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#2364678 3/3 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 04 March 2013 - 10:28 AM

I think Babcock could at least give Datsyuk something by tinkering the top-six, even if he is insistent on keeping one of Cleary or Abdelkader there.

Franzen - Datsyuk - Tatar
Cleary (Filppula) - Z - Brunner

That seems more balanced to me than putting two players with no offensive upside with Datsyuk right now. Abdelkader just doesn't belong at all.


#2364429 3/3 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 03 March 2013 - 04:54 PM

How useless does Abdelkader have to be before Tatar gets his spot instead?

Babcock is so damn stubborn. The team is playing well overall, but the top-six needs to be juggled for Tuesday.


#2362478 2/27 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Kings 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 28 February 2013 - 12:36 AM

Pathetic. The Red Wings have been the better team by far and deserve to win. Should have been on the powerplay there, but apparently hits to the head are overlooked.

Anyone that says refs don't influence the outcome in the NHL is kidding themselves.


#2361004 Red Wings to be in an Eastern conference in latest NHL/NHLPA proposal

Posted by GoWings1905 on 25 February 2013 - 01:11 AM

Getting away from their fans and Chelsea Dagger alone makes me love this realignment idea.


#2360993 2/24 GDT : Canucks 3 at Red Wings 8

Posted by GoWings1905 on 25 February 2013 - 12:20 AM

Most exciting and best win of the season for the Red Wings. Loved their effort and determination on the second night of a back-to-back against a real quality opponent. Special teams seem to be improving lately, which is positive going forward.

Tatar and Andersson have to stay. That third line right now with Eaves is fun to watch. I know they probably won't once the healthy bodies start coming back, but I think they have both proven to be NHL ready and productive no less.

Brunner just shoots from everywhere, something the team has lacked since Hossa really. He's blowing my expectations completely out of the water so far. Nice to see that natural goal-scorer wearing red and white.

This team is a roller coaster, but the highs have been quite entertaining so far. They can compete with anyone when they want to.


#2360706 2/24 GDT : Canucks 3 at Red Wings 8

Posted by GoWings1905 on 24 February 2013 - 06:41 PM

This has been the most exciting game of the season so far.

Red Wings are buzzing. Great energy having played yesterday. Kill off the penalty and keep on them in the third.

The officiating is horrible.


#2359331 Tootoo

Posted by GoWings1905 on 22 February 2013 - 09:59 AM

If anything, we need more guys like Tootoo. It's not like the Red Wings are overwhelming teams with skill these days.


#2359309 Tootoo

Posted by GoWings1905 on 22 February 2013 - 09:10 AM

Derek Dorsett calling another hockey player irrelevant is hilarious. He's such a clown.


#2359291 How much of the current trouble is attributable to injuries?

Posted by GoWings1905 on 22 February 2013 - 08:09 AM

I would say the injuries have been impactful, but by no means completely to blame. I thought going into the season this was maybe a 6-8 seed team if things went right. Needless to say, almost nothing outside of a couple players has gone well and now it appears just getting in at all will be quite challenging.

I think the biggest problem in relation to the injuries is the sheer number of them. A couple at a time you can maybe survive, but 7-9 guys out on average is unbelievable and would be tough to overcome for even more talented teams. For the Red Wings, it has completely put players in positions and roles where they don't belong.

Helm, Franzen and Smith are major losses IMO. With even just those three playing, I think it puts the Red Wings closer to in the playoffs than out. One of Bertuzzi or Samuelsson being healthy would be nice too since Babcock won't use Tatar in the top-six and either of those two is better than Cleary and Abdelkader. Granted, that's why you don't rely on multi-year contracts to spare part veterans to fill important roles.

Overall, I don't see the Red Wings making the playoffs without some good fortune in the health department very soon. Even if that's the case, I doubt they get out of the first round anyways. Being a borderline mediocre playoff team is the worst spot to be in the parity driven NHL. The Red Wings have a lot of work to do this summer/years ahead attempting to infuse some new talent onto the roster and creating an identity going forward.


#2358127 2/19 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Predators 4 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 February 2013 - 11:20 PM

Don't even feel bad about the loss. Just watching Datsyuk tonight was enough for me. 
 
Babcock has got to wake up sooner or later though. Had he started the 4-on-4 OT with Datsyuk+Z/Tatar we would have probably won the game. 


Definitely agree. I figured Z would be with Brunner, but to use Cleary with Datsyuk isn't acceptable at all. Tatar, Filppula, Eaves. Anybody else but Cleary.


#2358098 2/19 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Predators 4 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 February 2013 - 10:56 PM

The most frustrating part was seeing the Red Wings completely control play in the third and then Nashville gets two rather flukey goals after generating nothing at all. Pretty fortunate win for them and kind of fitting for the Red Wings fortunes lately with injuries and breaks.

They will win most nights with that type of effort. However, they have to do it more consistently now. The halfway point is quickly approaching.


#2358039 2/19 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Predators 4 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 February 2013 - 10:35 PM

Datsyuk 4-on-4 for all five minutes would be superb. Watch Babs have him out there with Cleary and he'll get caught in the Nashville zone leading to an odd-man rush the other way.


#2358023 2/19 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Predators 4 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 February 2013 - 10:27 PM

Wings are playing hard and inspired hockey. Could have threw it in after the rough first period or falling behind 3-2.

I hope they get the second point they deserve.


#2357891 2/19 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Predators 4 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 February 2013 - 09:32 PM

Get Tatar with Datsyuk. What is Babcock doing? Stack the top line if you are going to waste Datsyuk with those two.


#2357847 2/19 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Predators 4 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 February 2013 - 08:50 PM

Only down a goal is not a bad outcome at all after that. Multiple injuries, four penalties and some questionable lines.

Datsyuk was insane. Such a treat to watch.