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#2678309 Datsyuk Announcement to Officially Leave NHL

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 19 June 2016 - 11:35 PM

This is sad way for him to go because the discussion everywhere seems to about the contract rather than celebrating the NHL career of one of the best players to put a Wings jersey on.


I don't hold anything against Pav. He's been loyal to us. We had him at a 6.7 caphit 08-14, which is definitely a hometown discount and helped out the team financially. That should be considered in the picture. Also, from Holland's characterization of the situation and him firing his agent, it seems clear that Datsyuk wasn't aware of the rules involved when he signed the 3 year, 35+ deal.


I see many situations where it's not advantageous to trade the Datsyuk contract (trading youth, high picks) but I hope we trade the contract just so people don't blow this little blemish out of proportion; saying he crippled us by leaving the caphit. Especially if we were to miss the playoffs, I could foresee some blame being dumped on him.


I'd like to see his number retired, but I think Fedorov is more deserving and should be done first

#2677825 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by joesuffP on 15 June 2016 - 09:21 PM


Most realistic lineup

#2677823 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by joesuffP on 15 June 2016 - 09:15 PM

That's not even a good roster after all that work

#2677575 2016 SCF: San Jose Sharks vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by toby91_ca on 12 June 2016 - 10:25 PM

They got the Conn Smythe right.  Kessel had 3 more points, but Crosby was by far the more complete and more important player.


I honestly thought Kessel would win it, but didn't think he should.  Sometimes you wonder if they just look to who had the most points and not pay attention to the games and watch closely.  I thought Crosby was way more dominant later in the playoffs than he was early on, but the points seemed to follow the opposite.

Cullen won in 2006 with Carolina

#2677094 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 07 June 2016 - 07:52 AM

I probably said this earlier in this thread, but Stamkos is the fun move I'd like to see.  We'd have an elite all-star franchise center on our roster again for many many years.  He'd score tons of highlight reel goals and generate excitement.  Plus, I'd like to see us win something.  Anything.  Landing the big UFA would be fun.


However, the "adult side" of me feels like using that money to build up the team as a whole would be better.  Dumping $10 mil into one player, that's coming off of blood clot issues, will leave holes in other areas of the roster and based on how well we finished this year, we already have a ton of holes.  Maybe Stamkos's goal production helps cover those holes (giving up 3-4 goals isn't a big deal, when you score 5) or maybe it just makes those holes bigger as they don't get addressed.


Either way, the Wings management need to convince Stamkos that Detroit is serious about rebuilding a contender fast and that probably means signing someone else like a Radulov.  For all the crap we give Holland on this forum, I don't envy this task of trying to lure Stamkos away from a warm weather championship caliber team (Bolts) or an up and coming team with loads of young talent, the first pick in the NHL draft and a great coach (Leafs).

#2676657 Wings acquire SJ prospect Dylan Sadowy

Posted by krsmith17 on 27 May 2016 - 08:58 AM

Good article on why San Jose was looking to trade him and the kind of production we could potentially get in him...

#2676708 Dustin Brown losing captaincy

Posted by F.Michael on 28 May 2016 - 04:37 AM

Wonder if Brown has, or will request a trade?


Unless it was a request made by Brown (stepping down), or if there were some issues in the locker room - removing the 'C' is a questionable action to take, and IMHO a s***ty thing to do.

#2676377 Datsyuk - someone who works for JLA told me he's sold his house

Posted by kliq on 22 May 2016 - 12:11 PM

To be completely honest, the more I think about it, I think Datsyuk going is a blessing in disguise.


We are not going to win the cup this year, our goal needs to be to complete the re-build and become contenders by 2018. If Datsyuk leaving gives us the ability to trade his contract and use that cap space to trade for or sign someone who can be apart of our core moving forward, that is a good thing!


This is not a slight on Datsyuk, the guy is one of the greatest Red Wings off all time, and watching him over the last 14+ years has been a privilege. But, in a re-build you need to look long term and Datsyuk regardless of whether he plays this year or not, is not apart of those long term plans. 


I look forward to seeing him get his jersey retired at the new building.

#2676415 ECF : Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by kickazz on 22 May 2016 - 11:48 PM

Nothing will please me more these playoffs than Steve Yzerman getting his 4th Stanley cup. 


Go Bolts go! 

#2676403 ECF : Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 22 May 2016 - 09:58 PM

Fleury had no business being in net tonight.  Bad coaching taking out a guy that brought them there. 


When was the last time Fleury had a good playoff?  2009?  

#2675894 WCF: St. Louis Blues vs. San Jose Sharks

Posted by VM1138 on 13 May 2016 - 02:58 PM

Blues. Easy. I'm pegging them with the Cup. Hate the Blues but it's an old, stale hate. Rather them than Pittsburgh or San Jose. Still pretty neutral about the Lightning.

#2675786 WCSF : St. Louis Blues vs. Dallas Stars

Posted by marcaractac on 11 May 2016 - 08:58 PM

Im at a loss at how they could choke this bad. Any stat monkeys know what the worst loss in a game 7 is?  This has got to be trending that way.


There was one in 2002 that was pretty ace

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

Posted by Buppy on 30 April 2016 - 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.