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#2541412 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by GoalieManPat on 15 October 2014 - 10:11 PM

 

Fair enough.  But he's got to be better.  As I stated, shootouts are a big part of the NHL playoff picture for the lower seeded teams.  

 

If the team can get him some goal support in shootouts then I think you might see him save more. It seems like he feels he has to stop everything to even have the slimmest shot at winning a SO and tightens up. 


For everyone crying for Tatar, we don't know who our 3rd shooter would have been, do we? 

 

True, but he should have been the first or second regardless.


For guys complaining about Nes in the SO... You guys do know he scored on Rask in the SO in preseason? so why not

 

Your first shooter is the most important. They set the tone for the rest of the SO as to whether your playing catchup or trying to finish the game. You need your best player shooting first not a rookie 3 games into his career. 




#2540440 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by darkmanx on 13 October 2014 - 10:16 AM

"But it's one game.  Why are people so hung up on one game?"

 

Remember 6 months ago when we barely made the playoffs?  Every game matters.

2 points in October count as much as 2 points in April.

 

I disagree with this statement and here's why. Both games we played against 2 top 10 teams in the NHL and we outplayed both of them, not to mention we haven't looked this good (small sample size) since 2009. We have a perfect blend of elite players, mixed with up and coming kids, and the 4th line is playing fantastic and causing havoc.

 

Our D have been pinching in and making good plays, which hasn't been done since Rafalski, Lids, Kronner and Stuart days. We are fine, it's only 2 games into the season and I say that will full confidence. We aren't going 82-0.




#2540101 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 11 October 2014 - 08:11 PM

The Wings look so much quicker than at any point in recent history. They are obviously flawed still defensively, but the forwards are really a fun group to watch play with their speed and tenacity.


Probably cause none of them use walking aid, be it a cane, walker or other elderly mobile aid device. Love the youth.


#2540177 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 11 October 2014 - 08:35 PM

It's s*** like that that really ruins my enjoyment of the game. Get your s*** together, NHL.


#2540200 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by lomekian on 11 October 2014 - 08:38 PM

Again and again...the officiating in the NHL is of a spectacularly amateurish level compared to other major sports, It is so inconsistent that its hard for casual fans to be sure what the rules are or know what's going on and it turns them off. Hell I've been watching ice hockey for 20 years and I still can't tell when the f***-bags in the middle are going to make calls or not....and absolute joke in terms of consistency and professionalism, and there are so many games I've watched over the past 5 years where the officials have decided the outcome more than the players.

 

Apart for Bettman's golden boys, I don't even think its bias, just incompetence. 

 

That said, wings were good again tonight, and if they can maintain those energy and skill levels, they'll be a lock for the playoffs




#2539785 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by FlashyG on 11 October 2014 - 02:07 AM

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#2539445 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by Jasper84 on 09 October 2014 - 07:19 PM

So funny watching people complain about their play already. It hasn't even been 20 minutes, and we've looked better than the Bruins so far, minus one bad decision by E.




#2539692 Kindl on the block

Posted by Jesusberg on 10 October 2014 - 09:14 AM

Quincey was solid, and that's an accurate way to describe his game last night. Smith and Kronwall were good, DeKeyser was great.

There are varying degrees of positive play. You balance out the positive things that players do with any gaffes they make. Smith and Kronner made some real solid plays, and maybe made one or two small mistakes., DeKeyser looked great all around, IMO, and didn't make any noticeable errors. You know who else didn't make any noticeable errors? KFQ, because if he DID... if he did, you better believe LGW would be all over that. So yes, he looked solid. He didn't stand out with anything special, but he didn't make any big mistakes, either. Solid.




#2539129 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by VM1138 on 08 October 2014 - 05:39 PM

Why isn't Nyquist with Franzen and Z? Yeah, we want to bury on of our best goal scorers and neuter tthe top line with Abdelkader?


#2538780 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by Jesusberg on 07 October 2014 - 01:37 PM

 

Well, I don't think it's inconceivable that the team could have kept around one or two defensive prospects to fill out the points on the PP.  At which time you'd only need six forwards.  And we've at least six who are much more qualified to do that job than Helm.  Sadly, however, we've apparently got exactly two defensemen that Babs feels confident enough to put on the powerplay (and one of them is Dekeyser). 

 

Justify it however you want.  If you're comfortable with Darren Helm on your powerplay I don't know what to say to you. 

 

Speaking of, why is it that Babs would rather have Helm and Nestrasil on the powerplay than Smith?  I thought he was supposed to get a shot this year?

 

Which is what I really don't understand. I get that DeKeyser looked good on the Nestrasil goal, but when was Smith even given the opportunity during the preseason? They're using the 1-3-1 formation on the PP, but you can slot Mule in front on the 1st and Nestrasil/Sheahan in front on the 2nd. Smith and DeKeyser could work point and the right half boards... but I suppose Helm is a better option... for some reason.

Between this and the comments made by Babcock earlier about Holland getting two votes, I swear some of the decisions made by these two are to spite each other. It just makes zero sense at times. Zero.




#2538762 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by kipwinger on 07 October 2014 - 01:12 PM

The best players will play. 




#2538760 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by Jesusberg on 07 October 2014 - 01:04 PM

Bull****. Pure BS. 




#2538452 Callahan, Ferraro and Porter placed on Waivers

Posted by DickieDunn on 05 October 2014 - 01:20 PM

Callahan won't get claimed.  He had one fluke season where a bunch of pucks went in for him in the AHL.  He's not a scorer, he's not fast, he's not big, he's a projected 4th line agitator.  He also didn't look at all like an NHL player in the preseason.  Neither did Ferraro.




#2538241 10/3 Preseason Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Posted by Playmaker on 03 October 2014 - 08:52 PM

What's most annoying is that Franzen isn't even a good defensive player like he seems to think he is.  I don't think anyone expects him to score 50 goals, but damn, can he at least LOOK like he's trying out there?  Could he pop right back up when he goes down instead of taking a minute and half to get to his feet?  Could he stand in front of the net and block the goalie?  Could he throw his body around just a little?   Ack, that interview just got under my skin.




#2538233 10/3 Preseason Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Posted by Playmaker on 03 October 2014 - 08:39 PM

Note to Franzen:   Did you feel your goal scoring was only a fluke and you were a defensive player only when you signed that long term deal?  You like to win?  Did you notice the Wings won in 2008 when you scored a lot of goals in the playoffs?  Don't expect me to play better, just expect less from me.  Grrrrr