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#2603072 Kronwall suspended one game

Posted by Dabura on 29 April 2015 - 12:25 AM

toby, its not about Kronwall and the hit, which was to the head and he left his feet, its more about Palat, Garrison not getting suspended for literally the same thing.

 

Agreed.

 

It's great that the DoPS is trying to get head shots out of the game. But...if Palat-on-Glendening doesn't warrant a suspension, and Garrison-on-Abdelkader doesn't warrant a suspension, and Wilson-on-Visnovsky doesn't warrant a suspension, and Byfuglien-on-Perry doesn't warrant a suspension, and Kronwall-on-Kucherov does warrant a suspension...has the DoPS really done its job this month? With this decision to suspend Kronwall, have they really helped to make the game any cleaner? Have they really educated anyone? Have any standards or guidelines been made any clearer? Does this set a clear and logical precedent (and was there a precedent for the precedent)?




#2602928 Kronwall suspended one game

Posted by Dabura on 28 April 2015 - 07:20 PM

Is there a link to that palat video?

 

I got it from someone over at Winging It In Motown:

 

http://www.wingingit...wings-lightning

 

Not sure if he made it or got it from someone else.




#2602901 Kronwall suspended one game

Posted by Dabura on 28 April 2015 - 06:42 PM

I think I'm just gonna keep posting this:

 

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This is the smoking gun we've been waiting for. Unequivocal proof that the DoPS is just a bunch of chimpanzees spinning a wheel of fortune.




#2602887 Kronwall suspended one game

Posted by Dabura on 28 April 2015 - 06:28 PM

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#2602552 ECQF Game 6 GDT : Lightning 5 at Red Wings 2 - Series Tied 3-3

Posted by Dabura on 28 April 2015 - 12:33 AM

I don't really see any potential candidates for captaincy on this roster after Z. Unless ofcourse Kronwall ends up sticking around longer than Z does. 

 

Really? Between the roster and the pipeline, we have, I think, a number of potential candidates. Abdelkader, Glendening, Nyquist, Sheahan, Helm, DeKeyser, Larkin, Nastasiuk...I've no doubt that by the time Z's career is done, there will be an obvious successor.




#2598331 Zach Hyman Won't Be Signing With Florida

Posted by Dabura on 22 April 2015 - 04:23 PM

He was also the Big Ten scoring champion.




#2598328 Zach Hyman Won't Be Signing With Florida

Posted by Dabura on 22 April 2015 - 04:15 PM

I think he just doesn't want to sign with a crap organization if he can help it.

 

That would be my guess.

 

While I have no way of knowing how he feels about the Wings, he knows Larkin is going to be a Red Wing in a couple years, and he knows he played his stellar senior season on Larkin's wing.

 

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From our perspective...he's a pretty big body, right-winger (who can play center), shoots right, led a solid Wolverines teams in scoring. And Hockey's Future is correct: he "plays a disciplined, hard hitting game in his own zone" and "has become a quality possession player who takes a lot of defensive zone starts and converts them into up-ice pressure." He's exactly the kind of winger we're looking for (better than Kyle Baun, who we pursued but lost to Chicago), and we may be able to get him for free.

 

Datsyuk and Zetterberg...Nyquist and Tatar...Mantha and Athanasiou...Larkin and Hyman...




#2598204 Zach Hyman Won't Be Signing With Florida

Posted by Dabura on 22 April 2015 - 02:26 AM

http://prohockeytalk...n-with-florida/
 

University of Michigan senior Zach Hyman — taken by Florida in the fifth round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft — has informed the Panthers he won’t be signing an entry-level deal with the club.

 

The move will allow Hyman to become an unrestricted free agent on Aug. 16, though the Panthers may trade his rights before then. Regardless, the Sunrise-based team will be losing out on a fairly promising prospect; Hyman led the Wolverines in scoring this year, with 54 points in 37 games, and finished as a Hobey Baker finalist.

 

http://www.hockeysfu...cts/zach-hyman/
 

Hyman has above-average speed and is a smooth and shifty skater. He has good lateral quickness and excellent stability on his skates. Hyman has shown dramatic improvement in his defensive and physical play during his college career and plays a disciplined, hard hitting game in his own zone. He has become a quality possession player who takes a lot of defensive zone starts and converts them into up-ice pressure.

