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#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.




#2676880 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 02 June 2016 - 04:44 PM

There's always a way to keep him if they wanted to (trade bouwmeester, or other assets) and his salary isn't that high next season ... This would be his 3rd team already

We know who is far superior which is why even comparing them is ludicrous .... Might as well compare Patrick kane with someone who has the same skills but half the points

I'd say yandle/shattenkirk are good comparables, but that's just my opinion

 

 

You're stating that like it's a lot...  He's played almost entirely for one team.  Just one half season before he was traded very early in his career.  

 

How is this a negative?  In fact that's below average in terms of a player's movement over 400 games.




#2676859 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by Son of a Wing on 02 June 2016 - 11:29 AM

I'm really looking forward to this draft.  Should be lots of activity.

 

Haven't seen many of the players play very much so I can't say I'm really hoping for any one player.

 

I wouldn't be surprised at all if we don't end up picking at our current position.




#2676767 Dustin Brown losing captaincy

Posted by Son of a Wing on 29 May 2016 - 09:44 PM

I didn't mean "it works" in the sense that it would dramatically improve the team. I've always thought that stripping the captaincy from a player would just create a very awkward situation in the dressing room - leaving one player dejected and maybe creating sympathetic resentment against management or a coach. I should have said more that their example shows that changing captains doesn't ruin the dynamic of a team and they can move on.

 

Maybe it's just specific to the San Jose situation, though, since they stripped it from Marleau and Thornton and therefore it didn't seem as big a deal. In other team's situations, I could see a player demanding a trade or other internal problems.

 

I think it would depend on how close the room is.  

 

If I had lost the captaincy I would be disappointed as well.  However, if say my best friend was given it instead. I would be genuinely happy for him and wouldn't have any awkwardness.  If a teammate whom you're not really close with was given it, it would be awkward...




#2676673 IIHF World Championships

Posted by Son of a Wing on 27 May 2016 - 12:24 PM

Short update on Nyquist: he did not make the Swedish team that will play the World Cup of Hockey in Toronto, September.

All in all I agree with the decision to leave him out when looking at the roster.

 

I hope this is the kick in the ass he needs to motivate him to bring his game to another level.

 

One can dream...




#2676348 IIHF World Championships

Posted by Son of a Wing on 21 May 2016 - 02:47 PM

Larkin is going to be a stud.

I have to keep telling myself he's only 19.


#2676346 IIHF World Championships

Posted by Son of a Wing on 21 May 2016 - 02:43 PM

Great game. Go Canada Go!
Larkin player of the game for US


#2676176 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 18 May 2016 - 12:59 PM

Stamkos is a no brainier if he was willing to sign in Detroit. People defend Abdelkader's deal then say one of the best players in the game isn't worth a huge deal

 

Let it go man...


Do you have a monthly quota on mentioning Abdelkader's contract?




#2676151 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 18 May 2016 - 09:18 AM

People seem to be wondering about the severity of the blood clot and whether it could return.

 

Stamkos's clot is not like other blood clot stories you've heard before.

 

Timonen, Fleischman and Dupuis all were genetically predisposed to have blot clots. Stamkos is not.

 

His was most likely caused by trauma which would mean that after treating this, he should be no more likely to get a clot than anyone else.

 

You can hear Bob McKenzie talk about it here.  It's actually quite interesting.




#2676148 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by Son of a Wing on 18 May 2016 - 09:03 AM

Bean is an interesting case, because I have no idea why he isn't considered to be a guy who would go in the top ten draft picks. He's extremely intelligent with, and without the puck. While he isn't exactly a big guy (mind you, he's 17 years old), Bean's skating abilities are highly underrated. He has a great stride, and can keep up with the attack. His ability to carry the puck through all three zones makes him an instant asset for any defense.

Jake Bean is highly-touted as a "complete" defenseman. He's shown that he has the ability to provide potent offensive instincts as well as stout defensive abilities. Here is what EliteProspects had to say on the 17-year-old blueliner:

A shifty and intelligent defenceman that plays with panache and poise. An excellent skater that is a good puck-carrier up the ice. Makes very good decisions with and without the puck, and plays strong positionally. Works hard and doesn't give the opposition much to work with, but could stand to be a bit more assertive during high pressure situations. That being said, he is not a one dimentional player. He displays natural talent in the offensive end, but also plays a complete defensive game in his own end. He has a proactive stick and boxes the opposition out, limiting lanes. All-in-all, the type of all-around defenceman that you want to have on the ice as much as possible.

 

 

LINK




#2676126 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 17 May 2016 - 08:46 PM

The salary cap really needs to go up with these guys expecting 10M a year

 

Seriously the cap needs to be atleast 95 million by the end of next season these players are insane but it's not like teams can't afford it

 

Who are all "these guys" that are going to inflate the cap to 95 mil in a year?

 

I think you guys are overreacting a bit.

 

This isn't the norm.  This is an exceptional player and case.




#2675978 Grand Rapids Griffins Playoff Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 14 May 2016 - 10:54 PM

I'm probably most happy for Sproul.  

 

Hope he gets a fair shot next year.