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#2448127 10/26 GDT Rangers 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 26 October 2013 - 07:49 PM

does anyone think that Holland realizes he's made a large error in re-signing all these has beens to ridiculous deals ala Cleary, Bert, Sammy?


it saps the team of any youthful exuberance, speed, SCORING, etc.


I just wonder if he thinks he's done a good job the last few years


of course Alfie scores as I'm typing this lol


I think the Chicago series fooled Holland into believing the Red Wings are closer to championship contention than in actuality. So, instead of embracing the youth movement that got the Red Wings into that position during the playoffs, he continued to force veterans into the equation. I don't really have a problem with the Alfredsson move, but keeping Cleary was insanity when you have Nyquist around. Not to mention, the Samuelsson signing was a mistake all along and I don't think most of us needed hindsight to see that coming. The NHL thrives on speed now -- a huge reason why Brunner and Nyquist were so successful with Andersson on the third line in the playoffs. Now, the Wings have Abby and Cleary playing there tonight. 

#2447830 Splitting up Hank and Pavs

Posted by GoWings1905 on 25 October 2013 - 08:47 PM

This really all falls on Weiss. The Red Wings haven't been able to play the Euro-Twins consistently together for years now because they didn't have a second line center that produced enough. They are fine apart, but better on the same line as we have all seen them carrying the team offensively to start the season. 


I'm not giving up on Weiss yet, but the whole point of his signing was to give the Red Wings more secondary scoring. To be fair, nobody outside of Alfredsson has done much either to help the Euro-Twins.

#2447666 What's Killing Our Offense?

Posted by GoWings1905 on 24 October 2013 - 06:03 PM

I'm gonna go out on a limb and suggest more Nyquist wouldn't hurt.

#2447456 10/23 GDT: Senators 6 at Red Wings 1

Posted by GoWings1905 on 23 October 2013 - 08:33 PM

Ugly, ugly game. This forward group needs Helm and Nyquist desperately. Otherwise it's one line and very slow.

#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.