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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:53 am 
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Larkin's just a hair under point a game right now, 20+ minutes a night and playing in all situations. He's a 1st line center.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:43 pm 
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Bosc wrote:
Larkin's just a hair under point a game right now, 20+ minutes a night and playing in all situations. He's a 1st line center.


Not saying he isn't, but on a legit contender I'd think they'd want a guy just above him on the depth chart. That 1-2 punch up the middle is a must for any contender IMO. I've always been curious to see if any team ever truly bucks that particular school of thought (and no, Chicago doesn't count...Patrick Kane may line up at RW, but he's a center).


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Larkin's just a hair under point a game right now, 20+ minutes a night and playing in all situations. He's a 1st line center.


Not saying he isn't, but on a legit contender I'd think they'd want a guy just above him on the depth chart. That 1-2 punch up the middle is a must for any contender IMO. I've always been curious to see if any team ever truly bucks that particular school of thought (and no, Chicago doesn't count...Patrick Kane may line up at RW, but he's a center).


Yeah, it would be awesome to get a guy who could bump him down and would certainly help the rebuild/contend cycle, but unless they're really high in the draft it'll be difficult to get a guy likely to be that good.

Detroit's sitting in a 3-way tie for 18th in the league in points with 22. There are 8 teams behind them within 1 or 2 points. Holy mediocrity batman. They go on a quick losing streak and it could move them all the way back to like 28th or 29th.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:01 am 
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Bosc wrote:
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Detroit's sitting in a 3-way tie for 18th in the league in points with 22. There are 8 teams behind them within 1 or 2 points. Holy mediocrity batman. They go on a quick losing streak and it could move them all the way back to like 28th or 29th.


That's true, and they are also only 4 points out of a playoff spot.

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Fuuuuuck. Mantha out due to having surgery on his hand after fighting Nemeth after he put Larkin's head into the boards.

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Fuuuuuck. Mantha out due to having surgery on his hand after fighting Nemeth after he put Larkin's head into the boards.


Justified and he definitely got the better of Nemeth in that fight but...probably not the wisest course of action.


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Fuuuuuck. Mantha out due to having surgery on his hand after fighting Nemeth after he put Larkin's head into the boards.


Justified and he definitely got the better of Nemeth in that fight but...probably not the wisest course of action.


This is the second time he busted his hand fighting. The first was against his now current teammate Luke Witkowski.

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After taking a while to get his first of the season, Neilsen puts up a hat trick agains the Lightning in a 6-5 SO loss. No 3-goal lead is safe in a Wings game, regardless of who has it.

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I'm expecting an absolute shit show against the Leafs tonight. Like the Leafs putting up a 7 or more on the board.

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I'm expecting an absolute shit show against the Leafs tonight. Like the Leafs putting up a 7 or more on the board.


The Leafs first game with a full lineup this season. Just the kinda thing to make them come out flat. Think that is the real reason Babcock is putting Sparks in, to add one less comfort for them to fall back on.


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I'm expecting an absolute shit show against the Leafs tonight. Like the Leafs putting up a 7 or more on the board.


The Leafs first game with a full lineup this season. Just the kinda thing to make them come out flat. Think that is the real reason Babcock is putting Sparks in, to add one less comfort for them to fall back on.


Kinda ingenious if it works.

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It didn't. Too much too soon Wings now you have to kill two periods.


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It didn't. Too much too soon Wings now you have to kill two periods.


The Wings couldn't hold a three-goal lead. Nice pass from Nyquist to Larkin on the OT winner though.

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It didn't. Too much too soon Wings now you have to kill two periods.


The Wings couldn't hold a three-goal lead. Nice pass from Nyquist to Larkin on the OT winner though.


Nobody can hold a 3-goal lead in a Wings game this year. Wings or their opponent!

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Howard holds fort in the 3rd period with the Wings getting outshot 19-4, and the Wings don't blow a 3-0 lead going on to win 3-1!

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Give up a hat trick to Ovechkin and lose 6-2.

Nyquist and Larkin together are flying. Nyquist is on pace for his best season in points and even has his 2013-2014 season where he put in 28 goals in 57 games beat for points per game.

So, unfortunately, now is the time to deal him. I don't think that the D and goaltending has shown enough that they'll be competitive in the next 3 years that it's worth it to keep him on an expensive deal on the decline.

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Bosc wrote:
Give up a hat trick to Ovechkin and lose 6-2.

Nyquist and Larkin together are flying. Nyquist is on pace for his best season in points and even has his 2013-2014 season where he put in 28 goals in 57 games beat for points per game.

So, unfortunately, now is the time to deal him. I don't think that the D and goaltending has shown enough that they'll be competitive in the next 3 years that it's worth it to keep him on an expensive deal on the decline.


Probably a good time to sell high on some players, especially Howard.

I could see Kenny finding a way to screw this up though. I get that Bernier has been abysmal in Detroit thus far but they need to start looking toward the future, and the fact is that the goalie market might never get hotter than it is right now with so many teams desperate to upgrade between the pipes.

But you weren't talking about goalies so...yeah, get a package similar or better than what Tatar snagged at the deadline.


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Give up a hat trick to Ovechkin and lose 6-2.

Nyquist and Larkin together are flying. Nyquist is on pace for his best season in points and even has his 2013-2014 season where he put in 28 goals in 57 games beat for points per game.

So, unfortunately, now is the time to deal him. I don't think that the D and goaltending has shown enough that they'll be competitive in the next 3 years that it's worth it to keep him on an expensive deal on the decline.


Probably a good time to sell high on some players, especially Howard.

I could see Kenny finding a way to screw this up though. I get that Bernier has been abysmal in Detroit thus far but they need to start looking toward the future, and the fact is that the goalie market might never get hotter than it is right now with so many teams desperate to upgrade between the pipes.

But you weren't talking about goalies so...yeah, get a package similar or better than what Tatar snagged at the deadline.


Tatar had term, which is why I think he netted a great return. If Nyquist continues to light it up we should get into 1st rounder territory, hopefully, but I'm not sure that we'll see a package as good as Tatar.

Heh...I think I actually had a mention of Howard in my post as I was writing it but removed it. I mentioned him in the waiver thread:

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Lots of injured goalies right now, so we could see some more movement.


Howard is playing awesome. Now would be the time to find a team desperate for his services. However, Holland probably wouldn't want to because they are only 3 points back of the wild card and they've indicated that they want to bring him back next season(though you can still do that even if you deal him but would Holland want to).

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Mike Green out 3-5 weeks, unfortunately. Hronek is up. Glad to see him get some more time but not at the expense of Green and his production.

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https://youtu.be/lRDX8NuDrxA?t=161

Larkin with an amazing up-ice reception of a Frans Nielsen pass and subsequent breakaway goal.


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