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#2450268 11/2 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Oilers 0

Posted by GoWings1905 on 02 November 2013 - 09:33 PM

 
Because he's a damn good hockey player, that deserves to be an everyday player on this team... or he's going to be a start elsewhere, rather than here.


Absolutely agree. Tatar has really clicked with Abby and Andersson too the past few games. I'm fine with a third line role for now -- Nyquist and Brunner flourished there with Andersson and Tatar can do the same. I don't see Tatar being scratched any time soon again with the way he has been playing.


#2450194 11/2 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Oilers 0

Posted by GoWings1905 on 02 November 2013 - 09:07 PM

Why are they trying the Samuelsson experiment again? Just let him collect his money. He's more useful not playing. Helm and Tootoo together would be fun to watch.


#2449910 11/1 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Flames 3

Posted by GoWings1905 on 01 November 2013 - 10:29 PM

Wideman grabs Z and throws him down with the puck long gone. Officiating by the score in this league is something else.


#2449886 11/1 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Flames 3

Posted by GoWings1905 on 01 November 2013 - 10:25 PM

Tatar and Abby have shown some nice chemistry together. Throw Helm out there with them as their center and that could turn into a real good third line.


#2449814 11/1 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Flames 3

Posted by GoWings1905 on 01 November 2013 - 10:00 PM

Franzen out. Or in other terms, the same impact as if he were playing.


#2449563 11/1 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Flames 3

Posted by GoWings1905 on 01 November 2013 - 08:12 PM

Franzen being effective.


#2448253 10/26 GDT Rangers 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 26 October 2013 - 09:36 PM

Another loss because of not enough offense. Is it Nyquists turn yet?

 

Nope. Samuelsson will probably be back in for Tatar on Wednesday. Need another veteran presence to right the ship.




#2448228 10/26 GDT Rangers 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 26 October 2013 - 08:49 PM

As others mentioned, how are Weiss and Miller on the ice in that situation? Tatar didn't play at all in OT, but is one of the few forwards on the team that would be especially dangerous with more ice. Bertuzzi gets benched, but Cleary keeps playing every single game with no negative consequences. Babs is limited by the personnel, but his constant line-changing and questionable decisions aren't helping. 

 

What a disappointing start to the season. 




#2448200 10/26 GDT Rangers 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 26 October 2013 - 08:39 PM

Awful home stand in every regard. 

 

Get Nyquist up immediately. It's beyond ridiculous at this point seeing how limited this team is offensively. 




#2448149 10/26 GDT Rangers 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 26 October 2013 - 08:07 PM

Quincey was another really poor Holland decision.

 

Changing the lines constantly isn't helping. You can throw any combinations together and it won't matter if the forwards just aren't good enough or are getting outworked. 




#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.