RyanBarnes!

HoF Booster
  • Content Count

    1,455
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    4

Reputation Activity

  1. Like
    RyanBarnes! reacted to Nevermind in 2/11 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Penguins 4   
    Our team would be bigger, but softer actually.
  2. Like
    RyanBarnes! reacted to frankgrimes in Great Brandon Prust Article   
    Disclaimer: those who hate fighting, tough guys will hate it so no need to read the article. http://www.theplayerstribune.com/why-we-fight/
    He talks about how he became a tough guy, the code and that sometimes emotions are getting the best of him even against some of his best buddies like King Henrik and Stepan.
    At the end Prust gives a nice incite on what goes on the day before a fight.. He doesn't sleep much, still fears the opponent and when the day comes he prefers his fights early to get it out of the way. The best part is probably him talking about rats and what he thinks of guys that are going after skilled and smaller players.
  3. Like
    RyanBarnes! reacted to krsmith17 in 1/31 GDT : Islanders 1 vs. Red Wings 4   
    Don't worry about it matt198913, the same people are going to continue to ***** about Smith, because he was a first round pick that hasn't matured quite as fast as we all thought he would. Never mind that he has taken huge strides within the last year. We should just be thankful that Holland isn't as short sighted as some fans, and Smith isn't going anywhere (unless it's in a package for a significant upgrade)... I don't expect him to ever become a top pairing defenseman, but he still has the potential (hell, I think he is right now) a very solid 2nd pairing guy, that should get more power-play time...
    Another great game by Smitty and a great shot from his right side.
    I really hope Holland can insert a couple righties into the lineup over the next 6 months, whether it be through trade (without Smith going the other way... and obviously Kronwall and DeKeyser aren't going anywhere), or free agency (Franson), or promotion from Grand Rapids...
  4. Like
    RyanBarnes! got a reaction from wings4thecup06 in 2016 World Cup of Hockey   
    How typical for management to just mess something up totally. Under 23 NA team and an All Star Euro team?! Who cares?? I do like the idea of making the event a series of games though. Seeing Sweden take on Finland or the US take on Canada for a best of three etc sounds great. It should be the same format throughout the playoffs though, and not change from the quarterfinals, the semis and finals.
  5. Like
    RyanBarnes! got a reaction from Jedi in '16 Winter Classic   
    WC is still lightyears ahead of the All Star Game but it should only be one outdoor game a year.
  6. Like
    RyanBarnes! got a reaction from Jedi in '16 Winter Classic   
    WC is still lightyears ahead of the All Star Game but it should only be one outdoor game a year.
  7. Like
    RyanBarnes! got a reaction from Detroit # 1 Fan in 12/31 GDT : Devils 1 at Red Wings 3   
    Yes I did, it appears Babcock needs to have a player in the doghouse at all time to make a point to the rest of the team. I think Weiss' play of late should earn him more ice time, I hope he can suck it up for a while longer. Jurco is a better fit for the fourth line. Weiss and Sheahan should split second line center duties imo. That is where he is needed.
  8. Like
    RyanBarnes! got a reaction from krsmith17 in Rank our griffins d prospects   
    You cannot get rid of all veterans. Someone has to teach the kids how it works.
  9. Like
    RyanBarnes! reacted to krsmith17 in Mantha getting closer.   
    I watched the game last night and to be honest Mantha wasn't near as dominant as he was in the first few games I watched. He still had a few chances but not a great game overall for him. It's just taking him a little while to adjust like it does almost every player making the jump from junior to pro. Pulkkinen is by far the most ready top 6 forward down there right now and he should get the call before Mantha for sure. He has been playing unbelievable hockey down there for over a year now and seems to be getting better every single game. Athanasiou is also playing great right now, the kid spews confidence, and the things he can do out there really make you take notice. I've heard Bob Kaser say numerous times, the same thing Ken and Mick say about Datsyuk, "he is worth the price of admission every night". He has Helm type speed, with much much better hands. I'm as high on Andreas as any prospect on our system.
  10. Like
    RyanBarnes! got a reaction from krsmith17 in 12/4 GDT - Stars 2 at Red Wings 5   
    I think Weiss still had plenty of supporters around here.
