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#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.

#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: