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#2660445 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by WingsallTheway on 16 March 2016 - 01:08 PM

Wow so that means Edmonton Edmonton will soon have a line of Laine/Puljujarvi McJesus Hall - f*** that such an insane line wow. No wonder oilers fans are excited I would be too.All Chiarelli has to do is trade another young guy for a stud d men...Edmonton will be scary good soon

A 1 percent chance at Matthews? I'd take that over the playoffs for sure because it would also mean a higher chance on one of the other top picks


Yeah I'm a big fan of the new lottery system. Doesn't play into the hands of the bottom feeders and it gives mediocre teams around the 10-15th spot a chance to continue succeeding and land an above average pick instead of floating around in mediocricy. 


This also works out for the Oilers unfortunately because they will be an average team for the next 2-4 years. This gives them even more chances at top picks when that previously wouldn't have been the case. Luckiest team in sports.

#2660438 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by WingsallTheway on 16 March 2016 - 12:44 PM


Still a lot of hockey to be played so it's tough to predict where the Wings will pick but one thing is for sure they need defense, defense, defense the Edmonton model should have shown everyone that you can't outscore your defensive problems.


At this rate, we can pick a Dman in the top 10 :) 


I'll take that over 4 extra games in the playoffs

#2660428 3/15 GDT : Red Wings at Philadelphia Flyers, 7:30 ET

Posted by WingsallTheway on 16 March 2016 - 11:56 AM

For those saying we don't have good forwards on the roster, you are flat out wrong.  


When you look at our forwards you have to think that we would be scoring alot of goals. Something is going wrong this year because we have the same team but hypothetically much better with additions. Hard not to blame coaching. Can't score? Glendenning gets more time on ice than Datsyuk, Larkin, AA, tatar, Nyquist some nights. Down by 1 goal last game with a minute left? Glendenning is on the ice. 


Nyquist played one of his hardest games of the season the other night in Toronto, babs is still getting him to play hard and he lives 6 hours away.


Blashill has inherited the win by 1 goal philosophy from Babs, but is nowhere near as good at executing it. The D gets 20 turnovers a game and our PP is the worst I've ever seen. We have 1 defenceman who can make a stretch pass and we try it every time we have the puck. Icing or turnover. We finally get a cycle going in the offensive zone and dekeyser quincey or ericsson lob it on net the second they touch the puck and ruin momentum. All things I notice as a man who doesn't play hockey. 


All of our forwards are 70% focused on playing defence. We have the wrong philosophy for our team, we need to open it up more and take chances; we have one of the fastest teams in the NH and arugably the most athletic goaltender.

#2660427 Looking ahead at expansion draft

Posted by WingsallTheway on 16 March 2016 - 11:49 AM

Theres been more and more talks recently (Especially today) that expansion is imminent and will likely be Vegas. An expansion draft would happen.



Expansion draft potential. Each team has option of protecting 3d, 7F and I goalie or 8 skaters +1 goalie. Expansion determined before draft.


GM's told expansion decision expected before June draft. If expand by 1 team, each team loses 1 player...if two teams, 2 players.Next step in process of expansion is for exec committee to make a recommendation. No expansion..1 team or 2. Most gm's think 1 team. Vegas.


I really don't like the thought of losing ANYONE for nothing, especially in a draft to get in an NHL team nobody in the world wants. 

#2659583 3/13 GDT : Toronto Maple Leafs at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by WingsallTheway on 13 March 2016 - 10:07 PM

For everyone saying that no Wings forwards showed up, Datsyuk played his best game all season so lets not put him in this :)

#2659415 3/13 GDT : Toronto Maple Leafs at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by WingsallTheway on 13 March 2016 - 08:19 PM

This PP should be ashamed. It's an embarrassment every single time they get on the ice.


Its the system we have set up. Theres no pressure down low and we only cycle towards the blue line, even if we get a shot off its from the point and we don't even have any shooters there. PP coach straight up needs to be fired. I've never played competitive hockey and I can see what needs to happen.


If were lucky enough to get the puck down low the PP is too spread out so theres no separation and they cant make cross ice passes. They need to take a page out of Washingtons PP and have 3 guys on one side of the ice and set up a one timer in the slot on the other side. We could put Green, Pulkinnen, Dats, Tats, even Richards there. 

