyquist for a top defender. At least so far he has refused to...

 

Helm was a decent signing.  What trade did Holland refuse to give up Nyquist for? 




#2683108 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 13 July 2016 - 09:46 PM

Also you're skewing the numbers.  17F vs 5D for initial roster counts? lol

 

If you're including Frk, you have to include Ouellet and others...




#2679394 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by Son of a Wing on 25 June 2016 - 09:57 AM

Holland and the draft team earn the benefit of the doubt here.

Some of you guys go a little crazy on the tiny snippets written about these players when we've never even seen them play.


#2677269 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 09 June 2016 - 08:02 PM

I'm right here brah

 

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#2677258 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 09 June 2016 - 06:47 PM

 

Nielsen isn't good enough. We'll need a lot more to be competitive next year. We got enough depth players. The only Islander I want is Okposo. It's not likely to happen but he would make us a lot better.

 

Yup...because I said that's all we needed this off-season...

 

Quit manipulating other peoples statements to fit what you want to argue about.


Also Nielsen would have led our team in scoring this year. But call him a depth player all you want...




#2677224 Wings hire John Torchetti as 2nd Assistant

Posted by Son of a Wing on 09 June 2016 - 10:06 AM

Awesome.  Now let's focus on the draft and free agents.