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  1. 13 points
    Ladies and Gentlemen. Tonight's GDT will be a role playing fantasy of the Red Wing's players starring in a fake Dragon Ball production. Click pics to see player names/portraits clearly. Main Cast Information Henrik Zetterberg as Prince Vegeta Anthony Mantha as Goku Dylan Larkin as Trunks AA as Gohan Coach Jeff Blashill as Master Roshi The Villains of tonight's production: Jaromir Jagr as Babidi (old ass wizard dude) Mark Giordano as Majin Buu For those of you who grew up watching Dragon Ball Z or who had children watching the show; please take a seat back to the past and enjoy the two 30 second promos. For those of you who didn't watch the show, watch the promos anyway to witness the hype the kids saw everyday all those years ago. I bring you the year 2002 on Cartoon Network. As the Red Wings struggle to maintain their legacy, one may wonder.. HOW, JUST HOW WILL THEY OVERCOME THIS TERRIBLE PREDICAMENT OF HAVING THE HIGHEST PAY ROLL AND s*** PERFORMANCE? My answer is this. They need a... Desperate Assault at victory. I now bring to you, the Hype theme for tonight's game. Desperate Assault In closing, here is a quick gif of Don Zetterberg (who practically runs the team) and Ken Holland's relationship every night after the Wings lose a game. Blue haired gal is Holland. Safe to say The Don does not like losing. Disclaimer: I do not own Dragonball Z, all characters are copyrights of Toei Animation, Funimation, and their respective companies. This is a fan based fiction.
  2. 7 points
    SPOOPY GDT OMG GET IN HERE YOU JERKS (If DET lineup is wrong, blame Khan. If ARI lineup is wrong, blame Daily Faceoff.) YOUTH WATCH - 10/31 HALLOW BE THY NAMES EDITION Darkin: 10 points (1G + 9A) thru 12 games Mothra: 9 points (4G + 5A) thru 12 games Berfrker: 4 points (3G + 1A) thru 12 games Anathematoyou: 1 point (1G) thru 2 games TRADE BAIT WATCH - 10/31 LAME SPOOPY NAMES EDITION Green Goblin: 11 points (1G + 10A) thru 12 games Howlard: .929 Sv% thru 9 games BLASH WATCH - 10/31 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ EDITION Today's HYPE! jam: Happy Halloween! LGRW!
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    Well, damn. 8 butt pats for all! or is that OVER 9000?
  5. 6 points
    Some of the night's entertainment!
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    I’m a to the the Joe right now, that was crazy! Did you guys see mantha and harmonic going at it UFC style lol?
  8. 6 points
    GDT updated with lines and sich...
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    GDT updated ....with lines and sich. LGRW!!!
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    Dabura

    Ryan Sproul traded for Matt Puempel

    Plunger just helped our back-end logjam. The Universe smiles upon us.
  12. 5 points
    kliq

    Ericsson needs to sit

    If E was 22 and was being paid league minimum, nobody would have a problem with him on our third pairing. Given he is 30+, being paid 4mil+, and is on our 1st pairing, he's under a microscope.
  13. 5 points
    Sabres (5-9-4) @ Red Wings (9-8-2) This game day thread brought to you by... The Good Guys... LW C RW ANTHONY MANTHA HENRIK ZETTERBERG GUSTAV NYQUIST TOMAS TATAR DYLAN LARKIN ANDREAS ATHANASIOU JUSTIN ABDELKADER FRANS NIELSEN LUKE GLENDENING BRIAN LASHOFF DARREN HELM SCOTT WILSON DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS JONATHAN ERICSSON TREVOR DALEY XAVIER OUELLET MIKE GREEN NIKLAS KRONWALL NICK JENSEN GOALIES JIMMY HOWARD PETR MRAZEK INJURIES JOHAN FRANZEN TYLER BERTUZZI DAN DEKEYSER MARTIN FRK The Bad Guys... LW C RW EVANDER KANE JACK EICHEL SAM REINHART BENOIT POULIOT RYAN O'REILLY KYLE OKPOSO SETH GRIFFITH JOHAN LARSSON JASON POMINVILLE ZEMGUS GIRGENSONS KYLE CRISCUOLO JORDAN NOLAN DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS MARCO SCANDELLA JUSTIN FALK JAKE MCCABE NATHAN BEAULIEU JOSH GORGES VIKTOR ANTIPIN GOALIES ROBIN LEHNER CHAD JOHNSON INJURIES ZACH BOGOSIAN JACOB JOSEFSON RASMUS RISTOLAINEN TAYLOR FEDUN MATT TENNYSON In other news: Riley Sheahan scored a goal... an empty netter. Boooo Pens Nothing fancy this week... blah blah blah too busy with work...
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    JENSEN: "Nope. I'm good." GREEN: "Nope. I'm good." MANTHA: "MOTHERF***** I WILL DEVOUR YOUR SOUL AND S*** OUT A DEMON!!!"
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    kickazz

    The MANtha watch.....

