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#2578844 3/4 GDT : Rangers 1 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 04 March 2015 - 10:41 PM

The other Z! What a way to finish your first game as a Red Wing.

Huge two points. Thanks Jimmy!


#2578634 3/4 GDT : Rangers 1 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 04 March 2015 - 10:03 PM

Z's line has looked really good.


#2578557 3/4 GDT : Rangers 1 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 04 March 2015 - 09:31 PM

Not so subtle interference on Cole. The Wings are the only team in hockey history to pull that off, though.


#2578310 3/4 GDT : Rangers 1 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 04 March 2015 - 06:12 PM

Most excited I have been for a regular season game in a long time. Z coming back, the new acquisitions first game, playoffs just around the corner and first home game in over two weeks. 

 

Even Eddie O can't ruin this. (He most definitely still will.) 




#2578085 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by GoWings1905 on 03 March 2015 - 09:09 PM

I guess we'll see how this pans out, The Rangers have certainly had our number since we moved to the east.
Kronwall Zids
Dekeyser Quincey
E Marchenko is my guess at full health

 

Zidlicky would get eaten alive with top pairing minutes against teams in the playoffs. He doesn't have the foot speed nor defensive ability to play in that role anymore. Third pairing and power-play specialist is the ideal spot for him. I can't see Marchenko leaping Smith on the depth chart either. 




#2577926 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by GoWings1905 on 03 March 2015 - 11:39 AM

Without seeing them play together yet, I'm not a fan of Smith/Zidlicky together. Even sheltered, I think that has the potential to go south real quick from a defensive/turnover standpoint.

 

Kronner - Smith

DeKeyser - Q

E - Zidlicky




#2577925 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by GoWings1905 on 03 March 2015 - 11:20 AM

It's really this simple. Why is this so hard to see?

 

Because people see 36-years-old and automatically jump to the "typical Holland" conclusion. Which obviously was true for awhile, but this team isn't a bunch of dudes approaching retirement anymore. Two things I love about the Cole move especially: he adds size/physicality and he skates well, which doesn't negate the Wings biggest strength at forward. If Cole was 36 and slow, I wouldn't be as thrilled. 

 

Holland had his best deadline/July 1st moment in years. He definitely deserves a ton of praise for making the Red Wings better for the playoffs, while not sacrificing any of their major pieces of the future. 




#2577010 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by GoWings1905 on 01 March 2015 - 09:47 PM

 

True that. He should'nt stand pat on the blueline is all. Grab us somebody. Anybody. And grab us somebody while were waiting.

 

I don't entirely disagree. I'm scared of the price for Phaneuf, but I would be very happy adding Zidlicky tomorrow. 




#2576991 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by GoWings1905 on 01 March 2015 - 09:29 PM

 

He likes our team.

 

He isn't alone. There isn't a whole lot not to like about these guys through 60 games. 




#2576979 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by GoWings1905 on 01 March 2015 - 09:21 PM

Holland is the king of the deadline band-aid. Just grab some old broken down players and say you improved the team for the playoffs. 

 

Can't wait to see Babs passive aggressively tossing Cole on the 4th line to rot away.

 

GET US A DMAN WORTH A DAMN.

 

18 goals, hits a ton, brings much needed size and physicality qualifies as broken down? It's not like Cole is this 36-year-old slug that can't skate either. Cole does improve the Red Wings for the playoffs -- that isn't just organizational lip service. 




#2576327 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Predators 3

Posted by GoWings1905 on 28 February 2015 - 05:48 PM

YES! What a game. What a road trip. 4-1-1 and they very easily could have won them all. I would have been pleased with six points even going in, but this was exceptional against some really good hockey teams.

Monster was great today. Pretty impressive win without Z, Quincey and Helm. Get back home now and try to secure home ice in the first round at least down the stretch.


#2576278 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Predators 3

Posted by GoWings1905 on 28 February 2015 - 05:40 PM

 
This isn't even a red wing thing. It happens every game in the NHL, the team trailing get mysterious PP's late in the game. Gotta fix it, just call the game the right way. 


Agreed. It is truly an epidemic league wide and a terrible part of the game right now.


#2576268 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Predators 3

Posted by GoWings1905 on 28 February 2015 - 05:37 PM

Tim Peele is right about the league....


Yeah, but the casual fan loves this forced parity and shootouts!

Sincerely, Gary


#2576160 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Predators 3

Posted by GoWings1905 on 28 February 2015 - 05:11 PM

Sproul! Oh, apparently Marchenko does have some offensive skill.


#2576145 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Predators 3

Posted by GoWings1905 on 28 February 2015 - 05:08 PM

What a joke. Just call the dive because that was the only thing that actually happened.
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