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11/10 GDT : Washington Capitals at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

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It was awesome to have Athanasiou in the line-up. Since camp broke I couldn't imagine a winning team without Larkin and AA out there. We have needed to move dead weight on this team

for years and it never seems to get done. I'll never understand the thought of letting talent rot in the minors while we watch very average talent skate. Nice to see a couple kids who deserve to be

on the team and I'm still waiting for others to be shown the door.

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It was awesome to have Athanasiou in the line-up. Since camp broke I couldn't imagine a winning team without Larkin and AA out there. We have needed to move dead weight on this team

for years and it never seems to get done. I'll never understand the thought of letting talent rot in the minors while we watch very average talent skate. Nice to see a couple kids who deserve to be

on the team and I'm still waiting for others to be shown the door.

what are the dead weight memebers you are refering too?

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I was at the game and I noticed after the game ended, Glendening was doing the NHL 94 style celebration. My brother and I thought it was hilarious. Has anyone else seen him or other Wings do that before? It would be great if the whole team would do it.

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It was awesome to have Athanasiou in the line-up. Since camp broke I couldn't imagine a winning team without Larkin and AA out there. We have needed to move dead weight on this team

for years and it never seems to get done. I'll never understand the thought of letting talent rot in the minors while we watch very average talent skate. Nice to see a couple kids who deserve to be

on the team and I'm still waiting for others to be shown the door.

Yea we should have the same philosophy of the Leafs. They are just so much better calling up there kids all the time and not letting them develop. Who really models there franchises after the Wings anyway?

Edited by DatsyukianDekes

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It was awesome to have Athanasiou in the line-up. Since camp broke I couldn't imagine a winning team without Larkin and AA out there. We have needed to move dead weight on this team

for years and it never seems to get done. I'll never understand the thought of letting talent rot in the minors while we watch very average talent skate. Nice to see a couple kids who deserve to be

on the team and I'm still waiting for others to be shown the door.

He'll probably be sent down when datsyuk returns

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Yea minutes were off.

I think that was forseeable when we play teams that have high end goal scorers. I wonder how the minutes looked when we played Stamkos.

I'd assume Glendenning probably had high minutes against Tampa too.

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Yea minutes were off.

I think that was forseeable when we play teams that have high end goal scorers. I wonder how the minutes looked when we played Stamkos.

I'd assume Glendenning probably had high minutes against Tampa too.

You are spot on. Only Zetterberg played more than Glendening and Miller. Only 1 goal given up in 2 games to Tampa and Washington. Pretty impressive. We spend all this time arguing about our 4th line, and it turns out they're really our 1st line! I guess we all kind of look stupid now...

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I understand that the replay was inconclusive but the league needs to implement a rule where they have room for discretion when making a call. Everyone knew the puck went into the net in relation to his glove, I mean the puck was almost in back of the net not just over the line. It is the rule so I can't be mad but theirs no reason to not get the right call when you can

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Thought our D was horrible last night. Especially Kronner. Their spacing and coverage was horrible. How many times are you going to leave one of the best players (with one of the deadliest shots) in the world (Ovie) open on the circle for an uncontested one-timer?? On multiple occasions Kronner had help down low, but was leaving Ovie wide open. I mean WIDE.OPEN!! Kronner not only was leaving the passing lane to him wide open, but the spacing was so bad that he couldn't even contest the shot. Even with a one-timer, D should be able to get a stick/body in the shooting lane if they are spaced correctly. Luckily, our PM stood on his head and delivered a world class performance otherwise we would have lost.

Also, very disappointed in Big E thus far. I thought he would have thrived under Blash this year. It's early yet, so hoping he comes around.

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I think the defense was fine. I think on the PP leaving the one time shot to Ovie was a strategy to give Mrazek a clear look and he was prepared for it everytime. Ovie had chances on the PP and the one time shot late in the game that were the only dangerous chances. Defensively they played one of their best games imo but their is still a lot of room for improvement moving the puck up ice and offensively

Honestly Kronner was the only guy last night on the defense that I thought could have played better

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I think they let ovi have the wide open shots because they trusted mrazek to make the save if he could see it. And he did.

Fifteen times.

The defense cleared the front of the net, and didn't allow too many second chances.

Either the game plan to let Mrazek see his shots worked perfectly, or the defense failed. But I think they just let him have the clear path so Mrazek didn't have to worry about deflections or seeing his shot.

That strategy seems to be working really well out in Montreal.

As for the goal.

It sucks.

Its a complete disregard for common sense, but that's technically the right call. The only shots that show the puck in the net doesn't show where it is in correlation to the red line. But they need to fix that. And im sure they will.

In a few years.

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CTfeLluUsAAjYZb.jpg

Maybe Toronto thought there was some other puck in the net.

I didn't see the beginning of the game so I missed the replays, but this picture doesn't necessarily show a puck in the net to me. It looks like it could be on the goal line.

Edit: I think the highlights here show the puck in though:

http://kuklaskorner.com/tmr/comments/videos-alex-ovechkin-had-15-shots-against-the-detroit-red-wings

Edited by PavelValerievichDatsyuk

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CTfeLluUsAAjYZb.jpg

Maybe Toronto thought there was some other puck in the net.

1. I can't tell if that's actually the puck (I assume it is)

2. I can't tell if the puck is fully across the line (other angles demonstrate it from what I've seen)

3. From an unbiased perspective, this image does not conclusively overturn the call. (couple it with other angles though...)

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I think the defense was fine. I think on the PP leaving the one time shot to Ovie was a strategy to give Mrazek a clear look and he was prepared for it everytime. Ovie had chances on the PP and the one time shot late in the game that were the only dangerous chances. Defensively they played one of their best games imo but their is still a lot of room for improvement moving the puck up ice and offensively

Honestly Kronner was the only guy last night on the defense that I thought could have played better

Maybe. But if the strategy is to let one of the most deadly shooters in the game take 8+ uncontested one-timers from 20 feet away....your strategy is broken. I get giving the goalie a good look at shots, but let's be real, on most normal nights when Ovie has that many shots, he usually has two goals.

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