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#2435678 Report: Cleary to sign with PHI, 3 yrs, $2.75m/yr, NTC

Posted by T.Low on 10 September 2013 - 09:35 AM

but there is no denying that he was a warrior on the ice, and always left it all on the ice.




Apparently there is some denying, I saw it on the other thread.


#2435637 Prospects Tournament

Posted by TheXym on 10 September 2013 - 05:58 AM

The best part about this tournament's outcome? Our best prospect (Jarnkrok) had, I believe, zero points across all four games - and still we dominated. (That's not an anti-Jarnkrok sentiment.)


That's a great point, and I look at it as a testament to the overall depth and balance of our prospect pool. There are lots of areas where they are starting to show signs of potential synergy causing the whole to end up being greater than the sum of its parts.

If I recall correctly, during the Cup years the Wings had quite a few players reach double digits in the goal column. With that kind of depth, even if a "star" has a slump or is shut down due to the opposition keying on him (as you could consider Jarnkrok in this tourney), there is plenty of firepower to give the defense fits.

I'm stoked to see how these guys end up fitting into the big club in the future.


#2435634 Report: Cleary to sign with PHI, 3 yrs, $2.75m/yr, NTC

Posted by sputman on 10 September 2013 - 05:24 AM

Must be the clooouuuds in my eyes...

 

Wouldn't that have been something had he gone to Dallas?

 

Daniel you're a staaaaaar...




#2435389 Lokomotiv--Two Years Later

Posted by Crymson on 07 September 2013 - 12:34 PM

In TSN's top hockey stories of the 2011-2012 season, they ranked the deaths of Lokomotiv, alongside those of the three NHL players who had died from various causes earlier in the summer, at #2... behind Crosby's concussion.

 

Many angry words were uttered.




#2435387 Lokomotiv--Two Years Later

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 07 September 2013 - 12:24 PM

Hard to believe it has been two years since the crash.  Thoughts are with everyone left behind today.

 

I hope we never have to see a hockey funeral again.

 




#2435499 Lokomotiv--Two Years Later

Posted by Opie on 09 September 2013 - 08:34 AM

In TSN's top hockey stories of the 2011-2012 season, they ranked the deaths of Lokomotiv, alongside those of the three NHL players who had died from various causes earlier in the summer, at #2... behind Crosby's concussion.

 

Many angry words were uttered.

 

See, now these are the types of things that make me like Crosby less.

 

NOT HIS FAULT, I get that, but when he is being thrown down my throat as the top Hockey story all the time, whether or not coffee gives him the runs, or is he allergic to poison ivy (Exaggerations I know) take precedent over legit stories.

 

I just can't help but be annoyed and tired of hearing his name!

 

I think 85% of the hate he gets would never had started had the league not rammed him down our collective throats.

 

The summer of 11-12 was a devastating one for the Hockey World, I hope nothing of the like happens ever again.




#2435504 Lokomotiv--Two Years Later

Posted by Kira on 09 September 2013 - 09:23 AM


 

See, now these are the types of things that make me like Crosby less.

 

NOT HIS FAULT, I get that, but when he is being thrown down my throat as the top Hockey story all the time, whether or not coffee gives him the runs, or is he allergic to poison ivy (Exaggerations I know) take precedent over legit stories.

 

I just can't help but be annoyed and tired of hearing his name!

 

I think 85% of the hate he gets would never had started had the league not rammed him down our collective throats.

 

The summer of 11-12 was a devastating one for the Hockey World, I hope nothing of the like happens ever again.

 

 

Amen,  but you're shooting a little low on the percentage.  Try 99.999%




#2435513 Any new Helm Updates?

Posted by ogreslayer on 09 September 2013 - 10:03 AM

The cynical conspiracy theorist in me thinks this "groin pull" is part of some bigger, evil plan to re-sign Cleary. I mean, a groin pull? Now? After all the skating he's be doing? After that prospects camp?

 

Helm on LTIR. *cringe* Nyquist to Grand Rapids. *cringe* Cleary re-signs. *cringe*

 

The cynic in me says we need to get the Darren Helm voodoo doll away from Cory Emmerton.




#2435482 Nashville Perds

Posted by Kira on 08 September 2013 - 10:14 PM

Damn, I forgot about that...they really are in dire need of some help.

 

In the words of Miracle Max, "it would take a miracle".




