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#2604901 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by shoe on 30 April 2015 - 08:16 AM

I would like to see an old title brought back to the red wings: Head Coach -  Director of Player Personnel. Which was once held by Bowman. I think Babcock has paid his dues and deserves a raise and more responsibility.
 
Holand morphs into - Executive Vice President and Alternate Governor of the Detroit Red Wings
 
Same great minds but with change moving forward, and all part of a great big red wings plan one day Develano Retires Holand moves into his position Babcock moves into the GM position and then we promote the coach in the AHL.
 
I think Holand has been soft and safe and picked up some wishy washy players over the years, I think Babcock as Director of Player Personnel would stop that and maybe make some hard trades, and cuts that may not be popular but would make for a better team.
 
Next year my wishes would be simple a team with more Babcock influence less Holland influence.



#2594501 ECQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30 EST

Posted by Dominator2005 on 16 April 2015 - 07:52 PM

Send the f***** message


#2570226 2/11 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Penguins 4

Posted by Nevermind on 11 February 2015 - 11:25 PM

 
As much as I want new faces, I don't think Franson and Jagr would've made a difference tonight.


Our team would be bigger, but softer actually.


#2568274 Great Brandon Prust Article

Posted by frankgrimes on 04 February 2015 - 12:33 PM

Disclaimer: those who hate fighting, tough guys will hate it so no need to read the article. http://www.theplayer...m/why-we-fight/

 

He talks about how he became a tough guy, the code and that sometimes emotions are getting the best of him even against some of his best buddies like King Henrik and Stepan.

At the end Prust gives a nice incite on what goes on the day before a fight.. He doesn't sleep much, still fears the opponent and when the day comes he prefers his fights early to get it out of the way. The best part is probably him talking about rats and what he thinks of guys that are going after skilled and smaller players.




#2567654 1/31 GDT : Islanders 1 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by krsmith17 on 01 February 2015 - 09:21 AM

Don't worry about it matt198913, the same people are going to continue to ***** about Smith, because he was a first round pick that hasn't matured quite as fast as we all thought he would. Never mind that he has taken huge strides within the last year. We should just be thankful that Holland isn't as short sighted as some fans, and Smith isn't going anywhere (unless it's in a package for a significant upgrade)... I don't expect him to ever become a top pairing defenseman, but he still has the potential (hell, I think he is right now) a very solid 2nd pairing guy, that should get more power-play time...

 

Another great game by Smitty and a great shot from his right side.

 

I really hope Holland can insert a couple righties into the lineup over the next 6 months, whether it be through trade (without Smith going the other way... and obviously Kronwall and DeKeyser aren't going anywhere), or free agency (Franson), or promotion from Grand Rapids...




#2554215 Mantha getting closer.

Posted by krsmith17 on 06 December 2014 - 08:23 AM

I watched the game last night and to be honest Mantha wasn't near as dominant as he was in the first few games I watched. He still had a few chances but not a great game overall for him. It's just taking him a little while to adjust like it does almost every player making the jump from junior to pro. Pulkkinen is by far the most ready top 6 forward down there right now and he should get the call before Mantha for sure. He has been playing unbelievable hockey down there for over a year now and seems to be getting better every single game. Athanasiou is also playing great right now, the kid spews confidence, and the things he can do out there really make you take notice. I've heard Bob Kaser say numerous times, the same thing Ken and Mick say about Datsyuk, "he is worth the price of admission every night". He has Helm type speed, with much much better hands. I'm as high on Andreas as any prospect on our system.




#2552387 11/28 GDT - Red Wings @ Devils - 7:00 PM EST

Posted by rick zombo on 28 November 2014 - 11:31 AM

Zombo, he scored in his one game that he has played in that role so far, that doesn't necessarily mean he will be "scoring". Our forth line, like any forth line, is expected to grind down the other team, be hard on the forecheck and just keep the puck out of our net. How much scoring is Jurco realistically going to do on a line with Glendening and Miller? Regardless, I don't see Babcock keeping him down there much longer, and for good reason. It's not his game, he should not be put in that role... Also, I absolutely think he needs more time in the minors, but I seem to be alone in thinking that, aside from one or two others on here...


