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#2543735 10/23 GDT : Penguins 3 at Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 23 October 2014 - 07:41 PM

The fact that Abby didn't score there, proves that he shouldn't be on the PP.


Nah, after four years now it makes perfect sense to keep forcing a fourth liner into a top line role.


#2542525 Dan Rosen Pens a Great Piece on Babcock's Coaching Tree

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 October 2014 - 02:57 PM

I get that. I just don't think he's worth 5 mil. Quenville and Sutter have 2 cups each recently. What are they getting paid? Why is Babcock worth double that? Let him walk if he's going to gouge the organization.


Those two coaches have been blessed with far superior rosters to any Babcock has seen since 2009. I think Sutter is a good coach, but Q doesn't even get last year's Wings team into the playoffs if he's the coach instead.


#2542477 Joe Louis Arena to be Demolished

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 October 2014 - 10:47 AM

The Joe is absolutely a dump, but it's ours, so you still love it. It's like when people rag on the city of Detroit. I do it too in jest, but when someone else does it, you right away come to the city's defense. 

 

I don't know that I will necessarily miss the outdated features of the Joe whatsoever, though there's still something redeeming about going there and experiencing a game (especially in the playoffs). I'm 6'3" so I will be thankful for any seating where my legs aren't numb while attending a game. 

 

I guess more than anything I just have a ton of great memories from my childhood and growing up watching the Wings at the Joe. You can take those along to the new arena, but it is a little sad that the Joe won't be there at all in a few years. 




#2541991 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 1

Posted by GoWings1905 on 17 October 2014 - 09:11 PM

Really? If this would have been a loss there would be 50007 posts after the final buzzer.

Where y'all at? :lol:


Unsuccessfully tracking made up stats for Howard.


#2541921 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 1

Posted by GoWings1905 on 17 October 2014 - 08:12 PM

Outside of the second Bruins game, the Wings have played really good hockey. I am enjoying watching this group much more than the past couple seasons. They are quicker, more relentless and seem to have improved quite a bit defensively so far.

Still have some kinks to work out for sure, but this is all without Pav too.


#2541887 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 1

Posted by GoWings1905 on 17 October 2014 - 07:54 PM

Kyle Quincey is playing terrific. Kindl isn't, but hey can't expect too many miracles.


#2541608 Weiss

Posted by GoWings1905 on 16 October 2014 - 07:49 PM

The Wings have six goals in three games.

Weiss needs to play to see if he can give the team much-needed help offensively. If he still can't contribute, then there's a serious problem, but Joakim Andersson and Andrej Nestrasil aren't going to solve the lack of goals issue.

Unless there are lingering injury concerns, I don't really understand Weiss being scratched unless there is more going on behind the scenes.


#2541422 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 October 2014 - 10:31 PM

The Red Wings have six goals in three games now. Gus Nyquist has exactly half of those goals scored.

 

Tonight against the Bruins, Nyquist played 15:37. Joakim Andersson only played 11 fewer seconds, Drew Miller around 30 seconds less and worst of all, Luke Glendening played 17:09 tonight. A 4th line center registered over 17 minutes while the Wings best player and only goal-scoring threat so far this season received less or essentially equal ice time as two fringe NHL players and a PK specialist.

 

That's extremely poor coaching. I love Babs, but this team can't score goals right now. You don't have Pav, refuse to play Weiss and then give your most dynamic offensive threat third line treatment.




#2541397 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 October 2014 - 09:59 PM

Neither Nestrasil nor Nyquist got the puck on net in the shootout. Yeah Jimmy let in two, but he's the reason the Wings even got the chance to lose that shootout.
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#2541380 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 October 2014 - 09:55 PM

Take the point and be thankful. Awful peformance all the way around from everyone but Howard, Nyquist and DeKeyser. Babs included for having Nyquist start on the third line, not using him on the PP in OT and having Nestrasil lead the shootout. Tatar didn't even get to go and he's probably the best option with Pav out.


#2541283 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 October 2014 - 09:37 PM

Thank you Jimmy Howard for a very undeserved point. Spectacular two saves to preserve something out of this disaster.


#2541249 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 October 2014 - 09:27 PM

That play on Kindl wasn't a penalty, but Franzen's stick lift was? Good to see the league's priorities are intact.


#2541010 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 October 2014 - 08:12 PM

Glendening makes Helm look like Stamkos.


#2540311 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 12 October 2014 - 11:45 AM

While watching the game last night I was upset with the non-call on Getzlaf.

 

However watching it today with a clear mind and from a few different angles it was the right (non)call.

 

He went down on his own.  The stick barely touched him.  It's the NHL.  Be strong on your skates...

 

Kronwall falling is irrelevant. It wasn't a trip that needed to be called -- it was the textbook hook on Kronwall's hands before Kronwall even went down. The hook was completely separate and should have been called regardless of what followed. 




#2540263 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 11 October 2014 - 10:43 PM

You think he outplayed Rask? Debatable. Rask definitely was the busier goalie with higher quality scoring chances. Jimmy still let in his signature back breaking goal but the team responded. Always an uphill battle with jimmy in net


How was it a back-breaking goal? It happened in the first period of a scoreless game. Back-breaking would imply the Wings couldn't recover from it, which they clearly did. And I would contend that wasn't even a goal that was Jimmy's fault anyways. Jimmy was good in the third period against Boston and it gets overlooked because he didn't blow the lead and people couldn't jump all over him for it.