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#2686438 9/27 Exhibition GDT : Pittsburgh Penguins at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by Echolalia on 27 September 2016 - 07:23 PM

I can't watch the game, but can anyone confirm the rumor that the Red Wings changed the font on their jerseys?

They absolutely did and the font will be a permanent change for the duration of the season


#2686231 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Echolalia on 24 September 2016 - 11:55 AM

I love when our best players happen to be North American, but I'm not going to target players solely on their Nationality. I personally don't care if a player is Canadian, American, Swedish, Russian, Slovak, or white, black or purple. If they're helping the Wings win games, who gives a s***?...


Make Red Wings Great Again


#2686106 Dan Cleary Gets Training Camp Tryout

Posted by Echolalia on 19 September 2016 - 11:17 AM

It's a f****** PTO, if he succeeds he will get a job on re griffins and given the amount of remaining talent there chances are his veteran experience will be very welcome. Maybe a call up here and there if the Injury bug comes back.

Like it not Cleary making the GR roster or not is going to be the least of the Wings problems this year.


I don't always agree with you but this is spot on.


#2685987 Dan Cleary Gets Training Camp Tryout

Posted by Echolalia on 17 September 2016 - 10:24 AM

The guy is out there having fun with his old teammates. I don't think anyone has any real plans of signing him and I'm sure Cleary is aware of that.


#2685886 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Echolalia on 14 September 2016 - 12:16 PM

I was on freep.com and they had pics of the Wings taking the ice at the Joe.  It looks like Franzen is in a coaching role for these late summer skates.  Its good to see him staying involved.




#2685876 Single Game Tickets Pre Sale

Posted by Echolalia on 13 September 2016 - 08:43 PM

I'll be staying near Wayne State Uni, are there any buses runing after late games, and which should I take? or should I just Uber it?

There are tons of shuttles that go to/from the Joe from/to nearby bars


#2685796 Darren Helm re-signed: 5 years, $3.85m AAV

Posted by Echolalia on 11 September 2016 - 04:41 PM

Not necessarily saying this with any particular person in mind, but generally it seems like there are some issues with folks adapting to players as their roles expand. Helm will always be a 4th liner, Abdelkader will always be a third liner, and there's nothing that can be done to change that. Part of the problem I think is also that in order for LGW to label someone as a 3rd or 2nd or 1st line player they have to meet some imaginary quota for points per year. The points are always nice, but there are many players who are able to prove their worth on higher lines without necessarily putting up the numbers that their line mates may collect. Helm is overpayed. But definitely not enough to warrant the amount of bitching that LGW has created about it.


#2685111 Datsyuk Announcement to Officially Leave NHL

Posted by Echolalia on 26 August 2016 - 05:34 PM

And i would take Nielson over Datsyuk at this point.


#2684702 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Echolalia on 11 August 2016 - 10:02 PM

Right. A few decades from now, I don't think anyone's going to talk about how we got eliminated in the first round, if the record is broken they will talk about how we broke the record AND won 4 Stanley cups during the streak. It's all about how history is written, and nobody is going to write "the red wings were eliminated first round 5 years in a row just to preserve a streak, FIRE HOLLAND" 
 
I presume the hockey books/ web pages will have something along the lines of "An impressive 30 years in a row playoff streak broken by the Red Wings in 2020. During their run they managed to win 4 stanley cups and sported legends such as Yzerman, Lidstrom, Fedorov, Hasek etc etc etc" 
 
Streak is nothing to look down upon at all. 
 
That's not to say Holland hasn't made questionable moves this summer but of course that's been discussed ad nauseam. 

Agree with everything except the four Stanley cups ;)


#2684699 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Echolalia on 11 August 2016 - 09:15 PM

The second the streak and the Wings miss the playoffs is the second their goal changes from making a deep run and shot at the cup to making the playoffs.


#2684651 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Echolalia on 10 August 2016 - 06:16 PM

Tatar, Nyquist, Larkin, Zetterberg, Mrazek and Nielsen are all on the top 200 list that he linked. It's just that no one is top 50 like Zet and Pav used to be I think. 

This is just more evidence that we are lacking a franchise guy at this point. There's 30 teams so you figure if you can meet the even distribution of 6-7 players in the top 200 you're in decent shape, but our handful of players are all in the bottom 75% of that list of 200. We should have at least one guy in the top 50, but we aren't represented there. Granted this is just fantasy value right (I haven't actually looked at the link) so it's not like this is irrefutable evidence, but I think it supports the context of what a lot of us have been saying- the Wings are lacking top tier talent.


#2684582 Fox Sports DET to stream DRW games online

Posted by Echolalia on 09 August 2016 - 08:53 AM

That is not accurate. Check out Reddit. Their feeds are tv quality.


Theyre ok until the framerate intermittently drops, or more frustrating, until they randomly get taken down midway through the game, or just before it starts.


#2684545 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Echolalia on 08 August 2016 - 12:32 PM

Sometimes I wonder if a fourth line as a designated shut down line is an antiquated aspect of hockey that's only practiced because the coaches from the last generation did it, so it must be the way to go. I would like to see four possession-based lines and see where that takes us.


#2684447 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Echolalia on 05 August 2016 - 06:28 PM

Frankly Franzen is exactly what the team needs right now. We would be so lucky if Mantha pans out into at least that type of player.


#2684389 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Echolalia on 03 August 2016 - 04:11 PM

You're all crazy. I'm overpaid.