#2659139 3/12 GDT : New York Rangers at Red Wings, 2:00 EST

Posted by WingsallTheway on 12 March 2016 - 11:49 PM

:lol: I know how to avoid spoilers.  I didn't even look at my feed.  It was seriously right under the "UPDATE YOUR STATUS" field.  "RED WINGS BEAT RANGERS.  Tell your followers how you feel."  Doop-de-doop-de-doo. 

Here's how I feel FaceBook:  Don't tell me what you think I might want to know. You don't know me!  /end rant.



Very entertaining game, worth a watch. Some of the best hockey Ive seen from the forwards all season

#2658826 Wings sign Maine Defenseman Dan Renouf

Posted by WingsallTheway on 12 March 2016 - 02:54 AM

Are we sure this is not a Smith thread?


Any thread about signing a 6th/7th defenceman will turn into a Smith thread. Proves he needs to be replaced lol

#2652012 2/10 GDT : Ottawa Senators at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by WingsallTheway on 10 February 2016 - 09:44 PM

Ugh I can't stand Ericsson

#2651512 Byfuglien resigns with Jets - 5 years/$38 million

Posted by WingsallTheway on 08 February 2016 - 06:13 PM

Obviously just to increase his trade value so we can swap him for Kindl and a 2034 6th round draft pick

#2648278 Pav hits 1000

Posted by WingsallTheway on 16 January 2016 - 03:09 PM

I hope Pav decides to sign a 1 year when his contract his up.


Guy is a treat to watch and I know 10-20 years from now I'll still consider him my favorite player of all time. Such a unique player and I really wish I didn't take the 2006-2011 seasons for granted. Best player in the NHL for a period of time.

#2647021 Jakub Kindl waived

Posted by WingsallTheway on 09 January 2016 - 09:40 PM

Won't get claimed and people will still try to include him in a package for Malkin

#2644962 12/29 GDT : Detroit Red Wings at Winnipeg Jets, 8:00 EST

Posted by WingsallTheway on 29 December 2015 - 09:19 PM

Losing is one thing, but man this team is so damn boring to watch on top of it. Besides Larkin and occasionally Tatar and Nyquist, there's very little to get excited about anymore. Z and Pav are shells of their former selves now. 


The Wings aren't retooling on the fly like Holland claims. They are just treading along in mediocrity seven years in a row. 




I've rarely missed a wings game in 10 years, and I've had little to no interest in the past 15 games or so. I just don't get excited for games this year and even when I watch I find myself not wanting to pay attention. Larkin is the only player who seems to play hard and does anything remotely exciting.


I'm over Blashill as well. How long are we going to keep Dats with Helm and Richards??? An infant could realize we need to mix up the lines but that seems to fly over his head.

#2641999 First time visit - parking

Posted by WingsallTheway on 10 December 2015 - 10:54 AM

Yeah the Joe is the only arena I've been to where they actually allowed me to go right up to the glass. Was 14 at the time and will never forget how blown away I was when Legwand was right in front of me for the Preds  :lol: . I was surprised how big the NHL players were. 


Honestly, I can't say enough good things about that arena. I've been to 4 now and nothing is even remotely the same. All seats are top notch thanks to the 1 large bowl. The rafters alone are legendary.


Also, if you've been to Baltimore, I'd say you have nothing to worry about in Detroit haha

#2641996 First time visit - parking

Posted by WingsallTheway on 10 December 2015 - 10:18 AM

I also had my first game at the Joe, travelling from Sudbury (few hours north of Toronto)about 8 years ago. 


Its for sure a different atmosphere compared to say, Toronto, but I can comfortably say you have nothing to worry about when it comes to danger. Plan where your going before hand and make sure to go early. Id even try to be there for 5 oclock just to make sure you dont miss ANYTHING. If thats too early just go eat at a restaurant close to the arena or something. Soak up the experience, I found Detroit a very unique city. (Maybe because it was the first time and only time I had  seen an American city) The Joe is a beautiful arena on the outside (those steps :scared: ) and the actual ice area is beautiful as well. 


I don't remember where we parked but from what I remember it wasnt bad at all. We walked about 5 minutes to the arena.