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#2348032 Things that are better than the Wings special teams.

Posted by GoWings1905 on 28 January 2013 - 12:11 AM

Kyle Quincey
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#2347908 1/27 Red Wings 1 @ Chicago Blackhawks 2 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 27 January 2013 - 09:46 PM

Ugh, man I hate the Blackhawks.

Outcome was largely decided going 0-6 on the PP against a tired team. The Red Wings played well in the third, but to score only one goal is disappointing with that many opportunities.

The defense is improving each game at least. That's certainly a positive with no Nick and a ton of injuries. It all comes down to whether the offense can get going now, especially on the powerplay. Has anyone from the third or fourth lines scored yet? They provide solid energy, but chipping in with some goals would be a huge boost to Datsyuk and Zetterberg.


#2347652 1/27 Red Wings 1 @ Chicago Blackhawks 2 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 27 January 2013 - 08:24 PM

Pittsburgh is allowed to do that...


#2347609 1/27 Red Wings 1 @ Chicago Blackhawks 2 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 27 January 2013 - 08:01 PM

When was the last time the Wings played a full 60 minutes?


2008


#2347248 Brunner Equals Clutch/Work on Signing *merged

Posted by GoWings1905 on 26 January 2013 - 05:35 PM

I'm just curious, but what or who would you call a consistent playoff performer?  First of all, as Wings fans, we're spoiled because we make the playoffs every year.  Has Datsyuk or Zetterberg been a "consistent" playoff performer?  Yzerman?  Fedorov?  Each of them has had good playoff years and not so good.  Just having a hard time figuring out what your criteria is?  What would be a large sample size to you? 

 

Zetterberg without question. He has probably been the best playoff performer in the league since the lockout along with Briere.




#2347169 Brunner Equals Clutch/Work on Signing *merged

Posted by GoWings1905 on 26 January 2013 - 12:51 PM

Franzen has three seasons of spectacular playoffs and two years of nothing running. I'm not sure that qualifies as a long history of scoring, at least not consistently.


#2347067 1/25 GDT : Wild 3 at Red Wings 5

Posted by GoWings1905 on 25 January 2013 - 11:37 PM

Best game of the season outside the parade to the penalty box and not a very strong first. Helm being back does wonders for the third line and splitting up Z and Datsyuk spreads out the talent in the top-six much more.

Bertuzzi looked like he had some very fresh legs for his first game. He creates a lot of space for Datsyuk to work his magic. Filppula was also very noticeable tonight. Huskins and Lashoff stood out to me on defense.

Nice team win. Gonna be a tough challenge on Sunday.


#2346772 1/25 GDT : Wild 3 at Red Wings 5

Posted by GoWings1905 on 25 January 2013 - 09:26 PM

One way or another, Cleary needs to go.  I guess retirement is fine.  I won't sugar coat it, if****** hate Dan Cleary.


That's fine. Cheering for him to be injured is stupid. He has a wife and daughter. They are hockey players to us, but a lot more to other people.


#2346763 1/25 GDT : Wild 3 at Red Wings 5

Posted by GoWings1905 on 25 January 2013 - 09:22 PM

Cheering injuries is really pathetic. I don't care how bad you think a player is. He's a human being.


#2345363 Trade for Bogosian

Posted by GoWings1905 on 23 January 2013 - 09:37 AM

I read the thread title and thought Vinny Prospal had been traded.


#2345059 1/22 GDT : Stars 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by GoWings1905 on 22 January 2013 - 09:44 PM

Quincey had a chance to clear and flubbed it up the boards. He's going to be minus 653 at this pace.


#2344845 1/22 GDT : Stars 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by GoWings1905 on 22 January 2013 - 07:59 PM

<blockquote class='ipsBlockquote'data-author="The Axe" data-cid="2344838" data-time="1358902691"><p>
Jimmy is a siv</p></blockquote>

Are you kidding? That shot was a snipe and it didn't help Quincey was doing an attempt at defense that backfired.


#2344466 Red Wings sign D Kent Huskins to 1-year, $750k contract

Posted by GoWings1905 on 22 January 2013 - 12:31 PM

<blockquote class='ipsBlockquote'data-author="chrisdetroit" data-cid="2344456" data-time="1358875167"><p>
20 comments<br />
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10 negative or sarcastic<br />
9 neutral<br />
1 positive<br />
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yup.  Welcome to LGW</p></blockquote>

Did you count yours in the sarcastic category as well? More commentary on how people should react is always refreshing.

As for Huskins, he's a body and the Red Wings need those desperately right now on defense. Unfortunately, a depth signing doesn't do much to help stabilize an already weak group as a whole. Still think Holland has to pursue a trade for a top-four defenseman sooner than later.


#2343250 1/21: Red Wings 4 at Blue Jackets 3 (SO)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 21 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

Tootoo lost, but I don't care.

Love Babcock started the game with him.


#2343059 Everyone chill out!

Posted by GoWings1905 on 21 January 2013 - 01:42 PM

What exactly has Franzen done in the playoffs the past couple seasons anyways? I fully admit that his three year tear before that was beyond impressive and a huge factor in the Red Wings making deep playoff runs.

 

That being said, it's a hell of a lot easier for me to excuse Franzen's questionable work ethic during the regular season when he lives up to the reputation of playoff performer. He has three goals and four points in the past 13 playoff games. Besides streaky goal-scoring, what else does Johan Franzen provide to a hockey team? He doesn't use his size, isn't remotely physical and hasn't killed penalties since the early days of his career. Marian Hossa is an elite two-way forward that doesn't carry the label of lazy.

 

 Franzen's floating and having fun in the playoffs was a nice act when he actually performed.