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  2. 6 points
    Only bleeds RED

    Bootland - Game #900

    When former Redwing, Darryl Bootland takes to the ice tonight. He will have appeared in his 900th game as a professional hockey player. This is an accomplishment very few players have achieved! Bootland currently plays for the Orlando Solar Bears in the ECHL, facing the Cincinnati Cyclones tonight. Darryl bounced back and forth between the Redwings and Grand Rapid Griffins from 2003 -2007 before being traded to the Islanders in 2007. Last season Bootland wore an A with the Colorado Eagles and won the Kelly Cup. Bootland came in with a real bang racking up 16 PIM in his first game in the NHL, with the Redwings including 2 fights, both for 5 minute majors. The following two years in Grand Rapid he racked up 726 PIM between the two seasons while still scoring 41 goals.
  3. 5 points
    Wings drop to 27th in the league. Good for the Dahlin/Svechnikov cause.
  4. 5 points
  5. 5 points
    He's got 10 games to make up for.
  6. 5 points
    kickazz

    Bootland - Game #900

    Your post was pretty informative and I appreciated it. I wasn’t his biggest fan because I personally didnt think he was that good of a fighter. But If you asked me years ago I would have never expected Bootland at 900 games. So props to the guy for being more accomplished than everyone on this forum.
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  8. 4 points
    I'm at the game! LGRW!!
  9. 4 points
    Only bleeds RED

    Bootland - Game #900

    Not that I care more about him, though he is a friend. Since he was a Redwing, just thought I'd share. Personally, last two years or so I've come to enjoy the minors more. NHL is becoming more whistles then shots at the nets, much higher percent of fights stopped etc. Also since moving here to Kansas City, there is no NHL team close as the Blues are a four hour drive and not worth the gas money as where an ECHL team, Kansas City Mavericks play less then3 miles away from my house, so yeah I've sparked a lot more interest in following the minors since moving here. The games are a lot of fun as to where it feels like 80'-90's hockey again.
  10. 4 points
    Re: NHL.tv, Honestly, the NHL should be hit with a class action lawsuit or something. You're charging for a service that may or may not work on any given night, when people are paying with the expectation that it's going to work every night. That's bulls***.
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    I have always been rather pro both goalies. Jimmy is a genuine starting goaltender who goes through bad patches and a bit injury prone. Mrazek is a young pretender who has shown patches of brilliance and patches of not being up to snuff. At present Jimmy is the more reliable guy, and (until the last fortnight) less likely to lose you a game. I still vote Mrazek simply because he's shown more by now than Jimmy had at the same age, and when he's in the zone he's better than JImmy, though we've only seen it occasionally over the last year. Were the team in danger of a playoff run, I'd go with Jimmy. But the team is going nowhere with a mediocre roster and a worse than mediocre coach, and the accidental tank is in full effect. So what's the point on marginalising the young guy who still has time to turn things back around simply to overplay a guy who isn't going to get any better and isn't likely to be around as a starter by the time we are competitive again, particularly when the last few years his body hasn't held up to being overplayed. If we are going to have a goalie deathmatch, at least give them an equal chance.
  13. 3 points
    Blash just needs to stfu.
  14. 3 points
    No lineup changes. Jimmy's in net. HYPE! LGRW
  15. 3 points
    Witkowski scores in the 15th round of the shootout for a winner. Then drops his gloves and fights the entire Panthers bench. Subsequently gets banned for the season causing the Wings to lose the rest of the season. Dahlin shows up to training camp in September 2018.
  16. 3 points
    they had catchy tunes... Keep Trollin' Trollin' Trollin' UH!
  17. 3 points
    YOU CANNOT STOP THE (pregame) HYPE!
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    Euro_Twins

    Rumors Thread

    I really would hate so much to lose mantha
  20. 3 points
    chaps80

    Has Blashill finally lost the team?

    If the Oilers get another first overall, the draft system needs a serious overhaul. That would be what, 5 first overalls in 7 years? And I agree, Mrazek isn’t a prudent option for them right now. Neuvirth would be the guy I’d take off that list.
  21. 3 points
    Dabura

    Has Blashill finally lost the team?

    Can I be honest with you, LGW.com fam? I'm feeling optimistic about the Wings' future. The 2018 draft class. The 2019 UFA class. I see possibilities and they excite me.
  22. 3 points
    well that sucked Oh well, at least it was nice to finally see the new arena and we had great seats, lol.
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  24. 3 points
    Y19

    12/9 GDT - Blues @ Red Wings - 1:00 PM EST

    Whoops, I didn't realize it was an early game today. Looks like I accidentally made the right decision not to watch.
  25. 3 points
    Blash has to go... even if you just ride an interim the rest of the season... we've lost 7 of the last 8 and have been handled in a majority of those games. They need to let Mrazek play the next few games, regardless of how he plays. Give him a chance to get going and gain some confidence (if possible). Give Howard an extended rest because he just looks tired out there.
  26. 3 points
    Neomaxizoomdweebie

    Bootland - Game #900

    The beard alone is worthy of praise. Hope they bring NHL hockey back to KC for ya. My Scouts jersey is one of my favorites.
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    kliq

    Bootland - Game #900

    No reason to have to defend your self. You're posting something positive and unfortunately when you do that around here certain posters enjoy bringing others down. That's their problem, not yours.
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    Only bleeds RED

    Bootland - Game #900

    Update on game 900. Booter was out on IR after a surgery this summer returning back Dec 1st. He went 4 games with no fights, no one would fight him LOL. Well tonight game #900 he got to drop the gloves twice! Both resulting in 5 min majors. Darryl ended game 900 with 2 assists and 14 PIM.
  29. 3 points
    Redwings win! Rangers win! What a great night of hockey!
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    lomekian

    Two Tendies Enter. One Tendy Lives.

