Detroit Red Wings: Yzerplan B needed to undo this off-season

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  1. RalfBully

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    Should count.
     
  2. RalfBully

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  3. DeToxRox

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    Please take our Power Play out behind the barn. It's embarrassing that we can't even enter the zone.
     
  4. lomcevak

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    It's absolutely mind-numbing to watch
     
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  5. DeToxRox

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    Yet another in a long line of maddening games to watch.
     
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  6. bignate50

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    If we lose to the leafs I swear to god
     
  7. DeToxRox

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    Cringe worthy loss. Bernier played well, but we played awful
     
  8. bignate50

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    We just gotta find a way to put the puck in the net. Leafs just collapsed around their net the whole night and made it ugly, but we gotta find a way to score some ugly goals.
     
  9. Koby Salman

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    Ever since Drew Miller went down this team hasn't been the same. We are obviously missing our 4th line grinder right now.
     
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  10. DeToxRox

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    Mantha has been called up
     
  11. billy89

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    Took the girlfriend to her first ever wings game... What a fucking bummer game. You gotta think Mantha is going to be played in the top 6.

    Interested to see what you guys think has been our biggest issue so far? I feel like it all comes down to lacking a consistent level of intensity/competiton. We'll have nights where we are buzzing around and others where the veterans' age is showing and our young leaders aren't filling that void... And our transition defense is just consistently shit.
     
  12. DeToxRox

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    I think our defense is just bad. We can't break the puck out and we have no transition game. Our goals against isn't bad but it is more a testament to Mrazek.

    Our lack of D is definitely impacting out offense though.
     
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  13. The Banks

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    Point per game the last two months. 18 points in 18 games. Grand Rapids' best player most nights.

    Will wear #39
     
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  14. DeToxRox

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    Blash says Mantha being called up is viewed as long term.
     
  15. Chocolate Giddyup

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    Gonna start on 2nd line with Pasha. Really excited to see him play. Love the size/skill combo
     
  16. The Banks

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    And to top it off he's a great skater for being 6'5" 220
     
  17. bignate50

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    I like it all except he could have picked a better number.
     
  18. DeToxRox

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    lol we are so bad.
     
  19. ~ taylor ~

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    Jesus Quincey. I think he just won your wife.
     
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  20. DeToxRox

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    This game is already over with. Woof.
     
  21. DeToxRox

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    I mean how does no one put a body on Simmonds there?
     
  22. DeToxRox

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    And it should be noted Mrazek looks like shit so far too. It's very much a team effort so far.
     
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  23. DeToxRox

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    Shots are 16-2 and now we're falling for Philly's shit.
     
  24. DeToxRox

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    And on cue Brendan Smith tries to fight Simmonds who won't bite, and in the process Smith allows himself to get out of position so he has to take a penalty on Simmonds to stop a scoring chance. For fucks sake.
     
  25. DayDomination

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  26. Chocolate Giddyup

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    Can't show up for the biggest game of the season. This is really hard to watch.
     
  27. Constant

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    Maybe they can spend this intermission looking for their balls.
     
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  28. DeToxRox

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    Christ Smith is playing his most downey game that I can remember.
     
  29. Manny

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    Fucking clowns, got them on their heels and then just gave it all back.
     
  30. Chocolate Giddyup

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    Lol at that TO by Ericsson whatta joke
     
  31. DeToxRox

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    Smith gets beat which leads to DeKeyser having to take a penalty
     
  32. DeToxRox

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    If we can't make a trade for some D we may as well tank to get one because we are going nowhere fast with the D we currently have.
     
  33. DeToxRox

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    This team has no business making the playoffs.

    Thankfully it doesn't appear that we will have to concern ourselves with that.
     
  34. lomcevak

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    I've only watched a bit here and there, but it looks like Ericsson is struggling with simple hockey plays.
     
  35. Gustavo Fring

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    HUGE win.
     
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  36. DeToxRox

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    Christ this team infuriates me with the inconsistency they show period to period. They were so bad in the first, and then so good in the third. Just absurdity.
     
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  37. billy89

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    DeToxRox it makes me question the mental fortitude of the room...call it consistency, lacking the "killer instinct", etc...maybe it's just maturity, but something is missing.

    Good to see Tats break the 20 goal barrier and GOD DAMN was that a wicked shot from Larkin.
     
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  38. DayDomination

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    Would rather have Marchenko or XO in for him.

    Hoping XO and Robbie Russo is a pairing next season.
     
  39. billy89

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    Don't hold your breath...we have to deal with Big E's anchor of a contract, I don't see us buying him out. He could be one of the players we choose not to protect when the expansion draft rolls around...that's the only way I imagine we get rid of him.

    Kronwall - Ericsson
    Quincey* - DK
    Green - Smith

    Realistically, based on investments, we have one open spot next year on the blueline...it sucks, but its the reality. My guess is that it goes to XO or Marchenko, neither of which have looked that impressive this year. However, with how Russo is playing, he could force Kenny's hand and bring him up. We have a lot of decisions to make this offseason when it comes to defense. XO, Sproul, Marchenko will all be out of options, so I assume they will get the first look.
     
  40. DayDomination

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    I always find it so hard to believe the Wings can't find a taker for Big E's contract. Especially with cap floor teams. I think it's more of a Swede thing. Waive his ass. He can play with Lashoff in GR.
     
  41. bignate50

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    Trade for a D
     
  42. billy89

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    ...we'd still be paying most of his contract and it would take time away from guys that need PT, which next year will be Hicketts, Saarijarvi, Jensen. Off the top of my head, teams like Arizona, Edmonton...maybe Columbus or Colorado would have the space and willingness to take that contract.
     
  43. ~ taylor ~

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    Dammit, E has 4 more years left at $4.25M?
     
  44. The Banks

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    No chance we're moving one of our long-standing Swedes.

    Kronwall ain't moving
    Ericsson ain't moving
    DeKeyser (who has the most value) ain't moving

    Green likely isn't going to be moved since we just signed him and he's producing about as expected.

    Which leaves us at Quincey and Smith, we'd have to move one of those guys if we're bringing in a top 4 D.
     
  45. lomcevak

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    The WIIM ppl have speculated that riggy will eventually go on LTIR as a result of his hip issue
     
  46. ~ taylor ~

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    I don't know who riggy is.
     
  47. Constant

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    I don't know who the WIIM people are. LTIR I got though.
     
  48. lomcevak

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  49. bignate50

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    Nyquist or Tatar though maybe??
     
  50. bignate50

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    With the guys running out of options left I'd be shocked if one of them doesn't get package away.