 

Hyman is enjoying his finest college season as a senior at Michigan in 2014-15. He is the Wolverines' leading scorer as Michigan has been among the top teams in the country for much of the year. Likely to sign an entry-level contract with Florida following his college season, he may need time at the minor level to adjust to pro hockey. Long-term, Hyman appears versatile enough to play either center or winger and could blossom into a dangerous, two-way scoring forward with tremendous professional potential.

 

Hyman and Dylan Larkin were so good together this season that I have to think Kenny will try very hard to land him.




#2596572 Oilers win the Draft Lottery

Posted by Dabura on 19 April 2015 - 10:51 AM

I can't believe this, Wings need to try to acquire Hall or Eberle I'd be happy to give up X-man and Tatar For one of them.

 

They finally get a generational centerman and then they go and trade one of their two best wingers for Tatar and Ouellet? Not happening. And that's fine, because we don't need a winger. The Oiler we should be looking at is Draisaitl.




#2596569 Oilers win the Draft Lottery

Posted by Dabura on 19 April 2015 - 10:39 AM

Well, now we know what the man in the street is saying at the end of that Radiohead video.

 

"Edmonton gets McDavid."




#2577001 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by Dabura on 01 March 2015 - 09:38 PM

Pulkinen probably won't be in the playoff lineup either unless he really starts contributing. That's fine. He needs more time to get used to the NHL.

 

I dunno, Pulkkinen's matched Jurco's goal total (2) in far fewer games, and he's just getting warmed up. Cole is, at this time, basically a better Jurco (big, physical goal-scorer with good wheels). Pulkkinen gives us a dimension that no one else does.




#2576997 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by Dabura on 01 March 2015 - 09:33 PM

This is a great add.




#2571411 2/16 GDT : Montreal Canadiens 2 at Red Wings 0

Posted by Dabura on 17 February 2015 - 02:05 AM

I get the pairings thing, but if we need a real impact player, won't he just play with Smith too? Mike needs to get over Kronwall-Ericsson, that big dope has cost us a lot of points this year, not just tonight. He's best served as a 4/5. I honestly don't think Holland will make a move, but Petry would be a good fit. I realize being the best of a bad bunch isn't the most glowing endorsement, but I see the guy a lot being out west and he's under appreciated to say the least. MacTavish is a guy who thinks Justin Schultz could win a Norris afterall :lol: We're probably arguing over nothing though, because the pairs going into the playoffs are probably going to be the same as tonight give or take an Xavier Oullet sighting.

 

Sorry, I was a bit harsh.

 

Jeff Petry is criminally underappreciated, and he might be a good fit. My problem is that I feel he'd be "more of the same." We need a great passer, he's not a great passer. We need point production, he's not a point producer. We need, ideally, someone who's going to add another dimension to our D corps. So, if it were between Petry and, say, Zidlicky, I'd probably choose the latter. Why? Because Zidlicky is an excellent passer, an excellent shooter, an excellent quarterback, and a point producer. He's not Rafalski, but he's the same kind of thing.




#2571390 2/16 GDT : Montreal Canadiens 2 at Red Wings 0

Posted by Dabura on 16 February 2015 - 11:08 PM

Every team in a playoff position right now scores more le buts than the Habs. If Price explodes like he did last year, they're done.

If tonight's game was called like an average game, Wings win.

Lot's of "ifs" I know.

 

All I'm saying is we've had a number of cracks at the Lightning and Canadiens and we haven't done much winning in those games. And if we look to recent playoff runs...couldn't score against Nashville, couldn't score against Chicago (when Chicago woke up), couldn't score against Boston, and now we're pretty harmless at even strength this season. I love Nyquist and Tatar, and the Euro Twins are the Euro Twins, but our scoring depth - like our blue line depth - isn't where it needs to be if we want to make a serious push in the playoffs. Even if we were able to get past the Lightning or Price in the first round, we'd have three more rounds to go. We haven't done very well against the top Eastern teams (Metro included), so this is all pretty concerning.




#2570055 2/11 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Penguins 4

Posted by Dabura on 11 February 2015 - 08:51 PM

I'm hoping that period was a result of the long break, and that we got the rust off the tank.

 

The Pens have been off since Saturday, same as us.

 

I am not ok with this team standing pat at the trade deadline.