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#2620064 Gustav Nyquist signed 4-Year Deal $4.75 mill AAV

Posted by Echolalia on 11 July 2015 - 12:50 AM

I don't see anyone getting moved. Holland will take the team into training camp over the roster limit, and a couple injuries will happen and then all of a sudden nobody needs to be moved. Then by the time these injured players recover, a few more go down to LTIR. It seems to happen every year.

#2619042 #73 OA - Defenseman Vili Saarijarvi

Posted by Ekmanc on 04 July 2015 - 07:53 PM

Second day comments from Malik: 


Vili Saarijarvi 71: I shrug my shoulders and go, "Pro pace, pro pace." I have seen Vili for the sum total of about an hour, and I already understand that the Red Wings didn't overreact by signing him to a pro contract some eight days after he was drafted. He's not big at 5'10" and he's not massively physically imposing, but he is an elegant puckhandler, a smart, slick passer and a superb skater who just does everything well. Tyler Wright called him the "complete package" and that's not off. He's really, really good and I don't know how the Wings got him in the 3rd round, either, because he plays like a 1st round pick.

From the 2015 draft thread.....



 ... we been bitching forever that we need defensemen but we get a 5;9 dman that didnt look good in his short stint at ushl and returned back to finland....


The clear implication in that sentence is that he couldn't hack hockey in NA so he's going home

There are many other reasons to go back but either way he seems to be playing for Flint next season.

#2618929 #73 OA - Defenseman Vili Saarijarvi

Posted by Jesusberg on 03 July 2015 - 05:36 PM

Take it for what it's worth, but I noticed a number of favorable mentions regarding Saarijarvi and his play during today's camp on Twitter earlier today. Malik did a write-up on him, too.



So the Wings signed Vili Saarijarvi at the development camp.

Should they have done so?

Well, first and foremost, it's to control his playing future, and second, despite the fact that he's 5'10," not 5'9," and about 175 pounds...

Yeah. Yeah they should have, and I'm glad they did. Even on first glance, he's fleet-of-foot, he's got great positioning, his PACE is at pro level, not USHL level, and he looked better than anybody not named Dylan Larkin out there today. Saarijarvi can pass on the fly and pass where he wants the puck to go, not just where the puck should be when he's making the pass, his shot is hard and he has no problems whatsoever dealing with bumps and grinding. He reminded me of Joe Hicketts last summer, except that Saarijarvi has far better offensive skills, and again, that PACE is something that only stands out if you're really damn good. I was that impressed with him.

#2604549 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by CaliforniaWingsFan on 29 April 2015 - 09:33 PM

First things first this off-season. Re-sign Dan Cleary. The rest will fall into place from there.

#2603468 Zidlicky Out for game 7- Concussion

Posted by mvanpop on 29 April 2015 - 02:35 PM

Zids got hit with the shockwave from the Kronwall hit and got himself a concussion

#2601265 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by frankgrimes on 26 April 2015 - 05:25 PM

I want to pipe in and say that I think it's sad when people chant the negative stuff. I wouldn't even chant "Tampa Bay sucks!" I don't think they suck. I don't think any team or player in the NHL sucks. They are all competitors in a difficult league. I saw a post here that said "somebody should injure Tyler Johnson". I mean, really? When he scored the two goals and carried his team, I felt happy for him. Of course if the Wings lose, it would be major heart-ache, but that's not going to make me "hate" other players or teams. I just cheer, cheer, cheer for the Wings, and try to feel good for other teams and players when they have success. I would like to see Joe Louis Arena focus on positively impacting their team and let go of the silly "Bulls***", etc. chants. It's not going to happen, though, "the mass" just doesn't operate that way.


This is hockey not holiday on ice. I'm also happy for some players from other teams but if one attends a game and is into the crowd-stuff I for sure expect negative chants towards the opponent. The job of a crowd is to make cheer for the home-team and make it unpleasant for the opponent to play in a building. That  Kate Perry sign from a Jets fan was just pure gold

#2601123 2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by Jersey Wing on 25 April 2015 - 11:02 PM


#2598132 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 3 - DET Leads series 2-1

Posted by F.Michael on 21 April 2015 - 09:29 PM

Howie is in a sticky situation only because Petr is proving to be the real deal. He is the only one this entire season I believe to shutout the Lightning....twice! When you have a 5 million dollar goalie sitting because of some kid, it grants discussion on a message board, even after a solid W from our boys, and Peteee especially. Boyle could have changed the tempo on that breakaway, but this time Petr had his number. Great win, great effort, and lets keep it rolling! Tampa is going to come guns blazing, but we just may have ourselves a forcefield in goal.

Am I the only one who's shocked that the big lug Boyle is probably faster than nearly half the Wings roster?

#2597196 Abdelkader to return for Game 3

Posted by barabbas16 on 21 April 2015 - 04:00 PM

I meant don't race them to 5 goals....has to be a low scoring game. Hope you understand now


I understood : ).  I was just purposefully being obnoxious for the sake of humor (in my opinion).  No offense intended.

#2596952 Abdelkader to return for Game 3

Posted by marcaractac on 20 April 2015 - 09:57 PM


What other way is there to win besides outscoring the opponent?


I just assume it was meant that the Wings aren't gonna beat Tampa trading chances, and that they need to slow the game down and be defensive solid to try and win a low scoring game. 

#2595066 Post-GDT ECQF Game 1: Red Wings 3, Lightning 2 (DET leads, 1-0)

Posted by marcaractac on 16 April 2015 - 09:41 PM

with all the negativity towards our boys (rightfully so) most of us expected this kind of game without the W, and we got that W so hopefully, and I mean HOPEFULLY, we only go up from here. The guys now are seeing that we got goaltending, so loosen the hell up and use them legs.


The way I look at it is what if it were the other way around? That would have been infinitely worse. They stole a win in a game they were dominated. I have no doubt they will look much better in game 2. Babs is too good a coach to not make the right adjustments for the next game. The effort was definitely there, they just need to play smarter. 

#2594994 ECQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30 EST

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 16 April 2015 - 09:16 PM

Game stolen. Means nothing if they don't come out stronger next game


True but it does mean we don't get swept

#2594984 ECQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30 EST

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 April 2015 - 09:15 PM

Datsyuk, Mrazek and Glenfiddich are the stars.  Everyone else should have their paychecks withheld.  

#2557386 12/16 GDT : Blue Jackets 1 at Red Wings 0 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 December 2014 - 11:26 PM


I don't think that has anything to do with his larger point about shootouts not being involved. He was simply stating they aren't a part of the game then. Jimmy was great two years ago in the playoffs anyways.


And one good playoff out of five seasons ain't bad.   :rolleyes:


His quote seems like he just doesn't get it.  Neither does the team or Babcock.  They'll probably use this same quote all season.  

Howards quotes sound like what i call a excuse. Better show up on friday these points can't bite us in the ass.


He gets these quotes from his brilliant GM, who has a book of quotes he uses for every excuse.  

#2429776 So.. what are our expectations for this roster?

Posted by Based on 12 July 2013 - 02:57 PM

Wings vs East


2011-2012: 10-7-1

2010-2011: 12-4-2

2009-2010: 9-6-3

2008-2009: 12-5-1


If this means anything then i have no worries about the eastern conference