    Thank you everyone. I appreciate all of you. Who knew a ******* anime would bring so many forum rascals together. You guys are all my bros. Now to get back in the character as Vegeta I am the Prince of all Saiyans. Go to hell. Ken Holland for life.
  18. 5 points
    krsmith17

    Frk vs Pulkkinen

    Bigger, stronger, better skater, better at getting shot off, better passer, higher hockey iq, better work ethic, opportunity, usage, etc, etc. The only comparison between the two is their shot. Frk is much better suited for the NHL in my opinion.
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    GUSTAV NYQUIST HENRIK ZETTERBERG ANTHONY MANTHA TOMAS TATAR DYLAN LARKIN JUSTIN ABDELKADER ANDREAS ATHANASIOU FRANS NIELSEN DARREN HELM SCOTT WILSON LUKE GLENDENING MARTIN FRK DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS JONATHAN ERICSSON TREVOR DALEY NIKLAS KRONWALL MIKE GREEN XAVIER OUELLET NICK JENSEN Stuck at work, sorry for the minimal GDT. AA is back tonight! Our 2nd PP unit is listed as AA - Larkin - Mantha - Frk - Green which I am very, very excited to see in action. Howard in net, snap this streak. LGW!
  21. 5 points
    This underappreciated man is leading our entire team in points... from the blue line, and all we do is talk of trading him Can I get some love for Green in here?
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  23. 5 points
    Get him to a pool party, just saiyan.
  24. 4 points
    It doesn't seem to me that @krsmith17 is one to "oh, I told you so" in either direction -- wether it be success or flop -- so I don't know why y'all wanna go so hard at him.
  25. 4 points
    Dabura

    The MANtha watch.....

    MANTHA/KIDS HYPE! More important than the melee: Anthony Mantha showing signs of greatness [The Athletic] Anthony Mantha a budding 'superstar' with fierce edge [The Detroit News] Resurgent Dylan Larkin, burgeoning Anthony Mantha give Red Wings reason for hope -- eventually [ESPN] Fantasy buzz: Mantha must-own player; Schmaltz thriving on wing [NHL.com] I like Emily Kaplan's take in that ESPN piece: This week, I spent time with Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz for a larger project I'm working on. We began talking about the challenges of sustaining success, and Wirtz said this: "I always looked at Detroit, the 25 years straight they were in the playoffs. That is the hardest thing: consistency. Because that's the ebb and flow of sports, you draft low when you win and you draft high when you lose." Consistency, we agreed, can be achieved through stability. It's about resisting knee-jerk reactions when there's a small blip in the plan. It's about trusting the culture you built. I believe in the culture Detroit has built over the last three decades. I believe that system has staying power, even given its current state. Red Wings GM Ken Holland has been on the job since 1997. He's the second-longest tenured GM in the league (but, it should be noted, Nashville's David Poile beats him by a mere nine days). Mike Babcock (10 seasons as coach) and Pavel Datsyuk (14 seasons) have moved on from Detroit. Last season, it seemed like the Red Wings stumbled without Datsyuk's leadership. As Wirtz noted, Detroit found itself without elite homegrown talent after picking at the bottom of the first round for so long. In the hard-cap era, teams rely so much on the draft. Even with some late-round gems, the Red Wings just don't have the talent to compete with the NHL upper class -- immediately, that is. I'm encouraged by the resurgence of Larkin and also very intrigued by the potential of Andreas Athanasiou. If the Red Wings end up stinking again this season, they might be just one or two elite picks away from competing again. They just need to plug in the right guys, because the framework for success has already been built. And I'm hopeful ownership don't impulsively knock it down.
  26. 4 points
    Glad my GDT effort actually panned out
  27. 4 points
    Yup, first eight-goal game for the Wings since that Vancouver game in 2013. I remember that one well. GAME OVER. Wings win 8-2. What. a. game.
  28. 4 points
    Nothing wrong with beating your opponent on both the scoreboard, and the fisticuffs dept. Old Time Hockey!
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    kickazz

    The Numbers Game

    No.
  31. 4 points
    CALGARY's LINES FORWARDS Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Micheal Ferland Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Michael Frolik Sam Bennett - Mark Jankowski - Jaromir Jagr Kris Versteeg - Curtis Lazar - Troy Brouwer DEFENCE Mark Giordano - Dougie Hamilton TJ Brodie - Michael Stone Brett Kulak - Rasmus Andersson GOALTENDER Mike Smith GDT updated ...with lines and sich. LGRW!!!
  32. 4 points
    ChristopherReevesLegs