Joe, he absolutely gets ice time playing on the forth line but how much success can he be expected to have playing with Glendening and Miller?

 

But you'd have to be crazy to think that a Jurco 4th won't score way more than an Andersson 4th. Right?

 

I agree with joeseffP. Jurco needs to get back to skating and banging, two things he excelled at last year. Keeping him on the 4th line with two hardworking grinders is an interseing way to do this. Let him not worry about scoring and get him physicaly engaged. I bet it does wonders for his hands and his overall confidence.

 

I know you want him playing big minutes in GRs but, IMO, this team needs Jurco in the line-up now, whether it's on the first line of the 4th. Not in GRs.




#2544122 10/23 GDT : Penguins 3 at Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by DeGraa55 on 23 October 2014 - 11:30 PM

And the team is having a great start despite playing some tough teams this month. Are we not allowed to be excited?

Oh yeah, you're one of those who have been predicting doom and gloom. Sorry your predictions have been completely wrong thus far. But not really.

Except no ones predictions have been wrong or right....ITS OCTOBER.


And since it's clear you don't pay attention. When people were complain when we were 1-1-1 I said the same exact thing then. ITS OCTOBER.


#2541887 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 1

Posted by GoWings1905 on 17 October 2014 - 07:54 PM

Kyle Quincey is playing terrific. Kindl isn't, but hey can't expect too many miracles.


#2541888 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 1

Posted by Namingway on 17 October 2014 - 07:54 PM

Quincey has already made a couple sweet defensive plays.




#2538957 Devils Sign Tootoo

Posted by Vladinator16 on 07 October 2014 - 07:27 PM

Good for Toots, glad to see him back in the NHL again. 

 

Even gladder to see that it could push Brunner out! 




#2538666 Blast from the Past

Posted by Son of a Wing on 06 October 2014 - 11:04 PM

So I was going through a bunch of my Dad's old things and stumbled upon one of his NHL contracts from the Red Wings lying in between the pages of an old program.

 

I've never seen an NHL contract before (let alone from the 70s) and thought it was interesting and that I would share for others interested as well.

 

The salary and bonuses give an interesting perspective in comparison to today.  The average salary (according to the HHOF) in 1970 was $18,000.

 

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#2538117 2014 Preseason Thread

Posted by RedWang on 03 October 2014 - 10:03 AM

Jensen should most definitely make the opening roster over kindl. If "tie goes to the best player" that should be a no brainer. Kindl just gets worse and worse and Jensen has been one of our best dmen thus far. He has the puck moving ability, sound defense, and RH point shot we need so desperately. I see Callahan's sandpaper replacing Andersson and Jensen replacing Kindl. Atleast i hope so...


#2536502 3 Training Camp Squads named

Posted by Euro_Twins on 18 September 2014 - 11:11 AM

Except everyone except Quincey played better when paired with smith(including kronwall).

So it's not just a one way thing they both elevated eachother and more reason to keep them as the number one pairing!!!!!!


Everyone says Smith played better because of kronwall, I'm not going to argue with that, but my question is who played better and elevated their game more with kronwall, I thought that Smith-kronwall was our best d pairing all year.


#2536460 3 Training Camp Squads named

Posted by GoWings1905 on 17 September 2014 - 08:30 PM

The Quincey/Smith pairing has never worked and Babs just keeps reverting back to it if that is the case again. Smith needs someone that allows him to jump into plays and be more active offensively. He played his best hockey by far with Kronwall as his partner last season. I don't care so much if the Wings leave Kronwall and E together, but at least play Smith with DeKeyser.

 

Quincey on the third pairing with whichever other mistake is necessary or ideally Marchenko/Ouellet instead.