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#2446646 Leyland Stepping Down

Posted by GoWings1905 on 21 October 2013 - 12:12 PM

I feel pretty conflicted today. Never been a huge Leyland fan because I think his in-game managerial skills are poor, but it's hard to argue with the respect his players have for him and that's probably the most important part of the job. He's a class act too and loves the city of Detroit. 


The Tigers window is closing with this current group. Next season might be their best shot to win it all before payroll issues really become a factor, so the next manager has to be someone with experience. 


In my dream scenario, the Tigers would lure Mike Scioscia away from the Angels. Will not be pleased if anyone on Leyland's coaching staff is promoted to manager. Also, don't even bother interviewing Dusty Baker -- that would be a nightmare. 

#2446555 Lines Thread

Posted by GoWings1905 on 20 October 2013 - 06:55 PM

In a perfect world...

Z - Pav - Alfie
Mule - Weiss - Nyquist
Tatar - Helm - Bertuzzi
Miller - Andersson - Abby

Hopefully by April the best players will be on the team.

Edit: Forgot Abby originally. Man, some of these forwards need to go.

#2445812 stephen weiss

Posted by GoWings1905 on 18 October 2013 - 08:36 AM

how much longer do we have to pretend that this guy doesn't suck?

The same duration you keep pretending to like the Red Wings.

#2444867 10/15 GDT : Blue Jackets 1 at Red Wings 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 October 2013 - 09:25 PM

Very delayed reaction getting across, but great recovery for Monster. These past two starts have certainly been encouraging.

#2444861 10/15 GDT : Blue Jackets 1 at Red Wings 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 October 2013 - 09:22 PM

Stephen Weiss will have better nights in Detroit. This has been a rough one.

#2444456 10/14 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 14 October 2013 - 02:32 PM

Really hard fought win! Nice to beat a Boston team after last night.
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#2443238 10/10 GDT: Coyotes 4 at Red Wings 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 10 October 2013 - 09:21 PM

You would think the speed and skill of the third line in the playoffs last season would have made some lasting impact on Holland/Babcock. Instead they insist on icing an old and slow team, with veterans that all provide the same attribute of nothing. There's simply no excuse for Tatar and Nyquist not to play over the likes of Samuelsson, Cleary and Bertuzzi. These veterans aren't making the Red Wings better and this continues to be the most glaring flaw of the organization.

#2442610 10/5 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4

Posted by GoWings1905 on 08 October 2013 - 01:06 AM

People are on Weiss after three games, but sat through many years waiting for Val Filppula's "potential"? I think Weiss probably deserves a little more time before a negative judgment.

#2442596 So....did Cleary just take Tatar's spot?

Posted by GoWings1905 on 07 October 2013 - 10:43 PM

Tatar is being wasted even more if his one shot to impress was playing on a line with Emmerton and Miller. At least move him up with Andersson on the third line because Cleary and Bertuzzi aren't doing anything offensively there. A highly skilled forward shouldn't be dumped on the fourth line -- how is that giving him any chance to succeed?

#2442156 10/5 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4

Posted by GoWings1905 on 05 October 2013 - 06:17 PM

who cares Sammy is garbage compared to tats

I obviously feel the same way, but Nyquist could be on the team too if we didn't have a three-million dollar player in the press box.

#2441965 10/4 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Hurricanes 2 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 04 October 2013 - 08:54 PM

Great comeback and win! Very happy for Weiss -- I thought both him and Alfie played well tonight. The big guns are impressive as expected, but something has to give on the bottom two lines. Samuelsson needs to sit for Tatar immediately and Bertuzzi is close behind.

Jimmy was steady as usual. DeKeyser is so impressive and really solidifies the defense.

#2441645 10/4 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Hurricanes 2 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 04 October 2013 - 06:33 PM

The third line plus Quincey/Smith on defense is a really bad combination.

#2441562 10/4 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Hurricanes 2 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 04 October 2013 - 12:54 PM

Should have put Mrazek in tonight and play Jimmy tomorrow for Boston


There's two angles on that one. In theory, I agree being that Boston is a superior team to Carolina that you would want Howard in goal tomorrow instead. However, I think a lot of coaches view back-to-back as try to win the first game with fresh legs and then somehow steal a point or two in the second game. 


I think both opinions have merit. Mrazek seems pretty unflappable, so I don't see the opponent bothering him all that much. 

#2440429 Who will be LGW's whipping boy this season?

Posted by GoWings1905 on 02 October 2013 - 08:16 AM

Holland should get most of the frustration directed at him for putting the main whipping boys on the team. Namely, Samuelsson, Cleary and Bertuzzi. You could throw Quincey in as well because he has been terrible for the price it took to acquire and retain him.

#2439967 Emmerton on Waivers

Posted by GoWings1905 on 30 September 2013 - 12:37 PM

Tatar scratched while Cleary, Bertuzzi and Samuelsson probably all play?


Holland will never embrace a youth movement. It only happened because his hand was forced last season.