Justin Abdelkader's tournament performance doesn't justify his roster spot

Adam Laskaris
September 23 2016 11:44AM

Justin Abdelkader scored a goal at the World Cup of Hockey yesterday, against teammate Petr Mrazek, no less. Here, let's watch it:

"Way to go, Mrazek!" - some dude, probably.

As we know, Abdelkader, like a few other players on  wasn't supported by many people to make Team USA. The argument was pretty common:

What's the use in taking him when you could've taken Phil Kessel, Tyler Johnson, or Kyle Okposo? What did Abdelkader bring that a more talented, consistent scorer couldn't?

Yesterday, a sizeable contingent of the Red Wings fanbase popped up defending Abdelkader's performance. 

And, despite Abdelkader scoring one of USA's five goals over three games in the tournament, the move still doesn't make any sense, and isn't justifiable, despite the fact that Abdelkader had a respectable enough tournament, when the majority of the rest of his team, well, didn't. 

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Red Wings sign Sproul, Griffins sign Cleary

Adam Laskaris
September 23 2016 10:18AM

How worried were you that the Wings wouldn't re-sign Ryan Sproul? No seriously, were you worried?

Today, in one of two deals signed by the team, Sproul re-signed for two years:

But perhaps more fun, there was the second deal announced:

We arrived to that point in the offseason where we thought it'd never happen. But then, of course, it did. There was the eternal king of the Red Wing organization one-year deal.

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Red Wings Training Camp Starts Today: What you need to Know

Adam Laskaris
September 23 2016 08:37AM

Bored of the World Cup of Hockey's off day? Want to pay too much attention to hockey with slightly less meaning? Today, Red Wings training camp opens.

Filling the roster this year are three defined teams who will hit the ice for four days in Traverse City, before a preseason opener on Sept. 27 against the Penguins. 

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Why Petr Mrazek could be the mid-round starter you need to draft in fantasy

Adam Laskaris
September 21 2016 06:51AM

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Red Wings Roster Preview: Darren Helm

Adam Laskaris
September 16 2016 07:48PM

The boys are back! Literally. Like many others before him, and many more to come, "Former UFA" Darren Helm returns to the Wings for 2016-17. Classic Ken Holland, am I right????

Even though it seems like a bad book we've read before, let's take a look to see where Darren Helm fits in for this upcoming season. (Hint: it's probably not much different to what we've seen before).

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