  11. Like
    RyanBarnes! got a reaction from Son of a Wing in 11/30 GDT - Canucks 3 at Red Wings 5   
    Yes, Jurco has done well on the fourth line. Love that he is not the type of player that will disappear on a checking line, like for example Hudler. That versatility will be an asset to both him and the team.
  12. Like
    RyanBarnes! got a reaction from Hockeymom1960 in 11/28 GDT - Red Wings @ Devils - 7:00 PM EST   
    Maybe so, but still, no reason not to give them another chance. It is like a hot goalie, you ride him till the streak ends. Jurco did fine on the fourth line.
  13. Like
    RyanBarnes! got a reaction from F.Michael in 11/28 GDT - Red Wings @ Devils - 7:00 PM EST   
    It would be dumb to break up the Helm, Datsyuk and Weiss line after their performance vs the Flyers the other night.
  14. Like
    RyanBarnes! got a reaction from Internet.Unknown in 11/28 GDT - Red Wings @ Devils - 7:00 PM EST   
    I think rolling three lines gives the team some much needed depth. I dont view Sheahan, Tatar and Jurco as a legitimate NHL second line, more like a third. I also dont think Jurco belongs in a top six role in the NHL yet. On the other hand I dont think he needs to play top six to develop at NHL level.
  15. Like
    RyanBarnes! got a reaction from F.Michael in 11/28 GDT - Red Wings @ Devils - 7:00 PM EST   
    It would be dumb to break up the Helm, Datsyuk and Weiss line after their performance vs the Flyers the other night.
  16. Like
    RyanBarnes! reacted to rick zombo in 11/28 GDT - Red Wings @ Devils - 7:00 PM EST   
    But you'd have to be crazy to think that a Jurco 4th won't score way more than an Andersson 4th. Right?
    I agree with joeseffP. Jurco needs to get back to skating and banging, two things he excelled at last year. Keeping him on the 4th line with two hardworking grinders is an interseing way to do this. Let him not worry about scoring and get him physicaly engaged. I bet it does wonders for his hands and his overall confidence.
    I know you want him playing big minutes in GRs but, IMO, this team needs Jurco in the line-up now, whether it's on the first line of the 4th. Not in GRs.
  17. Like
    RyanBarnes! got a reaction from F.Michael in 11/28 GDT - Red Wings @ Devils - 7:00 PM EST   
    It would be dumb to break up the Helm, Datsyuk and Weiss line after their performance vs the Flyers the other night.
  18. Like
    RyanBarnes! got a reaction from haroldsnepsts in Weiss sent down to GR- conditioning assignment   
    Samuelsson got more chances and so should Weiss. But it is not looking too good right now.
  19. Like
    RyanBarnes! reacted in 10/23 GDT : Penguins 3 at Red Wings 4 (OT)   
    Except no ones predictions have been wrong or right....ITS OCTOBER.And since it's clear you don't pay attention. When people were complain when we were 1-1-1 I said the same exact thing then. ITS OCTOBER.
  20. Like
    RyanBarnes! got a reaction from BadgerBob in Toronto Radio: Illitch is selling everything and Babs will be Leafs GM   
    I would like to see Babcock take over Holland's position as GM in Detroit and Blashill be the coach some day.
  21. Like
    RyanBarnes! got a reaction from TheXym in 10/18 GDT - Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 1 (OT)   
    I like the new defense pairings. More ice time for Smith, who has outplayed Ericsson thus far plus Ericsson will be a steady partner to Kindl. Quincey probably had his best game as a Red Wing yesterday, he was terrific in his own end and even joined the rush a few times.
  22. Like
    RyanBarnes! got a reaction from TheXym in 10/18 GDT - Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 1 (OT)   
    I like the new defense pairings. More ice time for Smith, who has outplayed Ericsson thus far plus Ericsson will be a steady partner to Kindl. Quincey probably had his best game as a Red Wing yesterday, he was terrific in his own end and even joined the rush a few times.
  23. Like
    RyanBarnes! got a reaction from TheXym in 10/18 GDT - Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 1 (OT)   
    I like the new defense pairings. More ice time for Smith, who has outplayed Ericsson thus far plus Ericsson will be a steady partner to Kindl. Quincey probably had his best game as a Red Wing yesterday, he was terrific in his own end and even joined the rush a few times.
  24. Like
    RyanBarnes! reacted to GoWings1905 in 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 1   
    Kyle Quincey is playing terrific. Kindl isn't, but hey can't expect too many miracles.
  25. Like
    RyanBarnes! reacted to Namingway in 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 1   
    Quincey has already made a couple sweet defensive plays.