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#2679504 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 25 June 2016 - 05:18 PM

I've been reading about how Toronto is ready to throw an offer at Stamkos and even one possibly bigger than 10 mill. What I don't understand is how they can afford it. Capfriendly says they only have around 3 mill in space. Am I missing something?



I'd imagine they start by trading Lupul and Bernier. But even then they'd have to shed more salary to re-sign their own RFAs. Weird seeing a rebuilding team so close to the cap.


On the flip side, it has been 100% media and fan speculation that Toronto will go for Stamkos. Babs himself has said the time is not right to go shopping in free agency.   

#2678658 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 22 June 2016 - 07:10 PM

A slow piece of s***. But who cares, speed doesn't matter in hockey anyway.

#2678545 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 21 June 2016 - 05:56 PM

All it means is that when he's on the ice the team directs more shots at the opposing net than they do if someone else is on the ice. In this respect the stats are quantifiably true. Maybe your perception is skewed. Either way I tend to put more faith in math than I do your eyeball test. But that's just me.
What's more, when you break down his WOWY stats you see that every individual he plays with directs more shots on net than if he weren't playing with them. Its pretty iron clad.

#2678464 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by amato on 21 June 2016 - 10:15 AM

Bishop would make the flames so much better ha.. Wonder what they'd have to give up.

Holland has probably talked to any team in need of a goalie and they all have a plan A that isn't Howard. Him making the argument for keeping Howard is probably a combination of that type of knowledge mixed with trying to get mrazek signed as low as possible.

#2678136 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Euro_Twins on 18 June 2016 - 03:08 PM

Do people honestly think Stamkos will sign with Detroit? If so, what the hell for? He's basically from Toronto which, if folks take off their homer glasses, is on the rise. The Leafs have a great coach and lots of high picks in their future. Another option would be Buffalo. It's not terribly far from Toronto and is also on the rise. All Detroit can offer is similar proximity to Toronto and, aside from Larkin, a bunch of middling prospects and picks.

Larkin, athanasiou, mrazek, mantha, svechnikov, nyquist, Tatar

#2675325 Kentucky Derby: Nyquist

Posted by HadThomasVokounOnFortSt on 07 May 2016 - 02:10 PM

Pulling big for Nyquist at the Kentucky derby today. Also been seeing on social media a lot of Wings fans there.

#2635123 Byfuglien - What would he cost?

Posted by kipwinger on 04 November 2015 - 10:22 AM

Acquiring Byfuglien in 2015 would be the equivalent of acquiring Rasheed Wallace in 2004.  First, it would give the team a little swagger.  A little moxie.  Second, it would be the most "Detroit" thing the Red Wings could do.  An intense, hulking, maniac representing an intensely maniacal city would be perfect. 


Let Zetterberg be the stoic, humble, face of the franchise.  Let Byfuglien be a wrecking ball.

#2627737 Who Do You Think Will Lead the Wings In Scoring

Posted by Izzy24 on 30 September 2015 - 06:07 AM



Maybe Cleary.

#2623409 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by kipwinger on 18 August 2015 - 12:22 PM

Another thing I'd like to see for the 15-16 season?  The Griffins getting rid of these lame ass black uniforms they just unveiled.  Can we all please agree to stop putting black in everything?



#2623385 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by kipwinger on 18 August 2015 - 10:32 AM

Taken at today's optional skate.  Woohoo! 



#2622998 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by joesuffP on 12 August 2015 - 10:28 PM

I would like us to trade for Big Buff at the deadline. We have a butt load of young NHL ready defensemen with no room. Pile them up for Buff and try to resign him. If we can't, we at least cleared some space and were a serious contender

#2622996 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by kipwinger on 12 August 2015 - 09:25 PM

HERO charts are adjusted for usage FYI

#2621923 Jonathan Quick on snipers, including Datsyuk

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 31 July 2015 - 01:23 PM



Z's a decent sniper, he's got a hell of a slapshot and backhand. But I'm not surprised he wasn't mentioned. He's been on a downward trend for the last 2 years or so and his goal scoring is bad.


The Pav stuff Quick mentioned gave me goosebumps <3. So true. 

I was watching some Ovie highlights and it's so easy to forget how frickin good of a sniper he is. Slap, wrist or snap his shot is sooooo powerful it's ridiculous. Def top 5 all time imo. 


I don't think of Toews or Z as snipers.  I can kind of see what Quick is getting at regarding Toews, but he doesn't really belong in the elite sniper conversation.  He's an all around great player, but if he were as great at being in the right place at the right time as Quick makes it sound, he'd be a more prolific goal scorer.  Toews is very good at everything but not elite in the scoring department. Because he's Canadian and the captain on a multiple Cup winning team he does get overrated a bit with "intangibles."  Kopitar is a similar kind of player but doesn't get nearly the same amount of hype.


I thought the Getzlaf example was really interesting as well.  It shows so clearly how elite players manage to get a shot off by pulling it in and changing the angle so quickly. It keeps it from getting blocked and catches the goalie off guard.  Whereas an average forward would've ripped a shot right into the defenseman's stick or skates.

#2621103 Holtby Asking for $8M

Posted by frankgrimes on 21 July 2015 - 03:33 PM

Nothing unusual about it teams are going intro arbitration with the lowest offer and players with the highest. I think they'll meet somewhere north of 6.

Holtby had two good seasons his rookie one and now the one under Trotz. But he for sure hasn't proven enough to be in the King Henrik, Rinne, Rask, Quick and Price class.

#2619999 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by Helmethead on 10 July 2015 - 03:32 PM

He does get called that a lot. Each time he screws up Babs used to yell "Jesus Christ!". Come to think of it Brendan Smith is likely Jesus Christ.