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#2650498 Dennis Wideman Suspended 20 Games

Posted by paulwoodsfan on 29 January 2016 - 04:58 PM

So if he was dazed and cross-checked an opposing player from behind, it would OK? If he was dazed, why did he stay in the game and not go through the protocol? Guys are responsible for their actions if they are conscious and aware, and this type of cheap shot with a stick is not OK regardless of who was on the receiving end. The fact it was an official makes a suspension almost a requirement. I'd say 10 games.

#2649643 ROY according to LGW

Posted by paulwoodsfan on 23 January 2016 - 01:32 PM

I want Larkin to finish second, just like Yzerman, Fedorov, Lidstrom and Zetterberg did. Three HoFers, one likely heading there and one for whom the sky's the limit.

#2647838 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by paulwoodsfan on 14 January 2016 - 11:18 AM

Remember how bad Murphey was in TO as well...somtimes the pressure to play there gets in the way of being able to just play your game...bet that if Dion goes anywhere, he'll become less boneheaded and gets better.  I'd take him here (still) but absolutely not at the price we almost paid last season...Ericsson and a pick please.  Our former coach loves his Jonny E. I'd take Dion's bad contract over E's any day.  But it would limit our capspace more than I'd like...


If we already have cap issues -- which presumably get worse as soon as Pulkkinen is cleared -- there's no way we can trade E for Phaneuf unless Leafs eat a ton of the latter's salary. And the deal still has five years to run, which would hamstring us going forward. IMO it shouldn't even be considered.

#2647104 Jakub Kindl waived

Posted by paulwoodsfan on 10 January 2016 - 02:01 PM

1. Kindl plays a bit


LGW: Kindl sucks, get rid of him!


2. Kindl drops to eighth on the depth chart, then goes on waivers


LGW: We're gonna lose him for nothing! Holland is an idiot for not getting something for him!


3. Kindl clears waivers


LGW: <crickets>

#2605714 DRW Free Agents / Salary Thread

Posted by paulwoodsfan on 03 May 2015 - 02:31 PM

Interesting to note that we have six RFAs and just five open roster spots although if Franzen stays on LTIR we could sign all six. I think Andersson is closest to being on the bubble. Ferraro, amazingly, seems as if he is and should be in our plans as a fourth-liner. Never expected that to happen. No room for Zidlicky.

#2586402 3/28 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 4

Posted by paulwoodsfan on 29 March 2015 - 07:59 AM

What does one have to do to "deserve" ice time on a particular line? IMO Babcock's plan all along has been to develop Abdelkader into a power forward, and part of that development required going head to head with the top lines on our opponents, which means top-six ice time even when he wasn't scoring at nearly a top-six pace.

#2524803 Wings officially have vacancy in asst coach spot

Posted by paulwoodsfan on 20 June 2014 - 10:22 AM

Jiri Fischer might be a dark horse candidate. He was worked with our young d-men and seems to be rising through the org. But that said, I'd prefer a career coach type, and I think that's the direction Babs will go.

#2523932 Wings sign Tomas Nosek to 2 year entry level deal

Posted by paulwoodsfan on 15 June 2014 - 11:51 AM

If there was a "local boy" available right now who was a 21-year-old free agent and as good as Nosek apparently is, then the Wings could be criticized. Clearly, however, there isn't any such player available.

#2522656 Adam Almquist says hes considering returning to Sweden to avoid AHL

Posted by paulwoodsfan on 03 June 2014 - 06:08 PM

Kindl is obviously expendable, but those suggesting that Almqvist is more valuable than Smith and Lashoff are guilty, IMO, of overvaluing potential and the unknown. He can't kill penalties, which Lashoff does quite well. By all accounts Almqvist is below at least three other defencemen in Grand Rapids, in terms of NHL potential. If he turns into Rafalski, I will be stunned.

#2521263 Blues re-sign Elliott, announce Miller won't be back

Posted by paulwoodsfan on 20 May 2014 - 10:06 AM

Can't win a shootout if you don't score. We were far worse shooting than stopping in shootouts this season.

#2521156 Blues re-sign Elliott, announce Miller won't be back

Posted by paulwoodsfan on 19 May 2014 - 12:19 PM

The Ducks are loaded in goal, and Gibson is a fantastic prospect. They would be near the bottom of teams I'd expect to pitch for Miller.

#2520915 2014 Memorial Cup

Posted by paulwoodsfan on 16 May 2014 - 09:37 PM

Val D'or's goalie (Bibaud -- a Leafs sixth-rounder) was unconsciously good. Mantha was the best skater on the ice -- a superb goal, a rocket off the post and he got stoned by the goalie in tight on a partial breakaway.

#2520836 2014 Memorial Cup

Posted by paulwoodsfan on 16 May 2014 - 01:02 PM

To make this tournament work financially, tickets have to be sold far in advance. Only way you can guarantee that is to give the home team automatic entry. Fortunately, host clubs have historically loaded up and been strong contenders -- and in some cases earned their way in by winning the league championship. London lost out a month ago, but to Guelph. London was arguably the second-best team in the O all season so they're not likely to fall flat on their faces even though they "backed in."

#2520752 2014 Memorial Cup

Posted by paulwoodsfan on 16 May 2014 - 08:29 AM

Mantha also scored five goals in six games at world juniors, so he has 86 goals in 87 games so far. Hopefully he puts up at least one more goal than games played in the tournament. Ninety-two total goals for the year would be a nice, Gretzky-esque stat.

#2519874 Holland Holding on to Jeff Blashill

Posted by paulwoodsfan on 09 May 2014 - 03:54 PM

He has already done as well as it is possible to do at every elite level -- NHL, Olympics, world championships. He may not feel he has anything left to prove.


He could make a lot of money at Michigan, get job security that is unimaginable in pro hockey, live in his current house and face an entirely new set of challenges. I don't think it's beyond the realm of possibility in the least.