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#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.



#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


#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.



#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

#2631795 10/17 GDT: Detroit Red Wings @ Montreal Canadiens, 7:00 EST

Posted by Son of a Wing on 18 October 2015 - 11:05 AM

I always read about the great prospects coming up who other than Mantha really has top 6 NHL potential? Also are people serious? A fat overweight defender in a contract year? No thanks the Wings need a top pairing guy something they've needed for years now Green can run the PP but as a 6 per guy he should also be able to help out Kronner instead of needing a 24 year old Danny D. to cover up his mistakes. People can crap on Ericsson all they want but he prevented that goal by taking a penalty.

And who cares how many shots they have last time I looked at it, goals were winning the game not the amount of shots taken. The most disturbing fact about the game wasn't the loss it was the fact that the team didn't play angry after that s***ty goal counted...other teams would have made life hard for price

It's 5 games in and Blashill is new like I said before the season the guy will need some time to figure things out. Also for the so called hottest team in the league their showing wasn't very impressing its basically Price (on godmode) plus the rest.

I also don't think Jurco and Pulkinnen would return a top pairing guy so something more enticing would have to be added to that package.


Seriously Frank? 


Svechnikov, Athanasiou, Bertuzzi, Holmstrom


Then there's that Larkin kid...

#2630583 Why Is The Joe Half Empty?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 13 October 2015 - 09:09 PM

I just tuned into the Tampa game and I noticed all kinds of empty seats and am wondering why? What happens when they move to the new arena? Is this a result of basically not being a Cup contender since 2009?


It's a Tuesday night game and judging by when you posted there was only a couple minutes left in the 3rd period.  People leave early.


It's not that unusual.

#2630291 10/13 GDT : Lightning 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Son of a Wing on 13 October 2015 - 01:42 PM

I don't agree that he's getting close to "make or break" status.  Abby toiled away on the bottom lines for years before he figured out his offensive game.  It takes awhile.  I think that Jurco is fine where he's at.  He's only 22, so he's got plenty of time to grow.  My only point is that he needs to produce if he wants a spot.  And while it's hard to produce on the fourth line, it's not impossible.  If he's as offensively gifted as I think he is, and he thinks he is, then he's got to make it happen.


Right now there's a huge opportunity for a big winger to land a spot on the top 9.  Nyquist is playing bad, and no matter what they do with him, it leaves two small guys playing together (which isn't working out).  If we don't get some depth scoring, one of our skill guys is going to see the bench soon, and Jurco could be well positioned to take that spot if he's making things happen on the fourth line in the mean time. 


We've only played 2 games. 

#2630052 10/10 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Hurricanes 3

Posted by Son of a Wing on 11 October 2015 - 11:48 AM

*Obligatory Kirk Maltby scored 50 goals in juniors reference*

#2630000 10/10 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Hurricanes 3

Posted by Son of a Wing on 10 October 2015 - 10:17 PM

I'm really happy for Abdelkader. I think he owes a lot of his success to the opportunities Babcock gave him.


I'm not a huge Babcock supporter by any means.  But I do think he saw something in Abdelkader, and stuck with him, when others may have not.  


He's developed nicely and definitely surpassed expectations.