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#2650476 Dennis Wideman Suspended 20 Games

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 29 January 2016 - 12:30 PM

I don't think it was deliberate but people in sports media who don't follow hockey think it was. Looks to me like he instinctively got his stick up at the last second to protect himself and didn't realize it was a linesman.


#2646806 Press & Jax swap

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 08 January 2016 - 01:16 PM

His thing is that he's not afraid to call out players by name to the media. If players just realized that and didn't take it as an insult then it wouldn't be that big of a deal. I wonder who else may be leaving Columbus, though. Torts and Hartnell haven't gotten along this season.


#2644779 2015/2016 Around The League

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 29 December 2015 - 05:45 PM

Has the stadium been empty?


At weekend games, no. But if you go on a Monday or Tuesday it's about 50% full. Unfortunately there are a lot of people there just because it's something to do. However there are a decent number of actual fans that still show up.


#2644199 Anybody think this is legit?

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 22 December 2015 - 11:05 PM

Could be worse.  I ordered a jersey from FansEdge for my wife and it didn't fit so we returned it...  only to find out they don't accept returns on jerseys so they donated it to a charity.  So now we're out both the jersey and the money.  Needless to say, I wouldn't recommend them.




#2641505 Devils Sign Tootoo

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 06 December 2015 - 10:27 PM

He actually was known for his fighting when he was younger, and I said he was physical, because he is, just that I wish he would do it more often. But around and behind our net and in the corners he's one of our most physical d men.

Also, people aren't going to not take runs at star players just because tootoos on the ice. Ha. That whole deterrent thing simply because a fighter is out there isn't true anymore. Even back in the day, people would still run at high end players knowing they were gonna get beat up by bodyguards on skates. It didn't deter anything, they just had to be ready to fight after which is the same thing that happens today(even on the red wings) if e is out there he's not going to sit back after someone made a bad hit, or someone's going after one of our skilled players.


Maltby was also a 50 goal scorer in Junior. Ericsson isn't known as a great fighter in the NHL. Tootoo can hold his own, wasn't given a fair shot in Detroit, and would be welcomed depth to a roster lacking some physicality. Also, you think knowing someone will come after you doesn't deter players from taking cheap shots? Yeah, it still happens, of course. But having a guy who can stand with just about anyone in the league makes you think twice.


#2640027 Evgeni Malkin channels NHL 94

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 29 November 2015 - 09:00 AM

And they still lost.


#2639054 2016 NHL Outdoor Games Jerseys.

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 23 November 2015 - 05:34 PM

Looks like something out of NASCAR. Gross...


#2636883 11/13 GDT | Sharks @ Red Wings | 7:30 PM ET | FSD

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 13 November 2015 - 07:53 PM

Howard is clearly the #2 behind Mrazek now.


#2628576 Raffi Torres at it again.

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 06 October 2015 - 11:50 AM

The other thing that gets me about this play is (upon re-watching it multiple times) he clearly decides that he's going to go after Silfverberg before he even has the puck.  I mean, he just makes a bee-line for him, tags him with a headshot and makes no effort to make a play on the puck.  I think that's a big factor to why he got 41 games.




#2628338 Raffi Torres at it again.

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 05 October 2015 - 08:26 AM

Never liked the guy and hopefully this suspension is enough to force him out of the league next season.




#2620472 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 14 July 2015 - 11:05 AM

Prediction time:  Over/under on Jurco scoring 15 goals this season?

 

I'd say somewhere around 8-10.  Unless he suddenly has a much larger role to fill I can't see him putting up drastically better offensive numbers.  I'd love to be wrong, however.




#2616934 #19 OA Evgeny Svechnikov

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 27 June 2015 - 11:30 AM

So one report says he can't defend and the other says he does it well enough? I think he has the skill and work ethic to fix any issues he might have. I like this pick. Imagine a future 1st line of Svechnikov-Larkin-Mantha (if they all reach their potentials).


#2615869 Salary Cap Raised

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 24 June 2015 - 05:20 AM

Personally I had hopes it would go up higher around $ 74 million, Wings are an original 6 team so it would have helped us longterm either by 1. unloading bad contracts and 2. offer-sheet some guys that are worth it.


Holland is not going to offer sheet anyone. It's just bad business. All it would do having the cap that high is allow teams like Chicago to hold on to their players. Also, it would actually decrease our chances of landing a top FA.


#2614749 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 16 June 2015 - 09:45 AM

Still hate their fans, especially the ones who jumped on board after the 2nd Cup, but there's no denying that team was built to continually compete for Cups.  Time for the rest of the league (especially the Wings) to step up and make sure they don't win a 4th.




#2614315 Wings open to trading Mantha and/or their 1st Round Pick

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 14 June 2015 - 08:48 AM

Mantha, 19th pick and Pulks to Arizona for 3rd overall and then draft Noah and we should have our future Def # 1.


Arizona would likely want more than that considering they're almost guaranteed to have a future top D pairing of OEL - Hanifin. That's potentially one of the best in the league.