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10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

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Solid at all ends of the ice. We out hit the Bruins. When the Wings play with intensity and physical good things always happen


As much as I hate Kindl if he can stop being so indecisive while moving the puck up ice and not be such a liability for turnovers it would be huge for this team because he has good offensive instincts with the puck in the opposing zone

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I am not beyond giving jimmy his due. He made some big stops when needed. Hopefully this is a sign of a better season from him.

It'd be great on so many levels if he had a big season. First, obviously, it's going to be necessary down the stretch to win with this team. We're going to face much tougher tests than we did tonight and Howard has to be better than he was last year. But also, and I mean this as no slight at Howard, but if he can elevate his game again and put himself among the top goalies in the league, which he's capable of, it'd set the stage for him to be the best trade bait we've had in a long, long time should we decide to go with Mrazek next year.

I've got nothing against Howard at all, and I'm cheering for him and I expect that he'll have a better year. Part of me would hate to see him go, but if Mrazek is the real deal and ready to take over, one of them has to be moved, and Mrazek has far more years ahead of him, and some think he's the better goalie. Howard couldn't make the team out of training camp until the Wings were out of options, so despite him only being here five years, he's already 30, whereas Mrazek is 22 and likely could roll into the starting job now if we needed him to.

We've got too many other holes to warrant having two well above-average starters around, and Howard could be a key piece in a trade this off-season to fill one. I expect Mrazek to get more opportunities to play this year whenever Monster or Howard are out with injuries. If he has a strong season in the AHL and fills in well on call ups, you have to imagine Holland will be entertaining the idea of moving Howard this summer to land an impact player. Again, we just haven't had this good of trade bait in a long while. The best we had in the recent past was Flip, and I think Howard's a much higher profile player.

So I'm really, really, really, really, really hoping Howard has a really strong season! If you like him, you should be pulling for him. If you don't like him, you should be pulling for him all the more. There is absolutely no logical reason for there to be any Jimmy Howard hate on this forum this season.

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After reading for months on these forums about how members wanted the team to tank it and how the team was going to suck balls this year, I think most people have relaxed a bit. This team is not horrible. Boston was coming off a tough game last night, and the Wings really did play like they had the fresher legs. Still, I was happy with the result.

Smith really did look good. Franzen's play was much improved. I really enjoy watching the kids out there. They are gaining confidence and that is going to serve them well. Can't wait to see them play on Saturday.

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People are saying the wings will have a great year AFTER ONE GAME? Really? Please look at these last few years. The wins always start good then they get broken down and we know how things go from there.

It was a great game and smith looked good(like I've been saying for a year now) as well as the rest of the kids.

Hopefully Franzen stays in his beast mode while dat is out. Cause we all know that 40 game stretch of floating Franzen will happen.

Also find it funny people complaining about Abby in top line and he gets the first goal lol. Holland pleeeeease find a top line winger pleeeeease I beg of you!!!!!

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People are saying the wings will have a great year AFTER ONE GAME? Really? Please look at these last few years. The wins always start good then they get broken down and we know how things go from there.

It was a great game and smith looked good(like I've been saying for a year now) as well as the rest of the kids.

Hopefully Franzen stays in his beast mode while dat is out. Cause we all know that 40 game stretch of floating Franzen will happen.

Also find it funny people complaining about Abby in top line and he gets the first goal lol. Holland pleeeeease find a top line winger pleeeeease I beg of you!!!!!

You’ve been the one eager to point out that they were going to have a bad year based on ZERO games. So, whatever.

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Anybody got a highlights video of tonights game? Please/thank you

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/boston-bruins-detroit-red-wings-2014100905/ or

http://www.nhl.com/gamecenter/en/recap?id=2014020009&navid=nhl:topheads

If it wasn't for Ericson brain fart, it'd be 2-0. Jimmy looked good, great start. A win against the Bruins is a win against the Bruins.

Happy Birthday Z!

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So if Franzen continues this pace and gets 0 goals and 164 assists would people call him lazy because he's supposed to be a goal scorer? :)

If that line stays the same one would assume Abby would have about 60 goals and z with 100? Lol

Ok you're right abby with 20 and z with 140

So if Franzen continues this pace and gets 0 goals and 164 assists would people call him lazy because he's supposed to be a goal scorer? :)

If that line stays the same one would assume Abby would have about 60 goals and z with 100? Lol

Ok you're right abby with 20 and z with 140

Youve been the one eager to point out that they were going to have a bad year based on ZERO games. So, whatever.

You're right. The fact that for a few years now the wings start off good then as the season goes on they wear down and the injuries add up, has nothing to do with my prediction. I just pulled it out of my ass just like those who say "ya the wings will be top 4 in the east".

Sorry but there's far more facts supporting my prediction.

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Didn't watch it until midnight PST...

B.Smith = fricking awesome game. I don't even care about the penalty... thought he was right there with DD for 2nd star.

Franzen = badass... he did it all tonight. Give him credit.

Other than that... great energy in the 2nd and beginning of 3rd putting pressure on Boston. Ran out of gas at the end a little but, still a decent effort.

2 pts!

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On Ericsson giveway i was like: "oh no!!! last year is haunting us".... Then i've watch the effort which clearly was a Team effort. All in all wings looked good, even kindl wasn't so bad. Shame we didn't see much of nyquist, but maybe putting him with helm is a wish to keep speedy lines... although i'd have switched franzen with goose.

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On Ericsson giveway i was like: "oh no!!! last year is haunting us".... Then i've watch the effort which clearly was a Team effort. All in all wings looked good, even kindl wasn't so bad. Shame we didn't see much of nyquist, but maybe putting him with helm is a wish to keep speedy lines... although i'd have switched franzen with goose.

Why? Franzen wouldn't have scored any points, and we probably lose the game. I would have switched Abby and goose, but mule and z were perfect together.

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Why? Franzen wouldn't have scored any points, and we probably lose the game. I would have switched Abby and goose, but mule and z were perfect together.[/quote

Why? Using your logic Abbs ass woukdnt of scored a goal and we prolly lose the game.

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Q was solid last night... Let's hope he can keep it at this level

Actually I think most everyone did except cleary. He can't even sit in the press box properly!!

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All in all, good defensive performance, although that 4 on 3 was scary, but the PK was real solid. I'm surprised that Chara wasn't always in front of hte net on boston PP.

And I agree also on Q playing good last night.

and love how mickey pointed out the fact that kindl iced the puck because of taking too much time to make a play <3

Edited by Yzerman19

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Was watching the Bruins feed last night...They had nothing, but nice things to say about the Wings youth in the line up - in particular they compared the speed of this years squad to last year when we had Cleary/Bert/Sammy in the line up.

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It certainly felt like a new team. They were very energetic, fresh, and skating hard. It was a very entertaining game to watch and we kept a good Boston team at bay.

Ericsson's turn-over was frustrating, but plays like that should be easily coached out. Ericsson had some pretty good offensive plays where he hopped up into the play and created chances.

I really like that we're seeing a lot more youth this year. Yesterday's Red Wings were experienced but jaded. Today's Red Wings are a group of young, energetic guys lead by experienced veterans.

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