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  1. 9/16 Pre-Season GDT : Red Wings 4 at Penguins 1

    Does anyone know if this game will be televised or if there's a place to watch online?
  2. Ilitch reveals plan for new $450m, 18,000-seat Red Wings arena

    I'm almost positive they will seek naming rights because that's just the way things work in today's world. I just hope they call it the "(Sponsor) Olympia Stadium" or something along those lines, so that we as fans can say we're going to "Olympia" or "The O" or whatever we'd end up calling it instead of some corporate name. It'd be kind of like the Scotiabank Sattledome. I almost never hear the Scotiabank part when people talk about The Sattledome, which I'm happy about.
  3. NHL penalties/suspensions for hits getting out of hand.

    Torres has a history and it's hard to give him the benefit of doubt, but he didn't jump, he didn't throw an elbow, he didn't take strides before the check, the shoulder was the initial point of contact, and in my opinion the head was only contacted because Stoll reached for the puck and was on his back way up which shifted the position of his head and shoulders. The only valid argument I can see against Torres is that the check was reckless, but I'd argue that Stoll was even more reckless for reaching for a puck. Bad things happen to you when you reach for the puck. The NHL is shifting blame on the checking player, and I think it's unfair because that's a hit Torres needs to make (just like Gryba needed to make that hit last round) and the hit would have been clean if Stoll stayed in the leaning forward position. I could see 1-2 for a reckless hit with incidental contact to the head given Torres' history, but a potential 6 game suspension in the playoffs for this hit is entirely too much. Just my 2 cents.
  4. Captain Z

    Zetterberg put the team on his back again tonight. When they need to win a game, the captain is by far the best player on the ice for either team. He reminds me very much of 1995-2002 Steve Yzerman in that regard.
  5. WCQF Game 3 GDT - Ducks 4 @ Red Wings 0 (ANA leads series 2-1)

    Did the NHL get rid of minor penalties for charging or something? How was that any worse than any other charging minor??!
  6. Red Wings lack offensive creativity

    I agree, no one wants our garbage, but last year Stuart said he wants to go to Cali and there were rumors of Anaheim looking to trade Bobby Ryan. You could've packaged Stuart, a 1st, and mid-round pick or mid-range prospect for Bobby Ryan at that time (and I even suggested it in a thread last year so this isn't a case of hindsight being 20/20) instead of letting Stuart walk and wasting that 1st on Quincey. At this deadline, you could've gotten at least a 5th for White and an overpayment for Filppula who are both likely walking at the end of the season. My issue is if Kenny is rebuilding, why were the wings trying to be bargain shoppers at the deadline? He could have just as easily gotten some picks and prospects for those 2 UFAs, scratched guys like Cleary and seen what the next wave of prospects has to offer. Maybe Tatar provides some offense. I mean, he can't be worse than Flip or Brunner have been. Dallas, Phoenix, and San Jose are 3 sellers who have really turned it on after the deadline, so it's possible to be a seller and still make the playoffs, too!
  7. Detroit/Chicago Divisional Rivalry

    For a long time, the Detroit-Chicago rivalry was just us kicking them while they were down. The rivalry didn't get good until 2009-2010, and even then it wasn't much of rivalry. Just 2 good teams in the same division, but no bad blood. Maybe they hate us and want it to be a rivalry, but I'm more upset about leaving the Sharks than Hawks to be honest. Sucks we likely won't have a chance to avenge the 2010 and 2011 playoff losses.
  8. Concerned - we might not make it in to the playoffs

    To all the people predicting a Chicago beating, do I need to remind you of the 2006 Oilers? or the 2003 Ducks? or even the 1994 Sharks and 2001 Kings? We've been on the receiving end of so many first round upsets that I'm surprised some of you are so pessimistic. Maybe it's finally our time to be Cinderella. Get in and anything can happen, even beating the almighty Hawks.
  9. Concerned - we might not make it in to the playoffs

    There are some bad GMs in this league, but I don't think any of them are dumb enough to touch Franzen's contract. And I think trading Z and Kronner is a little excessive with all the promising prospects that could help turn this team back into cup contenders around in 3 or 4 years. I would have loved to see them trade Flip, Q, and White and waive Cleary, get some picks maybe a prospect or two, and see what you really have in Tatar, Nyquist, and DeKeyser. Instead, now you get to watch Flip and White walk out the door for free this summer, and if you don't buy out Franzen and hopefully Samuelsson if he isn't injured, you'll probably end up having to waive Tatar or Nyquist (hopefully they'd waive the right guy this time, not like with Meech and Quincey 4 years ago). You can't keep letting talent walk away for free and still expect to be good, but sadly that's been the Red Wings M.O. since the 2009 cup loss.
  10. Red Wings lack offensive creativity

    Probably because they have 2 top 6 forwards and 1, maybe 2, puck moving defensemen. I don't know if it's a lack of creativity as much as it is a lack of talent. This team is not good.
  11. Concerned - we might not make it in to the playoffs

    It's not the end of the world if the streak ends. All non-playoff teams have a shot at the 1st overall pick, and regardless this would be our highest draft pick since we took Marty Lapointe 10th overall in 1991. I just wish Kenny would've shopped Flip and White and even Quincey. More draft picks and cap space for next season is never a bad thing. Oh well, hopefully he can get something for Q or Flip's right at the draft.
  12. Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

    What numbers were better? In 2008-2009, Quincey had 4 goals and 34 assists in 72 games with LA while Chelios has 0 points in 28 games with Detroit. Meech had 7 points in 41 games for Detroit. So in 2008-2009, both had better numbers than Chelios. Plus, Chelios was the 2nd oldest player in NHL history in 2008, so both Quincey and Meech had more upside at that time, too. It's kind of impossible to compare them in previous years because 08-09 was Quincey's 1st season playing more than 6 games (not including the 2007 playoffs where Quincey played only 8 minutes a night).
  13. Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

    Wasn't it more like choosing between Chelios and Quincey though? Sure at the time Meech was better and looked to have more upside, but both were better than Chelios. Hindsight is always 20/20 though and if anyone says they knew Quincey would flourish in LA and become a future 2nd pair defenseman, they're lying.
  14. Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

    White could get you at least a 5th rounder like Ryan O'Byrne did for the Avs. You could turn that 5th rounder into a McKee, Backman, or Mrazek. Or you could watch him walk out the door for nothing this summer.
  15. Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

    Disagree. They let too many pieces walk away for nothing, and it'll hurt to see White and Flip follow that trend.