    I don't think the questions about Mrazek's potential are as cut and dried as his critics are making out. Yes the last 20 months he's been far too aggressive, and his positioning has been off at times. But he was playing at an almost elite level before that, and has still posted very impressive shut-outs intermittently since then despite being awful in other games. I know we've seen many backup goalies fall off a cliff after an impressive run, but Mrazek played his best as a starter. Also worth remembering that by the age Mrazek is now Jimmy had won a grand total of 3 NHL games. Mrazek has won 66 with 11 shutouts. By the same age in the NHL: Ed Belfour - 4 wins 0 shutouts Lundqvist - 67 wins 7 shutouts Kiprusoff - 8 wins 2 shutouts Hasek 3 wins 0 shutouts Cory Schneider 18 wins 1 shutout. Bobrovsky 43 wins 4 shutouts Rask 47 wins 11 shutouts Rinne 1 win 0 shutouts Ryan Miller 36 wins 3 shutouts. This isn't to say that Mrazek will ever be as good as any of the above. But writing off a 25 year old goaltender who has had 2 stretches of being statistically great because he's had 18 months of poor play on a low end team with awful defense seems a little premature. At least we need to give him chance this year to see if he can rebound. No great shock that his stats have fallen off a cliff under Blash...just like half the team....
  31. 2 points
    LoveMyRedWings56

    Mike Green - worth?

    Definitely trade Mike Green for a late 2018 1st round pick or a 2018 2nd round pick+2019 2nd round pick minimal, If the cap does increase to say $80 million or $82 million then maybe offer him a 3 year $13.5 million deal $4.5M AAV if he's interested in coming back. But i agree we need to get something for him.
  32. 2 points
    I honestly don't care about the outcome of this game. If we win, we win. If we lose, we win.
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    Neomaxizoomdweebie

    Rumors Thread

    Stick to the Detroit River and the Great Lakes that we're used to.....
  34. 2 points
    Meanwhile in Pittsburgh... yep, that's Tinky
  35. 2 points
    I know why you wanna HYPE me...
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    Jacksoni

    Rumors Thread

    Yup. He is the bomb. But one man can't save us, need legit multi pickups through drafting or less likely, through trades. Drop what you can and get younglings is my suggestion.
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    Dabura

    Has Blashill finally lost the team?

    Someone, can't remember who, reported a few days ago that Chiarelli has talked to Holland about both Mrazek and Green. For what it's worth.
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    Dabura

    12/9 GDT - Blues @ Red Wings - 1:00 PM EST

    wejustneedtogoonarunhere
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    Thanks to Vegas for this! It will be interesting to see how much space we'll have. But that will all depend on whether we're planning on bringing back Green and where Mrazek fits into things. Anyway, good thing for a big offseason where we have to re-sign Mantha, Larkin, AA. to deals (Frk too).
  40. 2 points
    kickazz

    Bootland - Game #900

    No joke either. The quality of women wearing Wings gear has gone down.
  41. 2 points
    kliq

    Bootland - Game #900

    That's a huge stretch. Are 900 career minor league games a huge feat if you are sitting in a room with NHLers...probably not. Is it impressive when compared to most of us? Probably. Its all relative. Bashing another person's accomplishments for no reason is not "keeping it real"
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    Dabura

    Bootland - Game #900

    Cool story, bro.
  43. 2 points
    Dabura

    Bootland - Game #900

    I had no idea Bootland was still playing! Loved that guy back in the day.
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    gcom007

    Two Tendies Enter. One Tendy Lives.

    “Starter for the season” means nothing on this team. Well, it shouldn’t on a team like this with the season going the way it is. Again, to me, the smart move in this disastrous season is to give Mrazek every chance to get something/anything going. There’s nothing to lose and potentially much to gain. This team is a dumpster fire with terrible defense that does neither of our goalies any favors, and Mrazek really is still young; a lot could still change. I don’t think it’s fair to assume he’s toast at this point, and I certainly don’t think it’s wise. 100% agree.
  45. 2 points
    GREAT game.. bought tickets last minute on stubhub. Best $10 I've ever spent My biggest takeaway from the game was that it looked like blash told them to shoot every chance they got compared to other games and I’m for it.. fire as many picks on net as possible. Also, I’m glad the kids aren’t afraid to just shoot it on the power play rather than play catch for 2 minutes. LGW!
  46. 2 points
    lomekian

    Two Tendies Enter. One Tendy Lives.

    My fear too. I like Jimmy, but he's not going to be at his peak when this team is competitive, and if Mrazek can re-find his game, he will be. Also when Mrazek's head is right and his positioning is on, he is capable of amazing displays. I guess I fear that we could let him go for one more year of Jimmy, only for him to be in Vezina discussions elsewhere in 3-4 years.
  47. 2 points
    Dabura

    12/5 GDT - Jets at Red Wings - 7:30 PM EST

    We've played well overall. Four goals, even while blowing two lengthy 5-on-3 power plays. Pretty good stuff -- in all three zones. BOOTH! 5-1!
  48. 2 points
    not to mention one needs 3 different services to be able to watch all games: nhl.tv, nhl network, and nbcsn I blame it all on the leprechaun er, I mean, this guy:
  49. 2 points
    Y19

    12/5 GDT - Jets at Red Wings - 7:30 PM EST

    It's a TWO goal lead. What could go wrong?
  50. 2 points
    12 v 9 in favor of Howard. 2 years ago we would have all voted for Mraz (except number9)