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#2628307 Roster Moves by the Wings

Posted by krsmith17 on Yesterday, 09:17 PM

e_prime, the point wasn't that I want Cleary in over Andersson, or vice versa, the point is, I don't want Larkin in the lineup on opening night. I said the same thing with Jurco last season, and I think he should play a full season in Grand Rapids. If he absolutely dominates the American League, and we get hit with injuries at Center, then we can call up either Larkin or Athanasiou. Why should Larkin get the nod before Athanasiou at this point? AA put up better numbers in pre-season and was just as noticeable out there on any given night. Larkin should and most likely will play the season (or at least a good portion of it) down in GR. I look forward to watching him, along with the rest of the boys tear it up down there.

#2628290 Crosby says Zetterberg most competitive player he ever faced as pro

Posted by number9 on Yesterday, 07:13 PM

Not a surprise to us RW fans. Z is an average athlete with great heart/comtete levels which is what has made him a star.



#2627876 Goalie Battle

Posted by rick zombo on 01 October 2015 - 09:51 AM

Agreed, having two solid goalies is not a bad thing.


Having two solid goalies is only a bad thing if you hate one of them and hope they fail so you can "be right" about them on hockey forums and message baords.

#2627920 DeKeyser Injured

Posted by Bannedforlife on 01 October 2015 - 06:22 PM

I blame the guy that started the 'Completely healthy roster?' thread

#2627866 Completely Healthy Roster?

Posted by kipwinger on 01 October 2015 - 08:46 AM

I agree.  Miller is a good player for what he does.  But he's totally replaceable.  Guys like that get love in Detroit, but not really anywhere else in the league.  They're stuck in this situation where they're too good to make entry level money, but replaceable enough that teams don't really want to give them a raise. 


While Miller is probably better than Ferraro (for instance), I don't think he's so much better that it would make the extra money worth it.  But that's not a knock on Miller.  There are tons of guys I feel that way about.  In today's cap world, with your core players eating up a larger and larger percentage of your available cap space, you have to find cost savings where you can.  One of those ways is to try and always have role and depth players on entry level (or near league minimum) contracts.  The other way is to not have a ton of money wrapped up in a goalie (looking at you NY Rangers). 

#2627983 Completely Healthy Roster?

Posted by rick zombo on 02 October 2015 - 11:43 AM

Almost at the point now where praying for a healthy roster makes more sense than arguing over one.

#2627771 Completely Healthy Roster?

Posted by kickazz on 30 September 2015 - 04:36 PM

Yes, I'm getting that feeling.  I hope you're right.  However, this possibility is real.

Why do you get that feeling? He was barely called up last year and we don't even have Babcock anymore.. Blashill barely knows Cleary, he's more accustomed to the youngsters.

If anything chances are higher Cleary doesn't get called up.

#2626031 If Larkin forces his way to the team , what will we look like?

Posted by krsmith17 on 19 September 2015 - 01:03 PM

Even with Datsyuk starting the season on IR, and if Helm isn't ready to go (which I think he will be), or another player gets injured, I still think Larkin starts the season and in all likelihood plays the entire season in Grand Rapids...

#2627678 Completely Healthy Roster?

Posted by kipwinger on 29 September 2015 - 11:56 AM

I'm just curious to see what the team will look like next season or in 2 yrs .... There's just way too many good kids coming up and not enough spots

Mantha athanasiou larkin nosek bertuzzi svechnikov and god knows who else (holmstrom?)

Sad to say but Franzen retiring soon would probably be best for the team and someone like helm who I really like will probably be gone to make room and we got guys like nosek,larkin,bertuzzi,natasiuk who can play a similar 2 way game

Anyways as for this year , this is what I'd like to see when healthy

Zetterberg datsyuk abdelkader

Nyquist richards Tatar

Pulkkinen sheahan jurco

Helm glendening Franzen


I'm sure mule will play top 6 probably but I think he should be on the 4th line , with helms speed and glendening tenacity I think on a 4th line competing against other teams bottom pairs and 3rd pairing d's and some ppl time he could get 15 goals which would benefit us having a goal scorer on hype 4th line and with limited time increases the chances of him not getting hurt and helping us in the playoffs


Just gotta go the Chicago route.  Lock up your core players, and essentially view all role players as expendable.  Which isn't necessarily a bad thing.  Guys like Quincey, Smith, Kindl, Andersson, Miller Glendening, Ferraro, Callahan, and maybe even Ericsson, Jurco, and Abby are all replaceable.  I really like tons of those guys, but you can usually find similar type guys in the offseason just about every year for reasonable prices.  Detroit is really the only contending team that shows this much loyalty to role players.  I'm not complaining about it, because it's seemed to work well, but it's clearly not the only way to be successful. 

#2627592 9/28 Exhibition GDT : Red Wings at Boston Bruins, 7:00 EST

Posted by T.Low on 28 September 2015 - 12:08 PM

So Larkin head to head vs Bergeron?

#2627564 Gustavsson gets tryout with Bruins

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 27 September 2015 - 11:57 PM

A Groin injury seems like it could be a personal reason.

#2627407 9/24 Exhibition GDT : at Red Wings 6, Pittsburgh Penguins 1

Posted by kickazz on 25 September 2015 - 03:48 PM



This guy thinks we are a contender. And he's saying EXACTLY the same thing Kip is saying. top 4 D man needed. 

#2627373 Kane case headed to grand jury

Posted by F.Michael on 25 September 2015 - 10:44 AM

Eouanno, the accuser lawyer provided the brown paper bag to the mother.. that seems sketchy. He could be in trouble for that.

The media is now blaming the DA for the media circus going on? lol what a joke.


The DA is on point! Has all his facts in order.

My understanding is that the mother was given the 'hospital' bag by the RN who gathered the evidence for the rape kit.


Hamburg PD went to the mother's house; there the police collected the shirt that the accuser had worn when the alleged crime took place, and placed said shirt in a police evidence bag, and the mother kept the 'hospital' bag that happened to have the accuser's name, the RN's name, and the address (not sure if it's the accuser's, or mother's address).


This bag then ends up at Eouanno's office when the mother claims she found it at her home between her storm door/front door.


It's more or less a hoax.

#2627366 9/24 Exhibition GDT : at Red Wings 6, Pittsburgh Penguins 1

Posted by Echolalia on 25 September 2015 - 10:24 AM

Lol so in addition to getting tix to this game from a friend, now I find out my gf just scored some tix for tomorrow's game. I'm lucking out this preseason. I hope Green ends up playing though.

#2627354 9/24 Exhibition GDT : at Red Wings 6, Pittsburgh Penguins 1

Posted by Jesusberg on 25 September 2015 - 09:29 AM

Can't be disappointed with this depth.  When injuries start happening we'll be happy to have it. 


Andersson and Ferraro are ultimately getting waived.  No big loss if either are claimed.

Helm can be an asset moving up and down the roster in any spot.  Would rather see him on the fourth line with Glenny and Miller.

If Jurco and Pulks are pulling their weight, and unless Franzen is tearing it up, I don't see why it wouldn't be Franzen sitting in the press-box. 

Wouldn't be bad to have him rotate in and out as necessary... give him and his noggin a rest every so often.

Eh? Why would both get waived?

Detroit only needs to waive one of them, unless you think Cleary or Callahan will be the 14th forward? Unless you're thinking they'll run 13 forwards to get under the cap once Pavel returns?