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In Topic: 3/26 GDT : Pittsburgh Penguins at Detroit Red Wings, 2:00 PM ET

26 March 2016 - 03:32 PM


any other team he would be gone

with the wings he will still be here

Disagree that he'd be gone on any other team.  That's awfully fast to scrap a coach and especially one that was anticipated as Babcock's replacement for so many years.  Having said that, I think if the Wings are doing poorly halfway through next year, then we're maybe starting to have a coaching conversation.  I'm not sure who would replace him though...

In Topic: Abby Signs 7-year, 29.75 mil Extension

05 November 2015 - 12:09 PM


We don't know the exact number yet, so it could be a bad hit I guess, but he's 100% worth over 4 million.  When I see that, I'm not at all surprised.

In Topic: Roster Moves by the Wings

04 October 2015 - 05:44 PM

I can already anticipate the meltdown if Cleary stays and Larkin goes down. 


Just to prepare people, if that happens, it is NOT because Cleary "took" Larkin's roster spot.  It's because they didn't think Larkin was ready for a top 3 line role and didn't want him playing 10 minutes on the fourth line and/or being the 13/14 forward.  Cleary, on the other hand, is perfectly-suited to that role.  The two of them are not in competition for the same roster spot.

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

01 July 2015 - 04:56 PM

How did that translate into your comment that Dats would be out until December 2?

In Topic: 2015 Draft

27 June 2015 - 11:59 AM

So Paterson and Perry don't have a shot at NHL duty but Van Pottelberghe absolutely does... Give me a break. Both of these kids have just as good a shot at being NHLers as this kid. Besides, we're going to need a backup within a few years if Howard is traded. That won't be any of these kids. It will be a free agent signing...

This is the premise of a talent poolSince none of them are sure fire bets for the NHL, you build up a pool of what you think are the best bets (at each position) and hope that one turns into the real deal.  You don't stop drafting at a position because you've got one or two guys that are maybe ok.  And we hardly have an unreasonable number of (or a particularly good set of) goaltending prospects.


Listen, I agree that we need to draft defence.  I'm just saying that we need more than that as well.  And our goaltending talent pool is not strong.