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#2679584 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by paulwoodsfan on 26 June 2016 - 03:25 PM

We are hardly overloaded in goal. We have one young goalie we know can play (Mrazek). Whether any of Coreau, Patterson et al pan out is anyone's guess. It never hurts to freshen the pipeline at that incredibly unpredictable position.

#2667349 Fixing this mess....

Posted by paulwoodsfan on 12 April 2016 - 06:06 PM

Six out of 14 on that list are "bad contract," "stupid contract" or "overpaid." But here's the thing -- all contracts, including bad or stupid ones, set market rates. Those are all comparables DD's agent will look at. He won't care whether the guy should be paid that much, he'll just care that the guy is being paid that much. If some of those guys are overpaid, maybe DD is better than them and therefore should be paid as much or more. That's the starting point his agent will bring to negots.

#2667060 Pavel Datsyuk Career Appreciation Thread (Mod Warning Post #40)

Posted by paulwoodsfan on 11 April 2016 - 11:41 AM


#2666755 Free Press: Pavel Datsyuk to return to Russia following Playoffs

Posted by paulwoodsfan on 10 April 2016 - 09:08 AM

So Elliotte Friedman, who was accused earlier in this thread of "lacking class" and engaging in "yellow journalism," turns out to have been accurate in his HNIC report a week ago. Not surprising -- he is one of the best hockey reporters in the business. Like Bob McKenzie, when he reports something, you can take it to the bank.


#2655489 2/26 GDT : Red Wings at Avalanche Alumni Game, 7:00 EST

Posted by paulwoodsfan on 27 February 2016 - 06:43 AM

Stevie was correct. The pre-game highlights package was ridiculously slanted towards the Avs. There were not one but two clips of Roy holding the puck up in his glove, Statue of Liberty-style, but the play where he tried to do that and muffed it -- paving the way for Wings to win the 2002 series -- was noticeably absent. The league missed a real opportunity to make this a national event and instead allowed it to be an Avs event.

#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.

#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.