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In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

15 September 2016 - 09:05 AM

The constant change up of lines especially on the PP has to stop. Blashill has plenty of options at forward he needs to find something that will stick

I see what you're saying to a degree.  Just a slight counter-point on this, more to your referencing the PP.  In this day and age of technology, teams have video on opposing teams at their fingertips and even have a full time positions with "Video" in their job title (Wings have two).  They even have video on the other teams via their iPads on the bench during games.  Changing lines up and giving your team, or PP unit different "looks" at times can be also part strategy.  I've heard Joel Quenneville state this a few times in interviews over the past few years.  Even back 10 years ago video and opposition analysis wasn't nearly as developed as it is today.  So, when the other teams know your tendencies, know where you break down, know how to better open shooting lanes, etc...it makes it much easier to develop a winning strategy as a team. 


I'll be clear though, if you have a top 5 PP unit, or top 5 line in the league, you're not, or very unlikely to make any changes. Understood..."beat us if you can".   But the days of a team jumping on the ice and having a "rough idea" of what the other team is going to throw at them and developing an effective strategy on the "fly" are over.

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

14 September 2016 - 03:31 PM

Vanek is definitely capable of 30 goals.. The key word being capable. I have doubts about his drive too though. It hasn't really ever been consistently there.. That's been his issue throughout his career from what I remember of him.

I think he'll score around 20 with 50 points and be streaky. I am a fan of the low cost high reward contract though.

I'd love for him to score 20ish (+/- 5) with 50 (+/-10) points and not over-impress, and sign him to a longer deal at a lower cost.  If he explodes, he's be in a position of power in the negotiations.

In Topic: 5 Questions with Ken Holland

24 August 2016 - 02:42 PM

He's being very realistic about the situation/problem he created.  Wow...what a luxury that must be. 


I'm going to go tell our CEO that I'm going to be average...maybe above average (we'll see...fingers crossed!) in today's meeting with our major client.... because I got wasted last night and didn't get home until 4 am.  I'm sure he'll appreciate me being realistic and calling a spade a spade.

In Topic: For the Kenny apologists, what Holland move would change your stance o

18 July 2016 - 03:53 PM


The only chance this team EVER has to get rid of Jimmy is sheer desperation on the part of another GM due to injury at the position. Even then he would have to be given away. Sadly Holland will likely think he has actual value, so we'll be stuck with him. He is right there with guys like Niemi among the worst goal-tending contracts in the league. 


Not necessarily just because of injury would we have to chance to move him.  That's why God created teams like Calgary, Toronto, Buffalo, NY Islanders, and Edmonton ....to make horrific deals.  Didn't you know that??

In Topic: For the Kenny apologists, what Holland move would change your stance o

18 July 2016 - 02:08 PM



The thing is, plenty of teams have two very capable starters. All of which are far superior to Howard. 


"ALL"??  "far superior"??  Woa....I get your point, but that's a little strong.  Jimmy isn't that bad.  Reality check.   He's not a top 10 goalie in the league...but he's not in the bottom 10 either.