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In Topic: Cleary re-signs... 1 year deal

06 September 2015 - 11:07 AM

Blashill has a clear mind coming into camp and throughout the season. He'll probably play the guys who most deserve it. He doesn't have certain opinions of players the way Mike may have had (So players like Smith, Jurco, Kindl, should look at this as more of a fresh start). I wouldn't dwell on the thought of Cleary taking someones role who deserves it more over him. Like its been said many times before, this is more of a morale move. Players of Detroit like Dan, he is respected throughout the locker room and is a voice for the young guys. This isn't so much of a on ice move, but rather an off ice.  

In Topic: Preliminary Red Wings Training Camp Roster

04 July 2015 - 08:34 PM

I am very high on Bertuzzi and have watched him a ton over the past year, from his time with Guelph (Memorial Cup) and his short time so far with the Griffins. I see him as an Abdelkader type of player, that can slot in anywhere up and down the lineup. He plays a very gritty game, hits everything, goes to the hard areas of the ice, and can chip in on the offense. Simply put, he's exactly the type of player that you win with...

I'm also fairly high on Holmstrom, but unfortunately I haven't seen much of him, other than the World Junior's and a few clips of him playing for A.I.K. in the SEL. I do know that he is developing quite nicely over in Sweden though and has put up some incredible numbers. He broke SEL playoff point records held by the Sedins and Kopitars with 18 points in 15 games. I think Henrik Sedin had something like 12 points in 13 games or 13 in 14... Not bad for an 18 year old playing against men...

In saying that, I don't see either as a lock in the top 6. They can both get there but I see both as 2nd/3rd line tweeners...

Bertuzzi has much more offense upside then Abs ever did imo. Bertuzzi will be a beauty for the winged wheel

In Topic: Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

04 July 2015 - 03:38 PM

With Richards, I still think the best top 6 would be:





Honestly if our 3 older forwards dats, Z, and Richards (discluding Mule until further news) are all playing top 6, the only 2 i want playing on the same line among them is Zetterberg and Dats. Ya maybe Richards and Z could work, but Z knows Dats much better down the middle, and I don't see him flourishing with Richards anymore then with 13. The Eurotwins are always buzzing and if not always well then very often. That gives so much free space to work with on the 2nd line, assuming Richards and or Sheahan solidify that spot. Having a thriving 2nd line because of a center not named Henrik or Pavel is what Detroits wanted for a decent time now, we want those Etwins playing together. Hopefully Richards snags that chance because right now to me Sheahan looks like a toss up between a 2nd or a 3rd line NHL center, and added depth in case of scenerio B, never hurts. At least for this year, Sheahans still young and Richards is tied up for one season. Basically it comes down to, Richards, Sheahan, please kick ass...

In Topic: Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

04 July 2015 - 12:10 AM

In a dream world where Jurco turns into a pretty decent PF, and Larkin can handle being more then a top 9 forward (basing all hope for this year) thats a pretty decent top 12 you got! If Blashill can get Jurco playing like he did for him, and Larkin being the over achieving prospect he was last year that dream world could possibly be a reality. I mean that fourth line would be the grind line all over again, in your face every given night. I wouldn't want Mule with Richards if he does return. Tatar i can see having the biggest impact with Richards arrival, another center that can distribute the puck, and maybe even mesh greater then did with Pavel...Wishful thinking, but it does look good on paper.

Z - D - Jurco 
Tatar - Richards - Sheahan
Nyquist - Larkin - Mule/ Pulk
Helm- Glen - Abs

In Topic: ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

29 April 2015 - 09:18 PM

I believe this is it for Babs behind a redwing bench....wasted opportunity and you can't keep riding the one and done bandwagon for much longer. Changes are needed, but until then...LGRW