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#2533682 Red Army Documentary

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 04 August 2014 - 11:45 AM


Here is a Swedish documentary on this topic for those of you speaking Russian (or Swedish).

#2533681 Candiens, P.K. Subban agree to 8 year contract

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 04 August 2014 - 11:30 AM

How has he acted like he is above the team?  What over the top celebrations?  I've seen him be incredibly excited for a goal but I've never seen him do a dance over a flaming stick or anything.  It sounds like their relationship is actually fine now but Therrien is as much to blame with his handling of Subban and any friction there. 

Therrien is certainly not an uncontroversial coach either, if you care to learn more about it I recommend "Tales of a first round nothing" by Terry Ryan. A very interesting read.

#2533596 Candiens, P.K. Subban agree to 8 year contract

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 03 August 2014 - 03:25 AM

I would also count Subban as an elite defenseman, he may not be as complete as Weber but he is also not as one dimensional as Mike Green. He is definitely a game changer as seen in the series vs the Bruins. I think Subban is much more of a team guy than he is given credit for. He is no Yakupov by any stretch.

#2529366 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 02 July 2014 - 09:52 AM

This is right on.

Ken Holland took a giant dump yesterday, and when everyone rejected what he's done to the Wings... He goes and throws an insane amount of money at the worst player on last year's blue line.

That's right, instead of letting the absolutely worst defenceman on the team go, he gave him a huge raise in hopes that the extra cash would magically make him a better player.

Genius move by KH.

Kindl was the worst defenseman on the team last year.

#2529284 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 02 July 2014 - 02:40 AM

Even without additions this team will improve as the kids gain more experience and confidence. Smith and Dekeyser will be a year older and this should help. Now I dont expect much improvement on the injury front as this team is still terribly soft. On the other hand it cannot get much worse can it? The Red Wings is a playoff team with the current roster. Will be interesting to see if any deal can be made and if Mantha can compete for a roster spot.

#2529263 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 02 July 2014 - 12:27 AM

Quincey actually played well defensively the second half, he is just not producing much offense. I'll take it if Kindl is gone.

#2526036 NHL Draft 2014: First Round

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 27 June 2014 - 03:59 AM

I predict that Holland will trade down and pick Barbashev. Or they keep the pick and select Kempe.

#2524568 Detroit re-signs Gustavsson 1 yr $1.85 mill

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 19 June 2014 - 11:07 AM

Re-signing Gustavsson would be a wise move I think. There will be injuries, so Mrzek will probably play some in the NHL anyway.

#2524563 Todd Bertuzzi will not be re-signed

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 19 June 2014 - 11:03 AM

About time, thanks for the service and best of luck.
The only UFA I'd be willing to re-sign is the monster, Alfie should finally sign a deal with the Sens and retire there even if its just a 1 day contract he deserves it.

I agree, let Alfie walk. You could see he slowed down considerably during the second half of the season. I hope Holland has learnt from his mistakes with Cleary, Samuelsson and Bertuzzi...

#2523619 Trading up?

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 12 June 2014 - 02:02 PM

Zetterberg for Ekblad?
If so, you cray cray.

I'd do it, and I dont think it would be very crazy. Zetterberg is nearing the end of his career and Ekblad is a possible franchise defenseman.

#2520097 Spezza?

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 12 May 2014 - 10:23 AM

Might as well sign Legwand without trading any assets. Spezza produces slightly more offense but the physical upgrade is not great.

#2519971 Wings have the #1 & #2 most overpaid players (per point) in the NH

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 10 May 2014 - 06:57 PM

Not true.  He's really good at "an integral part of the game", as fight fans will tell you ad nauseam.

orr > samuelsson

#2519053 ECSF : (4) Montreal Canadiens vs. (1) Boston Bruins

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 03 May 2014 - 12:05 PM

Babcock should have the team look at the powerplays of this series. The defensemen launches rocket one timers on goal every chance they get. It takes forever for any Red Wing defenseman to get a shot off.

#2519022 Now some gritty forwards.

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 03 May 2014 - 01:57 AM

I like Prust from Montreal.

#2518975 Will Mantha join GR after the QMJHL playoffs?

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 02 May 2014 - 09:04 PM

OK Wings history buffs, who was the last Wing successfully make the jump from juniors to the big league?

Dandenault only played 4 games with Adirondack in 1995-96. QMJHL product...