    Rumors Thread

    I mostly agree with Custance on his thoughts on Ericsson. Most DRW fans treat E like he's completely useless and should be bought out. Which is completely exaggerated. If we had a good top3 (like Lidstrom/Raflaski/PrimeKronwall good) and Ericsson was a fourth spot, he'd be ok, and would probably even look great in bottom pairing role on that team. But that is skill-wise, the bigger issue is his contract. Imagine if Ericsson was capped at $2million. At $2 million or less I'd be thrilled with the guy. And even at $3 million I could probably make an argument that he's worth that. But at $4.25 I won't. The real problem is we've failed to draft any top4 Dmen in almost 20 years. So for a team that relies more heavily on the draft than others, this naturally leads to worse Dmen being promoted through the system due to lack of competition. Remember, in a span of 2 seasons... Holland lost the top HALF of his defense, in Lidstrom, Rafalski, and Stuart, to forces outside of his control. Ericsson was still young, and there was no way they were going to let another Dman go. Ericsson is a defensive mind, with size. Something that almost no one else brings to the table on our team. At the time of his payday we were hemorrhaging good Dmen. He capitalized on the unique position he found himself in. Should he be bought out? No. That's reserved for players that are completely useless or overpaid by huge sums. He's still serviceable even if he's overpaid by a few million. So I believe Custance is on point.... Team in need of Dmen overpaid a Dman... supply n demand, this is what happens, now we have to deal with it. Sometimes it's better to get something for your $4.25 for the next 2years, than pay $1.5 for the next four and get nothing.
  33. 4 points
    krsmith17

    The MANtha watch.....

    Mantha is a f***ing beast. He's going to be an elite winger in this league for a long time, in the mold of a Jamie Benn. Larkin has been good, but I wish he would start attacking the net. Too often he seems to skate around the perimeter, turn and throw a weak shot toward the net. Athanasiou has elite level skill, and can make something out of nothing, but he just needs to stop trying to do it all himself and use his line mates. I've never been that high on Svechnikov. He's off to a really rough start this season, but hopefully he turns it around quick. I still think he will be a top 6 winger, but probably not a legit top line winger. I wasn't happy with the Rasmussen pick, but he's impressed me since (in training camp / pre-season). He's not putting up the numbers I was hoping for so far this season in the W, but hopefully he ramps up the offensive here pretty soon. Either way, he seems to play a game that should translate well to the pro game. Hopefully he develops into a top 6 center. I absolutely loved the Smith pick, but to expect him to develop into anything more than a middle 6 winger is wishful thinking in my opinion. I see him as an Abdelkader type, with maybe a little more snarl. Can slot in anywhere in the lineup, but best suited as a 3rd line winger. Same goes for Bertuzzi. My bet is one becomes a 3rd line winger, the other, 4th line winger.
  34. 4 points
    Get a load of these lines, love the top 2. Howard in net. LGW!! ANDREAS ATHANASIOU HENRIK ZETTERBERG ANTHONY MANTHA TOMAS TATAR DYLAN LARKIN MARTIN FRK SCOTT WILSON FRANS NIELSEN DARREN HELM JUSTIN ABDELKADER LUKE GLENDENING DAVID BOOTH JONATHAN ERICSSON TREVOR DALEY XAVIER OUELLET MIKE GREEN NIKLAS KRONWALL NICK JENSEN
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    My face whenever I see that clip
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    Dabura

    The MANtha watch.....

