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#2627045 9/24 Exhibition GDT : at Red Wings 6, Pittsburgh Penguins 1

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 September 2015 - 12:56 PM

Tonight will be Dylan Larkin's debut on the JLA ice playing for his hometown Detroit Red Wings.  Stop and think about that for a minute. I know it happens all over the place from time to time, but the first shift he takes can you imagine the tears flowing from the eyes of his dad and mom? Can you just imagine for a minute all the years of practices, getting up at 3am, all the travel all the equipment purchased, all the money spent, all the memories of their child first learning how to skate using a chair or one of the newer plastic apparatus' they have now, all the tears Dylan cried when he thought he couldn't do it, he'd fall down and not want to get back up...my God, it's not only a rush of those memories because Dylan made it to the NHL, and that is overwhelming enough, 99% of the families who go through all the same motions don't even get a sniff of the NHL, but he was drafted by and is now playing for the hometown Detroitf****** Red Wings! Pardon my French.


Talk about dream of dreams, Mr. and Mrs. Larkin congratulations, God bless you and let those tears flow! All the years and struggles you have endured, the times you wanted to give up or had to call in sick to work to go to the next tournament or game or parent meeting, it has all been worth it.  Exhale. You deserve it.  I can't even imagine the euphoria they will be feeling tonight when he steps onto that hallowed ice. It most certainly is not his first time on that ice surface, hell, even two of my son's played tourney's on that ice, but as he pulls that sweater over his head, ties his laces tight, briefly remembering how many times his father had to do it for him, maybe just one more time wishing dad would make sure they were just right so he wouldn't fall and could share in this one time moment with him.  As he walks down that hallway and puts his first foot onto that ice for the first time as a Detroit Red Wing in the arena he grew up (as well as his father grew up) watching their favorite players and fantasizing about being an NHL player.  You made it, you are a Detroit Red Wing....Wow.

#2621380 Pulkkinen re-signs.... 1 year deal

Posted by FlashyG on 23 July 2015 - 10:44 PM

There is nothing wrong with that, but some people are acting like he's some kind of goal scoring God who will score 40+ a year and anyone who disagrees is a hater.


Negativity and Pulkamania, 2 things that don't go together brother.




NHL...Whatcha gonna do when the Pulkster runs wild on you?

#2619111 Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 05 July 2015 - 04:55 PM

It's amazing how fast people will turn on a player.


If memory serves, this is more of a basic procedural thing than a real indication that things are going poorly.  By filing for arbitration Nyquist forfeits the right to accept an offer sheet from other teams.  In other words, he's committing to the Wings by filing.  


Today is the deadline to file so the timing is likely a result of that, not something that happened with the Wings.  I'm pretty sure this is something players do that's just a backup plan for a worst case scenario. And again, by doing so he cannot accept an offer sheet from another team. 

#2618537 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 01 July 2015 - 07:45 PM

This was made by FlashyG posted on another forum. Another absolute gem that has to be shared and I haven't seen him around in awhile.



#2618397 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 01 July 2015 - 04:38 PM


More Green on TSN: "I was willing to take a little bit less on term to go to a great organization that I’m extremely excited to play for."

#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.

#2618179 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by Vladiator on 01 July 2015 - 03:04 PM

What's this I hear? Ken Holland actually made a meaningful and reasonable signing on July 1st? Hell I'm going to play the lottery today. 

#2604426 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by puckbags on 29 April 2015 - 09:10 PM

Good effort, we are just a little thin up front, Cole and Franzen would've helped that alot.  Huge credit to Marchenko and Kindl tonight, those two looked great. Kindl is an NHL caliber defenceman and if's he not going to be playing for us he needs to be moved for something.  It pains me to say it but Z is turning into Stevie late in his career. Looks sore everytime he takes a stride.  We have lots to build on here and some movable assets.  

#2592759 2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by TripleS on 12 April 2015 - 10:47 PM

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#2592679 2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by Hockey13Playa on 12 April 2015 - 02:13 PM


#2531709 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by Euro_Twins on 11 July 2014 - 10:18 PM

I was able to quickly fix their direction of travel




that would imply that the organization is moving in the right direction, I honestly thought they were moving backwards on purpose lol

#2531696 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by FlashyG on 11 July 2014 - 09:21 PM

Don't worry Kenny's got a firm grip on the wheel.



#2509404 2014 Round 1 Photoshop War: Boston Bruins

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#2509401 2014 Round 1 Photoshop War: Boston Bruins

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#2509385 2014 Round 1 Photoshop War: Boston Bruins

Posted by bakerbert on 13 April 2014 - 02:53 PM



New Uniforms for the playoffs