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#2676207 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Echolalia on 18 May 2016 - 08:58 PM

I can see this. Blashill is a lot like Babs he expects a lot out of his centermen but mostly safe defensive play before before offense. Richards isn't great defensively, mostly because of his skating, but he's not going to make careless plays with the puck that we might see more from AA if he starts getting a lot of minutes

It's frustrating, especially since we struggle to score but I understand this philosophy and we see more centermen in the league like Toews and Kopitar having more team success then guys like Duchene and maybe a reason Stamkos doesn't play centre for Cooper

I disagree with the bolded. Richards was a turnover machine and play killer for large parts of many nights. Every now and then he would have the wiley veteran play but he was also a hindrance to the team. I really hope he doesn't come back.

#2676004 Datsyuk - someone who works for JLA told me he's sold his house

Posted by Echolalia on 15 May 2016 - 07:21 PM

I'm impressed with your stalking skills kickazz

#2675994 Datsyuk - someone who works for JLA told me he's sold his house

Posted by Echolalia on 15 May 2016 - 12:58 PM

I've accepted that he will be gone next year and am ready to see who (if anyone) is ready to pick up the slack.  If by some chance Dats does come back I'll be pleasantly surprised.  

#2675960 Grand Rapids Griffins Playoff Thread

Posted by Echolalia on 14 May 2016 - 08:03 PM

Bertuzzi knows how to elevate his game.  Love it.

#2675869 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Echolalia on 13 May 2016 - 07:54 AM

So we know why Bedard was let go of eh?

lol I nailed it

#2675789 New arena construction updates

Posted by Echolalia on 11 May 2016 - 09:35 PM

Hey everyone. Been a bit since I posted here but I still been making updates to the blog. Now I am offering videos in 4k resolution AND interactive 360 degree panoramas.


Check it out: http://wingsarena.tumblr.com


You should use that drone to spraypaint a Red Wings logo over the Little Caesars logo once the arena is finished

#2675362 Kentucky Derby: Nyquist

Posted by Echolalia on 07 May 2016 - 11:04 PM

See guys Nyquist is solid.  Someone just needs to ride him.

#2675061 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by Echolalia on 03 May 2016 - 10:10 PM

I just want to chime in and say this Joe Louis history is all genuinely interesting and I didn't know some of this stuff

#2675060 Marquette's Lakeview Arena named Kraft Hockeyville winner!

Posted by Echolalia on 03 May 2016 - 10:08 PM

The UP is America's best kept secret

#2674572 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by Echolalia on 29 April 2016 - 10:27 PM

In Canada we have arenas named after monopolistic cable companies, a s***ty airline, a bank (because we all know what stand up companies banks are). Wanna know what these buildings have in common besides being named after s***ty corporations? They are all awesome places to catch a game. 
At least the Wings new arena is being named after a business based out of the city and not simply sold to the highest bidder. Does it sound a little silly? Perhaps. But so does half of the other arenas out there. It will be called by its abbreviation more than anything. The name of these buildings is literally the least important thing about them this day and age. 
But oh wait, I live in Newfoundland so what the f*** do I know, right?

Id almost rather it have gone to the highest bidder. At least then I could understand that the Illitches are further lining their pockets by selling out. But he's paying for the name with his own company, which is essentially shifting his own money from one pocket to another and not actually getting any monetary gain out of it other than what advertising his company might bring in. He could have literally named it whatever he wanted and be in the same place he's in now financially. It makes the name seem that much more slimy.

#2674569 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by Echolalia on 29 April 2016 - 10:17 PM

It's like White Castle. It's god awful but sometimes you just have to have it.

#2674029 Mantha

Posted by Echolalia on 27 April 2016 - 02:53 PM

Just to compare.

Nyquist first trip up was in 11/12. He played 18 games and scored 1 goal.

Tatar first trip up was 10/11. He played 9 games and scored 1 goal.

Datsyuk's first year was 01/02. He played 70 games and had 11 goals.

Abby played 54 games over three seasons: 07-10. He scored 3 goals over that stretch.


Mantha's 2 goals in 10 games is 16 per 80 games. Those are decent numbers for a rookie that wasn't a top 5 pick.

He's got good offensive instincts but looked lost otherwise.  Keeping Mantha in GR was one of the few moves Blashill/Holland did that I wasn't upset about.


edit: having said that, I'm looking for Mantha to take the next step in October on the Wings' squad, and I'm looking for Blashill to put him in a position to succeed.

#2673816 Ownership shows Support for Kenny Holland

Posted by Echolalia on 26 April 2016 - 10:50 AM

I don't think "proven prospects" exist. If they're proven, they aren't prospects.

#2673810 Holland (selfishly) declined promotion

Posted by Echolalia on 26 April 2016 - 10:23 AM

I wouldn't expect the Wings' organization or fanbase to damn experience, hard work, and a long history of success so the rich popular kid can have a job. Holland was well within his right to decline the offer.

#2673552 Alexander Radulov: Wings on short-list of desired teams

Posted by Echolalia on 25 April 2016 - 02:43 PM

Not worth it, especially considering the amount of impressionable youth the Wings are bringing in now.  I would hate to have a guy like Radulov be Larkin and Matha's role model.