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In Topic: Round 1 Line Combinations

Today, 03:26 PM

I thought the last few games the Jurco-Helm-Alfie line has played pretty well. Still it all depends on what happens on the top line and if we can get Frazen going. I'm really praying he wakes up a bit and plays like he did in the 08 playoffs because this series will be very very interesting.
Who do we think is going to sit when Z comes back? Ansar Khan reckons Glendening but I don't see him coming out.

Not that I would necessarily agree with the decision, but my guess would be Jurco. Babs loves Glendening too much for him to sit.

In Topic: Round 1 Line Combinations

Today, 11:27 AM

"Playoff" Franzen (if you even want to call him that anymore) better show up or that's a complete waste of Pavel Datsyuk. Abby isn't so bad if Z is on the other wing, but bored Franzen makes that line a wreck.

Are you predicating this statement on what you wish would happen or what actually happens in reality?  Nyquist does not produce on Datsyuk's wing.  Putting him there is a waste, no matter how much of boner it gives everyone. 
To beat Boston we need production, proven production.  This is not the time to try and develop chemistry or teach guys how to play with new linemates. 

There's a much bigger sample size of Pav and Franzen not clicking than Pav and Gus. Babs has been forcing Pav and Franzen together for years with no real success. Now it's just with Abby, instead of Bertuzzi.

In Topic: Round 1 Line Combinations

15 April 2014 - 08:56 PM

I can deal with Abby playing with Pav a little more if Franzen isn't on that line too. Both of them combined is just wasting Pavel unless Franzen decides to play hockey again soon.

Nyquist - Datsyuk - Abby
Tatar - Sheahan - Jurco
Franzen - Helm - Alfie
Miller - Glendening - Legwand

Franzen and Alfie really have to be better offensively for the Wings to compete with the Bruins. The kid line will be fine and Glendening's line will be important because I think it would be ideal to get Bergeron away from Datsyuk.

In Topic: ECQF - Series A - Bruins versus Red Wings

14 April 2014 - 09:05 PM

I'm gonna say Bruins in six. I wouldn't hesitate in picking the Red Wings to win if Z and Ericsson were healthy. Otherwise, I just don't trust the defense being strong enough to contain a very big and deep Bruins forward group. Howard is going to have to play like last postseason for the Red Wings to have any shot in pulling the upset. 


The kids will compete hard and play the Bruins tough, but this is a machine of an opponent. 

In Topic: Around The League - Eastern Conference Playoff Race

12 April 2014 - 08:49 PM

Hate to say it but my prediction is Bruins in 6, maybe 5. No Zetterberg or Ericsson, going to favor Boston. Our defense is a mess and Howard isn't better than Rask. And of course anything can happen and I hope to God I'm wrong but I just don't see the Wings winning this one.

Agreed. With both of those two playing, I would seriously like the Wings chances of winning the series. Z is a playoff beast and E is really necessary to make the defense somewhat steady. The Bruins are a machine and I don't trust the Wings defense at all right now, let alone against a deep and big forward group.

Jimmy is going to have to be the goalie from last year's playoffs for any shot. Regardless, I'm stoked just to see playoff hockey from the Red Wings. They really shouldn't be there at all given the way the regular season went, so anything they do now is a bonus.