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#2126529 3/5 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Coyotes 5 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 March 2011 - 10:35 PM

Don't worry everyone.

We'll make a move on defense at the deadline and fix all this s***.


#2126162 3/5 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Coyotes 5 (SO)

Posted by Konnan511 on 05 March 2011 - 10:53 AM

Disagree. Octopi should not be thrown on the road. They should be thrown on the ice.

And only during the playoffs. Tradition. Respect it.

Please, Wings. Win this one.

If and when I get out of this hellhole that is Michigan,when i go to a game the road, I' chucking some Pi. Plus, playing in Phoenix is like playing at home, gotta appease the home crowd with some Pi. And if we're going off tradition then we might as well find a 16 legged animal to throw on the ice, since the tradition was 8 legs for 8 wins.


#2125245 3/3 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 3

Posted by SpIkE on 03 March 2011 - 11:38 AM

Not seeing Franzen in the line-up, but now that I think about it I haven't seen him in about 17 games or so...


#2125043 3/2 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Ducks 2 (OT)

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 03 March 2011 - 12:28 AM

If we lose this game, having pretty much a full 2 min PP in OT, I expect all of the pleasant pumpkin pies to go to bed and let us wreak havoc. That said, I REALLY HOPE THE WINGS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS PP


#2125089 3/2 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Ducks 2 (OT)

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 03 March 2011 - 12:37 AM

Horrible powerplay, all night. But really, that was as blatant and obvious of a dive I've ever seen a zebra bite on, and I've see Crosby play.


#2125102 3/2 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Ducks 2 (OT)

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 03 March 2011 - 12:41 AM

PP setups are tough with bad ice.

Howard was a left-handed glover facing a right-handed shooter. That's rough.

Right. Because that rarely happens in the NHL. :rolleyes:

The lengths you'll go to avoid saying anything remotely critical of this team are comical.



Weak penalty shot call, but as others have said, the Wings had plenty of chances to win this on the PP.


#2124703 Lidstrom on Jim Rome radio show this morning

Posted by Theophany on 02 March 2011 - 05:24 PM

If Nick plays til he's relegated a to a 5/6 defenseman, there's a really good chance he'll be playing if/when his sons get into the NHL.

If he keeps to that statement, he'll be playing at 60.


#2124660 Lidstrom on Jim Rome radio show this morning

Posted by Konnan511 on 02 March 2011 - 03:34 PM

How could one hear anything Lidstrom says over the sounds of Angel's singing and the sound of vast amount of coinage falling around him because of how money he is.


#2124661 Osgood aiming for March 9 return

Posted by HOCKEY MATTERS on 02 March 2011 - 03:35 PM

I feel really strange saying this, because I've never thought about another man's groin in such a personal manner, but I hope his groin is happy and healthy. Ozzie, we need your groin. Bone up and take charge.


#2124422 I've decided-Datsyuk for Captain

Posted by eva unit zero on 01 March 2011 - 10:43 PM

Pavel is just to impish for the C. It would be like giving it to Homer.


Or Draper.

It's not like Hank is some run-of-the-mill forward in his own right. No, he's clearly nowhere near as flashy as Pavel, but Zetterberg is top ten in scoring and I personally believe he doesn't get near enough recognition for the Selke. The best player in the NHL can't escape Henrik's shadow every time they play.


That's because you can never escape your own shadow.

Yes both Hank & Pavs deserve the C. You know how you solve it? Give it to Huds. Happiest...captain...ever... :hehe:


We would see the clucking turn into a secret on-ice language used for play-calling.

When Lidstrom and Draper's time is up I would personally like to see

Zetterberg "C"
Datsyuk "A"
Rafalski "A"
Holmstrom "A"

any complaints?


Rafalski and Holmstrom are both almost certainly retiring after next year. Which means that this is a setup assuming Draper and Lidstrom call it this summer. I personally would go with this:

C: Zetterberg
A: Datsyuk
A: Kronwall
A: Cleary

Filppula and Stuart are other names I have heard mentioned. Filppula is an interesting one; I wonder at his chances of getting a letter simply because he's a forward and Z and Dats already have them. Stuart could be argued to replace Kronwall in my list, but I would rather charge Kronwall with leadership and say "It's your ship on defense, make it work." to Kronwall because I doubt Holland wants to keep Stuart at that price or higher, but most teams pay a premium to pick up a veteran all-around defenseman. Campbell's contract is proof of that.