    On pace for 38 goals and 71 points. 10/10. Would draft again.
  38. 4 points
    Wings Win and Mrazek with the Shutout!
  39. 4 points
    Score some goals, jerks.
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    Footage of the Detroit Red Wings at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.
  42. 4 points
    You really need to get that cleft-palate fixed.
  43. 4 points
    BATTLE FOR LAKE ONTARIO LW C RW GUSTAV NYQUIST HENRIK ZETTERBERG ANTHONY MANTHA TOMAS TATAR DYLAN LARKIN JUSTIN ABDELKADER MARTIN FRK FRANS NIELSEN DARREN HELM SCOTT WILSON LUKE GLENDENING DAVID BOOTH DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS JONATHAN ERICSSON TREVOR DALEY NIKLAS KRONWALL MIKE GREEN XAVIER OUELLET NICK JENSEN GOALIES JIMMY HOWARD Injuries: Johan Franzen, Tyler Bertuzzi, Danny Dekeyser Coming Soon: Andreas Athanasiou LW C RW EVANDER KANE JACK EICHEL KYLE OKPOSO SAM REINHART RYAN O'REILLY JASON POMINVILLE MATT MOULSON JOHAN LARSSON SETH GRIFFITH JORDAN NOLAN BENOIT POULIOT JUSTIN BAILEY DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS MARCO SCANDELLA RASMUS RISTOLAINEN JAKE MCCABE TAYLOR FEDUN VIKTOR ANTIPIN MATT TENNYSON GOALIES ROBIN LEHNER Injuries: Zach Bogosian, Zemgus Girgenson, Jacob Josefson, Josh Gorges Coming Soon: Pee pee slaps
  44. 4 points
    r/coyotes, the sub dedicated to the Yotes on reddit, literally said f*** it a few days ago and is now an actual coyote themed sub. There's some pretty funny posts over there, like dudes asking for help identifying an autograph signature and it's just a paw print in the dirt lol
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    Who is "that stick that was left on the ice" and is he available? Guys got top pair potential.
  47. 4 points
    I mean...yeah? I mean...yeah? I mean...yeah? I won't throw my lot in with everyone who's ever said it, because I agree that many of the people in question aren't making robust, coherent arguments and that they just like to complain for the sake of complaining and will always find something to complain about. (I can speak from experience; I like complaining about the Wings for the sake of complaining about the Wings. It's cathartic and it's a nice, comfy way to kill some time.) If your point is "Fans are silly," well, you're not wrong. Fans are dumb. It's a truism. However, I'm not going to agree with you that "DO SOMETHING!" is not at all justified. You can tell me about how hindsight is 20/20. You can tell me about how we didn't know Smith, Sproul, Kindl, et al. wouldn't become cornerstone defensemen. You can tell me about how in an alternate timeline we sign Ryan Suter and win the Cup in 2013. You can tell me about how making trades for the sake of making trades is a stupid man's game. You can tell me about how people who look for things to complain about will always find something to complain about. That's all well and good. I won't dispute any of it. But I can be mostly on-board with what you're saying while at the same time maintaining that Holland really should've traded for a defenseman or two by now. I'm not pushing a radical notion here. I didn't start clamoring for a big trade only when it became clear that the Cup window had closed. I've been saying we should make a big trade right from the moment I learned Rafalski was retiring, when we were still a legitimate Cup contender. I had wanted Brent Burns. I didn't want to count on Suter signing with us. I didn't want to count on "Kronwall-???" being anything more than a stopgap first pairing. I've always believed trading was the way to go. If I'm guilty of anything, it's being too focused on winning one more Cup before the Cup window unequivocally closed. We could see the overall decline on the horizon as far back as 2011, but until somewhat recently I was of the opinion that a big trade or two could keep us in the hunt. I'm fine with drafting and developing. I'm fine with not making trades left and right. But Holland has gone out of his way to avoid trading roster players, and that bothers me. Our D situation has steadily degraded since losing Rafalski and Lidstrom and all along the way I've been saying, "Y'know, a trade might not be the worst idea in the world, especially if we're genuinely trying to remain truly competitive and genuinely trying to avoid a long rebuild." But, alas... "We lost Rafalski, but it's alright, we'll think of something." "We lost Lidstrom, but it's alright, we'll thinking of something." "Kronwall isn't an ideal 1D and Smith and Kindl aren't really panning out like we'd hoped they would, but it's alright, we'll think of something." "Not one of our prospects has become a solid top-three NHL defenseman, but it's alright, we'll think of something." "Kronwall's not getting any younger, but it's alright, we'll think of something." "It's looking like DeKeyser is probably nothing more than a second-pairing defenseman, but it's alright, we'll think of something." "Kronwall has no cartilage in his knee, but it's alright, we'll let him play 20 minutes a night. We need him." And now we're back to "We have some prospects, it's alright, we can kick the can down the road." I don't like that it's gotten to this point. I don't think bringing in a Haydn Fleury and/or a Jared Spurgeon would radically alter our fortunes, but at least we'd be helping our D situation. Having a more capable back end could at least clear up the picture a bit. The way things stand right now, we look like a team that's going to have to suck for a long time (if we're being brutally honest). But what if we flip some non-essential pieces for a couple of talented defensemen and the addition of those defensemen makes the team measurably better? Maybe our breakouts improve and our transition game improves and our power play improves and our shot attempts increase and our forwards start scoring more goals and we discover that we actually have a very capable forward group? And maybe the trade value of several of our forwards increases and that opens up a world of possibilities? Maybe Howard and Mrazek start looking like all-stars because we're spending less time in our zone? It might not play out that way, but at least we'd have a better sense of where we are and what we have. I don't think sticking with what we have is doing us much good, aside from helping us flirt with lottery territory.
  48. 4 points
    So what, Detroit has an old church too
  49. 4 points
    Dam losing Sheahan screwed our offense
  50. 4 points
    It is what it is, this is a result of the RFA/UFA system created by the NHL & NHLPA with the current CBA. You can blame Holland for a lot of things, but his tactics in RFA negotiations should not be one of them. It's crazy how people just have their anti-Holland goggles on and refuse to look at the facts, and instead react purely on emotion.