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#2674657 Alexander Radulov: Wings on short-list of desired teams

Posted by Buppy on Yesterday, 03:18 PM

He's scored 53 goals in 172 NHL games. He's turning 30 in a couple months.


Why would we think he would suddenly become better if we added him? Playoff bubble team, inept offense that drove pretty much everyone's numbers down, likely losing our best player. To me that doesn't seem like the right formula to get a career best performance out of a 30 yo who hasn't played in the NHL in 5 years.

#2674158 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by kliq on 28 April 2016 - 10:22 AM

Of all the corporate names that it could have been, thats probably the one I'm ok with considering. I would rather it be the Mike Illitch Arena or someone else in Wings history, but I'll take it.

#2674029 Mantha

Posted by Echolalia on 27 April 2016 - 02:53 PM

Just to compare.

Nyquist first trip up was in 11/12. He played 18 games and scored 1 goal.

Tatar first trip up was 10/11. He played 9 games and scored 1 goal.

Datsyuk's first year was 01/02. He played 70 games and had 11 goals.

Abby played 54 games over three seasons: 07-10. He scored 3 goals over that stretch.


Mantha's 2 goals in 10 games is 16 per 80 games. Those are decent numbers for a rookie that wasn't a top 5 pick.

He's got good offensive instincts but looked lost otherwise.  Keeping Mantha in GR was one of the few moves Blashill/Holland did that I wasn't upset about.


edit: having said that, I'm looking for Mantha to take the next step in October on the Wings' squad, and I'm looking for Blashill to put him in a position to succeed.

#2673884 Free Press: Pavel Datsyuk to return to Russia following Playoffs

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 26 April 2016 - 04:00 PM

The more I think about it, I'm glad he's leaving.


He played at such a high level in his career, that it was hard watching him play this season.  It would be like some retired pro wrestler making a comeback and looking like dirt.  Datsyuk is leaving at the right time.  I don't want to see him look any worse than he did this season.


That's why watching Zetterberg and Kronwall will be even worse next season.  They'll be one year older.  

#2673809 Fixing this mess....

Posted by Richdg on 26 April 2016 - 10:12 AM

Anyone see game 7 between Chicago - St.Louis? Did you catch how the Blues defender Pietrangelo played? Did he look exactly like someone that played on this team up to 2012 in his prime?

Land him and we have a replacement for nr 5. If I was Holland I'd at least explore the possibility. A little inquiry post-season.

No chance in hell they ever trade him. Just not worth the time to talk about. Now Shattenkirk on the other hand could be had for the right price. In some ways he fits our needs better being RHed to pair with Dekeyser.

#2673521 Who gets the "A" when datsyuk leaves?

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 25 April 2016 - 12:50 PM

I think it'll be Abdelkader for sure.  DK and Larkin haven't been on the team long enough.  Larks will be an A eventually, and take over as the captain when Z retires.  At that point, DK will have an A.

#2672809 I Hate Jeff Blashill because ...

Posted by Echolalia on 21 April 2016 - 10:17 PM

Gotta admit I wasn't a fan of his work this season. Just about every player on the team performed worse compared to last year's individual stats. Mrazek played on his head for half the season and Larkin played on his head for half the season, and I think those two factors are what got the Wings to the playoffs. I haven't seen anything particularly impressive from coaching all season long. I guess he has a long summer to do some homework on how to be an effective NHL coach and Holland to maybe grab some fresh blood, but I'm not particularly excited with the state of this team right now.

#2672786 I Hate Jeff Blashill because ...

Posted by puckbags on 21 April 2016 - 09:56 PM

Hate ? Cmon man, are you like 12? The guy is a hockey coach.  He got out coached big time and has a lot to learn at this level but at the end of the day he's just a dude and dudes make mistakes. 

#2672732 ECQF Game 5 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 1, Red Wings 0 (TB Wins, 4-1)

Posted by brandon27 on 21 April 2016 - 09:13 PM

Tampa is a bunk team when you look at the roster, problem here is we put a monkey behind the steering wheel. Blashill is the problem.


LOL   So, in one season, we've gone from Blashill is a great choice to replace Babcock, to Blashill is the problem.   Ok.


Lets not forget, this team struggled last year to get in to the playoffs, just like this year, and they're out in the first round again.  There's a lack of quality talent here.  We have a bunch of guys.   Nobody really stands out, especially after Pav leaves, and Z goes.  There's no standouts aside from Larkin, he's shown potential.  Tatar and Nyquist did, but that spark has died out quite a bit it seems.  Mantha has potential, and hasn't had an opportunity.   Outside of that, there's nothing that stands out.  But that's what happens in a salary cap world when you're always drafting late.


Blashill needs more time before we start pointing the blame there.   The roster is the biggest problem here.

#2672656 ECQF Game 5 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 1, Red Wings 0 (TB Wins, 4-1)

Posted by NerveDamage on 21 April 2016 - 08:54 PM

Felt like last year's game 7. New most hated rival, hope to spark it up and to kick them out next year,


Thanks for... 

another season,

one more playoff appeareance,

keeping the streak alive

Larkin, Marchenko, Athanasiou and what's to come (Mantha & Co.)


Time to regroup and reorganize. and hope to see a better and more solid team  next october. Hopefully Dats will give us one more...I Believe.


Let's Go Red Wings!    :clap:       :clap:      :clap:   :clap:   :clap:

#2672629 ECQF Game 5 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 1, Red Wings 0 (TB Wins, 4-1)

Posted by The Datsyukian Deke on 21 April 2016 - 08:49 PM

A fitting end to our season...Kronwall is too slow (was begging to get scored on the whole game anyway....), which is why Petr has to play it, Ericsson just stands there and waits instead of moving towards the puck, bang...

#2671808 ECQF Game 4 Post-GTD: Tampa Bay 3, at Red Wings 2

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 20 April 2016 - 12:55 AM

The anemic power play has cost them this series. Maybe a change in personnel in the off season on that front would be a help. Also, get Cheli on board full time somehow to sort this D out! I said we would go in 5 hopefully I'm wrong and we can somehow grab a win on the road and make t he season last a little longer.

Hoping for some moves in the off season

#2671414 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Tampa Bay Lightning at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by SliderJeff on 19 April 2016 - 07:59 PM

Just when I was ready to lay into Gus for being a total liability out there all game, he decides to assert some offense.  SMH  Way to go, dude.  


Ok, for the third period, let's try to:

1.) Eliminate the damn penalties (Ghost ones, included)

2.) Win some damn faceoffs

3.) Complete our damn passes to our OWN teammates

4.) Feed the damn hot scoring hands

5.) Pick our damn checking game back up

6.) Win the damn game!


Let's Go (damn) Wings!  ;)


Jeff in Houston

#2671402 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Tampa Bay Lightning at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by Superman54 on 19 April 2016 - 07:54 PM

This team is bipolar

#2671392 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Tampa Bay Lightning at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by puckloo39 on 19 April 2016 - 07:53 PM

Best revenge against a diving cheat goalie... score on him and turn him inside out... Atta boy, Gus Gus!!!