#2435473 X Factor Part Deux

Posted by Motown4013 on 08 September 2013 - 04:05 PM

I could have went with the youth movement- Danny D would have been my rookie X factor but honestly, the key to a young defensive Corp is leadership. Keeping with that theme, I chose the guy that needs to be leader on that back end so Kronner got my vote.
I think Kronwall has all the skills to be a great defenseman. I don't think I am off the mark by saying the majority on the boards, including myself saw 55 fall a bit short on taking over the number 1 last year. If he can be the player everyone is waiting him to become, Kronwall has to be the X factor. He needs to lead my example and to do that, he has to find his natural game again. That means generating a solid breakout pass, quick puck movement, contributing offense and the" super kronwalls" that put a little fear in the opposition who like to skate with their head down.
Last year he had a tendency to hesitate. He also let the puck get behind him a bit too much which lead to unfortunate penalties. He has to be better....and I think he will.
Imagine if you take the best Kronwall And allow him to teach a guy like Smith use his body and his hockey sense? If he can teach Q to find that tiny opening in the slot. Teach Kindl how to take a hit and not give away the puck. If that happens, I don't think we have an issues with the back end. That's why I think Kroonner is the x factor this year.


#2435421 Lines Thread

Posted by wings_fanatic on 07 September 2013 - 06:54 PM

Zetterberg- Datsyuk- Bertuzzi

Franzen- Weiss- Alfie

Nyquist- Anderson- Tatar

Abby- Helm-Miller/Eaves/Sammy

 

Kronners- Ericsson

Dekeyser- Smith

Kindl- Quincy

 

 

- I think this will make the team as balanced as possible. 

- Bert, as long as he is healthy, is better than Abby on the top line with Pavs and Hank. Bert is a bigger body, and is able to create more space for the Eurotwins. Also, Bert is a very good passer, and can contribute with goals. I think that this can be a very good 1st line if Babs keeps them together given we still have a really good 2nd line.

 

- I really am looking forward to seeing this 2nd line play. It has all the potential to be one of the top 2nd lines in the league, and Alfie is going to be super hungry. I see big things from this line.

 

- In the playoffs, our 3rd line was fantastic and at times was our best line. We are going to essentially replace Brunner with Tatar, which is not a bad thing considering what we know and have seen from Tatar. Anderson developed himself into a solid 3rd line center last year, and Nyquist and Tatar will add a nice element of speed and skill. This will be a fun line to watch and could become one of the better 3rd lines in the league.

 

- Our 4th line will see a HUGE upgrade this season assuming Helm is back and fully healthy. Add Abby who has some grit and knowledge of the game, and Miller/ Eaves, and you have a solid 4th line capable of doing their job well.

 

- Kronners and Ericsson were great last year, no reason to change that. I would like to see Kronners shoot the puck more this season tho.

 

- Danny D was fantastic when he played for us, and Smith could really benefit from having that solid defense presence playing with him... I would like to give this a try. 

 

- Kindl had a a developing year last season with his offense, but still needs to work on his defense. Quincy really settled down after the 10 game mark last year and played a solid season. I think this is a capable 3rd pairing.

 

Overall, I think this is our best group of forwards since 2009 when we were STACKED and I am super excited to watch this season. Come on Oct. 2nd!!




#2435360 Canadian Olympic Jerseys Leaked?

Posted by darkmanx on 07 September 2013 - 08:47 AM

These jerseys are complete ass, who did they leave in charge of the jerseys. The only thing I can relate the gold border that is around the leaf is the color of Maple Syrup.




#2435357 Lines Thread

Posted by Opie on 07 September 2013 - 07:57 AM

 

 

I know Abby finally started to play well on the top line. But let's be real, he's def not a top line guy. He should be on an energy/grit line. And even though Big Bert has had some injury issues, his chemistry with Pavel far exceeds Abby's. Hope Babcock goes with these lines.

 

I think this is a case of the sum being greater than it's parts.

Homer on his own wasn't a top 6 forward, but what he did as far as net front presence and puck retrieval made that line very good for a number of years.

 

While I think it will take Abby a few seasons ,if ever, to develop a net front presence (some guys never do). His puck retrieval skills are very good, I also think this is why Cleary saw so much time with Dats.




#2435327 Prospects Tournament

Posted by Son of a Wing on 06 September 2013 - 08:17 PM

If anyone would like to watch the Detroit vs Minnesota prospect game you can watch it here in HD.

 

Might not be up for long though...

 




#2435276 Prospects Tournament

Posted by rick zombo on 06 September 2013 - 12:27 PM

Minnesota is widely regarded as having the best prospect pool in the league. I know its just 1 game and all pre-AHL prospects, but having just won the Calder trophy I'm very excited about our future. Easily the deepest prospect pool, every player we have drafted has potential

 

centcougar? Is that you? :lol: