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|21 weeks 4 days ago||Well||
Anthony Davis is trending towards becoming the most dominant big man in NBA history, and we will be blessed if 'Dre tops out as a Dwight Howard doppleganger.
So we probably won't have to worry about Drummond making $30 million a year anytime soon, unless he makes some shrewd moves in the stock market. He's a smart kid - I wouldn't put that past him.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||If you think||
the decision to choose Weiss over Flip cost the Wings another Cup, you haven't been paying attention to the Red Wings the past couple of seasons.
We have been squarely planted in the NHLs middle-class since our last Cup appearence. Players like Weiss or Flip do nothing to change that.
Luckily for the Red Wings, we have seen our farm system emerge into one of the leagues elite and have managed to stay afloat despite some decisions that didn't work out. And it is that farm system that will give us another chance at the Cup, not re-signing a guy who refuses to shoot the puck.
EDIT: No arguments about Hossa v. Franzen. I think the front office got caught up in their dates of birth and Franzen's magical Cup run and made a terrible mistake.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Outside of Babcock||
Outside of Babcock and a few other coaches, Blashill is as good a hire you can make for any team in any situation. He's a true coaching stud, and someone the Red Wings have been keen to lock up. If Babcock didnt move on, Blashill would be coaching another NHL team right now.
He's had enormous success in Grand Rapids, and he has a very high level of familiarity with much of this team. Combine that with our Top 5 farm system, and I'm super excited about the future of the Wings.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Interesting.||
Interesting that you'd rank Athanasiou over Mantha. I'd like to think it's more of a compliment to AA's progress and less a slight to Mantha. Mantha is still a tremendous prospect - but our farm system is just that good right now.
A potential line of Helm-Larkin-Athansiou makes me feel weird in my pants.
|42 weeks 4 hours ago||Those of you||
who have the audacity to denounce the post-Signing Day actions of these kids: Shame on you. Seriously, shame on you. I'd like to believe that perhaps you're just bitter that these kids did not commit to Michigan, but it's also entirely possible you are sociopaths who really enjoy insulting 17 year old children. Do you remember yourself at 17? Do you remember how impressionable you were? Did you ever admire or look up to a teacher or other adult figure at that age? How would you feel if that person got up and left the next day? It's an incredibly difficult episode for any kid to deal with.
Roquan's coach is absolutely right. There's little that separates Michigan, Alabama and their ilk in terms of facilities, prestige, etc. Relationships matter very, very much. If you're too thick headed to understand that, then stop posting here. There's a lot of recruits that visit these sorts of web sites, and I'd rather they not see you as a representation of the University of Michigan fanbase. Grow up.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||You're not a fan||
of really, really good football players?
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Not enough is being made||
of how good this signing is for Detroit.
I know it's our immediate inclination to poop on anything the Lions do, but signing Golden Tate was an excellent move - and could prove to be a huge steal for just 31 million.
-As someone above mentioned, his drop rate is the best amongst WRs since 2011.
-In 2013, he led all qualified receivers in Yards After Catch per reception
-In 2013, he also led all WRs in Missed Tackles forced. He avoided 21. Calvin, by comparison, avoided 13.
This is an excellent signing no matter how you slice it. Him and Calvin is a scary, scary duo.
Of course, this will all be moot when Jim Caldwell farts all over him.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Strong take||
I'll pass it along to him, bro.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Zach McAllister's sentiments||
after going through 2.1 innings against the Tigs:
|2 years 23 weeks ago||You||
are really creepy.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Let's see||
The player renderings in the game look exactly the same as previous iterations.
The ratings are dumbfounding as usual.
And the lemmings will continue to dish out $60 for this rubbish.
Good job; Good effort, guys. Go play a real EA game like FIFA instead. This franchise checked out a long, long time ago.
(PS: I too am a huge fan of the 06 NCAA soundtrack. Good call.)
|2 years 25 weeks ago||You are correct, sir||
And really, if we haven't been so logjammed with second-tier wingers, he would have been up by now. Hell, he might have been up 2 years ago on some of the crappier teams in the NHL. He's a damn good prospect.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Yes||
Nyquist and Anderson were both eligible.
