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3/12 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Blues 3


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#261 wings_fanatic

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 11:48 PM

Oh come on, how can you hate on Hank? First of all, been on decline since 08?! 09 playoffs? He was incredible, last year's playoffs he wasn't too bad either. When Pavs went down for 20 games, Hank helped carry this team thru it and did a hell of a job in the process (if it wasnt for Hank we could be a in a scary spot right now). Also, he has close to 70 points already, sure he only has 18 goals but cut the guy some slack he is just in a little rut the past 20 or so games... it happens. Aside from not scoring many goals, Hank typically works his ass off shift in, and shift out and we are very lucky to have him on the Wings roster so show some respect where credit is due.

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 11:54 PM

Winning goal?

13:13 by #13

Good 'ol lucky 13!

:)


That's scary...good, but scary.
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Posted 13 March 2011 - 01:24 AM

i know im gunna get blown up for this, but Zetterberg has been declining since 08. He hast made me say wow once this year, his hands are sub par, just totally un impressed by him. dont get me started on Franzen even though he was ok tonight.


Declining since 08?

In 08, Zetterberg finished in a three-way tie for 6th in scoring with 92 points. He's currently in a two-way tie for seventh with 69. His scoring pace has considerably slowed down the past couple of weeks, but he is still at a point per game and above his career average.

If he's declining, then this summer tell Holland to not bother offering a contract to any player older than 31. Because clearly those old f***ers are screwing us over.

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 02:27 AM

Zetterberg is not declining in an overall sense in my opinion.

But I do think he's been battling an injury of some sort the last few games. He's not had the jump in his step and doesn't seem to be taking the amount of shots he was earlier in the season(I haven't looked at the stats just going off what I'm seeing), it could just be a overall slump including the players he's played with don't seem to be exactly playing at the top of their game either.

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 04:48 AM

That's scary...good, but scary.


it gets scarier

that goal also brought Datsyuk's +/- for the season up....to 13 :ph34r:

Edited by ricky0034, 13 March 2011 - 04:48 AM.


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Posted 13 March 2011 - 05:19 AM

Winning goal?

13:13 by #13

Good 'ol lucky 13!

:)



it gets scarier

that goal also brought Datsyuk's +/- for the season up....to 13 :ph34r:


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Posted 13 March 2011 - 06:36 AM

someone youtube that Datsyuk goal... damn.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P3Y0yYkl5c

Not mine. Just found it.


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Posted 13 March 2011 - 09:11 AM

Not mine. Just found it.

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Thanks for posting the video. Another classic for Dats.

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 10:00 AM

Haha I love the verbal jumble ken has right before he scores, so much awesome is happening and he just doesn't know how to convey it to words.

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 11:27 AM

i know im gunna get blown up for this, but Zetterberg has been declining since 08. He hast made me say wow once this year, his hands are sub par, just totally un impressed by him. dont get me started on Franzen even though he was ok tonight.

Z's biggest strength is his ability to hold onto the puck with someone right on his back. Unfortunately that is a hard way to play the game and it's starting to creep up to him slowly but surely health wise. I don't think his hands are gone just that his back might be causing a lot more issues than we fans realize.

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 11:28 AM

- what does this tell us? Babs has some line changes to make. I read he wants to have home lines and road lines, which I like the idea of so I think the road lines should be:

Hudler- Datsyuk- Homer
Filpulla- Zetterberg- Franzen
Cleary- Modano- Bertuzzi
Miller- Draper- Helm/Eaves/Abdelkator

Hudler plays so well with Pavs and seems to not be productive enough without him so why not keep him with Pavs. I think this is the best lines if babs doesnt wanna play Pavs and Hank together on the road. Overall, great weekend by the Wings, led by the Datsyukian Great and the Captain. I am going to the game Wednesday on my bday, so hopefully the magician and his Wings can keep the magic going

These lines would not work well IMO. Homer and Huds playing together is a defensive liability. They are both slow and not great defensive forwards. The second line is decent. Bert and Modano playing together just screams a 'the third line is lazy and sucks' thread. Abby, Helm, and Eaves are generally the better three of the five fourth liners. To have them rotate in seems counterproductive unless that are all slumping.

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 03:42 PM

I was really surprised at the difference between this game and Fridays. The Oilers were still going all out, the Blues looked like they were just going through the motions. Kudos to the Oilers coach for getting his guys to put in the effort.

You could see this when the Wings had the power play and the Blues guys were just watching them compared to the Oilers who were constantly pressuring the Wings.

Both teams are out of the playoffs and missing key guys to injuries. I gotta believe that the Blues will have a new coach next year.

Z's biggest strength is his ability to hold onto the puck with someone right on his back. Unfortunately that is a hard way to play the game and it's starting to creep up to him slowly but surely health wise. I don't think his hands are gone just that his back might be causing a lot more issues than we fans realize.


Z is currently 4th in the league in assists and 9th in points on a team that spreads the scoring out among the guys better than most any other team. If that's a decline, I will take it any day of the week and twice on Sundays.
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Posted 13 March 2011 - 06:09 PM

well i never said Z was on a decline i just would love to see him be a 30-40 goal scorer again

the lines need to change.

Edited by brett, 13 March 2011 - 06:09 PM.


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Posted 13 March 2011 - 09:33 PM

I was really surprised at the difference between this game and Fridays. The Oilers were still going all out, the Blues looked like they were just going through the motions. Kudos to the Oilers coach for getting his guys to put in the effort.

You could see this when the Wings had the power play and the Blues guys were just watching them compared to the Oilers who were constantly pressuring the Wings.

Both teams are out of the playoffs and missing key guys to injuries. I gotta believe that the Blues will have a new coach next year.



Z is currently 4th in the league in assists and 9th in points on a team that spreads the scoring out among the guys better than most any other team. If that's a decline, I will take it any day of the week and twice on Sundays.

As I said his skill and hands haven't left him but you can tell that his back is not 100% and may never be 100% again. If his back was at 100% I think he would be doing better than he is. Sure he would have his scoring droughts just like any other player will in the league but I think we would see more speed and a wee bit more dominance out of him.

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 12:16 AM

First I just want to say a hugecongrats to my buddy Cracknell who scored his first career NHL goal last night, it was against us but we got the win so it's all good :hehe: ... Great to see the Wings win again let's keep it going, and Dats dangle was just well sick :siren:
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Posted 14 March 2011 - 02:48 AM

Poor Polak. I haven't seen a hockey player so innocently confused and helpless in a while.





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