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#2650951 We're Back Up!

Posted by Son of a Wing on 05 February 2016 - 12:46 AM

Great to see!  Not the same without LGW.




#2650840 ROY according to LGW

Posted by Son of a Wing on 31 January 2016 - 10:10 PM

If I had to put money on it - just by the way things have played out I'm going to go ahead and say that Larkin will win the Calder for sure (100%). He's simply attracted way too much attention at this point. 

 

Unless he hits a wall the second half of the season that is. 

 

“Lots of people talk about the wall and the NHL schedule is certainly difficult and can be a grind for sure, whether you played college or junior or any of that,” Blashill said. “I don’t believe in the wall. I think if you allow yourself to hit a wall, you hit a wall, but I don’t believe it has to happen. 

“I look at what Dylan did last year. If you think about the experience he went through last year – playing college hockey as a freshman (at Michigan), playing in the world junior tournament (for the United States), finishing his year, having to make an extremely difficult life decision, playing in the worlds, coming to Grand Rapids and playing in the (AHL Calder Cup) playoffs – there isn’t going to be a more excruciating year than that. 




#2650577 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 30 January 2016 - 04:34 PM

The cap is going to be tight enough with our upcoming RFAs.

 

Swapping Ericsson and Phaneuf would screw us in a couple years. Probably sooner.


Also I'm pretty sure Toronto can't retain money on any contract till next season.

 

They're already at the max.




#2644331 WORLD JUNIORS

Posted by Son of a Wing on 26 December 2015 - 01:17 PM

GO CANADA GO!


#2644019 Wings Need on D and Glaring Inconsistencies

Posted by Son of a Wing on 22 December 2015 - 06:58 PM

Suter doesn't produce much

In comparison to who? Bobby Orr?

 

24 points in 32 games this season lol

 

He has averaged 40 points a season for almost his entire career. 




#2643771 There's More to the Story

Posted by Son of a Wing on 21 December 2015 - 12:10 AM

Pavel like you've never seen him before.

 

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#2641535 Goalie Battle

Posted by Son of a Wing on 07 December 2015 - 03:01 PM

The difference is Varlamov was a 23yr old RFA and Schneider was a 26yr old on a good contract.

 

Howard is 31 and has a big contract.  

 

Those guys had their best years ahead of them.  We've probably seen the best Howard has to offer.

 

He's just not the same value as those guys.  Especially in a cap system.


I could see a late 1st or a couple 2nd rounders for Howard at most.

 

Plus we'd probably have to either take salary back or retain some.

 

It could be an expiring UFAs salary, but there's no way we're dumping that 5mil with nothing coming back.


Regardless it's an offseason deal if it happens at all.




#2640761 12/1 GDT : Buffalo Sabres at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by Son of a Wing on 01 December 2015 - 10:31 PM

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#2640613 12/1 GDT : Buffalo Sabres at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by Son of a Wing on 01 December 2015 - 09:43 PM

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#2638368 When does Larkin get the C?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 20 November 2015 - 05:09 PM

Alright you've made the blocked list.

 

This is why I don't even bother engaging in conversation anymore.

 

Talk about clueless...




#2638298 Roster Moves by the Wings

Posted by Son of a Wing on 20 November 2015 - 12:21 AM

Isles want good return.

This is a good chance for us to move Smith and Nyquist and get a solid right handed D back.

Kenny should be all over this.

 

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#2633994 Jeff Blashill = Dave Lewis 2.0 / Coaching Change

Posted by Son of a Wing on 29 October 2015 - 10:52 PM

They won't make the playoffs this year, folks need to realize that

 

Please..enlighten us with your wisdom ol' wise one...




#2633960 Mike Green out 2-3 weeks

Posted by Son of a Wing on 29 October 2015 - 04:02 PM

Close to half of the teams in this league are shorter in height and smaller in weight on average then the Wings.

 

We're actually right around the middle and the disparity is not as much as you think.

 

But hey who like stats anyways...




#2632786 Achieving Perspective

Posted by Son of a Wing on 24 October 2015 - 12:30 AM

That piece "If" by Rudyard Kipling hung in my house growing up and means a lot. It's a great piece of literature.

 

The Wings will come together. Once they overcome all the change and adversity, they will fly high.

 

Go WIngs Go




#2631873 Blame Canada

Posted by Son of a Wing on 19 October 2015 - 11:00 AM

And here I thought it might be about our election...

 

Then I realized no one cares...lol