And it was indeed a ridiculous talent boost. They were losing that series before they got there.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Yep||
Nyquist and Anderson are shoo-in full timers in Detroit next year. Tatar should be as well. Guys like Sheahan and Ferraro (boy has he turned it around) have outside shots. Calle Jarnkrok, who had a 9 game stint with the Griffins not too long ago, has been hailed as the best Swede import since Zetterberg - and indeed he has broken a lot of his SEL rookie records. He could make the big club straight out of camp next year, though he'll most likely stick with the Griffins.
And I believe Martin Frk will join the Griffins next year as well. The Vowel-less Wonder just finished up a Memorial Cup run averaging 2 PPG(!!!) in which his team basically raped and pillaged the entire junior hockey world. I think they went 77-8-5 or something crazy like that.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||People should pay attention to the Grifs||
Detroit's prospect pool has become pretty deep the past few years, and a lot of these guys in GR may very well be in Red Wings uniforms next year.
Take notice of the job our scouting has done, guys. With no early picks, we've managed to put together a farm system that's ranked near the top of the league. Seriously. Here's a juicy tidbit for ya: 4 different defenseman prospects in the Wings system won their leagues respect Defenseman of the Year trophys - and one of them, Ryan Sproul, was the OHL Defenseman of the Year. Take a look at the past winners of that trophy. That is a definitively Big Deal.
So for all of us who are clamoring for more help - be patient. The future is looking very, very bright for Detroit. This so-called rebuilding phase is about to be usurped by another era of outstanding homegrown talent.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||My take:||
Eden Hazard is a tremendous little bitch, and has been for years now. He fits right in at Chelsea.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Why B1G hasn't won a title in over a decade:||
|3 years 4 days ago||"Yes I went this far.."||
Ah, nothing like the sweet smell of seeping douche in the afternoon. Went this far? You're a disgruntled fan complaining about playcalling after a loss on an internet message board. Taking a step outside right now without a t-shirt is more courageous. Bravo.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||The fact that you let stuff like this||
upset you, is just so damn disappointing. And embarrassing, quite frankly. Step away from the computer, breathe the fresh air outside, and let the 18-22 year olds celebrate however the fuck they want.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Er||
You took the minor point I made and drove it off a cliff, but alright?
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Wasn't so hot against Rodgers and Brees?||
You don't say!
A little brevity is important here. profootballfocus, which examines and grades players on a per-play basis, had Berry ranked as one of the few CBs in the league with a positive coverage rating. Regardless of what you may think, the evidence shows he is - at the very least - NOT a bad cornerback. The Lions are in desperate need of guys in the secondary who don't suck. As it stands, they've got two average guys(Houston, Delmas) and a whole lot of To Be Determined's.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Big blow for the Lions||
Personal conduct aside, this a huge hit for the Lions' secondary. Berry was far better than most will give him credit for here - he was Detroit's best CB on a per-play basis, and looked to possess some Pro Bowl potential with a full season of starting under his belt.
One of those mid-round picks really needs to pan out. And soon.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Delusion.||
This dude has it:
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Satellite view of State College||
|3 years 18 weeks ago||It may not be in no particular order||
But I do see us near the top of that list and I will overreact accordingly.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||So the game still sucks, basically||
I'll focus on EAs much better FIFA and NHL franchises yet again, I suppose. I've been dying to get back into football for years, but EA continues to shit out absolute dogshit with their NCAA and Madden lineups.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Randle-el||
Let's give this man his due, he is the only reason IU has been relevant in football in years.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||If you didn't like BASEketball||
...You are, quite literally, a terrible human being.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||As a Gunners fan||
I sure hope they're not after Dempsey, and it appears they're not - thankfully. He's a great player, sure, but Arsenal needs to have bigger aspirations and signing a 29 year old forward/mid tweener without great pace isn't a need. He doesn't really fit in their 4-3-3.
I do hope Deuce plays CL football somewhere, though.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Land Suter||
and regardless of whatever else happens, the offseason is an A+. It'd be nice to land Parise, but that's not happening, and I don't like the price tag for a guy like Nash (huge contract hit, loss of really good young prospects, locked up until 2018). If a guy like Bobby Ryan is available, he might be worth the gamble - but I'm content with staying put up front and letting our farm system grow.
And if we can flip Franzen for someone, that'd be fine by me too.