:stop: zetterberg can't be 'just as good' as datsyuk since datsyuk is the best player in the world. i mean, i love Z but no one can seriously argue he is a better player (or just as good) than pavel.


Datsyuk is great, but Zetterberg is the better player. Dats is flashy and gets more attention from fans and media, but Z is the more versatile player and is capable of filling any role. Z is the one who can completely neutralize any player in the league, including Pavel. Dats is a great player, but he needs to be put in that position of scoring center for his game to thrive while the other team tries to stop him, and he prevents their offensive attempts against his line. Z's play, on the other hand, thrives no matter where you put him. You could tell him to shadow Crosby, and it will turn into Crosby trying to stop Zetterberg.



#2124264 Wings sign Howard to 2-year, $4.5M extension

Posted by Doc Holliday on 01 March 2011 - 03:16 PM

Niemi LATELY = Howie almost all of last year, stealing games.

How quickly everyone just forgets. Right now Niemi is the better goalie but an awful lot of goalies have stood on their head this year with better defenses in front of them. If the question you are posing is who do I want in net for us AT THE PRICE we got him for?

Jimmy Howard please.


Howard has not been stealing games all year. He hasn't been stealing games hardly at all.

He hasn't been bad, but lets not overrate Howard here. Niemi won a cup with a stacked roster just like Osgood did twice, and I'm sure we would take Ozzie in his prime over Howard. Niemi is getting overpaid based on a season of performance but right now he is a better goaltender.


#2124261 Wings sign Howard to 2-year, $4.5M extension

Posted by greenrebellion on 01 March 2011 - 03:11 PM

Niemi LATELY = Howie almost all of last year, stealing games.

How quickly everyone just forgets. Right now Niemi is the better goalie but an awful lot of goalies have stood on their head this year with better defenses in front of them. If the question you are posing is who do I want in net for us AT THE PRICE we got him for?

Jimmy Howard please.


Oh come on. How often have we seen a rookie phenom fall off a cliff and disappear never to be heard from again. So Howard had one great year. Meanwhile, Niemi had a good regular season last year, a great playoffs, and despite a slip early in the year (Stanley Cup hangover or whatever you want to call it) has rebounded and is now supporting a .919 save percentage despite the weak start and heís on a team with defensive depth problems.

At $2.25MM youíd really rather take Howard who struggled in the playoffs over a guy who has been there, done that in the highest pressure situations and proven himself to be more consistent?

Sounds like Iím bashing Howard, but Iím not. I just think its funny how people think $2.25MM for Howard is a great signing, but Niemi at $3.8MM is horrible.

Not like Sharks have a bunch of options in goal either so they were kind of desperate but still in my eyes they got a fair price. I wouldíve preferred a shorter term as Iíve mentioned in some other posts, but a shorter term probably means bigger cap hit.


#2124291 I've decided-Datsyuk for Captain

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 01 March 2011 - 04:48 PM

Datsyuk is a better back checker. better deker. has a better wrist shot. one of the best passers ive ever seen. He is a faster skater. he carries the puck in the neutral zone better. oh and he fights :rolleyes:
Z does have a pretty good backhand though.

Datsyuk is a better back checker: No he's not
better deker: Agreed
has a better wrist shot: Debatable
one of the best passers ive ever seen: Becoming more debatable given Z's showings these past couple years
He is a faster skater: Show me proof.
he carries the puck in the neutral zone better: Agreed

My Turn:
Z is given the tougher assignments and is a better all-around defender. Z is a better back-checker. Z's off-ice commitment has been noted as one of best in the league. Z has a better slap-shot and backhander.

All that being said, I do feel Dats is the biggest *all-around* talent in the league (more-so than Z). What I mean by that is he's close to Z in some categories (although still slightly behind) but the areas he excels in tend to be leaps and bounds above most any player in the world.


#2124274 I've decided-Datsyuk for Captain

Posted by Doc Holliday on 01 March 2011 - 03:49 PM

Zetterberg singlehandedly handed the most hated player of LGW his own ass.

There should be no question who should get it here.


#2124236 I've decided-Datsyuk for Captain

Posted by VM1138 on 01 March 2011 - 02:11 PM

Stuart should get an A. He gave a bunch of interviews earlier this season and really sounded like a captain. He was articulate, said the right things and seemed to have some sway over his teammates.

I'd like to see (whenever Lidstrom does retire, probably another year or two in the future) Zetterberg with the C, Datsyuk and Stuart with the A.

That is, assuming Draper is retired.