Roster Decisions on the Horizon – Forwards

The other day, I talked about how Ken Holland had some decisions to make regarding some of his prospects and their upcoming waiver eligibility. I determined that of the two defensemen who will be losing their waiver exempt status, Logan Pyett and Sergei Kolosov, that Pyett was the more likely of the two to be on the Wings opening day roster for 2011-2012. Now, let’s look at the forwards who are in the same boat.

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Roster Decisions On the Horizon for Ken Holland – Defense

This season, the Wings were forced into an uncomfortable situation with two of their young prospects. Mattias Ritola and Jakub Kindl were both out of minor league options, meaning that in order to be returned to the AHL, they had to clear waivers.

Neither was necessarily kicking the door down to be brought up to the big leagues, but they were given a shot to win a job in training camp in September since it was their last chance to make it.

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Are Wings fans spoiled?

This is an article I have thought about writing for a while, but now seems like the best time to do it. With the Wings on a three game losing streak, the critics have started to come out of the woodwork to voice their displeasure with the current direction of the team. So, the question is simple…are Wings fans spoiled?

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Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring For My Halo

Kurt Vile’s fourth full-length is also his best, as it distills classic American guitar music into one singular and sublime vision. Sonically and compositionally, Vile still cycles between strummers and fingerpicked mazework, but the battery of pedal …

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3 Stars for February!

This is a feature that those of you familiar with my writing will remember. For those of you who are new readers, allow me to explain. Each and every game, I assign three stars to members of the two competing teams. They aren’t always consistent with the “Official Game Stars”, however, as I might feel someone had a particularly good game without getting much attention for it. Then, at the end of every month I add up what three Wings players had the most “3 Star Selections” and announce them as the Three Stars of the Month. At the end of the season, I will also have a Three Stars of the Season post. Everyone get it? Good. On to the fun stuff!

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Full Team Effort Leads to Wings Win

General Manager Ken Holland chose to stand pat at today’s trade deadline, and let 3 p.m. pass without making a single move. His reasoning was that, when healthy, this team is already a Stanley Cup contender, and has plenty of depth in their 23 skaters in Detroit as well as those available to them in Grand Rapids. Tonight, the team he assembled showed that he was right.

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Trade Coverage, the Final Hour

The last hour for GM’s to upgrade their teams is here, let’s see what gets done by 3 pm!

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Trade Deadline Coverage 1 pm – 2 pm

The Edmonton Oilers and Colorado Avalanche made a minor league deal just now. Trade: To Edmonton: Kevin Montgomery To Colorado: Shawn Belle **** Trade: To Florida Panthers: Sergei Samsonov To Carolina Hurricanes: Bryan Allen Analysis: Panthers are now really young on the blue line after getting rid of McCabe, Wideman and now Allen. They might … Read more