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#2538897 23 man roster set... say hi to your 2014/15 Wings

Posted by GoWings1905 on 07 October 2014 - 04:49 PM

@asktheduffer: #redwings Holland: "On defence, we made a decision were going to start the way were going to start. The kids are not far away."

O...K.


Weak. Holland just took the easy way out again. New season, same frustrating rhetoric.
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#2538747 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by GoWings1905 on 07 October 2014 - 12:37 PM

Switch Gus with Abby and those forward lines look decent. I hate Z getting stuck with Franzen and Abby. Why is the Wings best player last season getting relegated to the third line?


#2538472 Callahan, Ferraro and Porter placed on Waivers

Posted by GoWings1905 on 05 October 2014 - 08:17 PM

Hopefully with Ouellet still being here, Kindl is out... Now we just make a deal that involves trading Q and I will be happy with our D.  Wouldn't mind trading Big E either...but he is Swedish so that gives him the tie breaker.

 

The defense stinks as it is and you want to get rid of Ericsson? The most reliable player the Wings have defensively and best penalty killer. Quincey isn't going to get traded -- they could have just not signed him to that absurd contract if they didn't want him around. 

 

I'm all for upgrading the defense using the surplus of prospects if the right deal is there. Trading E though, at this time, would be a huge loss. Ericsson is a much better d-man than Quincey. 




#2538239 10/3 Preseason Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Posted by GoWings1905 on 03 October 2014 - 08:50 PM

Is he gonna score our goals too?

 

No, but he probably won't allow five either. Mrazek has looked far superior in the pre-season and Monster was atrocious after the new year. I think it's pretty safe to say Mrazek is the better goalie, waiver options or not. 




#2538236 10/3 Preseason Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Posted by GoWings1905 on 03 October 2014 - 08:44 PM

Whenever Monster's groin inevitably goes bad, we will finally have the better backup goalie on the team. 




#2538232 10/3 Preseason Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Posted by GoWings1905 on 03 October 2014 - 08:38 PM

Summer gave it a chance to cool off, but I have now come back to realization how much Franzen annoys me.

 

"I like to play defense and win games." You can do those things and still score goals too. Your captain does. 




#2537688 9/29 Exhibition GDT : Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 3

Posted by GoWings1905 on 29 September 2014 - 08:02 PM

Mrazek looks terrific. Always seems to put himself in great position to make a stop.


#2537658 9/29 Exhibition GDT : Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 3

Posted by GoWings1905 on 29 September 2014 - 07:42 PM

These refs are making a pre-season game even more unwatchable. Can we play hockey at some point?


#2537442 2014 Preseason Thread

Posted by GoWings1905 on 27 September 2014 - 05:18 PM

Everything and then some. ;) I don't complain as long as it's just a sore groin and not his back.
 
Lashoff is a plug, but a cheap one. He can play solid defense while saving room on the salary cap. Thats an asset in itself I wouldn't want to lose lightly.
 Kindl is different story. You're right he had a bad season. But what do you expect Babcock to do ? Call him out via media even before the new season started ? The Kids will eventually get their chances, but only after the first games are played. If Babs would question Kindl openly now there would be something very wrong with either Kindl or Babcock.


Lashoff is fine as a 7th d-man, but nothing more. He really shouldn't be playing as many games as he has in previous seasons. I don't believe Babs needs to call out Kindl. It doesn't seem very logical though to deem Kindl's job as safe given his performance and the fact the Wings have prospects ready to make the jump.

I don't think we really need to see more games from Kindl. He's 27 and had plenty of opportunity already to establish himself in the league. If Ouellet is a better option on October 9th (which appears very likely) then there's no reason not to have Ouellet take Kindl's job. The Wings defense is weak and any chance to upgrade should be taken immediately. Babs makes this bizarre statement that his two worst d-men aren't at risk, which is basically stating we are going to try the same thing on defense again and expect different results.

I just want the best players on the ice. Not eventually either because as we seen last season, our prospects have the ability to generally hold their own. Again, I do believe Sproul and Backman need more time in Grand Rapids, but Ouellet would be fine on the third pairing and so would a healthy Marchenko.


#2537435 2014 Preseason Thread

Posted by GoWings1905 on 27 September 2014 - 03:12 PM

That doesn't make any sense. Lashoff is a plug and Kindl was terrible last season. If one of the four prospects is better, why wouldn't you at least start them on the third pairing? Honestly, Ouellet already looks like he would be an upgrade from either Kindl or Lashoff.

Who are any of the prospects going to knock out of the top-four so early in their careers? You already have Kronwall, E, DeKeyser and possibly Smith plus the four million dollar man too. Let them take Kindl or Lashoff's job and grow into larger roles for the future.

The defense is bad. Why would you want to try the same group as last season? The only potential for development is going to come from Smith. I don't expect all four to make the team now, but one of them should get a shot.


#2537218 Datsyuk 2nd degree separated shoulder injury - out approx 4 weeks

Posted by GoWings1905 on 24 September 2014 - 06:30 PM

I especially love the "at least it happened now" line. Like the Wings have a great run of health lately in November, January or April.


#2536617 Training Camp Thread

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 September 2014 - 05:00 PM

 

For the second time, I realize that.  Which is precisely why I'd need for him to prove it, this year, in training camp.  Because it hasn't ever been true before.  Even in the past, when the rule was "tie goes to the veteran", the ostensible rule was that in situations NOT TIED, the best player would play.  But that wasn't the case either.  So for all of posterity, I get it.  Babs says the best player will play.  Prove it. 

 

Exactly. Nyquist wasn't "tied" with Cleary or Samuelsson or Bertuzzi coming out of training camp last year. Tatar sat out most of the first ten games too. Two of the Wings best players a season ago were victims of veteran priority. 

 

I need to see it to actually believe it too. Jurco will be the real indicator because we all know already he's good enough to be on the team. If they send him down, it's same old Red Wings. 




#2536460 3 Training Camp Squads named

Posted by GoWings1905 on 17 September 2014 - 08:30 PM

The Quincey/Smith pairing has never worked and Babs just keeps reverting back to it if that is the case again. Smith needs someone that allows him to jump into plays and be more active offensively. He played his best hockey by far with Kronwall as his partner last season. I don't care so much if the Wings leave Kronwall and E together, but at least play Smith with DeKeyser.

 

Quincey on the third pairing with whichever other mistake is necessary or ideally Marchenko/Ouellet instead. 




#2536391 Nice article on Mantha

Posted by GoWings1905 on 16 September 2014 - 10:35 PM

I'm pretty sure we burned a year of Dekeyser's contract in 2012-13 when we kept him up at the end the year even though the "smart" business decision would have been to send him to GR.


That team could ill-afford to keep DeKeyser down then. Between the injuries and porous defense, the Wings needed DeKeyser to even make the playoffs. Babs said after that they probably don't get in without DeKeyser around. That's a pretty rare example of the Wings not opting to bury a player in Grand Rapids and it would have been a colossal failure to do so.


#2536385 Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Posted by GoWings1905 on 16 September 2014 - 08:58 PM

People scream bloody murder if E or Smith make them because they make the boneheaded mistakes every single game. Sure DK makes them. Kronwall makes them too. But they don't make them every game. I don't sit there and think "what the hell are you doing?" every game like I do with Ericsson and Smith. Sure he has room for improvement, but right now I think without a doubt he's our second best defenseman.

 

Smith I understand, but Ericsson still? E has been solid defensively and the Wings best penalty killer for years. He has cut down on the turnovers significantly since earlier in his career. DeKeyser has potential and has done well so far, but Ericsson right now is much more valuable to the Wings defense.